Story: Hasidim Celebrating the 5777th New Year in Uman, Ukraine
Rebbe Nachman, the spiritual leader of Breslov Hasidic Jews, is buried in Uman in Ukraine, and his tomb is a pilgrimage site for his followers. They believe that those who visit Nachman’s tomb on a new year’s night will have luck for the whole year.
In 2016, the New Year, or Rosh Hashanah, was celebrated on October 2 and 3. A record number of Hasidim — over 30,000, which equals one-third on the population of Uman — came to celebrate the 5777th year from the creation of the world.
Photos by Serhiy Korovaynyi