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 expand […]

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 […]