Baalei Teshuva / Chassidut Breslov / Crime

Rabbi Berland standing trial in Israel

B”H Well, he is back in Israel and standing trial now: Rabbi Eliezer Berland who ran away a couple of years ago. The Israeli police were after him, as the Rabbi of Israel’s largest Breslover Baal Teshuva movement was accused of rape He is back and immediately his followers started to claim that the … Continue reading

Baalei Teshuva / Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz / Teshuva / Uncategorized

Ba’al Teshuva: “When others badmouth you”

B”H The Hebrew word TESHUVA stands for REPENTANCE. Generally speaking, the concept of repentance refers to building a closer relationship with G-d. The definition of a BA’AL TESHUVA (Female: BA’ALAT TESHUVA) is a born Jew with a secular upbringing who, for whatever reason, decides in the course of his life to become religious. Being a … Continue reading

Baalei Teshuva / Off - the - Derech

Another chassidic runaway: Yossi Feinhandler

Photo: Yediot Yerushalayim B”H Jerusalem’s local paper YEDIOT YERUSHALAYIM published in it’s latest editions a longer article about the Karlin – Pinsk runaway Yossi Feinhandler. It is always important to mention the background of a chassidic runaway, as the secular Israeli media loves those kind of stories. Here, Yediot Yerushalayim stresses that Yossi Feinhandler is … Continue reading