“We're relaxed because four years ago I had a dream of what's happening. If they [the police - the Attorney General] could, they would take [the arrests, the police investigations, the looming indictments] all back."
Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto Has A Dream – Or So He Says
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto says he had a dream.
According to Ynet, the 'kabbalist' who is currently being investigated after being caught red handed bribing a senior police officer says he had this dream four years ago and it included every that is happening to him now. And all of it – the arrests of him and his wife, the looming indictments – are all "trivial.""
Writing to followers, Pinto posted a message on the website of his scandal-ridden Shuva Israel organization that included mention of his 'prophetic' dream.
“We're relaxed because four years ago I had a dream of what's happening. If they [the police - the Attorney General] could, they would take it all back."
Pinto also made a similar statement to a class of followers in Manhattan that was also beamed by satellite to Israel.
Pinto was allowed to travel to Manhattan by an Israel judge for medical reasons. However Pinto officiated last week at the wedding of former Israeli mobster Hai Vaknin in Los Angeles.
Pinto followers in Manhattan told Ynet that Pinto's statement was much needed.
"[Pinto's] silence [after the arrest] weakened us a bit. Wanted to be strengthened and I'm glad we got [what we needed]," a Pinto supporter said. "There are people…who were close to the rabbi and later chose to distance [themselves from him over the] affair. Now they can't stop talking about how they believe in his innocence," another supporter reportedly said.
Pinto is known a kabbalist-to-the-stars. He has many followers in Israel's business and political elite, and is popular among Israeli expats in Manhattan, as well. He is also one of the top ten richest rabbis in Israel with a net worth in the tens of millions of dollars.