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Yesterday, one of my friends sent me a message about a new booklet on Ahavat Yisrael, put out by Rav Arush.

Honestly?

I didn’t real feel so much like tracking it down to read it, but it appears God had other plans.

This morning, that booklet showed up in my house, so I grabbed it and took it off to the kever of the Saba Yisrael, where I was heading off to do some hitbodedut on the cause of my current bad mood.

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I get to the Saba, I find a step to sit down on, and I open the booklet ‘randomly’.

This is what I got to (pages 8-9 – my own free translation of Rav Arush’s words):

…But emuna that ‘hakol letova’ – everything is for the best, this is mamash not enough!

It’s not enough to believe that Hashem is righteous and yeshar (straight); rather, we are obligated to progress to the third level of emuna:

To seek out what Hashem wants from us, what is the message that He is sending us?

Because in everything that happens to a person, and to the world, there are ‘hints’ from Heaven, and a call from Hashem for us to come closer to Him, and to return in teshuva.

And whatever happens to us, it’s not a small hint, rather, it’s a loud call from Heaven, to all of us, to save ourselves….

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….Whoever says ‘hakol letova’, ‘the holy ones will sweeten all the dinim (judgments) from off of us, and cancel out all the decrees’ – or all sorts of other sentences of ’emuna’ like this, and he is satisfied with this, and he continues on his way with his life, without waking up, and without making teshuva, and without any cheshbon nefesh (self-searching) –

So first of all, this person doesn’t have any connection at all to emuna!

He doesn’t really believe that ‘hakol letova’, because the biggest good is when a person wakes up.

And a person who doesn’t wake up, he’s not just someone who ‘doesn’t believe’, rather, he’s a person who is blocked and cruel, and who wraps up all his own opacity in empty words.

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Whoever doesn’t search for the message, and who doesn’t want to change, with all his strength – he isn’t just ‘insensitive’, and he’s not just ‘old’ – but we’re really talking about a person who is dead.

Because even an old person feels something, when they kick him. There are things that even the most insensitive person still feels.

Only a dead person doesn’t feel anything.

Whoever isn’t shaken to the very depth of his soul [when bad things happen], he’s in a situation of being deeply ‘frozen’.

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So, I read this, and suddenly I understood why I’ve been feeling so down the last couple of days.

It’s because I’ve been trying to communicate with people who are basically dead, from the soul up.

All those people who can’t get why I’m so upset with what’s happening with 5G and poisonous Covid shots… And who think I should calm down, as hundreds of thousands of people worldwide get killed and injured – pointlessly – because they believe all the lies they’re being told by the media and the drs and the government… And who don’t think it’s a ‘big deal’ that graphene oxide smart dust is literally in everything we eat and drink, not to mention medications, cosmetics and also smeared all over face masks….

Well.

They’re effectively dead.

That’s why I’m not getting very far, no matter how much solid evidence I bring on this blog, no matter how much sourced and verified information I share here.

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Now that I have this crucial piece of information, I can see why I’m feeling down and angry.

I’ve been taken out by all the apathy, condescension, denial, fake ’emuna’, and self-righteousness of the spiritual walking-dead.

I don’t have a problem, that all this stuff is upsetting me.

All the spiritual zombies out there have a problem – a massive spiritual problem – that it’s not upsetting THEM anywhere near as much as it should be.

And now we have that all nice and clear, I’m feeling way, way happier again.

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PS: I read this in the ‘Advice’ book over Shabbat, (No.10, in the chapter called ‘Tzaddik’):

“Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they, seeing with their eyes and hearing with their ears and understanding with their heart, return and be healed (Isiaiah 6:10).

Before a person draws close to the Tzaddik, his heart is fat, his ears are heavy etc. This means that his heart and ears are shut and his eyes are blind to the truth.

He is unable to come to his senses and return to God.

But when he binds himself to the Tzaddikim and follows their guidance, his heart, his eyes and his ears are opened. He sees, hears and understands the truth and becomes worthy of returning to God.”

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Let’s look at some halacha.

***Updates below – PDF of Dr Zelenko’s statements to Beis Din***

Understandably, I’ve been getting some push back on the posts entitled ‘The Yichus of Rav Kanievsky’s’, both publically and privately.

(And so far, can I just say thank you to all my correspondents, as they have been conducting the discussion very respectfully, and I appreciate that tremendously. Just to be clear, I am not seeking to besmirch anyone, I’m just trying to figure out what is really going on here, given just how high the stakes appear to be.)

Commentator Dan had this to say:

Do you mean to say that as long as the Chazon Ish didn’t come out and publicly declare that he is the descendant of a rasha and his family has been lying, or Rav Kanievski doesn’t do so presently, we can’t trust them as Gedolei HaDor?

I don’t think it’s their responsibility.

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These things shouldn’t be a matter of opinion, or daas me.

There are halachot that govern every aspect of this question. So let’s take a look at some of them, and see what we learn.

Tractate Sanhedrin starts off with a whole discussion about judges and beit din. I’m bringing some relevant snippets below, but please do go and look all this up yourselves (I’m using the Artscroll translation).

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Sanhedrin 1:

“The Mishnah lists the sizes of courts needed to judge various cases of Torah law. It begins with the smallest possible court, which consists of three judges.

Monetary cases are judged by a court of three judges. Cases of robbery and bodily injury are judged by a court of three…Claims against a rapist, a seducer and [the claim of] a defamer are judged by a court of three.”

Footnote on bodily injury:

A person who injures his fellow is obligated to pay five types of compensation, as taught in Bava Kamma 83b.

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Sanhedrin 2b:

A court cannot consist of an even number of judges.

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So far, we’ve learned that the minimum number of judges required to come to a halachically-binding decision is three.

Not one person by himself, even if he is a ‘gadol hador’.

THREE.

Let’s continue.

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Sanhedrin 2b:

“According to biblical law, both monetary cases and capital cases require inquiry and questioning.”

Footnote 19:

I.e. the witnesses’ accounts must be thoroughly examined. Questioning refers to the seven questions that fix the time and place of the witnessed events. Inquiry refers to the particulars of the event….

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This is teaching us that before a true judgment can be reached, witnesses must be thoroughly examined and questioned, and a deep inquiry must be made.

Sanhedrin 7b:

Any judge that renders a judgment that is absolutely true causes the Divine Presence to rest among Israel….But any judge that renders a judgment that is not absolutely true causes the Divine Presence to depart from Israel.

Footnote 32:

Literally, one who judges a true judgment to its truth. The double expression can be explained as follows:

If witnesses are suspected of lying, a judge may not rely upon their testimony without subjecting them to a thorough cross-examination.

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More from Sanhedrin 7b:

If the issue is as clear to you as the light of morning, render [the verdict], but if not – do not render [the verdict].

Let’s skip over the stuff about how appointing a false judge is akin to planting an asherah tree and committing avoda zara. And let’s also skip over the stories that show the tremendous yirat shemayim that these Tannaim in the Gemara head, in relation to rendering a judgment.

Even a small judgment, about whether a chicken is traif, never mind a huge, enormous judgement involving life and death.

Let’s just touch on this point, before continuing:

“You shall not accept a false report, which can also be read, You shall not make a false report accepted.”

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Are people allowed to make ‘judgments’ in cases where they personally know the litigants?

Let’s see what the Gemara says (still Sanhedrin 7b):

“A host of Rav came before [Rav] for judgment. He said to [Rav]: “Were you not my guest?” [Rav] said to him ‘Yes’. He said to [Rav]: ‘I have a case that requires litigation and I would like you to judge it.’ [Rav] said to him: ‘I am disqualified from rendering judgment for you.’

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The Gemara makes it clear that judges shouldn’t just excuse themselves if they ‘love’ a person; they should also excuse themselves if they ‘hate’ a person, too.

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Sanhedrin 9b:

“Do not use a sinner as a witness.”

Footnote 18:

This is an abbreviated form of the verse (Exodus 23:1) You shall not join hands with an evildoer to be a corrupt witness. From this verse, it is derived that certain categories of evildoers are ineligible to be witnesses.

Footnote 19:

A person is ineligible to testify about someone to whom he is related.

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What’s the point of bringing all of this – and I’m only up to 10b in Sanhedrin, so this could literally scroll on for another four hours…?

It’s to make the point that matters of halacha, matters of decision and birur, are governed by very intricate and detailed laws.

In this lowly world we live in, where Yeshiva World News has taken upon itself the role of universal ‘kol koreh’, we seem to have forgotten that there are detailed procedures to be followed, detailed actions to be taken, before anything can be considered ‘decided’, halachically.

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Why was R’ Ovadia Yosef so widely regarded, and why were his psak dinim accepted by so many, even when they were controversial?

Because R’ Ovadia knew his stuff, and followed the procedures, and wrote down the sources he used for how he came to his conclusions, so others could follow – and trust – his paper trail, halachically.

Like, when R’ Ovadia made the psak saying it’s ok for women to get semi-permanent tattooed eyebrows…

That’s a somewhat surprising statement (at least, to me) – but it was widely accepted in the orthodox world, because R’ Ovadia had a whole bunch of responsa to back it up with, and everyone knew he’d really done his homework, before coming to the decision.

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That’s not at all what we’re seeing going on with the Covid 19 shots.

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Something has gone very, very wrong, in our orthodox Jewish world.

The matter of whether to take this experimental ‘Covid 19’ vaccine should never have boiled down to any individual giving a one word answer.

Individual shailot are one thing, and we know that God-fearing rabbis are given siyatta dishmeya to tell people the answer Hashem wants them to have – tailored for them.

But when in the world did it ever become acceptable for a one word answer, that has no halachic ‘paper trail’ to back it up; no due process in Beit Din to fall back on; no transparent deliberation between learned colleagues with different areas of expertise and different opinions; no real ‘questioning and inquiring’ of the facts presented, nor the people presenting them; no two sides of the stories given….

When on earth did this take the place of a true, halachic judgment?

Especially about something as potentially ‘life-or-death’ as whether a totally experimental ‘medicine’ being put out by people with ongoing, obvious eugenicist tendencies, who are ‘anti-Torah’ and ‘anti-Torah Jews’ is a) safe, and b) mandatory?

How low have we sunk, as a community?

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There are many different strands going on here, so let me end by trying to separate them out.

Strand 1: The family links between leading rabbis in the orthodox world, and secular politicians and secular ‘leaders’, especially in Israel.

Why does this matter?

Because there are a whole raft of halachot that explain that family members can’t ‘judge’ other family members, both because they may be too harsh, and also because they may be too lenient.

When you are dealing with government policies that mamash affect millions of people, it’s important to have those family links stated and clear, so any ‘decisions’ required are taken by others, who do not have the same vested interests.

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A related, but separate part of this is the financial links between leading rabbis and the State of Israel, and others.

Again, a ‘bribe blinds the eyes of the wise’ – so it stands to reason that any Chief Rabbi, any municipal rabbi, any chareidi politician, any ‘rabbi’ or ‘rabbanit’ who is getting a salary from the State (and / or big Pharma) – or some form of other financial benefit – is similarly disbarred from rendering ‘objective’ judgements about the Covid 19 shot.

Obviously!

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Strand 2: The halachic process that has clearly not happened around the safety of the Covid 19 shots.

Back in January 2021, Rav Vosner put out THIS 7 page halachic discussion, that set out some broad contours about why it was so very wrong to be rushing head-first into ‘force-vaxxing’ whole swathes of the community.

It was the first – and pretty much only – halachic discussion of the issue I ever saw.

Baruch Hashem, seven months later, at least one orthodox Beit Din has been convened in Israel, and is at least starting the process of ‘questioning and inquiring’ that should have taken place a long, long time ago – and certainly before anyone in the community was ‘coerced’ into getting the shots, before being let back in to yeshiva or school.

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This comes from a comment Neshama left on THIS post:

Videos of four superstar doctors testifying before the Beit Din (Judges for Jewish law) in Israel:
Dr McCullough:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VraZMGy6yKb97ARGa7eG9IhnrPeXMAqh/view?usp=sharing
Dr Ruby:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Dsu3J3LsZ0i539HKxusnlJik6d4P8mMk/view?usp=sharing
Dr Zelenko:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yp4q21bnrroCoGMj0ktGnsWlPvfDGXW5/view?usp=sharing
Dr Yeadon:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/18k_KApHpRLDC4qarLwElbC4WvRuUHEne/view?usp=sharing

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UPDATE:

A reader girded her loins and transcribed Dr Zelenko’s statement to Beis Din.

You can download it as a PDF at the link below:

Dr Zelenko Testimony in Beis Din

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We dont know where that process is going to lead.

But at least, let it happen before making public pronouncements forcing people to ‘go get vaccinated’ (and offering them free kugel…)

And at least, let the information, such as it is, be publically discussed and evaluated.

As it’s clear, there are a great many things that are troubling about the Covid 19 shots – not least, the fact that no-one really still knows what’s in them, nor what the true scale of the ‘side effects’ really are.

Which should be a big red, flag all by itself.

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Strand 3: How to know if someone genuinely has ‘ruach hakodesh’, or not.

Which is by far the hardest of these three strands to pin down.

I spoke to someone firsthand, who asked Rav Berland a shaila about whether to take the shot – against their will – as it was the only way they could make aliyah.

That person was told they could take the shot, and it wouldn’t harm them.

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I believe Rav Berland has ruach hakodesh, and I also believe that his answer is 100% specific to the person who asked the shaila.

If you asked Rav Berland that shaila personally, and you got that answer – you have nothing to worry about.

But that doesn’t mean that this shaila is a clear statement that:

a) The shots are totally safe

b) Everyone else in the world should just go ahead and take them, and not worry about anything.

These things do not add up to each other, and never have.

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Do other Rabbis have ruach hakodesh, and know something the rest of us don’t, about how all this ultimately gets sweetened and turned around?

Very possibly.

Possibly, there is something else going on, like maybe one of these rabbis also decided to deliberately bring ‘shame’ upon his name, to atone for Am Yisrael – and / or to blow apart all the corruption festering in every corner of the orthodox world, both in Israel and abroad.

Who knows?

I don’t.

But I can tell you this:

We have a duty to start learning more of the halachahs about how these things should be decided, and the procedures and rules to be followed, and the very important need to have transparency around family connections and other conflicts of interest.

Bribes blind the eyes of the wise, remember?

Not only in the secular world.

But also in the orthodox one.

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Postscript:

I am mamash nothing and no-one. I feel pretty ill that I have to be writing this stuff, honestly, and I fully intended to just delete the last couple of posts, and turn a corner on this topic.

But God isn’t letting me do it.

I’m really, really sorry I keep airing out all this dirty laundry here on the blog. But it seems to me, that this needs to be done.

I know people who lost babies 2-3 days after getting vaccinated, persuaded that the shot would be OK and safe because of all those lying stories on the YWN.

I know this discussion is really painful and distressing, I really do.

But clearly, something has gone very wrong in our community – again.

And I can’t just sit on my hands and ignore it, even though that’s by far the more comfortable and easier option.

So, help me to figure this stuff out, dear reader, as gently and respectfully as possible.

If the Covid 19 shots really are bad, and really are killing people, and really are aborting babies, we need to get to that information ASAP, to start saving lives.

And the only way for that to happen, is to really bring all this stuff out into the open and to talk about what is really going on.

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UPDATE:

Here’s the PDF again, of Dr Zelenko’s statements to Beis Din, sent to me by reader Y.

Thanks!

https://www.rivkalevy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Dr-Zelenko-Testimony-in-Beis-Din.pdf

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I’ve been in a very thoughtful state of mind, the last couple of days.

