pilgrim

Muslim pilgrims gather for peak of haj east of Mecca

Pilgrims clad in white robes climbed the rocky Mount of Mercy, which oversees the plain of Arafat where the Prophet Mohammad held his last sermon.

By REUTERS
08/07/2022

COVID-19: Israel’s tourism industry renovates for post-pandemic tourists

While international tourists have been barred from entering Israel, the country’s parks and attractions have renewed and upgraded for returning and first-time foreign visitors.

By DANIEL SONNENFELD/MEDIA LINE
21/03/2021

Ukraine to let in vaccinated Israeli pilgrims to Uman for Rosh Hashanah

Last year, thousands of pilgrims in Israel protested being prevented from visiting the gravesite of Rabbi Nachman.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
20/03/2021
Senegalese followers of the Mouride sect of Islam line up to enter the Grand Mosque in Touba

Pilgrims braving coronavirus flock to Senegal's 'little Mecca'

"With Serigne Touba everything is possible, I am not afraid despite the pandemic, we took precautions."

By REUTERS
06/10/2020

Breslov seeking 6,000 pilgrims for Uman

The plan being drawn up by the Israeli ministerial team is expected to allow around 6,000 pilgrims to travel to Uman from Israel, a figure which is acceptable to the Breslov leadership.

How did an annual pilgrimage create a year-round Jewish community in Uman?

For most of the year, the city of 80,000 is sleepy and quiet.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
05/09/2020

Uman pilgrim tests positive for coronavirus, mayor threatens to close city

Uman's mayor plans to use all legal options to block the city as pilgrims enter despite regulations.

31/08/2020

Jewish representatives, Ukrainian authorities deny 'pogrom' in Uman

Early reports described a nightmarish situation with Ukrainians running throughout the city armed with knives and clubs looking for Jews.

By AARON REICH , LEON SVERDLOV
13/01/2020
YOU CAN’T help feeling glad and grateful for blue skies and sunshine; the endless waves of the ocean

Thanksgiving: Let’s give thanks

As an Australian, Thanksgiving was never part of my tradition. Nevertheless, it always sounded wonderful.

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