For a long time, me and my husband struggled with the concept of the ‘ideal way to serve Hashem’.

We were reading chassidic stories about Tzaddikim, reading biographies of Lithuanian ‘Godols’, reading the works of people like R’ Eliyahu Dessler, and in the middle of all that, one thing was clear:

No-one was writing books about real people trying to serve Hashem sincerely in a real way, including all of life’s inevitable ups and downs.

Unfortunately, we only got to that conclusion much later in the process.

And in the meantime, we tried so hard to follow this ‘pretend perfect’ religious path that was set out for us, that my husband quit his job to learn Torah and ‘pray for parnassa’ six hours a day.

Like his teacher was encouraging him to do.

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Long story short, we ran out of money after about two months, and ended up having to sell our house.

Of course we did.

For a few years after that happened, I struggled with so much anger and bitterness and confusion, especially about the people who encouraged us to do all that.

But at this stage, I’m realising that hard as it was to go through that experience, it’s given me a very deep insight in to what I now call ‘fake emuna’.

And now that I’ve been knee-deep in all the false ideologies, and ‘not quite right’ religious ideas that sound theoretically ok, or great!!! even – but which just don’t work for real people leading real lives, I’m seeing that was a necessary part of this learning process.

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When I first started reading the books about Rabbi Nachman of Breslov’s life, I was immediately struck by how ‘real’ they were.

Rabbi Nachman also struggled with difficult feelings and emotions.

His discussions with his family about going to Israel for a long trip were portrayed in stark colours, with no candy-coating the worry and fears his wife had about the whole enterprise.

In short, there weren’t a lot of ‘open miracles’ and ‘big Tzaddik’ stuff in the books.

But Rav Natan summed it up so nicely when he said that Rebbe Nachman’s biggest miracle was Rav Natan himself – i.e. his ability to have a real relationship with God, and to keep working on overcoming his bad middot, by following Rabbenu’s advice.

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At this stage, it seems Rabbenu was pretty much the only ‘Tzaddik’ of that time who encouraged his students to portray him in a real, truthful light.

And that is at least part of why I mostly can’t stand to read standard ‘gadol biographies’ these days, and why when I hit Breslov, it was like a deep draught of water for a very thirsty soul.

And it still is.

At least, Rav Berland’s bit of it.

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So now, what does all this have to do with R’ Zushia of Annipoli?

Before we get into that, let me just state that none of this is black-or-white. That’s a false paradigm, designed to push everyone into corners fighting for ideas and principles that are unrealistic and untruthful. At this stage, I still believe R’ Zushia was probably a big tzaddik – until and unless I get new information that clearly shows that’s not the case.

BUT.

He was also a real person.

Like all these ‘tzaddikim’ actually were and are.

And real people struggle all the time to do the right thing, and to serve God, even if that is what they sincerely want to be doing with themselves.

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So, a few days ago, I decided to take a closer look at the Noam Elimelech and Rav Zushia, as part of my ongoing effort to figure out what was really going on in the Jewish world 200 years ago.

The first stop was the GENI page for Rav Zushia, which you can see for yourselves HERE.

That gave me Rav Zushia’s ‘official’ name, R’ Meshullam Zusia Lipman, of Annipol, who lived between 1718-1800.

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Long story short, again, two clicks later I realised that both Rav Zushia and the Noam Elimelech appear to be brothers, or possibly nephews, of the notorious Jacob Frank.

Of course, that’s not written there on Geni:

But I’ve been poring over these names for so long now, they are engraved in my brain.

And when the name ‘MARGOLA SHOR / FRANKEL-HALPERN’ popped up as the ‘grandma’ in the tree of Rav Zushia and the Noam Elimelech, that immediately tripped off the JACOB FRANK alert.

The Shor / Halprin / Heilprin /Halpern family tree is a deliberate mess, to make it so hard to track all this down.

But I’ve been doing a lot of work on this, scribbling down more and more family trees as I go, and while I’m still not sure which names are ‘real’ and which names are the ‘aliases’, I can tell you for sure, that Reb Zushia and the Noam Elimelech are VERY close family to Jacob Frank, and probably even his brothers.

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Again, remember the wider context to all this.

The BESHT came to ‘sweeten’ all those pockets of Shabtai Tzvi / SHACH’s followers, which were far more widespread and embedded in ‘Jewish royalty’ than anyone cares to admit.

Most, if not all, of the BESHT’s disciples came directly from strong, secretly-Sabbatean families.

The Baal Shem Tov managed to ‘sweeten’ a great deal with his teachings, and to bring the mystical back into normative Judaism in a ‘kosher’ way, after what happened with Shabtai Tzvi / SHACH’s perversion of very deep kabbalistic teachings.

BUT.

He didn’t manage to sweeten all the Sabbateans.

And Jacob Frank (and Jonathan Eybshutz…) were still beavering away, trying to forge an even more disgusting version of Sabbatean beliefs, that ultimately became what we know as ‘Frankism’.

But Sabbatean-Frankists and the BESHTs disciples were effectively the same people, at the beginning of the birur process.

Just some went to the side of ‘good’, while others didn’t.

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(Let’s park the whole argument about chassidut vs mitnagdim for now. I have come to the conclusion that the followers on all sides of that debate were probably secret Sabbateans, or at least, carrying on from where Shabtai Tzvi / SHACH left off, and that the argument was more about WHICH PATH OF ‘CHASSIDUT’ TO TAKE, which person to follow after, and not ‘chassid vs mitnag’, as we’ve all been led to believe.)

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So.

It’s not really at all surprising that a ‘R Zushia’ and a ‘Noam Elimelech’ could actually be the brothers of Jacob Frank.

But once I saw that, I started to wonder a lot more about all the stories we’re told about R Zushia in particular – stories that personally, I used to really love.

Like THIS one, about how Reb Zushia would never ask his servants to feed him directly, but would also ask Hashem to provide, while the servants brought in the food and drink.

One time, his servants decided to teach him a lesson, that it was really them who was bringing him the food, so they pretended not to hear him, when he walked around saying ‘Zushia is hungry’.

Here is what happened next:

The visitor arrived at the Rebbe Reb Zushia’s home in time to hear him say, “Ribono shel Olam! Master of the World! Zushia is very hungry. Please prepare his meal for him.”

It wasn’t the first time, but the servants were sticking to their plan, standing around, waiting for the Rebbe Reb Zushia to ask directly. The visitor, however, heard the Rebbe Reb Zushia and walked right into the Rebbe’s room, placing the cake and drink on the table.

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On the one hand… it’s a story with a very important moral about really trusting in Hashem alone.

On the other…

I went over to R’ Zushia’s Hebrew Wikipedia page, HERE, which is usually where you learn way more real details than the ‘airbrushed’ and sanitized English versions.

There, I learnt that R’ Zushia and the Noam Elimelech actually came from a very wealthy, landowning family.

They weren’t the ‘poor peasants’ I thought they were.

And I also learnt that R’ Zushia was married twice, because apparently his first wife divorced him.

Snippet:

Married twice. The name of his first wife is unknown and from whom he divorced and from whom he had his first son. From his second wife Henia he had another son and daughter.

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And then I started trying to picture the R’ Zushia story, quoted above, in the realm of a real relationship, with a real wife.

Zushia is hungry!!

(Can’t Zushia fix himself an omelet, once a while? Does Zushia ever thank the person who actually prepared the food directly, or does he always address his thanks straight to the Creator? Does Zushia ever bring his wife a cup of tea, or a glass of water?)

You see what I mean, about this yawning chasm between ‘the ideal’ and ‘reality’?

And especially when you go with the teaching of Rav Berland and his student Rav Arush, that the ‘real you’ is the one that comes out at home, in your marriage, and how you treat your wife and children.

Sigh.

No wonder R’ Zushia got divorced.

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There is another aspect to this story, that I’m still feeling out.

Whenever these descendants of the SHOR family show up, there are always multiple names, partial and misleading biographies, and false dates being used, to try and blur the links between the people that literally became all our rebbes and ‘gadols’ and the Sabbatean-Frankists.

For example, according to the Hebrew Wikipedia page, Reb Zushia’s grave was initially left unnamed…. It was only later on that the name ‘R Zushia’ actually appeared on his headstone.

Translated snippet:

At first it read: “This is where the Tzaddik was buried… God works in love and rejoices in the torment of many,”he said. The tombstone was later re-written with the inscription “Rabbi R. Zosha”.

Whenever gravestones get ‘overwritten’ like this, that always draws my attention.

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This snapshot of the tombstone comes from R’ Zushia’s English Wikipedia page (full of miraculous stories of how his poor parents keep finding treasures in all sorts of strange ways…. of course.)

 

Once I realised that R’ Zushia’s first name was ‘Meshulam’, that reminded me of another famous ‘Meshulam’ who lived at the same time and who also descends from the same SHORs, and who also got divorced (actually more than once…)

That is R’ Meshulam Igra.

You can read more about him on the YIVO website, HERE.

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He also descends from Ephraim Zalman SHOR.

Geni shows Meshulam Igra’s maternal great-grandma was meant to be YENTA SHOR.

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YENTA SHOR is apparently the sister of (but could also be an alias for) MARGOLA SHOR, the mother of Jacob Frank.

This screenshot shows how Margola SHOR is the paternal great-grandma of Reb Zushia of Annipoli.

Again, bear in mind so much of this is distorted.

EG, Reb Zushia is meant to have been born in 1718, while his ‘great-uncle’ Jacob Frank was only born nine years later, in 1726. Clearly, those dates don’t add up.

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Meshulam Igra was succeeded in the rabbinate of Pressburg by the Chatam Sofer.

The Chatam Sofer was the main disciple of R’ Pinchas of Horowitz, brother of Shmuel Shmelke of Nikolsburg.

There is a bunch of mighty strange stuff going around the family trees of these two brothers, R’ Pinchas and Shmuel Shmelke.

I’ve been trying to pin it down for months and months, but it seems to me that these brothers may have a number of ‘aliases’ within Jewish history, possibly even including R’ Zushia and the Noam Elimelech (!) And I have a hunch this is also connected to the GRA’s family tree, somehow.

I am still trying to disentangle the facts from the fiction, but in some ways there is a lot of overlap with the stories, and there is so much funny stuff going on with dates and relatives, that something dodgy is definitely going on.

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Last thing:

R Zushia has a whole bunch of our modern-day rebbes and rabbis and admors descending from him, including Auerbachs and Twerskys.

Go HERE and poke around yourself.

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It’s not black-and-white, not at all.

Sabbatean-Frankist families are ruling the roost all over the place, but the question is:

Who made teshuva, and who didn’t?

Because yichus is meaningless, and God wants our hearts and our yearnings to be holy, and our good deeds and our prayers to change.

But one thing I can tell you:

They have lied to us about everything to do with ‘real Jewish history’ over the last 400 years, and probably, way beyond that too.

And for us to move forward in a healthy way as a people, all these lies about ‘pretend perfect Tzaddikim’ with some big skeletons in their closets have to stop.

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I just got back from a brief, but very good holiday up North.

As usual, I had a lot of ‘spiritual lessons’ mixed in with the relaxing stuff, too, and here’s a couple I wanted to share with you, dear reader.

Let’s start with the incident outside the Cafe Cafe, driving up highway 90 to Tiveria.

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We were trying to track down a bag of ice for the cool bag before heading into the Cafe Cafe to eat something, when me and my husband spotted an old guy standing in the middle of the thoroughfare, peeing against the wall.

Israeli men like to do that.

And as people who were raised in the UK, it always just seems so wrong and disgusting.

BUT – you can kind of understand when you’re in the middle of a desert, or in the middle of a forest, or on a stretch of road that has no toilets for 50 miles, that sometimes you just have to go when you have to go.

But in the middle of a shopping centre?!?!?

When there were literally four toilets less than a minute’s walk away?!?!?!?

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My husband got quite upset about it.

He got so upset, he gave the guy a real piece of his mind, for about two minutes, and when he was done, the guy (who wasn’t ‘religious’) called him over so he could kiss my husband’s tzitzit.

That was kind of surprising.

We pick up the ice, shoved it in the cool bag in the car, then turned around to walk over to the Cafe Cafe and then horror!

We see the old guy also just walked into the Cafe Cafe ahead of us.

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Well, this is going to be potentially awkward, I said to my husband.

And if that guy is the chef – then I’m not eating here….

BH, he wasn’t the chef.

He was sitting at a table drinking milkshakes with two people that looked like his teenaged grandchildren.

So now there was an even bigger mystery going on here:

Cafe Cafe has great toilets. If that guy was coming in here anyway – literally a 30 second walk from where he’d been peeing against the wall in the middle of the pavement, then WHY WAS HE PEEING AGAINST THAT WALL?!?!?!?

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We slunk into a table far away from the old guy, while I kept an eye on him.

Suddenly, it came to me:

You need to tell your husband to apologise to the old guy. He kind of overdid his ranting a little too much….

It is the greatness of my husband that when I told him this, even though he was embarrassed and really didn’t want to revisit the scene, he agreed to go over and apologise.

He caught the old guy when his two grandchildren had gone on ahead after they’d got the bill and left, and he was alone, so it wouldn’t embarrass him.

