Thursday, August 12, 2010

Will Rav Eliezer Berland's Chassidim go to Uman this year?

I ask because he said in the past to his Chassidim that this time (meaning a Rosh Hashanah in the past) would be the last time they go to Uman.

Thus, from a Hallucinating about Moshiach post that managed to get its way into the Letters to the Editor section of Country Yossi Magazine, in September 2009:
The Gaon Rabbi Eliezer Berland, shlita, also said to his Chassidim prior to Rosh Hashanah, “This will be the last time you will be traveling to Uman.” Harav Eliezer told his Chassidim not to purchase flight tickets to Uman this year until further notice. He also said some hair-raising warnings about hostilities that could erupt in the world before Rosh Hashana.
(I link there because all the junk the Hallucinating About Mashiach site loads.)

This seems contradictory, for if it (last year Rosh Hashana) is the last time they will go to Uman, why was he telling them not to go to Uman that year? I don't know if they went or not, but those predicted hostilities that "could" erupt before Rosh Hashanah did not.

At any rate, it is almost time again to go to Uman, for those that go. As  Reb Akiva writes at Mystical Paths:
It’s Rosh Chodesh Elul.  In Jerusalem posters are up announcing trips to Uman for Rosh Hashana for Breslev chassidim and the many who find Rebbe Nachman of Breslev’s Torah a positive impact in their lives.
Of course, Rabbi Eliezer Berland predicted hostilities, and an apocalyptic war, this year for 22 Av, and that also did not amount to anything. So now we are about to hit Rosh Hashanah. I wonder if his chassidim are planning to go, or not, and if he has even the slightest bit of embarrassment at making these bold proclamations. I doubt it, because he keeps making them. But perhaps eventually people will stop listening to him.

That is, the purpose of this post is to point out that if indeed there is another Rosh Hashanah at Uman, his bold apocalyptic over-the-top statement will be shown to have been false.

1 comment:

tam said...

why to leave israel in "yom hadin"?


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