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I have a tag I use on pretty much every post that I write on this blog.

It’s called: BEING REAL.

And it’s a rare post, indeed, that doesn’t have this tag attached to it.

“Being Real’ has not only caused me no end of problems, heartaches and challenges, it’s also saved my life, and my happiness, and my sanity, on countless occasions.

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Yes, these things all go together.

Because it’s only when we start to ‘be real’, and to really acknowledge our true feelings, and to really deal with the facts on the ground, instead of making up rosy-tinged fairy tales about what’s going on around us, and inside us, that we can start to find some real solutions, to our real problems.

But as we live in a totally fake world of lies, ‘being real’ – in any measure – often quickly brings us into conflict into others, who view uncomfortable truths as ‘threats’ to be contained at any cost.

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And of course, ‘being real’ also has its internal enemies, too.

The yetzer hara hates when we start to ‘be real’, and we start to admit at least some of our flaws, and our biases, and our bad middot.

Because, once I start to admit that I don’t always treat my husband with the care and respect I should; and that sometimes I’m downright mean to my kids, and that I’m still spending way too much time watching Taylor Swift videos on Youtube instead of reading Tikkun Haklalis….

Well.

Then something big might actually start to change in the picture.

Some real teshuva might actually start to sprout.

And that is totally NOT what the yetzer hara wants to happen, so it fights tooth and nail to keep painting a fake picture of ‘reality’ that tells us the problem is only and always everyone else.

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That’s not what the Baal Shem Tov taught.

He taught the whole world is a mirror.

Whatever I’m accusing other people of, that’s really my own problem, just dressed up in different clothes.

I kept thinking about this over the last few days, as I’ve seen one apparently ‘religious’ MK after another get up to the podium, and blast other apparently ‘religious’ MKs for disgracing the kippa they wear.

And for uprooting the Torah.

And for damaging orthodox Jews and Judaism in a million different ways, and only caring about their own selfish interests.

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In pop-psych parlance, this is called projection.

Once you  internalise that whatever people are calling other people out on, that’s really just their own problem – well. It makes all these self-righteous ‘speeches’ from self-righteous people way more interesting to listen to….

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Right now, the whole world is in limbo.

There is a word in Hebrew that’s pronounced ‘ke-eel-u’.

It’s hard to really translate, but it kind of means ‘as if’.

Like, we are continuing on right now ke-eel-u this world of lies is going to just ping back to ‘normal’, and that all these cell-altering nanobot shots are really no big deal.

Like, ke-eel-u we can carry on without any connection to our True Tzaddikim, and particularly the Rav, Rabbi Eliezer Berland, and it’s still all going to be alright.

Like, ke-eel-u, we have nothing we really need to work on – urgently! – in ourselves, and and in our own bad middot, and in our own arrogance and denial about just how stuck we really are, in the world of lies.

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One of the most remarkable ‘tricks’ of the yetzer is that it’s convinced us that all the ‘bad’ that’s happening in our own lives, and in the world around us, has nothing to do with us.

It’s broken the link between our actions, and the outcomes we see all around us.

Even huge, massive things like holocausts happening – we’re meant to just carry on pretending that ke-eel-u all those Jews in Europe were mamash perfect tzaddikim, and that we can’t understand Hashem’s ways….

But that’s baloney.

Those communities in Europe, religious and otherwise, had been totally corrupted by centuries of secret-Sabbateanism, that then morphed into secret – and not so secret – Frankist-Freemasonry.

There was a spiritual corruption pervading Eastern Europe that directly and indirectly led to the holocaust.

If we don’t accept this, if we don’t deal with this reality, we can’t learn the lessons of what happened then, and get the motivation to change what we need to change now, to avoid another one.

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A few weeks’ back, I went to visit the old cemetery in Tiberius, where a lot of tzaddikim are buried, including Rabbi Avraham Kalisker.

That old cemetery is still mostly a wreck.

Tiberius was decimated by the earthquake of 1837, that also decimated the city of Tsfat, and it took literally decades for these communities to start to recover, a little, and for life to return.

Before I started researching all this ‘Real Jewish History’ stuff, I found it so strange that all these groups of apparently ‘frum tzaddikim’ who made aliya got met with such hard, horrible tests in Israel.

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Mamash, they were hit with plague, persecutions and massive natural disasters like earthquakes, one after another.

It seems like God was really not happy about what was going on.

Which always puzzled me…. until I realised recently that so many of the people we consider to be ‘frum tzaddikim’, especially amongst those early pioneers who arrived in Israel, were actually secret Sabbatean-Frankists.

Underneath, they had a totally different religious agenda, albeit still dressed-up in the cloak of orthodox Judaism.

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Once that penny dropped, I started to understand why not only the living were suffering so much, with plague, persecution and natural disasters – but also why God saw fit to desecrate the graves of so many of these dead ‘tzaddikim’, too.

Almost 200 years later, most of the old Jewish graves of Tsfat and Tiberius are still wrecked.

And the ‘Jewish State’ has been in charge here for more than seven decades….

Clearly, God is still not happy.

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And then, I got an email a little while back from the ‘Save Vilna!’ campaign, which kind of segued into all this, too.

