Christopher Occhicone is a documentary photographer and photojournalist based in Kyiv, Ukraine for the last 14 plus years. He covers general and breaking news, as well as the war in Ukraine. For more than four years, he has been working on an...
Focus:Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist, Health, Environment, History, Documentary, News, Domestic, Foreign, Portraiture, Humanitarian, Human Rights, Artist
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At 11am the majority of the pilgrims come into the streets to recite the Tikkun Haklali, a combination of 10 pslams. The prayer serves as a sign of repentence. The prayer, along with acts of charity, are an essential part of the pilgrimage.
A boy plays the shofar in the tomb of Rabbi Nachman. The pilgrims believe that acts of charity and specific prayers at the tomb on Rosh Hashanah help bring forgivemess on the day of atonement, Yom Kippur. The forgiveness they will recieve is cause for celebtration.
Every Rosh Hashanah nearly 30,000 Jews, primarily from Israel and the U.S., travel to the the tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in Uman, Ukraine. Nachman is the founder of the Breslover sect of Hassidism. However, what makes the event unique is that people fro across the entire spectrum of Judaism attend. They believe that by undergoing the pilgrimage, saying the proper prayers, and offereing charity to other pilgrims will guarentee God's forgiveness on Yom Kippur, the day of atonement.