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Hasidic Jews celebrate holiday in Uman

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Some 25,000 Jews from all over the world went to Uman, Ukraine for Rosh Hashanah.

Uman, in central Ukraine, is the site of the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav, founder of the Bratslav Hasidic movement. Rebbe Nahman was born in the city of Medzhybizh in 1772 and died in 1810 in Uman. Since then, Uman has become a mecca for Bratslaver Hasidim, particularly on Rosh Hashanah.

At Kiev’s Boryspil airport earlier this week, passport control was conducted directly on the planes and then the Jewish pilgrims moved to buses.

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