On Shabbat, I picked up ‘Cosmic Memory’ by Rudolph Steiner.

I ordered the book months and months ago, I can’t even remember why, and it has sat on my shelf for over six months, waiting for me to get to it.

Before we continue, here’s a little about Rudolph Steiner from Wikipedia:

Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner (27 (or 25) February 1861 – 30 March 1925) was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, esotericist, and claimed clairvoyant.

Steiner gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteenth century as a literary critic and published philosophical works including The Philosophy of Freedom. At the beginning of the twentieth century he founded an esoteric spiritual movement, anthroposophy, with roots in German idealist philosophy and theosophy; other influences include Goethean science and Rosicrucianism.

In the first, more philosophically oriented phase of this movement, Steiner attempted to find a synthesis between science and spirituality.

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Steiner – like so many of these people – was incredibly interested in how to educate children properly.

To that end, he started the Waldorf schools.

This, from HERE:

 A Waldorf School will embrace a pedagogy that places a high value on imagination in the process of learning, which uses a holistic approach to student development. These schools focus not just on intellectual development, but also artistic skills….

There are more than 1,000 independent Waldorf Schools in the world today, the majority of which focus on the first stage of child development. These schools can be found in approximately 60 different countries around the world. The Waldorf Education model has become most popular in European countries, having even influenced many of the public schools. Some European Waldorf Schools even receive state funding. 

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Isn’t all this stuff being described in the creepy vide, above, wonderful!

What could be wrong with that?

Here’s what I read in the introduction to Steiner’s book, ‘Cosmic Memory’:

“These essays of Dr Rudolf Steiner, which first appeared in 1904, are now published in book form after 35 years. They were written for the periodical Lucifer Gnosis.”

I read that, and nearly fell off my chair.

There’s no excuses made for the title of that journal, btw. All you get is a sentence explaining that:

“The periodical Lucifer Gnosis could not be continued because of the excessive demands made by lecturing activities and other occupations.”

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You remember HERE when I wrote about that ‘gnostic’ sect, the Sabian-Mandeans?

Here’s a snippet, but please go back and read the post, so you can really grasp how it all starts to link up.

Manichaeism taught an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a goodspiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness.[7] Through an ongoing process that takes place in human history, light is gradually removed from the world of matter and returned to the world of light, whence it came. Its beliefs were based on local Mesopotamian religious movements and Gnosticism.[8]

It revered Mani as the final prophet after ZoroasterGautama Buddha, and Jesus.

Manichaeism was quickly successful and spread far through the Aramaic-speaking regions.[9]It thrived between the third and seventh centuries, and at its height was one of the most widespread religions in the world. Manichaean churches and scriptures existed as far east as China and as far west as the Roman Empire.[10] It was briefly the main rival to Christianity before the spread of Islam in the competition to replace classical paganism.

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These people, this ‘religion’ has infiltrated in Judaism over the last however many centuries, and also anywhere else where there is ‘power’ to be had.

The key to understanding all this is the word gnosis.

Gnosis

Gnosis is the common Greek noun for knowledge. The term is used in various Hellenistic religions and philosophies.

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Gnosis is all about the acquisition of knowledge, and then using that knowledge to try to control the world – and fight against Hashem.

It’s the original ‘sin’ that occurred back in the Garden of Eden, when the snake told Chava eat from this tree, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and then you will be like Hashem!

And that war is still raging today.

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Back to Rudolf Steiner, who tells his readers that he can’t reveal the ‘source’ of the knowledge he’s about to impart, and that the people who know where his ‘knowledge’ is coming from, will understand why.

Let me spoil the surprise, and tell you that it was coming straight from the Satan.

Literally.

Here’s another direct quote from Steiner:

“Luciferic wisdom was of the utmost benefit to man.”

Some of his adherents – including apparently ‘religious’ xtians, and others – add to this:

[Luciferic wisdom] should not be viewed as inherently evil unless taken to the extreme in which God’s supremacy is questioned. This is certainly a rare perspective on Satan, but in line with the idea that before his fall from heaven, Satan was the wisest, most beautiful, and most powerful archangel of God.

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I know, I know.

It’s so hard to really wrap our heads around, that the guy who started the Waldorf Schools was an open Satanist, getting his instructions and information directly from ‘Lucifer’.

But Steiner’s own journal was called Lucifer Gnosis, and really – you just can’t argue with the fact that this guy was part of that secret Satanic underground that has taken over so much of the world.

And their ‘battle cry’ is the pursuit of knowledge! The pursuit of wisdom! The pursuit of information, and science and technology!

So they can ‘be like God’ and control the world, God forbid.

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Of course, this links up to what we were learning about Frobel, HERE and HERE:

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You want to know why so many of our kids are coming out the education system totally ‘broken’, mentally and spiritually?

Because the forces of evil targeted the education system specifically, to create new generations of brainwashed robots who were being taught according to methodologies and ideas ‘channelled’ from the Satan.

It boggles the mind.

And what boggles the mind even more is that this information wasn’t even hidden.

It’s been in plain view for decades, just we’re all so brainwashed, we never thought to question all this, or to check into it before.

I mean, what could be wrong with the cuddly, child-centric Waldorf approach to education?!

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Of course, Waldorf is a big force in the State of Israel, too.

This quote comes from HERE:

Shepha Schneirsohn Vainstein, the co-founder of Salaam Shalom, traveled and spoke with the teachers to audiences at Waldorf schools across the state.

Waldorf education is flourishing at an unprecedented rate in Israel,” Vainstein said. “Twenty years ago, Israel had one Waldorf school with just 13 children. Today, the country has 2,300 students enrolled in 13 elementary and high schools, and 80 kindergartens.”

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Or read this, from the Jewish Chronicle back in 2010:

https://www.thejc.com/news/israel/israelis-back-steiner-schools-1.16561

“Israelis are clamouring to send their children to schools and nurseries run according to the dictates of an Austrian philosopher who was obsessed with karma, reincarnation and the contribution of Jesus to humanity.

This year, three new high schools opened which run according to the principles of anthroposophy, the “spiritual philosophy” of Rudolf Steiner, who died in 1925. In total, Israel now has 50 nurseries, 14 primary schools and four high schools run according to these principles. Plans have just been drawn up for another primary school for Tel Aviv in September.

Anthroposophy institutions, sometimes referred to by the name applied to Steiner’s educational ethos, Waldorf, now account for some 4,000 Israeli children, double their roster five years ago.”

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There are even Waldorf schools in the ‘orthodox’ Jewish world now, too.

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One last thing on this, for now.

I’m noticing more and more how these not-so-secret Satanists tend to big-up Yoshki.

My understanding of Yoshki is that he was in the same mold as Shabtai Tzvi and Jacob Frank (and a bunch other false messiahs, that we won’t get into right now.)

In other words, authentic Judaism has been under attack for millenia by the same forces, the same ‘anti-Torah, anti-God’ religion – just it’s kept changing its name, and its front men.

There is no ‘Judeo-Xtian’ tradition outside of the one forged by fake Jews, and fake ‘xtians’ who were really practising their own brand of an ancient God-hating religion based on the pursuit of gnosis above all else.

Because gnosis – knowledge – really is power.

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Let’s end with this.

Do you really know what philosophy, what guiding principles are behind the schools where you are sending your kids?

Do you really want your kids being educated in a system that was literally ‘dictated’ by demonic spirits to people who then disguised these ideas as ‘science, philosophy and clairvoyance’?

Really?

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Maybe, just maybe, that’s one of the biggest silver linings that will come out of the Covid-10 plandemic:

That more and more parents will start to realise just how spiritually corrupt the school system is, and just how much damage this ‘education’ is really doing to their children, on just about every level of their being.

Here’s hoping.

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UPDATE:

Here’s a bit more about Shepha Shneirsohn Vainstein‘s latest educational project, called reGeneration Education, from their own site:

For 14 years, we have protected the magic of childhood for kids growing up under toxic stress. After nurturing thousands of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim children, we believe early education fosters lifelong resiliency. We also believe it mobilizes interfaith unity. Time after time, we have witnessed people who wouldn’t normally mix come together to help kids access a healing education.

And here’s a little of what they’ve been up to in recent years, in Israel:

2016

reGeneration co-founded the Spirit of Childhood Alliance, which produced its first education conference in Jerusalem “Facing the Challenge – Sharing the Vision” to narrow the gap between Jewish, Christian, and Muslim children from advantaged and disadvantaged communities.

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Isn’t that lovely?

And doesn’t it remind you of what these folks are also pushing towards, here in Israel?

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***Important Updates***

It all started with a simple email from my husband:

The real power behind the power behind the power…. blah blah

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The headline basically sums it up, but go take a look, as it’s pretty surprising just how much power this particular ‘power behind the power’ apparently seems to have.

Two minutes later, he followed it up with this email:

Bizarre – or apparently not, comment in this article:

“Later, Cohen allegedly asked Milchan what Sara Netanyahu thought about him, and the businessman assured him that she thinks positively of him.”
 
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In case you don’t know who Arnon Milchan is (lucky you!), here’s a quick bio, from HERE – well worth more of a read, if you can be bothered:
Arnon Milchan was born 12/6/44 in Palestine. He describes himself as a “10th-generation Palestinian. My family’s been there for 500 years. My grandfather was a very close friend of President Weizman.” (Los Angeles Magazine, 4/00)

Milchan’s father “laid the sprinklers that irrigated Israel.” Later, he grabbed many of Israel’s military contracts. (Los Angeles Magazine, 4/00)

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Be kitzur, he was a big ‘friend’ of all those people we’ve come to know and really lurve from the State of Israel, including “Shimon Peres, Moshe Dayan, Teddy Kolleck, and Chaim Herzog” – and is also one of the very biggest players in the cess-pit spelled H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D.

I haven’t looked into his background yet, but who wants to bet me he’s intimately related to all the interesting people we’ve been writing about on the blog?

Because as I keep mentioning, if you follow all these people who seem to be running the State of Israel back a few generations, you tend to hit the same small family group.

And guess what?

That’s also what happened with the PM’s ‘power behind the throne’.

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As you’d expect, her geni profile is totally sanitised and almost useless:

Almost.

Unless you are obsessed with geni, like yours truly, and have been clicking through so many profiles of famous Jews the last few months, that I’m starting to make some of the connections that clearly they don’t want to be made.

Like this:

Sara’s mother, Chava, is a Paritzky.

That’s the same family Shimon (Perskey) Peres descends from.

Hey, what a CO-INC-IDE-NCE!

But if you try to click back to see how that might possibly link up – you hit a dead end very fast.

But now at least I had something to work with.

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Next stop was HERE, the ethnicelebs.com website, which is turning into a handy archive for a lot of the details that are being steadily scrubbed off in other places. That’s where I read this:

Sara is the daughter of Chava/Hava (Paritzky‎‏) and Shmuel Ben-Artzi (born Samuel Han/Haan), a writer, poet, and educator. Her father was born in Biłgoraj, Congress Poland, Russian Empire. Her mother is a sixth-generation Jerusalemite.

