A spirit of idiocy entered into the king, and he decreed that the Jews and the Karaites would debate with each other in front of him to prove whose religion came first.Karaism: An Introduction to the Oldest Surviving Alternative Judaism. Daniel J. Lasker, Littman Library of Jewish Civilization. p. 1.
For those of you interested in Jewish studies, I highly recommend Professor Daniel J. Lasker’s Karaism: An Introduction to the Oldest Surviving Alternative Judaism. Professor Lasker easily accomplishes his goal of fulfilling the need for “a basic description of Karaite history, practice, belief, and intellectual achievement.” The book is well-organized and written for the non-specialist in a clear, easily understood style.
Here is a beautiful traditional Egyptian Karaite song for the Sabbath.
All the best,