Ukraine: We will allow Breslav’s followers to reach Uman

Matty Burnhart, Knitted News20.07.22 18:32 21 Tammuz Tishpev

Ukraine: We will allow Breslav's followers to reach Uman

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Contrary to previous statements on the subject, the Ukrainian government is now saying: We will allow the arrival of followers to the artist on Rosh Hashanah.

During a round table on the subject in Moldova, that his country will not prevent the entry of Breslav followers, and that at present no change in policy is planned. The Ukrainian diplomat even stated that he would assist Breslav’s followers in whatever they needed the help of the embassy.

In Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, a roundtable meeting was held today, with the participation of representatives of many countries and bodies, in order to summarize the preparations and ways for Breslav’s followers to reach Rosh Hashanah. The meeting was initiated by Rabbi Pinchas Salzman, rabbi of Moldova, against the background of his in-depth knowledge of the Moldavian and Ukrainian security bodies and representatives of the countries that can help resolve the crisis.

The meeting hosted today by Rabbi Salzman was attended by senior officials from the United States Embassy headed by the Deputy Ambassador and Political Adviser, the Ukrainian Deputy Ambassador to Moldova Mr. Vladimir Manzola, Breslav Union Chairman Rabbi Natan Ben Nun, representatives of the Bauman Rescue Union and the Logistics Staff, Rabbi Levi Yitzhak Gvirz Gvirtz Madrik Tzadikim, representatives of the Moldovan airlines Air Moldova and Hi-Sky, representatives of the immigration authorities and security forces on the borders of Moldova.

Rabbi Salzman presented the experts’ assessments that most Breslav followers who come to Uman for Rosh Hashanah will land in Moldova, in light of the relative proximity to Uman and the long border between Ukraine and Moldova. Rabbi Salzman explained to those present the great importance and commitment to reaching Rosh Hashanah to the nation among the followers of Breslav, and the devotion to the teaching of Rabbi Nachman of Breslav ZIA.

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“Given the great importance of traveling to Uman on Rosh Hashanah, the Moldovan authorities have expressed their willingness to help with a warm welcome,” said Rabbi Salzman. “The current round table, which brings together all the relevant factors, is the first meeting in a series of meetings designed to ensure the safety and well-being of Breslav’s followers who come to Uman via Rosh Hashanah through Moldova.

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