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We are all in this together.

(This is going to be a really long post. Make yourself comfortable.)

I know some readers feel I am ‘going after’ Chabad, whatever that actually means, by trying to get to the bottom of our very tangled collective family tree, but in this post, I’m going to explain how the only thing I’m ‘going after’ is the truth.

Here’s how all this started, around two years ago, when the persecution and ‘trial by media’ of Rav Eliezer Berland kicked off again, in Israel.

I was starting work on ‘One in a Generation’ volume 3 – which at this stage, will probably never happen – when I got the idea in my head that I should try to pin down who exactly was running the State of Israel, so I could start to understand more of why exactly they were persecuting the Rav, like this.

Very quickly, I got deep into ‘Frankist-Freemason’ territory, and my mind started to be blown by what I was learning.

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And then, I got to THIS strange post, on the Kotzker Blog, which quoted the notorious Frankist descendent Athol Bloomer describing how he believed he descended from Rebbe Nachman, thus:

“Rebbe Nachman of Breslov was married twice. His first wife Sashia of Brody (Alexandra Body/ Braude) was the daughter of the secret Frankist Rebbe Benjamin Ephraim Braude (aka Alexander Margoliot/ Sender Brody) of Sheklov. She was the mother of most of his children. His wife died in 1807 and he remarried soon after to Devorah Brody (Braude) a daughter of the Frankist Rebbe of Sheklov and his second wife Rachel Mayer a granddaughter of Rebbe Jacob Frank. In 1808 Rebbe Nachman disappeared with his new wife to Lvov for 8 months to await the secret birth of his son named Jacob ben Rebbe Nachman (BaRoN) who he left with the Frankists to rear. This son later used the name Yankel Baron…”

The writer then claims to be descended from Yankel Baron.

“Yankel Baron (b.1808 Lvov) married Bracha Zaslavski (b.1819) a daughter of Aharon Zaslavski and Chaya (b.1801) a daughter of Rebbe Nachman [i.e. he married his niece]. Bracha’s sister Miriam Chaya Zaslavski (1820-1860) married Michael Brennan (b.1820 Sheklov) a grandson of Rabbi Nathan (Nosan) of Nemirov the Chief Disciple of Rebbe Nachman. Michael’s father was Moshe ben Rabbi Nathan of Nemirov (BReNaN/ BRENN) who became a follower of the Alter Rebbe’s son Moshe ben Schneur Zalman [who had become the leader of the Jewish Catholics (secret Frankists)]. Moshe (b.1795 d.1865 Kilkenny Ireland) and his wife Sarah Auerbach (b.1807) (daughter of Adil and R. Yoska) was removed from the family tree and records of the family by the Jewish community…”

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Let’s be very clear, that I got to this post right at the beginning of my search into ‘what was really going on’, within the Jewish community, and before I’d done all the tons of research I have now done.

And there was this claim, sticking straight in my face, that Rebbe Nachman was somehow directly connected to the ‘Frankists’ and even had Catholic-Frankist descendents??!?!?

At that point, I had a choice.

I could either carry on pretending that I’d never seen this claim, and just not check out it’s factual basis and accuracy – and then forever have that gnawing feeling that perhaps I was lying to myself, and fooling myself about something way too big to really ignore.

Or.

I could take a deep breath, and try to figure out what was true.

Because God’s seal is truth. And even when it’s our beloved way of life, our religious ‘beliefs’, our connection to a Rebbe who has mamash changed everything around for the better – we still need to know the truth, about who that person really is, and where they are really coming from.

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So, that’s how I started to research this topic so seriously, that it has literally consumed the best part of two years.

And that’s why I’m telling you, that we are all in this together.

Very soon in my research, I noticed that ‘Breslov’ was being used to deflect attention away from ‘Chabad’, and their genealogy and family tree. Basically, nearly everything that was being ‘pinned’ on Breslov, and Rabbenu’s followers and descendants, usually without any basis, I was finding over there in real life, on the Chabad side of the equation.

That’s how I started researching that “secret Frankist Rebbe Benjamin Ephraim Braude (aka Alexander Margoliot/ Sender Brody) of Sheklov” that I’ve written so much about.

Athol Bloomer’s accounts are a potent mixture of truth and lies – and figuring out what is what has been quite the process.

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While Chabad’s deep ties to Frankists and Sabbateans are becoming more and more obvious, I’ve continued to have that niggling question:

What really happened to Rebbe Nachman’s daughter, Chaya, and her marriage to ‘Aharon Zaslavksi’?

And for the rest of this post, I’m going to try to answer that question.

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As I’ve been saying all along, the Jewish people is just one, big family.

There is good and bad mixed up inside every single one of us, regardless of our ‘affiliation’. This is not a question of one ‘group’ being 100%, unimpeachably ‘perfect’ and everyone else being wrong.

Every single person has work to do, to identify, refine and ultimately uproot their bad middot.

And that applies to Chabad, to Breslov, to the Litvaks, to the Sephardim – to absolutely everyone.

Just it seems to me, authentic Breslov people are way more honest, about the spiritual struggles that are really going on ‘under the bonnet’. They are actually engaging in that work of ‘fixing middot‘ a lot of the time, especially by way of regular hitbodedut.

And when you are engaged in the task of recognising your own bad middot, it makes it way easier to spot them on the outside, too.

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So, let’s get back to Aharon Zaslavski, the second husband of Rebbe Nachman’s daughter, Chaya.

Here’s the basic background:

Rebbe Nachman, and Rav Natan, after him, were exceedingly careful about who Rabbenu’s children married.

With hindsight, I’ve come to realise that the religious Jewish community was so infiltrated by ‘secret Sabbateans’ and ‘secret Frankists’ of every stripe, at this point in time, that finding an upright spouse for your kid, amongst the families with yichus, was becoming an almost impossible task.

And make no mistake, Rabbenu also had ‘yichus’.

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His paternal grandfather, Nachman Horodenka, was the nephew of the famous Sabbatian prophet, the Eshel Avraham.

Nachman Horodenka’s second cousin was the Chacham Tzvi – their grandparents were siblings, and they have the same great-grandfather, namely ‘Jacob (the Elder) Halevi Koppel Heller Frankel.

On Rabbenu’s maternal side, he was descended from the Baal Shem Tov.

In turn, the Baal Shem Tov was part of the wider ‘Isserles’ clan, connected to the REMA.

The infamous Shor / Gunzburg family of Sabbateans also descends from the REMA and /or, the REMA’s brother, Eliezer Isserles (I’m still unpicking all the deliberate mixing up… stay tuned.)

So Rabbenu’s family was mamash in the middle of that very strong current of ‘Sabbateanism’ that was still eddying throughout the whole of the Jewish community, and in the process of crystallising into ‘Frankism’.

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The holy Baal Shem Tov came to ‘rectify’ Sabbateanism.

He took a lot of their teachings, their ‘more spiritual and miraculous’ approach to life, and he infused it with the kedusha required to sweeten it, as part of his new approach of chassidut.

Before the BESHT came along, there were a lot of ‘miracle workers’ and ‘Baal Shems’ – but they were using the names of demons to basically do black magic.

‘Black magic’, or ‘practical kabbalah’ is where you are trying to make something happen in the natural world, using unnatural means.

This can still result in ‘miracles’ – and it often did result in miracles, and miraculous ‘cures’ – but those miracles are coming from an impure place, and they run a very high risk of entraining the ‘miracle worker’ to the world of evil that he thinks he’s controlling.

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Rebbe Nachman talks about this, in his story of ‘The Cripple’.

There, he explains that:

The [Demon] King now said to [the Sage]: “Because you are such a unique man, I will give you a book with all the families of the devils. There are spiritual masters who only know one family, and even that they do not know completely. I will give you a book with all the families….

….Later on, when the Sage reached his time to pass on from the world, he called together his children and commanded them, saying:

“I leave you with this book. You see that I have the power to use this book in holiness, and nevertheless I do not use it. I simply put my trust in Hashem, may He be blessed. Neither should you use it. Even if there be among you one who is able to use it in holiness, even so, do not use it, and rather, trust in Hashem.”

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Conjuring the names of demons – even for ostensibly ‘good’ purposes – is a very risky business, spiritually.

And we see from this story, that the BESHT’s new approach was to replace all this ‘practical kabbalah / black magic’ of trying to ‘force’ things to happen in the world, with a faith-based approach of practical emuna, instead.  Of course, I’m oversimplifying, but the basic idea is that we accept God’s will, but also pray to God to change things and to ‘sweeten things’, instead of trying to take matters into our own hands.

It’s the difference between ‘hitting the rock’ and ‘speaking to the rock’.

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So, the BESHT came out of that same family where so many of his relatives were the leading lights in the underground ‘secret Sabbatian’ movement.

He lived at a time where ‘practical kabbalists’ were working ‘miracles’ all over the place as ‘Baal Shems’ – or ‘masters of the name’. And the ‘names’ they were using for their miracles were the names of demons, as alluded to by Rebbe Nachman, in his tale of The Cripple.

I’m still unpicking Rabbi Nachman Horodenker’s side of the story, but I can tell you he descends from the same ‘interesting people’ I’ve been researching for a while.

Rabbi Nachman Horodenker lived at the time when Jacob Benjamin Loeb Frankel’s ‘Frankist’ movement was gaining steam across Podolia and Galicia – with literally hundreds of adherents who were RABBIS in their community.

At this point, I think R’ Nachman Horodenker was trying to split off from these influences by drawing close to the BESHT. And I think that’s also why he arranged for his son Simcha – Rebbe Nachman of Breslov’s father – to be raised in the BESHT’s own home from a very young age, even though Rabbi Nachman Horodenker was still alive.

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So, Rabbenu was born into a family with a lot of illustrious yichus, most of which connected him straight into the heart of the growing Sabbatean-Frankist revival.

I am still in the process of trying to figure out the specific links, but I am certain that the Alter Rebbe and Rebbe Nachman were blood relatives, via their shared ‘Isserles’ connections.

And as we know, members of these ‘illustrious’ families all married each other, again and again and again, throughout history.

So, when I first learned that Rebbe Nachman’s daughter Chaya had married ‘Aharon Zaslavski’, who is meant to be the Alter Rebbe’s grandson via his daughter Frieda, I wasn’t shocked.

This marriage took place after Rabbenu’s death, and was Chaya’s second marriage.

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Chaya’s first marriage was to Zalman ben Yaakov Yosef, of Zlatipolia.

According to the Breslov Research Institute’s book, Until the Mashiach, Chaya has one child from her first marriage, called ‘Nachman Chayales’. He married the grand-daughter of Shlomo of Karlin and Baruch of Medzhibozh.

(Like I said, it’s a very small gene-pool…)

Apparently, she then had three more children with ‘Aharon Zaslavski’, including:

Yechiel – who married his cousin Sterna Sashia, the daughter of Nachman Chayales.

Adil – who married Avraham of Kiniev.

And:

Rochel – who married an unidentified ‘Yitzchok’.

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This is what I learned, all those months ago, before I knew just how ‘deep’ in the Sabbatean-Frankist parsha the Alter Rebbe’s family actually is.

So then, as a natural next step to trying to ascertain the truth of Bloomer’s fantastic claims about Bracha Zaslavski and Yankel Baron, I started looking into the family tree of Aharon Zaslavski, himself. And very quickly, I found myself in an historical quagmire.

This comes from HERE:

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Stupid me, I thought it would be relatively easy to figure out who he was, and who his father was.

Two years’ later, I am still deep in that extended process of trying to figure it out, but let’s see where we get to, today.

Here’s the ‘official story’ of Aharon Zaslavksi’s family, from Chabad:

Rebbetzin Freida SCHNEURI (b. Leozna, Poland) married to Rabbi Eliyahu ben Rabbi Mordechai KLUTZKAR. They had two children:

* Boruch married the daughter of Binyomin KLETZKER.
* Aharon ZASLAVSKI from Kremenchug. He married Chayeh daughter of Rebbe Nachman.

