Thursday, February 22, 2007

Uman News

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Haaretz reports:

Construction halted on hotel near Rabbi Nachman's grave

In the wake of Israeli intervention, Ukrainian authorities temporarily stopped construction work near the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav in the Ukrainian city of Uman yesterday.

The work was taking place about 100 meters from the rabbi's grave, where Bratslav Hasidim say a mass grave is located. A hotel is slated to be built on the site where the construction was taking place, but the Hasidim want it classified as a heritage site.

Ukrainian authorities said additional evidence was needed before declaring the area a heritage site, and the Foreign Ministry has recommended that the Hasidim begin legal proceedings on the matter.

At the request of MK Meir Porush (United Torah Judaism), the ministry asked the Ukrainian ambassador to Israel on Tuesday to halt the construction until the situation is clarified.


At February 22, 2007 at 11:56:00 AM EST, Anonymous A Yid said...

What is the date of these news? They don't write it on the site for some reason.

At February 22, 2007 at 12:35:00 PM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

I saw it on their main page so it must be recent.

At February 25, 2007 at 7:20:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is happening now.
for those that have been to uman the place is across from the hotel in a emty lot but still part of the old cemetery

At February 25, 2007 at 7:24:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At February 25, 2007 at 5:02:00 PM EST, Anonymous ploni said...

At February 25, 2007 at 6:35:00 PM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...



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