In the second installment of his column, our ‘History Detective’ columnist dives into the falsifications of Abraham Firkovich, who invented an entire history that most Jews have never heard of
In the first installment of a two-part column, our ‘History Detective’ columnist begins tracing the story of Abraham Firkovich, the most prolific Jewish forger of all time
A story of historical forgery and fraud that saved a Jewish community from conscription and death, at the price of their authentic history and faith
The story of Simhah Isaac Lutski helps explain how Karaite Jews retained their communal and doctrinal coherence amid other competing, more ‘European’ forms of Judaism
In the Bay Area, Karaite Jews struggle to build a future in America
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