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Housing Minister (Bayit Yehudi) Uri Ariel was in Uman for the Fast of 17 Tammuz 5773, visiting the tziyun of Rav Nachman of Breslov ZY”A. escorting Ariel was Rav Daniel Dayan Shlita (a prominent Breslov rav) and Rav Shimon Buskila (Breslov World Center). Ariel davened at the tziyun and took part in a one-hour Likutei Maran shiur ane davened mincha with the tzibur at the tziyun.
Ariel told his hosts that he felt a special kedusha in the location where the tzaddik was interred, in the area of 30,000 kedoshim HY”D.
While Ariel was there a large contingent of visitors from the World Zionist Organization arrived as well as the IDF choir.
World Breslov Center officials add the visit of an Israeli cabinet minister was conducted in cooperation with local Ukrainian security officials.
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(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem / Photos: Breslov World Center)