Long story short, the old Jewish graveyard in Vilna, known as the ‘Snipishok’ graveyard, was built on by the Soviets back in the 1950s.

Before that happened, the Jewish community was allowed to ‘move’ a handful of the more esteemed residents, including the Vilna Gaon, to the newest Jewish graveyard in Vilna, before the rest of the Snipishok site was turned into a monstrous concrete recreation centre.

There are still a lot of Jewish graves, and Jewish bones, all over that site.

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Fast-forward to 2021, and now the old recreation centre has been bought by the Lithuanian State Bank, Turto Bankas.

They want to tear down the Soviet-era monstrosity, and redevelop the site.

Trouble is, the site is still on the old Vilna Jewish cemetery, and still contains a lot of Jewish graves and bones – around 50,000, in total.

You see the problem.

This the ‘official’ Youtube video, if you’re interested in hearing more about this (not shmirat eynayim friendly).

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And if you go to HERE, you’ll find the ‘Save Vilna’ website, which is trying to mobilize the Jewish world to rescue what’s left of that old Jewish cemetery.

And HERE is where you’ll get to the petition that you can sign to ask the Lithuanian government to respect the sanctity of the site.

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But it just got me thinking again:

How is it, that so very many of our biggest Lithuanian”tzaddikim” are buried in that particular Vilna graveyard – and yet God not only saw fit to totally desecrate it 70 years ago, He is still waging war against the people buried there today?

What’s the message, that God is undoubtedly trying to give us, with all this?

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I know all this seems like a disparate mish-mash of ideas, but actually, there is a distinct thread running through this whole blog, namely:

The urgent imperative to BE REAL.

And to stop running away from difficult information and uncomfortable facts, and to turn around and face down our demons, both personally and globally.

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Mashiach is at the door.

The world of lies is literally hanging on by its last fingernail, and it’s only going to take one more shove, one more ‘crisis’ to bring the whole thing crashing down.

If you want to go down with it – like Korach and his group – be my guest.

But if you really do want to continue in to the world of truth that underpins geula, in every sense of the word, then I suggest you make it a priority to BE REAL as much as possible.

Even when it’s hard.

Even when you feel you’re going to throw up.

Even when that starts to cause you all sorts of difficulties and problems, because you know have to deal with problems that you’d thought you got rid of forever, by neatly shoving them under the carpet.

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When you experience that rising sense of panic, that things are not how they seem, that the world is not under your control, and that the only way we can get out of our really difficult circumstances is to nullify ourselves to God – and to His true tzaddikim – that’s when you’ll know you are finally making some real spiritual progress.

And that’s when you’ll know that you have a good chance of making it through to the ‘world of truth’ that is about to take over – and that no-one and nothing can stop.

Not angry ‘religious’ politicians with their fake indignation and staged walk-outs.

Not lefties, with their poisonous plans to attack the foundation of Torah.

And not the Orwellian ‘Ministry of Health’, which has turned so many people in Israel into walking nanobot genetic experiments, with the explicit backing and support of so many of our ‘saintly gadolim’.

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God is all there is.

Ultimately, that’s the main conclusion to get to.

That’s the essence of BEING REAL.

And that’s really, what all this ‘Covid 19’ stuff; and all this ‘Frankist-Freemason’ stuff; and all this ‘terrible suffering and stuck in limbo’ stuff we are all going through right now is coming to teach us.

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ON A DIFFERENT NOTE:

A couple of updates, first about the Rav:

Yesterday, just as the government to replace Netanyahu was sworn in, the Rav signed his ‘plea bargain’.

As far as I understand, he was given an 18 month prison sentence (!), but with the 13 months he already served in prison included.

I don’t know if he is meant to be serving the rest of the term out under house arrest, or back in prison (where they’ve already tried to kill him a few different times, including via ‘injection’ of unknown substances. Does any of this sound familiar?)

Also, they slapped the Rav with a fine of 2.5 million shekels – and bizarrely, forbade Shuvu Banim from running any formal fundraising campaign to get the money together.

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Do you see how so much of this simply doesn’t make sense?

How it’s mamash a spiritual war being waged against the Rav, and not how it’s being painted in the lying media?

I’m going to see what they are doing, but for sure, you can still head over to the RavBerland.com website HERE, and make a donation to the Rav’s legal expenses right now, even without a formal campaign.

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In the meantime, the fires are continuing to burn all over Israel.

And that is probably going to continue for some time to come, until more of us get real, and understand that they are 100% connected to what’s going on with the Rav.

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The second thing I wanted to ‘update’ about was more about how this experimental nanobot technology actually works.

Since he started working for Pfizer back in 2015, most of Ido Bachelet’s work on DNA origami has gone underground, but here and there you can still find some traces of what’s really going down here.

Before we continue, unless you are already a molecular biologist, you will probably find the following short (4 minute) video REALLY helpful, when it comes to understanding what DNA origami actually is, how it works – and what ‘science’ can use it to do in living organisms, including the human body.

It’s very easy to understand and shmirat eynayim friendly:

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Ok, back to Ido Bachelet.

One of the more recent papers I found from him, published in 2018, is called this:

Thought controlled nanoscale robots in a living host.

