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‘Officer X’ is about to take the establishment in Israel down.

***Updates, below***

There is currently a censorship ban occurring about the subject of ‘Officer X’ – a cyber-intelligence officer who died in military prison, under very suspicious circumstances – so I’m not going to talk about specifics of that story.

If you want, you can find specifics of that story HERE – it’s links to Richard Silverstein’s blog.

Silverstein is no great friend of the State of Israel, but I’ve learnt that if you want the true picture of what’s going on, you have to check out what the other side is saying, too, and then piece the truth together. And he definitely has big pieces of ‘truth’ in his journalism, together with a lot of lies.

Same as we all do.

And Silverstein is an old-school investigative journalist – one of a dying breed – who often has information from good sources within Israel, who otherwise would be totally censored.

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Here’s some broad take-away points, then we’ll go back to Rebbe Nachman’s Tale of ‘The Cripple’, to try to get some sense of what is really going on here, spiritually.

(You might want to take a look at THIS post first, which sets out a lot of the story of ‘The Cripple’, and ties it in to modern ‘intelligence’ agencies:

Rebbe Nachman on Deep State and Demons

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Here’s some general thoughts:

  • Officer X WAS charged with ‘espionage’.
  • ‘Espionage’ has a very wide remit, and can also cover the ‘crime’ of trying to blow the whistle on something top secret, but really bad and immoral.
  • The timing of his arrest was September, 2020 – just when Netanyahu and the State of Israel was doubling-down on the Covid 19 ‘plandemic’ and was in talks with Pfizer to foist that experimental gene therapy that can literally ‘hack’ your brain on to the whole country.
  • There is a pronounced ‘cyber intelligence’ aspect to everything going on with the magnetised nanobots that are contained within the Pfizer (and other…) Covid 19 ‘gene therapies’.

Now, you go figure things out, and see why an idealistic young man with extraordinary ‘cyber intelligence’ abilities and very high level security clearance may have been charged with ‘treason’ shortly before the Pfizer ‘vaccine’ was going to be forced upon every body in the State of Israel.

And also, why that young man may have died in very suspicious circumstances in Military Prison.

And also, why the IDF and the State are going to such extraordinary lengths, to keep every detail of what happened – including his name – censored.

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The army has been fully involved with rolling out the ‘Covid 19 plandemic’ right from the start.

I know this because I used to have a really good real estate lawyer, who half way through the purchasing process got called up as a senior level ‘reserve’ for Home Front command, working on a special ‘Covid 19’ project.

He disappeared from sight for over a year, and it took us months to figure out that the reason we were only ever communicating with the secretary is because our lawyer was AWOL.

As more information filtered back about why he went from being a really good lawyer, to being a really bad lawyer, I filed it away as ‘interesting’, that Home Front Command should need our lawyer for over a year, working on a secret ‘Covid 19’ project that is apparently still going on.

And that none of us plebs knows anything about.

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So now, back to Rabbenu’s tale of ‘The Cripple’.

At the end of the story, there is a son of one of the families of demonic ‘talkers’ (i.e. intelligence agency and ‘deep state’ personnel) who is imprisoned, and very badly tortured.

(Yes, I think this is another clue as to what really happened.)

When that son is finally released back to his family, his relatives are so incensed, that they launch an all-out ‘war’ against the other group of demonic ‘talkers’ who caused their son to be captured and harmed in that way.

And during that war, the ‘talkers’ are so focussed on taking each other out, they suddenly forget about all their attempts to stop people from ‘watering the tree’, and they stop digging all their tunnels and ditches, that keep people away from ‘the tree’.

The ‘tree’ is the Tzaddik haDor.

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You can download an English language PDF of all of Rabbenu’s tales HERE, and the below comes from pages 70-71:

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The son of the demons then returned very afflicted without strength, because he had been severely tortured there. He was very angry at the sorcerer who had tortured him so much, so he instructed his children and his family to always ambush this sorcerer.

And they have amongst them gossipers that went and told the sorcerer to protect himself because they are waiting to ambush him. So the sorcerer did some artifices, and called upon other sorcerers who know families, in order to protect himself from them.

The demon son and his family were extremely angry at the tattlers for having revealed his secret plan to the sorcerer.

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Once, it happened that some members of the demon son’s family and some of the tattlers went (served?) together on the lookout by the king. The family members went and made false charges against the tattlers, and the king killed the tattlers. The remaining tattlers were enraged, and they went and made a rebellion (i.e. a huge war) between all the kings.

And there was famine, infirmity, murder, and plagues among the demons.

Wars were waged between all the kings.

This caused an earthquake, and all the earth [around the tree] fell in, and the tree was watered completely.

None of the demons survived whatsoever, and they became as if they never existed. Amen.

The secrets of this story are alluded to in Chapter 1 of Psalms…

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We are very nearly there.

Hashem is doing huge miracles right now, and all the prayers that we’ve been saying – the Tikkun Haklalis, the Pirchay Nevarchim, the hitbodedut, all the other heartfelt prayers – the Tzaddik HaDor has been gathering them together, and using them to fight Hashem’s wars peacefully, without firing a shot.

That’s how floating ‘war factory’ ships enroute to Israel from Iran can suddenly catch fire and self-destruct.

