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Sigd

The Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel celebrated the renewal of the covenant between the Jewish people, God and the Torah in their unique way.

Last week, Ethiopian Jews celebrated Sigd, an ancient Ethiopian holiday that dates back to at least the 15th century.

Sigd is celebrated 50 days after Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Similarly, Jews celebrate the holiday of Shavuot, the day the Jewish people received the Torah, 50 days after Passover. While Yom Kippur is designed for personal introspection and self-improvement, Sigd focuses on collective atonement as a community.

Social activist, lawyer and proud Ethiopian Jew Elias Inbram shares insight about the holiday and why it is such an important day.