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Despite limits on Uman pilgrimage, some hold out hope to visit for Rosh Hashanah

 

September 4, 2020



(JNS) — Each year, tens of thousands of Jews from across the world make a pilgrimage to Uman, Ukraine, to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, at the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov.

The leader of the Breslov Chassidic dynasty, Rabbi Nachman passed away in 1810 though urged his followers to spend the holiday with him, and it’s a tradition that continues.

However, with the coronavirus pandemic raging worldwide, there have been calls from officials to avoid visiting the holy site.

In a joint statement last week, the Ukrainian and Israeli governments asked Jews to refrain from t...



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