I just got this via email:
B”h the full amount was raised.
We are waiting for final documents to be signed by both sides. The Rav will still need to pay approx 150 thousand shekel monthly for the guards and security team. But for now there are enough funds to get him out.
Just waiting for the final bureaucratic procedures to be cleared.
It’s snowing here in Jerusalem right now.
All the din is BH, being whitened and sweetened.
I really hope so.
UPDATE: They won’t let the Rav out until the 1.2 million has been paid.
I just went to contribute my share HERE, and please, go and do the same.
(You can choose ‘English’ on the form once you’ve clicked through, and it’s the official collection point for the Rav’s bail money.)
I have never regretted a single penny I’ve given to causes related to helping the Rav. It brings a lot of bracha into your life, in so many different ways.
But don’t take my word for it, try it yourself.
And may we hear good news very soon.
Go HERE to help get the Tzaddik HaDor out of prison.
They just put something up on the RavBerland.com English site, with more details.
These are the links, below, to donate for the mitzvah of pidyon shuvuyim – to get the Rav, and the rest of us, out of prison.
To Donate for the Rav’s Immediate Release, click here (English) or here (Hebrew)
I’ve been up North most of today, but a couple of people just gave me the good news:
The court lowered the bail to 1.2 million, and the final decision is that the Rav will be freed to house arrest.
It may take a few days for that to actually happen, but the decision to free him to house arrest is BH, final.
This from the email and text I got, with the ‘official word’ from Shuvu Banim:
“The other restrictions are still in place. No contact with the outside world except his close family members and attorneys.”
My friend in the US also added that Rav Berland has spoken on previous occasions of sins being ‘whitened like snow’, and that it’s a sign that sins are being ‘sweetened’ when there is a snow fall in Jerusalem.
There is a late snowfall being predicted for Jerusalem in two days’ time.
(Hey Ida-Fake-Name – I know you have trouble reading English, so let’s be clear that this is the prediction of the weather forecasters, not mine. I’m always happy to help the mentally impaired in anyway I can, so just let me know if this is still confusing for you.)
The last time it snowed in Jerusalem was 6 years ago, back in 2015.
And then, there was the epic snowfall of 2013, that saw half of Jerusalem cut off with no electricity or running water for 3 days.
I don’t know how much snow is meant to fall, but there are predictions ranging across the board from a heck of a lot, to not very much, so I guess we’ll wait and see.
BH, this is the beginning of things really turning around.
We all went into ‘prison’ very shortly after the Rav got arrested:
BH, we will all get out of this ‘coronavirus prison’ very soon.
And the bad will all be fully exposed and will crumble away all by itself.
And even people with really bad middot like Ida-Fake-Name will make some serious teshuva.
And we will finally get to hang out under our fig and under our vine, learning some Torah with Moshiach Tzidkenu.
So hang on!
No doubt, there will still be a lot of ups and downs to go through before that happens, as these processes are never linear.
But it’s fabulous news that the Rav is getting out, at least to house arrest, and the geula process is taking one big step forward.
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