Sometimes when we’re in the middle of tremendous suffering, the hardest thing of all is that feeling that we are totally alone in our misery.

For all of us there comes that point of truth, that very narrow bridge to cross, where no-one else can ‘fit’ in the moment except us.

There is no room for friends, parents, siblings – and often, not even spouses.

I’ve written about this idea before, but the path that leads into the ‘world of truth’, and that place of true humility and teshuva, and ultimately, to complete redemption, is a very lonely one.

And this is how it has to be.

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Yesterday, I was talking to an old friend of mine, who helped me buy groceries when we mamash ran out of money, a few years’ ago.

She was one of the very, very few people that stayed with me, while I was going through years and years of difficulties, suffering and extreme loneliness.

That process taught me a lot, not least about my own capacity to endure, and the importance of speaking to God every single day, for an hour if possible.

And it also taught me the limitations of human relationships.

Even when people love us, and we love them, sometimes the situation is just so crushing, the pain is just so great, that there is nothing anyone else can do to help, or change things around.

And that’s when you are dealing with truly caring, empathetic people, who really do want to help.

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In my life back then, I discovered that most of the people I was hanging out with at that point really didn’t fit in that category.

It was a very difficult process of birur, and for years and years and years, I carried a profound sense of sadness around, that I just couldn’t seem to ‘connect’ to so many of those around me in a real way, and that I seemed to spend so much of my time alone, operating in a completely different world.

Now I’m seeing, it was great training for ‘Covid 19’ times.

Not least, because I had so much time to myself, that I could literally spend hours and hours talking to God.

Because I had no-one else to talk to, anyway.

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So, I was talking to my friend yesterday, and she was telling me how ‘alone’ she’s feeling at the moment.

She isn’t ‘vaccinated’, has no intention of getting ‘vaccinated’ – but is getting increasingly worn down by the people around her, who apparently believe the news 100%; believe the government 100%, and keep trying to manipulate and guilt her into ‘doing her hishtadloos‘ for her health and her family.

The days we do hitbodedut, and connect to God and the true tzaddikim, are the days we can easily stand up to all the propaganda, see through the lies, and not break in the face of an onslaught of manipulative, mentally-ill guilt tactics.

And the days we don’t….

Are really hard.

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While I was talking to my friend, I happened to mention that all those years spent in Rav Berland’s corner were also excellent training for what’s going on now.

Then too, I had to stand up for what I believed in – and had exhaustively researched – while everyone around me was literally telling me to my face I was a gullible fool.

Then too, I had to get into the habit of pressing ‘pause’ on the media’s manipulative and deceptive headlines, and avoid jumping to conclusions about what was really going on with the Rav, to dig a bit deeper and verify the truth.

Which brings me, the long way around, to the ikker of today’s post.

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A couple of days’ ago, after hours of hearings about the Covid 19 shots, the FDA decided to NOT approve the ‘third shot’ for anyone under the age of 65.

Of course, Israel has been ‘force vaxxing’ its citizens with the third dose for weeks already, using coercive tactics and lying propaganda, so the corrupt government here found itself really on the back foot with this decision, and scrambling to ‘explain’ why Covid 19 is apparently so different in Israel, than it is in America.

Before we continue, you really should understand what the testimony presented in the US uncovered about the safety and efficacy of these shots.

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BH, another good friend H. just sent me this, which sums things up very nicely:

I urge you to share this with every doctor, rabbi and community leader you know.

This is very concerning and very real. Do not let them blow you off.

Let them know that listening to another opinion costs nothing, hurts no one and does not make you a conspiracy theorist.

It may actually save countless lives.

This meeting was regarding the approval of the boosters (which thankfully did not happen on a broad scale) but the data shared in this clip is regarding the overall vaccine program and MUST be heard!

The FDA’s 67th virtual vaccines and related biological products advisory committee just held this meeting less than 24 hours ago and they have presented data that admits to everything we have warned about over the last 17 months and for some of us over the last 7 years +….

The full 8 hour presentation is on YouTube.

[This starts at the crucial part of the discussion, screenshots below].

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Summary:

  • Are the shots effective? No.

  • Are they causing deaths? Yes.

  • Are they causing menstrual problems? Yes.

  • Are they causing pregnancy issues? Yes.

  • Do they reduce death? NO!

  • Do they reduce hospitalization? NO!

  • Are they connected to causing the new variants? YES.

  • Are they less effective than natural immunity? YES!

  • Are those who are unvaccinated MORE informed than those who are vaccinated? YES. 

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Here’s some screenshots and direct quotes from Steve Kirsch (Executive Director of the Covid 19 Early Treatment Fund).

His presentation, begins around the 4hr 20 min mark.

“We were led to believe that vaccines are perfectly safe. But this is simply not true.”

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“VAERS shows heart attacks happen 71 times more often, following these [Covid 19] vaccines, compared to any other vaccine.”

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[Statistical analysis by a number of different experts shows] “We kill two people [with the vaccines] to ‘save’ one life.”

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[Four different experts found] “There are 411 deaths per million doses. That translates into 150,000 people have died.”

(Ed. note – that’s just in America…. And that’s just the deaths that occurred very soon after having the shots…)

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[Referring to data about people aged 90+, from the Israel Ministry of Health]:

“In the most optimistic scenario, it means that 50% of the vaccinated group died, and zero percent of unvaccinated people died. Unless you can explain that to the American public, you cannot approve the boosters.”

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[Talking about Maddie de Garay, a teenager who participated in the Pfizer trials]:

“Now she is paralysed for life. And there is no investigation. Please tell us why this fraud was not investigated.”

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“Early treatments are a much better alternative to boosters. In Israel, cases are at an all-time high. In India, Uttar Pradesh is almost totally Covid 19 free. Almost nobody there is vaccinated.”

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There are 8 hours of information and input from real experts, real doctors, real researchers, with access to real, verifiable information on the efficacy and safety of the Covid 19 ‘vaccines’, HERE.

