The Khazars ruled over many peoples some of whom were also influenced by Hebraising tendencies.In Judaism at that time there were two main streams.
The Orthodox in their decision were homogeneous (and still are), and consistent in their basic beliefs and practices.They usually managed to reach a consensus regarding the practical application of Biblical injunctions.Another group were the Karaites who claimed to believe only in Scripture.Introduction The Khazars and Anti-Semites The Khazars and Karaites Crimean Tombstones and the Lost Ten Tribes Biblical Attitude toward Converts in General Khazar History The Khazars Convert To Judaism The Khazars conquer Hungary, Poland, and Austria The Khazars and the Vikings The Physical Appearance of the Khazars The Khazars and Israel Havila east of the Caspian , the Anglo-Saxons, and Frisians The Khazars and Scandinavia KHAZARS AND FINNS The Ruling House of Khazaria Descended from King David!The Israelite Origins of the Khazars The Book:"The KHAZARS.
Tribe 13" The Khazars were a powerful people who once ruled over portions of Russia and Eastern Europe. A knowledge of the Khazars is useful for several reasons.
They (or at least many of their leaders), converted to Judaism and were eventually defeated and disappeared. Evidence exists that the Khazars were descended from the Lost Tribes of Israel.
Their descendants were either assimilated amongst the Jews or became Sabbath-keeping and other “divergent” Christians, many (if not most), of whom, migrated to the west and to North America. There is also proof that they were related to peoples in Western Europe.
Other descendants of the Khazars may be scattered throughout the former area of the U. It follows that evidence connecting the ancestors of some West European groups to Israel is strengthened when cognizance is taken of the Israelite ancestry of their Khazar brothers.
Another reason for studying the Khazars is that anti-Semites, and some Assimilationist Jews, claim that the present-day "Ashkenazi" (European) Jewish people came from the Khazars, who they assume were non-Israelite. In the past some Assimilationist Jews used the Khazar idea to claim that since their ancestors were not in Judah at a certain time therefore they were not culpable for whatever the Jews may or may not have done to the Christian Messiah.
Anti-Semites use this notion of the Khazars to allege that the Jews are impostors and not true descendants of Israel. The background for some of these ideas also concerns the Karaites of Russia.