Ever since my blog got infested by ‘Nathan of Gaza’, and other regular commentators on the ‘Rationalist Judaism’ site, I’ve been taking more of an interest in what’s really going on over there.

First, you can see the ‘Rationalist Judaism’ blog of Natan Slifkin HERE.

A long time ago, I used to buy Natan Slifkin’s books, including his Perek Shira.

When the chareidi world came out to ban his books for heresy, I first thought that was totally OTT and outrageous – because back then, I was a ‘modern orthodox’ who had strong opinions on things that I really knew nothing much about.

After I moved to Israel, and actually started to learn some real Torah, and to develop some real emuna about how God is running the world, and then came to understand how science and medicine is mostly built on speculation and lies – all that changed.

And I realised the ban was justified.

And I got rid of Slifkin’s books.

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Fast forward a few years, and Slifkin starts writing the ‘Rationalist Judaism’ blog, which I tried to read a little bit, a long time ago – but had to stop, as the arrogance and heresy literally drips off each post.

And this is where the story would have ended, except somehow, some of his fan base seem to have migrated over to this blog, where they seem to spend an awful lot of time trying to pull down a lot of the investigative journalism posts I write.

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So the last few days, I’ve been taking way more of an interest in the whole ‘rationalist Judaism’ movement, to see why people who subscribe to that way of thinking seem to be so ‘anti’ my writing, and the information I’m sharing on this blog.

Before we begin, you might want to take a look at the standard of some of the ‘information’ being shared on Slifkin’s blog, like HERE, for example, talking about ‘conspiracy theories’ at Meron.

Here’s a snippet – with my comments IN CAPS after Slifkin’s:

Here’s a nauseating claim made by someone in a comment to my post about Meron:

Have you researched the possibility that it was the government or police that was responsible for the deaths? There are countless write ups about this. Some say that the reason they were killed was so that people would say “chareidim are irresponsible” and use it as a pretext to take away power from their ideological enemies.
Why were the CCTV cameras disabled before the event?
Why were the bleachers damaged purposely in the days before the tragedy?
Why did people pour water on the slope and make it slippery?
Why did the police block off some of the exits?
Why were the police brutalising chareidim before the tragedy? On video btw.
All these need answering too.
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This is how Slifkin responds to these very real questions:

Now, there are different ways of responding to such offensive stupidity. One is to respond, point by point, to each of the claims:
Q.Why were the CCTV cameras disabled before the event? 
A. They weren’t. There is plenty of camera coverage. [Ed. note: ALL THE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED CCTV CAMERAS WERE DISABLED BEFORE THE EVENT, LEAVING ONLY CCTV CAMERAS THAT WERE CONTROLLED BY THE POLICE.]
Q. Why were the bleachers damaged purposely in the days before the tragedy? 
A. They weren’t. They may well have been in poor condition, but that’s just because of general incompetence in maintenance. [Ed. note: THERE ARE MULTIPLE WITNESS STATEMENTS SAYING THE POLICE AND THE PEOPLE WORKING FOR THEM DELIBERATELY UNSCREWED THE BLEACHERS BEFORE MERON, ON MULTIPLE DAYS. TOLDOS AHARON WOULD SCREW THEM BACK TOGETHER, AND THE POLICE WOULD UNSCREW THEM. THERE ARE ALSO PICTURES OF THE BLEACHERS BEING ‘HELD TOGETHER’ WITH SILVER TAPE, THE NIGHT OF THE TRAGEDY, AFTER AGAIN BEING UNSCREWED.]
Q. Why did people pour water on the slope and make it slippery? 
A. They didn’t. Water was spilled, not deliberately poured. [Ed. note: I AGREE WITH THIS STATEMENT.]
Q.Why did the police block off some of the exits? 
A. To try (possibly very incompetently) to make some order in the chaos. [Ed. note: THIS HAS NO BASIS IN FACT. THE HEALTH AND SAFETY INSPECTORS DEMANDED A MINIMUM OF 4 EXITS TO BE OPEN FROM TOLDOS AHARON PLAZA, AND THE POLICE IGNORED THAT REPORT, TO DELIBERATELY CREATE A SINGLE EXIT ‘BOTTLENECK’.]
Q. Why were the police brutalising chareidim before the tragedy?
A. Fights between police and charedim happen all the time. (It’s generally because of extremist charedim that misbehave, as can be seen in plenty of videos from this week alone.) [Ed note: AGAIN, THIS IS SUBJECTIVE OPINION BEING PASSED OFF AS FACT. AND SLIFKIN APPARENTLY HAS NO PROBLEM WITH POLICE BEATING UP UNARMED INDIVIDUALS, INCLUDING WOMEN AND CHILDREN, FOR THE ‘CRIME’ OF A) BEING CHAREIDI AND B) WANTING TO PRAY AT A HOLY SITE.]
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If posts like this were unusual, we’d stop here.
But sadly, they aren’t. So I got to wondering, how come this Slifkin guy is always writing anti-chareidi, pro-State of Israel propaganda?
Last I checked, he doesn’t work for known government propaganda outlets like YWN and Israel National News…..
Yet his ‘output’ on the Rationalist Judaism blog is prodigious.
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As usual, the first place I started was to ‘follow the money’.

In this case, I ‘followed the money’ to Natan Slifkin’s Biblical Museum of Natural History, in Bet Shemesh.

You can find the site for that HERE – here’s a screenshot of the About page:

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I got to this organisation via this post on Slifkin’s blog, which really upset me, for obvious reasons:

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Chortle chortle!!

Stupid chareid women, who still believe that God created the world in six days like it says in the Torah, instead of believing what the far more intelligent scientists and ‘rationalist Jews’ say!!

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So, after discovering all the Reform-Frankist funders behind other ‘anti-chareidi’ groups in the ‘pretend orthodox’ world, I decided to take a closer look at who is ponying up the cash to fund the Biblical Museum of Natural History, and who is on its board.

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The first name on that list is ‘Lee Samson’.

It’s actually very hard to learn much about him, but he seems to be the same ‘Lee Samson’ listed below, on the LittleSis website HERE:

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As well as funding Natan Slifkin’s museum, Lee Samson is apparently a big fundraiser for Trump, too.

This snippet comes from an article entitled A look at the wealthy supporters funding Trump’s transition, back in 2016:

On December 7, Donald Trump is set to host a $5,000-a-head breakfast that will raise money for Trump for America, a group that is helping to fund the president-elect’s transition. The fundraiser, which will be help at an undisclosed location in New York, includes 60 hosts….[including]

Lee Samson: CEO of SnF Management, a healthcare facility management company in California.

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Here he’s mentioned again, on a Reddit discussion from a few years back about a President Trump visit to LA:

 

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I went to check out the website of Samson’s ‘Windsor Healthcare Management’ HERE.

The first thing I clicked on was their updated advice for visitors, screenshot below:

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Why this matters:

IFFFF a blogger is receiving hundreds of thousands of shekels from funders who are in the mainstream ‘healthcare business’; and who have close links to political figures like Trump and former Ambassador David Friedman, you can bet your bottom dollar that this person is not going to write anything that could jeopardise that funding.

If we go back to the Rational Judaism blog, we find that Slifkin has been a huge advocate for masking, and testing, and ‘vaccinating’ during the Covid 19 plandemic.

It’s possible he really came to that position from his own ‘rationalist wisdom’ (ahem).

And, it’s also possible that even if he was totally against masking, testing and vaccinating, he’d never actually have come out and said that, when he has major funders with some sizeable skin in that whole game.

A bribe blinds the eyes of the wise.

Or to rephrase:

A bribe can even blind the eyes of the rational.

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Let’s move on.

The next name on the list at Slifkin’s museum is: Rabbi Yitzchak Adlerstein.

Here’s some relevant snippets from his Wikipedia page:

Adlerstein served in an advisory and honorary position as one of the founding trustees of the Association for Jewish Outreach Programs (AJOP, known at the time as The Association for Jewish Outreach Professionals), delivering lectures and workshops to Orthodox Jewish outreach rabbis.

Adlerstein studied and received his advanced rabbinical ordination from the Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim in New York. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Queens College, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Adlerstein is the director of Interfaith Affairs for the Simon Wiesenthal Center… and teaches senior high school girls at Yeshiva University High Schools of Los Angeles.

He writes regularly for the Cross-Currents blog….

During the Slifkin controversy over how Orthodoxy views evolution, Adlerstein was quoted in the New York Times supporting Rabbi Slifkin, who faced intense pressures from Haredi rabbis to withdraw his books.

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Lee Samson is also a trustee for the Simon Wiesenthal Centre.

And you remember what I said, about ‘interfaith pushers’ always being a big, red flag that something not so kosher is going on?

You can get to the Association for Jewish Outreach Programs (AJOP) Wikipedia page HERE.

Screenshot:

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Hey, would you look at that!

We are right back with the ‘open orthodoxy-pusher‘ Shlomo Riskin, and the AVI CHAI Foundation again, key players in the whole ‘ortho-fem’ movement we’ve been writing about here on the blog.

AVI CHAI is a big funder of ITIM, the organisation trying to ‘shatter orthodoxy’s’ grip on conversions in Israel that we wrote about HERE.

And HERE is where we talked bout how Shlomo Riskin keeps turning up in the middle of all this stuff again and again again:

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We will come back to AVI CHAI and also the Simon Wiesenthal Centre another time.

I have a feeling there is way more going on with these two organisations than is currently obvious.

Moving on.

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The next name on the list at Slifkin’s museum is:

Dr Chaim Gelbfish

Within two seconds of googling that, I get to THIS snippet from an Ami Magazine puff piece on JOWMA:

Next I ask Mimi Knoll about her background and involvement in JOWMA as its president.

“I grew up in Brooklyn. My mother is Dr. Chana Gelbfish, a well-known pediatrician in Flabush. My father is Dr. Chaim Gelbfish, a vascular surgeon and one of the medical directors of Hatzalah. My parents both have their offices in the house where I grew up. They always loved being doctors, taking care of patients and giving back to the community.

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(That is the same Hatzalah who did nothing for 10 minutes, while 45 people got crushed to death literally next to their wooden ‘Hatzalah Hut’, at the bottom of the stairs in Meron….)

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Now, go and read THIS article written in November 2021 by Chananya Weissman, entitled: ‘Unmasking JOWMA’.

Snippet:

In March of 2019 an organization called the Jewish Orthodox Women’s Medical Association (JOWMA) was founded in New York. The cover story is that a 24-year-old medical student by the name of Eliana Fine started it to “support, provide mentorship, and advance the careers of Jewish female physicians and trainees”, whatever that’s supposed to mean.

That same month, this nascent organization founded by students issued a “statement on vaccination” that was published in the Orthodox Jewish media. After railing against “false information regarding the safety and efficacy of vaccinations”, JOWMA made the following radical declarations:

  1. Non-vaccination is antithetical to the core beliefs of Orthodox Judaism.
  2. There are no religious exemptions from vaccination within Orthodox Judaism.

