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Royal Attire: On Karaite and Rabbanite Beliefs

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Royal Attire is a letter written by a Karaite Jewish sage to a Christian European king. The letter, authored by Hakham Mordecai ben Nisan, explains his views of Jewish history and provides his perspectives on the religious and philosophical differences between Karaite Jews and Rabbanite Jews. This publication marks the first known English translation of Hakham Mordecai ben Nisan's letter. This edition is supplemented by Karaite, Rabbanite and historical sources that expand upon the themes of the letter.

A copy of the index is accessible here.

An excerpt of the endnotes is accessible here.

An excerpt of the notes on the Hebrew text is accessible here.


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