Family book of Rabbi from Ladi, ref #13

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Frieda Schneuri is meant to be the oldest daughter of the Alter Rebbe.

Her son is the ‘Aharon Zaslavski’ who married Rebbe Nachman’s daughter, Chaya. But if you look carefully, you’ll notice that he also married someone else, who strangely, is not mentioned in the ‘Family book of Rabbi from Ladi’, which chronicles the Alter Rebbe’s official family tree.

Aharon has another wife, called ‘Chaya Sarah Alexanderov (nee Shneuri or Schneourson)’.

And here’s where we are probably going to learn something very interesting.

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THIS screenshot, above, comes from the MyHeritage site for ‘Rbzn Rivka Schneerson (born ALEXANDROV).

It names her parents as none other than Aharon Klutzkar-Zaslavsky and ‘Chaya Sara Debarmikder’.

Rbzn Rivka Schneerson marries the Rebbe MAHARASH, the 4th Rebbe of Chabad who we talked about HERE, and is the mother of the 5th Rebbe, the RaShab.

Now, we have a bit of a conundrum to unpick.

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On geni HERE, we see this:

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This names Rbzn Rivka’s parents as ‘Aaron Moshe Alexanderov’ and ‘Rbzn Chaya Sarah Alexandrov’.

That makes Rbzn Rivka the g-g-granddaughter of Jacob Frank(el), via her paternal grandmother Rebbetzin Leah Golda Alecsanderov (nee Broida).

If that’s all we discovered today, dayenu.

We already knew that the Rebbes’ families were blood relatives of the Eshel Avraham and Jacob Frank.

But it still doesn’t explain how ‘Aharon Zaslavsky’ – and his ‘secret Frankist offspring’ – totally fits into the picture, so let’s just try and figure this out a tiny bit more.

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If you go HERE, you’ll see the geni entry for ‘Aaron Moshe Alexanderov‘:

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This tree is based on the account of the Rebbe Rayatz (6th Admor of Chabad), who tells us that Reb Moshe Alexanderov, Aharon’s father, is the son of the Alter Rebbe’s favorite chassid, Rabbi Alexander ‘Sander’ ben Tzvi Hirsch of Shklov.

I’ve been piercing a lot of information together the last few months, and I’m 90% sure that this ‘Alexander Sander’ is the brother of none other than Baron Joshua Zeitlin (Zeitlis).

I don’t want to overwhelm you with info, so park that for now.

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Compare and contrast what’s above, with THIS, the family tree for Aharon’s mum, Lea Golda Alexanderov, the Eshel Avraham’s grand-daughter:

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I know, my head is also spinning from all this.

It’s not so much the information, it’s all the lies.

That ‘Reb Sender’ who is Aharon Zaslavsky’s maternal grandfather is the same guy fingered by Bloomer as the:

“secret Frankist Rebbe Benjamin Ephraim Braude (aka Alexander Margoliot/ Sender Brody) of Sheklov”.

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(Astute readers may have noticed the massive problem this presents, in terms of Chabad genealogy.)

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Let’s see if we can throw a bit more light on this by looking at Aharon Zaslavksi’s brother, Boruch, who is meant to have married the daughter of ‘Binyamin Kletzker’.

Binyamin Kletzker was another famous talmid of the Alter Rebbe, and has a lot of stories told about him, like this, from HERE:

Few Chassidim intrigue us as much as Reb Binyomin Kletzker.

His greatness was that he was a phenomenally successful businessman, whose every action and decision was influenced by and in accordance with the Chassidus he learnt. Those teachings permeated him to such an extent that quite often, to the shock of his associates, he would become absorbed in a thought of Chassidus in the middle of his transactions, reflecting on it for an extended period of time.

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I’m pretty sure THIS is the same guy, R’ Binyomin Volf Klatzki Gunzburg:

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Binyomin Vulf Klatzi Gunzburg is the first cousin of Naftali Hirsch Gunzburg, the dad of Gabriel Yakov Gunzburg.

You know, the grand-dad of this guy:

Baron Joseph Gunzburg (who was doing very similar things, at very similar times, to the 4th Rebbe MAHARASH of Chabad.)

Binyomin Vulf Klatzi Gunzburg is also married to the niece of the Vilna Gaon, R’ Eliyahu Rivlin.

(Yes, that’s a new piece of information I discovered just yesterday. The Vilna Gaon was apparently ‘R’ Eliyahu Rivlin’, the son of ‘Shlomo Zalman Rivlin’.

Just think how many ‘Rivlins’ shaped and are still shaping the modern State of Israel, and then start to understand why so much of this has been covered up.)

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There are no siblings – at all – listed for ‘Binyomin Vulf Klatzi Gunzburg.

As you may have noticed, I could go on forever with this stuff…

But here’s the takeaway, for this post:

We can’t be scared to follow the truth down, wherever it takes us, and however uncomfortable it really makes us.

Once we know what is really going on, and why our communities and world is so very broken, then we can really start to take the steps required, and say the prayers required, to fix it.

It’s as simple as that.

If we don’t know ‘the problem’, we can’t work out ‘the cure’.

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Do I think that Rebbe Nachman has some ‘Frankist’ descendants today?

It’s possible, but at this stage I think it’s unlikely.

Rabbenu brought back ‘the gift of opposition’ for Breslov chassidut from Israel, which means Breslov is constantly being picked apart and criticised. That makes it a very difficult place for ‘secret Frankists’ to hang out, generally, and also means Breslov generally has very little secular power or influence.

It does seem, tho, that there WERE ‘close mishpocha’ of Rabbenu who really were very deep in the Sabbatian-Frankist parsha, and who seem to have a habit of ‘projecting’ all their own stuff onto authentic Breslov.

As is still happening today, with Rav Berland and Shuvu Banim.

Remember, when one of these people was quoted extensively in the Israeli press accusing the Rav of being another ‘false messiah’ and another ‘Shabtai Tzvi?’

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But the point is, really, that there is good and bad in everyone’s closets.

There is good and bad in everyone’s hearts.

There is good and bad in everyone’s actions.

We are all an admixture of good and bad, that needs clarifying and rectifying.

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Going forward, I want to issue a plea:

Let’s just figure out the truth of what is really going on here, as a nation, as a people, so we can work together to figure out the solution, and get geula the sweet way.

Chabad for sure has tremendous good in it too, and tremendously good people. Breslov for sure, as a movement, still has its fair share of crazy psychos with bad middot, including the people who have been persecuting the Rav for the last 20 years.

We need to move past the ‘sectarianism’, and the ‘my Rebbe is bigger than your Rebbe’ stuff, and all the ‘pretending’ that our leaders are perfect saints who never had any doubts, or any crises of faith, or had any massive inherited skeletons in their closet.

And just figure out what is really going on here, so we can join together and fix it.

As one nation, with one heart, all trying to serve the One True Hashem.

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The truth shouldn’t scare us.

Even all those ‘false messiahs’ had some spark of good, and were trying to somehow ‘fix’ the world spiritually – just they made some massive mistakes, got mixed up with demonic forces, and very quickly fell into even bigger spiritual mistakes that we are still suffering from today.

But Rabbenu teaches:

If you believe you can break, believe you can fix.

So yalla, let’s do it already.

Geula is waiting.

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Following on from the last post, here is some of what I’ve been learning about the Gunzburgs of Russia.

***Update: They are trying to hack my website again***

This is the message I just got, take a look at which post is being targeted, and which category – on a blog site with less than 10 posts:

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I wonder why this information is so challenging to the people trying to hack my site again, if it’s just the crazy rantings of a ‘conspiracy theorist’….

If the site goes down, just check back in a day or two once it’s cleaned back up, even if I have to take everything back to zero and start again. Just getting the information out there in the first place is tipping the balance, spiritually

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Nearly every ‘gap’ in the Jewish genealogy that’s been looming large for me the last two years appears to be neatly filled by a Gunzburg, or someone associated with them. Let’s take a look at what more we can learn about this most interesting of families.

The story goes way, way back, but let’s start HERE, for now, with the REMA and his (suspected Karaite) father-in-law Shalom Shachne, Chief Rabbi of Lublin:

The REMA’s daughter marries one ‘Eliezer Gunsburg’ (1555-1613), and they have a lot of children.

Their great grand-child is one ‘Asher Gintzburg of Vilna’ (1640-1687):

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Jump forward a few more generations, and you’ll notice that the Gunzburgs are marrying in to the family of Jacob Peretz Klatzki, head of the Vilna Community.

Asher Guntzburg (1715-1791) marries Yuta Klatzki, and their daughter, Malka married Issacher Dov Ber Klatzki – the brother of the Vilna Gaon.

In the meantime, Asher Gunzburg’s grandson is one ‘Naftali Gunzburg’.

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That ‘Naftali Gunzburg’ (1778-1797) is the father of on ‘Gabriel Gunzburg’

In turn, he is the father of Baron Joseph Von Gunzburg.

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Here’s a snippet introducing this branch of the (Russian) Gunzburg family.

(Taken from: Money lenders of the Imperial Palace)

In the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries, there was probably no one in Russia who had not heard of the Barons Ginzburg. 

They were among the richest people in the Russian Empire. Among other things, they were successfully engaged in railway construction, were well-known patrons of art and no less famous gold miners.

And not only in Russia — family and business relations connected talented representatives of this family with Ukraine and Hungary, Germany and France; and one of them even became related to Baron Rothschild.

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Joseph Guntzburg was also known as ‘Evzel’.

If you go HERE, you’ll learn exactly which Rothschild and which of his Gunzburg grand-daughters married each other, snippet below:

Evzel’s other children were also extremely beautiful and successful. Matilda was particularly charming. Fuld, the nephew of Emperor Napoleon III’s finance minister, noticed this and married her surprisingly soon after he first saw her.

All subsequent generations of Ginsburgs were attractive and quick-witted. The daughter of Fuld and Mathilde Ginzburg married a young man from the family of the most famous banker of that time, Rothschild — Eduard.

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In fact, it was this Rothschild:

Édouard Alphonse James de Rothschild (24 February 1868 – 30 June 1949), also known as Baron Édouard de Rothschild was an aristocrat, French financier and a member of the prominent Rothschild banking family of France.

His uncle is Edmond de Rothschild, the guy who bought up most of Eretz Yisrael and who is now buried with his wife in a park in the middle of Zichron Yaakov.

And his son is the infamous Guy de Rothschild, who was one of the co-chairs of Rothschilds Inc, together with his British cousin Evelyn de Rothschild. According to people like David Icke, Guy de Rothschild was one of the leading ‘programmers’ in the MK Ultra program.

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MK Ultra is for sure a thing.

Child-trafficking and trauma-based ‘mind control’ is sadly also definitely a thing, and was known to be practised by all those ‘reverse kabbalah’ families that you and I know as the Frankist-Freemasons.

I don’t know for sure if Guy de Rothschild was the ‘top guy’ in this program, as is claimed in many dark corners of the web, or if he was as connected to it as he’s reputed to be, but I’m bringing it here in the category of ‘at least possible’.

And his mum, Germaine Alice Halphen, was the great-granddaughter of Ezvel Gunzburg.

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But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Baron Joseph (Ezvel) Gunzburg was married to a woman called Rosa Rasia Dynin.

She is a descendant of the Meir Panim, R’ Meir Eisenstadt, via his son Michael Eisenstadt of Kletzk. The Meir Panim was a secret Sabbatean whose brother, Mordechai Mokiach, actually proclaimed himself as the successor to Shabtai Tzvi.

The Meir Panim didn’t believe him – because he was a follower of another false messiah called Leib Prossnitz, who was teaching at the Meir Panim’s yeshiva in Eisenstadt – and one of his students was Jonathan Eybshutz.

