Last year, during a convention of the leading educators in the Gerrer cheder (elementary educational - LB) network, the Gerrer Rebbe shlit'a told the participants: "Too bad we don't have a place in Eretz Yisroel where our children can see davening (praying - LB) like in Uman!"
Uman is a prayer factory. Sure, some of the 45,000-plus who make the Rosh Hashana pilgrimage to Rebbe Nachman's gravesite are thrill-seekers and carnival-goers. But to the mainstream of Breslever Chassidim, prayer - especially the High Holiday prayers - is a chance to be with The King. Uman on Rosh Hashana is The King's coronation. Uman therefore leaves a lasting impression on a child's soul, the type that the Gerrer Rebbe wants to engrave on the hearts of all children.
In Uman, you'll find Torah lessons from morning until night. You can hear lectures from Breslev's foremost rabbis and mashpiim, or spiritual guides. There are prayer quorums everywhere, all day long. When people aren't praying prescribed prayers, they're engaged in personal prayer, some in the woods, some down by the river, and many flocked around Rebbe Nachman's holy gravesite.
If you're looking for spirituality, for meaning in your Judaism, and for real emuna, then Uman Rosh Hashana is the place for you.
Sure, beloved sisters, it's not easy to spend Rosh Hashana alone with the kids. But if you knew the benefits that you derive by sending your husband to Uman, you'd force him to go.
Consider this your personal invitation to the prayer factory. Rosh Hashana is only 3 days away.