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Traditionally Karaites have not celebrated Hanukkah. (sources). In modern times, assimilation being what it is, there are undoubtedly some who do, but it's not on the Karaite calendar. The Karaites had two main objections: The Rabbis did not have the authority to establish a holiday (Purim is different, you can read about the karaite take on that here). ...


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I don't think it's a problem. Not to be presumptuous, but I too am one and yet I have many names. My mother called me Myron, my Gramma called me Myronu, my best friend called me Myr, my sergeant called me Private, my clients call me Mr. "Green", friends call me Meir or Pal, my nephew calls me Uncle Meir, strangers call my Buddy, and my boss calls me "Hey, ...


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In respect to Nochum/Nachum, Yerachmiel/Yerachm'el, Yerucham/Yerocham, and Tuviah/Toviah, my personal experience has been that people are lazy and would rather botch up the name with a vowel that's easier to pronounce than to say it properly. Try it for yourself: it's much easier to say a /uh/ sound than /ō/ or /ah/ - it requires less effort since you don't ...



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