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Who hasn’t heard of the prestigious Mir Yeshiva?

That ‘top of the top’, that ‘best of the best’, when it comes to Torah learning and lomdus.

Over the years, I’ve kind of been circling around the Mir Yeshiva, especially on a Friday morning when I used to live in Musrara, and Beit Yisrael was where I did most of my shopping for Shabbat.

Also, one time my husband rented a small office directly opposite the Mir Yeshiva, and he sat in that dingy hole for a year basking in the ‘atmosphere’ radiating out of the Mir.

Man, we all hated that office so much.

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My husband stuck up a poster advertising Rav Arush’s books for sale on his shutter facing the Mir yeshiva, and not occasionally, he got into some pretty big arguments with some of the people who saw it and decided to ‘put him straight’.

For my part, I had a really nice proofreader whose husband was a ‘Mir guy’, and who totally flipped out on me when I sent her the first draft of ‘One in a Generation’ to look at, which she ‘urgently’ discussed with her husband.

She was so clearly uncomfortable with any discussion of Moshiach and geula, and she was so clearly relating to me as some derango ‘mesichist’, and she was so upset with what she was reading – including the suggestion that the State of Israel was persecuting the ultra-orthodox world and targeting it for destruction – that she couldn’t complete the job and I had to find someone else.

Back then, I wondered: What are they teaching these guys at the Mir, that she is getting so very upset about any hint that the world might change radically, and that Moshiach might actually come? And that she can’t accept that the State of Israel is not as ‘benevolent’ as we’d all like to believe it is?

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Another interesting point to note is that some of Rav Berland’s main persecutors within Meah Shearim are very respected teachers at the Mir yeshiva.

And I also used to find that kinda strange, too, that people who are meant to be ‘deep-dyed’ Breslovers were hanging out at the Mir, and apparently enjoying maximum respect and kudos.

Now, with all the water that has flown under the bridge in recent months, I’m understanding much more clearly some of the connections and links behind the scenes, and how ‘deep-dyed Breslovers’ can feel so very at home at the Mir.

Once you start to figure out how all this stuff, all these people, are really connected, it becomes so obvious.

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So, now I’ve set out most of my personal biases, it’s time to take a closer look at that fabulous institution of lomduss, the Mir yeshiva.

Or more specifically, the people who founded it, and all the different people they are connected to.

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Let’s start with the Mir’s own website, and it’s official history, so we can start to get a flavor of just how big an impact the Mir – and its students – have had on the orthodox Jewish world.

This comes from their homepage:

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Pay attention to this par:

Proliferation of Scholars

It is rare to find a Jewish community the world over that has not been touched by alumni of Yeshivas Mir. The majority of Mir students spend their formative years in Jerusalem and then move back to their country of origin; many enter the Rabbinate and the field of education.

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No-one can argue that Mir graduates are a huge force to be reckoned with within the orthodox, and ultra-orthodox rabbinic world.

So it’s really important that we understand who founded the Yeshiva, and what ‘hashgafah’ it’s truly seeding into all the orthodox communities – and orthodox schools – it’s alumni ‘enter’, back in ‘their country of origin’.

Trouble is, tracking down that information is not as easy as you might think  – not even on the easy stuff, like when the yeshiva was actually founded, and by who.

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The Mir’s own website says the yeshiva was founded in 1817, but if you go to Wikipedia HERE, it has references to 1814 and 1815 as the founding years.

And if you go HERE, to the Otzar Forum, you’ll find a discussion in Hebrew that brings evidence that the yeshiva was actually founded some 50 years earlier, in 1767.

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Although no-one really knows for sure, which is kinda strange.

The most prestigious yeshiva in the Jewish world, and no-one knows who really founded it, or when?

Is your BS-O-meter starting to twitch yet?

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Let’s continue with the ‘official story’.

But even Wikipedia is confused about what that actually is.

If you go HERE, you’ll be told this:

The yeshiva was founded in the small Russian town of Mir, Belarus in 1814, 1815 or 1817 by Rabbi Shmuel Tiktinsky. After his death, his oldest son Rabbi Avraham Tiktinsky was appointed Rosh Yeshiva. After a number of years, Rabbi Avraham died and his younger brother Rabbi Chaim Leib Tiktinsky succeeded him. Rabbi Chaim Leib would remain as Rosh Yeshiva for many decades. He was succeeded by his son, Rabbi Avrohom Tiktinsky, who brought Rabbi Eliyahu Boruch Kamai into the yeshiva.

In 1903, Rabbi Kamai’s daughter married Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel (Reb Leizer Yudel), son of Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel (the Alter of Slabodka), who in time became the Rosh Yeshiva of the Mir. The yeshiva remained in that location until 1914.

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And if you go HERE, you’ll be told this:

The Mirrer Yeshiva was founded in 1815, 12 years after the founding of the Volozhin Yeshiva, by one of the prominent residents of a small town called Mir…, Rabbi Shmuel Tiktinsky.

After Rav Shmuel’s death, his youngest son, Rabbi Chaim Leib Tiktinsky, was appointed rosh yeshiva. He was succeeded by his son, Rav Avrohom, who brought Rabbi Eliyahu Boruch Kamai into the yeshiva. During Rabbi Kamai’s tenure the direction of the yeshiva wavered between those who wished to introduce the study of musar and those who were against it.

In 1903, Rabbi Kamai’s daughter Malka married Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel, son of the legendary Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel, the Elder of Slabodka, who joined the yeshiva faculty in late 1906. Under his influence, the yeshiva joined the musar movement definitively and Rabbi Zalman Dolinski of Radin was appointed as its first mashgiach.

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Hmmm.

Let’s see if we can get a bit more clarity about Mir’s (apparent…) founder, R’ Shmuel Tiktinsky.

His Wikipedia entry tells us that:

Shmuel Tiktinsky was “a merchant of considerable means and a talmudic scholar.” He used both of these to build and run the Mir.

Avrohom Tiktinsky [Shmuel Tiktinsky’s oldest son] was given “the whole burden of administration” by his father in 1823.

Weirdly, we’re told that both Shmuel and his son Avraham died in 1835 – but on separate occasions. At this point, Shmuel Tiktinsky’s second son, Chaim, is just 11.

In 1850, the now 26 year old Chaim Yehuda Leib Tiktinsky, known as Chaim Leib, “was appointed joint principal of the yeshiva.” Chaim Leib’s [sons] Shmuel (1876), and then Avrohom (1883), were his successors. The latter retired in 1907.

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But over on the Jewish Encyclopaedia website HERE, we learn some different information about TIKTINSKI, ḤAYYIM JUDAH LÖB B. SAMUEL:

He was the second son of Samuel Tiktinski, founder of the yeshibah in Mir, who died in 1835, leaving his eleven-year-old son without any material means.

Despite his very unfavorable circumstances, young Tiktinski succeeded by diligent application in passing a rabbinical examination before he was twenty, at which age he officiated as substitute for Rabbi Elihu Shik in Deretschin when the latter went on a long journey.

In 1850 he was invited by Rabbi Moses Abraham ben David of Mir to deliver lectures before the local yeshibah. By his brilliant delivery and his rejection of the pilpul he attracted many scholars; and when, in 1867, Moses Abraham died, Tiktinski was entrusted with the entire control of the yeshibah.

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So, let’s recap where we’ve got to so far.

A wealthy merchant and Torah scholar called Samuel Tiktinsky apparently starts the Mir Yeshiva in 1814, or 1815, or 1817 – no-one can really remember.

He dies in 1835, together with his eldest son Abraham, but on separate occasions, leaving his eleven year old son Chaim Tiktinsky destitute.

(Which is kinda weird, for a wealthy merchant who has enough money to run his own yeshiva.)

Meantime, the Mir Yeshiva is taken over by one ‘Rabbi Moses Abraham ben David’, and Chaim Tiktinsky only returns to the Mir yeshiva 14 years later, as a lecturer. When ‘Rabbi Moses Abraham ben David’ dies in 1867, R’ Chaim Tiktinsky takes over – and the rest is history.

This is the official story, and it just seems a little ‘off’ to me, I have to say.

Let’s start digging, to see what we find.

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First stop is to try and track down more details of this wealthy ‘Shmuel Tiktinsky’ in the real world.

Over on geni, his entry is very sparse – no parents, no siblings, and you only find any real details for his son ‘R’ Chaim Tiktinsky’.

I plug in ‘Shmuel Tiktin’ – and get back a letter from a Rabbi Shmuel Tiktin – who is apparently this guy:

SHMUEL-FROYM TIKTIN (b. March 2, 1878)

            He was born in Jerusalem.  He studied in religious primary school, yeshiva, and on his own.  In 1891 he became secretary to the writer Zev Yaakov, and later he was an assistant to Eliezer Ben-Yehuda.  He was an active leader in Mizrachi.

