Zelensky meets with representatives of Ukrainian Jewish community

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14.09.2023 19:43

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has met with Ukrainian soldiers representing the Jewish community and rabbis on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.

The head of state announced this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

“On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, I met with representatives of the Ukrainian Jewish community – with our soldiers and rabbis from Bila Tserkva, Berdychiv, Vinnytsia, Hadiach, Dnipro, Donetsk, Zhytomyr, Zaporizhzhia, Kamianske, Kyiv, Luhansk, Kremenchuk, Kryvyi Rih, Kropyvnytskyi, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Poltava, Rivne, Sumy, Uman, Kharkiv, Kherson, Khmelnytskyi, Cherkasy, and Chernivtsi,” Zelensky said.

Video: Office of the President

The president thanked the meeting participants for their support for Ukraine and the Ukrainian desire for peace.

“There can be peace only thanks to Ukraine’s victory. And we believe that we will be able to restore a fair and honest peace for all of Ukraine as soon as possible,” he added.

As of early Thursday, September 14, 22,000 Hasidic pilgrims have already arrived in Uman, Cherkasy region.

The celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, this year falls on September 15-17. Last year, 23,000 Hasidim arrived in Uman.

Photo credit: Office of the President

(C)UKRINFORM 2023

3 comments

  1. “There can be peace only thanks to Ukraine’s victory. And we believe that we will be able to restore a fair and honest peace for all of Ukraine as soon as possible,”

    But, NOT thanks to Israel, who, for some reason, opts to go to bed with a fascist crime syndicate.

    • Makes me wonder how many of those 22,000 hasidic guys call for Israel to deliver weapons to Ukraine. Propably very few, Hasidim don’t serve in the military. And still, they don’t care about creating all kinds of security problems with their pilgrimage during wartime. Where’s the gratefulness for Ukraine’s hospitality, at least? They seem to take that for granted.
      As I see it, the borders should have been closed for them. No big deal, they couldn’t visit Uman during the cold war, neither. That could wait ’til peaceful times.

      • I was thinking the same thing. They have forgotten how to be grateful to people that open their doors for them, even when a terrible war is raging and their country’s military aid is on par with Zimbabwe’s.

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