And even bigger miracles, like that’s how a bunch of self-centred politicians with very low morals can suddenly decide to work together to form a new government.

As my friend just emailed me this:

It is absolutely extraordinary (and only HKBH could come with such a plan) that Ra’am has set as a condition to enter into the new government that Yesh Atid abandons its LGTBQ+ agenda. This is how good/evil is soooo mixed. The Arab party which officially wants to destroy the Jewish presence in its own land is now mitigating the damage of the anti-Torah leftist Erev Rav government.

Waouw 💥. I am speechless.

Aren’t we all.

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When Netanyahu finally leaves office, it all starts to self-destruct.

And ‘the big evil plan’ is about to be exposed in all its gory gruesomeness, by a family of ‘talkers’ whose son was tortured to death in order to stop him from talking about what was really going on here, behind the scenes, in the IDF, and in the Ministry of Health, and in the Prime Minister’s Office.

Amongst other places.

That rising sun of truth is starting to shine very strong.

It’s going to heal the righteous, and burn up the wicked.

And personally, I can’t wait for the show to begin.

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“In Likutey Moharan 2, it’s written that all the wars which Mashiach will wage in the world until his complete revelation, everything will be through prayer.

This will be the weapon of Mashiach.  This is what this hidden Tzaddik emphasized — that the prayers of every Jew for Mashiach are very important, and it doesn’t matter in what spiritual state this one who prays for Mashiach is found — he gives the weapon to Mashiach himself to fight his wars.”

Read more HERE.

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UPDATE:

In case anyone things I’m exaggerating, or making things up, about the ‘magnetised nanobots’ that can take over brain function, or that the Covid 19 ‘shots’ doesn’t contain these magnetised nanobots, you’ll find a whole bunch of hard science HERE, that sets things out very plainly.

Here’s some snippets:

MAGNETOGENETICS – Engineered protein crystals make cells magnetic
“Engineering a Genetically Encoded Magnetic Protein Crystal”

9/25/2019:  If scientists could give living cells magnetic properties, they could perhaps manipulate cellular activities with external magnetic fields. But previous attempts to magnetize cells by producing iron-containing proteins inside them have resulted in only weak magnetic forces. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Nano Letters have engineered genetically encoded protein crystals that can generate magnetic forces many times stronger than those already reported.

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Engineered Ferritin for Magnetogenetic Manipulation of Proteins and Organelles Inside Living Cells

ABSTRACT:  Magnetogenetics is emerging as a novel approach for remote-controlled manipulation of cellular functions in tissues and organisms with high spatial and temporal resolution.

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In this article, we will focus on an exciting new paradigm for the manipulation of neural activity: magnetogenetics.

We will discuss historical methods for controlling activity in the brains of humans and model organisms, including more traditional techniques such as electrical stimulation, and newer techniques such as optogenetics, before examining in detail how magnetogenetics compares to these, and what experimental evidence exists to validate its use.

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SPIONs enable effective delivery of Malaria DNA vaccine (2011)

SUPERPARAMAGNETIC IRON OXIDE NANOPARTICLES (SPIONs)

(Nanowerk Spotlight) Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) are emerging as promising candidates for various biomedical applications such as enhanced resolution imaging or targeted drug or gene delivery due to their biocompatibility, low cost of production, ability to immobilize biological materials on their surfaces, and potential for direct targeting using external magnets….

In new work, scientists in Australia have now successfully demonstrated the use of magnetofection for the delivery of malaria DNA vaccine.

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Magnetogenics Goes Deep Into the Brain

The ability to control things with magnetic fields is no longer restricted to the mischief of comic book villains. Using synthetic biology to figure out just what neurons do has always been a tricky task, because it has been limited by requiring invasive surgery (optogenetics) or slow on-off kinetics (drugs). But now magnetogenetics emerges as a new alternative!

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And HERE is a link where you can see literally hours and hours of videos of various people sticking magnets – and even cutlery and coins (!) – to their newly-magnetised arms, post-Covid 19 shot.

(Not shmiray eynayim friendly.)

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Houston, we have a problem.

But don’t despair, if you got the shot, because everything can be turned around with teshuva, prayer and tzedekah.

And also, with pidyonot nefesh to the Tzaddik HaDor.

Something tells me, there’s about to be a rush for that last option, but be warned: not everyone has the merit of being able to do a pidyon nefesh.

There are a great many obstacles in the way, not least mentally, before that particular door is opened from shemayim.

But teshuva, prayer and tzedekah are always open, to everyone, so start there and see what happens.

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UPDATE 2:

Just got this via email:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/311104414063143/

It’s a new Facebook group that was set up in Israel yesterday – that already has 2.6k members – to investigate what happened to ‘Officer X’.

Something tells me this is going to be way harder to just sweep under the carpet than all the other recent extra-judicial murders of Jews by the government that have gone on here recently.

Because this time, they aren’t dealing with ‘religious Jews’ that they can demonise as ‘hill top youth’; or ‘lazy chareidim’, or a million other slanders they like to hide behind.

TBC

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You might also like this story:

Rabbenu, Rabbenu.

