According to Wikipedia, the Kuzari was originally written as a reply by Rabbi Yehudah Halevi to a heretic, likely a Spanish Karaite.

Indeed, sections of the book are dedicated to refuting the Karaite views.

I was curious to know whether the Karaites wrote any text that directly refers to the Kuzari and offers up a defense of Karaism in light of the Kuzari's criticism?

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    I would call such a thing something from another religion. It would be at most like quoting reform. Jan 3, 2021 at 15:31
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    @sabbahillel I think Reform are in agreement that they sprouted out of Orthodoxy, whilst Karaites generally believe they sprouted out of one or more non-Rabbinical sects. So, no, I don't think the comparison quite stands. Nonetheless, how is this question different from any other Karaism question on this site?
    – Harel13
    Jan 3, 2021 at 17:00
  • I would treat many of the questions about Karaism as I would Christianity or Reconstructionism Jan 3, 2021 at 20:40
  • @sabbahillel I see. I suppose it's legit to raise this issue in Meta and put it up for vote.
    – Harel13
    Jan 3, 2021 at 20:46
  • @sabbahillel You really shouldn't treat Karaism like Christianity since one is idolatry and one is not [Jewish]. I would treat them like we treat Reform or mystics, wrong or misguided.
    – Turk Hill
    Jan 4, 2021 at 0:21


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