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No restrictions for Hasidim to visit Uman during Rosh Hashanah

Source : 112 Ukraine

Jewish pilgrims should wait for the official decree of the Ukrainian government
15:33, 18 August 2020

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The Ukrainian authorities still have not imposed any restrictions for Hasidim pilgrims visiting Uman. Representatives of the United Jewish Community of Ukraine reported that on August 18.

"There's still no restriction for entry of Breslov Hasidim in Ukraine", reads the message.

The community added that the offer of the Interior Ministry, issued on August 17, which implies technical restrictions is actually not a ban to enter Ukraine. Besides, the community is sure that no ban can be implied, technically, because there is a certain number of Hassidim in Uman already.

At the same time, the community recommends that Jewish pilgrims wait for the official decree of the Ukrainian government - and the explanation of what kind of technical restrictions could be there.

Related: Israel asks Ukraine to ban Hasidim from celebration of Rosh Hashanah in Uman

As is known, the Ukrainian authorities decided that from five to ten thousand Hasidim will be allowed in Uman this year. Uman mayor Oleksandr Tsebriy claims that the decision will not be adjusted, and tried contacting President Zelensky to discuss this issue, caring about epidemiological situation and public health. Previously, the Cabinet and State Committee for Issues of Technogenic Safety supported the mayor and recommended to ban Hasidim from visiting Uman this year.

Jewish pilgrims gather in Uman annually to pay tribute to their spiritual leader Rabbi Nachman, and to celebrate the Jewish New Year. The holiday is observed in October.

Related: Uman Mayor to block roads to prevent arrival of Hasidim pilgrims for Rosh Hashanah holiday

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