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Holiday Greetings: Happy Sigd from TwelveTotems.org #Sigd #ChagSigdSameach

Members of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel pray during a ceremony marking the holiday of Sigd in Jerusalem November 20, 2014. Sigd marks the community’s longing to return to Jerusalem, where they see their biblical roots. Credit: REUTERS

TwelveTotems.org would like to wish all who remember and observe a happy Sigd. According to Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jewish) tradition, Sigd commemorates the day that YAH first revealed Himself to Moshe. The word “Sigd” is an Amharic word meaning “prostration,” bowing down” or “worship,” however, the Amharic word is originally derived from the Hebrew word “segida” also meaning “bowing down” or “prostration.” On Sigd, the community celebrates the renewal of the alliance between YAH, the people, and the Torah. The holiday is similar to the events recalled in the Book of Nehemiah in which the people of Israel, led by Ezra and Nehemiah, renewed their commitment to YAH and His Torah after their return from the Babylonian Exile.

Sigd falls exactly 50 days after Yom Kippur on the post-exilic Hebrew calendar. This year, Sigd begins at sundown Friday, November 17, 2017, and ends sunset Saturday, November 18, 2017Chag Sigd Sameach!

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