Hasidim are withdrawing from Ukrainian-Belarusian border

18.09.2020, 10:17
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On the morning of September 18, crowds of Hasidim began to leave the Ukrainian-Belarusian border.

This was reported by "Facts".

Most pilgrims will celebrate the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah in Belarus, as the Ukrainian side does not allow Hasidim to cross the border to visit Uman, where their spiritual mentor Rabbi Nachman is buried, due to the threat of a worsening epidemiological situation and an increase in the number of patients with coronavirus.

On September 17, pilgrims from Israel who were on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border were called to return home, since Ukraine will not grant entry permits for Hasidim.

The corresponding statement was made by the Minister of higher education of Israel Zeev Elkin.

He noted that the country's authorities did everything to ensure that they could get to Ukraine and get to Uman, but received a negative response.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine reminded that until September 28, the country closed its borders to foreigners due to the coronavirus pandemic and Hasidic pilgrims are no exception.