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Here’s what I see happens next:

My husband says something to the old guy. The old guy again kisses my husband’s tzitzit. Then they have a hug. Then, the old guy starts whispering something in my husband’s ear. Then they disappear to the  men’s toilet for like, five minutes.

What on earth is going on?!?!?

Just when I start to worry maybe the old guy kidnapped my husband, or something, he reappears with his best ‘rabbit in the headlights’ face, as the old guy waves goodbye and ambles out the front door to join his grandchildren.

Man, did I just get a pasting! my husband tells me.

What happened?

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Long story short:

The old guy told my husband:

Because you took the time to say sorry, I’m going to tell you what was really going on. I have a urological problem, he continues. If I don’t go to the bathroom as soon as the urge appears, then it can burst and I can die from it.

If hearing that wasn’t bad enough – and believe my husband, it was plenty bad enough – the old guy decided to take my husband to the men’s toilet, so he could graphically SHOW HIM the problem, so my husband wouldn’t think he was making it up.

I built a shul in Jerusalem for 7 million shekels, he tells my husband. I let couples use it for free for their weddings, when they tell me they have no money. I’ve been stopped by the police on the freeway out in LA where I also had to stop by the side of the road, while the cars piled up behind me. They also said sorry once they knew the real story. 

So next time, he concluded, try and judge le chaf zchut (to the side of merit).

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What an unforgettable lesson on Azamra.

(Particularly for my husband).

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Next day, I’m floating in the water at the women’s beach on the Kinneret, and I’m thinking to myself:

Wow, just going with the flow is so nice… Why do I keep trying to force things, I should just let God decide what I’m doing, and where I’m going in life….

After 10 minutes of that, I was so bored that I involuntarily started doing some treading water stuff, even though the water I was treading was barely a meter deep.

People are made to move.

They are made to progress, to create some ripples, to make some waves.

It’s true, that sometimes we need to take a break, and that only sharks move constantly.

But just ‘floating along’ in Gan Eden is nice for 10 minutes.

And then it gets really boring.

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Lesson three: The Jordan River Rafting with 400 yeshiva boys.

Duh, I totally forgot it was bein hazmanim.

And I also forgot that this one site in particular is a favorite with the yeshivas and the sems, as they give deep discounts for big groups, and also let 12 kids crowd onto a dinghy built for eight without noticing….

So, there is me and my husband in our raft.

A couple more ladies with their respective families.

And then literally, 300 yeshiva bochurs of various ages.

All trying to paddle down the Jordan without capsizing.

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Here’s what I noticed:

These yeshiva bochurs for the most part had really good middot.

They wished us ‘good afternoon’ as we overtook them, as our two person raft moved way faster than the class-on-a-raft they were paddling.

They were also careful to avoid soaking us in their splashing wars.

And one pair of bochurs even checked we were ok when we moored our raft to the side to jump in the water a little.

Torah-observant Jews are actually pretty nice!!!

I realised.

My heart leapt for joy.

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Of course, there was a snake in Eden.

On the banks of the Jordan, a few people had their tents pitched, and were watching the rafters.

One of the viewers was a young woman who decided to sit in her deck-chair with no clothes on, as a whole yeshiva literally paddled down the river in front of her.

From what I could see, most of them were oblivious to the apparition on the hill, but there were still a couple who saw her.

How am I meant to judge someone like this favorably?! I asked my husband.

Tell yourself she has a mental disorder, he suggested.

Hey, that guy is starting to make some sense…. 

And clearly she did, because otherwise she’d have had at least some clothes on, in the first place.

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There were many other lessons to share, but maybe another time.

But the theme of the trip was definitely ‘seeing the good’ in my fellow Jew.

Again.

In terms of how all that goes together with the research I’ve been doing here on the blog the last few months, it seems to me God is asking for a miraculous combination here.

A coming together of the two extremes of ‘researching and really seeing the problem’, and NOT whitewashing any bad actions or events, but at the same time, covering this stuff with a more forgiving eye.

It’s the fire-and-ice of the hail in Mitzrayim. 

Totally impossible to put together.

Unless God wills it.

But that seems to be the approach He wants me to take, with all this.

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Behind the scenes, so much is going on.

So many weird car crashes happening, all over the world.

I just want to share a few headlines, which shows you how easier it was to ‘hack cars’ via the entertainment system and take over their function via remote control – SEVEN YEARS AGO.

This is from HERE:

Snippet:

Miller and Valasek’s full arsenal includes functions that at lower speeds fully kill the engine, abruptly engage the brakes, or disable them altogether.

The most disturbing maneuver came when they cut the Jeep’s brakes, leaving me frantically pumping the pedal as the 2-ton SUV slid uncontrollably into a ditch.

The researchers say they’re working on perfecting their steering control—for now they can only hijack the wheel when the Jeep is in reverse. Their hack enables surveillance too: They can track a targeted Jeep’s GPS coordinates, measure its speed, and even drop pins on a map to trace its route.

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Remember, that was seven years ago….

HERE‘s another headline from 2015:

Watch this:

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Sigh.

Keep on eye on all these ‘weird’ accidents with buses, which brought this ‘car hacking’ stuff to mind…

Sigh again.

The war isn’t over yet.

But the tide of the battle is turning.

That’s still what I think and feel.

With God’s help.

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I’m still on holiday for another few days, but this caught my eye:

It’s a spoof video commercial for Yair Lapid, for the ‘haredi public’.

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So, I was looking at this video of Lapid with peyot, and I realised he reminded me of someone else with peyot and pronounced eyebrows:

The Vizhnitzer Rebbe

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If you go HERE, you’ll find the Vizhnitzer Rebbe having a rant about ‘anti vaxxers’ from February 2021, when the effort to coerce us all into taking ‘safe and effective’ Covid shots was in full swing.

Here’s a screenshot of the headline, followed by a snippet:

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Snippet:

The Vizhnitzer Rebbe fiercely condemned anti-vaxxer leaders on Shabbos while saying Divrei Torah at the Shalosh Seudos tisch…

On Sunday, a special vaccination drive will be held in Kiryat Vihznitz for everyone who hasn’t yet been vaccinated.

Last week, the Rebbe instructed that all bochurim over age 16 should be vaccinated.

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I’m sitting here seriously wondering if the Vizhnitzer Rebbe (and all the others, Pfizer excluded…) could be sued for coercing people to get these shots, now it’s really starting to come out all over the place just how much damage and death they are really causing.

That’s an interesting idea.

But in the meantime, the point for this post is that while we think the ‘Lapids’ and the ‘Vizhnitzer Rebbes’ are on different planets, they actually come from exactly the same families and are both busy destroying the Jews, just in different ways.

I know that’s a strong statement to make.

At this stage, that’s where I’m holding.

(More on why I’m holding there another time – I’m officially on holiday…)

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Now that we have the staged two day ‘war’ out of the way here in Israel – timed to begin precisely on Tisha B’Av!

Because OF COURSE the State of Israel should begin it’s ‘wars’ on Tisha B’av….

We are shortly about to descend into full-on election fever again.

Except….

More and more of us are realising that whoever you vote for, you actually just get a Christian-Zionist-sponsored snake-in-the-grass piece of scum, who is NOT working for the Jewish people, no matter what outfit they wear externally, or what slogans they mouth.

The one exception to that rule, possibly, is the Arab parties.

Which again, is something interesting to think about.

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Anyway, if you’re bored and missing the blog, here’s some stuff you can read that someone should maybe show the Vizhnitzer Rebbe, and others who pushed the Covid shots on their flock, so they can at least start the process of doing some real, heartfelt teshuva:

https://etana.substack.com/p/turbo-cancer

Snippet:

“Dr. Kruger stated that she sees vaccination as a trigger for fast-growing tumors and autoimmune diseases.

She’s seeing a lot of inflammation alongside tumors, and of course, it’s not only breast cancer. Many other pathologists have reported to Dr. Kruger that they’re seeing an elevation in cancers, cancers in multiple organs, and rare cancers.

She ended off by saying “I studied medicine because I wanted to help people. But now it feels like I’m watching people being killed and there’s nothing I can do”.”

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I got to this from a Tweet – and whole account – that has already been deleted by Twitter, as part of the insane censorship going on around this subject of Covid vaccine injuries.

This Tweet kinda sums that up:

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Maybe, we can also show this to the Vizhnitzer Rebbe, and the others who kept telling us that halachas says that WHEN A MAJORITY OF DRS LINE UP TO TELL YOU TO INJECT POISON INTO YOUR VEINS, YOU MUST OBEY THEM!!

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Or maybe, show him this – (not shmirat eynayim friendly for Admorim, but probably OK for everyone else…)

It’s entitled:

BREAKING: U.S. life insurance companies have said that deaths have inexplicably increased by 40% in 18-49 year olds in 2021.

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Sigh.

The birur continues, and it’s going to get even more stark.

Why?

Because the truth is now bubbling up to the surface, and people like the Vizhnitzer Rebbe are going to have to look their followers in the eye, and explain how they got this so, so wrong.

(I’m not even talking about the doctors who pushed it, the ‘scientists’ who pushed it, the teachers and others, who pushed it. I’m on holiday….)

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SOME MORE STUFF TO READ / SEND TO THE VIZHNITZER REBBE AND BENJAMIN NETANYAHU:

From August 4. 2022:

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Meanwhile, Costa Rica finally got rid of their super-corrupt President, whose daughter worked as the main lawyer for Pfizer while they agreed the contract mandating Covid shots there:

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Also this, making the case that ‘TURBO CANCER’ is driving all over the place now, thanks to Covid shots:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/govt-database-reveals-10000-increase-in-cancer-reports-due-to-covid-vaccines/

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And also this, speaking to the ‘effective’ part of the lunatic statement made about Covid shots, that they were ‘safe and effective’.

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Stew Peters put this documentary up a few days ago.

It’s about state-sponsored child-trafficking going on in the USA, as we speak.

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I was debating whether to post the link, because Stew Peters and his group are very, very ‘xtian’.

They make a big deal about Yoshki caring about children, ‘these little ones’, but again if you go back and take a deeper look, here is a more famous saying of Yoshki (from the Gospel of Matthew):

SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME

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All this starts to sound a little different now, doesn’t it?

 But I guess that is also part of this birur, to understand that there are many good people, Jews and non-Jews, caught up in a false philosophy, in a web of lies, who really do want the truth, and who really do want the world to be a better place.

Just they have been lied to and deceived for centuries.

I have no idea if Stew Peters, and the other xtians on his channel like Dr Jane Ruby are going to be able to ‘cross the Rubicon’, when we finally get down to the wire.

But in the meantime, I respect their courage and bravery, in trying to figure out what’s really going on, particularly with the Covid shots.

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All this stuff is disturbing and also quite scary, I freely admit.

That’s how they’ve been getting away with it all for so long, because it’s much easier to go into denial and pretend none of this is really happening.

I read somewhere that evil’s biggest trick was managing to fool the public that it doesn’t really exist.

But it does.

And we can’t fight this evil by ourselves, at least, outside of working on our own bad middot and lack of emuna.

What we CAN do, is put our prayers, our efforts, our spiritual support behind the true tzaddikim, who will then use all that as ‘ammunition’ to really take the evil down at it’s spiritual root – without firing a single shot.

That’s why so much effort has gone into pulling the Jews away from the true tzaddikim, and giving them one false leader, one ‘false moshiach’ to follow, one after another.

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BH, you should have an easy fast, this Tisha B’Av, if that’s relevant.

And don’t worry too much, that there is no way of fixing this.

WE can’t fix it.

That’s the point.

But we can make sincere teshuva, we can make more effort to pray every day, and do some hitbodedut and say our Tikkun Haklalis, and after Sunday, to go back to dancing and clapping all this stuff away.

And we can trust that Hashem and His true tzaddikim actually have all this covered 100%.

And they are just waiting for enough of us to really wake up, and return to Hashem, instead of following after the Golden Calf.

May it be soon!

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PS: I decided I need to take a break from blogging for a bit.

Probably a few days, maybe longer, just to ‘clear all this gunk’ out the system, and try to reconnect to more  good, healthy Jewish soul stuff now, like Rav Berland and Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.

All this xtianity / satan-worship / Sabbatean-Frankist-Freemasons stuff is heavy…

And every time I try to steer away from it on the blog – like when I wrote the Turkey Trans post – somehow or other, I get pulled back into it even harder.

There’s a lot of stuff to go back and look at here, about xtianity, Jewish-Christians, Shabtai Tzvi and other connected issues.

Once I’ve recharged my batteries a little, I’ll be back.

And who knows, maybe something HUGE really is going to shift this Tisha B’av, that will change the whole picture around for the good.

Bezrat Hashem.

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The last few weeks, some clarity has been bubbling up about why so many of these pedophile scandals are centred dafka within xtian institutions.

That doesn’t mean I’m ignoring what’s going on in the Jewish world.

The pedophile scandals in the orthodox Jewish world are also centred around ‘Sabbatean’ institutions and leaders, where the hidden ideology of these externally “very frum” communities is Sabbatean.

But, continuing with the idea that THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN, the more I started to figure out what’s been going on closer to home, the more I started to realise something profoundly important, and disturbing.

