Thursday, December 20, 2007

Update on Uman Crisis

I received this e-mail from Rav Nasan Maimon, of the Breslov Center, in Israel, with an update on the Uman Shul crisis. This links in this version of his e-mail are courtesy of A Simple Jew...

It's been around a month since you wrote expressing your concern, sympathy and willingness to
help resolve this latest flagrant miscarriage of justice being perpetrated
against us in the Ukraine and we wanted to let you know what's been

Since then we have been fortunate to have established a good relationship
with a very influential Ukrainian businessman. This person was able to arrange a
personal audience between us and the President of the Ukraine as his first stop
during his
recent visit to Israel
. We were able to secure their word that they would do
whatever is in their power (within the framework of the Ukrainian judicial
system) to see that Rebbe Nachman's gravesite remains completely under our

As of now the appeal that we submitted to reverse the court's latest
decision has frozen all legal actions against us. But the case is still pending.
As of now besides our need for your continued good wishes and prayers, there is
an urgent need for funds. The high legal costs are draining our already strained
finances and many of our other vital services are suffering.

If you can offer any concrete assistance or know someone who can, please be
in touch with me at: 972-(0)54-4862935 or via e-mail at

Donations can be sent to:

Breslov World Center
5 Meah She'arim Street
Jerusalem, ISRAEL

-Dixie Yid

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