All the Days of Our Lives”
March / April 2017 Vol. XVI - No 4
In This Issue ·
Samaritan Synagogue ·
Ori Photos ·
5 Shehadeh articles ·
Samaritan Posts ·
Call For Papers ·
Future Publications ·
Of Interest ·
In This Issue
· Samaritan Synagogue
· Ori Photos
· 5 Shehadeh articles
· Samaritan Posts
· Call For Papers
· Future Publications
· Of Interest
On January 1, 2017, the Samaritan Community numbered 796.
It has been 3655 years since the entrance into the Holy Land
(Samaritan’s typical calendar)
The First Month 3655 - Monday Evening, March 27, 2017
Passover Sacrifice - Monday Evening between the sunsets [7:11 PM] - April 10, 2017
The Festival of Passover/ Festival of Unleavened Bread Tuesday April 11, 2017
The First Day of the Counting of the Omer Sunday April 16, 2017
The Last Day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread/ First Pilgrimage Monday April 17, 2017
The Second Month 3655 - Tuesday Evening, April 25, 2017
The Third Month 3655 - Thursday Evening, May 25, 2017
The Second Passover for those that were impure on the first Passover Evening May 10, 2017
The Day of the Sinai Assembly Wednesday May 31, 2017
[Calculated by: Priest Yakkiir ['Aziz] b. High Priest Jacob b. 'Azzi – Kiriat Luza, Mount Gerizim]
The New Samaritan Synagogue has opened on Mount Gerizim
See the great phots taken by Ori Orhof.
Also see 2017 Passover & opening evening of the New synagogue; Photos by Ori Orhof
Also take notice of the reconstructed Tannurs in his photos.
All high definition images, a must view! https://www.flickr.com/photos/oriorhof/albums~~~~~~~~~~~
May 9, 2017, 4:00 PM GMT Jerusalem, Israel, Live Auction
Description: Samaritan manuscript, five books of the Torah (codex). Nablus, [19th century]. Exceptionally handsome handwriting, on wide-margined high-quality paper, written by the priest Shlomo ben Amram ben Shlomo ben Toviah Halevi ("from the Kehat family"). Colophon at the end of every book. This volume is from the collection of Chacham R. Yitzchak Binyamin Yechezkel Yehudah (1863-1941), educator, translator, bookseller and Orientalist who focused on the history of the Jewish people and Arabic culture. Chacham Yehudah lived in Darmstadt, Germany at the beginning of the 20th century, where he traded in books and manuscripts in Hebrew and Eastern languages. In 1906 he immigrated to Cairo, where he opened a book shop for classical and religious Arabic texts near the al-Azhar mosque. He was renowned as the premier expert on Arabic literature in the region, and he often assisted Moslem scholars as well as Orientalists residing in Cairo. He published a number of books including "The Western Wall", (Jerusalem, 1929), "Fables of the East", (3 volumes, Jerusalem, 1932-1990), and others. In addition to Hebrew and Arabic, Chacham Yehuda was fluent in Ladino, Persian, Yiddish, German, Turkish, English and French. His son-in-law, Professor Yosef Yoel Rivlin attested that he was "amazingly proficient in Oriental studies and literature, and one of the greatest Jewish researchers." This volume includes a stamp from his bookshop in Cairo, and his signature (from Jerusalem). At the end of the volume, Chacham Yehudah bound five pages from prayer books, as well as a page in his own handwriting, in which writes several verses and discusses the custom of Sephardic Jews, (and later the Rashash), to recite these verses whenever three Torah Scrolls are removed from the ark on Shabbat. "The ancient custom of Saragossa was to recite these verses whenever three Torah scrolls were removed from the ark, and the Rashash followed this custom." Several glosses in the handwriting of Chahcam Yehudah (pencil writing) appear in the margins of the first chapter of Sefer Bereshit.  pages, 15.5 cm. Good condition. Creases and stains, primarily to the first pages, last pages and endpapers. Several stains in the margins. Original dark red leather binding, typical of the time period, with embossed decorations and leather clasp, damaged. Tears to the spine. Rare. Provenance: Collection of Yitzchak Binyamin Yehudah.
Est: $10,000 - $15,000
Est: $5,000 - $8,000
Est: $4,000 - $6,000
Five new articles by Haseeb Shehadeh
Professor Shehadeh has shared his recent articles with us. Thank you Hasseb!
