News and updates about Sigd

Jewish Agency launches digital toolkit on Ethiopian Jewish holiday

'Sigd-in-a-Box' brings to life a holiday that centers on accepting the Torah and yearning for Israel and Jerusalem.

New digital toolkit on Ethiopian Jewish holiday

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.

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

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.'

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

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'

Understanding the Sigd Holiday of Ethiopian Jewry

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.

The Sigd holiday-and its celebration during the corona pandemic

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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.'

Rivlin speaks at mass prayer ceremony for Sigd holiday

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.

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Ethiopian Jews celebrate Sigd redemption holiday

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

Ethiopian Jews celebrate Sigd redemption holiday

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.

Sigd - What Lies Behind This Ancient Ethiopian Jewish Festival?

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.

Thousands Pray in Jerusalem on Jewish Ethiopian 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.

Photo Essay & Podcast: Thousands Celebrate Holiday of Sigd

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.

Bnei Akiva's Ethiopian Youth Celebrate Sigd in Jerusalem

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.

Ethiopian Leader: Embrace the Ethiopian Community

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.

Bnei Akiva's Ethiopian Youth Celebrate Sigd

Ethiopia and Jewish Continuity

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

Photo Essay: Ethiopian Jewry: Emblem of Jewish Continuityplayer

Sigd Celebrations Begin

Sigd celebrations kick off in residence of President Shimon Peres.

Ethiopian Community Begins Sigd Celebrations