Amharic Song for Sigd

Amharic Song for Sigd

Bezawit Abebe, Jewish&, 10/18/2021

We want to invite American Jews to join in song with our Ethiopian siblings in the joy of celebrating the everlasting Jewish connection to Jerusalem. Since 2008, Sigd has been recognized as a national holiday in Israel.

Israel prepares for Ethiopian Jewish holiday of Sigd under lockdown

Israel prepares for Ethiopian Jewish holiday of Sigd under lockdown

Tobias Siegal, Jerusalem Post, 11/16/2020

Sigd - a unique Ethiopian Jewish holiday marking the deep connection between the Ethiopian Jewish community and Jerusalem - will be celebrated on Monday.

Ethiopian-Israeli Sisters Celebrate Heritage Through Art

Ethiopian-Israeli Sisters Celebrate Heritage Through Art

Andrew Esensten, Jewish&, 11/12/2020

Tigist Yoseph Ron and Hirut Yoseph channel their trauma and creativity into drawings, paintings, photography, fashion design, and other media.

My Father, the Ethiopian-Israeli James Bond

My Father, the Ethiopian-Israeli James Bond

Naomi Ezra, Jewish&, 10/29/2020

WATCH: A hero of Operation Solomon opens up to his daughter.

Ethiopian Scholar Reflects on Extraordinary Life and Career

Ethiopian Scholar Reflects on Extraordinary Life and Career

Ephraim Isaac, Jewish&, 07/21/2020

Harvard Divinity School Distinguished Alumni honoree has worked to spread education and promote peace.

In First, Ethiopian Israeli Singer to Represent Israel in Eurovision

In First, Ethiopian Israeli Singer to Represent Israel in Eurovision

Itay Stern, Haaretz, 02/05/2020

19-year-old TV contest winner Eden Alene says competition has 'turned me from a girl with a dream into a seasoned singer.'

Decades After Landmark Ruling, Israel’s Chief Rabbinate Recognizes Ethiopian Jewish Community

Decades After Landmark Ruling, Israel's Chief Rabbinate Recognizes Ethiopian Jewish Community

Aaron Rabinowitz, Haaretz, 01/20/2020

In the early 1970s, then-Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef recognized Ethiopian Jews, yet many still encountered difficulty being recognized by the rabbinical system.

Tiffany Haddish’s Black Mitzvah and her journey of Jewish discovery

Tiffany Haddish's Black Mitzvah and her journey of Jewish discovery

Lebo Diseko, BBC, 12/16/2019

The Eritrean-American comedian Tiffany Haddish has celebrated her Bat Mitzvah.

As Ethiopian Jews celebrate Sigd, we’re still fighting for inclusion in Israel

As Ethiopian Jews celebrate Sigd, we’re still fighting for inclusion in Israel

Shlomit Bukaya, JTA, 11/27/2019

This year, American Thanksgiving and the Ethiopian-Israeli Sigd Festival fall just one day apart.