Continue reading: http://shomron0.tripod.com/articles/an_assault_in_awarta.pdf
Continue reading: http://shomron0.tripod.com/articles/awartasmiracles.pdf
Continue reading: http://shomron0.tripod.com/articles/thehighpriestphinhas.pdf
Also see badawiya samri tubetube video
Gentlemen. Children of respectable lsạmryh
Every year and you are a thousand good
Invites you to the high priest range lsạmryh Abdullah Descriptor to participate with the introduction of the Holy Bible to new synagogue from synagogue, big day tomorrow, Friday at five pm
The High Priest Abdul Ben Asher, invite you to attend the temple. The Torah books of the new temple on Friday, 7.4.2017 at five in the evening
The ritual starts at temple
Interior of the New Gerizim Synagogue a few days before the opening
Photo posted by Roey Altif (Facebook) March 21, 2017
‘Today was the first time in a temple, the new divine mountain hargryzym, just warms my heart to see the power is in there, many more! Amen, huge kudos to all who participated in the holy handcraft.’
[Photo shopped from 2 photos] Facebook Posts of the new synagogue from a drone on 4-4-2017 by Âshęr Mĺń
Scroll photo by Amit Marhiv, March 3, 2017 at the Samaritan Synagogue on Mount Gerizim (Facebook Post)
‘On the occasion of the first month of the Hebrew year blessed to take this opportunity to congratulate all the sons of my highest congratulations and greetings to this blessed occasion wishing peace and safety to all the peoples of the region, and God bless us our Lord that we are enjoying full Health and wellness.’ (Facebook Post of Ziv Altif, March 27, 2017)
Understanding the Israelite Samaritans: From Ancient to Modern by Benyamim Tsedaka
CARTA JERUSALEM, Sep 1, 2017 - Religion - 40 pages
Understanding the Samaritans opens a window into the fascinating history of the Samaritan community. The Samaritans are a small group that claims descent from the ancient Israelites, that is, from the biblical Kingdom of Israel (as opposed to Judah), and claims to continue the Northern Israelite lineage and heritage. The Samaritans are associated with one of the most famous New Testament parables, known as "The Good Samaritan." The Gospels also tell of Jesus' encounter with a Samaritan woman at Jacob's well. Like Jews, Samaritans base their religion on the Torah. Their holy site is at Mount Gerizim, near Shechem, in the heart of the region of Samaria (hence their name), rather than in Jerusalem.
‘Specifika samaritánského Desatera The specifics of the Samaritan Decalogue’
By Klára Verzichová Univerzita Karlova, Husitská teologická fakulta
Židovská civilizace: Judaismus jako náboženský systém
by Michael Lesy, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. April 2017 ISBN 978-0-393-23973-7 10 × 10.4 in
/ 256 pages
See review and some of the pages
I believe there is just the one Samaritan Photo in the book, yet with this one photo, more people will be exposed to the Samaritans, I hope.
Call For Papers
49th Annual Conference
December 17-19, 2017
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
9. Jewish History and Culture in Antiquity
The division of the history of the Jews and Judaism in the Persian, Greco-Roman, and Byzantine period invites scholars to think about the larger historiographic and cultural contexts in which we write and interpret the Jewish past. In 2017 we would be particularly excited by the following themes, and also invite you to suggest sessions and individual lectures that suit your own interests and talents:
2. Samaritanism and Judaism in Greco-Roman Antiquity. Recent scholarship and discoveries have invigorated research on Jewish-Samaritan (and sometimes Christian) relations in Greco-Roman antiquity.
9th Enoch Seminar. From tôrāh to Torah: Variegated Notions of Torah from the First Temple Period to Late Antiquity - 18-19-20-21-22-23/06/2017, Camaldoli (Italy)
9:00-10:30 1st session Hebrew Bible
11:00-12:30 2nd session Samaritan Pentatuech
CALL. 07.03.2017: [Panel 3 at SBL Annual Meeting 2017] Aramaic Studies - Boston (MA, USA)
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 07/03/2017
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 18-19-20-21/11/2017
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: (Boston, Ma, USA)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Ute Possekel (Harvard University) Tawny Holm (Pennsylvania State University)
CALL: The Aramaic Studies Section of the Society of Biblical Literature
invites papers on any aspect of Aramaic language, texts, and culture.
Topics may include Targumim, Qumran Aramaic texts, Syriac biblical versions and exegesis, Samaritan papyri, and Elephantine Aramaic, among others. In addition to one open session, we are planning three thematic sessions for 2017 and especially invite papers on these subjects. One thematic session will focus on the topic of language transfer and contact (the relationship of Aramaic to Greek, Iranian languages, etc.).