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Who is funding JOWMA?

Chananya does a good job of trying to track down that information – but even though they are taking out massive full-page ads and getting ‘puff pieces’ inserted across the frum Jewish media…. that information is mostly hidden.

Here’s another snippet, which might give us a clue where ‘JOWMA’ is really coming from:

Paige Herman and Miriam Andrusier became the first same-sex couple from Downstate to attend Harvard together. Andrusier is a JOWMA Advisory Board Member.

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Are you noticing a theme?

Moving on.

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I can’t find anything – at all – that could give a clue as to who ‘Dr Charles Hall’ is, or why he’s on the board of the Biblical Natural History Museum in Bet Shemesh.

Next on the list is ‘Ron Hersh’, who I think is probably this guy, screenshot from (HERE):

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He’s the founder of a RAJE, which stands for ‘Russian American Jewish Experience’.

HERE‘s the website.

In the above pic, he’s getting a prize from the notorious UJA Fed of New York, that was founded by none other than close relative of Jacob Frank himself, Felix Warburg, who we mentioned HERE.

How he made his money, who he really is – I don’t know. But he sure likes Natan Slifkin and ‘rational Judaism’.

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Moving on.

I can’t find anything much for Dr Steven Weiss, except that he appears to live in LA, and has opinions on the practise of metzitzah b’al peh, performed during a circumcision of a Jewish baby boy.

See THIS article for more, very interesting, details.

(We may come back to the article in a future post, it contains links to a LOT of Frankists and their cohorts, who were trying to sabotage this mitzvah 150 years ago. There is literally nothing new under the sun.)

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Point is this:

Whenever you scratch the surface of these ‘modern orthodox’ / ‘rational Judaism’ people, you come back to exactly the same ‘Frum-Reform’, ‘Frankist-Zionist’ organisations, and people, and agendas, again and again and again.

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Why does all this matter?

Slifkin has a new book out, and is getting the sort of positive media attention you only get in the Jewish world, when you are giving the Frankist-Freemasons something they want.

Like this:

 

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Who is this guy to tell ANYONE what ‘Judaism should look like’?

Who is this guy, that all these strange people and American philanthropists are ponying up millions of shekels to build him his own museum in Bet Shemesh?

People like Natan Slifkin are not independent.

They are not ‘free thinkers’, whatever the image they are trying to portray.

They are just Trojan horses, pushing whatever heretical ideas their backers want them to push, on an unsuspecting frum public.

There is nothing new under the sun.

And in the meantime, the battle for the soul of the Jewish people rages on.

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I’ve been getting a few emails about ‘Monkey Pox’.

Even the lamest fiction writer couldn’t write a script as bad as this, and anyone would believe it.

I’m really hoping it’s so ridiculous, that even hardcore ‘Covid 19 believers’ will start to question what’s going on here, and finally wake up.

Because hope springs eternal!

In the meantime, for those still wavering between starting to believe that most of the ‘conspiracy theories’, ahem, on this site are actually rooted in cold, hard facts, and wanting to believe that our media, government and health ministries are good guys and only tell the truth and care about people – take a look at this:

https://www.nti.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/NTI_Paper_BIO-TTX_Final.pdf

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It’s from March 2021, and it runs through a ‘Monkey Pox Pandemic’ scenario.

Here’s a few screenshots:

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Note the dates, for when all this ‘Monkey Pox madness’ was meant to begin: May 15, 2022.

They are bang on cue!

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Are these people prophets, or what!

We know that prophecy has gone, except for remnants remaining in children and the mentally infirm, and here we see it with our own eyes.

You can find the NTI website, HERE.

It’s got a whole bunch of international people sitting on its board, including, of course, someone from the State of Israel, named Gideon Frank.

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I started looking at the Van Leer Group two weeks ago, when I was trying to track down more of the funding behind the so-called ‘Modern Orthodox’ movement that is really just a front for Frum-Reform agendas in the observant community.

Bernard Van Leer traces back to a bunch of Sabbatian-Frankists – fancy that!

HERE‘s their website – and take a particular look at Fay Twersky, HERE.

Screenshot:

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Bill Gates, Yad Hanadiv of the Rothschilds, all mixed up together with an institution that’s putting out reports like this:

The Precision Medicine Data Environment in Israel

What a CO-IN-CID-ENCE.

And isn’t it another enormous CO-INC-IDE-NCE, that the Israeli who sits on the board of NTI, who just happened to run an exercise for a ‘Monkey Pox Plandemic’ back in March 2021 – slated to start in May 2022 – also sits on the board of the Van Leer Group?

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Why should you care about all this?

If you take the time to read through the PDF on Precision Medicine Data, you’ll find lots of very interesting things, including the fact that Israel has decided to a) collect your genetic material ‘anonymously’, without your consent, and b) to even drop that ‘anonymous’ bit of the requirement, when it suits them to use your specific bio-information, explicitly connected to your name and identity:

From page 22:

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See that highlighted area at the top?

In plain English, it says that if the State of Israel decided that your personally-identifiable genetic information is ‘essential’ for the provision of a medical treatment or service, or for the ‘ongoing operation of a health organisation’ – they can use it WITHOUT YOUR INFORMED CONSENT.

Now, are you starting to understand why they’ve been pushing their weird swabs up everyone’s nose, the last two years? 

It’s to create a genome ‘database’ for their precision medicine venture, where they can pretty much use your identifiable DNA for ANY REASON THEY COME UP, without your informed consent.

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BTW, NTI was founded 20 years ago by Ted Turner and Sam Nunn.

This snippet from Wikipedia:

NTI was founded in 2001 by former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn and philanthropist Ted Turner. It serves as the Secretariat for the “Nuclear Security Project”, in cooperation with theHoover Institution at Stanford. Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and Nunn (the “four horsemen of the nuclear apocalypse“) guide the project—an effort to encourage global action to reduce urgent nuclear dangers and build support for reducing reliance on nuclear weapons, ultimately ending them as a threat to the world.

Hey, Henry Kissinger is involved.

Phew. I am now totally reassured that everything these NTI guys are up to can only be for the broader good of humanity.

(Sarcasm = off.)

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So, what is this ‘Monkey Pox’ really all about?

(I mean, apart from giving them another excuse to try to push more lockdowns, social distancing, fear porn and nanotech GO injections mislabelled as ‘vaccines’?)

Here’s what the people at LaQuintaColumna think:

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I am currently reading an amazing book called ‘The Invisible Rainbow’ by Arthur Firstenberg.

Spend ten minutes listening to this, and you’ll start to really understand way more why ‘5…G’ and wifi, and electricity grids and telecommunications broadly, have been negatively impacting human health for the last 250 years.

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As always, TBC.

I am now going back to my break for another week, as I really need it.

But don’t get sucked into ‘Monkey Pox Madness’ this time around.

It’s exactly the same formula used to create ‘Covid 19 fear’, to launch their fake pandemic two years ago.

But this time, hopefully many more of us are wise to their game, and are starting to see that the real ‘pox on humanity’ are the evil people who rule us.

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This is probably going to be one of the most important posts I’ve put together.

The last couple of weeks, I’ve been doing a ‘deep dive’ on learning what happened to the early xtian movement in Eretz Yisrael – and what I learned is a game-changer. Not least, for all those xtians out there who keep trying to blame everything that’s going wrong in the world on ‘the Jews’.

If you look online, there is now alarming amounts of hatred against Jews, and their so-called ‘synagogue of Satan’ coming out of the woodwork in the alt-media, and particularly on sites and associated with fundamentalist xtians.

But as we’re about to learn, all the stuff they are blaming on ‘Jewish bankers’, etc, can actually be traced to a group of people who are NOT Jews – and haven’t been for 2,000 years.

Rather, they are the descendants of various branches of ‘Jewish Christians’, who were oppressed by both the Roman Catholic and Byzantine (Greek Orthodox) churches – and so went underground.

Because there is a lot of ground to cover, I’m going to format this post as bullet points, and keep things very tight. There’s a LOT of implications from this information, but we’ll cover that in more detail – or not – in future posts.

Ready?

Let’s begin.

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INTRO:

Where are all these ‘Jewish Christians’ coming from?

Off the back of the posts making the connections between ‘Shabtai Tzvi’ and the SHACH, and also, how the Sadducees seem to have morphed into the Karaites, and the Karaite connection to ‘Khazar’, I started researching where all this overlap between the core Jewish community and these ‘Jewish xtians’ court Jews actually began.

The answer is shocking:

It began literally 2,000 years ago, and has continued ever since.

In order to understand what is really going on in our own community, and how it’s been so compromised for so long, I had to start learning about what was really going on in the first three centuries of the xtian church.

That is the information I’m going to share with you now – as even most xtians have no idea about what was really going on back then.

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FACT 1: Many of the first apostles and ‘early church fathers’ were actually Jesus’s brothers.

For now, we are going to park the discussion of whether Yoshki was fathered by a Roman soldier, or not, and all the other discussions you find in places like the Toldot Yeshu, about him being a mamzer. I will cover this angle in another post.

Also, it seems obvious that Jesus was married, and did have his own children – but again we’ll cover that in more detail in another post, if required.

What is beyond question, and what is even clearly mentioned in the New Testament is that Jesus had a bunch of brothers.

And most of his family members were part of his movement, and were part of his group of 12 apostles.

All the blood relatives of Yoshki are known by the term ‘Desposyni’.

We will come back to this angle of the story another time.

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FACT 2: Jesus was only made ‘divine’ and the product of a miraculous virgin birth after 325 CE.

That’s when the Roman Emperor Constantine formally adopted xtianity as the religion of the Roman Empire – and basically suppressed a whole bunch of historical information about who Yoshki really was, in order to make ‘Roman’ xtianity a better ‘fit’ with pagan views.

Until that point, it was widely known that Yoshki was married; and that most of the church’s founding fathers were his family members.

In fact, the Romans had spent the last 2-300 years trying to track down Yoshki’s family members so they could eradicate them, to try and prevent the movement from growing and spreading.

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FACT 3: There were deep divisions between the members of the early church.

After Yoshki’s death, the movement was headed up by his brother ‘James’ (Ya’acov), who was proclaimed the first ‘bishop’ of Jerusalem.

Now, there’s a lot of strange things going on with James, so I’m just going to mention some of them, with the understanding that the research is still a work in progress, and that there is so much deliberate disinformation going on, we may never really know the total truth.

James appears to have been a priest in the Temple, maybe even an alternate ‘High Priest’.

If this is true, then that also makes ‘Yoshki’ a Cohen, and it also starts to link up with the heretical priests who schismed out as ‘Sadduccees’, ‘Boethusians’, and Essenes.

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‘Bishop James’ and the rest of Yoshki’s family were observant, orthodox Jews – who believed that Yoshki was the moshiach.

After Yoshki died, in whichever way he died, they expected him to ‘rise from the dead’ and complete his mission of bringing the geula.

They had their main ‘Jewish Christian’ synagogue on Mount Zion, apparently next to the current Tomb of David, and the Armenian Church up the road claims to be built on the ruin of James’ old house.