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In a nutshell, this is the conclusion I’ve reached:

Christianity was based on black magic and ‘lucifer-worship’, right from the start.

Now, anyone who reads the Gemara shouldn’t be shocked by this conclusion.

And we covered a lot of this ground already, in the post on Whitewashing Yoshki.

But in the post, I want to take a much closer look at what is actually happening in our world here and now, and how so much of what has gone wrong is because xtianity poses as ‘good’ and ‘kindness’ and ‘love’ externally – while it’s true inner core is totally rotten and demonic.

And always has been.

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First, why does this matter?

There’s a few answers to that question.

It matters so much because:

1. There are so many Sabbatean-Frankist ‘Erev Rav’ in the Jewish community who are actively promoting and pushing ‘interfaith’.

They are doing this, at least externally, on the basis that there is some shared ‘Judeo-xtian’ tradition that means that xtianity and Judaism are basically very similar, just we disagree about who ‘the Moshiach’ is.

Let’s get this super-clear, that if you don’t think that it’s a good idea to be having ‘interfaith dialogues’ with people who literally worship the dark side, and who believe in gods that are literally the very opposite of Hashem, then you should stop supporting all participation of (externally…) orthodox Jews and rabbis in these types of ‘interfaith’ activities.

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It also matters so much because:

2. The State of Israel was set up by Sabbatean-Frankist ‘Jewish’ proxies, but really is run and controlled by ‘Christian Zionists’, behind the scenes.

It’s not a ‘Jewish State for Jews’.

It’s a Christian-Zionist State for Jews, where the aim is to degrade, convert and otherwise spiritually destroy the Jewish people in every possible way, while covertly advancing the Christian-Zionist agenda in the region.

And it’s been fabulously successful, Hashem should have mercy on us.

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And it also matters so much because:

3. These demonically-inspired xtians are still trying – and succeeding – in converting Jews over to thinking that Jesus was ‘good’.

When he was the very opposite of good.

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Now, how did I come to these conclusions?

For once, I’m going to let one of my readers piece the puzzle together, as they set it out so succinctly in an email, when I was discussing this subject with them. (Thanks, S!).

Here’s where we got to (and some of it is a little graphic, but I’m including those parts, because we really have to understand that xtianity is based on black magic, and black magic is based on unholy sex and bloodshed.)

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Yes, it was demonic since its inception, but obviously has the “seed” within it to lead the Xians to Torah, true Torah, if they are so inclined.

Just like Islam also has that “seed” for those who are so inclined.
Without those two going out into the world both Ishmael and Esau would have not even known that Torah existed at all…

So, Xianity actually started out as Gnosticism.

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The “Paul” version came much later. And gnosticism is chock full o’ tuma, like what our Talmud tells us about Yoshky engraving magical incantations on his arm, etc. Also Manichaeism was chock full o’ tuma.
There are excellent books I could direct you to read, but I think there’s also a lot you can find online.( works by Elaine Pagels are interesting)
Some of the earliest “Xian” rituals involved things like drinking menstrual blood and semen, sexual rituals with intercourse with 99 women without ejaculation to attain Christhood, etc.
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One of the earliest Gnostic Gospels was “The Gospel of Thomas”, an interesting read if you can stomach it.

It turns out, that it was long hypothesized that there was a source text from which all the modern, cleaned up versions of the gospels in the NT derived.
Scholars called this once hypothetical text “Q” (short for the German word, Quelle, or source). One of the first things that happened when Constantine was brought to Xianity and Paulism had sudden political power was that the world’s first crusade occurred, and millions of followers of other versions of early Xianity, together with their texts, were wiped out.
Some monk in the desert of Egypt had the foresight to put a bunch of them in a big earthenware jar and bury them. Those were found in 1945 and go by the name today, “The Nag Hammadi Texts”.
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Among them was “The Gospel of Thomas”, now seen to be the Q text that was the basis for the much later (mostly produced many tens of years after the death of Yoshky and/or the supposed authors) evangelical gospels found in today’s NT.
So, what’s interesting about the GOT (Gospel of Thomas) is that you get a sense that this started from a Jewish tradition.
Its form is reminiscent of Pirkei Avot….a number of stanzas and short stories that are all sayings. 2/3 of them you can see how they were amended/changed and then taken up in the Paulian texts. The interesting part is the 1/3 that are nowhere in the modern NT, and also how the 2/3 have been changed.

A lot of the same type of philosophy that informs New Age or Freemasonry has been edited out.

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The most interesting sayings: numbers 13, 22, 37, 39, 85, 114

[Ed. note, I’ll pull out some stuff below this, so you don’t have to read through it all.]

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In another Gnostic (the Secret Gospel of Mark) text you can read about the famous “raising from the dead” story about Lazarus, but in this version after Yoshky goes in to the burial cave he initiates Lazarus into the secrets of the “Kingdom of God”, naked.

(A historical controversy indicates that it may have originally said: “man with man”), and afterward Lazarus loves him and kisses him on the mouth openly “like a woman”. Etc etc.
Lazarus was supposed to later be called Simon Magus and was the father of the Gnostic traditions.
(Ed. note: we’ll explain more about ‘Simon Magus’ below.)
Here for the full, desperate attempt of historians to clean this one up:
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Other items of interest here:

And from pagan/early Xian Gnosticism it is just a hop, skip and a jump over to Freemasonry and all the darkness that was preserved within Xianity as it preached “love” and forgiveness.

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Truly, all this stuff is totally sickening for a holy Jewish neshama.

But if we don’t ‘understand the enemy’, we are not going to be able to defeat it.

So, let’s start by taking a look at a few of the more interesting ‘teachings’ of Jesus the Black Magic Sorcerer, in the Gospel of Thomas.

(These aren’t necessarily the same as the ones listed in the email, above, as others also caught my eye.)
(12) The disciples said to Jesus, “We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?”
Jesus said to them, “Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being.”
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I’m flagging this one because ‘James the Righteous’ leads the community of ‘Jewish-Christians’ that continues inside the Jewish community itself, also persecuted by what become the Catholic Church.

My hypothesis is that these people just kept ‘morphing’ down the centuries, moving in and out of xtianity and Judaism with different names, but always with the same ultimate goal: to totally subvert Torah-true Jews and Judaism.

(Remember, THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN.)

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(22) Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to his disciples, “These infants being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom.”

They said to him, “Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?”

Jesus said to them, “When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female; and when you fashion eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, and a likeness in place of a likeness; then will you enter the kingdom.”

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This one is interesting for a few different reasons.

First of all, we have the ‘spiritual basis’ for all this transgender evil going on – found in the most authentic xtian gospel, that predates the New Testament versions by a good few decades, if not a couple of centuries.

It’s possibly also talking about transhumanism and all the evil hi-tech we’re dealing with today, where people start ‘fashioning eyes in the place of any eye’.

And on a deeper level, there is clearly a total inversion of values and morality being hinted at here, where ‘the above’ is made ‘like the below’.

All this stuff is based on very deep, ‘reverse kabbalah’, and it sounds so familiar to anyone who’s had the misfortune to read even a bit about what was going on with the Sabbatean theology, including the writings of Jonathan Eybshutz, and later, with the Frankist theology.

THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN.

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(30) Jesus said, “Where there are three gods, they are gods. Where there are two or one, I am with him.”

I picked this one out because it clearly shows that Yoshki thought of himself as ‘replacing God’, God forbid a billion times.

This was never a discussion about Yoshki being some sort of ‘Moshiach ben Yosef’, who could and should be rehabilitated into the Jewish community.

That is a deliberate lie being told by missionaries within the Jewish community, to try to break down the Jewish defense against Yoshki as the epitome of idol-worshipping, black-magic practicing evil.

Which he so definitely was.

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(37) His disciples said, “When will you become revealed to us and when shall we see you?”

Jesus said, “When you disrobe without being ashamed and take up your garments and place them under your feet like little children and tread on them, then will you see the son of the living one, and you will not be afraid”

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This is hinting to that ‘pre-sin’ existence in the Garden of Eden, that people like Eybshutz also taughT in his disgusting work Va-avo haYom that ‘after Moshiach has come’, there are no limitations on committing incest etc, and other disgusting things, which led directly to all the awful pedophilia and concealed homosexuality going on in certain sections of the ‘externally orthodox’ Jewish community.

See THIS, for more discussion about what Eybshutz was really teaching in that book, and then see how that meshes with what we are learning here about the true origins of xtianity.

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Snippet:

“Know this: the true Messiah couples with the Ancient One. He stands in for the Shechinah [that is, the Female], and with him there to receive it, the ejaculate [of the Ancient One] is not uncontained”–as it once was, at the Shattering of the Vessels. Now it is safe. Now we can receive it. So the Ancient One, embodiment of Grace and Mercy, becomes the God of us all. “Do not loathe an Edomite, for he is your brother.”

The author quotes these words from Deuteronomy 23:8; he means, in his code language, that any Gentile is brother or sister to any Jew.

This is part of his world religion of the future, a kind of neo-Christianity redeemed and made viable by the Messiah Sabbatai Zevi: universal brotherhood.

The author takes up the Kabbalah’s sexualization of divinity. But whereas the traditional Kabbalah thought only in terms of heterosexuality, Va-avo ha-Yom finds a place for gay sex as well. This is among divinities, of course. Yet he envisions a time, perhaps already here, when the Mindless Light no longer poses a threat to the stability of Creation, and “the lower realms” can safely share in the divine freedoms.

THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN.

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(39) Jesus said, “The pharisees and the scribes have taken the keys of knowledge (gnosis) and hidden them.

They themselves have not entered, nor have they allowed to enter those who wish to. You, however, be as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves.”

Remember, that ‘gnosis’ is knowledge.

It’s forbidden knowledge, the knowledge of black magic, and ‘black kabbalah’, that can be used to destroy the world, and not to build it up.

Also remember, that our Gemara teaches us that Yoshki was performing his ‘miracles’ with black magic, smuggled out from Egypt – and he was put to death by the Sanhedrin for being a sorcerer who misled thousands of Jews into following after him, and away from God and the Torah.

That knowledge of black magic is ‘gnosis’.

And ‘Gnostic xtianity’, the original form of xtianity, takes its name from this.

(It’s maybe a discussion for another time, but the drops of a man’s seed come from his mind, his intellect, his ‘gnosis’. This explains why so much of black magic also relies on unholy sexual rituals.)

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(53) His disciples said to him, “Is circumcision beneficial or not?”

He said to them, “If it were beneficial, their father would beget them already circumcised from their mother. Rather, the true circumcision in spirit has become completely profitable.”

I picked this one out, so you can understand the context of the coming ‘war’ against circumcision in the Christian-Zionist State of Israel.

That war was postponed, because Baruch Hashem, the government is in such disarray.

But these people have a plan, an agenda, to attack circumcision, and we should all be aware that it’s not coming out of nowhere, but is part of that deeper ‘Christian-Zionist’ process of subverting and destroying the Jewish people in Israel.

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OK, enough of all this sickening ‘Gospel of Thomas’.

I think you are hopefully starting to understand that the real Yoshki was anything but ‘good’.

Now, let’s take a closer look at ‘Simon Magus’.

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According to the standard (distorted…) story put out by the Catholic Church when they were busy creating a new set of ‘myths’ about Yoshki to muddy the waters even more, Simon Magus is described as a magician who had some sort of ‘spiritual duel’ with the apostle Peter.

Snippet from Wikipedia:

Simon Magus, also known as Simon the Sorcerer or Simon the Magician, was a religious figure whose confrontation with Peter is recorded in Acts8:9–24….

In apocryphal works including the Acts of PeterPseudo-Clementines, and the Epistle of the Apostles, Simon also appears as a formidable sorcerer with the ability to levitate and fly at will…. The Apostolic Constitutions also accuses him of “lawlessness” (antinomianism).

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This guy is a magician on a par with the evil Bilaam, who could also fly in the air.

And who also counselled Moab how to destroy the Jewish people with sex-based idol-worship.

And according to the secret (and more authentic…) Gospel of Mark, this ‘Simon Magus’ is the same guy as ‘Lazarus’, who Yoshki apparently raised from the dead using black magic, before having homosexual relations with him, as part of passing on his ‘gnosis’….

Do you see, how all this meshes together perfectly with all the other stuff we’ve been learning here on the blog?

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So now, what do we actually DO with all this information and clarity?

The most important thing of all is to flee from xtianity, and from ‘interfaith’, and from supporting or tolerating anyone who supports and tolerates xtianity, or ‘Jews for Jesus’ in our communities, like a bow shot.

This has serious implications for so much of what is currently going on in the State of Israel, and its support from, and links to the ‘Christian Zionists.’

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And we need to also understand, that xtianity presents the ‘reverse view’ to the Torah, and to God Himself.

So we can’t take their opinions about what is going on, and how ‘the Jews are to blame’ wholesale, without doing an awful lot of birur.

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Xtianity is not just some misguided peace-and-love religion.

It operates like all these organisations, including Freemasonry, the Order of the Golden Dawn, and the CIA, on a ‘need to know’ basis.

