Professor Steven FineProfessor Steven Fine,

Yeshiva University, New York, USA

Whereas,

The Board of the Samaritan Medal Foundation decided at the Annual

Meeting in Washington D.C., in November 2010, to recognize and award

Academic Achievements in regard to Samaritan Studies.

Whereas,

Professor Steven Fine, Professor in Yeshiva University, New York, in his books and many articles on Samaritan and Jewish Studies

promoted the research of ancient Samaritan Synagogues.

Whereas,

Professor Steven Fine in his books provided to the world a special

link between the Samaritans and the Jews in Antiquity.

Whereas,

Professor Steven Fine always encouraged the research of Samaritan

Studies as an integral part of the roots of the People of Israel and

its original sources.

Whereas,

Professor Steven Fine is recognized as a having been a good friend of the Samaritan People over the years.

Therefore,

The Samaritan Medal and Award Committee are pleased to honor Prof. Steven Fine as the 2013 recipient of the Samaritan Medal for Peace,

Humanitarian and Academic Achievements.