Rabbi Eliezer Berland shlit"a. Rabbi Berland was born in 1937, in Haifa, and was recognized as an unusually gifted student even in his youth. He studied in the yeshiva of Kfar Chassidim and was very close to two of the Torah and Mussar giants of the previous generation, Rabbi Eliyahu Lopian and Rabbi Dov Yaffo. After his marriage, Rabbi Berland joined the Ponevizch kollel and later the kollel Volozhin in Bnei Brak. He was also a student of the Steipler Gaon, Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky zt”l.
   Afterwards, he came into contact with Breslov Chassidism and became a close disciple of some of the elder Breslovers of the previous generation including Rabbi Shmuel Shapira and Hirsch Leib Lepel. His main connection, however, was to the virtual leader of the Breslov Chassidim at that time, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Bender, zt”l. 
   Rabbi Berland has spent decades drawing disillusioned Jews back to Judaism. In the course of his efforts, he has brought tens of thousands of Jews back to the path of Torah observance.
   Today, Rabbi Berland dedicates the majority of his time to providing guidance and instruction to the many students and others who come to his home, both day and night. He delivers a weekly lecture to the community every Shabbos after the morning prayers. Rabbi Berland and his wife, Rebetzin Tehilla Berland, devote most of their time to helping and offering guidance to the students of the yeshiva and their families, as well as to those who approach them from outside the community. 

The Most Recent Postings:

In response to a number of emails we have posted some information on the subject of Pidyon Nefesh, here.

A Prayer by the Rav for the Molad of Chodesh Adar

A lesson given by the Rav on Erev Purim last year

A Prayer by the Rav for the Yartzeit of Rebbe Levi Itzchok Schneerson זצוק״ל

Likutei Moharan בעברית (a Daf Yomi .pdf by one of the students of the Yeshiva)


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Prayers written by HaRav Eliezer Berland shlit"a for:

Purim, Pesach, Lag B'Omer, Chanuka, Shavuos and Tu B'Shevat.
(All these prayers were written in the year 5754, 1993-4, as each festival came along the Rav wrote a prayer for it.)

A Prayer by the Rav for the Molad of Chodesh Adar

A Prayer by the Rav for the Yartzeit of Rebbe Levi Itzchok Schneerson זצוק״ל

תפילות לפורים, פסח, ל"ג בעומר, חנוכה, שבועות וגם לט"ו בשבט
נכתבו על-ידי הרב אליעזר ברלנד שליט"א

 Lessons given by the HaRav Eliezer Berland shlit"a on Shabbos and Festivals:

   We have recorded as much as we managed to remember from the lessons, including a few of the sources. But, in truth, it is little more than a few excerpts from each lesson. Should it happen that there is any kind of special event taking place that Shabbos or Festival, or during the following week, for instance a Wedding or Bris Milah or a Bar Mitzvah, it will often be referred to in the lesson. The Shabbos lesson starts each week with a quote from one of the stories by Rabbi Nachman.

   Excerpts from lessons from Sefer Bereishis, Parshas: Noach, Lech Lecha, Vayera, Chaye Sarah, Toldos, Vayeshev, Mikeitz, Vayechi.

   Sefer Shemos, ParshasShemos, Vaera, Beshalach.

   Sefer BaMidbar, ParshasBaMidbar.

Excerpts from lessons from the Festivals: Rosh Hashanah 5758, 5760, Shavuos 5760,  Shabbos Rosh Hashanah 5758, 11 Tishrei 5758, 12 Tishrei 5758, 18 Tishrei 5758, Sukkos 5758, Shabbos Chol HaMoed Sukkos 5758,  Erev Simchas Torah 5758, Simchas Torah 5758.

A lesson given to the young married men of the Yeshiva at their annual Shabbos evening meal.

A lesson given at a Shalom Zachar.

Full length lessons taken directly from the cassette.

   Bein Hazmanim lessons: 16th Av, 17th Av, 21st Av and the 26th Av including their cassettes,
                                         and also the 19th Av, 20th Av, 27th Av, 28th Av.

   A lesson given in a private home on Chol HaMoed Sukkos.

   A lesson given on Rabbi Nachman's yahrtzeit, on the 18th of Tishrei, Chol HaMoed Sukkos.

   A lesson given in Kfar Shalem, (one of the Yeshiva's outreach centers near Tel Aviv,) on the 25th of Cheshvan.

   A lesson given to the Shadari”m, the evening of Rosh Chodesh Adar.

   A lesson from Motzaei Shabbos, Parshas VaYeshev, the third night of Chanukah.

   Two lessons from Purim, one from before the evening reading of the Megilla, and the other following the morning reading. 

   A lesson given to the Shadari”m on Motzei Shabbos, Parshas Chayei Sarah.

   A lesson given at the Yeshiva celebrating the completion of Tractates Nedarim and Pesachim.

   A lesson given at the yortzeit of Rebbe Nachman, on Succos.

   A lesson given to the young boys of the Yeshiva Katana, Parshas Toldos.

   A lesson given last year on Erev Purim, (in part) concerning the dangers of the new technologies.

 Here are a few Chanuka songs to sing along with.

Lessons on Cassette. 

A short explanation of the Divine Names and their Gematrias.

 In response to a number of requests we have posted here a few photographs of the Rav.


HaRav Levi Itzchak Bender, zt"l

A short biography, and excerpts from some of his lessons,
taken from the books,
Noam Siach Book I, and Book II.

Various Stuff – Neither Lessons nor Prayers

Weekly Parsha Sheetalso – en Franįais/en Espaņol

 A Letter from the Rav to the Yeshiva

Likutei Moharan בעברית (a Daf Yomi .pdf by one of the students of the Yeshiva)

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