Dönmeh West is a non-sectarian, international organization which promotes an original reformulation of Sabbatean and Frankist kabbalism by its founder and leader, Reb Yakov Leib HaKohain. Its website has over 100,000 international visitors to date, and is one of the most-viewed Kabbalah-related websites on the Internet.[1]

Donmeh West was founded in 1972 by the now 75 year-old Kabbalist, religious philosopher and poet, Reb Yakov Leib HaKohain, a descendant of the Turkish Sabbatean community. Both he and Donmeh West have been widely credited with initiating and leading a world-wide revival in Neo-Sabbatian Kabbalah over the past 40 years.[2]

In light of this, the popular Israeli newspaper Maariv published an extensive interview with Reb Yakov Leib [3] (an expanded English version of which can be found on the Donmeh West website[4]) and has begun translating and publishing his writings as feature articles in the Culture and Religion section of their newspaper.

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