‘Bishop James’ continued leading the movement in Jerusalem for 30 years after Yoshki’s death (I’m deliberately leaving dates out, as that’s something I need to look at in a separate post.) 

The New Testament teaches that James was thrown off the ‘pinnacle of the temple’ into the Kidron Valley – i.e. he was apparently stoned to death, by being shoved off the temple walls.

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There is a xtian tradition that ‘Bishop James’, Yoshki’s brother, was buried close by in a tomb that archeologists later identified as belonging to a priestly family from the time of the Maccabees called ‘Bene Hezir’.

If James and Yoshki were actually cohanim, there are more possible links.

And in terms of the timing of all this, the Jewish sources that have Yoshki as the student of Yehoshua Ben Perachya suggest everything happened at least 100 years earlier than xtianity says.

Lastly, ‘Bene Hezir’ could actually be read ‘Bene HAZIR’ – the sons of a pig.

Which kind of fits the whole story.

But I digress.

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Yoshki and the earliest xtians are persecuted by the Jewish community in Jerusalem, because they are heretics.

It’s not even so much that Yoshki and his followers believe that he’s the ‘moshiach’ – although that becomes a huge problem after he’s actually dead.

And it’s not even so much that Yoshki is using black magic to do his miracles and ‘persuade’ more and more Jews to follow him and his movement, although these acts were also punishable by death.

The bigger problem is that Yoshki is mamash trying to set up a new religion, and to come away from the Torah.  He claims that large parts of the Torah weren’t written by God, and so don’t need to be followed (just like Reform….). His biggest ‘problem’ is the sacrificial service in the Temple, which he and his followers are continually railing against.

And that ‘anti sacrifice’, anti -Torah vibe continues throughout the New Testament.

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That said, Yoshki and ‘Bishop James’ are only interested in creating this new religion for Jews, and they still expect all new converts to xtianity to keep kosher and shabbat, to pay some sort of ‘lip service’ respect to the Torah, and to become circumcised.

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One of the biggest persecutors of Yoshki at this time is ‘Saul of Tarsus’.

Long story short, long after Yoshki’s death, ‘Saul of Tarsus’ says he has an epiphany on the road to Damascus, and is now a big believer in Yoshki, who calls himself ‘Paul’.

‘Bishop James’ and the rest of Yoshki’s family and followers don’t really believe him, and don’t really trust him, but at least initially, he’s making a very good show of being sincere, so they kind of ‘go with it’.

From Jewish sources, it seems very likely that ‘Saul / Paul’ was actually deliberately trying to take ‘xtianity’ away from the Jewish community, and to make a deliberate break between ‘xtianity’ and Judaism.

And he does that very well.

He goes on a lot of ‘missions’ preaching xtianity to non-Jewish communities all over the place – but basically teaches that it’s enough just to believe in Yoshki, and people don’t have to get circumcised, or keep the other commandments for Jews.

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Long story short:

Before long, there is a huge divide in the early xtian church.

‘Bishop James’ and his group of ‘Jewish Christians’ are on one side of it, and still expecting new recruits to ‘become Jews’ first, while the communities begun by Paul are way more hellenistic and pagan, and don’t expect circumcision or basic adherence to the Torah.

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FACT 4: The ‘Paulian’ version of xtianity is the one that gets adopted by Emperor Constantine, and the Roman Empire in the 4th century.

And from that point on, the ‘Jewish Christian’ version of xtianity, which is basically some version of ‘Modern Orthodox Judaism’, together with the belief that Yoshki was the moshiach, and will ‘rise again’ to finish the job, starts to be persecuted as ‘schismatic’ by the early Catholic church and increasingly goes underground.

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FACT 5: The ‘Jewish Christian’ version of xtianity never disappears.

It’s practitioners are externally Jews, sometimes even pious, ascetic Jews – who happen to believe that Yoshki is the moshiach, and will come back again to finish the job.

They don’t believe Yoshki is ‘divine’, and they know that Yoshki had a large, extended family – many of whom actually continue to perpetuate this version of ‘Jewish xtianity’ down the centuries.

They hate ‘orthodox christianity’ for twisting the teachings of Yoshki, and persecuting them.

And they are probably still on a mission to ‘convert’ the rest of the Jews into believing in their false messiah.

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So, to recap.

By the 4th century, you are looking at three main groups of ‘Jewish xtians’:

  • The ‘Desposyni’, or Yoshki ‘royal family‘, who go underground, because their very existence is an embarrassment to the Catholic Church’s teachings about Yoshki being divine, celibate and having no blood relatives.
  • The Jewish Christians who disagreed with Paul, and believe that Yoshki is moshiach, but not ‘divine’, and who basically keep most of the Torah’s commandments (this group is known as ‘EBIONITES’).
  • The gentile Church – ‘planted’ by Paul, who have no Torah, no circumcision, and believe Yoshki is divine and came into the world via a ‘virgin birth’.

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FACT 6: The ‘Ebionites’ continue to evolve, and develop a way of life that favors communism and vegetarianism.

I.e. – ‘you’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy’.

Does this sound familiar?

The Ebionites, like Yoshki and ‘Bishop James’ before them, don’t believe that everything that is written in the Torah comes from God.

So, they ‘cut out’ the stuff they don’t like, but whatever they agree with, they make it an imperative to do.

(Again, does this sound familiar?)

So, ‘Jewish law’ is still in force, but the Ebionites make themselves the arbiters of which parts of the Torah should be followed, and also replace animal sacrifice with ‘baptism’ instead, and regular immersions in water.

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Fact 7: The Talmud has a lot of references to these ‘Jewish Christian’ minim – but that information has been deliberately censored.

I will cover this aspect in more detail, in the next post, but for now it’s enough to know that these ‘Jewish Christian’ minim were still very much part of the standard Jewish community, and interacting with authentic Jews day in, day out.

EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE XTIANS.

In particular, these ‘Jewish xtians’ were associated with healing – albeit via avoda zara – so many people were still going to them from the Jewish community, and this is how they would ‘missionise’ more people to join their movement.

This is important to note, as there are many ‘medical doctors’ in the families of those who are known Sabbatean-Frankists, including ‘Jewish’ physicians to Kings and Queens.

So, remember that ‘Jewish Christians’ were always linked to ‘healing’, going forward.

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Fact 8: These Ebionites preach ‘universalism’.

‘Interfaith’ is totally a Jewish Christian idea.

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Fact 9: Around the 4th century, the Ebionites schism, and a new branch with gnostic tendencies called the ‘Elkcesaites’ is formed.

Why is this so important to understand?

Because ‘gnosticism’ basically teaches that there is a ‘good God’, and a ‘bad God’.

And that the ‘bad God’ is the one who made this lowly, physical world that is full of pain and suffering.

And that the ‘good God’ is only to be found in the spiritual realm, and that ‘enlightenment’ is when people leave their physical bodies, and return to being totally spiritual beings.

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What I just wrote above explains everything that is going on right now.

Because we Jews know that Ein Od Milvado – there is only God, and God is doing everything, and God created everything, and God is only good.

But these guys are teaching that God is ‘evil’, chas v’shalom.

So, they are worshipping the ‘opposite’ of God….

And they also believe that it’s the biggest mitzva in the world to ‘release’ humanity from the suffering it endures while incarnated in a human body.

And that’s why, they really believe their plans for ‘mass murder’ are a kindness to humanity, and to the world.

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We’ll come back to this in another post, but I want you to understand very clearly, that everything that is being blamed on ‘the Jews’ is actually rooted, very deeply, in xtianity itself, with it’s teachings that the ‘God of the Old Testament’ is bad.

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Fact 10: Ebionite philosophy underpins the Koran, and Islam.

There were a lot of Ebionite communities in Arabia, and it’s certain that Mohammed interacted with them, and got a lot of his philosophy from them – i.e. that Yoshki was a ‘prophet’ preaching enlightenment, and that he, Mohammed, was the next prophet in that line of prophets, with the Koran.

(Separately, it’s known that Mohammed was illiterate, and that the Koran was written by Jews. More on that another time.)

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I’m going to stop here, even though I have a lot more to share.

Bottom line, for this post, is that the ‘Jewish Christians’ who remained Jews never left the broader Jewish community.

They still wanted to identify as ‘Jews’, culturally.

They still believed in basic stuff like circumcision, and were proud of their Jewishness.

But at the same time, they believed that Yoshki was the moshiach, and wanted to ‘recreate’ Judaism by picking and choosing the bits of the Torah that appealed to them, and ditching the rest.

And some of them were very strict, and very ascetic in their practices, especially in relation to ‘penances’ and fasting.

(Just take a look at some of the stuff that Opus Dei practices, you’ll get the idea…)

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In the next post, we will continue to trace what happened to this ‘Ebionite Jewish-Christian’ influence – who were neither ‘orthodox xtians’ nor orthodox Jews, and who actually hated both – to see if we can figure out a little more about what is going on today in our Jewish community, and how it connects up to ‘Christian Zionists’ and Sabbatean-Frankist-Freemasons.

Stay tuned.

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Just a short post, about ‘Fake News’ and how it presents itself in different ways.

Exhibit 1: A new post from the DailyExpose website, HERE.

The screenshot of the headline says it all:

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Compare and contrast to THIS, from the Jpost, April 2021:

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There are so many stories of pregnant women who lost their babies shortly after getting the ‘safe’ Covid shots.

I highly recommend they get together and start suing the Ministry of Health, the doctors and nurses who administered the shots – and of course, the lying, fake-news propaganda outlets like the Jpost, who kept telling them ‘the shots are safe’.

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Exhibit 2: Another ‘re-enaction’ of the murder in Elad for the cameras

Screenshot and snippet from HERE:

The terrorists demonstrated how they first murdered Oren Ben-Yiftach, h’yd, inside his car and then waited there for hours until it grew dark. They then left the car and went down to the park, where they murdered Yonatan Chabakuk, h’yd, and Boaz Gal, h’yd. The police investigators reviewed and recorded every detail, including the terrorists’ escape route.

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Really?!?

We’re expected to believe that they chopped a man to death in his WHITE car, in broad daylight, in such a brutal way that pictures from a few hours afterwards literally shows blood oozing out of the doors, then stayed in that car FOR HOURS, and no-one noticed?

In an earlier story from the fake-news YWN on what happened in Elad, they said this:

On Thursday, the terrorists called Oren Ben-Yiftach, h’yd, a Lod resident who worked as a driver, and told him that they needed to travel to Elad that night to do some emergency renovation work on a shul.

Ben-Yiftach, who was unaware that the two were entering Israel illegally, had driven them to Elad at least ten times in the past.

As they neared the shul, the terrorists attacked Ben-Yiftach with an ax and knife. He fought back but the two overcame and killed him and then exited the car to continue their rampage.

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Again, I have no idea what’s really going on here.

