Thousands of Hasidic Jews attend annual pilgrimage to rabbi’s Ukrainian tomb [Article]

From the European Jewish Press: UMAN (AFP)—Nearly 24,000 Hasidic Jews, most of them from Israel, attended the annual pilgrimage to the grave of a venerated 18th-century rabbi in central Ukraine Thursday, officials told AFP.     Hundreds of men clad in typical black garb prayed, chanted and danced in the Uman neighbourhoods close to grave of […]

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Ukrainian Easter Sunday primer

For those of you who need a refresher, here is what Ukrainian Easter is all about. From Traditional Ukrainian Cookery (1957): With the break of dawn on Easter Sunday a special Ressurection Service is held with a procession around the church. The most beautiful aspect of th service is the joyful heralding of a risen Christ […]

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