Here’s the snippet I want to draw your attention to, which I’ll plain English underneath:

To establish a direct control interface to DNA robots, we designed robots that can be electronically remote-controlled. This was done by adding metal nanoparticles to the robotic gates, which could heat in response to an electromagnetic field.

This concept has been demonstrated previously[13], and has been recently implemented in controlling gene expression in an animal model of diabetes[14].

In this paper we integrate all these components to allow EEG patterns associated with cognitive states to remotely trigger nanorobot activation in a living animal, and describe the design, construction, and implementation of this brain-nanomachine interface.

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Plain English:

‘DNA robots’ are these strands of engineered DNA origami, that are designed to bind to different bits of the human genome, as simply described in the video above.

Depending on their shape, these DNA robots get genes to change in specific ways, to accomplish a specific end (aka ‘gene modification’, aka literally changing your DNA).

In order to remote-control these ‘DNA robots’ when they actually get inside the body (via injection…), Bachelet and his colleagues added a metal nanoparticle to them.

(That is one of the reasons why the site of these Covid 19 shots becomes magnetised immediately after the jab.)

Back in 2018, Bachelet and his colleagues had already used these types of remote-controlled DNA robots to change the genes in living animals, that cause diabetes.

Now, they are describing how they can use a human being’s own brainwaves to remotely trigger these DNA nanobots within their own body.

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What are these remote-controlled DNA nanobots going to be ‘triggered’ to actually do?

What changes to a person’s DNA are they actually going to make?

We don’t know yet.

But I’d be amazed if this technology is going to be used for the good of mankind, unless some immense open miracles start to occur.

As things become clearer, I’ll continue to update.

But as more evidence swims into view about what’s really in those ‘Covid 19’ shots, it’s clear that more of us need to get real, ASAP, about what’s actually happening here.

TBC

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As it’s becoming undeniable that media has been plain lying about what happened in Meron, we have to ask:

What else are they lying about?

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Just a quick post, as I am in the middle of marshalling all the evidence and facts about Meron into one easy-to-read document.

But in the meantime, I wanted to share this video interview, below:

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Here’s an excerpt of the English translation, from HERE:

Rabbi Chanan Vaknin, the gabai of Kollel Olga, in appearance on the radio program of Moshe Ben Lulu on Radio Kol Chai, reveals a terrifying message from the elder Kabbalist, the Tzaddik Rabbi Amos Gweta shlit”a of Netanya.

“Do you have a message from Rav Amos?” Moshe Ben Lulu asks.

“Yes. I have an important message from him! We are close to Netanya and go to [R’ Amos Gweta] a lot. Rabbi Amos said one thing now which needs to be said, and which is happening now:

“For a long time the Jewish people are silent, great rabbis are silent, the entire world is silent — about the disgracing of a great Tzaddik, the Tzaddik of the generation, who is Rabbi Eliezer Berland shlit”a, who they are disgracing from the morning to the evening.

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Rabbi Berland shlit”a, they’re torturing him for a year and a half in prison — he still hasn’t been tried, and everyone is afraid to protest.

Now, they brought the Rav to the district [court] with a mobile intensive care unit. [He needed] intensive care inside the courthouse.

“What they annulled for Bibi, for Rabbi Berland, they don’t annul [about his appearances in court]. The kabbalist Rabbi Amos said that as long as [people] don’t protest the affront to the Tzaddik — for a year and a half, he’s not with us: there was no Uman, there was no Rabbi Shimon — there was a tragedy by Rabbi Shimon.

“This year, Rabbi Berland screamed (a short time before the tragedy in Meron took place): I want to go to Rabbi Shimon. I want to sweeten the decrees. They didn’t allow him…

“And the Sages of Israel — forgive us, we are dust at their feet — are not protesting. Not one protests. This Tzaddik is now in an ambulance, Rabbi Moshe.

“There was never something like this — they take an 84-year-old Jew in an ambulance to the district court to try him for things that he has absolutely no connection to.

“Rabbi Amos screamed — he’s on video — he screamed: “If [people] don’t protest the [insult] to the honor of Rabbi Eliezer Berland, there will be a tragedy a 1000 times greater.

“We need to wake up because of this. There is a presumption of innocence for everyone, and everyone is silent”

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That’s bad enough.

But then Moshe ben Lulu tells the man he’s speaking with something that should shock us even more:

“Ok, listen Channan. I’m going to tell you something,” Moshe Ben Lulu continues:

“I have an order here [at Radio Kol Chai] not to talk about Rabbi Berland, but because you said that the kabbalist Rabbi Amos said this, I was silent, and I know what I’ll ‘receive’ after the program [for allowing him to continue to speak about Rabbi Berland].

But here you spoke. Thank you very much. Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach.

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So now, we have to ask:

Who is giving this ‘order’ to religious stations like Radio Kol Chai not to talk about what the Israeli government is doing to Rav Berland?

And why is Radio Kol Chai following it?

And then, that leads us to other questions, like:

What else has the media been given ‘orders’ to not speak about, and to cover up?

Why have no other MSM media channels in the secular or religious world been asking the questions about Meron that we’ve been asking, on this blog?