What a small world!

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And here’s another major Sabbatian in the Gunzburg family tree, that we learned a lot about:

Yes, it’s the Eshel Avraham himself, Rabbi Avraham Broda / Rovigo.

More on all these links to known Sabbatians in a a moment.

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As well as making a ton of money in the liquor trade, and provisioning the Russian army, Joseph Gunzburg also acted as a shtadlan, or go-between for the Jewish community and the Russian Government.

He started a bank, went into gold mining, and leant the Russian Government 10 million rubles to help them finance their war against the Turks.

Which the Russian government defaulted on, plunging Gunzburg into bankruptcy. But he bounced back – a couple of times – and just kept diversifying his business. You can read more about his business empire, and how he became one of the richest Jews in Russia, HERE, and got honorary citizenship for himself and his family, too.

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This is another good, balanced article on the Barons Gunzburg, in Russian, but Google translate:

The Kiev Rothschilds

Snippet:

Evzel’s son Horace married the banker’s daughter Anna Rosenberg. This marriage connected the Ginzburg families with several major financial dynasties…. Anna’s sisters were married to such famous bankers as Ashkenazi from Odessa, representatives of the top European businesses Warburg, Hirsch, and Herzfeld. 

Evsel and Horace Ginzburg even advised the Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt on financial matters. Apparently, their advice was quite effective. Grand Duke Ludwig III appointed Horace as his Consul Plenipotentiary in St. Petersburg, but in addition, he granted him and his father the title of baron. In 1879, Tsar Alexander II, the son-in-law of the Duke of Hesse, allowed the Ginzburgs to use this title posteriorly…. 

We emphasize that the Ginzburg bankers, like the Ginzburg tax collectors, proved to be conscientious and diligent financiers who acted with considerable benefit for the clientele… 

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But what I really want to focus on is what they say he did for the Jewish community.

Snippet from HERE:

[I]n 1859, thanks to Evzel Gavriilovich, a law appeared on granting Jewish merchants of the 1st guild and foreign subjects the right to live and trade outside the line of permanent settlement of Jews.

And in 1865, Ginzburg Sr. contributed to the creation of laws “On measures to facilitate the transition of Jews from the agricultural class to others” and “On allowing Jewish mechanics, distillers, brewers and craftsmen in general to live everywhere in the empire.”

At the same time, Ginzburg created a special fund under the Ministry of State Property to award the best Jewish farmers.

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In 1863, Evzel founded the “Society for the Dissemination of Enlightenment among the Jews of Russia“, which, among other things, issued subsidies for the publication of Jewish newspapers and magazines – both in Russian and in Hebrew.

Ginzburg maintained this society exclusively at his own expense. He provided financial assistance to both scholars engaged in research on Jewish history and authors of popular science books in Hebrew. He also laid the foundation for the collection of rare books and manuscripts, known around the world as the “Collection of Barons Ginzburg”.

Evzel Gavriilovich also obtained the highest permission for the construction of a Choral Synagogue in St. Petersburg, and for a long time remained the leader of the capital’s Jewish community. After his death in 1878, his son Horace became such a leader.

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Evzel’s son, Horace, carried on where is dad left off, and was particularly prominent in demanding that the Russian Government put an end to the anti-Jewish pogroms, that were increasing in frequency and violence:

Horace Osipovich also responded immediately to every report of increasingly frequent Jewish pogroms.

He provided assistance to victims, hired lawyers to defend Jews from false accusations of ritual murder, and beat the doorsteps of palace offices, demanding that everything be done to prevent new pogroms.

It was he who led the Jewish delegation to the reception of the new Emperor Alexander III, demanding to prevent new pogroms.

As you know, then the tsar attributed the organization of pogroms to revolutionaries who sought to discredit him in this way, and promised to stop the riots. However, he did not fail to mention “Jewish economic exploitation” as one of the reasons for the pogroms, not particularly hiding his policy of introducing new restrictions for Jews.

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This is turning into a monster post, and I’m not even half-way through, yet.

Let’s sum up this bit, and then I’ll try to pick up the pace.

  • The Barons Guntzburg came from Vitebsk; they maintained an orthodox lifestyle behind closed doors while also attending non-Jewish balls and rubbing shoulders with royalty;
  • They made a ton of  money in the alcohol trade, and as tax collectors for the crown, and then started a bank, and then when into railway building and gold mining.
  • They intermarried with the Rothschilds and Warburg banking families (amongst many others).
  • They were also connected to known Sabbatians the R’ Meir of Eisenstadt, and the Eshel Avraham.
  • They were very concerned about pogroms, and seem to have been doing exactly the same thing, vis a vis the government and Jews as we are told the 4th Rebbe of Chabad did, for his co-religionists, including pushing the idea of creating ‘Jewish colonies’ and promoting Jewish agricultural collectives.
  • They were the leaders of the Jewish community in St Petersburg.
  • They ended up spending most of their time in Paris, France.

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Now, I would love to tell you how – and if – the Guntzburg family overlap with the Schneerson family.

There are for sure a great deal of similarities, from having honorary nationality and titles and wealth; owning a lot of land in the same geographical locations, promoting agriculture and farming amongst the Jews; having direct access to people very high up in the Russian government and trying to improve the lot of the Jews; and keeping their beards when most people around them were shaving them off.

(To name but a few.)

In terms of the family tree, the Guntzburgs and the Schneersons are related to the same people, and occupy the same sort of ‘space’, if I can call it that.

There is tremendous overlap between what we are told the Rebbe Rashab, Chabad Number 4, was doing in Russia, and what the Barons Gunzburg were doing in Russia at exactly the same time, as I covered in THIS post.

Here’s the problem:

It’s very hard to get behind the screen that’s been erected around this family’s history.

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Here’s the little bit I found about Yosef (Ezvel) Guntzburg’s parents on Russian Wikipedia:

In January 1812, Gabriel Ginzburg and his wife Leia-Sarah (Leah), nee — Rashkis, had a son, Iosifevzel (Yossel). In addition to their son, they had two more daughters: Eleonora (Elka, Yelka, Elena), who married Chaim-Joshua-Geschel Rosenberg from Zhytomyr and Beile (Bella), who married Zev-Wolf-Yitzhak Merpert.

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On French Wikipedia, I learn a few more, different, details:

Gabriel-Jacob Günzburg (1793, Vilna – 2 may 1853, Simferopol), is a Lithuanian financier and philanthropist Lithuanian.

Günzburg settled in Kamenetz-Podolsk after his marriage, and he lived for a certain time Saint-Petersburg. Its affairs were shared between many cities.

He was also responsible for representing the interests of Rothschild in Russia.

He applied his philanthropy in four cities, Vilna, Vitebsk, Kamenetz-Podolsk and Simferopol, in the latter, he built a hospital.

On the proposal of the Russian minister of finance, the tsar Nicolas I of Russia gives Günzburg the title of “honorary citizen hereditary Russia ” the October 22, 1848.

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So, we start to see that Gabriel-Jacob Gunzburg was actually the agent for the Rothschilds in Russia, just as Jacob Schiff was to become the principal agent for the Rothschilds in the US, a 100 years later.

This starts to explain a bit more, why the history of the Gunzburg family has been so hidden in the mists.

I will try to unpick more of the people behind Gabriel-Jacob Gunzburg in a future post, BH.

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What I can already tell you is that the family is directly linked to Vilna, particularly the terrible machloket that erupted between Vilna’s Chief Rabbi, ‘Shmuel ben Avigdor’, and the kahal, that continued for 30 years, while the Vilna Gaon was there.

You can read more about that part of real Jewish history HERE, which is a partial translation of the Vilna community ‘pinchas’ on JewishGen.

Snippet:

Pride of place among the public leaders and rabbis of Vilna is reserved for Rabbi Yehuda Ben Eliezer Safra Vedayana (YSUD).

He made his fortune in trade, donated much money to the community and built a synagogue which bore his name (the Old Kloyz)…

In the argument between Rabbi Yonatan Eivshitz and Rabbi Ya’akov Amdan, Rabbi Yehuda Safra Vedayana supported Rabbi Yonatan and convinced the Vilna scholars and the Council to take his part.

During his time, Vilna had 12 Dayanim. After the death of Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel in 1749 Rabbi Yehuda forced the Kahal to appoint his son in law, Rabbi Shmuel Ben Rabbi Avigdor, to the position for life, in return for a large donation.

After the death of Rabbi Yehuda (1762) a sharp dispute developed between the Kahal and Rabbi Shmuel who wanted to appoint members of his family to public positions and intended his son Rabbi Israel to succeed him in office. For some 30 years, the conflict raged on, drawing into it powerful factions from Vilna and elsewhere and threatened the community’s autonomous standing.

The Kahal – the official leadership – opposed Rabbi Shmuel and accused him of corruption and taking bribes but he was supported by the ‘mob’ (the artisans who, despite their large number, were not represented in the Kahal), and later by the Hassids, who operated underground.

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The YSOD had one daughter.

And that one daughter apparently wasn’t married to ‘Shmuel ben Avigdor’, like all the historians tell us she was, but one ‘Rabbi Jacob Gunzburg’, who I have a feeling is directly related to the later ‘Baron Gunzburgs’ we’re discussing.

Again, that would explain why all this was covered up.

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So, let’s end this monster post with more of the connections the Baron Gunzburgs had in the world of finance closer to our times – and why that matters.

Lucky for us, the creator of the ‘Sputnick’ Covid, experimental gene-therapy shot that the Russians are using as their ‘Pfizer’ equivalent is one ‘Alexander Ginsburgh’.

I actually tripped over that piece of information on a Russian ‘fact-checking’ post, HERE, which went to great lengths to assure everyone that no, he isn’t at all related to the Baron Gunzburgs we’re discussing here, as being Rothschild agents in Russia.

As usual, there was no detail in that ‘fact-checking’ post, so I drew the opposite conclusion: he for sure is.

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Luckily, some Russian ‘conspiracy theorist’ got there before me, and set it all out neatly, HERE.

The writer does a very good job of teasing out many of the links I’ve touched on above, between the Guntzburg family and the more familiar architects of that ‘New World Order’ I keep hearing about.

It’s in Russian, so Google translate it, if you can bothered.

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So, as you can see, I have my hands full of yet more genealogical dumpster diving, trying to figure out what the links really are, between the Chabad Rebbes and the Guntzburg family.

But it’s all connected to Covid 19.

It’s all connected to the ‘Great Economic Reset’.

And it’s all connected to breaking apart the world of lies, so we can get to geula, hopefully the sweet way, as fast as possible.

And that’s the only reason I’m doing it.

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PS: This is another post, in Russian, which sets out the links between Horace Guntzburg and Frankist-Freemason Moses Montefiore.

It’s always the same people, and the same names.

 

In hitbodedut a couple of days ago, I got the idea I should take a closer look at the 4th Rebbe of Chabad.

So, I’ve started to do that, with a lot of help from C., the person who put all the information together on how the Rebbe Rayatz was freed, twice, in very unlikely circumstances from a) Russian prison and b) Nazi Warsaw.

Here is what C. has managed to pull together, so far (all the numbered material below) and I’ll sum it up at the bottom.

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1. He was the youngest of the Tzemach Tzedek’s children.

After the Tzemach Tzedek died a dispute ensued about who would inherit the leadership.
Rabbi Paltiel says in a shiur (sorry I don’t remember if it’s this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCnGZVr1bD8&t=3302s or this one https://insidechassidus.org/decisions-5775-2015/ ) that the Tzemach Tzedek had  around 1 million chassidim and just a minority of these chassidim followed Rebbe Maharash.
He had the least amount of followers compared to his brothers.
The majority of the Tzemach Tzedek’s chassidim followed the second oldest brother called Yehuda Leib Schneersohn, because he was the oldest son willing to lead and he had been close to the 2nd Chabad Rebbe, who had liked him very much.
Go HERE, if you want to read more about Yehuda Leib on Chabadpedia (Hebrew, but Google translatable.)
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 Yehuda Leib Schneersohn moved to Kopust 2 months after his father’s death where he set up himself up as a Rebbe, but on Simcha Torah of that year he fell ill and at the beginning of Chesvan he passed away.

