Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New Stamp in Honor of Rebbe Nachman's 200th Yahrtzeit

The painting of the Rebbe's Tziyun (grave site) in Uman is by noted Breslover artist, R. Yitzchak Besancon. The signature is from one of the Rebbe's letters, while the chair was hand-carved for the Rebbe by the schochet of Teplik in 1808. It was hidden during the Russian Revolution and smuggled out of the Ukraine in pieces just prior to the Holocaust, in 1936. Rebbe Nachman's chair was restored in 1959 and once again in 1984. Today it may be seen in the Breslover shul in Me'ah Shearim.

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