Over 35,000 pilgrims arrive in Uman for Rosh Hashanah
Thousands of pilgrims arrived in Uman to celebrate Rosh Hashan (Jewish New Year).
The Ministry of Internal Affairs reported this.
Law enforcement officials said more than 35,000 Hasidim came to Uman this year.
In the city, a coordination headquarters works around the clock with representatives of the National Police, the National Guard, the State Emergency Service, and other services. Israeli police officers also arrived in Uman.
The ban on selling alcoholic and low-alcohol beverages, pyrotechnics, and cold weapons continues.
Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the new year for all who practice Judaism—celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of Tishrei, which usually falls in the period from mid-September to early October. In 2023, it falls on September 15-17.
Representatives of one of the currents of Judaism – Bratslav Hasidim – make a pilgrimage to Uman at this time because in the city is the grave of the founder of this current – Rabbi Nachman from Bratslav.
Hasidims consider it their duty to visit the grave of Tzadik Nachman at least once in their life. They also believe that if they meet the Jewish Rosh Hashanah near his grave, they will be lucky for the following year. According to State Policy, despite the full-scale war in Ukraine, more than 30,000 Hasidims want to come to Uman this year for Rosh Hashanah.
As Rubryka reported, the city council's order in Uman prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages and alcohol-based substances and the sale and use of pyrotechnics, pneumatic weapons, and toys imitating weapons in the pilgrimage neighborhood.
More than three thousand Hasidic pilgrims were reportedly arriving in Uman, Cherkasy region, to celebrate the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah. As of the morning of September 14, 22,000 Hasidic pilgrims have already arrived in Uman, and preventive talks are being held with them.