As a young man, Rabbi Eliezer Berland (aka Eliezer ben Etia) spent his time criss-crossing Israel, talking Torah to people society had rejected – when he wasn’t spending whole days and nights out in the fields, talking to God.
Over the years, he won the respect of luminaries like the late RavOvadia Yosef, and learned Torah one-on-one with the SteiplerGaon, who called him a Torah genius and publically praised him in superlative terms.
As Rabbi Berland’s reputation as a miracle worker spread, thousands of people flocked to him for blessings and advice.
But all that changed in 2013, when he became the target of terrible accusations.
When kabbalists and scholars feared another holocaust in 2012 due to threats from Iran, Rabbi Berland entered into a secret pact to save the world. And so, he set out on an astounding three years of self-imposed exile, which took him from Jerusalem to Morocco, Zimbabwe, Holland and South Africa.
Rabbi Berland hit the headlines in every country he passed through, as he prayed alone for hours in the jungle, crossed borders without passports, and continually confounded the police forces who were sent to arrest him.
In Volume II of One in a Generation, we introduce you to the real Rabbi Eliezer Berland, explain why he was forced to confess to crimes he’d never committed and discover why some people are still relentlessly hunting him down.