17:10 17.04.2013

About 1,000 Hasid pilgrims arrive to Lviv region

About 1,000 Jewish pilgrims arrived in Lviv region on Tuesday from several countries, the press service of Lviv border department reported.

Hasidic Jews from Israel, Hungary, Russia, Britain and Belgium arrived for pilgrimage to the tombs of saddiks in Belz town, whom they honor as miracle workers. The pilgrimage is held every two years.

Belz is a small city in the Lviv region of Western Ukraine, near the border with Poland. It became a center of Hasidism in Galicia.

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