Over 50,000 Hasidim pilgrims to arrive in Uman this year

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Israeli police officers will keep the order in Uman together with the Ukrainian law enforcers
14:04, 19 August 2021


Ukraine expects the arrival of about 50,000 Hasidim for Rosh Hashanah as the Interior Ministry reported citing Chairman of the National Police Ihor Klymenko.

Thus, Klymenko noted that according to the police, the arrival of about 50,000 Hasidim pilgrims to Uman for the celebration of Rosh Hashanah is expected this year.

“Our main task is to make the guests feel safe. We have full cooperation with the Israeli police who serve with us in Uman. For all events that will take place, we will respond very quickly and respond in time. The National Police and police of Cherkasy region serve in the enhanced regime,” Klymenko reported.

Related: 11 Hasidim banned from entering Ukraine until 2025, - State Border Guard

The Head of Ukraine’s police also added that the presence of the law enforcers is temporarily enhanced at the airports.

“We work together with border, migration services to allow people to enter and celebrate the holiday in safety,” he added.

This year, Rosh Hashanah will take place on September 7-8. Its celebration in Uman is tied with the fact that Rabbi Nachman is buried there. His grave is one of the most worshiped relics and places of pilgrimage of Hasidim.

Related: Israeli Shas Political Party asks Ukraine to allow mass pilgrimage to Uman

In 2020, Rosh Hashanah was celebrated on September 18-20. Since September 14, about 1,000 Hasidim pilgrims tried to enter Ukraine, despite the restrictions for entry of foreigners.

On September 18, the Hasidim pilgrims, who were not allowed to enter Ukraine celebrate Rosh Hashanah in Belarusian cities Pinsk and Gomel.


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