Imagine God answers a very big prayer for you. Would you remember to thank him for it year after year? That's what Ethiopian Jews do—thank God for bringing them back to Israel and Jerusalem and for uniting them with the Jewish people.
It's called Sigd. It's an ancient holiday that Ethiopian Jews brought with them when they returned to Israel.
Sigd comes from a Hebrew word that means "to worship God."
For generations, Ethiopian Jews dreamed of returning to Jerusalem. Now they celebrate the holiday of Sigd right here in the holy city.
"Sigd is a holiday we celebrated for thousands of years in Ethiopia, a central holiday and symbol of the Ethiopian Jews," said Dr. Simcha Gathon, board member of the Center for the Legacy of Ethiopian Jewry.
"What we did there was to go up the highest mountain and face the direction of Jerusalem, pray for the peace of Zion and Jerusalem," Gathon told CBN News at the holiday celebration.
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