In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at some more of the strange information connected to the war in the Ukraine.

You can read Part 1 HERE.

I had to split the information up, as things were getting too long for one post, so here, we’re going to continue where we left off.

Again, I just want to underline that all I’m doing in these posts is starting to bring information together that is either being overlooked, unreported, or actively suppressed, which may help us to figure more things out, about what’s really going on in the Ukraine right now.

And who the real ‘enemies of humanity’ really might be….


Let’s begin by recapping the main points of the last post:

Igor Kolomoiski, is an externally ‘Jewish’ Ukrainian oligarch and media mogul.

Over the last few years:

  1. He shot Vladimir Zelensky to stardom in ‘Servant of the People‘, then financially supported Zelensky’s campaign to become President of Ukraine.
  2. He embezzled millions and millions of dollars, especially via his now nationalised ‘PrivatBank‘.
  3. PrivatBank’ was also one of the vehicles used by Mykola Zlochevsky to launder embezzled money for himself, and current US President Joe Biden (who literally encouraged Putin to start this war, when he said there would be no military pushback, only ‘sanctions’, that Putin doesn’t care about.
  4. When he’s not being the president of the United Jewish Community of Ukraine, he is spending tens of millions of dollars arming Ukrainian neo-nazi groups like the ‘Azov Battalion’, amongst many others.
  5. In July 2014 a Russian District Court authorized [Kolomoyskyi’s] arrest in absentia for “organizing the killing of civilians”.
  6. These murdered Russian civilians are the publically-stated reason stated by Putin for beginning the war, invading the Donbass region of Ukraine, and cleaning up the ‘neo nazi’ groups in the Ukraine.
  7. Kolomoiski’s protege, Zelensky, gave the order to release a bunch of murderers and rapists to ‘fight the Russians’, and also gave the order to hand out guns to these ‘volunteer battalions’ of neo-Nazis, funded by the self-same Kolomoisky.
  8. American-born R’ Yaakov Bleich has been battling it out with Chabad’s Moshe Azman to be recognised as the ‘Chief Rabbi of Ukraine‘ for years.
  9. Bleich also has weird links to Ukrainian fascist groups, including the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists; is currently fundraising for Ukrainians to fight the Russians, and is apparently acting as a spokesman for Kolomoisky actor, Zelensky.


Just yesterday, on March 2, 2022, The Forward ran a story about the battle between Yaakov Bleich and Moshe Atzmon, to be acclaimed as the ‘Chief Rabbi of Ukraine.

You can read that HERE, and here’s a screenshot and snippet:


The articles rakes a lot of muck (there is a lot of it to rake, unfortunately…)

The takeaways is that American rabbi Yaakov Bleich was a former Karlin-Stolin chassid who somehow became Chief Rabbi of the Ukraine in 1992.

Then in 2003, Chabad unilaterally appointed another American, Azriel Haikin, as ‘Chief Rabbi of the Ukraine – but his appointment never really ‘took’, for a number of reasons, possibly including the fact he was in his 70s and hasn’t lived in the Ukraine since 2008…

Then in 2005, another Chabad contender for ‘Chief Rabbi of the Ukraine’ showed up, Russian-born Moshe Azman.

Of course, all this was accompanied with maximum infighting and yucky stuff.

And of course, all these candidates for ‘Chief Rabbi of the Ukraine’ also have very strong – weirdly strong – ties to leading politicians, and to ‘oligarchs’ and businessmen, all over the world.


According to The Forward:

[Azman] was close to Viktor Yushchenko, who had been elected president of Ukraine the year before after surviving an assassination attempt by poison during the volatile campaign. Yushchenko named Azman as his liaison to Ukraine’s Jewish community.

But Azman’s election was deemed illegitimate by a majority of the local Chabad rabbis, who represented the Federation of Jewish Communities, the region’s largest Jewish group. Secular Jewish leaders from local cities and towns joined in protesting the vote.

