Akhiezer explores Eastern European Karaite
historical thought, focusing on the social functions of the major Karaite
historical narratives concerning theories of Karaism and its relationship with rabbinic Judaism.
Trakai city itself is famous for having the descendants of Karaite
people who came to the region from Crimea in the 14th century.
Gordon, "#198: Aviv Report 2005 and Related Aviv-Issue", Karaite
Korner Newsletter (March 13, 2005).
We are first of all Jews, and only after Karaites
," stressed Shlomo Gever of the Karaite
sects, Islamic architectural touches on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a storied arch -- all become uniquely fascinating in this setting.
56) In 1964, the middle unit of campers at the Union Institute in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin included a Hasidic-style service as one of several intended to show the cultural diversity of Jewish practices (another service addressed Karaite
For the specialist, the racialized world view of the Nazi regime is well known, but I wondered what an undergraduate reader would make of the passing discussion of the willingness of Himmler to allow Jews of the Karaite
sect to serve in the Waffen SS because he had "been persuaded by a Jewish rabbi that the Karaites
were racially Turkish and not Semitic" (71).
In the 10th century, the Karaite
historian Yaphet ben Heli de Basra cited that the "Land of the East" (Afghanistan, Iran and southern Central Asia) had Jewish inhabitants.
47) This claim appears to form a counter-response to the Karaite
claim that Moses was a mudawwin.
Anan ben David, a contemporary of Mansur Abbasi, is considered to be the founder of the Karaite
Poetry and Memory in Karaite
Prayer: The Liturgical Poetry of the Karaite
Poet Moses ben Abraham Dar'i
There are even some of Halevi's piyyutim in Karaite
liturgy, despite his detailed rebuttal of the Karaite
beliefs and the Karaite
opposition to rabbinic Judaism in the Kuzari.