What’s the ‘correct’ spiritual response to everything that’s going on, right now?

Let me spoil the suspense by telling you up front that I don’t have a pat, neat answer to that question. But what I do want to share here is some general guidelines, for how each of us can start to figure out what God really wants from us, and what message we are meant to be getting here, on the individual level.

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Let’s start with an (anonymised…) email exchange I had a few days ago, around the subject of what happened in Meron:

Dear Rivka:

What’s your take on the following videoclip:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1El353YyacJKm2iDb9UmqDL0CfE2wS07I/view?usp=sharing

How would you explain it in the light of your perception of what transpired?

Thank you in advance!

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It’s a clip of one of the Meron survivors who lost a child saying that he refuses to discuss the idea that there was anything nefarious going on that evening.

Here’s what I wrote back to my correspondent:

If you’re asking how do I understand his viewpoint, that God did it and we shouldn’t question ‘why’ God did it – that’s his derech, and kol ha kavod to him.
My derech (tries to….) follow the 3 rules of emuna set out by Rav Arush, based on Jewish traditions that pre-date Breslov, but are part of the Breslov path of my rabbi:
1) God is doing everything.
2) Everything God does is for the good (even though sometimes it’s v painful)
3) Everything that happens contains a message, about what we need to work on, fix, rectify, improve.
I’m looking at #3 with all this stuff.
There’s a message here – many millions of messages here – and each person needs to identify their own message, and run with it, to figure out what God really wants from THEM.
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Here’s what my correspondent sent back:

Thank you very much for your prompt and detailed response! I appreciate your analysis and lessons learned.

What my friend, who forwarded this videoclip to me, saw in it – is the refutation of “the conspiratorial insights” as per testimony of this person. It impressed him immensely and he demanded that I should be “moideh al hoemes”.

I was wondering if his reply was attributable to his “aberration state” of consciousness following such profound personal tragedy.

Also, I was thinking that perhaps, people in Israel are locked in the deep state of denial vis-a-vis the scale and pervasiveness of wickedness emanating from the Erev Rav in power that their Orwellian mode of thinking prevents them even under normal circumstances from facing the reality. And ultimately, simple concern and vigilance of possible outcome: who knows who else was there in the shiva room then, who was taping the scene and where could the recording eventually land?

Yet, with all that in mind, the resolve to deny any shred of a foul play does beg a question.

Perhaps, you might have additional clarifications.

Thank you!

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Here’s what I replied:

I can’t really answer the question, as to why he believes what he believes, or is saying what he’s saying.

I don’t know why.
It certainly strikes me as very strange, and there could be any number of explanations as to what is really going on.

I think the thing to focus on is our roleour response to all this.

It could well be that Hashem doesn’t expect the people who lost loved ones to stand up and fight this battle for the truth – they’ve been through enough.
But you and me – we don’t have that excuse.
And I feel in my soul, that IF there was foul play here – and the more I look into it, the more it seems that this is the case – then I owe it to myself, as a frum Jew, and to the victims, and to the greater Am, and ultimately also Hashem, to stand up for the truth.
Or at least, to try to, given that I’m also very limited, and I’m also groping in the dark here, a lot of the time.
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The point is this: spiritual responses are not ‘one size fits all’.

Each person in the world is on their own path, with their own mission, their own job to do, their own stuff to fix.

So where one person may get the message to just ‘see the good’ in something like Meron, and another person might get the message that they need to strengthen their Torah learning, or where bullet-proof tights – those messages are all individual to them.

The message I got – very strongly and repeatedly in my hitbodedut about what went down into Meron – was to research it as fast and as thoroughly as I could, because something very bad happened here, and we can’t just sit back and watch it all get covered up.

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Which brings me to the next point.

Very well known individuals came out to say that we cannot know the reasons why Meron happened, and that there are no prophets in our generation that can tell us.

Again, I respectfully disagree with this approach.

EVERYTHING contains a message from God about what we may need to work on, fix rectify and change, absolutely everything – and especially soul-shaking events like the mass murder of 45 people in Meron on L’ag B’omer.

And I also disagree that there are ‘no prophets in our generation’.

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A full three weeks before the atrocity in Meron, Rav Berland gave over THIS shiur, and that same day, he also sent two busloads of his talmidim up to Meron to go and pray on a Thursday night, dafka between 12am – 7am, to avert a ‘terrible decree’ he foresaw on the horizon.

Here’s some of what he said on April 11th, 2021, almost three weeks before L’ag B’omer:

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[O]n that day, they decided to slaughter all the Jews. 100,000 Jews in five minutes.

How long does it take to kill 100,000 Jews?….
All the police will go on the microphone at 6 in the morning… And they will make an announcement to wipe out all the Jews, all the Jewish nation….

The goyim are waiting all year to start chopping… To decapitate, to [separate] the Jews from their heads. Only [waiting] for permission from the king.

They are just waiting for the announcement, the megaphone, and then within 10 seconds there will not remain any Jews in all of ‘Istanbul’…And so at 6 in the morning, no memory [of the Jews] will remain.

Judenrein, Judenrein, Judenrein.

Everything will all be cleansed of Jews. And Jews will not live in ‘Istanbul’, until the end of their lifetimes.

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So then, the gezeira will occur, and then Jews will no longer live in ‘Istanbul’ forever. It will be Judenrein… And so, we will have a city cleansed of Jews, and then we’ll have fun.

And what a good life we will have!

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This is what [the goyim] thought in their hearts – and it’s forbidden to reveal it.

Whoever reveals it, oy va voy. The electric chair in the city square. They would always say that there was one like this who used to tell things to the Jews, always!

And the Jews would then nullify the gezeira within five minutes. They would bring a few coins, they would collect at the wall (Kotel) a few agarot (pennies) and sweeten it all. What’s the problem? A Jew knows how to sweeten everything.

In a thousandth of a second, he can sweeten all of the gezeirot in the world – so [the Turks decided] don’t reveal it, and that’s it!…

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It’s already 1 in the morning, and [the minister who loves the Jews] can’t fall asleep. He cries out, hatzilu! Save us! Save us! Save us! Save us!

They are going to destroy all of the Jews, and they don’t know anything about it!

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So he ran to the head of the community, at 1 o’clock in the morning, already everyone is asleep…

[S]uddenly, BOOM! CRASH! What incredible banging on the door! CRASH! BOOM! They are breaking down the door.

And the head of the community, he doesn’t understand what’s going on. The FBI has arrived, the KGB have arrived – only the KGB would make such banging.

He ran in a panic to open the door… He sees the most important minister, the most important minister.

He says to him, Listen, in another five minutes no memory will remain from all of Am Yisrael. Run quickly to the King! I’m fleeing from here. Oy va voy, maybe they will come after me! Today everything is recorded!

If they record me, I’m finished! I’m lost! The electric chair! He called out to the minister, where are you running to?

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The minister with kol od nafsho bo (all the soul that was left in him) jumped all the stairs in one jump.

The head of the community, did not know what to do. He did not know where to run. Where can we go? In another five minutes, אhere will be no trace left of all the Jews.