The Maharash apparently didn’t go to the shiva, but wrote THIS to his brother’s relatives (from Sefer HaToldos Admur HaMaharash):

5627 – On 3 Cheshvan his brother, the Rebbe Reb Yehudah Leib, passed away in Kapust. To his son – the Rebbe Reb Schneur Zalman and family – he sent the following letter of condolence:

I received your letter last Friday upon my return in peace from Vitebsk. What can I possibly say to you? How can I console you after such terrible misfortunes? Your loss is as great as the sea; who shall heal you? May He who gives strength to those who are exhausted send you comfort from His holy abode, as the Sages say in Midrash Rabbah (end of the first chapter of Eichah): “She has suffered in double measure, may she be comforted in double measure … Be consoled, be consoled My people, so says your G-d.” May He be the one “Who shall heal you….”Regarding my proposed journey to your community: In truth, it is my desire to be there. However, we have heard rumors of the epidemic in Mohilev (may G-d save us); moreover, I see no necessity for it, nor anything definite that might be gained from my making the journey. Besides, I have heard that it is certain that you will be coming to visit us immediately after the thirty days of mourning.

At that time we can confer properly about where you should settle and how to avoid the problem of conflicts (G-d forbid), so that in our camp only true love may dwell. May the good L-rd “lead you in paths of righteousness for the sake of His Name,”[15] to bring our hearts truly closer. May He bless us, among all of His people Israel, with peace. As you desire it, and as I – your uncle – desire it, from the depths of my heart and soul.

 

(signed) Shmuel.
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2. So how did Rebbe Maharash end up with the official leadership?

Well a beit din was set up and they decided that the Maharash will be the one who will follow the Tzemach Tzedek as a Rebbe. Rabbi Schneur Zalman Fradkin was the one who set up this beit din and also among the rabbis who gave Rebbe Maharash smicha.
On a side note, Rabbi Fradkin’s daughter is the grandmother of British philosopher Isaiah Berlin.
According to Chabad lore the Tzemach Tzedek had wanted the Rebbe Maharash to be the leader after his death, see http://www.sichos-in-english.org/books/sefer-hatoldos-admur-maharash/05.htm#t10.
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3. Rebbe Maharash was wealthy and liked living in luxury:

First of all, everyone is aware of how outwardly he lived a very rich life style. He had a chariot that was the envy of the nobility, and many horses to pull it. His flatware was made out of gold, as was his watch. Furthermore, this mode of conduct, began already in his father’s lifetime.

It’s unclear though where all this wealth came from.

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Rabbi Paltiel mentions in one of the shiurim that I sent you above that Rebbe Maharash had stocks and bonds and traveled for business around Europe.

THIS article mentions also stocks and maamad (the money given by chassidim to the Rebbe to use according to his discretion, this explanation is taken from the footnote of this article: https://www.sie.org/templates/sie/article_cdo/aid/2376242/jewish/Giving-maamad.htm):
The Rebbe Maharash, although he conducted himself with extravagant wealth, also said that “Maamad is more precious than all preciousness.” Another time, he said that although he earned thousands a year in the stock market, “the pleasure in bread from heaven is Maamad money.
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4. Rebbe Maharash traveled a lot around Europe, to meet other Jewish leaders, country officials and businessmen.

Between the years 5616 and 5626 (1856-1866) he traveled extensively throughout the country and abroad, in order to meet and influence important Jewish leaders. The friends that he made and the confidence he inspired at these meetings were to be of great assistance to Judaism in later years.
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From 5630 to 5640 (1870-1880), Rabbi Shmuel again made many trips to various parts of the Russian Empire and abroad, with complete disregard for personal safety.
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He had many personal friends and acquaintances among government officials, princes and nobles. “
Everything above is from here:
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This pdf https://files.anash.org/uploads/2021/04/THE-REBBE-MAHARASH.pdf also shares this interesting tidbit:
He would make frequent trips to S. Petersburg to meet with government officials. He would also travel abroad, to Italy, Germany and France to meet with wealthy Jewish bankers. He developed an interesting tactic: He would ask those Jews to withhold loans to the Czar until he improved the condition of the Jews.
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In Sefer HaToldos Admur Maharash, it says THIS, about the meeting between the 4th Rebbe of Chabad, the Rebbe Maharash, and Russia’s Minister of Interior:

[Ed. note: the bits in bold are kind of jaw-dropping…]

In one of his sichos, my saintly father-in-law the Rebbe relates another story that his father told him about this period.

[The story, as told by the Rebbe Rashab, follows]:

This happened in the year 5639, when incitement to carry out pogroms began in Russia (may it not happen now). My father traveled to Petersburg numerous times. Father was assured in various government circles that they would put a stop to the pogrom incitement.

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After the Kiev-Niezhin pogrom broke out in 5640, father traveled to Petersburg immediately upon his return from a brief trip abroad. Through the intercession of Professor Josef Bertenson, Father was received by the Minister of the Interior. Father was very embittered by the prevailing pogrom situation.

Aggressively, he reminded the Minister of his promise that the government would put a halt to the pogrom-incitement. He informed the Minister in no uncertain terms that such treatment of the Jews would cause outrage abroad.

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The Minister replied that he was well aware of the great powers of the foreign Jewish Capitalists. But he was also aware that their relations with Russian Jewry were not very cordial, and that they bore no sympathy – in fact, they bore hatred – toward the rabbonim.

Father reacted strongly to this, saying that if he understood the Minister correctly, the Minister was not familiar with the psychology of the Jews and their brotherly love. “To me,” Father said, “are addressed inquiries from the influential Capitalists abroad, asking how they should react to the tragic news concerning the situation of Russian Jewry. They ask what they can do to ensure the safety of Jewish lives and property in Russia.”

“What do you mean by this reply?” demanded the Minister in an angry tone.

Father: I will make no reply at all until after I hear the government’s answer to my mission regarding this situation.

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The Minister: Lubavitcher Rebbe! Are you threatening the government with reaction by foreign Jewish Capitalists?

Father: The Minister need not take this as a threat, but he should consider this as a serious fact. Non-Jewish Capitalists will also support this, for humanity in general reacts strongly against such barbaric deeds.

The Minister: Does this mean that the Lubavitcher Rebbe, with the assistance of foreign Capitalists, is about to cause a revolution in Russia?

Father: The Russian government officials themselves will eventually cause that to happen, with their negligent bureaucratic leadership.

Beginning on the evening of that same day, Father remained under arrest for two days in his room in Hotel Serapinsky on Zabalkansky Boulevard. When he was allowed to go free on the third day, Father went to the Minister to receive a reply regarding his mission. He was told that he would receive an answer within two weeks’ time.”

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5. There is no officially released photo of Rebbe Maharash.

However, there are people within Chabad who might have a picture of him.
This short clip is from ‘Stump the Rabbi’, asking why there is no picture of the Rebbe Maharash, even though such a pictures seems to exist:
[Ed. note, as usual with the Youtube clips they try to subtly censor, without giving the game away that this is what they are doing, I can’t get that video to ’embed’. In my book, that makes it even more worthwhile listening to.]
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Back to me, now.
In THIS article, we learn that even though it’s a great mitzvah to have a picture of the Rebbe to accompany you while learning his Torah (which is a general idea you find in a lot of chassidut, not just Chabad) – portraits of the 4th Rebbe of Chabad were apparently intentionally not made.

Or at least, intentionally not made public.

Even though he lived in a time when photographs were being taken of many other people.
Even though he hob-nobbed with the rich and famous, and even though he was apparently very wealthy himself.
But these pictures do seem to exist, somewhere in the murk, at least according to this snippet from the comments on the above article:
“I have seen TWO photos of the Rebbe Maharash, one with a bandage and one with a talis, I have heard a rumour that they were smuggled out of Barry Gurary’s house though I have not substantiated it.
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This is a snippet from one of the posts about real Jewish history from the old blog:

The last thing to share with you from the 6th Lubavitcher Rebbe’s memoirs concerns another member of the Batlan – Portugali family, named Binyamin.

He is another son of ‘Baruch Batlan’ (Alter Rebbe G-Grandfather). Here’s the snippet from the memoirs:

“He was accepted as a rabbi in Grodno, a city famous then for its great scientists. From there, Binyamin’s name became known throughout Poland and Lithuania, as well as in Jewish communities outside these countries.”

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HERE he is, on geni:

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Binyamin Broda (Portugali’s) second wife is the grand-daughter of Jacob Frank(el)

Via Frank’s daughter Annie Rosa (Rivka Shoshana) Mayer. And in turn, she is the mother of Chabad’s Rebbetzin ‘Leah Golda Alecsandrov‘, mother of the Chabad Rebbe number 4 – according to the Rebbe Rayatz’s own memoirs.

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According to what’s currently on geni for her, the picture looks a little different:

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This shows that Rebbetzin Leah Golda Alecsanderov, direct descendant of the Sabbatian ‘Eshel Avraham’ Broida / Rovigo and of Jacob Frank, is the paternal grandmother of the 4th Chabad Rebbe’s wife, Rivka Schneerson.

I don’t know which version is more factually correct, and I will BH do some more piecing of pieces together to try to figure it out.

But here’s the takeaway, from this post.

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Over HERE, we already set out clearly how the Alter Rebbe’s family is part of the infamous ‘Shor’ family of Sabbatean-Frankists, and that all that got covered up.

You can understand why that is, because having ‘Jacob Frank’ as your first cousin is not really something any bona fide Rebbe wants on their CV.

Over HERE, we started to unpick how so many of the ‘Jewish bankers’ like Jacob Schiff, who funded the Bolshevik revolution, CO-INC-IDEN-TALLY are also in the Alter Rebbe’s extended family tree.

Here’s another screenshot, from Rebbetzin Leah Golda Alecsanderov’s geni profile:

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And now, we can add into this the comments made by the 5th Lubavitcher Rebbe himself, about his father, R’ Shmuel,the 4th Lubavitcher Rebbe:

The Minister replied that he was well aware of the great powers of the foreign Jewish Capitalists. But he was also aware that their relations with Russian Jewry were not very cordial, and that they bore no sympathy – in fact, they bore hatred – toward the rabbonim.

Father reacted strongly to this, saying that if he understood the Minister correctly, the Minister was not familiar with the psychology of the Jews and their brotherly love.

“To me,” Father said, “are addressed inquiries from the influential Capitalists abroad, asking how they should react to the tragic news concerning the situation of Russian Jewry. They ask what they can do to ensure the safety of Jewish lives and property in Russia.”..

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The Minister: Lubavitcher Rebbe! Are you threatening the government with reaction by foreign Jewish Capitalists?

Father: The Minister need not take this as a threat, but he should consider this as a serious fact. Non-Jewish Capitalists will also support this, for humanity in general reacts strongly against such barbaric deeds.

The Minister:

Does this mean that the Lubavitcher Rebbe, with the assistance of foreign Capitalists, is about to cause a revolution in Russia?

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And the last thing to remember, is all those ‘Zeitlins’ and ‘Tumarkins’ that we strangely already found at the top of that Bolshevik tree – and the list of ‘closet Jews’ who took over Russia in the name of communism is growing longer each time I take a look at it.

Did the 4th Lubavitcher Rebbe, closely related to Jacob Frank in a bunch of different ways, really “cause a revolution in Russia, with the assistance of foreign Capitalists” – who he also seems to be closely related to?

And if yes, how does that change what we think we know about who and what really caused the Russian Revolution – and all the other things we think we know about history generally, and Jewish history in particular?

It’s probably time we found out.

