Beginning our journey into Ancinet Israelite music culture and context we focus on the marginalized community of the Samaritans.  These prophetic astranged sons of Joseph have preserve one of the most ancient forms of Cantering every heard.  A combination of Hebrew and Arabic, like the language itself the Samaritans are stuck in the midst of Israelite and Palestinian cultures.  Robert compares traditional orthodox cantering with that of Samaritan cantering.  Detailing the history of Samaritan music and its impact on the global community.  The audio excerpts conclude the episode with an excerpt from the Song of the Sea.  Followed by a traditional chang of a Torah portion in the Samaritan Synagogue on Shabbat

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Part 2 Lecture series by Benyamin Tsedaka

The song of the Sea

Samaritan Torah Portion

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