***Updates below***

Like all the rest of us, I was ‘indoctrinated’ from the youngest age with the ‘scientific’ worldview that our earth is the third planet out from the sun, and revolving around it.

This brainwashing is so strong, that even when I’ve come across ‘flat earth’ references over the last few years, I automatically dismissed them as the ravings of primitive lunatics.

Even though so many of our authentically Jewish sources and sages would line up under the ‘flat earth’ banner.

More on this in a moment.

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So the last couple of days, I’ve been pondering on a lot of things.

Like, if all this ‘flat earth’ stuff is true, and the firmament 70 miles above our heads is bounded by an impassable stretch of radioactivity (= the Van Allen belts), and also girded by a vast, impenetrable belt of water (= the ‘waters above’, from Genesis) – then what really happened to all those astronauts who ‘died’ when the Challenger exploded in 1986?

(Shmirat eynayim friendly).

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Was all that faked, too?

I started looking around and what can I tell you?

The answer appears to be ‘yes’.

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I found THIS video dubbed into English from the original German, that’s of course not available on Youtube.

Here’s a screenshot, and then I’ll tell you what they discovered.

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They found compelling evidence that at least six of these seven ‘dead’ Challenger astronauts were still alive, 30 years later.

And four of them are even still using exactly the same names.

And the other two are (oh so conveniently….) claiming to be the ‘identical twin’ of their astronaut brother who apparently blew up on the Challenger.

NOT.

If you want more of the proof, go watch the video and decide for yourself.

(BTW, I tend to watch all these videos speeded up to save time, especially when the narrator talks very slowly.)

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So now, let’s get down to brass tacks, and let’s try to figure out what our authentic Jewish sources say, about the shape and creation of the world.

This is not going to be an exhaustive list, and I’m extremely happy for more sources, and more discussion, to spark off from this.

All this stuff needs to be properly examined, in a respectful way, while we all try to figure out just how much of our ‘brainwashing’ was exactly that, and how much was actually ‘truth’.

It’s a very difficult process, because when these ‘certainties’ suddenly dissolve, it can feel like the floor, the foundation, goes with it.

But take a deep breath, hang on to God’s hand – and let’s do this together.

For ease and clarity, I’ll bring the full quotes below first, then sum up the main points at the end.

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Source 1: Rebbe Nachman of Breslov in Sichos HaRan

This is published in English as ‘Rebbe Nachman’s Wisdom’. On page 142, (marked as point number 40, but the English translation doesn’t always follow the original Hebrew), we find this, part of a discussion on why it’s so important to avoid ‘philosophy’, specifically defined in this passage as false speculation about the order of creation.

Rabbenu teaches us:

The world is a rotating wheel.

It is like a dreidel, where everything goes in cycles…

All things have one root….

For the world is like a rotating wheel. It spins like a dreidel, with all things emanating from one root.

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(This is a very brief excerpt of a very awesome lesson. I highly recommend you read the whole thing, it contains many hints and clues about what is really going on, in relation to this subject. I’m just bringing the bare bones here, so the post stays ‘readable’.)

Here’s the ‘typical representation’ of how the ‘ancient Hebrews’ viewed the world:

Earth as ‘dreidel’ – I stuck in the brown stem, to make the point.

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This idea of the (flat…) earth as a type of rotating ‘dreidel’ is also connected to ‘zero point energy’, toroidal energy, vortexes, and a whole bunch of other things that will increasingly come into focus as ‘real science’ going forward.

For now, take a look at THIS and THIS post.

We have a lot of ground to cover, so I’m going to keep things short and focussed, but be aware that each source contains a million things to really think about and discuss in more depth. This is just an overview.

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This screenshot comes from the What on Earth Happened? documentary.

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In the documentary, Ewaranon, explains how these familiar symbols of xtianity and Islam are actually hinting at much deeper secrets, pertaining to the real story of the creation of the world and planet earth.

Let’s just take a look at that right-hand image a little closer.

It’s patterned from the famous ‘Astronomical Clock‘ of Prague.

It’s not a coincidence that it’s Prague – so many of the ‘interesting characters’ I’ve been writing about in the Real Jewish History series, from the Maharal of Prague on down, have had some very close ties to Prague, throughout the last 500 centuries.

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This image shows how what we think of as our ‘world’ is in fact just around a quarter of the total land mass on the surface of Rabbenu’s dreidel, or spinning wheel.

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Every few hundred years, the whole land mass ‘cycles’ forward.

Some parts of the ‘earth’ that were under the sun’s rays now move out into the darkness, and start to freeze.

While other parts of the earth were NOT under the sun’s rays now start getting warmed up, and ‘ice caps start melting’ as that part of the world becomes inhabitable.

I don’t know about you, but this explains so many of the anomalies about ‘global warming’ – and global freezing! – that we’ve been seeing in recent years.

And even more importantly, it tallies up with so much of what Rabbenu is describing in the longer passage related to the snippet quoted above, in Sichot HaRan.

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Source 2: The Tanach

Second day of creation (Bereishit 1:6):

God said, ‘Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate between water and water.’

So God made the firmament, and separated between the waters which were beneath the firmament and the waters which were above the firmament.

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Fourth day of creation (Bereishit 1:14):

God said, ‘Let there be luminaries in the firmament of the heaven, to separate between the day and the night;

[A]nd they shall serve as signs, and for festivals, and for days and years; and they shall serve as luminaries in the firmament of the heaven to shine upon the earth.

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Definition of ‘firmament’ (rakia) from Merriam-Webster:

Definition of firmament

1the vault or arch of the sky
Rakia / firmament is often described as a solid dome, which can be misleading. We aren’t sitting here in some big ‘snow scene’ called planet earth. But there is definitely something ‘arching’ above that splits the upper waters above the firmament from the lower waters on planet earth itself.
Here’s one possibility for what the ‘rakia’ might actually be:
The term Van Allen belts refers specifically to the radiation belts surrounding Earth.
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As NASA and science has been lying about really everything, I won’t bring more of the official explanation here, about these Van Allen belts.

But let me just put this question out there, for now, and see if you can guess what the answer is yourself:

How did we get to the Moon when the Van Allen belts prevent us from leaving Earth’s lower orbit?

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In the notes under those quotes above, from Bereishit, my Artscroll edition tells me this:

According to Ramban…the separation mentioned in this verse is between the wholly spiritual, extraterrestial aspects of Creation, and the tangible world that is within the province of man.

This is a very important statement, and I’ll return to it again in the future. But for now, just tuck away the information that there are parts of our world that are ‘accessible’ to us, and parts that are ‘extra-terrestial’.

Once we know that we can’t actually go beyond the firmament into ‘outer space’, because of the Van Allen belts (amongst other things…) – we have to start looking for that ‘extra’ territory closer to home.

And later on, we’ll explore some more information that appears to show that it really is there.

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More quotes from Tanach

The book of Iyov (Job) has a LOT of interesting things to say on the subject of God creating the world, but here’s just a few that caught my eye:

37: 9-10

A tempest emerges from the inner chambers and cold weather from the constellations. By God’s breath He makes ice, and an expanse of water becomes solidified.

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Here’s why that’s relevant to ‘flat earth’ theory.

This image, below, comes from the ‘Vibes of the Cosmos’ site, HERE.

It shows a ‘smaller circle’ that contains the land mass we know as our world today, surrounded by many more unknown continents.

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Long story short, that ‘smaller globe’ shape is said to be bounded by ice on all sides.

I.e. there is no ‘South Pole’ at the bottom of an earth ‘globe’, but there is a wall of ice that functions as the ‘South Pole’ at the extremity around that ‘smaller wheel’ shape of the earth.

And that ice wall blocks people from travelling out into the ‘extra territory’ that is technically part of our earth’s plane, but NOT within man’s purview (exactly as described by the Ramban, above.)

This is the expanse of water [that] becomes solidified into ice, described by Job, above.

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(Screenshot below from HERE).

More from Job:

37:18

Did you [i.e. Job] stretch out the heavens with Him, to be as strong as a molten mirror?

Here’s the Hebrew original of this last snippet:

תַּרְקִיעַ עִמּוֹ, לִשְׁחָקִים;    חֲזָקִים, כִּרְאִי מוּצָק.

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I bolded the word ‘rakia’ in the Hebrew, so it’s obvious that we’re being told that the rakia (firmament) is being compared to a molten mirror.

Mirrors, generally, reflect things back.

A ‘molten mirror’ suggests something fiery, hot – or perhaps, radioactive.

Just like the ‘Van Allen Belts’….

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Here’s another strange thing that relates to this.

Where did that ‘expanded map’ of the earth come from, above?

Long story short, the guy who runs the ‘Vibes of Cosmo’ site HERE somehow managed to figure out that the full moon is a ‘reflected image’ of the land mass that was the newly-created earth.

When he ‘flipped’ the image, he got an accurate ‘map’ of flat earth, plus a bunch of continents most of us know absolutely nothing about:

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There is way more to be said about this, but the principle that the rakia, the firmament, can act as a ‘molten mirror’ of earth is clearly set out by that quote from Job.

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Job 38 also has a ton of relevant stuff.

I’m bringing some quotes below, without explanations for now, which you can ponder on yourself, to see whether they ‘fit’ more with a flat earth model described HERE, or with the heliocentric sphere model:

38:4: Where were you, when I laid the earth’s foundation?... Who set its dimensions?…. [O]r who stretched a line over it? Into what are its bases sunken, or who laid its cornerstone?

38:7 When the morning stars sang in unison… as He dammed in the sea with bolted doors.…and I constrained it with My limits, and I emplaced a bar and bolted doors...

38:13 To grasp the edges of the earth, and shake the wicked from it….

38:18 Have you contemplated up to the wide expanses of the world?.Where is the path where the light dwells? And darkness, where is its place, that you may take it to its boundary....?

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Source 3: The Gemara

Again, this is only introductory thoughts, feel free to explore more yourselves, and to share your ideas and findings with us all here on the blog.

The Gemara has a lot of interesting sources. Here are some that caught my eye.

a) Chagigah 12a:

A Baraisa taught: Tohu is a green line that encircles the entire world, and is from [this line] that darkness emerges. As it says, ‘He made darkness his concealment around it’…

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We are so conditioned to think ‘spherical planet’, that we will probably envisage this ‘green line’ encircling the entier world as going around the diameter of the globe.

However, if you take a look at this image again:

You can hopefully see how a ‘green line encircling the entire world’ could also work in the ‘flat earth’ model, too.

Within that ‘green line’ – the earth is literally green. It’s under the sun rays, and all forms of life can exist.

And outside that ‘green line’ of Tohu…. we have the ice wall demarcating the circumference of that all-encircling ‘south pole’, that sets the practical limit of the livable world, and ‘conceals’ the rest of the surface of the earth in darkness, as a frozen wasteland.

Flat earth theory fits the words perfectly.

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Continuing with Chagigah 12a:

What is ‘Heaven’? (Shemayim)…

…Shemayim means fire and water. This teaches us that the Holy One, blessed is He, brought them, mixed them together, and fashioned from them the heavenly firmament (rakia).

This description works very nicely with the ‘flat earth’ theory that basically has the Van Allen Belts (the ‘fire’) delineating the ‘top’ of earth’s atmosphere, together with that impenetrable watery layer that are the ‘waters above’ the firmament.

Snippet from HERE:

Electrons are locally heated to extremely high energies within the Van Allen Radiation Belts, new study finds

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By contrast, ‘spherical earth’ still doesn’t have a good explanation for these ‘waters above’, other than to suggest we’re talking about ET water trapped in comets….

And we already know that comets are NOT big, dirty iceballs, as described by NASA, from THIS series of posts I wrote a few years back.

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Still in Chagigah 12a:

[The Earth] stands on twelve pillars. As it says: He set the borders of the nations according to the number of the Children of Israel, i.e. 12 tribes.

And some say: On seven pillars, as it says: She carved out its seven pillars.

R’ Elazar ben Shamua says: On one pillar, and its name is Tzaddik, Yesod Olam (Tzaddik, the foundation of the world.)

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Think back to that ‘clock face’, or Rabbenu’s wheel, constantly edging forward.

Remember there are 12 ‘hours’ on a clock face, and 12 signs of the zodiac, as per the Prague Astronomical clock.

Think about how these 12 ‘pillars’, that are associated with the 12 tribes, who in turn are associated with the 12 signs of the zodiac, are ‘setting the borders of the nations’.

In the flat earth theory, this description works perfectly.

As time passes, the livable part of the earth ‘clicks through’ the face of the dial, and creates new borders where the land is liveable and under the sun’s warming rays – or returning to darkness and Tohu, as part of a frozen ‘off-limits’ wasteland.

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Next, Chagigah 12a starts describing the ‘7 Heavens’.

There’s a lot of very interesting references there, including a lot being said about the ‘song’ of the angels in the Heavens, which accords with the idea of sonoluminescence, or sound creating ‘light’ when combined with the medium of water.

We may come back to this Tractate again another time, but I just want to take a quick look at some of the sources flagged by Miriam in Rav Dovid Brown’s excellent book, Mysteries of Creation.

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Here’s what she wrote:

Rabbi Dovid Brown’s book, Mysteries of the Creation [is an] amazing book [that] deals with so many issues including this one. I did think that the flat earth could be true and I wanted to hear the Torah view on it but that Rabbi didn’t believe it as he quoted a few places which claim that it is a sphere.

On page 86 (if you can get a copy) he lists 6 places which state it is a sphere.
Yerushalmi Avoda Zara 3:1,
Berayshis Rabba 63:14,
BaMidbar Rabba 13:14 and 17,
Esther Rabba 1:7,
Tosfos Avoda Zara 41A paragraph beginning with “keKadur”
And lastly the Zohar of VaYikra 10A which states the whole world is a revolving globe.

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I don’t have hard copies of most of those sources being quoted, so I could use some help from readers to really pin this down.

Here’s what I’ve found online:

Yerushalmi Avoda Zara 3:1

See HERE for a discussion and to see the original Hebrew.

כל הצלמים אסורין מפני שהם נעבדים אחת בשנה. דברי ר’ מאיר. וחכמ’ אומ’. אינו אסור אלא כל שיש לו מקל או ציפור או כדור. ר’ שמעון בן גמליא’ או’. כל שיש בידו כל דבר.

“‘All images (tzelamim) are prohibited because they are worshipped once a year.’ – [these are] the words of Rabbi Meir. But the sages say: ‘It is only prohibited if it has a staff or a bird or a globe.’ Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel says: ‘Any [image] that has something in its hand.’”

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That discussion continues:

[W]hen referring to the globe (kadur), the Talmud explicitly states that “the world is shaped like a globe,” thus symbolizing domination of the orbis terrarum or oikoumenè.

….Rabbi Yonah describes Alexander the Great ascending to great heights so he could view the world as a globe, and the sea as a platter or a bowl.

This section does not mention how Alexander reached that altitude. Medieval Jewish and non-Jewish traditions developed stories about Alexander and his flying machine….

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This seems to suggest that we see the earth as a kadur (globe) when we’re viewing it from a great height.

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I’m going to stop there for now – I’ve been working on this all day, believe it or not.

If anyone out there can post original Hebrew versions for the other sources quoted above talking about the ‘kadur’ or globe, that would be great.

There’s so much to think about with all this, I know.

BH, Hashem will help us to figure everything out.

TBC

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UPDATE:

A reader sent me this, a quote from the Midrash that makes it clear that Israel, Jerusalem and Har HaBayit are the true ‘centre of the world’:

Since you are now collecting Torah sources about the earth I came to think of this passage in Midrash Tanhuma about Israel and Jerusalem being the center of the world https://www.sefaria.org.il/Midrash_Tanchuma%2C_Kedoshim.11?lang=bi. At this moment I wouldn’t be surprised if this would be true in a physical sense and not just in a spiritual meaning.

