News and updates about Uman

Man arrested for hate graffiti in Uman

Young man caught on camera spraying a swastika and antisemitic slogans on the side of a Jewish building.

Man arrested for hate graffiti in Uman

Israeli journalist:

'There's holiness here - why travel to Uman?'

Journalist Kalman Libeskind slams Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage to Uman: 'The heart of holiness is in the Land of Israel, why travel to Ukraine?'

'There's holiness here - why travel to Uman?'

On Rosh Hashana:

Israeli pilgrim collapses and dies in Uman

The Israeli collapsed in front of his children, who were next to him at the entrance of the grave site of Rabbi Nachman of Breslev.

Israeli pilgrim collapses and dies in Uman

Israeli Finance Minister speaks with Ukrainian counterpart

The two discussed plans to assist pilgrims returning from Uman to Israel and decided to continue the correspondence in the future.

Israeli Finance Minister speaks with Ukrainian counterpart

Israeli visiting Ukraine runs over local woman

The Israeli citizen arrested after the accident. Separately, four Israelis who arrived in Uman arrested on suspicion of drug possession.

Israeli visiting Ukraine runs over local woman

What Netanyahu should have said

As the last non-hassidic rabbi of the last non-hassidic synagogue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I was invited but declined to go to Uman.Op-ed.

What Netanyahu should have said

United Hatzalah completes preparations for Rosh Hashanah in Uman

Many thousands of Hasidim visit grave of sage Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in Ukraine every Rosh Hashana.

United Hatzalah completes preparations for Rosh Hashanah in Uman

Rabbi Yuval Cherlow

'Netanyahu is both very right and very wrong'

Senior ethicist Rabbi Yuval Cherlow considers Netanyahu's claim that God has not always protected the Jews.

'Netanyahu is both very right and very wrong'

'G-d didn't always protect us'

Netanyahu's controversial remarks cause storm

During a meeting discussing the pilgrimage to Uman, Netanyahu said that G-d did not always protect the Jews.

Netanyahu's controversial remarks cause storm

Netanyahu to Uman pilgrims:

'You're responsible for your own safety'

Despite the official travel warning, government approves 4 mil. NIS plan to assist Israeli pilgrims in entering war-torn country.

'You're responsible for your own safety'

Ukraine:

Visa waiver agreement will not be cancelled before Rosh Hashanah

Israelis traveling to Rosh Hashanah services in Uman will not be required to apply for a visa or be charged for one upon entry to Ukraine.

Visa waiver agreement will not be cancelled before Rosh Hashanah

Haredim to protest minister's assistance to cult leader

Minister Porush asked Ukrainian Ambassador to remove ban on Shuvu Banim leader and convicted sex offender Eliezer Berland.

Haredim to protest minister's assistance to cult leader

Haredi organization against haredi Minister

The haredi Magen Israel organization protested against Minister Meir Porush, who tried to cancel Eliezer Berland's entry ban to Ukraine

Haredi organization against haredi Minister

Foreign Minister:

'There will be no problem for Israelis to visit Uman'

Despite concerns, Foreign Minister Eli Cohen clarifies there will be no problem for Israelis who wish to visit Uman on Rosh Hashanah.

'There will be no problem for Israelis to visit Uman'

New York City Mayor enlists to help Jews travel to Uman

Mayor Eric Adams met with Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Jewish Heritage Meir Porush and heard about the minister's plan for Jerusalem.

New York City Mayor enlists to help Jews travel to Uman

Ukraine threatens to prevent Israelis from entering country

Israel's Foreign Ministry calls it a 'blackmail attempt.'

Ukraine threatens to prevent Israelis from entering country

Ukraine:

Officials inspect Uman bomb shelters ahead of Rosh Hashanah

Israeli Minister Porush traveled to Ukraine to oversee preparations for the expected mass pilgrimage.

Officials inspect Uman bomb shelters ahead of Rosh Hashanah

Ukraine considering limiting Jewish pilgrims to Uman

The Ukrainian Ambassador to Israel says there is a fear that Russia will try to hit Jewish pilgrims to 'cause as much chaos as possible.'

Ukraine considering limiting Jewish pilgrims to Uman

Jerusalem Minister to supervise pilgrimage to Uman

After his success coordinating the Lag B'Omer celebrations in Meron, Minister Meir Porush has been asked to coordinate the holiday in Uman.

Jerusalem Minister to supervise pilgrimage to Uman

'Desecrating martys' graves'

Archaeological work at Jewish cemetery in Uman causes outrage

Breslov leaders, local Jewish community say archaeologists desecrating graves of 30,000 Jews killed in 1768 massacre.

