Yesterday morning, me and my family tried to go to Mearat HaMachpela, in Hevron.

Before all the Covid lockdowns, we used to go every chol hamoed Pesach, and also over Succot, as that was when the hall of Yitzhak and Rivka was open to Jews.

I’ve been in Hevron a few times over the last few months anyway, notably for the atzerot for the Rav, but this was the first time trying to get back into the Yitzhak and Rivka hall.

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We drive up there, and apart from the stupid masks, all looks like it used to before.

My daughter even called me while I was on the shuttle bus to tell me the government just announced they are no longer enforcing wearing masks outside, so I had that warm, fuzzy feeling that maybe things really were starting to shift in a good direction.

We get to the Mearat HaMachpela – and that’s when I saw a massive sign that had been erected at the top of the stairs leading into the main plaza.

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It said in simple Hebrew that anyone with a ‘Tav Yarok’ (Green Pass) should go to the right…. While people with what they were calling a ‘Tav Segol’ (i.e. no Green Pass) should go to the left….

Really?

Someone thinks these types of instructions are appropriate, at the top of the stairs leading into the Mearat HaMachpela?

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There was another sign hung up, reassuring all us unvaccinated ‘Tav Segol’ people that for sure, you can totally still get into the Tomb of the Matriarchs!!! Yessirree, no discrimination going on here, don’t worry!!!

Apparently, that was a lie.

My husband and kid queued up for half an hour, together with a fairly large group of other potentially diseased undesirables, and didn’t see anyone get let in.

In the meantime, I watched all the ‘Green Pass’ people get their little green wristbands that granted them magic entry to the Tomb, and I couldn’t help but wonder if maybe, I’d got all this wrong, and Israel really is an Apartheid State after all.

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I didn’t hang around there long.

I figured it was a queue going nowhere, in the best tradition of Stalinist Russia, so I decided to walk off to the tomb of Yishai and Ruth, in the oldest part of Hevron’s Jewish cemetery instead.

Past the natural spring named for the Patriarch Avraham, up past the old Muslim cemetery, and on a path up through a few rickety Arab houses and across a green hill top – there it was.

I got in, and I had it to myself.

No-one asking me if I was ‘Tav Segol’ or ‘Tav Yarok’.

Just me and the Tzaddikim and Hashem – and that familiar twinge of heartache that has been accompanying me for many months, already.

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There was a volume of Likutey Halachot lying around, so I opened it ‘randomly’ – and got straight to a passage talking about Pesach.

There, Rav Natan was explaining how the real chametz to seek out and uproot during Pesach is anger.

And how whenever God is about to send a person a massive flow of riches and shefa, he is first tested with situations designed to provoke his anger.

Because if the yetzer can get a person angry, then all that flow of shefa and riches gets diverted away from the person, and lost.

And so I discovered, that I still have lots of lots of chametz hanging around, even on the 5th day of Pesach, that still needs cleaning out.

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I get back to our meeting point, and I find my husband and kid in a funny mood.

I guess it started to sink in a little, what is really going on in this country, where good Jews are prevented from praying at the Tomb of the Patriarchs because they don’t want to be guinea pigs for Pfizer.

“I went to pray on the Arab Step” my daughter told me, with an odd look on her face.

If you don’t know what that is, take a look at this:

The Seventh Step – Restriction on Jewish Prayer in Hebron

For 700 years, this was the closest Jews could get to the Tomb of Machpela.

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That evening, I had tickets booked to finally get to the Kever of Yosef HaTzaddik, in Shechem.

I’ve been once before a few years’ ago now, which I wrote about here:

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Last year, I tried to go again, and I booked tickets and all – only to have it all cancelled last minute by Coronavirus restrictions.

But this just kind of fell into my lap, and I had the feeling I was going to get there, this time around.

Me and my husband didn’t know if they would let us potentially disease-bearing ‘Tav Segol’ religious Jews in, after what had happened in Hevron that morning – but let’s just say, Kever Yosef appeals to a pretty different crowd.

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It was the same midnight trip, the same bursting out into the Kever in the middle of an otherwise silent trip through the backstreets of Shechem (aka Nablus) as the first time around.

I got to the Kever stood inside a few minutes – then started to realise just what a petrified Jewish zombie I’ve turned into, spiritually, over the last 12 months of mega stress and religious oppression.

I’ve been carrying a heart of stone around for months, thanks to all the worry and stress of ‘Covid 19’, but Yosef HaTzaddik is the first time that I really realised just how bad things have been, spiritually.

I stood there feeling totally disconnected.

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I went outside, said a Tikkun Haklali, and watched a couple hundred men and boys singing and dancing songs about Rabbenu at the top of their voices.

A taste of Uman…

A hint of Rabbenu….

Man, I’ve missed that so much.

Slowly, I felt some embers of hope and emuna and simcha start to re-ignite, and start to warm up my heart of stone, at least a little bit.

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On the bus on the way out, a shocking thing happened.

We’d come in on a full bus, and there were no spare seats.

A small group of 4-5 boys with long, Breslov payot – ranging from about 10 to 13-14 – tried to sneak in, to get a ride out of Shechem with us.

Initially, they were sat in our seat, so my husband asked them to move.

They did – but because the bus was full capacity, there was no-where for them to really go.

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Our bus driver was a psycho.

There is no other way of describing him.

Once he realised these kids were trying to get a free trip out of Shechem, he went into a towering rage and started cursing and shouting at them to get off the bus.

A couple behind me – the only people wearing masks on the whole bus – decided to get involved too, and started heaping verbal abuse on these kids, who were now doubling-down and refusing to budge out of the bus.

Before I knew it, there was half a brawl going on directly behind me, in the stairwell.

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I tried to get involved by deliberately putting my hand out to ‘touch’ any of the religious men who were trying to throw a punch, slap or strangle someone else.

Strange women are way more scary than almost anything else you can think of, for this crowd.

And I also started trying to tell the woman cursing these young kids that they were just children, and that she should calm down.

And then, when the police and army were called and forcibly started putting the kids into headlocks and dragging them off the bus, I also started yelling at them to be more gentle.

My husband had to pull me back over to my side of the seat, I was getting so upset about what was going on behind me, I almost literally dived in to try to break it up.

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What’s wrong with us Jews????

We can’t even come to the grave of a Tzaddik like Yosef HaTzaddik without getting into a brawl and angry fist-fight on the bus????

Where is our compassion for the other?

Where is our empathy?

That’s what I was wondering, as the bus finally pulled away leaving those poor kids to their fate, in custody with the army and Border Police. And those guys just lurve young teenages with payot. They treat them SO VERY nicely.

