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Up to 80,000 Hasidim to arrive in Ukraine for Rosh Hashana celebration

The worshippers will head to Uman, central Ukraine, to observe the religious procedure and to pay tribute to their spiritual leader Rabbi Nachman, whose grave is located there
09:28, 7 September 2018

State Border Guard of Ukraine

The National Police expect up to 80,000 Hasidim to arrive in Ukraine for the celebration of the Jewish New Year. Joel Lion, the Israeli ambassador in Ukraine said that as quoted by the press service of the National Police.

'According to the information we're getting from tourist agencies and air companies, we expect from 50,000 to 80,000 worshippers to come to Ukraine. A consulate will be opened instantly to assist the Israeli citizens', he said.

Head of the National Police Serhiy Knyazev added that even in conditions of the ongoing hybrid war, Ukrainian police workers put in maximum efforts for the worshippers to feel comfortable.

Earlier, the administration of Boryspil airport decided to open B terminal to host the Hasids heading to Ukraine for the celebration of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. The airport's press service reported that as quoted by UNN

'We expect the worshippers to begin to arrive on September 5. B terminal will be opened for that special purpose', the message says.

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.

This year's Jewish New Year falls on this weekend, September 8 and 9.

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