Dating ethiopian jewish service
Israel's Ethiopian Jews brought with them a deep love of Zion, willingness to volunteer for the IDF and a strong desire to contribute to Israeli society, despite the many difficulties they encountered in adjusting to their new home.
They also brought a new holiday with them, one that has been added to the official calendar of the Jewish state.
Rather, he was in the remote region of Gondar at a Jewish Community Center in Ethiopia run by the Jewish Agency for Israel.
They would then stand on the mountain praying and reading sections of the Torah for hours.
The night’s festivities—North America’s sixth annual celebration of Sigd, an Ethiopian Jewish holiday—officially began when four men chanted in Ge’ez, an ancient Semitic language that developed in Ethiopia and Eritrea, as they carried large rainbow umbrellas made of fabric to the stage.
When they arrived, two of them, both of whom were wearing a tallit, began to chant verses from the Bible, and other liturgy, in Ge’ez.
Bryan Drowos, a young Federation volunteer, stepped into a room filled with dozens of Jews praying at a Shacharit service.
Men wearing tefillin rocked gently back and forth, prayer shawls draped around their shoulders.