50k Israelis pilgrimage to Ukraine for Rosh haShanah

12 Sept, 2023, Samaria: Each year, a sizable number of Jewish Israelis enjoy traveling to Uman, Ukraine to pray at the grave site of a famous rabbi there.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that the city of Uman does not have enough bomb shelters for its residents, nevermind the expected 50,000 Jewish pilgrims from Israel.

"Despite (Ukraine) war concerns, Israelis begin flocking to Uman for pilgrimage," Jerusalem Post, 12 Sept 2023 pg 1.
Jerusalem Post, 12 Sept 2023 pg 1.


The city is located on the north-south road between Kyiv and Odesa, both priority targets for Russia.

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