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Ethiopian Jews celebrate Sigd

On the day of Sigd, Ethiopian Jews meet and pray at Jerusalem's Western Wall and on the promenade of the city's Armon Hanatziv neighbourhood

Quelle:: EPA, Knesset

Ethiopian Jewish rabbis during the Sigd holiday in Jerusalem, 11 November 2015
Ethiopian Jewish rabbis during the Sigd holiday in Jerusalem, 11 November 2015

The Sigd holiday is celebrated by Ethiopian Jews on the 50th day following Yom Kippur. It is, just as Yom Kippur, an occasion to pray for forgiveness for sins committed in the past year.

Late Israeli president Weizman greeting Ethiopian Jews celebrating the Sigd holiday, Jerusalem, 11 November 1993
Late Israeli president Weizman greeting Ethiopian Jews celebrating the Sigd holiday, Jerusalem, 11 November 1993
Saar Yacov/Israel Government Press

This year, Sigd fell on 11 November of the Gregorian calendar and was celebrated by thousands of Ethiopian Jews throughout Israel by traveling to Jerusalem and praying at the Western wall and the promenade of the Armon Hanatziv neighbourhood.

Ethiopian Jewish rabbis during the Sigd holiday in Jerusalem, 11 November 2015
Ethiopian Jewish rabbis during the Sigd holiday in Jerusalem, 11 November 2015
EPA

Jewish communities have existed in Ethiopia for hundreds of years. In 1979-90, the majority of them moved to Israel. The Ethiopian community in Israel, called Beta Israel, numbers 120 000 people, of which a third was born in the country.

Believers during the Sigd holiday in Jerusalem, 11 November 2015
Believers during the Sigd holiday in Jerusalem, 11 November 2015
EPA

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