The Way of the Karaites – the Road Not Taken
Are the Karaites the last remaining faithful adherents of pure original Judaism? Or is the egalitarian, anti-authoritarian way of the Karaites an innovation, a fork in the road that orthodox Judaism could have chosen but rejected? Take a look at the Karaite visitors’ centre and the museum of the Bnei Mikra Community attached to their synagogue and decide for yourself.
In the shadow of the two domes of the Hurva Synagogue and the not-yet-reopened Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue is the much more inconspicuous Karaite Synagogue of Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter.