First Hasidic pilgrims arrive in Ukraine, security measures enhanced

This year Rosh Hashanah will be celebrated on September 9-11
12:03, 5 September 2018

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B terminal of Boryspil Airport that was opened for the hosting of the Hasids coming to Ukraine will accept the first flight today on September 5 as 112 Ukraine reported.

Totally, 10 flights with the pilgrims who aim to Uman for the celebration of Rosh Hashanah are expected. This year the celebration starts on September 9 and will continue until September 11.

Related: Israeli police officers working on ensuring order during Hasid pilgrimage leave Uman

The officers of the National Guard will protect the terminal. In Uman, the security measures were also enhanced as the press service of Cherkassy region police reported. On September 3, 600 police officers from 12 regions of Ukraine arrived in the city, including the patrol police, operational staff, dog handlers and bomb experts.

Earlier, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine said it would implement all necessary measures to provide the security during the celebration of Rosh Hashanah. Emergency Service Chairman claimed this during the meeting with Eliav Belotserkovsky, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel to Ukraine as the press service reported.

Related: Rosh Hashanah in Uman: How Hasidim celebrated 5777 New Year

As it was reported last year, the Hasid pilgrims from around the globe keep coming to Ukraine to celebrate the New Year according to the Jewish calendar. In 2017, Uman hosted about 30,000 Hasidic Jews, who came to honor the memory of their spiritual leader Rabbi Nachman at his grave on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.

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