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He’s not the ‘Rabbi Shmuel Tiktin’ I’m after, because he’s around 100 years too late.

Then, I try to track down ‘Rabbi Shmuel Tiktin’ down in the Memorial book for the town of Tiktin (aka Tykocin).

Nothing, not a sausage.

How can the founder of the prestigious Mir yeshiva – Shmuel Tiktinsky – not even be listed as one of the ‘famous sons’ of Tiktin?

That’s what I start to wonder to myself. I mean, they have entries for ‘Natan the Mad’ and a whole bunch of other famous Tiktin Rabbis like HaRav Meir HaLevi Ish Horowitz (the Maharam Tiktin) and HaRav Shalom Rokeah (the “Ma’aseh Rokeah) – but not a peep about the founder of the Mir.

Hmm.

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Next, I try a different angle, and try to track down the real identity of the ‘Rabbi Moses Abraham ben David’ who takes over the Mir when Shmuel Tiktinsky (and his son…) die in 1835.

Over on Yivo, I find this:

In the absence of an obvious successor, the rabbi of the Mir community, Yosef David Eisenstadt, took over the position of rosh yeshivah.

He in turn was succeeded by his son, Mosheh, but after the latter’s death in 1846 Ḥayim Tiktinski, a son of the founder, claimed the post of rosh yeshivah and took over its leadership. This step was challenged by the rabbi of Mir, who claimed that by then the post had become a prerogative of the community’s rabbi.

This claim was rejected in 1867 by a large committee of prominent rabbis in a precedent-setting decision that amounted to formal recognition of the separation between yeshivas and communities.

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Well, the picture is already starting to come a bit more clearly into focus.

Here’s the geni profile for R’ Yosef David Eisenstadt. Apparently, this guy had some serious yichus. One of his great-grandfathers is R’ Aryeh Leib Pollack (Zak), the chief rabbi of Poland, while the other is Gaon R’ David Ginsberg of Prague.

I’ve been researching this period of Jewish history in Prague for months, already, and it’s the first I’ve heard of ‘R’ David Ginsberg’ – who again, springs from the head of Zeus.

Meanwhile, ‘R Yosef David Eisenstadt’s’ dad is listed as ‘Zvi Hirsh Pollack Zak’, and his aunt is Chashe Zak, who has a whole bunch of ‘Zakheim’ children.

When I was researching the ‘Vilna Gaon’s’ real family tree, HERE, I came across this guy:

Rabbi Joseph Zakheim – who caught my eye, because his descendants are still making headlines today, for all the wrong reasons.

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This comes from Wikispooks, HERE:

Dov Zakheim...is an ordained rabbi who made it to a high position in both government and private business. He worked in the Pentagon between 1985 and 1987. From 1987-2001, Zakheim was CEO of SPC International, a high-technology firm that manufactures, inter alia, equipment to remotely control aircraft.

During 2000, he served as a foreign policy advisor to George W. Bush. He was hired as a Comptroller of the Pentagon in the spring of 2001.

On September 10, 2001 , Donald Rumsfeld, Defense Secretary, announced to a stupefied internal Pentagon audience that the Pentagon could not track $2.3 trillion dollars in its books.

This statement disappeared, as it were, into the memory hole the next day because of the deadly events, but continues to be widely quoted by Jew-bashers, who connect these missing funds to Zakheim.

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I’m sure that’s just a CO-IN-CID-ENCE.

(Ahem….)

But in terms of figuring out what’s going on at the Mir, I’ve just hit a dead end.

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I know that many of these rabbinic posts are ‘inherited’ from father to son, so I try to find out who was the Rabbi of Mir at this time.

Whaddya know?

It’s one ‘R’ Zvi Hirsch Eisenstadt‘, the grandson of the secret Sabbatean R’ Meir of Eisenstadt, the teacher of Jonathan Eibshutz, and also brother of ‘sabbatean prophet’ Mordechai Mokiach.

I wrote about all this back HERE.

Here’s a snippet:

Here’s a little about how Mordechai Mokiach (Eisenstadt, brother of Rabbi Meir Eisenstadt) was connected to another member of the Eybshutz family, Ber Eybshutz (also known as Ber Perlhefter):

(From HERE🙂

“In the late 1670s and early 1680s, Ber became deeply involved in the Sabbatean movement as a maggid in the circle of Abraham ben Michael Rovigo [the Eshel Avraham] (c. 1650–1713) in Modena.

He was instrumental in shaping the moderate wing of the movement after the death of Sabbetai Zevi. Though he initially pinned hopes on Mordecai of Eisenstadt (1650–1729) as a second redeeming figure, he later became disappointed and renounced his support…”

As for Mordechai Mokiach, his descendants changed their names to ‘Pick’ and ‘Berlin’, and quickly became leading figures back in the orthodox Jewish community again.

Things are starting to get interesting again!

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R’ Zvi Hirsh Eisenstadt ABD Mir is married to one Finkel Kallir – his niece, via his sister Chava.

Finkel’s brother Rabbi Eleazar Kallir (1728-1801), the author of the Or Chadash -and another person whose been on my radar for quite a while.

This comes from the Jewish Virtual Library, HERE.

Rabbi Eleazar ben Eleazar Kallir’s father died before his birth, and he was therefore given his father’s name. In 1759, he was appointed rabbi of Zabludow, and from there proceeded to Berlin where he lectured in the college of the wealthy Moses b. Isaac Levy.

He was appointed rabbi of Rechnitz and head of its large yeshivah in 1768 and, in 1781, rabbi of Kolin near Prague. … Baruch Jeiteles states that “after the death of Yechezkel Landau, he was the sole remaining authority in the country.”

His first work, Or Ḥadash, on the Pentateuch, was an appendix to the Kotnot Or of his grandfather, Meir Eisenstadt, which he published under the title Me’orei Esh (Fuerth, 1766). …

His son Alexander Susskind was a well-known philanthropist.

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So, at this point in the research, I tripped over something so mind-blowing, it took me out for the rest of the day.

I know, you want a clue, a hint.

Here it is:

Shabtai Tzvi was not some ‘nobody’ from Smyrna who somehow rose to become the potential ‘moshiach’ of nearly the whole Jewish world.

He was a very well known Rabbi and kabbalist.

He was an integral part of ‘the machine’ that’s been running the Jewish world for centuries already – because otherwise, he’d never have accomplished what he did, no matter how eloquent or ‘inspired’ he might have been.

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Sigh.

Let’s stop here for now, and I will work on ‘Part 2’ of the rest of what might be going on with the Mir, over the next few days.

There is so much smoke and mirrors flashing around all over the place, I have to pace myself to do this stuff, and try to pin it down properly.

So, we’ll come back to this topic soon, BH.

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Rabbenu, Rabbenu.

There are no words to explain how much following Rebbe Nachman of Breslov’s path has helped me in every area of my life, gashmi and ruchani.

Following Rabbenu’s advice of doing an hour a day of hitbodedut every single day has literally saved my life, and changed so much about it in the direction of good.

And that’s just the very tip of the iceberg, when it comes to the ‘good’ that Rebbe Nachman has done for me.

Each time I went to Uman, I have come back with tremendous presents of self-development, self-awareness, mental healing – physical healing! – open miracles, mamash.

So, when I started to trip over some interesting information pertaining to Rabbenu’s extended family, I knew that wherever it was going to lead, Rabbenu himself would continue to be the light of our generation, the fire that will continue burning until Moshiach really does come.

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But that’s not to say I wanted to put it out there, because I know that not everyone has had my first-hand experience of the Breslov path, and the true goodness that is Rebbe Nachman.

But I seem to have reached that point in my research of what was really going on in the Jewish community back 250 years ago, that I can’t seem to dodge it any more.

Before we continue, I just want to point out that the holiest souls always came out of less than optimal backgrounds.

Abraham’s father, Terach, was chief ‘idol maker’ for Nimrod, and Sarah’s father was Haran, Abraham’s brother who died in the furnace.

Sarah’s brother was of course the infamous Lot, who caused a massive scandal by sleeping with and impregnating both his daughters.

Then, we have the yucky, evil Esav, chief murderer and rapist, and brother of Yaakov Avinu.

Oh, and I skipped over Rivka, whose brother Lavan was the king of black magic in the whole world, and either Bilaam himself, or at the least his close ancestors.

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So that pattern of having the holiest of holies come out of some of the yuckiest, yuck families has continued from the very beginning of the Jewish people.

