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Despite Unrest, Hasidim Head to Ukraine

Security concerns won’t derail annual Breslover pilgrimage to Uman

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A Spiritual Journey for Women: The Pilgrimage to Uman Isn’t Just for Men Anymore

Women from all over the world will travel to Ukraine to pray at the grave of Hasidic leader Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

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Abuse Victim Shamed In Shul; Braun Calls Fans

Plus chaos during Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage to Uman, and more in the news

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Tensions Build in Advance of Hasidic Pilgrimage

A large cross installed without permits at the site of a mass Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage was recently vandalized with Hebrew graffiti pledging vengeance

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Close Encounter

Rodger Kamenetz’s new book connects Rabbi Nachman, Franz Kafka, a turkey, and a cockroach

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Sundown: Much Talk, Little Peace

Plus the politics of Israeli daylight savings time, and more

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Threats Veiled

For hasidim traveling to Uman, lycra’s all the rage

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Pilgrimage

Each year before Rosh Hashanah, thousands of Jews visit the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. Rodger Kamenetz joined them and brought along a friend: Franz Kafka.

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God and Uman

Joining the Breslovers—and my cousin—for Rosh Hashanah in Ukraine