TBC

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PS: When I was trying to find an image for this post, I stuck in ‘Maharash’ and came back with a lot of different pictures of the the Rebbe Rayatz (No.6), who was said by the last Lubavitcher Rebbe to look very similar to the Maharash.

I screenshotted one drawing in particular, that took my eye:

Because he reminded me very much of this person:

This is Baron Horace Osipovich Ginsburg, one of Russia’s wealthiest industrialists.

You can read more about him HERE, on Wiki. Here’s a snippet:

G. O. Ginzburg was one of the seven founders in 1872Siberian Commercial Bank[3]. In 1874, he became one of the co-owners of the Berezovsky gold mining business together with Colonel V. I. Astashev, Count P. A. Shuvalov and was a managing partner of the Berezovsky business….

In addition, the Gintsburgs were among the founders of the Kiev Private Commercial Bank, Of the Odessa Accounting Bank, owned the Partnership of the Mogilyansky Beet and Sugar Factory, which owned a sugar factory and farmland in Podolsk province.

In 1892, the Ginzburg banking house fell into a deep crisis. The government refused to support the bank that was in debt and introduced a temporary administration, the Gintsburgs lost interest in banking and switched to gold mining. Horace Ginzburg headed, and then established control over the richest Lena Gold Industry Association.

Ginzburg conducted extensive charitable activities, was at the origins and headed a number of public organizations aimed at improving the situation of Jews in the Russian Empire. In particular, he headed the central committee The Jewish Colonization Society, which organized the resettlement of poor co-religionists outside Eastern Europe. He repeatedly petitioned the Reich authorities to repeal anti-Semitic laws.

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Is it just me, or does he sound like he’s doing exactly the same things as the Maharash, at the same time, and in the same places?

And look at that link up with The Jewish Colonization Society, that we already started taking a look at in relation to Maurice de Hirsch, as being potentially part of a people trafficking operation linked to the ‘Tzvi Migdal’ prostitution racket.

Sigh.

The pigeons are coming home to roost.

Hold on tight, it only gets more interesting from here.

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You might also like this article:

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, but usually it’s not. Usually, we just absorb whatever PR and propaganda our bought-and-paid-for media feed us, and then go smoke some weed to silence that inner voice that is telling us ‘something isn’t quite right here’.

(I don’t smoke weed, thank God. But I know a lot of people who do, to try and get their soul to shut up and leave them alone for a while, when the anxiety strikes.)

But I digress.

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So yesterday, the following email landed in my inbox.

I’m first going to reproduce it here, and then below, we’ll try to unpack it a little, to see what more we can learn.

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Over shabbat I’ve been thinking a lot about the 6th Chabad Rebbe and what was really going on with him. I feel a need to share the following with you, even though I know you already know a lot of the information:

1) Yitzchak Y. Schneerson is imprisoned by the Russian in 1927 and sentenced to death. The following people got involved in his rescue:

  • Rav Avraham Yitzchak Ha-Kohen Kook, Chief Rabbi of Israel, who sends a telegram to the American Joint Distribution Committee asking for help.
  • Yekaterina Peshkova, wife of Maxim Gorky, who had personal access to the highest officials in the Soviet bureaucracy.
  • Vyacheslav Menzhinsky, the national chairman of the Soviet Secret Police (the OGPU). Peshkova enlisted his help.
  • Dr. Joseph Rosen, head of the Agro-Joint, a humanitarian organization run by the American Joint Distribution Committee in collaboration with the Soviet government, primarily to support Jewish agricultural settlements.
  • Rabbi Meir Hildesheimer, head of the famed Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary
  • Dr. Leo Baeck, leader of Reform Judaism in Germany. Together with Rabbi Hildesheimer he contacted:
  • Dr. Oskar Cohn, the Jewish representative of German’s Socialist Party. Dr Cohn arranged a meeting with:
  • Nikolay Krestinsky, the Russian ambassador to Berlin, who pledged to do all he could to ensure the Rebbe’s safety and release.
  • Alexei Rykov, the reigning Premier of Russia at the time.
  • Mordechai Dubin, Lubavitcher chassid and also a member of the Latvian Parliment.
  • Louis Brandeis, the first Jewish Supreme Court Justice.
  • Herbert Hoover, who at the time was the Republican presidential candidate, had lobbied for the Rebbe’s release. Yitzchak Y. Schneerson met with him in 1929 when Hoover had become President of the USA.
  • ( Allegedly even President Calvin Coolidge got involved but I can only find this stated here https://files.anash.org/uploads/2021/06/The-Rebbe-Rayatz.pdf and not in any other place)
References:

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2) The following people were involved in Yitzchak Y. Schneersohn’s rescue from Warsaw during World War II:

  • Max Rhoade, a Washington lobbyist hired by Rabbi Yisroel Jacobson the 6th Chabad Rebbe’s leading emissary in the US. Rhoade lobbied many people, among them were Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis and:
  • Ben Cohen, an advisor to President Roosevelt.
  • Robert Pell, US diplomat, who got contacted by Ben Cohen. Pell was at the time working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and he had become friends with a German diplomat called Helmuth Wohlthat.
  • Cordell Hull, US Secretary of State, who got contacted by Pell. Robert Pell informed Hull that he had an agreement with Wohlthat. Wohlthat had assured Pell to be of help in any cause of concern to American Jewry. Hull contacted Wohlthat asking for his help.
  • Helmuth Wohlthat realized that the only force that could do anything was military intelligence since Warsaw was occupied by the German military. Therefore he contacted:
  • Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, head of the Abwehr, the German military intelligence service. Canaris in turn employed the help of:
  • Major Ernst Bloch, was the one who together with two other officers, did the groundwork and physically located Yitzchak Y Schneersohn in Warsaw and brought him and his entourage to the Latvian border.
  • Louis Brandeis and Ben Cohen put pressure on the Roosevelt administration to grant Yitzchak Y Schneersohn a visa to the US.
  • Jacob Rutstein an American businessman, philanthropist, real estate developer and lumber magnate (who has a rags to riches story) was also instrumental in bringing Yitzchak Y. Schnnersohn to the US. Rutstein is reported to have assisted Rabbi Schneersohn in launching Lubavitch in America. In addition to being a founder of the United Lubavitch Yeshivas, Rutstein helped Lubavitch locate and purchase the building which would become its headquarters on 770 Eastern Parkway.
References:

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So my question is, what are the odds that Yitzchak Y. Schnersohn was saved not only once, but TWICE with the help of top officials in the US and in cooperation with officials of countries, who hated and persecuted the Jews.
How is this possible???

Another question, if this amount of help was able to be mobilized in order to save Yitzchak Y. Schneersohn why wasn’t this help used to save more Jews during World War II????

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These are both good questions.

I don’t really have the answer for them – particularly not that last one, which honestly is pretty disturbing on a number of levels – but what I want to do know, is to add in some more details, to see if we can fill out the picture, a little, about the Rebbe Rayatz’s contacts in high places.

Ready? Let’s begin.

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EXHIBIT 1: Video of the Rebbe Rayatz becoming a citizen of the USA, in 1949

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Here’s a few things that struck me about this video.

  1. Two US Supreme Court justices came to 770 to administer the ‘oath of citizenship to the Rebbe Rayatz.
  2. The United States government passed a special law, to enable the Rebbe Rayatz to have the citizenship ceremony done in 770, instead of coming into court, like everyone else.
  3. These two Supreme Court justices where then happy to hang around ‘recreating the ceremony’ for a second time, so the photographers could get better pictures.

Does anything about this strike you as strange?

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Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the people who helped the Rebbe Rayatz get out of prison in Russia, the first time around, to start to feel out their connections with Chabad:

  • Rav Avraham Yitzchak Ha-Kohen Kook

Snippet from the biography on the Merkaz HaRav website, HERE:

Rabbi Kook was born in the town of Grieba in the Doynsk district of Latvia to his father Rabbi Shlomo Zalman and his mother Pearl Zalta (Palman). As a child, he was educated by his father who was a misnaged, but was connected with Chabad chassidim from his mother’s community (her father Raphael Palman was close with the Tzemach Tzedek)

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  • Yekaterina Peshkova

Here’s what caught my eye about her, for this post, from her very short Wikipedia entry HERE:

After 1922, she was chairwoman of the subsequent organisation the Assistance to Political Prisoners (“Pompolit”).

Here’s the strange bit of all this, from a PDF called Exiled to Palestine, The Migration of Zionist Convicts from the Soviet Union 1924-1934, on Research Gate:

[There was] a time in the early history of the Soviet State when a small number of Zionist activists were allowed to substitute their sentences by going into exile to Palestine instead of Siberia.

In spite of the Bolshevik leadership opposing in principle to the idea of creating a Jewish national enclave in Palestine…

Given the draconian methods of the Soviet state, this relative tolerance was remarkable, although it only lasted from 1924 to 1934 and only about 1000-3000 were permitted to emigrate.

Although the leaders were often arrested there was no concerted effort to demolish the organizational base of the Zionist Youth movements or the parties. Even the Hechallutz farms continued to operate largely unhindered until 1926.

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Peshkova was responsible for this very surprising policy.

It’s at least possible that she herself was one of the many ‘closet Jews’ with Frankist-Freemason tendencies, that were at the very top of the command structure, in the nascent Soviet Union.

(BTW, most of what we’re told about the ‘communist revolution’, and who was really behind it, is a lie. We’ll come back to this another time.)

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This guy became known, notoriously, as ‘Stalin’s Executioner’, and his JOB was to hunt down and eliminate anyone who was involved in ‘anti-Soviet’ activities. Does it strike you as strange, that someone who had no qualms about killing and torturing literally hundreds of thousands of people for these activities would be willing to help the Rebbe Rayatz to get out of prison and leave the country?

How do we explain this?

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  • Dr. Joseph Rosen, head of the Agro-Joint.

Here’s what stuck about him, from HERE:

From 1915 to 1918, Dr. Rosen directed the Baron de Hirsch Agricultural School in Woodbine, N.J.

I first came across the name ‘Maurice de Hirsch’ when I was researching the women trafficking and prostitution ring run by the Jewish mafia in Poland and Argentina, that was called ‘Tzvi Migdal’. Here’s a snippet about Maurice Tzvi Hirsch, from Wikipedia:

Moritz (Zvivon Hirsch, commonly known as Maurice de Hirsch, was a German Jewish financier and philanthropist who set up charitable foundations to promote Jewish education and improve the lot of oppressed European Jewry. He was the founder of the Jewish Colonization Association, which sponsored large-scale Jewish immigration to Argentina.

HERE is his family tree on geni – and man o man, did we just trip into the biggest ‘New World Order’ Frankist-Freemason bankers spiders’ web, there.

I’ll come back to this another time, BH, but when I researched the topic last year as a result of what came out about Jeffrey Epstein, there were at least some suggestions that Maurice de Hirsch’s ‘Jewish Colonization Association’ was basically a mafia front for trafficking Jewish women from the shtetls all over the world.

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About the ‘Agro-Joint’ specifically, I found this, from HERE:

One of the interesting moments shared by Irena Ezekieleevna was a story about life in Moscow at the beginning of the XX century, in a mansion in Granatny Lane, 7. The Groer family moved there in 1924, after Irena’s father was appointed deputy director of the Agro-Joint in the Soviet Union:

“In those years, Joint enjoyed great prestige in the USSR. The mansion in Garnet Lane was completely at the disposal of Joint and its employees. On the first floor there was an institution, and on the second floor lived the families of the management of “Joint”. Everyone lived very amicably. It was a small state in greater Moscow.

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Irena’s father was later rounded up, in 1937, as part of Stalin’s purges, and Dr Joseph Rosen tried to help his former colleague out:

Joseph Rosen, the director of the Joint in the USSR, tried to save them, got a meeting with Molotov. Molotov replied that nothing could be done, as they had confessed everything. Much later, we realized that at the time of this conversation, my father was no longer alive…We never heard from my father again.