Sara’s paternal grandfather was Moishe/Moshe Han/Hon (the son of Zeev Hon and Khana Beile). Moishe was born in Tarnogród, Biłgoraj County, Lublin Voivodeship.

Sara’s paternal grandmother was named Chava Sima Tauber.

Sara’s maternal grandfather was named Dov Paritzky‎‏.

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Most of that information has now been scrubbed off geni.

You don’t have to believe all these conspiracy theories, but I’d love to hear your theories about why all this information is steadily disappearing out of the public arena, if you aren’t buying my explanation.

Let’s continue.

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Next stop was HERE, the archives of Yad Vashem, where I managed to pick up some more details of close relatives of her father who’d been killed in World War II.

Once I had a few more names to work with, I could plug those in and start the search afresh.

And that’s when I got to HERE, a totally different genealogy website, with way more details of dear Sara’s ancestors.

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If you scroll down, down, down, you get to this:

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You know who else ‘Elchanan zum roten Rose’ is related to, don’t you?

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It’s so interesting, how the same people, the same names, just keep coming up again and again and again.

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Let’s just end this, where we began, with that interesting news story my husband sent me:

The real power behind the power behind the power…. blah blah

Now that you know who she’s related to, does that make this headline more or less believable?

TBC
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UPDATE:

So, I went and had a poke around in Benjamin Netanyahu’s family tree (the bit I can access easily) – and guess what I found?
He had an aunt, Shoshana Netanyahu, who was a Supreme Court Justice in Israel, and instrumental in passing the National Health Insurance Act in 1994 that made participation in one of the nation’s four health kupot (organisations) mandatory for Israeli citizens.
This snippet comes from HERE:
From 1988 to 1990 [Shoshana Netanyahu] headed a national committee of inquiry for examining the functionality and efficiency of Israel’s health system. This required ground-breaking policy work, involving issues of public health, health economics and the rights of the citizen to health care.
Her commission recommended three reforms: reinforcing the status of ambulatory medicine in the community and transferring major medical care to it; transforming state-owned hospitals into economic corporations under government inspection and supervision; and a normative change in the relations between the Ministry of Health and the health system.
In the wake of these recommendations the revolutionary National Health Insurance Act was passed in 1994 but other reforms proposed by Netanyahu, such as privatization of the hospitals, have not yet been implemented and remain the subject of controversy.
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Man, this plan to create an ‘harvestable’ bank of personal medical data has been in the works for at least the last 35 years.

I’m actually shocked.

Here’s a bit more about that National Health Insurance Act of 1994, from Wikipedia:

Under the National Health Insurance Law, membership in one of the four following health funds, or Kupot Holim (Patient Funds) is compulsory for all residents of IsraelClalitMaccabiMeuhedet and Leumit.,,, The law established a system of direct oversight of the Kupot Holim by the state, and certain services are under the direct administration of the State, usually by means of the Ministry of Health.

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Now, go back and read this:
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This current ‘Covid 19’ nightmare has been planned for at least 35 years!

And I can’t believe it’s a CO-IN-CIDE-NCE that such close family members are involved in it, on all sides of the equation.

Looky here, another ‘Netanyahu’ in a top spot at the WHO, from the JPost, back in September 2020:

Israel’s WHO scientists playing a key role in making the world healthier

#13 – Who’s Who at WHO: Dorit Nitzan and Sinaia Netanyahu

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When was she named to that ‘top post’ at the WHO?

This comes from HERE:

The former chief scientist of Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry was named Thursday as the country’s highest serving official at the World Health Organization, a posting celebrated by the government as a major achievement.

Sinaia Netanyahu, who served as the Environmental Protection Ministry’s chief scientist from 2011 to the end of 2017, will become the head of the Program for Environmental and Health Impacts at the WHO’s Europe office, according to an announcement by the Foreign Ministry.

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I’m sure it’s just a CO-IN-CID-ENCE that she’s married to Nathan Netanyahu, the PM’s first cousin.

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Wow.

When are we going to wake up, and see what’s right in front of our faces?

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UPDATE #2:

Some more interesting articles, to fill out this picture.

This is a link to an article written by Moshe Bar Siman Tov – former economist-turned-former-head of Israel’s ‘Health’ Ministry, explaining how ‘Israel turned decades of medical data into digital health gold.’:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/startupnationcentral/2019/03/26/how-israel-turned-decades-of-medical-data-into-digital-health-gold/?sh=554a2d7e3ee4

PLEASE NOTE:

This article was written by Bar Siman Tov in March 2019 – almost a year before Israel went into its first ‘Covid 19’ lockdown, in March 2020.

And yet, Bar Siman Tov writes this (emphasis mine):

“Because of its small size and advanced technology, implementing a health record digitization project has been easier in Israel than it would likely be elsewhere.

“That makes Israel ground zero for an experiment that in time could solve many of the challenges facing its own health care system, and for systems around the world.”

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And now, compare and contrast the above with this from today, a sickening article where Pfizer CEO – the ‘unvaccinated’ Albert Bourla – explains very clearly that he made a ‘bet’ with Netanyahu, and also sets out so clearly you simply can’t lie to yourself anymore, that the citizens in Israel are being used as lab rats in one big ‘experiment’:

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Pfizer CEO expects teens to vaccinate in 6 months, kids 5-11 by year’s end

“We placed a bet with Israel. We are so happy, because the way that you executed was beyond our imagination,” he told N12 in an interview.

Here’s another snippet (emphasis mine):

“We knew that it is very appropriate for humanity to be able to select one country, so that we can demonstrate what the vaccination of the people can do to the health index, the health of the people, and to the economic index, because they will be able to reopen the economy,” he said.

When asked what made him choose Israel as a case study, Bourla said “Of course, I was talking with several heads of state. I spoke to your prime minister, he convinced me that Israel is the place with the right conditions.”

By “right conditions,” Bourla meant that Israel has a small population – 9 million – an “extraordinary healthcare system,” and a large amount of electronic data on its citizens.

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I truly feel a little sick, reading this stuff.

Bar Siman Tov either had a crystal ball back in March 2019 – or this ‘Covid 19 experiment’ has been planned – with Israel as its principal focus – for years.

Which do you think is the more credible explanation?

And then, what does that tell you, about what’s really going on here?

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Hashem, please come and rescue us!

TBC

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Lots of us seem to be asking the same question at the moment.

And it’s this:

Why has God let all the evil people run the show for so very long?

Why has He let evil flourish in the world for all these years?

It’s not an easy question to answer.

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Last week, I had a very powerful dream.

I was in some ‘facility’ where they torture children and other people – probably Montauk, in Long Island.

I was being shown around, and they were describing all the yucky things they do to render people without a conscience, and therefore capable of the worst cruelty.

Strangely, when I woke up, I didn’t feel scared to death, like I usually do when I have these ‘brushes with evil’ in my dreams.

But I did feel, with every atom of my being, that this evil needed to stop. NOW.

So I spent the next few minutes just praying this prayer, over and over again:

God, please destroy the evil in the world to its very foundations.

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Friday night, one of my kids had a massive meltdown.

She just started sobbing her eyes out about how there is so much evil in the world, that God must be a bit ‘evil’ Himself, to let all this happen.

I tried to shut her up, initially – we don’t question God! We don’t suggest God is anything but totally, 100% good!

But once the dust settled, I realised that she was just expressing the same question I have at the moment, about why God has allowed evil to rule the world for so very long.

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I believe it’s for a good reason.

But that doesn’t mean that I can understand what’s going on here – at all.

The more I look into things, the more lies I discover.

The more I learn about how the world is really working, the more I understand that it is built on a pre-determined plan for war, starvation, suffering and abuse of human beings.

How can God want such a world as this to continue?

How could He let such a world like this devolve in the first place?

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I know many of us are having the same sorts of questions bubbling up at the moment.

Sometimes, it’s just so very hard to keep hanging on to faith and emuna, even though I KNOW that’s the only path that’s going to get me through this in one piece, whatever happens next.

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Increasingly, I’m finding it hard to tolerate the mask fascism.

The last few days, I have snapped at 2 different shopworkers who told me to put my mask up.

It’s a problem, because I am getting to the stage where I just can’t do it anymore.

And if I need to do it to continue to buy my groceries… well.

It’s a problem that I don’t know how to solve.

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Now, the State of Israel is attempting to coerce me into getting ‘vaccinated’ by all these little ‘rules’ that are taking away my basic human rights.

This week, for the first time in months, we went out for supper, to give me a rest from cooking every single day.

We didn’t have the ‘green passport’ – such Orwellian descriptions! – so we were told we had to sit outside at the two tables reserved for ‘Coronavirus lepers’.

My daughter was with is, and she started to whisper to us: Now I’m starting to understand how it was for the Jews in the holocaust, when they had to wear their yellow stars.

I wish it was a joke, an exaggeration, a dramatic teenage turn of phrase.

But the truth is, I’m also starting to understand how it was for the Jews in the holocaust, when they had to wear their yellow stars.

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At the same time, this battle is 100% mental.

Because yesterday, I took the Jimny out with a friend of mine to a forest near Jerusalem, and we sat playing our guitars (badly…) in the sun for an hour.

And then later on, my husband and I went to the Kotel to join the small prayer gathering for the Rav (of course, with the cr*ppy masks and plastic waiting pens.)

And then yesterday night, some of the juvenile delinquents we are acquainted with invited us to come to a party they were throwing, to celebrate one of their friends getting out of the army.

I sat there sipping a bitter lemon in a glass bottle (trying to fool the crowd that it was something alcoholic) and watched all the chain-smoking young people with weird haircuts just enjoy themselves a little, BBQing steaks under a cloudless Jerusalem night sky.

All so normal….

Kind of.

One of the neighbors called the police because of the music (I guess they didn’t like 80s soft rock) – and then everyone rushed to ‘mask up’.

In the end, the police just gave a small fine for playing loud music at 11.30 at night, and then left.

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I came home so disorientated.

Am I living in a corona-fascist police state that’s trying to institute a secret eugenics agenda to get rid of ‘surplus people‘, or not?

Or is everything ‘back to normal-ish’ now, and I can forget about Moshiach and geula coming any time soon?

And if it’s the former, that’s really, really horrible and I can’t deal with it any more.

And if it’s the latter – am I bad for feeling some relief that maybe the madness of the last year is starting to recede?

Even if that’s pushing ‘Moshiach’ off again, another 200 years?

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It was easier, in some ways, when I had no choice except to stay at home, in the first lockdown.

Living half in and half out of the madness, as it’s been for almost a year now, is probably harder, psychologically, then just having a more stable ‘bad’ to deal with.