Why have media outlets like Channel 12 gone so far as to falsify video tape to try to exonerate the police, who killed 45 people by deliberately blocking the only exit out of Toldos Aharon plaza at the busiest time of the whole night?

Why have sites like Yeshiva World News carried one ‘fake news’ story after another about people ‘having heart attacks’ and ‘losing their kippahs’ on the ‘Reb Dov Shvil’ stairs – and one sickening story after another about ‘the heroes of Meron’, who apparently rescued all these suffocating Jewish kids – but not mentioned even of the troubling aspects we’ve been covering here?

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Off the back of Covid 19, in the middle of another ‘war’ – thinking what else the media might be lying about and covering up is a very disturbing question.

And wondering who is giving the media all these orders, and setting the agenda for coverage is also a very disturbing question.

Here’s a possible clue:

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial resumed Monday, with a key witness painting a picture of an image-obsessed Israeli leader forcing a prominent news site to flatter his family and smear his opponents.

But it’s a question that really needs to be asked.

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Why ‘confirmation bias’ is such a big spiritual problem

A long time ago, when infographics were still all the rage, I came across this infographic which clearly showed the 20 main ‘cognitive biases’, including confirmation bias. This infographic basically dissects the playbook the yetzer hara uses to convince us that we’re always right about everything, and that everyone else is always wrong. (Click the link to see a bigger version, this is just for illustration purposes.)

An infographic showing 20 cognitive biases including confirmation biasNow, I wouldn’t care so much, except that I’ve been noticing a strange phenomena around Volume II of One in a Generation, which is that most people don’t want to read it, and don’t want to talk about all the proof it contains about just how corrupt the media actually is.

For as long as the media was coming up with one false, salacious, slanderous story after another about Rabbi Berland (aka ‘Eliezer ben Etia’), my email was glowing red-hot with people wanting to have the discussion with me. Now that the other side of the story is out there, clearly, showing exactly how we all got manipulated, bamboozled and downright deceived by the MSM – no-one wants to know.

Yawn.

Now that we can conclusively show that all the lies about the Rav abusing women, God forbid, came down to the same two people who were trying to extort money out of Rabbi Berland, it’s no longer interesting.

What is still interesting, tho, is that the Rav is taking money to do pidyon nefesh for people. Ooooo, this is still so interesting, because the same ‘anti chareidi’ media who have been behind so many of the lies right from the start ran a whole big ‘splash’ campaign about it.

People paid money, and it didn’t work!!! He took money from people on their death beds!!!!

Etc etc etc.

I haven’t looked into the details of all these stories (yet…. I might do at some point) – but I personally know of two occasions when the pidyon nefesh didn’t work, and the person died. In both instances, the Rav offered to repay the whole sum.

When all is said and done, the Rav is not God, and God will still do as He sees fit.

On the other hand, I know of literally thousands of cases where the Rav’s pidyon nefesh worked open miracles, saved lives and totally turned around a lost situation. (Some of which actually happened to yours truly)

So now, who are you going to believe, the anti-chareidi, anti-God, atheist MSM with massive agendas, or people who have seen open miracles in their own lives?

Or rather, the question is who do you WANT to believe?

Because that’s really a far trickier problem. Here’s why so many people are still having a hard time believing that Rav Berland is a true tzaddik and a very holy man, as opposed to the ucky individual they read about online, and gossiped about with their friends, and attacked on Facebook:

  1. People are over-reliant on the first piece of information they hear – in this case, all the slanderous stories and lies put out by the Rav’s persecutors.
  2. People place too much credence on the limited information they have available – before they know all the facts of the matter.
  3. People like to jump on bandwagons – even when they’re heading in totally the wrong direction.
  4. People have blind spots about their own subconscious motivations and biases – so it suits them when a big Rabbi who spent his whole life telling people to ditch i-Phones and act in a holier way can be totally written off and ignored.
  5. Once people ‘choose’ a side, or a thing, they have a vested interest in protecting it at all costs – even if they’re wrong.
  6. “So many people are saying it, it must be true!!!” – of course they are, because they all read the same ucky, poisonous, anti-religion online news sites that you do.
  7. People only want to hear things that confirm their existing opinion – they are much more interested in being right than being truthful.
  8. People are very slow to change their minds about things – it can take a lot of repetition before they finally grasp what you’re trying to explain.
  9. People prefer to just gather more information, than to actually act on it – if they wait long enough, they are sure that ‘new information’ will emerge that will prove their original view point correct, and absolve them from any need to make teshuva or admit they were wrong.
  10. People are burying their head in the sand about just how bad and corrupted the MSM actually is – it’s a very uncomfortable thought to consider that the media might be spoon-feeding massive lies to the public. Much easier to ignore the whole problem and hope it will just go away by itself.
  11. “But he went to prison! There’s nothing more to discuss!!!” – this is called outcome bias.
  12. People are convinced that they know everything, and are always totally right – i.e. they suffer from tremendous arrogance.
  13. People WANT to believe that the news is factual, so that makes them believe that the news IS factual – the alternative scenario is far too scary.
  14. People believe the newest stuff is always more relevant than the older stuff – hey, all that abusing women stuff is old news!!! We already moved on to how the Rav is extorting money out of terminally-ill people now! Talk to the hand!
  15. People don’t like to re-examine the past – they prefer to deal with what’s in front of their eyes today, i.e. more lies and slanders that haven’t yet been refuted or disproved.
  16. People pander to their own world views – many people are much more ‘comfortable’ with the idea of abusive rabbis than they are with the idea that the press is a lying, manipulative, anti-God, propaganda machine.
  17. People believe what they want to believe. (This needs no additional explanation).
  18. People rely on stereotypes instead of facts – of course, all Breslov rabbis with large followings and mystical tendencies must be ‘crazy’ or ‘bad’.
  19. People believe the media is always right – because the media very rarely, if ever, tells them about the thousands upon thousands of factual errors and false stories it’s putting out there, every single day.
  20. People prefer their comfortable lies to the uncomfortable truth – even though that’s keeping them far away from God, stuck and miserable.

