Photos: Visitors Prepare for Rosh Hashanah in Uman


uman[Photos below.] The pre-Rosh Hashanah wave of visitors to the town of Uman in Ukraine is peaking with thousands having arrived from Eretz Yisroel, the United States and elsewhere to visit the kever of Rav Nachman of Breslov. Overall, some 40,000 people – 25,000 Breslover chassidim and others – will spend Rosh Hashanah in Uman.

It is over 200 years since the petirah of Rav Nachman.

Rav Nachman was niftar in 1810 at the age of 38.

Hundreds of housing units in Uman’s Pushkina neighborhood serve as hostels for rent during Rosh Hashanah. Thousands will sleep in a tent city erected nearby.

Heichal Hachnosas Orchim, a three-acre catering compound, will produce over   15,000 meals over the course of the Yom Tov. The hall’s 25-person staff has stocked up on tons of bread, rice, vegetables, fruit and plastic cutlery, as well as nearly 20 tons of meat and 13,800 whole chickens. By the end of Yom Tov, about over 190,000 challah bilkelach will have been baked in the compound’s ovens.

See below for photos taken today, Erev Yom Tov, in Uman:

{Gavriel Newscenter/Photos: Bechadrei Chareidim}


  1. anyone know the true ratio/percentage?
    how many go because they are bresliv?
    how many go for the entertainment?
    how many for other reasons? like believing in the segulah if you go there etc…?

    Whats the percentage? let us know what you think & what your opinion is.