Satan In Goray by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Set in the 17th century, the novel explores the impact of false messianic fervor on the Jewish community of Goray, a small Polish town. After the devastating Chmielnicki massacres, the traumatized survivors find themselves drawn to the charismatic but ultimately destructive figure of Sabbatai Zevi, who claims to be the long-awaited Messiah. As the community becomes increasingly divided between believers and skeptics, the narrative delves into themes of faith, madness, and the desperate need for redemption, painting a vivid picture of a society on the brink of collapse under the weight of its own expectations and desires.

The 2045th greatest book of all time


Published
1935
Nationality
Polish
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Yiddish

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