Thursday, January 28, 2016

Kikar Hashabbat: Two years after being deported: Zimbabwe apologizes to Rav Berland "the drought is due to the way we treated him"

Two years after being arrested and sent out of the country, a special delegation from the Government of Zimbabwe was sent to Rabbi Berland: "From the time he was sent away there is a terrible drought in the country" said the niece of Robert Mugabe the president of Zimbabwe.  See and hear about the meeting here:

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Listen - Head of police investigation admits "they asked me to forge a false case on Rabbi Berland"

Rabbi Eliezer Berland police

Published on Jan 14, 2016
Rabbi Chaim Barzilai the assistant of Rabbi Shalom Arush and former assistant of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef reveals in an interview what the head of police investigation admitted to Rabbi Arush about the case of Rabbi Eliezer Berland.

“My superiors threatened me that if I don’t forge a false case on Rabbi Berland I will lose my position”.

“In reality the case of Rabbi Berland is completely void of any evidence, all of the things that is being spoken about Rabbi Berland is rubbish and nonsense.”

“From the moment I began trying to create a case against the Rabbi, I am suffering, I had a major car accident, got divorced etc.”

Rabbi Barzilai says that this police officer who was a completely irreligious man recently began doing teshuva and becoming religious, he feels terrible about his deeds. So he sat with Rabbi Arush and was crying bitter tears, “how do I fix what I did?”

So Rabbi Arush told him that the only way to fix what he did is to admit his deeds in public. However, in doing so he will lose his job and get arrested, libels, forging false cases, is a serious crime.

“Look at all the heads of police who were involved in the case, all of them fell into the very same things that they tried saying about the Rabbi. One after the other, around 10 of them already were forced to leave their jobs due to sexual harassment. These are people of Sodom and Gomorrah!”

Friday, January 8, 2016

Rav Arush to head of police investigation of Rav Berlands case "You can only fix your deeds if you admit your mistakes in public"

The head of police investigation who had a big part in chasing the Rav Eliezer Berland Shlit"a is begging for teshuva, he's been suffering ever since. He came to Rav Shalom Arush yesterday and admitted that the police file on Rav Berland is empty, there is no mention of any of the accusations that appear in the media. Rav Arush told him that his teshuva is in admitting this in public. 

 He said, if I publicize classified information not only with I lose my job, I will get arrested...

(Heard by Rav Ofer Erez and eyewitnesses. Listen to it here