So… the guy who used to work for the Soviets and believed in Communism got executed, and Joseph Rosen couldn’t help him. And the guy who used to apparently work against the Soviets, and was apparently doing everything he could to undermine Communism, got a free pass and was let out of prison and allowed to leave the country.

Does this sound right, to you?

Let’s continue.

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HERE‘s his family tree on geni, and you’ll notice that these Hildesheimers are directly related to the (Frankist-Freemason) Bondis, and the Eibshutzs.

And in turn, the Hildesheimers are also descended from that same Shor family I’ve been writing about the last few days.

Ozer Shor is the GG-granddad of the Alter Rebbe of Chabad.

Ozer’s brother, Zvi Hirsch Shor, marries Chavalish Shapiro, the daughter of Natan Neta Shapiro III, the ‘Megaleh Amukot’. Their daughter Chava marries Rabbi Yeshaya Naftali Hildesheim, and their great-grandchild is Jonathan Eibshutz.

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And here’s those Schiffs too, ancestors of Jacob Schiff who funded the Bolshevik revolution, in the exact same family tree.

What a CO-IN-CID-ENCE.

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Moving on – there’s a lot to cover!

Here’s a snippet from Wikipedia about him:

Leo Baeck became the “honorary head” of the Council of Elders (Judenrat) in Theresienstadt. As such, he was protected from transports and with his protection list, could also save his relatives from transports, among others his grand-niece Ruth (b. 1925). Moreover, Baeck became “prominent”, which meant that he had better accommodation, better food and could receive mail more often.

Hannah Arendt in her book Eichmann in Jerusalem examined Jewish cooperation with the Nazi authorities during the Holocaust, and names Baeck as one of those functionaries who withheld the truth from their communities of the end awaiting them, believing it more “humane” to bear the secret since “living in the expectation of death by gassing would only be the harder”. 

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[Pass the sick bag.]

Here’s a few more pertinent details about Leo Baeck, from HERE:

[He was] head of the German Keren Hayesod (Foundation Fund for Palestine land purchases). Baeck was the president of the German B’nai B’rith.

I haven’t covered the role of B’nai B’rith, and its connection to all the Frankist-Freemasons yet. But BH, I will.

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Of the list that remain, Louis Brandeis was a known Frankist.

You can read more about Mordechai Dubin HERE.

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Let’s end this with a few more thought-provoking pieces of information, on the rescue of the Rebbe Rayatz from Warsaw, by the Nazis themselves, in 1939.

EXHIBIT 2: Video interview with Bryan Rigg, author of Rescued from the Reich, How One of Hitler’s Soldiers Saved the Lubavitcher Rebbe

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Here’s a Tablet Magazine piece on this story, too.
HERE‘s the book on Amazon, and below I bring some more snippets from that book, to think about:
“Although the Rebbe had made a public statement in 1940 on behalf of all Jews in Poland, his organization now did not request help for Jews under Nazi oppression or ask that Hitler’s atrocities be made more public.

As historian David Kranzler says, “Chabad focused on its mission to rescue American Jews from assimilation and rebuild its community, working against incredible odds. It focused on its own mission.”

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“The Rebbe’s obsessive quest on behalf of his library has unsettled many.

Historian Ephraim Zuroff, an Orthodox Jew, asks, “How can one justify expending even a small amount of resources and energies to try and save the rebbe’s library at a time when the rescue of lives should have taken precedence?” One wonders why no one talked about using the funds and political contacts necessary for retrieving the books to save more Jews, but the Lubavitchers never discussed this matter.
As Zuroff writes, Lubavitchers “do not consider such a set of priorities controversial or in any way problematic.” In other words, if the Rebbe wanted it to be done, then such an order was not questioned.
According to Rabbi Shalom Dovber Levine, head of Chabad’s library and archives, “There was something very secret and holy in building the Library from the start…. In the worst times of depression in Russia and Europe, he gave his life for it. He viewed it as part of the rebuilding of the Lubavitch movement.”
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Someone sent me this over email, a couple of days ago, headlined in the Jerusalem Post from 2009:

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EXHIBIT 3:

An audio interview with Bryan Mark Rigg, which gives a lot more details about the Rebbe Rayatz’s rescue from the Nazis in Warsaw, by the Nazis themselves.

It’s very interesting, for a lot of reasons (you’ll find more on the two semi-trailers of books and silverware from Europe that were delivered to 770 in 1941, around the 19 minute mark.)
As always, remember that EVERYONE has their own biases, and part of the birur is to put the filter on the information coming in, to ask ourselves what is really happening, here? What is really true? 
I don’t agree with everything being said in this interview – at all! But there is a lot of information here that needs more consideration, and more birur.

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What’s clear is that the Rebbe Rayatz, and Chabad, had a huge network of connections at the highest levels of governments across the world before during and after World War 2.

But this network was apparently never tapped to rescue other Jews during the Holocaust – not even Mordechai Dubin’s family.

Now that I’ve finished listening to this interview, I’m even more astounded about what’s gone on here.

As always, listen to it and come to your own conclusions.

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This is an upside-down world, mamash, where the lowest of the low are praised as being the ‘highest of the high’ – and vice-versa.

There are so many good people on the frontlines of Chabad, so many good souls in that organisation.

BH, Hashem will guide us all back to the truth very soon.

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UPDATE:

After a bit more digging, I discover that Yekatarina Peshkova does have Jewish ancestry (color me shocked…)

If you go HERE, you’ll find an article talking about one “Yeshua Zolomon Sverdlov”.

Apparently, the Sverdlovs were a very prominent Jewish family in the whole Bolshevik uprising-thing, in Russia.

Yeshua Zolomon Sverdlov changed his name to Zinovy Alekseyevich Peshkov. If you go HERE, you’ll see his ex-wife is one Lidya Peshkov.

The Peshkov’s niece, Ida Auerbach, married the notorious Jewish head of the Soviet Secret Police (Vyacheslav Menzhinsky’s successor) Genrikh Yagoda – apparently ‘Russianised’ from Enoch Yehuda.

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Genrikh Yagoda was mamash a monster.

Snippet from Wikipedia:

Genrikh Grigoryevich Yagoda  was a Soviet secret police official who served as director of the NKVD, the Soviet Union’s security and intelligence agency, from 1934 to 1936.

Appointed by Joseph Stalin, Yagoda supervised arrests, show trials, and executions of the Old Bolsheviks Lev Kamenev and Grigory Zinoviev, climactic events of the Great Purge. Yagoda also supervised construction of the White Sea–Baltic Canal with Naftaly Frenkel, using slave labor from the GULAG system, during which 12,000–25,000 laborers died.

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Take a look at the entry for ‘Naftaly Frenkel’ – another ‘Frankel’ showing up in interesting circumstances, where no-one apparently knew where he came from, who then buddies up with Yagoda to commit crimes against humanity.

Point is….. there were so very many Jews, former Jews, tied up in the Bolshevik revolution.

That’s not the chiddush.

The chiddush is that many of these people were probably Frankist-Freemasons, and probably connected to other Frankist-Freemasons all other the globe, in the ways that are not externally obvious.

And not unusually, we find Chabad and the State of Israel somehow bang, smack in the middle of all this.

Yagoda’s son moved to Israel and died here in 2003.

The State of Israel was also a ‘communist creation’ – a Frankist-Freemason idea – right from the start.

And it’s true colors are coming out more and more.

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UPDATE 2:

The more I dig around Yekaterina Peshkov, the wife of Maxim Gorky (who changed his name from Alexei Maximovich Peshkovthe more confused I get.

On Yagoda’s Wikipedia page, it says this:

Yagoda’s wife was Ida Averbakh, one of whose uncles, Yakov Sverdlov, was a prominent Bolshevik, and another, Zinovy Peshkov, was the adopted son of the writer Maxim Gorky.

Maxim Gorky is apparently not Jewish, but writes a whole bunch of stuff supporting Jews, and his wife, Yekatarina, arranges for political prisoners who are Jewish to switch Siberia with ‘working the land’ in Eretz Yisrael.

And somehow or other, Maxim Gorky ends up ‘adopting’ this Jewish guy, Yeshua Zolomon Sverdlov, even though the dates and ages don’t really seem to fit this at all, as they should be the same generation, or Yeshua Zolomon could even be older…

One thing I can tell you for sure:

We are being lied to.

All the time.

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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 how the mother of the Alter Rebbe was one ‘Rivka Shor’ (amongst many other things that have subsequently been deliberately falsified and scrubbed, in Chabad official history.)

There are probably many reasons for scrubbing ‘Rivka Shor’, but the main one is that the Shor family she belonged to were notorious Sabbatians, and then notorious Frankists.

The following excerpt comes from a book I just finished called: Women and the Messianic Heresy of Shabtai Tzvi 1666-1816, and it’s talking about the period when Jacob Frank and his Frankists were taking over the Jewish community.

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[A] number of women – daughters of elite Sabbatian families – became known during those years as independent prophetesses who wielded a great deal of influence within their sectarian milieu.

They included Rosa and Merle Schotten, daughters of Arieh Leib Schotten, the Sabbatian rabbi of the Jewish community of Mattersdorf in Western Hungary; Hayah Schor, daughter of the well-known Sabbatian preacher Elisha Schor, and sister of Solomon Schor, a well-known Sabbatian from Rohatyn... and Roesel Eger, sister of Jonas (Yonah) Wehle, head of the Sabbatian fellowship in Prague at the end of the eighteenth century and first two decades of the nineteenth.

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We’ll come back to Roesel Eger another time.

Her obvious links to her known Sabbatian-Frankist brother Yonah Wehle have been deliberately scrubbed over on geni, but you’ll still find her in the same family tree as Sigmund Freud, plus the usual Oppenheims, Behrends, Gompertzs, Wertheimers – i.e. all those old ‘court Jew’ families that no-one really talks about, but who have been behind the scenes in Jewish history for a very long time, as tax collectors-cum-‘Chief Rabbis’ for the poor communities they headed up.

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But to understand why you’d scrub Chaya Schor, and her whole family, out of the Chabad genealogy, you only need to read this excerpt, taken from Jacob Emden’s description in Sefer Shimush, 5b, where he brings one of the accounts of a repentant Sabbatian-Frankist, given to the Beit Din in Satanow on June 11, 1756:

[Y]ou should know that I have already been in the fellowship of Shabtai Tzvi, may his name be blotted out and his lineage uprooted, for nine years. My first act of sin took place when I expressed my wish to join them and be among them. There was a woman there, a whore and a heretic, the wife of Tzvi [Hirsch], son of Rabbi Shabses. 

She is the daughter of Elisha [Schor] of Rohatyn…..She took a knife and cut a piece of forbidden fat from the fat-burning candle and ate it, and she enjoined me to do the same. I took a piece of the fat as well and ate it. Then they took me among them and revealed their secrets to me.

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I don’t want to get too much into details, but Chaya Schor was known for committing acts of incest with her family members, many of whom subsequently ‘converted out’ to Catholicism, under Jacob Frank.

This was a standard ‘Sabbatian-Frankist’ thing.

While her wing of the family seem to have been the most extreme, the extended Shor family were known to have been ‘secret’ (and not so secret…) Sabbatians going back generations, with the notorious Chayah Schor herself claiming that her grandparents and all her uncles were all Sabbatians.

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If you go HERE, you’ll find the family tree for Rivka Shor, on the JewAge website, who descends from Avraham Chaim Shor. And if you go HERE, you’ll find the family tree for Chaya Shor, who descends from Ephraim Zalman Shor, author of “Tevuos Shor”, and brother of Avraham Chaim.

Ephraim’s grandson is called Alexander Sender Shor, and he also writes a book (apparently) called “Tevuos Shor”. And Alexander Sender’s son is…Elisha Shor of Rohatyn.