Six in the morning, 9.30 – there won’t remain the trace of even a single Jew.

Run quickly! Run quickly, and save all the Jews! Just run, they need to run!

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How the head of the community ran!

Wow! Not even the best athlete couldn’t catch up with him. He woke up all the heads of the community. It’s already 3 in the morning. Everyone is running.

They don’t know their right from their left, north or south, east or west. They don’t know where to run to, in which direction, where to run, where to flee to, where to go…

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The heads of the community, let’s say Shuvu Banim, began to sing one passuk (verse) for three hours, ‘Who performs wonders alone, because His kindnesses are forever’.

[On April 11th, the same day this shiur was given over by the Rav, two coachloads of Shuvu Banim went to Meron, on the instructions of a ‘hidden Tzaddik’, to try to sweeten a very harsh decree that this ‘hidden Tzaddik’ could see on the horizon.]

Everybody sing! [Rabbi] Shimon is singing with us! [the Rav is singing with them] ‘Who performs wonders alone, because his kindnesses are forever’. There are still another 20 minutes before 7am, ‘to perform wonders alone, because His kindnesses are forever.’..

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….Come, let’s run to Balfour!

Maybe there, Bibi will sweeten something…Everyone, yallah, run, run!

How they ran! Wow!

I remember it, they ran, they stampeded over 10 cats and 5 dogs.

There are indictments, to crush a cat is worse than murdering a human being, today.

B’kitzur, they bang for the gatekeeper, four in the morning. By six – they say there will already be no trace remaining of the Jews.

They didn’t tell about the decree, because we can’t make the announcement five minutes before. They didn’t make the announcement – because people would cancel it. Only at that moment. And then, they would all come, and gomarnu. He / it will decapitate 10 people, and slaughter, and within five seconds there will not remain one Jew in ‘Istanbul’…

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The guard wakes up.

What’s going on here?! Why are you breaking down the gate?! I’m going to bring the police on everyone!! They said, no, no! There is a terrible decree here! Some decree on the Jews! We are the messengers of the Jews! There is a decree to wipe out all of us!

Yes, I heard it. I heard something about this. They said it’s forbidden to reveal it….

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….He jumped 10 stairs in one jump.

Banged on the door. [The mother of the sultan] came out in her pyjamas, wearing her night robe. What’s going on? Guests? I heard that the head of the community arrived.

Don’t ask! They are going to kill all the Jews!

What?! Bring them into the lobby. I’m coming down.

She slid down all of the 10 steps. She jumped it in one jump. What’s going on?! They said there’s a decree!! They are killing the Jews! They said it’s forbidden for us to reveal it. If we reveal it, they will hang us all in the city square…

They crushed 20 cats. 100 dogs, on the way.

She has 100 indictments until today.

To run over dogs is worse than killing a human today.

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Who can read this, and honestly not see – with hindsight – exactly what Rav Berland was describing?

On the same day that he sent his students up to Meron, to go and pray to avert a terrible decree?

And now, you tell me: can we really say ‘there are no prophets amongst us’?

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Why are all these terrible things happening right now?

There are many reasons, and each of us has to do our own cheshbon hanefesh, talk to God, and figure out what the specific message is for us, that we need to work on figure out.

But there are certainly clues that the ongoing awful treatment of Rav Berland – and how the frum world has turned its back on him, leaving him to be tortured in prison by the same reshaim who killed 45 holy Jews in Meron – has at least something to do with all this.

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Remember THIS, from three days ago?

A terrifying message from the elder Kabbalist, the Tzaddik Rabbi Amos Gweta shlit”a of Netanya.

“For a long time the Jewish people are silent, great rabbis are silent, the entire world is silent — about the disgracing of a great Tzaddik, the Tzaddik of the generation, who is Rabbi Eliezer Berland shlit”a, who they are disgracing from the morning to the evening.

Rabbi Berland shlit”a, they’re torturing him for a year and a half in prison — he still hasn’t been tried, and everyone is afraid to protest….

 “If [people] don’t protest the [insult] to the honor of Rabbi Eliezer Berland, there will be a tragedy a 1000 times greater.”

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There are many, many spiritual messages coming down right now.

Each person needs to do their own cheshbon hanefesh, to see what they themselves are being required to recognise, rectify and fix.

But at least for some people in the frum world, re-examining their attitudes towards Rav Berland – and towards the lying, corrupt, murderous, anti-Torah ‘State of Israel’ who has been persecuting him groundlessly for the last decade – may need to loom large in that process.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Really?

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

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

Apparently, that was a lie.

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

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

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I didn’t hang around there long.

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

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

I got in, and I had it to myself.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Seventh Step – Restriction on Jewish Prayer in Hebron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I stood there feeling totally disconnected.

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

A taste of Uman…

A hint of Rabbenu….

Man, I’ve missed that so much.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Our bus driver was a psycho.

There is no other way of describing him.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What’s wrong with us Jews????

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

Where is our compassion for the other?

Where is our empathy?

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

(Sarcasm / Off)

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I don’t have an answer.

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

Probably.

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Ah, God.

We’re a bit of a mess.

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

Then who will?

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UPDATE:

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

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

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

I.e., really worrying and terrible.

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

Baruch Hashem, that’s not my reality.

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

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

Whatever is going to happen next, God decides.

Full stop.

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

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

And that’s the point. The soul.

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

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

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

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But there is another level, too.

And that’s where the true tzaddikim come in.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Until I hit the Rav.

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

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

I makes them uncomfortable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have no idea if that’s true.

Is it possible?

In theory, yes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I really have no idea what is actually going on.

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

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

You see, how easily all this could turn around?

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

Whatever side of the equation we happen to be on.

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

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

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

empathy ĕm′pə-thē

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

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

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

That doesn’t excuse her behavior.

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

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

But I know it’s the test right now.

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

With one caveat:

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

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

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Free choice is sacrosanct.

It’s the whole reason God make the world.

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

But I have a God-given right to NOT.

And you have to respect that.

And vice-versa.

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

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

And we have to respect that.

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

I worry about that, I really do.

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

I still love them.

I still want the best for them.

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

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

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

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Maybe, I’m wrong, who knows?

Maybe they are.

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

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

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

And that is how we can all pass this test.

Really.

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

So much fear about ‘what will be’…

So much sadness about what is ALREADY happening….

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

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

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

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

I’m having a flashback.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And probably, you will too.

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

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

No?

Ah well.

Maybe if I had more of a beard….

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Which brings me to this:

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

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

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

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

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

Let’s be clear: THERE IS NO CASE.

There never was.

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

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

But it’s still progress, of sorts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here’s the comment, in the meantime.

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

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

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

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

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

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

There’s no more running away.

There’s no more hiding.

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

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Real News said…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Redemption already has begun, but it is hidden.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE:

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

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

Message: Dear Mrs. Levy,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Takeaways:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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It’s taken me many years to realise that it’s a non-Jewish mindset to be obsessed with the ‘end of the world’.

Or to be more precise, to be obsessed with cataclysmic mass destruction, or ‘armageddon’, as the xtians like to call it.