(Sarcasm / Off)

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I don’t have an answer.

Then I remembered what I read that morning about not getting angry, and I wondered if I blew it.

Probably.

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Ah, God.

We’re a bit of a mess.

But please redeem us anyway, because if You don’t have compassion and mercy on us…

Then who will?

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UPDATE:

A reader sent me a link to this video below (mostly shmirat eynayim friendly, save for a headshot of a frum woman and a couple of female doctors.)

https://www.freedomisrael.org/videos?wix-vod-video-id=c365a6bfc32a421e989ce93b45f0c99c&wix-vod-comp-id=comp-kmxdkjqj 

First, I’ll tell you why I’m posting it up here: It shows what the picture in Israel looks like right now, if you don’t have Rav Berland, and emuna in the true tzaddikim, very firmly in the picture.

I.e., really worrying and terrible.

That’s the reality, if you aren’t connected to the Rav, and if you aren’t buying into the lie that the vaccine is somehow saving the world and medical apartheid is a wonderful idea.

Baruch Hashem, that’s not my reality.

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I’m not denying that reality – any more than I would deny that the Holocaust happened, or that good Jews go through externally very bad, difficult experiences all the time.

But I’m saying that when you connect to the real Tzaddikim, and when you talk to God for an hour a day, there is another layer of spiritual ‘reality’ that becomes superimposed on this dark world, and that continues to light the path to hope, faith and happiness.

Whatever is going to happen next, God decides.

Full stop.

But at the same time, I so, so believe in the power of heartfelt prayer, and the power of real teshuva, and the in the power of our true tzaddikim – like Rabbi Nachman and Rav Berland and Yosef HaTzaddik – to still turn things around for the good.

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The people who are really doing their best to stick to God, in whatever way they can, will come through WITH THEIR SOULS INTACT, whatever happens to their bodies.

And that’s the point. The soul.

Whoever uses all this current yuck to make some real teshuva, and to develop some real humility, and to put their hand up to all the things – and people – they’ve ‘broken’ in this world, and to genuinely return to God – that’s a great outcome, regardless of what else happens.

And each of us can make that choice, and get to that outcome right now.

Nothing ‘bad’ happens to any of us, that isn’t 100000000% deserved, at least when you take the past lives and gilgulim into account.

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But there is another level, too.

And that’s where the true tzaddikim come in.

King Shaul was the reincarnation of Lamech, Noach’s father, who killed his ancestor Cain and also his son, Tubal-Cain.

King Shaul came back to this world with a lot of ‘past life baggage’, and a big tikkun to do, to rectify what he’d done in a previous life as Lamech.

So many times, Rav Berland has emphasized how King Shaul could have come through his tikkun peacefully, if only he’d swallowed his pride and listened to the true Tzaddik of his generation, the Prophet Shmuel.

But twice, Shaul decided to do his own thing, and to come away from the words of Shmuel.

And as a result – he lost the kingship, and spent the last few years of his life chronically depressed and paranoid, trying to kill King David any way he could, before being killed by the Philistines in battle.

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Staying close to the true Tzaddikim ‘sweetens’ all this past life stuff that would otherwise literally drag us all down to the very bottom.

Even when I was at the top of the pile financially and socially in London, my life was so, so difficult internally, until I hit Rabbenu and started following his advice of doing hitbodedut for an hour a day, amongst other things.

Even post-Rabbenu and Uman, even after I’d made as much teshuva as I thought I could make, my life continued to be so difficult internally because I’d ‘inherited’ all this past-life trauma, and had all these heavy past life tikkunim to go through, still.

Until I hit the Rav.

And that’s when it all started to really turnaround, and to sweeten.

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A lot of people don’t like to hear this, I know.

I makes them uncomfortable.

I say to them – go do some hitbodedut, and see what God tells you.

That’s really the only way to get to any sort of ‘truth’ in today’s world, whatever the subject.

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But in the meantime, this is why my picture is still radically different from the one portrayed in the video above:

I have experienced the power of the true tzaddikim to ‘sweeten’ things in my own life, and I know that even very harsh realities like the one we are currently all living through can sweeten in an instant – if we get with the real tzaddikim, and start following their advice.

No-one left Mitzrayim unless they followed Moshe Rabbenu out and followed his instructions.

And as it was then, so it will be again.

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That’s the real test that’s going on right now, whatever side of this ‘vaxx’ debate you stand on.

I wanted to write this for a few days, as I’ve been reading more and more ‘scary stories’ coming out of alternative sources about the potential for these mRNA gene therapy pretend-vaccines to create ‘super bugs’ that no immune system can stand up to.

In other words, that people who are ‘vaccinated’ will become the most powerful source of illness and disease in the world, God forbid.

I have no idea if that’s true.

Is it possible?

In theory, yes.

But, if I’ve learnt one thing over the last few years, it’s that we can’t see round corners, as much as we try.

And we actually don’t really know what’s going on, because so much of the information required to ‘know’ is being hidden from us, on every level.

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So what’s the real test that’s going on here?

Clearly, it’s not to ‘know’ everything, and to make the ‘right decision’ about whether to take the experimental gene therapy with unknown side effects that so many people decided to take, thanks to media lies and misinformation, and pressure from the government, workplaces and socially.

Personally, that just didn’t sound appealing, but I can certainly understand those people who had so much anxiety, they felt they just had to do it, to have some peace from themselves.

And I can understand those people who already bought into flu vaccines taking the ‘Covid’ shot, because no-one tole them it’s actually something totally different, and not just a ‘traditional’ vaccine, reconfigured for Covid.

I can understand people who decided to take the shot because they were pressured by family, or fearing that they wouldn’t be able to work anymore, if they didn’t.

And I hope, that at least some of those people can understand my very real concerns and objections to being forced to take this experimental ‘gene’ therapy with undisclosed ingredients and side effects.

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Because, THAT is the real test that is going on here.

Hashem has now engineered a world where the truth is so hidden, so covered over by lies, on so many different levels, that an honest person has to put their hand up and admit:

I really have no idea what is actually going on.

Maybe, as more truth comes out about what is really going on, the pendulum going to swing, and then all of a sudden the ‘vaccinated’ will be treated like dangerous pariahs, and that’s part of why there has been this massive push to vaccinate all of Israel?

If something like that happens, and the shoe is on the other foot, is the ‘anti-vax’ crowd suddenly going to demand that ‘vaccinated’ people are kept away from society, locked up and prevented from having human rights?

You see, how easily all this could turn around?

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So the test right now is simply to treat ‘the other’ the way we ourselves would like to be treated.