And has continued down to our days. That’s part of what makes all this so very confusing and difficult to unpick, because externally, ‘Esav and Yaakov’ are twins. It’s only on the inside that the real difference between them – the difference between good and evil, heaven and hell, manifests.

And even Yitzhak Avinu was fooled by the fake-pious Esav.

So, with that introduction out the way, let’s dive into to today’s slice of real Jewish history.

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The story begins with a man named Veital (Chaim) Heine Ephraim.

In THIS post, I started to set out more how the Portuguese conversos ‘morphed’ into the Ashkenazi bankers who were funding the haskalah, and I introduced you to banker Daniel Itzig.

Let’s refresh your memory about Daniel Itzig, and his links with Veital Heine Ephraim, before we move on:

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This from Wikipedia:

Daniel Itzig (also known as Daniel Yoffe 18 March 1723 in Berlin – 17 May 1799 in Potsdam) was a Court Jew of Kings Frederick II the Great and Frederick William II of Prussia

Itzig was a banker and a mintmaster in partnership with Veitel-Heine Ephraim. Together they leased all the mints in Saxony and Prussia. During the Seven Years’ War they assisted Frederick the Great in debasing the Saxonian currency… Itzig was one of the very few Jews in Prussia to receive full citizenship privileges, as a “Useful Jew”. He became extraordinarily wealthy as a consequence…

He funded early members of the Haskalah secular movement, including Rabbi Israel of Zamosch (Moses Mendelssohn‘s teacher), Samuel Rominow (an Italian Jewish artist) and Isaac Satanow.

In 1761 he began planning a school for poor Jewish boys in Berlin, and in 1778 his son together with [his son-in-law] Daniel Friedlander opened the first “free school” (Freischule) called “Hinuch Neorim”, Hebrew: ‘Teaching the Youth’. The school and adjacent printing house later became one of the main institutions of the Haskalah movement.

At the same time he founded and funded a Yeshiva and brought Rabbi Hirschel Levin and Rabbi Joseph ben Meir Teomim [author of the Pri Megadim] to Berlin to teach there.

Itzig was the official head (‘Oberältester’) of the Jewish community in Berlin from 1764 until his death in 1799.

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Daniel Itzig and his son-in-law, David Friedlander, were the leaders of the haskalah movement in Berlin, that quickly morphed into Reform, a generation later.

Two of Itzig’s grand-daughters married two of the sons of Moses Mendelssohn.

So Daniel Itzig and his business partner ‘Veitel Heine Ephraim’ are bang, slap in the middle of this whole big Reform-Frankist-Freemason hot mess.

Me being me, I decided to take a closer look at who this ‘Veitel Heine (Chaim) Ephraim’ actually was, and here is where the story starts to get interesting, again.

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First things first, go HERE to get a basic rundown of how Ephraim and Itzig were engaged in one of the biggest currency scams in European history.

Here’s a taster:

Veitel Heine Ephraim, 1703 – 16 May 1775 in Berlin) was jeweller to the Prussian Court, a silk entrepreneur in Potsdam, the chairman of the Jewish congregation in Berlin/Prussia, and since 1756 Mintmaster in Saxony and from 1758 also in Prussia.

During the Seven Years’ WarFrederick the Great devalued the Prussian coin five times in order to finance the war; debased coins were produced with the help from Ephraim and Daniel Itzig, and spread outside Prussia: in Saxony, Poland, and Kurland.

Ephraim and his companion Itzig became infamous for adding copper, up to 70%, into the fake coins, known as Ephraimiten. The coin fraud of the entrepreneurs became an existential element of war financing.

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Ephraim become super wealthy as a result of all of his currency fiddling.

In 1750, the King of Prussia also appointed him “senior elder” of the Berlin Jewish community. He was a seriously big deal, both historically, in the story of the Kingdom of Prussia and the Seven Years War, and financially, in the development of currency markets (and gambling on currencies, and inflation); and apparently, also within the Jewish community itself.

And yet, I’m willing to bet that you’ve never heard of him before now.

We already know that so many of the families caught up with the Sabbatian-Frankists maintained multiple identities and different names, depending on the ‘role’ they were acting out at any given time. So, given the paucity of details about ‘Veital Heine Ephraim’ in official Jewish history, I decided to try to track him down in the ‘real world’, and see if I could start to figure out who he really was.

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First stop was geni.

Here he is, together with a picture of his fabulous ‘Palais Ephraim’ that he built in Berlin, in 1762.

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There’s the usual deliberate misinformation going on, on geni, with ‘additional generations’ that never existed being stuffed in all over the place, but here’s the lowdown:

Veitel Heine Ephraim married one Elke Frankel Neumark Mirels.

That name immediately catches my attention, as the Frankel / Teomim / Neumark / Mirels family keep popping up in the periphery of the Frankists, like a ghost at a wedding.

For example, you can see from the shot below that one ‘Esther Mirels Frankel Neumark’ is the mother of Rachel Ulmo, who is the wife of the Sabbatian ‘prophet’, the Eshel Avrham.

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So, I know they are connected.

I know they are in the middle of all this, somehow, but each time I try to catch hold of the connection ‘in the real world’, I end up with a handful of dead ends that just make no logical sense.

But this time, it was different.

Click, click, click, and I have a picture of who Elke’s siblings are, including one ‘Roesel Teomim-Heschel‘, who marries a guy called HaRav HaGaon Chaim Yonah Teomim II’.

This is another name that has come across my radar repeatedly, as being part of some strange ‘cover up’, so now my curiosity is really piqued.

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I start clicking through, to see who ‘Chaim Yonah Teomim II’s’ siblings are – and very soon, I see most of them are deep within Kevin Lawrence Hanit territory.

Aha! I must be on to something…

So then I switch track, and start trying to pin down his kids, instead.

One is married to a GOMPERZ (which links to the Bernays / Behrends I wrote about HERE.)

Another, Genendel, marries Simon Bondi – a name that is familiar from HERE.

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Another one, Idel, marries the son of the ‘Pnei Yehoshua’ – R’ Jacob Joshua Falk.

He has a very interesting story, that his first wife, Leah Landau and daughter get killed in an explosion.

He was apparently also an enemy of Veital Chaim Efraim, and opponent of Yonatan Eibshutz – despite having Sabbatian literature in his own library:

Having displeased Veitel-Heine Ephraim, one of the most influential leaders of the community, by rendering a judgment against him, he was compelled at the expiration of his term of office (1734) to resign….

Soon afterward, the quarrel between Rabbis Yaakov Emden and Yonatan Eybeschütz broke out. Falk strongly opposed Eybeschütz, and was ultimately compelled to leave Frankfurt in 1750, due to the strong support Eybeschütz had there. He wandered from town to town until he came to Worms, where he remained for some years. He was recalled to Frankfurt; but his enemies prevented him from preaching in the synagogue, and he left the city a second time.

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If you go HERE, you can see the list of many of his descendants, including Berensteins and Rosanes.

Maybe we’ll come back to him, we’ll see, as we have lots more to ‘catch up with’ in this post.

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Another of ‘Chaim Yonah Teomim II’s kids is one ‘Chaya Bochner’, who marries Naftali Tzvi Hirsch Bochner, the ABD of Zbarazh.

They have a kid called ‘Esther’, who marries, Zvi Hirsh Margoliot, and then, apparently, remarries one Alexander Sender Margoliot, the ABD Dobromil, Przeworsk, Zbarazh and Satanow.

Hey, it’s that ‘Alexander Sender Margoliot’ name again, that haunts my dreams, and bedevils my waking moments.

I take a closer look, and here’s what I learn:

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Keith Lawrence Hanit and Malka Mysels are all over the profiles for their family.

I already know what that means: dead ends, fake dates, fake names and relationships.

But I still learn that Esther and Alexander Sender Margoliot apparently have a lot of kids including a daughter called Chaya Rivka Ossatin.

That names sounds familiar so I click on, and I discover that she is the mother of Rebbe Nachman’s wife, Sashia.

Whaddya know.

But there are more surprises to come.

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UPDATE:

R’ Ephraim of Ossatin, Rabbenu’s father-in-law, actually lost his first wife and remarried. It’s possible that ‘Chaya Rivka Ossatin’ is the name of his second wife, and thus Sashia’s step-mother, instead of her biological mother.

That second wife made Rabbenu’s life very miserable, so he moved out of R’ Ephraim’s house, and went to Zlatipolia instead.

 

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Next, I click on another daughter, ‘Deborah Bloch’, and I find out that she marries one Rabbi Uri Shraga Feiwel Block of Vilna.

That name sounds just so familiar….

If you go back to this post, you’ll see why:

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Warning: here’s where we get into ‘mindblowing information’ territory.