There are no words to explain how much following Rebbe Nachman of Breslov’s path has helped me in every area of my life, gashmi and ruchani.

Following Rabbenu’s advice of doing an hour a day of hitbodedut every single day has literally saved my life, and changed so much about it in the direction of good.

And that’s just the very tip of the iceberg, when it comes to the ‘good’ that Rebbe Nachman has done for me.

Each time I went to Uman, I have come back with tremendous presents of self-development, self-awareness, mental healing – physical healing! – open miracles, mamash.

So, when I started to trip over some interesting information pertaining to Rabbenu’s extended family, I knew that wherever it was going to lead, Rabbenu himself would continue to be the light of our generation, the fire that will continue burning until Moshiach really does come.

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But that’s not to say I wanted to put it out there, because I know that not everyone has had my first-hand experience of the Breslov path, and the true goodness that is Rebbe Nachman.

But I seem to have reached that point in my research of what was really going on in the Jewish community back 250 years ago, that I can’t seem to dodge it any more.

Before we continue, I just want to point out that the holiest souls always came out of less than optimal backgrounds.

Abraham’s father, Terach, was chief ‘idol maker’ for Nimrod, and Sarah’s father was Haran, Abraham’s brother who died in the furnace.

Sarah’s brother was of course the infamous Lot, who caused a massive scandal by sleeping with and impregnating both his daughters.

Then, we have the yucky, evil Esav, chief murderer and rapist, and brother of Yaakov Avinu.

Oh, and I skipped over Rivka, whose brother Lavan was the king of black magic in the whole world, and either Bilaam himself, or at the least his close ancestors.

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So that pattern of having the holiest of holies come out of some of the yuckiest, yuck families has continued from the very beginning of the Jewish people.

And has continued down to our days. That’s part of what makes all this so very confusing and difficult to unpick, because externally, ‘Esav and Yaakov’ are twins. It’s only on the inside that the real difference between them – the difference between good and evil, heaven and hell, manifests.

And even Yitzhak Avinu was fooled by the fake-pious Esav.

So, with that introduction out the way, let’s dive into to today’s slice of real Jewish history.

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The story begins with a man named Veital (Chaim) Heine Ephraim.

In THIS post, I started to set out more how the Portuguese conversos ‘morphed’ into the Ashkenazi bankers who were funding the haskalah, and I introduced you to banker Daniel Itzig.

Let’s refresh your memory about Daniel Itzig, and his links with Veital Heine Ephraim, before we move on:

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This from Wikipedia:

Daniel Itzig (also known as Daniel Yoffe 18 March 1723 in Berlin – 17 May 1799 in Potsdam) was a Court Jew of Kings Frederick II the Great and Frederick William II of Prussia

Itzig was a banker and a mintmaster in partnership with Veitel-Heine Ephraim. Together they leased all the mints in Saxony and Prussia. During the Seven Years’ War they assisted Frederick the Great in debasing the Saxonian currency… Itzig was one of the very few Jews in Prussia to receive full citizenship privileges, as a “Useful Jew”. He became extraordinarily wealthy as a consequence…

He funded early members of the Haskalah secular movement, including Rabbi Israel of Zamosch (Moses Mendelssohn‘s teacher), Samuel Rominow (an Italian Jewish artist) and Isaac Satanow.

In 1761 he began planning a school for poor Jewish boys in Berlin, and in 1778 his son together with [his son-in-law] Daniel Friedlander opened the first “free school” (Freischule) called “Hinuch Neorim”, Hebrew: ‘Teaching the Youth’. The school and adjacent printing house later became one of the main institutions of the Haskalah movement.

At the same time he founded and funded a Yeshiva and brought Rabbi Hirschel Levin and Rabbi Joseph ben Meir Teomim [author of the Pri Megadim] to Berlin to teach there.

Itzig was the official head (‘Oberältester’) of the Jewish community in Berlin from 1764 until his death in 1799.

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Daniel Itzig and his son-in-law, David Friedlander, were the leaders of the haskalah movement in Berlin, that quickly morphed into Reform, a generation later.

Two of Itzig’s grand-daughters married two of the sons of Moses Mendelssohn.

So Daniel Itzig and his business partner ‘Veitel Heine Ephraim’ are bang, slap in the middle of this whole big Reform-Frankist-Freemason hot mess.

Me being me, I decided to take a closer look at who this ‘Veitel Heine (Chaim) Ephraim’ actually was, and here is where the story starts to get interesting, again.

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First things first, go HERE to get a basic rundown of how Ephraim and Itzig were engaged in one of the biggest currency scams in European history.

Here’s a taster:

Veitel Heine Ephraim, 1703 – 16 May 1775 in Berlin) was jeweller to the Prussian Court, a silk entrepreneur in Potsdam, the chairman of the Jewish congregation in Berlin/Prussia, and since 1756 Mintmaster in Saxony and from 1758 also in Prussia.

During the Seven Years’ WarFrederick the Great devalued the Prussian coin five times in order to finance the war; debased coins were produced with the help from Ephraim and Daniel Itzig, and spread outside Prussia: in Saxony, Poland, and Kurland.

Ephraim and his companion Itzig became infamous for adding copper, up to 70%, into the fake coins, known as Ephraimiten. The coin fraud of the entrepreneurs became an existential element of war financing.