So, it’s a close connection.

And you can understand why someone would want to ‘scrub’ these relatives out of the family tree, even if they themselves were not Sabbatian-Frankists…

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UPDATE:

Look who else descends from Ephraim Zalman Shor:

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None other than Jacob (Leibowitz Benjamin) FRANK(el).

His maternal grandfather is Yakov Shor, the brother of Elisha Shor.

Which means that his mum is the first cousin of the notorious Chaya Shor, above.

You see, it’s a very small gene pool, all these people swim in, and of course, that’s another great reason for scrubbing the Shor family tree so thoroughly.

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Off the back of this headline and THIS post (below), I got inspired to to back and read the Rebbe Rayatz’s memoirs, to try to pick up more clues about what is really going on here.

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You can find those memoirs HERE, join me on page 169.

Most of the names and identifying details in the Rebbe Rayatz’s memoirs are made up.

Again, it’s hard to understand why you’d do that, if you are writing ‘real history’, but the more we look into what’s going on here, the less that seems to be what is really going on.

So, I get to this whole, weird account about a ‘Nachum’, who is an agent for some (made-up name) Polish Count, who is discussing selling some of his boss’s estates to a Swedish royal called ‘Prince Johann Cambari’. Let’s first quote the story, then unpick it:

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Amongst the Jews who were driven out of Spain there was a wealthy man named Joseph Gabrieli. He had two daughters whom he married to wealthy suitors.

After their exile, they wandered from one country to another and during a plague the husband of the elder daughter died. She then went to live with her sister who had just given birth to a son and who was named Judah.

A year later Judah’s father also died and this, together with the reduced circumstances in which they now found themselves, caused the early death of the child’s mother.

Just before she died, she made her sister promise that when her son Judah would grow to manhood, she would explain his Jewish origin to him and try to induce him to return to Judaism.

The aunt who had taken the child into her care had married a Swedish nobleman who told her that secretly he too was a Jew. He took his bride and Judah to his people in Sweden. They changed Judah’s name to Johann and he was brought up as a prince of royal blood, like a true Cambari.

“Two years ago my husband died/’ concluded Prince Johann’s aunt, “and I then revealed to Johann that he was Judah, the grandson of Joseph Gabrieli, who was my father as well as his mother’s. He has seen his grandfather’s photograph and knows we are Jews.”

“Yes, we have both decided we would like to return to the faith we belong to, but you can understand our difficulties,” broke in the Prince. “We have so much to learn and we need someone like you to befriend us and show us the way back!” concluded the Prince pleadingly.

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I read this passage, and nearly fell off my chair.

I’ve had my own theories going for quite some time now, about how ‘crypto Jews’ have been running the show in the Jewish community – and elsewhere – for many, many centuries. But to read it so boldly in the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s memoirs was something else.

So of course, I tried to track down this Swedish ‘Prince Johann’ from the 16th century, and very quickly, I got to this guy:

John III of Sweden, who was married to Catherine Jagellion.

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Alternative historian Miles Mathis has had the Jagellions fingered as ‘crypto-Jews’ who took over a whole bunch of European royal families in a bunch of his research papers.

(Try THIS one, for a good introduction to what he says is going on, including how the de Medicis were really ‘crypto Jews’.)

Until I read this entry in the Rebbe Rayatz’s memoirs, I was kinda sceptical of Mathis’ claims.

Now, let’s just say I’m a lot less sceptical…. And I’m still wondering what the heck is going on here, and how Chabad seems to consistently be in the middle of all this stuff, going back for centuries and centuries.

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If you look closely on the Shor extended family tree, you’ll find close links to people I wrote about previously, like Stefan Powditsky.

Here’s a snippet about him:

Stefan Powditsky, as he became, is a royal tax collector who became a xtian. His brother is Ephraim Fishel, and Ephraim Fishel’s grandson is the Shaar Ephraim – who we are told in ‘made up history’ is the grandfather of the Chacham Tzvi. Really, the Chacham Tzvi’s father is one Yacov Kopple Halevi Wallerstein.

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If you go HERE, you’ll find a lot more information about the Fiszel family, and their close connections to the Polish Jagellion kings.

Here’s a few snippets:

The most influential family in Kraków’s Jewish community from the 1470s to the mid-sixteenth century. Members of the Fiszel family served as creditors to King Casimir the Jagiellonian and his sons Jan Olbracht, Aleksander, and Sigismund I.

Efrayim Fiszel and his three sons, Ya‘akov, Mosheh, and Yosef, first appear in sources from Kraków in the 1460s…Raḥel, Mosheh’s wife, who had come to Kraków from Prague, began independent financial activities prior to her husband’s death, which occurred before 1489. She was creditor of the Polish kings Casimir IV the Jagiellonian, Jan Olbracht, and Aleksander.

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Raḥel managed a mortgage bank.

In 1495, when 30 Jews, including Raḥel’s son-in-law Ya‘akov Pollak and her brother-in-law, were arrested in Kraków, her name appeared on the list of persons obliged to guarantee that those released from prison would not leave the city. Mosheh and Raḥel Fiszel had six children—three daughters, Ester, Hendel, and Sara; and three sons, Efrayim (Franczek), Stefan (originally Mosheh), and Yitsḥak. 

Mosheh (Stefan) Fiszel served as a creditor to kings Jan Olbracht and Aleksander even before his conversion to Christianity…. After converting to Catholicism (between 1503 and 1504); Stefan was ennobled by Zygmunt the Old, receiving the Korab coat of arms. His sons Jan and Stanisław also converted to Catholicism; their godmother was Elizabeth, the widow of King Casimir the Jagiellonian. Stefan divorced his wife, who chose to remain Jewish. In 1510, with the king’s permission, he purchased the village of Powidz, from which he took his new surname, Powidzki.

Efrayim (Franczek) Fiszel, Stefan’s brother, was appointed in 1512 to the position of general collector of Jewish taxes in Little Poland…. After two years, however, he was forced to resign this position, though he continued to enjoy royal protection and remained in service to Queen Bona

Mosheh Fiszel (1480–1541), Franczek’s son, was a physician; he married Ester, who served in the court of Queen Bona. In 1532, after the death of the kabbalist and rabbi Asher Lemel, he became rabbi of the so-called “Polish” Jewish community of Kazimierz.

In 1541 he was appointed, together with the rabbi of Lublin, Shalom Shakhnah, to be the chief rabbi of Little Poland and Rus’, a post that included the right to excommunicate and judge Jews for religious transgressions. Soon after his appointment, he was accused of converting Christians to Judaism. He was tortured and died soon after his release from prison.

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I’m quoting from that piece extensively, because you’ll notice that we’ve spoken about many of these people before, including the Karaite rabbi of Lublin, Shalom Shaknah, and ‘Ephraim Fiszel’, who is meant to be the great, great grandfather of the Chacham Tzvi, via the Sha’ar Ephraim.

If you go HERE, you’ll find the hodge-podge mess that is meant to be the family tree of the Sha’ar Ephraim on geni.

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The ‘Sha’ar Ephraim’ is meant to descend from Rabbi Eliyahu the Baal Shem of Chelm, via Valentina, the daughter of the Maharshal.

Snippet from Wikipedia:

Elijah was born to his father Aaron Judah in 1550. About 1565 he entered the yeshiva of Rabbi Solomon Luria of Lublin, and, after receiving his rabbinical ordination, became rabbi of Chełm, a position he would hold for the rest of his life. In 1564, he gathered with other prominent rabbis, including his teacher, to co-sign the halachic rulings which allowed an agunah to remarry.

His great-granddaughter married Rabbi Ephraim ha-Kohen (1616–1678), author of “Sha’ar Efrayim” and grandfather of Rabbi Tzvi Ashkenazi.

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Jewish history is so full of ‘Ephraim Fishels’ – always showing up in very influential positions within the Jewish community – that’s it’s very hard to pin all the facts down. But, as the convention in these families is to name a son after a father, we know they are all connected to the same family tree.

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‘Elijah Baal Shem’ has another name.

His other name is ‘Elijah Loanz’, or Elijah ben Moses Ashkenazi Loans of Worms.

Snippet from Wikipedia:

[O]n his mother’s side was the grandson of Johanan Luria, and on his father’s of Josel of Rosheim. After having studied in his native city under the direction of Jacob Ginzburg and Akiba Frankfort, Loans went to Cracow, where he attended the lectures of Rabbi Menahem Mendel Avigdors. He also studied in the Yeshivah of the Maharal. While there he prepared for publication the “Darke Mosheh” of Moses Isserles….

It is said he lived 108 years. He initiated a group of hidden righteous individuals preparing the ways of the Baal Shem Tov through his student Rabbi Yoel Baal Shem Tov.

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Elsewhere, the Rebbe Rayatz talks about that Yoel Baal Shem, too, and those ‘groups of mystics’ that sound oh so much like the pockets of secret Sabbatians that were operating all over Eastern Europe.

Snippet from Wikipedia:

Yoel Baal Shem was an Orthodox Jewish scholar of Halacha and Kabbalah who lived in Zamość during the 17th century. He became renowned as a Baal Shem for performing miracles, commanding demons and authoring Kabalistic amulets.

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn (1880–1950) writes in his memoirs that Yoel’s father was Yisrael Yosef, a disciple of Rabbi Mordecai Yoffe….

Rabbi Yoel Baal Shem (I) was initiated by his teacher Rabbi Elijah Baal Shem into a group of nistarim known as Machane Yisrael. He was the teacher of Rabbi Adam Baal Shem of Ropczyce who instructed Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov in Kabbalah.

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The Baal Shem TOV came to ‘sweeten’ the demonically-possessed ‘Baal Shems’ that were characteristic of the Sabbatian movement.

That’s why he’s called the Baal Shem TOV – the good ‘Baal Shem’.

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I know this is a lot to take in, so let’s try to sum up.

  1. Crypto-Jews – or as I prefer to think of them now, people with Jewish blood who actually don’t practise Judaism, and who have a habit of flitting in and out of the Jewish community as it suits them – appear to have been in positions of influence, both in other religions, and in many royal families for many, many centuries.
  2. Typically, when they move back into the Jewish community, at least externally, they become ‘court Jews’ and tax collectors, i.e. the people who act as ‘go-betweens’ between the authentic Jewish community and the rulers.
  3. They also seem to play a prominent part in minting coins and overseeing banking and commerce.
  4. They usually have a ‘dual identity’ going on throughout history, so it’s very difficult to track them down.
  5. They are connected to the ‘Conversos’ – i.e. the xtianised Jews of Spain and Portugal, but increasingly, I think this group of people predate the exile from Spain, too.
  6. They were at the forefront of the Sabbatian movement (but also predate it); and the same families were also at the forefront of the Frankist-Freemason movement, too.
  7. All this is definitely connected to who is really running the State of Israel, today.
  8. Chabad is always coming up in the middle of this story, in some very unexpected ways.

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Let’s stop there for now.

There is so much more I could say about all this, but it’ll have to wait for another time.

So much of what we think we know about Jewish history is actually just made-up stories and Bubbemeises, designed to cover up the fact that the same small group of ‘interesting’ people have been running the show – and running the Jewish people into the ground – for centuries and centuries.

Let me leave you with this, that my friend C. sent in an email entitled: The Lubavitcher Rebbe and Shabak:

The following stood out to me from this 2nd article:
“In our conversation it was apparent that he had a tremendous knowledge in the area of intelligence and intelligence-gathering. And his connections were vast. He had connections with the White House and the State Department. He had connections in other places in the world with the powers that be.”
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Does it sound normal to you, that a Rebbe should have such far-reaching connections with spooks and politicians?

Really?

TBC

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UPDATE:

Jacob Frank was also a descendent of the famous ‘Shaul Wahl Katznellenbogen’, AKA ‘King of Poland for a day’.