But I am pointing out the obvious lies being told in connection with this story – together with the ‘re-enactment’ of the crime, which is totally unnecessary because THE WHOLE AREA WAS COVERED WITH POLICE CAMERAS ALREADY, and they can just go and look at that footage.

 

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Which suggest something more is going on here, than meets the eye, and that yet again, the ‘news’ is being created to manipulate us in some way.

While I think about it…. it’s also beyond weird that the video of these two Arabs being ‘arrested’ after 60 hours apparently shows them in totally spotless clothes, with no blood anywhere.

Watch the video yourself HERE.

Some screenshots:

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See how super-clean this ‘newly arrested’ terrorist looks, after chopping four people to death and attacking at least two more?

And here’s a shot of the axe – which is so clean and shiny, it’s flashing away in the sunlight:

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So what are we to think….?

The police tracked them down in the forest…. arrested them…. handcuffed them…. them let them get all showered  up and let them change clothes to get rid of as much forensic evidence as possible… then gave them some cigarettes, and then took them back into the forest again, to show them where they hid the murder weapon – which was also incredibly ‘clean’ with no bloodstains on it?

Really?

Think for yourselves, people.

And don’t believe all the fake news we’re all being fed, 24/7.

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Just when you think the State of Israel couldn’t possibly sink any lower….you discover you are totally wrong about that.

Off the back of THIS post, that started to uncover how so many of our “retired generals” in Israel are basically licking the butts of ‘Jews for Jesus’, mamash, I decided to take a closer look at what some of these ‘Jews for Jesus’ organisations and people are actually doing in Israel.

I have to say, I got pretty miserable.

Read on.

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The first thing to tell you is that ‘Jews for Jesus’ figured out that was really bad branding, and that even the most secular Jew will baulk at that name.

So, they kind of ‘hide’ all the Yoshki stuff under the broader name of ‘messianics’, and then they also have a bunch of cute, fluffy-sounding projects in Israel that function as cover for their missionary activities.

If you go back to HERE, you’ll find a post on the old blog of Joel Chernoff from 2011, called ‘Messianic Jews and Aliyah!’

There, Chernoff is boasting how the State of Israel’s attitude to ‘Jews for Jesus’ is softening up, and how the country is letting more and more of these people flood in.

One of the comments to that blog post really caught my eye.

Here’s what it said:

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What is the ‘Joseph Project’, that is causing the State of Israel to change it’s attitude towards ‘Jews for Jesus’ missionaries in Israel?

HERE is their website.

And screenshotted below, you can find testimonies from a bunch of Jews, thanking the ‘Jews for Jesus’ Joseph Project missionaries for all their ‘help’:

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Maybe, you could argue that it’s not such a big deal for charity organisations like Shalva and Beit Issie Shapiro to receive money from ‘Jews for Jesus’.

After reading sickening comments from ‘Beit Issie Shapiro’ thanking these xtian missionaries for working for ‘spiritual and physical restoration of Israel’, I have to say I disagree.

But the fact that we have politicians and mayors sucking up to Jews for Jesus, mamash – is totally sickening and inappropriate.

And remember, we are dealing with XTIAN MISSIONARIES here, and as this video shows, they are also getting access to start indoctrinating our youth in the IDF, too.

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Just listen to the ‘Shmuel’ from the Joseph Project, (above) talking about the project he’s leading with young adults who are post-army in Israel.

Listen to all the xtian-missionary phrases tumbling out of his mouth.

While the ‘anti-Torah’ Freemason-Frankists running this country attack any attempt to promote Judaism as ‘pushing religion’ on people, they are mamash inviting xtian missionaries into the country to promote xtianity any way they can.

Are you starting to see how this works?

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In case you think ‘the Joseph Project’ and Joel Chernoff are unusual one-offs, the really bad news is that they aren’t.

There’s a ‘Messianic Jewish’ news site called: Israeltoday.co.il

(This site is also where I found information about that bunch of Jews for Jesus in Talpiot, and the ‘xtian’ background of the Megaleh Amukot, that I wrote about HERE.)

Most of its stories are behind a pay wall, but here’s the top snippet of a story that caught my eye, which in turn helped me to figure out just how widespread all these ‘Jews for Jesus’ organisations really in the State of Israel

Troubles began two years ago when a few Messianic Jewish leaders reported to the Hebrew-speaking Leadership Conference on what they saw as troubling theological positions being promoted by a ministry called Tikkun.

Based in Jerusalem, Tikkun has planted and oversees numerous local Hebrew and Russian speaking congregations in Israel. Their leadership remain highly respected by both Messianic Jews in Israel and Christians abroad.

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When you click on that link for the Tikkun website, you see things like this:

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Puke!

But more importantly, these sites also contain links to their Jews for Jesus ‘ministries’ and projects they have going on in the Holy Land.

‘Tikkun’ alone has 19 missionizing churches – specifically aimed at Jews – all over the country.

Here’s a screenshot:

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And don’t think they aren’t focussing in on the kids and young people – because they are.

On the Youth page of Tikkun, you find links to missionary organisations operating out of Jerusalem like NETIVAH, below.

Please, take the time to watch this. It’s two minutes long, but it encapsulates what’s really going on here – they are planting missionaries in schools and in the IDF, amongst many other places.

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I am finding all this so disturbing, it’s literally giving me a headache.

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Meanwhile, if we go back to Joel Chernoff’s ‘Messianic Jewish Alliance of America‘ – the people behind things like ‘The Joseph Project’ – we discover they also have a massive network of missionary churches and organisations across Israel, too.

This screenshot comes from HERE:

250 missionaries heading up ‘Jews for Jesus’ organisations in Israel!!!

And again, this is just the tip of a monstrous iceberg. And some of the heads of this snake are also pretty ‘frum’.

Here’s another screenshot, from a ‘Jews for Jesus’ organisation in Israel called Hashivenu:

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When I googled ‘Asher Intrater’ – leader of the Tikkun bunch of missionaries in Israel – I got to HERE.

It’s a site covering ‘Messianic Community in Israel’ news.

It also has a ‘Ministry Directory’ of affiliated groups and organisations in Israel – again, just for Tikkun – which stretches on for 20 pages….

Here’s a screenshot:

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Deep, deep sigh.

These people are everywhere.

And the State of Israel – it’s generals, it’s politicians, it’s bureaucrats, even it’s rabbis – are sucking up to them and giving them full support to ‘missionize’ the Jews, all the while pretending that the State of Israel is a Jewish country.

Those missionaries pretending to be Jews in French Hill were literally just the very smallest tip of what is really going on in this country.

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Watch this – future PM of Israel, Yair Lapid, being interviewed by his ‘good friend’ on the Evangelical ‘All Israel’ news:

(Listen from the 8th minute on, when he refers to evangelical xtians as his brothers and his sisters and starts mamash sucking up them. Have you ever heard him say something like this about Chareidi Jews?)

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Yair Lapid’s sister-in-law was an openly practising ‘messianic’ xtian in Israel.

Snippet from HERE:

Lapid fought in the past against a law which would restrict missionary activity in Israel, despite the fact that his father, Tommy Lapid, supported such a law.

Yair Lapid claimed in 2015 that Moshe Gafni, who proposed the law, was “trying to fulfill my father’s last testament” but claimed that his father “had changed his mind” on the matter.

The law would have closed the Messianic community in which Lapid’s brother-in law and sister-in-law were members and it appears that this may have been the source of Lapid’s opposition to the law.

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This guy is the second-in-command in the State of Israel, and is set to take over as PM very soon.

What that really means, is that the ‘mask’ that these people are Jews, and support a Jewish state, and respect Judaism, and our Torah is about to totally come off.

That’s actually a good thing.

Because then, more and more of us will start to realise who we are really dealing with, and why the ‘State of Israel’ is probably the most openly anti-semitic, anti-Chareidi, and anti-Torah force in the world today.

(And probably, it’s been that way right from the beginning…)

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The Rav, Rav Berland is holding an atzeret by the Kotel tonight, at 8.30pm (May 10th, 2022).

If you can make it, please come.

I’ve been to many of these prayer gatherings, and the Rav only ever calls them when there are some big ‘judgments’ hanging over the Jewish people that need to be sweetened.

We are under attack, from without and within, like never before.

Xtians, Jews-for-Jesus ‘messianics’, Sabbateans, Freemason-Frankists – the list just keeps growing longer and longer, and honestly, Iran and home-grown terrorists are barely getting a look in at this point, as more and more of us are realising they are just the ‘puppets’ holding the guns and axes, while the real evil people pull their strings from behind the curtain.

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Tonight is Netzach she b’Netzach, in the counting of the Omer.

Breslov teaching holds that this is the ‘day of Rabbenu’, Rebbe Nachman, when everything can be fixed, even past gilgulim.

So, it’s a very meaningful time to be holding an atzeret at the Kotel, with the Rav in attendance.

And boy, do we need some sweetening and fixing.

TBC

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All week, I’ve been wondering how you’re meant to register for L’ag B’omer in Meron.

***UPDATES***

This morning, I finally got sent a link on how to do that – and everything is totally booked up already.

You can have 5 billion people show up for a crappy concert of some crappy singer in Tel Aviv; 5 billion people show up to line the route for ‘marathons’ and bike rides all over the city of Jerusalem on a Friday morning; 5 billion show up for more ‘Yom Ha’atzmaut’ propaganda shows up and down the country…. and no-one bats an eyelid, especially the police.

Take a look at what happened in Elad on Yom Ha’atzmaut on L’ag B’omer.

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My kids followed the story in Hebrew, so got way more details then they let drip out on English language propaganda-news sites, like YWN.

So, while the YWN has headlines like THIS – which tell part of the story:

They somehow forgot to tell their audience other crucial details.

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Like:

The police were called immediately these terrorists started trying to chop people to death with axes.

Hashem Yerachem.

And it took the police MORE THAN FIVE MINUTES TO SHOW UP.

By which time, the terrorists had already had ample time to kill and wound a lot of people, Hashem should avenge their blood.

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That’s not all that ‘went wrong’ in Elad.

I’ve been writing for months and months and months about how the whole of Eretz Israel is now covered in hi-tech, 5….G facial recognition cameras – and this equipment is especially and particularly all over the parks.

This attack happened in a busy park in Elad.

The cameras were up and operating.

How do I know that?

Simple. You can even see them in shots of the Ibn Gabirol St park on Google Earth, taken before Yom Ha’atzmaut:

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Anyone can clearly see the 5….G facial recognition cameras, and cute ‘Directed Energy Weapon / Active Denial’ horns-disguised-as-speakers, exactly like they used to kill 45 people in cold blood in Meron, last L’ag B’omer.

I zoomed in on the right hand speakers from Elad in the picture below.

You can clearly see an array of 4 white horn speakers placed above the 5…G facial recognition camera in Elad, below:

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Compare and contrast with the Active Denial gear we saw in Meron, last L’ag B’omer:

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And yet still…. it took the police 5 whole minutes to come, while a bunch of people got chopped to death in the Ibn Gabirol park by axe-wielding terrorists.

Really?

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I went to look up the address of the main police station in Elad.

