The Judean Hammer

My unabashed, unapologetic, reflections on Judaism's authentic approach to the physical and spiritual dangers facing the Jewish people today, both in the modern state of Israel and in the diaspora.

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Reflection on the Black Pilgrimage to Uman

Updated a long time ago.

An annual epidemic in the form of a mass pilgrimage. Every year, thousands of Breslov chasidim abandon their families for Rosh Hashanah in order to travel to Uman. The purpose? To pray at the grave of their Rebbe. My reflections on this lunacy.