The Israelite-Samaritan Prayerbook for Weekday Evenings & Mornings

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This Israelite-Samaritan weekday prayerbook includes blessings for washing before prayer, the text of the Samaritans’ two daily prayers (evening and morning), and their nusaḥ for counting the ʿOmer between the first Sunday of Pesaḥ and the holiday of Shavuʿot.

This file is all in Samaritan script, an offshoot of paleo-Hebrew which developed after the Jews had already switched to today’s square “Ashurit” script.[1]Israelite Samaritan’s call “Ashurit” script, Aramaic Hebrew script At the end of the prayerbook, I’ve added a short pronunciation guide for those familiar with English or modern Hebrew.

NEW: You can now download the prayerbook transliterated into modern Hebrew characters (“Ashurit”). The text is completely vowelled according to the Samaritan pronunciation. The prayerbook is available either as an editable Open Document file, or as a PDF file.

Both the original prayerbook and the transliterated version have been proofread and corrected by Benyamim Tsedaka, a scholar and spokesman for the Israelite-Samaritan community.

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  1. Israelite Samaritan’s call “Ashurit” script, Aramaic Hebrew script

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