Bleich never gave up his title and remained active in the country. A Kyiv weekly magazine, Focus, named Bleich and Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetzky, the chief rabbi of Ukraine’s Dnepropetrovsk Jewish community, among the 15 most “powerful foreigners” in the country in 2008.


That same year, the Karlin-Stolin Hasidic sect disavowed Bleich amid an internal power battle over the community’s institutions in Ukraine.

Bleich also held other communal leadership positions. He served as an executive member of the World Jewish Congress until the summer of 2021, and vice president of the European Council of Jewish Communities. Bleich lost some of his communal positions in 2019 following sexual abuse allegations, according to the blog Frum Follies.

In the 2019 presidential election, he backed former President Petro Poroshenko who was defeated by Zelensky.


You remember from yesterday’s post, the Petro Poroshenko was allegedly in cahoots with President Joe Biden, to basically clear tens of millions of stolen funds from Ukraine to the United States.

If you don’t remember, watch THIS.


On Petroshenko’s Wiki page HERE, we also learn this:

On December 20, 2021, Petro Poroshenko was charged with high treason in the case of the supply of coal from the part of Donbass not controlled by Kiev in 2014-2015.

Pay attention: that’s the same ‘part of Donbass’ that again is at the centre of this war with Russia. And the timing of Poroshenko’s charges – just 2 months before war broke out – is significant.

And it’s also significant that if Poroshenko actually goes on trial, then FOR SURE more of his links with totally corrupt US President Joe Biden will start to be made public.

Now, we’re starting to see another possible motive, for why Joe Biden et al actually really WANT a war in the Ukraine, right now, despite all their lies about wanting peace.


Petroshenko has also been pouring fuel on the flames of the situation in Donbass for years.

Another snippet from Wikipedia:

Already during his election campaign (in 2014), Poroshenko stated that he did not intend to negotiate with the “separatists” in the Donbass, since they did not represent anyone: “We must restore law and order and sweep the terrorists from the streets”.

Petroshenko was also a poster-child for the sort of aggressive ‘liberal policies’ that helped to create the wealth of the oligarchs, effectively by privatising what should have been national assets, then spiriting that wealth ‘off shore’.

And of course, all this was done in the name of ‘eradicating communism’ from Ukraine, the same way the national wealth and assets of the former USSR was pillaged when it broke apart in 1990.


At the same time, he did have a point.

The communists deliberately starved millions of Ukrainian nationals to death under Stalin, in an event known as ‘the Holodomor’.

That occurred between the  years 1932-1933, and an estimated seven million Ukrainians died. See more info HERE, and Google translate.

When you recall that the ‘Bolshevik Revolution’ was financed by Frankist bankers like Jacob Schiff, and had a number of ‘pretend-Jewish’ Frankists heading it up, perhaps we start to understand that Ukrainian anti-semitism is maybe not so black and white as perhaps we think.

But I digress.


The point is, throughout his years running the Ukraine, the corrupt Petrochenko was illegally bleeding the country dry with some help from his ‘buddy’ Joe Biden.

And at the same time he was doing that, Petrochenko was also introducing one law after another designed to ratchet up tensions with Russia, and to pour more fuel on the volatile situation of the Russian-speaking citizens of Eastern Ukraine, and make life as hard for them as possible.

(Read more specific details on his Wiki page, HERE.)

On April 20, 2019 – shortly before he lost the election to Vladimir Zelensky – Petrochenko:

“[B]y his decree “Issues of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration”, approved a plan on Ukraine’s course towards the European Union and NATO.”

Thereby crossing another of Putin’s major red lines, and setting the scene for what is going on today in the Ukraine.


Of course, the guy’s a puppet.

Like they all are.

But by following the course of action of all these ‘puppets’ over the years, we start to understand more about how the puppeteers behind them are pulling the strings to keep creating more of those useful wars-on-demand, that they just love so much.

And it can’t be stressed too much, that Joe Biden and Petrochenko were caught actively collaborating by investigators in the Ukraine to embezzle money from the Ukraine and send it over to Biden and his family members in the USA.

And that yet again, the MSM is totally covering up this crucial piece of information.