Whatever side of the equation we happen to be on.

And even assuming that we are 100% ‘right’ and the other guy is 100% ‘wrong’.

Even so, to empathise with that other person’s humanity, their soul, and to not totally denigrate and rubbish them for not thinking the way we do about things.

That is the main test right now, to have empathy:

empathy ĕm′pə-thē

  • n.
    The ability to identify with or understand another’s situation or feelings

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You remember that horrible woman that slapped my daughter in the face, for not wearing a mask?

I was hating her guts, until I tried very hard in my hitbodedut to try to put myself in her shoes, and to understand that she was probably totally petrified and overwhelmingly anxious.

That doesn’t excuse her behavior.

But, it did mean that I could stop hating her, and I could forgive her for being a MSM-believing retard.

(And all that didn’t come so easy, btw.)

But I know it’s the test right now.

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To keep doing the birur, to keep searching for truth, to keep trying to hold by it – but not to passul others who for whatever reasons, just can’t stick to ‘truth’ in their own lives.

With one caveat:

As long as that other person isn’t try to force ME to do things that are against my own best interest.

Because as soon as someone else is trying to control me with their fears, their propaganda, their bullying, their coercion – they are on the wrong side of the argument, spiritually, whatever else they are standing for.

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Free choice is sacrosanct.

It’s the whole reason God make the world.

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You believe in masks, in gene-therapy-pretend-vaccines, in the medical establishment – good for you!

But I have a God-given right to NOT.

And you have to respect that.

And vice-versa.

You don’t believe in masks, in gene-therapy-pretend-vaccines, in the medical establishment – good for you!

But others have a right to YES, believe in all that.

And we have to respect that.

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Over half my extended family is cheerfully and enthusiastically ‘vaccinated’ already.

I worry about that, I really do.

But I’m not about to start pressuring them, even if I could, or ostracising them, or writing them bullying WhatsApp messages about what damage they are doing to the world with their choices.

I still love them.

I still want the best for them.

I still understand that given who they are, and where they are holding, they felt that getting ‘the shot’ was the best option for them.

I don’t agree – but I totally respect their decision.

And now, we will just drop the subject, and we’ll wait to see whose version of ‘the truth’ turns out to be more accurate.

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Maybe, I’m wrong, who knows?

Maybe they are.

We will all have to deal with the consequences of our choices, whatever they turn out to be.

But in the meantime, I’m going to do my best to keep my love for others who have chosen a different past, and my respect for their basic humanity, going.

Because that is what I would want them to do for me, if it turns out I’m the one who made a mistake.

And that is how we can all pass this test.

Really.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s also a very deep blue colour.

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

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

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

As I got a lot of chizzuk today.

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

#1: Rabbi Kruspedai.

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

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

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

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

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

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#2: Rabbi Yosi Deman Yokrat.

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

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

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

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

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#3 The Idra Rabba

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

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

Idra

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

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

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

I started to feel a little happier.

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http://www.zissil.com/images/c/cf/00000191-new-kever-elkana.jpg

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

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

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

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

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That was interesting.

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

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

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

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

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

I felt a bit more happier.

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#5 Rashbi – Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

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

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

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#6 Rabbi Yochanan HaSandler

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

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

It was the story of the King who decreed destruction.

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

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

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

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

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

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Next stop: #6: R’ Yose of Peki’in.

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

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

It was techiat hametim.

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

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

Except of course, we do.

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

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

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

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Last stop, #7: R’ Shimon Ben Menasea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank God for our true Tzaddikim.

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

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

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

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

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

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

How the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine works

The ChAdOx1 vaccine is a chimpanzee adenovirus vaccine vector.

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

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

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

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Such weasel words.

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

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

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

There, they tell us very clearly that:

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

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

Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine

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

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

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

Oxford-AstraZeneca ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222)

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

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

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Sigh.

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

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

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

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Sigh.

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

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

(Shmirat eynayim friendly).

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UPDATE:

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

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

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

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UPDATE #2:

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

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

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

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

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One of my readers sent me some very interesting additional information about ‘Freud the Frankist’.

I’m sharing it with you below, because I think it’s amazing how all the different pieces of this puzzle are starting to fall together.

Remember that Frankist Freud, and his twisted ideas, are the basis of modern psychiatry and psychology – even though so many of his ideas are now discredited.

They still created the foundation that modern psychiatry / psychology is built on, and that has lead us directly to a world where people are encouraged to believe their brains are somehow ‘broken’; that there is no soul, and that their mental illnesses and issues are genetic / inherited issues – as opposed to directly due to traumatic experiences and psychological (and other…) forms of abuse.

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The core of people – their soul – is fundamentally good.

But then they then get ‘caught’ in some massive klipot, or shells of evil, because of all their hardships they experience, especially as children, plus ‘intergenerational trauma’, that’s passed on in the RNA of the genes for up to 4 generations.

Exactly as described in the Torah.

You could basically throw away the whole DSM and boil everything down to one issue, one ‘disorder’, namely:

PTSD and C-PTSD.

I.e., mental issues that arise as a result of experiencing overwhelming trauma, either acute or chronic, usually inflicted by caregivers (aka ‘parents’.)

That’s it.

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Once you know that, you can really start to deal with the issues at their root, in the traumatised ‘nefesh’, while also strengthening the core soul, or neshama.

But what did Frankist Freud do?

He came along, and turned white to black.

He told all these poor people in Vienna who were being abused physically and in other shocking ways by their Frankist-Freemason parents (from pretend ‘Jewish’ families, and non-Jewish families) – that they were making the whole thing up, and that the problem was all with them, and their ‘broken psyche’.

And at a stroke, he let the real evil, and the real perpetrators, off the hook for at least the next 50 years.

A kid would have some hazy memories of being intimately abused by a parent – as happened and happens ALL THE TIME in these horrible ‘reverse kabbalah’ households – and then thanks to Freud, no-one believed them, even if they did get the courage to share it with someone else.

Honestly, it’s sickening.

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Alice Miller called this out in many of her books.

She was a practising Freudian analyst for 30 years, when one day, she realised that Freud’s whole approach was to blame the child for the faults and sins of the parent.

Here’s a little of how she summed it up, taken from Wikipedia.

“For twenty years I observed people denying their childhood traumas, idealising their parents and resisting the truth about their childhood by any means.”..

Miller was critical of both Freud and Carl Jung. She scrutinised Freud’s drive theory, a device that, according to her and Jeffrey Masson, blames the child for the abusive sexual behaviour of adults.”

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You can see her website HERE, and she died (by suicide) in 2010.

