Dale Lazar Showcases Documentary Work on the Israelite Samaritans – Through July 24, 2015

The Israelite Samaritans and the Festival of Unleavened Bread
Photography By Dale Lazar
American Jewish Museum, JCC Kaufmann Building
5738 Darlington Road, Pittsburgh, PA
Runs through July 24, 2015

Samaritans making the pilgrimage from the synagogue to the Temple Mount on Mt Gerizim.

Join AgWorks on May 5 from 5-7pm as we celebrate the opening of Dale Lazar’s documentary photography show at the American Jewish Museum. Lazar’s striking photographs of the Israelite Samaritans tells a compelling story of this small, yet enduring religious community celebrating the Festival of Unleavened Bread.  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.

The show runs through July 24, 2015.

More information can be found at the American Jewish Museum website, or on Lazar’s website at dalelazarphotography.com

 

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