Here’s another strange piece of information, that may give more insight into the war in Ukraine.

Around 8 months ago, in May 2021, Zelensky announced he was going to ‘go after’ the oligarchs who have been running Ukraine, including Kolomoisky, his former business partner and TV boss. Snippet from HERE:

“Nowhere in Emerging Europe, where countries have adopted the Westernising approach, are oligarchs as dominant as in Ukraine,” says Timothy Ash, a strategist for Bluebay Asset Management. “Sure, you have a few, but they do not absolutely dominate the economy as in Ukraine.”

Faced with such a rotten set-up it’s hard to push through any reform that threatens the oligarch ecosystem.


Now, let’s get back to the more obviously Jewish angle to all this.

According to The Forward:

In the previous conflict between Russia and Ukraine in 2014, Bleich accused the Kremlin of staging antisemitic “provocations” in Crimea and compared Russia’s behavior to that of the Nazis prior to the Anschluss invasion of Austria in 1938.

During that conflict, Azman founded a village for Jewish families displaced by Russia’s five-year war against Ukraine in the eastern Donbass region. He named it Anatevka, after the village from “Fiddler on the Roof.”.


Azman and ‘Anatevka’ made headlines a couple of years back, for all the wrong reasons.

It came out that Trump’s legal advisor and fundraiser Rudy Giuliani was the ‘honorary mayor’ of Anatevka. It also came out that Giuliani had close ties to Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, “who have been indicted in the US for campaign law violations.”

Read more about Parnas and Fruman HERE, and then you can watch this weird video of Giuliani, Parnas and Fruman giving a ‘shout out’ to Moshe Azman:


Now, in another strange link-up with American politics, according to THIS article from the European Tribune in 2019, entitled: President Zelensky, a Servant of TrumpParnas paid Giuliani $500k to investigate Joe Biden’s dealings in the Ukraine.

Here’s how Reuters described what was going on HERE:

According to an indictment unsealed by U.S. prosecutors, an unidentified Russian businessman arranged for two $500,000 wires to be sent from foreign bank accounts to a U.S. account controlled by Fruman in September and October 2018.

The money was used, in part, by Fruman, Parnas and two other men charged in the indictment to gain influence with U.S. politicians and candidates, the indictment said.


Now, let’s zoom back up to 2022, and the conflict in Ukraine, to see what other connections we find.


This is a copy of email sent out by R’ Avraham Wolf, the Chabad rabbi of Odessa Jewish community three weeks ago, where he states he ALREADY spent $300k buying in food and other supplies for the wave of Jewish refugees he is expecting.

Dear brothers!

Thank you for the interest and concern of all of you for our situation in Ukraine.

The pressure in our community is undoubtedly very great.

Our role as emissaries and rabbis, is first and foremost in these hours, to encourage, strengthen, and relieve the pressure of the Jews in the community.

Of course none of us leave, even though Israeli citizens are leaving the country for fear of what is going to happen here.

Of course, we have been organizing for several months for other scenarios, Chas V’shalom, without publishing it, so as not to cause pressure and fears among the Jews.

Just to clear your ears, we organized and purchased about a thousand sleeping bags in case of Jewish refugees from the Kharkiv, Kiev and Dnieper regions who come to us in Odessa.

We also purchased 30 tons of flour, 20 tons of sugar, 30 tons of macaroni, 25 tons of rice and almost 40 tons buckwheat (gretzke).

These are purchases that cost us about $ 300,000, loans we took from local banks, all so that we could feed the hundreds of children growing up in orphanages, the hundreds of students from across Ukraine who live with us, and the hundreds of Holocaust survivors who live in the community’s old age.

In the coming days, Israeli security companies will come here to be added to the local security companies that already work with us, this is a vital need throughout the year but much more critical at such times, the costs are very high and no body covers them for us!

On the subject of the loans we took out and the lack of money for what we still need to buy and get organized surely needless to explain! The situation here is very difficult and we are, God forbid, facing collapse and we urgently need a lot of money in order to be equipped and properly organized for the difficult situation that lies ahead.

