The Rav has been released to hotel adjacent to Hadassah Hospital, where he is still undergoing surgery and follow-up care for his medical issues. The situation will be re-evaluated by the Israeli authorities in another two weeks, and it's hoped that some of the restrictions that are still being placed on the Rav will be lifted at that point.
So many of our leading gedolim have drawn a strong connection between the events surrounding Rav Berland, and the forthcoming redemption of the Jewish people. The circumstances the Rav finds himself in are directly connected to, reflected in, affected by, and affecting the Jewish people.
His whole exile and imprisonment only occurred in the first place because the Rav took it upon himself to 'sweeten' the judgments hanging over the nation of Israel, and to help us get to the next stage of geula, or redemption, the 'easiest' way possible.
So the Rav's release, even in this partial way, a few days before Pesach is hugely meaningful.
I wish I could give you more insights into what it all means, but at the moment I have no idea what's really going on myself! Keep checking over at the English Shuvu Banim website for more updates, as they will give you the factual news as it's happening - and you can't really say that about any other Jewish website at this point, including the supposedly 'frum' news sites.
On a separate but related note, the day the Rav got released was pretty stressful for me. One kid broke a finger, another kid got told her school (that she loves...) is probably closing down next year, we got a parking ticket for parking in the same spot we've been parking in for months, right next to our house, and I had quite an internal wobble that I describe in more detail HERE.
My husband explained that the geula process in Egypt also proceeded along the same sort of lines: Moshe shows up, and things actually got worse before they got better. And even when things started to get better, they were still pretty stressful, as remember, the planet was being pounded by the 10 plagues, and even though Goshen was safe from the blood-water, vermin, wild animals, boils and flaming hailstones, it's still pretty stressful to read about all that stuff going down in the adjacent neighborhood...
As it was, so it will be.
It certainly felt like God was cramming in some of the minor 10 plagues into my day yesterday.
(Also, the weather in Jerusalem has been very strange again - it started blowing a gale yesterday, when the Rav got released from prison, and I always see this wind as the 'wind of change', in someway.)
So, to sum up: Rav Berland's official release from prison is momentous, and a portent of great things and that we've arrived at the next stage of the geula process. But how that's actually going to play out is anyone's guess, and it's probably going to be very stressful still.
Big things are about to start happening...and they will ultimately lead to a very good place. We just need to hang on to God, hang on to the true tzaddikim, and keep our heads down as much as possible. And in the middle of all that, also get ready for Pesach, which the way my prep is going this year is also going to require an open miracle.