Every day, the goalposts change again.

Every day, I wake up in a world where I have no idea what’s coming next, good or bad, or how I’m meant to be reacting to it.

But this I know:

I want the evil to be destroyed, totally, NOW.

I don’t want God to wait any more, to be hidden any more. That’s my dream, that’s my prayer.

I want that evil destroyed ASAP.

And I’m really hoping, God does too.

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UPDATE:

This song from Yair Elitzur kind of also sums it up:

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Man, I’m so utterly sick and tired of the current situation.

If it’s the birthpangs of Moshiach, then of course it’s still being radically sweetened.

But even so, the last couple of weeks, I’ve been feeling more and more exhausted by the dystopian novel that is currently life in 2021.

And I’ve been caught on the horns of a furious dilemma:

Part of me wants all the horrible ‘predictions’ about all these horrible gene therapy pretend ‘vaccines’ to start happening in real time, obviously, already, so I can finally put some of that indecision behind me, and feel ‘vindicated’ for not going down that path and not buying into the propaganda.

And then, another part of me feels so, so sad if all those horrible ‘predictions’ turn out to be true, and people start dropping like flies or suffering awful illnesses, or who knows what else.

And every part of me just wants this whole, horrible, Covid-19 c*appy situation to just go away, already.

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Probably like you, I’m exhausted by everything going on.

And I’m also sick and tired of all the research I’m doing into all these fake Jews, and all this fake news, but every time I want to leave it alone…. I get a steer that it’s important, and I need to continue.

But I sometimes have yeoush from all this, because it’s such a big project, it seems it’s never going to end.

I am someone who works best in bursts of energy, even intense bursts of energy, which have a specific ‘end’ point. And this whole saga just keeps on going and going and going, like the Energizer Bunny.

I’ve kinda been hoping Moshiach would just show up by now, and get me off the hook with having to keep doing all this grunt work, but so far, that hasn’t happened.

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So today, I asked my husband if we could go up North, to the Kever of Rashbi, so I could try to recharge my batteries a little.

I have to tell you, the North is SO beautiful right now. It’s been a very rainy winter, and the Kinneret is the highest I’ve seen it, in the 15 years I’ve lived here.

It’s also a very deep blue colour.

And the mountains all around are sprouting grass, and weeds and spring flowers, and are just so green I almost didn’t recognise what I was looking at. I’m used to things looking brown, yellow and orange, not luscious, gorgeous green.

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We went a little ‘off road’ to get to Meron, and that meant that we passed a whole bunch of Kevarim I’ve never been to before.

I felt too tired, spiritually, to really pray much today, but even so, in each place I felt I was picking up some clues about what’s going on right now, that I wrote down so I could share them with you, dear reader.

As I got a lot of chizzuk today.

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Here’s where I went, and here’s the ‘clue’ I got from each place:

#1: Rabbi Kruspedai.

He was a student of Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai, and while he only has a small mention in the Gemara, he has more of a mention in the Zohar.

In each of these kevarim, there are usually a list of quotes or statements they’ve made, so you can learn some Torah in their names, that they gave over. By R’ Kruspedai, he was talking about Amalek, and how Amalek went to Bilaam for advice on how to beat Am Yisrael.

Bilaam told Amalek that because of the zchut of Avraham Avinu, they would never be able to beat the Jews, but because they also descended from Avraham (via Timna, the concubine of Elifaz, son of Esav), they could still fight them.

For me, this passage underlined how ‘Amalek’ is family, and how our true enemies really just come from ‘within’.

No-one else would have the strength or ability to take us on.

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#2: Rabbi Yosi Deman Yokrat.

There was no ‘sayings’ of his, but there was a prayer stuck on the wall from Likutei Tefillot, asking that we be able to bind ourselves to the True Tzaddikim, so I said that instead.

Just now, I looked him up HERE, and now I can see why there were no sayings from him – he was an extremely harsh individual, who prayed that his own kids would be taken from the world, so they shouldn’t trouble their Creator, or cause other people to sin….

I guess it just goes to show, that we have to be so very careful who we choose as our ‘Rabbi’, and / or spiritual guide.

Because even if someone is holy and knows a lot of Torah, if they are stern and judgmental, that can still bring so much destruction to the world – and it seems, especially to their own families.

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#3 The Idra Rabba

Here’s a brief description of ‘the Idra Rabba’, from Zissil:

The Idra Rabba is a section of the Zohar inserted into Parshas Naso where Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai gathers nine of his students to reveal Kabbalistic mysteries he had refrained from teaching until then. During the Idra three of the Sages passed away including Rabbi Yossi ben Yackov who was then buried at this location.

Idra

There are quite a few tombs there, not just Rabbi Yossi – all unmarked.

My husband opened up a copy of the Zohar, and read a passage which basically said this:

At the time that Hashem smote the Egyptians with the magefa (plague), He healed Israel.

I started to feel a little happier.

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#4 Joint graves of Rabbi Bena’ah and Elchanan, the father of the Prophet Shmuel

Rabbi Bena’ah was the rabbi of R’ Yochanan, and he had some interesting things to say, including this:

Whoever occupies himself with the Torah for its own sake – his learning becomes an elixir of life to him, for it is said, ‘It is a tree of life to those who grasp it’; and it is further said, ‘It shall be as health to your navel’; and it is also said, ‘For whoever finds me, finds life’. 

But, whoever occupies himself with the Torah not for its own sake – it becomes to him a deadly poison, as it is said, ‘My doctrine shall drop [ya’arof] as the rain’, and ‘arifa‘ surely means death, as it is said, ‘And they shall break [ve’arfu] the heifer’s neck there in the valley’  (Taanit 7a).

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That was interesting.

But there was also another quote about R’ Bena’ah going to 24 different ‘interpreters of dreams’ when he had a dream – all of whom told him something different.

And then, all 24 of these different interpretations actually occurred to R’ Bena’ah.

Which brought home to me, again, that idea that we don’t live in a black and white world, where there is only one answer, one possibility.

The choice is not between ‘it’s all just a ridiculous conspiracy theory’ and ‘everyone is going to get sterilised, ill, or drop dead’.

There could be a million other possibilities going on here, that aren’t obvious or known or imagined, yet.

I felt a bit more happier.

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#5 Rashbi – Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

I couldn’t stay long there, because most of the people inside were wearing masks, and I am becoming increasingly allergic to the idea of wearing masks.

So I walked in, kissed the tomb, then walked out the back door to go up the hill and sit by the tomb of:

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#6 Rabbi Yochanan HaSandler

A lot of the interesting people I’m researching claim descent from R’ Yochanan HaSandler, and I wanted to go there and pray for some clarity about what’s really going on.

On the bench where I sat, there was a booklet containing one of Rabbi Nachman’s Sippurey Maasiot, or ‘Stories of Ancient Times’.

It was the story of the King who decreed destruction.

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You can read the whole thing HERE, starting on page 56.

I am still pondering the hint, but suffice to say it’s a story about a King who expels the Jews from his state, but some Jewish anusim (i.e. crypto-Jews) stay behind because they want to retain their money and status. One of these crypto-Jews becomes a minister to the King and saves his life when the other ministers are plotting to overthrow him.

The King then gives him the privilege of being able to wear his tallit and tefillin openly, as a Jew.

There’s a lot more things going on in that story – which ends with the destruction of the King’s descendents by fire.

I need some time to pray on it, and to mull it over a bit more, before I have more of an idea of what the ‘hint’ is really telling me.

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Next stop: #6: R’ Yose of Peki’in.

He’s buried in a totally gorgeous spot in ‘the Baal Shem Tov’s Forest’, across from Tzfat.

There, we read the story of how R’ Yose had died, and how the tears and ‘argument’ of his young son with Hashem brought him back to life again, miraculously.

It was techiat hametim.

Friday night, one of my kids got very emotional, and was sobbing about how Hashem could let so much evil happen in the world.

Initially, I was trying to shut her up – because we don’t question Hashem!!!!

Except of course, we do.

And except of course, I also do, sometimes, and I also feel very upset and angry with God about all the apparently ‘bad’ things happening in the world.

I heard that story of R’ Yose’s kid, and I realised that my daughter’s tears on Friday night, and her broken heart about the state of the world, were also very precious to God.

And who knows what open miracles they might also have sparked off.

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Last stop, #7: R’ Shimon Ben Menasea

His quotes included a saying about mamzerut being something ‘broken’ that can’t be fixed.

(Although the Gemara here seems to disagree, and explains that Moshiach will fix that particular problem…) and then this:

“Israel didn’t see a good sign until they asked for: 1) Malchut Shemayim, 2) King David (Moshiach) and 3) Beit HaMikdash.”

I guess that’s about as clear cut a ‘hint’ as you’re likely to get.

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I’ve got a bit more energy back now, thanks to the kivrei tzaddikim.

I’m still tired, internally, I’m still confused about what exactly God wants from me right now, and how to give it to Him.

But despite all that, I’m feeling calmer and happier.

Thank God for our true Tzaddikim.

And may God help all of us to recharge our batteries, and to keep going, and keep having as much emuna as we can, to weather our current difficult circumstances.

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Does this look like an ‘attempted lynch’ to you?

I just got sent the following video files of the fatal ramming in Meah Shearim.

Here’s the description, and I’m waiting to see if I can put the link to all the videos up on the site here.

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In particular, take a look at the file called ‘minute before’ – it’s not graphic, and I posted it above.

And then tell me this:

Does it look like a ‘lynch’ attempt to you?

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The following descriptions come from my source:

1. Dash cam video of the car in front of the van. Homa Shlishi becomes a one way street after the gas station.
You can see clearly how the van was driving in the wrong direction ramming into cars and everything in his way. The video was taken from the dash cam of the car in front of him who was trying to drive in reverse to get out of danger after getting hit. You can see people asking the van driver to stop until young guys realizing it was a terror attack forced open the door to physically stop him.
2. In the second video you can see from the side all the cars in front of the cam bashed up by the van. It gets pretty graphic at the end when the guy gets crushed.
3. Eyewitness that just came forward yesterday who the same driver tried to run over on Tzfania street 5  minutes before he got to the Homa. The driver drove onto the sidewalk in full speed trying to kill them they ran away. They clearly saw later it was the same driver and same van.
The police just got this eyewitness account last night. But from the way the media has already made a big deal about how the poor Arab is still in house arrest and the boys who attacked him should be punished to t he full extent of the law. I doubt they will arrest the terrorist again. They may quietly release the boys with a gag order so that the real story doesn’t come out. Let’s see.
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Look at the video and make up your own mind.

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UPDATE:

Here’s the link to see all the videos.

Warning: Two of them are graphic.

In this folder you can see a few videos.
And then, send this around to anyone you know, who is really interested in the truth, so they can see just how false the reporting is on ‘news’ coming out of Israel.
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It’s nice to know I’m not the only one pointing out the obvious.

