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a Jewish sect that recognizes only the Hebrew Scriptures as the source of divinely inspired legislation and denies the authority of the postbiblical tradition of the Talmud

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After a general introduction and a review of terminology, she addresses such topics as history or historical narratives: formative traditions in Karaite literature and their social functions, the interactions between the Karaites and the Protestant Hebraists in the 17th and 18th centuries, Karaite chronography in the Crimea and Eastern Europe, and the Haskalah, Hokhmat Israel, and the evolution of Karaite identity in the Russian Empire.
We are first of all Jews, and only after Karaites," stressed Shlomo Gever of the Karaite Jewish Association.
Major Trends in Karaite Biblical Exegesis in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries.
The Karaites are a Jewish denomination that emerged in the second half of the eighth century CE in Babylon.
Russians in the Crimea have a larger population than Ukranians, Armenians, Germans and Karaites and there are also a sizeable number of Ukranian Jews.
Voici quelques uns des intitules: The Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians and Muslims, Ibn Hazm of Cordoba: Life andWork of a Controversial Thinker, A Common Rationality : Mutazilism in Islam and Judaism, Muslim Writers on Judaism and the Hebrew Bible: From Ibn Rabban to Ibn Hazm, Some Hitherto Neglected Biblical Material in the Work of Ibn Hazm, Polemics Muslim-Jewish, Fatwas as a source for the study of relations between Muslims and non-Muslims in the Islamic West, Medieval Muslim Polemics against the Jewish Scriptures, Ibn Hazm's Critique of Some <<Judaizing>> Tendencies among the Mali kites, Elements Karaites dans la polemique antijudaique d'Ibn Hazm, The Karaites as Portrayed in Medieval Islamic Sources, A Jewish Reply to Ibn Hazm : Solomon b.
They are divided between the so-called Rabbinate Jews in Cairo, who also follow the oral law, and the Karaites in Alexandria, who follow only what is written in the Torah [Five Books of Moses].
In other cases, a religious practice deviating from the surroundings may have helped to preserve an ethnic-linguistic distinction, as in the cases of the Catholic Sorbs and the Orthodox Setu, perhaps also the Karaites (see below).
In a rare misstep, Meining attempts somewhat to lessen von Mende's war guilt by suggesting that he at least acted to save the members of an obscure Crimean Jewish community known as the Karaites or "mountain Jews.
They persecuted the Jews connected with the Talmud (which Karaites reject).
In the cultures of a wide spectrum of Turkic peoples ranging from the Altai, to Tatars and from Azeris to the Karaites and to the Gagauz, fire and water are necessary for physical and spiritual purification.
Here, the three religio-cultural ethnic groups are delineated--Sephardim, Ashkenazim, and Karaites.
9 million Ukrainian citizens, of which 63 per cent are ethnic Russians, 25 per cent Ukrainians and 12 per cent Crimean Tatars, with the rest being Armenians, Bulgarians, Germans, Greeks, Karaites, Krymchaks and other ethnic minorities.
The Karaites settled in and around Trakai in the late 14th century and, up until today, they continue to live within their own community, demonstrating their own way of life and speaking their own language.
Y Agnon, who knew Tarnow and was wont to discuss Ankori's specialty on Karaites and Byzantium.