[Sca-cooks] Was Khazar Kosher?
phlip at 99main.com
Fri Sep 28 10:28:28 PDT 2007
While you may have a point regarding the Jewish Khazars, the Khazars
were not a completely Jewish group. Initially, only their rulers
converted, then members of the nobility, then the common people- and
not all of the latter two groups converted. The Khazars were a very
tolerant nation, and religions of all flavors were allowed to
flourish, from their original animistic paganism, through and
including Christianity and Islam, as well as, no doubt, whatever other
religion someone chose to profess.
On 9/24/07, Steinfeld, Henry S CIV NAVAIR PMA-209T&E/AIR 1.6.3
<Henry.Steinfeld at navy.mil> wrote:
> When I first sent out a request for help on the topic of Khazar/ Caspian
> sea foods, the question came back as to whether or not the Khazars were
> kosher. The research I have done on this would indicate that they very
> well may have been. This is based upon the fact that the Jews in
> Khazaria were rabbinic Jews and so followed the Talmud (Babylonian
> Talmud) which had recently been completed (about 460-490). Those Khazar
> Jews who were not Rabbinic Jews were Karites which are a strict literal
> sect following the Torah only and so again would have been following the
> dietary laws which would be considered kosher. Recognizing that many of
> the kosher laws and Muslim dietary restrictions are similar would make
> such living, especially in any trading center or town quite possible.
> Though to date I have not found any specific references to foods (other
> than the dietary guidelines) an the book previously mentioned (Tender
> Meats under the Saddle) I can see no reason to think they (the Khazars)
> would have not followed the Law as given in the Torah and Talmud.
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