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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:21 PM

Celebrating Sigd: The Ultimate Zionist Festival

For most Jews around the world, the 29th of Cheshvan is not a particularly noteworthy day. But for Jews from Ethiopia, this date has long been observed as one of their main holidays, Sigd–a day celebrating their connection to Jerusalem and commitment to Jewish unity—you might say it’s the ultimate Zionist holiday.

In 2008, the Knesset finally recognized Sigd as a national holiday, and ever since then, more and more non-Ethiopian Israelis have been celebrating Sigd in Jerusalem.

FYI - lots of pics at the linked article.


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ellisonz Nov 2012 #1

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:31 PM

1. Shalom to all my Ethiopian brothers and sisters on Sigd.

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