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Recent Lecture – Anan ben David: The Challenge of Karaism

Anan Ben David and History of KaraismOne of the founders of the Karaite Jewish University brought to my attention a recent videotaped lecture called Anan ben David: The Challenge of Karaism. Dr. Henry (Hillel) Abramson delivered the lecture, which is embedded below.

Overall, the presentation is very informative and I thank Dr. Abramson for including Karaite Judaism in this lecture series.

Dr. Abramson, while undoubtedly well-intentioned, makes a few statements with which most Karaites would disagree. So, as you are watching the video, I have a few comments I’d like you to keep in mind. (And no, I’m not going to nitpick every word. Rather, I again want to thank Dr. Abramson for giving his audience a taste of Karaite Judaism.)

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