To Uman to celebrate Rosh Hashanah has arrived about 20 thousand pilgrims Hasidim from 12 countries. This reports the press service of the police in Cherkasy region.
“As of the morning of September 7 in the city of Uman to celebrate Rosh Hashanah arrived more than 18 thousand of pilgrims from 12 countries. Arrived in Uman and 22 police officers of the state of Israel. They, together with officers of the consolidated group will implement measures to maintain public order and safety of citizens in places of compact residence and stay of Hasidic pilgrims,” – said in the message.
Earlier, the Israeli Ambassador said that in Uman should come to 80 thousand pilgrims Hasidim.
Recall that on 5 September in Uman for the celebration of the New year (Rosh Hashanah) of the Jewish calendar has arrived about 3 thousand pilgrims Hasidim. So the city began to strengthen security measures.
Every year, Uman is a pilgrimage of Jews who are followers of the Bratslav Hasidism (one of the trends in Hasidic Judaism), on the grave of their spiritual leader Tzadik Nachman.
Traditionally, they come to this city in September, because for them, Uman – one of the most revered shrines, the annual mass pilgrimage site.
This year the celebration will begin on Sunday 9 September and will continue until Tuesday 11 September.