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The ‘centre of the world’ is meant to be the semi-mythical place where you find the secrets to the electro-magnetic nature of our world.

Given that all our maps are corrupted and false, it’s really making me ponder whether the effort to wrest Har HaBayit away from the Jewish people, and to prevent the building of the Third Temple there, has got way more behind it than just mere religious ‘politics’.

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Also, a few more basic points to help clarify things, going forward.

The EWARANON full documentary brought a clip of a team of amateur scientists who launched their own rocket ‘into space’ with a camera attached to it, to feed back the images as it flew.

When that rocket hit 70 miles – or 369,600 feet – the picture went black.

Those numbers are very interesting.

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Nikola Tesla had a ‘Theory of the Universe’ that revolved around the numbers 3, 6 and 9.

“If you knew the splendor of the numbers 3, 6, and 9, you would have the key to the universe.” 

You can read more about Tesla’s theory HERE.

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Point is, for this post, that if Tesla had calculated that the ‘firmament’ of a flat / dreidel earth was some 369,300 ft up (i.e. 70 miles) that would enable him to also do a bunch of other calculations about how to ‘bounce’ directed energy of that ‘roof’ so that it would hit, with great precision, a part of the world below.

Amongst other things.

We’re back to this idea of acoustics, of using the ‘cavity’, the space, to amplify the sound.

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Modern science teaches there is no firmament = no ‘space’, in the sense of a cavity you can ‘bounce’ energy off.

But we know from the Torah that there most definitely IS a firmament…

Now, are you starting to see more of why ‘true science’, defined as a real, workable understanding of how the natural mechanisms in our world, including the harvesting and transmission of ‘free’ energy, cannot operate in tandem with the atheist world view and ‘space, the final frontier’ nonsense of NASA?

Now, are you starting to grasp how ‘flat earth’ and ‘free energy’ might go together?

And why so much effort has been put into uprooting both these ideas?

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One last thing, for now.

Yesterday, I was being mocked by someone who wheeled out the question of ‘why don’t we fall off the edge’?

The answer is simple.

The ’round shape’ that is apparently our quarter of the earth’s surface is hemmed in on all sides – except possibly the North – by a massive wall of ice, aka ‘the South Pole’.

No-one can transverse it.

And that ice sheet continues for miles.

So, before you could get anywhere near the ‘edge’ of the world – which presumably, would also have some sort of electro-magnetic toroidal forcefield operating, as a natural ‘repulsion’ field in any case – you’d first have to spend six months slogging through the South Pole.

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Could a plane fly there and back?

Probably, yes.

Probably, they have.

And that’s probably why they don’t let ANYONE ELSE FLY IN THE SO-CALLED ‘SOUTH POLE’, OR OVER THE TOP OF THE SO-CALLED ‘NORTH POLE.’

Don’t take my word for it.

Check it out for yourself, see what you find.

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This is going to be quite an extended process of birur, and I for sure don’t have all the answers or anything near.

What I do have, is a desire to know the truth about our natural world.

God’s seal is truth, remember.

And wherever the truth is going to take me, that’s where, with God’s help, I’m going to go.

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UPDATE 2:

I went looking for some clips of ‘amateur’ space rocket launches.

I found this at the top of the list:

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I sped-watched through – and then some weird stuff started catching my eye.

Like, how come the ‘live feed’ from the rocket is cut after just a few seconds for every single launch, then ‘replaced’ by some sort of sci-fi special effects?

Like, this is meant to be the ‘live feed’ from one of the launches that then, inexplicably, starts showing ANOTHER rocket next to it, that conveniently blasts off into space…

Say what?!?!?

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Then I went back and noticed more weird stuff, like in many of the shots of ‘planet earth’, the surface is actually convex – i.e. the edges are curving UP, not down:

Say what?!?!

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And then, I noticed there were more ‘special effects’ going on, like this weird filter effect that shows the video is being filmed through a ’round shape’ on an angle, that distorts the view of what you’re really seeing:

The yellow arrows show the edge of the round filter.

The red arrows are pointing to the ‘equipment’ holding it in place.

You want to tell me this is just the ’round lens of the camera’ filming it, fine.

Then tell me why you don’t get this same ‘distorted round’ effect on the videos you are shooting at home, using a round lens.

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So next, I spotted this – footage from the rocket before it takes off, that clearly shows they are filming through a ‘fish eye’ lens to distort the picture:

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Hey!

That truck is parked upside down inside the crust of planet earth!!!!

What amazing technology we have today.

[Sarcasm off]

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But really, you tell me:

Why would you be filming through a fish-eye lens to distort the view and to make a flat horizon look ‘curved’?

What possible reason is there for doing this, if we say they aren’t trying to lie about the world being a spherical shape, as opposed to a flat, wheel-like dreidel shape?

Use a regular lens and prove it!!!

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Last, there were some weird SFX blips on some of the clips ‘in space’, like this weird, clearly animated black line.

I guess they were going to turn this into some more ‘metallic frayed rope’, or something, but someone forgot.

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I went to look up who owns the copyright on these videos of ‘amateur rockets’ shot into space.

Whaddya know?

All the footage is licensed under NASA, and also under ‘RosCosmos‘.

This from Wikipedia:

RosCosmos: A Russian corporation that manages the country’s space industry, created in 2015 by transforming the Federal Space Agency Roscosmos.

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Ah, isn’t that sweet!

Russia and America working together after all, to put out videos of ‘amateur’ space rocket launches that appear to be anything but ‘amateur’, and that are using fish eye lenses and bad special effects to paint a picture of our planet that is….spherical.

I think I need to give this update it’s own post.

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You might also like this article:

Did you know that the proto-State of Israel was conceived as a ‘eugenicist’ project?

***Important Updates Below***

If you didn’t, I don’t blame you.

The people in charge have tried very hard over the last few years to scrub a lot of uncomfortable facts from the record. But in this post, we’re going to try to piece at least a few of them back together.

It’s not easy reading, but it’s necessary, to really understand a little more about what’s really going on in our world, ‘Covid-19 nightmare 2021’.

Ready?

Let’s begin.

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I actually started this discussion of the State of Israel’s eugenics agenda in THIS post, back in August 2020.

I’m going to re-post the relevant bit of that below, and then we’ll expand it out more.

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Eugenics is a direct outcome of Darwin’s teaching about the ‘survival of the fittest’, where Saint Darwin gave his blessing to any human endeavor to rid the planet of those who are viewed as being somehow weaker, or ‘lesser’, in some way.

Darwin single-handedly provided the conceptual vehicle whereby mass-genocide became a ‘mitzvah’ for ‘superior humans’ to engage in, and the world has been suffering ever since.

It’s not something we like to admit, but the whole State of Israel project was conceived as an exercise in eugenics, where the inferior, weaker religious Jew would be totally eradicated, and replaced with a physically strong, morally-unfettered ‘modern Jew’.

See this article for more:

https://www.iaapa.de/zwang/levin.htm

Here’s a little of what you’ll discover:

Physicians and psychiatrists in the Eretz Israel (the Land of Israel) at the beginning of the 20th century studied in central Europe under the influence of German culture. They introduced to this country the ideas of racial improvement. Numerous articles propounding the study and implementation of the doctrine of racial improvement were published in ‘Harefua’ – the journal of the Hebrew Medical Association…


Throughout the 1930s – beginning in 1924, the official journal of the Hebrew Medical Association (HMA) in Eretz Israel (the Land of Israel) served as a propaganda mouthpiece for the ideas and proposals of the proponents of the German doctrine of racial improvement.

While HMA was protesting against the persecution of Jewish doctors in Germany and Austria, under the racist ideas of the Nazi administration, concomitantly it was propounding the same ideas and schemes concerning “mental patients” in Eretz Israel.

A story of hypocrisy and evil is hereby disclosed for the first time.

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And here’s an excerpt of what one of those Israeli psychiatrists was writing, back in the 1930s:

Contemporary Land of Israel is ready to sacrifice anything for the sake of its youth. For the sake of a sound and far-sighted public control of the development of the young, and for a healthy population policy, we should use means for racial improvement in order to prevent excessive proliferation of the mentally deranged and the worthless who are also unfit for social life“. (14, 1938, 223-6).

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Kfar Saba’s ‘Meir’ hospital is named for Dr Yosef Meir, who was the chair of the Clalit health fund for 30 years. Here’s what he wrote back in 1934:

“Who is entitled to bear children? The search for a correct answer to this question is the concern of eugenics, the science of improving the human race and protecting it from degeneration. This science is still young, but its positive results are already of major importance … Is it not our duty to ensure that our nation shall have sons who are healthy and whole in body and mind?”

And he went on to write: “For us, eugenics – in general, and in particular for the sake of guarding against the transmission of hereditary illnesses – has even greater value than it does for other nations! … Doctors, aficionados of sport, and those active on the national scene must spread the idea: Do not have children if you are not certain that they will be healthy in body and mind!”

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Eugenics is why Ben Gurion’s Labor Zionists turned their back on the opportunity to rescue the million Jews stuck in Hungary, right at the end of the war, as documented in Ben Hecht’s book, Perfidy.

They didn’t want those old-style, weak, religious Jews messing up their brave new Israeli world.

Eugenics is why the State of Israel cut off the payot of the Sephardi immigrants back in the 1950s, and left hundreds of thousands of them moldering away in tent cities, second class citizens in every way.

And eugenics is why Shimon Peres felt it was a mitzvah to give 10,000 Yemenite babies to the Nazis running the MK Ultra / Monarch mind control program, for them to perfect their torturous techniques.

See this, for more on the yemenite children affair:

As late as 1959, a Knesset member, Ben-Zion Harel, said a significant number of children were being placed for adoption at Israeli hospitals in “unacceptable ways”, bordering on “trafficking”.

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And all this stuff with COVID-19 is just the apex of that master plan to rid the world of its ‘undesirable elements’ that has been brewing for over 100 years.

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Now, let’s add in another bit of the puzzle, from THIS post, I wrote back in February 3, 2021.

In that post, I explained how the State of Israel’s policy on ‘Covid-19’ is apparently being run by the Danek Gertner Institute of Human Genetics, located in the Sheba Hospital.

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Here’s the relevant snippet from that post, then we’ll get into some new stuff:

As I read up a little about the ‘genetic engineering’ being done on embryos at the Danek Gertner Institute, I come across this blog post, which honestly creeps me out:

(It’s written by an American scientist who attended a luncheon there, shortly before starting a job at the Institute):

“In retrospect, the entire lunch reminded me of a paper I read back in June entitled “On new reproductive technologies and family ethics: Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis for sibling donor in Israel and Germany.”

In this paper, professors Yael Hashiloni-Dolev and Shiri Shkedi analyzed the different definitions of “ideal” familial relationships in order to understand the difference between the German and Israeli populations’ views on new reproductive technologies.

Throughout the paper, Hashiloni-Dovel and Shkedi kept coming back to the idea of the “perfect jewish child.” According them, parents in Israel want nothing more than to have a “perfect” baby…

In all honestly, when I first read this paper, I was not entirely convinced of its accuracy. I believed it to be true in an extremely general sense, but realistically, how pervasive could this attitude be?

However, during our meeting with the Genetics Institute, a similar theme began to emerge. Everyone who spoke with us mentioned [Israeli] society’s need to have children, in particular, perfect children.”

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So now, I’m sitting here trying to figure out how the ‘Gertner Institute’ that is producing all this Covid 19 ‘data’ and advice for the State of Israel, and spewing out Covid 19 vaccine ‘experts’ all over the media, is connected to the ‘Danek Gertner Institute of Human Genetics’ that has an unmistakable ‘eugenics’ feel to it.

I don’t know what the answer is.

But while I’m continuing to tootle around the ‘Gertner Institute’ website, I notice that they have a ‘Genetic Policy and Bioethics Unit‘.

I go take a look at some of their recent projects, and here’s what I find:

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In case you missed it, let me draw you attention to that last line, where they set out what they want to do:

A change of standards for legislating health policy, appropriate reduction in the “deification” of informed consent.

Plain English:

Enabling the patient (or perhaps more accurately, ‘victim’) to have ‘informed consent’ is something that the Gertner Institute Bioethics Unit deems to be unnecessarily sacrosanct.

They want to change the way health policy is legislated in Israel, so that ‘informed consent’ is no longer sacrosanct.

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OK, ready for the new stuff, that starts to bring all this together in a very disturbing way?

A couple of weeks ago, I got this email from one of my readers:

I have a friend who started shidduchim for her daughter.

Their hashkafa is against genetic testing but their Rav said to comply if the other side wants. The last shidduch went down because there was an incompatibility in Dor Yesharim. Her daughter did only the basic tests not anything extra but they tested for the “extras” without letting her know.

It was this extra test that was not compatible. Usually you need to pay a lot more money for these tests and they did it “for free”.  This raised some red flags and my friend was really angry!

You have written on your blog about the gene banks that have been developed here and I wanted to know if there is any possible nefarious connections with Dor Yesharim. 

And in addition there is also new ideas about genetics called epigenetics that says that even if someone has a certain gene doesn’t mean that it would be expressed. Whether it gets activated would depend on the environment.

If this is true, this idea would change the whole purpose of Dor Yesharim!! 

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So, this is as far as I’d got with researching all this, when other subjects pulled me away again.

But then yesterday, I got this email from my reader:

I wrote to you several months ago with a question about Dor Yesharim. Now as my daughter is approaching shidduchim the issue has seemed more urgent. Do you think you can find out if DY has any evil connections and agenda? I am feeling torn with the debate from both sides. Is this considered normal hishtadlus to protect families from bringing ill children to the world or another disguised eugenics and DNA collection program???

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Let’s be clear, that I can’t answer that question.

I told my reader that this is definitely a topic for hitbodedut, for talking to God, and asking Him to show us what’s the right path, the right response.

For me personally, the more I look into what’s going on here in Israel, with its hospitals, and its medical community that is drenched in the ethos and outlook of an eugenics agenda that was born in the same cradle as the ideas that nurtured Darwin’s heretical, evil notions of ‘survival of the fittest’ and the Third Reich’s ‘uber-German’ program – well.

Let’s just say I find so much of what is going on disturbing, to say the least.

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There are very big questions to be addressed here, about how much trying to ‘play God’ is behind projects like Dor Yesharim.

I don’t know the halachah behind all this.

I do know that so many of the people who are deciding on these medical ethics halachahs are the same people telling everyone that untested gene therapies pretending to be ‘vaccines’ are perfectly safe for pregnant women – and everyone else.

Regardless of the true facts on the ground, like this, sent in as a comment by reader Angela:

European and U.S. databases show nearly 10,000 total deaths from experimental COVID-19 shots – April 18, 2021

Link: https://thecovidblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Health-Impact-News-vaccine-deaths.jpg

“The Pfizer/BioNTech shot has caused 3,760 reported deaths as of April 10. Moderna is responsible for 1,801 deaths, while AstraZeneca sits at 1,086 deaths. Johnson & Johnson is not widely used in Europe. But it is responsible for 15 deaths. All of the shot are responsible for nearly 300,000 total injuries as well.”

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I have so many red flags around so many of the people, the rabbis, the doctors, the institutions, involved in this ‘genetic testing’ project now, that if it were me – I would tread very, very carefully.

More than that, I can’t say.

Each person has their own narrow bridge to cross, and they have to hold God’s hand to do that successfully.

