MembersEthiopian Jews Celebrate Their Unique Festival in Jerusalem

During the first week in November, the Ethiopian Jews in Israel celebrated the festival of Sigd.

By Aviel Schneider | | Topics: FOCUS ON JERUSALEM
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Photo: Miriam Alster/ Flash90

On this holiday, they renew their covenant with God and express their bond with Zion. Alongside times of prayer, they also fast on this day. Sigd is celebrated on the 29th day of the Jewish month of Cheshvan, and since 2008 is regarded as an official holiday in Israel. Spiritual leaders, Israeli personalities, along with many curious onlookers, gathered together to celebrate alongside the Jewish community from Ethiopia. Sigd has its origins in the Bible, as it commemorates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. During this festival, everyone prays for peace in Zion, Jerusalem, and for the whole nation of...

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