As a result of being presented with that information, even the totally corrupt FDA has now pressed ‘pause’ on the Covid 19 vaccines.

What does that tell you, about how even more corrupt the government of Israel, and our media, and our health establishment is?

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When this bombshell information came out, the State of Israel -and the media propagandists that work for it – went into urgent ‘damage limitation’ mode.

Yesterday’s headlines were full of fake news of all these ‘young people’ – all unnamed, of course – who are apparently totally unvaccinated, and dying of Covid 19.

How can we explain this? My friend wanted to know yesterday.

Without researching it in depth, here is what I told her:

  1. This government, the Health Ministry and the media are lying about everything.

You think they are honestly telling us the truth about anything to do with ‘Covid 19’? Because I don’t.

2. Even before ‘Covid 19’, there were young-ish people who were getting sick and hospitalised for a bunch of different reasons, and some of those people even died.

Just now, no-one in Israel can apparently die from anything except ‘Covid 19’.

3. The government has changed the definition of ‘unvaccinated’ to include people who have had one shot, two shots – or even, people who had a third shot, but died within 2 weeks of getting it, hence labelled ‘unvaccinated’. 

Of course, that 2 week ‘rule’ was introduced to magically transform an adverse reaction to the ‘vaccine’ that resulted in death, to a ‘lack of protection from Covid 19’.

4. If you put a person with healthy lungs on a ventilator, you can explode their lungs and kill them.

Which means that many of the people going into hospital for treatment are literally and deliberately being killed by people within the medical establishment, to boost the number of ‘Covid 19’ deaths.

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There are probably many other things to say here, including how our governments are using totally unidentifiable ‘crisis actors’, who give long interviews apparently from their death beds all saying the same thing:

I wasn’t vaccinated, and now (immediately after doing this interview in full make-up on Tik-Tok, without even being intubated….) I’m going to die tomorrow from Covid. I WISH I’D GOT VACCINATED!!!!

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(It’s a post for another time, but if you go HERE, you’ll see a recent video with three ‘Covid Crisis Actors’ in Australia.

At least one of them, Ramona Khoury is definitely an actress. The Daily Mail tries to debunk this by saying the person in the video is really one ‘Ramona El-Nachar’, a pharmacist. Guess what? ‘Ramona El-Nachar’ seems to be failing the ‘real person’ test. I can’t find a trace of her online – but if you can, I’d love you to share the information, so we can keep track of what’s really going on here.)

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If you look past the ‘spin’, and all the deceptive headlines, the information about what is really going on here is hidden in plain sight.

Like THIS, from July 2021, from the UK:

Most COVID deaths in England now are in the vaccinated – here’s why that shouldn’t alarm you

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Or THIS, from Israel, back on August 8, 2021:

Israel: No difference between vaccinated and unvaccinated; both are at the same risk of contracting COVID

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So, if being ‘vaccinated’ doesn’t reduce your risk of catching ‘Covid 19’…. and being ‘vaccinated’ makes you 71 times m ore likely to have a fatal heart attack…. and if two people die from the ‘vaccine’ for everyone supposedly saved by it….

You tell me.

What’s the best hishtadloos you can do, to stay healthy?

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It boils down to this.

Covid 19 is bringing everyone’s secret (and not so secret) bad middot to the fore.

Covid mask / vaccine bullies with narcissistic tendencies were ALWAYS bullies with narcissistic tendencies.

Covid hyperchondriacs who ran to the doctor and meds to ‘protect them’ from their own fears and anxiety were ALWAYS hyperchondriacs.

Covid manipulators who try to ‘guilt’ everyone into getting vaccines, and who ‘blame’ everyone else for getting sick, were always emotional manipulators who use guilt and blame to control the people around them.

And Covid ‘people pleasers’, who are willing to impale themselves on a toxic needle-tip just to keep the people around them ‘happy’…. Well. They were always ‘people pleasing’ in a way that half-killed them, even before Covid 19 showed up.

But it’s time for all that to change, now.

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Tonight, begins the holiday of Sukkot.

I don’t know if ‘the next stage’ of this geula process is going to start at the end of this Sukkot holiday, or whether it’s going to continue until Chanuka, or whether the Rav, Rav Berland, has to be fully released, before that next stage begins in earnest.

But begin it will.

Covid 19 is only about working on our bad middot, and getting closer to God.

It’s a very lonely, difficult process, I know.

But at the end, you finally cross that narrow bridge to humility, peace of mind and real emuna.

And that’s when life really starts to be worth living, again.

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It’s hard to spot, but there are some real reasons to be cheerful starting to emerge from the mist.

To explain what they are, we first have to ‘go back’ upon ourselves, and explain why things will have to get worse, before they get better.

What follows sounds like it’s not at all connected to the matzav, but hang on, as I’ll tie it all up together in a minute.

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For as long as the secret society psychos running our world can successfully manipulate, con, threaten and guilt people into doing what they want, they are happy to do that as ‘gently’ as possible, to achieve their aims.

It’s exactly like when you’re dealing with a deeply narcissistic person.

Everything that goes on with that person is designed to keep the people around them in a constant state of anxiety and ‘flux’, because then they are so much easier to manipulate and control.

An ‘A’ rated narcissist knows that the best way to control people is actually to keep them teeter-tottering with behavior that shifts radically and unpredictably, from ‘nice’ to ‘nasty’.

Every time there is a risk of someone waking up from their gaslit stupor to start ‘questioning the narrative’, and to start thinking for themselves, the narcissist will go all-out to mount a charm offensive, to bring them back in line.

Wow, they are so being so nice to me… I must have got all this wrong, somehow… I feel so confused about what’s going on, it’s easier to just stop thinking about all this too much….

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That’s why the best conmen, the best politicians, the best ‘puppet leaders’ out there – like Netanyahu and Trump – have both that very nasty, and that very charming side to them.

If they weren’t so ‘charming’ and genial – at least, some of the time – it would be way, way harder to fool the rest of us that they really do just have our best interests at heart.