You can understand why that is, because every ‘cataclysmic destruction’ in the past (that wasn’t man-made…) targeted the evil leaders of the non-Jewish world.

There was upheaval and massive natural disasters in idol-worshipping Enosh’s time. Then, the flood wiped out all of (evil…) humanity, except Noah and his family. Then Hashem came and ‘confused’ the generation of the Tower of Bavel, leading to a mass exodus out from the centre of civilisation.

Then again, at the time of Sdom, natural disasters destroyed the whole evil community living around the Dead Sea.

Then again, in Mitzrayim, at the time of Moshe Rabbenu, and again at the sea.

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There’s a pattern, here.

And that pattern continued up to the time of King Hezekiah, when the massive armies of Sennacherib were electrocuted to death, miraculously, by an angel of Hashem on Seder night, when they were besieging Jerusalem’s wall.

I covered a lot of this ground when I wrote that epic post, ‘How God uses comets to fight for the Jews’, a couple of years’ ago, when ‘Nibiru’ was the topic of the day.

At the end of this post, I’ll put links to all my ‘comet’ posts, so you can go and refresh your memory.

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But the point is this:

In the non-Jewish world, all this direct intervention by Hashem to smash evildoers off the face of the earth has always been seen as ‘negative’.

But by us, it’s different.

Or at least, it’s different if we really want God’s rulership of the entire world to be manifested, and if we’re staying close to the true Tzaddikim that are really telling us what’s going on.

And I accept, that for many people – even apparently ‘religious’ Jews – that’s a big ‘if’.

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Recently, ‘Noach Santo’, a thoughtful non-Jew with a great deal of information to share, left a few comments on my blog.

We’ve also been corresponding, a little, by email.

Here’s a little of what he sent me, and I’ll also include some of the links – and then we’ll get into framing all this in the correct Jewish way.

“If someone warned you that there would be no markets, bakeries, pharmacies, shops and commerce in the coming years, what would you do?

Buy and store what you can, in fact hide it. Prices will go up and then it will be missing. It will be very clear: the state will arrest everyone and provide food baskets at its door, the internet and telephony will be turned off, the world war will be triggered and announced by radio or printed government notices.

The sky will be very different, with falling stars, a different colored moon, the sun will spiral and stay focused and faster, northern lights and pillars of light will spread. People will go crazy.

This is one of the reasons for imprisoning them now in the narrative of the pandemic, vaccination, election, etc.”

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Continued:

Make no mistake about any man, there is no resistance movement.

MBY (I think he is same MBD, who will play one role first and then play another role, MBY + MBD = Moshiach) if he appears he will be publishing a book or giving talks at most. My thought is that the event, which is of an electromagnetic nature, read spiritual, will be the moment when HaShem will snatch or invest MBY as MBD.

HaShem is going to clean up all filth and hand over the government to Moshiach.

I said all the dirty: the visible and structural and even that in the hearts of the wisest and most elevated people.

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(He doesn’t speak English as a first language, so it’s a bit chunky in parts, but you get the idea.)

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If you go to this link below, you’ll find a lot of videos on the ‘Adapt 2030’ channel, that fleshes out a lot of the real science behind what ‘Noach Santo’ is talking about:

https://www.youtube.com/c/Adapt2030/videos

And I want to be clear, that al pi derech hateva, he has much more logic and evidence on his side than all those other people caught up in the ubiquitous fake science that has been designed to deliberately hide how the world really works, in so many different ways.

If I was a non-Jew, I would probably think very similarly to ‘Noach Santo’.

But I’m not, and here’s why I’m still saying optimistic.

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Over on the ravberland.com site, this post recently went up, quoting a shiur that the Rav gave from prison on January 20th, 2021:

In 2012, people thought the world was ending – and nothing happened.

Here’s a snippet:

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[They said that] in 2012, the world will be destroyed.

In the year 2012, they said that the world will be destroyed. They [i.e. the Mayan] made a calendar for 4,000 years, and at the end of 4,000 years, the world will be destroyed.

In exactly 2012, the calendar finished. They said that the world will be destroyed. People built bunkers for themselves. They said that the work of a person is 2012, this is his work. For this, he came into the world.

On December 21st, in 2012, in the 12th month, which is December, on the 21st, so people mamash, thousands of people, millions of people, dug bunkers under their homes and listened to that ‘prophecy’.

There wasn’t anything.

Nothing happened.

The world continued in its usual way.

They said that the elevators will fly and the electricity will jump to a million watts – nothing happened.

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So even if a person comes and says, the land will be overturned – by them, by the goyim, by the muslims, there is every second some prophet who says that the world will be overturned.

The world will end. It’s the end of the world.

They had something like a hundred prophets.

He brings the thing b’ito – in its time. He brings something like a hundred prophecies that the world will be destroyed, and we’re still alive in the zchut of this.[2]

If someone comes and says the land will be overturned, he needs to be hospitalized.

You need to give him a drip. Injections to calm him down. When a person hallucinates, you need to give him a drip, and then he can go back to being normal.

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Jews are ‘Ivrim’ – we’re on the opposite side of everyone else.

When ‘everyone else’ was carrying on like the party would never end, Rabbi Berland was warning of terrible decrees on the horizon, and asking his followers to pray, visit Kivrei Tzaddikim, make a lot of teshuva, to read many tikkun haklalis, and a few other things, too, to try to sweeten those decrees.

Decades ago, the Rav was talking about the great hardship and suffering that would occur in the Jewish world before Moshiach was revealed, and how much self-sacrifice would be required to sweeten it.

Most of the Jews in the world – even apparently ‘religious’ Jews, even apparently ‘religious Breslov’ Jews – mocked and derided him.

They said he was crazy, out-of-touch, demented, God forbid.

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But one group of people took him very seriously.

That same group that’s pulling the strings behind this ‘plandemic’, and that’s been orchestrating world events behind the scenes here in Israel, and across the rest of the planet, for decades, centuries – and probably millenia.

That group of people swung into action to make sure the Rav and his community would be villified, threatened and targeted for destruction, not once, but twice.

And they used exactly the same tactics, exactly the same playbook, that they are using now, to ‘brainwash’ everyone into believing there is a pandemic, and to ‘brainwash’ everyone into believing that taking the vaccine is the salvation they’ve been waiting for.

It’s all midda kneged midda.

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But that’s not the main focus of this post.

The main focus of this post is that the Rav has consistently been telling us what is really coming down the pipe for years and years.

When everything looked like it was coming up roses, he warned us that harsh judgments were coming.

And now, when everything looks like it’s really gearing up for the ‘end of the world’ – again! – he’s telling us this:

In the year 2012, they said that the world will be destroyed.

They [i.e. the Mayan] made a calendar for 4,000 years, and at the end of 4,000 years, the world will be destroyed.

In exactly 2012, the calendar finished. They said that the world will be destroyed. People built bunkers for themselves. They said that the work of a person is 2012, this is his work. For this, he came into the world.

On December 21st, in 2012, in the 12th month, which is December, on the 21st, so people mamash, thousands of people, millions of people, dug bunkers under their homes and listened to that ‘prophecy’.

There wasn’t anything.

