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Open Karaite Initiative

The Karaite Press (a project of the Karaite Jews of America) is seeking to bring all of our works online. If you have any particular expertise in creating a text-searchable platform, please reach out to us at info@thekaraitepress.com.

In the meantime the following books are available for free download. If you are able, we encourage you to make a tax-deductible donation to The Karaite Press.

See below for important use restrictions.

 

The Palanquin is a letter written by Ḥakham Solomon ben Aaron to a Swedish professor at the University of Riga. The letter is a response to questions posed by the professor. Across 24 brief chapters,  Ḥakham Solomon ben Aaron explains the major religious tenets of the Polish-Lithuanian Karaite movement of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. This edition contains vocalized Hebrew text and annotations that elaborate on the themes of the work.

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(Suggested donation for free download: $10.) 

 

This volume presents for the first time in English the surviving fragments of the Books of Commandments of Ḥakham Binyamin al-Nahawandi and Ḥakham Daniel al-Kumisi. These individuals were two outstanding figures who shaped the growing Karaite movement in the 9th century CE.

We have beautifully typeset the Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, and English on opposing pages for ease of verifying our translation against the originals.

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(Suggested donation for free download $8.)

  

Important Use Restrictions

You are free to use these books for research, to post them online at another page, etc. You cannot turn the file into a commercial product (e.g., may not create an ebook, or a print book). If you have any questions, by all means, reach out: info@thekaraitepress.com