Not too long ago, Breslover Chassidim were so ridiculed that they were often compelled to hide their affiliation. When their friends and neighbors would hear that the Chassidim were willing to pay thousands of dollars to travel halfway across the globe to a backward town in the Ukraine for Rosh Hashanah, leaving their wives behind, [...]
Dear Friends, Once again, if you can't make it to Uman -- we would be happy to take your note to the Rebbe's Tzion at this year's Rosh HaShanah gathering. By contributing $180 or more towards the publication of Rebbe Nachman's books, a member of the BRI team will mention your name at the Rebbe's [...]
Our men's trip will be led by the Sweet Singer of Breslov, Reb Yosef Karduner, Reb Chaim Kramer and Reb Zvi Kramer and we will arrive in Uman for Rebbe Nachman's Birthday - Rosh Chodesh Nissan. The trip will begin in Kiev on March 15th, 2017 and return Sunday, March 18th. Contact the firstname.lastname@example.org for more [...]
The following transcription was taken from Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld's lecture given after his blocked attempt to reach Rebbe Nachman's grave in 1974. Halacha requires that a person should stand at the time this Korban is being sacrificed, and it is as if this person is standing in the Beis Hamikdash (temple). This is the power of "shlucho [...]
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 [...]