This is a recent video from Rav Menashe Amon – the kabbalist who so famously called out the connection between ‘Coronavirus’ in Israel and the persecution of Rav Berland.

A couple of weeks ago, he put out a video talking about the ‘false rabbis’ that are leading our communities, that readers of this blog may find a little familiar.

The clip below is in Hebrew, and around 6 minutes long.

BH, check back here after Shabbat, and I’ll translate what he says into English, too.

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I’m doing all this ‘uncovering big rabbis stuff’ with a fair degree of trepidation.

One false step… and it’s going to cost me a lot, spiritually.

But in my hitbodedut, I keep getting the message to continue.

And so, I will continue.

Because there is still so much more ‘truth’ that needs to come out about who is really leading us, and how they are operating.

But it’s nice to know I’m not the only one getting that message, or trying to give it out.

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You can see the full shiur on youtube, below:

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So backwards, it’s hard to believe.

Here’s the latest on that awful fatal ramming of a pedestrian in Meah Shearim, on Purim, brought to you by YWN – which is clearly dropping any pretense of being a ‘news’ site, or of being ‘pro-chareidi’.

First, the police released the Arab who killed a 47 year old chareidi man in cold blood, by driving his minibus straight at him, at high speed:

The Arab driver, Ibrahim Hamed, was released from police custody on Tuesday evening to house arrest and it is believed that he will not be charged for Ben-Abu’s death.

Because hey, didn’t you hear?

Jewish blood is cheap in the State of Israel, and particularly orthodox Jewish blood.

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But if that wasn’t bad enough, the police here then did one of their infamous ‘dawn raids’, to round up 14 teenagers who tried to stop the ramming attack.

Here’s how der YWNer reports it:

In a police raid in the early hours of Thursday morning, dozens of officers raided the homes of 12 suspects who are suspected of being involved in attacking an Arab driver in Jerusalem on Purim, which led to the death of passerby Itamar Ben-Abu, z’l.

The police arrested two additional suspects on Thursday morning.

Five of the suspects are minors. Some of the suspects were also allegedly involved in other cases of violence and rioting on Purim and other occasions in recent months.

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You got that?

An Arab deliberately drives his minibus into a crowd of Jews in Jerusalem on Purim, and instead of charging the Arab with manslaughter – or murder – they police went and rounded up a bunch of Jewish teens, including 5 kids, and charged them with trying to stop the attack from happening.

Remember what happened with Ahuvya Sandek, and understand that this is not an accident.

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And in the meantime, here’s what really happened, from an eyewitness who emailed me their account:

So you probably heard that the Arab terrorist was released and 12 boys were arrested with the police publishing a video of the arrests.

After that happened some witnesses stepped forward who saw the same Arab driver trying to ram into pedestrians on the other side of town before even reaching Meah Shearim.

We are videotaping these witnesses and getting it over to the police in order to release the boys.

It’s becoming so much more clear that this was an intentional terror attack and thanks to these boys who attacked the terrorist many more people weren’t killed.

Let’s see if this gets publicized by the police. They will most probably quietly release the boys and sweep the whole story under the carpet leaving the terrorist at large.

Because the public is already sure that the Chareidy boys are the murderers and that the poor Arab is innocent. If they police don’t do anything, there are real videos of the witnesses, and also the real video of the Arab bashing up cars multiple times before having his door forced open and killing the pedestrian.

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We’re not holding our breath for the police to publicise what really happened, are we?

And we’re not holding our breath for der YWNer to write the truth about what really happened in Meah Shearim on Purim.

And in the meantime, please draw your own conclusions, about the ‘truth’ that you’re getting on these websites, which are just paid propaganda arms of the anti-semitic State of Israel.

And then remember that just as they aren’t telling you the truth about what happened on Purim – even though it’s so clear cut! – they lied to you about Rav Berland, too.

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HERE’S THE ORIGINAL POST:

One of the most ‘anti-semitic’ websites out there is the Yeshiva World News.

I know, I’ve said that before – on many occasions – when that website was running one load of baseless lies and defamation after another, about Rabbi Eliezer Berland and the Shuvu Banim community.

But maybe – just maybe – it was hard to believe that a website that prides itself on its good hashkofosss, and on serving a stellar readership of people deep in their lomdanusss could really be so poisonous, evil and downright antisemitic as I was hinting?

Well, let’s see what’s going on now, in connection with an awful story that occurred in Meah Shearim on Shushan Purim.

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The evening of Shushan Purim, I was looking at the Israel National News website (another bad habit…) when I happened to click on a video showing ‘disturbances’ in Meah Shearim.

There was nothing warning readers that they were clicking on a snuff movie, but that’s effectively what I saw.

There was a minibus stuck in a queue of cars in Meah Shearim – as happens so very often, and always on Purim – when the driver suddenly reversed backwards, then shot forward with full gas – right into a group of chareidim that were standing between him and the car in front.

You could hear the sickening crunch as one man’s head and body were crushed in the ramming attack, while his hand was still held up in the air in the ‘stop’ position.

Of course, that poor man died of his injuries.

How could he not?

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Anywhere else in Israel, any other (secular…) community in Israel, this would be called out for what it was:

A fatal ramming attack, by an Arab driver, against Jews.

But that’s not what happened here.

The State of Israel is very, very keen to demonise ultra-orthodox Jews, and to make them seem ‘sub-human’ any chance it can get.

This is not a new phenomenon, it’s been happening for years. But especially around the whole corona issue, the anti-semitic propaganda spewing out of the State of Israel about the ultra-orthodox has gone full-Goebbels.

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So, propaganda sites serving the ‘orthodox’ community like the YWN and Arutz 7 started running a strange story how this poor Arab murderer was scared he was going to be lynched by a group of teenage chareidim in Meah Shearim.

I lived in that neighborhood – in one of its roughest areas –  for 4 1/2 years.

I know the people there, the kids there.

The teens will spit, heckle, burn bins, stand in the middle of the road, and the odd one or two (usually egged on by a disturbed adult who is part of that group of ‘interesting’ people who act as secret agents provacateurs for the State of Israel) will very occasionally throw stones.

Not in a million years would they try to ‘lynch’ an ‘innocent Arab’ who just happened to be driving his van through the streets.

The idea is so laughable.

I’ve faced down some of those bin-burning teens when I lived there, and my daughter used to pull me away because she was scared of what I was going to do to them.

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So now, what happened next?

The Yeshiva World News wrote a disgusting, anti-semitic story repeating this slur against a whole community that some Arab nearly got lynched in the streets of Meah Shearim, and that’s why he just had to crush a chareidi man to death in a ramming attack.

The usual horrible commentators (who really can’t be genuine, orthodox Jews?! I mean, please God, these people really can’t be genuine orthodox Jews…) piled in with the usual horrible antisemitic comments about teens in Meah Shearim being ‘animals’ and worse than animals.

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There’s a whole big ‘dehumanising’ the sub-human chareidim in Meah Shearim’ festival going on, on the Yeshiva World News website….

Until one of the commentators (who I happen to know personally) put the record straight in the comments section.

That Arab was driving the wrong way down streets in Meah Shearim, deliberately bashing into cars – and people thought he was a terrorist, trying to perpetrate a ramming attack.

So they surrounded his car, and someone tried to open his door to pull him out and ‘neutralise’ the threat.

At that point, the Arab floored the gas and by some miracle, only killed one person, instead of the 10 who were standing in front of him.

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You’d think that the Yeshiva World News would run some apology to this man’s family, show some contrition, put their hands up to repeating a totally false, anti-semitic slur against a whole community.

(OK, probably no-one really would think that about the Yeshiva World News. We know what sort of low-level scum we’re talking about here.)

But even I was shocked by what happened next.

They pulled the original article, with their ‘fake’ story and the real story set out in detail in the comments section. And replaced it with this, instead:

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It’s a whitewashing piece trying to get us to feel sorry for the ‘poor Arab’ who killed a 47 year chareidi man from Mevasseret Tzion in cold blood.

The mind boggles.

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People, how much longer are we going to keep making excuses for the evil going on in our midst?

Rav Berland and his community were just the canaries in the coalmine, showing us what was really going on.

We didn’t want to believe it then.

We probably still don’t want to believe it now.

But at some point, we have to stop making excuses, and look this stuff squarely in the face:

Our communities have been hijacked by people who hate Jews and Judaism.

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They have big beards, they have smicha, and they usually have great yichus.

But they aren’t really Jews, and they are out to ‘divide and conquer’ by turning us against each other.

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Our greatest enemies right now are truly coming from within.

And you already know this, but it bears repeating a million times over:

The media is not your friend. It’s not telling you the ‘truth’ about anything (except maybe, the date).

It’s a propaganda tool being used to control and manipulate you.

And that goes double, triple, quadruple for sites serving the orthodox community, like the Yeshiva World News.

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You probably haven’t heard of Vidal Benveniste (de la Cavalleria).

He’s another one of those ‘big’ names in the secret Jewish history that none of us have been taught. In this post, we’re going to see how that ‘Benveniste’ family from Spain somehow morphed into the famous Epstein and Horowitz families of Eastern Europe.

And in the process, we’ll start unpicking a chunk more of real Jewish history, to see who is the real ‘power behind the throne’ in the Jewish world – and how they are connected to the Freemasons, the diamond trade, and – who else! – Jacob Frank.

Ready?

Yalla!

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The story begins HERE.

It’s the family tree of one ‘Slawa Brodowicz‘, who caused Keith Hanit Lawrence so much consternation when her name popped up over on geni. You can see that discussion – and how it was closed down and subverted – HERE.

But I guess Keith can’t get to every family tree on the internet (although give him some credit: the guy is really trying), so somehow, I tripped over a different family tree for Slawa, HERE, that goes back for generations.

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It’s interesting for a lot of reasons, not least because it shows that the notorious Jacob Frank was Slawa’s great-grandfather.

And it also shows that Binyamin Broide – aka Binyamin Rivlin, the Gabia Hakesef, and leader of the Vilna Gaon’s band of 70 perushim – was Slawa’s father, married to Jacob Frank’s grand-daughter, Rachel Mayer / Margoliot.

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I know it’s hard to keep all this stuff straight.

But if you remember from HERE, Rachel Mayer / Margoliot and Binyamin Broda are the parents of Rebbetzin Leah Goldapace:

  • The 6th Rebbe of Chabad, the Rayatz, sets out himself that ‘Leah Golda, grand-daughter of the Eshel Avraham becomes the mother of the 4th Rebbe of Chabad, and that her husband is ‘Moshe of Shklov’.

In other words:

One of Leah Golda’s great-great -granddaddy’s was the Sabbatian Prophet Avraham Broda / Rovigo.

And her great-granddaddy – from her mother’s side – was the false messiah, Jacob Frank.

Talk about yichus!

