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Hasidic Pilgrims

Israeli Pilgrims Arrive in Uman as Special Entry Rules Take Effect

Pilgrims from Israel have arrived in Uman ahead of the observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, with special entry and exit regulations in effect in the city since Monday, September 11th. Uman, a renowned pilgrimage site for Hasidic Jews, has implemented heightened security measures, including nine entry points and increased police presence.

Despite warnings from diplomatic services and the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU), over three thousand pilgrims have already made their way to Uman, as reported by local authorities.

It is essential to note that within the pilgrimage area in Uman, the sale of alcoholic beverages and substances containing alcohol, as well as the sale and use of pyrotechnics, pneumatic weapons, and firearm imitations, are strictly prohibited.

A curfew is enforced in the city from midnight to 4:00 AM, ensuring peace and order during the nighttime hours.

According to estimates from Israel, approximately 50,000 Hasidic pilgrims are expected to visit Uman this year to mark Rosh Hashanah. The special regulations in Uman will remain in effect from September 11th to September 21st.

Rosh Hashanah 2023 will be observed from September 15th to September 17th, making it a significant religious gathering for Hasidic Jews from around the world.