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An Internet Newsletter & Archive

Regarding the Samaritan-Israelites

 

Page Last Updated July 2, 2014

   

It has been 3652 years since the entrance into the Holy Land

This counting began on the Sixth Month of the Year of Creation (Samaritan’s typical calendar)  

It has been 6442 years since Creation

 

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Future Dates of the Samaritan Passover Sacrifice on Mount Gerizim

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Wednesday, April, 20, 2016

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Wednesday May 6, 2020

 

Future Events


The Fifth Month 3652 – Sat. Evening, July 26, 2014

Rosh Chodesh- The New Moon of the Sixth Month Tues. Sept, 26, 2014

Feast of the First Day of the Seventh Month Sept. 24, 2014

The Sabbath of the Selichot (The Ten days of Pardons) Wed. Sept. 27, 2014

Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement) Fri. Oct. 3, 2014

Sabbath of the Feast of Succoth, Oct. 11, 2014

The Feast pf Shemini Atseret (the Day of Assembly) Wed. Oct. 15, 2014

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These are the dates of the Festivals of the Israelite Samaritans in the years 2015-2016:

2015

New Year – The Month of Spring – Sunday, 19.4.2015 – Special prayer on Saturday evening, 18.4.2015

Passover Sacrifice – Saturday Evening, 2.5.2015

Passover Festival – Saturday night-Sunday morning, 2-3.5.2015

Festival of unleavened Bread – First Pilgrimage of the Year Top of Mount Gerizim – Saturday, 9.5.2015

Festival of Weeks – Second Pilgrimage of the Year Top of Mount Gerizim – Sunday, 28.6.2015

Festival of the Seventh Month – Tuesday, 13.10.2015

The Day of Atonement, Day of Fasting – Thursday, 22.10.2015

Festival of Succot, Third Pilgrimage of the Year Top of Mount Gerizim – Tuesday, 27.10.2015

- Festival of the Eighth Day – Tuesday, 3.11.2015

2016

New Year – The Month of Spring – Thursday, 7.4.2016 – Special prayer on Wednesday evening, 6.4.2016

Passover Sacrifice – Wednesday Evening, 20.4.2016

Passover Festival – Wednesday night-Thursday morning, 20-21.4.2016

Festival of unleavened Bread – First Pilgrimage of the Year to the Top of Mount Gerizim – Wednesday, 27.4.2016

Festival of Weeks – Second Pilgrimage of the Year Top of Mount Gerizim – Sunday, 12.6.2016

- Festival of the Seventh Month – Saturday, 1.10.2016

- The Day of Atonement, Day of Fasting – Monday, 10.10.2016

Festival of Succot, Third Pilgrimage of the Year Top of Mount Gerizim – Saturday , 15.10.2016

Festival of the Eighth Day – Saturday, 22.10.2016

[Calculated by: Priest Yakkiir ['Aziz] b. High Priest Jacob b. 'AzziKiriat Luza, Mount Gerizim]

 

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Please excuse me, some links appear to be jumping and adding words!

 

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1927 & 1934 Black & White Films of the Samaritan Passover

This vintage black and white movie, Ideal Travel Talks: Palestine 1934 by Edelheit Productions, was published in 1934 in the USA. Now this is a part of the Spielberg Jewish Film Archive at the Hebrew University. It consists of the 1934 Passover, 1 hour and roughly 21 minutes, but inside there is a full 9 minutes on the Samaritan Passover, which starts 30 minutes into movie and last for about 9 minutes. This is a very unique and rare piece of footage. It appears that this Passover was performed on a Friday, since the shadows are short, which means the sun is high.

See the movie on Youtube: 1934 Samaritan Passover and the full description: Ideal travel talks : Palestine 1934

Also, Work and Ceremony in Palestine, 1926.

 

 Chapter of this French film, “Offrande des Samaritains a Pessah, sup le Mont Guerisim” starts at 25 minutes into the film for 3 minutes. This is interesting, a Samaritan and his wife are making Matzah, the lambs, praying and the priests. It appears to be from 1926, yet the date of the film, 1927. This film is also of the Spielberg Jewish Film Archive at the Hebrew University.

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The New High Priest Aabed-El b. High Priest Asher

Afterwards, at the end of the seven days of mourning, the deputy High Priest Aabed-El b. High Priest Asher, son of the High Priest Matzliach, aged 78, was appointed to the High Priesthood. Mild-mannered and pious, and is a successful businessman, may the Almighty extend his days.
The Israelite Samaritan High Priest is chosen by the Almighty based on the Torah principle: “The Eldest Priest of His Brothers” [Book of Leviticus].

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Number of Samaritans in the World Today  

In May 2014 the Israelite-Samaritans numbered 760 individuals,

400 in Holon, Israel and 360 in Kiryat Luza, Mount Gerizim, Samaria.

On January 1, 2013 the Israelite-Samaritans numbered 756 [of them 357 in Kiryat Luza and 399 in Holon; of them 399 males and 357 females] On January 1, 2012, the Community numbered 751 persons [353 in Kiryat Luza on Mount Gerizim, Samaria; 398 in Neve Pinchas, a District of Holon in the State of Israel: 396 males [190:206] and 355 females [170: 185].  The community totaled 745 individuals on Jan. 1, 2011. In 1919, there were only 141 individuals. Source: Benyamim Tsedaka, A.B. - Institute of Samaritan Studies, Holon, Israel

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The Samaritans call themselves

 Bene-Yisrael “Children of Israel”, or

Shamerim “Observant Ones”

Hebrew: שומרוניםShomronim, 

Arabic: السامريون  as-Sāmariyyūn

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The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah:

First English Translation Compared with the Masoretic Version

Benyamim Tsedaka (Editor / Translator), Sharon Sullivan (Co-Editor),

James H. Charlesworth (Introduction), Emanuel Tov (Foreword)

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The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah: First English Translation Compared with the Masoretic Version

 

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Learn about the Samaritan-Israelites

A Short History of the Samaritan-Israelites

by Benyamim Tsedaka
A.B. - Institute of Samaritan Studies, Holon, Israel

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The-Samaritans.com is happy to be online once again

By Osher Sassoni

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DOWNLOAD A FREE EDUCATIONAL GUIDE IN PDF FORMAT

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The Link to the Samaritan Museum on Mount Gerizim.

http://www.samaritans-mu.com/

If you would like to visit the Samaritan Museum, you may make an appointment with Salwa Kahen,

email her at slwas@hotmail.com

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Michigan State University

Sacred Samaritan Texts

http://special.news.msu.edu/scrolls/?home

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Questions Regarding the Samaritan-Israelites

and the Torah of Israel answered by

Samaritan Binyamin Tsedaka

See the videos for his answers

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New Samaritans- 2007

A DOCUMENTARY on Samaritan Brides from the Ukraine

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