Ed. by Schorch, Stefan
ISBN: 978-3-11-032454-9 Product Type: Books Format: eBook (PDF)
Ed. by Schorch, Stefan
ISBN: 978-3-11-040410-4 Product Type: Books Format: eBook (PDF)
Ed. by Tal, Abraham Approx. 700 pages; Language: English, Hebrew
Mĺrqe is a collection of midrashic compositions, which, in the main, rewrites
the Pentateuch, expanding its sometimes laconic presentation of events and
precepts. Most of it aims at providing the reader with theological, didactic
and philosophical teachings, artistically associated with the passages of the
Torah. Here and there poetic pieces are embedded into its otherwise prosaic
text. Tibĺt Mĺrqe is attributed to the 4th century scholar, philosopher and
This publication of Tibĺt Mĺrqe follows the monumental Hebrew edition of Ze’ev Ben-Hayyim, Tibĺt Mĺrqe, a Collection of Samaritan Midrashim (Jerusalem 1988), based on a 16th century manuscript. Though he recognized the precedence of an earlier manuscript, dated to the 14th century, Ben-Hayyim was compelled to prefer the former, given the fragmentary state of the latter. He printed its fragments in parallel with the younger one, to which his annotations and discussions chiefly pertain. With the recent discovery of a great portion of the missing parts of the 14th century manuscript, this edition endeavors to present the older form of the composition. The present book may be relevant to people interested in literature, language, religion, and Samaritan studies.
The Land Beyond:
A Thousand Miles on Foot Through the Heart of the Middle East
Leon McCarron, I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd. Aug 29, 2017 [See article: Exclusive extract from 2017 RGS Neville Shulman Challenge Award winner Leon McCarron’s ‘The Land Beyond’]
‘Twenty eight new Dead Sea Scrolls fragments have been sold and are now sitting in three US institutions awaiting publication.’
‘This fragment is at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. It preserves part of Deuteronomy 27:4-6, a passage in which the lord commands that an altar be built for him at Mount Gerizim. A preliminary study of the fragment was written and published online in 2010’
At the Florida Political Science Association Annual Meeting Saturday, April 1, 2017, Valencia College, Orlando, Florida, Yara Asi, University of Central Florida read the work, ‘The Samaritans of the West Bank: well-being, Citizenship, and Politics on Mount Gerizim.’
From Creation to Sinai: Jewish, Christian, and Quranic Traditions in Interaction March 5-8, 2017
Samaritan and Christian Exegesis of Genesis Chair: Adiel Schremer (Bar-Ilan University)
Concepts of Creation in the Early Samaritan Liturgical Poetry: Stefan Schorch (Martin Luther Universität Halle Wittenberg)
Paradigm Change in Pentateuchal Research: John Bergsma, Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH, USA A ‹Samaritan› Pentateuch? The Implications of the Pro-Northern Tendency of the Completed Torah
(2144) Még egy zsidó templom https://www.antalffy-tibor.hu/?p=5917
Tens of thousands celebrate Pesach in Samaria, ‘The most popular tourist sites were the National Park on Mount Gerizim, the ancient Samaria National Park, and the State Terrace Festival.’ http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/228078
Diferenças entre sinagogas samaritanas e judaicas
Samaritans attend traditional Passover sacrifice near West Bank by Xinhua/Fadi Arouri
Samaritans celebrate Passover by Issam Rimawi- Anadolu Agency
Samaritans Gather on Mount Gerizim during Their Annual Passover Pilgrimage in Latin American Herald Tribune
Samaritans, Iconsonic journey to the discovery of a millenary culture Iconsonic opera by Yuval Avital
Tyler Gathro (Photos & film)
BAĞIR, Muhammed Ali
Sâmiriler: Köken Sorunu ve Günümüz İsrail Devleti’ndeki Yansımaları in Milel ve Nihal, 13 (2), 101-128
Obraz Samarytan w okresie rzymskim i ich relacje ze wspólnotą żydowską w świetle dzieł Józefa Flawiusza, w: Veritati et Caritati 4 (2015), s. 37-78
‘Tannaitic “Israel” and the Kutim,’ in N. Belayche and S. C. Mimouni (eds), Entre lignes de partage et territoires de passage: les identités religieuses dans les mondes grec et romain. «Paganismes», «judaďsmes», «christianismes», (Collection de la Revue des Études Juives 47, Leuven: Peeters),2009, pp. 365-92.
Review of Jan Dušek. Aramaic and Hebrew Inscriptions from Mt. Gerizim and Samaria between Antiochus III and Antiochus IV Epiphanes (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2012), in Strata: The Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 30 (2012), pp. 128-131
Mt. Gerizim Sanctuary, Its History and Enigma of Origin (HeBAI 3/1, 2014, p. 111-133)
Finkel, Joshua—Brooklyn, New York.
"Jewish, Christian, and Samaritan Influences on Arabia." In The Macdonald Presentation Volume, New York: Books for Libraries Press, Inc. 1968 (reprint from 1933 Princeton University Press 1933)p. 145-166
Among the sooner - criteria for evaluating the time of the anonymous Samaritan Aramaic liturgical poems ", our tongues total (Second Edition), pp 279-302" HEBREW
"An Unknown Samaritan Poem of the Type FATIḤA", Samaria, Samarians, Samaritans – Studies on Bible, History and Linguistics (ed. J. Zengeller), KG, Berlin/Boston, 2008, pp. 203-215.
