November 12, 2007

Rebbe Nachman’s Grave in Immediate Danger of Takeover

Filed under: Current Events — Reb Moshe @ 7:57 am

the most “Jewish” site in eastern Europe – the gravesite of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov – is in danger of being auctioned off to foreign ownership. This, following the rejection by the Ukrainian Supreme Court of an appeal by a Breslov Hassidic group, and the in statement of a ruling obligating the latter to pay $3 million – or risk losing the holy site. Arutzsheva

The truth behind this situation is that Breslov never even signed the contract with the builder. As people know, Ukraine is known to be a country of much fraud and bribes so that is what took place here. A building company forged the signature of Rabbi Noson Maimon & Rav Michel and then took them to court. In the process they have bribed many Ukrainain officials.

Why does Breslov not simply just move the grave? Because the Rebbe asked to be buried at this spot in order to elevate the many Jews that were martyred and then put in a mass grave at this very spot. To move him properly, you would have to move all the maters as well and nobody who wants to move him, thinks about the others there. So, it is important the grave stays in Ukraine.

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  1. Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko launched his visit to Israel on Tuesday evening with a warm meeting with Breslov Chassidim. The Breslovs’ representatives, Rabbi Daniel Dayan of the World Breslov Center, and lawyer Gilad Corinaldi, said that during their meeting, the president gave a commitment to protect Kever of Rav Nachman M’Breslov in Uman – and the nearby Shul.

    Breslov delegates said Yushchenko told them during the meeting that “this is an important asset of the Jewish people. Access for Jews to pray there should be allowed and it’s important to safeguard freedom of speech.

    “We are checking the legal aspects that exist between the business and religious worlds. I declare that there will be no problem and that the matter will come to an agreed upon solution.”

    (Source: Ynet)

    Comment by Reb Moshe — November 15, 2007 @ 10:24 am

  2. It better!

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — November 16, 2007 @ 7:49 am

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