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Ephraim become super wealthy as a result of all of his currency fiddling.

In 1750, the King of Prussia also appointed him “senior elder” of the Berlin Jewish community. He was a seriously big deal, both historically, in the story of the Kingdom of Prussia and the Seven Years War, and financially, in the development of currency markets (and gambling on currencies, and inflation); and apparently, also within the Jewish community itself.

And yet, I’m willing to bet that you’ve never heard of him before now.

We already know that so many of the families caught up with the Sabbatian-Frankists maintained multiple identities and different names, depending on the ‘role’ they were acting out at any given time. So, given the paucity of details about ‘Veital Heine Ephraim’ in official Jewish history, I decided to try to track him down in the ‘real world’, and see if I could start to figure out who he really was.

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First stop was geni.

Here he is, together with a picture of his fabulous ‘Palais Ephraim’ that he built in Berlin, in 1762.

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There’s the usual deliberate misinformation going on, on geni, with ‘additional generations’ that never existed being stuffed in all over the place, but here’s the lowdown:

Veitel Heine Ephraim married one Elke Frankel Neumark Mirels.

That name immediately catches my attention, as the Frankel / Teomim / Neumark / Mirels family keep popping up in the periphery of the Frankists, like a ghost at a wedding.

For example, you can see from the shot below that one ‘Esther Mirels Frankel Neumark’ is the mother of Rachel Ulmo, who is the wife of the Sabbatian ‘prophet’, the Eshel Avrham.

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So, I know they are connected.

I know they are in the middle of all this, somehow, but each time I try to catch hold of the connection ‘in the real world’, I end up with a handful of dead ends that just make no logical sense.

But this time, it was different.

Click, click, click, and I have a picture of who Elke’s siblings are, including one ‘Roesel Teomim-Heschel‘, who marries a guy called HaRav HaGaon Chaim Yonah Teomim II’.

This is another name that has come across my radar repeatedly, as being part of some strange ‘cover up’, so now my curiosity is really piqued.

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I start clicking through, to see who ‘Chaim Yonah Teomim II’s’ siblings are – and very soon, I see most of them are deep within Kevin Lawrence Hanit territory.

Aha! I must be on to something…

So then I switch track, and start trying to pin down his kids, instead.

One is married to a GOMPERZ (which links to the Bernays / Behrends I wrote about HERE.)

Another, Genendel, marries Simon Bondi – a name that is familiar from HERE.

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Another one, Idel, marries the son of the ‘Pnei Yehoshua’ – R’ Jacob Joshua Falk.

He has a very interesting story, that his first wife, Leah Landau and daughter get killed in an explosion.

He was apparently also an enemy of Veital Chaim Efraim, and opponent of Yonatan Eibshutz – despite having Sabbatian literature in his own library:

Having displeased Veitel-Heine Ephraim, one of the most influential leaders of the community, by rendering a judgment against him, he was compelled at the expiration of his term of office (1734) to resign….

Soon afterward, the quarrel between Rabbis Yaakov Emden and Yonatan Eybeschütz broke out. Falk strongly opposed Eybeschütz, and was ultimately compelled to leave Frankfurt in 1750, due to the strong support Eybeschütz had there. He wandered from town to town until he came to Worms, where he remained for some years. He was recalled to Frankfurt; but his enemies prevented him from preaching in the synagogue, and he left the city a second time.

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If you go HERE, you can see the list of many of his descendants, including Berensteins and Rosanes.

Maybe we’ll come back to him, we’ll see, as we have lots more to ‘catch up with’ in this post.

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Another of ‘Chaim Yonah Teomim II’s kids is one ‘Chaya Bochner’, who marries Naftali Tzvi Hirsch Bochner, the ABD of Zbarazh.

They have a kid called ‘Esther’, who marries, Zvi Hirsh Margoliot, and then, apparently, remarries one Alexander Sender Margoliot, the ABD Dobromil, Przeworsk, Zbarazh and Satanow.

Hey, it’s that ‘Alexander Sender Margoliot’ name again, that haunts my dreams, and bedevils my waking moments.

I take a closer look, and here’s what I learn:

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Keith Lawrence Hanit and Malka Mysels are all over the profiles for their family.

I already know what that means: dead ends, fake dates, fake names and relationships.

But I still learn that Esther and Alexander Sender Margoliot apparently have a lot of kids including a daughter called Chaya Rivka Ossatin.

That names sounds familiar so I click on, and I discover that she is the mother of Rebbe Nachman’s wife, Sashia.

Whaddya know.

But there are more surprises to come.

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UPDATE:

R’ Ephraim of Ossatin, Rabbenu’s father-in-law, actually lost his first wife and remarried. It’s possible that ‘Chaya Rivka Ossatin’ is the name of his second wife, and thus Sashia’s step-mother, instead of her biological mother.

That second wife made Rabbenu’s life very miserable, so he moved out of R’ Ephraim’s house, and went to Zlatipolia instead.

 

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Next, I click on another daughter, ‘Deborah Bloch’, and I find out that she marries one Rabbi Uri Shraga Feiwel Block of Vilna.

That name sounds just so familiar….

