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 http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/breslow-leader-confesses-rape-plotted-murder-of-disciple/2016/07/27/0/?print 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