Under the initiative of the President of Ukraine V.Zelenskyy, Rosh Hashanah acquired in Ukraine the status of a national holiday. However, this carries significance beyond domestic affairs.
At the same time, the epidemiological situation in Ukraine and Israel, as well as in the world in general, unfortunately, does not allow us to traditionally commemorate the holiday this year as usual.
Following the recommendations and warnings of the Ministries of Health of Ukraine and Israel, we urge all pilgrims who are planning to take part in this year’s Rosh Hashanah celebrations in Ukraine to refrain from visiting the city of Uman due to threatening epidemiological situation.
However, to those who decide to visit Uman, we would like to stress that the current restrictions apply on all public events during quarantine and will be strictly enforced.
The Governments of the two states jointly care for the public health and safety of their citizens.
We hope for understanding and sincerely believe that next year we will be able to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and other holidays together without any restrictions.