Rosh Hashanah in Israel Passes Safely; 23-Year-Old Passes Away in Uman

YERUSHALAYIM -
Tefillos at the Kosel on Sunday afternoon, ahead of Rosh Hashanah. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Rosh Hashanah passed largely peacefully throughout Israel, b’chasdei Shamayim, with millions attending tefillos in shuls across the country that were largely full. Thousands converged on the chassidic courts and the yeshivos across the country, including many from overseas.

In Uman, Ukraine, a crowd numbering tens of thousands of Jews, from all walks of Jewish life, spent Rosh Hashanah near the kever of the Rebbe Harav Nachman of Breslov, zy”a, who had asked his Chassidim to travel to his kever for Rosh Hashanah.

Many hachnasas orchim organizations set up places for the thousands who traveled to Uman.

The mass recital of Tikkun Haklali was held at chatzos on Erev Rosh Hashanah.

Over the days of Rosh Hashanah, 2,700 people were evacuated to a local hospital with various injuries. A 23-year-old man from New York passed away at a hospital in Uman, Ukraine on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. He had come to Uman in a serious medical condition to daven at the kever of Rav Nachman.