Because what happens when the narcissist is always horrible, and always selfish, and always unreasonably demanding and controlling, is that the confusion and uncertainty about what’s really going on starts to evaporate.

All those little lies we tell ourselves to excuse what’s going on stop being so believable, even to ourselves, in the face of overwhelming evidence that we really are dealing with a psycho.

And at that point, many people will start to pull away from the narcissist psycho, and their unreasonable demands and expectations, and their controlling, manipulative behavior.

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Here’s the thing:

As soon as the narcissist understands that ‘the victim’ really is pulling away from them this time, that’s when the gloves really come off.

That’s when they say and do such shocking things, that it becomes obvious to all except the most brain-dead that that secret voice that was whispering to them that something wasn’t quite right here, was correct all along.

They really were dealing with a psycho.

And once that penny drops, the narcissist’s control over the person is finally broken, and that person will start to think for themselves again, and start to trust themselves, and their experiences, and their own feelings way more.

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We live in a world that is built on this ‘narcissistic’ model of manipulation and control.

All the poison is ‘sugar-coated’, so we don’t immediately feel it’s awful effects on our psyches and souls.

Everything is dressed up with ridiculous, manipulative stories about ‘saving Grannies’; and ‘saving the whales’; and ‘saving the icebergs’….

But really?

It’s all and only about control and domination.

And that’s the way it’s been for centuries, and probably millenia.

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So now, let’s bring it back to ‘real life’ – whatever the heck that’s meant to be, at this stage – to see where we’re holding in the process described above.

Here’s two brief ‘news items’ from the Arutz 7 site:

Item Number 1:

Gov’t minister: Those who aren’t vaccinated will pay the price

Interviewed on Galei Tzahal this morning, minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen discussed the re-imposition of the “green pass” regulations, barring entrance to a variety of events and venues to those who have been vaccinated or hold an immunity certificate.

“The aim behind the ‘green pass’ is very clear and simple,” Farkash-Hacohen said. “We want the country to be able to continue functioning and to open the next academic year calmly, while ensuring the safety of our children.

“People who are vaccinated won’t feel the impact of the green pass on their lives,” she added, “and those who aren’t will pay the price – or choose to behave responsibly and get vaccinated.”

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Item Number 2:

Quotes from PM Bennett’s televised address to the nation, yesterday:

“All Israelis who can get vaccinated need to go get vaccinated. Every citizen over the age of 18 who doesn’t have a medical reason preventing him from doing so, go get vaccinated!”

“There are still more than 600,000 young [adults] under the age of 30 who haven’t gotten vaccinated. I respect different opinions, but there are times when the debate has to end, and it is everyone’s life. The science is clear: the vaccines work.”

“More than a billion people around the world have already gotten vaccinated.”

“Vaccine refusers are endangering everyone else’s health, the people around them, and the freedom of all Israelis. They’re threatening our freedom to work, the freedom of our children to learn.”

“Vaccine refusers are hurting all of us.”

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When you read these statements, how do they make you feel?

Do you feel like these are kind, compassionate, intelligent people who you can really trust to tell you the truth?

Or do they sound like whiny, threatening, petulant narcissists about to throw a massive wobbly, because people are finally starting to question the narrative?

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From what I can see, we are now at that stage just before the final ‘unmasking’ of the secret society psychos, and all their bought and paid for politicians, who have been controlling and manipulating us for a very long time.

(Pun fully intended.)

The gloves are coming off.

This was never about ‘not overwhelming the hospitals’.

This was never about ‘saving people’s lives’.

It was always and only about controlling the population, and injecting them with some unknown nanotech that may or may not give them a permanent barcode; and that may or may not enable swarms of remote-controlled ‘DNA origami‘ to take over their neural networks and hijack their cells; and that may or may not pump them full of graphene, and ‘glow in the dark’ luciferase.

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On that last point, a reader sent me two videos last week, that show people shining a UV light on the Covid 19 ‘vaccination’ site.

You can see them for yourself below:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/P3jkbBadVI5Z/

https://www.bitchute.com/video/z9qhHjembXT5/

But let me spare you the swearing by sharing a couple of screenshots, in the meantime:

(His hand is heavily tattooed, but you can see the ‘glowing’ blue vein that only appears under the UV light.)

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The following two screenshots come from the second video, with the woman.

This shows the ‘glowing’ site of the shot – only under UV light:

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And this one shows how the veins in her hand are also ‘glowing’ under UV light:

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I’m going to BH do a whole post about ‘luciferase’ and graphene, so we’ll understand the science that is behind what we’re seeing with our own eyes.

Here’s a taster, taken from a piece that appeared on the Vanderbilt University Medical Centre website five years ago, in 2016:

A new kind of bioluminescent sensor causes individual brain cells to imitate fireflies and glow in the dark.

The probe, which was developed by a team of Vanderbilt scientists, is a genetically modified form of luciferase, the enzyme that a number of other species including fireflies use to produce light. It is described in a paper published in the journal Nature Communications on Oct. 27.

The scientists created the technique as a new and improved method for tracking the interactions within large neural networks in the brain.

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Here’s that sucker screenshotted, for posterity:

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And looky, who was funding this work:

The work was funded by National Institutes of Health grants R21 DA034446, R21 MH107713, R01 GM092914, National Science Foundation grant DBI-1450897 and a grant from the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

Dear old Anthony Fauci’s NIH!

And looky, just how closely the National Science Foundation (NSF) was working with DARPA back in 2004, on an ‘Interdisciplinary Study on Human-Robot Interaction.’

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And here is just one word – of so many that could be said – about that august institution, VUMC:

Shortly after the war, from 1945 to 1947, researchers at Vanderbilt University conducted an experiment funded by the Rockefeller Foundation where they gave 800 pregnant women radioactive iron without their consent. In a lawsuit the women received US$9.1 million from Vanderbilt University and US$900,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation in 1998.

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Hey! Fancy that!

Looks like Vanderbilt U have been perfecting their secret ‘glow in the dark’ experiments on human beings for a lonnnnnngggg time, already.

