Bratslav Hasids: historical aspects of the origin and functioning of the orthodox movement in Judaism

Keywords: Hasidism, Bratslav Hasids, the Orthodox movement, Judaism, Rabbi Nachman, Tzaddik and Tzaddikism, Rosh Hashanah


The object of research: Bratslav Hasids as a component of the orthodox movement in Judaism.

Investigated problem: historical aspects of the emergence of the orthodox movement in Judaism, the reasons for its spread among the Jewish population of Volhynia, Galicia and Podillya.

The main scientific results: the historical aspects of the origin of the orthodox movement in Judaism, the reasons for its spread among the Jewish population of Volhynia, Galicia and Podillya, as a way to achieve the formation of the Jewish religion are analyzed. The role of one of the most influential movements of Bratslav Hasids, founded and led by Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav, the main guidelines of his teachings, the reasons for its rapid spread among the communities of Ukraine and many countries, the place of tzaddiks (righteous) – heirs-mediators between God and believers. Highlights the thorny path that believers took to obtain permission to celebrate the Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah, other holidays at the grave of his teacher and mentor, to resolve issues regarding the coordination and construction of the synagogue of the Pantheon-Temple of Rabbi Nachman, hotel, mikvah (ritual pool) for recitation before prayer), other objects. A prominent place in the study is identified by the problems of pilgrims arriving in Uman, their resettlement, everyday life, relations with the local population, law enforcement agencies, security issues and more. Given the growing interest in the teachings of Tzaddik Nachman, the phenomenon of this phenomenon needs further study.

The area of practical use of the research results: the results of the study can be used by public administration and local government in determining public policy in the field of religion, mechanisms for solving its current problems, during the development and teaching of courses on public administration, history of religion, world history and history of Ukraine.

Innovative technological product: on the basis of numerous sources, materials, some of which are introduced into scientific circulation for the first time, a significant gap is filled in ideas about the process of religious orthodox movement in Judaism, the reasons for its spread in Ukraine and many countries and the problem of pilgrims coming to Uman, which contributed to the transformation of the city of Uman into the world capital of Bratslav Hasids.

Scope of the innovative technological product: the practice of forming, implementing and improving the system of state regulation by religious organizations.


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Author Biography

Liudmyla Radchenko, Kharkiv College of Trade and Economics Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics

Department of Tourism and Social Humanities Sciences


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Radchenko, L. (2021). Bratslav Hasids: historical aspects of the origin and functioning of the orthodox movement in Judaism . ScienceRise, (2), 15-22.
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