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Stamp: The Karaite Jews

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The stamp issued in May 2001 features the symbol of World Karait Jewry; in the background a tallith (prayer shawl) appears; on the left is the traditional blue and white tizith (tassel) attached to it. The Karaites are a conservative Jewish sect originating from the early eighth century onward, formed in opposition to rabbinical teachings such as the Mishna. The name of the sect, Kariaim Ba'alei ha Midra, signifies "People of the Scriptures". Some date the reformatory movement to the First Temple period after the death of King Solomon and the division of the kingdom. Others connect the Karaism to the Second Temple era, linking it with the latter part of the Hasmonean kingdom (BC47). The distinguishing feature of Karaite doctrine is strict adherence to the Jewish Bible alone, rejecting all talumdic-rabbinical tradition, and consequently, of Rabbinic Judaism. Every Karaite scholar is bound to study the Hebrew Bible for himself, however, without restriction on individual understanding. The written Torah are the only authority for observance of laws and commandments.

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