Watch: Motzei Rosh Hashana Concerts In Uman (via Dovid Cohen)



  1. My Rosh Hayishivah would call these people dancing in such a way a band fun mishegoyim. An d this Ashrenu shekebalnu tikun mayrabbanu Uh Isin’t there a Ribbono Shel Olam. Shame on you matzav!

  2. Would you rather- be sane in a world of crazy people, or crazy in a world of sane people???? Am I the only one watching this disco dancing with taleisim and kitlach still on feeling like the only sane one left in a crazy world????

    • It might be insane but after all is said and done, do you know how many thousands of Jews go home from the holy tzion of Reb Nachman zt”l after Rosh Hashanah as baalei tshuvos? Do you know of a living (or not living) tzaddik that has such a strong power, especially for the not-yet-religious?

      • How many…do you know? And yes there are many “live” people who do kiruv work and have a tremendous influence on people and show them the proper hadracha….

  3. Also, keep in mind, you are seeing a fraction of the people who go to uman….it would be like judging all of klal yisroel by looking at one group etc….. and regardless, lets not bring din on anyone…many of the people you see have gone either becoming frum through this or have been in a very bad place and it has helped them, so while this may not be good for you, rav nachman made a hosspital called uman and brought all types of yidden together who want to get better and us breslovers are not embarrassed to admit if we need help and need the simcha to pull us out of the pits.

  4. It would be interesting to see a study, demographic analysis.

    E.g. ages of the visitors (overwhelmingly young it seems), countries of origin (how much from EY, USA, etc.), background of visitors (Ashkenaz, Hasidic, which Hasidic group, Mizrachi, Sepharadi, which type (e.g. Moroccan, Syrian, Turkish, Persian), how many come every year, how many come just once and don’t return, who and how was trip paid for, etc., etc.

  5. To all those umana yidden :
    I wish u all a year full of sweetness, blessing and everything u need. But 1 thing i can tell u that u didn’t go to Uman for Rosh hashunah to become more nisorir. U went to Uman to enjoy yourself!! I promise u that R Nachman doesn’t want all these to happen by his kever. Rather stay at home and from there R Nachman can also hear your tafillah.

    • WRONG! Obviously you don’t know everything and it might even do good for you to visit the grave of Rav Nachman zt”l, as he clearly stated, “If someone comes to my grave, gives a coin to charity, and says these ten Psalms [the Tikkun HaKlali], I will pull him out from the depths of Gehinnom!. It makes no difference what he did until that day, but from that day on, he must take upon himself not to return to his foolish ways”.

  6. From a Facebook post by author Yaakov Klein:

    There are no words to describe what goes on here in Uman. Anything I say about my Shabbos here, which was one of the highest in my life, will only take away. All I can say is what is what is NOT here in the hope that you will be able to thereby catch a tiny hint of the contrast. There is no sadness here, no apathy, no despair, no cynicism, no ego, no shallowness, no sophistication, no negativity, no lethargy, no laziness, no fear, no doubt. But of course, negatives don’t completely the trick. I need to come up with some manner of expression to contain the feelings overflowing from my open heart. “Hashem sefasai Tiftach….”
    Friends, Uman is pulsing with ENERGY OF HOLINESS. Old men dancing like teens, tens of thousands of Jews from every corner of the globe bound together in perfect unity by a common Da’as, a common path, a common Torah, a common mission that trancends any difference in language, appearence, or level of religiosity. Chassidim, litvaks, sefardim, yekkes, briskers, teimanim, lubavitchers joining hands and pouring out their hearts to Hashem by the kever of Rebbe Nachman in compete unity. Thousands of ireligious Israelis going to the mikva for the first time in their lives, saying Tikkun Haklalli with tears streaming down their faces, their faith slowly emerging from its concealment. As we danced to the roar of six thousand Jews singing “Ein shum yiush” in the famous Kloyz on Friday night, I turned to a friend of mine and told him, through my tears, “This room is currently the most hopeful place on earth.” Imagine six thousand people, of all different ages, from all different backgrounds, each with their own life story, their own circumstances, their own journey, casting off the chains of the past and screaming, as one, “there is no despair in the world at all!” Can you imagine the intensity and power of such an exerience? It is any wonder why the next song was “ashreinu”, an opportunity for these Jews to express how fortunate they feel to be connected to a tzaddik who who has given them the gift of hope? I am so driven to describe my experience this Shabbos in greater detail but I honestly don’t have the words. Anything I say will take away. The fire, the passion, the buzz of Torah and tefilla, the ruach of teshuva, the gratitude, the yishuv hada’as, the yearning, the the LIFE pulsing through this holy gathering, completely defies description. All I can say is this: I thank Hashem a million times over for having given me the ability to open my heart to this tzaddik and the treasure chest of advice, guidance, clarity, and illumination contained in his teachings. He has reached across the sands of time from his court in 17th century Ukraine to single handedly change my entire life. I am blessed, and I can only wish this experience on my fellow Jews. Hashem has given our generation an unimaginable gift. I bless us all with with the humility and openness of heart to accept it with both hands. Lchaim, from Uman!


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