The Samaritan Update

“Mount Gerizim,

All the Days of Our Lives”

November/ December 2013                                                                                                            Vol.  XIII - No 2


In This Issue


·         Events

·         Snow

·         Auction

·         Meaning

·         Return to Gerizim

·         In the News

·         New Publications

·         From the Editor

·         Meetings

·         Videos & pictures

·         Atlas cover

·         Biblio

·         Prayer book


Your link to the Update Index


Future Events

Tenth Month 3652 - Tuesday Evening, December 31, 2013
Eleventh Month 3652 - Thursday Evening, January 30, 2014
Twelfth Month 3652 - Friday Evening, February 28, 2014
First day of the First Month 3652 - Sunday Evening., March 30, 2014

Passover Sacrifice - Sunday, April 13, 2014

Festival of Passover. First Day of Matzos - Monday, April 14, 2014

Festival of Unleavened Bread - first Pilgrimage. – Sun. April 20, 2014

Festival of Weeks. Second Pilgrimage - Sunday, June 8, 2014

Snow News- Dec. 15

Unexpected heavy snow, not common in the middle of December has fallen on Kiriat Luza, the Samaritan Neighborhood on Mount Gerizim, Samaria, the Land of Promise. The last heavy snowfall was reported to have been 70 years ago. Electricity and water were cut for 48 hours and the situation was still hard to handle when snow still heavily falling. Palestinian and Israeli forces were drafted to help the trapped community with food and clearing the main roads to the top of the mountain. The leadership of the Israelite Samaritan Community on Mount Gerizim has paid her gratitude to the authorities.








(Photo next page from Huffington Post)

A Samaritan priest clears the snow on the roof of his house at Mount Gerzim near the West Bank town of Nablus, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. A winter storm last week dumped rare snow across the region and caused heavy disruptions in the West Bank, where roads were blocked, schools were closed and electricity was out for two or three days in many areas. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)


Rare and Important Judaica

by Kedem Public Auction House Ltd

January 29, 2014, 7:00 PM EET- Jerusalem, Israel -Live Auction

 Lot 56: Collection of Samaritan Manuscripts / Booklets and Annotated Editions of Prayer Books, Liturgical Poems and Torah - Samaritan Versions and Jewish Versions

