Rosh Hashanah in Uman: how many foreigners came, how they react to air raid, who ensures order
As of Saturday, September 16, 35,000 Hasidic pilgrims have joined the celebration of the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah in the city of Uman, Cherkasy region
Over the past day alone, more than 10 thousand have arrived. This was reported by Espreso correspondent Dmytro Didora.
Worship services are held almost continuously. Even during the air raid.
The safety of the pilgrims is jointly provided by Ukrainian and Israeli law enforcement officers.
There are special checkpoints. Also, alcohol is not sold in the city.
"The district military administration has imposed a number of bans, including the sale of alcoholic and low-alcohol beverages in the pilgrimage area. The sale of pyrotechnics was banned in Uman, and up to 10 checkpoints were set up. Mostly alcohol was seized, which pilgrims tried to smuggle into the pilgrimage area. Drugs were also found. These are substances that look like cannabis," Zoya Vovk, a spokeswoman for the National Police in Cherkasy region, told Espreso TV.
- The Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah in 2023 began at sunset on Friday, September 15, and will last until Sunday, September 17. At this time, Uman receives the largest number of Hasidic pilgrims of the year.