Historian Benny Tsedaka has written more than 2000 books and articles on Samaritan life.



Internal University Computer Israel

The IUC has collated Benny’s articles under the heading Samaritans. IUC also holds his manuscript catalogues. The articles include:

(104) Summary of the History of the Israelite Samaritans (2001) (Hebrew)

(105) Marqeh for Every Reader. Observations on the ancient Samaritan Commentary on the Pentateuch and Homilitics (2008) (Hebrew)

(107) The Catalog of 61 Samaritan Manuscripts in Hebrew Union College Library, Cincinnati, Ohio (2012) (Hebrew)

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The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah

Benny with his Israelite Samaritan Torah

The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah, The First English Translation Compared with the Masoretic Version. (English) See Torah for further details.
“In more than 500 pages the book presents the Samaritan Torah in English. Alongside, we see the traditional Jewish version, also in English.The translations appear in parallel columns. Notes in the text highlight the 3000 or so main differences between the two versions”. Read More
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The History of the Israelite Keepers Based on Their Own Sources

(Hebrew) See Keepers for further details.

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The Wonders of Israelite Samaritan Cuisine

4000 Years of the Israelite-Samaritan Kitchen.
By Batia Tsedaka and Zippora Sassoni-Tsedaka.
Edited by Benyamim Tsedaka.
(Hebrew, also with a Preface in English). See Cuisine for further details.

From the Preface
“In the first place, Batia and Zippora selected 284 recipes from those available. For the most part, the dishes originate from the strip of land which connects Africa and Asia. So, the aromas of Israel and Samaria rise from the pages of this book. Of course, some dishes resemble those from Arab or Palestinian kitchens. This is hardly surprising, since they share common origins. The recipes include not only Israelite Samaritan dishes, but also Israelite dishes. In addition, we find recipes adapted from other cultures” Read More
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Commentaries on the Five Books of Moses from the Israelite Samaritan Viewpoint

Eight New Books in the Field of Samaritan Studies
by Benyamim Tsedaka.
Many thanks to Uri DeYoung, who published the following titles online in 2015.

There are commentaries on each book of the Pentateuch. We also have Prayers in Ancient Hebrew, and Prayers for Weekdays. A further volume includes Samaritan Prayers in Aramaic and Modern Hebrew.
After preparing and improving the Commentaries, they were published in print form, in 2017.



Israelite Samaritan Prayers


You can order these titles, as well as others, through the CONTACT page.


See RESOURCES for further relevant material.


Samaritan HISTORY


Choir and MUSIC


Samaritan RELIGION




See also The Open Siddur Project

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3 Responses

  1. Shayl

    Shalam, how can I order the 5 books of Torah in just one volume instead of buying separate book of Torah.

    • Benyamim Tsedaka

      Shalom Shayl,
      At present the Torah Commentaries are only available in separate volumes. There are no plans to publish them as a single volume.

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