karaites karaites

Definition(s):

  • (n) 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; the sect arose in Iraq in the eighth century

Quotes

  • "There's a lot of confusion because of the Karaites in Eastern Europe. They became 'cultural Karaites' and rejected Judaism - and say that they're not Jews," explains Gordon.
    on May 22, 2007 By: Nehemia Gordon Source: Jerusalem Post

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