As Uman pilgrimage grows, the devout invent new customs

19.10.2013                      15.Cheschwan.5774                      Wajera

Ukraine:

As Uman pilgrimage grows, the devout invent new customs

Circumcision and other rituals at the grave of Rebbe Nachman have upset some of the locals and caused controversy back in Israel.

Eight days after he was born in Israel, Yossi Galant’s youngest son was already 3,200 km. from home, undergoing a circumcision near a rabbi’s grave amid a mass of Jewish men engaged in euphoric prayer….