She came from a Jewish background, married a Catholic, and probably knew a lot more about what was really going  on behind the scenes in pretend-Jewish ‘reverse kabbalah’ homes than she let on.

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Don’t think this is just yesterday’s problem, btw.

There is a true epidemic of mental illness and abuse engulfing the world today, and that’s why so many people are hooked on drugs – prescribed and otherwise – to deal with their emotional pain.

Even today, warped psychiatry and big Pharma are trying to deliberately obscure the link between traumatic experiences in childhood and mental illness as an adult.

While the CIA was busy setting up ‘MK Ultra’ and ‘MK Monarch’ projects to develop trauma-based mind-control techniques of small children, and the Tavistock Institute was developing projects to ‘traumatise’ us all into submission on a mass-scale, their puppets in psychiatry and psychology are still pretending that childhood trauma:

a) really doesn’t happen so much and

b) is not such a big deal, anyway.

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False Memory Syndrome‘ is just the latest in a long line of ploys to persuade the victims of childhood abuse – and everyone else – that they are making it all up.

There are no bad people in the world, doing bad things…

There are no Frankist-Freemasons, ritually abusing and torturing their children (and others….) 

There are no bad parents, just ‘bad kids’ who deserve to be punished….

Whatever.

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So, here’s what my correspondent wrote to me, about Frankist Freud.

Bezrat Hashem, as more of the real truth starts to be told about the people who have shaped our modern world, the scales will fall from the eyes of more and more of us, and all the evil, and the evil ideas, they created will crumble to dust.

Amen.

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There was a book written precisely on the subject of Freud from this perspective:

Sigmund Freud and the Jewish Mystical Tradition, by David Bakan.

In it he explains, as I recall, how Freud’s father-in-law, a Reform rabbi and Frankist inspired his entire system of psychology.

Freud himself was a member of the Freemason-inspired Bnei Brith.

I began to write a book on this subject a number of years ago (unfinished).  I quote an excerpt at the bottom of the page.

In essence, Freudian psychology makes the “id” which is another term for the yetzer hara, the most pinimi part of a person, and a person’s yetzer tov, it calls the “super-ego” which is basically a person conscience, something hitzoni. 

Therefore, it managed to convince the entire world that they need to follow after their yetzer hara ad hasof, since this is their “truth”, and not follow any type of morality, since this is superficial and imposed on them.

Thus we have the incredible breakdown in morality that we see in every part of the world at the moment, and the nasty, bitter war against religion, particularly Judaism which is the original “super-ego”.

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Sigmund Freud and the Kabbalah of Self-Destruction

The basic self-destructive tendency of Freudian psychology and its offshoots are rooted in a 300 year old messianic religion which took one bizarre turn after the next.  Eventually this religion found its way to Vienna, where Freud was apparently exposed to its thinking and thereafter began to formulate his system of psychoanalysis, disguising, either deliberately or indeliberately, its precepts in scientific, medical jargon.

This is described in detail in the book, Sigmund Freud and the Jewish Mystical Tradition, by David Bakan.

In truth, the mystical tradition which Bakan is describing is the system of Shabbatian kabbalah that was formulated in the second half of the 17th century.  This should be distinguished from genuine kabbalah, Jewish mysticism, which is much more ancient and is the very opposite of the self-destructive trend.

The kabbalah that Freud chose to base his ideas on is the kabbalah of the false messianic movement of Shabbatai Zvi (1626-76).

In the midst of Shabbatian-dominated late 19th century Vienna, he took the Shabbatian religion, got rid of the false messiah, dressed it up in scientific formulas and sold it to the world.

And the world bought it, and philosophically became Shabbatians in the way they think, completely unaware of the fact.

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And that explains a heck of a lot, doesn’t it?

TBC

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

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

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

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First things first.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How did we get to this sorry state of affairs?

Read on.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PROTOCOL 16

BRAINWASHING

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

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

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

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

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Here’s a partial list:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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But don’t worry!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here’s a snippet:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Remember R’ Gavriel  Eskeles, from THIS post?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And one of his cousins was Heinrich Heine.

Man, so much to keep unpicking here….

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

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

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

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And I also just found this, HERE:

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

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

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Sigh.

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

In the meantime, let’s stop here.

Here’s the main takeaways from this post:

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

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

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

Nuff said.

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

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

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

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

TBC

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UPDATE:

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

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

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

Alexander Sender Bloch.

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

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

Here’s why.

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

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

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

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

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

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Hmm.

How’s that for a CO-IN-CID-ENCE?

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

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

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

We are heading back into Vilna Gaon territory.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE #2:

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

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

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

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Here’s a relevant (long…) snippet:

The official history lists the following children for Abraham Broda:

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

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

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

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

These include:

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

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

Let’s try to continue unpicking all this.

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

Aharon Broda is listed as having two brothers:

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

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

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

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

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

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

So, here’s where we are now holding.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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There’s that ‘Kassin’ name again.

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

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

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

  • Binyamin Broda, ABD of Horodna / Grodna

  • Aryeh Leib Broda, ABD of Kalawaria

  • DovBer Broda, ABD of Zablodova

  • Yosef Broda, Rav of Tiktin / Tykocin

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

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

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

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

They are both descendants of the Sabbatean prophet Eshel Avraham.

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Here’s another snippet from that same post:

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

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

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

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

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

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

There’s so much more to say.

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

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

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You might also like this article:

 

It’s strange how so many of Israel’s leading politicians are closely related to some of the biggest names in the Torah world.

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

That ‘other’ is the erev rav!

That’s what misguided people have been teaching us.

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

But that’s just not true.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But it will.

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

Ataturk was a secret sabbatian.  see here:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ah. Shimon Peres.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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So now, we hit that uncomfortable question:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hmm. Fancy that.

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

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

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

According to the sons of the Gaon the students are:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let’s continue.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Guess what?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here’s two snippets:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Here comes the magic…)

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

That daughter Sarah marries one Nathan Nata Notkin.

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

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Here’s why.

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

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

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

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

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

That guy’s name was Natan Nota Notkin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

His life story parallels that of Joshua Zeitlin almost exactly.

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

It’s certainly at least possible.

In THIS post, I wrote this:

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

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

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

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And in THIS post, I wrote this:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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That’s enough for today!

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

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

But we’re not quite ‘there’ yet.

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

And with God’s help, we’ll get to it.

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Ya know, a long time ago one of my readers told me the NASA landing on the moon was faked.

When I first heard that (oh OK, it wasn’t just the first time I heard that. I was in denial at least the first 28 times I heard that) – I considered it a ludicrous conspiracy theory.