It’s apparently on ‘R Yehuda HaNasi Street’:

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Then, I stuck ‘R Yehuda Ha-Nasi Street’ into Google Earth, and measured the distance between the main area where the police station is apparently located, and the park on Ibn Gabirol Street where the axe murders took place:

It’s less than half a kilometre away.

How on earth could it have taken the Elad police more than five minutes to have shown up at the park, in which time the terrorists had already murdered 3 people, seriously injured 4 more – and also managed to run away?

Really?

Go to Google Earth and do the ‘street view’ of R Yehuda HaNasi street for yourself. You’ll see the big, wide, modern, two lane street that segues directly into Ibn Gabirol Street.

It makes totally no sense that it took the police 5 minutes to show up at that location, when the police station is located less than half a kilometre away.

Someone could even have walked there faster.

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There’s even more that went ‘wrong’ in Elad.

I’m waiting for the name, so I can verify independently, but one of my daughters told me straight after the attack that one of the deputy mayors of Elad was interviewed – and he was furious about what had happened.

Apparently, this deputy mayor had warned that Elad was at risk of a terror attack weeks before it happened, because of the huge wave of building in the city that was bringing a lot of Palestinian workers into the city, unsupervised.

Again, I don’t take ANYTHING at face value, these days, so I am waiting for the name, so I can properly check this out, and come to a view about what might really be going on here, but my daughter told me that this deputy mayor was so concerned, he started stopping and checking cars himself last month – until the police in Elad stopped him.

And then, they opened a case against him for disrupting the work of the police.

I will verify the details of this story once I have more details.

Either the deputy mayor was mamash a prophet…. or he had an inkling that something was coming down the pipe, for the poor residents of Elad, another way.

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Watch THIS video of the Shabak apparently capturing the terrorists in the forest of Elad, apparently after ‘6o hours’, and apparently having them show them exactly where they tossed the axe in the undergrowth – which they could apparently remember super clearly, and which apparently it never crossed the terrorist’s minds to try and bury or hide or destroy the murder weapon – and come to your own conclusions, about how much of this story makes sense.

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Watch all the State of Israel’s paid rabbinic patsies put out rulings about bringing guns to synagogue on Shabbat (!) – and understand that once again, the religious public is being ‘set up’ here.

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And in the meantime.

Let’s return to Meron, which is nearly always crawling with police, who apparently have nothing better to do than to beat up chareidi Jews trying to pray there.

For the first time in ten years, me and my husband can’t get to Meron for L’ag B’omer.

Why?

Because the police deliberately killed 45 people in cold blood last year (on the orders of our previous PM…), and are now using these murders as an excuse to take down the whole of L’ag B’omer.

While the ‘rational retards’ in our midst are still arguing the toss about whether angels – and evil – really exist, the Freemason-Frankists who are running this country from behind the scenes are totally cognisant of the spiritual power of our true tzaddikim, like Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

That’s why they are going after the true tzaddikim with all their might.

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How much longer do you think God is going to put up with all this, that is the question?

Judging by what happened to the late Miriam Naor – previous head of the ‘cover-up what really happened in Meron’ investigation committee, until she unexpectedly croaked a few months’ ago – not very much longer.

And in the meantime….

The spiritual corruption of the State of Israel, and the institutions within it, continues to grow each day.

But the cup of wickedness is almost full.

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UPDATE:

Reader Becky posted the link to the interview with the politician in Elad, who complained a month ago about the lack of security in the city.

You can see it in the Hebrew HERE:

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As is my way, I went to look up if I could find out more about Yaniv Badalov, the guy mentioned above.

Bizarrely, I got to his Youtube channel HERE.

Here’s the Yom Atzmaut video he posted from 11 months ago (although it says they are celebrating the 72nd Independence Day, which is 2 years ago… when we were all locked down. So not sure what’s going on there.)

Description:

The National Religious [Dati Leumi] community in Elad celebrates independence 72 years ago. Yishai Lapidot and friends host the mayor-Rabbi Yisrael Porush ,the rabbi of the community – Barb Nachshon Shlit”A, the council member – Adv. Yaniv Badalov and more…

HERE is his law firm, in Elad:

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Now, another strange connection is between Elad and former Major General Gal Hirsch.

Gal Hirsch carried the can for the failures of ‘Lebanon II’ under Dan Helutz and Ehud Olmert (remember them?!)

You can read more about him HERE.

But then he popped up in Elad to ‘volunteer’ to oversee the Covid 19 ‘response’ for Homeland Security, which you can read all about HERE, on a long piece he wrote as part of his role as an affiliate with the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, based in Herzliyya.

If you go HERE, you’ll find lots of former senior ‘police and army’ people hanging out at the ICT, from across the world.

At this stage, I don’t find that reassuring.

I have no idea who is funding the ICT, either.

(I mean, specifically….)

Here’s what it says on the About page:

ICT is a non-profit organization located at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel which relies exclusively on private donations and revenue from events, projects and programs.

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Yeah, it’s a cut-out.

But a cut-out for who?

That is the question.

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To get back to Gal Hirsch, he apparently built up the Georgian army after leaving the IDF; got probed for tax evasion; and headed up the failed ‘Magen’ party which ran in the 2019 elections in Israel.

Before all that, he was going to get nominated as Police Commissioner for the State of Israel back in 2015, but then a bunch of scandals magically erupted to stop all that from happening.

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When he was running as head of the ‘Magen’ party, one of his political puff pieces ran in the Jpost HERE, where I found out he’s also connected to something calling itself the Israel Leadership Institute.

If you click on that link, you’ll find another website staffed by a bunch of ex-IDF elites, talking about raising the next generation of leaders in Israel, with links to a bunch of xtians back in the States.

They have a charity set up specifically in the US, too, called The Israel Leadership Institute North-America.

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I’d love to tell you what they really do, and who is really funding them.

But I can’t.

Here’s a screenshot from one of their workshops:

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Eeki Elner is the founder of this organisation, and is another former IDF guy – who keeps showing up in ‘messianic’ contexts on the web.

Like this, from HERE:

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And also, this popped up HERE:

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I went to check out who ‘Joel Chernoff‘ is –  found an old blog for him HERE.

This comes from the About section there:

Joel has many different roles within the Messianic movement; he is the General Secretary of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA), and Vice President of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance (IMJA).

Since 1915, the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America is the single largest association of Messianic Jewish and Gentile believers in Yeshua in the world.

In his role as General Secretary of the MJAA Joel is responsible for providing over $85 million worth of humanitarian aid to Israel; creating means for needy Russian Jews to make aliyah or immigrate to Israel; as well as dig fresh water wells and coordinate humanitarian aid efforts to reach more than 50 third world villages of Messianic Jewish people in Ethiopia.

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$85 million bucks!

No wonder all these former IDF people are chewing his hand off.

As you can probably tell, I now have way more to research again.

At this stage, I have no idea what’s really going on here.

But hopefully, God will enlighten us all soon, one way or another.

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Last week when I went to get my challah from the bakery, there was an interesting conversation going on around rising prices of bread.

The nice French baker was explaining to a woman who was complaining about the price of the challah going up, that 70% of Israel’s wheat comes from the Ukraine – and the war in the Ukraine means that wheat apparently isn’t getting here right now, sending wheat prices rocketing.

I kind of filed the info away at the back of my mind – no point worrying, until I have to – and then this week, I went to get flour from my local supermarket, so my kid could make challah at home.

They had three bags left, all the ‘weird’ stuff that most people don’t bake with (but which actually was OK for me, as I use all sorts of weird, wholemeal flours.)

It looks like things are starting to hit closer to home, here in Israel.

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I’m still not engaging with the news here hardly at all, but my kid told me there was a pigua in Elad yesterday, with three people killed and three injured.

I can’t help but think that the shmira, the protection, that the State of Israel used to enjoy from our enemies is waning.

We are so used to open miracles, that having multiple people die and be injured in these terror attacks is still kind of shocking, although of course that has happened in the past.

Most notably, during the Second Intifada, when evil Peres and a bunch of other murderous Sabbatean-Frankists were trying to ‘give away’ parts of Eretz Yisrael.

God didn’t like that.

And today, we have this whole radical LGBT123+++ whatever, ‘trans’, immorality-pushing agenda going on everywhere (not to mention all the horrible things happening behind closed doors in every corner of our community, even the most ‘frum’).

And that’s exactly why Bilaam advised the Midianites to try and engage the Jewish people in tumah – immorality and idol worship – because he knew that THIS is guaranteed to separate the Jewish people from God, and His protection.

And he was right.

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But there are also glimmers of light on the horizon.

Another kid told me that people are leaving the Israeli police in droves, to the point that the police here is really starting to struggle to find enough cops for regular duties.

Personally, I’m thrilled.

Those ‘regular duties’ have included fining people for walking too far away from their homes, fining people for trying to breathe fresh air, and lest we forget, deliberately murdering religious people like Ahuvya Sandek, and the 45 holy martyrs of Meron.

And it’s not just the frum community who hate and distrust the police here and levels never before seen.

Most people, in most places in Israel, now distrust and dislike the police at a visceral level.

And the police can feel that public hostility – and that’s also why so many of them are now quitting.

So, the principle of midda-kneged-midda is starting to kick in here, and the ruling elite who thought they could use the police as their own personal security force over Covid 19, and in other ways, are starting to understand that after all, the public here has a limit to what they would tolerate.

And we passed it, a long time ago.

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The last thing to tell you, is that the same corrupt police and judiciary who murdered Ahuvya, and used Directed Energy Weapons to create a death trap at Meron last L’ag B’omer – and who covered all this up – are still going after the people close to Rav Berland.

One of his close gabbaim has been told that if doesn’t pay a million shekel fine for the ‘crime’ of enabling people to pay pidyonot to the Rav, the State of Israel is going to send him to prison for two years.

So far, he’s managed to raise half a million shekels, but the court has said if he can’t raise the full thing – he’s going to prison for two years.

If you can help, please get in touch via the contact form.

But you see what I mean?

How is it possible to not dislike and distrust people who act like this, and the institutions they serve?

TBC

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This morning it’s blowing a gale again in Jerusalem.

***UPDATES***

In fact, it’s been really windy the last 4-5 days, on and off, in a way that feels very meaningful.

These are the winds of change.

Because more and more of us are starting to wake up, and starting to realise that things CANNOT go on the way they have been.

On so many levels.

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Following on from THIS post, about how the anti-Torah Frankist-Freemasons are now turning their attention to a full-on ‘trans’ assault within the orthodox Jewish world, continuing their efforts to ‘shatter orthodoxy’ from within, I got sent another email telling me about someone called ‘Yaakov Smith’.

Here’s a little of what it said:

In 1989, I spent a few weeks in the Old City and a lot of time hanging out with residents and Aish families.
One of the most charismatic figures I met was someone named Yaakov Smith, married with six children from toddler to young teenager. They mekaved many.
At a time when Aish’s Discovery seminar was still 4 days long and very intense, he and his wife taught several classes.
Only some months after we met, they got divorced. Later, he came out as homosexual.
Anyway, long story short, today he is known as Yiscah Smith. He’s on the faculty of Pardes.
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(Warning: it’s another ‘diet aid’ alert!)

