Thursday, April 24, 2014

Samaritan Passover again

INNA LAZAREVA: Postcard from... Mount Gerizim (The Independent).
There is a cry as one priest raises a large knife and then swoops it down sharply on the sheep’s neck. Cheers erupt as others lean in to slaughter the lambs. Moments later, everyone embraces each other, leaving bloodied handprints on the starched white clothes. Each community member steps forward to receive a dot of the sheep’s blood on their forehead. The feast of Passover begins...
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