If you go back to this post, you’ll see why:

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Warning: here’s where we get into ‘mindblowing information’ territory.

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In that post, I bring the story of one ‘Alexander Sender Bloch’ (above), who marries into the family of Russia’s richest man, Reb Isaac Zabludowsky.

The descendants of Alexander Sender Bloch include Dr Max Schur, Freud’s personal physician, who ‘euthanised’ him. But it’s the parents of ‘Alexander Sender Bloch’ who get my attention, because they are none other than:

Deborah Bloch and R’Uri Shraga Feiwel Bloch of Vilna.

SNAP.

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But now I hit a big mystery, because ‘R’ Uri Shraga Feibush Bloch’ from Vilna is meant to be the son-in-law of the Vilna Gaon, R’ Eliyahu.

Again, here’s the relevant snippet from the ‘official’ Gaon genealogy by Chaim Freedman:

Tauba of Dubrovno daughter of Eliyahu Gaon of Vilna and Khana of Keidan, born c.1768, Vilna, Lithuania, married Uri Shraga Feibush of Dubrovno, son of Shlomo ?, ABD Dubrovno. Tauba died c.1812, Dubrovno, Byelorussia. Apparently died young, since her husband was known to have remarried, and few of her descendants are recorded. See the introduction to this book for a full explanation of the placement of Tauba as the youngest daughter of the Gaon.

Uri: Remarried after the death of first wife, Tauba. Other wives were Sarah Khaya, daughter of David, son of Pinkhas ben Azriel, author of Nakhalat Azriel and Feiga, the sister-in-law of Yitskhak Khalavitzer. Addressed rabbinic enquiry to Khaim of Volozhin (Binyan Shel Simkha).

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Let’s try and sum up what’s going on here, as I know it’s really confusing.

It seems this is what’s going on.

Deborah Bloch, the daughter of Esther (nee Bochner) and Alexander Sender Margoliot marries Rabbi Uri Shraga Feiwel Bloch of Vilna.

This name is not at all common, so for once I have a strong case that any references to ‘Rabbi Uri Shraga Feiwel Bloch of Vilna’ are referring to the same person.

In the official ‘Gaon’ geneology, ‘Uri Shraga Feiwel’ marries the Gaon’s daughter Tauba. Tauba is a slang form of the name ‘Deborah’.

So, that would make Alexander Sender Margoliot the ‘real world’ name of the Vilna Gaon.

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Why go to such great lengths to cover this information up?

There’s probably a few reasons. One of them is this:

Alexander Sender Margoliot’s grandma, Hinde Margolis, is the sister of the notorious Elisha Shor (Wolowski), whose whole family ‘converted’ to Roman Catholicism together with Jacob Frank.

As I’ve written about on a lot of different occasions now, most of the extended Shor family were hard-core Sabbateans, and then Frankists. Just the ‘Shor / Wolowskis’ openly converted, while other family members stayed ‘secret Sabbateans’ within the Jewish community.

Once the Sabbatean-Frankists blew up as such an awful affair, many of the people within the Jewish community who continued to be secret Sabbateans, in the mold of the Eshel Avraham, wanted to put a lot of ‘clear blue’ between their brand of more moderate Sabbateanism, and the radical antinomism of Frank and his followers.

So they changed their names, faked their genealogies, and tried to ‘airbrush out’ their obvious links to the Frankists, and Frank, as much as possible.

(This is a ‘giving the benefit of the doubt’ explanation….)

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I went back to see if I could find any hints of Rabbi Uri Shraga Feiwel Bloch’s ‘other wives’ in the real world, just to double-check there were no other candidates for ‘Deborah Margoliot’.

So far, I have found nothing.

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Rabbi Alexander Sender Margoliot Bloch is listed as being the Av Beit Din of Satanow.

Satanow plays an important role in the Frankist story. I will try to pull more of the sources together in another post.

It’s also linked to one of the ‘fathers of the haskalah’, Menachem Mendel Lefin, who in turn is connected to Joshua Zeitlin.

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There’s so many repercussions of this piece of info, it’s going to take me a while to figure it all out again.

But let me leave you with the ‘plain English’ version of the ‘Rabbenu’ connection, in the meantime.

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Rebbe Nachman’s mother-in-law, Chaya Rivka Ossatin, was Deborah Bloch’s sister.

That means that the wealthy ‘Alexander Sender Bloch’ who married the daughter of Isaac Zabludowsky was apparently the cousin of Sashia, Rebbe Nachman’s first wife.

That much appears to be certain in the ‘real world facts’ we’ve managed to pin down so far.

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Additionally, if ‘Rabbi Alexander Sender Margoliot’ really is the Vilna Gaon, that also means that Deborah Bloch and Chaya Rivka Ossatin were the Vilna Gaon’s daughters.

And that, in turn, means that Rabbenu’s wife Sashia was the Vilna Gaon’s grand-daughter.

I know, I know, believe me I know.

All this is just so crazy.

But I’m still knee-deep in other information and material that suggests there is way more to unpick, still.

It’s also interesting to note that one of the people who gave Rabbenu’s ‘Likutei Moharan’ a haskama was Rabbi Ephraim Zalman Margoliot, of Brody, who made a fortune in banking the diamond trade.