Nothing happened.

The world continued in its usual way.

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For the people who are really with the Tzaddik, really trying to hang on to God and his true tzaddikim, and the ‘Moshe Rabbenu’ of the generation who is leading us out of Mitzrayim, there is nothing to fear.

But for the ‘Egyptians’?

The ‘armies of Sennacherib’?

The ‘people of Sdom’?

The generation of the flood, the generation of the Tower of Bavel?

Well.

Let’s just say I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes.

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Let’s end with this, that Rabbi Berland gave over back in August 2015 – almost six years ago.

What more proof do you need, that he saw things coming that all the ‘Youtube prophets’ couldn’t imagine in a million years?

What more proof do you need, that in this olam hafuch people hang off every word of fakers who ‘predict’ election results, while totally ignoring real ruach hakodesh like this?

Anything, just to not have to admit to themselves that they got it wrong, or that they might have to readjust who they listen to, and what they really believe.

Sigh.

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Here’s what he said, back then:

“We are now preparing the Yom Kippur of 5776, preparing the Yom Kippur a day of salvation of 5781, when the Rosh Hashanah will come out on Shabbos and Pesach on Motzaei Shabbos.

And there will be a Purim Meshulash, when there will be the geulah, then it will be a day for relief, 5781, so will the true salvation to Israel, which Daniel prophesized that this will be on two thousand and three hundred, morn till eve, 2300 years, which will end in 5781, the year of Israel’s salvation.

The Rav continued:

“AND NOW WE ARE PREPARING IN THESE SAME SIX YEARS, AND THOSE SIX YEARS FROM 5776 UNTIL 5781, THESE ARE YEARS OF REDEMPTION.

THESE ARE YEARS IN WHICH THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL WILL DO TESHUVA, THE BIGGEST CRIMINALS WILL DO TESHUVA, BECAUSE THERE ARE NO SECULAR IN THE JEWISH PEOPLE, AND THERE ARE NO CRIMINALS AMONG THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL, AND NO WICKED PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.

“These are all just stages in the salvation, it’s all stages in the development of the soul, in accepting the parts of the soul, the biggest gangster in the end will become the most righteous man.”

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BH, there will be a big turnaround on Purim, 5781.

At least, for the Jews who are listening to Mordechai the Tzaddik.

For the enemies of these Jews, there will also be a ‘big turnaround’.

I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes.

And when it comes to ‘the end of the world’, we need to be very careful who we are listening to, and how we are framing the discussion.

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Jews believe that God is controlling the world.

Ein Od Milvado.

There is no ‘nature’, there is just God.

If we stick close to God, and the True Tzaddikim He’s appointed as guides and leaders, to get us out of ‘Mitzrayim’, it will for sure still be one heck of a scary ride.

But we’ll make it through, and we’ll get to the promised land.

And if we don’t?

If we don’t work on our bad middot, we don’t admit the evil media duped us, we don’t admit how fake and phony so much of our inner world really is, how caught up we really are in arrogance and gashmiut and make-believe piety and emuna….

It’s going to be difficult.

But there is no despair in the world, and God’s salvation can sprout in the blink of an eye.

Even if the sky IS really falling down.

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Engaging with reality is sometimes very ‘heavy’ and demoralising.

That’s why so many people prefer to leave their heads in the sand, and to tell themselves ‘unrealistic’ fairy stories about what’s really happening all around them, and why.

It’s human nature. God built us that way.

But like everything, there is a good way of using that tendency and a ‘bad’ way of using it.

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The bad way of using this tendency to believe in unrealistic happy endings and ‘miraculous salvations’ is when we don’t engage with the truth of what’s really occurring, and we believe that things will somehow ‘workout’ without doing our part, without getting the message, that God is trying to send us.

The ‘message’ from all this Coronavirus stuff is to stop believing in the world of lies; to start talking to God more and to get to know our own souls again; and to make whatever teshuva is required from us – especially in the area of bein adam l’havero.

Rav Berland pointed out last year, when all this was just beginning, that ‘corona’ and bein adam l’havero have the same gematria of 363.

That’s not stam, it’s not a coincidence.

It’s a big clue from God, as to what we really need to be working on, here, to get all this stuff to go away.

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A week before the Rav got arrested, and two weeks before ‘Corona’ began in earnest, in Israel, he said this:

Hashem is not giving up! He’s not backing down!

He’s is making earthquakes, cities sinking in the ground, and the earth is covering whole cities.

Hashem is not backing down!

He’s sending a slap to China, and after that He’s sending one to Mexico, and after that He’s sending it to India.

Each time, He does it in a different country, but people aren’t connecting these things together.

They don’t understand that they blemished the covenant [a reference to immoral behavior], so they have a germ this is called ‘Corona’.

And we need to stop blemishing the brit, that’s all.

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We don’t need serums, we don’t need vaccinations, because still no vaccine helps.

No vaccine has been found.

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Literally two days before he got arrested, the Rav wrote the prayer ‘to be saved from the Coronavirus’, and asked for it to be translated into 70 languages. Back then, he said this:

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We have to pray to defeat the mahala (illness) of Corona.

This is a gezera (negative decree) that was decreed upon Am Yisrael, but Hashem will sweeten it.

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We need to wake up, that it should not come upon Am Yisraelchas v’shalom (God forbid).

We need to – and are obligated to – strengthen ourselves [in the matter] of bein adam l’havero (the relationship between one person and his friend), gematria = 363.

That this comes out in gematria the same as the terrible illness, ‘Corona’ = 363.

And this illness could finish off the whole world, plants, living creatures and human beings.

AND SO, SEE THAT YOU DISTRIBUTE THE PRAYER [AGAINST THE CORONA VIRUS] IN 70 LANGUAGES, AND THAT IT SHOULD REACH EVERY PART OF THE WORLD.

And then, we will be able to sweeten everything.

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To return to our discussion about ‘bad’ emuna and ‘good’ emuna.

‘Bad emuna’ comes in two main flavors.

The first manifests itself in wishful thinking, or not really engaging with reality while still telling ourselves ‘it will work out’. This type of ‘bad emuna’ is defined by the following:

  1. We lie to ourselves about what’s really going on because we’re too scared to really face the truth.
  2. We fail to put God into the picture, in terms of asking Him to ‘sweeten things’ via our prayers.
  3. We don’t make the teshuva required to get the scary situation to sweeten.
  4. We ignore the clues that God is giving us, all the time, from every direction, but especially from our real tzaddikim, about what we specifically need to fix.

If someone expects all this to ‘work out’, magically, from the mindset described above – they are deluding themselves.

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But there is also a second type of ‘bad emuna’, and that’s where people get so convinced by the awful things happening in the world, they lose hope of it ever turning around and become depressed, despairing and nihilistic.

This type of ‘bad emuna’ is defined by the following:

  1. We lie to ourselves about what’s really going on because we’re too arrogant to admit that God is really controlling absolutely everything that’s happening in the world, and that we need to bitul ourselves to Him.
  2. We fail to put God into the picture, in terms of asking Him to ‘sweeten things’ via our prayers.
  3. We don’t make the teshuva required to get the scary situation to sweeten.
  4. We ignore the clues that God is giving us, all the time, from every direction, but especially from our real tzaddikim, about what we specifically need to fix.

