Uman (QHA) - Over 27,000 Hasidic Jews have celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, in Uman (Cherkasy region of Ukraine), reports Interfax.
This year's number of the pilgrim has broken the record. Over 27,000 Hasidic Jews from 15 countries (Israel, the U.S., Germany, France, Canada, UK, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, South Africa, India, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Russia and Kyrgyzstan) arrived. They include 2,500 children and around 20 women.
Almost 90% of the pilgrims came from Israel. Many people arrived from the U.S., Germany and France.
Last year, around 23,000 came to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, in Uman.
As of Thursday morning, no disturbances of public order have been registered, the press service of the Uman police branch reported.
Breslov Hasidic Jews from all over the world visit the grave of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, the founder of the branch of Breslover Hasidim, every Jewish New Year.
This year, Rosh Hashanah is celebrated on September 4-6. The pilgrims are leaving Ukraine on September 8.