Karaite Jew in Russia


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Introduction / History

The Russian Tsars categorized the Karaite Jews as non-Jews because their form of Judaism is so strange. So did the Nazis. Thus, the Karaites escaped Russia's pogroms and the Nazi holocaust.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In many respects, Karaites tend to adopt the customs of their host country. Since most of them live in Israel, the few who remain in Russia are starting to assimilate into mainstream Russian society.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Karaites know they are true Jews, though many of their practices are unusual. They follow only the Tanach, the Jewish Bible, rejecting rabbinic interpretations. They allow each believer to make his/her own interpretation. They often prostrate themselves in prayer, which is rare for any Jewish community. Unlike most Jewish communities, men and women can exercise authority in their groups. They do not wear phylacteries attached to forehead or hand in any form. Karaites understand the Scriptures referring to these in metaphorical terms, so they hide the word of God in their thoughts and let it guide their actions.
In other ways the Karaites possess important commonalities with mainstream Judaism. They observe the Sabbath. Karaites practice total separation from Gentiles and involve themselves in ritual washing. Their prayer books come almost exclusively from Tanach passages.


What Are Their Needs?

The Karaite Jews need workers to share the gospel in the local language and culture.


Prayer Points

Pray that Messianic Jewish believers will see the Karaite community as God sees them.
Ask God to raise up Messianic Jews to go as his ambassadors to the Karaites.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to open Karaite hearts to be receptive to the gospel.
Pray for the establishment of a viable, indigenous and reproducing Karaite Jew church.


Scripture Prayers for the Jew, Karaite in Russia.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Jew, Karaite
People Name in Country Jew, Karaite
Natural Name Karaite Jew
Pronunciation KARE-uh-ite joo
Population this Country 200
Population all Countries 1,800
Total Countries 4
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Karaim; Karaite Jew
People ID 12523
ROP3 Code 104635
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Russian
Language Code rus   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Karaim
Primary Language Russian
Language Code rus   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Karaim
People Groups Speaking Russian

Primary Language:  Russian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1815-1993)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-1991)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1875-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Russian Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Religion Subdivision: Judaism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
80.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
20.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Tamar Hayardeni תמר הירדני - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more