To arrange or enquire about lectures please use the Contact page.
For details of topics jump to Lecture, Workshop and Seminar Topics
The dates of Benny’s 2018 Lectures are shown below.
Lecture Tour 2018: Europe, North and South America
8 – 14 July
22 – 28 July
29 July – 5 August
31 July, 20:00. Niran-Basoon-Timan House, 45 Redhill Drive, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 5JL
31 October – 2 December
6 November – 11 November
USA, North Carolina
11 November – 18 November
USA, New York City
18 November – 25 November
2 December – 9 December
9 December – 16 December
BRAZIL, Rio de Janeiro
16 December – 23 December
BRAZIL, São Paulo
24 December – 27 December
Benny thanks his many hosts and friends, old and new, who support and assist him on his lecture tour.
Lecture, Workshop and Seminar Topics
Workshops and seminars may comprise single or combined topics.
The Israelite Samaritans: a Bridge for Peace (+ Power Point Presentation).
The Israelite Samaritans: Past, Present and Looking to the Future (+ Presentation).
The Israelite Samaritan Today: Maintaining Ancient Customs and Traditions in the Political and Social Milieu of Palestine and Israel (+ Presentation).
The Israelite Samaritan Cycle of Life: Personal Events and Festivals (+ Presentation).
Samaritan Liturgy: Prayers and Synagogues in Ancient Times and the Present Day (+ Presentation).
The Most Ancient Manuscript in North America: the Samaritan Scroll of Deuteronomy 9-34 in The Hebrew Union College Library, Cincinnati (+ Presentation).
King David and his Significance for Israelite Samaritan Sources.
The Temple of Moses Hidden in One of the Mount Gerizim Caves: Myth or Reality?
The Tragedy of the Stolen and Sold Ancient Samaritan Manuscripts (+ Presentation).
A Life’s Work: bringing the Israelite Samaritan version of the Torah to publication. The first English translation, comparing the Samaritan and Masoretic versions.
The Most Significant Differences Between The Samaritan Pentateuch and The Jewish Masoretic (Traditional) Text, Reflecting Different Philosophies (+ Presentation).
How to Research and Read an Ancient Samaritan Manuscript of the Pentateuch. World Collections and Auctions.
The Unique Heritage of Israelite Samaritan Music: the Most Ancient Hebrew Songs and Chants (+ Presentation and Singing). Length of lecture: 75 minutes, Presentation: 10 minutes, Q&A: 20 minutes.
Reading Passages from the Torah and the Samaritan Liturgy. The Significance of the Samaritan Liturgy. (90 minutes).
History of the Israelite Samaritan Keepers (See Here)
If you have an interest in a subject not mentioned here, or to enquire about bookings, honorarium and other expenses please Contact Hannah.
Benny’s reports and photos from his visits are on Facebook.
For background information about the Lecturer: Benny Tsedaka
Choir and MUSIC
Photograph of Benny lecturing at Temple Sinai by Dale Lazar