Khazars and Judaism
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The Khazars (called Kuzarim in Hebrew and Kazarn in Yiddish) were a civilized, semi-nomadic Turkic-speaking people who founded an independent kingdom in about the year 652 in southern Russia near the Caspian Sea. Before the establishment of Khazaria, the Khazars appear to have lived in the Terek a…

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Brook, Kevin Alan, “Khazars and Judaism”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 24 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0108>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701



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