I logged on today to find a couple of emails from people telling me that Rav Berland is in a very difficult situation, and can no longer bear the terrible suffering he's enduring SOLELY FOR THE SAKE OF AM YISRAEL!!!
I've said this so many times, but I'll say it again: The Rav is 100% innocent of any crimes. I'm nearly done with the first draft of the book about his life, and there are literally hundreds if not thousands of stories of his holiness, generosity, goodness and 'other worldliness', all being given across by the biggest tzaddikim we have. I feel I can't write the stuff fast enough, and BH once the first draft is 'there' I'm going to start posting more and more of the stories up in English anyway, because we need to know who Rav Berland really is, and how bad it is that we're all just sitting here worrying what people will say about us on Facebook if we start really standing up for this huge tzaddik.
People, where did our hearts go, that we can complacently sit here while an elderly, holy tzaddik of the calibre of Rav Eliezer ben Ettia is being kept locked up in prison by a completely corrupt, anti-religious government, solely for the 'crime' of believing in the Torah?
I know the psychos out there who like to talk lashon hara about tzaddikim, and who like to post the most disgusting slanderous, evil comments on blogs and facebook walls, and who have absolutely no shame when it comes to breaking every rule in halacha to attack other people publicly are really unpleasant and disturbing to deal with.
I know that, I really do!
But when are we going to come off the fence and start doing the right thing by Rav Berland? The man is 80, he took upon himself so much huge suffering - he spent Rosh Hashana IN PRISON!!! Just so that we could sit there stuffing our faces and going to shul and hearing the shofar without being bombed into oblivion by the Iranians, and the Hamas, and Hezbollah.
Gosh, I really feel like crying about what's going on right now.
There is no case against the Rav, there never was. That's why the government isn't allowing the Rav to come to court - because there's absolutely no evidence, and that's been obvious right from the start. All the stories you read about tens of women, minors, God forbid - it was all media lies.
What more can I say to get your heart to melt, and to encourage you to start doing the right thing? How much more can I tell you about the Rav's enormous kedusha and saintliness? About the enormous regard he's held in by the generation's true tzaddikim? Or about the evil people who framed him right from the start? Or the evil people that we all know and are secretly scared of, because we don't want them to turn their evil mouths against us, if we start to stand up for Rav Berland?
The heart bleeds.
I dread to think what is going to be, if we don't rediscover our hearts, and our compassion, and our honesty, and our courage in time to really stand up for Rav Berland, and get him out of prison in one piece.
You can read the article I was sent for yourselves below (click the pink). If I get more info, I'll pass it along. But please, please, don't just skim read this and do nothing. Pray for Rav Eliezer ben Ettia, start saying a Tikkun Haklali for him, beg God to get him out of prison, something!
Bezrat Hashem, we'll rediscover our hearts and our voices, and somehow manage to get Rav Berland out of prison ASAP.