Archaeological work at Jewish cemetery in Uman causes outrage

Israeli man collapses and dies in Uman

An 80-year-old man visiting the shrine of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in Ukraine abruptly collapsed and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Israeli man collapses and dies in Uman

22 killed in Russian strike on Ukrainian apartment complex

Children number among the dead after Russian planes launch cruise missile attack at city of Uman.

22 killed in Russian strike on Ukrainian apartment complex

Antisemitism in Ukraine:

Hasidim face longer lines as they return from Uman

Locals' vehicles allowed to cross border immediately, while Jews' vehicles are held up for over 10 hours.

Hasidim face longer lines as they return from Uman

Ukraine Ambassador:

'We shot down drones launched against Israelis in Uman'

Ukrainian Amb. to Israel Yevgen Korniychuk confirms reports Ukrainian troops shot down Iranian-produced drones launched by Russia at Uman.

'We shot down drones launched against Israelis in Uman'

Watch: Tashlich on the river banks in Uman

Non-Jewish EMT records Jews descending from Rbbi Nachman of Breslov's grave to perform Rosh Hashanah ritual in Uman.

Watch: Tashlich on the river banks in Uman

Uman: 1,750 people treated at medical clinic

5 people taken to hospitals from clinic near Rabbi Nachman of Breslov's tomb on Rosh Hashanah.

Uman: 1,750 people treated at medical clinic

Is Russia trying to hit Jews?

Attack drones launched over Uman amid Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage

According to Ukrainian media Russia launched several Iranian-made attack drones over the city while Jews celebrated the holiday

Attack drones launched over Uman amid Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage

427 people treated for medical emergencies in Uman

Thousands visit tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov despite warnings not to come due to Russia's war on Ukraine.

427 people treated for medical emergencies in Uman

Antisemitic cartoon played on train to Uman

Thousands of hasidim defy warnings to stay away from Uman this year due to ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia.

Antisemitic cartoon played on train to Uman

Despite Ukraine's Warnings:

Thousands of Hasidic pilgrims arrive in Uman for Rosh Hashanah

Ukrainian government urges pilgrims to Uman to wait until after war is over, but some 2,000 visitors have already arrived ahead of holiday.

Thousands of Hasidic pilgrims arrive in Uman for Rosh Hashanah

Hatzalah prepares for Rosh Hashanah pilgrims in Uman

Israeli, American, and Ukrainian governments have warned Jewish pilgrims not to visit Uman due to danger of war with Russia.

Hatzalah prepares for Rosh Hashanah pilgrims in Uman

New sign at Rabbi Nachman's Tomb: 'Pray for peace of Ukraine'

Breslov movement replaces sign welcoming visitors to tomb of hasidic sage in as govts. call on citizens not to come to Uman this year.

New sign at Rabbi Nachman's Tomb: 'Pray for peace of Ukraine'

National Security deputy chief

'Uman pilgrimage is endangering lives'

National Security Council deputy chief warns against traveling to Ukraine for holiday: 'we don't know how to secure the event'

'Uman pilgrimage is endangering lives'

Twice-convicted criminal Berland permitted to fly to Uman

Cult leader must post deposit of hundreds of thousands of shekels before leaving.

Twice-convicted criminal Berland permitted to fly to Uman

Travel warning to Ukraine:

'Missiles fired towards Uman a few days ago'

Israel's Foreign Min. reiterates warning to avoid travel to Ukraine, calls on Israelis to leave immediately. 'Immediate danger to life.'

'Missiles fired towards Uman a few days ago'

Ukraine's chief Rabbi: 'Don't come to Uman'

Rabbi Moshe Reuven Azman says both sides are well aware of the pilgrimages and warns of a Russian provocation.

Ukraine's chief Rabbi: 'Don't come to Uman'

Ukraine rabbi: Don’t come to Uman this year

Rabbi Moshe Asman, Chief Rabbi of Ukraine, warns, ‘Ukraine is not banning travel to Uman, but they cannot secure it.’

Ukraine rabbi: Don’t come to Uman this year

Ukrainian MP: Come to Uman, but please don't come early

'We have a brutal and bloody war, but we're not closing our borders - we respect your tradition,' Ukraine MP Artem Nahayevskyi says.

Ukrainian MP: Come to Uman, but please don't come early

Israeli ambassador to Ukraine: 'Don't come to Uman this year'

'Ukraine has not yet reached decision regarding travel to Uman ahead of Jewish New Year,' ambassador says.

