The Ethiopian Holy Day of Sigd was celebrated

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on the Haas Promenade, the Tayelet,

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which has one of the best views

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of The Old City

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and the Temple Mount

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in Jerusalem, Israel.

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Thousands

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and thousands of Ethiopian immigrants

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came by the bus load

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from all over Israel.

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Young and old,

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with many generations represented in

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in loving families.

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Many were dressed

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in traditional white,

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But many colorful costumes

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were also worn,

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and many in modern fashion too.

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The old Kessim have seen their dream come true.

For centuries on a mountain top, Kessim in Ethiopia prayed to return to Jerusalem. Today their prayers have been answered. They have arrived in the promised land and can see it themselves.

Photo credit: The Real Jerusalem Streets    www.rjstreets.com