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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
Mount Mercy

Muslims at haj gather on Mount Arafat to atone for sins

For others, the pilgrimage is a form of relief.

By REUTERS
10/08/2019
Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque ahead of annual Haj pilgrimage in the

IDF prepares for crossing of 10,000 Palestinians through Jordan to Mecca

"I am pleased to announce that we are prepared to welcome the pilgrims to the Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca," stated Khatib.

Israel’s Christian friends

After Sukkot, the pilgrims will pay a solidarity visit to Israel’s border with Gaza, where they will hold a ceremony with community leaders from the Eshkol Region.

Israel’s Christian friends

After Sukkot, the pilgrims will pay a solidarity visit to Israel’s border with Gaza, where they will hold a ceremony with community leaders from the Eshkol Region.

The covered ark and seven priests with rams' horns, at the Battle of Jericho, in an eighteenth-centu

Jewish pilgrimage in West Bank a rare sign of Israeli-Palestinian cooperation

Out of a bus guarded by Israeli troops emerge Jewish pilgrims, on a visit to the ruins of a Byzantine-era synagogue entrusted to Palestinian security forces.

By REUTERS
13/03/2018
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre closed in protest of proposed property taxes, February 2018

WATCH: Pilgrims face closed doors at Church of the Holy Sepulchre

"We came here all the way from Chicago, ten thousand miles, hoping to see where Christ died and we were so disappointed," says upset tourist.

By REUTERS
26/02/2018
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