And in case you were wondering, these videos above are just showing the infamous, glow-in-the-dark ‘quantum dots‘ that all those scientists were talking about a year or two before Covid 19 showed up.

What a CO-IN-CID-ENCE.

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Thank God, Bennett is no Bibi.

Bibi was way better at pretending to be a caring human being, and that’s why he was way more dangerous and damaging for Am Yisrael than Bennett – or any of his replacements – could ever be in a million years.

No-one likes Bennett.

No-one trusts him.

No-one believes a word out of his mouth.

Which means that the controllers’ ability to manipulate and deceive us with ‘nice guy’ tactics has come to an end, and we are now heading into ‘full, obvious psycho’ stage.

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It’s going to be challenging, this next stage.

But remember what our kabbalists have been telling us for more than a year and a half, that:

As soon as we make teshuva  specifically about what we thought and said about Rav Berland, and failing to protest what is being done to Rav Berland – then this nightmare will end.

At least for the Jewish people.

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So, that’s why I’m starting to detect some reasons to be cheerful, far off in the distance.

Because all the ‘conspiracy theories’ are transforming before our eyes, into ‘conspiracy facts’.

And because all the psychos controlling us are starting to unmask themselves and show their true colours.

And because very soon, the Jewish people are going to understand that prayer, teshuva, charity and getting behind the Rav is the ONLY way out of the mess we now find ourselves in.

And that’s when it all, finally, changes.

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UPDATE:

Take a look at this clip from a Netflix cartoon from a couple of years ago, about glow-in-the-dark ‘Smart Mark’ tattoos and mind control tech.

The ‘baddies’ in the cartoon explain they are introducing the ‘Smart Mark’ to make put some ‘order into the chaos’.

That’s a famous Freemason motto, ‘Order Out of Chaos’:

ORDO AB CHAO is Latin for “Order Out of Chaos or Order from Disorder.” This term was invented by Freemasons and is the actual motto of the 33rd Degree of Scottish Rite Freemasonry.

Just another part of the conspiracy theory, quickly morphing into a ‘conspiracy fact’.

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

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

That ‘other’ is the erev rav!

That’s what misguided people have been teaching us.

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

But that’s just not true.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But it will.

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

Ataturk was a secret sabbatian.  see here:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ah. Shimon Peres.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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So now, we hit that uncomfortable question:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hmm. Fancy that.

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

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

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

According to the sons of the Gaon the students are:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let’s continue.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Guess what?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here’s two snippets:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Here comes the magic…)

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

That daughter Sarah marries one Nathan Nata Notkin.

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

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Here’s why.

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

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

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

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

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

That guy’s name was Natan Nota Notkin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

His life story parallels that of Joshua Zeitlin almost exactly.

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

It’s certainly at least possible.

In THIS post, I wrote this:

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

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

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

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And in THIS post, I wrote this:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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That’s enough for today!

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

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

But we’re not quite ‘there’ yet.

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

And with God’s help, we’ll get to it.

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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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Long-term readers of this blog will know I’ve been a Trump sceptic right from the start.

It just always seemed so odd to me, how so many people believed that a bankrupt billionaire with very bad middot could literally morph into some sort of ‘moshiach’ just by taking office.

But of course, there were so many rabbis (ahem) explaining how Trump was a non-Jewish ‘Moshiach ben Yosef’; and there were so many dumb bloggers repeating that message – and even getting into fights with anyone who dared to question the idea – that I mostly stayed away from the subject of Trump.

Until 2019, which is when I started publically questioning the whole idea of America being some good, benevolent country, that only does goodness and righteousness in the world.

Whatever.

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There was an interesting discussion over on Daisy’s blog, HERE, that got me thinking about the whole idea of ‘controlled opposition’, and how Trump, and other people we know, fit into that.

As we’ve stated here a few times, the swamp is controlling both sides of the debate, the argument, the political process, ‘the great divide’.

Whatever the subject is, you can be sure that the swamp has representatives on both sides of the fence, especially with the political system, but also when it comes to every great ‘debate’ or controversy.

How do we know who those ‘representatives’ are?

Simple:

They never really get shut down.

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And for those who want to tell me that Trump was ‘shut down’ on Twitter the last two weeks, the answer is: so what?

It’s a ‘deep cover’ tactic.

If they hadn’t shut Trump down for 2 weeks right at the end of his Presidency, then more and more people would have realised that nothing was going to change, anyway.

The swamp are masters of manipulation and human psychology.

They had half the free world ‘hanging out’ for Moshiach Trump to finally reveal himself, and perform the miracle to ‘clean up the swamp’.

And in the meantime….. those people weren’t doing anything else spiritually constructive, and they were totally living in a fantasy world that ‘Trump will fix it’.

And of course, Trump himself had no intention of ever ‘cleaning up the swamp’ because if he had, don’t you think he’d have made a tiny bit more progress, over the last 4 years?

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What can we learn from all this?

#1 – taken from a recent prayer put out by Rabbi Eliezer Berland, is that POLITICS = AMALEK.

That applies to all politicians, everywhere.

It’s just one big circus, one big distraction, fooling the whole population into thinking that their vote, their decision, their ‘candidate’ is going to represent their interests, and enact the changes they want to see in their society and world.

Even if an individual politician isn’t totally corrupted (big if…) personally, they are still serving a system that is so corrupt, that no-one who isn’t corrupt will ever be allowed to obtain real power.

And that is true, wherever you happen to live in the world.

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#2 – So many of those rabbis and ‘commentators’ are still misleading people, publically.

If these people had an ounce of humility, they would put their hands up, apologise, and make some serious teshuva for siphoning-off 4 years of Jewish yearning for geula, and Jewish prayers for Moshiach over to ‘Moshiach Trump’.

(And let’s not even talk about all the prayers, mitzvahs and Jewish yearning that’s been ‘siphoned off’ towards other false moshiachs, over the past few decades….)

And I’m willing to bet good money that once they get over this latest ‘disappointment’ and failed prediction, they will be back with another round of pointless distraction and fake Torah.