We still lack medical emergency equipment, protective equipment and a huge amount of food products for a long time for hundreds of Jews who can not leave the country and have nowhere to go.

In such difficult days we all with Israel are guarantors of each other and all over the world we must all unite and give a shoulder to our brothers who are in danger.

At the moment we are doing everything, so that we are not caught are not ready Chas Vechalilah, time is pressing and we must do it quickly before it is too late.

Thank you very much and Tizku Lemitzvos!

Rabbi Avraham Wolf,

the Rabbi of the Odessa Jewish community.”


EXHIBIT 2: Lots of children being taking out of orphanages, and moved across international borders.

This seems to be happening a lot. Here’s a few links telling different stories:

Heroic Chief Rabbi of Odessa Rescues 250 Orphans by Traveling on Shabbos


This past Shabbos, the Chief Rabbi of Odessa heroically rescued 250 orphan children from potential tragedy. Rabbi Shlomo Baksht determined that it was permissible to travel on Shabbos in order to flee the country.


Snippet from HERE:

CHISINAU, Moldova – More than 100 children made it out of Ukraine on Wednesday, thanks to a military-style operation that beat all the odds.

Many of the children live in Chabad’s orphanage in Odessa and the rest were sent by their parents, who stayed behind – in some cases to help younger children or elderly parents, and in some cases to fight.


These two articles are talking about 350 children in Odessa alone, in apparently Jewish orphanages, who both got ‘smuggled out’ in the last two days.

According to THIS, there were 12,500 ‘self-identifying’ Jews in Odessa in 2012.

Does it sound realistic, that in a city with a population of 12,500 ‘self-identifying’ Jews there would be 350 children in Jewish orphanages?

mamash don’t know the situation on the ground there, but this seems to be an astronomical percentage of the Jewish population.



Before Covid 19, I wouldn’t be questioning every detail of these narratives.

But now…. I can’t help it. And it looks like other people are also digging deeper into the inconsistencies in the ‘official stories’. I got this over email:

The article says that the children were “smuggled” out of Ukraine. I studied International Law, and I am pretty sure that “smuggling” minors across international boarders is called “human trafficking” which when it comes to minors is a SERIOUS offense! Oh and 40 of the kids didn’t even have documents!

Try getting those kids back into Ukraine to ever see their parents again, what with them having been human trafficked out without documents….



First, take a look at this Tweet, with the strange recent words of Moshe Azman.

Who is he actually addressing, in this video?


Now, take a look at his Wikipedia page HERE.

These are the two snippets that caught my eye:

Snippet 1:

In October 2005, Asman elected him self as chief Rabbi of Ukraine. His election caused confusion in the Ukraine Jewish community especially to the Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Rabbi Azriel Chaikin, Chief Rabbi of Kyiv rabbi Jonathan Markovitch, and all of the rabbi’s in Ukraine. 

A group of rabbis from the Chabad Federation of Jewish Communities, headed by government Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar of Russia, attacked the appointment describing it as “illegitimate” and “insulting to the feelings of every believer.”

Snippet 2:

He worked as a secretary in “Beit Chabad for Russian Jews” in Israel during the Russian aliyah of 1991, helping Russian-Jewish immigrants adjust to Israel life in Israel and reconnect to Judaism. Asman was also help[ing] with bringing Ukrainian-Jewish children of Chernobyl to Israel and paying for their medical and psychological rehabilitation.

And of course, remember that strange village of ‘Anatevka’, supposedly set up to help refugees from the Donbas region of Eastern Ukraine back in 2014 – but which is now under heavy armed guard (at least as of 2019…)


I don’t know what all this means.

At least, not yet.

I’m just stringing bits of information together that feels to me to be connected, in someway, without quite knowing where all this is leading.

Every single time I get a ‘breakthrough’, where suddenly some new piece of info shows up that sheds light on the whole issue, this is the process I follow.

Let’s end this post by returning to Beryl Lazer, Chabad’s ‘Chief Rabbi of Russia’ and Putin’s very good friend.