Israeli ambassador to Ukraine: 'Don't come to Uman this year'

Ukraine Amb: No Rosh Hashannah visits to Uman due to war

Ambassador says foreigners will not be allowed to make traditional pilgrimage to gravesite of famed hasidic sage this year.

Ukraine Amb: No Rosh Hashannah visits to Uman due to war

Uman targeted in Russian attacks

An Uman Jew compares Putin to Hitler, says Ukrainian soil is soaked in Jewish blood and now they're suffering again.

Uman targeted in Russian attacks

Babyn Yar wasn’t bombed - but Zelensky uses claim to rally Jews

Ukrainian president plays up Russian bombs which landed near - but did not hit - Babyn Yar memorial, and in Uman.

Babyn Yar wasn’t bombed - but Zelensky uses claim to rally Jews

Just 40 Jews left in Uman as invasion of Ukraine continues

Six days into Russian-Ukrainian war, nearly all Jews evacuated from popular Breslov pilgrimage site.

Just 40 Jews left in Uman as invasion of Ukraine continues

Uman rabbi calls on Israelis to leave Ukraine

Rabbi Yaakov Jan warns Israelis to get out before expected Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Uman rabbi calls on Israelis to leave Ukraine

Israeli police cancel investigations for 150 travelers from Uman

'Bennett should be ashamed of himself.' 75% of cases dropped against Israelis suspected of faking COVID tests to return from Uman.

Israeli police cancel investigations for 150 travelers from Uman

14% of Israelis returning from Uman infected with COVID-19

The Health Ministry suspects dozens of forging their COVID documents in order to be permitted to return to Israel.

14% of Israelis returning from Uman infected with COVID-19

Over 1,600 Israelis returning from Uman test positive for COVID

Number of Israelis returning from Uman testing positive for COVID soars to over 1,600.

Over 1,600 Israelis returning from Uman test positive for COVID

Police: 117 COVID-carriers returned from Uman with fake tests

After authorities find large numbers of Israelis returning from Uman faked COVID tests, at least 117 test positive for the virus.

Police: 117 COVID-carriers returned from Uman with fake tests

Bennett orders harsh measures against Uman COVID violators

PM orders full enforcement against hundreds of Israelis who returned from Uman with fake COVID tests and spread the disease.

Bennett orders harsh measures against Uman COVID violators

Dozens of Uman returnees may have falsified COVID tests

Magen David Adom says 10% of people returning from Uman tested positive for COVID. Police to charge those with fake tests.

Dozens of Uman returnees may have falsified COVID tests

Ukraine: Israeli man seriously hurt on way back from Uman

46-year-old man in serious condition in traffic accident while returning from Uman after Rosh Hashannah.

Ukraine: Israeli man seriously hurt on way back from Uman

Missionary activity in Uman

Hundreds of pamphlets containing Messianic Christian literature were distributed to congregants arriving in Uman for Rosh Hashanah

Missionary activity in Uman

COVID testing in Uman collapses into chaos

No one can return home without a test result, but many tests taken on Monday still weren't ready three days later.

COVID testing in Uman collapses into chaos

Father of 10 identified as victim of Ukraine road accident

Man killed in car accident near Uman, Ukraine, identified as Avraham Levi, a father of 10 from Beit Shemesh.

Father of 10 identified as victim of Ukraine road accident

Tragedy: One killed in traffic collision on way back from Uman

Accident occurred on highway leading to Kiev. Several other passengers lightly injured.

Tragedy: One killed in traffic collision on way back from Uman

MDA teams in Uman report high percentage of positive tests

MDA teams running the testing centers in Uman report a high percentage of positive COVID-19 test results.

MDA teams in Uman report high percentage of positive tests

Who else is going to Uman? Israel's COVID Czar

"It's my duty to be in problematic places," says Prof. Zarka as he flies out to supervise tens of thousands of Israelis over Rosh Hashanah

Who else is going to Uman? Israel's COVID Czar

Blacklisted: Hilltop Youth targeted by Ukrainian police in Uman

Who provided Ukrainian police with names & photos of Hilltop Youth? Could it have been... the Shabak?

Blacklisted: Hilltop Youth targeted by Ukrainian police in Uman

Ukrainian police targeting hilltop youth

Complaints have surfaced that the Israel Police are helping the Ukrainian authorities to harass hilltop youth in Uman.

Ukrainian police targeting hilltop youth

Special restrictions for those traveling to Uman approved

Govt expects around 30,000 Israelis to travel to Uman for Rosh Hashanah.

Special restrictions for those traveling to Uman approved