On Shavuot, Jews mark not just the giving of the Torah by God, but their acceptance of the Torah. A priest of the Samaritan community presented the Torah on Mount Gerizim in the West Bank town of Nablus. According to tradition, the Samaritans are descendants of Jews who were not deported when the Assyrians conquered Israel in the 8th century B.C.
On Shavuot, Jews mark not just the giving of the Torah by God, but their acceptance of the Torah. A priest of the Samaritan community presented the Torah on Mount Gerizim in the West Bank town of Nablus. According to tradition, the Samaritans are descendants of Jews who were not deported when the Assyrians conquered Israel in the 8th century B.C. Ariel Schalit Associated Press file photo
On Shavuot, Jews mark not just the giving of the Torah by God, but their acceptance of the Torah. A priest of the Samaritan community presented the Torah on Mount Gerizim in the West Bank town of Nablus. According to tradition, the Samaritans are descendants of Jews who were not deported when the Assyrians conquered Israel in the 8th century B.C. Ariel Schalit Associated Press file photo

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