The words of the Kabbalist Rabbi Shlomo Elmeliach shlit”a at the prayer gathering outside Ramla prison:
“Our Rebbe Rav Berland shlit”a isn’t a simple person. The Rav is not the Rebbe of tens, not hundreds, not thousands, and not tens of thousands — Rav Berland is the Rebbe of the entire world…”
“All the officers and guards of the prison love the Rav shlit”a. The officers told me here, ‘We also love Rav Berland. We won’t prevent you from praying for the Rav… We also want the Rav to not be imprisoned.’ They know that we’re talking here about the Tzadik [who is] foundation of the world.”
“We’re talking here about the Tzadik [who is] foundation of the world who accepted upon himself deliberately all the suffering in the world to sweeten the judgements from the Jewish people and from the entire world.
“Now, let’s say, all of us, the 13 attributes of mercy with sounding of the Shofar, and through this all the evil decrees in the world will be torn up, from the entire world and especially from our Rebbe Rav Berland shlit”a. And besras Hashem all the judgements will be sweetened from our Rebbe the Rav shlit”a.
“Let’s all scream together… Hashem…Hashem…E-l…”
“May it be the will before You Hashem our G-d and the G-d of our forefathers that all the severities and judgements will be sweetened from our Rebbe Rav Eliezer ben Etiya shlit”a through the Pele Elyon, which is complete mercy with no mixture of judgement at all…”