Satan in Goray
Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer; Introduction by Ruth R. Wisse; Translated by Jacob Sloan
As messianic zeal sweeps through medieval Poland, the Jews of Goray divide between those who, like the Rabbi, insist that no one can "force the end" and those who follow the messianic pretender Sabbatai Zevi. But as hysteria and depravity increase, it becomes clear that it is not the Messiah who has come to Goray.
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