back up!!! pic 2 - isnt that a shabbat cup? pic 4 - not a shabbat cup and candle holders? pic 6 - clearly a hanukia..this throws me back to materials i read about jews of teh region converting in the centuries leading up to this last one to islam..one of my colleagues told me that during teh six day war when israel conquered the west bank it was discovered that many families conducted numerous jewish traditions without even knowing why and one they found out that they were like the "jews" they stopped..this fascinates me as do your pics
Indeed! Don't forget the Samaritans are also practicing Jews and have been physically present here for centuries. A lot of the antiques date back yonks to the days of co-existence.