Thursday, November 8, 2007

Uman Emergency - R' Brody's Full Update & What You Can Do About It

Rabbi Lazer Brody has the full story on what is going on with the corrupt Ukranian government officials that is threatening Jewish ownership and control of the Shul and area by Rebbe Nachman's kever in the Ukraine. You must read this and then please, contact your Senators, congressman, and the President to ask them to please intervene with the Ukranian government to save Uman! Regardless of where you live, you can contact them at the following links.

Use THIS LINK to find and contact your Congressman in the House of Representatives.

And CLICK HERE to e-mail or call your Senator about this.

And CLICK HERE to e-mail, call or write the President of the U.S. to ask him to intervene in this scandalous matter with the Ukranian government.

UPDATE: Here are the specific names that you should either contact or ask your representatives to contact. This is from R' Akiva at

Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States:

Dr. Oleh SHAMSHUR, "Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary"
Mr. Olexandr ALEKSANDROVYCH, Embassy Minister-Counselor on Economic,
_Cultural_, and Informational issues.
Dr. Olexandr SCHERBA, Embassy Political Department - Counselor to
Congress & _Jewish organizations_.

Contact info: Ukrainian Embassy to the United States -
tel:1-202-333-0606, fax:1-202-333-0817

The US Congressional Ukrainian
Caucus in Congress are particularly good people to write to about this.

"The Congressional Ukrainian Caucus was founded in the House of
Representatives. At first it comprised about two dozens of
congressmen. Under able leadership of the co-chairs – Curt Weldon,
Marcy Kaptur, Sander Levin and Roscoe Bartlett it grew up to over 40
members from 12 states."

The United States Congressional Ukrainian Caucus -

Kaptur, Marcy (D-OH), Co-Chair
Levin, Sander (D-MI), Co-Chair
Bartlett, Roscoe (R-MD), Co-Chair
Gerlach, Jim (R-PA), Co-Chair

Andrews, Robert (D-NJ)
Berman, Howard (D-CA)
Bilirakis, Gus (R-FL)
Brown, Corrine (D-FL)
Crowley, Joseph (D-NY)
Davis, Danny (D-IL)
Diaz-Balart, Lincoln (R-FL)
Dogget, Lloyd (D-TX)
Engel, Eliot (D-NY)
English, Philip (R-PA)
Fossella, Vito (R-NY)
Guttierez, Luis (D-IL)
Hastings, Alcee (D-FL)
Hinchey, Maurice (D-NY)
Holden, Tim (D-PA)
Issa, Darrell (R-CA)
Kildee, Dale (D-MI)
Knollenberg, Joe (R-MI)
Kucinich, Dennis (D-OH)
Langevin, James R. (D-RI)
Lantos, Tom ( D-CA)
Lipinski, Dan (D-IL)
Lowey, Nita (D-NY)
McCotter, Thaddeus (R-MI)
McNulty, Michael (D-NY)
Miller, Candice (R-MI)
Pallone, Frank (D-NJ)
Pascrell, William (D-NJ)
Pelosi, Nancy (D-CA)
Rangel, Charles (D-NY)
Rothman, Steven (D-NJ)
Schakowsky, Jan (D-IL)
Schwartz, Allyson (D-PA)
Sherman, Brad (D-CA)
Slaughter, Louise McIntosh (D-NY)
Smith, Chris (R-NJ)
Walsh, Jim (R-NY)
Waxman, Henry (D-CA)
Weiner, Anthony (D-NY)
Wexler, Robert (D-FL)
Wilson, Joe (R-SC)

(List courtesy of the office of US Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur.)

-Dixie Yid

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yitz said...

does anyone find this interesting in light of all the talks about giving up yerushalayim?

Alice said...

Not interesting, but frightening and depressing.

Alice said...

Sent you a potential form letter.

Anonymous said...

Does not everyone see how ridiculous it is now to keep Rav Nachman buried there?! Spending millions of dollars making a new complex? On top of that, perpetuating the 'need' for thousands of hasidim to continue making annual, and for some multiple, pilgrimages at great monetary and family expense?

Is not this a sign to get Rav Nachman out of the Ukraine rather than to keep funding the anti-semitic and corrupt Ukranian economy?

Would not all this effort be better directed to exhuming his body and bringing Rav Nachman home? Now's the time.

DixieYid (يهودي جنوبي) said...

Josh, I'm not relying on my own intellect here. According to R' Lazer Brody, the "Melitzer Rebbe and Rav Shalom Arush are adamant that no one has the right to move Rabbenu, as are Rav Kenig, Mohorosh, Rav Berland, and most others."

Also, the kever in Uman is the site of the promise that he made his chassidim. So I'm not one to suggest playing with that.

-Dixie Yid