All the harsh judgments are occurring because we aren’t protesting about Rav Berland – Rav Aharon Stern
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Rabbi Aharon Stern, shlita, is the head of the Ziv Yehuda Torah institutions, and also the son of the famous kabbalist from Bnei Brak, Rabbi Dovid Chaim Stern, shlita.
In a fiery speech, he explained that HaKadosh Baruch Hu is extremely angry about the very difficult situation that Rabbi Eliezer Berland, shlita, currently finds himself in, and that the harsh gezeira (decree) of the Coronavirus won’t be nullified until he is freed from prison.
We are translating Rav Stern’s words below. You can hear the original words in Hebrew here:
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It’s only when more people understand the spiritual root cause of this Coronavirus epidemic, namely the unlawful persecution, violent and brutal physical treatment and disgrace of Rabbi Eliezer Berland, that we will be able to rectify the problem with the appropriate teshuva – and to get this awful situation to stop.
Here is what Rav Stern said:
Moray v’rabotai (my teachers and friends), how very difficult is this day for Am Yisrael. It’s like the day when the Beit HaMikdash (Temple) was destroyed.
On this day, whole communities were forced to leave thousands of synagogues across the whole of Eretz Israel and the world, and with tremendous weeping, they were forced to go out and pray in the street.
Chas v’shalom, in the same way that when rain falls on Succot, it’s as though HaKadosh Baruch Hu has thrown a pitcher of water in his face. (See Mishna Succah, 2:9: “To what is this (i.e. rain on Succot) comparable? To a slave who comes to pour for his owner, and [the master] spills the pitcher on [the slave’s] face.)
These events need to shock each and every one of us, and to cause us to make a cheshbon hanefesh (spiritual accounting), as to why Hashem is doing this to us.
But you should know, my teachers and friends, I already said this 40 days ago. You should know, that in Sodom there lived very big reshaim (evildoers), that at the height of their evil they took a girl who was performing the mitzvah of tzedaka (charity). They smeared her body with honey, then placed her on the roof in the heat of the day, so that the bees would come and sting her to death.
The cries of that girl reached to the heart of the Heavens.
HaKadosh Baruch Hu said to the angels, “Descend please and I will see: If they act in accordance with the outcry which has come to Me – then destruction!” (Parshat Vayera, 18:21).
So Chazal tell us that there are things that the decree is ‘sealed’ because of them. When they came and took Rav Berland, and put him in jail – this was like the cry that ascended to the Heavens [and sealed the decree].
All of this big commotion is happening because this Tzaddik (Rabbi Eliezer Berland, shlita) is languishing in prison – in ‘bidud’ (isolation).
Hashem is angry.
You could tell me that I’m weird [for saying this], but it’s also said about Moshiach Tzidkaynu that:
“He was despised and isolated from men, a man of pains and accustomed to illness, and he was counted among the criminals. As one from whom we would hide our faces; he was despised, and we had no regard for him. But in truth, it was our ills that he bore, and our pains that he carried” (Isaiah 53:3-4).
Rav Berland is stuck in prison, and Am Yisrael is stuck with this Coronavirus.
We need to go out, and to cry out, until they free Rabbi Berland from the prison. If you have any brains in your head, if anyone wants to really save this [Jewish] people….
Perhaps, it was decreed that the Coronavirus was meant to be in the rest of the world, but in Eretz Yisrael, there was not supposed to be any Coronavirus.
Everything is happening only because Rabbi Berland is languishing in prison.
Hashem is angry.
If there is someone out there who is capable of freeing Rabbi Berland from prison, that person can save the whole of this people.
Because they have kicked us out of our inheritance. They have kicked us out of our synagogues. This is the churban Beit HaMikdash (destruction of the Temple). They threw us into the streets! HaKadosh Baruch Hu said, I don’t want you!! I don’t want your prayers!! I don’t want your avodat Hashem!!
There is a Tzaddik who is sitting and groaning in prison – and everyone is silent! No-one is opening their mouth! All of a sudden, everyone is struck dumb. No-one is saying anything.
Everyone has been silenced by a roaring silence – but HaKadosh Baruch Hu is not silent!! HaKadosh Baruch Hu is demanding that the insult to his Tzaddik is recompensed, and then who knows, perhaps [Hashem] will be merciful.
We need to cry out to Hashem, and then maybe he will take away from us this terrible gezeira. But we also need to act! We need action!
If we don’t get Rabbi Berland out of prison, then Am Yisrael will be in a huge problem! Chas v’shalom, this can continue to worsen and spread. I don’t want to describe it so as not to chas v’shalom open the mouth of the Satan, but this thing depends on us.
We can save Am Yisrael, RIGHT NOW.
Even though these words may sound strange, you should know that I am telling you the truth.
And He is merciful to forgive our sins.
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