The last piece of info I just wanted to put out there, in the meantime, is this article, below.

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I got to it when I started researching R’ David Fuld.

According to the YUTorah website HERE, Fuld is:

[T]he visionary behind the Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Laboratory of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem and continues to fund it. In 2003, Rabbi Fuld, along with his wife Anita, researched, planned, and saw to it that every aspect of the laboratory came to fruition.

He gave a whole ‘shiur’ called:

Solutions for the Future: Solving Infertility and Genetic Challenges in Israel

I haven’t listened to it yet, as I don’t have time. But if this subject interests you, please listen to this class, and see if what R’ Fuld is saying sounds ‘right’ to you. See how much he talks about God being the real mover and shaker in the world. See how much he talks about praying for outcomes, vs trying to make them happen ‘with the power and strength of our own arm’, and our own ‘knowledge’ and our own ‘technology’.

And then, decide for yourself, if R’ Fuld’s approach sounds like one you want to get involved in.

Or not.

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And if you’re still on the fence, then please go and read this article, too:

https://www.szmc.org.il/eng/Departments/Medical-Genetics-Institute/PGD/

 

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I read it, and shuddered, honestly.

But what do I know?

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UPDATE:

I’m nearly done listening to the shiur from R’ Fuld.

I’m learning a lot of things, I highly recommend that people listen to this themselves, to understand just how complicated all this is.

The basic argument is, if you can stop a person from developing a disease or a disorder or a medical problem by doing all this ‘pre implantation genetic testing’, then you are halachically obliged to do that.

Personally, I’m very uncomfortable about that idea, and the idea that people are more compassionate on their creations than Hashem, who decides who should be born with defects and illnesses.

This world is a world of suffering. It’s a world of tikkun. It’s a world where we are paying down our spiritual debts via our suffering – and teshuva and prayer and pidyonot.

It seems there is a very slippery slope between the view being promoted by R David Fuld – who sounds very sincere, and had 2 kids die from Tay Sachs, so clearly he feels very strongly about this topic – and a full-blown eugenics agenda.

Listen for yourselves, make up your own mind.

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But one thing specific thing that I just heard that I feel I should share here is that the Jerusalem posek that R’Fuld is quoting and highly praising, for stating that doing all this genetic testing is the most meuhadar way of doing the mitzvah of uru and pruru (go forth and multiply) – is none other than R’ Asher Weiss.

He’s the medical posek for Shaarei Tzedek hospital, and also the author of this:

https://forward.com/news/453573/jewish-law-for-the-coronavirus/

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This snippet comes from the RodefShalom website, HERE, but please go and read the whole thing, as that site deals with issues in a very even-handed, unemotional way.

(I.e. pretty different from my approach…)

Rav Asher (Osher) Weiss gave a shiur on The Obligation to Get Vaccinated, summarized here: Is It Permissible to Refrain from Vaccinating Children? The P’sak, based on the following assumptions, is that there is an obligation to vaccinate:

  1. Vaccine caused deaths are unheard of; no one dies and any side effects are only minor and of temporary discomfort,
  2. The danger of the disease is very, very significant,
  3. Medicine today has much more required testing and is much safer than it was years ago.

The following addresses some of the claims the Rav makes in his P’sak, based largely upon the facts presented in the Rodef Shalom 613 presentation, My Vaccine Journey.

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But here’s the kicker:

(At the bottom of the page of the RodefShalom website.)

Conflicts of Interest

Rav Weiss is the rav of Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem which advocates for vaccines.
Rav Weiss’s Kollel is supported by Rabbi Dovid Fuld and through that Rav Weiss. Rabbi Fuld is so radical when it comes to vaccines that he takes the extreme and dangerous view that parents who don’t vaccinate their children should have their children taken away.

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Again, there is such a lot of overlap between all the people ra-ra-rarring genetic testing, and the Covid 19 scamdemic advocating jabbing the whole world – including kids – with experimental gene therapies with unknown side effects, that I’m just not getting a good feeling about all this.

To put it mildly.

But as always, make up your own mind.

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UPDATE #2:

There are very serious questions here, about human beings trying to ‘play God’ – and where that line between hishtadlusss and emunah should be drawn.

Take a look at this article:

https://collive.com/the-problem-with-dor-yeshorim/

It’s a couple who were upset that they weren’t screened for enough genetic diseases by Dor Yesharim, and so they set up their own not-for-profit called J-Screen, which offers to screen people for 200 genetic diseases, and also to give candidates their full results.

Even if all this is well-intentioned, we know what road to where is paved with those.

Reading stuff like this, on the J-Screen website, just makes me feel VERY uncomfortable:

While genetic testing can help clarify a person’s risk to develop certain cancers, it can also have potential emotional, social, and financial implications. For many cancer types, changes in medical care due to a positive result do not begin until age 25 or older; knowing one is positive before then may induce stress and anxiety and could be an emotional burden.

While testing is generally not recommended at this time, there are some exceptions. If you might want to get tested and you are under 21 years old, you can register for a kit and one of our genetic counselors will reach out to review the ramifications of testing before processing your order.

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We really aren’t in control.

God is.

This whole thing with Covid-19 brought that home to so many of us, and underlined how limited the medical profession really is.

But maybe, not enough still.

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UPDATE #3:

I just got this from the reader who sparked this post:

Hi!

I called Dor Yesharim just now to try to get some answers and I was left with more questions than answers!

First she did not know which lab they used for testing even though they got the highest rating for reliability! They do use the blood samples for further genetic testing. Each person has to sign that they accept this. Last she didn’t know who was funding them.

Misrad habriut (Israel’s Health Ministry) does give some money but not all.

There are 6/7 incompatibilities each week (about 1-2%).

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None of this is reassuring, but the bit that personally concerns me the most is this:

They do use the blood samples for further genetic testing. Each person has to sign that they accept this.

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Wouldn’t you like to know what ‘further genetic testing’ they are doing with your DNA?

I sure as heck would.

But don’t hold your breath for anyone there to actually tell you.

I guess when God decides, that information will come out.

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UPDATE #4:

I just found out that Dor Yesharim is involved in ‘patenting’ recessive genes. See this article for more details:

https://forward.com/culture/130059/lawsuit-filed-over-familial-dysautonomia-genetic-p/

And also, read this article – which provides one potential – and very disturbing – possible reason why so many ‘frum’ families are apparently carrying recessive genes that only ‘activate’ when people who are too closely related to each other get married.

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Yes, we’re back to the rampant immorality that was occurring by the Frankists 200 years ago.

I’ll leave this here for now, but lots and lots of food for thought.

And if it were me – I wouldn’t touch these genetic testing ‘services’ with a barge pole.

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The slave trade was big business.

Literally.

In this post, I want to set out some basic information about how the modern slave trade got started, the precedent it set for a global economic model of doing business, and why Portugal – and the Portuguese crypto-Jews – found themselves acting as the main conduits for the slave trade.

Yalla, let’s do it.

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Let’s be clear, that the slave trade has existed since time immemorial.

Every time that one nation, one people, one army, conquered another, they usually sold at least some of the people they’d captured as slaves, or kept them as slaves themselves.

I’m not enough of a Torah learner to give a treatise on how the Torah views slavery, but I can tell you that the Torah limited the period of slavery to 7 years. If the slave wanted to continue being a slave after that, they could – but it was frowned on in the Torah.

And of course, it was the slave’s own choice to continue serving their master after that time. (IF the master was keeping the Torah’s laws. Sadly, a big if.)

Also, the Torah set out a bunch of rules on how to treat slaves that even stated that if there was only one pillow in the house, the slave should get it instead of the master.

So clearly, ‘Torah-sanctioned enslavement’ is a very different beast from what was actually occurring in the slave trade.

With that intro out the way, let’s begin.

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Back in 1711, a few British politicians came up with the idea of creating what became known as ‘The South Seas Company‘, as part of their effort to raise money to cover the United Kingdom’s ever-increasing debts.

The UK was in debt because it was fighting two wars at once, and (just like today…) spending on the army was taking a huge amount of currency out of circulation.

The basic idea is that the people who the UK government owed money to could ‘swap’ their debt for shares in this new company, which was sold as having fantastic prospects for trading in the South Seas. As soon as the company was formed, the UK government started ‘pumping it up’ by promising enormous potential profits – at every turn.

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But, get this: It was all a crock.

At that time, the ‘South Seas’ were controlled by the Spanish, and the corrupt British politicians in charge of the treasury knew that there was effectively zero chance of any ‘trading’ going on, because the British were engaged in a long, drawn out war with Spain at that point.

But the ‘South Seas Company’ had great marketing and fabulous PR, so a lot of people still bought into it, even though it had nothing to really sell, no money to invest in trade, and no real prospects of being able to develop a trade network.

And slowly but surely, the share price started to lift off.

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In 1713, the war over the Spanish Succession finally ended, after a decade, with the signing of the Treaty of Utrecht.

At that point, the South Seas Company finally started to make some cash, as it was granted the Assiento de Negros by the British government, for 30 years.

Long story short, back in 1479, the Spanish and the Portuguese effectively divided the world up between them (I know, the arrogance of all this!)

Spain got South America (amongst other things), while Portugal got Africa.

The only way Spain could make a go of the massive new tracts of land it was conquering in the ‘New World’ was by importing slaves from Africa to work the land.  Of course, this is because Spain effectively murdered most of the ‘New World’s indigenous inhabitants, during the process of conquering it.

So, Spain had gotten used to the idea that it had to import African slaves to its colonies in the New World, primarily via the Portuguese.

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Let’s interject here that many of the merchants involved in international trade and maritime trade at this point were, of course, Jews.

And let’s also state for the record that many of these merchants with a Jewish background were actually crypto-Jews, who’d actually renounced their Jewish religion a long time ago, and had been living as xtians for a couple of centuries, already, by the time we get to 1713.

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Here’s how Wikipedia explains what was going on:

The Spanish were reliant on Portuguese slave traders for all their requirements.

The asiento specified the places of importation and the points of delivery, as well as navigation routes. The contract was usually obtained by foreign merchant banks who cooperated with local or foreign traders, specialized in shipping.

Different organisations and individuals would bid for the right to hold the asiento.

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Notice how merchant banks were mixed up with the slave trade right from the start.

Tuck that piece of info away for now, but be aware that there is nothing new under the sun. And remember that going forward, when more information about human trafficking in our days starts to explode across the internet.

Any day now.

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So, after the Treaty of Utrecht, the British government acquires ‘rights’ to supply 4,800 African slaves a year, for the next 30 years, to the Spanish colonial empire, and they pass those ‘rights’ to the South Seas company.

These are real people we are talking about, who were forcibly taken from their homes and families on the African continent to be worked as slaves in barbarous conditions.

I’m not going to wax heavy on the moralising, but it is just striking me as I write this that the whole Western ‘economic system’ is built, mamash, on human suffering and enslavement – and has been, right from the start.

The ‘Economic Hit Man’ model was just the latest incarnation of it.

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And the enslavement of you and me, in debt; in ridiculous taxes; in a corrupt system that was designed always and only to serve that tiny group of elites at the top – well, it’s just the latest ‘update’ of a model of human enslavement and suffering that has been operating for centuries.

No wonder it has to come crashing down before Moshiach comes.

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So, the South Sea Company now has this ‘contract’ to supply 144,000 slaves to the Spanish colonies.

And they also have competition from Dutch merchants (where a large number of ‘conversos’ also ended up), because Holland had been granted ‘rights’ to supply slaves to Spain under the Treaty of Munster,  75 years earlier, in 1648.

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A lot of people don’t know this, but Spain actually controlled large chunks of Western Europe, for hundreds of years.

This from Wiki:

The Dutch Revolt, also called the Eighty Years’ War, of 1568–1648 was the struggle by the Seven United Provinces of the Netherlands for independence from the Spanish Empire…

[B]y 1581 the Northern provinces of the Netherlands were de facto independent…

Despite these successes, the Dutch failed to expel the Spanish from the wealthy provinces of the Southern Netherlands, modern-day BelgiumLuxembourg plus the Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Longwy regions of northern France.

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The long arm of the Spanish Inquisition literally reached more than half way around the world.

And with Jews persona non grata in so many other parts of the world during the early Middle Ages – including the British Isles – well.

Many Jews probably felt they had little choice, except to pretend to be xtians at this time.

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It’s a bit of a tangent here, but I think it’s a good time to underline the fact that crypto Jews could be found all over the world, in all different countries by the 17th century.

For example, when the Jews were formally expelled from England in 1290, some of them left. But many of them just became ‘crypto-Jews’ and went underground.

And a lot of those ‘crypto-Jews’ ended up in the neighboring countries of Ireland, Wales and Scotland, which explains what ‘David Yale‘, the crypto-Jewish ‘good protestant’ was doing in the middle of the Welsh countryside; and also, how so many Jews ended up at the highest stratas of Scottish society, too.

It’s totally a post for another time, but if you have time and inclination, there’s an interesting book you can download for free HERE called: ‘When Scotland was Jewish’.

The point is, that there were literally hundreds of thousands of ‘crypto Jews’ who had Jewish roots, but who’d been living mamash like goyim for hundreds of years, but who would ‘recycle themselves’ into the Jewish community, as and when it became expedient to do so.

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There’s a huge discussion to be had here about the whole issue of ‘who is a Jew’, and I certainly am not pretending to be able to provide any answers to that question.

But it does underline the point – again and again and again – that it’s not yichus that matters, but deeds and actions of the individual.

Part of the reason the trail keeps going cold on the genealogy of so many of our leading Sages, before the fifteen hundreds, is because so many of them descend from families who were mamash living like goyim, for centuries.

And don’t tell me that eating traif 24/7, and attending mass, and hanging out in goyish society didn’t leave any lasting impact or scars on those Jewish souls and their descendents, because that’s patently a bunch of c**p.

And that’s also why the modern State of Israel is doing it’s best to close the door on the whole question of recognising modern-day ‘conversos’. It would just bring everything way too close to home.

Ok, back to the slave trade.

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The ‘Asiento’ wasn’t just about slaves.

It was also about conducting international trade.

The Spanish Treasury used ‘asientos’ as a debt tool, whereby the merchants and traders would ‘buy rights’ to operate in their territories, and to ‘sell’ the Spanish colonies things they needed – like African slaves.

And then in return, these traders would also earn the ‘right’ to take the stuff being produced in these colonies (with slave labor), such as tea, coffee, sugar, tobacco, spices, and even gold and gems – and to sell them elsewhere on the open market.

So, the private companies and merchants bore the ‘risks’ involved with the trade, while the Spanish treasury got some safe cash to continue funding its outlay.

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The South Seas Company subcontracted for the slaves required to the Royal African Company – another private company created via Royal Charter, and owned by English royalty – Charles II and his brother, James II – to supply slaves to British colonies:

Between 1662 and 1731, the Company transported approximately 212,000 slaves, of whom 44,000 died en route, around 3,000 per year.

By that time, they also transported slaves to English colonies in North America. By contrast, through Zanzibar, East Africa’s main slave-trading port, Omani Arabs exported as many as 50,000 slaves per year in the 19th century.

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The Arabs were also heavily engaged in the slave trade.

It wasn’t just the British, the Dutch, the Portuguese, and the ‘crypto Jews’ who served them as middlemen, to facilitate the trade.

But I’m concentrating on the Western world, and the ‘crypto-Jewish’ side of things, as that’s the part the Jewish community needs to know about – and to make some real teshuva about.

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Ok, let’s recap what we’ve learned so far.

For around 3-400 years, up until around the 17th century, Spain was the leading imperial force in the world, and had colonies all over the planet.