They aren’t going to retire any time soon, but you for sure can switch them off, and stop listening to all their distracting drivel.

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#3 – The only way to get to the truth is to pray on it yourself, and stop looking for shortcuts.

How do you know I’m bona fide, and not ‘controlled opposition’?

You don’t.

At least, you don’t unless you are doing some soul-searching, and you are double-checking if the stuff I’m writing sits well with your soul, or not.

Is the stuff on this blog bringing you closer to Hashem, or pushing you further away?

When I bring advice and segulot from Rabbenu, or from Rav Berland, are those things helping you, calming you, reassuring you – or not?

These are big questions, they are important questions – and nobody can answer them, really, except you.

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Stop looking for shortcuts and ‘rabbis’ and commentators to make important decisions for you.

It’s your life, in your hands, and YOU are the only one, really, who can know which path is best for you, and which path Hashem is taking you down.

And sometimes, those answers may be contrary to what you want to believe, or what you think sounds ‘right’.

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I’ve lost count of the times I’ve gone against the tide, because I was prompted to in my hitbodedut.

Like, when I started unpicking all the ‘narcissists’ and narcissism in my own life, and started questioning whether it really was OK for parents to manipulate their children with disapproval, criticism and guilt trips.

Like, when I started pondering what on earth was going on with the bizarre coverage of what was happening with Rabbi Berland, way before I’d come close to him in any way, shape or form.

Like, more recently, researching all this stuff with Yonatan Eybshutz, the rasha, and Jacob Frank, and all the secret sabbateans still in our midst.

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All of these things – and many more – usually led me to some very uncomfortable realisations, and some very hard choices.

That’s what it really means, to ‘leave the world of lies’.

It’s painful. It’s challenging. It means you have to change things – often really big things – and to make a lot of teshuva, and to accept that a lot has happened that was wrong and bad.

And that I myself have done so many things that are objectively wrong and bad.

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The problem is not reaching that conclusion.

The real problem is when people trip over their own human frailties, and human failings, and middot malfunctions – and then try very hard to continue covering them up.

Which is why, paradoxically, ‘Moshiach Trump’ has the potential to still be useful, spiritually.

Trump acolytes – you now have a chance to make some real, sincere teshuva.

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Instead of fuming about ‘evil Democrats’; instead of complaining that you were ‘misled by others’; instead of pretending that really, you knew it all along – come clean.

At least to Hashem, come clean.

Put you hand up, and admit that you believed Trump was ‘the answer’ because you never really took the time to check him out in your own personal conversation with God.

You never took the time to question the assumptions ‘Moshiach Trump’ was based on.

You didn’t spend even a second to ask yourself what your own biases were, and how they could be coloring your take on ‘Moshiach Trump’.

And as it is with ‘Moshiach Trump’, so it is with a whole bunch of other things in our lives, too.

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Trump, and all the ‘rabbis’ (ahem…) and commentators supporting him led so many people away from real answers.

You want a real answer to the massive – and growing – problems in the world?

There is only one way you are going to get it.

Start talking to God, and start figuring out which of your own plentiful bad middot are continuing to prop up that yucky ‘world of lies’, that is doing so much damage to all of us.

And then, start asking God to show you who is really ‘true’ and ‘trustworthy’ in the world – and who isn’t.

And be prepared to be totally shocked by the answers.

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When my husband and I started doing that in earnest, around 6 years ago, it blew our three main ‘rabbinic advisors’ out of the water, one after the another, over a period of just a few weeks.

To say it was traumatic is a massive understatement.

But that process (eventually…) led us to the Rav.

And since then, life has continued to just get better and easier.

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But don’t take my word for it!!!!

Do the experiment yourself, there is simply no other way.

If you are honestly asking God to show you the truth, He will.

About Trump.

About Covid.

About all these ‘rabbis’.

About Moshiach.

About what you and me really need to work on, and really need to fix.

And that’s when geula will really start in earnest – at least for you – whatever else is going on in the world.

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PS: I had a thought about evil Biden, too.

Remember that Haman was ‘elevated’ by being invited to Queen Esther’s feast just before he fell.

We are much closer to things turning around than it may look.

Don’t buy into all the fear porn!

They are cranking things up because they have a very short window left to ‘vaccinate’ as many people as they can. Hang on just a couple more weeks, and let’s see what’s going on then.

Haman toppled within 24 hours of being ‘elevated’ – and God’s salvation comes in the blink of an eye.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But they were essentially the same people.

Let’s continue.

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

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

You can read more in the post I wrote HERE:

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So now, we return again to some uncomfortable truths.

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

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

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

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

There’s an awful lot to unpick.

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

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

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

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

And those plantations were manned by African slaves.

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

And all that stuff is still happening today.

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It’s a lot to take in, I know.

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

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

Here’s a bit about him, from Wikipedia;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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So much doesn’t make sense.

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

Jacob Franks was the British king’s sole agent for the Northern Colonies at New York and his son David was the king’s agent for Pennsylvania.

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

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

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There is still loads and loads to unpick here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let’s begin.

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The story starts with a picture.

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

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

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

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

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

MRS. ANNA (ATWATER.) DUMMER BY JEREMIAH DUMMER

ACCORDING TO AN INSCRIPTION ON THE BACK OF THE CANVAS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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So, let’s recap:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But I’m getting ahead of the story here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OK, so far so good.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Feel free to join me…)

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

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

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

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

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

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

But hopefully, he’ll be the last.

TBC

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Back in October 2019, I questioned the idea that Edom had a ‘good’ side.

You can see that original article HERE, and man, did I get a lot of flak for it.

When I wrote that piece, I was trying to figure out if Trump really was the ‘gentile Moshiach’ he was being hailed as, by certain people.

By the time I’d combed through the sources, I’d come to the conclusion that nope, that whole idea of Edom having a ‘good side’ is a bunch of baloney.

Which got a lot of people’s backs up, because ‘Edom’ is very closely identified with the West, and especially the USA.