The good-hearted people in the outside are taught all the candy-coated ‘peace and love’, let’s give a lot of charidee, we only want the best for the world cack.

They are the ‘cover’ for what is really going on inside, at the much higher, secret levels of initiation.

I.e. black magic, lucifer-worship, sex magick and blood sacrifices.

And now, we start to understand why time and time and time again, xtian clergy, xtian ‘houses of worship’ turn up as the focii for pedophile rings, abominations of all kinds, and satanic rituals.

That was Yoshki’s true path, right from the beginning.

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I know there are some sincerely God-fearing xtians out there.

Like everyone else, they have a massive test of birur ahead of them.

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Let’s end with this, the illuminati pyramid and all-seeing eye, on the American dollar:

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Hey, wait a minute….

That same symbol is literally all over the xtian churches in the Old City, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre itself:

all seeing eye church of the holy sepulchre

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How’s that, for a CO-IN-CID-ENCE?

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A couple of people sent me a link to this, so I’m posting it up here, as it’s really important to at least be aware of what’s going on in Israel.

First, you can read more of the background HERE, and below is a snippet about the webinar:

This Sunday evening, there is a zoom meeting on the subject. Details and letter from the Honenu organization, an Israeli Zionist legal aid organization that offers legal assistance to people experiencing difficulty in receiving a fair judicial process, below:

Dear Friends,

Its been almost seven years since Amiram Ben Uliel was arrested, tortured and incarcerated for a crime we know he did not commit.

He is allowed minimal visitors, always with a glass partition between them, and he is being held in solitary confinement , without phone privileges.

Not even a hug for his daughter!

We have scheduled this call to update you about Amiram’s condition and to see what we can do together to improve his plight.

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The webinar will take place at:

10:00 a.m. PST

1:00 PM, EST

8:00 p.m. Israel

Experts will discuss the affiar, including:

Prof Ari Zivotofsky, professor of neuroscience, Bar-Ilan University

Honenu Attorney Yitzhak Baum

Rabbi Steven Pruzansky , JD, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Bnai Yeshuran, Teaneck, NJ

Please join us. Your participation means so much to Orian, Amiram’s wife who will be joining us on the call.

To register:

https://www.honenu.org/zoomcallforamiram

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It’s honestly so hard to read about what the State of Israel, and the Shabak, is doing to people like Amiram Ben Uliel.

But it paints a stark picture of what has gone so wrong in this country:

Shabak torturing religious Jews to obtain false confessions to serve a political narrative that is ‘anti’ religious Jews?!?!?

I wrote more about Amiram’s plight HERE, and if you can at least register with the webinar to show your support, please do so.

The puppet-politicians here really only care about money and appearances, so if more people start to pay attention to the awful things that have been done to Amiram, and others, that is the best chance of getting this to ‘move’, in addition to praying for Amiram.

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The guy has been in prison FOR SEVEN YEARS, based on a false confession the Shabak extracted by torturing him….

There are no words.

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And while we’re on the subject of just how rotten and corrupt the State of Israel really is, let me also just mention what’s been going on at Gilboa prison.

Again, you can read more of the background HERE.

The basic story is that the Israeli Prison Service was ‘pimping’ female soldiers in the IDF to Palestinian murderers and terrorists in the maximum security Gilboa prison.

Of course, that was happening against these female soldiers will, it’s not something they agreed to, or signed up for (as if….)

But when they raised a formal complaint, the Israeli Prison Service tried to squash the case and silence them.

As always seems to happen in the State of Israel, when you’re dealing with the real crimes of the people in charge here.

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Here’s a snippet of the letter one of the victims wrote, to try to crowdfund to pay her legal costs to get this disgusting scandal out in the open:

“Everyone knows his name, it’s been all over the press, and yet this villain has requested his name be censored.

He knows why, he knows very well what they do in the prisons for rapists,” she added. “I will call him M.A., these are the initials of his name. I wish I had never met him. I wish I had never enlisted to serve as a prison guard. I thought I had strength, that I would contribute to the country, but at the end of my military service, I became the terrorist’s private sex slave.”

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I am at the stage now where I would do everything in my power, at this point, to persuade my children out of serving the corrupt State of Israel in any capacity.

Not as Shabak agents who torture religious Jews to extract confessions.

Not as ‘Prison Service’ officials, who send Jewish female soldiers to be raped by Palestinian terrorists in the prisons they control.

And definitely not as police, who abuse children for not wearing masks, organise the mass-murder of pilgrims to Meron, and wink at all the awful pedophilia and exploitation of human beings going on all over the place.

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But this problem is not just confined to the army or the police or the Shabak or the government.

The spiritual corruption is literally everywhere a person turns these days.

And God is making it abundantly clear, that a stark choice has to be made, about who we hold hands with, who we support, who we work for, who we really obey.

On so many levels.

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So, don’t forget there is a webinar today to show support for Amiram Ben Uliel, in prison for seven years for crimes he didn’t commit, while Palestinian murderers are being sent Jewish soldiers to ‘service them’ in Gilboa prison while no-one bats an eyelid.

Welcome to ‘justice’, Sdom-style.

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To register:

https://www.honenu.org/zoomcallforamiram

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Let’s take a closer look at Ariel Cohen Alloro.

He’s an externally orthodox Jew for Jesus, who claims that:

a) R Yitzhak Ginsburgh is his rabbi.

b) R’ Yitzhak Ginsburgh knows about his plan to ‘redeem’ Yoshki with $2 million, and is supporting it. 

c) R’ Ginsburgh has agreed to act as the ‘judge’ in a televised retrial of Yoshki, with Ariel Cohen Alloro arguing the case for Yoshki against 10 (hired…) rabbis.

(You can read Part 1 HERE).

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There are a number of serious implications, if these claims are true.

Let’s see what we can find these people saying, from their own words and videos, and then you make up your own minds. Let’s start with this:

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EXHIBIT 1:

A video put up by Ariel Cohen Alloro called: Ariel Cohen Alloro – with his Rabbi, Rav Ginsburgh, the eve of Yom Kippur 5778

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Snippet:

[Rav Ginsburgh greets Alloro warmly, and gives him a piece of cake]

Alloro: This isn’t instead of the $2 million, is it (Lekah = 2 million in gematria]

R Ginsburgh: No it isn’t. I am doing my best to be patient, but please hurry up. 

Alloro: Hurry about about what?

R Ginsburgh: About the 2 million.

Alloro: But I’ve brought you someone with the 2 million!

R Ginsburgh: He was not serious enough.

(The rest of their discussion is deliberately muted.)

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EXHIBIT 2:

A video of Cohen-Alloro preaching his message about Yoshke, and talking to a whole bunch of other externally ‘orthodox’ rabbis who seem to be loving what he’s saying (!).

(If anyone out there can help me identify the other rabbis, please leave the info in the comments section.)

The video is entitled: Ariel Cohen Alloro with his Rabbi, about reconciliation of Judaism and Christianity.

The subtitle is: The Return of Jesus

Warning: I found this video VERY disturbing for a lot of different reasons, and some of the people I sent this on to couldn’t even watch more than a minute, because they felt it was coming from a very bad place, spiritually.

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Here’s some screenshots:

This is setting up the idea that Yoshke was the ‘Messiah ben Joseph’ (and can you guess who he and his rabbi thinks is the ‘Messiah ben David’?)

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Screenshot of Cohen-Alloro discussing ‘his rabbi’s’ belief in his project (and of Yoshke as ‘Moshiach ben Joseph’):

Snippet:

“The Rabbi is too big that people would say it is just another one who went crazy.”

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Screenshot of Cohen-Alloro referring specifically to R Ginsburgh:

Snippet:

“If I can do it and no Rabbi came against me, then no doubt that Rabbi Ginsburgh can do it, that he has the means.”

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Screenshot of the other guy talking about this (anyone know who he is?) confirming that if Rabbi Ginsburgh opens his mouth to talk about Jesus, it’s going to cause a huge ruckus:

Snippet:

“If Rabbi Ginsburgh opens his mouth and stands openly on this matter, it is going to be a great tumult of God.”

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This video then cuts to an excerpt of Cohen-Alloro playing the keyboards at an event where R Ginsburgh is speaking at a Kislev 19 Chanukah event, in 5778 (December 12, 2017).

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Let’s take a closer look at what R Ginsburgh himself is saying at this event.

You can see the full video HERE, and below, I’ve excerpted the snippet that I’m going to bring the full transcript for, below.

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Transcript of some of R Ginsburgh’s comments at the 19th Kislev event on Chanukah 5778:

[Note: I am basing this on the English subtitles under the video itself.]

As we said, in order to connect and buy the heart of the people, we need to be with everyone and we need to be with the attitude of permission, with ‘the power of the permission that is better’.

Because the simple people will never buy the attitude of the dossim (negative slang term for ultra-orthodox).

The attitude of the dossim will never bring the Kingdom of Israel in the land of Israel.

And for sure, it isn’t the attitude of ‘the new Torah that will come out from me’, also for the people of Israel who sit in the land of Israel, also for Jews in the Diaspora, and also, l’havdil, for the nations of the world.

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A most important example of what it means to ‘permit the forbidden’ in our generation is what the Lubavitcher Rebbe says, that we need to go out and negotiate and spread the Torah among the nations of the world.

A thing that was forbidden in previous generations!

What is ‘forbidden’? It’s a taboo.

Out of certain reasons, out of fear, or from another reason that isn’t forbidden from the Torah. On the contrary!

The Rebbe says it is a command from the Torah!

But as the minhag of Israel becomes Torah, and as according to the minhag it was made a taboo.

And to permit the forbidden is to permit taboos.

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This is the primary thing of permitting the forbidden.

There are many things that are a taboo, and particularly the things concerning the image of Esav (Christianity) and what is related to him.

This is exactly what the Rebbe said, that Esav is ready, he only waits for us to be ready. 

So why isn’t Jacob ready? There is a ‘Jacob’ that is far away from the Torah and mitzvot.

But there is a ‘Jacob’ that is apparently close to Torah and mitzvot. But his Torah and mitzvot are in the ‘Egypt’ of holiness, within the contraction, within the forbidden. So he himself is imprisoned.

All the time, he is imprisoned within the tzimtzum (contraction), he has no common language and ability to communicate, not with the people of Israel in the Aretz here, and surely not  with the nations of the world.

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And we will finish with this thought that the Melech HaMoshiach should come and redeem us, and bind us with him, as bridge and groom in a wedding day.

And we should be ready for that marriage, between the people of Israel and the Melech HaMoshiach, to be ‘with the king’ in his rule.

To be partners in this new creation of the king.

And according to this ‘new Torah’, that is the power of permission [permitting?], that is a Torah that doesn’t threaten with a belt

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Let’s say one more simple word.

When is the time to talk to Esav (Christianity)?

Literally, in the moment that the ‘belt’ of Esav is made loose towards us! 

Why was it a taboo all the time, to make with him negotiations, and also to speak of subjects that are connected with his culture, that it’s a taboo for any chareidi Jew to even talk of it?

Why? Because he symbolised the ‘belt’. 

And that is what the Rebbe himself says: in the moment that the world changes, Esav himself isn’t that tough anymore, and his belt is made loose. Indeed, the belt is made loose on his side.

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It is also a ‘feeling’, it’s possible to err about this. 

It’s a sense about Esav that now doesn’t come, like when Jacob went to meet him fearing, back then, and then he really came with 400 men to kill him.

But if the Rebbe said now is not the case, then it means that Esav’s belt is made loose.

Therefore, the world belt (retzua) equals ‘Esav’. And in the moment the belt is made loose, then by us also the belt is made loose.

It’s a mutual thing!

And then, when we succeed to connect together and to prolong the abundant lights of ‘I have a lot’ within the rectified tools of ‘I have enough’, then we will merit to serve God with joy.

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You come to your own conclusions about all this.

But for me hearing this, I was struck at how exactly similarly these remarks are, to so many of the teachings of the Sabbatean-Frankist preachers who were pushing to rehabilitate Yoshki as a ‘misunderstood righteous Jew’, and to bring Judaism and xtianity together in a ‘new religion’ where ‘Moshiach ben Ephraim’ and Moshiach ben David’ would be united.

Permitting the forbidden is a classic Sabbatean concept.

Introducing a ‘higher Torah’ where everything is permitted (including a whole bunch of ‘taboos’ we’ve been writing about here on the blog….)because now the Moshiach has come, and the world is rectified and sin doesn’t exist anymore is a classic Sabbatean concept.

Ha mavin yavin.

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If you are still unsure of what Cohen-Alloro wants to do, take a listen to THIS interview he gave to a messianic conference in Jerusalem (where else?!) also in 2017.

At around the 15 minute mark, he starts talking about wanting to raise $2 million from every Jew to ‘redeem Yoshki’, and pay for a televised retrial over six months, where he’ll argue the case for Yoshki as ‘Esav’ against 10 rabbis he will hire, in front of his ‘rabbi’.

And this has been going on for years.