In the first part of this post, someone on the ground in Kiev sent my contact this:

Also he mentioned yesterday that he thinks Chabad is taking over Ukraine. As it was not under Chabad control but Rav Bleich. But according to him Ben lazar is “coming.

So, let’s see what more we can learn about this ‘Ben Lazar’, aka Beryl Lazar, the Chabad Chief Rabbi of Russia.


First, we need to understand that just because someone is ‘from Chabad’, doesn’t mean that everyone in the organisation actually supports them.

Chabad is rife with sectarian struggles and divisions, about who should really wield the power in the organisation. (One thing I can tell you for sure: Chabad does have an awful lot of unexplained political power, in very many countries, including the USA, Russia and Israel.)

When it comes to the Ukraine, as well as the former Karlin-Stoliner ‘Chief Rabbi of Ukraine’, Yaakov Bleich, there are also (at least…) two rival ‘Chabad’ Chief Rabbis of Ukraine, namely Moshe Azman, and Azriel Halkin, referred to above.

This article from The Forward, dated 2006, explains a bit more:

The divisions within Chabad are partially a result of the sect’s success in winning over locals, at least among the wealthier strata.

The federation of Chabad rabbis that elected Haikin as chief rabbi is bankrolled by the Uzbeki-Israeli diamond dealer Lev Leviev.

Azman has cultivated his own sponsor in Ukraine: the arms dealer and media magnate Vadim Rabinovich. It was Rabinovich’s United Jewish Community of Ukraine that elected Azman chief rabbi last fall.


Notice something: Each one of these ‘Chief Rabbis’ is publically sponsored by an oligarch (which can also be spelt M-A-F-I-O-S-O).

Here’s a bit more about Lev Leviev:

  • He served in the communications directorate of the Israel Defense Forces.
  • “He received the blessings for success in business and personal support of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson for his philanthropic activities.”
  • He has close ties with Jared Kushner, Trump’s son in law.
  • He’s friends with Roman Abramovich – the same guy who Putin claimed had been swindled out of billions by Igor Kolomoisky.
  • He invests in property all over the place, including in the Israeli shtachim, and he also has diamond mines that were caught up in the ‘blood diamonds’ scandals.

And lastly:

Leviev is a major supporter of Jewish philanthropic causes and president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS (FJC), an umbrella body representing Jewish communities across the former Soviet Union.


If you go to the Wiki page for the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS, you learn this:

Current heads of the organization are:

  • Lev Leviev, President of FJC of the CIS

  • Rabbi Berel Lazar, chief rabbi of Russia…

Haaretz and other sources maintain that it is a pro-Putin organization established to counter the Russian Jewish Congress formed by Vladimir Gusinsky in 1996 and was critical of Putin.


So, we see that Rabbi Berel Lazar is also a close associate of Lev Leviev.


Meanwhile, let’s take a closer look at Moshe Azman’s ‘sponsor’, Vadim Rabinovitch.

After many different run-ins with the law for embezzling money ‘in big amounts’, Ukrainian Vadim Rabinovitch is stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship in the early 1990s – so decides to move to Israel. He also got banned from entering the USA, due to being an arms dealer.

But then, he bounced back, kind of, and as well as paying 10 million shekels to rebuild the Churva Synagogue in the Old City (one of the most important ‘shrines’ for the Sabbateans that came to Eretz Yisrael with Yehuda Chassid in 1700), he also paid for the massive gold menorah for the Temple Institute.

Snippet from HERE:

In Israel, he is known as a donor of the famous golden menorah weighing 800 kg to the Temple Institute in Jerusalem. After handing over the Menorah, the Israeli Knesset cleared Rabinowitz of all charges and gave him permission to enter the country.

Meanwhile, back in Ukraine, he founded the 1+1 TV channel which just so happens to be owned by Igor Kolomoisky, and which just so happens to have launched Vladimir Zelensky’s acting career (for TV…) and acting career (as a political puppet).


And of course, he’s also big into charidee, interfaith and Ukrainian politics, too, and even ran for president in 2014.

