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Bratslav To Keep Perimeter of Rabbi Nachman Gravesite Women-Free

Ahead of the Jewish new year, when thousands of Jews will converge on the Ukrainian city of Uman, the final resting place of the Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav, followers of the revered 18th-century luminary issued an “urgent” decree Wednesday banning women from the area surrounding his gravesite. Read more

Israeli Suspected of Vandalizing Jesus Statue In Uman

Police in the city of Uman in Ukraine arrested an Israeli man they suspect of defacing a large crucifix as payback for the desecration of a synagogue last month. Read more

Anti-Semitic Vandals Hurl Pig’s Head Into Tomb of Rebbe Nachman In Uman

Worshippers praying by the tomb of the founder of the Breslov Hasidic sect, Rebbe Nachman, say the rabbi’s resting place in the Ukrainian town of Uman was violated early Wednesday morning in a grotesque anti-Semitic attack. Read more

Israeli Yeshiva Teacher Jailed In London For Trying To Smuggle Cocaine

An Israeli yeshivah teacher has been jailed for 18 months, nine of them suspended, for trying to smuggle £19,000 (90,000 shekels) worth of cocaine into the United Kingdom, according to a report in the Jewish Chronicle. Read more

Charter Flight With Hundreds Of Passengers From NYC To Uman Cancelled Hours Before Take-Off

Hundreds of people scheduled to leave New York on Wednesday night for Uman have just been notified that the flight has been cancelled. Read more

Security Message For Those Traveling To Uman For Rosh Hashanah

The following message was issued by the embassy of the United States of America for all American traveling to Uman, Ukraine, for Rosh Hashanah: Read more

Ben Gurion Airport Prepares For Mass Flights To Uman

Rosh Hashanah will be celebrated in another week and the Israel Airport Authority is bracing for the yearly mass flights to the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslav (Bratslav) in the Ukrainian town of Uman. Read more

Israelis Traveling To Western Europe ‘Should Be Alert’ Due To Heightened ISIS Threat

Israelis traveling to Western Europe during the coming October holiday period should be aware of their surroundings due the ongoing threat of ISIS terrorist attacks, a source from the Counter- Terrorism Bureau, a part of the National Security Council, warned on Monday. Read more

Ukrainian Money Dispute Sparks Reports of Kidnapped Israelis In Uman

A Local money dispute in Ukraine prompted inaccurate reports in Hebrew-language media that a group of Israeli tourists had been kidnapped and held at ransom, a Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday. Read more