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One of my readers sent me this:

He seems to have been at this thing of getting 2 million dollars since 2011 as evidenced by the following screenshot (taken from https://www.christianforums.com/threads/the-retrial-of-yeshua.7581536/ page 1)

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EXHIBIT 3:

A screenshot of a  Facebook post on Cohen-Alloro’s page from 2013, where he says this:

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Snippet:

This, according to the view tha “in the Future the Pig [Chazir] will return [leChazur] to Israel”, and (2S 14:14) “levilti yidach mimenu nidach” (so that the banished person may not remain exiled from Him) (=692; Esau + Yeshu).
Thanks to this operation we have green light (to operate) from the Christia wold for the purpose of Tikkun (rectification). To make the Chazir (pig) kosher, and eventually bring peace between Christianiy and Judaism.
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EXHIBIT 4:

A Q+A from Cohen-Alloro’s site HERE, on what will be done with the money:

 30. What will happen with this amount?  
This amount of $2Million is needed for the Pydion haBen. $1 Million will stay with the Rabbi of Ariel Cohen Alloro for his Yeshiva.
The other $1 Million will be used by the Facing-Each-Other non-profit to prepare for and to organize the stages of the Retrial, to make a documentary movie about all the aspects involved in this project that may cost up to $450.000, as well a trailer worth around $35.000, to prepare books, animations, music and other PR materials needed for this event, to pay for rentals and travels, also to hire 10 rabbis that will participate in the public, online debate sessions of this educational Retrial.  
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Last thing, for now, is a quick look at R Yitzhak Ginsburgh’s Wikipedia page in Hebrew, HERE.

Screenshot of the section about his family (descendants):
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We learn from this that Yitzhak Ginsburgh married the daughter of Moshe Zvi Segal – co-founder of the Irgun.
(There’s a lot more to learn about that side of things, but slowly does it).

We also learn that his sons and sons-in-law continue to hold very some very prominent positions with the Chabad movement.

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Further on down the page, we also learn this:
In 1994, Ginsburgh received widespread criticism for his article “Baruch Hagever” in which he defended Baruch Goldstein who had massacred 29 Palestinian worshippers at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron….The conclusion to the article is that Goldstein’s act emanated from the super-rational powers of his soul, therefore one cannot rely on logical reasoning to determine whether the act was worthy or condemnable.
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Ginsburgh also moved his yeshiva to Yitzhar, and there are a lot of rumours that his teachings are inspiring the so-called ‘price tag’ movement of committing acts of violence against Arabs.

We’ll park that side of things for now, as it’s a very complex subject and it will take a lot of serious birur to try and figure out the truth behind these issues. But I’m bringing them here as context, and to show that R Ginsburgh is still very much part of mainstream Chabad, and still has a very strong influence in some segments of Israeli society.

Which disturbs me tremendously, at this point.

Here’s a screenshot of some of his other students:

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R’ Arush learned with Ginsburgh at the very beginning of his teshuva journey, before moving across to Rav Berland.

Meir Ettinger you’ve probably already heard about.

This screenshot comes from a Ha’aretz article in Hebrew, HERE:

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And Dr Shlomo Kalish is a VERY interesting guy I’ve had my eye on for some time.

I got to him when I was trying to pindown more information about Daniel Roth’s ‘hitech’ links to China.

(Roth is Netanyahu’s son-in-law, who is apparently now ‘Breslov’ and part of the Meah Shearim Breslov shul which is the main hub of the psychos who have been attacking Rav Berland and his community for years.)

Most of the information about Shlomo Kalish has been thoroughly scrubbed off the net the last few years, but look up the ‘Shalom Beytenu’ website on the wayback machine HERE, as a starting place.

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Let’s end with something to counter all this horrible spiritual tumah.

Back in 2018, this appeared on the Rav Berland website: ‘There will be no survivor to the house of Esav’.

It’s recommended to read the whole thing, to get an authentic, holy perspective on how Jews are really meant to be dealing with the question of Esav.

Here’s a snippet:

All the arguments between Esav and Yaakov were about Jerusalem

The house of Esav is Amalek. All the Nazis were [from] the house of Esav. For 130 years, only Nazis were created. 

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The Rav reiterates this theme again and again, that ‘Esav’ is evil and will end up being totally destroyed.

That doesn’t mean that people who are currently xtian, or non-Jews raised in Western countries are unredeemably evil, not at all.

Like everyone else, they need to make some real teshuva, leave all that Yoshke / xtian dreck behind, and realise that the Torah is true, and God is the only person to serve.

This is the polar-opposite approach of Cohen-Alloro, and all the rest of these kabbalist-orthoprax Jews-for-Jesus, who are really just peddling updated Sabbatean-Frankist philosophy for our times.

THERE IS REALLY NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN.

And hopefully this time, we won’t fall for all the mystical deceptions being peddled by false messiahs and their prophets.

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PS: I missed this off from the Wikipedia page for Yitzhak Ginsburgh, but I think it’s important to add:

הרב גינזבורג חתם בשנת תשנ”ח על “פסק דין” הלכתי שלפיו לרבי מלובביץ’ יש דין נביא ומחויבים לשמוע לכל הוראותיו, ובכללן שהוא המלך המשיח שיתגלה “מיד ממש”[9].

Translation:

The Rav Ginsburgh signed on an halachic ‘psak din’ in the year תשנ”ח that the late Rebbe of Lubavitch had the status of a navi, and so we are obligated to listen to all of his instructions. And especially, that he is the ‘Melech HaMoshiach’ who would be revealed immediately, mamash.

You can see the PDF of that psak din HERE.

Here is the screenshot of his signature:

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This is going to be a long post.

But it seems we can’t really dodge the issue of who Jesus actually was, how he got so popular, who his followers really were, and the modus operandi the xtians used to subvert Torah and the Jewish community.

Before we begin, I have to stress again that THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN.

How did the original Erev Rav manage to persuade a whole bunch of Jews – who had just seen the open revelation of Hashem at Mount Sinai!!! – to give up on all that, and on the Torah, to start worshipping a golden calf?

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Black magic ‘miracles’ were part of the problem, right from the start.

Evil Micah was one of the Jewish babies that the Egyptians were taking from their mothers, and plastering into the walls. When Moshe asked how a merciful God could allow such a thing to happen, Hashem told him to rescue one of those babies (who were actually very ‘evil’ souls, who need to go through a lot of tikkunim and harsh suffering in order to be rectified), and to see what sort of person he grew up to be.

That person was Micah.

When Moshe Rabbenu raised the bones of Yosef from the Nile, where the Egyptians had sunk his casket as part of their ‘black magic’ to ensure that the Jews would never leave Mitzraim, he threw a placket with the words ‘aleh shor’ (‘rise, ox’) into the water, and Yosef’s bones rose to the surface so the Jews could take him out of Egypt when they left.

Micah stole that placket.

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When Janus and Jambrus, leaders of the Erev Rav, relatives of Bilaam (and some say also descendants of another world-class sorcerer, Lavan) made the golden calf, they killed anyone who tried to stand up to them.

That’s how Hur died.

Aaron then tried to find a way to placate this violent mob so they wouldn’t kill him, too, and went along with their plan to create a golden calf, hoping it would buy enough time for Moshe Rabbenu to return, and take charge.

It takes a long time to make a golden calf derech hateva, without using sorcery.

Especially in the middle of the desert, 3, 333 years ago.

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But what happened? Evil Micah snuck up to where the gold jewellery was all being melted down – and threw in the placket with the words ‘aleh shor’.

Hey presto, a magnificent golden calf instantly formed, that could even move around under its own steam.

Wow!

What a ‘miracle’! What an obvious ‘sign’ that Hashem Himself must want the Israelites to be worshipping the golden calf, because look at that thing!! 

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THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN.

The evildoers in our midst, the ‘Erev Rav’ in our midst, have always used black magic, and subverted the holy names of Hashem, and the deepest wisdom of the kabbalah for their own, evil, Satanic ends.

There are two ways you get ‘supernatural miracles’.

One way, is where you spend 60 years in the desert doing hitbodedut all day long, without any miracles happening, while you work on overcoming your bad middot and have a lot of self-sacrifice, mesirut nefesh, to try to serve God properly.

You have no money, a ton of shame and humiliation, no-one is running after you calling you ‘rebbe’; there are no Presidents of the United States who are officially celebrating your birthday, no politicians lining up to call on you, or oligarchs trying to give you $10 million in cash to build a new yeshiva.

This is the path of our true tzaddikim like Moshe Rabbenu.

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Only after that 60 years in the desert, or those 12 years living in a cave, spending your days buried up to your neck in mud, while you spend every moment still trying to serve God amidst the most difficult hardship, do you get to the stage of being a real ‘Tzaddik’.

The sort of Tzaddik that can work open miracles via their prayers, and via their own self-sacrifice and suffering.

Very few people can ever really attain this sort of level.

We are talking about a handful of people throughout the whole of history, who could really ‘perform miracles’ with this level of true kedusha.

But don’t worry!

Because for everyone else, there’s a ton of ‘black magic’ shortcuts for performing open miracles.

And this is where we swing back around to Yoshki, and the Erev Rav, and the Sabbatean-Frankists who are still going strong in our communities today.

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How did Jesus get such a following amongst the Jewish people?

He went to Egypt, learnt black magic there, and started doing a bunch of ‘open miracles’ to persuade the masses he was the real deal.

And alongside that, he also told people what they wanted to hear, and made them ‘feel good’ about themselves, so they wouldn’t have to worry too much about acknowledging their bad middot or having to do the very hard work of really rectifying their souls.

Leave it all to me!  Yoshki told them.

Go back to polishing buttons and watching the football game! All you have to do is to believe that I’m really God incarnate [chas v’halila a billion times] and everything else is taken care of! You can lie, cheat, murder, rape, pillage – whatever you want. But just believe in me, and give me and my institutions lots of charity, and you’re still getting to Heaven!

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You can see how that would appeal to the masses.

Who wants a ‘heavy’ religion where you have to really take responsibility for fixing your innumerable flaws and where you have to serve Hashem with tremendous mesirut nefesh, and where you are the ‘mat’ that everyone else wipes their feet on?

It’s way more fun to get invited to the White House, and to hang out with Putin, and to have oligarchs paying you millions and billions for reasons that are still not so obvious to everyone else…

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I am still in the process of trying to ‘unpick’ who the historical Jesus really was.

It’s complicated by the fact that there seems to have been two ‘waves’ of early xtianity, and also, by the fact that both the xtian world AND THE JEWISH WORLD have been censoring and distorting what really happened.

But in the rest of this post, I wanted to lay out what we know so far, to try to put Yoshki back into his authentic Jewish context, so we can understand that ‘whitewashing Jesus’ is akin to ‘whitewashing Hitler’, another charismatic leader with Jewish blood who was into the occult and hated authentic Torah Judaism and ‘rabbiners’ with a passion.

Then in part 2, we’ll take a closer look at what Ariel Cohen Callo – disciple of R’ Yitzhak Ginsburg – is upto, with his dangerous ‘pidyon haben’ nonsense for rehabilitating Yoshki.

(That’s the bit that is really disturbing me about all this, but we’ll set all that out in the next post, BH.)

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So, where is Jesus mentioned in authentic Jewish sources?

Let’s start with Sanhedrin 43a.

Except….If you are reading most versions of the Gemara, including the Artscroll Schottenstein Daf Yomi edition that nearly every English-speaker users to learn Gemara….you won’t find the information I’m going to bring below, because it’s been censored out of the Talmud.

This section of Sanhedrin is discussing the legal procedures that have to be followed before a capital punishment case, where the Sanhedrin would execute someone by the four methods of stoning, beheading, strangling or burning. I highly recommend you go and read it, because it clearly shows that unlike today’s ‘kangaroo courts’ and ‘kangaroo beit dins’, the Tannaim of the Gemara followed some very strict halachic procedures, when trying cases.

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Let’s bring some of what the Mishna says in Sanhedrin 43a, for context, then we’ll add in the part that was censored out, that relates specifically to Yoshki.

The Mishnah resumes its account of the procedure that preceded the execution:

If they found a reason to acquit him, they would acquit him; but if not, he goes out to be stoned. A proclamation would be called out before him, worded in the following way: “So-and-so the son of So-and-so is being taken out to be stoned, for he has transgressed such-and-such a prohibition, and So-and-so are his witnesses. Whoever knows any grounds for his acquittal, let him come forward and present them.

This would usually occur just before the execution, when everyone was gathered together to watch the excitement (some things never change…)

But then the Gemara starts mentioning a mysterious case involving an ‘anonymous’ unspecified someone where things were done differently, that reads like this in the censored Artscoll edition:

The Gemara questions:

Is it only ‘before him’, as the condemned walks to his execution, that such a proclamation is called out, and not some days in advance of this?

No further discussion of this matter is recorded in the Gemara. [See footnote 37].

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Except, that’s not true.

Footnote 37 in Artscroll says this:

The Vilna edition of the Talmud is missing the text that follows this question; for a full rendition of the missing text, see Chesronos HaShas.

Chesronos HaShas is all the different bits of the Talmud that was taken out by xtian censors, and the people who were working for them like Jonathan Eybshutz (as covered HERE).

It’s very hard to use (at least for me…), but we have it.

