christopher occhicone

Photojournalist and Documentary Photographer / Resident of Ukraine since 2014 / speaking Ukrainian and documenting the war in Ukraine for The Wall Street Journal
Rosh Hashanah - Uman, Ukraine
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Nationality: American
Biography: 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... MORE
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Rosh Hashanah - Uman, Ukraine
Copyright christopher occhicone 2024
Updated Aug 2016
Location uman, ukraine
Topics Faith, Judaism, Photography, Religion, rosh hashanah, Spirituality, 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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