Israeli Karaite Jew Refuses to Perform on Karaite Shavuot

Israeli Karaite Jew Refuses to Perform on Karaite Shavuot

A fellow Karaite blog, A Blue Thread, run by Karaite brother Shawn Lichaa, featured a story about an Israeli Karaite Jew who refused to perform on the Israeli equivalent of American Idol because one of the rounds of the competition fell on the Karaite date for the Holy Feast of Shavuot. Feel free to read more about Rotem Cohen, the Karaite who refused to perform […]

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When Your Tzitzit Come Untied: More Than a Blog About Fringes

There is a Jewish tradition of making a brakha (blessing) over the ritual fringes that are commanded in the Torah:  דבר אל־בני ישראל ואמרת אלהם ועשו להם ציצת על־כנפי בגדיהם לדרתם ונתנו על־ציצת הכנף פתיל תכלת “Speak to the people of Israel, and tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a cord of blue on […]

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“I’m Shutting Down Applebee’s, So Don’t Be A Dingus.”

If you were to ask someone who doesn’t keep Shabbat when Shabbat starts, even if they were knowledgeable of other cultures, they’d probably tell you that it starts Friday night at sundown. While this seems fairly feasible, if you were to ask someone who keeps Shabbat when Shabbat starts for them, they’d probably tell you that it starts Friday afternoon, Friday morning, or even possibly Thursday or […]

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