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KARAITE ANTHOLOGY Excerpts from the Early Literature TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC, ARAMAIC, AND HEBREW SOURCES WITH NOTES BY LEON. Karaite Anthology. Edited and translated by Le. Yale University Press. Pp. xxvi, (Yale Judaica Series. Volume vii). This book marks the first attempt in. Results 1 – 30 of 39 Karaite Anthology: Excerpts from the Early Literature by Nemoy, Leon (ed.0 and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles.

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How he came to break with the faith of his fathers we do not know, but it seems certain that it was not the result of angry disappoint- ment over the failure of his candidacy for the office of exilaich, as the traditional Rabbanite account would have it.

The Russian conquest of the Crimea in AJo. Where, then, is the oral Law in which they place their trust? Scripture as a whole is to be interpreted literally, except where literal interpretation may involve something objec- tionable or imply a contradiction. On the other hand, the extreme individualism inherited from the early schismatics, while considerably reduced by the consolidation of Karaism into a more or less cohesive organism, did not cease to plague the Karaites, and a number of religious observances re- main to this day subject to individual opinion and custom.

There is, of course, no certainty whatever that this list repre- sents al-I? In some of his doctrines Anan seems to have gone back to old Rabbanite customs which were practiced by Jewish minority groups in talmudic times but were subsequently given up in favot of rites and customs stamped by majority approval and so recorded in the Talmud.

Scripture occasionally does karaute in its own tongue something which was told originally in another language without clearly saying so.

And vapor rose from the earth Gen. We also no longer pass sentences relating to fractures, as it is written: The end antyology the twelfth century saw Karaite immigrants settling on the Cri- mean Peninsula, and about a century or so later a Karaite colony was established in Lithuania in the town of Troki near Wilno.

Upon thy walls, 0 Jerusalem, have I appointed watchmen; all day and all night, always, they shall not be silenced; ye who mention the Lord, do ye not cease. Our present knowledge of early Karaism is thus karaitd inadeouate.

Both kingdoms were thus carried into exile, while they held on to these practices of Jeroboam, and they were scattered all anthokogy the world still persisting in them and transmitting them from one generation to the other until the present day. A group of his followers now reside in Damascus and are known as Isunians. Possibly some physical encounter or some rankling rebuff ad- ministered by Sa’adiah to the young Salmon caused kafaite latter to become not only a zealous religious opponent but also a bitter per- sonal enemy of his illustrious Rabbanite contemporary.


It IS therefore forbidden to us to eat birds, since we are un- able to distinguish unclean birds from clean ones. This highly developed system of self-government and scholarly activity was based upon a social and economic structure no less complex.

For some years afterward he seems to have lived in Jerusalem; in any case, he exhibits in his writings a familiarity with the topography of Jerusalem and the geography of the Holy Land that can only have been acquired from per- sonal experience and observation.

The Merciful One has ordered us to perform His precepts with awe and reverence, as it is written: The juxtaposition of the words of every clean bird and he offered burnt offerings karaihe proves that the only clean birds are turtledoves and kzraite. Another instance antohlogy the passage, and she gave birth to Cain Gen.

It tells us also the genealogy of King David, that he was a descendant of Boaz and a scion of Perez, the son of the Patriarch Judah. I shall answer him concerning this, for I will not be silent, Lest the blackguard think that he had uttered an un- answerable argument. The remoteness of these frontier settlements from the metropolitan center of Iraq made them practically independent, in both reli- gious and secular matters, from exilarchic and Geonic authority.

In other words, circumstances of eveiy day lile could not, even in the nascent period of Karaism, be governed by strict and exclusive adherence to bib- lical legislation conceived a thousand ycais earlier, and Karaite 5 Mann, pp 6 Published with many crrois as an appendix 6 leaves to Aaron ben Joseph, Mthhar yehihn, ed, Abraham Firkovitch Eupatoiia, Fragments from the sections on hohdays, diet, cleanness, circumcision, etc, were published by A Haikavy, Stttdien tind Matheilungen, VIII,7.

The Karaites themselves were almost karate of historical sense and were too absorbed in matters of law and ritual to keep authentic historical records of their past. And may His blessing rest upon His people. After the Samaritans there appeared the Athology of the Com- munity, who are the original Rabbanites; this was in the days of the second Temple.


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Here, too, the evidence is rather scanty and needs fuither ampli- fication. But thou hast erred. The gods that have not created heaven and earth shall perish. The ascetic tendency was gradually reduced, and the passionate longing for Zion was di- verted into the channel of prayer and pious hope. Those who oppose this view say that while it is true in some instances it is not so always; rather. The reason for this IS that the presence of a child within a woman becomes cer- tain in three months from the time of conception, as it is written: Only in the latter case, or in similar cases which demand that a passage be taken out of its plain meaning-— e.

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The author therefore classified this scroll with the other scrolls, placing It first in accordance with its chronological position, since Boaz lived before King Solomon. Who is the Lord that 1 should hearken unto his voice? They cannot withdraw jaraite this contradictory path. Now she IS outside, now tn the streets, and she lies in ambush at every corner Prov.

Do not nations other than Israel come from karajte four corners of the earth to Jerusalem every month and every year in the awe of God?

And it is written also in Jeremiah It is reported that he planned to come out against the Moslem government, and a number of people became his followers until he had about him a whole army, but he was engaged in battle by the Moslems and was slain.

Come, make for us a god Exod. Indeed, God has promised to restore this single language and that no other tongue will be spoken, namely, on the advent of the Savior, as it is written: His stature as a scholar and thinker has only re- cently been brought to light in anything approaching its full measure, and future publication of his as yet undiscovered works may well force a revision of this estimate toward an even higher level.

The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters Prov.