Portugal also had massive land holdings all over the world.

The expulsion of Jews from Spain occurred in 1492.

Both before and after that time, there were huge numbers of Jews who externally excepted xtianity, and became ‘crypto Jews’, often living as non-Jews for even hundreds of years.

On top of that, there were also many other ‘crypto Jews’ all over the place as a result of tens of forced expulsions, including when Jews were expelled from England, in 1290.

You can see a big long list of those expulsions HERE.

So by the 18th century, much of the Jewish community was either ‘underground’, or had very recently been ‘underground’, and had been immersed in xtian culture – mamash – for centuries.

And people were washing in and out of the Jewish / Xtian / Muslim communities very freely.

So the whole idea of yichus is frankly a big joke.

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This is a huge subject, so let’s just finish today with what happened with the South Sea Company.

Long story short, a new King arose in the UK at this time, called George I from Hanover.

And that lead to a massive reorganisation of the South Seas Company board of directors, as the King started stuffing the board with his own people and politicians.

(Does any of this sound familiar?)

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You’ll recall from THIS post, that ‘Rabbi Jacob Franks’ father, Adam Franks, was a very close advisor to this new ‘German’ King, George 1.

I also just found out that George 1st’s long-time mistress was a woman named Melusine von der Schulenburg.

Isn’t it curious, that she has the strange name of the ‘half woman / half snake’ that we talked about HERE, as the inspiration for the Starbucks logo?

Starbucks Melusine

Clearly, none of this is a coincidence.

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Let’s cut a very long story short.

The South Seas Company board basically engaged in the first modern-style ‘pump and dump‘ scam in history, with the South Seas Company shares.

If you don’t know what a ‘pump and dump’ operation is, read THIS:

They deliberately created what became known as the ‘South Seas Bubble’, where gullible investors were encouraged to trade in stocks which had very little real value supporting them, but which were ‘pumped up’ with false PR and false information in the public arena.

When the greed party finally stopped in September 1720, and the shares eventually collapsed, the economic impact was totally devastating:

“Company failures now extended to banks and goldsmiths, as they could not collect loans made on the stock, and thousands of individuals were ruined, including many members of the aristocracy. With investors outraged, Parliament was recalled in December and an investigation began. Reporting in 1721, it revealed widespread fraud amongst the company directors and corruption in the Cabinet.”

There is nothing new under the sun.

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You can read more about the South Seas Company HERE, and I want to just draw your attention to something interesting:

The South Seas Company was still going in the 19th century, and it’s ‘sub governor’ under the ‘Governor’ Queen Victoria in 1838 was one Charles Franks.

I am willing to bet good money he’s related to ‘Rabbi Jacob Franks’ – and to a bunch of other ‘crypto-Jews’, too.

Nothing about modern history is what we we’ve been taught.

And what was going on then, is still going on now.

Which is why we have to gird our loins, and keep unpeeling this onion until we figure out what’s really happening in our world, in 2021, and who is really behind it.

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Over the next few posts, I want to take a closer look at George I, and his advisors and helpers, many of whom were German-speaking Jews (and crypto-Jews) from places like Hamburg and Frankfurt.

We’ll also take a look at how so many of the Jewish community’s ‘big machers’ actually made their fortunes participating in the slave trade, both in the Sephardi and Ashkenazi world.

(Those were the same people who owned plantations, and who were acting as court factors, and who owned the rights to import stuff like tea and tobacco to Europe.)

And how all this stuff is connected to the rise of ‘Sabbatean Frankists’, and the modern State of Israel.

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There’s a lot to cover!

So much to cover, it’s totally overwhelming…

But once it’s out in the open, more and more of the ‘lies’ propping up the evil in the world will start to implode all by themselves.

So yalla, let’s get on with it!

Wherever it takes us.

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Jacob Franks #2 was co-owner of a lot of slave ships.

One of them was called the ‘Abigail’, which he co-owned together with one ‘Aaron Lopez‘ and Franks’ own father in law, Moses Mendes Levy.

The ‘Abigail’ was named for Franks’ wife, Abigail.

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If you go HERE, you can see a long list of other slave ships owned and co-owned by ‘Jacob Franks’, and other crypto-Jews.

You’ll see pictures on that page of some of the people I’m talking about in this post. It’s strange to notice how they all seem to have a weird ‘pointing finger’ thing going on, some more subtly, and some more obvious.

Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but that ‘pointing finger’ thing is one of the 12 main hand signals of the Freemasons:

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And the fact that the men we are discussing lived a full century before the ‘Illuminati lodges’ of Jacob Frank #1 (false messiah) really got going shows that whatever is going on here, it started a long, long time ago.

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(BTW, I’ve decided to write these posts in a more relaxed ‘stream of consciousness’ style, because otherwise the amount of information is just totally overwhelming. If you spot any big ‘gaps’ that need addressing, let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best to fill them in, if I can.)

Moses Mendes Levy hung out in one of Newport’s large colonial mansions.

His address was 29 Touro Street, and he bequeathed his massive house to one Moses Seixas in 1792.

If you’re American, that name may well sound familiar. Moses Seixas was closely acquainted with the first President of the US, George Washington, and (quelle surprise….):

“[W]arden of Newport’s Touro Synagogue of Congregation Jeshuat Israel, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Rhode Island, and co-founder of the Bank of Rhode Island.”

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This picture is of the Touro Synagoge in Rhode Island. It looks almost exactly like the Rothschilds’ built old synagogue in Zichron Yaakov. There’s a Freemasons’-related ‘sacred geometry‘ thing going on here, which maybe we’ll cover in a different post.)

You will see this connection between ‘Jewish communal leader’, freemasonry, and banking / financing again and again and again, as we keep trying to figure out what’s going on here.

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If you go HERE, you’ll learn more about Moses Seixas, and what a key role he played in forming the character of the proto United States of America. Here’s a bit to whet your whistle:

“Seixas wrote a second letter to Washington, also dated August 17, 1790, as a representative of King David’s Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons. As a fellow mason, Seixas wrote to Washington not from the perspective of a person of a persecuted society, but as a member of the fraternal order to which both men belonged.8

….Seixas wrote that “the Sovereign Architect of the Universe” should protect Washington during his presidency. Unlike Seixas’s other letter, his reference to God was nondenominational, as he did not explicitly refer to the God of Israel or David.9″

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Remember that post I wrote about who the Freemasons really serve? If you forgot, it might be something  you want to go and re-read.

According to the geni profile for Moses Seixas, he was actually Moses Levy’s paternal grandson – and his father, Isaac, married one ‘Rachel Franks’, on the left.

On the right, for comparison, there is the picture of false messiah Jacob Frank’s infamous daughter, Eva.

Is is just me, or do they look like they could easily be close relatives?

His father, Isaac Seixas, also played a crucial part in American history. According to Wikipedia:

Isaac Mendes Seixas signed the Non-Importation Agreement Act, one of a series of acts of resistance which led to the American Revolutionary War.

These people appear to always be in the middle of a lot of ‘excitement’.

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One of Moses Seixas’ brothers, Benjamin Mendes Seixas (1748–1817), was “one of the founders of the New York Stock Exchange.”

Another brother, the Reverend Gershom Seixas, was notorious for preaching the same sort of of ideas we saw by Napoleon’s ‘reformist’ Sanhedrin, that stated that duty to country came before duty to Torah laws and God, pace:

[Seixas] offered a blessing at the inauguration of George Washington, and for the other, he gave a special Thanksgiving Sermon in 1789.

Interestingly, in this latter sermon, Seixas asserts that the people were ordained by their creator to uphold the law and the government of the United States as their fundamental duties, while adhering to Jewish tradition and law takes second place.

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Gershom Seixas is one of the founders of King’s College, which later becomes Columbia University.

This is another theme I’m finding again and again: so many of the universities in the New World were actually directly founded by these ‘crypto Jews’, some of whom were acting openly Jewish, while others of whom were acting openly xtian.

But they were essentially the same people.

Let’s continue.

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Moses Raphael Levy was one of the original benefactors of the Touro Synagogue.

Again, that may well ring some bells, as the Touro Synagogue was named for one Judah Touro – who left nearly all his massive fortune to Moses Montefiore, asking him to use it to start acquiring land and building properties in the Holy Land.

You can read more in the post I wrote HERE:

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So now, we return again to some uncomfortable truths.

It’s beyond question that many of the Portuguese Conversos / crypto-Jews made huge fortunes running what we’ll call the ‘slave trade’ pyramid:

Much of the slave trade followed a triangular route: slaves were transported from Africa to the Caribbean, sugar from there to North America or Europe, and manufactured goods from there to Africa. Jews and descendants of Jews participated in the slave trade on both sides of the Atlantic, in the Netherlands, Spain, and Portugal on the eastern side, and in Brazil, Caribbean, and North America on the west side

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I’m going to do a seperate post, or posts, setting out the facts of crypto-Jewish participation in the slave trade in detail.

All this segues in with all the East and West India companies, and other things like the South Sea Company, and the Royal African Company, and the Asianto de Negros. And all this stuff, in turn, became the basis of our modern economy – and you can trace so much of the problems in the world back to what was occurring 3-400 years ago

There’s an awful lot to unpick.

But here is the bottom line, as simply as I can state it:

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(Crypto) Jewish fortunes were made on the back of the slave trade, and off the back of dodgy financial activities, and using bribes and threats to control political power.

All those Jewish merchants in Europe who held tobacco monopolies, and who built sugar refineries in Russia, and who were importing tea – and all the rest of it – were connected to other [crypto…] Jewish merchants – who were also often (pretend…) Puritans, protestants, Calvinists and Catholics.

And those people owned huge tea, tobacco and sugar plantations in places like Barbados and Jamaica and Curacao.

And those plantations were manned by African slaves.

And this is essentially how they made their money – as well as by creating trading companies, inflating massive economic bubbles, and otherwise manipulating precious metals and creating currency markets.

And all that stuff is still happening today.

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It’s a lot to take in, I know.

We’ll start to fill in more of the blanks over the next couple of weeks.

But I want to finish this post by taking a quick look at that third partner in the slave ship ‘Abigail’, another Portuguese crypto-Jew called Aaron Lopez.

Here’s a bit about him, from Wikipedia;

[B]y 1757, [Lopez] had major interests in the West Indian trade. He also sent ships to Europe and the Canary Islands. Between 1761 and 1774, Lopez was involved in the slave trade. Historian Eli Faber determined Lopez underwrote 21 slave ships during a period in which Newport sent a total of 347 slave ships to Africa. By the beginning of the American Revolution, Lopez owned or controlled 30 vessels, engaged in the European and West-Indian trade and in whale-fisheries.

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Aaron Lopez became the wealthiest man in Rhode Island, for a while, before it all came crashing down (from here):

Like his uncle and future father-in-law, Aaron established himself as a whale-oil merchant and a manufacturer of spermaceti candles.

In 1761, Aaron, Jacob Rodriguez Rivera, and seven other merchants formed a cartel to control the price and distribution of whale oil. That same year he and Jacob Rodriguez Rivera, purchased a brigantine sailing ship named Grayhound which sailed to Africa in 1763, bringing back a cargo of 134 Africans who were sold as slaves to fellow Jew, Isaac de Costa, in South Carolina.

Four captains made thirteen of the voyages to Africa, bringing back some 1,275 black slaves.

Between 1761 and 1774, Aaron Lopez underwrote 21 slave ships and by the beginning of the Revolutionary War, he owned or controlled 30 vessels.

Lopez soon amassed a vast fortune through shipping, the slave trade, candle making, distilling rum, producing chocolate, textiles, clothing, shoes, hats, bottles and barrels. By the early 1770s, Lopez had become the wealthiest person in Newport and his tax assessment was twice that of any other resident.

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What strikes me about this description of the crypto-Jew Aaron Lopez is how he sounds just so darned similar to Moses Dobrushka’s (apparently ‘Ashkenazi’…) father-in-law, Joachim Popper.

Increasingly, I’m starting to think that many of the people leading the Ashkenazi communities in Europe were actually these crypto-Jewish conversos.

For example, the name ‘Wahl’ apparently means ‘the Italian’ in Polish. Many of these ‘elite’ Ashkenazi families trace their lineage back to ‘Saul Wahl’, who is known as ‘the King of Poland for one day’.

(That was actually a lie concocted by my husband’s distance relative, a scholar named Edelmann. But I digress.)

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And of course, Aaron Lopez – and his ships – played a crucial part in America’s War of Independence, from the British Monarchy:

Aaron Lopez was a major factor in the Colonies’ ability to continue to revolt against the British in their quest for freedom. He is said to have owned, whole or in part, 30 transoceanic ships and more than 100 coastal vessels that became an important delivery arm for supplying sorely needed supplies to the Revolutionary Army.

Despite the pressure put on his ships by the British to prevent them from supplying the Colonial Army, his ships managed to deliver the materials needed for the Revolution….

Lopez was also recognized as a promoter of friendly relations between the faiths. He was respected by Christians and Jews alike, and no ship ever left his dock on either’s Sabbath, Lopez personally laid the cornerstone of Touro Synagogue in Newport, which is now a Federal Shrine.

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So much doesn’t make sense.

In yesterday’s post, about Jacob Franks #2, we learnt that:

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.

Yet his business partner Aaron Lopez is apparently using those self-same ships – that are part-owned by Jacob Franks! – to sustain a revolution against the British.

And if 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 War of Independence.

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There is still loads and loads to unpick here.

I still don’t know where all this is heading.

I still don’t know who the fake messiah Jacob Frank really was, who the Vilna Gaon really was, who the Alter Rebbe really was, who the Rothschilds really are.

But I’m starting to see some broad contours of just why there’s been such a massive cover up going on.

And with God’s help, we’re going to continue to figure it all out.

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I warn you now, this is going to be one of the weirder posts again.

While we’re waiting to see what’s going on with the Rav, I thought we’d continue with our series on real Jewish history.

Just to refresh your memory, you might want to go back and read THIS post again first, which is where we first came across Eliyahu Yale, a crypto Jew from Wales who made a lot of money as the governor of the British East India company in Madras.

In the course of researching all that, the penny started to drop that there are hundreds of thousands of these ‘crypto Jews’ with dual personalities, throughout the last 1400 years (at least…) of history.

When it suits them, they are ‘Jews’, and when it suits them, they are more non-Jewish than the non-Jews – particularly in the xtian world, where so many of them pop up as cardinals, archbishops, landed gentry – and even, royalty.

This is going to be one of the ‘head bending’ posts, probably, but I think you’ll still kinda get a kick out of it.

Let’s begin.

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The story starts with a picture.

This picture, to be precise, a ‘self-portrait’ of one of Yale University’s other main founders – and good friend of crypto-Jew Eliyahu Yale – named Jeremiah Dummer.

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Well, the art world had itself in a whole big tizzy about this picture, because Jeremiah Dummer was meant to be the son of a simple silversmith from England.

Yet, the signature on the back of this picture states that it was a ‘self-portrait’ (see HERE for more of the discussion, which I’ve excerpted below):

SELF PORTRAIT OF JEREMIAH DUMMER ACCORDING TO AN INSCRIPTION ON THE BACK OF THE CANVAS: Subject JDorn in Newbury, Massachusetts, September 14, 1645; one of foremost early- American silversmiths; merchant and part owner in several ships; captain of the Artillery Company; member of the Council for the Safety of the People, formed in 1689; selectman of Boston; treasurer of Suffolk County; judge of the Suffolk County Court of Common Pleas, 1701-1715; died in Boston, May 14, 1718.

