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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 Yitzchak Gelbach, a Breslever Chassid…

Why Uman?

People ask, "Why must I leave my family and go to Uman for Rosh Hashana? Rabbi Nissan Dovid Kivak gives a simple, straightforward explanation that anyone can relate to…

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 Hashana 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 Hashana. 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...

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...

Rashbi and Rabbenu

Rav Gedalia Kenig ob"m wrote that Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochai, and Rabbenu Nachman of Breslev have an agreement that praying in Meron is like praying in Uman...

You Get What You Need

Uman is the best present you can give your soul. But if your first (or last…) trip wasn't great, and even if it was terrible, don't give up...

Better a Fool

The sophisticates snicker at all the stories that come out of Uman every year, but Breslevers prefer to be happy and innocent fools than miserable agnostics...

Pull Me Out, Rabbenu!

Rebbe Nachman's promise, all by itself, is worth the $1000 that a trip to Uman currently costs, with all the hardship, disruption and inconvenience. But that's not all...