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News and updates about Rabbi Eliezer Berland

Eliezer Berland transferred from prison to apartment for house arrest

'Importance of keeping location of his confinement secret underlined by his followers' actions,' Prosecutor's Office says.

Eliezer Berland transferred to apartment for house arrest

Three Jewish courts come out against Eliezer Berland head

Jewish courts call for people to distance themselves from Shuvu Banim's Eliezer Berland, say ignoring his actions is a 'serious issue.'

Three Jewish courts come out against Shuvu Banim head

Shuvu Banim leader Eliezer Berland to be charged with fraud and money laundering

Prosecutor's Office submits indictment pending hearing, charging Eliezer Berland with fraud and money laundering.

Eliezer Berland charged with fraud

A frightening Jewish cult

A frightening Jewish cult

Israeli 'miracle cure' rabbi charged with fraud

Rabbi Eliezer Berland is charged with fraud, incitement to violence.

Israeli 'miracle cure' rabbi charged with fraud

Shabtai Tzvi Syndrome comeback?

Shabtai Tzvi Syndrome comeback?

Additional suspect arrested in Rabbi Berland exploitation case

Police arrest suspect believed to be central to exploitation case, attorney says 'no reason' to fear Berland couple will make problems.

Suspect arrested in Rabbi Berland case

'Don't compare Berland to other rabbis - normal rabbis don't put a price tag on blessings'

Police superintendent says Prosecutor's Office has 'pretty solid proofs' Rabbi Berland guilty of crimes.

'A normal rabbi doesn't put a price on blessings'

Police open investigation against Rabbi Berland

Woman whose daughter dies from cancer after being told not to seek medical treatment files police complaint against cult leader.

Police open investigation against Rabbi Berland

Rabbi Eliyahu says to 'keep away from Berland like fire'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu explains why he banned convicted sexual offender Rabbi Eliezer Berland from attending Lag Baomer celebration in Meron.

Rabbi Eliyahu says to 'keep away from Berland like fire'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu warns Rabbi Berland

Tzfat Chief Rabbi says lighting of bonfire on Mt. Meron by rabbi convicted of sexual assault an "abomination."

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu warns Rabbi Berland

'Rabbi Berland is a cult leader'

Police, NGO, trying to ban Rabbi Eliezer Berland from lighiting bonfire on Lag Baomer at Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's tomb in Meron.

'Rabbi Berland is a cult leader'

Singer Mordechai Ben David visits Rabbi Berland

American singer visits Rabbi Berland's study hall.

Singer Mordechai Ben David visits Rabbi Berlandplayer

Civil suit against Rabbi Berland

Some of the complainants against the Shuvu Banim leader file civil suit amounting to 4 million shekels.

Civil suit against Rabbi Berland

Rabbi Berland stopped at airport on way to Uman

Rabbi Berland prevented from leaving country despite permission to visit Uman for Rosh Hashanah by parole board.

Rabbi Berland stopped at airport on way to Uman

Court freezes Rabbi Berland's trip to Uman

Court freezes decision permitting Rabbi Eliezer Berland to fly to Uman for Rosh Hashanah.

Court freezes Rabbi Berland's trip to Uman

Rabbi Berland permitted to visit Uman - for a price

Breslov rabbi serving sentence for sexual assault permitted to fly to Uman for Rosh Hashanah - after putting up $210,000 bond.

Rabbi Berland permitted to visit Uman - for a price

Rabbi Eliezer Berland rushed to hospital

Former dean of Shuvu Banim Yeshiva, convicted of molesting several female followers, rushed to hospital.

Rabbi Eliezer Berland rushed to hospital

Rabbi Berland released from prison

After five months in prison for sex crimes, Breslov rabbi and yeshiva dean released.

Rabbi Berland released from prison

Rabbi Berland's sentence to be shortened by one third

The convicted rabbi is to be released directly to a motel near Hadassah Medical Center, under complete house arrest.

Rabbi Berland's sentence to be shortened by one third

Rabbi Berland hospitalized

Rabbi Berland asks followers not to visit him in hospital, says police will use visits as reason to place restrictions on him.

