Yesterday, I spent most of the day speed-reading through a book called ‘Militant Messiah’, by Arthur Mandel.

It was written in 1979, about the ‘false messiah’ Jacob Frank and his movement.

You can read it online HERE, and if you intend on having an educated opinion about what is really going on with all these false messiahs in the Jewish world, I highly recommend you take the time to do that.

The writer is clearly ‘anti’ chassidut, and regards most of chassidut as a sham – with the broad exception of two individuals, namely the Baal Shem Tov, and Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (!)

I read the book, because he brings a lot of first-hand historical material about Frank and his movement, and especially about ‘Moses Dobruska’, who he states is the son of Frank’s cousin, Schondl Dobruska.

(‘Dobruska’ is a made-up name. When (if…) I can crack who the ‘Dobruska’ family really was, a lot more puzzle pieces will fall into place.)

I learnt a lot of important information from that book, but as always, this stuff has to very carefully birured, as lies and truth are mixed in together all over the place, with this subject.


I’m going to bullet-point the main things I learnt, to make it as easy as possible for others to follow this next stage of the historical trail:

  • Jonathan Eybshutz only escaped being excommunicated for writing VA AVO HAYOM EL HAAYIN in 1725 by signing a ‘ban’ against the Sabbateans.

That ‘ban’ was also signed by “Aaron Baer Wehle, a leading Sabbataian and prominent member of the Prague Jewish community.” Wehle’s descendants became the leaders of the Prague Frankists, and Eybshutz himself WAS excommunicated 31 years later, in 1756, by the Council of the Four Lands.


  • The Sabbatean heretics made up the ranks of the ‘Baal Shems’ who roamed around Europe after Shabtai Tzvi.

“From their ranks came the many messianic prophets and “balshems” (from the Hebrew baal hashem, master of the divine name) who roamed the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Most popular among them were Mortke Eisenstadt, Haskel Wormser, Moshe Kamionker, and particularly Yidl Hassid and Haim Malakh who, at the head of 1,200 white-clad penitents, wailing and weeping Jewish flagellantes, made, in 1700, their way from Poland via Austria and Italy to the Holy Land.”


Mortke Eisenstadt‘ is the brother of Meir Eisenstadt, the Meir Panim, who was also a secret Sabbatean who supported Leibel Prossnitz as his candidate for the next Sabbatian false messiah.

I am still trying to figure out who ‘Haskel Wormser’ really was, but Mandel is probably referring to ‘Yehoshua Hershel Tzoref’, the Sabbatian prophet whose descendants were big names in the proto State of Israel, and whose writings are said to have ‘inspired’ the Baal Shem Tov.

Yidl Hassid is Yehuda Chassid – who standard Jewish history usually forgets to tell us was a known Sabbatian, who was leading a bunch of Sabbatians on aliya to Jerusalem in 1700, which is when they believed that Shabtai Tzvi would be ‘returning in his body’ to lead the movement once again.

(Does any of this sound familiar?)


  • The ancient sect of Jewish-Gnostic-Sabians were known to be present and active in the Ukraine / Podolia, at the time that “Frankism” really took off.

“Has’sidism and Frankism… belong to the long chain of heretic sects that goes back to the early Christians and the Gnostics…..from that remote corner of eastern Europe, the forest and mountain country of eastern Galicia and the adjoining Ukraine which saw the last offsprings of gnostic Manicheism and the Bogomils.”

You can read about Manicheism on Wikipedia HERE.

I covered it in detail in two posts that I took down, but which I will probably stick up again, after this post.

Those posts make the connection between the ancient sect of devil-worshipping Jewish-Gnostic-Sabians, – and the religion of ‘Manicheism’ that spun out from them – and what is going on in the Jewish world today with the Sabbatean-Frankist-Freemasons, who hijacked our leadership structures and continue to subvert Judaism from within.


  • The Baal Shem TOV came to ‘tikkun’ what was going on with all these Sabbatean ‘Baal Shems’, and to extract the spiritual ‘good’ from the movement, while discarding the evil rind.

But the rest of the ‘Baal Shems’ were performing their ‘miracles’ by conjuring demons, writing amulets devoted to Shabtai Tzvi, and otherwise engaging in black magic and antinomian immorality that was all firmly rooted in a totally upside-down grasp of kabbalah.


