Israeli Man Collapses, Passes Away in Uman on Second Day of Rosh Hashanah

Thousands gather for the recital of the Tikkun HaKlali near the kever of Harav Nachman of Breslov in Uman, on Erev Rosh Hashanah, Friday afternoon. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)

Tragedy struck as a 55-year-old Israeli man collapsed in front of his children at the entrance of Harav Nachman of Breslov’s kever in Uman, Ukraine, following Mincha of the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Despite immediate CPR efforts, a Hatzalah team declared him deceased at the scene.

Breslov authorities, in coordination with the Israeli Embassy, are actively arranging for the repatriation of his mittah to Israel for burial.

The niftar was later identified as Dovid Mirilashvilli, z”l, a resident of Netivot. He was 55 years old.

Mates Shapira, the head of United Hatzalah’s Uman branch, described the situation: “This afternoon, we received an alert regarding a man who suddenly collapsed and lost consciousness. United Hatzalah medical personnel immediately initiated CPR procedures, which included administering electric shocks in an attempt to revive him. Regrettably, despite our best efforts, his death had to be pronounced at the scene. Breslov community leaders are actively working to facilitate the repatriation of his body to Israel.”

The Israeli Foreign Ministry provided an update: “During the day, an Israeli citizen in his 50s died while staying in Uman, Ukraine. The issue is being tended to by the Foreign Ministry representatives at the scene in cooperation with ZAKA and the local authorities in Ukraine to bring his body to Israel as soon as possible.”

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