Truth vs lies

Sadly, I’ve come to the conclusion that the number of people who are happy to stay stuck in the web of lies and deceit that is modern life is far greater than those who are looking for the truth. And I can understand where they are coming from, kind of.

Who wants to be a social pariah by calling out all their Fakebook friends who spent two solid years posting up self-righteous rants dripping with lashon hara bout Rabbi Berland? Who wants to really take a look under the bonnet and realize just how many flaws and issues they themselves actually have? Or how many people they are hurting with their own ucky behavior?

Who really wants to ‘fess up to being duped by unethical journalists, or to following rabbis and others who aren’t the real deal, or to having a vested interest in trying to make an elderly Breslov tzaddik look ‘bad’ to make themselves feel better about their own obsessions with internet, licentiousness, gossip, ego-stroking, making money and materialism?

You can see why it’s so challenging, honestly.

But here’s the problem:

All that stuff that’s keeping us away from acknowledging the truth about Rabbi Berland is the same stuff that’s going to keep us away from the world to come, too.

Geula is mamash on the threshold, and we can’t cross over into it for as long as we’re still dragging all that arrogance, hatred and bad middot behind us. God isn’t asking us to be perfect, He knows that’s impossible. He’s just asking us to be truthful, and to put our hands up and to admit that we make mistakes, and we have vested interests, and we do a lot of things wrong and hurt a lot of people, every single day.

A bit of truth and humility is all that’s required to get us into the world to come.

But judging by what’s going on with Rav Berland and One in a Generation Volume II, even a bit of truth and humility is way beyond what most people can apparently manage.

How Eliezer ben Etia – aka Rabbi Berland – predicted the Colombo attacks.

Over on RavBerland.com, they just posted up a video with English subtitles where you can clearly here Rabbi Berland talking about Colombo, Sri Lanka, and urging his followers to fly out there, for two weeks prior to the attacks.

You can see the video for yourself, below:

After the attack occurred on April 21, 2019, the Rav said it was meant to have taken place in Jerusalem, but the plans got switched at the last minute. We can see that the prayer gathering definitely had some impact, baruch Hashem.

Now, I have a question for you:

Can you help me arrange a book tour?

I am trying to arrange a book tour in Israel for One in a Generation Volume 2, where I’ll explain the whole story (kind of…) and answer any questions from the audience, and where the book will be available to buy, too.

I’m happy to speak in front of any and all women only audiences, for free, so if you’d like to host something in your area, please do get in touch and let’s discuss.

I have a feeling that things are about to start moving, in a whole bunch of ways. So buckle your seatbelts, and stay close to the true tzaddikim who can really see what’s coming down the pipe, and who can really help us to dodge it.

UPDATE on Eliezer ben Etia:

See this post:

Yesterday, I got a text telling me that Rabbi Berland, aka Eliezer ben Etia, was heading out to Ashdod.

Rabbi Berland was going there after the evening prayers to go to the city square there, and recite the Tikkun Haklali seven times to “stop the rockets.”

I woke up this morning curious to see whether Israel was still being pounded by another round of rockets, after 690 rockets rained down on our head over the previous 48 hours and what did I see?

A cease-fire.

This is strange for so many reasons. Why did the Palestinians stop? What did Israel do to them, to get them to stop? Yes, there were a few targeted killings, some minor bombing – pretty much business as usual, in this part of the world. But there was nothing I could see that the IDF had done to ‘persuade’ Hamas to stop rocketing.

And on the Israel side of the equation, this latest round of terror has cost us very dear. We’re so used to miracles in Israel, that when I heard that 4 people had died, and that scores had been hospitalized with light-to-moderate-to-critical injuries, it really felt to me like the usual high level of Divine protection we get has dropped off a little.

God forbid.

Of course, teshuva and tehillim can turn everything around, as Rav Berland has repeatedly told us, ever since he first called for the first prayer gathering in Hevron before Chanuka 5778, when he warned us that:

“Every part of Israel is now under threat of being deluged with rockets. After we saw 400 rockets falling on Ashkelon and the surrounding cities, including Beer Sheva, Netivot, Ofakim and Sderot, now they are preparing thousands and thousands of rockets, which will reach to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

“And we have no possibility of stopping this from happening, because the whole world is against us. They can launch 10,000 missiles, and if we fire back even just one, they will say that we are the aggressors, and they are the victims.

