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30,000 pilgrims mark Jewish new year in Ukraine

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Tens of thousands of Jewish pilgrims celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, on Tuesday, after last year’s event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some 30,000 pilgrims made the pilgrimage to the burial site of esteemed Hasidic Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, who died in 1810, in Uman, regional police said. There were no major incidents. Last year, Ukraine prevented the pilgrims from crossing the border due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Israel had also called for the entry ban to prevent the virus from spreading further. Nonetheless, hundreds tried to travel to Ukraine throu…

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