Benyamim Tsedaka Lecture Series

Who Are the Israelite Samaritans? Similarities and Differences Between the Israelite Samaritan Religion and Judaism

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Benyamim Tsedaka, a noted historian, author and elder in the Samaritan community will speak on the similarities and differences between the Israelite Samaritan religion and Judaism. 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. Mr. Tsedaka will use his recent book, The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah, as a basis for his lecture.

Location: Temple Sinai,  5505 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217



Pre-registration: $10.00

Registration at door: $12.00

This event is open to the public.