Uman Rosh Hashanah Update

This is an update regarding Uman Rosh Hashanah 2020 as of September 3: The Ukrainian border remains closed preventing anyone who is not a citizen from entering the country. There are some exceptions to the rules but 99% of Breslov Chassidim do not fall into any of exception categories. It is being…

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Arba Minim for Sukkos for those returning from Uman to Israel

A 14 day quarantine is required for anyone who will be returning from Uman to Israel and one might find it difficult to get a Lulav and Esrog for the Chag. There is also a possibility of another lockdown or other new rules. However, there is someone offering to break this small…

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Health Restrictions heavily enforced in Uman

Many Breslov Chassidim have already arrived in Uman for Rosh Hashanah weeks earlier than usual. This is because of Ukraine's recent announcement that their borders will be closed till September 30th. There are now around 5000 Breslov chassidim who have arrived early in Uman and it is being conveyed to them through…

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Recap of events from Thursday to Sunday morning August 30th

On Wednesday last week it was reported that Ukraine was planning to close its borders to all foreigners starting on Saturday night, August 29th. This caused a big rush and panic in the Breslov world when many Breslover chassidim from all over the world realized that they would need to travel early…

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Update: Ukraine closes its borders 2 days early

Update Friday Morning Aug 28 9:20 AM Israel Time: Ukraine officially closed its borders at 12 am last night in a surprising move. The original date was motzei shabbos. Many flights from Israel were cancelled and people who went this morning to fly with connecting flights were not allowed on the plane.…

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Ukraine makes a decision to limit the number of people in Uman

Ukraine has finally decided to limit the number of people that will be allowed into Uman. No specific number was given or how they will enforce this decision. It is also not clear if this will apply to only Israeli citizens or to everyone who wants to come to Uman. Some reports…

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Shiner’s Hachnosas Orchim in Uman preparing to feed thousands while following the restrictions

Shiner's Food Tents are preparing accordingly as Rosh Hashanah gets closer. In order to prevent the spread of Corona c"v, all Corona health restrictions in Ukraine will be followed. 6 feet social distancing, masks and hand sanitizer everywhere. Pictures courtesy of Uman Shalom.

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PM Netanyahu: A plan should be worked out to allow charter flights to Uman

A meeting took place between Prime Minister Netanyahu and representatives of Breslov today regarding the annual charter flights to Uman. According to them, the Prime Minister said that it should be examined how it would be possible to allow the flights to take place. Some of the points in the outline presented…

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Breslov Union in Uman starting to prepare the Tziyon of Rabbeinu for Rosh Hashanah 5771

The Breslov Union in Uman has started to prepare the Tziyon of Rabbeinu z"l in accordance with the directives of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. According to the plan, the Tziyon will be divided up into "capsules" to prevent the spread of Corona. Each capsule will hold a certain amount of…

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Organization of the United Jewish Communities in Ukraine calls for increased security in Uman

Fearing anti-Semitism and acts of violence: The Organization of the United Jewish Communities in Ukraine has sent an appeal to the Ukrainian Interior Minister demanding proper and increased security for Breslov Chassidim in Uman for Rosh Hashana. A letter sent to the Minister of the Interior states: “On behalf of the United…

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