Richard T. Nowitz

A Samaritan passover sacrifice (shown here, compare with photo of Samaritan dressed in traditional garments). A sect that appeared on the historical scene sometime after the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 587 B.C.E., the Samaritans still live today principally in two small enclaves, at Nablus (near ancient Shechem) and Holon (near Tel Aviv).