Ukraine To Allow At Least 5,000 Visitors To Uman For Rosh Hashanah

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The Ukrainian government has agreed to allow at least 5,000 people to visit Uman for Rosh Hashanah, according to the Ukrainian Chief Rabbi Rav Yaakov Dov Bleich, JTA reported.

The government may increase the number to as high as 8,000 but all visitors will be banned from joining gatherings of over 30 people and will be required to wear face masks.

The government is also considering other measures such as testing visitors for the coronavirus at the airport and/or requiring travelers to download software on their phones, “but basically, the Ukrainian government is not putting a stop to it,” Rav Bleich said.

Rav Bleich also mentioned that Israeli health officials are worried about what will happen when Israelis return from their trip to Uman to Israel.

In pre-coronavirus times, about 30,000 Jews from around the world spend Rosh Hashanah in Uman every year in recent years.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)




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  1. Israeli health officials are worried about what will happen when Israelis return from their trip to Uman to Israel. The short & simple answer is:- These folk shall have to spend יום-כיפור and 1st part of סוכות in quarantine, so my question to them is:- Is it really worth it to go to Uman for ראש-השנה and miss Shul all day יום-כיפור and not be able to eat inside a סוכה on the 1st nite of סוכות?

  2. You would have to be a bit meshugah to board a packed airplane (likely 100 percent full) and spend yom tov crowded into some dormitory facility with strangers, spend 3 days doing the usual nachman routine with 30 of your new BFFs and then get back on that same packed airplane and return home to your family. Ordinarily, I think its looney tunes to leave your family and run off to the one of the most anti-semitic countries in the world, but now, it is really beyond understanding.

  3. If they couldn’t kill us in WWII, they’ll let us all kill ourselves in a corona infested R”H. תכתבינו לחיים ולא למוות.