Category: Post-Exilic Holidays

Holidays: The Four Fasts

Shalom, everyone! There are Four Fasts mentioned in Zechariah 8:19 which the House of Yehudah (Judah) observed annually in ancient times to mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple and Jerusalem by the Babylonians in the 6th century BCE. Zechariah prophesies that these solemn occasions will one day become joyous occasions […]

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 post-exilic Hebrew Calendar. The holiday falls exactly 50 days after Yom Kippur on the post-exilic Hebrew calendar, corresponding to late October or late November on the Gregorian calendar. Background According to Beta […]