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Why Uman?

Sometimes it takes years for a person to realize the profound influence that Rosh Hashanah in Uman has for his service of Hashem and his understanding of Rebbe Nachman's teachings.

Look for the Good

Your roommate in Uman puts his wet mikvah towel on the clean-pressed shirt that you planned to wear on Rosh Hashanah eve, after you paid $1000 for this "luxury" bunk…

Uman: The Ultimate Cleansing

I literally saw a wash of colors cascade down behind my closed eyes from my crown to my heart. It felt like yet another rinse cycle in Hashem’s gigantic washing machine...

Exiled to Siberia

The judges sentenced him to 5 years of harsh labor in Siberia; that terrible decree saved his life. This is the story of how Yitzchak Gelbach, a Breslever Chassid, reached his life’s dream to be at the grave site of Rebbe Nachman in Uman.

Rebbenu’s Promise

What is it about a Rosh Hashanah in Uman that some are willing to spend almost all the money in their possession to experience, and to even come back to again and again?

Women of Uman

Rosh Hashanah is the seed for the whole year, when everything is determined. So if the seed is full of blessing and holiness, the rest of the year must follow...

From AWOL to Uman

People complain to me about their difficulties in getting to Uman on Rosh Hashanah. Rebbe Nachman says that the obstacles are merely meant to fan the desire…

Gifts from Uman

This year in Uman, we received some priceless spiritual gifts from our beloved rabbis. Dennis Rosen is happy to share them with our readers so that they too can enjoy them...

Estie’s Dream

She was drinking her morning coffee when she heard the mailman; she went to the front door, opened the mailbox, and her heart stopped: an envelope from the Federal Court...

From the Mafia to Uman

A huge mountain of a man stood directly in front of Rav Shalom Arush; the man had a scary look on his face and his entire body was covered with thick terrible looking scars...

When Hollywood Met Uman

Hollywood director Paul Mazursky directed his final movie, Yippee, about the annual Breslever Rosh Hashanah gathering in Uman. Yippee was  one of the only films in Hollywood history that’s actually an act of teshuva (repentance).

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