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inside the Samaritan Synagogue
A chapter in the book Religions
Inside the Synagogue
The Shavuot holiday of Samaritan always came out on Sunday, due to the difference between the counting of days between Passover and Shavuot between the Jews and the Samaritans. According to the Samaritans, counting on the day after the Passover holiday, the holiday will be celebrated on the fiftieth day of the Omer, for the sake of comparison, the Jewish community counts immediately after Passover (and not the day after the first Sabbath). Shabbat (Shabbat + Sunday) The Samaritans use this holiday to travel to Mount Gerizim and spend the holiday together with the entire community.
On the eve of Shavuot, which always comes out on Saturday night, the Samaritans do not eat hot food because they do not cook on Shabbat, so the holiday eve table is composed of many cheeses and a selection of rich salads.
Between Saturday and Sunday night, just before 4 AM, the Samaritans wake up and perform the mitzvah of pilgrimage. The Samaritans ascend to the summit of the mountain to pray there, accompanied by the singing of the sea, which the Samaritans sing during the walk.
As with every pilgrimage (Sukkot and Passover), the Samaritans stop for prayer at 6 points:
1. The location of the "stones", the twelve stones that Yehoshua ben Nun placed upon his arrival in the Land of Israel.
2. Place of the altar of his son Adam.
3. Location "Givat Olam" - According to the Samaritan belief, this is the spiritual center of the world.
4. Place "God will see" - in which was the ram that looked in the thicket of Abraham and sacrificed Isaac son.
5. The altar of Isaac - the place where Abraham stood to bind Isaac.
6. Place "Altar Noach" - the altar he rested after leaving the ark.
At each point there is a prayer and the ceremony of raising the Torah by the Kohen.
The Samaritan pilgrimage is a very popular sight for photographers since it is a spectacular spectacle of hundreds of people, all dressed in white against the sunrise.
After the pilgrimage, the Samaritans gather at their home and host the priestly family. The entire priestly family is hosted by the heads of the families in the community, and we wish you a happy holiday. The hospitality is filled with a rich and endless meal before a Samaritan toast, with the blessing of "One Hundred Years in Your Life".
Day of Revelation at Mount Sinai
3 days before Shavuot, the Samaritans mark the day of the revelation at Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Tablets of the Covenant. This day is not a sabbatical, but it is customary to hold a prayer throughout the day.
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