Harvey Weinstein, Sabbatai Zevi and Tikun Olam | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Harvey Weinstein, Sabbatai Zevi and Tikun Olam

The Daily Mail reports that “disgraced Harvey Weinstein believes he is a saviour who was born to 'change the world' by taking the fall for sexual assaults.”

Sources close to the shamed producer said he has resigned himself to being punished over the allegations 'as a martyr for social change.’

Weinstein could be seen as a a follower of Rabbi Sabbatai Zevi, who declared himself the Messiah in 1666. Zevi proclaimed that redemption was available through acts of sin and he amassed a following of over one million passionate believers, about half the world's Jewish population during the 17th century. The shift from total sinner into the new messiah figure was certainly rapid for serial predator Weinstein. But this shouldn’t take us by surprise. Weinstein's regard for himself as a ‘martyr for social change’ is consistent with Tikun Olam – the misguided Jewish belief that it is down to the Jews to repair the world.