And this is a photocopy of the ‘censored’ passage:

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Here’s the Wikipedia description of going on in English – but there are also deliberate distortions in the translation here:

As a sorcerer with disciples

Sanhedrin 43a relates the trial and execution of Jesus and his five disciples. 

Here, Jesus is a sorcerer who has enticed other Jews to apostasy. A herald is sent to call for witnesses in his favour for forty days before his execution. No one comes forth and in the end he is stoned and hanged on the Eve of Passover. His five disciples, named Matai, Nekai, Netzer, Buni, and Todah are then tried. Word play is made on each of their names, and they are executed. It is mentioned that leniency could not be applied because of Jesus’ influence with the royal government (malkhut).

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Dafka, it was the opposite!

It was dafka BECAUSE of Jesus’ influence with the ruling government that a herald was sent out a full 40 days before his execution, as opposed to just being sent out the day of his execution, like they did for everyone else.

The Sages were so concerned about Jesus’ cosy contacts with the government / king being such a problem for them, if they tried to try him for his crimes, they gave him a full 40 days to bring witnesses that could ‘acquit’ him.

You see, how everything is always twisted around by these xtians and the Yoshki whitewashers in our own communities?

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Who was the king in Israel, at the time all this was going on with the real, historical Jesus?

One of my readers summed it up nicely, so I’m going to use his words, then bring the sources that back up his statements.

[The original] Yeshu lived in the time of Shimon ben Shetach, who had Yoshke killed for being a false moshiach and utilizing the Shem haMeforesh.

Basically, the tract Toldot Yeshu is correct. That is the real, historical Jesus and that is all about what he did.

Then his followers, called ‘minim’ in the Gemora started to viciously lash back at the Perushim, the Sages, and later began the Hebrew/Christian cult we know of from history.

They were the face of Christianity until:

a) Paul was sent on his mission by the chachamim to get Christianity derailed from just being an offshoot of Judaism and

b) Until the Roman nobility under Arrius Piso decided to use the story to write the New Testament and make Roman Catholicism the usurper of the Hebrew/Christian Yoshke cult and turn it into the Church of Rome under Constantine.

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We’ll get to the stuff about Paul and Peter another time. Maybe.

In the meantime, let’s first take a look at Shimon ben Shetach, (139 BCE – 38 BCE). He was the ‘av beit din’ zug, or ‘pair’ with the nasi Yehuda Ibn Tabbai.

You find them in Pirkey Avot in Chapter 1, Mishnah 8.

First, let’s understand a bit more about what these zugot were, and their links to the Sanhedrin. The following comes from HERE:

[Shimon ben Shetach] inherited the power of the Grand Assembly Sanhedrin (Sanhedrin) — a council consisting of 71 elders. There were two sages heading up the Sanhedrin: the Nasi (chairman) and his deputy, av Beit Din (chief Justice). These two leaders were called zug (couple).

The Zugot period was marked by a struggle between Hellenists (Jews who adopted Greek culture) and those who remained faithful to the laws of the Torah — a struggle that became acute as a civil war.

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Shimon ben Shetach and Yehuda Ibn Tabbai were preceded by the ‘zug’ of Yehoshua ben Perachya and Nitai HaArbeli.

Yehoshua ben Perachya is known as the ‘rebbe’ of Jesus, who was one of his students who went astray. More on that in a moment.

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Shimon ben Shetach’s sister, Salome / ShlomTzion, was married to the hellenistic Hashmonean King of that time period, called Alexander Yannai.

And he really didn’t like the Sages, and their ‘old-fashioned’ Torah and halachot.

If you look in Sanhedrin 19b, it recounts how one of King Yannai’s slaves killed someone, and Shimon ben Shetach summoned the King to appear before the Beit Din.

Shimon ben Shetach was the only rabbi in the Great Sanhedrin who wasn’t scared to sit in judgment on King Yannai – but things didn’t end well. In the Talmud, it says that Shimon ben Shetach basically cursed his colleagues for being cowards, and then:

Immediately the angel Gavriel came, knocked them to the ground, and they died.

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You can find the Wikipedia page for ‘Alexander Yannai’ HERE.

Snippet:

Alexander Jannaeus was the third son of John Hyrcanus by his second wife.

When Aristobulus I… died after a reign of one year…Alexander, as the oldest living brother, had the right not only to the throne, but also to Salome, the widow of his deceased brother, who had died childless; and, although she was thirteen years older than him, he married her in accordance with the Jewish law of Levirate Marriage. 

Also this:

Like his father, Alexander also served as the high priest. This raised the ire of the religious authorities who insisted that these two offices should not be combined. According to the Talmud, Yannai was a questionable desecrated priest (rumour had it that his mother was captured in Modiin and violated) and, in the opinion of the Pharisees, was not allowed to serve in the temple.

This infuriated the king and he sided with the Sadducees who defended him. This incident led the king to turn against the Pharisees and he persecuted them until his death.

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Alexander Yannai was quite the despot.

Later on his career, he sparked a number of civil wars within Israel. One time, as the ‘Kohen HaGadol’ he was meant to be pouring the water libation in the Temple onto the altar, but he mocked the ceremony by deliberately pouring the water at his feet.

The crowd of Jews who were in the Temple for Succot got so upset with him they pelted the King with their etrogs and called him the son of a ‘captive woman’, i.e. unfit to be the Kohen HaGadol. In return, he slaughtered 6,000 of them.

That then lead to something called the ‘Judaean Civil War’, where thousands of simple Jews revolted against their corrupt, Sadducean King.

That also didn’t end well. Thousands of people died, in horrible ways:

Jannaeus… brought the surviving rebels back to Jerusalem where he had eight hundred Jews, primarily Pharisees, crucified.

Before their deaths, Alexander had the rebels’ wives and children executed before their eyes as Jannaeus ate with his concubines. 

Nice guy…

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So, Alexander Yannai was on a rampage against the Sages of the Sanhedrin, who were trying to uphold the Torah and its laws.

This snippet comes from the JewishVirtualLibrary site, HERE:

Josephus on the one hand and rabbinic sources on the other record a number of clashes between Yannai and the Pharisees (e.g., Ant., 13:372–383; Kid. 66a; Sot. 47a; Sanh. 19a).

However, according to Josephus (Ant., 13:400–404), on his death bed the king advised his wife to yield a certain amount of power to them, so that she could govern with no problems.

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Shimon ben Shetach was hidden and protected by his sister, Queen ShlomTzion.

But the other Sages, including Yehoshua ben Perachya, fled Israel to Alexandria, in Egypt, together with his student, ‘Yeshua HaNotzri’ = Jesus. Until Shimon ben Shetach sent his rebbe a note that it was safe to return.

This comes from the Zissil website HERE:

On their return trip they stopped at an inn, whose hostess treated Rabbi Yehoshua ben Perachya with great respect. Yehoshua ben Perachya complemented her to his students saying how nice the innkeeper was, in reference to her hospitality and actions.

Yeshu taking the remark at face value, responded how it was not true since her eyes were round. Yehoshua ben Perachya was startled how one of his main students was not Shomer Anyim and looked at women, let alone how Yeshu could bring himself to say such a thing in public and before his teacher.

In a way, this was a sign of bigger spiritual descents that Yeshu must have gone through while in Egypt. Due to this incident, Yehoshua ben Perachya excommunicated Yeshu, using a shofar to solidify the severance.

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As time went by Yeshu descended lower and lower, gathering around him ignorant people whom he attracted through the ‘miracles’ he performed via the use of practical Kabbalah and witchcraft.

Yeshu caused many of his followers to sin and scoff at the authority of the Sages. At one point Yehoshua ben Perachya approached his former student and asked him to repent.

Yeshu refused quoting a teaching that he had heard from Yehoshua ben Prachya himself; that one who sins and causes others to sin, is no longer given the opportunity to repent.

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Two more things, then we’ll stop here for today.

  1. There is strong evidence to suggest that Sadducees = Karaites = “Jewish Christians.”

This screenshot comes from this post: Hidden links between Khazars and Karaites – highly recommended to go back and read it, before we continue the discussion about ‘whitewashing Yoshki’.

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Now I’m re-reading this (which was written from the Karaite perspective), it’s really jumping out to me that it’s saying there was a split between the zug of Shimon ben Shetach, the ABD, and ‘Ben Tabbai’ – who is the Yehudah Ben Tabbai who was the nasi.

And the students of ‘Ben Tabbai’ became the Karaites…

I think I need to see if I can find out more about Yehuda Ben Tabbai.

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And second thing to note, is that at the time Shimon ben Shetach moved against Yoshki and his disciples, there was A LOT of witchcraft and black magic going on in Eretz Yisrael.

There’s an interesting discussion on the MiYodeya site HERE, that covers quite a bit of ground re: Shimon ben Shetach’s capture and subsequent execution of a large coven of witches.

What’s particularly interesting, is that this story comes as part of Rashi’s comments to Sanhedrin 44b – immediately after we had that censored discussion of how Yoshki misled people, used witchcraft, and had tight links with the malchut  – i.e. the murderous Sadducee King Alexander Jannai.

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Here’s the full translated text, from HERE:

It once happened that an unscrupulous Jewish tax-farmer and a great scholar died on the same day and in the same place.

All the people assembled to attend the burial of the great scholar; at the same time the relatives of the tax-farmer brought his bier for burial. However, enemies attacked the cortège, so they all dropped the biers and ran for their lives. One student however stayed there guarding the body of his rabbi.

Some time later the town dignitaries returned to resume the burial of the great scholar, but the biers of the rabbi and the tax-farmer somehow got exchanged despite the vociferous protests of the student.

Thus it came about that the relatives of the tax-farmer buried the great rabbi, which greatly distressed the rabbi’s student; nor could he explain to himself what great sin had caused the one to be buried in such a shameful way and what great merit in the other had brought about his interment with such honour.

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His rabbi appeared to him in a dream and told him not to be distressed.

“Come and let me show you how greatly I am honoured in paradise and let me also show you that man in hell with the hinges of the gates of hell turning through his ears. Once I heard people calumniating the sages and did not protest (and that is why I was punished); he once prepared a banquet in honour of a city dignitary who did not show up, and he distributed the food to the poor (and that is why he was rewarded).”

The student asked how long the poor man was doomed to suffer this grievous torment.

“Until Shim’on ben-Shataĥ dies,” was the reply, “who will then replace him!” “Why?” asked the student;

“Because there are Jewish women in Ashkelon who practice witchcraft and he does not subject them to the rigours of the law.”

The following day the student related his dream to Shim’on ben-Shataĥ.

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The latter assembled eighty tall young men and distributed to each of them a jar with a cloak wrapped up inside (it was a rainy day).

He also told them to make sure that they were always eighty in number. “When you come inside,” he said, “one of you must raise his jar from the ground; from that moment the witches will have no further hold over you; if that does not work then we can never beat them.”

Shim’on ben-Shataĥ went into the witches’ coven and left the young men outside.

When the witches asked him who he was he replied that he was a wizard who had come to test them with his wizardry. “What tricks can you do?” they asked. “Despite the fact that it is raining today I can produce eighty young men with dry cloaks!” “Show us!” He went outside and beckoned the young men inside. They removed the cloaks from the jars, put them on, and came into the coven.

Thus they bettered the witches, took them outside and strung them all up.

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The relatives of the witches were incensed.

Two of them came forward and perjured themselves by testifying that Shim’on ben-Shataĥ’s son had committed some crime that was punishable by death. He was condemned to death. As he was being taken out to be stoned he said, “If I am guilty of this crime may my death bring me atonement, and if I am innocent may it atone for all my other sins and the responsibility for my death will be on the shoulders of the witnesses.”

When the perjurers heard this they recanted their testimony and explained that they had only acted because of their animosity at the fate of their women-folk.

[Rashi on Sanhedrin 44b.]

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It’s no coincidence that this story also relates to Jewish tax-farmers.

There is nothing new under the sun.

We’ll stop here in this post, but BH in the next post, we’ll take a closer look at who is trying to ‘whitewash Yoshki’ today, and how this might all start to tie together with much of the other information we’ve been learning on the blog, about who is really controlling the State of Israel, and our Jewish community, from the shadows.

Until then.

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Today, I had two emails from two different people, both basically asking me if Breslov is also ‘Frankist’.

I’ve covered this a couple of times, in different ways, in different places on the blog, but I took all this as a hint that Hashem is moving things to the stage where He wants things more clearly spelled out.

So here goes.

Let’s start with what was happening more than 200 years ago, and how so much of the schmutz that actually belongs to Chabad, and their family tree, was (and actually still is….) being projected onto Rebbe Nachman, and Breslov.

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This is the first email I got on the subject today:

I’m reading this back article of yours [Close Mishpocha] from another one called Beating swords…

I’m reading down the story of Rav Nachman and I’m sickened by it… leaving his newborn son with Frankists to raise…?

How is all of this not Sabatean…? How is Rav Nachman and Breslov not treif as the day is long…? How can u be a follower…?

I don’t get it… please clarify… and this time you can’t just say Rav Nachman is the exception… the pearl or the diamond that miraculously emerged out from the mud… come on… for crying out loud… he himself left a son of his behind to become a pagan idolater and a who knows what else morality wise…

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You can go back and read the Close Mishpocha article for yourself HERE, and I highly recommend that you do, before continuing, as there’s lots of new stuff to cover and absorb in this post.

