Cardoso

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Dr. Abraham Miguel Cardoso AKA "Messiah ben Ephraim" AKA ABRAHAM

Spain 1630 – 1706


Comments: Qabalist; Rabbi; Medical doctor; messianic Jewish prophet who piggybacked on Sabbatai Zevi's messianic wave; Continued after Zevi's conversion to Islam; his family had been forced to convert to Marranos, but left Spain and resumed their Jewish practices; "Marranism"; Gnostic elements in the ideas of this Qabalist; Sabbatean aka Shabbethaian movement leader;


Teachers: Rabbi Akiva ben Joseph; Sabbatai Zevi; Moses Pinheiro; Jacob Frank; Nathan of Gaza aka Nathan Benjamin Levi AKA Nathan Benjamin ben Elisha HaLevi Ghazzati aka Abraham Nathan ben Elisha Hayyim Ashkenazi aka Rabbi Nathan Ashkenazi of Gaza aka buzina kaddisha aka The Holy Lamp;Solomon Molcho AKA Diego Pires;


Students; Abraham Perez of Salonica, 1668; Baron Thomas von Schoenfeld, AKA Junius Frey of the Order of the Asiatic Brethren and Freemasonry, nephew and successor to Jacob Frank; Johann Christoph Wolf, compiler of Bibliotheca Hebræa , 4 vols, 1683-1739; Adolf Neubauer of the Bodleian Library & Oxford, translator of Meleket ha-Shir, 1831 – 1907; Bruce Rosenstock, 1998; David J. Halperin; Rav Yehonatan Eybeschuetz ; his son Wolf Eybeschuetz; Rabbi Yehezkel Landau of Prague aka The Noda Beyehudah; Professor Yehudah Lieibis;

Friends: Grand Duke of Tuscany ; Othman, the Bey (Ruler) of Tripoli; the Pasha (Ruler) of Egypt; Nathan of Gaza;

Enemies: The Spanish Inquisition; Isaac Lumbroso; Moses Hagiz; the Ya'avetz aka Jacob Emden, 1697-1776, Rabbi Tzvi Ashkenazi; disagreed with his brother Isaac Cordoso;


Organizations:

Author: Boḳer Abraham (aka Dawn of Abraham); Ha-Ketab (aka The Writing); Zeh Eli; Ḥokmato Shel Abraham Abinu; Sefer ha-Ma'or; Or Ẓaḥ we-Meẓuḳḳaḳ; Wikkuaḥ Kellali; Sullam Ya'aḳob; Ḥereb Pipiyyot; Elohe Abi; Shema'Ḳaddishah; Ṭob Adonai la-Kol; Derush Amen; Ereẓ Yisrael (aka the Land of Israel); Sod Ḥai 'Alamin; Derush ha-Ketab; Solet Neḳiyyah; Raza de-Razin ; @ 60 long essays, @ 46 short essays or letters, on subject such as the mystical meaning of an individual Hebrew letter, or word; This Is My God and I Will Praise Him; Epistle to the Judges of Izmir; Holiness to the Lord;



Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_Cardoso; http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/4033-cardoso-miguel ;