 Description: Large collection of Samaritan booklets, books and manuscripts from the 19th and 20th centuries, from the estate of Avraham Nur Tsedakah, who during the 1960s and 70s worked as editor and printer of annotated editions of Samaritan manuscripts with explanations of Samaritan laws and customs. 
The collection is composed of the following: 
Manuscripts by Avraham Nur Tsedakah: 
1. "Manuscript" of the "Five Books of Moses - Jewish version, Samaritan version, emphasizing the precise differences between the two" (according to an ancient Samaritan manuscript from the 11th century), edited by Avraham Nur and Ratzon Tsedakah. Four volumes: Bereshit, Vayikra, Bamidbar, Devarim. In this edition, the Jewish version is on the right hand side and the Samaritan version is on the left, without vowels. The preparation of these "manuscripts" was done by cutting and pasting the printed words by hand, (sometimes an individual word is cut out and sometimes several words together. The vowels were erased with correction-fluid). Apparently, these manuscripts were used for repeat printings in the mid-60s. Both versions were printed in Hebrew. 
2-3. Manuscripts by Avraham Nur Tsedakah, the second and third parts of the photocopy edition of Tevat Markah. The second part, "about the depths of the Eden spring, by the Great Scholar Our Master Markah" (1990s) is written on large paper sheets in Samaritan. The third part (1995) was written on regular paper leaves. Both parts are written in Samaritan writing, in Hebrew and Arabic (the second part is lacking two leaves). 
4. Manuscript by Avraham Nur Tsedakah, sections of the books of Shemot and Devarim, written on large chromo paper sheets. Samaritan writing in square script. 
5. Volume of prayers in the handwriting of Avraham Nur Tsedakah, mid 40s. Samaritan writing. 
Samaritan manuscripts: 
* 14 volumes of Samaritan manuscripts, some from the second half of the 19th century and some from the first decades of the 20th century. Among them: a volume of a Samaritan Chumash (large format), written by Avraham ben Marchiv HaTzafri (1922) and other volumes of the Chumash. 
* Many prayer books, including: a volume of prayers from 1856 composed of many varied prayers for Passover, a volume of prayers and songs for the month of Nissan and Passover, with words of praise to G-d by Tuvia ben Yitzchak HaCohen; a volume of prayers from the beginning of the 20s with prayers for Chag HaKatzir (the harvest festival), parts of the Ten Commandments and more; an especially handsome volume of prayers from 1863, by Ya'akov ben Aharon ben Shlomo ben Tuvia HaCohen, with the prayers of Hallel and blessings, Shirat Hayam, prayer and blessing for those who fulfill G-d's laws, prayer for reinforcing belief in G-d, etc; and other volumes with prayers for the Sabbath of Devarim, eve of Midrata and for the day of Mikrata (Ma'amad Har Sinai), for blessing and rain, health and cure of pain, curse for slanderers and enemies, bringing near days of light, counting the Omer and the Festival of Shavuot, etc. Most in Samaritan writing, some in Arabic. Many volumes have moth damage. 
* Large certificate related to redemption for marriage and birth, signed by Binyamim ben Shalach HaTzafri (1910s or 20s). 
Books, booklets and manuscript photocopies: 
Books and booklets published by Avraham Nur and Ratzon Tsedakah (most are lithograph printings of Samaritan manuscripts, in Samaritan writing): * The book of Bamidbar in three columns (the source is in ancient Hebrew, with Samaritan Aramaic translation and Arabic translation). Written, edited and published by Ratzon Tsedakah HaTzafri. Holon, 1968. * The book of Bereshit, Samaritan version with Aramaic and Arabic translations. * Shirot (liturgical poems), the Eve of Kippur, with commentaries on Samaritan laws and customs, written by a selection of various Samaritan writers, Vol. 2, copy handwritten by Ratzon Binyamin Tsedakah. Israel, 1960. * Prayer for the day of Ma'amad Har Sinai (1962). * Prayer of Shabbat Devarim - the Ten Commandments. * Hundreds of photocopied leaves from manuscripts: prayers for the Sabbath and Succot, the Book of Vayikra (Samaritan version), prayers for the weekdays, prayer for the Eve of Chada (Motzaei Shabbat), prayer for Sabbath morning, prayer for the Eve and Day of the New Year, prayer book for the prayers of the Sabbath of Tzamot of Passover (copied and edited by Avraham Nur Tsedakah). Enclosed: * Annotated edition of the Meimar Markah (compilation of homiletics and explanations on the Samaritan Torah written in the 4th century by the Samaritan scholar Markah ben Amram ben Sered), Hebrew-English, edited and translated by John Macdonald. Published by Alfred Töpelmann, Berlin, 1963. Two volumes. 
Estimate: 10,000-12,000$

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 By: Benyamim Tsedaka


TOTAFOT = Memory

The word "tefilli" in ancient Israelite tradition and the tradition of the Israelite Samaritans is the Aramaic translation of the Torah's teachings, "Totafot" but Jews translated it in a practical way and understand the relationship realistically. It happened in ancient days from the controversy between Jews and the Samaritans. Jewish "Tefillin of the head" have been discovered at Masada, from the first century CE.

The Jewish Mishnah and Talmud sources admit, that they are careful commandments more than the Jews understood the matter on loan spiritual context of remembering the commandments: "And did you recall all the commandments of God." In front of the Shehma. The verse: "and you shall bind them as a sign on your hands and they will be a memorial between your eyes" [Ex, 13:9]. The written story of the Exodus is the source of the commandment.  So, Totafot = "Memorial". This is the Samaritan Israelite understanding.

The binding: The Samaritan Israelites also understood this as a spiritual connection as the connection between Jacob and Benyamim: "and his soul is bound in his soul" [Genesis, 44:30]

In general, the link that practical Judaism regards of tying the tefillin on the arm as a commandment is stated as the source of the Exodus from Egypt was a complete freedom from slavery, and it is illogical, commanding the Exodus from Egypt is interpreted related practical binding, that is a symbol of slavery and had no connection to freedom .

Even doorposts were understood by Israelite Samaritans literally. They choose verses with positive meaning, blessing or holiness of the Torah voluntarily, and engrave the words of the Torah in ancient Hebrew on the panels of marble and place them in their homes or who write them in artistic writing on parchment paper and hanging them on the walls of their homes.

