Judah Hasid ha-Levi

   Lithuanian Shabbetaian preacher. He was born in Dubno. He was maggid in Szydlowiec, and was active in preparing the people for the second appearance of Shabbetai Tzevi in 1706. He travelled throughout the communities and urged total repentance, morti-fications and fasts. He and hundreds of followers set out for Palestine to await the Messiah. He died a few days after arriving in Jerusalem in 1700.

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