Pilgrimage

The Long Road To Forgiveness

A pilgrimage to Uman, a family secret and a father-son reconciliation.

09/11/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

For Rosh HaShanah, 5771, two years ago, I had dragged my father, a rabbi, and my younger brother to Uman, a blighted Ukrainian city halfway between Kiev and Odessa. We were ostensibly there for the purposes of a book I was working on: the book was about pilgrimage, more or less.

Gideon Lewis-Kraus’ book takes him from Santiago de Compostela to Rabbi Nachman’s grave in Ukraine.
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