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In that post, I bring the story of one ‘Alexander Sender Bloch’ (above), who marries into the family of Russia’s richest man, Reb Isaac Zabludowsky.

The descendants of Alexander Sender Bloch include Dr Max Schur, Freud’s personal physician, who ‘euthanised’ him. But it’s the parents of ‘Alexander Sender Bloch’ who get my attention, because they are none other than:

Deborah Bloch and R’Uri Shraga Feiwel Bloch of Vilna.

SNAP.

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But now I hit a big mystery, because ‘R’ Uri Shraga Feibush Bloch’ from Vilna is meant to be the son-in-law of the Vilna Gaon, R’ Eliyahu.

Again, here’s the relevant snippet from the ‘official’ Gaon genealogy by Chaim Freedman:

Tauba of Dubrovno daughter of Eliyahu Gaon of Vilna and Khana of Keidan, born c.1768, Vilna, Lithuania, married Uri Shraga Feibush of Dubrovno, son of Shlomo ?, ABD Dubrovno. Tauba died c.1812, Dubrovno, Byelorussia. Apparently died young, since her husband was known to have remarried, and few of her descendants are recorded. See the introduction to this book for a full explanation of the placement of Tauba as the youngest daughter of the Gaon.

Uri: Remarried after the death of first wife, Tauba. Other wives were Sarah Khaya, daughter of David, son of Pinkhas ben Azriel, author of Nakhalat Azriel and Feiga, the sister-in-law of Yitskhak Khalavitzer. Addressed rabbinic enquiry to Khaim of Volozhin (Binyan Shel Simkha).

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Let’s try and sum up what’s going on here, as I know it’s really confusing.

It seems this is what’s going on.

Deborah Bloch, the daughter of Esther (nee Bochner) and Alexander Sender Margoliot marries Rabbi Uri Shraga Feiwel Bloch of Vilna.

This name is not at all common, so for once I have a strong case that any references to ‘Rabbi Uri Shraga Feiwel Bloch of Vilna’ are referring to the same person.

In the official ‘Gaon’ geneology, ‘Uri Shraga Feiwel’ marries the Gaon’s daughter Tauba. Tauba is a slang form of the name ‘Deborah’.

So, that would make Alexander Sender Margoliot the ‘real world’ name of the Vilna Gaon.

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Why go to such great lengths to cover this information up?

There’s probably a few reasons. One of them is this:

Alexander Sender Margoliot’s grandma, Hinde Margolis, is the sister of the notorious Elisha Shor (Wolowski), whose whole family ‘converted’ to Roman Catholicism together with Jacob Frank.

As I’ve written about on a lot of different occasions now, most of the extended Shor family were hard-core Sabbateans, and then Frankists. Just the ‘Shor / Wolowskis’ openly converted, while other family members stayed ‘secret Sabbateans’ within the Jewish community.

Once the Sabbatean-Frankists blew up as such an awful affair, many of the people within the Jewish community who continued to be secret Sabbateans, in the mold of the Eshel Avraham, wanted to put a lot of ‘clear blue’ between their brand of more moderate Sabbateanism, and the radical antinomism of Frank and his followers.

So they changed their names, faked their genealogies, and tried to ‘airbrush out’ their obvious links to the Frankists, and Frank, as much as possible.

(This is a ‘giving the benefit of the doubt’ explanation….)

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I went back to see if I could find any hints of Rabbi Uri Shraga Feiwel Bloch’s ‘other wives’ in the real world, just to double-check there were no other candidates for ‘Deborah Margoliot’.

So far, I have found nothing.

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Rabbi Alexander Sender Margoliot Bloch is listed as being the Av Beit Din of Satanow.

Satanow plays an important role in the Frankist story. I will try to pull more of the sources together in another post.

It’s also linked to one of the ‘fathers of the haskalah’, Menachem Mendel Lefin, who in turn is connected to Joshua Zeitlin.

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There’s so many repercussions of this piece of info, it’s going to take me a while to figure it all out again.

But let me leave you with the ‘plain English’ version of the ‘Rabbenu’ connection, in the meantime.

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Rebbe Nachman’s mother-in-law, Chaya Rivka Ossatin, was Deborah Bloch’s sister.

That means that the wealthy ‘Alexander Sender Bloch’ who married the daughter of Isaac Zabludowsky was apparently the cousin of Sashia, Rebbe Nachman’s first wife.

That much appears to be certain in the ‘real world facts’ we’ve managed to pin down so far.

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Additionally, if ‘Rabbi Alexander Sender Margoliot’ really is the Vilna Gaon, that also means that Deborah Bloch and Chaya Rivka Ossatin were the Vilna Gaon’s daughters.

And that, in turn, means that Rabbenu’s wife Sashia was the Vilna Gaon’s grand-daughter.

I know, I know, believe me I know.

All this is just so crazy.

But I’m still knee-deep in other information and material that suggests there is way more to unpick, still.

It’s also interesting to note that one of the people who gave Rabbenu’s ‘Likutei Moharan’ a haskama was Rabbi Ephraim Zalman Margoliot, of Brody, who made a fortune in banking the diamond trade.

He is either ‘Alexander Sender Margoliot’s’ brother, or nephew – and therefore, a close relative of Rebbe Nachman’s wife, Sashia.

 

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We still didn’t really find out how ‘Veital Heine Ephraim’ fits into this picture.

But if God wills it, we’ll revisit this sometime soon, and try to tuck that loose end away neatly.

I think you’ve had enough crazy stuff for one post, in the meantime.

TBC

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UPDATE:

You can still find some useful information in Hebrew, on many of the people whose bios have been scrubbed or altered in English.

So if you go HERE, you’ll find the Hebrew Wikipedia entry for ‘Rabbi Alexander Sender Margoliot‘ – my candidate for the real name of the Vilna Gaon.

Here’s a snippet (Google translated, so please excuse the clunky English):

Son of Rabbi Mordechai “Chassid”, one of the sages of the cloister in Brody , a friend of the ” Known in Judea ” and a disciple of Rabbi Moshe Osterer . 

His grandfather, Rabbi Menachem Manish Margaliot, was the son of Rabbi Yitzchak Rabba of Yavrov and the husband of Hinda, the daughter of Rabbi Alexander Sander Shur , the “Tevuot Shor”. His father died at the age of 22 and he grew up with his brother and sister in Brody with their uncle Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Loftiner. In his youth he studied at Clois in Brody. 

He married Esther, daughter of Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Buchner, rabbi of Zabrze , and son of Rabbi Shlomo, Rabbi of Pinchov and author of the book “Yekhal Shlomo”.

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That Wiki entry also states that ‘Rabbi Alexander Sender Margoliot’ was considered to be the ‘Rabbi of most of the Sages of his generation’.

Given that he lived at the same time as the Vilna Gaon, that’s an interesting statement, to say the least.

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According to the ‘official genealogy’ of the Vilna Gaon’s ancestors – which we’ve already pointed out on so many different occasions is full of mysterious gaps and things that just don’t make sense – the Gaon is descended from a Rabbi David Ashkenazi, whose father was Mordechai Ashkenazai.

In his book ‘The Mixed Multitude’, which brings a multitude of original ‘Frankist’ sources, Paweł Maciejko says that:

“Rabbi Moses David…overtly preached Sabbatianism in Podhadje, the same is true of Rabbi Mordechai Ashkenazi in Zolkiew.

This Rabbi Mordechai Ashkenazi was a very close disciple of ‘Avraham Rovigo’, aka the Eshel Avraham. The two men actually wrote that book together.

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I covered that back in THIS post, but it’s worth bringing it here again:

Here’s a link to an early edition of that book, and here’s a write up about it:

“[Zohar] Mordechai ben Yehudah Leib Ashkenazi and Abraham ben Michael Rovigo. [Hebrew Text:]. Sefer Eshel Avraham … be-ve’ur shiv’ah yeme Be-reshit ve-sod ta’ame Torah. Furth: Model of Ansbach in the House of Tsevi Hirsh ben Yosef Segal, 1701.            

Mordechai ben Yehudah Leib Ashkenazi of Zolkiev, 1695-1702, Kabbalist and Shabbatean. Ashkenazi  wrote the Eshel Avraham “based on a new interpretation of the Zohar he received from heaven.”….

Ashkenazi states that through the principles revealed in this book one can understand more of the Zohar in three months than others have been able to do in many years. This work has the enthusiastic approbations of the great rabbis of the period even though the author was a Shabbatean…..

