The last Samaritans

The sacrifice of the lamb is the sacrifice that the Torah mandates Jews and Samaritans to ritually slaughter on the eve of Passover, and eat on the first night of the holiday with bitter herbs and matzo. According to the Torah, it was first offered on the night of the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt. Although practiced by Jews in ancient times, the ritual is today only practiced by Samaritans -the smallest religious group in the world- at Mount Gerizim, near the Palestinian city of Nablus (April, 2018).