I mean, governments just don’t lie to their citizens like that!!!

And how many people would have to be in on that secret, and lying about it for years?

C’mon.

Does that sound logical to you?

(As Mr Spock and my husband would say.)

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I was tootling around on Bitchute trying to track down any solid evidence that Celine Dion really is a man, when all of a sudden, this video popped up in the feed.

It’s the out-takes from the ‘Apollo Moon Landing’, filmed in the Nevada Desert.

I was in the middle of watching it (guiltily, in case my husband came downstairs and caught me conspiracy-bingeing again) – when the worst happened.

I kept it playing while I was flipping my potatoes for Shabbat over in the pan, and Mr Logical came downstairs and caught me red-handed.

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What’s that, Kirk?

He asked, raising one quizzical eyebrow.

Err, it’s the out-takes from the moon landing, I told him, mentally preparing myself for another argument about life, Jim, but not as we know it.

Maybe he was just so relieved that it wasn’t a video of Celine Dion being ‘transvestigated’, or even worse, singing something, he decided to watch it with me.

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What can I tell you?

Mr Logical now seems to be convinced that the ‘moon landing’ was faked after all.

But don’t take his word for it.

Have a look yourself (it’s shmirat eynayim friendly, not a female alien in sight) – and make up your own mind.

Enjoy!

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PS: No wonder they threw WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange into prison, on trumped-up charges, and are still trying to throw away the key.

And you have to ask WHY this video got taken off Youtube, and censored everywhere, if it’s just a fake. What’s the point? What’s the harm? It’s not affecting anyone’s health, or reputation.

Just showing that our government and media collaborate to lie to us about just about everything.

And we all know that now, already.

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UPDATE:

Hava wanted to know if ‘Apollo Astronaut’ Buzz Aldrin had been asked about the moon landing hoax.

Whaddya know?

He was.

Take a look at this:

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Rosh Chodesh Adar rolled in, and I felt a black cloud start to descend.

So much fear about ‘what will be’…

So much sadness about what is ALREADY happening….

So much anger about all these dumb, evil people, all these ‘selfish narcissists’, psycho parents, egotistical bloggers, fake prophets, Dr Evils, neo-brown-shirt politicians, bureaucrats and journalists etc etc etc.

Man, I’ve been swimming in an ocean of difficult feelings the last few days.

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Just so much anger at God, so much worry about everything that’s going on, so many recriminations against other people.

And then yesterday, I realised something that changed the whole picture:

I’m having a flashback.

I wrote all about that on my old website, which is sadly no more, but the basis idea is that ‘big feelings’ that we couldn’t deal with from the past can roar back in the present, and ‘drag us back’ to that traumatised state of mind that was never properly dealt with and defused.

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As soon as you realise what’s going on with emotional flashbacks, they diminish by at least 75%, instantly.

What sparked my ‘flashback’ off was a few different things, including in no real order:

  1. Getting into a minor car crash – which reminded me of the horrible crash I had after the Baba Sali, that meant I had to sell my house and move to Jerusalem in very difficult circumstances.
  2. Having to deal with someone else’s ‘psycho mum‘ – which reminded me of the horrible narcissists I’ve had to deal with in my own dalet amot – until everything got sweetened with a few different pidyonot paid across to Rav Berland.
  3. Seeing that video by Yair Elitzur, filmed in Chut Shel Chesed – which brought back to me just how many high hopes we had when we first moved to Jerusalem of belonging to a real, Breslov community. And how badly they got dashed.

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If you’ve been with me on the blog for a while, you’ll already know what I’m talking about.

And if you haven’t been with me that long- go buy THIS or THIS or THIS on Amazon, and catch yourself up.

Point is, God has been shoving all these ‘unprocessed’ emotions in my face the last 3 days, because He finally wants me to really deal with them.

And point is, probably He’s also been shoving a whole bunch of ‘unprocessed emotions’ in your face, too.

So, it’s not that your husband / mother-in-law / boss / kid / neighbor is now more annoying and upsetting and dumb than they’ve ever been before.

It’s just that God is using them to do some emotional spring-cleaning.

We’re coming down to the wire, there is no more lying to ourselves about what we really think and feel, what we’re really experiencing and why. This is the world of truth, people, and it’s roaring in a million miles an hour.

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So, once I realised all this, and I spent some time in hitbodedut finally acknowledging all these deeply buried, undigested feelings, I started to feel way, way better and happier and calmer.

And probably, you will too.

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I speed-watched most of Rav Anava’s new shiur yesterday, and he made some good points, similar to what I’ve been banging on about on this blog for years, that working on our bad middot is the real test, before geula kicks off in earnest.

(Ooooo, I just had a thought: do you think that I could be Moshiach? I mean, I have a blog…. and I (sometimes…) talk about Torah sources… and (two years ago) I also had a Youtube channel… and I also called out Bill Gates for being a psycho eugenicist when that wasn’t so popular…)

No?

Ah well.

Maybe if I had more of a beard….

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Which brings me to this:

If you want the upshot, it’s basically saying that having some of the Rav’s prayers in the house is akin to smearing blood on the lintels, ahead of the Plague of the Firstborn, that decimated Egypt – and finally led to the Israelites being freed.

The way things are going, I would highly recommend you get your skates on, and get some of those prayers for yourself, your friends and your family members, while you still can.

(Reality check: I have a lot of friends and family members that I’ve basically given up on, when it comes to Rav Berland.

I guess this is the midda kneged midda part of the process, that anyone who bought all the media lies about the Rav has removed themselves from being able to access the protection of segulot like this. It’s sad, but I can no longer be bothered arguing with anyone, directly, and they’ll have to live with the consequences of their own decisions, like we all will.)

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The latest update on the Rav is that last week the court decided that he could go to house arrest, if he puts up a total of 4 million shekels (!!!!) in bail money, and agrees to have no phone, no contact – at all – with the outside world, and especially not his community.

Let’s be clear: THERE IS NO CASE.

There never was.

And even if there was a case, surely the year he’s already spent in prison would be equal to any possible sentence they could hand down for the ‘crime’ of doing pidyon nefesh for people?

So, thanks for nothing, cr*ppy State of Israel, who is now extorting a huge fortune out of the Rav and his community, at a time when all the borders are apparently sealed shut, so the ‘flight risk’ is the lowest it could possibly be.

But it’s still progress, of sorts.

Moshiach is riding on a donkey, the process is going excrutiatingly slowly, but it’s still going.

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Which brings me to this, the last thing for today.

It’s a comment that was left on both the Shirat Devorah and Tomer Devorah blogs – bloggers who bought all the lies about the Rav, and so now refuse to link to anything from the ravberland.com website, or about the Rav.