Rovigo (circa 1650-1713) Italian kabbalist and Shabbatean. “Rovigo studied in Venice, where he became one of the leading pupils of Moses Zacuto in Kabbalah… Since he belonged to a wealthy family, Rovigo was able to devote himself exclusively to his studies; he became widely known as a supporter of pious enterprises and later also of Shabbatean activities…

Becoming one of the main supporters of the moderate wing of Shabbateanism, he gathered around him many secret followers of the movement… In 1700-1 he spent a whole year seeing through the press the Zoharic commentaries of Mordecai Ashkenazi (of Zolkiev, 1695-1702), in Fuerth, a place that seemed more sympathetic to secret Shabbateans than Mantua or Venice.” 

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I’ve been trying to track down that Sabbatean ‘Mordechai Ashkenazi’ for months.

It’s so strange to have potentially found him – finally – at the base of the Vilna Gaon’s family tree. In that ‘parallel universe’, David ben Mordechai Ashkenazi has a son, Moshe, who has a son, Eliyahu ‘Khassid’ – and his grandson was apparently the Vilna Gaon.

Meanwhile, back in ‘Alexander Sender Margoliot’ land, Alexander Sender is the son of Rabbi Mordechai “Chassid”. 

And his grandfather is Rabbi Menachem Manish Margaliot, who is married to Hinda Margulis – sister of the infamous Elisha Shor, and daughter of Rabbi Alexander Sender Shor, the Tevuot Shor.

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Hinda links us to a bunch of other people we’ve already written about, including R’ Gavriel Eskeles, whose wife’s aunt was this same Hinda.

And, now we know that ‘Rabbi Menachem Manish Margoliot‘ is one and the same as Mordechai Yollis – also married to this same ‘Hinda’.

‘Mordechai Yollis’ has a son called ‘Rabbi Israel Babad Levitzer’, who – surprise suprise! – has a son called:

Alexander Sender Haim Shor.

Aka, Rabbi Alexander Sender Margoliot, my candidate for the real Vilna Gaon.

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Alexander Sender Haim Shor is the ancestor of the famous ‘Brodsky family‘ of entrepreneurs and philanthropists in Russia.

Probably more about them another time, as I don’t want your brains to explode.

Too much.

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I am a couple of weeks away from finally cracking this mystery, BH.

I’ve been saying that for months, but I really feel this latest bit of info is filling in a lot of the gaps in the picture.

And now, I will go away again and obsess over a few more of the ‘holes’ to see what else I discover when I plug this info in.

TBC

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I took my eye off the ‘Astra- Zeneca’ / Oxford Vaccine, because we only have Pfizer in Israel.

Now, it seems more than half my extended family back in the UK has had the ‘Oxford shot’.

They were telling me it’s a ‘traditional’ vaccine, that uses the attenuated, weakened form of ‘Covid-19’, like traditional vaccines.

Either they were deliberately mislead by the government, media and health professionals there (quelle surprise), or they just didn’t read the small print.

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This comes from Oxford University’s own website, HERE.

How the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine works

The ChAdOx1 vaccine is a chimpanzee adenovirus vaccine vector.

This is a harmless, weakened adenovirus that usually causes the common cold in chimpanzees.

ChAdOx1 was chosen as the most suitable vaccine technology for a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine as it has been shown to generate a strong immune response from one dose in other vaccines.

It has been genetically changed so that it is impossible for it to grow in humans. This also makes it safer to give to children, the elderly and anyone with a pre-existing condition such as diabetes. Chimpanzee adenoviral vectors are a very well-studied vaccine type, having been used safely in thousands of subjects.

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Such weasel words.

Let’s see what’s really going on. The giveaway is the phrase ‘vaccine technology’.

What ‘vaccine technology’ do you need, in a traditional ‘vaccine’ apparently just using a weakened chimp adenovirus?

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The following comes from Oxford University’s  COVID-19 vaccine trial information pages.

There, they tell us very clearly that:

Oxford-AstraZeneca ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222)
“The vaccine works by delivering the genetic code of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein to the body’s cells, similarly to the BNT162b2 vaccine. “
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In case you are wondering what the ‘BNT162b2 vaccine’ is – it’s the Pfizer mRNA experimental gene therapy that they’ve shoved down so many people’s throats here in Israel.

And I already covered how that is meant to ‘work’ here:
It’s basically the same thing as the Pfizer mRNA shot, just different wording and a slightly different way of achieving the same end, i.e. modifying the human cell is penetrates.
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Compare and contrast, the ‘explanation’ of how the Pfizer shot works:

Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine

The BNT162b2 vaccine is a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. It contains the genetic code (mRNA) of the spike protein, which is found on the surface of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Once inside the body, the spike protein is produced, causing the immune system to recognise it and initiate an immune response. 

This means that if the body later encounters the spike protein of the coronavirus, the immune system will recognise it and destroy it before causing infection. As there is no whole or live virus involved, the vaccine cannot cause COVID-19 disease. The mRNA is naturally degraded after a few days. More information about mRNA vaccines is below.

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And this is how the Astra-Zeneca / Oxford shot is meant to work:

Oxford-AstraZeneca ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222)

The ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine was developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca. The vaccine works by delivering the genetic code of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein to the body’s cells, similarly to the BNT162b2 vaccine. Once inside the body, the spike protein is produced, causing the immune system to recognise it and initiate an immune response.

This means that if the body later encounters the spike protein of the coronavirus, the immune system will recognise it and destroy it before causing infection.

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Sigh.

I really just want to stay in bed until Moshiach comes, to rescue us all from this madness, already.

Can it really be, that so very many people are literally so brain-dead and zombified that they aren’t catching this stuff?
That they aren’t asking even basic questions, or doing basic research for themselves?

I got to the above information after approximately 57 seconds of searching for it.

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Sigh.

In the meantime, here is something that actually made me laugh out loud, from the incomparable Remy.

We need all the laughs we can get, at the moment.

(Shmirat eynayim friendly).

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UPDATE:

James Corbett has more information on the Oxford-Astra-Zeneca experimental gene therapy.

Not shmirat eynayim friendly, as he’s interviewing Whitney Webb, but very worth a listen.

The article that Whitney Webb wrote has already been pulled off the web – so catch this video while you still can.

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UPDATE #2:

This is a ‘leaked video’ from 2005, when people at the Pentagon were being briefed on a ‘virus’ that could be injected into ‘religious fundamentalists’ / ‘religious fanatics’, to turn off the gene that causes their brains to be more ‘religious’.

I’ve heard this idea for a while, and it sounded incredible to me.

But now I’ve seen this briefing – from 15 years ago – and as keeps happening, I’m starting to ponder if maybe, just maybe, that’s one of the objectives behind this crazy, huge push to ‘vaccinate’ the orthodox Jewish community.

As always, watch it yourself (4.5 minutes and shmirat eynayim friendly) and make up your own minds.

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

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

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

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

And then tell me this:

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

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The following descriptions come from my source:

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

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UPDATE:

Here’s the link to see all the videos.

Warning: Two of them are graphic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And so, I will continue.

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

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

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You can see the full shiur on youtube, below:

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So backwards, it’s hard to believe.

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

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

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

Because hey, didn’t you hear?

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

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

Here’s how der YWNer reports it:

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

The police arrested two additional suspects on Thursday morning.

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

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You got that?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HERE’S THE ORIGINAL POST:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Of course, that poor man died of his injuries.

How could he not?

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

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

But that’s not what happened here.

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

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

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

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

I know the people there, the kids there.

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

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

The idea is so laughable.

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

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So now, what happened next?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But even I was shocked by what happened next.

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

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

The mind boggles.

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

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

We didn’t want to believe it then.

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

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

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

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

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

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Our greatest enemies right now are truly coming from within.

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

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

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

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

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Here’s how we get from Frobel’s approach to education to Freudian brainwashing.

As part of my effort to get more of my tabs closed down (I’m at under 20, for the first time in months) – I’m trying to roar through as much information as I can, as quickly as I can.

So now, let’s take a deeper look at why the ‘Frobel’ approach to education was a key plank in the plan to turn us all into conforming, soul-less, unquestioning robots.

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First things first.

Go back and read this, so you know where I’m building this post from:

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Here’s the basic idea, as simply as I can put it:

Frobel was the frontman for a system of re-engineering ‘education’, and particularly early education in such a way that instead of encouraging creative curiosity and independent thought, it would train children to stop thinking for themselves, and become programmable ‘automatons’.

As part of this new approach, small children were to be trained from a very young age that there was a ‘right way’ and a ‘wrong way’ of playing.

And once this training was implemented, it was the easiest thing in the world to continue the ‘training’ as the child progressed along the path of the education system, effectively losing their own ability to think for themselves, and create ‘out of the box’, without conforming to how ‘everyone else’ said things had to be done.

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Here’s a couple of quotes from Frobel himself, from HERE, which kind of sets out the stall for what he was aiming at:

“That which follows is always conditioned upon that which goes before.”

