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April 29, 2010

West Bank - Members of the ancient Samaritan community gather to start animal sacrifices as they mark Passover at their most sacred site at Mount Gerizim in the northern West Bank City of Nablus, 28 April 2010. The Samaritan religion is based on four principles of faith, One God-The God of Israel, One Prophet-Moses Ben Amram; The belief in The Tora-the first five books of the bible, and one holy place-Mount Gerizim. According to tradition, the Samaritans are descendants of the Jews who were not deported when the Assyrians conquered Israel in 722 BC. The small community numbers about 700 people, half of them living in a village in Mount Gerizim, near the Palestinian city of Nablus, and the rest in Holon near Tel Aviv in Israel.
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 Apr 29, 2010 at 12:04 PM Anonymous Says:

These what I would call the REAL CHassidim, keeping strict traditions as were done 3 thousand years ago.

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 Apr 29, 2010 at 12:23 PM PETA Says:

where is peta now

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 Apr 29, 2010 at 01:58 PM I was there Says:

The two boys on the left are "geirim" from Michigan who just became members of the Samaritan religion.

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 Apr 29, 2010 at 02:25 PM I was there Says:

Correction. The THREE boys on the left are "geirim" from Michigan. They made Aliyah with their mother and sister 9 months ago, live in Holon (which has a Samaritan community), and were officially inducted into Samaritanism this past Shabbos.

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 Apr 29, 2010 at 05:09 PM esther Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

These what I would call the REAL CHassidim, keeping strict traditions as were done 3 thousand years ago.

samaritans are not jews.

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