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The Karaite Siddur


The Karaite Siddur, redacted in the thirteenth century by Aharon Ben-Yosef (referred to as Aharon HaRishon [Aharon the First] to distinguish him from Aharon Ben-Eliyahu who is referred to as Aharon HaAharon [Aharon the Latter]), is a compendium of earlier Karaite liturgy. It is comprised mainly of passages from Tehillim [Psalms] (which has long been considered by Karaites the primary source for prayer); but includes elements from the Torah, Eikhah [Lamentations], and other Biblical books. The Siddur also contains Piyyutim (liturgical poems, or songs), most comprised by Karaites and some others by Rabbanites.


The document below contains a selection from the Karaite Siddur, as translated into English by Hakham Avraham Ben-Rahamiël Qanaï, from the service for Shabbat evening:
Siddur Selection