Representatives of the Israeli foreign Ministry has appealed to the government of Ukraine with a request to transfer the remains of Rabbi Nahimana, the founder of the movement Breslau Hasidim of Uman to Israel.
As radio station «Galey Tzahal», the Ukrainian authorities still have not given an official response, however, sources in the Ukrainian government were given to understand that they did not intend to grant the request of the Israeli foreign Ministry. According to the radio station, the Ukrainian authorities are motivated by the fact that the tomb of Rabbi Nachman is an object of historical and national heritage of Ukraine.
As you know, on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New year in Uman annually arrives not less than 25.000 Breslau Hasidim from Israel, USA and Europe. During this period, they organize dozens of special flights to the airport Ben-Gurion.