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Orthodox Jews Celebrate New Year At Pilgrimage Site In Ukrainei
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September 18, 2012
As Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, thousands of Orthodox believers are taking part in a pilgrimage to Uman, Ukraine. The town is the burial site of Rabbi Nachman, the founder of a 200-year-old branch of the Hasidic Jewish sect. Pilgrims visited the rabbi's grave and celebrated the New Year with prayer, songs, and dancing. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

Orthodox Jews Celebrate New Year At Pilgrimage Site In Ukraine

Published 18 September 2012

As Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, thousands of Orthodox believers are taking part in a pilgrimage to Uman, Ukraine. The town is the burial site of Rabbi Nachman, the founder of a 200-year-old branch of the Hasidic Jewish sect. Pilgrims visited the rabbi's grave and celebrated the New Year with prayer, songs, and dancing. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)