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Pilgrimage to Oumann: A risky religious journey to 'escape the flames of hell'


REPORT - As a security measure, the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ukrainian Ambassador to Israel are trying to discourage Israeli candidates from leaving for this Orthodox Jewish pilgrimage.

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Sitting on a corner of the sidewalk, in a quiet street in Mea Shearim, the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem, Ran David takes a long draw on his electronic cigarette.

His cell phone with keys screwed to his ear, he organizes the last details of his great trip.

Like every year, for the feast of Rosh ha-Shana, this Orthodox Jew is preparing to make the pilgrimage to Uman, in Ukraine.

Whatever the war, he has every intention of honoring the tomb of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav, the founder of the current of Hasidic Judaism to which he is attached, then of saluting, in prayer, joy and dances, the arrival of the new year, the 5783 of the Hebrew calendar.

In a few hours, a bus will take Ran David to Mitzpe Ramon airport in the Negev.

From there, he assures us, he will fly to Chisinau, in Moldova, where another bus will take him to Uman, 270 kilometers further north, in the oblast of Cherkassy, ​​in the middle of Ukraine.

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Source: lefigaro

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