Back in November 2020, I had a very interesting email exchange with someone I’m close to in the chareidi world.
It was about Jonathan Eybshutz.
The person I was corresponding with had got wind that I was starting to research the Eybshutz / Emden ‘controversy’, as part of my initial attempts to figure out who and what were behind the ongoing persecution of Rav Berland, which at that time was heating up again.
And he made a very big effort to get me to put my energies elsewhere.
(Let me just make clear that I had and still have tremendous respect for this person, he’s mamash a very sincere oved Hashem, with much better middot than me…. Obviously.)
His main arguments were (paraphrased, to keep his anonymity, but I have the emails in front of me as I type):
- There are ‘written witness statements’ who from people who claimed they falsely testified to R’ Yaakov Emden about Jonathan Eybshutz, except these statements somehow only surfaced five years after Eybshutz died, in 1764.
- Eybshutz put out a whole book called ‘Luchot HaEidut’, which brought letters from a number of the ‘big rabbis’ of his day, defending him against the charge of being a ‘secret Sabbatean’.
- When Eybshutz’s son, ‘Wolf’, declared himself a messiah and apparently came out as a ‘Frankist’, Eybshutz was actually very upset about that (even though he continued to pay for this son, and to smooth the path for him in a million other ways….)
- There’s a story that 8 years after Eybshutz died, he came to this renegade Frankist son in a dream, and told him to make teshuva – and of course, the son did! (So the story goes.)
- Any ‘Shabatean influence’ that Eybshutz may have picked up was in the category of ‘eating the pips and throwing away the rind’, i.e. he was ‘elevating it’ in a kosher way.
- The people who have written the bad things about Eybshutz are all ‘maskilim’, who were busy persecuting ‘true tzaddikim’ to serve their own ends.
- Jonathan Eybshutz is mentioned in the sefer ‘Shmot HaTzaddikim‘, put together by R’ Natan of Breslov, so of course he must be a tzaddik.
At this point in the process, I have to admit to feeling really confused about what was going on.
What’s more, my friend sent my doubts to his ‘friend’ who had researched the issue, and even put out a pamphlet about it exonerating Eybshutz – who responded with the type of email I usually get from seasoned gangstalkers. It was pretty shocking.
It was the tone of that email that actually galvanised me to dig into this story a little deeper.
Because when you start disturbing the psychos, that’s probably the clearest sign you can get that you are on to something important.
So, I went back and started checking a few things out.
The first thing I noticed is that ‘Jonathan Eybshutz’ was only added to the Breslov Book of Names of the Tzaddikim as an addendum, long after R’ Natan had written the original version.
After we saw what happened with Rabbenu’s words being skewed to say ‘people should vaccinate’ – when he never even mentioned vaccines at all – we understand that some parts of the Breslov masoret have also been corrupted by the Sabbatean-Frankist-Freemasons in our midst.
I went back to my friend to tell him this, and the next thing he emailed me was a story he’d heard personally, from a rabbi of his in New York, about what happened to a guy who decided he was going to start reprinting Yaakov Emden’s book.
Apparently, he had a dream ‘from Heaven’ warning him not to do it, and then the day the printing was meant to start, he died.
That was quite off-putting, I have to say.
And that whole big book containing statements by ‘big rabbis’ exonerating Jonathan Eybshutz was pretty hard to explain away, at that point.
And every time I even so much as started to question the innocence of ‘Jonathan Eybshutz’ on my blog, I’d spark off a flood of emails telling me you’re wrong!!! Totally wrong!!! The guy is a huge tzaddik!!!
So I kind of gave up for a while, and shifted my focus elsewhere.
In the 17 months since that conversation, so much has happened, and so much that was hidden has now been revealed.
After yesterday’s post, I finally feel it’s time to revisit the real story of what happened with Jonathan Eybshutz, and to stack up the evidence for who this guy really was, and the enormous damage he did then – and continues to do now – to orthodox Judaism and the authentic Jewish community.
The first thing to state is that Jonathan Eybshutz’s ancestry places him very firmly in the camp of those ‘interesting people’ who seem to have had ‘Sabian Jewish-Gnostic’ tendencies, for centuries.
One of the most important things we learned over the last two years is that ‘Shabtai Tzvi’ was just one of the more successful ‘false messiahs’ this group of pretend Jews and pretend xtians have repeatedly dangled before the eyes of the orthodox Jewish community.
Eybshutz’s great-grandfather (1585–1633) was Rabbi Nathan Neta Shapira, III, aka the “Megaleh Amukoth”.
