Isaac of Troki

The defunct unofficial CSBRQA's Chancellery's ex-Chairman Libor (Nissim ben Abraham" Valko's "European Karaite Judaism" and other such groups promote a book about Judaism called "Hizzuk Emunah"  (Faith Fortified) which academics have alleged was authored by Isaac Troki. But let us consider for a moment, how do we know that book was written by Isaac Troki? The simple answer is that we don't! Moreover there is plenty in that book which can be used to show that it was not written by Karaites at all! For example:

1.) The book makes not even one reference to the sevel ha-Yerushah, nor to Anan ben David, nor to Karaites nor any background about Isaac Troki.
2.) The book makes plenty of references to Rabbinical Jews and Rabbinical Judaism Rabbinical Sages and to the Babylonian Talmud. Comments about Jesus follow the standard Ashkenazi opinion and do not at all reflect the Karaite traditions on Jesus's step-nephew, Ben Pandera, living during the reign of Queen Helene of Adiabene and her son.

Occam's razor teaches us that if something looks like a Rabbinical Jewish work and reads like Rabbinical Jewish work and promotes Rabbinical Jewish work then it must be a Rabbinical Jewish work. That much so far is indisputable logic. The only remaining questions are: who wrote it then and why did they attribute it to the Karaites?

Stories about Zerah ben Nathan Troki and Joseph Malinovski Troki being turned away by pious Rabbinical Ashkenazi publishers can be dismissed as equally fictitious. The simplest answer is that after completing this Opus its Rabbinical Ashkenazi author sought to protect his fellow Ashkenazim from any backlash by attributing it to the small but fierce, isolated, fortified, warrior community of Judaized Gazarians who were anyway despised as heretics by Babylonian Orthodox Judaism. Secondly that if it did not result in any backlash then the Judaized Gazarians of Troki might be pushed all the way into full mainstream Ashkenazi conversions if they believed this was a posthumous work of one of their own sages. Blaming the book on a Khazar called Isaac Troki was a win win situation... 

...and the Khazars have been blamed for everything else ever since!


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