Here is what I replied to my correspondent:

I checked the story of R Nachman’s son, and it’s made up.

Basically, Athol Bloomer is a Frankist descendent, ‘Hebrew Christian’. When I first started doing all this research, his stuff about Rebbe Nachman was one of the first things I came across, and I was totally shocked by it.
So I started digging, and it took me about two months to figure out that Athol Bloomer still has close ties to Chabad, and that basically all the Frankist connections from Chabad were being ‘projected’ onto Rebbe Nachman, and scrubbed out of the picture for the Alter Rebbe and his descendents.
Rebbe Nachman does descend from some Sabbateans on his father’s side, but it seems that his grandfather Nachman Horodenka was trying to make some sincere teshuva, which is why he left his son, Rebbe Nachman’s father Simcha, in the care of the BESHT to raise as a very young child, even though he himself was still alive.
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There are a lot of mysteries to figure out still.

And one daughter of Rebbe Nachman did marry a grandson of the Alter Rebbe, Aharon Zaslavski, as a second marriage after her father died, and that Aharon Zaslvaski is in the middle of a LOT of open Frankists, same as all the Chabad Rebbes.
There are some diamonds in the dirt of these families. The BESHT is also from these ‘interesting’ people, the ARIZAL is also from these ‘interesting people’, and Rabbenu also is.
Where you have the biggest tumah, you also have the biggest light.
See here, for another discussion of how Athol Bloomer mixes up a lot of facts with fiction, apparently deliberately, even when it’s not as explosive as Rebbe Nachman and Chabad:
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You can find an interview with Athol Bloomer on the ‘Association for Hebrew Catholics’ website HERE.

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So, we have to ask ourselves:

Why would a missionising ‘Hebrew Catholic’ who descends from a number of Frankist families be trying to put shmutz on Breslov and Rebbe Nachman, while effectively covering things up for Chabad?

Again, go back and read Close Mishpocha in detail, but the basic point is this:

Time again, I have found stuff ‘projecting’ Chabad’s dirty laundry and dodgy business onto Breslov.

The Alter Rebbe had a son, Moshe Schneuri, who was PROVEN to have converted out to xtianity at least once, and yet all that got buried and covered up, while Athol Bloomer’s claims about ‘Frankist Rebbe Nachman’ got air time even on the Kotzker blog, which usually makes a lot more effort to try and clarify historical information, before posting it up.

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Why am I a follower of Rebbe Nachman and Breslov?

Because right from the beginning, I found that Rabbenu’s advice and guidance really worked, to help me become a better person, and more connected to God and the spiritual side of things.

I read books like Rebbe Nachman’s Advice, or Wisdom (English translations of Sichot HaRan, Chayei Moharan) and I was amazed that here was a rabbi – a rebbe! – who was also struggling, sometimes, with feelings of yeoush. Who also could say that he knew absolutely nothing. Who could also own up to his faults and difficulties, in his service of Hashem, and show other people the way to get past bad middot like anger and depression.

It totally blew me away.

Because it was REAL.

It wasn’t hagiographic pap, like pretty everything else you’ll ever read about every Jewish rabbi or rebbe or leader.

The writings about Rebbe Nachman showed a real person, with real struggles, who managed to overcome his yetzer hara and break it, to become ‘Rebbe Nachman of Breslov’.

And then, he left behind a ton of practical advice on how we could also follow in his footsteps, and do the same.

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Rabbenu talks about his followers knowing the ‘real Hungarian wine’ of chassidut, because they’ve already tasted the good stuff, the real teachings that CAN help them to overcome their issues and bad middot, and feelings of despair.

There are a whole bunch of cheap imitations out there, as we’re increasingly discovering.
But anyone who is sincerely trying to follow Rabbenu’s path of doing an hour of hitbodedut a day, and dancing and clapping when hit by harsh judgements, and reading the Tikkun HaKlali, and paying pidyonot, and going to Uman – they will tell you that it works.
If you stick with it, life starts to be incomparably sweeter, and you find that slowly, slowly, truth and light expands more and more in your soul, and the darkness and bad middot start to get squeezed out.
So, I follow Breslov and Rebbe Nachman because it works to make me a better person, and to help me overcome my yetzer hara and stick closer to God.
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Now, let’s get back to the historical side of things.

Breslov was ‘unusual’ right from the start.
Right from the start, while all the other Sabbatean-Frankist ‘chassiduts’ were rubbing each other’s backs and bigging each other up (internercine fights over which ‘rebbe’ should inherit the movement not withstanding) – the main Sabbatean-Frankist families were fanatically ‘anti’ Breslov, anti-Rabbenu, and ‘anti’ his teachings, especially about prayer.

They ‘projected’ their own Sabbatean-Frankist leanings onto Rabbenu himself, and started persecuting him and his followers mercilessly.

After Rabbenu’s death, the persecution went up levels and levels, with the leaders of the other chassiduts basically telling their followers it was OK to even murder Breslovers, and that every attempt should be made to persecute them economically and socially.
An assassin was even sent to murder Rabbi Natan Sternhertz, the Rebbe’s main pupil and editor of the Likutey Moharan, in his bed.

But the assassin broke into the wrong house in Breslov, and murdered the wrong ‘Rabbi Natan’.

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And this persecution of Breslov and its leaders and followers wasn’t a ‘one off’.

It has continued down the years, almost non-stop.
I highly recommend you go and read the book Untold Tales of the Hasidim: Crisis and Discontent in the History of Hasidism, by Professor David Assaf. Chapter Three, in particular, describes some of the ongoing persecution being meted out by the other chassidic leaders themselves, to Breslov and its followers:
(You can download the full PDF of this for free on ReseachGate, HERE.)
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This fanatical persecution of Breslov by other chassiduts always puzzled me a great deal.

I could understand the secular, xtian, authorities persecuting chassidut; I could kind of understand the (made-up….) ‘dispute’ between the Litvaks and Chabad (which I now think is another deliberate Chabad distortion of history, to hide what was really going on behind this argument, as I’ve written about elsewhere.)

But I just couldn’t understand why other chassidic rebbes would literally send people to try and murder Rav Natan in his bed….

Until now.
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Rabbenu is the only one who was openly writing about ‘Jewish demon scholars’.

He was the only one speaking about Jacob Frank, for posterity.
And from what I can see, at this stage, there were literally just a handful of rabbis and rebbes left when Rebbe Nachman was alive, who hadn’t been ‘infected’ by the Sabbatean-Frankist heresy.
Even after Rabbenu died, the Savraner Rebbe (from the Wertheimer family of court Jew Frankists) wanted to marry his oldest daughter, Odel, after she was widowed – and R’ Natan told her not to do it.

Because he knew that it was part of the ongoing Sabbatean-Frankist attempt to ‘subvert’ Breslov, too, after Rabbenu’s death.

And this is also why there was no ‘Rebbe’ after Rabbi Nachman, because any subsequent ‘Rebbe’ could have been corrupted down the line, and if not him, his children, by intermarrying with the Sabbatean-Frankist ‘rebbes’ all around.
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Are you starting to see, how so many of the ‘mysteries’ around Breslov start to clear up, magically, once you understand the true ‘Sabbatean-Frankist’ context?

So now, let’s talk a bit about what started to happen 50-60 years ago, when Rav Berland came on the scene, and started bringing in a whole bunch of baal teshuvainto Meah Shearim.

Today, it’s the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Levi Yitzhak Bender, zt’l.

Rabbi Levi Yitzhak was one of the last true Breslovers to be by the Rebbe on Rosh Hashanah, before the communists effectively made the gatherings illegal, and murdered most of the small, spiritually-sincere group of Breslovers left in Uman, before WW2.
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You have to understand, that real Breslov was NEVER politically connected.

It’s followers were NEVER wealthy businessmen and merchants with government connections and askanim.
Breslov only ever attracted people who really wanted to learn how to serve God, and overcome their own bad middot.
When Rav Levi Yitzhak Bender made it to Meah Shearim after the war, he found a tiny group of Yiddish speaking ‘Breslovers’ most of whom were not actually keeping Rabbenu’s instructions – at all – about things like doing hitbodedut, getting up for chatzot, reciting the Tikkun Haklali etc.

So, the true ‘flame’ of Rabbenu was kept alive by R’ Levi Yitzhak – who most people had never heard of, because he kept a very low profile for most of his life.

That flame only started to develop into the roaring fire of Breslov today, when Rabbi Berland came along and started learning from R’ Levi Yitzhak, and bringing baal teshuvas into Meah Shearim.
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There’s so much to say, but let’s sum it up like this:

Most of ‘old school’ Meah Shearim, including the Breslov bits of it, descend from Sabbatean-Frankist families who still have strong links, even today, with the secular Zionist state of Israel. Just it’s all hidden.

So, when a sincere outsider like Rav Berland showed up, and now he’s bringing in a bunch of baalei teshuva who want to do things properly – and presumably, who could also start blowing the whistle on all the disgusting, abusive ‘minhagim’ we’ve been learning about recently, that go on in these hard-core Sabbatean-Frankist communities – he quickly became Enemy Number One for the ‘Breslov’ psychos in Meah Shearim.
And the rest is history.
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Let’s pull this back around to Chabad, now.

Chabad ‘historian’ Chaim Dalfin put out a book a while ago called ‘Breslov & Chabad’.

I learnt a lot from that book, which at some point, I hope to come back to.

For now, it’s enough to know that I learnt that the only reason Chabad has a tent up in Uman on Rosh Hashana is because they are trying to do ‘outreach’ for Chabad there; and that some of Breslov’s ‘newer’ leaders, like the Koenigs of Tsfat, actually come from long-time Chabad families.

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Why am I mentioning this?

Because as Breslov’s ‘star’ started to rise, around 50 years ago, and as Rabbenu’s teachings lit up the hearts of hundreds of thousands of baalei teshuva – the Sabbatean-Frankists suddenly woke up to the ‘threat’ of what was happening, and all of a sudden, Breslov was flooded by a bunch of ‘new Breslov’ leaders.

People like R’ Eliezer Shick, the so-called ‘Tzaddik of Yavniel’. And people like R’ Gedaliah Koenig, a chabadnick, who built up Kiryat Breslov in Tsfat right on the most historically significant bit of the Old City – completely destroying what was underneath.

And people like R Yaakov Meir Shechter, the rabbi of the official Breslov shule in Meah Shearim that is home to the Breslov psychos (who are part of the extended Schneerson family…) who have been the main, State-sponsored persecutors of Rav Berland.

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And of course, there are also the Na Nachs, and people like R Yoel Roth, who grew up in strong Satmar chassidic homes, but all of a sudden, are now Breslov.

Which brings us on to the second email about Breslov I got today:

Did you read this?

Snippet:

Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that his daughter Noa had given birth to a baby boy. The child is the fifth grandchild of Netanyahu. Netanyahu received the news while visiting London.

Netanyahu’s daughter Noa, 42, is a ‘ba’alat teshuva’ (returnee to Orthodox Judaism). She is married to Danny (Daniel) Roth, and the two are members of the Breslov hasidic sect and live in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem.

The children of Noa and Daniel are named Rachel, David and Shmuel. Noa is the daughter of Miki Haran – Netanyahu’s first wife.

And this:

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Netanyahus-controversial-lawyer-also-connected-to-PMs-son-in-law-474255

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I checked out Daniel Roth, Netanyahu’s son-in-law, a couple of years ago, when I was first getting into all this.

The Roth’s aren’t Breslov.

If they are anything, they are Chabad.

(From HERE.)

Or maybe, Gur:

If you go HERE, it’s an old ynet article about the bris of their second son, which links the Roths to R’ Avigdor Nebanzahl and Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh.

Point is, none of these people and places are Breslov.

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This snippet about Daniel Roth comes from Ha’aretz, HERE:

For some years, DanielRoth has been trying to launch a business based on ties between Israel and China. Among other things, he founded companies and a public-benefit corporation, through the law firm of Netanyahu’s close associate David Shimron.

This screenshot comes from the Jpost, HERE:

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Now, take a look at this blog post about ‘Danny Roth’ from the Times of Israel, back in 2016:

Screenshot:

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In case you were wondering, ‘IoT’ stands for ‘Internet of Things’.

Snippet:

Danny Roth is helping build greater trade and deal flow between Israel and China.

His China Israel Exchange develops programs and initiatives with government, academia, and industry, with the goal of strengthening the economic and cultural ties with both nations.

Focusing on digital health, Roth has an upcoming road show of Israeli companies…the program will feature 16 Israeli companies in IoT (Internet of Things) and digital health….

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Remember, this was six years ago, already.

When Covid 19 was still just a twinkle in Netanyahu’s eye.

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HERE is the main website for Roth’s China Israel Exchange, still going strong.

Here is it’s mission statement:

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We’ll stop here.

You can just go on for ever with this stuff, but I just wanted to really spell out that there are HUGE differences between Breslov chassidut and Rabbenu’s path, and all the other ‘Sabbatean-Frankist’ groups out there.

I’m not saying that all of Breslov is good.

