Month: November 2017

Origins: The Generations of Noah: The Sons of Japheth

Shalom everyone! The following is a diagram of the generations of Noah (Noach), from his son Japheth to his grandson Kittim, progenitor of the Romim (Romans), based upon the accounts of the Book of Genesis (Bereshith) in the Tanakh, the Book of Jasher, the Book of Jubilees and Josephus’ “The Antiquities of the Jews.” The descendants of Japheth, also known as “Japhetites,” are “Indo-Europeans” or […]

Holiday Greetings: Happy Sigd from TwelveTotems.org #Sigd #ChagSigdSameach

TwelveTotems.org would like to wish all who remember and observe a happy Sigd. According to Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jewish) tradition, Sigd commemorates the day that YAH 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” meaning […]

Origins: The Generations of Noah: The Sons of Ham

Shalom everyone! The following is a diagram of the generations of Noah (Noach), from his son Ham to his third great grandson Sodom, based upon the accounts of the Book of Genesis (Bereshith) in the Tanakh, the Book of Jasher, and the Book of Jubilees. The descendants of Ham are known as “Hamites,” “Chamites” or “Hamitic” in the English language. Please click twice on the diagram to […]

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 day of the eighth month (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 […]