War Didn’t Stop Hasidic Pilgrims from Gathering in Ukraine for the Jewish New Year

Pete Kiehart and Julian Hayda of NPR report that Hasidic Jews from around the world gathered in Uman Ukraine, for a celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, despite the ongoing Russian invasion of the country. The town is the final resting place of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, a renowned Jewish mystic. Many Hasidic Jews make the pilgrimage every year to pray near his tomb during the holiday season. Ruven Azran, a Hasidic Jew from Uman, said, “People pray to God and have hope in Rabbi Nachman that there will be peace.” He continued, “We need a miracle in Ukraine.”

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