27 August 2013

Plus ca change

Scrambling to find primary sources for a course on medieval Jewish history, I came across a piece of Karaite poetry.

It sounds exactly like a disgruntled blogger, but in rhyme.

Pretty funny.

The more I read about it, the more I suspect people in the days of the Gaonim became Karaites for the same reasons that people today become bloggers: the desire to air imagined or unexamined grievances by innovating in public.