  • There are also a bunch of Russian-‘xtian’ occult sects hanging out in Ukraine / Podolia at that time too, called the Khlyste.

You can read about the Khlyst on Wikipedia HERE.

I am in the process of researching them more, but I can tell you that Jacob Frank was in touch with them, was apparently ‘inspired’ by them – and I have a feeling that the Khlyst became the non-Jewish ‘force’ behind the Bolshevik revolution, which was fronted by the (formerly Jewish) Frankists.

The Khlyste may well have also morphed into the non-Jewish Russian peasant ‘Subbotniks’ who moved to Eretz Yisrael in their thousands, at the beginning of the 19th century – and intermarried with the Frankist Jews here.

Snippet from Wikipedia:

Subbotniks (“Sabbatarians”) is a common name for adherents of Russian religious movements that split from Sabbatarian sects in the late 18th century.

The majority of Subbotniks were converts to Rabbinic or Karaite Judaism from Christianity. Other groups included Judaizing Christians and Spiritual Christians.

Subbotnik families settled in the Holy Land at the time part of the Ottoman Empire, in the 1880s, as part of the ZionistFirst Aliyah in order to escape oppression in the Russian Empire and later mostly intermarried with Jews. Their descendants included Israeli Jews such as Alexander Zaïd, Major-General Alik Ron.


Are you starting to understand what a huge, ginormous mess is going on here?

Nearly all the old yishuv Jews in Eretz Yisrael descended from old-school Sabbateans, and then when the modern ‘Frankist-Zionists’ got going, a bunch of  non-Jewish Russians also moved to Israel, and intermarried with the secular, ‘zionist Jews’ here, without anyone keeping track of what was going on.

Man o man, it’s such a mess…

Let’s get back to Arthur Mandel.


  • Some of these externally ‘chassidic’ groups were resorting to murder, to away with people they saw as their opponents.

This isn’t news to Breslovers, who know that the Savraner Rebbe (a member of the extended Wertheimer clan of ‘interesting’ people) sanctioned his followers to actually try to murder Rabbi Natan Sternhartz of Breslov in his bed.

Rav Natan was saved when the murderer got the wrong ‘Natan of Breslov’, and murdered that guy instead….

But I learnt from Mandel that ‘chassidim’ were also murdering other people, too, like the Reform-minded rabbi of Lemberg, Arthur Kohn, in 1848.

Snippet from here:

Things came to a head on September 6, 1848 when Abraham Ber Pilpel, a Hasidic Jewish goldsmith, slipped into the rabbi’s kitchen. After receiving permission to light his cigar using the fire from the stove, Pilpel leaned over and poured arsenic into the soup.

The entire family was poisoned. Kohn’s infant daughter, Teresa, was killed and Kohn died the following day, at age 41.

Pilpel was put on trial, along with two leaders of the Orthodox community who had been among Kohn’s fiercest opponents, Jacob Naphtali Herz Bernstein, and Hirsh Orenstein.


Thank God for Breslov, and it’s never-ending emphasis on working on your own bad middot via a daily hour of introspection (aka hitbodedut).


  • Jacob Frank also sincerely believed he was doing what God wanted, and hastening the geula, with his antinomian actions.


The Frankist propaganda referred copiously to… talmudic quotations which picture “the end of the days” as an era of general depravity, when all houses of worship will be houses of whoredom, when the wisdom of the scholars will stink to heaven and virtue be scoffed at; in short, the world will be turned upside down.

Frank saw his calling in achieving this goal and leading humanity through this time: [The following is a quote from Frank]

“I have not come to uplift, I have come to destroy and debase everything until it has sunk so low that it cannot sink any lower.


  • Frank also wrote many beautiful things about serving and praising God – underlying the two-faced nature of the Sabbatean-Frankists.

Every ‘false messiah’ we’ve ever had has been charismatic, and capable of saying words that really touch the human heart.

Otherwise, they wouldn’t get anywhere. Yoshki also spoke ‘beautiful words’ – and there’s a whole list of at least 30 other externally Jewish ‘false messiahs’ on Wikipedia HERE, who also managed to mislead at least some of the Jewish people, some of the time.

