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        4/19/2013, Iyar 9, 5773

      High Samaritan Priest Passes Away


      Aharon Ben Av Hisda, the high priest of the Samaritan (Shomronim) community, passed away, Friday, at the age of 87.

      He lost consciousness in his home in the Samaritan neighborhood of Mount Gerizim. Magen David Adom volunteers from the adjacent community of Har Beracha tried to resuscitate him but were forced to declare his passing.