Separation of the Jews

Perhaps it was intended by Judaism to distinguish itself from the Israelite Samaritans as other regulations of the fixed Judaism of the Second Temple period to separate themselves from the influence of the Israelite Samaritans. A few cities and many villages drew Jews and Samaritans together or near them.

Regulations, such as a change in the Hebrew script into Aramaic, "Pleasures of Shabbat", candle lighting, counting the Omer on the morrow sabbatical, setting New Year at the top of the seventh month and ease the laws of purity and impurity initiated by the Jewish Rabbis are not contingent on complete separation during woman monthly period, Jewish women continue to cook, taking care of their home and children.

All these regulations Rabbinic Judaism is completely contrary to the written Torah of the Jewish and the Samaritan versions but have been modified by Rabbinic Judaism in what Jews call the "Oral Torah" to be differentiated from the Israelite Samaritans.

I smile once reading scholarly articles about "separation of the Samaritans" from the Jews, written with a patronage ratio of these "scholars". In the contrary this separation was set in Judaism toward the Samaritans, and ignore the many commandments of the Torah showing that in the Mishna and the Talmud period, the rabbis of the Jews moved away from the Samaritans and not vice versa.

Today you can find quite a few rabbinic Jews, due to the patronizing attitude, rejecting the Israelite Samaritans as they reject Jewish main streams behave differently from them, but you will not find one Israelite Samaritan unconvinced fact that Jews are an integral part of Israel.




By: Benyamim Tsedaka


I returned last week to Mount Gerizim – the domestic and eternal dwelling place of the Almighty - after three months of absence, Holon holiday a month and two months of campaigns in Europe and the U.S., I returned safely to the Land of Promise last Thursday - 26 December 2013.

I woke up in my heated summer house on Mount Gerizim on the first day of 2014, to the ever- sunny morning and conserve heat.  I went out into the courtyard of my house and I immediately saw the results of the snow storm, struck at the peak of the mountain and Kiriat Luza – the Israelite Samaritan Neighborhood - more than anywhere in the country.

The trees around the yard were completely broken from the storm and limbs were amputated. Their branches covered the yard and the stairs to the house. In the yard were two piles of snow still not melted yet despite the intervening two weeks since the snow storm.

I smiled to myself – I had quite nice weather in the middle of USA.

I enlisted promptly two workers from those moving around, cleaned up what needed cleaning, collecting tree branches broken from the ranks of the roses plants and revive the plants shaking easy. I asked the workers to cut part of the lemon tree branches to prepare it to the upcoming spring bloom next month.

Shortly afterwards I visited some of my many friends and relatives on the mountain. They told me excitedly the effects of the snow storm of the Sabbath two weeks ago when the cut off electricity and water were off for 48 hours.


Meanwhile, Israel and the Palestinians came to their aid. Palestinian Electric Company renewed its electrical power, and the Council of Shomron Settlements sent snowplows and food.

Isaac Altif, secretary of the Mount community committee told me about the long hours that stressed all members of the community in which it was given, but the snow storm he could not do anything, because it was Saturday. "Council of communities in Samaria sent us food parcels, including oil, milk, bread, honey, flour, rice and more. We have distributed the packages by list to every home in Mount Gerizim even to the few Arab neighborhood families. The Samaritans were very happy for the help,” said Isaac.

I went back to my house after I informed my friends of a possibility that a storm may return in mid-January and possibly in February. The workers were still cleaning my yard. Significant storms still excited the talk of the people, but the warm sun rays take their toll calm. It seems that everything has returned to normal.



In the News


Treasure found in ancient Byzantine garbage pit

"Among other things, more than four hundred coins were found which are mostly Byzantine, including one gold coin, as well as two hundred whole and intact Samaritan lamps (among them lamps that were never used), rings and gold jewelry," Tal and Ajami said in a statement from the IAA.


Rabbi Awarded Samaritan Peace Medal

Photo: Rabbi Shaul Praver with Samaritan Chancellor Benyamin Tsedaka on November 24. Rabbi Praver had just been presented with The Samaritan Peace Medal. 


