Wanted to end his life near Rebbe Nachman
Wanted to end his life near Rebbe Nachmanצילום: אייסטוק

A 23-year-old Jewish man from the US passed away in Uman over Rosh Hashannah after fulfilling his dying wish to be near the grave of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, the founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement, in Uman, Ukraine.

Over 2,700 people were evacuated to the hospital over the holiday in Uman, when over 30,000 religious Jews visited the town where Rebbe Nachman is buried.

The young Jewish man suffered from an advanced case of cancer and knew he was in his final days. As he dying wish, he asked to be flown to Uman for Rosh Hashannah so that he could die near Rebbe Nachman's grave.

The funeral procession is now moving to the grave of Rebbi Nachman. From there the body will be brought to the US for burial.

Yisrael Stark, the head of the United Hatzalah branch in Uman, said that the organization would continue to support Jewish pilgrims in Uman through Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, which will take place next Wednesday.

"Hundreds of medics in the Union of Rescue volunteers helped strengthen the life saving unit of Ichud Hatzola's Uman branch on the occasion of the arrival of the tens of thousands in honor of Rebbi Nachman of Breslov in the city of Uman in Ukraine on the occasion of Rosh Hashana," he said.