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Not only that, there was another portrait apparently attributed to Jeremiah Dummer Snr, too, that was apparently of his wife:

MRS. ANNA (ATWATER.) DUMMER BY JEREMIAH DUMMER

ACCORDING TO AN INSCRIPTION ON THE BACK OF THE CANVAS

JL/aughter of Joshua and Mary (Blakeman) Atwater of New Haven, Connecticut; Subject
married Jeremiah Dummer, 1645-1718, in 1671; died September 16, 1715.

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How could a simple silversmith from the English countryside be painting professional standard portraits in the new world?

The art critics all said that you’d need years of training with a master painter to be able to do that… And so, some said the paintings – or at least the signatures – were forged. Others claimed that the ‘Jeremiah Dummer’ who painted the canvases must have been his son, Jeremiah Jr – yet the clothing depicted in the portraits belong to the father’s period of time, not the son’s.

But when I read this, a lightbulb went off in my head that of course that ‘simple silversmith’ from the English countryside could paint like a pro, because he clearly belonged to a family of educated ‘crypto Jews’.

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One of the big ‘giveaways’ was that he signed his name JDorn – not ‘Dummer’.

And if you look up ‘Dorn’, the surname, you find this:

Dorn (German for thorn) is a German/Austrian and Dutch/Flemish surname

While it would be weird for a yokel from the English countryside to have a surname like this, it would be totally understandable for a Jew who was moving around a lot between Germany and Holland – and also between religions.

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BTW, going forward we’ll have to think up a different way of referring to this type of ‘crypto Jew’, i.e. people who pretended to be xtians, and then pretended to be Jews, as the whim suits them.

I’m talking here about people who had a totally different religion than either xtianity or Judaism, but who have been hiding amongst us for a very long time.

These people are NOT Jews, the way you or I understand it, but that distinction is very difficult to make, particularly for outsiders.

It’s a very thorny topic, and a post for another time. In the meantime, let’s continue with the story.

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There were some more odd details about ‘Jeremiah Dummer Snr’ that seemed to fit the crypto-Jew mold, like for example the fact that:

“He was also an engraver, and engraved plates for currency: in 1710 he printed the first paper money in Connecticut.”

We are going to meet that link between ‘paper money’ and this group of transnational, trans-religional, trans-genderal…. pseudo Jews again and again, as we start to unpick what’s really going on here.

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So, let’s recap:

Jeremiah Dummer Snr (1645 – 1718) is a silversmith, public figure and one of the first people to be ‘chosen’ to print money in the New World.

His son, Jeremiah Dummer Jnr (1681 – 1739), is co-founder of Yale, good friend of Eliyahu Yale (almost certainly another crypto Jew), and really chummy with corrupt, licentious British politicians like Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, who was described by a contemporary as wanting to:

“[M]ix licentious orgies with the highest political responsibilities.”

Which is kinda strange, as Jeremiah Jnr sets himself up for a ‘career’ as a xtian preacher in Boston, and gets his PhD in Europe studying ‘divinity’.

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Again, pay attention to how many of these ‘simple’ traders and merchants and craftsman popping up in the New World were amongst the most highly-educated, financially savvy, and geographically mobile people in the world.

These ‘traits’ simply don’t fit most ‘simple’ non-Jews of that time – but they fit crypto-Jews to a tee.

Contrary to how most of us believe, and were educated to believe, many members of the Jewish community were moving all over the globe, and were part of massive, semi-organised trade networks.

They often went backwards and forwards on multiple occasions to even the most distant places, like America and later on, Australia, and were also amongst the first to set up shop in colonies like Jamaica and Barbados.

But I’m getting ahead of the story here.

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So, the more I look into ‘Jeremiah Dummer / Dorn’, and Eliyahu Yale, the more I start to realise that we’re dealing with an organised group of people who have been ‘pretending’ to be xtians for centuries already, and who are mamash embedded into the fabric of the countries they live in, often at the highest levels.

But who also – when it suits them – ‘re-adopt’ Judaism, and re-enter Jewish communities, again often at the highest stratas of Jewish society.

If you want to know how this occurred, it’s really very simple.

These people were part of the wealthy mercantile class (as we’ll see in a moment).

They were the ones with the money and the connections, the parnassim, the machers.

And it’s well-known that these families would pay a very large dowry for the privilege of having their children marry Torah scholars, and into the families of people with ‘good pedigree’, religiously.

That’s at least part of how so many of these families are producing the biggest Torah scholars – and also the biggest evildoers.

And also, how the position of ‘rabbi’ seems to have historically become so entwined with business, commerce and politics.

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OK, so far so good.

So, I’m tootling around trying to find more details about the real Jacob Frank when I come across this profile, on geni, for a ‘Rabbi Jacob Franks’.

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The picture of this Jacob Franks (1687 – 1789) reminds me of ole’ Jeremiah Dunner.

In the description below, this is what it says about him:

The Franks family came from a long line of successful Sephardic Jews.

A story of their dealings in the Revolution is told in Cha. 13 of Loyalist Mosaic by Joan McGee; Dundurn Press, Toronto (1985)

“Jacob Franks, a merchant of New York, born in Germany in 1688, came to New York from London about 1705, in the company with Moses Levy, whose daughter, Bilhah Abigail Levy, he married in 1719.”

“Jacob Franks had the degree of Doctor of Divinity and was a Rabbi of the Jewish Congregation in New York.”

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So weird, how can there be ANOTHER Jacob Franks, who apparently played a leading role in American history and is from a ‘long line of successful Sephardic Jews’ – and yet I’ve never heard of him, or his family?

I start clicking around on geni, to see who else he’s related to, and pretty soon, I’ve figured out that all the ‘connecting profiles’ for Jacob Franks are being managed by none other than our old friend, Keith Lawrence Hanit.

Which immediately tells me I’ve hit another interesting seam of hidden (pseudo…) Jewish history.

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If you click past Hanit’s ‘managed’ profile for Jacob Franks’ father Aaron, you hit some real people again, with his grandmother (?), Mary deTorres, who is listed as being born in Curaco, El Cuy, Río Negro Province, Argentina.

Mary is the daughter of  Amore (Yosuf Ben ha Levy Haivri) deTorres – who was born in Rome – and from his name, seems to be a converso who returned to yiddishkeit.

So, now I’m pondering to myself: why is Keith Lawrence Hanit all over this profile? What’s being hidden here?

(There’s for sure many answers to that question…)

But that’s when God directed me to THIS post.

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Here’s where it’s about to get uncomfortable for a lot of us.

Because a lot of these ‘crypto Jews’ were up to their necks in the slave trade.

That link, above, lead to a whole discussion of Jews who owned slave ships, and ‘Jacob Franks’ and Moses Levy figure prominently. Here’s an excerpt:

In 1710 a Jewish immigrant named Jacob Franks arrived in New York from London and lived as a boarder in the household of Moses and Rachael Levy, later marrying their 16 year old daughter, Abigail in 1712. 

Acknowledged as a linguist and Judaic scholar, Jacob was the son of Adam Franks of Germany, a friend of King George of Hanover, who loaned that monarch the most valuable jewels in his coronation crown.

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.

He was also very involved in the Jewish community and the construction of the Shearith Israel synagogue as well as president of the congregation in 1730. The Franks family was one of the leading families in Colonial New York, not only within the small Jewish community but also within the larger elite secular social circle comprised of prominent Protestant families.

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Well, all of a sudden things got really interesting again.

Again, I’m a history buff, but I never heard about any of this before.

The website I linked to is sadly making the mistake of lumping ‘Jews’ together with these ‘crypto Jews’ – you can understand why.

We’ve been doing that ourselves, for centuries, without realising who and what we’re really dealing with.

But that site still has a lot of factual and historical information that can be independently verified, and not easily discounted or waved away with accusations of ‘anti-semitism’.

So before we continue in the next post, let me go and check out more of the information, to continue the birur process we’re engaged in on this blog.

(Feel free to join me…)

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It’s hard to face up to things like this, I know.

It’s so much easier to just keep sticking our heads in the sand and to deny, deny, deny.

But these ‘crypto Jews’ have been giving real Jews a very bad name with their awful morals and bad actions in the world.

Time and again, the stories come back to the same twin motivations of acquiring more money, and acquiring more power.

And the Jewish community itself is still being controlled by people who put ‘making money’ at the top of their priority pile, regardless of how it may look externally.

Netanyahu is just the latest in a very long line of people who realised that wielding political power is the fastest way to get really rich.

But hopefully, he’ll be the last.

TBC

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For as long as Shimon Peres was alive, it suited most of us to finger him as the main ‘connection’ with the Vatican.

Peres was the man who supposedly negotiated the ‘sale’ of Kever Dovid to the Vatican.

Peres was the man educated by Jesuits, and still dancing to their tune.

I’m not saying that wasn’t true.

I’m certainly no fan of the late and totally unlamented Shimon Peres.

But having spent a couple of hours checking out the the other ‘Jewish leaders’ who are openly part of the Elijah Institute organisation, let’s say that Peres certainly had some competition.

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In this post, let’s just quickly go through the ‘Jewish’ leaders listed on the Elijah Institute website, HERE, and I’ll bring some relevant snippets of info about each, and then let’s all take a breath and try to figure out who is really pulling the strings behind the Chief Rabbinate in Israel, amongst other interesting things.

Ready?

Let’s do it.

All quoted information below comes from their relevant Wikipedia entry, unless otherwise stated, and I recommend you click through, and read more of the stuff I don’t have room to cover here in this post.

For once, I’m trying to avoid my own comments.

Again, make your own mind up, where all the individuals quoted below are really coming from, religiously.

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  1. The late Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, UK

“While a student at Cambridge, Sacks travelled to New York. He met with Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik and with Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson to discuss a variety of issues relating to religion, faith and philosophy. “Rabbi Soloveitchik had challenged me to think,” Rabbi Sacks wrote, “Rabbi Schneerson had challenged me to lead.” Schneerson urged Sacks to seek rabbinic ordination and to enter the rabbinate.”….

“No one creed has a monopoly on spiritual truth” [R’ Sacks opinion stated in his book]

After the publication of his book The Dignity of Difference, a group of Haredi rabbis, most notably Rabbis Yosef Shalom Elyashiv and Bezalel Rakow, accused Sacks of heresy against what they consider the traditional Orthodox viewpoint. According to them, some words seemed to imply an endorsement of pure relativism between religions, and that Judaism is not the sole true religion, e.g. “No one creed has a monopoly on spiritual truth.” 

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2. The late Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron, Israel

In 2000, Bakshi-Doron and Lau made headlines when they met with Pope John Paul II.[5] It was later seen as a historical precedent which led the way to the 2005 meeting between Chief Rabbis Shlomo Amar and Yona Metzger with the new PopeBenedict XVI.

In 2000, while visiting the Jewish community in Singapore, Bakshi-Doron declared that he was in favor of giving away parts of East Jerusalem to the Palestinians as a way towards ending the Arab–Israeli conflict. He stipulated that any agreement would have to allow for the Temple Mount to remain in Israeli control.[citation needed]….

In August 2005, Bakshi-Doron, along with Modern Orthodox rabbis Norman Lamm and Aharon Lichtenstein, condemned calls by other prominent rabbis for Israeli Defense Forces soldiers to disobey their orders to dismantle Jewish settlements as part of the Gaza Disengagement.[citation needed]…

Bakshi-Doron was indicted in 2012 over his involvement in “the rabbis’ case,” in which he was accused of issuing false rabbinic ordinations and yeshiva education certificates to 1,500 police and security services employees during his tenure as Chief Rabbi…

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3. *Former Chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim, France

Gilles Uriel Bernheim is a French rabbi who was formerly the Chief Rabbi of France…

The Chief Rabbi of France was respected as a scholar not only in the Jewish community but in the wider academic world. However, he resigned as chief rabbi in April 2013 before his term had ended, amid revelations of plagiarism and deception about his academic credentials…

In October 2012, he took a clear position against gay marriage in a plagiarized essay entitled “Mariage homosexuel, homoparentalité et adoption : ce que l’on oublie souvent de dire….

This essay found a strong echo in Roman Catholic circles, culminating in Pope Benedict XVI quoting him at length in his annual address[6][7] to the Roman Curia, 21 December 2012…

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4. Rabbi David Bigman, Israel

Bigman served as the rabbi of Kibbutz Ma’ale Gilboa between 1982-1986. From 1986-1993 he was the head of the Ein Tzurim Yeshiva, and has been at the head of Yeshivat Ma’ale Gilboa since it opened in 1993. Bigman was also active in opening the Ein HaNatziv program for girls…

In 2012 Bigman joined Beit Hillel, a group of Modern Orthodox Israeli rabbis working to create a more engaged spiritual leadership.

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5. Rabbi Youval Cherlow, Israel

Yuval Cherlow is a Modern Orthodoxrabbi and posek. He is Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Hesder Amit Orot Shaul in Tel Aviv, Israel. Cherlow was one of the founders of Tzohar, an organization of religious ZionistOrthodox rabbis in Israel….

Cherlow is a member of the ethics committee of the Israeli Ministry of Health and the committee which allocates the budget for new drugs.

[Ed. note: He’s also the guy who recently called for all ‘non-COVID-vaxxers’ to be punished and sanctioned. Fancy that.]

In 2012, Cherlow called on the State of Israel to recognise non-Orthodox streams of Judaism and Reform conversions….

In March of 2018 he garnered attention for stating that genetically cloned pig or any other animal would be Kosher.

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6. The late Chief Rabbi Shear Yashuv Cohen, Israel

Cohen attended Talmud Torah Geulah and studied at the yeshivot “Torat Yerushalayim,” “Mercaz Harav,” and “Etz Hayyim.” According to family tradition, Lubavitcher Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson hid in Cohen’s grandfather’s house after the Bolshevik Revolution.

In his youth he became close to Abraham Isaac KookYeshayahu Hadari, co-founder of Yeshivat Hakotel, said that Kook used to attend the melaveh malkah at the Cohen home and Eliyahu would play the violin.

Cohen served in the IDF for seven years and reached the rank of Aluf (lieutenant colonel)….He also… served in senior positions in the army rabbinate, including army chaplain and chief rabbi of the Israeli Air Force

He was the president of the Jerusalem Lodge of Bnai Brith, and of the Bnai Tsion “Sons of Zion” association in Israel…

Several years ago, the Jerusalem D.A. summoned Rabbi Cohen to a hearing in connection with the alleged improper running of “Jewish Studies” courses for members of the police and other security personnel…. The D.A. agreed not to press charges, on condition that the Rabbi would officially announce his retirement…

[Cohen] served as a chief of the senior council for dialogue between the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Vatican, and recently became Chair of the council for dialogue between Judaism and Islam; he acted as an emissary of the Israel Chief Rabbinate to interfaith meetings…

In October 2008, Rabbi Cohen was invited by Pope Benedict XVI, to lecture before the International Catholic Church Synod in Rome…Cohen led the Jewish delegation of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel to the ninth meeting of the Commission for Dialogue between Jews and Catholics in Rome from January 17–20, 2010. He also chaired the Jewish delegation in the 11th Bilateral Commission meeting in March 2012.

[Ed. note: the following year, 2013, Netanyahu was in Rome cutting the secret deal to give away part of the Tomb of David, in the Old City, to the Vatican. I’m sure that’s just a coincidence. Ahem.]

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7. Rabbi Menachem Hacohen, Israel

Born in Jerusalem during the Mandate era, Hacohen was educated in the Slabodka yeshiva, before being certified as a rabbi. He began his military service in 1951 in the Nahal brigade, and held the post of chief editor of the Army Rabbi’s publications from 1951 until 1955. Between 1952 and 1954 he also served as the Religious Ceremonies Officer in the General Staff. He went on to work as a rabbi in the navy from 1955 until 1956.