And of course, now we start to get another hint about why so much of this stuff is being deliberately and methodically covered up by people and institutions even in our times, 2021.

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So, I’m following Jacob Frank’s family tree back, and I start to learn some very interesting things.

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I will bullet point the highlights below, to keep things simple and stop your head from exploding:

  • Jacob Frank’s maternal grandmother is one ‘Esther Nunes HENRIQUES’, of the Henriques family.
  • Jacob Frank’s father-in-law is the ‘Bad Baal Shem‘ of London, Hayim Falkon. Hayim Falkon is descended from  the Sarfati and ‘De Crasto’ families. De Crasto is a bastardised form of ‘Da Castro‘.
  • I wrote about the ‘Da Costa’ families links to international trade, banking houses and European royalty, HERE. That article basically set out the main Portuguese-converso families engaged with the East India Company, who morphed into leading ‘Ashkenazi’ bankers, court Jews and community leaders.

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Here’s a snippet of what I wrote back then, about this group of ‘Paradesi Jews’:

As well as Jacques de Paiva, there were some other Portuguese Converso merchant names I started looking up, too, including:

  • Antonio do Porto,
  • Pedro Pereira,
  • Fernando Mendes Henriques,
  • Bartolomeo Rodrigues,
  • Domingo do Porto,
  • Alvaro da Fonseca,
  • Samuel de Castro,
  • Salomon Franco,
  • Isaac Sardo Abendana and
  • Avraham Navarro.

Like me, you’ve probably never heard of these people before.

But they, and their descendants, have helped shaped history in the Jewish community, and the wider world, for three centuries.

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Man, was that ever the understatement!

Jacob Frank was directly connected to most of these families, either as a direct descendant, of via his marriage with Haya Josefa Falkon.

Here’s that list again, with a star next to the families that Jacob Frank was connected to:

  • Antonio do Porto,
  • Pedro Pereira,
  • Fernando Mendes Henriques*
  • Bartolomeo Rodrigues,
  • Domingo do Porto,
  • Alvaro da Fonseca,
  • Samuel de Castro*,
  • Salomon Franco*,
  • Isaac Sardo Abendana* and
  • Avraham Navarro.

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And that’s just the ones I actually know about.

I tried tracking back ‘Jacob Franco’ to ‘Salomon Franco’, but quickly hit a dead end. Maybe, this had something to do with that (from Wikipedia):

Solomon Franco was a Jewish convert to Anglicanism who combined his interest in Cabalism with support for the English monarchy.

In 1649, Solomon Franco moved from New Amsterdam (later New York City) to become the first Jew recorded as living in the Boston area. However he was soon paid off by Puritans of the General Court, provided he set sail for Holland within a few weeks.

Although a Rabbi, in 1668 he converted to Anglicanism, publishing Truth springing out of the earth in the same year. A second edition was published in 1670.

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If you want, you can download Franco’s book HERE.

Here’s a snippet:

“Franco, Solomon. Truth springing out of the earth : that is, the truth of Christ proved out of the earthly promises of the Law. Wherein is made manifest, that the coming of the Messias cannot be for temporall things, according to the expectation of all the Jews. Proved out of their own principles. By R. Solomon Franco, a true convert to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”

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It sounds like “Jacob Franco”, who converted 100 years later, was probably just a chip off his family’s block.

And it’s very possible there was more than one of them.

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When I was writing about the ‘other Jacob Franks‘, HERE, and also HERE, this is what I learned:

Jacob Franks was the British king’s sole agent for the Northern Colonies at New York and his son David was the king’s agent for Pennsylvania. An eminent and wealthy merchant, he engaged in the slave trade, privateering, general commerce, and shipping.

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[I]f you go HERE, you’ll see that 50 years’ years later, one ‘Charles Franks’ is still the subgovernor of the South Sea Company for Queen Victoria, so clearly the Franks family continued to be in favor with the British monarchy even after the [American] War of Independence.

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I’m willing to bet the farm that “Rabbi Salomon Franks”, who converted to Anglicism in 1668, two years after Shabtai Tzvi became a Muslim, is very closely related to all these Franks.

Again, notice how slave trading, the hugely lucrative trade in diamonds, spices, lumber and other stuff from the ‘New World’ is all tied up with thse Portuguese Conversos / Paradesi Jews, who keep popping in and out of Judaism and xtianity, false messiahs, the British crown (via its German connections) – and America.

Maybe ‘Rabbi Jacob Franks’ and ‘Jacob Franco’ are even the same guy, who really knows, at this point.

Let’s continue.

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The next line of enquiry I try is Jacob Franco’s grandma, Esther Nunes Henriques.

And here is where I start to make some real headway.

You can go HERE, to see the full Wiki write up on the Henriques family.

Here’s some relevant snippets:

The Henriques family descend from the Jews of Spain, who fled from religious persecution to Portugal in 1492. Although led to believe they would be permitted to practice Judaism freely in Portugal, they were forcibly converted to Catholicism upon their arrival. These “Marranos”, or “New Christians”… married each other. Their descendants became assimilated, participating in and contributing to the economic life of Portugal and its empire. Some were elevated to the peerage for their patriotism.

(I’m not so sure they were ‘forcibly converted’ to Catholicism, given what so many of their descendants have been up to. But let’s continue.)

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Apparently, the Henriques family had / has British, Indian, German and Danish branches.

The Israel Henriques family included several prominent Sephardic Jewish benefactors of Portuguese descent during the 17th century in Great Britain….

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The Henriques De Castro family included several prominent Sephardic Jewish Business men of Portuguese descent, they were called Paradesi Jewsof Madras.

They traded in diamonds, precious stones and corals, they had very good relations with the rulers of Golkonda, they maintained trade connections to Europe, and their language skills were useful….

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The progenitor of the Danish branch of the family was Moses Henriques (Cornelis Janssen was his business name), a burgess in Glückstadt in northern Germany, who was the paternal grandfather of the mathematician, Moses Joshua Henriques (1635–1716).

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Merchant Bendix (Pinchas) Moses Henriques (1725–1807), one of Moses Aaron Nathan Henriques sons, became a Danish citizen in 1752 and moved to Copenhagen…. The Warburg family is descended from another daughter of Bendix (Pinchas) Moses Henriques.

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You can read more about the infamous Warburgs HERE.

Not unusually, while Paul Warburg was busy arranging the ‘Federal Reserve’ system in the US for his masters, cousin Otto Warburg was off being a president of the World Zionist Organisation.

As I keep mentioning, these people have nearly every important position stitched up, between them.

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Closer to home, the Melchior (of R’ Michael Melchior fame) family are also direct descendants of the Henriques’ Danish branch, via banker (and Dutch West Indies company financier) Ruben Henriques, and his daughter Dorothea Melchior.

The Melchiors are also descended from the Warburgs.

You see? They keep all these positions of power influence ‘in the family’, while the rest of us keep scratching our heads wondering how all these apparently ‘different’ people ending up working for the same yucky cause?

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You could literally write a book on each of these families, and how they’ve been shaping Jewish history for centuries, but let’s move on.

Remember, ‘Jacob Franco’, whoever else he turns out to be, was the son of Esther Nunes Henriques, and so directly connected in to the heart of power in the Jewish world – which happened to be Sabbatian.

Here’s a bit more about the London branch of the Henriques, from encylopaedia.com:

HENRIQUES (Quixano Henriques ), Anglo-Jewish family. The family progenitor was Moses Henriques of Kingston, Jamaica, who married Abigail Quixano in 1768. The eldest son of this marriage, Abraham Quixano Henriques (18/19th cent.), immigrated to London, where he established himself as a West India merchant.

His sons David (1804–1870) and Jacob (1811–1898) were prominent communal workers and were among the founders of the Reform congregation in London in 1840.

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Notice that ‘Reform’ tendency.

Wherever you scratch the surface, you find the same people, the same family networks.

The Falkons – Frank’s inlaws – were also connected into this network of powerful Portuguese conversos, and descended from the Mendes and de Costa and de Crasto (Castro) families.

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I just want to end this, by going back a bit further in history, so you can see that these families have been ruling the Jewish community forever, way before Shabtai Tzvi and Jacob Frank showed up.

If you keep going back in Jacob Franco’s family tree, you eventually hit the Nunes / Mendes / de Luna families, who are all just different branches of the Benveniste family tree.

You can read all about the Benveniste family on Wikipedia HERE, but below, I’m going to pull out some pertinent points.

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  1. Jacob Frank is directly related to Dona Gracia and her nephew, the Nasi Joseph.

Not coincidentally, these were the only people to try to ‘settle’ the Holy Land, before the Sabbatians picked up that thread again in the 17th century. This from Wikipedia:

Gracia Mendes Nasi – Benveniste – Beatriz de Luna – (1510–1569) (Dona Gracia) a Marrano-Jewish-Portuguese businesswoman. She was the daughter of Philipa Mendes|Benveniste and Alvaro de Luna. She was married to her uncle Francisco Mendes (Tzemah Benveniste), inherited the Mendes|Benveniste fortune and due to her exceptional business acumen, became one of the wealthiest women in Europe of the middle 16th century.[18]

She returned to Judaism in Ferrara in the 1552 together with members of the He(E)nriques|Nunes(nuñez)|Benveniste family (Meir, Abraham and Reina Benveniste).

In 1553/4 she left Ferrara together with her daughter Ana (Reyna), (soon to be) son in law Don Joseph Nasi and the Henriques|Nunes|Benveniste family to Salonika and Istanbul where they settled at the invitation of SultanSuleiman I.

They were very active in trade, finance and in local and international Jewish life.

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If you go back a few more centuries, you get to Vidal Benveniste de Cavalleria, which is where we started.

Vidal Benveniste (de la Cavalleria) was a prominent Spanish Jewish scholar who lived in Saragossa (the capital of Aragon) in the beginning of the second half of the 14th century and the beginning of the 15th century.

The honor ‘Benveniste de la Cavalleria’, according to the Encyclopaedia Judaica, was given to the family by the Knights Templar who protected the family and the family in turn administered the tax system of the Templars.

His family was connected to the development of the town of Saragossa in the 14th century, and members of the family Benveniste de la Cavalleria were financiers of the local kings. He was elected, by the notables of the Jewish communities of Aragon, as the speaker before the pope at the beginning of disputation of Tortosa (1412).

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The links between the ‘Benveniste’ family and the Knights Templars go back at least 600 years.

In case you forgot, the Knights Templars are one of the groups who morphed into modern-day (devil-worshipping…) Freemasonry.

There’s a lot more to say here – as always! – but I don’t want to overload you with too much information in one post.

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What you should take away from this, at least, is the notion that whoever ‘Jacob Franco’ ends up being, he was coming from a long, long line of super-powerful crypto Jews who controlled international trade, rubbed shoulders with royalty, and flipped in and out of Judaism as the whim took them.

