Bringing young boys to Uman

Q: I’m doing research for a writing project. I once heard that R’ Nachman of Breslov promised something regarding boys under a certain age who say tikkun klali at his kever.  Is this true? If yes, what was the promise?

A: Shalom!

Rebbe Nachman zal said that if one brought his son to him before the child was seven years old, the child would come to the chupah with a “reineh hemdel” (clean shirt), i.e., a euphemism for (innocence and) purity. After Rebbe Nachman zal passed away, it became customary to bring one’s son to say the Tikkun HaKlali at the kever.

Author: Yossi Katz

Yossi Katz currently lives in Lakewood, NJ where he runs the BRI American Office. He studied in Beth Medrash Gevoha, as well as the former Breslov Kollel of Lakewood headed by Rabbi Shlomo Goldman.

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