The tractate of hardships, suffering, and disgrace which our Rebbe, Rav Eliezer Berland shlit”a, has taken onto himself for the Jewish people, to sweeten judgments and to bring Mashiach and the Redemption in the merciful way.
Not only do the Rav’s students know in their hearts that behind the work of the Tzaddik there are enormous processes and mountains of destiny which are bound to the future of all of us. Also many others who are guided by the way of truth acknowledge that there are awesome secrets and mysteries behind the entire story of the Rav shlit”a.
No one other than the Tzaddik himself really understands the entire picture, however, we receive holy allusions about the work of Rav Berland shlit”a from Rabbis who have watched over the course of the years the awesome work of the Rav. In a film produced by “Netzach Netzachim,” Rav Ofer Erez shlit”a and the Kabbalist Rav Aharon Stern shlit”a reveal a narrow handbreadth of the work of Rav Berland shlit”a.
Rav Ofer Erez shlit”a:
“We see now that very awful things are happening to our Rebbe Rav Berland shlit”a, from a standpoint of the state, the law and justice. These are things which never were before, that a Jew the age of the Rav [now 84] and in his medical condition, that they would keep him in such a way under arrest, and they themselves in essence don’t know exactly for what.
“They are still looking for something to charge the Rav [with], but we know and believe that our Rebbe Rav Berland entered intentionally into the throat of the Sitra Achra [the evil forces] in order to break it.
“There is a very awesome book by Rabbi Moshe David Vali called ‘Sefer HaLikutim,’ and he writes there that Mashiach will descend intentionally into the tree of death – into the depths of the Sitra Achra and Klipot [evil husks], and with his great strength he will break them in the midst of his descent, in the midst of this reality.
“On the same day that they arrested the Rav, the Corona virus was revealed in Israel, and we heard that the our Rebbe Rav Berland said: If the Tzaddik is found in confinement, the entire world is found in confinement. Everything that happens in the world is connected to the process of the Rav. He is doing very awesome rectifications in the world.
“Also what we hear from his discussions, our Rebbe Rav Berland doesn’t get confused from anything – also not from tens of hours of interrogation, from the terrible abuse. The Rav continues.
“In vitality, in learning Torah in holiness, in prayers – it’s as if nothing touches him or is connected to him.
“All that we do know is that the Rav is now doing awesome and wondrous rectifications in the world. Fortunate is the one who in saved from the controversy over Rav Berland shlit”a. On the contrary, hold onto Rav Berland, bind yourself to him, be connected to him.
“Also, there is no doubt that all the works of the Rav now are the last purifications before the Redemption.
“May it be His will that we merit to greet the face of our righteous Mashiach with mercy and kindness.”
The Kabbalist Rav Aharon Stern shlit”a, head of Ziv Yehuda Institutions, son of the Kabbalist Rav David Hayim Stern shlit”a, came in place of his ailing father to speak at the Hitchazkut event at the prayer hall of Rav Berland (Beit HaRav). These are his holy words:
To hear his full words, click here.
“We can see that the Tzaddik is doing something, but we don’t really understand that whole picture of what’s really going on with the Tzaddikim. We really have no idea about what their actions are doing. But, every act done by the Tzaddik is being done to sweeten the judgments on behalf of Am Yisrael.
“The Rav once said to me: ‘If you could see what I see, it would completely blow your mind.’ I’m telling you, o holy community, that Hashem has put me into all sorts of interesting circumstances, and that so many Jews have told me their troubles that my heart weeps from hearing it all,” continued Rav Aharon Stern.
“Moranu Rav Berland, shlita, is fighting against the head of the snake, in direct combat. Rav Berland is gouging out its eyes, and he’s taking upon himself all our troubles. I heard from my teacher and father, shlita, who told me: ‘I’m scared… I don’t know how Rav Berland is doing this! There is no other rabbi in Israel, there is no other rosh yeshiva in Israel, there is no other rebbe or admor in Israel who knows how Rav Berland, shlita, is able to fight this war, and to fight against the head of the snake itself. ‘Really our illnesses he bore… and with his wound we were healed’” (Yeshayahu 53).