Annual Hassid pilgrimage boosts Uman economy

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Sept. 20, 2012, 10:10 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Svitlana Tuchynska

Hassidic men dance and sing to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year in Uman on Sept. 17. The day is believed to be the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve.

Svitlana Tuchynska

UMAN, Ukraine – More than 25,000 Jewish Hassids have celebrated the Jewish New Year in the small Ukrainian city of Uman in what turned out to be one of the most peaceful and well-organized pilgrimages in years.

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