[WIP] Crimean Karaites or rather Crimean Karaimites?

By Vadim Dovganyuk

[The following blog post is a work in progress and will be expanded as more information is collected and verified.] As a descendant of Crimean Karaites, I often have to face ignorant people who state that we’re Turkic, not Jewish. Beyond the fact that it’s offensive, there is also the fact that the whole Khazar…

Chrismukkah – An interfaith event, or maybe not?

By Vadim Dovganyuk

This year, (Western) Christmas (25 December – 6 January) and Hanukkah (22 December – 30 December) collide again.It’s not as bad as it’s going to be in 2024, but okay…(Eastern Christians celebrate Christmas from 7 January to 19 January, hence the “Western”.) Now, personally, I don’t officially celebrate either, as I’m a Karaite Jew.That being…

Let everyone believe their beliefs

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Beliefs, we all have them, we all express them, yet most of us, do not accept others to have them. Things we believe in are always personal, even though many will call religion non-personal, as to many a group believes in the same beliefs… It is still no different then believing an alien abducted you…