Uman leadership invited to Israel for dialogue on pilgrimage
This is reported by LB.ua citing the Embassy of Ukraine in Israel's Facebook page.
"Issues related to the annual Hasidic pilgrimage to the grave of Tzaddik Nachman were discussed - modernization of urban infrastructure, attracting Israeli investment in the development of the city and the tourism industry of the region. The parties also paid attention to the prospects of cooperation in the economic and tourism sectors," the report says.
The ambassador shared an invitation to Pletnyova to pay a working visit of the City Council delegation to Israel to continue the dialogue on the issue of pilgrimage to Uman.
The interlocutors also agreed to step up cooperation between the city of Uman and the Twin Cities of Safed, Ashkelon and Natseret-Ilit.
As it was reported, Hasidim around the world will celebrate the new year according to the Jewish calendar in the period from September 29 to October 1. Annual Rosh Hashanah religious events are held at the grave of Tzaddik Nachman in Uman and in the local synagogue, where thousands of Hasidim gather at this time.
This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic and quarantine restrictions, the governments of Ukraine and Israel called on pilgrims to refrain from visiting Uman on Rosh Hashanah. Entrance to Ukraine was banned until September 28, but thousands of pilgrims still tried to get to Uman.