Monday, July 28, 2014

Karaites With Payos

 In a series of rulings for the Karaim of Halicz in Galicia, Firkovich slams those who imitate the common Rabbanite custom of growing sidelocks as well as shaving the hair of brides.







It is interesting that among the Crimean Jews, the Karaites were referred to as the 'Jews without sidelocks' in contradistinction to the Krymchak Ranbanite natives ago were referred to as 'Jews with sidelocks'. See here http://www.yivoencyclopedia.org/article.aspx/Krymchaks

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