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Karaites
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The Karaite community differs markedly in its religious practices and everyday customs from those of normative Judaism, but is nonetheless part of Judaism according to the Jewish view. In the 19th century, the Karaites in Eastern Europe developed a new self-understanding, under a variety of influences: modernization, the emergence of Russian …

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Akhiezer, Golda, “Karaites”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0397>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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