A Pilgrimage to the Bratslav Cemetery

Pilgrims visit the cemetery every year at the High Holidays to celebrate the legacy of Nachman of Bratslav and his disciple, Nathan of Bratslav, who is buried there.  Nachman himself is buried in a nearby village, Uman, which is the scene of major gatherings of Hasidim, notably at Rosh Hashanah. Despite the primacy of Unam, the pilgrimage to the Bratslav cemetery is a flourishing business, overseen by a Jewish/Ukrainian team. There’s even talk that a rich Israeli is planning to convert an  abandoned brewery into a hostel for the celebrants.

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