The Ukrainian Interior Ministry reported that over 35,000 Orthodox Jewish pilgrims have traveled to the city of Uman for Rosh Hashanah.
Uman is located in Cherkasy Oblast in central Ukraine. The city serves as the burial place of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, the founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement, making it an important pilgrimage site for his followers during the holiday.
According to the Interior Ministry, the National Police, the National Guard, the State Emergency Service, the Medical Service, and other agencies were operating “around the clock” to enhance safety measures in Uman during the holiday.
Israeli police were also on site assisting in safety measures, the Interior Ministry added.