I was born into a secular family. I did not have an experience of religion as a child except that my father is something of a deist. He did not approve of organized religion but did speak of G-d in specious terms and was otherwise scientifically inclined. Nevertheless, he spoke often of morality and the … More My Journey to Karaite Judaism
(Source: Wikipedia) For most Avrahamic religions, the story of the shofet Samson is one of a hero. Samson’s life has all the hallmarks of a mythical hero: superhuman in his strength, a close relationship with the divine, a flawed and difficult personal life that ends in the ultimate self-sacrifice. But was Samson the hero he’s … More Samson: Hero or Cautionary Tale?
I met a man recently whom I thought to be a secular Israeli, and he thought this of himself as well. After our talk I think we were both convinced that we were men of faith. He had overheard me discussing religious history with a friend. When my friend departed for other business this man … More Arguments for Faith
The sanctuary of Karaite Jews of America, Daly City, California. This post courtesy Karaite Hackam Moshe Firrouz: Terms: Day: Biblical “days” begin and end at sunset. “Fresh” Water: Clean water that is fit to drink; standing water is invalid. Major Impurity Any impurity that causes a person to be impure … More Rules for the Attendance of a Karaite Jewish Synagogue