So, it should come as no surprise that the satan-worshipping Jacob Frank also said things like this (all direct quotes, from his ‘Book of the Words of the Lord’ – the ‘lord’ being a reference to Jacob Frank himself):

  • A hero is not he who subdues his enemy by force, but he who can suffer distress and grief.
  • Do not let an ugly word pass your lips and do not say bad things about other people, for it was not given to you to examine the heart of man and to judge between good and bad.
  • Whosoever doe’s not love his neighbor and takes joy in hurting him, whosoever swears and slanders is not a true human being and cannot stay with me under one roof.


These people were total hypocrites, at the deepest level of the soul.

They engaged in all sorts of terrible things, including murder and outright devil-worship, but then could also spout pious words about not hurting other people, or speaking lashon hara….As if they weren’t guilty of doing this themselves, and other sins a billion times worse.

And they are still doing this today.


  • Other leading rabbis besides R’ Yakov Emden were also publically calling the Frankists out for their abominable practises.

The following is a quote from something written by Prague Rabbi Eleazar Fleckles in 1799, when he was trying to battle the Prague Frankists headed up by Jonas Wehle – descendent of the ‘Aaron Beer Wehle’ mentioned above, who hypocritically signed on the ‘ban’ against Sabbateans together with Eybshutz:

(Warning: it’s quite a graphic accusation.)

Elasar Flekeles, a Prague rabbi, accused the Frankists in 1799 of:

“[A]ll sorts of evil, godless and infamous deeds unheard of even among the wildest barbarians. These people are worse than all the villains and criminals who ever lived since the beginning of the world. . . .

They have a secret according to which it is good to masturbate and smear the body with the outflow. . . . They consider it pious and highly recommendable to sleep with your neighbor’s wife, in the presence of ten men-folk, and in addition recommend other abominations and horrors such as fornication with male persons and even with animals.

They worship idols, practice witchcraft, live in debauchery and whoredom. . .


And yet their leader, Jacob Frank, could still write things like this:

  • Whosoever doe’s not love his neighbor and takes joy in hurting him, whosoever swears and slanders is not a true human being and cannot stay with me under one roof.

Until and unless we understand the total two-faced duplicity of these people, it’s going to be very hard for us to really understand how someone could present such a ‘wholesome face’ to the external world, whilst engaging in the worst sins in the world behind closed doors.


Remember, the heads of the Erev Rav were called Janus and Jambrus.

The ‘symbol’ of Janus – a favorite ‘god’ of the Romans – is two heads or two faces.

Here’s a photo of the ‘Head of Janus’ on display in – where else? – the Vatican museum:


  • Jacob Frank also wrote down a number of ‘prophesies’ – including a prophesy that sounds very similar to what happened to the Jews in the (Freemason-Frankist-funded…) holocaust.

[Frank’s book of prophecies] contains abstruse prophecies about a coming world war in which the great powers of Europe will perish and the “new Jacob,” the man in the form of God… will rise from the dead.

He will gather Israel, “this little, despised, miserable, yearning, scarcely breathing people from all corners of the world and lead them to Jerusalem and the country God promised to Abraham. . . .

All nations then will turn to the house of Jacob; the proud rulers of the world will be imprisoned and deprived of everything so as to make them taste the fate of the children of Israel.

And Jacob will rule forever over his oppressors.”


We’ve all been brainwashed by our awful ‘education’ system to see things in a very simplistic way.

We have been taught to approach things in a very dogmatic, all-or-nothing way, where there is only ‘absolutes’ and no shades of grey. For many of us, it’s very uncomfortable to understand that good and bad can be so mixed up – also, inside of ourselves.

That’s why ‘narcissism’ – where people pretend to be perfect, and then project their flaws onto others because they can’t deal with the reality of who they really are – is such a scourge of our society today.

The Samech Mem has done a great job of splitting the world up into ‘only good’ and ‘only bad’ – and convincing us that the ‘bad’ is only ever in other people, in other groups.

But what I’m trying to show you, here, is that even the worst people in the world, like Jacob Frank, said things that you’d expect only a sincere ‘tzaddik’ to say.

Really think about this.

And really understand why actions speak far louder than words – especially when you are dealing with Janus-faced hypocrites.


