19 June 2015
A.B. The Samaritan News
Number 1192 – 1193
A Festive Issue for Shavuot, The Festival of Weeks
The News on 19 June 2015
Many examples of Ancient Israelite Samaritan music (“shiran“) are today accessible on the internet via the website of the National Library in Jerusalem:
National Library HOMEPAGE
National Library SAMARITAN MUSIC
Some 600 hours of shiran are available, including 400 hours by the late Ratson ben Benyamim B. Shelach Tsedaka Hassafari, described by experts as “King of the Shiran’.
RATSON TSEDAKA on this site.
The yard of the large Israelite Samaritan synagogue in Holon was dressed in a new cloth, to the enjoyment of worshipers and visitors alike. (Photo on from page of A.B. the Samaritan News)
Bank of Palestine in Nablus has made a grant to the charity The Samaritan Narrative, supporting the charity’s activity for the next three years.
A new agreement has been reached between Israelite Samaritan representatives and border security forces. The agreement is designed to avoid long delays for members of the Israelite Samaritan community travelling between Mount Gerizim and Israel.
(Photo: the new Freedom of passage agreement for Israelite Samaritans crossing the Palestine-Israel border)
Articles in English:
The Samaritans Under Islamic Rule
An Exhibition of the Festival of the Unleavened Bread Displayed in JCC Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
A.B. – The Samaritan News was first published in December 1969
The bi-weekly magazine is published in four languages: Ancient Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, Arabic
The Editors are the brothers Benyamim and Yefet Tsedaka.