The same families, the same people, have been in positions of power for centuries.

Outsiders can’t really get a look in.

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That’s how a ‘Rabbi from Denmark’ can end up playing such a big part in Israeli politics and the so-called ‘peace process’. Like THIS, from Michael Melchior’s website, talking about ‘interreligious peace’.

That’s how people with big beards and impeccable yichus can be working hand-in-hand with extreme secular lefties with a radical ‘anti-Torah agenda.

That’s how we end up with the same policies, the same evil, the same push towards ‘one religion’ and ‘no Torah’, whoever we go and vote for.

Because whoever has a chance to wield real power here, or elsewhere in the Jewish community, is part of this same group, this same clique.

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That doesn’t mean every single person who belongs to these families are ‘bad’.

Each person has to be judged on their own merits, their own actions.

But it does mean we have to stop being so naive as to believe that the people in power in the Jewish community are there on their own merits, or somehow trying to help us, as opposed to themselves.

They aren’t.

They never were.

And our starting point should be to assume that our leaders are part of the problem, part of the corrupt elite that hijacked the Jewish community hundreds of years ago, and to stop giving them the benefit of the doubt until we are totally sure they deserve it.

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UPDATE:

There’s one more ‘Benveniste’ connection that I just wanted to add here.

It’s a tax-farming Court Jew from the 13th Century called Benveniste de Porta.

He’s interesting for a few reasons, and you can read more about him on Wiki HERE.

Another ‘thread’ that I keep noticing with these families – in all their different incarnations – is that they tend to be the tax farmers for the secular / non-Jewish authorities.

In brief, they would ‘buy’ the privilege to charge taxes on the Jewish communities, and then pay out a certain sum to the ruler for that honor.

Whatever taxes they could then gauge out of the community that was in excess of what they’d paid to the ruler, they got to pocket themselves.

And many of them got very wealthy from doing this.
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Benveniste de Porta is also interesting because he is the brother of Nachmanides – the Ramban.

Again, we see how the tax collecting court Jews and some of the biggest genuine Tzaddikim come from the exact same gene pool.

And I have a feeling, there’s an even more notable example of that even closer to our own times.

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TBC

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The fear of ‘coronavirus’ is starting to recede in Israel.

And the fear of the government – and the police – is also starting to disintegrate.

If you read this blog regularly, you’ll know that one thing I’m not usually guilty of is misplaced optimism. I try to keep things real, I try to keep things grounded in real emuna, as opposed to that fake ‘it’s all going to turn out great, with no teshuva, no prayer and no changes made’ stuff.

But it seems to me, something has really changed here now.

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It’s the small things that give it away.

Here’s a little of what I’ve been noticing, over Purim Meshulash:

Nearly all the ‘Jewish’ (ahem….) news sites have now disabled comments on nearly all of their articles. The Jpost is a strange exception to that – I have a feeling it’s being used as a kind of bellwether by the power behind the throne, to gauge public real, unvarnished public sentiment so they can calculate their next moves here in Israel.

But from what I can see, the power of the media to keep telling us that black is white – and vice-versa – is crumbling with every new post going up.

We figured out so many of the lies and manipulations with ‘Covid 19’ reporting, and now more and more of us can spot the same tactics being used with things like this strange ‘oil spill’; and the convenient ‘aggression’ from Iran.

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There’s massive pushback happening against ‘green passports’, massive pushback happening against curfews, massive pushback happening against ‘social distancing’.

I heard megillah in two different places this year, and no-one asked for a green passport.

I didn’t wear a mask in either of my megillah readings, either, and while I was definitely more the exception than the rule, no-one told me to put one on.

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More and more, I see people walking around outside mask-less.

So many of those who were scared to death, literally, by fearmongering propaganda about Covid-19, got the shot, and now are sleeping easier at night.

That makes them less likely to attack other people like Coronavirus pitbulls, and for that alone, I guess it’s a good thing.

And many, many others literally just don’t care anymore.

The police are barely giving tickets out for anything, here.

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Even in Jerusalem, that was meant to be ‘locked down’ with a night-time curfew 3 nights in a row – so many people just ignored it.

One of my kids even managed to hitchhike, with 2 friends, out of Jerusalem to some Purim ‘affair’ out in the sticks in the middle of the night.

Others of the young people who frequent my house went down to Mahane Yehuda yesterday – with thousands of others – and ‘pushed back’, peacefully, against the police by basically refusing to budge from Mahane Yehuda, and to just keep coming in again, when they were thrown out.

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Don’t imagine for a moment that this is happening because the police here are ‘nice’.

As an institution, they are violent psychopaths, same as the politicians and senior bureaucrats directing them.

But they get their ‘power’ from the people, and the people are increasingly not listening, and not interested.

The ‘spell’ is breaking up all over the place, and more and more of us are seeing through the lies, and understanding that the police, the government, the army, the media – they aren’t our friends.

And they never really were.

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Yesterday, thousands of chareidim walked miles and miles up the motorway, to get to Jerusalem on Purim Meshulash.

The government at the last minute pulled all the buses, both inside the city and intercity, for Jerusalem.

Do you know what sort of spiritual ‘koach’ came down for the good side, when all these Jews started walking 15 miles on Purim Meshulash, just to get to the holy city?

On the more ‘secular’ side of things, there were Purim parties being held up and down the country.

Ok, people got puking drunk, and they weren’t so tznius – but spiritually, hundreds of thousands of apparently ‘secular’ young Jews dafka went against the government’s rules to celebrate Purim.

They connected back to yiddishkeit, even at a very low level, to give all this ‘coronavirus propaganda’ and fearmongering two fingers.

That’s very meaningful, spiritually.

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We aren’t out of the woods just yet.

The evil government, the evil State, is holding back because in order to keep the illusion of ‘democracy’ going just a little while longer – just enough to get everyone ‘encouraged’ to jab themselves with an experimental gene therapy with unknown and potentially massive negative side effects – they can’t send the police out onto the streets in full diktator style.

At least, not before the next election, on March 23, 2021.

But it’s clear that the ‘vaccination’ campaign has now gone as far as it’s going to go, without diktator-style violent coercion.

Whoever bought the line, whoever was overcome by panic and fear, whoever was pressured into participating in Pfizer’s mass medical experiment – they lined up and had the shot already.

But everyone else – at least half the country – is just not playing the game anymore.

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After Israel’s second recent election (out of 4…), I wrote this:

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Here’s a snippet:

A little while back, this site ran THIS interview with Rabbi Eliyahu Meirav, where he gave his eye-witness account of Rav Kaduri saying 40 years ago that Moshiach is imminent:

“When there will be will elections, but there won’t be a government.”

It seems that could be happening twice in a row, and that a third election (without any government being formed…) could conceivably be on the cards.

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And that reminded me of this, from the Talmud, Tractate Sanhedrin 98a:

Rabbi Simlai says in the name of Rabbi Elazar, son of Rabbi Shimon: The son of David will not come until all the judges and officers will cease to exist from among the Jewish people, and there will be no more autonomous government in Eretz Yisrael, as it is stated: “And I will turn My hand against you and purge away your dross as with lye and take away your base alloy. And I will restore your judges as at the first” (Isaiah 1:25–26).

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There’s more. A little later on, Sanhedrin 98a continues:

Rabbi Yosei ben Kisma’s students asked him: When will the son of David come? Rabbi Yosei ben Kisma said: I am hesitant to answer you, lest you request from me a sign to corroborate my statement. They said to him: We are not asking you for a sign.

Rabbi Yosei ben Kisma said to them: You will see when this existing gate of Rome falls and will be rebuilt, and will fall a second time and will be rebuilt, and will fall a third time. And they will not manage to rebuild it until the son of David comes.

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That Gate of Rome is the government, the whole political process, the State and it’s evil institutions.

It seems to me, there will be no ‘4th election after all.

Or that if there is, that’s kind of the last act, the swansong of the State of Israel, before it totally crumbles into dust, ahead of Moshiach finally being revealed.

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Rebbe Nachman taught that Moshiach takes over peacefully, without firing a shot.

One day, more and more us suddenly ‘wake up’, and realise that the world is just one big lie after another, and that we don’t need to obey rules telling us to wear masks, or to avoid giving our loved ones hugs, or to have a piece of green paper in order to daven.

One day, more and more of us see through all the lies, all the manipulation, all the propaganda – and then our souls start to soar free, and all the evil disappears.

Because it only gets its power from us.

From we, the people.

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Ein lanu Melech – we have no King – except for Hashem.

There is no ‘King Bibi’.

There are no Iranian nukes that can touch us, if Hashem doesn’t will it.

There is no pandemic.

All of this is just an illusion, to get us all to make teshuva, and to return wholeheartedly to God.

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Over Shabbat, I read the ‘Purim’ part of Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s book on Jewish Holidays.

There was so much relevant stuff in there, so many awesome hints to what is happening today, it’s hard to know where to start. But the part that I wanted to share in this post is where the Rav says – repeatedly – that all of these evil people, these evil decrees, all the ‘bad’ in the world – we create it all with our own sins.

And if we, the people, make the teshuva we need to make – to identify our own bad middot, and to ask God to start to eradicate them – all the evil disappears by itself.

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There is everything to play for here.

And on some fundamental level, hope is starting to blossom in Israel, despite all the draconian diktatorship, all the lies, all the spiritual oppression.

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Let me leave you with this, the last message from Rav Berland before he left prison, shortly before Purim:

“THERE IS NO MORE CORONA!

Gomarnu, it’s finished, the Corona is finished. There is no more Corona.

“Now, we are building the Beit HaMikdash. Now, this is the most critical moment.

Everyone is lighting candles here, just a little longer and there will be kiddush.

Just a little longer, and there will be dancing until the light of day.”

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Hold on just a little longer.

The light is starting to shine.

The tanker is turning around.

And geula the sweet way is mamash on the doorstep – if we, the people, are holding on to the True Tzaddikim, and working on our own bad middot.

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UPDATE:

After reading this article (below), which explains how it’s at least possible that the leadership of the Jewish community has been hijacked – for millenia! – by pretend Jewish ‘Sabean-Mandeans‘:

A reader sent me this news story:

« Next week, [March 5, 2021] the Pope will hold a service the Vatican has named “Prayer for the sons and daughters of Abraham”. Reuters reported that the “inter-religious prayer service will be attended by Christians, Muslims, Mandaean-Sabaean, Yazidi and other religious minorities present in Iraq. »
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These people are still very much alive and kicking, and the Pope is probably one of them.

I hope more of us will start to figure out that this isn’t a joke, or a purim shpiel.
The leadership of the Jewish community got hijacked by the ’70 sons of Haman’ a long time ago – and once we unmask them, and what they really stand for, so many other things will start to fall back into place.
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It’s strange how so many of Israel’s leading politicians are closely related to some of the biggest names in the Torah world.

