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As YWN has been reporting, there has been an ongoing saga whether Shuvu Banim community leader Rabbi Eliezer Berland will be granted parole from his house arrest in order to spend Rosh Hashana at R’ Nachman’s Kever in Uman, Ukraine.
Israel’s Supreme Court finally approved the parole late Tuesday night, and Rabbi Berland immediately departed to Uman.
The Prison Services parole board originally granted Rabbi Berland parole early Monday afternoon, after posting 740,000 shekels in bail. Then, on Monday night an appeals court blocked Rabbi Berland from leaving the country, citing the parole board’s failure to invite testimony from the Rabbi’s accusers before granted his release. The court granted the accusers until midnight (Tuesday to Wednesday) to appeal.
That appeal was heard and rejected by Supreme Court Justice Uzi Fogelman, thus finally allowing Rabbi Berland to depart to Uman.
Below is footage of Rabbi
Berland enroute to Uman
See the following document which is an approval by the Ukrainian Police for the arrival of Rabbi Berland:
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)