By COLlive reporter
Three Jews received a bris in Ukraine coinciding with the 200th yahrtzeit of Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev.
The ceremony took place at the Ohr Avner Chabad school in Vinnitza.
The Makover Rebbe, Rabbi Shimon Lemberger, Jerusalem Dayan Yehuda Rabinowitz and Kotel Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz were present.
In Berdichev for the yahrtzeit, the rabbis wished the youngsters well and were touched when one of them assumed the Jewish name “Boris Levi Yitzchak.”
Thanks to the Chief Rabbi of Vinnitza, Rabbi Shaul Horowitz, this year visitors to Berdichev flew on one of the first direct flights from Israel.
The Gavrishovka airport in Vinnitza was only recently re-opened by the local government.
This significantly lightens the load on those making the pilgrimage to Uman, home to the gravesite of Rebbe Nachman of Bratslav OBM.
Vinnitza is located between several places that are sacred for Chassidic Jews. It is 90 km from Medzhibozh, 80 km from Berdichev, and 160 from Uman. In addition to this, Vinnitza is situated rather close to Bratslav, separated by a small distance of 30 km.