Ukraine: Tens of thousands of Hasidic Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah in Uman

Thousands of Hasidic Jews from across the world flocked to Uman in Ukraine on Wednesday to celebrate the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. According to the police, around 30,000 Jewish pilgrims travelled to the central Ukrainian town from countries including the US, Israel, Britain, Mexico, Holland and Argentina. The city of Uman is a major pilgrimage site for Hasidic Judaism, since it hosts the... Еще burial site of the Nachman of Breslov, a major figure in the Hasidic revivalist movement. This year, Hasidic Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah between September 20-22. Traditionally, the main celebrations take place at the grave of Nachman and at the local synagogue. Over 500 police officers and around 15 Israeli police officers were deployed to Uman during the festivities.

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