First-of-its-kind Samaritans showcase  in New York on March 27

JNS Article about the Samaritans event at the YU Museum, NYC, March 27th, which includes the Jewish Art Salon’s pop-up exhibition.

The Samaritans have been around for thousands of years, tracing their lineage to the “lost” northern tribes of Israel and living alongside Jews, Christians and Muslims for centuries.

Yet this ancient group remains a mystery, which Steven Fine, Dean Pinkhos Churgin Professor of Jewish History and director of Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies; cultural historian and author Moshe Alafi; and an international team of scholars, historians, artists and Yeshiva University students have spent the last six years unraveling.

The culmination of their years’ long work is now being unveiled in a breakthrough showcase at the end of this month called “The Samaritans: A Biblical People,” a multimedia, interactive experience of the Samaritan Israelites, their world, their place in Jewish history and their relevance in Western civilization.