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About 20 thousand Hasidic pilgrims already arrived in Uman

22 Israeli police officers also arrived to maintain order
15:53, 9 September 2018

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About 20,000 Hasidic pilgrims from 12 countries have already arrived in Uman to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. This was reported by the press service of the Cherkassy region police.

"As of the morning of September 7, more than 18,000 pilgrims from 12 countries arrived in Uman to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, and 22 police officers of the State of Israel arrived also, together with the police of the combined detachment. They will implement measures to maintain public order and the safety of citizens in places of compact stay and residence of pilgrims-Hasids, "the report said.

Earlier, the Israeli ambassador said that up to 80 thousand Hasidim pilgrims should come to Uman.

On September 5 about 3 thousand pilgrims arrived in Uman for the celebration of the New Year (Rosh Hashanah) by the Jewish calendar came. Therefore, the city began to strengthen security measures.

Each year in Uman, pilgrimage of Jews takes place, which are followers of Bratslav Hasidism (one of the currents in Hasidic Judaism). They visit the grave of their spiritual leader - tsadik Nachman.

Traditionally they come to this city in September, because for them Uman is the place of one of the most revered shrines, the place of annual mass pilgrimage.

This year's celebrations will begin on Sunday 9th September and continue until Tuesday 11th  September.

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