He is either ‘Alexander Sender Margoliot’s’ brother, or nephew – and therefore, a close relative of Rebbe Nachman’s wife, Sashia.

 

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We still didn’t really find out how ‘Veital Heine Ephraim’ fits into this picture.

But if God wills it, we’ll revisit this sometime soon, and try to tuck that loose end away neatly.

I think you’ve had enough crazy stuff for one post, in the meantime.

TBC

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UPDATE:

You can still find some useful information in Hebrew, on many of the people whose bios have been scrubbed or altered in English.

So if you go HERE, you’ll find the Hebrew Wikipedia entry for ‘Rabbi Alexander Sender Margoliot‘ – my candidate for the real name of the Vilna Gaon.

Here’s a snippet (Google translated, so please excuse the clunky English):

Son of Rabbi Mordechai “Chassid”, one of the sages of the cloister in Brody , a friend of the ” Known in Judea ” and a disciple of Rabbi Moshe Osterer . 

His grandfather, Rabbi Menachem Manish Margaliot, was the son of Rabbi Yitzchak Rabba of Yavrov and the husband of Hinda, the daughter of Rabbi Alexander Sander Shur , the “Tevuot Shor”. His father died at the age of 22 and he grew up with his brother and sister in Brody with their uncle Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Loftiner. In his youth he studied at Clois in Brody. 

He married Esther, daughter of Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Buchner, rabbi of Zabrze , and son of Rabbi Shlomo, Rabbi of Pinchov and author of the book “Yekhal Shlomo”.

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That Wiki entry also states that ‘Rabbi Alexander Sender Margoliot’ was considered to be the ‘Rabbi of most of the Sages of his generation’.

Given that he lived at the same time as the Vilna Gaon, that’s an interesting statement, to say the least.

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According to the ‘official genealogy’ of the Vilna Gaon’s ancestors – which we’ve already pointed out on so many different occasions is full of mysterious gaps and things that just don’t make sense – the Gaon is descended from a Rabbi David Ashkenazi, whose father was Mordechai Ashkenazai.

In his book ‘The Mixed Multitude’, which brings a multitude of original ‘Frankist’ sources, Paweł Maciejko says that:

“Rabbi Moses David…overtly preached Sabbatianism in Podhadje, the same is true of Rabbi Mordechai Ashkenazi in Zolkiew.

This Rabbi Mordechai Ashkenazi was a very close disciple of ‘Avraham Rovigo’, aka the Eshel Avraham. The two men actually wrote that book together.

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I covered that back in THIS post, but it’s worth bringing it here again:

Here’s a link to an early edition of that book, and here’s a write up about it:

“[Zohar] Mordechai ben Yehudah Leib Ashkenazi and Abraham ben Michael Rovigo. [Hebrew Text:]. Sefer Eshel Avraham … be-ve’ur shiv’ah yeme Be-reshit ve-sod ta’ame Torah. Furth: Model of Ansbach in the House of Tsevi Hirsh ben Yosef Segal, 1701.            

Mordechai ben Yehudah Leib Ashkenazi of Zolkiev, 1695-1702, Kabbalist and Shabbatean. Ashkenazi  wrote the Eshel Avraham “based on a new interpretation of the Zohar he received from heaven.”….

Ashkenazi states that through the principles revealed in this book one can understand more of the Zohar in three months than others have been able to do in many years. This work has the enthusiastic approbations of the great rabbis of the period even though the author was a Shabbatean…..

Rovigo (circa 1650-1713) Italian kabbalist and Shabbatean. “Rovigo studied in Venice, where he became one of the leading pupils of Moses Zacuto in Kabbalah… Since he belonged to a wealthy family, Rovigo was able to devote himself exclusively to his studies; he became widely known as a supporter of pious enterprises and later also of Shabbatean activities…

Becoming one of the main supporters of the moderate wing of Shabbateanism, he gathered around him many secret followers of the movement… In 1700-1 he spent a whole year seeing through the press the Zoharic commentaries of Mordecai Ashkenazi (of Zolkiev, 1695-1702), in Fuerth, a place that seemed more sympathetic to secret Shabbateans than Mantua or Venice.” 

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I’ve been trying to track down that Sabbatean ‘Mordechai Ashkenazi’ for months.

It’s so strange to have potentially found him – finally – at the base of the Vilna Gaon’s family tree. In that ‘parallel universe’, David ben Mordechai Ashkenazi has a son, Moshe, who has a son, Eliyahu ‘Khassid’ – and his grandson was apparently the Vilna Gaon.

Meanwhile, back in ‘Alexander Sender Margoliot’ land, Alexander Sender is the son of Rabbi Mordechai “Chassid”. 

And his grandfather is Rabbi Menachem Manish Margaliot, who is married to Hinda Margulis – sister of the infamous Elisha Shor, and daughter of Rabbi Alexander Sender Shor, the Tevuot Shor.

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Hinda links us to a bunch of other people we’ve already written about, including R’ Gavriel Eskeles, whose wife’s aunt was this same Hinda.

And, now we know that ‘Rabbi Menachem Manish Margoliot‘ is one and the same as Mordechai Yollis – also married to this same ‘Hinda’.

