RAV BERLAND IS ‘RELEASED’ TO HOUSE ARREST AT THE HADASSAH HOSPITAL HOTEL
Yesterday, April 3, 2017, the Israeli courts ruled that the Tzaddik and Gaon, Rav Eliezer Berland, shlita, should be ‘released’ to house arrest at the Hadassah hospital hotel, having now served two thirds of his prison sentence.
While the Hadassah hospital hotel is certainly better than being incarcerated in a penal facility, the terms of the Rav’s ‘release’ mean that he’s effectively still a prisoner for the next five months.
Below, we bring the main points of the Parole Board’s’ official ruling, freely translated from the original Hebrew:
[The Israeli police deliberately withheld timely treatment of the Rav’s illness, and they don’t want the public to know how cruelly they’ve been treating the elderly, 80-year-old tzaddik. Whoever heard of details like this being ‘expunged’ from official court records in a truly open democracy?]