Yaacob Dweck; Associate Professor of History and Judaic Studies, Princeton University presents a lecture: "The Ordeal of Jacob Sasportas: Jewish Messianism and the Sephardic Diaspora in the Seventeenth Century" Tuesday, January 26, 4:00 p.m. -- 6 Divinity Avenue, room 201
Yaacob Dweck is an associate professor of history and Judaic studies. His first book, The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice appeared in 2011. The book was a finalist for the 2012 Best First Book in the History of Religions Award, American Academy of Religion and an honourable mention for the 2014 Jordan Schnitzer Award in medieval and early modern Jewish history, Association for Jewish Studies. He is currently writing a study of Jacob Sasportas, a critic of the seventeenth-century Jewish Messiah named Sabbetai Sevi. § Professor Dweck is a candidate for the Jewish History and Culture position currently open in NELC.
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University