Modern day Israel is the realization of the Biblical prophecy of the return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel. Last week, thousands of members of the Ethiopian Jewish community gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the festival of Sigd marking the community's centuries old desire to return to the Land of Israel. Nowadays, one of the central themes of Sigd is thanksgiving for the coming to fruition of the dream of returning to Jerusalem. Over the past decades, many of Israel's 135,000 Ethiopians arrived to Israel with little more than they could carry. While their immigration to Israel was miraculous, their arrival in the land was met with various physical and financial challenges. Meir Panim, one of Israel's oldest non-profit organizations, works hand-in-hand with the Ethiopian community to to ensure their successful acculturation into Israel society. Partner with Meir Panim and continue to witness the realization of ancient Biblical prophecies.
Many of the religious rituals and customs of the Ethiopian Jewish population are almost identical to the type of Judaism practiced in the period of the Second Temple, researcher and professor Dr. Yossi Ziv recently revealed.
Welcome the light of Zion into your home. The Glow of Zion Box Set is comprised of a variety of unique elements including; earth and soil from Jerusalem and olive oil from Shiloh. Glow of Zion’s pure soil was collected from areas close to the Temple Mount and Jerusalem’s Old City. The olive oil used for lighting the lamp is produced in the Biblical city of Shiloh.