Over 18,000 Hasidic Jews to celebrate New Year in Uman

4 September 2013 16:11
(QHA) - Over 18,000 Hasidic Jews from 11 countries around the world, including 1,910 children and 13 women, had traveled on a pilgrimage to Uman (Cherkasy Region) as of Tuesday morning, reports Interfax. As the press service of Uman city office of the Ukraine's Interior Ministry in Cherkasy Region reported, most of the pilgrims came from Israel, the United States, and Germany. Besides, Hasidic Jews from France, India, South Africa, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Britain and Canada also came to celebrate the Jewish New Year. As reported earlier, most of the pilgrims traveled to Uman by bus from the international airports of Kiev and Odesa. A peak number of Jewish visitors is expected on September 5, when Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Note: Rosh Hashana is the Jewish New Year, is believed to be the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve. Every year Uman attracts tens of thousands of Hasidim from around the world to the burial site of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, located on the former site of the Jewish cemetery in a rebuilt synagogue.