In this sixth episode of the Okie Hebrew Podcast, I interviewed Shawn Lichaa – author of A Blue Thread, which is one of the leading blogs on the Karaite Jewish experience. Shawn also does some work with the Karaite Jews of America, including the all new KJA Omer app that allows people to count the Omer according to the Karaite Jewish tradition.
In this video, I’m talking about the Karaite Jews of America’s all new Omer Counting App. Currently, the app is available from Google Play for Android devices, but will be available for the iPhone shortly. The features include: (i) recordings of the counting of the omer for all 50 days; (ii) a “reminder” feature which will play the daily counting of the omer at a […]
In this video, Shawn Lichaa of A Blue Thread as well as the Karaite Jews of America breaks down some traditional Karaite Jewish Pesach/Passover customs. Enjoy! Featured image source: GoRamla – Chief Karaite Hakham Moshe Firrouz of Universal Karaite Judaism
“Where IS IT?” In preparation for my upcoming nuptials to the lovely Shakhar bat David, I recently found an apartment even closer to our neighborhood synagogue – a charming 2-bedroom place in the extremely hip Cherry Street District of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This meant I needed to move a whopping 4 blocks from my rag-tag bachelor pad in the same area. Because it was only 4 […]