On Sunday, November 24, Rabbi Shaul Praver was awarded the Samaritan Peace Medal. This award was presented to Rabbi Praver, of Congregation Adath Israel, by Samaritan Chancellor Benyamim Tsedaka, editor of AB — The Samaritan News and tireless world advocate of the Samaritan people and their rich historical traditions. Continued reading



New Publications

Johann Heinrich Hottinger: Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Seventeenth Century by Jan Loop 

 (Oxford-Warburg Studies) [Hardcover]  January 31, 2014  0199682143  978-0199682140


The Samaritan Version of the Book of Numbers With Hebrew Variants: A Close Textual Study  [Hardcover] By David Lee Phillips, Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr (January 15, 2014)


The Samaritans in Amoraic Halakhah

·         Author: Lawrence H. Schiffman

·         Source: Shoshannat Yaakov, pp 371-389

·         Subjects: Jewish Studies

·         Publication Year : 2012

·         Chapter DOI:10.1163/9789004235458_019

·         E-ISBN: 9789004235458

·         Imprint: Brill

·         Collections:  Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity E-Books Online, Collection 2013

Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae

A multi-lingual corpus of the inscriptions from Alexander to Muhammad Volume 3 Southcoast: 2161-2648


A multi-lingual corpus of the inscriptions from Alexander to Muhammad

[South Coast: A Multi-Lingual Corpus of the Inscriptions from Alexander to Muhammad]

Ed. by Ameling, Walter / Cotton, Hannah M. / Eck, Werner / Isaac, Benjamin / Kushnir-Stein, Alla / Misgav, Haggai / Price, Jonathan / Yardeni, Ada

Aims and Scope


This third volume of the Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae includes inscriptions from the South Coast from the time of Alexander through the end Byzantine rule in the 7th century. It includes all the languages used in the inscriptions of this period – Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic, Samaritan, Christian Palestinian Aramaic, and Nabataean. The 488 texts are classified according to city, from Tel Aviv in the north to Raphia in the South.


The Karaite halakah and its relation to Saduccean, Samaritan and Philonian halakah. Part 1... (Turkish Edition) Paperback – December 19, 2013 by Bernard Revel (Creator) Language: Turkish Publisher: HardPress Publishing (December 19, 2013)


Mosaics of Faith: Floors of Pagans, Jews, Samaritans, Christians, and Muslims in the Holy Land Hardcover by Rina Talgam (Author) due 2014, Hardcover ISBN-10: 0271060840 ISBN-13: 978-0271060842Publish Date: Expected 7/3/2014 Dimensions: 9 x 11 Page Count: 728 pages Illustrations: 360 color/144 b&w illustrations Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-271-06084-2 Co-publisher: Yad Yitzhak Ben-Zvi Institute



From the Editor

 Recently I have completed one of my projects with the kind help of Benyamim Tsedaka. It is called The Samaritan Hebrew Version of the Book of Joshua written by the Samaritan priest Abisha b. Phinas in the year 1326 Hijra [Muslim Calendar] 1909 C.E. (Photo to left Priest Abisha)

You can download the PDF and then magnify the image like any PDF to read it clearly. Here is the link.

While working on adding Biblios I ran across an odd thing, it went as follows: “Futuhi Medineti-l Behnesa.- “History of the Conquest of Behnesa” [in Egypt], by the Associates of the Prophets. In the fly-leaf at the end, there is a Note on the Samaritans.’ This reference is in the book: Oriental manuscripts purchased in Turkey by John Lee, London: Watts 1840. I wonder what it could possibly have said?

Recently I located some digitized materials from the collection of Moses Gaster of the John Rylands University Library, Manchester. These include Samaritan Pentateuch MS2 (1328 CE), Samaritan text G 1- 1, Samaritan text G2-1, Samaritan text G1-2, Samaritan text G2-2. They are located at this link, just click on the image and it will forward you to the readable pages that can be enlarged should you wish:

Box list of Moses Gaster’s working papers at the John Rylands University Library, Manchester

By Maria Haralambakis 2012


  From my research I ran across a Newspaper article wherein the 1954 article stated that Edwin Whistlers of Spokane, Washington had shown a film, the article describes is as this” The Whislers were entertained in the home of a Samaritan priest, who displayed the scroll of the torah- a manuscript of the first five books of the Old Testament.” So in my share time I will try to locate the film if possible. The called it, “The Lands of the Bible Speaks.”


Also “Beidan is noticed in the Samaritan book of Joshua as being the place of purification of the hosts entering Palestine to build the temple on Gerizim. The upper part of the great Wady Farah, by which a host from beyond Jordan would naturally approach Shechem, is called Beidan, and is well supplied with water for the purifications described.” “Notes From Memoir” Palestine Exploration Fund London: January 1878 p. 20


An interesting website is Inscriptions of Israel / Palestine, worth a visit.


