Fall 2013 Book Club

Each month from August through November 2013, I will review of a different Karaite work. Wherever possible, I plan to interview the author and give away copies of the work to A Blue Thread‘s readers. If there is significant interest, I will run another book club the Spring of 2014.

The brief descriptions below do not do justice to these works. For a better understanding of each work, please click on the link in the description and you’ll be directed to a blog post on the topic after the post goes live.  (If you click on the title of the book, you’ll be directed to a place to purchase the work – should you choose.)

Disclaimer: The views of the authors of these books or texts are not necessarily the views of A Blue Thread. And the views of A Blue Thread are not necessarily those of the authors.

A Blue Thread’s Fall 2013 Book Club

Month
(Promotion)

Title

Author(s)

Description

August
(10 signed copies)
Shattering the Conspiracy of Silence: The Hebrew Power of the Priestly Blessing Unleashed N. Gordon A review of historical and present day Karaite and Rabbanite perspectives on God’s name.
September
(10 signed copies)
An Introduction to Karaite Judaism: History, Theology, Practice and Custom Hakham
A. Qanai
An introductory survey of Karaite thought, culture and halakha.
October
(15 copies)
As it is Written: A Brief Case for Karaism N. Gordon
M. Rekhavi
S. Lichaa
A concise defense of the Karaite approach.
November
(18 copies)
The Karaite Jews of Egypt: 1882-1986
(Second Edition)
M. El-Kodsi A detailed history and customs of the Karaite Jews of Egypt.

8 responses to “Fall 2013 Book Club

  1. joe

    Start with Tanakh. Nobody, neither kar nor rab, seems to know that one.

  2. Art Phillips

    Great idea Shaun!

  3. Rosanna

    Which book are you starting with?

    • You have to tune in August 1 to find out! (In the future, if there is legitimate interest in a book club, we will announce the books and we will set up a day for people to discuss the topics.)

  4. Dale Miller

    sig n me up…smile

  5. Ladell Neitzel

    please unsubscribe me to all the daily postings

    • Hi Ladel, this is a result of your preferences when yous et up your wordpress account (or signed up for the blog), if you go to your confirmation email, you will see a way to unsubscribe. If you need anything further let me know. (I don’t have authority to change your settings.)

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