Rabbi Eliezer Berland lit his first Chanukah candle in his new home, in South Africa. The Shuvu Banim Rosh Yeshiva left Morocco after residing there for about seven months, and he is now residing in Zimbabwe, South Africa.
The rav is reportedly staying with a prominent member of the local Jewish community.
The rabbi fled Israel to avoid arrest and he can only reside in countries that do not have an extradition agreement with the State of Israel has he is alleged to have broken the law in Israel.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)