  • Frank’s commune was run along the lines of a communist ‘kibbutz’.

Frank ordered “all money to be delivered to the treasurer who will husband it and care for the needs of the brothers.

Nobody is to regard anything as his own, but everything has to be shared with all others.”


The similarity between this and the WEF’s ‘you will own nothing, and you’ll be happy’ is obvious.


Frank pre-figured communism, and the Frankist-Freemasons who came after him really tried to put his ideas into action.

Most notably in Bolshevik Russia, but let’s not forget that ‘Labour-Zionist’ Israel was also a totally communist endeavor, and with its kibbutzim – where even the children were taken away from their parents and raised ‘by the group’ – it was by far the most ‘communist collective’ going at the time.


Here’s the last bit of information, for now, from the ‘Militant Messiah’ book – although I could easily go on for hours with this stuff.

  • Frank was a big believer in ‘zionism without zion’.

In other words, he was interested in getting a national, autonomous state for Jews – or rather, his Frankist Jews – where he could run things exactly the way he wanted to, and put his demonic ideas into practise, without being snitched on or arrested by the authorities.

“[Frank] petitioned the king to assign to him a territory in eastern Galicia where he could settle with his followers in a vassal state with himself at the head.

The Jews of the whole world would flock then to Poland and enrich her.

In other words, a Zionism without Zion, as it was advocated under the name of Territorialism in the first few decades of the present century, leading to various projects of settling the Jews of eastern Europe in Uganda, Biro-Bidjan and other places.”


I’ve had a few tabs up for weeks that link straight to the Frankist ideal of an autonomous ‘Frankist State’.

For now, I’m just going to  list them here, for the record, with a snippet, but they are all linked to people with Frankist connections:

The Jewish Colonisation Association

The Jewish Colonisation Association… is an organisation created on September 11, 1891, by Baron Maurice de Hirsch.

Its aim was to facilitate the mass emigration of Jews from Russia and other Eastern European countries, by settling them in agricultural colonies on lands purchased by the committee in North America (Canada and the United States), South America (Argentina and Brazil) and Ottoman Palestine.

Today ICA is still active in Israel in supporting specific development projects under the name Jewish Charitable Association (ICA).


Organization for Jewish Colonization in Russia

The Organization for Jewish Colonization in Russia….was a Communist-sponsored mass organization in North America devoted to supporting the settlement of Jews in new collective settlements, firstly in the newly established Ukrainian Soviet Republic and Southern Russia (Stavropol Krai), and latterly in the Jewish socialist republic of Birobidzhan in the Soviet Union.

The organization was founded in the United States in 1924 and soon spread to Canada.


Jewish Autonomous Oblast

Article 65 of the Constitution of Russia provides that the JAO is Russia’s only autonomous oblast. It is one of two official Jewish jurisdictions in the world, the other being the State of Israel.


Jewish Agricultural Colonies in Southern Ukraine and Crimea

(Google-translated from Russian.)

The idea of involving Jews in agricultural labor first arose at the turn of the 19th century, both among prominent statesmen and enlightened representatives of Jewry.

On the one hand, the Polish jurist T. Chatsky with his project (1788), the Lithuanian governor I. G. Frizel and especially the famous Russian poet and statesman G. R. Derzhavin, and on the other – the entrepreneur and Russian-Jewish public figure Nota Notkin (in 1797).


‘Nota Notkin’ was a famous Russian shtadlan who may be one-and-the-same as Joshua Zeitlin.

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


(d. 1804), merchant, shtadlan (lobbyist for Jewish interests), and Jewish political leader in late eighteenth-century Russia.

In the late 1770s and 1780s, Notkin was a contractor for the court of Count Semen Gavriilovich Zorich in Shklov, and for Count Grigorii Potemkin, Russia’s “viceroy of the south.”…

Among Notkin’s many acts of political intercession was securing the release of Shneur Zalman of Liady after his second arrest in 1801 and averting the expulsion of Jews from Smolensk province in 1803.


Like ‘Joshua Zeitlin’, he’s at the centre of a massive cover-up.

‘Natan Nota’s agricultural colonies for Jews were located in Kherson – the same place where Joshua Zeitlin has his estates and where Chabad also had a very strong presence.

