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.


Baruch Hashem!

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.

Guess what?

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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9 replies
  1. nonee
    nonee says:


    Dear Rivka, you are a blessed child of Hashem.
    Thank you for this good news.
    All is in Hashems Hands.
    Hashem bless you.
    I am a great admirer of you Rivka.

  2. Hava
    Hava says:

    Baruch shem k’vod malchuto l’olam va’ed! Higi’ah hazman! It’s about time the Rav was at least treated like a human being.

  3. YD
    YD says:

    Perhaps a suggestion would be for people donating to help free the Rav/themselves, is to use the value of a shekel of silver today – approx $15.12 as a half shekel is about $7.56 based on this article – https://www.aish.com/atr/Haman_and_the_Half-Shekel.html. Then take $15.12 and multiply it for each family member’s value per Vayikra/Leviticus 27 – https://www.sefaria.org/Leviticus.27.6?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en. Or maybe the value of a 60+ year old man which the Rav is which in this passage is 15 shekels or $226.8. Maybe it can even be broken up monthly for those that can’t afford the value, like they are freeing themselves from prison by paying the amount of their family in Biblical shekels?

  4. YD
    YD says:

    Do you know how the fundraiser is going? Interesting that this week’s parsha starts out with this –

    The LORD spoke to Moses, saying:

    דַּבֵּר֙ אֶל־בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וְיִקְחוּ־לִ֖י תְּרוּמָ֑ה מֵאֵ֤ת כָּל־אִישׁ֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר יִדְּבֶ֣נּוּ לִבּ֔וֹ תִּקְח֖וּ אֶת־תְּרוּמָתִֽי׃

    Tell the Israelite people to bring Me gifts; you shall accept gifts for Me from every person whose heart so moves him.

      • YD
        YD says:

        I don’t. However, I can attest that what is said on the Shuvu Banim site is true – “Therefore, if one gives charity to this Tzaddik, he is blessed immediately!”

        Our family has been searching for a home for a few weeks, as we have been staying with family after some international travels/quarantine.. There have literally been no places for rent, and any open door that seemed like it was there was shut at the last minute. So we gave to the Tzaddik after seeing your article and in less than a day an amazing home in a very tight real estate market opened up for us to rent. Yes, our desire is to be home in Eretz Yisrael, but due to challenges there we cannot, but HaShem and the Tzaddik are with us until we can get there! May the Rav get out soon.


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