When the profane becomes sacred

The Frankist chapter of Jewish history in Podolia, where Jacob Frank was active, lasted for only two years in the middle of the 18th century. It all began with a mystic-erotic ceremony in Lanckorona.
By Israel Jacob Yuval
(Review of the The Mixed Multitude: Jacob Frank and the Frankist Movement, 1755-1816, by Pawel Maciejko)
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