Frankism
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In the second half of the 18th century, a heterodox Jewish movement arose in East Central Europe, whose founder Jakob (Jakub) ben Jehuda Leib Frank (1726-1791) was originally a follower of Sabbatianism, which originated with Sabbatai Zevi (Smyrna). In the 1760s, the members of the Frankist sect split off from the Sabbatian movement and founded a separate religious group that was characterized by syncreti…

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Maciejko, Pawel, “Frankism”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 18 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0236>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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