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Har Gerizim

Har Gerizim Natural Park

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority has just opened the archaeological site on Mount Gerizim in Samaria.

Mount Gerizim is one of two mountains that overlook the West Bank city of Nablus (in Hebrew Shechem, of which there are many Biblical references). Mount Gerizim at 886 meters above sea level (higher than Jerusalem) is one of the highest mountains in Israel. Today, the Samaritan village of Kiryat Luza and an Israeli settlement, Har Bracha are situated on the mountain ridge.

Panoramic view of the new Har Gerizim National Park in Shechem

Panoramic view from Mt. Gerizim, Shechem from the Shomroni (Samaritan) Quarter

See Tel Shechem and Joseph’s Tomb (Kever Yosef)  in downtown Nablus and Mount Eival (Mount Ebal, Har Eival).

 

Shomroni (Samaritan) Passover

One can drive up to see the Samaritan Passover sacrifice (quite an experience!) according to the Samaritan calendar which is different than the Jewish calendar.

 

 

 

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