Photo of warm meeting between Hasidic pilgrim and soldier from Azov regiment stirs up the web
A warm meeting between an Azov soldier who came to celebrate Rosh Hashanah in Uman, Cherkasy region, and a Hasidic pilgrim was posted online. The pilgrim kissed the chevron in the form of a red and black flag with the Star of David on the uniform of the defender of Ukraine.
The touching moment was captured on camera by photographer Vladislav Musienko. He posted on his Facebook page that the photos were taken on September 16.
"Uman, Ukraine. A Hasidic pilgrim kisses a chevron in the form of a red and black flag with the Star of David on the arm of the Ukrainian military regiment Azov with the call sign Rebbe," the author of the photo captioned it.
He said that the "Rebbe" is defending Ukraine from the Russian aggressor at the front. The soldier came from the front line to the east for one day to celebrate Rosh Hashanah (celebrated on September 15-17) in the city of Uman together with other believers.
"Weekdays and holidays of the 'Ukrainian Nazis,'" Musienko joked.
In the comments, netizens admired the strong shots and noted that we are living in historic times.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported:
- As of September 16, about 35 thousand Hasidic pilgrims from Bratslav gathered in Uman.
- Ukrainian law enforcement officers have stepped up security measures and are on duty around the clock. To maintain law and order, cops from Israel arrived in Uman to help the local police.
- You can read more about the history and traditions of the Jewish New Year, which in 2023 will be celebrated from September 15 to 17.