Some Breslev chassidim take advantage of Chanukah to travel to Uman, to the kever of Rebbe Nachman of Breslev, zt"l. In particular, Breslev chassidista's often arrange group trips this time of year.
The Breslev Tzadik of Meah Shearim, HaRav Shalom Arush, shlita was asked if, given reports of flu (or possibly some other) epidemic impacting the Ukraine right now, is it safe to travel to Uman?
His answer, (not an exact quote) 'the Jewish visitors to Uman will not be impacted.'
Friday, November 20, 2009
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