Here he is today:

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Man, how many times is God going to put up with ‘orthodox institutions’ spitting in the face of His Torah?

I don’t just mean individuals who think they know better than God which gender they are meant to be.

I mean the whole ‘open orthodoxy’ / modern orthodox movement as a whole, which really should be more honest, and rename itself:

FRUM REFORM

Because that’s what it really is.

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Let’s pop the lid on the ‘Pardes Institute of Jewish Learning’, and see what ucky creatures slither out.

First, let me draw your attention to their newly updated ‘S*xual Harassment Prevention’ code, which you can see HERE.

Here’s their working definition of s*xual harassment:

B. Key Definitions and Israeli Law

S*xual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a s*xual nature.

It includes s*xual advances, requests for s*xual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a s*xual nature, when:

o Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly in connection with a person’s ability to participate fully in their education;
o Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for academic decisions affecting the individual; or
o Such conduct interferes with an individual’s academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or demeaning environment.

S*xual harassment also includes sexual violence, which refers to sexual acts that are against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent.

S*xual harassment can take many forms, physical, psychological, or verbal…

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Here’s another snippet:

C. The Right to Self-Define Gender

1. Individuals have the right to define their own gender, and should be treated and referred to accordingly.
2. All-gender bathrooms are available on each floor. Additionally, each individual is entitled to define their own gender for the purposes of bathrooms.
3. When participating in the mechitza minyan, individuals can sit on the side that best conforms to their gender identity as they define it.
4. Each minyan has the right to define its criteria for counting towards the minyan. The egalitarian minyan counts anyone who is Jewish according to any major denomination, irrespective of gender identity.

The mechitza minyan counts trans-men who have undergone genital surgery. Every individual is trusted to present themselves faithfully as counting with respect to gender and halakhic status.

People will refrain from asking particular members intrusive questions in order to determine halachic status.

5. On Pardes overnight trips, students will be assigned to share rooms with members of their same gender. In cases where gender identity may cause discomfort for anyone, students may request roommates in a way that is comfortable for all in the room.

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It seems to me that an orthodox Jew learning at Pardes is being subjected to ‘s*xual harassment’ non-stop by this institution.

Let’s replay the definition:

S*xual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a s*xual nature.

It includes s*xual advances, requests for s*xual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a s*xual nature, when:

o Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly in connection with a person’s ability to participate fully in their education;
o Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for academic decisions affecting the individual; or
o Such conduct interferes with an individual’s academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or demeaning environment.

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Woe betide any female student who is uncomfortable using a bathroom together with a man dressed as a woman….

Woe betide any God-fearing Jew who is trying to find out if that ‘guy’ next to him really counts towards a minyan…

Woe betide any man or woman who doesn’t want to spend a night ‘rooming’ with the opposite sex….

Just try complaining about how your right to pray, pee or sleep in a genuinely Torah-observant way is being compromised by Pardes’ rules, and then you’ll quickly see that if you don’t ‘submit’ to Pardes conduct, against your will, you will:

  • find your ‘ability to participate fully’ in your education curtailed;
  • your conduct will be used as a ‘basis for academic decisions affecting’ you – and for sure-
  • you’ll instantly be plunged into a ‘intimidating, hostile and demeaning environment’.

Whaddya mean, you can’t room overnight with ‘Jake’?!?!?!?

Whaddya mean, that Joseph-ine doesn’t count in a minyan?!?!?!?

What sort of barbaric, bigoted, criminal person ARE YOU, exactly?!?!?

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Sigh.

This is FRUM REFORM in action.

And why you should care, is because this institution is boasting on its website that:

[T]he Pardes Educators Program was created with the assistance of the Avi Chai Foundation and today produces more Jewish day school teachers than any other program.

These brainwashed ‘frum reform’ teachers from Pardes could be the ones teaching your kids in all those ‘dati leumi’ schools….

No wonder so few of my daughter’s ‘dati leumi-educated’ friends still believe in God, or still hold by the morality set out in the Torah.

Sigh again.

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So, who’s funding the Pardes Institute?

Let’s head over to the History page HERE, to try to figure that out.

Snippet:

Pardes began with the unacknowledged support of the World Zionist Organization, which provided the physical facility and overhead, with salaries coming from student tuition. This arrangement continued until 1987, when the Institute became an independent, self-sustaining entity.

So, right from the beginning the secular, Zionist, Frankist State of Israel was behind this organisation.

Quelle surprise.

Today, the Avi Chai Foundation seems to be giving Pardes a lot of money, especially to train their ‘frum reform’ teachers to indoctrinate your children with anti-Torah tumah.

You can find the ‘Avi Chai Foundation’ website HERE.

The ‘About’ page is full of the usual weasel-words about being committed to the Jewish people and the State of Israel, blahdy blah, but really…. it smacks of yet another ‘Frankist-Freemason’ cut-out, designed to ‘shatter orthodoxy from within’, by subverting the next generation of Jewish teachers.

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So, what can you and me really do about all this?

Bottom line, for all the ‘fancy words’ and ‘political correctness’, most people are actually moral cowards, sheeple, who will ‘go with the flow’ because they are worried about paying their bills and covering their mortgage.

For as long as ‘the stick’ is only on one side of this equation – i.e. people worry that they will be fired, ostracised, banned from completing their studies at places like Pardes for not following the ‘trans’ propaganda, 99% of them will fall into line.

But, if more of us start to complain to our schools – more of us start to make a fuss, and to really start questioning whether ANY school that considers itself to be genuinely ‘orthodox’ should be accepting FRUM REFORM-indoctrinated teachers from places like Pardes…. then this will start to change.

And when more of us stop playing these people’s Orwellian word games – stop calling them ‘orthodox’, when they really, really aren’t, they aren’t ‘open orthodox’, or ‘modern orthodox’, they are FRUM REFORM – then that will also start to be a big game-changer.

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Most people don’t question how ‘orthodox’ these institutions really are, when they see the word ‘orthodox’ in their descriptor.

Yeah, it could be ‘open orthodox’, or ‘modern orthodox’ – that’s enough to make us think these people respect the Torah and at least might be truly God-fearing.

That’s why they insist on retaining the ‘orthodox’ bit in their titles.

But once we understand we are dealing with FRUM REFORM…..everything changes.

In an instant, we understand that there are NO ‘orthodox female rabbis’ out there, just FRUM REFORM ‘Rabbas’ and ‘Rabbanits’.

And that no truly God-fearing, orthodox institution is pushing the trans agenda – but tons of FRUM REFORM institutions are doing the bidding of their Frankist-funders, to ‘shatter orthodoxy’ from within.

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So, get the definitions straight in your head.

And don’t be scared to start pushing back against all these PC ‘Frum-Reformers’ who like to pretend they represent orthodox Judaism.

They don’t.

And for our children’s sake, we need to start telling them that very loudly.

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PS: When I was browsing the Pardes faculty page HERE, I came across this entry:

The ‘Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance‘ – JOFA – is also very connected to FRUM REFORM’s flagship ‘yeshiva’ for frum reform-smicha of women, YESHIVAT MAHARAT (that we talked about in the last post.)

And Koren books is happily publishing all this FRUM REFORM propaganda, from FRUM REFORM ‘rabbanits’, while still pretending they are an orthodox imprint.

You see how this works?

Ad matai, Tatty?

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UPDATE:

I got an interesting email from Chananya Weissman on the topic of  his experience with ‘ortho fems’, much of which I’m sharing below, with permission.

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Right before covid craziness took over the world, in the very beginning of 2020 was the most recent Daf Yomi siyum.

There was a big buzz in the “Jewish media” about women finishing the cycle in record numbers. All the coverage of this was favorable, naturally, with nary a question about why this was happening, for what reasons, who was behind this trend, and if this was a positive development with no conceivable downside.
I did a little digging and quickly found this was being driven by feminist entities that were on the very fringes of Orthodoxy even if we were to be generous.
I wrote an article exposing this and raising concerns about the women’s Daf Yomi movement, which I posted on my blog at the Slimes of Israel. The Jewish Press published a slightly edited version.
[Ed. note: I probably would…. ortho fems are still probably the most nutso of all the interesting people I’ve crossed swords with here on the blog, not least because they are so self-righteous, hypocritical, arrogant and quick to stoop to dirty tactics to shut you up.]
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I don’t think I ever wrote something that went so viral, so quickly.

The Times of Israel article was shared thousands of times, far more than anything I ever posted there. There were long threads all over Facebook. The Jewish Press devoted a whole section in the letters to the editor just to responses to this article, after someone urged people to bombard them with angry letters.
Not surprisingly, almost all the reactions were overwhelmingly negative, filled with the usual personal attacks, vulgarity, straw men, emotional reactions, and attempts to cancel me.
Some people contacted me privately and thanked me stating what they were thinking, but the public reaction was a torch-bearing mob.

Most of these seemed to come from “modern Orthodox” women in Beit Shemesh and Efrat, as well as completely irreligious people and even non-Jews, who suddenly were all in favor of Gemara study.

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One “rabbi” from Efrat wrote a long Facebook post against me, filled with specious arguments and personal attacks, that drew a lot of attention and was also printed in the Jewish Press….

The Slimes of Israel eventually banned me from posting on their blogs after I criticized one of their darlings, Benny Lau. I didn’t even name him, just noted that he was a token rabbi at the feminist Daf Yomi siyum. That was simply too much for the Slimes of Israel, who do not tolerate any less than respectful remarks against any rabbi, of course…
[Ed. note: Benny Lau – and his father, Meir Lau  – descend from the notorious SHOR family I keep mentioning on this blog. Quelle surprise.]
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I’ve continued to hammer the feminists and their ilk ever since, and encourage everyone to wake up and get in the game.
This garbage is a real threat to the Jewish people, and even people who aren’t personally affected (or don’t think they are) need to speak out and make it clear this trash is not kosher, period.
Here are the links:
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Ad kan, from R’ Weissman.

Ladies, it’s really up to us to stand up to the ortho fems, because they can’t just smear us with the same ‘sexist’ tactics they generally use with everyone else.

I’m not a man. I’m not a self-hating woman. I’m also very educated, and articulate, and not just chained to my kitchen sink washing dishes and having babies.
And I still think that all this ‘ortho fem’ stuff is totally poisonous, and just out to ‘shatter orthodoxy’ from within.
The Women of the Wall are wielding their Torah scroll, like a battering ram at the Kotel, and all these ‘PC’, abortion-pushing, trans gender embracing ‘rabbas’ are wielding their ‘smicha’ in the classroom and online, to try and batter down our traditions and our children’s morality.

But with God’s help, we will overcome.

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What’s going on right now is a massive opportunity for the Jewish community to finally fix the sin of ‘sinat chinam’.