To keep this as easy to read as possible, I’m going to use bullet points as much as possible, and keep the snippets brief. These bullet points are based on the entry for the Megaleh Amukoth on the YIVO website, HERE.
- He was a noted kabbalist, and was schooled in the kabbalistic tradition of Yisrael Sarug. (Yisrael Sarug reportedly stole the Ari’s kabbalist writings from the grave of his main student, Chaim Vital, and disseminated a warped version of the Ari’s kabbalah that all the ‘interesting people’ seem to have been studying.)
- He “drew a great deal from Christianity, and even revived various elements of the Jewish-Christian tradition that are found in midrashic literature.”
- Spira was of the opinion that the “Christian messiah was the opposite of the true messiah, and the Christian religion was a satanic version of the true faith.” While this sounds like a standard belief for an orthodox Rabbi to have, it’s also important to note that Sabian Jewish-xtian gnostics also see Yoshki as an interloper, or ‘rival messiah’ to John the Baptist (amongst others.)
Here’s a snippet of what I really want you to focus on:
“Spira’s name was linked to a putative Sabbatian sect, involving Jews and Lutherans, that was connected to Yonatan Eybeschütz. Although the sect was established in the 1720s, its writings claimed Spira to be its founder, and maintained that he had received a divine revelation calling upon him to adopt the Christian faith.”
The Megaleh Amukot died in 1633, a full 32 years before the disaster of Shabtai Tzvi started to unfurl in the Jewish world.
Secular scholars are baffled by his links to the ‘Jewish-Christian’ world, that apparently pre-dates Shabtai Tzvi by three decades.
But, all this fits the ‘Sabian Jewish-Xtian-Gnostic’ thesis perfectly, where we posited that for at least two millenia, and probably closer to 3, 333 years, a group of ‘pretend Jews’ have been trying to subvert Judaism from within. And that these people externally look exactly the same as ‘authentic Jews’, and even have fabulous yichus.
(Especially as they have repeatedly muscled their way to the top of the Jewish community, particularly where there was money, influence or prestige to be had.)
What is this mysterious “putative Sabbatian sect, involving Jews and Lutherans” that Jonathan Eybshutz was part of, long before the amulets controversy?
I have no idea. Apart from this one mention, it seems to have been scrubbed out of Jewish history.
As I keep saying, they are lying about pretty much everything, when it comes to Jewish history of the last 400 years. But never mind, because we have plenty other information to go on, in the meantime.
Now, let’s skip over to Marvin Antelman’s ‘To Eliminate the Opiate Volume 2’, (which you can read HERE), where we learn the following:
Eibeschutz was born in 1690, and lost his father in his youth. When Eibeschutz grew older, his mother sent him to Prossnitz to study in the Yeshiva of Rabbi Meir Eisenstadt, a secret Sabbatian sympathizer.
It was here that he studied under the tutelage of Judah Leib Prossnitz, who initiated him into Sabbatianism.…[Sheindel Zunz] the mother of the now fatherless Jonathan Eibeschutz, who sent her son knowingly into Sabbatian studies, was a member of the Schiff family.
Professor Judah Leibes in his book, Sabbatian Secrets (in Hebrew) citing Rabbi-Professor S.Z. Leiman, quotes a document (p. 214) which states Eibeschutz’s family had him secretly baptized by a Christian cleric named Maysinger on the day of his circumcision
Let’s sum this bit up:
Jonathan Eybshutz descends from a long line of ‘interesting people’ who are nearly always found at the juncture between Judaism and xtianity, learns at openly Sabbatian yeshivas, and is recorded by reputable historians as undergoing baptism, when he was 8 days old.
Does this sound like ‘tzaddik material’ to you?
OK, so a person is definitely NOT their yichus.
Everyone can make teshuva, for sure. So now, let’s turn to the question of what this man actually did, in his own life.
First, let’s get the subject of the amulets out the way.
What I was taught about the Emden / Eybshutz controversy is that it was basically just a clash of personalites, a storm in a teacup about whether Eybshutz was a ‘secret Sabbatian’, which was always portrayed as no big deal, really, either way.
A few years ago, original copies of these amulets – drawn in the star of David, a favorite symbol of the Sabbatians – appeared out of the state archives in Metz, and were examined by historians including Sid Leiman.
The historians came to the conclusion that Eybshutz’s amulets were unmistakably ‘Sabbatean’.
But that’s really just a sideshow.
What Yaakov Emden really accused Eybshutz of, was the terrible crime of committing incest with his daughter.
