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Hasidic Jews Celebrate New Year In Ukraine

Hasidic Jews from around the world transformed the central Ukrainian city of Uman into a giant street party to mark Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The festive mood was marred by an explosion which injured two Israeli pilgrims on September 21. The reason for the blast was not immediately clear. Followers of the Breslov Hasidic movement come to Uman every year to pray at the grave of the movement's founder, Reb Nachman, who died there in 1810. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

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