And God is inviting each of us to do a bit of that ‘fixing’ in our own back yard.

Now that we know that ‘yichus’ actually has nothing to do with how easy or hard we find it to serve Hashem, really – in both directions – that  means that the whole shebang actually boils down to this:

Free choice, and working on our own bad middot.

I.e. whoever we are, there is still everything to play for.

And whoever we are, there are still choices that we ourselves can make, to really build the world, work on our own bad middot and rebuild the Temple – in our hearts.

And no-one is excluded from this work, not even ‘the biggest tzaddikim’, who have far more responsibility than us average Joes, for setting an example, in the area of cultivating true humility, and acknowledging their own bad middot.

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Baruch Hashem, Rav Eliezer Berland is a paradigm for this ‘real’ approach to avodat Hashem.

And Rabbenu, Rebbe Nachman, set the example for this, too, when he encouraged his student Rav Natan to write books like Chayei Moharan that really depicted Rabbenu’s struggles to work on himself, and overcome his own bad middot, and to uproot his ta’avot – lusts.

That was one of the biggest selling points of Breslov for me, all those years ago, that finally, I had a Tzaddik who I could relate to as a real human being – and who could also relate to me, and my struggles.

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I had a lot of issues with bad depressions and feelings of totally yeoush, before I hit Breslov.

And then, I started reading about how Rabbenu sometimes also had days when he despaired, and couldn’t carry on talking to God because of it…. but how he always picked himself up, broke through that yeoush and returned to Hashem.

Rabbenu had been there before me – and he charted the way to get out of all the bad middot, and the sadness, and the despair and all the other issues that prevent us from serving Hashem and building the world by refining our own characters.

And that information forms the real foundation of his teachings.

And Rav Berland is carrying on where Rabbenu left off.

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Below, I’m going to bring a translated excerpt of R’ Natan’s Likutei Halachot, which lays out some very important ideas about ‘free choice’, in connection with the True Tzaddikim and overcoming the Erev Rav.

Before I do that, tho, I want to tell you about a bar mitzvah I went to yesterday, in a penthouse overlooking the beach in the Gush Dan area.

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We have close family who made aliya last year, and it was their son’s barmitzvah.

Our family members are not ‘frum’, and down the years, we have had massive clashes and blow-ups around just about every family gathering you can imagine, beginning with my own wedding, and then snaking through a bunch of other weddings, funerals, stone settings – and even, my ‘good bye’ party, which my in-laws decided to hold in the 9 days, totally against my wishes.

Long story short, most of these ‘family gatherings’ have resulted in the sort of acrimony and bitterness that would make what happened with Kamtza and Bar Kamtza look like child’s play.

And so…. the barmitzvah appeared on the horizon.

But this time, things were totally different.

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Over the last few years, me and my husband have paid innumerable pidyonot to the Rav, on behalf of ourselves and other family members, to try to ‘heal’ so much of what has gone wrong.

Those pidyons have worked in big and small ways – to the point that even our ‘unreligious’ family members have paid a pidyon or two, now, as well.

And yesterday, we could all see the effect of what happens when you connect to the True Tzaddikim, and also make an effort to identify and work on your own bad middot.

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The barmitzvah and party were held in the Omer, at the time when you’re not meant to attend gatherings with live music.

The party was a ‘cocktail party’ – in every since of the word! – and totally not the sort of thing that me and my husband like, or are suited to.

In the past, my yetzer would have been working overtime, giving me justifications for why we shouldn’t go, why we definitely shouldn’t dance, why we definitely shouldn’t approve of all the OTT gashmius and untznius behavior, etc.

This time, I had one clear message in  my head:

This is family, and family are celebrating a big milestone in their son’s life, and instead of thinking about yourself, the whole time, Rivka, in your super-duper-holy-way, why don’t you think about what you can do for them, and the barmitzvah boy, instead?

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And this insight mamash changed the whole picture.

Instead of sitting in the corner dissing everything and everyone the whole night, and feeling holier-than-thou, I decided I’m going to do my best to really celebrate that barmitzvah with our extended family, even though we were way out of our comfort zone.

Because what’s the point of coming, just to sit in a corner with a sour face and making my hosts feel bad about themselves, and their celebration – and us?

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It’s only today, the morning after, that I realised just how ‘big a deal’ yesterday was – because make no mistake, it was still very hard not to fall back into the mindset of ‘Kamtza and Bar Kamtza’, while we were there.

Some close friend of the hosts from the UK stuck his hand out to me to shake when we were introduced, and I saw the look of panic flit across my brother-in-law’s face, because in the past, I have flat-out refused to shake hands with people back in the home country, no matter how embarrassed that made them.

This time – I shook hands.

And chalked it up to mesirut nefesh for shalom bayit.

And I still got overwhelmed by things like the saxophone-playing young woman with pink hair and tight black leather, and indulged in a bit of ‘quiet tutting’ before I got over myself again, and just found somewhere else to go and sit, where I didn’t have to eyeball her.

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In these small, myriad ways, me and my husband did our bit, to fix the sin of sinat chinam.

And on the other side of the equation, my sister-in-law did her bit, too, by accepting us totally as we were – with payot, headscarves and totally NO cocktail dress, and with strictly kosher food, and with an understanding that we should come as we were, with no other instructions about how to behave or dress.

It’s huge.

As I type these words, I really feel how ‘huge’ it was, yesterday, because there has barely been a family get-together that has no resulted in all out, acrimonious warfare for 25 years, since my husband first got ‘frum’.

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And now, here’s Rav Natan, writing about the Erev Rav, and free choice, and how we can really only uncover that ‘free choice’ to overcome our own bad middot when we’re connected to the True Tzaddikim.

Enjoy!

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Likutei Halachot – The Laws of Blessings on Smell and Blessings of Thanks (4, 33)

This is an aspect of what we have seen, something confusing and strange, from which everyone is astounded. That after the Nation of Israel merited to receive the Torah, with such wonderous signs. And everyone merited ruach hakodesh etc. After all this, to hear that they acted in such a way, to sin by going after the golden calf…

And even though it wasn’t the Nation of Israel who did this, but rather the Erev Rav, afterwards some of the Nation of Israel did sin.

Nonetheless, even the few of the few who made this mistake, what was going on with them?

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And even on the Erev Rav themselves there is still a difficulty, because even the Erev Rav had a huge spiritual awareness, as is apparent from the writings of the Arizal.

And certainly, even in them there was some small good, since they followed Moshe out of Egypt and threw away their families and households, and wanted to convert, since they saw tremendous signs and wonders from Moshe Rabbenu in Egypt.

And after all of this, after all the tremendous wonders that they saw with their own eyes in Egypt, and the splitting of the Sea and the war with Amalek and the Giving of the Torah with such tremendous signs and wonders, like its written ‘the great signs which you saw with your eyes, and the signs and wonders, etc.’

And after all this to do such an act, to make a calf for themselves as a god…[!?]

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But, from all this, each of us can understand just how much free choice we all have, and just how much the Sitra Achra can overcome a person every day, because Hashem Who is Blessed created everything for the sake of free choice, because everything was created for the sake of man. Not for the sake of the angels.

And so too, the opposite, not for the sake of the animals or the plants, etc.

Simply, everything was made for the sake of man, from the beginning to end.

And the main thing is that man has free choice, because it is for this which is his work which is of so great importance, far more than the work of the angels, since they do not have free choice, and a man does have free choice. And it was for this that Hashem created everything, from start to finish.

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So, it turns out that everything was created for the sake of free choice, and therefore free choice has great power.

So much so, that Hashem Himself, so to speak, is not able to cancel the free choice without cancelling the world.

Like our sages said, ‘everything is in the hands of heaven, except for the Fear of Heaven’.

And, on account of the greatness of free choice, for which everything was created, therefore the Sitra Achra has the power to overcome each time anew with all types of new confusions and ways to lead astray, such that he had the power to overcome Israel after the Giving of the Torah, so that they would create the golden calf.

And all of this happened because Moshe Rabbenu was absent from them and wasn’t among them.

So, the Satan confused the world until the made the golden calf, like it says there in the parasha, ‘and the people saw that Moshe was delayed…etc.’, [and they said] ‘come let us make for ourselves a god’, ‘because this man, Moshe, we don’t know what has become of him.’

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So, it turns out that the main way the Satan overcame them was by hiding Moshe from them, and placing in their hearts the thought that Moshe had now disappeared.

Therefore, he managed to persuade them to do this thing, because on that day the Sitra Achra so powerfully overcame them, that no-one had the power to nullify him, except for Moshe if he had been there.

And this is what it means when it says, ‘and the people saw that Moshe was delayed.’

And our sages explained this [that the word ‘boshesh’ delayed] can be read as ‘ba-shesh’ [the sixth hour came], that it was a cloudy day etc. [ie, that the people thought the day had already passed and Moshe, who had promised to return that day, did not arrive.] That the Satan confused the world so much, such that this day was destined for calamity. And, specifically, at that time, after the six[th hour] had come.

And it was a cloudy day, and so specifically then the Satan had the power to overcome with confusion and heresy like this.

Specifically, on that day and at that time. So much so, that no one had the power to nullify him with anything, except for Moshe Rabbenu himself, who was the Tzadik of that generation.

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And, since Moshe was at that time in Heaven, therefore the Satan succeeded at that time.

But, as soon as Moshe came down from the mountain, he subdued him and smashed [the tablets] and nullified the golden calf.

And he went back and received the second set of tablets. And returned to strengthen their emunah. But, even then, it was all in the power of the remainder of the impression of the foundations of emunah which remained engraved in the heart of Israel from the Giving of the Torah.

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At the time of Receiving the First Tablets, because on the basis of this foundation of emunah, each and every Tzadik has the power in his generation to clarify to Israel the holy emunah, because on account of this foundation of emunah the Nation of Israel in each generation merit to come close to the True Tzadik, to request and to search for him until they find him.

And like we described above, therefore we need to make an effort to come close to the Tzadik of the generation specifically, so that we will merit that he clarifies for us the holy emunah each time, according to the day and the hour.

Because, even though at the time of the Giving of the Torah, Israel merited emunah through ruach hakodesh, as we described earlier.

And so too, through the Tzadikim and the prophets in each generation, who clarified the emunah each time more and more.

Nevertheless, we ourselves need in this generation to come close to the True Tzadik of this generation, in order that he can clarify for us the emunah according to the current period and time.

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Ad kan.

Without a connection to the True Tzaddikim, the ‘Erev Rav’ in our midst will overwhelm us, confuse us and rule us, however ‘holy’ and sincere we ourselves might be.

Because only the ‘Moshe Rabbenu’ of the generation has the power to take them on, and destroy them.

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I can’t claim the credit for this piece of research, which was sent in by another reader.

It’s R’ Yehuda Fetaya’s discussion of the excorcism he performed of Shabtai Tzvi’s spirit, when it demonically possessed a Jewish man in Baghdad for 30 years.

Before we continue, I just wanted to make something clear:

We have nothing to fear from the truth.

Nothing at all.

