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or Caraites
, form of Judaism, reputedly founded (8th cent.) in Persia by Anan ben David and originally known as Ananites. Its adherents were called Karaites after the 9th cent.
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Karaite Judaism: A Guide to its History and Literary Sources.
(32) Much useful material about Karaites and Karaism can be found in Karaite Judaism.
After a year of study, 10 adults and four minors -- from locations as far afield as the Czech Republic, Australia and Canada -- swore fealty to Karaite Judaism.