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  8/11/2014, Av 15, 5774

Fugitive Rabbi Nearly Nabbed at Johannesburg Wedding

'Shuvu Banim' Hassidic leader and Rabbi-on-the-run Rabbi Eliezer Berland narrowly escaped capture by the Johannesburg police on Sunday, as he was preparing a wedding for one of his followers.

Plainclothes police hid among attendees before the wedding ceremony, the hassidim stated, and attempted to apprehend Berland and put him into a waiting police vehicle near the event.