American Jewish Museum


The Israelite Samaritans and the Festival of Unleavened Bread: Photographs by Dale Lazar
Fine Perlow Weis Gallery
May 4–July 24, 2015

Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 5, 7-9 pm
 

Dale Lazar’s striking photographs of the Israelite Samaritans tell a compelling story of this small, yet enduring religious community celebrating the Festival of Unleavened Bread. The photographs depict moments captured by Lazar between 3 am and 7 am. Additional photographs portray members of the Samaritan community during a subsequent visit to the region.

The Israelite Samaritan religion is similar to, but distinct from Judaism. Samaritans follow one sacred text, the Samaritan Torah. They are led by a high priest; venerate their Temple Mount, Mt. Gerizim on the West Bank; and practice a style of Israelite religion that predates the destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem. There are approximately 800 Samaritans in the world today. 

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