Israel Foreign Ministry asked Ukraine to bring rabbi Nachman's remains to Israel

7 November 2017, 12:31 | Judaism | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

Israel has been making covert efforts to bring the remains of the venerated late Rebbe Nahman from Uman, Ukraine, to Israel.

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Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely instructed Ambassador to Ukraine Eliav Belotzercovsky to raise the issue with the appropriate officials in Kiev half a year ago, Hotovely’s spokeswoman, Lena Bakman, told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.

Rebbe Nahman, founder of the Breslov Hassidim, was born in the city of Medzhybizh in 1772 and died in Uman in 1810. Since then, Uman has become a mecca for Breslovers, the name by which his followers are known. Some 150,000 people visit Rebbe Nahman’s grave every year, making it an important tourism site for Ukraine.

Rabbi Aryeh Lippo, a member of the Breslov Hassidim involved in the efforts, told Army Radio: “It’s illogical that half of Israel leaves the country every Rosh Hashana.” Thousands of Israelis visit the rabbi’s grave on Rosh Hashana.

Ukrainian Jewish Committee director Eduard Dolinsky told the Post he doubted Kyiv would agree to relocate the grave.

“It’s a kind of national treasure, bringing millions of dollars every year to the state and city budgets as well as to Uman inhabitants,” he said.

Dolinsky noted, however, that some nationalistic groups, such as the Freedom Party, do support the move, “because of chaos caused by the pilgrimage and general antisemitic views.”

Around the time of the annual pilgrimage, there are often cases of antisemitism in Uman.

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    • fedirtsiv | 24 June 2018, 15:50

      Церкви активно намагаються навести потрібні мости з чиновниками, щоб забезпечити свої інтереси, забуваючи, що є невіруючі люди та віряни з іншими поглядами на певні теми, котрі зараз духовенством

    • В. Ясеневий | 22 June 2018, 10:44

      Нові розвиває, бо старі ЗАКРИВАЄ. Та закриває більше і частіше...парафії за відсутності вірян закриваються. На жаль.

    • Mauricio | 22 June 2018, 03:42

      Strong and clear points !

    • Mauricio | 22 June 2018, 03:36

      All indicates that Tomos of Autocephaly, restoring canonical status to the legitimate Church of Ukraine, its a matter of days, if not months. God bless Ukraine!

    • Mauricio | 22 June 2018, 03:34

      Moscow servants are not happy these type of news. When a Patriarch receives and bless a group of Christians ¨not belonging¨ to a canonical Church ...

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