Monday, July 28, 2014

The Only Rabbinic Holiday Celebrated by Karaite Jews



I find it interesting that virtually every Karaite calendar, since the first one was printed in 1835, lists the extra-biblical holiday of Simchat Torah

See this clip starting at the 35:36 mark

See also my article on the Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jews)  and Simchat Torah here.


This is a calendar from the Karaite community, dated Oct. 1959



Apparently this has been true since the 15th century





From Harav Ha-dayan Yosef ("susu") Elgamil's adaptation of Mourad El-Kodsi's english book:






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