Celebrating Sigd: A Biblical Jewish Holiday

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Sigd is a Jewish holiday that was preserved by Ethiopian Jews for centuries and is a day of fasting, purification and renewal. It centers on the idea of accepting the Torah and yearning for Israel and Jerusalem. The holiday serves as another, more public layer beyond the private introspection of Yom Kippur. JAFI's Sigd 101 powerpoint and the accompanying talking points offer a crash course on Sigd that you can use to teach others about the important holiday. Download Sigd materials



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