Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Keep the Shul and Area by Rebbe Nachman's Kever in Uman In Jewish Hands- UPDATED

Yeshiva World News is reporting that the area around the kever of Rebbe Nachman Mi'Breslov may be sold off to a Ukranian businessman and politian who holds a lein against the property. This would be a tragedy if it were to be allowed to happen.

As I understand it, Rav Nasan Maimon at the Breslov World Center is the primary organizer of the Uman Rosh Hashana programming and therefore, I suggest that you all contact him at: Also, please visit the Breslov World Center website to get more information about their programs.

You may also send them donations to help pay off this debt and keep the Shul and area around Rebbe Nachman's kever in Jewish hands at:

Breslov World Center
5 Meah She'arim St.
Jerusalem, ISRAEL

Yasher koach.

Update: Update from Rabbi Lazer Brody as quoted at A Simple Jew:

This is an act of the Ukrainian mafia, which unrelentlessly has been extorting funds from Breslev, and extends from the local town council to the President, with everyone and their grandmother getting cuts on the way. They charged $300,000 for work in the Kloiz that they didn't do, and now - with Ukrainian interest - the tab has reached $5 million. HaRav Nasan Maimon has been having sleepless nights for a long time. We are working behind the scenes to get the intervention of the Israeli government in our behalf, but obviously, only Hashem can solve this problem. The answer - more tefilla, more hisbodedus, strengthening our hiskashrus, and understanding that everything Hashem does is for the very best.

SECOND UPDATE: There is a further update and more ideas for what you can do HERE.

-Dixie Yid

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