Karaites

  • (noun): 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.

Some articles on karaites, karaite:

Crimean Karaites - Geographic Distribution - Lithuania
... Lithuania relocated one branch of the Crimean Karaites to Lithuania where they continued to speak their own language.In fact the Lithuanian dialect of Karaim language differs significantly from Crimean ... The Lithuanian Karaites settled primarily in Vilnius (Vilna) and Trakai (Troki), as well as in Biržai, Pasvalys, Naujamiestis and Upytė - smaller ... Jews (Rabbinites and Karaites) in Lithuanian territory were granted a measure of autonomy under Michel Ezofovich Senior management,except Troki Karaims that refused to comply, citing differences in faith ...
Crimean Karaites - History - During The Holocaust
... determined that from the standpoint of German law, the Karaites were not to be considered Jews ... the Reichsstelle fur Sippenforschung gave the official ruling in a letter which stated The Karaite sect should not be considered a Jewish religious community ... However, it cannot be established that Karaites in their entirety are of blood-related stock, for the racial categorization of an individual cannot be determined without.. ...
Levi Ben Japheth
... Abu Sa'id Levi ibn Yafat was a Karaite Jewish scholar who flourished, probably at Jerusalem, in the first half of the eleventh century CE ... he was considered one of the greatest authorities among the Karaites, who called him "al-Shaikh" (the master), no details of his life are to be found in the Karaite sources ... This work, which was used by nearly all the later Karaite codifiers, contains valuable information concerning the differences between the Karaites and the Rabbinites ...
Christianity In Lithuania - Judaism - Karaites
... According to a Karaite tradition several hundred Crimean Karaites were invited to Lithuania by Grand Duke Vytautas to settle in Trakai ca ...
Karaite Judaism - Karaites, Aharon Ben Mosheh Ben Asher, and The Masoretic Text
... it appears that this most famous masorete (and, possibly, his family for generations) were Karaite ... It should not be surprising to discover that many masoretes, so involved in the Masorah, held Karaite beliefs ... After all, it was the Karaites who placed such absolute reliance on the Torah text ...