PHOTOS: Rabbi Berland Arrives At Police Lahav Headquarters

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Rabbi Eliezer Berland was brought to Israel Police Lahav 433 Headquarters on Tuesday morning, 13 Tammuz, Israel’s equivalent of the FBI. Hundreds of chassidim waited outside to catch a glimpse of their rov and in a showing of support.

Rabbi Berland was extradited to Israel from Johannesburg, South Africa on Monday after being on the run for four years.

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(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photos: Media Resource Group)


8 COMMENTS

  1. Enough already of Berland….Presumably, he is now answering the police questions he has evaded by running from country to country for the past several years to avoid testifying. If he is innocent, as he claims, let him go free and stop harassing him. If he is guilty of the abuse of the women that accuse him, he should be put on trial and sent to prison if found guilty regardless of his age. But stop this circus atmosphere once and for all.

  2. I doubt he is answering any questions. His lawyers have no doubt told him not to incriminate himself in any way. There is no way the Israeli court system will let him out on bail in any event. So if he is going to stay in jail he may as well make it as difficult as possible for the police. His case is not that different to that against Rabbi Chaim Halpern in London. He was arrested and locked up. He refused to say a word. The women who had complained against him backed down under great communal pressure and the case collapsed. My prediction is that the same will happen here. Without self incrimination or willing witnesses, the police have no case

  3. To avreimi saying that the victims will bow down under pressure will just lead to more suicides and cover ups. It’s about time people who abuse others should be punished for their actions and be put in a place where they can’t do it again.

  4. Welcome home Harav Berland shlita!

    I take it all with a huge grain of salt. Dont believe everything these Governments feed you…