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So much has happened since I wrote that piece.

Like, the US-sponsored assassination of Iranian General Solamani, on Iraqi soil, which preceded the COVID-19 plandemic by just a few short months.

And then of course, we had (and sadly, still have…) ‘COVID-1984’ to deal with since February. So it’s taken me a while to return to this subject.

But I’ve almost finished reading a book called: ‘The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man‘ which has opened my eyes to a bunch more ways that the USA is definitely NOT ‘good Edom’.

First, please watch this short (2 mins) video (shmirat eynayim friendly), that sums up how the modern American / Western / economic system is based on violent exploitation and pillage of poorer countries:

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Now, let me quote you something from New Confessions of an Economic Hitman, from the chapter called: “Honduras: The CIA Strikes’.

The author, John Perkins, is talking to a Panamanian businessmen, ‘Joel’, about how the CIA just keeps overthrowing or assassinating one Latin American leader after another, if they dare to stand up to American corporate interests.

(Quotes from the book are italicised. I’ve interspersed them with pertinent facts so you can follow what’s really going on here.)

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Joel said that he and his friends, like most of Latin America, had known that the plane crash that had killed [former Panamian President Omar] Torrijos was a CIA assassination, and they had hated the United States.

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From Wikipedia:

Torrijos was regarded by his supporters as the first Panamanian leader to represent the majority population of Panama, which is poor, Spanish-speaking, and of mixed heritage…. He opened many schools and created new job opportunities for those less fortunate. Some say he even spent his weekends giving a thousand dollars to random people and charities.[2]

Torrijos instituted a range of social and economic reforms to improve the land lots of the poor, redistributed agricultural land and prosecuted the richest and most powerful families in the country, as well as independent student and labor leaders. The reforms were accompanied by an ambitious public works program, financed by foreign banks.

[Ed note: Torrjos was killed because he insisted on re-nationalising the Panama Canal, and bringing it back under Panamian control, as opposed to US control.]

Back to ‘Joel’:

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“But things changed. Just like you forgave Japan and Germany, we forgave you……Now, this thing in Honduras…. well, it triggers memories and old resentments….”

....[Honduran President] Zelaya had advocated a 60 percent increase in the minimum wage, which had infuriated two US companies, Chiquita Brands International (formerly United Fruit) and Dole Food Company….

…American CEOs know that if Honduras’s hourly wage rate rises, so will that of all the other Latin American countries. Honduras, along with Haiti, sets the minimum wage benchmark. No-one will go below the benchmark.

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We talked about many liberal policies introduced in Honduras during the 3 1/2 years of Zelaya’s presidency. These included subsidies for small farmers, free education and meals for poor children, a reduction in interest rates on bank loans to homeowners and local businesses, and free electricity for people who could not afford to pay for it, as well as the increase in the minimum wage.

The policies paid off: Honduras enjoyed a nearly 10 percent decline in the poverty level.

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So what did the USA do?

It engineered a coup in 2009 to overthrow President Zelaya, and to put a stop to all of his policies that were benefitting the poor majority – but hurting the super-rich shareholders of Chiquita Brands and Dole Food Company.

Really? You’re still telling me the USA is ‘good Edom’?

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And what happened in Honduras is by no means the only example of the USA’s ‘evil empire’ behavior.

If anything, it was ‘milder’ than the treatment so many other countries have had, at the hands of America, because at least it didn’t end with an outright war.

Here’s some more countries, where the democratically-elected leaders where either exiled, assassinated or carpet-bombed out of office by the USA, because they dared to stand up for the economic interests of their own people:

Mohammed Mossadegh, the democratically-elected Prime Minister of Iran was ousted in a coup in 1953, arranged by the CIA and Britain’s MI6.

Jacobo Arbenz, the democratically-elected president of Guatemala, who was brought down by the CIA in 1954, because he opposed United Fruit.

Salvador Allende, the democratically-elected president of Chile was assassinated by the CIA in 1973, for opposing ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph).

The USA has been behind so many coup d’etats in developing countries, it’s hard to keep up with them. Here’s a very partial list of some of the more notable ones:

Haiti, in 2004;

Grenada (invaded by the USA in 1983)

And let’s not even talk about Iraq.

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Then, there’s the whole ‘Operation Condor‘ thing, that happened across most of South America (this from Wikipedia:)

Operation Condor  was a United States-backed campaign of political repression and state terror involving intelligence operations and assassination of opponents, officially and formally implemented in November 1975 by the right-wing dictatorships of the Southern Cone of South America….

…the so-called “Archives of Terror” list 50,000 killed, 30,000 disappeared and 400,000 imprisoned…

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Does this still sound ‘good’ to you?

Really?

When Trump was campaigning to ‘make America great again’, what he forgot to mention is that America only got ‘great’ in the first place by using blackmail, threats, extortion and violence to boot out one democratically-elected leader after another in the developing world, to replace them with brutal CIA puppet-dictators.

Of course, that’s not how it was billed to the gullible public.

We all got told that these economic wars against the world’s poorest peoples were being waged to root out the Commies, or to fight dictators with weapons of mass destruction, or as part of the all-pervasive ‘war on terror’.

But really?

It all just boils down to America and the other Western elites using their armies to continue exploiting the natural resources of poorer countries at gun point.

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Why am I writing about this, today?

Because it’s part of that whole ‘Moshiach scene’ we’ve been discussing, when the world of lies finally crumbles.

Just like we’ve all been lying to ourselves about our bad middot and horrible, hurtful tendencies towards other people (especially our kids…) at the personal level, at the national level, Western countries like the US, UK, France – and a bunch more, including the State of Israel – have also been lying for decades about what they are really up to in the world.

People hate the USA for a reason.

Not just because they are commies, or terrorists, or radical muslims, or anti-democratic (although sometimes, some of them are.)

People hate the USA because the USA has literally turned many places in the world into a literal hell on earth, in pursuit of the mighty dollar.

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The wars going on in Libya and Iraq and Syria right now?

They are all about oil and controlling natural resources.

