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  11/13/2012, Cheshvan 28, 5773

Wednesday's Jewish Holiday of Sigd Re-Affirms Torah


The holiday of Sigd will be celebrated on Wednesday Nov 14th. The holiday takes place exactly 50 days after Yom Kippur on the 29th of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan. Thousands are expected at the ceremony in Jerusalem at the Armon Hanatziv promenade, known colloquially as the tayelet, which overlooks of the Old City.

The day will be marked with a fast starting in the morning until the completion of prayer services in the early afternoon. The holiday symbolizes the receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai and the re-acceptance of the Torah led by the prophet Ezra following the return from Babylon and preceding the construction of the Second Temple.