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Thousands of Hasidic Jews defy travel warnings by making New Year pilgrimage to war-torn Ukraine

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An armed police officer stays in guard as Hasidic Jewish pilgrims walk after praying at the grave of Rabbi Nachman in Uman, Ukraine. SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP via Getty Images
Hasidic Jews make an annual pilgrimage to Uman, a central Ukrainian city, during Rosh Hashanah.
This year, thousands are traveling to Uman despite warnings not to, The New York Times reported.
They will worship at the grave-side of the revered 19th century rabbi, Nachman of Breslov.
Thousands of Hasidic Jews are defying travel warnings by heading to war-torn Ukraine for an annual pilgrimage, according to The New York...
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