There is a ton of ‘fake’ Breslov too, today, as more and more people have tried to hitch their wagon to Rabbenu’s rising star.

And I’m not saying that things that aren’t Breslov are automatically ‘bad’.

The birur continues one person, one soul at a time.

And even if people come from ‘bad’ families, they can always make teshuva, and become some of the best people in the world.

Especially if they’re following Rabbenu’s advice, and treading in his footsteps to get out of the muck.

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Over the course of my research into the false messiahs like Shabtai Tzvi and Jacob Frank, another name kept coming up around the edges.

That name was ‘Asher Lemlein’.

Here and there, I’d catch references to some ‘false messiah’ in the 16th century who wreaked havoc on the Ashkenazi Jewish world, and caused hundreds and maybe even thousands of people to ‘turn Christian’, when their messianic hopes turned out to be unfounded.

I know you never heard about this.

It seems that almost nobody has ever heard about this, but I decided to try and track down more info, if possible, to see who he really was, and what really happened, the century before Shabtai Tzvi / SHACH appeared on the scene.

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Last week, I finally got the book that sets out the whole story.

It’s called: Disputed Messiahs: Jewish and Christian Messianism in the Ashkenazic World during the Reformation, by Rebecca Vos, associate professor of Jewish history at Goethe University, Frankfurt.

Here’s the basic story of ‘Asher Lemlein’, and then we’ll see if we can track him down in some family trees, which will also be a very interesting addenda, because there is nothing new under the sun.

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In the Middle Ages, there was an open spiritual ‘war’ going on between xtianity and Judaism, as to who was really ‘God’s chosen people’.

The xtians believed that God had basically dumped the Jewish people, and was now orchestrating their ongoing persecution at the hands of the xtians, because the Jews has failed to recognise Yoshki as the ‘true Moshiach’.

In our times, this idea is called ‘xtian replacement theology’,  and it’s at the heart of a lot of what is currently going wrong in the State of Israel.

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In an over-simplified nutshell, the xtians knew their bible very well, and they knew the prophecy given to Rivka that ‘Yaakov’ would serve ‘Esav’, and that when one brother was up, the other would be down.

And they also knew all the prophecies about Edom (Esav) being destroyed at the end of days.

But, the xtians flipped everything on its head, to say that they were the ‘new Yaakov’, and that the Jews themselves had now been cast in the role of ‘red Edom’ / Esav.

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Around this time, there was a lot of talk of the ‘Red Jews’, associated with the lost 10 tribes of Israel, who the xtians believed would show up again when the Jewish moshiach came to do battle the xtians and take vengeance against them for their horrible treatment of the Jews in their midst.

There is a set of stained glass windows from 1370 that commemorate these ‘Red Jews’, in St Mary’s church in Frankfurt an der Oder. One of them is called: The Antichrist with the Red Jews beside the Sambatyon River.

In case you hadn’t figured this out already, in xtian eyes, the true Jewish Moshiach is their ‘antichrist’, who was meant to come and fight against the xtians at the End of Days.

So, the xtians were super-vigilant about any potential ‘Moshiach’ candidates in Europe, and that also contributed to an atmosphere where the Jews usually tried to cover up the discussion about their fake messiah candidates, so it wouldn’t spark retribution from the xtians.

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This is the background, and it’s part of why you’ve never heard of  the false messiah Asher Lemlein (Gunzburg?).

Let’s tell his story now, and then we’ll get to the other reason why you’ve never heard of him.

Vos starts her chapter on this guy with these words:

“At the turn of the sixteenth century, messianic expectations among European Jews and Christians reached a zenith.”

Europe was being convulsed by peasant revolutions; the Spanish empire (which had just kicked out or converted most of its Jews) was expecting ‘the end’ imminently; and the Ottoman Turks had just recently conquered the seat of the Byzantine church in Constantinople – and were on the march towards Europe itself.

Everyone was talking about geula.

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On the Jewish side of the fence, Yitzhak Abravanel published Ma’ayenei HaYeshua in 1497, which identified the year 5263 (1503) as a very auspicious year for the coming of Moshiach.

Meanwhile, on the non-Jewish side, the astrologers were off calculating planetary movements, and saw that in 1503-1504, there would be an unusual and propitious ‘conjunction of the superior planets’, namely Mars, Saturn and Jupiter.

Let’s just press pause for a moment, to explain once again that there is nothing new under the sun.

Every ‘false messiah’ episode in Jewish history has always been fuelled by some sort of ‘auspicious year’ prediction for the coming of Moshiach, combined with weird planetary activity, plus wars, famines and natural disasters.

Personally, that’s comforting to me, as the world continues to disintegrate into madness.

There is nothing new under the sun, and just like we weathered previous crazy times, we will weather this period of time, too.

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So, back to Asher Lemlein.

Whaddya know, in this heady atmosphere, a whole slew of ‘prophets’ suddenly turn up around 1500, both in the Jewish and the xtian worlds – and especially in Italy.

One of the more famous non-Jewish prophets around this time is Girolamo Savonarola, who preaches fire and brimstone sermons about people needing to repent because ‘the end is nigh’ – until the Vatican leaders decided to execute him, because they were sick of him pointing out all their corruption to the masses.

At this same time, one ‘Asher ben Meir Lemlein Ashkenazi’ suddenly steps into the limelight, on the Jewish side of the fence.

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According to Vos, he first appears around 1500, and his family seems to hail from the city of ‘Reutlingen’, where the Jews were expelled in 1495.

I can’t find anything for ‘Reutlingen’, but there was a Jewish community at that time, at that place, in Treutlingen, which apparently burned down in 1495.

Snippet from HERE:

Treuchtlingen (among Jews, Troilingen) of Middle Franconia. Germany. Jews were among the victims of the Black Death persecutions of 1348-49. In the 17th and 18th centuries, they lived under letters of protection and constituted one of the important communities in Bavaria

 Vos explains that a lot of Jews from the area of the ‘Holy Roman Empire’ that we now know broadly today as Germany settled in Italy around this time, mostly as a result of persecution.

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Istria, the area where Lemlein started preaching, near Venice, was known for having a Jewish community that was populated by bankers, traders and money lenders.

This snippet comes from HERE:

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Asher Lemlein was a kabbalist with some very ‘controversial’ opinions about the transmigration of souls and techiat hameitim.

His kabbalistic teachings were strongly criticised by the author of the Shalshelet ha-kabbalah, amongst other contemporary kabbalists.

Vos states that his views “caused outrage and indignation”, even before he proclaimed himself officially as a prophet in 1500, to a group of h is students in the Italian town of Isola.

Snippet, from page 53:

[H]e professed the ability to produce signs and wonders with the help of angelic and divine names….Lemlein appeared to many as other insane, or possessed by a demon…”

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These false messiahs ALWAYS have their hands mixed up with ‘practical kabbalah’ aka demon-conjuring, to perform their ‘miracles’ and persuade the masses that they are who they pretend to be.

We saw the same thing with Jacob Frank, and his father-in-law Dr Falk, the demon-conjuring bad ‘baal shem’ of London (and founder of the satanic Order of the Golden Dawn), who is still being venerated as a ‘tzaddik’ today….

There is nothing new under the sun.

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So, Lemlein shows up, does some open miracles via the use of impure names and conjuring demons, then starts to tell the many hundreds of thousands of Jews that God wants to bring the geula very soon.

But, before that can happen, he tells the Jewish community that they need to go through six months of agonizing ‘penances’, bodily mortifications and teshuva.

Lemlein tells them if they do this (p55):

“[A] fiery column with a dark cloud shall surround all Jews, in the same way as happened in the times of Pharoah, and drive them again to Jerusalem, where the temple shall be rebuilt and offerings made.”

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And the Jews, God bless them, they do it!!!

They fast 2 and 3 times a week, they flagellate themselves, they wear sack cloth non-stop

With maximum self-sacrifice. Even for more than six months, they do all this for almost a year.

And then…. nothing happens.

And so many Jews get so disappointed that after all that effort for the ‘false messiah’, they still didn’t get to geula, literally hundreds and thousands of them start converting en masse to Christianity, because they have lost hope of the geula ever happening.

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One of those famous Jewish apostates is Johannes Pfefferkorn.

Pfefferkorn becomes one of the most vicious anti-Jewish, anti-Talmud opponents of his former brethren.

This snippet is from his Wikipedia page – which totally omits any mention of how Asher Lemlein caused the Pfefferkorn family to convert:

Johannes (Josef) Pfefferkorn (1469–1523) was a German Catholic theologian and writer who converted from Judaism. Pfefferkorn actively preached against the Jews and attempted to destroy copies of the Talmud…

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Another famous apostate is ‘Anton Margaritha’, who converts in 1522, also despairing of geula.

Wikipedia states that his father was Rabbi Jacob Margolioth of Ratisbon / Regensburg.

But according to the Encyclopaedia of Judaism, HERE, ‘Anton Margaritha’ was Jacob’s grandson:

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There’s a few interesting things here.

Take a look at who Jacob Margolioth’s son is: Shalom Shakhna, the author of Yam she-Asah Shelomo.

Geni is totally missing this ‘Shalom Shakna’ out, for some reason.

I think he could be the same as this guy, the father-in-law of the REMA, who mysteriously has no parents despite being such a famous rabbinical figure, and who we’ve already written about being a suspected Karaite.

Screenshot from HERE:

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In the meantime, this comes from the YIVO website:

SHALOM SHAKNAH (ca. 1495–1558), rosh yeshivah and rabbi in Lublin; chief rabbi of Poland.

Shalom Shakhnah ben Yosef was born into one of the richest Jewish families of Poland. His father Yosef (Yoska) and grandfather Shakhnah were successful farmers of customs duties in Poland. After Yosef’s property was plundered, he moved from Lwów to Lublin in about 1504 and opened a money-lending business.

After Yosef’s death in 1507, Shakhnah maintained the business, but subsequently turned to Torah study and a rabbinical career.

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So, ‘Yosef (Yoska)’ turns out to be R Jacob Margoliyot;

  • The Margoliyots turn out to be ‘one of the richest families in Poland’, with tight links to the royalty and jobs as royal tax farmers;
  • Jacob / Yosef moves to Lublin the exact same year that false messiah Asher Lemlein is proven to be a bust, causing tons of Jews convert to xtianity;
  • One of his sons is Shalom Shachne SHOR, REMA father-in-law, tax farmer, suspected Karaite and Chief Rabbi of Poland
  • Another one of his sons is R’ Shmuel of Posen – ABD of Greater Poland before his brother Shalom Shachne, and father of the famous Jewish apostate ‘Anton Margaritha’…

Are you starting to understand why there are so many ‘mysteries’ all the time in these family trees?

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Let’s get back to Asher Lemlein.

By 1509, he’s known to have run away to Israel – to Tsfat, specifically – where he’s writing things about why the Moshiach didn’t come the way he promised everyone he would, back in 1502/3.

He has a ‘vision’ where he’s shown that the main reason Moshiach didn’t come then… is because the Sephardim are mangling the prayers by mispronouncing the Hebrew letters…

But that’s not all. He also writes this about the Sephardim (p59):

“They all became apostate…, because they did not believe in God and had no faith in His redemption, saying belief is but an invention of the masses. And all of this is merely the fruit of philosophy.”

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It’s all so strange, these writings, because a large percentage of the Jewish population had converted to Christianity barely 20 years before, in 1492, and were still living as xtians.

Like, duh!

Of course God wasn’t happy with them doing that…

And yet, this massive piece of information is so regularly and so casually overlooked, in ways that are hard to fathom.

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Apparently one of Asher Lemlein’s ‘big believers’ was none other than Eliezer Treves.

He’s that same Eliezer Treves who married Jutta Treves, and sired most of ‘big rabbinical families’, plus a whole bunch of mysteries about why so many people in his family appear to be marrying their aunts.

Snippet from pg 71:

“[As told by David Gans, his student Frankfurt am Main] Decades after Lemlein’s prophecy, Treves was heard to say ‘that it was no empty word and that he had produced signs and wonders. And he said that perhaps our sins led to it and delayed him [the Messiah’.”

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As to Lemlein himself… he apparently disappears without a trace of any family or descendants – like all these false messiahs always do.

But… I’m struck by the similarity in name of this guy, Asher Aharon Leamali Ulma Guntzburg, hanging out bang in the middle of the Guntzburg family tree that all roads eventually lead back to, when I’m trying to track down ‘interesting people’:

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This guy seems to be 80 years too late to be ‘Asher Lemmlein’ himself.

But if I’ve learnt one thing about the family trees of false messiahs, it’s that they lie about just about everything.

And history has a funny way of repeating itself over and over and over again, when it comes to ‘false messiahs’ popping up in this particular extended family tree, which leads us to the SHACH / Shabtai Tzvi and also to Jacob Frank (and later on, to the Satmar Rebbe, the Chabad dynasty, and a whole bunch of other chassidic rebbes, plus of course, the Vilna Gaon.)

So.

Who knows, really, whether ‘Asher Lemmlein’ just vanished in thin air in Tsfat, or whether he and his family got recycled again as the infamous Gunzburg clan?

But one thing is clear:

There is really nothing new under the sun.

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