The sign shape is square but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel
The sign is in the compound of the Great Synagogue located in the Samaritan neighborhood - the Neve Pinchas neighborhood. The synagogue was photographed that day Click for a larger image
A Samaritan script (ancient Hebrew script) can be seen on the synagogue gate Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
Holon city emblem The Samaritan neighborhood
The Samaritans are an integral part of the people of Israel. The center of their faith is Mount Gerizim.
The Samaritan community has an ancient heritage and uses the ancient Hebrew language and script. In 1918 there were only 185 people in it, while today it numbers several hundred; Some of them live in Holon and some in Kiryat Luza on Mount Gerizim south of Nablus.
The Samaritans settled in Holon in 1951 with the encouragement of President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi and the mayor of Holon, Dr. Haim Kugel.
The Samaritans neighborhood was built in the 1950s by Solel Boneh, and has ten detached houses. In 1984, two three-story buildings were added for the younger generation.
At the entrances to the houses, the large and decorated stone mezuzahs stand out.
Special interest can be found in the neighborhood during the Sukkot holiday celebrated according to the Samaritan calendar; In the homes of the members of the community on Sukkot you can see a spectacular variety of hanging fruits, as well as decorations and ornaments.
The neighborhood is open for public visits.
Visitors are asked to refrain from entering the neighborhood on Saturday with vehicles.