Rabbi Shimshon Barsky
|רבי שמשון ברסקי|
|1st of Sivan|
|Leading Breslov chasid who lived in Uman.|
Reb Shimshon Barsky was a descendent of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov and the author of Eitzos HaMevuoros. He was one of the leading Breslov Chasidim in Uman before the Communists took over the country. He passed away on Rosh Chodesh Sivan, 1935.
Breslover In Uman
Rabbi Shimshon Barsky was one of the teachers of Rabbi Yitzchock Briter.
Descendent of Rabbanue
Rabbi Shimshon Barsky was born to Rabbi Yisroel Menachem, a descendant of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov through his daughter Sarah.
Atzot Hamvaros is an in depth expansion on some of Rabbi Nachman's advice brought down in Likutay Eitzos. Originally Reb Shimshon Barsky wrote it in Yiddish, publishing it under the name 'Likkutei Eitzos Ivri Teitch'. A Hebrew translation of this work was later published under the name 'Gevuros Shimshon' ot 'Eitzot Hamevuarot'. A number of letters from Rabbi Shimshon Barsky written to his family and friends were also appended to various additions.
Kever Reb Shimshon Barsky
Reb Shimshon Barsky is buried in the newer Jewish cemetery of Uman near the Kever of Rabbi Avraham ben Rabbi Nachman of Tulshin. Unfortunately the entire cemetery was razed during the period of WWII and the following communist regime. Ohali Tzadikim an organization run by Yisroel Meir Gabby researched the location of his grave and built a Tzion in the approximate location based on testimony of elderly locals. Many people visit the tomb when they are in Uman for the Rosh Hashana Kibutz.
Hillulah of Reb Shimshon Barsky
The yahrzeit of Reb Shimshon Barsky is on Rosh Chodesh, the first of Sivon.