Above: An Amharic song for the Ethiopian Jewish festival of Sigd, which occurs today (Thursday).
Learn more about this fascinating festival that takes place 50 days after Yom Kippur.

See more on the current complexities of observing Sigd in Israel: "The Beta Israel steadfastly kept a pure form of Biblical Judaism in Ethiopia for generations. In Israel, their unique Sigd fast is now a folklore festival starring politicians studiously avoiding any mention of racism and police violence"