Photo Credit: Yaniv Nadav / Flash 90.
Thousands of Ethiopian Jews take part in a prayer of the Sigd holiday on the Armon Hanatziv Promenade overlooking Jerusalem on November 30, 2016. The prayer is performed by Ethiopian Jews every year to celebrate their community's connection and commitment to Israel.

Thousands of Ethiopian Israelis streamed to the capital on Wednesday to celebrate Sigd Day, the day when those of Jewish ancestry went to the mountain tops in the Horn of Africa to pray to one day live in Jerusalem.

The rain didn’t put the slightest damper on the celebrations at all.

Thousands of Ethiopian Jews take part in a prayer of the Sigd holiday on the Armon Hanatziv Promenade overlooking Jerusalem.
Thousands of Ethiopian Jews take part in a prayer of the Sigd holiday on the Armon Hanatziv Promenade overlooking Jerusalem.
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Like many, for more than 2,500 years they believed in “Jerusalem of Gold” — that legendary Biblical city of gold, filled with the light of God and filled with the power of His Eternal Presence, the Shechinah.

Multiple generations of men, women and children who immigrated on aliyah to Israel from Ethiopia gathered in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of Jerusalem, proud of having achieved their goal, having arrived at last.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.