Rabbi Berland hospitalized

'In Biblical times I would have been executed for what I did'

Rabbi Berland expresses remorse over his actions, acknowledges crimes.

'In Biblical times I would have been executed for what I did'

Rabbi Berland sentenced to 18 months in prison

'Fugitive rabbi' who eluded Israeli authorities for years sentenced to 18 months in prison under plea bargain agreement.

Rabbi Berland sentenced to 18 months in prison

Report: Rabbi Berland seeks plea bargain

Channel 2 reports that Rabbi Berland, accused of sexually abusing women, seeks plea bargain to reduce time in prison to just a few months.

Report: Rabbi Berland seeks plea bargain

Rabbi Berland to remain in jail throughout trial

Bail denied to Breslov rabbi accused of sex crimes who evaded Israeli authorities for years abroad.

Rabbi Berland to remain in jail throughout trial

Rabbi Berland indicted on sexual assault charges

Rabbi Eliezer Berland is formally indicted on numerous counts of sex crimes against members of his community.

Rabbi Berland indicted on sexual assault charges

Berland indictment tomorrow

Authorities announce that Rabbi Berland will be indicted tomorrow, after a whirlwind of extended arrests and threats of violence.

Berland indictment tomorrow

Increased security for lawyer in Berland case

Security beefed up following threats to one of the prosecution lawyers handling the Rabbi Eliezer Berland case.

Increased security for lawyer in Rabbi Berland case

Rabbi Berland to be released to house arrest

Court approves releasing Rabbi Berland to house arrest; police request to postpone for a day to make sure 'he doesn't escape.'

Rabbi Berland to be released to house arrest

Rabbi Berland instructed follower to plant bomb

Embattled rabbi indicted for sex crimes told follower to plant dynamite in bed of unknown target, 'send him straight to heaven'.

Rabbi Berland instructed follower to murderplayer

Rabbi Eliyahu: Rabbi Berland must be incarcerated

Rabbi Eliyahu responds to the question of whether Rabbi Berland should be freed from jail negatively.

Rabbi Eliyahu: Rabbi Berland must be incarcerated

Rabbi Berland's arrest extended

As Rabbi Eliezer Berland's trial begins, Rishon Letzion court rules to extend his arrest.

Rabbi Berland's arrest extended

'My son and I are ready to die for Rabbi Berland'

Followers of rabbi extradited for alleged sex crimes demand they be allowed into prison where he is being held.

'My son and I are ready to die for Rabbi Berland'

Rabbi Berland loses consciousness, hospitalized

Breslov rabbi, yeshiva head loses consciousness during prison hearing. His followers plan to set up protest tent to call for his release.

Rabbi Berland hospitalized after losing consciousness

Watch: Rabbi Berland dances on plane before arrest

Rabbi Eliezer Berland, arrested this morning at Ben Gurion after years on the run, seen dancing with followers on flight from S Africa.

Watch: Fugitive Rabbi Berland dances on plane before arrestplayer

Rabbi Eliezer Berland arrested in Israel

Rabbi Eliezer Berland, who fled 3 years ago after being accused of sexual assault, arrested after arriving at Ben Gurion Airport.

Fugitive Rabbi Eliezer Berland arrested upon return to Israelplayer

Extradition of Eliezer Berland begins

Berland's son Nahman condemns 'criminal' father, as Breslov rabbis warn public to 'keep away' from fugitive rabbi.

Extradition of Eliezer Berland begins, as own son shuns him

Will fugitive Rabbi be released to house arrest?

Rabbi Eliezer Berland to appear before Johannesburg court to request house arrest.

Will fugitive Rabbi be released to house arrest?

Witness against rabbi reveals 'private Holocaust'

Witness against Rabbi Berland reveals the night he tried to sneak a glimpse of the rabbi studying - and caught a sight that shook his faith.

Key witness against fugitive rabbi reveals 'private Holocaust'

Fugitive Rabbi Berland to be extradited to Israel

Johannesburg court rules Rabbi Berland will be extradited to Israel for trial on charges of sexual assault, after years on the run.

Fugitive Rabbi Berland will finally be extradited to Israel