In 1967 he became the rabbi of the Moshavim Movement, before serving as the Histadrut‘s rabbi from 1968 until 1979. While serving as rabbi of the Moshavim, he met the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who gave him four Torah Scrolls as a donation. In 1973 he was elected to the Knesset. He was re-elected in 19771981 and 1984, before losing his seat in the 1988 elections.

R’ Cohen is also now the IJCIR Co-Chair. More about them in a minute.

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8. Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar, Russia

A native of MilanItaly, Rabbi Lazar was born in 1964 to parents who were among the first emissaries of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson…. At the age of 23, he was ordained at the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva in New York City

Since 1990 Berel Lazar has been Rabbi of the synagogue in Maryina Roshcha District of Moscow.

In 1992 Lazar became acquainted with Israeli diamantaire Lev Leviev, who introduced him to Russian businessmen Boris Berezovsky and Roman Abramovich. The latter became the major benefactor of the synagogue in Maryina Roshcha.

On May 29, 2000 Berel Lazar became a citizen of Russia, while retaining his U.S. citizenship.

According to both the Russian government and both Federations of Jewish Communities, he is the Chief Rabbi of Russia.

Rabbi Lazar is an advocate of interfaith dialogue and sits on the Board of World Religious Leaders for The Elijah Interfaith Institute

In September 2005, he received the ‘Peter the Great’ First Class Order. The diploma attached to the Order explains that the Chief Rabbi was honored with this award “considering his activities in advancing inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations, and his great contribution to the spiritual rebirth of Russia’s Jewish community and to strengthening Russian state”.

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9. Rabbi Richard Marker, USA

[This blurb comes from Sourcewatch.]

Currently, Dr. Marker serves as Senior Fellow at NYU’s George Heyman Jr. Center for Philanthropy where he teaches and coordinates the graduate certificate program in Funder Education. He is also co-principal of Marker Goldsmith Advisors, specializing in advising philanthropists and foundations on strategic philanthropy and issues of family involvement….

“Previously, he served as CEO of the [[Bronfman [Seagram] Foundation]]; as international vice president of Hillel; as head of its mid-West office; and as Jewish chaplain at Brown University.

Ed. note: Richard Marker also has fingers in many other pies, too, including something called ‘The Abraham Initiatives’, which is promoting a separate Palestinian State, amongst other things:

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Interesting tie up with the Bronfmans.

And looky here, who is funding ‘The Abraham Initiatives’ (which sounds so similar to the recent Abraham Accords…):

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Hell-ooo!

SOOO interesting that our very own Ministry of Education is partnering up with the New Israel Fund, and the Klarman Family Foundation, and the European Union, on a project promoting a Palestinian State.

If there were any real journalists left in the world, this would be quite a story.

But let’s continue.

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10. Rabbi Michael Melchior, Israel

Michael Melchior… is a former Minister of Social and Diaspora Affairs, a former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and a former member of Knesset for Meimad. He is the Rabbi of a vibrant community in Talpiyot, Jerusalem (Beit Boyer), while still holding the title of the Chief Rabbi of Norway.

There’s a long list of by now infamous ‘peace’ initiatives listed on Wikipedia, if you can be bothered going through it.

One thing I’ll flag here, is what Michael Melchior’s rabbinic grandfather, Marcus Melchior, said in defense of the war time Pope Pius XII’s complicit behavior with the Nazi murder machine:

“If the pope had spoken out, Hitler would probably have massacred more than six million Jews and perhaps ten times ten million Catholics, if he had the power to do so.”

  • Rabbi Marcus Melchior, Holocaust survivor and Chief Rabbi of Denmark, 1950.

[Strangely, I can’t get geni to work for any of R Melchior’s ancestors…. We’ll probably come back this in a future post.]

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11. The late Rabbi Mordechai Peron, Israel

Mordechai Piron was the second chief military rabbi in the history of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), after his predecessor, Rabbi Shlomo Goren, created the position in 1948….Upon his retirement from his IDF position, he relocated to Zürich, to serve till 1992 as rabbi of the Israelitische Cultusgemeinde Zürich (ICZ), the biggest Jewish congregation in Switzerland

Rabbi Piron officiated at the wedding of Chanoch Langer. The disputed legitimacy of this wedding was settled in 1972 with “The Brother and Sister verdict” of Rabbi Goren as chief rabbi of Tel Aviv, a years-long case that made front-page headlines in Israel.

Ed. note: You can read about the Chanoch Langer marriage problem HERE.

It was basically a case of finding a highly controversial, hotly disputed ‘loophole’ to make the problem go away for the State of Israel.

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12. Rabbi David Rosen, Israel

David Shlomo RosenCBE is the former Chief Rabbi of Ireland (1979–85) and currently serves as the American Jewish Committee’s International Director of Interreligious Affairs. From 2005 until 2009 he headed the International Jewish Committee for Inter-religious Consultations (IJCIC), the broad-based coalition of Jewish organizations and denominations that represents World Jewry in its relations with other world religions.

Before being appointed Chief Rabbi of Ireland, he was the senior rabbi of the largest Orthodox Jewish congregation in South Africa (the Green and Sea Point Hebrew Congregation, Cape Town) and served as a judge on the Cape Beth Din (rabbinic court). He is also a board member of the Brussels-based organization CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe that promotes a Europe of diversity and respect.

Let’s take a closer look at the CEJI:

CEJI has created education and training programmes, the aim of which is to “enhance appreciation of Europe’s diversity including Jews, Roma, Muslims, gays and lesbians, etc.”

And amongst the VERY long list of partners for the CEJI, we find the following:

And looky here, who is funding this project:

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It’s our old friends the Rothschilds (strangely joined by Twitter, Google and Facebook, amongst others.)

Definitely one to return to.

Let’s continue.

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13. Gilla Rosen

Gilla Rosen is the widow of the late Mickey Rosen, founder of Yakar and brother of David Rosen, above.

This comes from the Elijah Institute’s own website:

Gilla Rosen is Dean of the Yakar Centers for Tradition and Creativity in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Founded in England by Rabbi Michael Rosen… Gilla directs study programs and teaches Talmud and Midrash at Yakar and Nishmat, a center for women’s advanced study, and she also works as a Yoetzet Halakha (advisor in Jewish family law). 

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14, 15 and 16:

Chief Rabbi Renee Sirat, France
Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp, Netherlands
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, UK

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And last but definitely not least:

17: IJCIC – The International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultation, USA

Here’s a little bit about them:

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In case you missed it, here’s the bit I really want to draw to your attention:

“The mission of the IJCIR is to promote the work of interfaith organizations in Israel…”

As well as Menachem HaCohen (#7, above), the other people who sit on the IJCIR’s board (officially) include:

  • Rabbi Eugene Korn
  • Mr. Oded Wiener
  • ​Dr. Marcie Lenk

Eugene Korn is also very interesting.

Here’s the bits on Wikipedia that drew my attention:

He lives in Jerusalem and serves as Academic Director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) in Jerusalem….In 2006- 2007 he was Director of Interfaith Affairs for the Anti-Defamation League….In December 2015, Korn helped draft the Orthodox Rabbinic Statement on Christianity entitled “To Do the Will of Our Father in Heaven: Toward a Partnership between Jews and Christians

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[Tip: This video is a great sleep aid, if you’re finding it hard to drop off]

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And this is what I want you to know about Oded Wiener:

He definitely was, and I think still is, the Director General of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate.

That same Chief Rabbinate that has been making it harder and harder for sincere Orthodox converts and wannabe Orthodox converts to be treated fairly, and to be recognised in Israel.

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Let’s just end with some of the other ‘Rabbis’ who are publically associated with the Elijah Institute, to keep things neat and tidy (taken from their own website):

Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Israel

Rabbi Joseph Azran, Israel

Rabbi Dr. Naftali Brawer, England

Rabbi Tamar Elad-Applebaum, Israel

Judith Hertz, USA

Rabbi Ephraim Kenig, Israel

Rabbi Daniel Kohn, Israel

Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau

Rabbi Dov Singer, Israel

Rabbi David Wolpe, USA

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I know, it’s a lot of information.

I’m setting it out like this because going forward, it’s so important for us to understand that most of the ‘orthodox’ institutions, and people leading them, in the Jewish world and in the State of Israel have been thoroughly compromised.

There is a serious question to be asked here, as to whether these people are working for us, the Jewish people, or working for their interfaith masters (and ultimately, the Vatican).

I.E, the same people who want to build that monstrosity of an interfaith ‘HOPE’ centre in the middle of Meah Shearim, on the old ORT site just off Neviim Street.

And the same people who want to have a Palestinian State.

And the same people who tell us that:

“No one creed has a monopoly on spiritual truth”

Going forward, I’d like all the people associated with the Elijah Institute, listed above, to start coming clean about what’s really going on here.

Because we already know from the original Elijah, that Israel can’t dance between Hashem and the Baal.

At some point, they have to choose to serve just one Master.

And that time is fast approaching.

TBC

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Let’s go back to Rebbe Nachman of Breslov’s seminal teaching on seeing the good.

I bet for every one person who commented or emailed me here the last couple of weeks, there have been 500 at home in a state of high agitation.

I know, believe me I know, it’s been an intense few weeks here on the blog, hasn’t it?

One thing seems to be shining out from everything we’ve been learning together the last few weeks, and that is that God wants us to think for ourselves.

And to build a genuine relationship with Him, because there is just no telling how ‘bona fide’ any of the spiritual mentors we have in our world really are, without that direct connection to God.

In this post, I just want to flag up some important points, address a reader’s question, and then set out some signposts for other blog posts that I highly recommend you go back and read, in order to have more of an answer to the question of how do we deal with all this new information.

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First, let’s sum up where we’ve got to:

  1. We have reached that stage in history where no-one can fall back on their yichus, and expect that this should confer some automatic superiority over anyone else.
  2. We have learnt that the same family trees, the same nuclear families, have produced both the biggest saints, and the biggest sinners in the Jewish world.
  3. Rabbenu’s path is always one of showing the ‘important people’ that they still have so very much work to do, spiritually, whilst also showing the ‘lowest of the low’ that they are still incredibly important and valuable to God. That process has been going on in spades all over this blog, the last few weeks.
  4. Most of the Jewish community, most of the State of Israel, seems to be under the sway of people with distinctly Frankist tendencies and connections.
  5. All these people are connected to each other behind the scenes, and are also pushing a ‘transformative’ agenda where orthodox Judaism is surpassed by some syncretized, ‘one world religion’, together with other weird Frankist ideas about loving nature, and turning everyone into the Borg.

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I think that sums up the main points.

Now, what do we DO about all this?

First, let me answer the question someone sent me over email:

Since Rav Lazer’s enemies accuse him of being a Sabbatean (I should know: When some of them contacted me, that’s exactly what they said, and I have it in writing), his defenders need to make clear why he is not one.

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Here’s what I responded to them:

1) The BESHT’s mirror principle is always in operation.

What we accuse others of, is what we ourselves have an issue with.
I covered that idea in detail in THIS POST, and here’s a snippet of it that’s relevant to this particular discussion:
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The Tzaddik is just a mirror.

Those people who have pretensions to lead the nation, and to be the big enchilada and the main spokesperson for Am Yisrael¸ they look at the Tzaddik and they see a false messiah peeking back at them.

Abusive, angry people who want to ‘force’ others to do what they say, and think the way they think come near him, and they start to believe, incredibly, that the Tzaddik is an abusive, angry, controlling person

Self-righteous people who like to pretend they are perfect get a glimpse of the Tzaddik, and they come away convinced that he’s a hypocrite who is hiding a whole bunch of horrible sins underneath his flawless exterior – just the way they are, themselves.

People who are obsessed with making money, or miserly tightwads who are allergic to the idea of paying out 10% of their income to charity come close and all they see is dollar $ign$ – it drives them bonkers that people pay money to the Tzaddik for pidyonot!!!! They can’t stand it!!! How has that guy figured out how to dupe people into paying him large amounts of cashfor free???!?!?!?!

Innately immoral people who support taavah-dik lifestyles look at the Tzaddik and see someone who’ll stop at nothing to gratify his own lusts and desires.

And the list goes on and on.

(It’s a side point, but it seems obvious that the Tzaddik’s most outspoken critics tend to be the most troubled people, for the reasons outlined above. They’re getting ‘triggered’ all over the place by all the ‘uck’ that’s reflecting back at them.)

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Take a look at the people who have been in the forefront of slandering the Rav, and judging him so harshly, and then understand something profound:

The faults they were pointing out in him, are exactly their own faults.

This is also brought down in the Gemara.
The article below sets out those sources, and also explains how Moshiach is going to fix all this, and all the issues involving mamzerut and negative ‘yichus’ when he finally shows up:
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My correspondent also wanted to know how we can know who was really a Sabbatian, and who wasn’t.

It’s a profound question, and a profoundly difficult one to answer, as the fault of the Sabbateans was (originally at least) subtle and rooted in deep kabbalistic gymnastics and mistakes about the role of the ‘Tzaddik foundation of the world’ – the single most complicated topic to get our heads around.
Also, this problem actually predates the Sabbateans, and even predates the Marranos, and probably is exactly the same ‘problem’ that we saw over by Yoshki.
Very great people have stumbled into terrible errors over this.
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There is a tradition that there were actually only 5 souls throughout history who had this Tzaddik foundation of the world connection, which is linked to some radically different Torah light entering the world.

Those five souls were:

  • Moshe Rabbenu
  • Rashbi
  • The Arizal
  • BESHT
  • Rebbe Nachman

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This are souls of ‘yechida’ – oneness with Hashem, that encompass the whole Jewish people.
I’ve written a lot of different things about these subjects on the blog, and I highly recommend going back and re-reading the following posts:
https://www.rivkalevy.com/moshiach-ben-yosef-vs-moshiach-ben-david/ – This sets out the difference between the ‘real’ Moshiach, who actually gets us to geula, and the false Moshiachs, who try very hard to get to geula, but fail.
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The following comment, from Hannah, basically sums up the main gist this post. Hannah writes:
IMHO, the test is humility.
Why?
Because the Gadol haDor is an aspect of Moshe Rabbenou who was the redeemer of Erets Mitzraim. And we know that the geoula shelema will mirror yetzias mitzraim.
How?
We will be redeemed by the aspect of Moshe Rabbenou anchored in the Tzadik of the Generation.
Moshe Rabbenou was despised by the Hebrews in Egypt. 1/5 of them left Egypt where 4/5 stayed stuck there believing that Moshe Rabbenou was the leader of a cult. What was the sole and only feature which HaShem Yitbarach was looking for in the Redeemer?

Humility.

Someone who was able to nullify himself for avodat HaShem. Someone who would accept all humiliations just to be at the service of the one G.od. Someone who would run away from the honors and all the VIP treatment of men.
This is the birur, everything which is made with self-sacrifice, lishma, deserves to be added to kedousha.
Everything which is made to get rewards, honors, admiration of men goes to the Sitra Acha, the other side of holiness.
Let’s apply this test to currents of Judaism or their leaders and you have the answer. Most of them did tremendous good things, this is undisputed. But one has to ask itself whether this work when to kedousha or to sitra acha.

My conclusion being, these leaders did not fulfill the main condition for bringing the redemption, by revealing the or haganouz as they lack humility (politics is 100% the opposite therof).

Redemption is about bringing light into this world which can only be done through nullification.
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And the test of having some humility and compassion also applies to us, too.

