According to a person close to him, one who is in daily contact, Rabbi Eliezer Berland is likely to be returning to Israel in the coming days. According to a Kikar Shabbos report quoting the close associate of the rav, plans for his return to Israel are being finalized and this is likely to occur next week.
According to the report Migdal HaEmek Chief Rabbi HaGaon HaTzaddik Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Grossman Shlita is involved in the arrangements being finalized and it is entirely possible that Rabbi Berland will be back in Israel in about a week. The source says that while the deal is close to being finalized, “anything could happen”, indicating nothing is certain in this case.
When asked, most Breslov Chassidim affiliated with the rav’s Shuvu Banim kehilla find it hard to believe that he will be returning voluntarily as the report indicates.
YWN-ISRAEL recently reported that Rav Grossman headed back to South Africa for a second trip to assist Rabbi Grossman. No details of his second trip were released other than he was going to try to assist Rabbi Berland again.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)