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  8/22/2012, Elul 4, 5772

New Airport To Ease Breslov Pilgrimage to Uman


A new airport terminal in Kiev, Ukraine will ease the stress of traveling to Uman. Thousands of visitors are expected to make the annual pilgrimage to the tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov on the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. Yitzchak Moshe Gabbay of the Derech HaTzaddikim organization told Arutz Sheva news that the new terminal will make things much smoother. His group organizes heritage tours to Jewish communities in Eastern Europe such as Uman.
 
Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, sometimes pronounced Bratslav, was a great-grandson of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of the Hassidic movement. He passed away in 1810 in Uman, Ukraine. He was known for his teachings on spirituality and personal redemption, as well as inspiring stories and folk tales.