Russian Occupation Doesn’t Stop Annual Kherson Pilgrimage

Russian occupation of the city and continued battles with Ukrainian forces didn’t stop the annual pilgrimage of the Kherson Jewish community to the gravesite of Reb Hillel Paritcher, who is buried in the city.

By Anash.org reporter

Russian occupation of the city and continued battles with Ukrainian forces didn’t stop the annual pilgrimage of the Kherson Jewish community to the gravesite of Reb Hillel Paritcher, who is buried in the city.

Reb Hillel, one of the most prominent chassidim of the Mitteler Rebbe and Tzemach Tzedek, passed away in Kherson after asking to be brought there when he felt his end was near.

In the years since his gravesite was restored in 5752 and an Ohel was built over the grave, the local Jews, headed by shliach Rabbi Yosef Wolff, have made a point to visit his kever every year on the yahrzeit.

This year as well, despite the fierce battles raging around the city and the continued Russian occupation, the community paid their annual visit to Reb Hillel. There, they davened for the safety and security of the community and all the Jews of Ukraine, and Rabbi Wolff recited kaddish in memory of the great chossid.

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