Many Happy Returns

[Jerusalem, November 16. Image via Getty]

An Ethiopian Jewish women prays during the Sigd festival in Jerusalem on November 16, 2009. Sigd, the holiday of return and longing, is held fifty days after Yom Kippur. Prior to their immigration to Israel, the Jewish community in Ethiopia observed Sigd in their villages, praying to return to Jerusalem. Today, Sigd is celebrated in the holy city with thousands of Ethiopians from all over Israel gathering to pray together. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)