Shuvu Banim leader Rabbi Eliezer Berland has called on his talmidim to be mispallel for him as he plans to return home to Eretz Yisrael next week. The Rabbi made his statement from his current home in Zimbabwe.
The Rabbi called on talmidim to be mispallel for him at the Kosel on Wednesday evening, erev Taanis Esther, quoted as saying “It all depends on your tefilos. Wait for me at the airport next week”.
Over 150 chassidim are spending Purim with Rabbi Berland as hundreds of others who were planning to go as well have decided to remain in Eretz Yisrael to be mispallel for him.
Rabbi Berland fled Israel about 18 months ago to avoid arrest amid accusations of law-breaking. He spent a period of time in Morocco and is now in Zimbabwe. He has to be in countries that do not maintain extradition agreements with Israel.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)