More miracle stories: The Tzaddik sees from one end of the world to the other
Today. (Feb 5th, 2018), we witnessed a number of miracles by Rav Eliezer Berland, shlita, that are impossible to explain according to the normal way of the world.
As it’s known, from the time that Rav Berland has returned to his home, he’s been going from house to house, and from city to city across Israel, trying to bring more Jews back to their Abba in shemayim (Heaven).
Yet despite his enormously heavy schedule, including many hours spent learning Torah, hours praying, hours spent giving over shiurim and receiving members of the public who are turning to the Rav for advice and a blessing, the Rav is still as committed as ever to doing the mitzvah of bikur cholim, or visiting the sick.
The Rav regularly visits hospitals all over Israel
Rav Eliezer Berland, shlita, regularly visits a number of hospitals around the country, where he can be found praying next to the beds of very sick children, and other patients, too.
On the evening of February 5th, 2018, the Rav visited a couple of hospitals, as is his practice. But today, unusually, when he entered the Schneider hospital, almost the whole hospital turned out to greet him.
The Rav spent time with every Jew who turned to him – secular patients, masorti (traditional) patients, chareidim – no-one was over-looked by the Rav.
During this time, when so many people were clambering around the Rav to get a bracha from him, he met one man who came to request a blessing for his ill daughter to be healed. As he approached the Rav, this man was very unsure how to phrase his request to the Rav, shlita.
But as soon as he approached Rav Berland, and before he’d said a word, the Rav turned to him and said: “May Yael bat [her mother’s name] have a complete refuah (healing)”. This Jew literally couldn’t believe his own ears, so he asked if someone has said something to the Rav, about his daughter needing a miracle.
It goes without saying that nobody had said a word, or had ever heard of the man and his daughter.
But the story doesn’t end there. A few minutes later, a woman’s voice was heard calling across to the Rav: “Rabbi, will you come to our home, in order to give our family some chizzuk (strengthening)?”
Rav Berland immediately responded: “The Rav will come and visit you soon, at Arbabanel Street.” A little later, we discovered that this really was the street where this particular family lived, and once again, no-one had spoken a word of this to the Rav beforehand.
The Tzaddik sees from one end of the world to the other.
 The Rav has the practice – adopted by many Tzaddikim through the ages – of trying to avoid the words ‘I’ and ‘me’, in order to avoid any thought of arrogance or ego. This is one of the reasons why he frequently refers to himself in the third person.