“They will say that we began [hostilities], and that they are simply defending themselves.

“We have no [military] might, we only have the power of tehillim (psalms). All of the State of Israel’s efforts to stop the missiles of Hezbollah and Hamas ended in failure. Every day, we are threatened with thousands of new rockets. They can reach any target precisely…

So for now, it seems that the seven Tikkun Haklalis – and the rest of our prayers – have worked, and the rockets have stopped.

But it’s still kind of heavy.

I just finished working on a long post that sets out the dark roots of white supremacy in modern America, and it makes for pretty disturbing reading. I’m just running it past the bloke before I go ahead and post it up here, because when I shared some of what I’d discovered with an American friend of mine in Jerusalem, her eyes grew as big as saucers and she looked petrified.

I don’t want to shock anyone unduly, but the situation in America is far more dangerous for Jews than anyone imagines.

A few days ago, a friend of mine on the East coast called me to tell me that whole swathes of Jews are now considering moving out to Texas, from the State of New York.

Why Texas? I wanted to know.

New York is so corrupt, she replied. She told me about the recent law they passed enabling doctors to kill a newborn even as it’s being delivered – for absolutely no reason. Infanticide, pure and simple. Then, she told me about the massive fines New York State is now handing out to the families of unvaccinated children, and how they are ending the exemption from vaccines based on religious views.

Unless I vaccinate, I won’t have a school I can send my kids to next year.

And she’s not going to vaccinate.

Lastly, she told me about the plans to outlaw instruction in Hebrew in religious institutions in New York State, which will effectively make studying the Torah very difficult if they are passed into law. Life is getting very hard for many religious Jews in New York, who want a Torah-true education for their children, and who also don’t want to be forced into giving vaccinations they don’t believe in.

Ok, but why Texas? Why not Israel?

Texas, because the Jewish community is still ‘relatively normal’, and the rest of the state is ‘relatively religious’,  and conservative, so it’s easier to continue living an orthodox Jewish life there without being assailed by moral corruption of the highest degree at every turn.

And why not Israel?

Just because I’m scared. It’s scary to think about moving to Israel, even though I do really know that it’s the right thing, and that it’s what God ultimately wants.

I understand her concern. Moving to Israel is scary, for so many of us. New beginnings are always difficult, and it’s not easy re-adjusting to a different culture, and there’s also the challenge of overcoming all the slander and lashon hara that’s spoken about the land.

But after doing all this research on white supremacism in the US, and the Turner Diaries connection to the synagogue shootings, more and more I can see that there are no easy choices up ahead.

Israel has its own problems, as the last two days of rockets clearly shows. You don’t come to Israel for an easy life, or because it’s going to solve your problems, or give you a sun tan.

You come to Israel because that’s what God wants you to do, as a Jew.

But honestly, that’s really the only reason that matters.

  • I’m starting to hear more and more stories of people who have apparently been denied the chance to make aliya by the Jewish Agency. If you are an orthodox Jew and you’ve been denied the chance to move to Israel, please drop me an email and tell me your story, so we can start to figure out what’s going on here.

A thoughtful review of the biography of Rabbi Berland, aka Eliezer ben Etia, One in a Generation #2.

I’m still officially taking it easy throughout the rest of Pesach, but I just got emailed a great review of Volume II of One in a Generation: Into Exile, which finally sets the record straight about what happened with Rav Eliezer Berland, and why he was forced to admit to crimes he never committed.

The review appears on the myrtlerising blog, and you can see it at the link below:

http://www.myrtlerising.com/blog/a-tell-all-turned-inside-out-a-review-of-one-in-a-generation-volume-ii-into-exile

My co-author else sent me a personal review of the book they received over email, which I’m also bringing below:

I have just finished reading the whole book and it is totally amazing! Beautifully written and it reads like the greatest of fast-moving novels. I literally couldn’t put it down! I was just in Uman and I can picture it on the best-seller table at Steimatskys at the airport. If I had seen it there and read that great back-cover I would certainly have bought it.

The first book was more biographical, almost like a list of his early life, but this one actually flies!
I would consider myself to have a lot of emuna in the Rav, especially after being stuck to him body and soul for over 30 years, but I felt that even my belief in him was strengthened while reading the book. You have done a great and important job, and that Rivkah Levi, whoever she is, has enhanced it enormously.
(Yes, nothing like a book review to keep you humble….)

There’s a chance to get the book for free, next week

So stay tuned, especially from Tuesday (April 30th) onwards, and I’ll post more information and details up once I have them.
And last but not least – please leave a review of the book if you’ve read it and liked it, particularly on Amazon.
You don’t need to write anything, you can just rate it with stars if that’s easier. The Amazon algorhythm works on:
1) Number of sales
2) Number of reviews
If we don’t have a lot of either, then Amazon won’t recommend the book more widely to other readers. So, if you read it and liked it, please take the two minutes required to leave a review, and do your bit to get the real story ‘out there’ to more people.
Thanks.
I appreciate it.
You can leave a review on Amazon HERE.
You can get the PDF or paperback version at the ravberland.com website HERE.
And, you can also pick up the paperback version directly from the Ein Yaakov Bookstore in Meah Shearim.
UPDATE:

Baruch Hashem, if I didn’t have to clean for Pesach, I’d write a 50 page post on what a saga getting this book out there, finally, has been.