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Or to put it another way:

Some people have a ‘bad emuna’ that it will all work out OK, and they don’t have to do, fix or change anything.

And other people have a ‘bad emuna’ that nothing is now going to work out OK, and they don’t have to do, fix or change anything.

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What does ‘good emuna’ look like?

It manifests like this:

  1. We stop lying to ourselves about what’s really going.
  2. We accept that God is really controlling absolutely everything that’s happening in the world.
  3. We start making more of an effort to connect to God, and to really put Him in the picture as the main (and really only….) player.
  4. We start asking Him to ‘sweeten things’ via our prayers – something we can only do, if we really believe He’s listening to us, and that our prayers will affect the outcome.
  5. We start to make the teshuva required to get the scary situation to sweeten.
  6. We pay attention to the clues that God is giving us, all the time, from every direction, but especially from our real tzaddikim, about what we specifically need to fix –

Like this ‘clue’ (with English subtitles), from February 2020:

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And I’ll add something else into the mix here:

7. We don’t despair of God’s salvation, even when things look really bleak, because we know He can do anything, and it can come in the blink of an eye.

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That doesn’t mean He’s definitely going to ‘magically’ turn things around, tho.

There are massive tikkunim, massive cheshbonot going on here, spiritually, before Moshiach finally shows up.

None of us really knows what spiritual debts we still have to pay down, not just from this life, but also from previous ones.

‘Good emuna’ means that I do my bit, I make teshuva, I pray, I don’t try to duck reality – but I also don’t sit here thinking I know better than Hashem, or that Hashem is somehow ‘bad’ for letting things happen, God forbid.

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If we make teshuva, if we pray, then even if we got ‘genetically modified’ with a ‘vaccine’, Hashem can still turn everything around for the best.

If we do the work required to fix things up with all the people we’ve hurt over the years, and get to work on all the bad middot that have caused so much damage in the world, and if we start to really do what our real tzaddikim are telling us, and to get behind them – we will get out of Mitzrayim in one piece, spiritually, regardless of how ‘genetically modified’ we are.

And if we don’t do these things?

There are no guarantees of anything, even if we are totally ‘anti vax’.

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The point is this:

God has set this whole thing up as one big test, one big process of birur, to peel us away from the world of lies, and to also peel ‘the world of lies’ away from inside ourselves.

If you want to still lie to yourself about what’s going on – both with ‘corona’, and with your own yucky behavior towards your fellow man, your spouse, your kids – you can.

There are consequences attached to doing that, and you’ll have to deal with them.

But, as soon as someone makes the conscious decision to step out of the arrogant ‘world of lies’, and to humbly reattach themselves to God – they are no longer bound by ‘world of lies’ rules.

Tachlis, they’ll start doing weird things like talking to God for an hour a day; and reciting strange segulot that make no logical sense, just because the Tzaddik HaDor told them to, or sitting their kids down and apologising to them for (sometimes…) being a really awful parent.

They’ll start to admit their faults….

They’ll start to try to fix the mess they made all around, without blaming other people all the time or trying to play the victim…. they’ll start giving more charity, paying more pidyonot…. they’ll start to admit that they were wrong. About a whole bunch of things. And it’s OK to acknowledge that.

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Our minds are so very powerful.

And our souls are infinitely more so.

If we reconnect ‘illness’ – all illness – back to God, and back to this process of having ‘good emuna’, then Covid-19 really will disappear, bezrat Hashem, and the horrible gene-therapy ‘vax’ will be neutralised.

Because it’s all just a message, just a test.

A ‘Covid 19’ test.

And we all have our work cut out for us, to start passing it.

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UPDATE:

Another reader (and friend…) sent me this other ‘clue’, from a hidden tzaddik, back in the Summer:

Here’s a snippet, back from July 2020:

Pay attention, that this is beginning with one lockdown, and then another lockdown… Until all of us will be in an absolute lockdown. Don’t say that we didn’t tell you.

Today, it’s still possible to stop this.

Pharoah also started [to enslave] Am Yisrael with soft words.

If we do teshuva, but not completely, meaning with full, heart-felt intention, we will need to complete the relative portion with suffering, the very difficult ‘birthpangs of the Moshiach’, rachmana litzan (Hashem should have mercy).

Therefore, everyone should come, like one man, with one heart, let’s pray together, let’s do teshuva from love, and let’s merit to have geula b’rachamim (redemption with mercy), TODAY! If we will only listen to his voice.

But it’s a fact 100%, that the world will not return to ‘routine’ again.

We are in the final process of geula, Am Yisrael, and how it’s going to come – either with din (harsh judgment) or rachamim (mercy) depends on us.”

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See it yourself, in the original Hebrew, below:

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This time around, things are completely different.

That’s what I told my daughter, who was lying in bed with a stress headache brought on by worrying about ‘the 4th lockdown’ that they’ve just instituted in Israel.

Really, it’s just an extension of the 3rd lockdown, but the Israeli government excels at the art of psychological warfare, and they know that ‘changing the goalposts’ is one of the single best ways of doing that.

So, the 2 week lockdown became the 4 week lockdown, and now it’s morphed again into the 6 week lockdown….

And it’s starting to feel like there is no end in sight.

But that’s not true.

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First, let’s state something obvious, that most of us are maybe forgetting, in this crazy time we live in.

Life is actually still pretty good.

Most of us still have a roof over our heads and food on the table.

Personally, I’m sitting here learning how to play the guitar – a lifelong dream! – and day to day, life is actually still good.

What makes is ‘less good’ is the worry.

And the stress and anxiety about ‘what will be’.

Which brings me to something interesting I remembered yesterday, when I was talking to my daughter.

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A few years’ back, when I was gorging myself on ‘geula stuff’, I read somewhere that this third stage of the war of Gog and Magog was going to be completely different.

(Maybe it was the autistics who said this?)

In the first 2 ‘wars’ of Gog and Magog, i.e. WW1 and WW2, a ‘good’ person could find themselves in a place where bad things were happening, and sadly still get caught up in the web of destruction.

But with ‘WW3’ – the last battle of Gog and Magog – it wasn’t going to be like that.

A ‘good’ person who was clinging on to Hashem and the true tzaddikim would still make it through in one piece, even if chaos was raging around them.

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When I first heard this a few years back, it seemed incredible to me.

What, you can drop a nuke on a city and the ‘good people’ are going to survive it?!

You can have a full-scale war happening outside your front door, and you’re going to survive it, just because you are ‘good’ and holding on to God and the true tzaddikim?!

I just couldn’t see how that was going to work.

But today….

It’s starting to become obvious.

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I keep seeing these quotes attributed to Henry Kissinger that it’s easier and cleaner to decimate populations via bio-weapon vaccines than by yucky, destructive wars.

Whether or not that evil guy actually said it, the idea holds true.

And we know that the ‘war of Gog and Magog’ has already started, because Rabbi Eliezer Berland told us that, back in June 2019.

