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Oct
18

Samaritan Sukkot: Mount Gerizim and Jabal Kabir


199 NIS
Per person
Oct
18
199 NIS
Per person

TRIP DETAILS

Meeting Time:07:00

Completion Time: 17:00

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Trip Type:Culture

TRIP OVERVIEW

The Samaritans are the world’s smallest ethnoreligious group and have survived myriad empires in the holy land dating back to the Neo-Assyrian conquest over ‘Israel’ in 722 BCE. According to their history, they’ve maintained the authentic form of the laws and traditions that G-d gave to Moses on Mount Sinai. From here, their history takes a fascinating turn!

We will be there just in time for the beginning of Samaritan Sukkot!

Mount Gerizim, located high above the Palestinian city of Nablus and the Balata refugee camp, is the holiest site to the Samaritan community which according to the Samaritan Torah (Samaritan Pentateuch) is the true location where Abraham nearly sacrificed Isaac to make a covenant with G-d, not Mount Moriah in Jerusalem.

We will be guided by Yefet HaCohen, a priest and main historian of the Samaritan community. Yefet will give us a clear historical understanding of Samaritanism and take us to visit a local Samaritan Sukkah (Samaritan Sukkot is according to the Samaritan calendar which differs from the Rabbinic tradition)

After exploring Mount Gerizim, we will head to Jabal Kabir – Mount Kabir – the highest point in the mountains of Samaria. On a clear day, you can see from the Mediterranean to Mount Hermon! The site is a perfect way to start understanding the geopolitical situation in the area.

Ascending Mount Kabir, it is easy to understand how the area around Nablus and the Shomron (Samaria) has become such an important part of both the Palestinian and Israeli ethos today.

  • Located on the ridge of Mount Gerizim is the famous Tehina factory of Mount Bracha. Time permitting, we will head for a visit at the factory!
  • Likewise, should we have time, we will have a chance to visit the archeological park and learn more about the ‘elusive’ Samaritan Temple! (THIS IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE AND IS 20 NIS/person to be paid in cash)

The cost of the trip is 200 NIS and includes the following: transportation to and from Tel Aviv, entrance fee to the Samaritan historical museum, guided visit with Yefet HaCohen (priest and historian) and entrance to the special Sukkah

Not included in the cost is the admission to the Mount Gerizim archeological park!


 

Whats Included

Israeli licensed tour guide

Full transport to and from Tel Aviv

Entrance to Samaritan Museum

Guided tour with Samaritan priest

 

 

Whats Not Included

Entrance fee to National Park (time permitting we will visit and guests will pay cash)

Food for the day

Anything not listed above

Whats Not Included

Entrance fee to National Park (time permitting we will visit and guests will pay cash)

Food for the day

Anything not listed above

Logistics

07:00 departure from Tel Aviv Savidor (Namir Road)

Quick bathroom stop en route

Arrival to Mount Gerizim for guided tour and Sukkah visit

Possible visit to Mount Gerizim National Park

Visit to Jabal Kabir (Alon Moreh)

Return to Tel Aviv

What To Bring

Food for the day

20 NIS for possible entrance to National Park

Comfortable shoes

Hat

Sunscreen

Water for the day

Terms And Conditions

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

This trip requires suitable footwear for walking and light hiking. 

* 1.5 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen is required

* Each participant is responsible for his or her own personal security and health.

* This trip is located in Area C of the West Bank. Please make sure your insurance covers these areas. 

REFUND, CANCELATION & TRIP-ADJUSTMENT POLICY

*** Included in the price of the ticket is a non-refundable deposit  fee. This fee is 50 NIS

*** Full refund including deposit fee will be issued upon request no later than 7 days prior to the scheduled start time.

*** Between seven and three days prior to the trip, participants can cancel their ticket and get a full refund less the deposit fee

*** No refunds will be issued within 72 hours of the scheduled trip

*** Should a participant cancel his or her ticket, he or she can inquire about moving the ticket to another Finjan event at the same cost.

*** Full refund will be issued should the trip be cancelled or postponed for any reason at the discretion of the trek leader(s).

*** The trek leader(s) has the right to change the location of the trip prior to or throughout the trip based on weather conditions without issuing a refund to participants.

*** The trek leader(s) have full discretion in not allowing a participant to fulfil the trek based on certain health considerations and or lack of proper footwear/water.

*** Price includes two fully licensed guides and outdoor specialists, transportation to and from Tel Aviv! Price does NOT include food and other beverages ***

Departure time is at 08:00 sharp from Tel Aviv Savidor Merkaz (Central Train Station/Arlozorov).  Return to the same point by 17:00. The bus will leave promptly and on time!

This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/HikingInIsrael/

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