But Baruch Hashem, with so much siyatta di shmeya, after three years hard work, it’s finally out there!

This post over on ravberland.com has more info, and now I guess we’ll wait to see what ‘reaction’ this is going to bring.

(That’s the bit that’s scaring me, a little….)

But Baruch Hashem! It’s out!

BREAKING: One in a Generation Volume II is out!

You can buy it on Amazon HERE.

If you’re in Israel, it may be a better option to get it straight from the ravberland.com website HERE – it’s also $15 as opposed to $17.99.

And lastly, you can get the e-book / PDF version for immediate reading, HERE, for $8.99

Volume 2: One in a Generation – Into Exile

I’m just cutting and pasting this from ravberland.com. BH, as many of us as possible will come, and also tell our friends and family to join in, however they can. We have come down to the wire, and from tomorrow, things are going to be very different in Israel – hopefully only in a good way!

If you’re in Israel, please make the effort to come. I heard from my source that whoever comes, things will go much sweeter for them personally, from here on in.

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Make or Break – Everything depends on tonight!

Six years ago, the landscape in Eretz Yisrael – particularly for religious Jews – was pretty bleak. Yair Lapid and Yesh Atid had just come to power, and they wasted no time in imposing a raft of laws designed to break the Torah world, and uproot a Torah-observant lifestyle.

Civil marriages, banning circumcision, forced drafting of chareidi young man into the army – and everyone knew this was only the beginning of an onslaught against orthodox Judaism.

Ultimately, the war against Torah Jewry was stopped by a war of a different kind, when the Gaza border erupted in rocket attacks, where thousands of rockets rained down on the country on many separate occasions, but most notably, as the precursor to Operation Pillar of Defense in November 2012, and Operation Protective Edge in the Summer of 2014.

And then, there was the Iranian nuclear threats against Israel, which had the Israeli government totally panicked that Israel was in the cross-hairs of an Iranian nuke, God forbid, with no way of preventing it.

At precisely that time, Rav Eliezer Berland went into exile, and took it upon himself to be slandered and humiliated, in fulfillment of Rebbe Nachman’s teaching in Likutey Moharan, I:260 that:

“The name is the soul….This concept involves the surrender of the soul…to sanctify God’s name….

The same applies to the loss of one’s [good] name, specifically, for a person with a famous name….

But another person does this intentionally and consciously, surrendering his soul for the sanctification of God’s name. He surrenders his fame – his “name”, corresponding to the soul – and on account of this, although he is renowned, he is not famous at all.

On the contrary: everyone talks about him, conjuring stories about him that he would never have dreamed of doing. He experiences this as if he was literally being killed. He does this intentionally, because it is a literal self-sacrifice of soul, for the name is the soul, as said, and he experiences it as death.

But in this way, he saves the Jewish people from what would have happened to them in order to facilitate this unification, as said, and by thus sacrificing his soul, which is his name, he spares them.”

Over the last six years, there have been many atzerets, or prayer gatherings.

They’ve all been held at crucial points in the unfolding process of trying to sweeten the massive judgments that are due to come down to the world before the next stage of the redemption process can begin.

Some were held at the Kotel, some were held at Hevron, at the Tomb of the Patriarchs, and all of them helped to avert disaster, and to move us on to the next stage.

But tonight’s prayer gathering is probably the last of its type, and the most important one of all.

Over the last few months, Rav Berland has been hinting that we have come as far as we can go with the current situation, and we are now at a vital crossroads.

If 50,000 people show up this evening, to come and pray with the Tzaddik and add their ‘soul power’ to that of the Tzaddikim, then we can still sweeten what’s to come considerably, and have the best shot of having geula “the sweet way’.

If not…We dread to think what is around the corner.

Rav Berland told us months ago that our enemies have tens of thousands of rockets pointed at Israel, primed and ready to go, and that no “Iron Dome” can help stave off disaster. He told us recently that the decrees had been postponed for six years, since 2013, but now we are at the turning point, once again.

He said just a couple of days ago that there is an awful decree that has been made in Heaven, that the anti-Torah politicians are going to re-start their war against the Torah world in 10 days time.

And every time there is a war against Torah in Israel, that very quickly leads to a war of a different type, on our borders.

THIS IS MAKE OR BREAK.

There will be a live hook-up here, on the ravberland.com site, for those who are physically unable to come because they live outside of Israel. For everyone else, we urge you to please attend the prayer gathering this evening, which will begin at 10pm at the Mearat HaMachpela in Hevron.

There will be subsidized buses leaving from across the country, and this appears to be our last chance to come together in unity and prayer, to bring the next stage of redemption the sweet way.

Please, come yourself, and encourage others to come too, or at least, to join in online and add their prayers to the tefillot of those who are participating in person.

Because it’s clear that from this point on, things are going to change radically – and only our prayers together with the tzaddikim of the generation is going to enable those changes to happen the sweeten way.

