10 thousand Hasidim have already arrived in Uman
This was stated by the chief rabbi of Kyiv Jonathan Benyamin Markovitch live on "Ukraine 24", Depo.ua reports.
According to him, most Hasidim traditionally came without families. But this year there are more cases when families come to Uman. This is due to the fact that after the pilgrimage to the grave of Rabbi Nachman, Hasidim and their relatives will also go to other holy places.
Rabbi Jonathan Benyamin Markovitch assured that all pilgrims who have already started arriving from Israel to Ukraine have received a second dose of the coronavirus vaccine. This means that communication and contacts with them are safe for Ukrainians.
The chief rabbi of the Ukrainian capital also explained why this year Hasidim began to arrive for the celebration ahead of time. It's all about ticket prices. The closer to the date of the celebration, the more expensive the flight costs.
As RISU has reported, about 50 thousand Hasidim are expected to arrive in Uman to celebrate Rosh Hashanah this year.
"The main task is to make the guests feel safe. We have full cooperation with the Israeli police officers who serve with us in Uman. The National Police and the Cherkasy Region Police are currently on an enhanced version of service," the National Police said.