Hasidim pilgrimage: Ongoing celebrations of Rosh Ha-Shanah in Uman (photos)

14:42 Oct. 4, 2016

Ongoing celebrations of Rosh Ha-Shanah in Uman (photos)

Rosh Ha-Shanah in Uman, Ukraine (Source: Ukraine Today/Emil Durov)

Orthodox Jews celebrate the beginning of the 5777th year. A record number of Hasidim - over 34 thousand - arrived in the Ukrainian town of Uman this year

Major celebrations of Rosh Ha-Shanah traditionally take place at the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, the founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement. His burial place is one of the most respected by Hasidim worldwide. Pilgrims from 21 countries gather in Uman annually. The number of pilgrims grow year after year. 

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Hasidim believe that if you meet the New Year near a zaddik grave, the whole of the next year will be full of happiness.

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