“The destiny of nations lies far more in the hands of women, the mothers, than in the possessors of power, or those of innovators who for the most part do not understand themselves. We must cultivate women, who are the educators of the human race, else the new generation cannot accomplish its task.”

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Frobel’s ideas, including ‘early education’ is the basis for the pandemic of ‘snowflakes’ now blanketing the modern world.

You know, all those people – of all ages – who have been so trained to let other people / the authorities / their mum /their rabbi do all the thinking for them, when you challenge their ideas or assumptions, even a little, they instantly melt down into a puddle of vituperation.

How did we get to this sorry state of affairs?

Read on.

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One of Frobel’s big innovations was something he called ‘Frobel’s Gifts’.

This by itself is enough to suggest there was something seriously wrong with Frobel.

You can read more about Frobel’s ‘gifts’ HERE, but a video is worth a 1,000 words, so let me explain why these ‘gifts’ were actually so destructive to the psyche of young children.

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Already from the age of 3, this kid is being taught there is a ‘right’ way of playing, and a ‘wrong’ way.

The underlying message is one of ‘do it right, or else’, ‘conform to the plan, or else’.

Once you get that idea hardwired into a young child’s growing brain, it’s easy peasy to keep conditioning them to keep ‘doing it right’ and conforming until they draw their last breath.

No wonder so many of our brightest kids, our deepest souls, hate the modern school system with a passion, and so often struggle with self-esteem issues / get doped with Ritalin / drop out.

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In the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ – which we’ve already clarified were far more likely to have been written by Freemasons, with some Frankists in tow – we find this, at #16:

PROTOCOL 16

BRAINWASHING

In a word, knowing, by the experience of many centuries, that people live and are guided by ideas; that these ideas are imbibed by people only by the aid of education, provided with equal success for all ages of growth; but of course, by varying methods; we shall swallow up and confiscate to our own use, the last scintilla of independence of thought, which we have; for long past; been directing towards subjects and ideas useful for us.

The system of bridling thought is already at work in the so-called system of teaching by object lessons, the purpose of which is to turn the goyim into unthinking submissive brutes, waiting for things to be presented before their eyes in order to form an idea of them….In France, one of our best agents, Bourgeois, has already made public a new program of teaching by object lessons.

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It seems to me that the Frobel system was one of the main ‘tools’ being used by the Freemasons to start implementing their program of abolishing ‘the last scintilla of independence of thought’.

And once we have that astonishingly naughty idea in mind, we only need to see who was ‘pushing’ Frobel’s ideas upon the world, to start to get a clearer view of who was ‘in’ on this demonic plot.

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Here’s a partial list:

(There were lots of minor royalty all over Europe who – strangely – took Frobel and his ideas to their hearts, but too many to list here, so I’m just concentrating on a few of them.)

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Baroness Bertha von Marenholtz-Bülow: “German noblewoman and educator noted for her work in spreading the kindergarten concept through Europe.”

She was totally and utterly nuts – read THIS if you don’t believe me.

And her ideas of Frobel being at the head of some undefined – but clearly hugely important – ’cause’ tend to support the thesis I’m extending here, that something way deeper and more nefarious was going on. Here’s a snippet, written by Baroness Bertha’s niece:

In the course of those long years I could not help seeing clearly how often the Fröbel cause was injured by people who did not know, or who were merely egotistic, and how often my aunt had to defend it against them.

She conducted the defense on such occasions as something natural and evitable, and, of course, could not herself feel any personal animosity towards such persons.

“What do these people concern me? It is a question of the ‘Cause’ only.”

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Queen Victoria’s oldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal the wife of German Emperor Frederick III.

She became the Froebel Educational Institute‘s patron, when it set up shop in Britain in 1892. She was also the mother of Germany’s last Kaiser Wilhelm, who abdicated at the end of World War I.

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Another daughter of Queen Victoria, Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, who “was a strong proponent of the arts and higher education and of the feminist cause” was a big supporter of Emily Shirreff, who:

[W]as a pioneer in the movement for the higher education of women and the development of the Froebelian principles in England.

(Shirreff also set up the Women’s Education Union in the UK, as Frankist-Freemasonry and womens’ lib always go together.)

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The Prussian government closed down Frobel’s kindergartens in that part of the world in 1851:

Fröbel’s idea of the kindergarten had found appeal, but its spread in Germany was thwarted by the Prussian government, whose education ministry banned it in a Kindergartenverbot edict on 7 August 1851 as “atheistic and demagogic” for its alleged “destructive tendencies in the areas of religion and politics.”

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But don’t worry!

Bertha Ronge (nee Meyer) opened up three Frobel-style kindergartens in the UK, that exact same year, with the first one opening its doors on September 1851, at 32 Tavistock Place. 

(Bertha is another interesting character, and it’s very hard to track down the family’s history. She married Johann Ronge, an excommunicated priest who began something called ‘the New Catholics’ in Germany and was connected to Engels and Marx. And her sister,  Molly Meyer-Schurz has the dubious honor of being the first person to introduce Frobel’s ‘kindergarten’ in the USA, and was a big buddy of Elizabeth Peabody.

(My Frankist-Freemason-o-meter is dinging off here, but let’s try to stay focused.)

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A few decades later, Tavistock Place came out of the shadows as the ‘Tavistock Institute’.

For the ‘official’ version of what this Institute does, read THIS.

For the unofficial – but probably way more truthful – version, read THIS  (warning, there’s a dodgy image towards the bottom of that post.)

Here’s a snippet:

“A Rockefeller grant gave birth to the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London in 1947…

Sigmund Freud was Tavistock’s “prophet” and first director, followed by his daughter, Anna

Freud’s nephew, a principle at Tavistock Institute, Edward Bernays is the godfather of propaganda and the “engineered consent” of Madison Avenue. He took Freud’s principles of mass psychology and applied them to social exploitation, numbing and manipulation of the masses. He created consumerism.”

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I am willing to bet good money that Sigmund Freud’s family were (secret…) Sabbatian-Frankists.

If you go to the geni entry for his mother HERE, and click back 3-4 times, you’ll arrive at Freud’s great-great grandfather, ‘R Isaac Issachar Rabinowitz Babad, head of the Brody community.’

That profile is being managed by our old friend, Keith Lawrence Hanit.

And the Babad family is very closely intertwined with the notorious Shor family, including Elisha Shor / Wolowsky, the ‘rabbi’ who was a close follower of Jacob Frank, and who (pretend…) converted to Catholicism at the same time he did.

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Babads and Shors married each other all the time, as these Sabbatian-Frankist families usually did.

Remember R’ Gavriel  Eskeles, from THIS post?

He married Esther, daughter of Roza Yollis-Babad. Roza’s sister-in-law was Hinda Margolis – the sister of the notorious Sabbatean-Frankist who openly converted to Catholicism along with Jacob Frank, Elisha Schorr (Wolowsky).

Roza’s sister was called Surah Berenshtein (Babad).

Surah Berenshtein is Sigmund Freud’s g-g-g grandmother, the mother of Isaac Babad, above.

As I keep telling you, that the people who are the ‘big names’ in the Jewish community all come from the same very shallow gene pool, and Sigmund Freud is no exception.

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Before we sum everything up, let’s just take a quick look at Anna Freud – Sigmund Freud’s daughter and fellow Tavistock ‘prophet’.

Anna’s mother – Freud’s wife – was one Martha Bernays.

I can already tell you, that there is something very strange – and all too familiar – going on with the ‘Bernays’ family tree. It’ll take me a while to unpick it, but for this post, it’s enough to know that Martha is the grandchild of ‘Chacham Isaak Bernays’ of Hamburg – another big ‘reformer’ of Jewish education under a cloak of externally orthodox piety.

Not a few of ‘Chacham Isaak’s’ children and descendants became xtians – another tell-tale sign you are dealing secret Frankists.

And one of his cousins was Heinrich Heine.

Man, so much to keep unpicking here….

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‘Chacham Isaak Bernay’s’ star pupil was one Samson Raphael Hirsch – the founder of Modern Orthodoxy.

Willy Rothschild gave a lot of money to Samson Raphael Hirsch and his institutions:

The Jewish Religious Society, (Israelitische Religionsgesellschaft) which resisted liberalisation of Judaism, was heavily dependent on Willy Carl, a founder-member, for the development of its institutions.

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And I also just found this, HERE:

“Rav Shamshon Raphael was born on 24 Sivan, 5568/1808, in Hamburg, Germany. His father, Rav Raphael Aryeh, who changed his family name to Hirsch, was the son of Rav Menachem Mendel Frankfurter of Altuna.