You can read that post HERE – and see the Rav speaking (in Hebrew) below:

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mamash have goosebumps writing this.

June 2019 was a year and a half ago.

It must have been exactly when the ‘Covid plot’was actually being actioned in the world.

According to this story, scientists in Spain ‘retroactively’ found Covid-19 in waste water samples dating back to March 2019.

So, by the time the Rav was speaking, Covid-19 was already circulating all over the world, and the war of Gog and Magog (part 3) had started in earnest.

Just we didn’t realise back then what it really entailed.

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Let me just quote the Rav’s words, before we move on:

“Today is the 4th of Sivan [5779], and Gog and Magog will be in [the month of] Heshvan. All the nations will gather together against Israel. Moshe will blow on the Shofar HaGadol (the Great Shofar), and the whole Torah will be heard from one end of the world to the other.

THEN, ALL THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD WILL COME. THEY WILL COME ON SHIPS.

It’s written in the Zohar (at the end of Parshat Ki Tavo) that the whole sea will be filled with [war] ships. Then the sea will split, and open. In the month of Heshvan, there will be the apex of wars. Sivan 4th is the beginning (of Gog and Magog), and in the month of Heshvan, the Third Temple will be built.

“WE NEED TO NOT GIVE UP. EVERYONE REPEAT, ‘IT’S FORBIDDEN TO GIVE UP’. AND THEN, THE TEMPLE WILL BE BUILT THAT WILL NEVER BE DESTROYED EVER AGAIN.”

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It’s that last paragraph that I want to focus on.

Right now, we are in the middle of a ‘war’ that is primarily being fought with psychological manipulation and propaganda.

It’s ‘gaslighing’ on steroids, where we’re told again and again and again that what we ourselves experience as ‘true’ – i.e., no-one dropping dead in the streets from Covid-19, nothing really unusual going on that requires ‘lockdowns’ and ‘untested experimential vaccines’ and ‘facemasks – is wrong.

The media is full of fear porn.

The governments and their ‘spokespeople’ are churning out scare stories, and concocting horrible statistics (out of thin air…) and manipulating the public with measures that amount to psychological torture.

And the doctors and nurses and scientists (most of them….) are also in on the game, either because they know what’s going on and are totally corrupt; or they don’t know what’s going on, but their training in Western medicine has taught them to bury their consciences, and to not question things that really don’t make sense.

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It’s a ‘war’ for hearts and minds, make no mistake.

They are trying to wear everyone down, so that we all wave the white flag, give up, and let them inject whatever poisonous concoction they want into us – no questions asked – so we can get back to ‘life as normal’.

Despair is our biggest enemy right now, which is why the Rav gave us such a clear message back in June 2019:

DON’T GIVE UP!!!!

Don’t let yourself be ground down by what is going on at the moment, because really, God is behind it all, and it’s all leading to something very, very good!

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Here’s how a ‘good person’ who is hanging on to God and the true tzaddikim can avoid the worst ravages of the war of Gog and Magog, wherever they happen to live:

That war is psychological.

The people who are far away from truth; who have put all their trust in the medical establishment; who aren’t willing to question things that ‘feel wrong’; who aren’t willing to stand up for what’s right, and to feel some inevitable discomfort from bucking the trend – those people are running to get their shots right now.

They are ‘selecting themselves’ to the left, if you can say that.

There is no point wasting your breath in arguing with those people, or burying them in ‘information’, because the problem has a very deep spiritual root, and their ears are literally being blocked and their eyes blinded from seeing the truth by shemayim.

(It should be obvious that this category includes ‘externally religious’ people, too.)

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Then, there’s the category who are trying to hold on, but who are being buffeted by gales of propaganda and despair.

Some of my extended family members are in that first category, described above, and some of them are in this second category.

I had a chat with [someone] a few days ago, who asked me what they are meant to do, because the government is soon going to force people to take the shots to even go shopping, or to travel abroad.

I told him:

HOLD ON!!!

Don’t do anything until that scenario actually occurs – because so much can and will change, in the meantime, that could totally disrupt the ‘plan’.

When people start dropping dead en masse, lo alenu – as is already starting to happen here, as the side effects of the ‘vaccine’ start to really kick in – everyone else who is isn’t automatically buying into the fear porn will start to pushback.

So just hold on!

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Of course, that’s easier said than done.

People’s anxiety levels are shooting through the roof, and it’s getting to the stage where many people who are naturally ‘anti’ the idea of Covid-19 ‘vaccinations’ are starting to crack under the strain.

They just want some relief from the internal pressure.

From the non-stop worrying about tomorrow.

And some of them are being won over by the idea that vaccination = ‘back to normal’.

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So, for those people, here’s a suggested plan of action, to help you navigate the coming weeks and months.

  1. Stop arguing with brainwashed people who ‘believe’ in Covid 19 and getting the shot.

There is no point, you won’t change their mind, and all that will happen is that you will emotionally exhaust yourself and start to feel very despairing.

Your life comes first, and those people will have to take responsibility for themselves and their own decisions.

2. Start talking to God for at least 5 minutes every day.

Yes, I know you have 5 zillion kids at home, and no koach, and all you want to do is eat chocolate cake and watch Youtube videos, to ‘run away’ from the depressing reality – but if you do 5 minutes of talking to God a day, I guarantee that you’ll start to feel better, and calmer, and less anxious and more able to ‘deal’.

Try it!

At the bottom of this post, I’ll link to some posts here on the blog about how to get started doing hitbodedut.

3. Get with the Rav, Rabbi Berland.

I am noticing a direct correlation in my own family between the level of attachment to the Rav, and the level of anxiety about ‘Covid’ and the state of the world, etc.

This is all midda kneged midda.

The more we believed the lying media, and it’s lying reports about the Rav, the more we are now caught up in the lies and propaganda about Covid 19.

I guess that’s the teshuva required, that God is putting us back into the same situation, and this time we have to dig deep and know that it’s all lies.

Again, that’s easier said than done.

In the meantime, I’m trying to ‘smooth the path’ as much as possible by paying small pidyonot nefesh over to the Rav, via the website HERE – and again, I see INSTANT improvements in people’s mental health when I do that.

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Two weeks ago, after one kid got slapped in the face on the bus for not wearing a mask, I paid a pidyon for her.

She is currently doing better, emotionally, than at any other time in the last 4 years.

Yes, we have lockdowns and all the rest of it, and she’s doing school by zoom – but she’s still feeling happy, and is even now thriving in the situation, and growing up in all sorts of fun and useful ways.

Ditto for other people in my household – I pay a pidyon to the Rav, and ‘the problem’ – especially its emotional and mental component – resolves pretty fast.

This war we are in is mostly psychological, so doing a pidyon nefesh is the ‘biggest gun’ you can use to fire back with.

But only if you believe in it.

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4. Look for nice, fun things you can still do for yourself, and with the members of your household.

For myself, that meant buying a small, second-hand Jeep and going off-roading as much as possible over the last 8 months; it meant buying a guitar (and an online course, to learn how to actually play it).

It means sometimes cooking strange new stuff – and sometimes not cooking at all, and just eating cereal for supper without putting myself on a guilt trip.