Which is a shame, because that’s where you are really going to find the real information, the real news, you need to get through the next part of this process intact, however ‘switched on’ you might otherwise be.

The commentator, who calls themselves ‘Real News’, basically synthesized a lot of information from the English and Hebrew Shuvu Banim sites, amongst other places – but God forbid, anyone should link to those sites, or say anything positive about Rav Berland in the comments section of those blogs!!!

I mean, Rav Berland doesn’t have a blog… or a youtube channel… and he never called out Bill Gates for being a (probable) transgendered eugenicist loving psycho live on TV, so for sure, he can’t be Moshiach….

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Here’s the comment, in the meantime.

I’m bringing it because that ‘fear’ the Rabbanit Stern spoke of, starting Rosh Chodesh Adar, is internal.

It’s linked to all the unfinished emotional business I covered above.

Forewarned is fore-armed, because this process is only going to intensify now, regardless of the Covid 19 Purimshpiel, or the ‘Iranian Nuke’ Purimshpiel, or the ‘war between settlers and arabs’ Purimshpiel, and all the rest of the fake news.

The real war of Gog and Magog is emotional; it’s internal; it’s the war of emuna and emunat tzaddikim.

It’s the war of finally owning up to our bad middot.

And if you’ve been skipping doing that work – well, the consequences of your actions and ego are about to be revealed openly.

There’s no more running away.

There’s no more hiding.

Because that ‘donkey’ that Moshiach is riding is almost here.

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Real News said…

On June 11, 2020, Rav Yehuda Sheinfeld said, “We are in the last stages of the chevlei Moshiach (birthpangs of the Moshiach). All that’s left is the final few months of the chevlei Moshiah.”

Rav Yehuda Sheinfeld, shlita, is a well-known kabbalist, and close student of the late Milkman, z”tl (https://bit.ly/2ZcJh1B).

This article was published on June 11, 2020. From June 11, 2020 to March 14, 2021 is 9 months and 3 days. Fortunately, the Gemara says that in [the month of*] Nissan we were redeemed from Egypt and in Nissan in the future we will be redeemed in the final redemption (Rosh Hashanah 11a).

*Not on Pesach.
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On October 14, the daughter of Rav Dovid Chaim Stern, one of the biggest Kabbalists living now, Rabbanit Stern who is a very big Tzaddaiket said the following:

Then she said: Listen well – the Mashiach is very close and will be revealed soon. In the month of Adar, there is going to be a lot of chaos in the world, in Israel and all over the world, there will be tremendous confusion, many people will die.

Many well respected rabbis are also not going to merit receiving Mashiach, they will not survive, because they are not really tzaddikim.

Why? She said that for them the main thing is learning Torah and they disregard all the requirements of bein adaim l’chaveiro, how a person is supposed to treat others. Love of your fellow man. Not to listen or speak lashon hara.

All those people defile the mitzvah of doing chessed/kindness to others, will not be around when Mashiach is revealed. Ba’alai Machloket, those who stir up strife, will not be around.

Also, those who are not tzinut/modest, they will also not be around when Mashiach comes. Everyone now has time to fix the sin of lashon hara/speaking or thinking badly about others. We have until around the month of Adar (the month when Purim falls), which is around March. It is 4 months from now.

Everyone needs to fix everything in the next 4 months. She continued and said that those who remain will merit to greet Mashiach in the month of Nissan (the month when Pesach falls).

Rabbanit Stern herself said in a recording that there will be tremendous fear, in the world, in the month of Adar. Everyone in the world will be scared, more than right now.

She said, the main thing to work on is Interpersonal Relationships.

The Redemption already has begun, but it is hidden.

There are a lot of people who will not merit to be around.

She said by Pesach there will be a beautiful Redemption (http://bit.ly/3pkDod6).
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Remember, you can go HERE to download a bunch of Rav Berland’s prayers for free, to distribute.

And you can also get hard copies of all four of the prayer books on Amazon, by clicking the links below:

Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s Prayers: Prayers for every day, and every situation

Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s Prayers 2: Prayers for Health and Wellness

Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s Prayers 3: Prayers for Holy Children

Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s Prayers 4: Prayers for Shalom Bayit

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UPDATE:

I got this message from Ida-Fake-Name, and it’s making some good points, so I thought I’d post it up:

Name: Ida-Fake-Name
E-Mail: ida@fakename.com
Subject: comments – the light in the darkness

Message: Dear Mrs. Levy,

This is in response to your responses in the comments section and your newest post. Since the original intent was not in any way to embarrass you, it seems better to respond in a private message… feel free to copy any or all of this to comments or other posts (not out of context, of course). The intent is to help, not to attack and create machloket.

The intent of the original comment was not for bizayon or to attack Rav Berland or you. You generally have very thoughtful posts with a high degree of scrutiny – your “BS-O-Meter” or whatever you want to call it. Generally you investigate things and present them with a critical approach…

In this post, you started writing about all the experiences bringing back different things that needed to be sorted out, etc., and how you were trying hard to change the narrative of Adar / Purim of past years. You talked about spring-cleaning and self improvement, etc., which were great thoughts, insights, goals, and everything. Then you went on to mention Rabbi Anava’s shiur… and went on to make what was either an attempt at humor or a passive aggressive attack either on Rabbi Anava or on other people who hold him in high esteem. The whole “(Ooooo… do you think that I could be Moshiach? blog, youtube, bill gates, etc… maybe if I had more of a beard…” You just got done writing such wonderful things about self improvement, working on middos, etc., then continue into making fun of a rav who, whatever you think of him or others’ opinions of him, has totally dedicated himself to serving Hashem, to emet, to teaching other people and has seriously impacted thousands upon thousands of lives with his shiurim. Whether you agree with him or what others think of him or whatever, the point is is that he’s a holy Jew who is trying to bring kavod Shamayim to the world… and he’s being made fun of – again, not clear if you’re just being silly or whatever, but it comes off as passive aggressive / bitterness, perhaps even bitter that there are people out there who rejected Rav Berland while seemingly embrace Rabbi Anava (this especially seems true based on the later paragraphs about two other blogs who bought all the lies and about “Rav Berland doesn’t have a blog… etc etc etc… he can’t be Moshiach…”). With all of the talk about loving people, accepting them, seeing that they’re here to help us with our middos, fix ourselves, etc., this feels pretty bitter…

That’s what initiated the original comment, although looking at it again, that wasn’t really clear to you that it was the motivation… personally, it really had nothing to do with accepting or rejecting Rav Berland either as a holy Jew, a rav, the tzaddik of the dor or anything.