 Also I ran across two websites that declare that they have an English translation of the Samaritan Pentateuch. Checking I have determined that either is that reliable.

The sites are:

Aleksandr Sigalov (Van Nuys, Ca) is the translator!__/0/passage/0/SPMT/Deu 11/NHVUG/__/1/passage/0/ESV/Gen 1/NHVUG


Also see Downloads and Links for another Pentateuch

Walton’s Polyglot was a mammoth work compiled by Brian Walton, consisting of the Bible in Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, Chaldean, Samaritan, Greek, Arabic, Ethiopic, Latin, plus variant readings of Codices Alexandrinus and Vaticanus, in 1657!

Walton’s Polyglot, Part 1, Prolegomena & Variant Readings, PDF, 185 MB Here.

Walton’s Polyglot, Part 2, Genesis – Leviticus A, PDF, 100 MB Here.

Walton’s Polyglot, Part 3, Leviticus B – Judges A, PDF, 101 MB Here.


I would also like to show a link for those that do not understand, for the word used so much over the years, “schism”.

Schism- noun\ˈsi-zəm, ˈski- also ˈshi-; among clergy usually ˈsi-\

-       a division among the members of a group that occurs because they disagree on something



Vienna, Austria

Meeting Begins: 7/6/2014 Meeting Ends: 7/10/2014 
Call for Papers Opens: 10/28/2013 Call For Papers Closes: 2/5/2014



San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins: 11/22/2014 Meeting Ends: 11/25/2014 
Call for Papers Opens: 12/20/2013 Call for Papers Closes: 3/5/2014



Description: This unit is open to all papers that employ archaeology in all its aspects (including survey, excavation, and epigraphic data) to understand the history of the ancient Israelite kingdoms and/or the Hebrew Bible.

Call for papers: This year the Program Unit Hebrew Bible, History, and Archaeology will hold three sessions. The first session will be a Joint Session with the Program Unit Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah with invited papers. The other two sessions will be open sessions, accepting papers that address the history or archaeology of ancient Israel and Judah through the use of texts, epigraphy, archaeology, and anthropology.



Videos & Pictures


Valley of the Shechem

 [Film from the 1920. Samaritans start at 8:21 in the film]


Clip #: TFA-199G- Length: 13:24 Color: B/W Sound: 

Silent Library: TFA Network Decade: 1920s Region: Middle East 
Country: Palestine Subject: Religion Original: 16mm 
1920s, Palestine, Israel, Sichem, Valley of Shechem, Tell Balata, Balata al-Balad, ancient city, Bethel, caravan of pack donkeys in desert, old city street scene, Jacob's Well, native men in traditional clothing walking on road, Dothan, shepherd herding sheep, herd of goats, boys in traditional clothing soaking feet in Jacob's Well water, men riding donkeys and leading camels on road, camel caravan, camel train, valley, Joseph's Tomb, ancient city, Mount Gerizim, Mount Ebal, tent settlement, temple on Mount Gerizim, tribe of Samaritans, Samaria, Samaria ruins, city gate, Nablus.

Shechem or Sichem was a Canaanite city mentioned in the Amarna letters, and is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as an Israelite city of the tribe of Manasseh and the first capital of the Kingdom of Israel


Samaritans Import Wives to Counter Dwindling Gene Pool

21 October 2013 by Nir Alon Benjamin and Samaria


Samaritans on Mt Gerizim


Atlas Biblique Pour Tous. 

Livre - Rp Luc H Grollenberg Op. - 01/01/1960 – 1968 Broché


Genre:  Atlas               

Etat:     Utilisé             

Titre:    ATLAS BIBLIQUE POUR TOUS            

Auteur: L Grollenberg              

Edition:            Sequoia-Elsevier                     

Couverture:      Autre               

Langue:            Français          

Image of 50 years shows where from right to left

High Priest 'Amram b. Yitzhaq [1889-1980], High Priest 1961-1980

His deputy Priest Asher b. Matzliach [1894-1982], High Priest: 1980-1982

His brother Priest Tsedaka b. Yitzhaq [1894-1971]

His nephew [The "kid"], Priest Shalom b. 'Amram [1922-2004], High Priest 2001-2004; Member of the Palestinian Parliament 1996-2004


