“Escape to Uman”

by Osnat Sharon 23/9/2014

Osnat SharonA while back I heard a joke regarding Elul, the Hebrew month which precedes Rosh Hashanah. It’s widely known that in Hebrew, ELUL is an acronym representing the sentence from the Song of Songs: “Ani  Ledodi  Vedodi Li” –”I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine.” However, in light of the growing popularity of pre-Rosh Hashana pilgrimages to Uman, the Ukranian city where Rebbe Nachman of Breslev is buried, ELUL has humorously come to stand for “Ani Le’Uman Ve’ishti La’ima shela” – “I’m going to Uman and my wife is going to her mother’s.  Click to read more,,,


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