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☞   Sigd Festival Readings

This is an archive of special readings for the Sigd festival.

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Mehlella (Ge’ez: ምህልላ, lit. ‘Supplication’), also Amata Saww (ዐመተ ሰወ, ‘Grouping Day’) or Sigd (ሰግድ, ‘Prostration’, Hebrew: סיגד‎, also romanized Sig’d), is one of the unique holidays of the Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jewish) community, and is celebrated on the 29th of the Hebrew month of Marḥeshvan. Previously, Sigd was celebrated on the 29th of Kislev, and after a calendar reform in mid-19th century it was moved to its present day, 50 days after Yom Kippur.


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שמות י״ט-כ׳ | Revelation at Sinai (Exodus 19-20): the first reading for the Sigd festival

The first reading for the Sigd festival, the Revelation at Sinai (Exodus 19-20). . . .

נחמיה ט׳ | Rededication Ceremony (Neḥemiah 9): the second reading for the Sigd festival

The second reading for the Sigd festival, the Rededication Ceremony (Nehemiah 9). . . .

דברים כ״ז | Blessings and Curses on the Mountains (Deuteronomy 27): the third reading for the Sigd festival

The third reading for the Sigd festival, Blessings and Curses on the Mountains (Deuteronomy 27). . . .

תהלים קכ״ב | Psalm of Gathering in Jerusalem (Psalms 122): the fourth reading for the Sigd festival

The fourth reading for the Sigd festival, the Psalm of Gathering in Jerusalem — Psalms 122 Masoretic (121 Tewahedo). . . .


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