News and updates about Sigd

Why the Ethiopian Jews' holiday of Sigd is for every Jew

Why the Ethiopian Jews' holiday of Sigd is for every Jew

Where did Sigd come from? And why should the rest of the Jewish world be aware of the observance and find relevance in it? Op-ed.

Pres. Herzog: 'We must bring rest of Ethiopian Jews - quickly'

Pres. Herzog: 'We must bring rest of Ethiopian Jews - quickly'

Celebrating the Sigd festival, Pres. Herzog says, 'The Jews of Ethiopia did not wait around, but got up and took the initiative.'

Understanding the Sigd Holiday of Ethiopian Jewry

Understanding the Sigd Holiday of Ethiopian Jewry

Belaynesh Zevadia remebers the holiday in Ethiopia: 'We went up the hill & prayed 'Next year in Jerusalem.' Now we're celebrating in Israel'

The Sigd holiday-and its celebration during the corona pandemic

The Sigd holiday - and its celebration during the corona pandemic

Fasting, prayer, love of Zion and festivities: how Ethiopia's Beta Israel Jews enriched Israeli Jewish life with a unique, ancient festival.

Rivlin speaks at mass prayer ceremony for Sigd holiday

Rivlin speaks at mass prayer ceremony for Sigd holiday

'Citizens of Israel will not be party to discrimination on the basis of skin color. We are brothers and sisters.'

Ethiopian community asked for pardon requests for Sigd holidayplayer

Ethiopian community asked for pardon requests for Sigd holiday

Fifty days after Yom Kippur, Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel celebrates traditional holiday called Sigd commemorating Temple Mount.

Ethiopian Jews celebrate Sigd redemption holiday

Ethiopian Jews celebrate Sigd redemption holiday

Rivlin joins thousands of Ethiopian Jews in traditional holiday celebrating return to Israel, overlooking the Temple Mount.

Sigd - What Lies Behind This Ancient Ethiopian Jewish Festival?

The Sigd - Brought to Israel by Beta Israel

Fasting, prayer, love of Zion and festivities: how Ethiopia's Beta Israel Jews enriched Israeli Jewish life with a unique, ancient festival.

Thousands Pray in Jerusalem on Jewish Ethiopian Holiday of Sigd

Photo Essay: Jewish Ethiopian Holiday of Sigd

Every year more celebrate Sigd, a day of praying for redemption and an in-gathering of the exiles that dates back to Ezra and Nehemiah.

Photo Essay & Podcast: Thousands Celebrate Holiday of Sigd

Photo Essay: Thousands Celebrate Holiday of Sigd

Rabbi Yosef Hadane, the Chief Rabbi of the Ethiopian Jewish community speaks about the holiday of Sigd after the ceremony in Jerusalem.

Bnei Akiva's Ethiopian Youth Celebrate Sigd in Jerusalem

Bnei Akiva's Ethiopian Youth Celebrate Sigd

Youth from Bnei Akiva’s HaShachar Project visit the pedestrian mall in Jerusalem and celebrate the Sigd holiday.

Ethiopian Leader: Embrace the Ethiopian Community

Ethiopian Leader: Embrace the Ethiopian Community

Avraham Negosa, a leader of Ethiopian Jewry in Israel: It's hard for Ethiopians to adapt to life in Israel. They should be embraced.

Bnei Akiva's Ethiopian Youth Celebrate Sigd

Bnei Akiva's Ethiopian Youth Celebrate Sigd

Bnei Akiva's Ethiopian youth will hit Jerusalem's pedestrian mall and celebrate the traditional Sigd holiday with passersby.

Photo Essay: Ethiopian Jewry: Emblem of Jewish Continuityplayer

Ethiopia and Jewish Continuity

'Nothing proves Jewish eternity like Ethiopian Jewry,' says Rabbi Druckman as Ethiopian Jews celebrate Sigd holiday. INN was there.

Ethiopian Community Begins Sigd Celebrations

Sigd Celebrations Begin

Sigd celebrations kick off in residence of President Shimon Peres.








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