Category: Holidays

Holiday Greetings: Happy Sigd from Erverh Nation #Sigd #ChagSigdSameach

Erverh Nation would like to wish all who remember and observe a happy Sigd. According to Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jewish) tradition, Sigd commemorates the day that HaShem first revealed Himself to Moshe. The word “Sigd” is an Amharic word meaning “prostration,” bowing down” or “worship,” however, the Amharic word is originally derived from the Hebrew word “segida” […]

Holidays: Sigd (סְגֵב‎‎) – “Prostration” – A Holiday of Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jewish Community) #Sigd

Shalom everyone! Sigd is celebrated by Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jewish community) on the 29th of Cheshvan on the Hebrew Calendar. The holiday falls exactly 50 days after Yom Kippur on the Hebrew calendar, corresponding to late October or late November on the Gregorian calendar. Background According to Beta Israel tradition, Sigd commemorates […]

Holiday Greetings: An Easy, Meaningful Fast and G’mar Chatima Tovah from Erverh Nation! #5778 #YomKippur

Erverh Nation wish all who remember and observe an easy and meaningful fast and “G’mar Chatima Tovah” (“A good final sealing”) this Yom Kippur (“Day of Atonement”).  Yom Kippur is a biblical holiday HaShem commanded B’nei Israel to commemorate annually on the tenth day of the seventh month (1oth of Tishrei/Ethanim), with […]

Foundations: The Special Torah Portions for Holidays

Shalom everyone! The following is a list of the Special Torah portions for holidays, including Festivals, Fast Days and Special Sabbaths, read during an annual cycle on the Hebrew calendar, along with their corresponding haftarah portions. The haftarah portions listed are the most commonly-read portions within the Ashkenazi and […]