If I find an interesting book online, I get it now.

Carpe diem!

This world isn’t going to last for much longer, and I want to go into the next stage with very few regrets about not doing something, or trying something, I always wanted.

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5. Shut ‘the outside world’ out, as much as possible.

That doesn’t mean going into denial, but unless you are someone who has a VERY STRONG grip on reality right now, you should be avoiding news sites, and ‘fear porn’ – and the people who amplify it and churn it out socially, too – like the plague.

Just work on developing your connection to God, and to the real tzaddikim, and trust that God will make sure that whatever information you need to really have right now, you will get it.

Again, this is just teshuva for being too connected into soul-destroying stuff like Facebook and Whatsapp and smart phones.

Minimise all that stuff as much as possible, find a good book, develop a constructive hobby, learn something new, begin a fun project, take a walk every day – whatever.

The hour I spend playing guitar gives me so much joy, and I look forward to it all day.

In turn, that also gives me a lot of koach to continue doing whatever I need to be doing, to keep the wheels spinning for myself and my family.

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I was going to end this list with something like ‘work on your bad middot’, but on reflection, that’s what this whole process is all about, isn’t it?

Fear and anxiety are also bad middot.

Feeling despair, anger and ‘stress’ is also bad middot.

This whole situation is just one big test of our middot, isn’t it?

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So, let’s circle round and bring this back to the starting point, about how the war of Gog and Magog can affect one person while totally bypassing another.

That person who has zero emuna, doesn’t really believe in God, runs to doctors for every little thing, has lost touch with their own soul and humanity, can’t deal with stepping out of the world of lies…

Sadly, that person will run to impale themselves on the tip of a syringe.

And there is nothing you or I can do about it.

It’s a spiritual process of self-selection.

But the people who are staying away from the news…. and working on overcoming their anxiety and despair… and who are sacrificing themselves, mamash, to deal with sometimes overwhelming feelings of fear without trying to take the ‘easy option’ – they will probably make it through this process in one piece, albeit it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

And then those people who are sticking close to the Rav, and the other true tzaddikim, and who are talking to God for an hour a day, and who have spent the last little while ALREADY working on their fear and anxiety and anger and despair, and all the rest of it.

They will have it the easiest.

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Remember this:

Doing a pidyon nefesh with the Rav is a shortcut to the easier option.

It’s literally  ‘blood for money’.

So, take your pick, what you prefer.

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And the last bit of chizzuk I wanted to share has to do with the greatness of God.

There’s a passage in Rav Natan’s writings that has always puzzled me.

(It’s alluded to in a footnote on page 192 of the book Tzaddik, connected to one of the discussions where Rabbenu is emphatically warning people to stay away from doctors.)

There, it says this:

“Rav Natan added: “God is so great, He can help a sick person even if he already called a doctor.” –

(Alim LeTerufah 176.)

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To put this in different language:

God is so great, He can even help a sick person who already went to a doctor and got ‘vaccinated’ with COVID-19.

God is running the world.

And even if someone DID get the shot already, that doesn’t mean all hope is gone.

If someone was pressured into it, had a moment of weakness, or maybe was vaccinated against their will – that’s still not game over.

God is so great, He can even turn things around at that point.

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There is no despair in the world!

This ‘war’ is psychological, mental and emotional.

But there are ways (some of which are described above) that we can get through the next few weeks and months without cracking under the pressure.

Just sit and wait for these forces of evil to blow themselves out, without doing anything dumb.

Because their time is very nearly up.

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Most days, I just want to crawl under my duvet and stay there until Moshiach comes.

But as that’s going to be at least 2 more months (if not more…) I can’t.

But the world is certainly an overwhelming and quite scary place at the moment, whatever you believe is happening.

Every day, I hear more stories of ‘perfect couples’ divorcing; of more people dropping dead from unexpected heart attacks – like just last week, the late Dr Zev Ballenbaruch Dayan HaEmet – and other tales of distress.

My neighbor up the road is a taxi driver who has lived in the area for 28 years.

He told my husband last week that he has to sell up now, because the lockdowns mean that he hasn’t got enough work to pay his mortgage.

The guy is in his late sixties….

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So many days, I just want to stay in bed until all this is over.

Even though thank God, my own life is continuing on pretty nicely at the moment.

And I know that’s 10000000% in the merit of the Rav, Rav Eliezer Berland.

But it’s just overwhelming, isn’t it? There’s no way around the fact that the world is quite a difficult place to be right now, even though it’s still being tremendously sweetened by the Rav, and all the suffering he’s going through on our behalf.

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On Friday night, strangely for me, I just couldn’t get to sleep.

There was some sort of weird energy coming down, that saw me staying awake chatting to my girls until 1am, which was very unusual. (Usually, I conk out by 8pm in the winter months, on a Friday night.)

And then, I just spent the whole night having such weird ‘dreams’, if you can call them that.

It was more like a statement being repeated over and over and over again that the bad people in Meah Shearim who have been connected to all these international child trafficking networks were going to be arrested this week.

Let’s be clear: I don’t personally know any people who fit that description in Meah Shearim.

(Although I’m now starting to have some suspicions, after that dream…)

And it could also just be wishful thinking, connected to the story that flashed around all corners of the internet last week that the Pope had been arrested on 80 counts of child trafficking.

(I still have no idea if that’s true or not. We’ll have to wait and see.)

But I can tell you this:

Things are starting to move.

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Two ‘interesting’ people in the Jewish world croaked last week, both of whom have been exerting tremendous pressure on what goes on here, from behind the scenes.

Remember, it’s totally the olam hafuch, so when you see people lauded for their ‘philanthropy’ and ‘charitable works’ and ‘commitment to the State of Israel’ – that tells you a lot, about what’s really going on.

With those two key ‘props’ removed from the scene, I am hopeful of seeing a total collapse of the evil empire, any day soon.

I’m not saying that hope is realistic. But it’s what is keeping me going, and getting me out of bed in the morning.

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And it’s also not a coincidence that after 4 months of being unable to publish any books from the Rav in English, book number 13 – Rav Berland’s Prayers for Shalom Bayit – is almost ready to come out.

The Rav’s books and prayers are totally connected to getting geula the sweet way.

Back in May 17, 2020, the Rav contacted one of his senior pupils and asked him to publicize a message in his name that:

“There are such great dinim (harsh judgments) and tumah (spiritual impurity) in the world, but my books and my writings, the Torah and the prayers, are cleaning and purifying all the judgments and the tumah from the world.”

Do you think it’s a coincidence that the day after 100 people downloaded some of the Rav’s books in English, for FREE, one of the Princes of Evil in the world unexpectedly croaked?

I don’t.

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Which brings me to the Rav’s prayer for Shvat 5781, that you can see HERE.

The Rav typically communicates a lot of important clues and information via his prayers, that you might miss if you’re only looking for ‘official announcements’.

Here’s some of the things I took away, from this latest prayer for the molad of Shvat, 5781.