All those people so quick to point the finger at others, and to pretend that they don’t have any issues on their side of the fence – no bad people, no ‘false messiahs’, no greedy, money-laundering ancestors with big beards….
God wants all of us to understand that in an instant, in a second, all our yichus, our pretensions to be better than others, our assumptions that we don’t have any problems, that we are right, and everyone else is wrong – all that could be flipped on it’s head.
And so, it behooves us to judge our fellow Jew with way more understanding, compassion and humility, but without whitewashing their bad behavior, or justifying it, or excusing it and accepting it.
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This is about continuing to respect the other person, and trying to understand the ‘good reasons’ they had for acting in such sick and perverted ways, but without accepting the evil itself.

Because it could so very easily be US in that situation.
(And when Moshiach comes, all the truth is going to come out, and it really, really could be US who suddenly discover that WE were the ones holding up geula, and destroying the world.)
So we need to judge and relate to others with the same compassion we would like to have, if the shoe was on the other foot.
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If you’re having some difficulties with Azamra – I hear you!
Take a look at the following articles, that may be helpful:
https://www.rivkalevy.com/how-to-do-azamra/
https://www.rivkalevy.com/false-messiahs-and-azamra/
https://www.rivkalevy.com/the-40th-day/
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I’ve written a few different things trying to set out the difference between ‘authentic Judaism’ and what you can basically sum up as the main Sabbatian / Xtian / Frankist error.
Judaism teaches that the Tzaddik is just a composite soul that contains a spark of all of us, and so all of us have work to do, to fix the world, specifically by working on overcoming our bad middot and developing real emuna.
As Rebbe Nachman put it:
We can’t do it without him, but He can’t do it without us, either.
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By contrast, all these false messianic traditions teach that the ‘savior’ shows up, and fixes everything without any input from the rest of us, and essentially acts like God in the world, as God has ‘delegated’ everything to him, and is no longer interested in how the world is functioning.

It’s subtle, but the difference is literally all the world.

In the authentic Jewish version, each of us has a a job to do, a crucial role to play, and Hashem is overseeing every little aspect of life on planet earth, every single second.
In the xtian / Sabbatian / Frankist version, we are all going to get ‘saved’ by the false messiah, who is the embodiment of God in the world (God forbid), and there is nothing more to do than just ‘believe’ in that false messiah guy when he shows up (or more specifically, comes back from the dead).
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This article develops this basic idea in more depth:
https://www.rivkalevy.com/what-did-shabtai-tzvi-jacob-frank-believe/
But in terms of ‘knowing the truth’ – about anything – there is still only one answer:

We all have to ask Hashem to show it to us, individually, via hitbodedut.

It comes back to that idea of really starting to think for ourselves again, and of taking responsibility for our own lives, our own souls, our own connection to Hashem.
That’s also at least part of why God is making so many of our rabbis come out with disappointing statements about things like taking a Covid vaccine.

The time of shortcuts, of relying on other people – even great people – to do the hard spiritual work required for us to really have clarity and truth are over.

God wants our hearts, He wants a real connection, He wants us to talk to Him every single day, and to beg Him to show us the truth about what’s really going on, and what He wants from us.

And I don’t think there is really any other way.

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So, to conclude:

Truth is pouring out of all the cracks and crevices, and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it.

It’s a ‘sun with healing in its wings’, and it will heal the righteous, and burn up the wicked.

But the good news is that it’s very easy to get yourself out of the ‘wicked’ category, and into the ‘righteous’ side of things:

Just come clean, and admit you (and your ancestors, and your ‘tribe’, and your family) aren’t perfect.

That’s it.
As soon as that happens, and we understand that really, we aren’t so different from all those other people we like to criticise and slag off, then all the finger-pointing, self-righteousness, slanderous comments and holier-than-thou judgment calls will disappear by themselves.
Because we’ll start to treat others more fairly, and with more of the compassion we use to justify and excuse our own mistakes and human failings.

And then we can really get down to the work of identifying exactly where things have gone wrong, and get on with the job of repairing them properly.

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Even when the body is being locked down, our souls can still join together this Rosh Hashana.

Man, it’s been a tough day mentally today.

Word on the street is that despite Ron Lauder getting involved (!) to send a letter to the Ukrainian PM Zelensky telling him just how important Uman, Rosh Hashana is for Breslov chassidut (!), the answer is still a nyet for those amazing Jews stuck in no-mans-land at the Gomel crossing in Belarus.

There are no coincidences in the world, and it is totally no coincidence that those amazing, emuna-dik Jews have been dancing and praying with tremendous kavana (and also sleeping rough outside with very little food for 3 nights…) in Gomel.

This comes from the myjewishlearning website:

Birkat Hagomel (pronounced beer-KHAT hah-GOH-mel), sometimes known as “benching gomel,” is commonly said after recovering from serious illness but can also be recited in gratitude for completing a dangerous journey.

This blessing for deliverance is typically recited in the presence of a minyan, or prayer quorum, often in the synagogue following an aliyah to the Torah.

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My take on this is that the tremendous mesirut nefesh of those 1,000 (plus 1,500 others, also stuck in Belarus but not at the Gomel crossing) has helped the world ‘recover’ from the ‘serious illness’ that has plaguing us all year, COVID-1984, and has also helped the Jewish people to finally complete the ‘dangerous journey’ that has been our 2,000 year long exile.

The amount of bizayon and suffering they went through is indescribable, and in their zchut the geula is coming fast, and the sweet way.

But still, it’s so sad that apparently they aren’t going to make it here for Rosh Hashana 5781 after all.

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Then, there’s the heavy-handed police presence all over Pushkina that I wrote about HERE, that is making me and half the rest of my family feel like we just don’t want to go outside. At all.

But I have Rosh Hashana to prepare, so this morning I went with half my family in a taxi to a local super, to pick up the rest of what’s required to actually make yom tov.

The supermarket trip was surprisingly chilled and nice (outside the police state of Pushkina, it’s way, way more relaxed in every way).

But then, we got stopped coming back along Pushkina by a posse of 4 Ukrainian policemen, asking us for our papers.

We didn’t have our passports on us, so one of the policemen decided to get into the taxi – he practically sat on my lap, until the driver told him that Jews don’t hold by that sort of behavior, so he made a bit more space for me. Soo thoughtful….

Then, we get back to where we’re staying, we show him the passports clearly stamped with ‘August 28th’ – the last day a tourist could legally get into Ukraine for Uman, without special permission from the government – and then he starts Google translating questions in English like:

But you are women. Women not allowed here.

I thought his translation was off, so I tried to ask him what he was really trying to say.

Women not allowed here.

He typed back.

At that point – just before my blood pressure zoomed off through the roof, because what, after all this I’m going to get deported from Ukraine for being a woman?!?!? – one of the men in the household who knows a little Ukrainian told him da, da, women OK here.

Once he heard it from a man, the police guy took his mask off, asked for a cup of tea and then started joking about whether we’d poisoned it.

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Two minutes later, he left.

And then I had another mini nervous breakdown because I already haven’t slept for 2 days in a row, for reasons not entirely obvious to me, and I’m not eating so much here, and I literally felt I was going to fall over.

I need a falafel, something, I moaned to my husband.

So we went down the street, and saw black-masked police stopping the 3 1/2 Jews on the street very few minutes to ask them for their documents.

There were also at least 3 local Ukrainian TV crews trying to get shots of Jews looking like disease-carrying COVID-1984 hotspots, and I felt pretty uncomfortable when I realised one cameraman had his lens focused on me. I pulled a really gross face, then started waving to the camera like he was my mum, or something.

That embarassed him enough to move another 500 metres down the road, away from me.

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I came home and just felt so miserable about everything that is going on right now, both in Uman and Israel and everywhere else.

After the falafel, I went to bed to do some quiet hitbodedut for an hour, as the Tziyon is now closed to women.

I felt much calmer afterwards, although still a bit shaky and exhausted.

My middot are just really not up to this test. At all. And we’re still in the middle of the test, with no obvious end in site.

Then my husband came back from the kever, and told me with obvious surprise:

They took the snake away. The Kever is pretty much back to normal again. There are people davening there and praying there again.

I was so pleased.

At least that.

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Then, I went over to the Breslovnews.com website, which is in English, and I read this article, which really spoke to me about the ‘test’ that we’re all going through right now, especially in the Breslov community:

When I reflect on the insanity of the current situation and the multifarious experiences centered around the issue of Uman 2020 within the Breslov world, I get the feeling that Rabbeinu HaKadosh is putting us to the test here, each of us in our own way – granting us all a glorious opportunity to put various facets of his teachings to work.

The author then lists about 15 different tests related to staying at home for Rosh Hashana 5781, or trying to get here, and succeeding or failing, and lists different teachings from Rabbenu that are linked to each one. It gave me so much chizzuk to read it, and I’ve asked permission to reprint the whole article here. But in the meantime, you can go to the Breslovnews site and read it in situ.

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Then I read about the global Tikkun Haklali, which is recited every Erev Rosh Hashana in Uman, and will be read again tomorrow too, at 12pm Israel time, 5am New York Time.

I will be your shaliach here, for that Tikkun Haklali.

Just be sure to recite it wherever you happen to be, at the same time, and have in mind that I’m your shaliach in Uman for that prayer, and God will consider it as though you said it here.

Even though the forces of evil have mamash succeeded in keeping us all apart on the physical plane, in so many different ways, tomorrow we can still have spiritual achdut.

We can still join together in prayer, each in our own little corner, and bind ourselves to the tzaddik and to Hashem, and to the kibbutz here in Uman.

The Tikkun Klali in Uman will be broadcast live tomorrow here:

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Gosh, I can’t wait to be rid of this difficult year.

BH, 5781 will be so much better.

We will be rescued from all serious illnesses and dangerous journeys, and moshiach and geula will finally unfurl the sweet way.

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Let me end by asking forgiveness for anything I wrote here that upset any of my readers in any way.

I’m definitely still a work in progress, and my middot are sometimes really bad, sorry.

Also, I forgive anyone and everyone unconditionally for anything they said or did to me this year, including the a-holes that hacked my site.

I forgive you!

And may we all have a sweet, blessed 5781.

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UPDATE:

I got permission from the Breslovnews.com website to republish the article in full. Here it is:

By Reb Yaakov Klein of the Lost Princess Initiative – The Lost Princess Initiative

I know that people feel very passionately about the subject at hand. I have listened to and processed many of the arguments on both sides, having been back, and forth, and then back again myself. At the end of the day, I don’t know whether there is a clear “right” or “wrong” on the Uman issue. As R’ Chaim Kramer put it, “I can’t tell you to go and I won’t tell you not to go.” To my knowledge, there is no prophet in this generation who can definitively tell us one way or another. A person who approaches the conversation with an open mind will find that there are plenty of fair points on either side. But without trying to answer The Question of “what is one to do” – something Rebbe Nachman himself always shied away from (see Chayei Moharan 430) – the reality is that by virtue of the varied opinions, propensities, proclivities, circumstances, and personal feelings on the matter, the “Uman-goers” have been divided into many camps this year.

When I reflect on the insanity of the current situation and the multifarious experiences centered around the issue of Uman 2020 within the Breslov world, I get the feeling that Rabbeinu HaKadosh is putting us to the test here, each of us in our own way – granting us all a glorious opportunity to put various facets of his teachings to work.

– Those who feel compelled to travel at all costs are being charged with “conquering Hashem” by not capitulating to His decree (Sichos HaRan 69 and Likutei Moharan 124), and doing their utmost to overcome any barriers that stand in their way. (Likutei Moharan Tinyana 46, 48)

– Those who travel only to be turned back are being charged with rejoicing in the knowledge that they tried their best and that the main thing is the desire. (Sichos HaRan 12)

– Those who feel that this is simply not the year to go to Uman must hold firm to the tzaddik’s declarations that “fanaticism is not necessary”, and that “even while acting with simplicity, it is forbidden to be a fool,” (Sichos HaRan 51) as well as his teachings against obstinacy. (Chayei Moharan 431)

– Those who have sacrificed to spend Rosh Hashana with Rabbeinu and indeed managed, with great personal difficulty, to arrive in Uman must try their best to judge favorably those that didn’t even make an attempt, seeking to find the good points even in what – from their perspective – represents a gross miscalculation. (Likutei Moharan 282.)

– Those stuck between borders, faced with lines of impassive soldiers with riot gear as their children cry for water, are charged with finding the presence of Hashem even in the dark clouds of their suffering. (Likutei Moharan 33, 115, 195)

– Those who endure unspeakable waiting times along their travels to the resting place of our Rebbe are granted an opportunity to fulfill the teaching of “Hamtein”, putting their Breslover patience to work. (Likutei Moharan 6)

– Those who will, for the first time in decades, be spending Rosh Hashana away from Rabbeinu’s kibbutz and far removed from the spirit of the Breslover chassidim, must try their very best to remain joyous within their situation (Likutei Moharan Tinyana 24), hold tight to their faith in Hashem’s hashgacha (Likutei Moharan 250), and think only positive thoughts on Rosh Hashana. (Sichos HaRan 21)

– Those who are utterly confused, frustrated, and angry over this issue and can’t seem to find Hashem in any of this are charged with putting the Rebbe’s lesson of “Ayeh” to the test (Likutei Moharan Tinyana 12) and allowing the tzaddik’s silent songs of faith to reveal Hashem’s presence within the void. (Likutei Moharan 64)

– Those who will be joining together with other Breslover chassidim in special minyanim throughout the world are given the opportunity to truly believe that – as Reb Nosson taught – wherever Breslover chassidim gather, Rebbe Nachman’s spirit hovers upon them.

– Those who have been subject to ridicule by those who can’t possibly understand the unique Breslover Consciousness are charged with remaining silent in their experience of shame (Likutei Moharan 6) and judging the bullies favorably. (Likutei Moharan 277)

– Those who find themselves in the strangest, most God-forsaken places along their journey toward the place of their yearning are given the opportunity to remember that wherever a person travels, there is something for him to fix in that specific place. (Sichos HaRan 85)

– All are charged with taking responsibility for the collective suffering of our world (Likutei Moharan 4), with calling out to Hashem in personal prayer to request the final redemption (Likutei Moharan Tinyana 25), and with dancing the broken-hearted dance of humility to sweeten the judgments (Likutei Moharan 10).

– All are charged with crying tears of hope and joy (Likutei Moharan 175), believing that no matter where we might end up this Rosh Hashana, that’s exactly where we were supposed to be – because this is all part of Hashem’s master-plan. Like puppets in the hand of the master Puppeteer, all we know is that in the end it will be good, because despite all outward appearances, Hashem is running the world “better and better” all the time. (Sichos HaRan 307)

– All are charged with feeling the sheer power of this particular tzaddik’s spiritual-gravitational pull on thousands of souls in our generation (Likutei Moharan 70) – to the point that many were compelled to make sacrifices that so infuriated others solely because this degree of commitment to a cause (something they are personally unable to fathom) makes them a bit more uncomfortable than they are willing to admit.

In sum, we are once again experiencing the realization of Rebbe Nachman’s promise that “I will make you into many groups.” (Chayei Moharan 319) But at the end of the day, no matter where you stand on this glorious spectrum of heated debate and sensitivity, we are all bound with the spirit of this singular tzaddik whose life-giving waters flow in a great many directions. So no matter where we find ourselves this Rosh Hashana, let’s hold tight to these teachings with great joy and unity, roaring like animals in the field – as Rabbeinu wanted – for a time when the light of Hashem and His tzaddikim will envelop the world in a wondrous blanket of illumination with the coming of Moshiach, b’mheira b’yameinu.

ASHREINU!