Cnaan Lipshiz (JTA)

Keeping Watch: Ukrainian police stand guard as Hasidim pray in Ukrainian town of Uman. The annual pilgrimage to Jews is seen as a mixed blessing by some locals.

Ukrainian City Braces for Hasidic 'Invasion'

Uman, a sleepy city of some 85,000 in central Ukraine, is bracing for an annual pilgrimage of more than 25,000 Hasidic Jews. Locals say the invasion is a mixed blessing.