Rabbi Berland Hospitalized After Nearly Passing Out On Shabbos

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Rabbi Eliezer Berland, the leader of the Shuvu Banim movement, was hospitalized over Shabbos.

Berland was reportedly not feeling well the past week, and on Shabbos he nearly fainted, prompting his hospitalization at Hadassah Ein Kerem in Jerusalem. He is undergoing tests.

Many of his followers gathered at the Kosel to Daven for him at midnight on Motzei Shabbos.

Berland, who was released from prison last year after a sentence on charges of assaulting female followers, leads a Breslov-breakoff which focuses on outreach to secular Israelis. He has long been rumored to demand exorbitant donations in exchange for blessings and promises to heal the sick.

[Shocking Video Of Rabbi Berland Surfaces; Followers Defend It As ‘Miraculous Healing Technique’]

Two years ago, Berland pleaded guilty to assaulting multiple victims. He had first fled Israel and traveled from country to country, thus avoiding extradition to Israel, where a warrant for his arrest had been issued. He spent time in the United States, Italy, Switzerland, Morocco, Egypt, Zimbabwe, and Johannesburg before being arrested and extradited to Israel where he faced the law.

His followers claim that Berland willingly took upon himself this disgrace, suffering, and exile, “which spiritually protects the Jewish People from heavenly decrees of annihilation”. It should be noted that audio footage was released where Berland was talking to his attorney about the details of one of his assaults.

Despite the horrific charges and the guilty plea, he continues to be a celebrity-rabbi, attracting thousands of people.

[In Recording, Rabbi Berland Boasts of Receiving $80K Donation While Only Requesting $18K]

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)




15 COMMENTS

  1. YWN has been judge and jury as far
    as Rabbi Berland is concerned

    He is a massive talmud chochom

    The Israeli goverment do not spend millions on hunting down a criminal for years and then only giving him an 18
    month prison term

    YWN has used his hospitalization
    to rehash old news in order to
    victimize a talmud chochom

    SHAME ON YOU YWN

  2. As we stand here during these most auspicious days between Lag b’Omer and Yom-Yerusholayim, we wish the Rov shlita and full and speedy recovery.

  3. M’aneis. This fits every description of the Chofetz Chaim’s halachos on when speaking ill of a person isn’t Lashon Horah. Not only was he found guilty in a court of law (after attempting to flee) beyond reasonable doubt, but he also openly admitted to the terrible things he inflicted on others. He is a danger to those around him and by proxy so are his followers.

  4. Rabbi Berland has been ostracized by all mainstream Chareidi Rabbonim across the spectrum. Publicizing anything about him is spitting in the face of gedolei yisrael .

  5. Rav Eliezer Ben Etia shlit”a

    And YWN stop the lies about so called audio footage talking to his lawyer etc. No such audio exists!

    In the zchus of the bizyonos may he have arichus yamim.

  6. I donut know about his name but you could ask for the rabbi that didn’t keep the commandment to stay away from married women. If that is too hard the just refer to him as the rapist he is. Rasha marusha

  7. Why “rabbi”?!?!?!? check out the videos on youtube!!!! Its as simple as that. No miracles happening there!! Simple Tayveh!!!
    There is only one word for it!!!!

  8. Really? You realized he confessed he raped those married women. He betrayed his followers, their wives, the Torah and HaShem himself. Disgusting

  9. So YWN has become the new NYT.
    They can’t report the news about someone without going through all the negativity they can possibly write.
    SHAME ON YOU!!!

  10. 1. The ‘videos’ are totally and obviously forged. It’s a new faked audio laid over the top of old video from years ago, and you can see the real and the forged versions on the internet – search for “The full investigation into Rabbi Berland’s case Exposed” and you’ll find an expose with English subtitles that explains exactly who was behind all these false allegations, and their motivations.
    2. The State of Israel has been waging a war against religion, Torah and religious Jews since its inception. The same newspapers that have been printing anti-chareidi (or rather, ‘anti-semitic’) cartoons of religious Jews drinking the blood of secular Jews in Israel, and filling the airways with stories of how religious Jews are ‘parasites’ who are bleeding the country dry, and who are calling for the dismantling of the Chief Rabbinate and orthodox Judaism in Israel were also behind the massive miscarriage of justice involving Rabbi Berland. YWN – check your own headlines to see what the secular politicians and media in Israel are still saying about the Chareidim here. Yesh Atid had an agenda to demonize orthodox Jews starting 6 years ago, exactly when all the stories about the Rav, and many other leading rabbonim in Israel started to appear. Also, take a look at the ‘Hiddush’ website run by Reform in Israel and you’ll see that they were calling for orthodox rabbis to be investigated, and their ‘power over people’ to be broken 5 years ago, when all this stories started turning up in the Israel press.
    3. There is a book out called One in a Generation that explains exactly how this miscarriage of justice was pulled off, and who stands to gain from it. It’s part of the bigger war being waged against the religious world in Israel, and it’s a real shame that YWN is choosing to stand with those people who are trying to uproot the Torah, instead of doing some real investigative journalism to find out what’s really going on.