Let’s start by saying that this post is intended to be fun. It is also intended to explain Karaite Judaism to people who (despite our best efforts) still need some help. So today, I am starting a contest.
Here is how it works. Below, I will create a Karaite version of a famous Rabbanite story. In the comments, I invite you to do the same. I (in my sole and unreviewable discretion) will pick the top three stories from the comments. I will then create a poll in a future post for readers to vote on the best story. The three finalists will receive gift certificates to The Karaite Press in the following amounts:
- Grand Prize Winner: $100
- First Runner Up: $50
- Second Runner Up: $25
- Everyone Else: Will Get What’s in the Box
Please keep stories positive and meaningful. Here is mine:
- One day a Rabbanite came to provoke Daniel al-Kumisi. The Rabbanite insisted that the Torah was unworkable without the Oral Law. So the Rabbanite said to Daniel, ‘Adopt me into Karaite Judaism by explaining how your system works while I stand on one foot.’ Daniel responded, ‘Search the Scripture well, and do not rely on my opinion. This is the entire system; all else is commentary. Now go and search.’
Now it’s your turn. All entries must be submitted by March 16, 2017. Behatzlacha.