Most of us wouldn’t think that, because we’ve been carefully trained to think in terms of ‘them’ and ‘us’. Whatever side of the divide we’ve been raised on, we’ve been educated to believe that the people ‘on the other side’ are aliens from outer space, with totally different genes from us.

That ‘other’ is the erev rav!

That’s what misguided people have been teaching us.

You don’t need to look inside your own community, your own household, your own heart for the telltale signs of the ‘erev rav’, because they are only and always over there, on the other side of the equation. 

But that’s just not true.

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The only real ‘power’ we have, if you can call it that, is to work on ourselves, and make our own teshuva, and work to improve and uproot our own bad middot.

For as long as we’ve been buying the lie that the problem is only and always ‘over there’, that just hasn’t been happening.

But I think more and more of us are now waking up to the disturbing idea that ‘bad’ and ‘evil’ are spread across the Jewish world, and that today more than ever, we can’t judge a book by its cover.

The worst evil and the biggest good – it’s all coming out of the same gene pool, the same families.

And that brings me neatly to the subject of today’s post: the yichus of Shimon Peres.

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It’s hard to think of someone I like less than Shimon Peres.

He’s been up to his neck in one horrible, evil act, one literally satanic scheme, after another.

He was the go-between man for the Yemenite children, sold off to the US military / secret services so that Mengele and ‘Dr Green’ could basically torture them to death, in a variety of different ways, as part of Sidney Gottlieb’s ‘MK Ultra / MK Monarch’ demonic ‘experiments’.

Wikipedia tells us that ‘Sidney Gottlieb’ was a Jewish Hungarian born in the Bronx.

That might be true – we know that a lot of these reverse-kabbalah pretend-Jewish Frankists ended up in that area. But there are other sources (this link is not shmirat eynayim friendly, and it’s also contains disturbing information) that say that ‘Sidney Gottlieb’ was an alias for another Operation Paperclip Nazi, shipped over to America.

The truth still hasn’t come out about what really happened to the Yemenite children.

But it will.

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In the meantime, today’s post was inspired by the following email exchange, that I had with a thoughtful reader:

Ataturk was a secret sabbatian.  see here:

https://moishekohen.wordpress.com/when-kemal-ataturk-recited-shema-yisrael-by-hillel-halkin-the-jewish-daily-forward/

I went and clicked on the link – and it’s a really, really good article, that shows just how deep the State of Israel’s politicians are tied to the Sabbateans.

Oh, and that also showed that modern Turkey is essentially a Sabbatian construct, created by that branch of Sabbateans called the Donmeh. I thanked my correspondent for the link, and then he replied with this:

A number of years ago I came across a Donmeh cookbook, which had the odd comment that Jewish dietary laws were now made heter by the Reform movement (i.e. pork, meat and dairy).  Strange how Turkish Sabbateans are following a “pasak halachah” of the Reform movement, which to my knowledge isn’t even present in Turkey. 

There is a fellow at Hebrew University I think, or Yad Vashem, who knows a lot about the Donmeh and had contact with them — Yitzchak Kerem.  Take note that the public “falling out” between Israel and Turkey began on a television show with none other than Shimon Peres and the Turkish Premier. 

Peres was reported by Chamish as allegedly saying Bircat HaTorah with the shem Hashem as written, (a Sabbatian custom).  When corrected, he allegedly said, “I know what I’m doing.”

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Ah. Shimon Peres.

I’ve been trying to figure out who his ancestors were in this whole hot mess, because (in case you hadn’t realised it yet) – anyone who is anyone in the State of Israel is part of this Sabbatean-Frankist-Freemason club.

You just find the people with the money and the power in the State, then follow the trail back.

They’ve been making a big effort to cover all this up, but yesterday, after I got that email, I decided to have another stab at it. And here’s what I discovered:

Shimon Peres (aka Shimon Persky) is a direct descendent of Chaim of Volozhin.

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The path has been deliberately obscured on geni (and elsewhere…) for reasons that may become a little clearer in a minute.

But Shimon Persky, as Peres was known before he changed his name, is the cousin of actress Lauren Bacall.

According to geni, Lauren Bacall’s father, Wulf William Perske, is the brother of Shimon Peres‘s paternal grandfather, Zalman Meir Persky. But honestly? The dates don’t add up, and it seems more likely that some geni sleight of hand is going on here, and that Peres and Bacall were actually first cousins.

Point is, click, click, click, and you eventually get back to Dov Aryeh Persky (Volozhiner) – the son of R’ Chaim of Volozhin.

And here’s where the story gets even more interesting.

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For months and months and months, I’ve been trying to track down who R’ Chaim of Volozhin really was.

It’s been very frustrating, because it’s become clearer and clearer to me that this is information that has been deliberately withheld and obscured – and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why it’s such a big deal.

First, here’s the ‘standard explanation’ of who R’ Chaim of Volozhin was, from Wikipedia:

(Hey, I should have started there for my search for Shimon Peres yichus. Its clearly spelled out that he was R’ Chaim’s great-great grandson. Who knew?)

“Both Chaim (1749 – 1821) and his elder brother Simcha (d. 1812) studied under Rabbi Aryeh Leib ben Asher Gunzberg, the author of the Shaagas Aryeh, who was then rabbi of Volozhin, and afterward under Rabbi Raphael ha-Kohen, (the author of the Toras Yekusiel), later of Hamburg.[1]

Aged 25, Chaim was attracted by the fame of the Vilna Gaon, and he became one of his most prominent disciples. Submitting to his new teacher’s method, he began his studies anew, taking up again TorahMishnahTalmud, and even Hebrew grammar. His admiration for the gaon was boundless, and after his death Chaim virtually acknowledged no superior.”

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Chaim Ickovits of Volozhin, as he was also known, is credited for starting up the famous Volozhin Yeshiva, whose approach was then followed by:

“[A]ll the great Lithuanian yeshivas, such as Slobodka yeshiva, Mir yeshiva, Ponevezh yeshivaKelm yeshivaKletsk yeshiva, and Telz yeshiva.”

In other words, the whole of the Litvak Torah world kind of rests on his shoulders.

R’ Chaim is a direct ancestor of the famous Soloveitchik family – (hey! Who knew that the Brisker Rav and Shimon Peres were actually cousins?!) and also, of R’ Naftali Tzvi Yehuda Berlin, aka the Netziv.

In other words, Shimon Peres (and Lauren Bacall….) had some serious, serious yichus.

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So now, we hit that uncomfortable question:

At what point did the family of Shimon Peres became evil Sabbatian-Frankists?

As I’m sure you are starting to figure out for yourselves, whole worlds – whole world views – literally hang off the answer.

We’ve already learned that these families had a pronounced tendency to marry each other, over many generations. Given that, there are certain names that send up the red flag for me that I might be dealing with something interesting, here.

Like, the Shor / Schor surname. Like, the ‘Berlin’ surname. Like, the ‘Babad’ surname. Like, the ‘Horowitz’ surname. Like the Gunzburg / Ginsburg surname.

A few days ago, when I was writing about the ‘Mandaeans, the Gnostic Sabians’ who are the root of the Sabbatean-Frankist-Freemasons, I turned up this bit of information:

  • The Sabians’ ‘holy book’ is called the Ginza Rabba, and it identifies ‘John the Baptist’ as their main prophet.

After I read that, the surname ‘Ginzburg’ kinda shot to the top of my interesting list.

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So, I’m tootling around try to figure out who R’ Chaim Volozhiner really was, and I start to trip over some more interesting information.

Like apparently, he had an older brother called ‘R’ Shlomo Zalman of Vilna‘, who was meant to be a total ilui in Torah, and one of the Vilna Gaon’s leading students, before he apparently died young, aged 32.

I’ve read a ton of information about Vilna and its rabbis, so I’m sitting here wondering how it is I’ve never heard about this guy before when he was apparently so famous?

I do a bit more digging, and I discover that Shlomo Zalman’s son, Rabbi Yechezkel Feivel (1755–1833) – the maggid of Vilna – wrote a very popular hagiography of his father called Toldos Adam, which you can read an extract of HERE.

While some rabbis like R’ Akiva Eger and R’ Ephraim Zalman Margolioth were happy to give their approbations to Toldos Adam, others were not. And for good reasons. This comes from Wikipedia:

It has been demonstrated that large parts of Toldos Adam were lifted verbatim from the works of leading Maskilim such as Moses Mendelssohn and Naphtali Hirz Wessely, though not attributed to them.

This was presumably an attempt to slip those ideas into the broader Jewish community, which had rejected the Haskalah movement’s ideology.

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Hmm. Fancy that.

Toldos Adam was printed in 1801, and it lives on, in the Chabad library. You can download a copy of it, in the original Hebrew, HERE.

As always, whenever I start to approach ‘the Vilna Gaon’ and his students, things start to get really murky, really fast.

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The next place I go, to try and find out a bit more info about who Chaim and Shlomo Zalman Ickovitz really are, is HERE – a whole website devoted to research about the Vilna Gaon, which lists the Gaon’s main students, as follows:

According to the sons of the Gaon the students are:

  • R. Hayyim Itzkovitch of Volozhin,
  • R. Shlomo of Vilkomir,
  • R. Shlomo Zalman, brother of R. Hayyim Volozhiner,
  • R. Saadya brother in law of R. Shlomo Zalman,
  • R. Shlomo of Tulchyin,
  • R. Zvi Hirsh of Siemiatycze,
  • R. Shlomo of Mohilev (Mogilev),
  • R. Binyamin Rivles,
  • R. Menahem Mendel of Shklov and his brother, R. Simha Bunim of Shklov.
  • One may add to that list, the three sons of the Gaon R. Abraham and R. Yehudah Leib and Shlomo Zalman who passed away at a young age.

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Before we continue, you might want to go and re-read the following posts, which cover a lot of pertinent information about the connections between the Vilna Gaon’s students, and the haskalah movement:

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Here’s a recap of some of the main points, covered in details by these blog posts:

  • The Eshel Avraham, Avraham Broda / Rovigo was a Sabbatean prophet, and leader of the more moderate branch of Sabbatians.

  • He established yeshivas all over the Jewish world, and had literally thousands of students.

  • Many of his students, including Yonatan Eybshutz, Yonah Lansdorfer and Netanel Weil / Wehle appear to have been secret Sabbatians. This showed itself in their descendants, many of whom were at the forefront of the Frankist movement.

  • There were literally hundreds of leading Rabbis who were secret Sabbatians in the Jewish world, in the century following Shabtai Tzvi’s conversion to Islam and death. Many of these people – like the Shor family – have been airbrushed out of conventional Jewish history.

  • The descendants of these Sabbatians continue to play a very big part in the Jewish world today, both in the diaspora and the State of Israel.