Rav Menachem Mendel, a student of Rav Yonasan Eibeshitz, was rav of the three communities of Altuna, Hamburg and Wandsbeck.”

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Sigh.

I’m going to be unpicking this stuff for the next 100 years.

In the meantime, let’s stop here.

Here’s the main takeaways from this post:

  • Frobel’s ‘kindergarten’ and educational ideas were designed to train the young child’s growing brain to conform, and to limit it’s natural inquisitiveness and independent thinking.
  • This dovetails with the Freemasons’ ‘Protocol #16’, to ‘swallow up and confiscate… the last scintilla of independence of thought’, and to create a world filled with ‘submissive brutes’.
  • Frobel’s ideas were enthusiastically taken up by a bunch of European royals, not least a few of Queen Victoria’s daughters.
  • Frobel was banned in Prussia in 1851, for promoting atheism and other ‘destructive tendencies’ – but immediately re-opened in the UK and also in the US, thanks to the efforts of some interesting people like Bertha Ronge and her sister.
  • That first ‘Frobel kindergarten’ in the UK opened at Tavistock Place – and later morphed into the Tavistock Institute for mind controlling the masses.
  • Sigmund Freud was closely associated with the Tavistock Institute, and was directly related to the Schor/Babad family of open and secret Frankists.
  • There’s other link-ups with probable Frankists going on here, not least with the Bernays family, and also with Samson Raphael Hirsch, whose father was a student of the Sabbatian Yonatan Eibshutz.

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The last thing to say, for now, about Frobel and his educational brainwashing methods is this:

According to THIS website, quoting THIS research paper (which you have to pay for) Frobel also ‘inspired’ the educational model of the Third Reich.

Nuff said.

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No wonder so many of our kids hate school so much.

No wonder, our world is in such a sad state.

No wonder, so many people are literally brain-dead robots – and the more secular ‘education’ you get, the worse the problem seems to become.

But at least now you know that there is a silver lining to the next ‘closure’, when all the schools will get cancelled again by our corrupt, evil governments.

TBC

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UPDATE:

I went to check out the yichus of Freud’s personal doctor – and apparently the guy that ‘euthanised’ Freud at the end of his life, one Dr Max Schur. Because hey! It’s that ‘Schor / Shor / Schur’ connection again.

Over on geni, a couple of clicks gets me deep into Keith Lawrence Hanit territory – always a good sign!

So I keep going, despite the multiple postings of the same people in different time frames, and the ‘disappearing’ of crucial last names, and all the other tricks to put 6 generations into a space where there should really just be 2 or 3, and eventually, I hit this ancestor of ‘Dr Max Schur’:

Alexander Sender Bloch.

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All of a sudden, I sit up and take notice.

Because on the left side of my tabs, from about 2 months ago, I have a bunch open on this same Alexander Sender Bloch.

Here’s why.

For months, I’ve been trying to track down the wealthy ‘Alexander Sender’ who is meant to be the Alter Rebbe’s big talmid, in real life.

Anything with ‘Alexander Sender’ on it has me scurrying over to learn more, and a little while ago I tripped over a family group headed up by one ‘Isaac Zabludowsky of Bialystock’ who caught my eye, as he is listed as being Russia’s richest man (sometime between 1773-1865).

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And yet, strangely, I’ve never heard of him before, outside of this geni entry.

Which strikes me as strange, as I constantly hear about all these other rich Jews in Russia that I can’t actually find in real life, like ‘Nathan Nata Notkin’… but nothing I’ve read anywhere, either in secular or religious sources about this time, mention ‘Isaac Zablodowsky‘, apparently the richest man in Russia.

And now, clicking back from Freud’s doctor – who is almost certainly a relative of Freud himself, and is definitely part of the infamous ‘Shor’ family of Sabbatean-Frankists – I get to one Alexander Sender Bloch, who happens to be the husband of rich Isaac’s daughter, Malka Reisel.

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Hmm.

How’s that for a CO-IN-CID-ENCE?

So now, let’s take a look at who ‘Alexander Sender Bloch’s’ parents are meant to be.

(This image comes from the geni profile for ‘Alexander Sender Bloch’, describing the founders of Bialystok’s industry and commerce.)

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Pay attention, that it says that ‘Alexander Sender Bloch’ comes from a ‘distinguished Wilna family’.

We are heading back into Vilna Gaon territory.

Alexander Sender’s parents are listed as being R’ Uri Shraga Feiwel Bloch, and Deborah Margoliot.

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Now, I remember that one ‘R’ Uri Shraga Feibush Bloch’ from Vilna is meant to be the son-in-law of the Vilna Gaon, R’ Eliyahu.

He married a daughter of the GRA who was apparently called ‘Tauba’.

Of course, Keith Lawrence Hanit and Yigal Burshtein are all over those profiles, so it’s hard to know what’s true and what isn’t. But it’s at least possible that ‘Tauba’ could be a Yiddish slang version of Deborah – the ‘T’ and ‘D’ were often used interchangeably, so ‘Tewele’ is actually a Yiddish slang version of ‘David’, to give another example.

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GRA biographer Chaim Freedman has this to say, about the Vilna Gaon’s daughter (presumed…) ‘Tauba’:

Tauba of Dubrovno daughter of Eliyahu Gaon of Vilna and Khana of Keidan, born c.1768, Vilna, Lithuania, married Uri Shraga Feibush of Dubrovno, son of Shlomo ?, ABD Dubrovno. Tauba died c.1812, Dubrovno, Byelorussia. Apparently died young, since her husband was known to have remarried, and few of her descendants are recorded. See the introduction to this book for a full explanation of the placement of Tauba as the youngest daughter of the Gaon.

Uri: Remarried after the death of first wife, Tauba. Other wives were Sarah Khaya, daughter of David, son of Pinkhas ben Azriel, author of Nakhalat Azriel and Feiga, the sister-in-law of Yitskhak Khalavitzer. Addressed rabbinic enquiry to Khaim of Volozhin (Binyan Shel Simkha).

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  • Dov-Ber Bloch born c.1787, Dubrovno, Byelorussia, married Batsheva ?. Assumed connection.

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  • Perl ? born c.1790, Dubrovno, Byelorussia, married Shabtai Perels, son of Barukh Bendet of Haslawitz.
    Shabtai: Son of Barukh Bendit of Haslawitz, brother of Rabbi Menkhem-Mendel of Shklov.

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  • Eliyahu Reezel born c.1797, Dubrovno, Byelorussia, shokhet, died 1837, Safed, Israel. Ran away from Russia to evade military service and settled in Kretchelov, Rumania. Gave up work as a shokhet due to a dream which predicted he would be compelled to pass as kosher meat which he disapproved of. Settled in Safed in 1836.

Legend relates that the Gaon of Vilna saved him from the earthquake of 1837 which left him with a limp. Grave in Safed believed to record his descent from the Gaon. His wife and several children perished in the earthquake. Survived by two sons who returned to Europe.

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  • Khaim Naftali (Hyam Bloch) Phillips born 1812, Dubrovno, Byelorussia, cigar manufacturer, hotelier, married 1850, in London, England, Julia Meyer, born 1816, London, England, daughter of Jacob Meyer and Hannah Solomon, died 1913, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, buried: Haslem’s Creek (Rockwood), New South Wales, Australia.

Khaim died 1877, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, buried at Haslem’s Creek (Rockwood), NSW, Australia. Julia: Daughter of Jacob Meyer and Hannah Solomon.

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There is a LOT of funny business going on with the Vilna Gaon’s family tree.

I’ve mentioned that before, but I want to stress it again, as it’s very unlikely that the ‘official’ versions of his genealogy are complete – or even, true.

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There’s a lot of dots still to be connected here, but let me leave you with this, for now, taken from THIS post I wrote a little while ago:

You’ll remember that I already talked about the Zeitlin connection to the Alter Rebbe, and to the haskalah, HERE.

Joshua Zeitlin is listed as the father in law of ‘Reb Alexander Sender’ – apparently one of the Alter Rebbe’s favorite talmidim.

And ‘Alexander Sender’ is meant to be the father of Moshe of Shklov – who we already pinned down as being one and the same as Moshe Schneuri, the Alter Rebbe’s catholic Frankist son.

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It’s amazing to me how many ‘Alexander Senders’ there are in Vilna, who apparently marry the daughters of Russia’s richest men – all in a vacuum from each other.

I continue to hope that the missing piece of this puzzle will fall into place soon, as we keep unravelling all the fake history we’ve been spoonfed for the last two centuries. At least.