(He got 2.5% of the vote.)

Snippet from HERE:

Since 1997, he has been president of the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress. In 2001, Rabinovich became head of the Step Towards Unity Forum of Christians and Jews and co-chair of the European Jewish Parliament.

Here’s who else founded the European Jewish Parliament:

The EJU group was founded in the Spring of 2011 by Ihor KolomoyskyiVadim Rabinovich and Alexander Zanzer.


So, let’s sum up before moving on.

Moshe Azman is connected to Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman, and Rudy Giuliani.

Moshe Azman is also closely connected to Vadim Rabinovich, who in turn is closely connected to Igor Kolomoisky.

Igor Kolomoisky lost a ton load of money and assets when Russia annexed Crimea, back in 2014. Igor Kolomoisky has also paid out a ton of money to create and arm the neo-fascist ‘Azov Volunteer Battalions‘ (amongst many other ‘Ukranian Nationalist’ groups, accused of killing Russian-speakers in Donbas.

Igor Kolomoisky is also closely connected to Vladimir Zelensky.

Berel Lazar came out strongly against Moshe Azman.


Meanwhile, Lev Leviev is closely connected to Berel Lazar, Putin, Roman Abramovich, Boris Berezovksy, Netanyahu and Trump, via Jared Kushner.

Now, let’s fill out the picture with Berel Lazar, a bit more.


You can see his (whitewashed…) Wiki page HERE.


Shlomo Dov Pinchas Lazar… better known as Berel Lazar, is an Orthodox, Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic rabbi. He began his service in Russia in 1990. Known for his friendship with Vladimir Putin, since 2000, he has served as the Chief Rabbi of Russia, and chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia and Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS.

Here’s some more interesting details from there:

  • Lazar met Lev Leviev in 1992, who introduced him to two more ‘Jewish’ oligarchs, Roman Abramovich and Boris Berezovsky.
  • He’s a US citizen who only became a citizen of Russia in 2000 (while retaining his US citizenship.)
  • In 2004, Putin gave him the ‘Order of Friendship’ honor, and then other awards, too,  for pushing interfaith activities.
  • “Lazar is an advocate of interfaith dialogue and sits on the Board of World Religious Leaders for The Elijah Interfaith Institute.”


I wrote a whole bunch of posts about the Frankist-Sabbatian theology of ‘The Elijah Interfaith Institute.

They currently have plans to build a massive ‘interfaith Centre of Hope’ right in the heart of Jerusalem, in the grounds of the old ORT building on HaNevi’im Street.

Read about that for yourself in their brochure, HERE.


Boris Berezovsky was another ‘oligarch’ who made a ton of money by buying up the former USSR’s infrastracture, when it all collapsed.

Here’s a snippet about him, from HERE:

Berezovsky helped fund Unity, the political party that would form Vladimir Putin‘s first parliamentary base, and was elected to the Duma on Putin’s slate in the 1999 Russian legislative election. However, following the Russian presidential election in March 2000, Berezovsky went into opposition and resigned from the Duma. Berezovsky would remain a vocal critic of Putin for the rest of his life.

He was charged with embezzlement, went into exile in the UK, spent many years calling for Putin to be overthrown, and trying to buy political influence in the Ukraine –  and then he died a ‘mysterious death’ at his home in London, in 2013.


Now, for the less whitewashed version of the ties between Putin and Beryl Lazer.

This Google translated snippet comes from a Russian-language site HERE, that mixes its information with some anti-semitism about Jews ruling everything. It’s unfortunate, but at the same time, if I was a non-Jew looking in on all this – and I knew nothing about Sabbatian-Frankists – I can see it’s an easy mistake to make.

I’m not endorsing everything said on that site, at all. I’m just trying to birur out the bits that seem to be correct.

Berl Lazar’s ascent to the top began with the arrival of Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin. 

To begin with, he granted Lazar Russian citizenship, in addition to American, Italian, and Israeli citizenship. Two weeks later, he was made chief rabbi.