“Embedded Midrashim in Samaritan Piyyutim”, Jewish Quarterly Review 96 (2006), pp 525-539
“The alternation u / o, diphthongs, pataḥ furtivum and the 3m. s. Pronominal suffix in Samaritan Hebrew and Aramaic versus Tiberian Hebrew”, Journal of Semitic Studies 54/2 (2009), pp. 365-380
“The Hebrew Dictionary of Gesenius and the Study of Samaritan Hebrew in Past and Present”, in: Hebräishce Lexicographie und biblische Exegese:Das Werk fon Wilhelm Gesenius (eds. E. J. Waschke and S. Schorch), BZAW (der Gruyter: Berlin)
“The Object Suffixes in Samaritan Aramaic and the Ways they are attached to the Verb”, Abr-Nahrain 29 (1991), pp. 67-82
Review - The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah: First English Translation Compared with the Masoretic Version. Edited and translated by BENYAMIM TSEDAKA and coedited by SHARON SULLIVAN, The Journal of Theological Studies, 2015
Late Samaritan Hebrew, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, ed. G. Khan, Brill, Leiden 2013
Review - A. Tal, A Dictionary of Samaritan Aramaic, Leiden 2000, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 67 (2004), pp. 198-206 (review article)
Samaritan Hebrew: Biblical, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, ed. G. Khan, Brill, Leiden 2013
Samaritan Pentateuch, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, ed. G. Khan, Brill, Leiden 2013
“Tawḥīd – The Language and Structure of Unknown Samaritan Poems”, Hebrew Union College Annual 77 (2006), pp. 167-178
“Traditions are Born: A Medieval Samaritan Poem Takes on a New Form”, Journal of Jewish Studies 58 (2007), pp. 105-120
Undermining the internal passive system and the status we act and admire the tradition of the Samaritans and sages, "our language well (Tsn"b), pp 201-211" HEBREW
Forfalskninger av dřdehavsruller
Om mer enn 70 nye fragmenter – og historien om ett av dem (DSS F.154; 5 Mos 27,4–6) [Forgeries of Dead Sea Scrolls, If more than 70 new fragments - and the story of one of them (DSS F.154; 5 Mos 27.4 to 6)] in Theological Journal 01/2017 (Volume 5)
ABSTRACT: In the last fifteen years, more than 70 new Dead Sea scrolls fragments have surfaced on the antiquities market. The fragments come with epic stories of origin, but are of uncertain provenance. Over 90% of these are probably forgeries. This article is particularly concerned with one of the fragments, DSS F.154 (Deut 27:4–6, also called the “HarGarizim-fragment”), and will demonstrate how a forgery is introduced, accepted and eventually becomes part of the dataset.
‘Samarytanie w Cesarstwie Rzymskim w drugiej połowie V wieku (Samaritans in the Roman Empire in 2nd Half of 5th Century)’ in Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego MCCCXVIII. Prace Historyczne, zeszyt 138, pod red. Artura Patka, Kraków 2011, pp. 25-39.
‘Die Taube auf dem Garizim, Zur antisamaritanischen Polemik in der rabbinischen Literatur,’ in Historische und literarische Wechselwirkungen zwischen biblischen und samaritanischen Traditionen / Historical and Literary Interactions between Biblical and Samaritan Traditions 2012
Lim, Sung Uk
Merrony, Mark W.
Socio-economic aspects of the Byzantine mosaic pavements of Phoenicia and northern Palestine (University of Oxford, Thesis 2002).
The Samaritans in Sicily and the Inscription in a Probable Synagogue in Syracuse. in New Samaritan Studies, Société d’études samaritaines III & IV (Ed. A. D. Crown and L. Davey), Mandelbaum Publishing, The University of Sydney, 1995, 237 – 258
(Review) M. Florentin - Samaritan Elegies: A Collection of Lamentations, Admonitions, and Poems of Praising God - European Journal of Jewish Studies in European Journal of Jewish Studies 11 (2017): 111–114
Samiriler (Samaritans) (in Turkish)
“The Samaritans in Amoraic Halakhah,” in Shoshannat Yaakov: Jewish and Iranian Studies in Honor of Yaakov Elman (eds. S. Secunda and S. Fine; Leiden: Brill, 2012) 371-89.
"The Samaritans in Tannaitic Halakhah," Jewish Quarterly Review 75 (1985), pp. 323-350.
‘The material variance of the Dead Sea Scrolls: On texts and artefacts’ in HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 10 June 2016
Verzichová Klára (Univerzita Karlova, Husitská teologická fakulta)
‘Specifika samaritánského Desatera The specifics of the Samaritan Decalogue’ in Židovská civilizace: Judaismus jako náboženský system 2016, pp.9-19
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