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UPDATE #2:

You know, there’s so many disparate bits of info – even on this blog -that it’s hard to keep it all straight. I clicked on another of my open tabs from a while back, for one ‘R DovBer Broda, the Rav of Zabludowsky‘ – who is a grandchild of the Eshel Avraham, aka Sabbatian prophet Avraham Rovigo / Broda – and the penny suddenly dropped:

This guy has to be connected to the super-rich Zabludowskys, somehow.

I put in a few search times, and what comes back is none other than my own blog, namely THIS post.

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Here’s a relevant (long…) snippet:

The official history lists the following children for Abraham Broda:

  • Moshe Broda (1675-1741), Rav of Tiktin / Tykocin, then Bamberg, then Rav of Varmisai.

His daughter Sarah marries R Shmuel Shlesinger. They have a son called Moshe Ginz, and he has a son called Rav Akiva Eiger.

Yes, the famous Rabbi Akiva Eiger is the great-grandson of the Shabbatean prophet Avraham Rovigo.

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On geni.com, we learn that the Eshel Avraham has six more children that the official history doesn’t really talk about.

These include:

  • An unnamed daughter, who is the wife of R Yosef Moshe of Breslau.
  • R’ Shlomo Zalman Braude (dies 1742), the ABD of Mergentheim.
  • Esther, who marries R’ Isaak Nathan Schwabacher.

I think this ‘Shlomo Zalman Braude’ is the father of the Vilna Gaon (and also possibly connected to Shneur Zalman, Chabad’s Alter Rebbe.)

Let’s try to continue unpicking all this.

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The official history ignores all these other children, then suddenly jumps to recounting the history of Aharon Broda, the ABD of Kalwaria, later dayan in Vilna, without explaining how he is connected to Abraham Broda / Rovigo (the Eshel Avraham)

Aharon Broda is listed as having two brothers:

  1. R’ Itzhak ‘Harif’ Broda, of Meitzad (who is possibly the same ‘Yitzhak Harif’ of Krakow, who learns with the Eshel Avraham, above).
  2. R’ Avraham Broda, the ABD of Serhei – who we are told is a ‘close friend’ of the Vilna Gaon.

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Now, let’s go to the ‘official genealogy’ for the Vilna Gaon HERE, we learn the following:

Yehudah Leib Vilner son of Eliyahu Gaon of Vilna and Khana of Keidan, born 1764, Vilna, Lithuania, married daughter of Avraham of Serhei and Esther Jaffe, born Alinka, Lithuania, . Yehudah died 1816, Neustadt- Sugind, Lithuania.

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Yehuda Leib Vilner is listed as a son of the Vilna Gaon, and one of the main people who disseminated his father’s teachings, after his death in 1797.

There are many, many mysteries surrounding the genealogy of the Vilna Gaon, but here we have at least one clear piece of information officially linking his family to that of the Sabbatian prophet, the Eshel Avraham.

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Hey, I forgot I’d already made so many verifiable connections between the Eshel Avraham and the Vilna Gaon.

So, here’s where we are now holding.

  • ‘Shlomo Zalman Broda’ is the son of the Eshel Avraham, and a likely candidate for the Vilna Gaon’s father.
  • Then, according to Chaim Freedman HERE, Eliyahu the Vilna Gaon also has a son, Shlomo Zalman Vilner, who conveniently ‘dies young’.

Here’s what Freedman says about Shlomo Zalman Broda / Vilner #2:

Shlomo-Zalmen Vilner son of Eliyahu Gaon of Vilna and Khana of Keidan, born 1758, Vilna, Lithuania, married Rakhel Kissin, born c.1758, Vitebsk, Russia, daughter of Yisrael Kissin, died c.1777, Vilna, Lithuania. Shlomo-Zalmen died c.1780, Vilna, Lithuania.

Since Shlomo Zalmen died young and had only two daughters, it seems that his death occurred soon after his wife Rakhel died. She apparently died in childbirth about 1777, as indicated by the relevant dates of her descendants.

Rakhel: Appears to have died young. Her father Yisrael Kissin had agreed under the terms of her marriage agreement that he would support the couple during the first few years of their marriage and then the Gaon would take over. The Gaon was unable to do so, explaining that his wife, who managed his financial affairs, had insufficient funds. Perhaps this was the reason that, when the couple died, the Gaon felt obliged to care for their two daughters.

Yisrael Kissin of Vitebsk was confused in some sources with Yisrael of Shklov.

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There’s that ‘Kassin’ name again.

No doubt, we’ll come back to that again in future.

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Here’s another relevant chunk from that other post, in the meantime:

If we continue with the official genealogy of the Broda family, we are told that Aaron Broda (ABD of Kalawaria and dayan of Vilna, brother of Abraham Broda of Serhei) has six sons – but it only lists five:

  • Binyamin Broda, ABD of Horodna / Grodna

  • Aryeh Leib Broda, ABD of Kalawaria

  • DovBer Broda, ABD of Zablodova

  • Yosef Broda, Rav of Tiktin / Tykocin

  • Tzvi Hirsh Broda of Salant – the first rebbe of Yisrael Salanter, the founder of the mussar movement

I think the sixth son is Gershon Broda aka Gershon Vilna aka Gershon RIVLIN.

(RIVLIN is just an anagram of VILNER. This piece of information is crucial to understand where the infamous Rivlin family of Shklov that basically control Eretz Israel spring from.)

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In other words, ‘Ha Gaon DovBer Broda of Zabludowsky‘ just happens to be the brother of Binyamin Broda / Binyamin Rivlin (aka the ‘Gabia Kesef’) – the leader of the secret Sabbatian-Frankists who stay within the Jewish community, once Jacob Frank and his followers schism out of it.

They are both descendants of the Sabbatean prophet Eshel Avraham.

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Here’s another snippet from that same post:

Binyamin Broda’ is the same person as ‘Binyamin Rivlin of Shklov’, who is listed as the ‘cousin of the Vilna Gaon, and one of his greatest students’.

In the ‘official history’, Binyamin Rivlin was the father of Hillel Rivlin of Shklov – who lead the Vilna Gaon’s group of Perushim to make aliya to Eretz Yisrael.

This link (in Hebrew) also shows that Binyamin Rivlin was connected to Joshua Zeitlin, and that both men were connected to the Vilna Gaon:

“Together with Rabbi Yehoshua Zeitlin, [Binyamin Rivlin] founded the “Yeshivat Ha’iluim” in Shklov. The Gaon from Vilnius was present at the founding of the yeshiva.”

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Could the fabulously wealthy Russian Jew ‘Rabbi Yehoshua Zeitlin’ be connected to the fabulously wealthy Russian Jew, Itche Zabludowsky?

Both happened to have a son-in-law called ‘Alexander Sender’ who apparently died young…

There’s so much more to say.

I think I have to gather all this info together and stick it in a book, as keeping track of it through all these posts is getting trickier and trickier.

But we’re getting closer and closer to nailing this, BH.

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You might also like this article:

 

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

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

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

Ready?

Yalla!

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The story begins HERE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In other words:

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

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

Talk about yichus!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Man, was that ever the understatement!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here’s a snippet:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let’s continue.

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

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

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

Here’s some relevant snippets:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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You can read more about the infamous Warburgs HERE.

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

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

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

The Melchiors are also descended from the Warburgs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notice that ‘Reform’ tendency.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outsiders can’t really get a look in.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

They aren’t.

They never were.

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

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UPDATE:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TBC

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

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

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

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

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It’s the small things that give it away.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And they never really were.

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

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

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

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

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

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

That’s very meaningful, spiritually.

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We aren’t out of the woods just yet.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here’s a snippet:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Because it only gets its power from us.

From we, the people.

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

There is no ‘King Bibi’.

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

There is no pandemic.

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

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

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

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

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There is everything to play for here.

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

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

“THERE IS NO MORE CORONA!

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

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

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

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

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Hold on just a little longer.

The light is starting to shine.

The tanker is turning around.

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

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UPDATE:

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

A reader sent me this news story:

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

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

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

That ‘other’ is the erev rav!

That’s what misguided people have been teaching us.

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

But that’s just not true.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But it will.

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

Ataturk was a secret sabbatian.  see here:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ah. Shimon Peres.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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So now, we hit that uncomfortable question:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hmm. Fancy that.

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

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

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

According to the sons of the Gaon the students are:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let’s continue.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Guess what?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here’s two snippets:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Here comes the magic…)

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

That daughter Sarah marries one Nathan Nata Notkin.

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

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Here’s why.

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

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

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

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

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

That guy’s name was Natan Nota Notkin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

His life story parallels that of Joshua Zeitlin almost exactly.

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

It’s certainly at least possible.

In THIS post, I wrote this:

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

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

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

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And in THIS post, I wrote this:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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That’s enough for today!

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

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

But we’re not quite ‘there’ yet.

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

And with God’s help, we’ll get to it.

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