He has a knack of putting across the very deepest ideas in such an easy, accessible way, and can explain WHY we're all suffering so much, WHY it's not the end of the world, really, HOW to cope with it all, tachlis, and what the way out of the internal darkness really is.
Sadly, his stuff was only in Hebrew, and so not so accessible to large swathes of the Jewish world.
BH, the people around Rav Ofer have made some huge efforts recently to start trying to get his work into English. Very soon, two of his books are due out in English translation:
From the depths
The mountain of myrrh
They are also starting to translate more of his videos with English subtitles (and if you read this blog a lot, you'll know how much Rav Ofer's video on sinat chinam was one of the biggest game-changers, Jewishly, I've ever listened to) - and now, they've just this week opened a new Rav Ofer Erez website in English, which you can see for yourself by going HERE.
Here's the link all spelled out nicely, so you can easily find it yourself:
BH, I'm so pleased about this! If Rav Ofer can help you even a fraction of how much he's helped me to deal with all the craziness that is 'life', that will be awesomely tremendous!
It's a work in progress, as all new things are, but there's already a lot of good stuff up, and the site will only develop from here.
THE NEW RAVBERLAND.COM SITE IS ALSO UP AND RUNNING
While we're on the subject of websites, after the ravberland.com site (and the Hebrew site shuvubanimint.com) got maliciously hacked a couple of months' back, whoever it was did such a good job that the sites went down for a month, and then they had to hire someone to basically rebuild both sites from scratch - and up the security to 'Pentagon' levels.
Slowly, slowly, the sites have come back to life, and just this week, the new rebuild of both sites was also completed - but again, it's a work in progress.
You can take a look at the English site for Rav Berland HERE: www.ravberland.com
And the Hebrew site is HERE: www.shuvubanimint.com
NU, SO WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE RAV BERLAND BOOK, ALREADY?
And while we're on the subject of Rav Berland, you probably want to know what's going on with the book. The short answer is that it's STILL being edited and double-checked, but BH we hope to get something out by the end of this English year.
(At least, that's what I'm hoping.)
It seems more and more people want to see the book, as the 'One in a Generation' page on my site is by far the most popular on my blog - more than 700 new people visited it this month alone!
So if we actually manage to publish it, (BH), this could be the first book I've ever written that actually sells more than 20 copies.
Now, wouldn't THAT be nice...