After all the government talks, waiting at the borders, buying and canceling tickets and flying to different countries to see options – at the end of it all, only around 2000 Breslovers made it to Uman for Rosh Hashanah. The majority of Breslov Chassidim around the world did not make it but as Breslovers do best, they did not give up and did their best to create atmospheres similar to Uman. There were many Breslov kibbutzim that happened for Rosh Hashanah all over the place – Kerestir, Belarus, Monsey, Connecticut, Meron, Jerusalem, Tzfat, Brooklyn and more.
The people who were waiting in between Belarus and Ukraine turned back and entered into Belarus again as Rosh Hashanah started getting closer and there were a few different gatherings in different cities in Belarus, the main one being in Pinsk. Here is some video of the customary dancing on Motzei Rosh Hashanah in Pinsk:
In Uman there was dancing in the Kloyz and in Shiner’s tent. Video of the Simcha in Shiner’s Tent:
Some of the usual musicians who play at Shiner’s every year gathered in the Atrium Hall last night in Monsey to bring Uman to America. Pumpidisa, Zusha, Yoely Lebovitz and more pumped up the crowds with Uman energy:
Here is some video from another kibbutz in Monsey:
Some Chassidim who did make it to Uman, davening on Erev Rosh Hashanah (Pictures courtesy of Breslve Neis):