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Sigd marks the biblical union between the Jewish people and God.
By Haaretz | Nov. 23, 2014 | 12:48 PM
Israeli women of the Ethiopian Jewish community attend the Sigd holiday marking the desire for 'return to Jerusalem', as they celebrate from a hilltop in Jerusalem, November20, 2014. Photos by AFP
Every year, thousands of Ethiopians from all over Israel congregate in Jerusalem to pray together, led by their religious leaders, the "Kessim." They recite prayers marking the desire for 'return to Jerusalem', while overlooking the old city.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin greets Israeli 'Kessim' or religious leaders of the Ethiopian Jewish community during the Sigd holiday. Photo by AFP