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Netanyahu warns against Uman travel

10/09/2023 11:02 PM | Click to read full article

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Israelis that traveling to Uman in Ukraine was dangerous, even as the government approved financial aid for such pilgrims. Tens of thousands of Israeli and other Jewish worshipers make an annual journey to Uman for the Rosh Hashanah holiday to pray at the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, a revered Hasidic leader who died in 1810. In recent years worshipers have been undeterred by the coronavirus pandemic or the war in the country.