The 18th World Congress of Jewish Studies

In the Footsteps of our Jewish Brethren: Karaite Migration and Settlement in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

The presentation will examine how the patterns of migration of Rabbanite Jews in Eastern Europe influenced the emergence of migration schemes among Karaites. Despite the religious and, partly, social confrontations that occasionally appeared among those communities, the Karaite migration was determined by the settlements of Rabbanite Jews (except in the case of Lviv) as the analysis of the scarce corpus of sources and bibliography had shown.