SMILING SUSPECT: Man Arrested For Savagely Beating Rav Zalman Grossman At Kever Shimon Hatzadik


Police arrested a man who they say savagely assaulted Rav Zalman Grossman at Kever Shimon Hatzadik in Yerushalayim on Wednesday.

Police say the man is a 30-year-old resident of Bnei Brak.

The suspect told the judge that they have the wrong person, but the judge said video surveillance as well as other evidence shows that police nabbed the correct person.

The judge ordered his remand in police custody until Monday.

As YWN had reported, Rav Grossman told a young child who was making alot of noise and being disrespectful at the kever to please be quiet and act appropriately. Seconds later, a young man, reportedly a member of the Shuvu Banim Cult, led by Rabbi Eliezer Berland, ran into the Kever, and began punching Rav Grossman repeatedly in the face, kicking him, and even throwing chairs and Shtenders at him.

People who were at the Kever were unable to stop the man, as he overpowered them all and continued his savage attack.

Rav Grossman was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for multiple traumatic injuries as well as serious facial trauma.



  1. The man is from Bnei Brak. Shuvu Banim is located in Jerusalem. The people trying to stop him are from Shuvu Banim.
    Why do you insist on saying it’s a cult?

  2. Another YWN fake news.

    I rather go to a website that doesn’t talk Lashon Hara and Mitzi Shem Ra.

    It’s Chaval that a Chabad site who knows the stories that were made up about the Rebbe who everyone also calls and called a cult even though it’s far from the truth, would do the same to this Rav.

    Sad State we are in.

    YWN will have a Din VCheshbon!

  3. BisBoy- Because it IS. The guy was caught in Y-m. This is where he hangs out obviously. Who cares where his official address is. He’s from Shuvu Banim.

  4. From the way his “students” behave it is very clear that Berland exudes and encourages this type of behavior.

    Berland used to live in Bnei Brak and many members of his Cult live there.

    As R Tzvi Cheshin said publicly, He (and the ideology he drilled into his cult) is the last Klipah before Mashiach comes. In the war of Good and Evil he is Mashiachs antithesis. In Mea Shaarim there is a weekly tefilla group of people that pray for all of am Yisroel and one of the tefilla is to be mevatel this klipa of Berland.

  5. In a video message that was released this morning by R Zalman himself it turns out that the boys who tried to protect R’ Zalman Grossman are from Shuvu Banim and not the attacker. Let’s see if the FAKE NEWS outlets will issue an apology or even run the true story. I doubt it.

  6. First that guy is not part of shuvu banim and the teens that help the rabbi out were part of shuvu banim cheak it up with rav grossmen himself please before you but down a godal hador. You רשה your speaking of one of biggist צדיקים did rav kaminetzkey say stuff against rav berland or rav ovadia no so who are you?
    did you find proof to speak out no you did not do understand גזרות in שמים no you dont and wont your were hat wight shirt live off your rich grand dad and jump on צדיק your what we the fake news of the jews

  7. Avramale Wolf: If you are not trolling then you are seriouslyu delusional. The animal who attacked Rav Grossman has been linked by several police sources to the Berland cult. As YWN has documented here for several years, Berland is no Tzadik. He is a pathetic convicted felon who ran around the world creating a chilul hashem showing up in courtrooms wearing tallisand teffilin and acting dysfunctionally until he was ultimately brought back to EY to face charges

  8. Your not too much of a Gadol.

    Go to Rav Chaim Kanievsky and ask him his opinion of Rav Berland.
    But since you already seem to be an Am Haaretz I don’t see you actually asking a Real Gadol who actually knows Rav Berland for years.

    Kul Zman you repeat things that your read on news sites and don’t actually know what you are talking about
    you will stay and Am Haaretz.

    Pity since we are in Galus long enough.

  9. I want to preface my remarks by saying that I am a writer – I write technical and engineering papers that must be accurate and verifiable. Also, I want to point out that I am NOT a member of any community associated with Rav Berland.

    Having said that, when I read article, I bristled. Why? The sentence ” Seconds later, a young man, reportedly a member of the Shuvu Banim Cult, led by Rabbi Eliezer Berland, ran into the Kever, and began punching Rav Grossman repeatedly in the face, kicking him, and even throwing chairs and Shtenders at him.”

    The key word is “reportedly” – by who exactly? YWN doesn’t tell us in today’s article or in yesterday’s. YWN has implicated Rav Berland and an entire community of Jews, but ACCORDING TO WHOSE REPORT??? Did YWN check out the “facts” before they published? No.

    I checked local news outlets (Arutz7, Jerusalem Post, and Haaretz) for the story to see if they clarified the question. Nope. The incident wasn’t even covered in those outlets!

    That sentence should not have been included in the article – at the very least because it added nothing but hatred, and at the most because it is unverified.

    The damage from the animosity that has been stirred up on the world wide web cannot be underestimated.

    Is this the world of yeshivos?

  10. Relax and go to r kanveiesky your an ant compered to harav berland stop following these small rabbi ask the godol yourself i am not in any of your religious cults but belive me your all sad and confused that you dont have any proof of any thing isreali goverment plamed alot of big rabbis not becuse they did wrong they have a princible bring down the head of the snake to confuse the rest and they succeed with meny big rabbis who are you to compare and judge someone who you have no evidence none i cheaked in to it better then this please keep your hate and your bs in your bungalow