June 13, 2024



Rabbi From Hell at Center of Gruesome Cult Murders

The DailyBeast

By Noga Tarnopolsky


JERUSALEM—A Jerusalem judge says that Eliezer Berland, one of Israel’s most infamous cult leaders, who repeatedly slipped through the hands of law enforcement by fleeing the country and securing reduced jail sentences through plea deals, has implicated himself in two gory unsolved murders dating back to 1986.

Following the arrests in recent weeks of seven of Berland’s followers,the defrocked rabbi, a convicted sex offender, was arrested on Monday at a prison in central Israel where he is serving an 18-month sentence for fraud.