Entries by Rivka Levy

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Connections in high places

The Rebbe Rayatz, and a bunch of ‘open miracles’. Yesterday evening, I got an email from a good friend of mine, who likes to research things properly, before coming to a conclusion. That is the way it should be for all of us, of course, but usually it’s not. Usually, we just absorb whatever PR […]

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Crypto-Jews and Royal Families

How’s that for a title? ***Updates*** I’m  half-way through the memoirs of the Rebbe Rayatz, the sixth Rebbe of Lubavitch, and it’s turning up more interesting info. In a previous post that’s now scrubbed, we learned from those memoirs how the mother of the Alter Rebbe was one ‘Rivka Shor’ (amongst many other things that […]

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Set the intention

Did you know that praying with intention is our secret weapon? Rabbenu’s whole thing was prayer – hitbodedut, praying your heart out to God in your own words, reciting the Tikkun Haklali, to rectify spiritual problems at their root. That’s part of why they went after him so much, because prayer is a Jew’s secret weapon – it’s the […]

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Object to tyranny

I just got sent this, about new laws about to pass in Israel, God forbid. ==== I already posted this link up on my old, deleted website, but here it is again, for anyone who wants to object. We have 5 hours left to do that…. Everyone (who hasn’t already seen this) had better sit […]

Tightening the noose

A few days ago, I got woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of massive trucks reversing in the streets next to my house. This has been going on for a couple of months now, as the Jerusalem City Hall steps up its program to install 5…G facial recognition ‘AI’ cameras […]

The new start

When I was walking around Meron yesterday, I got a thought in my head that the only way to proceed forward at the moment, is by being ‘nothing’. It’s interesting, what that idea really means. Rabbi Berland teaches a lot, about this principle of nullifying ourselves totally to Hashem, and making ourselves literally ‘nothing’. It’s […]