Since 1992, the Chief Rabbi of Russia had been Adolf Shaevich, who led the Congress of Jewish Religious Communities and Organizations in Russia (KEROOR) and was supported by money from Vladimir Gusinsky.

Within this framework, Boris Berezovsky was perceived as not quite a full-blooded Jew.

In retaliation, Boris Berezovsky and Roman Abramovich initiated the creation of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (FEOR) in November 1999, which was headed by US citizen Berl Lazar.

In June 2000, the” all-Jewish congress ” of Russia was organized, at which the composition of participants was organized in favor of FEOR, and Berl Lazar was declared Chief rabbi of Russia. At the same time, V. Gusinsky was arrested.


While I was writing this, I got sent this video by another reader:


This video is about the ties between Putin, R. Mordechai Eliyahu and Beryl Lazar.

At minute 9:45, Lazar says the following (written up by my reader):

According to him R. Mordechai Eliyahu told him that it’s important for Lazar to strengthen the relationship (kesher) with Putin and once Lazar was invited by Putin to come on shabbat to his palace etc.

Lazar asked Eliyahu what to do because apparently there would be cameras there and he was afraid that if he was seen on camera on shabbat there would be a hillul Hashem.

Eliyahu answered him that according to him not only does he have permission to go, he must go (without breaking shabbat) to Putin and that whenever Putin calls Lazar to a meeting on shabbat he is hayav to go according to halacha.


The mind-boggling thing here is, why would the autocratic leader of Russia be regularly calling a Chabad rabbi over for ‘meetings’, anyway, to the point where this psak is even necessary?


I will stop there for now, it’s another huge, monster post, I know.

More bits of the puzzle will start to fill in soon, hopefully, but I think we’re all starting to see that this ‘war’ is really between a bunch of international gangsters who are really just interested in controlling people and property at any cost.

There is no ‘good side’ – they are all bad news, one way or another.

As I was wrapping this up, I got another email from someone with contacts ‘on the ground’.

Here’s what she told me:

I can’t get through to anyone we know in Ukraine. Yesterday we heard from 2 shluchim that their cities were bombed terribly, and they say the Russian military is deliberately targeting civilian infrastructure. So it’s either that or they are REALLY bad at precision strikes!


If this is true, it’s very worrying.

Whatever else is going on, we need to keep the Jews of the Ukraine in our prayers.

And keep our eyes peeled for more parts of this puzzle to show up.




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6 replies
  1. nechama
    nechama says:

    I remember that Putin was very much influenced by his Jewish teacher. READ,7340,L-4504539,00.html. He was very sentimental about her. He even bought her an apt in Tel Aviv for her retirement years. There is some rumor that Putin’s mother was possibly Jewish?? No real evidence. But she did have him bap…… He is very soft on authentic Judaism, which can be surmised by some that you wrote. Putin is principled in his own way. He’s a very smart intelligent person. Putin graduated university with a law degree. I think Rabbi Eliyahu gave Rabbi Lazar that Psak because Putin recognizes the specialness of Jewish law (halacha) and morality. He is also against immorality. Ok ok enough on Putin. However HaShem made him a powerful world leader for our Geula process. Ukraine is a den of corruption, for all those who think they have power. On the orphans, my thought is that some have parents but are sending them to safety; some are real orphans; and the rest are the group being trafficked for the wrong reasons. Ukraine is known as a hub for child trafficking. I don’t believe Russia is targeting civilians, unless they are those who won’t give up their stranglehold on Ukraine. However, there is no one watching each Russian soldier’s behavior. Many things blamed on Russia were really perpetrated by Ukrainians, as they are divided into different political groups. Putin periodically asks the bad guys to surrender, but they vow to fight to the end = a long offensive. This is just the first of many countries that are to have their buyo wea-p-on factories shut down. These are all US owned and operated.

    • Rivka Levy
      Rivka Levy says:

      It’s interesting, because on the anti-semitic sites, they all claim that Putin has Jewish roots. It’s hard to know if that’s true or not.