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TO REGISTER FOR A SUBSIDIZED BUS,

PLEASE CALL: 077-229-2222

Then, please press:

#2 – To register for a bus into Hevron and back.

Then, press the number according to the telephone prefix for your area, as follows:

PHONE NUMBER BEGINS WITH:

02 – dial 2

03 – dial 3

04 – dial 4

08 – dial 8

09 – dial 9

You will then hear a list of different cities that the buses are departing from in those areas, and you can press the number of your city, to hear where and when the buses are leaving.

THE PRAYERS WILL START AT 10PM TONIGHT.

There is also an option to drive in to Kiryat Arba yourself in your own car, and then to take one of the shuttle buses that will be leaving from the gate between Kiryat Arba and Hevron.

FOR THE LIVE HOOK-UP:

Please check back here a little later on, and we will have the video of the live hook-up streaming on the site, where you can join in.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP DEFRAY SOME OF THE EXPENSES OF THE ATZERET, PLEASE ALSO CALL THIS NUMBER AND PRESS #1, TO HEAR OPTIONS FOR HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE.

Alternatively, you can also contribute via the DONATE tab at the top of the page [on the ravberland.com site]. Each autobus will cost 1500 to hire for the night.

UPDATE:

I was emailing with my friend Daisy, who has been trying to get more people to come to the prayer gathering in Hevron tomorrow night (Monday April 8th), starting at 10pm.
She sent me the following, and I think it deserved sharing more widely, so here it is:
“I think that is the answer: CHESED, LOVE. This Atzeret is all about LOVE, about Chesed. We have to arouse the LOVE of AM Yisrael, because Am Yisrael has let Sinat Chinam bury the love. We have to REIGNITE the LOVE. This Rosh Chodesh Nissan is all about LOVE , I just heard a Shiur by a rav last Shabbat in Tampa about this very topic, and we were by coincidence – we know there are no coincidences, – discussing the issue of lack of love in Am Yisrael these days with my son, just a couple of days before the rav gave his lecture…
WE HAVE TO REIGNITE THE LOVE IN AM YISRAEL! That is the message. That is the only thing that will counteract the Sinat Chinam of the Churban Bayit Sheni! I get it!
Shabbat Shalom, Chodesh Tov. May Ahavat Chinam return to Am Yisrael, in every group, every Chassidut, every political party. We are buried in hatred. Of course destruction follows! The only way to counteract the destruction is with LOVE OF OUR FELLOW JEW, and even of all good people in the world! And I mean REAL love, the kind you feel all over, the kind you swim in. Not the phony, limited, fake love we got used to.”

This morning (April 7th), Rav Berland told the crowd in shul that awful decrees have now been made, and that Gantz and Lapid are planning to completely destroy the Torah lifestyle in Eretz Yisrael – banning brit mila, allowing Jews to marry whoever they want in civil marriages…and only 50,000 people showing up for the atzeret is going to be able to cancel this decree, which the Rav said otherwise begins in 10 days time.

Which suggests to me that Blue and White have found a way to fix the election somehow, and to win it after all, despite all polls showing a comfortable lead for the right wingers again.
And every single time the crazy, anti-Torah people get into power in this country, and start going after Yiddishkeit and frum Jews, Hashem stops them by sending a war with the Arabs. Check this out for yourself, it’s a fact and totally Snopes-proof.

So….if Blue and White win, God forbid, that means war is not far behind. And when there is war in Israel, the anti-Semitism in the world shoots through the roof – and it’s pretty high already.

So this really is everyone’s problem, and we need to make eve ry effort to get to Hevron tomorrow, for 10pm.I even have my teenagers coming with me this time, it’s that serious.(It’s an open miracle the 15 year old agreed, what can I tell you.)
On a technical note: I’m still waiting for confirmation if there is going to be a live hook-up via the internet. They still don’t know if that can make that happen this time, so I will keep you posted.
But there’s so much to pray for, isn’t there?

If Blue and White win, we are all going to be feeling the consequences, one way or another, wherever we live in the world.

The last few weeks, I’ve been all over the place trying to get Volume 2 of One in a Generation, the biography of Rav Eliezer Berland, ready for print.

You can read more of the back story, and all the ups and downs that have been going on with it, especially internally, HERE.

But in the meantime, Friday afternoon I finally got it done, and sent off to the typesetter, and Bezrat Hashem, it will be ready before Pesach.

But I’m knackered.

And I need to clean for Pesach.

So, no promises that I’ll be writing much the next couple of weeks – and apologies that I’m not responding promptly to emails at the moment.

If you want to help with the printing costs for Volume II, we need to raise 13,000 shekels to print 1,000 copies. Even $5 will make a difference, so please go HERE if you’d like to donate.

I’m planning on going to the prayer gathering Monday night, BH, and my kids are also coming with me (!) so I will let you know if there’s more details for that, but you can also see the updates for yourself over on ravberland.com.

Lots going on…. probably lots more about to start going on too, after Monday night and Tuesday’s elections.

And Pesach is still a whole two weeks away.

UPDATE ON ELIEZER BEN ETIA: