Sep 7, 2020

Quote of the Day

95% of the hotels in the area of the grave [of Rebbe Nachman] are under ownership of Chassidim who do not prepare or legalize them 100% in order to avoid paying taxes on "white" revenues. The city does not survive by the income of the pilgrims - that is a myth.

  -- Mayor of Uman Oleksandr Tsebriy

I don't know if this is true or anti-semitism, especially in light of his comment accusing them of tax evasion, but I do know that I suggested similarly the other day, considering how Ukraine shut the event down so easily and quickly and Uman leadership is so opposed to the event this year, despite the supposed income they all live off. I wondered how true that is, minus the accusation of tax evasion. The mayor says it is an urban legend, a myth, and not true. .

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