Saturday, September 28, 2019

Nearly 25,000 Hasidic pilgrims arrive in Ukraine 

About 25,000 Hasidic pilgrims have already arrived in Ukraine to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.
"The pilgrims continue arriving massively as the Orthodox Jews celebrate the 5780th Jewish New Year tomorrow, on September 29. To date, the officers of the State Border Guard Service have already registered 24,782 pilgrims at the checkpoints in Kyiv, Odesa, Vinnytsia, at the border with Poland, Slovakia and Romania," the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reports.

According to the State Border Guard Service, 5,687 Hasidic pilgrims traveling to Uman were registered only during the last day.

The celebration of the Rosh Hashanah Jewish New Year will last from September 29 to October 1.

Every Rosh Hashana, tens of thousands of Hasidic pilgrims from around the world visit the burial site of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, located on the former site of the Jewish cemetery in a rebuilt synagogue in the town of Uman, Cherkasy region in central Ukraine.


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