‘Mordechai Yollis’ has a son called ‘Rabbi Israel Babad Levitzer’, who – surprise suprise! – has a son called:

Alexander Sender Haim Shor.

Aka, Rabbi Alexander Sender Margoliot, my candidate for the real Vilna Gaon.

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Alexander Sender Haim Shor is the ancestor of the famous ‘Brodsky family‘ of entrepreneurs and philanthropists in Russia.

Probably more about them another time, as I don’t want your brains to explode.

Too much.

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I am a couple of weeks away from finally cracking this mystery, BH.

I’ve been saying that for months, but I really feel this latest bit of info is filling in a lot of the gaps in the picture.

And now, I will go away again and obsess over a few more of the ‘holes’ to see what else I discover when I plug this info in.

TBC

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How do we get the right balance, between getting overwhelmed by painful truths vs going into denial?

More and more, I’m starting to see how so very many people could hear about ‘death camps’ in World War II – and dismiss it all as a conspiracy theory.

The human brain is built in such a way that it can be very quickly ‘overwhelmed’ by scary or disturbing information.

The kind of information that challenges all our assumptions about the world, and shakes us to our core.

Being exposed to that sort of information will almost certainly trip-off one of the brain’s defense mechanisms, aka, stress responses.

In case you forgot, they are:

FIGHT

FLIGHT

FREEZE

FLATTER

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Fighters will get angry – either about the situation, or with the ‘messenger’ that’s giving it over to them.

Flighters will try to shut down the conversation, or ‘escape’ into being busy with something else, or go for a long jog.

Freezers have the greatest capacity to really grasp and accept ‘the depth’ of what they are hearing, but that also gives them the greatest tendency to sink into a deep depression, as a result.

And Flatterers.…Flatterers will go to great lengths to ‘deny’ the plausibility of anything that’s disturbing, scary or worrying for them. That has its place in the world – Flatterers are often ‘salt of the earth’ types, that keep the world revolving as it descends into chaos.

But when disturbing, scary and worrying things are actually becoming our reality – well, you can see why that can lead to some difficulties.

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So, how can we accept truth, and absorb ‘real’ information that could be triggering off our stress response without ‘melting down’, emotionally and spiritually?

Only if we are sticking close to our true tzaddikim.

There is no other way.

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Let’s return to the unconfirmed information that Rabbi Eliezer Berland was forcibly ‘vaccinated’ against his will, while being kept totally isolated in the prison ward of Hadassah hospital

I found something in Rabbenu’s writings that puts a totally different spin on this awful news, as follows:

(This can be found in the book Tzaddik, #78, page 83.)

Rebbe Nachman is talking about his serious illness, and part of why he went for medical treatment in Lemberg (Lvov):

“I used to have a beautiful body. It never made demands or pushed itself forward. Now I need to be careful when I eat, and so on.

I cannot describe the suffering I endured there [in Lemberg], mental suffering, needless to say.

I received medical treatment. I used to drink henna (a Chinese remedy). The people living where henna grows are total unbelievers. They say, ‘There is no law and no Judge’ (Vayikra Rabbah 28).

I used to take other remedies from other places where there are different kinds of heresy. When they all came inside me, they turned into whatever they turned into.”

[Rav Natan explains:] “The drugs from each place all had to come into his stomach in order for the atheism of the place to be crushed. This was true of several drugs.”

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(The passage continues:)

Editor’s note: From this it is possible to gain a little understanding why the Rebbe submitted himself to medical treatment, although there were hidden reasons, as there were behind all his actions and behavior.

But his advice to other people was very emphatically to keep away from doctors and medical treatment.

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Once I read this, I cheered up immensely about the Rav being ‘force vaxxed’.

The side of evil have actually just shot themselves in the foot now, because whatever is contained in that ‘vaxx’ the Rav is somehow sweetening it – from the inside.

Does that mean that all this is going to magically go away, like a fairy story?

Nope.

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Here’s what Rav Berland taught, a few years ago, from HERE, on the subject of how to really make our problems ‘go away’:

The Rebbe (Rabbi Nachman) said in Lesson 206 of Likutey Moharan that a person does a lot of sins, and creates a lot of blemishes, and at first Heaven continues to act towards him in a good way. Hashem starts to call out to him by way of hints, and then progresses to actually calling out, until he starts to get kicked and beaten, and he starts to really suffer.

If you sinned, make teshuva!

And if you don’t make teshuva, then maybe through suffering you’ll start to understand what’s the problem, and then you’ll start to make teshuva.

Start to cry about your spiritual blemishes, start shaking a little, and if you don’t, then perhaps your wife will get ill, chas v’shalom (God forbid) and if not your wife, then it could be your kids, chas v’shalom.

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The Rebbe promised that he would fix everything, but the question is how will he fix it?

Will it take suffering to fix it? We are Jews, nothing is forgiven for free. By the christians, they don’t need to do anything, they just go to their priest and confess once a year, and he tells them that they are forgiven, and after that they continue to act the same way.

But with Jews, there’s no such thing!

We have to pay for our sins, on every sin we have to pay. And if a person doesn’t make teshuva, and doesn’t wake up, then they begin to strike him, and to cause him to suffer, as it says in the verse:

‘There is no suffering without sin.’