Snippet from the J-roots site HERE:

In the mid-nineteenth century, Kherson became one of the main centers of Chabad in the southern provinces of Russia and, in particular, among Jewish colonists; prominent Chabad rabbis Shlomo-Zalman Pinsker (?-1886) and his son Gershon-Ber (1845-after 1912) lived in the city.


Here’s how ‘enlightened’ Natan Nota’s plans to turn Jews into farmers actually played out, in Russia:

The Jews were in no hurry to become farmers….[So] Jews were driven out of the villages by force. They ” begged for a reprieve, screamed and groaned, but it was all in vain. they escorted out peasants and even soldiers!… They were driven, like cattle, to small towns and villages” and there they were thrown in the squares, under the open sky.

They were reduced to beggars, with no place to live or work. In this situation, the Jews finally responded to the government’s call.

“In the heat of desperation, they submitted tearful petitions to all the authorities to immediately transfer them to farmers in Novorossiya, believing that everything was ready for their services there.” The tragic story of people who, after many centuries of being cut off from the earth, they became the object of an experiment of the Russian authorities.


Lest we forget, the Frankist-Freemasons in control of Eretz Yisrael were also coralling Jews to become part of the exact same experiment here, in Israel, a little later on.

If you’re interested, go and read up more about Mazkeret Batya, and other places.

Jacob Frank was a big believer in Jews ‘working the land’.

And also, in Jews being soldiers – including even the women.

And also, in Jews having an autonomous country of their own.

Does any of this sound familiar?


We’ll stop there for now.

There’s lot more to share, as always, but it’s a lot to take in, I know.

I guess the takeaway point is this:

The ‘father’ of Zionism, and of the modern State of Israel, is the antinomian ‘false messiah’ Jacob Frank.

But his followers historically have had their fingers in just about every ‘Jewish pie’ going, one way or another, for the last 250 years, including in the so-called ‘frum’ community, where their ‘Janus-faces’ have served them especially well.

And that explains a lot, doesn’t it?



I just stumbled across THIS article in Russian (Google translate it) describing more details of ‘Natan Nata Notkin’ of Shklov.

He mamash sounds identical to Joshua Zeitlin, with both men being described as the principal Jewish court factor for Semion Gavrilovich’s ‘royal court’ at Shklov, who maintain ties with orthodox individuals while also pursuing ‘haskalah’.

Either ‘Joshua Zeitlin’ and ‘Natan Nata Notkin’ are the same person, or possibly they are brothers.

Natan Nata also has a son called ‘Shabtai’ – as happened a lot with the secret Sabbatians – and he marries the daughter of the Sha’agat Aryeh.

Interestingly, ‘Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin’ apparently also marries this same daughter of the Sha’agat Aryeh….

But I digress.


The last thing to note is that Nathan Nata’s actions and intentions were also mixed-up, between good and bad, as this snippet shows:

When zealous local officials set out to evict the Jews from Smolensk, Notkin wrote a bitter letter to the Minister of Internal Affairs, Count Viktor Kochubey: “This eviction is unpleasant for the Jewish people, only aggravates their despondency and makes them deplorable conclusions about their future fate… Have mercy on this unfortunate people! Strengthen his generously fallen heart!And-a miracle! – the relocation was immediately suspended — so great was the authority of the Note!

It is important that Notkin understood his activities for the benefit of Jews as Russian subjects as a manifestation of Russian patriotism.

“Burning with a fervent desire to see my fellow tribesmen in their old age at the level of prosperity to which our Most Gracious Sovereign deigns to elevate them, I now employ untiring efforts to hasten this sacred will of the August Monarch. A certain patriotic spirit encourages and encourages me to take upon myself the responsibility of interceding for the common good.”


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2 replies
  1. Hannah
    Hannah says:

    Thank you Rivka for this great post. This is the problem of mankind since the sin of Adam due to the sheker of the primordial snake. Good and bad are mixed, intertwined.
    We have all been fooled since then and have little means to make birur job at a collective level.
    Nevertheless, some souls left Adam haRishon before he sinned and amongst them, the soul of Rabbi Nachman of Breslev. By connecting to him through the One Tzadik in the generation aka Rav Berland, whose souls have the required level to make the birur, we will be individually and collectively redeemed בייה


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