Sasportas, Jacob

   North African rabbi. He was born in Oran, North Africa. He became rabbi of the Tlemcen community, and subsequently wandered throughout Europe. In 1664 he became Hakham in London, and later in Amsterdam. He was a critic of Shabbetai Tzevi, and in his Tzitzat Novel Tzevi reprinted certain Shabbetaian letters and pamphlets with his responses to their teaching.

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  • SASPORTAS, JACOB — (c. 1610–1698), rabbi, a fierce opponent of the Shabbatean movement. He was born and educated in Oran (North Africa) and became widely known for his talmudic erudition. After his appointment as rabbi of the Tlemçen community the neighboring… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Jacob ben Aaron Sasportas — was a Rabbi, cabalist, and anti Shabbethaian; born at Oran 1610; died at Amsterdam April 15, 1698; father of Isaac ben Jacob Sasportas. He became rabbi successively of Tlemçen (at the age of twenty four), Morocco, Fez, and Sali. About 1646 he was …   Wikipedia

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  • Jakob Sasportas — Jakob Sasportas. Ölgemälde von Isaac Luttichuys, Amsterdam 1671 Jakob ben Aaron Sasportas (* 1610 in Oran; † 1698 in Amsterdam) war ein Rabbiner, Kabbalist und vehementer Gegner der sabbatianischen Bewegung. I …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Abraham ben Jacob Cansino — was a seventeenth century Spanish Jewish poet. He is the author of Aguddat Ezob (A Bunch of Hyssop), a collection of poems and rhetorical compositions, in three parts, praised very highly by Isaac Cansino and David Abu al Khair. Abraham Cansino… …   Wikipedia

  • TLEMCEN — (Lat. Pomaria), city in N.W. algeria ; Judeo Berber center. The berber tribes in the neighboring areas of Tlemcen professed Judaism. Judeo Muslim saints were worshiped there for a long time. In the 10th and 11th centuries scholars of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • SHABBETAI ẒEVI — (1626–1676), the central figure of Shabbateanism, the messianic movement named after him. Background of the Movement Shabbateanism was the largest and most momentous messianic movement in Jewish history subsequent to the destruction of the Temple …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Sabbateans — Also not to be confused with Subbotniks or Sabbatarians. Note: Most Sabbateans during and after Sabbatai Zevi were Jews and practiced only Judaism, whereas the Donmeh officially practice/d Islam and are not regarded as Jews. Sabbateans is a… …   Wikipedia

  • BARRIOS, DANIEL LEVI (Miguel) DE — (1635–1701), Spanish poet and playwright. Barrios was born in Montilla, of a Portuguese Marrano family, and was one of the most eminent exiles who contributed to Spanish literature. Following the execution in 1655 of a relative, Marco (Isaac) de… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • TOLEDANO — TOLEDANO, family of rabbis and ḥakhamim which originated in Toledo, spain . After the expulsion from Spain in 1492, the Toledanos were to be found in Safed, Salonika, and Morocco. According to a family tradition, they arrived in Fez during the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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