‘Truth’ is Hashem’s seal, and whenever we are pursuing the truth for it’s own sake, and not just to win an argument or to big ourselves up, then that process of pursuing the truth, and loving the truth, brings us closer to Hashem.

Whatever the outcome of this process of trying to uncover the truth, it’s only going to be good.

We all know that the ‘world of lies’ has to fall, before the world of truth can truly be established and flourish.

Sometimes, dismantling all these lies is a painful and scary process. But once it’s completed, we’ll be ready to go forward into that world of truth, with no more ‘lies’ to keep pulling us away from Hashem, and our own souls.

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So, here is what my correspondent sent me – thank you!

(English is not their first language, so please excuse any errors in their introduction, which I’m bringing here as it has some more clues about what is really going on, here.)

Dear Rivka, Are you familiar with the book by Rabbi Yehuda Fetaya – Minhat Yehuda?

This contains a large part about Ezekiel 37. The Rabbi told in this section about contacts he has with souls of the deceased. The Rabbi is in conversation with a certain Bechor, and indicates that the soul that speaks through him first says that he is David, the son of Shabbatai Zevi, but a little later he says he is Zevi himself!

Rabbi Fetaya then has a long conversation with him from many pages.

Below I display a short part from the book, translated by Avraham Leader, edited by Yehuda Herskowitz – Mechon Haktav Jerusalem 5770-2010.

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Rabbi Fetaya: I asked  him more questions, and I am writing only the answers, since the questions will be obvious by the answers, and these were his answers:

I am Shabbetai Zevi

He died by strangulation.

He did not repent and was buried in a gentile cemetery.

When he was alive, the husks would appear before his eyes.

The reason he became wicked was because he was not conceived in holiness.

He was reincarnated in countless numbers of reincarnations.

He merited a psyche and a spirit, but when the soul began to flicker within him, what happened happened.

Now he concedes that Moses, our teacher, of blessed memory, was true, that his prophecy was true and that his Torah was true, but these words of his have no effect, since once a person has died he is exempt from the commandments [Shabbat 30a].

His reward for fulfilling the commandments is already credited to another righteous man.

The reason he speaks within the heart rather than through the mouth is because the aforesaid Bechor studies Torah, by means of which he subdues the spirit within him and causes it pain. This is why the spirit interrupts his studies and communicates to him foreign thoughts.

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(He lied to me concerning this, because even though being occupied with Torah subdues the evil spirit, it does not cause the spirit to speak within the heart rather than through the mouth. Proof of this is that in the year 5675, a thirty-five year old maiden who was blind in both eyes came to see me. A sage who had lived in my lifetime who I knew and recognized, had become reincarnated in her. Although she was blind and did not study Torah, he spoke within her heart but not through her mouth.

During his lifetime, this sage had a questionable reputation. Now, too, he attempted to seduce the said maiden to behave promiscuously with another sage and told her that the Messaiah would be born from their Union, but she did not listen to him. After a number of unifications and efforts I managed to determine that it was indeed that infamous sage.

It became known to me that when they bathed his corpse [i.e. the corpse of the Sage], they noticed a tattoo on his heart resembling a cross.

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The actual reason he [i.e. the Sage who was known to R’ Fetaya] did not speak through the mouth was so that he would not be recognized by the people and be ridiculed and mocked. See Sha`ar Hagilgulim, preface 22, 22a, where he writes:

These incarnations which possess people occur in one of two ways.

The First are the souls of the wicked, who have not merited entering hell after death. They enter the bodies of people who are alive in this World and recount all that has befallen them there, may the Merciful One deliver us. The second relates to their impregnation in a person, in accordance with the secret of Pregnancy, as previously mentioned in former discourses, and they cling to him very secretively.

Therefore, if that person sins, the soul impregnated in him overpowers him, causes him to sin and incites him down an evil path, etc.

See there. It could be that when the master wrote: they cling to him very secretively, it is for the reason we have already cited, so that they not be recognized and made a mockery by the people. Now, then, let us return to our tale [of Shabtai Tzvi.)

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His spirit has been reincarnated in the aforesaid Bechor, but his psyche still resides among the beasts of the forest.

He would like to leave this place, never again to enter the body of a Jew, and go the forests.

He was thirty-five years old when he died. (Actually he was fifty, see Encyclopedia Judaica, Shabbetai Zevi.)

I asked him other questions, but he would not reply. All he told me was that he was presently enclosed with the Other Side, in a the thickness of approximately one cubit.

Five days later I spoke to him again, very gently, and I saw that he was subdued. He was bemoaning his transgressions. He entreated me exceedingly to effect a rectification for him, and blessed me and my family with many blessings. He said that in order to honor me he would speak only the truth.

The beginning of his downfall was when he sinned with  a married woman, and what I heard is true; he fornicated with a male while wearing a prayer shawl and phylacteries.

He also sent a young man to be with his own wife Sarah and explicitly commanded him, saying, “Whatever Sarah tells you, obey her.”

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His beating in the grave lasted twelve years.

Until now he had been reincarnated in the beasts of the forest. This was his First reincarnation in a person, in the aforesaid Bechor.

The reason for having entered him was that he had kissed a Young girl when he was a young boy. It was now thirty years since he had entered him. Beforehand, he had circled around Bechor`s head, because he was from the same root (as written in Sefer Halikutim, Jeremiah 8:13:

What I gave them will pass away, (I will give them spirits) that will pass into a body that is close to them, according to the hidden meaning of: “Either his uncle or his cousin shall redeem him etc.” [Leviticus 25:49].

On account of the aforesaid kiss, he entered him.

He was condemned to be with the Nazarene in boiling feces from the second hour until the fourth and a half hour of Friday.

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Lots of interesting things to pick up here.

Firstly, that Shabtai Tzvi partially shared the same punishment as Yoshki in gehinnom, being boiled in feces together – but only for 2 1/2 hours on a Friday.

And also, that he sinned because he was conceived in impurity.

I have a lot of stuff I’m currently going through about the SHACH’s ancestors, and a lot of surprising information to share with you on that score, too, but we’ll keep that for another post.

But the thing that really stood out for me was that reference to:

David, the son of Shabbatai Zevi

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I have been reading through Sabbatean history for months and months, but so far, I haven’t come across any other references to ‘David, the son of Shabbatai Zevi’.

I still have 100 pages left to go in Gershom Scholem’s oeuvre, so maybe he’ll turn up there, we’ll see.

But in the meantime, in one of those strange strokes of serendipity, just before I got sent this email, I tripped across another family tree for the SHACH on geni that looks like this:

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Number 1 is next to R’ Moses Isserles, the REMA.

I have actually been combing through the tangled knots of his family tree for quite a while now, as his family tree is at the heart of so many of what became the Sabbatean-Frankist network.

I will do a separate post on him soon, BH, but I’ve already found grandchildren for the REMA who appear to be Polish xtians, possibly related to Polish nobility.

And that’s only a bit of what I’m discovering.

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Number 2 is next to ‘Shabsai Cohen – The Shach Kasvan’ – i.e. the SHACH.

And Number 3 is next to his son, ‘Dovid Kasvan’.

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That’s when I recalled that I’d done a family tree a long time ago, when I was trying to figure out more of the tangled relationships around the SHACH, forwards and backwards, where I’d had a lot of question marks about what was going on with ‘Dovid Kasvan / Katvan’.

In that ‘other’ family tree, which you can see HERE, ‘David Katvan’ is meant to be the SHACH’s son-in-law, married to a daughter ‘Toyba’ or ‘Tova’.

Toyba / Tova’s other husband is an ‘Aharon Mi-Geza Tzvi’.

It’s that surname again.

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So, which version is correct?

‘David Katvan’ the Shach S-I-L version says that his father is one ‘Yitzhak HaLevi Katvan of Prague‘ – and then he’s connected to nothing and no-one else after that.

At this stage, that always strikes me as invitation to dig deeper, especially as we’re dealing with a prominent, wealthy individual here, described in the Pinkas of the Zolkiew chevra kadisha as follows:

“[T]he leader of the province, officer, the head, sir, the wealthy.” [Rosenstein. The Lurie Legacy.]

Here’s the text that is brought to support that version of David Katvan’s family tree:

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Meanwhile on the other side, the version that has ‘Dovid Kasvan’ as the SHACH’s actual son, the family tree shows that ‘Dovid Kasvan’s’ daughter marries this Yitzhak Babad mentioned above, the ABD of Brod.

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They can’t both be right.

Why does this matter?

If you trace the descendants of ‘Dovid Katvan’, on the version of the SHACH’s family tree that has him as the son-in-law, it goes like this:

DOVID KATVAN > ELLA ANSCHEL marries R’ SIMCHA HAGADOL HACOHEN RAPPOPORT > R’ YOSEF RAPPOPORT > RIVKA marries R’ YITZHAK ITKOVITZ > RABBI CHAIM OF VOLOZHIN.

You probably heard of Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin.

He founded the Volozhin Yeshiva, where so many of the ‘big zionists’ – both secular and ‘religious’ apparently spent some time.

And he’s the ancestor of Shimon Peres.

Amongst many others.

One day, I’ll do a post on the links between the Volozhin Yeshiva, and all the people intimately connected to what became the nascent State of Israel and modern ‘Zionism’, because there are just so many of them….

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In case you were wondering, the family tree for R’ Chaim of Volozhin is a total, utter mess.

The progression I set out for you above took me months and months of comparing data to get to, and I have the feeling that in the middle of that whole mess, we will probably find Rebbe Nachman’s grandfather, R’ Nachman Horodenka.

If you remember from THIS post, on Jacob Frank, the data seemed to be showing this:

Rabbi Nachman Horodenka, the grandfather of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, appears to be the brother of R’ Chaim of Volozhin:

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Because all this is so very deliberately convoluted, it could also be that Rabbi Nachman’s father, Simcha, is actually the brother of R’ Chaim of Volozhin. I’m still unpicking it.

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But you can see that IFFFFF Shabtai Tzvi = SHACH, and IFFFFF Shabtai Tzvi /SHACH’s son was ‘David Katvan’, why a lot of effort would be put into rearranging the family tree, to try and cover that information up.

Because otherwise, we’d all know that the direct descendants of ‘Shabtai Tzvi’, in the person of Shimon Peres (and probably many others…) are still ruling the State of Israel in our days.

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And that Rabbenu, our holy Rebbe, Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, was really the ‘light’ sent down into the midst of all that Sabbatean ‘darkness’ on his father’s side, to sweeten what was happening with his Torah and advice, so we’d be able to get through this ‘Sabbatean-Frankist’ onslaught of the last 200 years in one piece, spiritually.

And it also explains why Rebbe Nachman knew so much about the ‘Jewish Demon Torah Scholars’ in our midst, and why they all tried so hard to shut him up, destroy his teachings, and end his branch of chassidut.

Let’s stop there for now.

I have about 15 more family trees to ‘comb through’ again now, to try and figure this out a bit more.

But slowly, slowly, it’s all starting to come together.

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