As thousands of Jews from all over the world gathered in Uman this weekend, some locals felt that the influx of people was not welcome. One Chassidic man was stabbed by a group of local men who accosted him in the street. The man was treated at the scene by United Hatzalah volunteers in Uman and taken to the local medical clinic in the city which is being operated this year by the organization. According to reports from Uman, the man was on his way to Mincha when he was attacked and stabbed.
He was Boruch hashem in stable condition, with light injuries reported.
More than 50,000 Jews have gathered in the city for Rosh Hashanah, many of which made their way to the city before Shabbos. On Sunday afternoon, the central “Tikkun Klali” will be said by all those gathered in the city.
Due to the high volume of travelers heading to Uman from Israel, Ben Gurion airport will be making an exception on Motzei Shabbat and allow flights to take off throughout the night.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)