صورة من 50 عام يظهر فيها من اليمين الى اليسار

الكاهن الاكبر عمران بن اسحاق

الكاهن الاكبر واصف بن توفيق

الكاهن صدقة بن اسحاق

و الصبي الصغير عمران ابن الكاهن الاكبر سلوم








Box list of Moses Gaster’s working papers at the John Rylands University Library, Manchester By Maria Haralambakis 2012


En Torno a dos manuscriptos Arabes Biblicos Ineditos by Juan Pedro Monferrer Sala 2000


Palestine of the Mandate, Illustrated. By W. Basil Worsfold,  London: Adelphi Terrace. 1925


Dating the Biblical Chronology by Gerard GERTOUX


Die Ketubbah bei den Samaritanern by Moses Gaster


Before the God in this Place for Good Remembrance:

An Analysis of the Votive Inscriptions from Mount Gerizim

PhD Thesis by Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme

The Geniza Fragment of a Samaritan Chronicle in the light of the St. Petersburg MSS Disjecta Membra by Harutyun S. Zhamkochyan


Preliminary Remarks on CUA 5284: a Hoard of Tetrarchic Bronze Coins from Nablus in Palestine by Lionel Yaceczko 2010

Grimm, Joseph


#1986 Die Samariter und ihre Stellung in der Weltgeschichte. (Mit besondererRucksicht auf Simon den Magier).Munchen: J.G. Weib, 1854 by Joseph Grimm


The Formation of the Jewish Cannon by Timothy H. Lim, Yale University Press, New Haven; ISBN 978-0-300-16434-3 ©2013, $45.00, p. 287, including appendices and index

Scholar analyzes process by which Bible was canonized By Fred Reiss, Ed.D. (Review)



A Samaritan Passover Prayer Book for Sale

The following is a context description made by Benyamim Tsedaka, Director of the A.B. - Institute of Samaritan studies. He attached an image as well.


Description of manuscript:

Rosary blessed time of Passover, Unleavened Bread Sabbath time and days of Unleavened Bread.


Genuine leather cover painted red, with typical seal and triple tongue mark the place in the book.

Cover Size: 320X203 mm (12 5/8” x 8”); Page Size: 205X155 mm (8” x 6”); Area Writing: 130X90 mm (5” x 3 ½”).


Old school the lesser and largely new part. Pages are not numbered. Total 219 pages (438 pages). Ago Description page count:


Pages: 1 of 9 on Passover night service date - Passover offering.

Page 10 A - empty.

Pages: 10 - 27 a - Prayer Night Passover sacrifice when sheep were roasting ovens.

Pages: 27 in 64 in [the old part of the book] - The first part of the morning prayer of the date of Passover.

Pages: 65 A at -68 [new part] - completing the prayer said.

Page 69 A - Painting of a circle whose content is not complete with the new copier intended to write the verses of the Torah called Raising called aggregated "and Iángeo."

Pages: 69 in 76A on Passover prayers outside Lhargrazim.

Pages: 76B -98 [in the old part of the book] - poems sung on the table during the Passover holiday, or even at the time of Passover - the first day of the seven days of Unleavened Bread.

Pages: 99 A -129A: Continue poems [new part].

Page 129 - 199 A - Sabbath prayer time Unleavened Bread [ new part ] and at the end of the book completes testimony in Arabic, on Tuesday, the second dark 'news' (Ramadan) 1288 Hijra year = 1872 AD.

Pages 199B to 215 (page 212 is blank) - Prayers nights and days of Unleavened Bread controllers.

On pages 215 -219 on Arabic description of the events of the Passover offering in 1293 Hijra (1876).


Summary: Shlomo Ben- old father - Skoh Hdnfi (Amshallemah b. Ab-Sikkuwwa) clan leaders, acclaimed poet and commentator, who lived in the late 17th century to the first third of the 18th century, the collection known ancient prayer books wonderful handwriting, including prayers cycle all year in its entirety, the 13 parts, library of Topkapi in Istanbul from hundreds of other Jewish manuscripts.

Write cycles also Topkapi completed by the High Priest Jacob ben Aaron ben Solomon (1840-1916), as did the book do Slfneino and completed in 1872.

If so, the pages of the old part copied by Shlomo Ben- Av - Skoh and the newer part by the High Priest Jacob ben Aaron.

The manuscript is currently in Israel for asking price contact Israel Mizrahi


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