All the fake ‘peace processes’ being rolled out between Israel and Saudi Arabia and Bahrain and [fill in the blank]?

They are all about oil and controlling natural resources.

All this COVID-1984 plandemic stuff, that the USA and the State of Israel are bang, smack in the middle of?

It’s all about controlling natural resources, and ensuring that the tiny group of super-rich people in the world stay that way, while stomping the rest of the planet even further down into the mud.

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Trump isn’t ‘good’.

Biden isn’t ‘good’.

America isn’t ‘good’.

And the sooner more of us wake up and stop lying to ourselves about the USA being a force for ‘good’ in the world, the easier and faster Moshiach can come.

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TBC

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Over Shabbos, I was reading the parsha.

(Occasionally that still happens 😉

We were in Vayetzei, where Yaakov runs away from his psycho brother, to try and find a wife in the home of his equally ‘difficult’ Uncle Lavan.

As I was reading, I was struck by the parenting paradigm that seems to characterize our holy forefathers of Abraham, Yitzhak and Yaakov – and that of Laban.

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To put it at its most blunt, whereas the Patriarchs and Matriarchs adopted a parenting paradigm that could be summed up as ‘put your kid first, ahead of your own interests’, Laban’s paradigm was the polar opposite.

Laban used his kids to further his own ends.

He ‘sold’ his daughter to Yaakov – as they themselves complain, in the parsha, not even giving them a dowry and instead expecting Yaakov to ‘pay’ for them with 14 years of hard work.

Then, when Yaakov wants to flee, Leah and Rachel tell him Go!!! There is nothing here for us, our father certainly won’t let us inherit anything together with his sons!!! And he didn’t even bother giving us a dowry when we got married, and all his calculations just boil down to what’s best for him.

Or in other words: Lavan didn’t really care a fig about his children, and on some level, they knew that.

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What does all this have to do with us, today?

The Torah is timeless, eternal, don’t you know? Don’t you know, that even today there are parents who will persistently put what is best for them, what suits them, what is most comfortable for them ahead of what is best for their kids.

Sometimes, this is blatant.

Sometimes, it’s clear that the parent is pushing a career, a course of action, a school, a decision, on their kids 100% because it suits them.

Even if it’s the worst thing in the world for their kid.

Other times, it’s way more subtle.

We parents tell ourselves we’re doing everything only for our kids, when we boss them around, use them as a passive ‘audience’ to talk at, push our own ideas and notions down their throats and then react angrily if they dare to disagree.

But if we were a little more honest, a little more humble, a little more willing to explore what’s really going on, inside ourselves, maybe, just maybe, we’d realize that sometimes, we’re actually acting in a very selfish way, when it comes to our children.

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I’d love to tell you that this ‘Laban style’ of me-first parenting is very uncommon, especially in the orthodox Jewish world.

But if I did, I’d be lying.

In the orthodox and not-so-orthodox Jewish world, I’ve seen a long line of parents abusing their children while hiding behind the cloak of kibud av’ v’em.

They rely on a warped understanding of the commandment to respect the parent, which they interpret to mean that the parent can do anything they want to the kid, and hurt them and let them down in any way they wish, and the kid just has to take it and carry on doing what the parent wants.

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Listen, I’m also a parent.

I’m also a flawed human being. I know how easy it is to use kibud av ve’em as a manipulative tool to avoid having to look ourselves in the eye and deal with our own bad middot, and having to make compromises, and having to put up with situations that we’d rather not deal with.

But if I’ve learnt one thing over the last few years, it’s just how much a parent’s mesirut nefesh can heal the soul of their child.

That means the parent is going to give the kid money, time and support – not expect it from their child.

That means that the parent is going to do their best to compromise and back down – not automatically expect that their word should be law.

And it means that as much as we can, we sacrifice what we want, what’s comfortable for us, what’s easiest and nicest for us to choose the path that is genuinely best for our kids.

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Your kid doesn’t want to marry someone from a background you feel comfortable with?

Your kid doesn’t want to join your family business and effectively ‘work for free’ to support you in your old age?

They don’t want to be so frum?

Or maybe, they DO want to be more frum?

There is no way they are going to university…. OR they dafka are going to university?

They do want to vaccinate your grandkids, they don’t want to vaccinate your grandkids….?

All these things – and more, way more – can cut through a parent’s heart like a knife through hot butter.

If we let them. If we adopt Laban’s parenting paradigm.

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What does Laban say to Yaakov?

“The daughters are mine and the sons are mine, everything you see before you is mine.”

When we treat our children as though they are our possessions, to do anything we want with, that’s parenting like Laban.

And if we continue parenting like Lavan, then at some point, for their own mental health, our children will have to leave us stealthily in the night, and run away somewhere far, far away.

For their own mental sanity.

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So, may God help us to put our kids first; to choose what’s right for them over what’s best or easiest for us, and to heal all the broken-hearted children out there (of all ages), who are still so hungry for the real love of their parents.

Amen.

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Well, it looks like things are already moving.

This morning the bhol haredi and rotter ‘news’ sites carried a story that the former head of the Tel Aviv –Yaffo Beit Din, Rabbi Nissim Ben Shimon, had published a strong letter decrying the contravention of Torah law that occurred in the recent psak din handed down against Rabbi Berland, in Bnei Brak.

Before I translate the story, let’s back up and give some more background.

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The cholkim, that small group of unfortunate people within Meah Shearim Breslov who have been part of the ‘anti Rav Berland’ movement for three decades, already, were the ones who instigated the Beit Din.

They are experts at playing on people’s innate prejudices and arrogance, and have a lot of unholy siyatta dishmeya in presenting people with exactly what they want to hear.

Hey, media people, you want to believe that all chareidim are abusers?! Here’s a great story for ya….

Hey, dati leumi people, you want to believe that all chareidi rabbis are corrupt and out of touch with reality? Here’s a great story for ya….

Hey, Litvak people, you want to believe that all chassidim belong to cults, with Rebbes who act like a modern-day Shabtai Tzvi?! Here’s a great story for ya….