The Rav was referring a lot to the ‘Leviathan’, and the ‘battle’ that is going on against him, quoting this verse from Iyov, 40: 25-31:

These verses speak only about the Leviathan, “Can you embed a rope in his tongue, put a curved hook in his nose, pierce his cheek with a barbed hook?  Will he multiply supplications to you, will he speak softly to you?  Will he forge a covenant with you, will you take him as an eternal slaveWill you play with him like a bird, tie him up for your maidens?

Can conjurers make a feast of him, divide him up between merchants Can you fill succahs with his skin, or make his head into a fisherman’s canopy?

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All this stuff is directly connected to the forces of evil who are trying to take the Rav out, and to plunge the world into extreme ‘coronafascism’ right now.

Read this carefully, and see just how closely it mirrors the activities of the ‘East India Company’ and the ‘South Seas Company’, and all the other slave trading / merchant networks we’re starting to look at here on the blog.

That’s where the rot really started.

And the Rav is dealing with them – and their spiritual descendents – via his prayers.

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Next, the Rav turns to the question of what’s going to be, with the genuinely God-fearing people in the non-Jewish world (another question we’ve been dealing with, at least a little, on the blog):

Moshe explained the entire Torah to all of Israel, and every verse he translated into 70 languages, and all the kings, and all the nations heard the translation, as is written, “All the kings of the earth shall thank You Hashem, because they heard the pronouncement of Your mouth.”

All the gentiles will come to convert in the future, and a family which doesn’t come to convert won’t have rain upon them; they will have a drought…

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When you start to comprehend that probably at least half the non-Jewish world – at least! – has some Jewish blood, this statement is much less hard to swallow than perhaps otherwise.

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Next, the Rav has this to say:

HaKadosh Baruch Hu will renew in the month of Shevat the Jewish people, only the Jewish people, only those who will nullify themselves to the King Mashiach – 7,000 souls who didn’t bow down to Ba’al in the war of Achav, that only 7,000 men were saved from the kingdom of Aram.

Yes, all the ‘prayer gatherings’ and ‘mitzvah campaigns’ and ‘achdus drives’ etc etc etc are great and wonderful.

But if they aren’t somehow connecting back to the tzaddik hador, if they aren’t somehow connecting back to the person who is hezkat Moshiach in our generation….

Well.

They won’t get very far.

And then, they will only serve to increase the despair and apathy in the Jewish world again – like all those ‘prayer gatherings’ and ‘geula gatherings‘ have done in the recent past, which were hyped to the skies but then fell really flat – and took thousands of people’s emuna down with them.

If these things aren’t connected to the tzaddik hador, they don’t really get anywhere, spiritually, and often, they end up doing more harm than good.

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The last thing I want to focus in on, from the Rav’s prayer, is this last paragraph:

The month of Shevat is the time of the revelation of Mashiach, because this is sixty days before the first of Nissan, that then Mashiach ben David will be born. 

And then there will be the terrible war with Gog and Magog, which at the head of it will stand the wicked Armilus, who Mashiach ben Yosef will kill, but he is also in danger of falling slain. 

Therefore, it’s written in Tehilim, “He asked life from You; You gave him length of days forever and ever.”

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Even though this seems like an explicit timescale for Moshiach, I’ve seen the Rav say things so many times that refer to things well off in the future, even though they are couched in language that seems to be saying ‘it’s happening now’.

I’m steering away from any more ‘predictions’ about ‘end of times’ – not least, because I’ve learnt that this is what all those twisted kabbalists (and their followers….) were obsessed with.

Not teshuva, not emuna, not prayer, just endless ‘predictions’ about when the ‘end of days’ was going to happen.

So, let’s steer clear of any question of timing, and instead, let’s take a look at the subject of Armilus again.

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Last year, over on the RavBerland.com website, I wrote this:

A friend of mine just texted me the link, to remind me about it.

Then, we got into a discussion about who is currently looking like the best candidate for ‘Armilus’, given all the water that’s gone under the bridge in the last 12 months.

Yup.

It’s our very own PM, the guy who sold us all out to Big Pharma, to become guinea pigs in the biggest human medical experiment to take place since World War II.

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‘Gog and Magog’ is referring to ‘George I’ and ‘from George’.

The more I’m researching British royalty’s links to all these ‘East India’ companies, and slave trading companies, the more I’m starting to see that our modern ‘evil empire’ is really just the same outfit, given a modern veneer.

The people who are child trafficking today were slave trading (and child trafficking…) 300 years ago.

The people running the opium trade 250 years ago, are the same ones running the international drug trade today.

The same people who were hiding behind ‘government’ and ‘wars’ 200 years ago, as a cover for their personal greed and immorality are using exactly the same playbook today.

That’s the war of ‘Gog and Magog’ that is coming to a head in 2021.

And the Rav is fighting for his life – and also, for ours.

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So, lots and lot going on.

And if you want to start doing things that really make a difference, and that could really tip the balance towards good, and away from evil – swallow your pride, and get with the Rav.

Download his books, say his prayers, get connected to his teachings and Torah.

Give tzedakah to his institutions, pay a pidyon whenever you hit a tough patch – and follow his instructions.

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Armilus is mamash breathing down our necks right now.

Two million people apparently already took the Covid ‘vaccine’ in Israel.

They want to force it on everyone else, one way or another, by Pesach.

They won’t manage to do that, with God’s help, but the Rav is making it very clear that the people left standing at the end of all this are those who are connected to the ‘King Moshiach:

HaKadosh Baruch Hu will renew in the month of Shevat the Jewish people, only the Jewish people, only those who will nullify themselves to the King Mashiach – 7,000 souls who didn’t bow down to Ba’al in the war of Achav, that only 7,000 men were saved from the kingdom of Aram.

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So, ask God to show you who the ‘King Moshiach’ really might be, and then act accordingly.

The next two months are going to be crucial.

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The slave trade was big business.

Literally.

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

Yalla, let’s do it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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But, get this: It was all a crock.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here’s how Wikipedia explains what was going on:

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

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

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

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

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

Any day now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This from Wiki:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ok, back to the slave trade.

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The ‘Asiento’ wasn’t just about slaves.

It was also about conducting international trade.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Arabs were also heavily engaged in the slave trade.

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

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

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

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

Portugal also had massive land holdings all over the world.

The expulsion of Jews from Spain occurred in 1492.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Does any of this sound familiar?)

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

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

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

Starbucks Melusine

Clearly, none of this is a coincidence.

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Let’s cut a very long story short.

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

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

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

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

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

There is nothing new under the sun.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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There’s a lot to cover!

So much to cover, it’s totally overwhelming…

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

So yalla, let’s get on with it!

Wherever it takes us.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But they were essentially the same people.

Let’s continue.

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

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

You can read more in the post I wrote HERE:

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So now, we return again to some uncomfortable truths.

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

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

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

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

There’s an awful lot to unpick.

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

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

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

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

And those plantations were manned by African slaves.

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

And all that stuff is still happening today.

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It’s a lot to take in, I know.

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

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

Here’s a bit about him, from Wikipedia;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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So much doesn’t make sense.

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

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

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

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

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There is still loads and loads to unpick here.

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

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

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

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

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