The Israelite Samaritans and the Festival of Unleavened Bread
Benyamim Tsedaka Lecture Series
A Conversation with Benyamim Tsedaka
Monday, November 24, 2014, 7:00 PM
Join us for a conversation with noted historian, author and elder of the Israelite Samaritan community, Benyamim Tsedaka, facilitated by photographer Dale Lazar. This conversation will provide a rare educational opportunity to learn about the Israelite Samaritan religion: its genesis, history, Torah, festivals, religious practices and customs. Today, there are approximately 800 Samaritans in the world with half living in Holon, Israel and half living in Kiryat Luza, Samaria (West Bank). The Samaritans have one sacred text, the Samaritan Torah (written in ancient Hebrew). They are led by the High Priest; venerate their Temple Mount on Mt. Gerizim near Nablus; and practice a style of Israelite religion that predates the destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem.
Location: JCC of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15217, Levinson Hall, Kaufmann Building
Cost: This event is free and open to the public.