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Unformatted text preview: Talmudic or Karaites- refused talmud authority, follow bible only Believe it to be rabbinic Who was converted? Elite? Masses? Percentage of "original" Jews Fate of people after the fall of the kingdom Ashkenazi Jews? Where do they come from? Germany, Eastern Europe 586 exile second temple 70 1135 Disappeared Khazars moved to Eastern Europe? Could Ashkenazi Jews be Khazars? Contemporary (non-scholarly) debates Kuzari Judah Ha-Levi (1075-1141) Kitab al Khazari ("The Book of the Kuzari") Imaginary discussion between a Jewish sage and a foreign king Spain, during the first half o f the 12th century First Hebrew translation: Provence, late 12th century English translation by Hartwig Hirschfeld, 1905...
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