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Arrival of Hasidim in Uman for Rosh Hashanah celebration this year impossible, - Ukraine's MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

Such a decision was made due to the epidemical situation in Israel
15:58, 14 July 2020

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The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine formed the view that the arrival of the dozens of thousand of Hasidim-pilgrims in Uman for the celebration of Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah in the traditional format this year is impossible, as the document published by Uman Mayor Oleksandr Tsebriy reports.

“The result of the interdepartmental meeting at the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine is the common opinion that the arrival of the dozens of thousands of Hasidim-pilgrims in Uman for celebration in the traditional format is impossible,” Tsebriy wrote.

Related: Songs, dances and tons of garbage: How Hasidim celebrate Rosh Hashanah in Uman

According to the document, such a decision was made due to the current epidemical situation in Israel that is in the red zone according to the morbidity rate with coronavirus disease and ban for holding of mass events in Ukraine.

Earlier, Mayor of Uman Oleksandr Tsebriy stood against the arrival of Hasidim in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“The government predicts the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic exactly for September. That is why I stand against the visit of our city by the pilgrims this year,” Tsebriy stated.

Related: Celebrating Rosh Hashanah: What you need to know

In 2019, over 30,000 Hasidic pilgrims celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, in Ukraine.

 

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