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October 15, 1993 - Image 112

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-10-15

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News

Bratslav Chasidim
Visit Rebbe's Grave

Uman, Ukraine (JTA) —
a tradition that
dates back to the beginning
of the last century,
thousands of Chasidic
pilgrims made their way to
this small Ukrainian city
lying halfway between Kiev
and Odessa, to visit the
grave of Rabbi Nachman of
Bratslav at Rosh Hashanah.
Uman today looks like a
typical post-Soviet-era city.
The square in the center of
town still has a huge statue
of Lenin, alongside of which
dozens of private en-
trepreneurs sell produce or
consumer products brought
over the border from Poland.
On the outskirts of Uman,
factories, smokestacks and
rows of gray Soviet-style
apartment buildings are pil-
ed next to old, little cottages.
If it were not for the grave
of Rabbi Nachman of
Bratslav and the thousands
of Jews who have come to his
grave wearing their best
black hats and caftans, there
would be nothing to
distinguish Uman from the
hundreds of other small
Ukrainian cities.
Born in 1772, Rabbi
Nachman became famous for
his teachings and mystical
interpretations of Jewish
texts.
A great-grandson of Rabbi
Israel Baal Shem Toy, the
founder of Chasidism, Rabbi
Nachman emerged as one of
the leading figures of the
burgeoning Chasidic move-
ment.
Suffering from tuber-
culosis, Rabbi Nachman
moved to Uman to be near
the mass grave of the Jews of
Uman, who were forced to
choose between conversion
or death during the
Chmielnicki revolt and
massacres of 1648-49.
According to his wishes,
when he died, Rabbi
Nachman was buried amid
the 20,000 martyrs of the
Haidamak persecutions in
the 18th century, which
were more limited in scope
than the Chmielnicki
massacres, but even more
terrible in their cruelty.
On his death bed, he prom-
ised his followers that he
would personally intercede
on behalf of anyone who
visited him, saying that he
would lift them out of hell by
their peyos (earlocks).
Since then, his followers
have returned to Uman
every year on Rosh

Following

A Chasid of the 1900s.

Hashanah to pray, sing and
dance at his grave. He re-
mains the only leader, or
rebbe, that the Bratslav
Chasidim have ever had.
After the Russian revo-
lution, the Communist
government tried to stop the
gatherings by forbidding
Jews from Poland to enter
the county and by closing in
1937 the last synagogue in
the city, turning it into a
metalworks factory.
During World War II,
Uman and its graveyard
became the scene of inten-
sive fighting between the
Soviet and German armies.
Returning to the site after
the war, the Jews of Uman
discovered the cemetery had
been devastated and the
gravesite had been
demolished by a hand
grenade.
Soon after the war, the
Soviet government an-
nounced plans to build hous-
ing units on the site.
The sole remaining
Bratslav Chasid living in
Uman, a convert to Judaism
named Reb Daniel, quickly
bought the land. The precise
site of the grave was found,
and Reb Daniel built a house
near it.
The wall of the house was
placed flush against the
grave with a window above
it to prevent extensions and
insure that nothing else
would ever be built over the
site, thus protecting the
sanctity of the grave.
Before he left for Israel,
Reb Daniel sold the house to
Yakob, a now-Cderly
Ukrainian who still lives
there today.
Though the site was

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