Sabbatean-Frankists were routinely doing this, at this stage, as part of their ‘religious’ beliefs:
Eybeschutz – who, besides his work as a city rabbi and rosh yeshiva also worked as a trial lawyer and customs agent – was accused by another great rabbi of his day, Yaakov Emden, of being a closet follower of the false messiah Shabatai Tzvi….
Emden also accused Eybeschutz of having incestuous s*x with his own daughter, something followers the false messiah were rumored to do for kabbalistic reasons.
We don’t know this information, we never hear about this, because Yaakov Emden’s books are nearly all out of print.
And whoever dares to think about republishing them is told all these ‘scare stories’ by the Frankist-Freemasons in our midst, to scare them off.
As a result, so many of the pertinent details and information that would change the whole picture for many of us, are simply unknown and surpressed.
Do we really think that a person of the calibre of Yaakov Emden would make up awful slander like this about another rabbi?
Especially, when that ‘rabbi’ and his followers were violent thugs who were known for their bullying tactics and physical and political intimidation of opponents?
If you go HERE, you’ll find a very interesting recent post on the Kotzk blog, entitled:
That post is a precis of some research by history professor Professor Pawel Maciejko, who is one of the few people who seems to be trying to unravel more of the historical onion enwrapping Eybshutz and the Frankist-Freemasons in our midst.
Maciejko took a closer look at a famous Sabbatian book that Eybshutz was always the main suspect, for who wrote it, called:
VA AVO HAYOM EL HAAYIN
The literal translation of this title is: “I shall approach the eye today”.
We all know how these Frankist-Freemasons like all their ‘eye’ symbolism, the reminder of Bilaam, the original guy who knew how to commune with Hashem via black magic arts and intimate connections with his donkey…
I highly recommend you go and read the whole post on the Kotzk blog, which is written very tzniusly, given the subject matter.
The upshot is this:
- Va avo hayom el ha’ayin is a rabbinic-styled work of kabbalah-pornography, that shocked everyone who read it to their core.
- It advocates a Gnostic-Sabbatean theology that claims to be rooted in a ‘higher Torah’ that negates the Torah of Moshe, the Torah of authentic Judaism.
- It uses a lot of ‘double-language’ and innuendo to suggest (based on Genesis verse 2, that describes Adam and Eve’s lack of shame before the fall) that things like incest and other forbidden relationships are not only OK to engage in – they are a positive mitzvah, and how you rectify the world.
- Jonathan Eybshutz wrote this disgusting book.
So, let’s sum up as we go along.
- Jonathan Eybshutz comes from a line of ‘Jewish Demon Torah Scholars’ who appear to have mysterious links with Sabian-Jewish-Gnostics who ‘infiltrated’ the Jewish community who knows how long ago.
- His great-grandfather, the Megaleh Amukot, may have recieved a ‘divine revelation’ telling him to become a xtian.
- His mother is a Schiff – part of that infamous nexus of Frankist-Freemasons who bankrolled the Bolsheviks; bankrolled Hitler, and almost certainly also bankrolled the creation of the Frankist State of Israel, too.
- Credible historians with no axe to grind report that Eybshutz was baptised as a Lutheran on the day of his circumcision.
- He learns at the yeshiva of a known Sabbatean – Meir Eisenstadt, the Meir Panim, whose brother Mordechai is a famous Sabbatean-Moshiach-wannabe.
- His main teacher at that yeshiva is another known Sabbatean, Yehuda Leib Prossnitz, who publically confesses in the Prossnitz synagogue to sacrificing ‘to the devil and demons’, before he is forced into exile.
- He has some weird connection with a ‘putative Sabbatean sect involving Jews and Lutherans’ in his twenties, based around the writings of that selfsame great-granddad, the Megaleh Amukot – and the sect’s writings state the Megaleh Amukot had a ‘divine revelation’ telling him to convert to xtianity, many decades before Shabtai Tzvi even appears on the scene.
- As a young man, Eybshutz is caught writing a book advocating incest and engaging in other forbidden relationships.
- Rabbi Yaakov Emden actually publically accuses Eybshutz of engaging in incest with his own daughter – but that information is totally hidden from the Jewish world today, and we’re told that the whole fuss was only about some amulets he wrote.
The main chiddush of Jonathan Eybshutz, tho, was his barefaced hypocrisy.
When they were gearing up to excommunicate Eybshutz back in the 1720s, for his connections to that Sabbatean-Lutheran group, and for secretly authoring the incest-pushing Va avo hayom el ha’ayin, Eybshutz pulled a remarkable stunt, by publically and frequently denouncing the Sabbatean movement.