Read HERE for more details about him, and his direct connection to Polish royalty, snippet below:

[W]hen the previous Polish monarch died, the noble electors were unable to decide on a successor within the time allotted by law. They therefore decided to crown Sha’ul until they could reach an agreement….

The legend also explains Sha’ul’s rise to greatness as follows: Lithuanian Prince Radziwiłł made a pilgrimage to the Land of Israel, returning via Italy.

Having run out of funds, he turned to the local rabbi, who loaned him a large sum of money.

Before leaving Padua, he asked the rabbi whether he had any relatives living in Poland, and the rabbi told him about his son. When Radziwiłł reached Brest-Litovsk, he sent for Sha’ul and bestowed his favor upon him.

This story too is apocryphal: while Karol Mikolaj Radziwiłł did indeed make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in the late sixteenth century and returned via Italy, there is no evidence that he had contacts with Jews along the way.

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Ah, those Radziwills...

That’s another long story.

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UPDATE 2:

Just to keep this information in the same place, going forward, as a lot of pieces of the puzzle are starting to fall into place.

THIS geni profile is for Margola Frankel / Halperin nee Shor. She is the sister of Ephraim Zalman Shor (G-Gdad of Elisha Shor, the Sabbatean-Frankist) and Avraham Chaim Shor, the ancestor of Rivka Shor, mother of the Alter Rebbe.

As you can see, she is married to R’ Eliezer Lippman Heilprin, who happens to be the brother of none other ‘R’ Joel Heilprin, the Baal Shem of Zamosc’.

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This is the same guy we talked about above, who was commanding demons, making amulets, and organising groups of mystical ‘true believers’ all over Podolia.

This all pre-dated the Chassidic Baal Shem Tov by quite some time, although they did overlap a little, and they were groups of secret Sabbatian mystics.

The Rebbe Rayatz writes in his memoirs that the father of Yoel Baal Shem is one ‘Yisrael Yosef’. From geni, which probably in this instance is more accurate (that’s really saying something…) we see his father is actually R’ Isaac Halperin, the ABD of Tykocin / Tiktin.

That family has also been on my list for a very long time, as being at the heart of a lot of genealogical confusion, Now, I’m starting to understand a bit more why that is.

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Now, I just took a look at Margola’s profile in detail, and here’s what came up:

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All the dates on geni are always deliberately corrupted for these families, but this suggests that Margola Shor is the mother of ‘Rabbi Jacob Loeb Benjamin Frankel’.

That could either be Jacob Frank himself, or his grandfather, who he was named for.

Because the dates are so skewed, it’s going to take a while to shake all this info out, but yet again, we see how these new details further corroborate what’s set out above.

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One of my readers wanted to know why I’m stirring this up.

The best answer I can give is because I think that’s what God wants.

Our Jewish world is broken, even on the ‘frum’ side of the equation. We need to explore how that happened, and how to fix it. And increasingly, that answer is coming into view:

Our religion and our community got hijacked by the dark side.

It’s time to wrest it back for God.

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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 to this topic a lot in the near future, BH, but for now, please watch THIS, which does an excellent job of explaining how energy, intention and sound – betzem, prayer, emuna and ratzon – are really the basis of real human health, even in the ‘real world’.

(This has two women in it, so not shmirat eynayim friendly. So if that’s a concern, please just listen to the audio, as understanding these concepts are a total game-changer, for understanding health – and how body and soul are totally intertwined.)

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Interesting thing 2: Some real Torah on the Parsha, with Rav Ofer Erez.

Rav Ofer Erez is a Breslov Rav, one of Rav Berland’s closest students, and the person whose Torah wisdom really saved me, spiritually, when I got buried under an avalanche of fake-emuna-induced misery and suffering.

They are launching a new ‘Breslov by the Kotel’ online yeshiva for English speakers, so BH, we hope to see way more quality Breslov Torah, in English, coming out now.

HERE‘s the link where you can download the PDF of the parsha sheet, and the snippet:

With the help of Hashem, we present to you the first Parsha sheet based on our online weekly classes. This is based on the shiur of Rav Ofer Erez given this week via our online Breslov University.

We hope to upgrade the design of the Parsha sheet in the coming weeks and to add more of the teachings shared throughout the week.

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Go HERE to read, download, print it off for Shabbat, and share.

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Interesting thing number 3: Is THIS post from November 2020, that just ‘popped up’ on the Arutz 7 site.

It’s entitled:

Snippet:

Video clips taken from the event make no attempt to conceal the nature of their beliefs, with their slogans, “The Rebbe is the Melech Hamoshiach,” (the King Messiah) and “Long live our master, the Melech Hamoshiach,” in prominent display.

The messages from Knesset members were broadcast to this event, including those from MK Naftali Bennett, Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Education Minister Yoav Galant, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, Opposition head MK Yair Lapid, MK Amir Peretz, and deputy Education Minister Meir Porush.

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You can watch these greetings for yourself, HERE:

(Warning: viewing this video may result in mild-to-severe nausea. Please consult your medical professional if symptoms continue more than 24 hours.)

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For non-Hebrew speakers, I decided to translate the comments of our dear PM, Naftali Bennett, below:

Shalom to every dear Chabad shaliach.

First of all, I love you.

I love each and every one of you, so very much.

And I love the Chabad movement, from the depth of my heart.

I know, and I’m familiar with, the wonderful self-sacrifice, of each and every one of you.

Another last thing. Whatever is going to happen, from any palce, whatever is going to happen, I guarantee that I am not going to give away even a centimetre of Eretz Yisrael. Because Eretz Yisrael, is ours.

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(Here’s a screenshot of Bennett’s face, as he says these last words, nausea alert:)

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If that isn’t strange enough, the video then cuts away to that notorious hater of religious Jews and Torah Judaism, Yair Lapid.

Here’s what he says:

I want to bless all the Chabad shlichim in the whole world. You aren’t just shlichim for Chabad, you are also my shlichim, and the shlichim of the Jewish people, in entirety.

[Chabad] is bigger than every specific group in the Jewish people….

It gives me pleasure (lit: happiness) to give you happiness.

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If THAT isn’t strange enough, the video now switches to Amir Peretz (who also looks like he’s in early stages of Parkinsons), also encouraging Chabad to continue ‘on their true path’.

And then telling them this (2:30 mark):

The Rebbe continues [present tense] to be with you.

The next sentence isn’t clear, but I think Amir Peretz says something like: “You are busy with his mitzvahs”, and concludes with: “The salvation of Hashem comes in the blink of an eye.”

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But the perplexing and surprising statements don’t stop there.

Yoav Galant, who was almost IDF Chief of General Staff before scandals torpedoed that, had this to say:

“I want you to know that you are doing holy work. And that you are the real shlichim. You – and to my great pleasure, also me – are busy with the education of Am Yisrael, about the important things….I tell you that you are doing holy work, and continue to strengthen Am Yisrael.”

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Then there is Benny Gantz, former Defence Minister, who says this:

As the Defense Minister, I am certain that the strength of our army by itself is not enough to protect our State. Only the combination between the army’s [strength?] and spiritual [strength?] is what can help us to succeed…. Yeshar Koach, and may you be blessed.

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Most of these guys hate frum Jews and the Torah lifestyle.

Lapid and Bennett sat with Netanyahu, all those years ago, to launch the ‘war’ against the Torah world in Israel, which decimated yeshivas, slashed child benefits, tried to force yeshiva bochurs into the army – and of course, began the terrible State persecution of Rav Berland.

Amir Peretz is a Labour Socialist (say no more); Galant and Gantz are ex-army top brass who live on communist moshavim, and Deri and Porush sat in the government that seems to have killed 45 pilgrims to Meron with secret Directed Energy weapons.

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Hey, lookie here, what else I just learned about Benny Gantz from Wikipedia:

In July 2011, Gantz appointed a special committee to address a controversy that had developed concerning mention of the word Elokim, “God”, in the military Yizkor prayer. The committee determined that a disputed passage should read Yizkor ‘Am Yisrael, “May the Nation of Israel remember”, and not Yizkor Elokim, “May God remember”. Gantz upheld the committee’s ruling…

Gantz was the chairman of the Fifth Dimension, a computer security and law enforcement technology company, which specialized in tracking via smartphone spyware. The company closed due to financial reasons, after its Russian investor Viktor Vekselberg was sanctioned under CAATSA by the United States during the Special Counsel investigation into Russian attempts to interfere with the US election, led by Robert Mueller.

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If I was still in ‘investigative journalist’ mode, that would be dinging off the bell pretty loudly, considering what is now going on with ‘contact tracing’ and Covid 19.

But the point is this:

How do we explain all these MKS falling over themselves to suck up to the ‘Messianic’ side of Chabad, in 2020, almost three decades after the Rebbe died?

And it’s not just the fact they recorded messages, as politicians do that all the time. But more what these messages were actually saying.

Really, Naftali Bennett ‘loves’ them? Really, it’s making Yair Lapid so happy to have a chance to do something for ‘his’ shlichim? Really, Benny Gantz is giving the credit for defending the State of Israel to the spiritual activities of Chabad, and Amir Peretz believes the Rebbe is still alive and guiding the movement?

Really?

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Let’s end with this quote from THIS post, that led to so much kick-back on the site, when I posted it up:

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Nuff said.

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POSTSCRIPT:

I just want to underscore, again, that good and bad is mixed up all over the place in this story.

There are some tremendously good people within Chabad, more at the grassroots level, who really deserve all the accolades the movement regularly gets.

The two local shlichim near me both seem to be putting a lot into serving their communities – although I’ll admit to being puzzled how Chabad can afford the rent on their multiple locations in expensive Jerusalem, particularly when most of them barely scrape a minyan.

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Point is, that I do need to make some teshuva on carelessly lumping good and bad together, without stating this point clearly.

For example, I am in touch with some descendants of the Alter Rebbe via email, who have way better middot than mine.

In that sense, it’s correct to say the yichus doesn’t matter – people can stand for the highest good, or the highest bad, whichever gene pool they happen to have.

And free choice is paramount.

Dafka, the people who come out from the darkest places, and choose ‘against’ that, contain the greatest spiritual light.

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But at the same time…. There’s a lot of mysteries that need to be cleared up involving Chabad’s tight connection to the secular State of Israel.

And as the State of Israel is a Freemason-Frankist creation, that is obviously going to have a lot of implications, in a lot of ways, for a lot of people.

And we still didn’t pin down where the Vilna Gaon, and his 70 Perushim, and that whole Litvak-Volozhin yeshiva thing fits into this picture yet, either.

But I have a feeling we will.

And probably sooner rather than later.

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UPDATE:

I just got sent video of the 84 year old holy Rav, Rabbi Eliezer Berland, fainting in court, when he was dragged into the Russian Compound – Shneur Zalman Cheshin St – for questioning earlier in the week.

Watch it, and understand the real mesirut nefesh that our True Tzaddikim are undertaking, in order to sweeten all the terrible gezeirot still coming down on Am Yisrael.

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And then compare and contrast.

Deri and Porush sat in the government that chased, harassed and persecuted the Rav, and his Shuvu Banim community, for approaching a decade, already – and did nothing to stop it. And let’s not even talk about what happened at Meron, on their watch.

Lapid and Bennett actively ‘went to war’ against the world of Torah in Israel, with the Rav, and Shuvu Banim, and Breslov, as their main target.

Remember, we are in the olam hafuch.

See who these slimy people are praising and sucking up to.

And see who they are persecuting and trying to kill, mamash.

And then draw your own conclusions.

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Last word for now, from the same person who sent me this video:

Rav Kook saw the video of the Rav fainting in court. He started shaking and said everyone should have extra kavana when they say “break the enemies and subdue the evil doers.”

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BTW – I’m not taking any more ‘anonymous’ comments on posts about the Rav. If you want to share your opinion, do it with your real name, or don’t bother.

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