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Nahman of Bratslav

I. B. Singer’s Last Laugh I. B. Singer’s Last Laugh
Monday, August 6, 2012 by David G. Roskies | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Like millions of his fellow immigrants to America, Isaac Bashevis Singer started over. In the beginning, he was a deadly serious Polish-Yiddish writer with world-literary ambitions.
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The Underside of Uman Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA. Every Rosh Hashanah, thousands of Hasidim make a pilgrimage to the grave of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav in Uman, Ukraine—and many end up in the hospital.