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  • Israeli yeshiva student drowns during Uman pilgrimage

    October 2, 2011 | 1:17 pm

    An Israeli yeshiva student drowned on a pilgrimage to the grave of a Chasidic rabbi in the central Ukrainian city of Uman.

    Eli Eliah, 19, drowned on Sept. 29, the first day of Rosh Hashanah, before the traditional Tashlich ceremony in a river that runs through the city, according to...

  • Ukrainians protest Chasidic pilgrimage to Uman

    September 26, 2011 | 11:36 am

    Dozens of Ukrainian nationalists protested the annual pilgrimage of Jews to the grave of a Chasidic rabbi in Uman.

    Sunday’s protest, organized by the nationalist Svoboda Party, demanded increased legal controls on the thousands of pilgrims who annually visit the grave of Reb Nachman...

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