Kieran Kesner
In Uman, a single bed can cost as much as $500 to rent for the week. Here, a rabbi sleeps in a chair.  (at Ukraine)

In Uman, a single bed can cost as much as $500 to rent for the week. Here, a rabbi sleeps in a chair. (at Ukraine)

Gathering to pray during Rosh Hashanah.  (at Uman, Ukraine)

Gathering to pray during Rosh Hashanah. (at Uman, Ukraine)

A Hasidic man beside the grave of Rabbi Nachman. It is said that anyone who visits this grave, recites a specific set of prayers, and gives charity will be pulled out of purgatory by his payos (sidecurls).  (at Ukraine)

A Hasidic man beside the grave of Rabbi Nachman. It is said that anyone who visits this grave, recites a specific set of prayers, and gives charity will be pulled out of purgatory by his payos (sidecurls). (at Ukraine)

Looking down at the incredibly crowded street outside the grave of Rabbi Nachman. Uman, Ukraine.  (at Ukraine)

Looking down at the incredibly crowded street outside the grave of Rabbi Nachman. Uman, Ukraine. (at Ukraine)

Jewish men walk through the streets of Uman.   (at Ukraine)

Jewish men walk through the streets of Uman. (at Ukraine)

Shortly after arriving in Uman.  (at Ukraine)

Shortly after arriving in Uman. (at Ukraine)

Followers of Rabbi Nachman celebrated in Uman as more then 20,000 Hasidic and Ultra-Orthodox Jews made the yearly pilgrimage for Rosh Hashanah.  (at Ukraine)

Followers of Rabbi Nachman celebrated in Uman as more then 20,000 Hasidic and Ultra-Orthodox Jews made the yearly pilgrimage for Rosh Hashanah. (at Ukraine)

Finishing up my posts from Liberia for now but I invite you all to visit my website as I begin uploading stories over the next couple weeks, KieranKesner.com  (at Liberia)

Finishing up my posts from Liberia for now but I invite you all to visit my website as I begin uploading stories over the next couple weeks, KieranKesner.com (at Liberia)

A man shovels wood shavings out of a truck as the crematorium prepares to burn 12 bodies. @doctorswithoutborders  (at Liberia)

A man shovels wood shavings out of a truck as the crematorium prepares to burn 12 bodies. @doctorswithoutborders (at Liberia)

In a single week this woman’s church lost five of it’s members including the pastor and assistant pastor.  (at Liberia)

In a single week this woman’s church lost five of it’s members including the pastor and assistant pastor. (at Liberia)

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