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Memorial of the Sinai Day June 8, 2005
Pentecost & Second Pilgrimage June 12, 2005
Studies and Related Conferences:
Research in Judah and Samaria
University of Ariel on June 2, 2005
SES: In University of Papa/ Hungary in 2008.
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Passover Sacrifice-April 22, 2005
The Samaritan-Israelite Passover sacrifice
was a impressive event this yearr to many new visitors to the
mount. Many people contacted us though our website
for the Passover event.
the contacts were eight persons from a study group from Jerusalem, a
French photo journalist, Olivier Martel, who is interested in doing
a featured magazine on the Samaritans. Also journalist Jean-Louis
Tremblais from Figaro Magazine made the occasion. We received an
email also concerning the visit of the ambassador of Switzerland in
Israel, the Ambassador of Austria in Israel, a number of persons from the
European Union in Jerusalem, a representative of Switzerland in Ramallah,
a number of persons from the French consulate in Jerusalem and from other
consulates and students from the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum and Ecole
Biblique in Jerusalem. Also visiting was the wonderful photographer Edward
Samaritan Scholar Honored
well-known scholar Alan Crown from down under in Sidney,
Australia, was honored by his colleagues with a festschrift. The event
recently occurred on April 11 with several essays of Samaritan
interests. Dr. Crown is well known and respected for his numerous
books and essays on the Samaritan-Israelites. His most recent articles
an article on Samaritan Midrash in the
Encyclopaedia of Midrash (2004 Brill),
'Samaritan Judaism' (10,000 words) in J. Neusner, M. Peli, eds.
Encyclopaedia of Judaism, Supplement 2, ( Brill. Leiden 2004) pp.
2241 - 2265. and in Jewish Women, the new encyclopaedia
appearing this year with an entry on Samaritan women. Thank you, Dr.
Crown for all your hard work and wonderful books of which most of us
could not do without!
Also of interest Mandelbaum publishing
is about to reprint Stenhouse's Kitab Tarikh of Abu'l Fath.
The Fifteenth Conference of Judea and
conference of "Research in Judah and Samaria ( Yehuda and Shomron)
will be held at the University of Ariel on June 2, this year. An
unknown collection of manuscripts from the International Library of
Ukraine, in Kiev will be surveyed by the Dr Dan Shapira from
the university of Bar Ilan, in the city Ramat Gan in Israel, and Mr
Darira Vasyutinsky from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The
introduction will take place on the second seat of the conference.
According to the brief of the two researchers, which was presented to
Dr Yaacov Eshel, the organizer of the conference, the
collection contains manuscripts in Arabic, Aramic and Ancient Hebrew.
The manuscripts are from the private collection of the well known
Jewish- Russian researcher Mr Abraham Harakbi, whereby he had
purchased in Nablus in the 19th century. The collection will be
introduced for the first time and will help some aspects of the
Samaritans research of Nablus in the 19th century.
Professor Dov Noy, from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem will
lecture in the same conference concerning Samaritan Ratson Tsedaka, and
his place as the reviver of the Samaritan renaissance in the 20 century.
Professor Noy is laureate of the Israeli prize for literature, which
was revealed to the Samaritans in the fifties of the last century, and
since then he wrote a lot in many different articles about the Samaritans
and their lives, as part of his research about the folklore of
communities in Israel.
the conference schedule-
Hebrew) A PDF file
From the Editor
Samaritans and Jews have in Common?
Trends in Samaritan Studies
By Ingrid Hjelm
Ingrid Hjelm wrote a wonderful article. 'What do Samaritans and Jews have
in common? Recent Trends in Samaritan Studies' for Biblical
Research Online. This is a must read for anyone interested in the
Samaritan-Israelites. Download it and read it in your spare time!
The Socio politics of the Samaritans in the Palestinian Occupied
Zajel / An-Najah
Minority under Occupation:
The Socio politics of the Samaritans in the Palestinian Occupied
by Dr. Hussein Ahmad Yousef and Dr. Iyad Barghouti
The Samaritans from the Biblical
Times to the 21st Century
Guardians of the Faith
By Norman A. Rubin
Journalist, Indep. Scholar
Descendants of the Twelve Tribes
of Israel, the Samaritans still travel to biblical Mount Gerizim to
offer their Passover sacrifice.
Honor and Insult - Berakhot 47
While the rabbis seem very cautious about offense when talking
amongst themselves, they are less restrained when addressing
others. Can a Kuti, or Samaritan be invited to bless a
meal? The Samaritans, who still exist in small numbers today but
are more famous for a New Testament parable, were an offshoot of
Jewish practice who read a Torah almost identical to the Rabbinic
version but in their own script. Though the Rabbis were dubious
about Samaritan claims to be descended from the Hebrews, it is
decided here that since Samaritans can be even more scrupulous
with mitzvah (commandments) than the Jews, and since they
tithe their produce correctly, they are acceptable.
Rabbi Adam Chalom
Question on the Samaritans
I am learning about Torah and Judaism in general and I'm very
interested in learning more about the Samaritan form of the
Israelite faith. I have searched through the Internet looking for
any sites that contains Samaritan liturgy and prayers (siddur) but
couldn't find any. Are you planning to post Samaritan liturgy,
prayers on your website? Also, I would like to learn more from the
teachings of Samaritan sages of the past and the present-day
Samaritan Torah teachers. Can you post them on your site also?
At this time we all are very busy but we hope to have some more
information on our site in the future. We suggest at this time you
purchase the Tradition
Kept: Introductions And Texts To The Literature Of The Samaritans,
by Robert T. Anderson,
Terry Giles, Therein you will find some English translations. If you
are looking for Hebrew, please go to the web store at www. The-Samaritans.com
wherein you will find a book
Prayers for all year
round according to the
Samaritan customs by Israel Tsedaka. The prayers are written
in Samaritan script (old Hebrew script).
A Passover Night on Gerizim,
by Rev. James W. Bradsley, M.A. From
The Sunday At Home, A family magazine for Sabbath Reading, No. 1196.-
March 31, 1877
the-samaritans.com for the
full article, You may find it interesting.
travel to Israel
travel to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza should read
Warning for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza available on the Department
of State web site at
Hodes, Rabbi Z. STUDIES IN SIDOOR.
Publication: Belfast, P. Quinn, 1911. 118 pages. "The volume
comprises a history of the Jewish ritual and liturgy in the ancient temple
and modern synagogues, Sephardi and Askenazi, and what changes were
wrought therein through the influence of pagans, Christians, Mohamedans,
Samaritans, and Karaits. OCLC
lists 10 copies worldwide.
Mulder, Martin Jan, Harry
Sysling (eds) Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading, and
Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early
Christianity Hendrickson Paperback
The term “Mikra” is frequently used interchangeably with “Bible”
and “Holy Scripture.” Nevertheless the term carries more freight, for
it means “the way in which the text has always been and ought to be
recited and understood by those who have been closely connected with
the texts.” The many scholars, all specialists in their fields, who
contribute to this expansive volume elucidate the many translations
and interpretations of the texts from the formation of the canon,
through the Greek and Aramaic translations, the Samaritans, the
Rabbis, the New Testament writers, the Latin translations, and the
early Christian fathers.
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