Every year the Ethiopian community gather together for a ceremony celebrating the renewal of the covenant between God and the people of Israel.
This ancient ceremony was traditionally held on a high mountain facing Jerusalem, symbolizing the yearning of the Ethiopian Jewish community to make aliyah to the Holy City.
In Israel, the ceremony is held annually at Armon HaNetziv, directly overlooking the Old City and the Temple Mount.
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The holiday of Sigd is an ancient celebration of Torah and of God’s covenant with the Jewish people. Having yearned for Jerusalem and the Land of Israel for generations upon
The ASF Institute of Jewish Experience presents this in-depth primer video (5:20) on the Ethiopian festival of Sigd. Celebrated by the Beta Israel community (the Jews of Ethiopia) for hundreds
This short clip (2:27) put out by CBN News introduces the ancient Ethiopian Jewish festival of Sigd. A celebration of God’s giving the Torah to the Jewish people, Sigd has
Sigd is an Ethiopian-Jewish holiday celebrated 50 days after Yom Kippur. It is a day of fasting, prayer, and communal introspection. Its origins are admittedly somewhat hazy, but the Beta
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