And so on, and so forth.

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So, more than 18 months ago, the Rav’s persecutors went to a Beit Din in Bnei Brak with pronounced ‘anti Breslov’ tendencies, and told them exactly what they wanted to hear.

There was only one problem:

The Beit Din was not conducted according to the halacha, on a number of counts, the most notable of which include:

  • There was only the testimony of ONE witness to go on, the same false witness that also told the Israeli police exactly what they wanted to hear.
  • Rav Berland himself was never called upon to testify.
  • The verdict was delivered when the Rav was in prison, and couldn’t appear before the Beit Din.

There are more discrepancies too – I have a 3 page document from a first-hand witness that attended the proceedings in person, that lists them all, which I haven’t got around to translating yet – but these three alone should underline that whatever actually happened, that Beit Din in Bnei Brak was apparently not operating in accordance with basic halacha.

How shocking.

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So then, the cholkim being the cholkim, they weren’t content with just perverting justice by one senior Beit Din, and then coercing two other senior Beit Dins to sign on to that pervasion of justice. They wanted even more dayanim and senior rabbanim to sign on to the psak din that they created out of whole cloth.

And that’s where they came unstuck.

Because some of those other dayanim and rabbanim actually decided to do their homework, and to ask for details of the judgement first-hand, from the people who were meant to have made it, before appending their signatures.

And that’s where the wheels have started to come off the bus, big time.

Because the more these sincere rabbanim started probing the judgment against Rav Berland, and asking for the information and facts it was based upon, the more it became clear that the initial Beit Din had not been operating according to even basic halacha.

How shocking!

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Some of these rabbanim and dayanim felt so upset by what had occurred, they asked the original Beit Din to retract their ruling against Rabbi Berland, or at least to put out a letter clarifying how their Beit Din arrived at their conclusions – or else, they would put out their own letter, to inform the public of what had happened.

What can we say?

When people’s pride are on the table, and when their status is at stake, it can be very hard to back down from the tree, or to maneuver out of the corner you painted yourself into.

Admitting we made a mistake is one of the hardest things in the world, regardless of who we are.

And when we’re considered to be someone with status and influence, who is meant to be upholding Torah law for literally hundreds and thousands of communities across the world…. Well. Things get kinda complicated, really fast.

So, with that introduction out the way, here’s a free translation of what appeared on the bhol haredi website today, which you can read for yourselves in the original Hebrew HERE.

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Over the last two weeks, the psak din written about the matter concerning the leader of the Shuvu Banim community, Rabbi Eliezer Berland, has been publicized. It was put out by a special Beit Din established on behalf of the central batei din undersigned by gedolei hadayanim in Israel.

It told the community to distance themselves and to guard themselves from him [i.e. Rav Berland]. This was after a year and a half of examining witnesses and complainants….

[Rivka note: As there was only one ‘witness’, it truly boggles the mind what they were actually doing for a year and a half. Let’s continue.]

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Now, one of the previous Ravads (Rosh Av Beit Din) of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, and Ravad of the Badatz ‘Netzer Aharon’, haGaon Rabbi Nissim ben Shimon, has written a letter raising a number of questions about the published ruling.

In that letter…the dayan and gaon Rabbi Nissim ben Shimon writes that one of the askanim (people involved with the case – i.e. one of the Rav’s persecutors) turned to him, to ask him to add his signature to the psak din, and because of this, [Rav ben Shimon] decided to delve into the details of the ruling, to clarify and check the truth of the matter.

He said that it’s not his way to add his signature to a psak din that he hadn’t clarified himself.

Rav ben Shimon recounts that he turned to two of the dayanim who signed on the psak din, and asked to hear from them on what grounds they’d decided to put out the psak din, and they avoided telling him anything at all about the testimony and the proceedings that occurred at the Beit Din.

One of these two dayanim referred him to the third dayan, the gaon Rabbi Sriel Rosenberg, and in conversation with him, told him [i.e. Rabbi ben Shimon] that the psak was written on the back of “testimony from the mouth of one man, who testified what he testified.”

[Rivka note: this is the same, infamous, false witness that proved so useful to the Israeli police, too.]

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In response to this, Rabbi ben Shimon told him that he couldn’t add his signature to this psak, that recounts that it was based on testimonies [i.e. in the plural, not just the say-so of one man. Apart from anything else, Jewish law requires there to be at least two witnesses.]

In response to this, the gaon Rabbi Sriel Rosenberg replied that: “I didn’t ask you to sign it.”

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[Skipping a couple of pars, where it talks about the other rabbis who signed on to this psak din. You can go and read it yourself, if you want. The story then continues by describing how Rabbi Shimon Badani also originally appended his signature to the psak din – but then changed his mind, after hearing from Rabbi ben Shimon, what had really happened.]

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After the clarification done by the gaon Rabbi Nissim ben Shimon, [Rabbi Badani] added his signature to his [i.e. Rabbi ben Shimon’s] letter. And then added in his own handwriting:

“I see the letter of the famous gaon and rabbi, and I’m flabbergasted. And according to this, I signed on the psak din, [against Rav Berland] which really pained me, and now I take back what I wrote. It’s fitting [for me] to worry about the yeshiva and the kollel, that it shouldn’t collapse, chas v’shalom.

[Rivka note: I think Rav Badani is saying that the shock of discovering that the proceedings that occurred in the Beit Din in Bnei Brak against Rabbi Berland weren’t done according to even basic halacha could be profoundly disturbing to many people in the Torah world – as indeed, it should be.]

The implications of this are enormous.

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Here ends my free translation, although the story continues to describe how Rav Badani then showed up in Jerusalem a couple of days ago, together with Rabbi Yehuda Sheinfeld, to pay a visit to the Shuvu Banim community in Jerusalem, to strengthen them, and to explain why Rabbi Berland is being persecuted.

You can hear what he had to say in the video below (in Hebrew).

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We’ll leave it there for now.

But things are certainly starting to move again.

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