Ethiopian Jews Celebrate Sigd Holiday

Eric Tenorio, Jewish Boston, 11/26/2019

In Israel, the holiday officially began on Nov. 26 and continues through Nov. 27.

Sigd: A Unique Ethiopian Jewish Celebration

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 11/06/2019

Challenging ignorance by celebrating diversity at Sigdiyada.

The Ethiopian Israeli Artist Whose 'Black Art' Gives Power to the People

Vered Lee, Haaretz, 05/10/2019

Nirit Takele says she has always painted about the disadvantaged Ethiopian community; it’s not some stream of ‘black art’ shown for the trendy in New York or London

Eden Dersso Is the Changing Face of Tel Aviv’s Hip-Hop Scene

Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 04/02/2019

Over the past year, Dersso has become a sensation in the city’s small but growing rap scene, yet she has spent her whole life preparing for this meteoric rise.

From Small Town Ethiopia to Big City Law Student

Bezawit Abebe, Jewish&, 10/23/2018

How parents' courage inspired a life of service for one Ethiopian Jew

The Ethiopian Music Scene in Israel Begins to Take Center Stage

Ben Shalev, Haaretz, 09/30/2018

Black pride, Israeli receptiveness to African music and an explosion of talent have combined to catapult a new generation of local singers and rappers to center stage.

Modern-Day Moses: The Heroes Who Saved Ethiopian Jews

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 04/24/2017

The heroes who endured torture and risked their lives to save Ethiopian Jews.

Israeli, Ethiopian and Gay

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 05/26/2016

What does it mean to be young, Ethiopian, Israeli and gay?

What is Sigd?

Shai Afsai, Times of Israel, 11/12/2014

One of the many unique religious traditions developed and preserved by the Jews of Ethiopia — the Beta Israel (House of Israel) — is the annual Sigd holiday, which normally occurs fifty days after Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), on the twenty-ninth of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan. Since 2008, the Sigd has been an official Israeli state holiday, though it continues to be celebrated mainly by the country’s Jewish community from Ethiopia, which numbers upwards of 130,000.

Ethiopian Jewish Sigd Festival to Become National Holiday

Ezra HaLevi,, 02/04/2008

Sigd Festival on Path to Becoming National Holiday

Ruth Eglash, Jerusalem Post, 01/30/2008

A Touch Of Ethiopia In Israel

Steve Lipman, The Jewish Week, 11/24/2006