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Samaritan Bible Torah

The Samaritans’ Bible has 6,000 deviations from the standard Masoretic text. Photo from

Your Clicks for the week of May 19th: Samaritans & Karaites, and the trendy new “Destination Bar Mitzvah.” Read on!

Whose Bible is the “original” version, anyway? A new English translation of the Samaritan Torah makes the case that it is more authentic and narratively coherent. Let’s take it to a vote!

Cabo-Wabo, Anyone? The Destination Bar/Bat-Mitzvah and insight into an evolving American Jewish community.

Jewish women at the forefront of Arab music. A fascinating glimpse into a complex history of Jews in the Middle East.

Osama Bin-Laden’s son-in-law retains a Jewish lawyer. Oy vey.

Are Karaites Jews? Israel’s chief rabbinate is cracking down on the sect. Find out how they are responding.


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