As mentioned, Rabbi Berland has dissappeared recently to an undisclosed place of seclusion and has been out of contact with his large community of followers in Jerusalem. Today, Wednesday the 28th day of the Hebrew month of Tamuz, Rabbi Berland sent a written prayer to be recited early Thursday morning at 5:01am Israel time at the auspicious time of the birth of the new moon of the Hebrew month of Av. Our sages teach that in the month of Av when the temple was destroyed will be the begining of the redemption and the revelation of new temple. The words of this powerful prayer emphasize this concept and plead for this to be the month of redemption.
THE ORIGINAL HEBREW PRAYER FOLLOWS THE TRANSLATED PRAYER BELOW
PRAYER FOR THE BIRTH OF THE NEW MOON FOR THE MONTH OF AV 5779
Master of the world, who can do anything, “Open for us the gate at the time of the locking of the gate”. And the birth of the moon for the new month of Av will be Thursday morning 50 minutes before sunrise at 5:01 AM and 3 portions (Israel Time) (10:01 PM Wednesday night EST). Please, One G-d, “Open for us the gate at the time of the locking of the gate”, and open up for us at this moment all the gates of Heaven as it says “Heavens will drip righteousness” “Because lights of dew is Your dew and the land of Rifaim you will knock down”. Please G-d, at this moment, 5:01 AM and 3 portions (Israel Time) (10:01 PM Wednesday night EST) when all the gates of heaven are opened up, and all the gates of the sky are open, and all the 50 gates of understanding are open, and everything that will happen in this month is already contained in this moment, because on Tisha B’av the Beis Hamikdash (Holy Temple) of fire must come down (to this world). Please G-d, the entire Tisha B’av (the 9th of Av) is a preparation Tu B’av (the 15th of Av), when the daughters of Israel would go out dancing in circles from 6:00 in the morning until 8:00 in the evening, until the stars come out, with borrowed white clothing, and a princess would borrow from the daughter of the Cohen Gadol (Jewish High Priest), and the daughter of the Cohen Gadol would borrow from the daughter of the deputy and so on, and everyone would go out with borrowed white garments because that is the time of the fulfillment of the verse, “If your sins will be like scarlet, they will whiten like snow, if they were red like crimson, they will become [white] like wool”. Therefore, everyone would go out with white clothing, but borrowed, as it was forbidden for anyone to go out with her own clothing, because all of our life in this world is borrowed, nothing is ours, and on every single thing we have, we are required to go out dancing in circles, endlessly.