Karaite Jews of America

Karaite Jews of America

Karaite Jews of America is a Jewish organization that promotes the study and observance of Karaite Judaism.

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יְדִידִי שִׂים סְבָרָא | Yedidi Sim Severa, performed in honor of the Ḥatan Bereshit before the reading of Bereshit Bara (the first aliya)

Contributed on: ח׳ בתשרי ה׳תשפ״ב (2021-09-14) by Karaite Jews of America |

This song is performed in honor of the Ḥatan Bereshit – the person who reads the first aliya of the torah, which begins Bereshit Bara. These words – Bereshit Bara – are repeated throughout the poem. The poem is similar in structure and meter to Kelil Yofi, which is performed in honor of the Hatan Torah, the person who reads the last aliya of the Torah, which begins Vaya’al Moshe. . . .


כִּי־בַיּוֹם הַזֶּה | Ki vaYom haZeh, a Ḳaraite song for Yom Kippur

Contributed on: ה׳ בתשרי ה׳תשפ״א (2020-09-23) by Karaite Jews of America | Unknown Author(s) |

A Karaite song for the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). . . .


אֶת כּוֹס יְשׁוּעוֹת | Et Kos Yeshu`ot, a Havdalah song by Elyaḳim

Contributed on: כ״ח באייר ה׳תש״פ (2020-05-22) by Neria Haroeh (translation) | Karaite Jews of America | Elyaqim haPayyetan |

A zemirah for havdallah by an otherwise unknown rabbinic payyetan known only by his signature acrostic. . . .


אשׂא למרחוק | Essa Lameraḥoq by Aharon ben Yosef of Constantinople (13th c.), translated by Gabriel Wasserman

Contributed on: ב׳ במרחשון ה׳תשע״ח (2017-10-22) by Gabriel Wasserman | Aharon ben Yosef of Constantinople | Karaite Jews of America |

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זֶה יוֹם רִאשׁוֹן [א׳]‏ | Zeh Yom Rishon [a], a song for Yom T’ruah by Ḥakham Zeraḥ ben Nathan of Troki (early 17th c.)

Contributed on: ה׳ בתשרי ה׳תשפ״א (2020-09-23) by Gabriel Wasserman | Karaite Jews of America | Zeraḥ ben Natan of Troki |

An early 17th century song for Yom T’ruah (Rosh haShanah) by Karaite Ḥakham, Zeraḥ ben Nathan of Troki. . . .


זֶה יוֹם רִאשׁוֹן [ב׳]‏ | Zeh Yom Rishon [b], a song for Yom T’ruah by Ḥakham Zeraḥ ben Nathan of Troki (early 17th c.)

Contributed on: ה׳ בתשרי ה׳תשפ״א (2020-09-23) by Gabriel Wasserman | Karaite Jews of America | Zeraḥ ben Natan of Troki |

An early 17th century song for Yom T’ruah (Rosh haShanah) by Karaite Ḥakham, Zeraḥ ben Nathan of Troki. . . .


יָצַר הָאֵל | Yatsar ha’El, a Shabbat song by Ya’aqov ha-Qara’i

Contributed on: י״ט באדר ב׳ ה׳תשע״ט (2019-03-26) by Karaite Jews of America | Ya'aqov ha-Paitan |

A song for celebrating the Shabbat. . . .