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.
Chaim Kramer takes questions and answer about Uman and Breslov Chassidut from students in Yad Binyamin, Israel.
Find out why tens of thousands of people travel to Uman for Rosh Hashana, and what Rebbe Nachman of Breslov teaches us about this special time.
Filmmaker Maya Batash’s spiritual journey began three years ago, when she took her first trip to Uman, Ukraine, to visit the gravesite of Rebbe Nachman, the father of the Breslov Hasidic movement. “Have you ever planned a journey somewhere but don’t know why you’re going?” Batash asked me recently, as she sipped herbal tea in [...]
One of Rebbe Nachman's main teachings was to be with him for Rosh HaShanah. Ever since the pilgrimages in the times of the Rebbe, Breslover Chassidim from far and wide have done everything possible to heed his call. But so many of us have difficulties that seem to hold us back from traveling to the [...]
Why You? Why you? Because you owe it to yourself. You owe it to your neshamah, your soul. And you owe it to those you love. You even owe it to the entire world. What is it that you owe? You owe being the very best you that you can be. The soul of every [...]
Two hundred years is a very long time. Since Rebbe Nachman’s passing on the 18th of Tishrei 5571 (October 16, 1810), the world has changed in countless ways. Many ideas that once captured the imagination have gone the way of the horse and buggy. Rebbe Nachman was once speaking about the achievements of the Baal [...]
Chances are you’ve been to Uman. If not, you certainly know someone who’s traveled to that now-famous Ukrainian town for Rosh HaShanah or another time of the year to pray at Rebbe Nachman’s gravesite. Maybe the prayers were for health, livelihood or children. Maybe they were prayers to find one's soulmate, or to find oneself. [...]
The events in the following account of Rebbe Nachman’s move to Uman are true. All that we know about Rebbe Nachman's life is based solely on Reb Noson's writings, as none of the Rebbe’s other followers recorded anything for posterity. We have taken the liberty of telling the story of this journey as it might [...]
Uman, Uman, Rosh HaShanah! from Breslov Research Institute on Vimeo. For books and guides about Uman Rosh HaShanah click here.
Reports from the Israeli Chareidi Press (Kikar Shabat News Service) indicate that the Israeli Government is negotiating a deal with the Ukrainian Government in regards to the administration of the Uman holy sites. After attempts made by the State to bring the remains of Rebbe Nachman Za"l to Israel failed due to the protest of [...]
According to a report in the Kyiv Post, ownership of the synagogue Rebbe Noson built called the "kloiz" has finally been restored to the Breslover Chassidim. Here is the original article: Hasids who come to Uman, Cherkasy region of Ukraine, to visit the grave of their spiritual leader Tsadik Nahman every year can now use [...]
In the last few years the issue of re-locating Rebbe Nachman’s kever (grave) to Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel) has been bandied about a number of times. Usually, those who suggest the move are vociferous, well-meaning, but ignorant of Breslov tradition and, often, not even affiliated with Breslov in any way. Various reasons, many [...]