And that threw so many people into confusion, because if someone is publically calling those Sabbateans out, he really can’t be one himself?!?!?
This became a standard ploy of those two-faced Sabbatean-Frankists, who became increasingly skilled at deliberately ‘running confusion’ around what was going on with them, and their true beliefs and actions.
In one world – Torah-learning angels.
And in another world – Black-magic performing demon-worshippers.
I just want to bring two more snippets from the previous blog post HERE, that refer to Eybshutz.
“In the latter city [Hamburg], the “Asiatics” drew on the Sabbatian teachings of Rabbi Jonathon Eibeschutz, who had earlier maintained a mysterious relation with Elias Artista (Johannes Muller), the Rosicrucian patron of Swedenborg in Hamburg.“
That whole ‘Elias Artista’ connection is also really disturbing.
Take a look at THIS:
The advent of the modern age brought with it a widespread belief amongst physicians and chemists, particularly in Germany, that God in a not too distant future would be sending a person, capable of revealing all nature’s secrets to humanity, that person being Elias Artista.
His disclosures were to coincide directly with the end of this iniquitous world and the beginning of a messianic age (a golden world or the millenium).
And here is a snippet of the letter written from the Sabbatean follower of Chaim Samuel Falk, aka the Golden Dawn’s Dr Falckon:
Afterwards, [Falk] commanded this Moshe and another member of this holy Chevra, Rabbi Yaakov, grandson of R. Meir Eisenstadt (author of Panim Meiros), and they each lit a large candle. Then he commanded that the group enter barefooted into his room, and behold, we saw the holy man sitting on a throne, dressed like an angel…
The godly Kabbalist Rabbi Moshe David [Meisels], known as Rabbi Moshe Ba’al Shem, wrote a letter to our master Rabbi Jonathan Eybeschutz, the famous Chief Rabbi of Hamburg, and told him all these great things and wonders regarding this holy man (=Falk). So R. Yonasan applied to him the words from the Tikkunim, that Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai said, זכאה דרא דהאי רזי עיתגלי ביה, “This generation is fortunate to have such mysteries revealed.”
Again, notice that connection to the ‘Eisenstadt’ family, as well as to Jonathan Eybshutz, who is actively praising a man who was almost burned at the stake for practising sorcery and engaging in incest and open immorality.
How did Eybshutz get away with mamash subverting the Jewish community from within – and so thorougly, that it’s still happening today, with yeshivas all over the world still learning his other works on a regular basis?
There were a few contributing factors:
He was a brilliant Torah scholar.
Rabbenu, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, goes to great lengths to warn us about Jewish Demon Torah Scholars, in Likutey Moharan, I:12. But even today, so many of us have trouble understanding that just learning Torah doesn’t make someone a tzaddik.
The Torah – and particularly the more esoteric and hidden mysteries of the kabbalah – is ‘a potion of life AND a potion of death’.
People with bad middot learn the kabbalah, and then conceptualise things in a totally destructive way, including ‘personifying God’ in ways that should never even be dreamed of.
The phenomenon of ‘Jewish Demon Torah Scholars’ is still going on today.
2. He was very well connected.
His own family, and his wife’s family, were connected to a whole bunch of rich and powerful movers and shakers in Prague and elsewhere. Some of them were Jewish, but Eybshutz was also deeply connected to leading figures in the xtian establishment, in ways we are still trying to figure out.
All of these people put pressure on Eybshutz’s accusers to back down.
For example, when the Pnei Yehoshua, R’ Jacob Joshua Falk (1680-1756), excommunicated Eybschutz in 1752, he had his rabbinical contract terminated and was summarily run out of town, by Eybshutz’s Sabbatean followers, including Veitel Haim Ephraim.
3. Many of the leading rabbis of that time were also ‘secret Sabbateans’.
And so many of those ‘Sabbatean rabbis’ are the ones we are still being taught were tremendous paragons of virtue today, because their descendants and acolytes basically took over the whole Jewish world.
The ‘winners write history’ – so you can see, that anyone who was on Eybshutz’s side is lauded, in our history books, and anyone who wasn’t is marginalised and ignored.
Again, let’s put it out there, that once you know what Eybshutz was actually being accused of, and once you understand the weight of the evidence against him, and just how serious the situation really was, how could any ‘non-Sabbatean’ rabbi have supported him?
