christopher occhicone

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Rosh Hashanah - Uman, Ukraine
Location: newark, new jersey
Nationality: American - permanent resident of Ukraine
Biography: Contact: mobile: 914-806-3570 email: occhicone98@post.harvard.edu Instagram: http://instagram.com/occhicone98 About: Based in New York and Kyiv, Ukraine. I graduated from the documentary and PJ program at the International Center of Photography... read on
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Rosh Hashanah - Uman, Ukraine
Copyright christopher occhicone 2021
Updated 08/10/16
Location uman, ukraine
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.
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