After leaving Morocco last week following a seven-month stay in that country, Rabbi Eliezer Berland has relocated to Zimbabwe. After departing from Morocco the Rabbi was in South Africa and now Zimbabwe. It appears this was his destination, at least for the immediate future. It should be pointed out that despite reports in some of the media to the contrary, the king of Morocco has announced the rav is welcome to return when he wishes. It appears the issue was the number of chassidim and their families moving to Morocco and not the rabbi himself. This statement appeared in an interview with the king that appeared in a local newspaper.
A private home has been rented for Rabbi Berland in Zimbabwe. It is not know just how many chassidim accompany him at this time.
Rabbi Berland fled Israel to avoid arrest, and if he returns to Israel he will be placed in custody.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)