Monday, October 31, 2016

What is Rabbi Berland doing in prison?

Rabbi Berland with books

Rabbi Chaim Reicher relates impressions from his visit with Rabbi Eliezer Berland in Tzalmon prison.

"There is a very strange situation, apparently, we who are coming to visit the Rav Shlit"a are supposed to be happy while he who is inside should be depressed. But, in fact the opposite is true, the Rav Shlit"a always comes out with a talis and tfillin, carrying piles of sfarim, until you forget you came to visit him in a prison at all. The Rav Shlit"a is with sfarim that 99.9% are unfamiliar with in this generation, he knows them verbally as if it was just storie books. Even the new sfarim that just came out, and I brought him, are familiar to him and he quotes them adding chidushim to them...