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“A small version of Israel's city of Tsfat (Safed)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslev

Tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslev
Pushkina Street, Uman, Ukraine
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Ranked #3 of 22 Attractions in Uman
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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“A small version of Israel's city of Tsfat (Safed)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Suddenly, you find yourself in Israel, not in rural Ukraine. All signs are in Hebrew, people wear black hats and side-locks, families with tens of small children, etc. And everyone is asking you to give money, whether it the praying Jews or the locals who make their living on the praying Jews. Beware, don't give out too much.

Visited September 2013
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“It changed my life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Coming to the site of Rabbi Nachman's grave is a very spiritual experience. As such it is also very very personal. Coming the first time and every time after that has completely changed my life and my view of things.

Visited July 2013
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“uman rosh hashanah”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

an unbelievable experience recommended for anyone who yearns for soul rectification and spiritual uplifting. Many Jews from all backgrounds come together in unison searching for
holiness and purity. Coupled with joy and prayer there's truly nothing of it's kind.!

Visited September 2012
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“Looks like Paganism...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

The surroundings and structures look shabby. A lot of prayng males (females are in a separate room!). It is an experience to someone who are interested in Anthropology...

Visited May 2012
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“Uplifting Spiritual Experience for all at Rabbib Nachman's Tomb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

According to Rabbi Nachman of Breslev, a famous Chassidic sage who lived about 230 years ago, any Jew who visits his tomb and recites 10 chapters from the biblical Book of Psalms will be rewarded with good fortune. Rabbi Nachman emphasized that the most appropriate time to visit his tomb is the Jewish new year. Thousands of pilgrims from all walks of life and all religious persuasals within Judaism spend the Jewish new year praying at the tomb of Rabbi Nachman in improvised synagogues and even in the streets in the hope that the undertaking givien by the sgae some 200 years ago will materialize for themselves. Basic accommodation cna be found in private houses and apartemnts owned by local residents of Uman who hire out beds in their homes for the new year period. Meals can be had in huge tent-restaurants where 4000 are served traditional meals for a pittance. Accommodation and meals are of secondary importance. The pilgrims spend their time praying at the tomb of the sage in the hope that his undertaking will come true and that the new year will hold good tidings in store for them. The atmosphere is relaxed and a feeling of brotherhood pervades among the vistors despite the fact that all are strangers and do not know each other and all copme from different walks of life and religious levels of observance. The common denominator is to have a spiritual experience and to utilize their time in prayer and introspection in anticipation of a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. recommended for all of the Jewish faith who are prepared to experience something new and spiritual.

Visited October 2011
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