Rabbi Eliezer Berland sentenced to 18 months for sexual offenses

The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court accepted Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s plea deal. In accordance with the deal, Berland was sentenced to 18 months in prison for indecent acts and sexual harassment. Before the sentencing, the rabbi expressed remorse.
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The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court accepted the plea bargain that was reached between the prosecution and Rabbi Eliezer Berland. During the hearing today (Tuesday), the rabbi who was convicted of sexual harassment and indecent acts said: “According to the bible, I should be stoned and burned for my sins but today, the rules are different, the punishments have become lighter.”

“I regret from the bottom of my heart all the damage I caused to any man or woman, directly or indirectly,” continued Berland.

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