At the heart of so many of the slanders and libels against Rav Eliezer Berland, there's been one man.
Today, the Israeli Court in Jerusalem awarded Rav Berland's wife, the Rabbanit Tehilla Berland, 3 million shekels in damages against that man, who posed as a 'marriage counsellor' for the Berlands for two years, whilst secretly recording the Rabbanit's conversations without her knowledge.
Then, when this individual lost control of Shuvu Banim - and all the money it was making for him - he started splicing the Rabbanit's words together from his secret recordings and flooded the internet with them, as part of his slanderous campaign against the Rav and his family.
This man had no defense he could file, so the court awarded this enormous amount in damages to the Rabbanit. Apparently, the man's lawyer says he will now be filing a defense that will 'change the whole picture'.
As this individual. and his cronies have been behind every single false cassette, video and audio that's come out against the Rav - and also behind the false recordings that have been made against other leading rabbis - and everyone in the judiciary and the media knows that, things could get very interesting now.
Now, let's see whether the 'news' services that are running this story today like Arutz 7 and Channel 10 start to connect the dots for their audiences, and come clean about who was behind all the forged 'videos' and audios and stories they've splashed all over the place.
I've just googled this story for the English news sites - and none of them are running it. I wonder why not? (That's sarcastic).
BH, the truth will out.
As per DS's heads up, the Rav's persecutors really are trying to stop him from getting to Meron, and with all this stuff going on with Iran (to name just the most obvious), we need to really pray that he gets up there this year.
You can read more over on the RavBerland.com site HERE, but here's the prayer, in the meantime: