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Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria

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Address: Karaimskaya 68, Yevpatoriya
Phone Number: 380656933035
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I was very impressed to see that sacred site of karaite, 200 people unique nation. It was amazing to learn that Turks took 330 or so words from karaite language during Ataturk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I was very impressed to see that sacred site of karaite, 200 people unique nation. It was amazing to learn that Turks took 330 or so words from karaite language during Ataturk time. Karaites are Jews speaking Turkic language.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Torah jews. Not Ashcanazi talmud jews. Fascinating. Beautiful place. These are the jews that came from the Khazars and did not keep traveling to Europe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

historical perspective, which is important in the ancient and colorful life of this city, it should not be ignored and best seen outside of busy season

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Kyiv, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

A truly unique place worth visiting, regardless your own beliefs. It is calm, full of light and God's energy. One of those place which are really powerful, not depending on belonging to a certain religion or ethnic group.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

The Karaite Kenasa in Yevpatoria has been the center of religious life of the Crimean Karaites - an ethnic group derived from Turkic-speaking adherents of Karaism (Karaite Judaism) - since 1837. It is a very well preserved complex of two praying houses with beautiful small inner yards. You won't need much time to observe it all but it's really worth... More 

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