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Ukraine embassy in fresh call to pilgrims not to come to Uman for Rosh Hashanah

File: Jews pray on a street near the tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in Uman, Ukraine, September 20, 2006. (Menahem Kahana/AFP)
File: Jews pray on a street near the tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in Uman, Ukraine, September 20, 2006. (Menahem Kahana/AFP)

Ukraine again urges Hasidic Jewish pilgrims to skip their annual pilgrimage to the city of Uman this year because of the Russian invasion.

Every year, tens of thousands of Hasidic Jewish pilgrims come to Uman from all around the world to visit the tomb of Rabbi Nachman for Rosh Hashanah — the Jewish New Year, celebrated this year between September 25 and 27.

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810) was the founder of an ultra-Orthodox movement that settled in Uman in the early 1800s.

“When the echoes of the Russian enemy explosions on Ukraine don’t stop, we must take care of ourselves,” the Ukrainian embassy in Israel says in a Facebook post.

“Please, avoid coming to Uman on Rosh Hashanah and pray that peace will return to Ukraine and the blessed pilgrimage will be renewed,” the embassy said.

Despite the war, more than a thousand worshippers have already arrived in the city.

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