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Karaite Halakhah And Practice

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This chapter presents a comprehensive bibliography of Karaite halakhah and practice. The origins of the Karaites, a scripturalist movement in Judaism which rejected the Oral Law and the authority of the Rabbis, are usually traced to Anan ben David, in eighth-century Babylonia, but the movement only truly crystallized as such in the last couple of decades of the ninth century and has been part of the Jewish scene ever since, with major centers in Erets Israel, Modern Israel, Egypt, Byzantium, and Eastern Europe at different times in its history. The chapter provides a list of books dealing with Karaite law codes.

Keywords:Anan ben David; Karaite halakhah; Karaite law codes; Karaite practice; Rabbis



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