      Also, we have to remember that the MSM is propaganda… who knows if that whole story about his teacher wasn’t 100% a propaganda ‘puff piece’ to give an impression of him as a kind-hearted person with a soft spot for Jews (at least, in Israel)?

      This battle is all spiritual – literally a war for hearts and minds.

      No-one in this world gets to be the leader of a country like Russia – or pretty much any other place – unless they are an immoral, evil piece of scum.

      That’s just how it is.

      So at this stage, we just need to keep calling out the lies and the propaganda as we go along, but without getting pulled into the ‘tug’ to pronounce one side ‘good’ and one side ‘bad’.

      Good and bad is mixed up all over the place!

      Thanks for participating in this process of birur, Nechama. I appreciate the input – and I also think the child trafficking is a big thing to keep an eye on. That’s part of why the evil people pulling the strings just love a new war…. it gives them more defenseless kids to move around and ‘exploit’, God forbid.

  2. Eliora
    Eliora says:

    After all this info makes my mind feels like a cup that someone overfilled and the water’s spilling out over the top! Thank you for this article. I think we all have a somewhat clearer picture of what’s happening, who’s involved and the why behind it. A bunch of people on different sides, trying to control money and other people. Will the seemingly endless sheker ever stop!?!

  3. Inna
    Inna says:

    Only your brain can weave the facts together this brilliant way. I live in the community that is very active supporters of Tikva orphanage in Odessa. Constant fundraising and gala parties with art sales and fashion shows in New York. To a normal mind from former Soviet Union knowing who the jews were there it is almost impossible to conceive that there are Jewish orphans
    Never saw a Jewish mom leave her child. If not the mom then family would take over. It is just not in our blood to leave kids.
    Also when we went to Ukraine to visit kvarim with my kids – we stayed one night in Anatevka village. Offered as a hotel for the night. Weird experience. There was a Chabad summer camp there with teens but did not see any displaced persons there. Adults were only staff. It was 3 years ago.
    The world is so small. Thank you for your analysis again.
    As somebody just mentioned : the strength is in Truth ( Russian saying) so to get some strength we desperately need the truth. May be some or most are not ready to face it but I really do not think those people have a bright future ahead. Hashem has to lead this somewhere to a logical conclusion and justice. Even thought it is quite scary to imagine

  4. Daisy
    Daisy says:

    Hi Rivka,

    Before I wrote that comment on part 1 of this series, I had not seen this part 2: sorry. I see that you already made the connection between Lazar and the FJC. Cool! But do you realize how deceitful they are in their promotions? Liars and thieves! BTW the Lazar of 20 or 30 years ago was not nearly as distasteful as he is now: repulsive in my eyes – when somebody is swimming in “dung” how can he not be? On the other hand, even though the current chief rabbi of the Ukraine, Asman, is connected to that oligarch (whatever his name is), he sounded sincere and very concerned, holding the Sefer Torah with great awe, about what is happening to his country. He still has that holy Israel vibe about him. I like him – for now. I am usually very sensitive about people, I can read them by their vibe; and his vibe is good.

    A friend of ours from Israel, Alex, is from the Ukraine. I spoke with him today; he still has family there. He told me that a lot of the orphans have become orphaned by the war, mostly from the eastern Ukraine; interestingly, he told me about an orphanage in Kiev where a woman doctor he knows works: she can’t leave and the rest of the staff can’t leave because without the staff the kids would have nowhere to go, no food, no care, nothing; he also said that a lot of the children are not Jewish. So it seems that there are lots of new orphans in the country because of the war: who knows how many of those Odessa children are Jews; maybe some are not, and since they are being helped financially by the FJC ( I assume, I don’t know which group helps the orphans there) , why would they discriminate, right? On the other hand I had the same misgivings as you re: child trafficking, Pretty suspicious, right? Especially with the people we know pulling the strings of war in the background. Evil. evil and more evil….

    Thanks for all the research work you put into all of this: a mountain of material. Wow….

    • Rivka Levy
      Rivka Levy says:

      We’re all figuring this out together, it’s definitely a joint effort.

      And that list of funders you pointed to on the FJC website is very interesting.


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