A local Ukrainian news company asked to interview BRI's Chaim Kramer and Gil Bashe about the yearly pilgrimage. What followed was an interested conversation about the yearly gathering. Click here to view.
Enjoy this very interesting Uman video featuring BRI's Reb Gil Bashe.
As in the previous year, I was again in Uman this Rosh Hashanah with my friends Daniel and Yaniv, who both traveled from Israel. At the end of Friday evening services, as we planned to leave the packed Ashkenazic synagogue where we had prayed, Yaniv and I found the aisle obstructed by two friends who [...]
Our latest BRI Experience to the Ukraine just returned and what a life-changing experience it was. Led by world renowned singer Reb Shlomo Katz and BRI's Reb Zvi Kramer this short, spirituality-packed journey was one not to be ever forgotten by those privileged to join. Together, we journeyed to Uman (Rebbe Nachman), Medzibozh (Baal Shem Tov), Berditchev [...]
"Know! a person must travel to the Tzaddik in search of what he's lost. For prior to a person coming out into the air of this world, he is taught and shown all that he needs to do, work at, and achieve in this world. But as soon as he comes out into the air of the [...]
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The stories of the early travelers to Rebbe Nachman' and the other great Ukrainian Tzadikim's grave-site with Rabbi Nosson Maimon. Click here to listen.
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Born in Cuba, Nestor (Nachum) Gorﬁnkel is now a lawyer in Miami, Florida. He is married to Maria (Miriam) and has two children, Luis (Eliyahu) and Hannah. Nestor’s family fled Cuba to the United States about three years after Castro came into power. His father had survived the war years in Siberia and in the [...]
I was raised in a religious home, but by the time I graduated high school, I was completely uninterested in religion. When my parents bribed me to spend the summer in Israel on a religious study tour, I thought, How bad could it be? I planned to show my face at the study sessions and [...]
The year was 1974. Uman was locked behind the Iron Curtain, and everyone was trying to get out -- except for Chaim Kramer. Be part of the Rebbe’s promise...build with us. Click here to find out how.
I grew up in a Conservative Jewish home in New Jersey. My family celebrated the Jewish holidays and went to synagogue on Shabbat. But they did not keep Shabbat or a kosher kitchen. Looking back, however, I can see little hints about the future. For example, all the other boys put on teﬁlin perhaps once [...]
Shimon Gross (a pseudonym) is a Chassidic businessman residing in London, England. He traveled to Uman for the first time in the winter of 2000. I was invited to join a group of chassidim touring the gravesites of the tzaddikim in the Ukraine. We arrived in Uman late Thursday night. On Friday morning, we got [...]
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