(To see the calibre of the people we are talking about, take a look at that book of rabbis who openly wrote in support of Eybshutz, in the Luchot Ha Eidot, mentioned above.)
4. His followers were violent, amoral thugs.
Again, there is nothing new under the sun. These people have always used violence and intimidation to cover their tracks and get away with murder. The people who opposed Eybshutz often found their livelihoods cut off, were ostracised by the community, threatened, and even feared for their lives.
This was the case with both R’ Emden and with the Pnei Yehoshua, who both fell afoul of Eybshutz’s bank of proto-Freemason-Frankist supporters in the Jewish world.
5. His followers and relatives ‘muddied the trail’ by spreading fake stories and censoring history.
This snippet comes from To Eliminate the Opiate Vol. 2, p 26:
[W]hen the evidence continued to mount as to Jonathan Eibeschutz’s complicity with the Sabbatians, and Eibeschutz was on the verge of publicly proclaiming his Sabbatian affiliation and flouting it in the face of the European Jewish community, Rabbi Jacob Emden informs us in his autobiography, Megilat Sefer, that extreme pressure was applied by the Altona-Hamburg Sabbatians against Eibeschutz not to reveal his affiliation.
The purpose of this was to create a shadow of a doubt in the minds of many Rabbis, which was subsequently exploited by a barrage of Sabbatian propaganda that Eibeschutz was innocent.
Man, did that ever work.
The last thing to say, is that I’m not convinced – at all! – that we’ve bottomed out the full story with Jonathan Eybshutz, and his Freemason-Frankist descendents, yet.
While I was researching this, I went back and started looking more closely at his son, ‘Wolf’, the guy who is meant to have been a Frankist, self-proclaimed ‘Moshiach’, but then who apparently made teshuva at the end of his life.
So much is hidden about him, so much is concealed….
I had to go to German Wikipedia just to get more of a basic feel for who he really was, HERE.
Here’s a snippet (Google translated from German):
With his father, he moved to Metz, and Altona. As a teenager, he came to Vienna, fell into bad company and began to lead an adventurous life.
In Turkish clothes he traveled around for 15 years in Hungary, Podolia , and Moravia. He claimed to have prophetic visions, and played the role of a Messiah, which he knew to gain a following.
Several times he met with the Sabbatian Jacob Frank.
In Moravia, he made friends with the Dobruschka family, the followers of Jacob Frank in stock. He also met with the followers of the sect leader Berukhiah Russo (aka Osman Baba, 1677-1720), whose daughter, or granddaughter, he took to wife.
He competed with Jacob Frank to the leadership position of the Podolian and Moravian Sabbatians.
The genealogy for the Eybshutzs is such a deliberate mess, I’m still trying to unpick it all.
But I read the above, and it struck me that ‘Wolf Eybshutz’ and ‘Jacob Frank’ seemed to have been doing very similar things, at exactly the same time, with exactly the same people.
So now, I’m taking a renewed look at the warps in the family trees for both, to see if I can spot the aliases and distortions that could make a ‘Wolf Eybshutz’ into a ‘Jacob Frank’.
There’s already some weird links.
For example, Eybshutz had a daughter called ‘Schondl Eybshutz’ who married one David Ullmann – and that information has been completely scrubbed from the history books.
It’s at least possible that ‘Schondl Eybshutz’ = Schondl Dobrushka of Brnn.
Emden characterised Schondly Dobrushka as the ‘great whore of Brnn’, and ‘conventional history’ tells us she was the leading Sabbatian in Moravia and Jacob Frank’s ‘maternal cousin’.
That seems to be a lie.
Conventional history also tells us that Schondl Dobrushka’s son, Moses Dobruska / Junius Frey was the nephew of Jacob Frank, and offered the leadership of the movement after he died.
And that Moses Dobruska is the grandson of Jonathan Eybshutz himself.
I’ve been knocking my head against this information for two years, trying to figure it out, but, if Wolf Eybshutz = Jacob Frank….
That resolves the difficulty.
The rot in our Jewish communities, in our ‘orthodox’ Jewish communities, started a long, long time ago.
250 years ago, the rabbis and authentic Jews chose to try and ignore and minimise the problem of the Sabbatean-Frankists in their midst – and these people went on to totally corrupt our community and values from within and without.
There is nothing new under the sun.
That test seems to be rolling around again.
And this time, I hope we are going to pick the moral course of action, and not let someone’s yichus, Torah learning or impressive following stop us from calling a spade a spade – and uprooting the pedophilia, abuse, immorality and evil from our midst, once and for all.
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