At the very least, you have made a very convincing argument (here and previously) that Rav Berland has been treated unfairly by the state (understatement) and someone has an agenda to keep him from what he should be doing on behalf of the Jewish people.

That being said, a short while back, you posted the audio of Rabbanit Stern warning very literally to prepare talit / tefillin, a wallet, etc., to be prepared to escape to wherever and you very clearly wrote that you didn’t know to believe it or not, but what would it hurt to be prepared. Fine – but it clearly didn’t happen on Rosh Chodesh the way described in the audio… you went on to write “I’m bringing it because that ‘fear’ the Rabbanit Stern spoke of, starting Rosh Chodesh Adar, is internal.” So now things are being “interpreted” – sure she said to literally prepare a wallet and talit / tefillin and get ready to run to “you’ll know where” on Rosh Chodesh… but she didn’t really mean it literally – it’s a metaphor or something.

That’s what it sounds like you’re saying… which is what was written in the original comment that if someone else related to something like that in a similar way, you would probably call them out on it. It’s like you couldn’t say she was wrong, because now she has something new to say that is good or helpful or whatever… you went on to quote a comment someone else posted, I think from Rav Berland’s website, that Rabbanit Stern is making more predictions or whatever… but who is she and based on what should we now believe her? Because her previous explicit predictions / warnings were inappropriately taken literally when really it was all figurative? On rosh chodesh we were supposed to sleep with our figurative wallet next to our bed and be ready to escape in a metaphoric way for really being somehow turned upside down internally to work on our unfinished emotional business?

“She said by Pesach there will be a beautiful Redemption” – certainly we all hope so!! But was that contingent on the whole upheaval on Rosh Chodesh Adar that didn’t take place? Or really it did in a spiritual / metaphoric / internal way and whoever “ran out with their wallet” in an internal way will now be redeemed?

The point isn’t to keep harping on all of this – my problem was with the less than critical analysis of Rabbanit Stern’s previous warning, then jumping to bringing more of her predictions – from my perspective, none of it had to do with Rav Berland one way or the other – from what is written on your blog, it doesn’t look like what Rabbanit Stern said related to him directly.

In summary – your whole post started talking about how we need to relate to what happens to us by working on our middos, fixing ourselves (ie, it’s not about the other person, it’s about looking inward). Then you apparently mocked Rabbi Anava (which again, regardless of what you think of him or what people say about him, he’s very sincere in his intention), and seemed very bitter… that was followed by not adequately addressing a failed prediction, then bringing further predictions from the same person… then in the comments when the whole part about the comments of Rabbanit Stern were being related to, you responded very angrily and rudely and defensively about the comment having a “dissing the Rav vibe” that you picked up from a mile away.

It seems you should have taken the time to relax and examine it from closer than a mile away and perhaps you could have deciphered the original intent. Apologies for not making it clearer and more explicit and also for seemingly calling you out in the comments – the intent was not to embarrass you, but more to challenge you. You many wonderful things and seem like you want to get to the emet, whatever it is, and therefore challenging your conclusions seemed within the realm of acceptable. Please don’t take it personally and forgive me.

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Takeaways:

  1. Thanks for prompting me to clarify that my intention was not to mock Rav Anava, God forbid.

He’s a brave person, and he’s doing his best to strive after truth. My intention WAS to mock the people who keep coming up with one ‘personality’ after another who they think is moshiach – including politicians, ex-cons and even non-Jews, without even trying to consider whether they ‘fit’ what the Jewish sources say about the identifying signs for Moshiach.

I can see that I was writing from a bitter place, for a few different reasons, and I appreciate the thoughtful discussion about it. As always, I’m a flawed human being, and I was having a really bad few days, when I wrote this piece.

2. I forgive you, Ida-Fake-Name, for the upset caused.

Please also forgive me for carpeting you publically on the blog.

As a footnote, it would be much easier to avoid nastiness if you would use your real name in future, when commenting.

I try to abide by the laws of lashon hara, but when someone is ‘anonymous’ – they don’t apply. And that’s sometimes too hard a test to pass, to have a loophole for evil speech and not to use it.

3. I AM very frustrated with a lot of the bloggers out there.

It’s frustrating me that other ‘opinion formers’ in the Jewish blogging world are refusing to even discuss the possibility that they got it wrong about the Rav.

But you are right, that approaching this subject with bitterness is counter-productive.

God is doing everything, after all, even apparently hardening the hearts of these people.

So, BH, we’re squared off now, and I’ll put a comment up under the other comments, so people can come check back on the update for this post.

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For a very long time, I was caught up in battling narcissists.

It started when my obsession with the ‘Erev Rav’ kind of dovetailed with lots of difficult people, and painful relationships in my own life, and over the course of around a decade, I found myself deep in the ‘narcissist parsha’.

A lot of good ultimately came from that battle.

I wrote a whole bunch of books about how to deal with those people, this phenomenon, and how a person can free their own soul from being caught up in the bonds of narcissistic behavior and attitudes.

Those books include Unlocking the Secret of the Erev Rav, and People Smarts, and they give real, solid, Torah-based advice on how to ‘win’ the war with narcissism, at least in your own dalet amot.

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Why am I coming back to this topic again, now?

Here’s why.

Narcissism’s main power lies in deceit, manipulation and ‘brainwashing’ other people into thinking a certain way (usually, their way), in order to control them.

I wrote a whole bunch of stuff about how narcissism shows up in real time, in our real relationships, over on my other blog, HERE.

I’m not going to rehash it all again.

But I wanted to set out what happens when people start to pull away from the narcissists in their lives, and start thinking for themselves again.

Because I think it will really help you to understand more of what’s going on around us, with this whole ‘plandemic’ and how actions in our own life really can affect the outcome, in a very big way.

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So, here are the stages of moving out of that manipulated, guilted and ‘brainwashed’ state:

Stage 1: Total confusion

This is where the cognitive dissonance between what you’ve been told and taught to believe, and what you’re actually seeing with your own eyes and experiencing with your own flesh starts to go stratospheric.

For example, you’re told – repeatedly – that millions of people are dying from Covid-19 and that we’ve never had such a bad ‘pandemic’.

But you look around, and you just can’t see that reflected in your own life, your own circle of acquaintances.

This is where true freedom of the soul can begin – or where it will end.

People hate to feel confused. They hate uncertainty.

So they have a lot of motivation to defuse that confusion by tuning out one side of the argument, one ‘information set’ that is in conflict with the other.

