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Meir Lansky and Eliya Hawila

"Eliya" Hawila has a very interesting family tree. If you don't know who that is - and you want to know - go read THIS. And also, go read the comments, where you'll see the YWN caught red-handed by readers re-writing the story, to deflect blame…
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Connections in high places

The Rebbe Rayatz, and a bunch of 'open miracles'. Yesterday evening, I got an email from a good friend of mine, who likes to research things properly, before coming to a conclusion. That is the way it should be for all of us, of course,…
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Crypto-Jews and Royal Families

How's that for a title? ***Updates*** I'm  half-way through the memoirs of the Rebbe Rayatz, the sixth Rebbe of Lubavitch, and it's turning up more interesting info. In a previous post that's now scrubbed, we learned from those memoirs…
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Interesting, interesting and even more interesting

Here are three things that I found really interesting. ***Update of the Rav fainting in court, below*** Interesting thing 1: How human health really works. We aren't 'bodies', we are souls with a 'garment of skin'. I plan to come back…
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Set the intention

Did you know that praying with intention is our secret weapon? Rabbenu's whole thing was prayer - hitbodedut, praying your heart out to God in your own words, reciting the Tikkun Haklali, to rectify spiritual problems at their root. That's…
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Object to tyranny

I just got sent this, about new laws about to pass in Israel, God forbid. ==== I already posted this link up on my old, deleted website, but here it is again, for anyone who wants to object. We have 5 hours left to do that.... Everyone…