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Ukraine denies entry to all 1,000 Breslov hassidim waiting at border

Breslov pilgrims had hoped for last minute permit to enter Ukraine to go to Uman for annual Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage.

Red Cross aiding hundreds of Jewish pilgrims amassed at Ukraine borders

“At around 3 a.m. the wind started picking up, cold winds and children started shivering, and elderly people started turning blue.”

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
17/09/2020
Breslov hassidim on the border between Ukraine and Belarus
1,000 hassidim trapped between Belarus and Ukraine trying to get to Uman

Israeli embassies in both countries are working to supply those trapped, who were forced to sleep outdoors on the ground, with humanitarian supplies.

Hundreds of Breslov Hassidim stuck in Belarus on way to Uman

Some pilgrims sleeping rough in parks without access to kosher food, basic amenities, condemn Israeli govt for thwarting annual Rosh Hashana pilgrimage

Chabad emissary infected with coronavirus: Don't come to Uman

"The health care system has completely collapsed. Whoever comes here makes a dangerous, fateful decision. Do not do this."

BRESLOV HASSIDIM protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, demanding a solutio
Two Israelis in Uman deported for knocking down social distancing barriers

The men were seen breaking down barriers set up at a structure that also houses the gravesite of Rabbi Nachman.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
12/09/2020
The Netanyahu-Gantz government is a failure, pure and simple – opinion

Every decision Netanyahu makes is tainted and motivated by what is good for him personally, and not for the country.

10/09/2020
VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY
Zelensky to 'Post': Israel requested restrictions on Uman pilgrims

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine is “very proud of this gathering” and does “everything to welcome our guests.”

09/09/2020
Chief rabbi of Kiev honored with Ukrainian Medal and Certificate of honor

Additionally, Ukranian President Vladimir Zelensky signed a decree to award the rabbi with the Order of Merit two weeks ago, the nation's highest honor.

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.

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