Hijacking Karaite Judaism

Hijacking Karaite Judaism

Disclaimer: I do not claim to represent the whole of traditional Karaite Judaism or act as its spokesperson. I have too much respect for it to make such a claim or hold such a title.  Karaite: Not Only a Term Stolen, But Also a Culture Ask people what they think of when they hear the term “Karaite” and the answers run from a misspelling of […]

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The Most Underrated Yet Most Destructive Sin

The Most Underrated Yet Most Destructive Sin

It’s usually the time leading up Yom Kippur that most of us focus on the concept of sin, but really the best time to focus on sin is the moment immediately following that time. With this in mind as we start a new Torah cycle, I’ve noticed that there’s one het, or sin, that gets the least amount of attention – yet deserves the most: […]

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Build Your Own Karaite Jewish Library

Build Your Own Karaite Jewish Library

Recently, I’ve had a lot of encounters with people who had heard of Karaite Judaism yet were fairly unfamiliar with the history of Karaite Jewish thought. I thought I’d assemble my “must haves” for anyone who wants to “get their read on” about Karaism. I’m leaving a lot of works out for now. If there are some you’d recommend, leave them in the comments. This […]

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My Conversion Journey: Christianity to Judaism

My Conversion Journey: Christianity to Judaism

I hope you guys get something from my own conversion journey story from Christianity to Judaism! Feel free to ask any questions. Shalom!

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Yom Kippur: Why Fast If the Torah Doesn’t Explicitly Say To Fast?

Yom Kippur: Why Fast If the Torah Doesn’t Explicitly Say To Fast?

It’s that time of year again, folks! Much like you get your taxes together for the IRS in the spring, you gather your sins together in order to lay them out before the Creator of the Universe every almost-fall. Yom Kippur is a concept that transcends religious ritual and cuts at the core of human existence – it’s your soul’s chance to clear its cache […]

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