Uman – Court: Breslov Chasidim Could Use Rabbi Nachman’s Synagogue

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    5 Orthodox Jewish pilgrims celebrate Rosh Hashanah in Uman city, about 200 km South of Kiev, Ukraine, 28 September 2011. EPAUman – Hasids who come to Uman, Cherkasy region of Ukraine, to visit the grave of their spiritual leader Tsadik Nahman every year can now use the building of a former synagogue, Serhiy Tulub, the head of the Cherkasy region’s administration, said.

    “The Hasidic religious community has full rights to use the building of the former synagogue in which Tsadik Nahman used as a prayer house,” Tulub was quoted by the Cherkasy region’s administration as saying.

    The land site, which has an area of four hectares, is located in Uman, 49 Radianska Street, where the instrument-making plant Megommetr has been located since 1957.

    The Cherkasy region’s Economic Court invalidated the sale by the city council of the four-hectare land site with the building of the former synagogue on it to the plant, granting a lawsuit filed by the local culture department.

    The court also ordered the enterprise to return the land site to the city and the state council to return the money paid for the land site to the enterprise.

    Every fall, pilgrims go to Uman to visit the grave of Rabi Nahman. Their number is increasing now that the visa regime has been lifted between Ukraine and Israel.

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    7 COMMENTS

    1. Why would the Breslover want to use an abandoned shul that was going to be converted into a factory? They come to daven for a day or two at the kever of the rav, not to make aliyah and settle in Uman.

        • This building served as the shul for Breslov Chassidim from the times of Reb Noson until the Communists confiscated it.
          All the Gedolei Breslov over a 120 year period davened there, learned there, etc.
          There is no less importance in recovering this shul where so many Gedolim and Tzaddikim davened than in recovering the shul of any specific Gadol from a different group, such as Litvishe sites like the Mir Yeshiva or the Chofetz Chaim’s yeshiva in Radin.

    2. the synagogue was built by Rabbi Nosson and was then taken by the ukrainians and made into a metal factory, breslov chassidim have tried to get it back many times but never did! but B”H hegiya hazman!! Thank you Hashem

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