Highlighting deep connections between Middle Eastern traditions in food, language, heritage & music
The Samaritan Cookbook is our first food project, a living bridge between Israeli and Palestinian cuisine featuring an ancient Levantine community who represent the convergence of the two historical narratives.
Our initiative began around a dozen years ago with the launch of the 2008 One Semitistan Mixtape album that brought together a mix of musical talent from the Hebrew and Arabic spheres.
We also have an ongoing linguistic and educational venture cataloguing the incredible overlap between the roots of the two main Semitic languages.
We are fascinated by the commonality of the legacies that our ancestors left us in the realms of genetics and religion, among other things like clothing and design.
Our work seeks to transcend divisions by focusing on shared culture. We don’t deny the relevance of politics, but our objective is to find spaces where interaction revolves around shared customs and vocabulary.
In turbulent times, we derive positive energy from catalyzing a movement that embraces unity and intertwined roots.