  • Binyamin Broda – a close family member of the Eshel Avraham – is identified with Binyamin Rivlin of Shklov, one of the leading disciples of the Vilna Gaon, and father of Hillel of Shklov, who lead the Perushim to Eretz Yisrael.

  • Binyamin Broda is also identified by Athol Bloomer as being the leader of the ‘secret Frankists’ who remain within the Jewish community.

  • The Vilna Gaon is also ‘officially’ related to the Broda family, via Abraham Broda of Serhei, whose daughter marries the Vilna Gaon’s son, Yehuda Leib.

  • Binyamin Broda / Rivlin and Yehoshua Zeitlin were leaders of the haskalah, and both are closely connected to the Vilna Gaon.

  • Yes, I’m suggesting that the Vilna Gaon and his circle were probably closely connected to secret Sabbatians / Frankists. That’s why there is so much deliberate ‘confusion’ being sown about their genealogies.

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Wow, so much water has gone under the bridge, since I first wrote that ‘recap’ back in November 2020.

Let’s continue.

What we’ve learned so far is that so many of the Frankist-Sabbatean-Freemason politicians and ‘leaders’ in the State of Israel are direct descendents of the ‘Vilna Gaon’ and his group of students.

We’ve already ‘outed’ some of these closet Frankists on the blog, like Binyamin Rivlin – aka Binyamin Broda – the great-grandson of the Sabbatean prophet the Eshel Avraham (R’ Avraham Rovigo / Avraham Broda).

And it seems increasingly likely – to me, at least – that the Vilna Gaon and his circle were actually the direct descendents of the Sabbatan ‘prophet’, the Eshel Avraham. This also ties in with Chabad, of course, where so many of the Rebbes married descendants of the Eshel Avraham, as I set down in this blog post:

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Here’s some of the key points, from that post, as it’s usual to start to have all of this stuff in one place, going forward:

  • The Alter Rebbe‘s great-granddaughter via his openly catholic son Moshe marries Zalman Rivlin, the great-grandson of Hillel Rivlin of Shklov – continuing the tradition of these families intermarrying with each other.

  • Hillel Rivlin is the son of Benjamin Rivlin / Broda, the brother of the Vilna Gaon, and the ‘secret Frankist tzaddik‘ that stays within the Jewish community, to subvert it from within.

  • Zalman’s brother, Yosef Yehoshua Rivlin, plays a leading part in ‘building’ Jerusalem, together with the descendant of another Shabbatean Prophet [from Vilna, called Hershel Tzoref], Yoel Moshe Salomon.

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OK, let’s get back to ‘R’ Chaim Ickovitz’, and his brother Shlomo Zalman.

If you take a look at THIS, you’ll see that Shlomo Zalman Ickovitz is listed as being the half brother of a whole bunch of ‘Ragolers’ – the Ragoler family are directly related to the Vilna Gaon.

But the genealogy is a total mess, so it’s hard to know who is really related to who.

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Guess what?

I just fell down another massive rabbit hole with this line of research, so I’m going to park this part of the post, while I’m trying to figure it all out, and instead zoom in on who R’ Chaim Ickovitz, aka Chaim of Volozhin, married.

According to geni, he married one ‘Sarah Ginzburg‘, the daughter of Aryeh Leib.

Hmm. That’s interesting, because in his official biography, Chaim of Volozhin was meant to be a close student of the Sha’agas Aryeh – aka Aryeh Leib Ginzburg (1695-1785):

Both Chaim and his elder brother Simcha (d. 1812) studied under Rabbi Aryeh Leib ben Asher Gunzberg, the author of the Shaagas Aryeh, who was then rabbi of Volozhin, and afterward under Rabbi Raphael ha-Kohen, (the author of the Toras Yekusiel), later of Hamburg.

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If you go and read what’s written on Wikipedia about the ‘Sha’agas Aryeh’, you’ll find many strange things.

For example, it’s strange that his links to Chaim of Volozhin, and to his yeshiva, aren’t mentioned at all.

It’s strange that the fact his daughter, Sarah, married Chaim of Volozhin is totally obscured.

And there are other small touches in the admittedly pretty sparse account that also suggest something is kinda ‘off’ with the whole picture.

Here’s two snippets:

Born in Lithuania, c. 1695, he was a Rabbinical casuist. At one time Ginsburg was rabbi in Pinsk, and then later founded a yeshivah in Minsk. Here however he engaged in hostile dispute with the Gaon Yechiel Halpern, whose supporters eventually drove Ginsburg from the city.

Legend has it that the Shaagas Aryeh was run out of the city of Minsk on an oxen cart.[2] Due to the insult, as he left the city he remarked “What, Minsk isn’t burning yet?” For years, fires that broke out were attributed by the Jews of Minsk to the curse of the Shaagas Aryeh….

“Hasidim considered the Shaagas Aryeh “the definitive talmid hakham (great leader) of the generation”, They maintain a legend that the Besht sought out the Shaagas Aryeh and “served him by putting his shoes on for him”.

“A legend exists of his death. During his studies a book-case fell on him, covering him with books. His students were able to rescue him after an hour or so and he related to them that he had been covered by the books of the authors with whom he had quarreled….

It is speculated that this legend is the source of the urban myth surrounding the death of the French-Jewish composer Charles-Valentin Alkan, whose family originated from Metz.

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Call me jaded, but whenever I see an account of a rabbi that’s based almost totally around ‘legends’, the red flag automatically goes up that I’m dealing with a false persona.

Real people, real rabbis, don’t need ‘legends’ to fill out their biographical details, because they have real families, and real achievements and experiences, and real lives to do all that.

I’m not saying that the Sha’agas Aryeh didn’t exist. What I’m saying is that I think he was another of these ‘dual personas’ that I’ve tripped up on so very many times, the last few months of researching this stuff.

It’s little things, like why would the BESHT seek out the Sha’agas Aryeh to put his shoes on?

What’s the source for this self-serving snippet?

And, why would some secular French guy with no connection, apparently, to the world that the Sha’agas Aryeh moved in, have an ‘urban myth’ spring up about his death based on the ‘legend’ of how the Sha’agas Aryeh apparently died?

It’s the small details, the little things, that really just don’t make any sense.

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So, next stop was to go and try and track things down from the other side of the ‘Sha’agas Aryeh’ persona.

What do the ‘official sources’ say for who his daughter was, and who she really married?

(Here comes the magic…)

If you go HERE, it lists 4 children for the ‘Sha’agas Aryeh’, including one daughter, Sarah.

That daughter Sarah marries one Nathan Nata Notkin.

And when I read that, I almost fell off my chair.

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Here’s why.

There were apparently two main Jewish ‘Court Factors’ serving the court of Count Semyon Zorich in Shklov, in the late 1700s.

One was Yehoshua Zeitlin – who I’ve already written a lot about, and who is somehow the ancestor of the Alter Rebbe, and probably also related to the Vilna Gaon, too, although I still haven’t quite managed to totally pin down how.

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This ‘Yehoshua Zeitlin’ was leading a double-life – ‘orthodox’ Rabbi, according to the above write up from Hamodia, and leading maskil, according to who he was hanging out with, paying for, and what he was otherwise supporting:

[Zeitlin] became close to the leaders of the Berlin Haskala and became a frequent visitor to the house of the founder of Jewish enlightenment, “Jewish Socrates” Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1789). Friendship ties tied him with such prominent Maskilim as the Chief Rabbi of BerlinHirsch Lebel (1721-1800); the outstanding linguist and exegete Naftali-Hertz Wesseli (1725-1805); the herald of reformism in Judaism, David Friedlander (1750–1834), and others. (Emphasis mine.)

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Now, I’ve come across many references to another ‘Court Factor’ in Shklov, who sounds almost identical to ‘Yehoshua Zeitlin’ – except I couldn’t really find any real details for him anywhere – including in a whole big book I bought about Shklov Jews.

That guy’s name was Natan Nota Notkin.

I wrote about him, a little, back in THIS post, when I said this:

There’s another interesting descendant of Yonatan Eybshutz as well (not including this two sons ‘Wolf’ and Mordechai-Marcus, who were both openly Sabbatian / Frankists.)

He is Natan Nata Eybshutz, named for Eybshutz’s ‘illustrious’ ancestor Natan Nata Spira, the Megulat Amukot.

CO-INC-IDEN-TALLY, one of the most famous ‘Shadlanim’ of that time was a guy named Natan Nota Notkin.

I can find so very little about him online, but here’s where you can read a little more about him:

“A merchant from Shklov, Nota Haimovich Notkin was invited to St. Petersburg together with Abram Perets by Catherine II.”

His life story parallels that of Joshua Zeitlin almost exactly.

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Could “R’ Chaim of Volozhin’ and ‘Nota Haimovich Notkin’ be one and the same person?

It’s certainly at least possible.

In THIS post, I wrote this:

  1. The sephardic converso ‘De Porto’ family moved through Ulmo in the Netherlands to become the ashkenazi ‘Gunzbergs’. The Gunzbergs / Ginsburghs / Ginsburgs are connected to Natan Nota Eybshutz; and they are also connected to the Sabbatean Avraham Rovigo / Broda – the ‘Eshel Avraham’ – whose descendants married the Alter Rebbe’s descendants and ‘spiritual heirs’.

Chaim of Volozhin’s mother is listed as being one ‘Rivka Rappaport’.

Another branch of the ‘De Porto’ family also went by the name ‘Rappoport’.

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And in THIS post, I wrote this:

CO-INC-IDEN-TAL-LY, there’s a strange story on the Chabad website which tells us this, about Natan Nata Notkin:

In the year 1798, Rabbi Shneur Zalman was falsely informed upon by his detractors and accused of treason. When he was finally exonerated and released from prison toward the evening of the 19th of Kislev, the authorities asked him where they should bring him.

He replied that they should bring him to the home of Reb Mordechai Liepler, one of his followers. In the same building, there also lived one of the leading mitnagdim (opponents of the chassidim), by the name of R’ Nota Notkin, and unfortunately, Rabbi Shneur Zalman was mistakenly taken to his home instead.

For three hours, until the chassidim realized what happened, he berated, complained and argued against the chassidim, to the extent that Rabbi Schneur Zalman later remarked that he suffered more during those three hours than the entire time he was imprisoned.

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This is strange for a lot of reasons, not least that elsewhere, Nota Notkin is credited for being the man who arranged the release of Shneur Zalman from prison in the first place.

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So if ‘Nota Haimovitch Notkin’ ends up being and the same as R’ Chaim of Volozhin….

That clearly changes the whole picture of what we think we know about real Jewish history, and what so many of these people were really up to – and what side they were really playing for.

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That’s enough for today!

I just fell down a whole other rabbit hole which no doubt you’ll hear about in due course.

We are getting closer and closer to really figuring all this stuff out, BH.

But we’re not quite ‘there’ yet.

There’s still a bunch of lies that need pinning down and biruring.

And with God’s help, we’ll get to it.

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