Karaites


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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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The Karaites and Quranites both have moderate and extremist factions.
Tatars and Karaites have their own shrines, and a strong ethnic presence, partly as a tourist attraction, while the Roma form larger but socially weaker groups.
The Karaites were a Jewish sect that did not accept the authority of the Oral Law, as developed in the rabbinic tradition.
from Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning in Philadelphia, where his dissertation compared the halakhic systems of the Karaites, the Sadducees, and Philo.
298 and 335, and the mention that texts from the Dead Sea region were used by Origen and the Karaites appears as new information on pp.
Karaites follow a form of Judaism that does not derive its authority from rabbinic literature as encapsulated in the Talmud, but from scripture itself.
It remained in the hands of the Cairo Karaites, who have dispersed to Israel, Europe and North America.
From this viewpoint and from some others, the Jewish attitudes differed sharply from those of Karaites, who separated themselves into a special, largely isolated religious and social community.
Although it is often thought that Ethiopian Jews are a Judaic group somewhat similar to the Karaites or the very ancient Samaritans, because of their strict adherence to the letter of the Torah, it is wrong to compare them to these groups.
The Karaites rejected Rabbinic tradition, relied solely upon Scripture, and hence were useful to Protestants in their polemic against Catholic tradition.
The law specifies nine traditional religious communities: Latin Rite Catholics, Greek Rite Catholics, Evangelical Lutherans, Evangelical Reformed Church, Orthodox Christians (Moscow Patriarchate), Old Believers, Jews, Sunni Muslims, and Karaites.
The Karaites, a Jewish sect that still exists today, were strict literalists when it came to biblical interpretation, rejecting rabbinical interpretations and innovations.
Samaritans, Karaites, and other heterodox Jews may not be able to davven with Jews who maintain Orthodox verities.
Jewish historical records indicate that a Karaite Jew (the Karaites migrated from Khurasan in the ninth century) by the name of Abu Saad Isaac ben Aharon ben Ali became the governor of Jerusalem under Fatimid rule in 1060.
Berkovits failed to account for the forced conversion of the Edomites and the persecution of Jewish-Christians and later the Karaites.