At this stage, those who are drawn to the truth will start to permit themselves to question ‘the official narrative’ – even though that is terribly scary. Because who knows what else they are going to discover, when they open that can of worms?

And then on the other side, there are those who will effectively switch their own God-given abilities to think for themselves, and to feel their own emotions, off, and to just go with the ‘official line’.

This happens in narcissistic relationships, and it’s also happening in the world, all around us, all the time.

But especially at the moment.

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The people who chose to ‘switch themselves off’ can always chose to switch back on again, in the future.

But typically, few will take this option, as the price of acknowledging the truth – and admitting they were wrong, brainwashed, taken advantage of, duped – gets higher and higher.

The exception to this rule will be if the ‘price’ of going along with the official narrative outweighs the ‘pain’ of questioning their own assumptions and beliefs.

More on this in a moment.

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Stage 2: Cautious Pushback

This is where the newly-minted truth seeker starts trying out the possibility that things aren’t what they really seem.

Typically, it’s characterised by cautious pushback, where they start to give themselves permission to have a different opinion from those around them. And to read ‘conspiracy theories’ with a more open mind, to try and figure out if it’s really possible they are being lied to, and have assumed things that aren’t really true.

At this stage, the person is still very unsure about what is going on, and even might start to believe that they are going a little crazy, or nuts.

I mean, EVERYONE ELSE believes that [Covid-19 is a real pandemic / my controlling, angry mum is a selfless angel / my sister really does have a good heart, despite all her ongoing abuse and manipulation…]

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Typically, when our ability to reason, and our ability to really connect to our own true feelings about things, instead of ignoring them and stuffing them down, come back online, it can take a while to re-orient.

I know quite a few people right now who literally believe they might be going crazy, because they are giving themselves permission to think what they really think, and to feel what they really feel.

And frankly, that feels very weird to them, especially at the beginning.

All of a sudden, they are having all these mood swings.

All of a sudden, they are feeling angry.

All of a sudden, their tolerance for other people, and for other people’s behavior, is plummeting through the floor.

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Let me reassure you:

All this is very, very normal.

In the olam hafuch, we have been taught that the only acceptable feeling is ‘fake happy’.

But that world is flipping around now, and all these other feelings all have a place, and a use, and a message to give us about what we need to work on, change, acknowledge and fix.

But in the meantime, we are starting to ‘feel ourselves’ – maybe for the first time in our lives – and we are starting to think for ourselves, cautiously.

And that will instantly bring us into greater conflict with those around us who are still abiding by the narcissist paradigm.

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This stage can be very, very difficult to navigate.

It requires a lot of soul-searching, talking to God, and courage.

But I can tell you from personal experience, the benefits of reclaiming your soul, your real self, cannot be overstated.

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Stage 3: The Carrot

This is where the narcissist / narcissist paradigm launches a full-on charm offensive, to convince you that all your doubts are unfounded, and to entice you back into the mental bondage that is ‘their way’, ‘their belief system’.

Do this, and you’ll get all these benefits!

We only have your best interests at heart!

Of course you can trust me! Why would I lie?!

Who have you been talking to, who’s been filling your head with all these conspiracy theories?!

If that doesn’t work, it’ll also be larded up with heavy doses of guilt and manipulation.

How could you do this to me / to us?

Don’t you care about other people?

If five million people die, it will be ALL YOUR FAULT!!!!

Etc etc.

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For the person who is trying to reclaim their soul, this stage is so very difficult, because you become filled with self-doubt, and start questioning your own clarity.

Maybe, I got this all wrong?

Look how nice they are being to me, how genuine they seem to be, how trustworthy they appear…

What do I really know, anyway, about what’s really going on here?

Hitbodedut, talking to God, daily attempts to reconnect to your inner truth, your higher self, your real soul, is crucial for navigating this stage in one piece, without going bonkers.

And if you do that successfully, here’s where we get to the final part of the process:

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Stage 4: The beast comes out of the shadows

This is where the gloves come off, and the ‘nice narcissist paradigm / person’ suddenly transforms into your worst nightmare.

What, you’re going to fine me 1000 nis for breathing fresh air?!

What, you are going to set things up that if I don’t ‘choose’ to be vaccinated, you are going to make me unemployable?!

What, you are threatening me with a prison sentence for marrying off my child / trying to make a living / disagreeing with you?!

Yes, yes and yes.

Because all this is really just about control.

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The downside of this stage is that there is no more lying to yourself about the ‘good heart’, the ‘caring persona’, the ‘underneath good guy or gal’.

When you finally see the true face of what’s lurking underneath that plastic, fake ‘nice’ exterior, it can literally leave you queasy for days, weeks and even months.

This is where all the brainwashing finally crashes down, and you start to re-evaluate all your previous negative experiences, all those previous warning signs that you ignored or rationalised away, in the light of your new understanding that something here was very wrong, all along.

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Typically, this is where people feel immense rage and anger at being fooled / abused / enslaved for so long.

This is when the revolutions that transform history, and re-align the world, can happen.

But, while it’s very healthy to experience this stage, it’s very unhealthy to let it last a second longer than is really required for mental and spiritual health.

Let the rage flow up and out – but then take it all back to God, remember that He is really running the world, and make a very big effort to forgive the ‘sticks’ He used to beat you up – but without forgiving the behavior and actions itself, and definitely without ‘forgetting’ all about it.

Remember it. Continue to defend against it, and fight against it.

But don’t get bogged down in hatred and bitterness.

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The upsides of this stage are many.

Once the mask comes off, and you see what lurks underneath, all your doubts and confusions suddenly disappear, and you’ll feel freer than you ever felt before, spiritually.

You’ll be vindicated for ‘going against’.

You’ll be empowered to continue thinking and feeling for yourself.

Your mind will start to expand in a billion new, creative directions.

You’ll have way more energy and joie de vivre.

You’ll feel much, much closer to Hashem, and much more spiritually switched-on and aware.

And finally, you’ll have left the world of lies for good.

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As below, so above.

The more we all work on extricating ourselves from the clutches of the psychos in our midst – including family members, ‘friends’, bosses, gannenets, bus drivers, doctors, politicians, whoever – the faster this geula process will go.

Don’t let anyone guilt you, or manipulate you, or threaten you, or coerce you, into not thinking for yourself.

Or to not feeling your own feelings, and staying true to the message they are giving you.

This isn’t about following any given ‘line’, or ‘theory’, or political stance.

It’s about being real, with God.

And about setting your soul free to follow the truth.

And that’s why the Powers That Be – domestic and international, ‘out there’ and behind closed doors – are desperately trying to crush this blossoming of spiritual awareness.

But – with God’s help – they won’t win.

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