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This is how to walk the tightrope we’re all on right now, without going ‘crazy’.

‘Going crazy’ might mean that you turn off all critical thinking, all ability to question authority and to judge rationally, and willingly blind yourself to all the lies and the evil behavior going on right now, because it’s just too scary to really deal with.

If that’s you, try to work on really pumping up your emuna, and your emuna Tzaddikim.

Because evil forces really are at work all over the world, right now, and to deny it is lunacy – and will place you and your family in terrible danger.

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On the other extreme, ‘going crazy’ means making awful ‘predictions’ about the world plunging into the abyss, without taking into account the tremendous power of our True Tzaddikim, and our own prayers and hitbodedut, and saying tehillim and doing kindnesses to really sweeten everything.

If we make some real teshuva, all this will disappear.

It will implode all by itself.

We are all dominos, and if just one domino manages to stand strong against all the propaganda, and refuses to ‘tip’ headlong into a blind rush to get ‘tested’ for Covid-19, or ‘vaccinated’ – that prevents so many more dominos down the chain from falling, too.

Don’t think you are nothing, nobody.

You are a whole world.

And if you can stand strong in emuna, and in emunat tzaddikim, you will influence countless hundreds and maybe even thousands of people to do that too, in all sorts of hidden and obvious ways.

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All of us are mentally exhausted, from the emotional terrorism that’s been perpetrated on us, and our societies, by all these evil, billionaire-controlled ‘governments’ and politicians.

I know it’s hard to hang on, but HANG ON!

Hold on to our true tzaddikim, because they have very broad shoulders, and their strength is really the only thing that can keep us going at this time.

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It’s all going to turnaround, FOR THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE REAL TESHUVA.

Whoever they are.

God loves every single person on the planet.

I don’t believe that the Rav and his community have been through so much harsh suffering for so many years, just for all this to be for naught, in the end.

Each person that makes teshuva about believing the evil media and the evil police and the evil State – they change the whole picture.

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So don’t give up, sweet readers!

And don’t go too ‘crazy’.

Things ARE really bad – to deny that is madness.

But, things can and BH WILL all turn around soon – at least for those people who are connected to our true tzaddikim, and preparing themselves to live in the world of truth.

The next couple of months are going to be difficult, probably.

But hang on!

The salvation of God comes in the blink of an eye.

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Before we continue, some timely words from Rabbenu, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.

A few weeks ago, when I was first heading into this whole genealogical minefield, I happened to pick up a copy of Tzaddik, and I ‘randomly’ opened it to page 388, where I read this:

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#464:

People had been telling the Rebbe all kinds of stories about various groups of people in Berdichov including, among others, some of the wealthy people there and also a number of popular leaders.

The Rebbe said:

“If we put all these stories about the various different kinds of people in Berdichov together, including the stories about these ‘Tzaddikim’, they all add up to nothing.

It is like a tree which grows in an orchard or a field among great numbers of other trees. Even in one tree there are all kinds of variations: there might be a branch where the leaves have withered, or places where the fruit has been spoiled because of a worm getting in, or there could be a branch where the fruit near the end has gotten spoiled.

There are all kinds of variations and imperfections even amongst the leaves and fruits of a single tree.

Yet the tree is still a tree, and the orchard itself, which contains large numbers of trees, is certainly still an orchard.

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“The meaning of this comparison should be at least partly clear to someone with intelligence.

Today’s world may well contain many people who are totally corrupt and others, who although they possess a certain decency, also have their various imperfections, including the so-called leaders.

Nevertheless, the holy tree is still a tree.

And even more so, the orchard which contains so many trees – namely souls – is still an orchard.

All the imperfections do not add up to anything.”

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Dear readers, I’m looking at our collective family tree, our collective ‘family orchard’, and I can tell you that there is a lot of withered leaves, rotten fruit and worm infestation going on here.

Before Moshiach comes, it needs cleaning out, the orchard needs a bit of pruning and tidying up.

In some ways, this is going to be a painful job.

Whenever I have to cut back my lavender plants, or lop some branches and twigs off my trees, I always feel a little sorry for my poor plants, that they have to be ‘operated’ on like this. But I do it, because I know that if I don’t the plant won’t thrive.

It needs some shaping, it needs the dead wood cleared out, so new, fresh growth can take place.

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Right now, we are at that part of the story where ‘something’ happens to flip the whole reality on its head.

Up until this point, people have been sitting there in their armchairs, believing that the Rav is the ‘bad one’, God forbid.

They’ve been believing all those news stories, all the breathless headlines from the Yeshiva World News and from Facebook, secure in their judgmental self-righteousness, that something like this could never be said of their Rebbe, or their group, or the public figures they support and admire.

But that’s just not true.

When all the truth comes out, I doubt there will be a person, a community, across the whole Jewish world who won’t be touched in some way, by its healing rays.

When that sun of truth finally rises, with refua in its wings, we’ve already been told that it will heal the righteous, and burn the wicked.

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The test right now is just to love our fellow Jew unconditionally, and to try to put ourselves in their shoes.

That doesn’t mean we excuse or justify bad. We can never excuse, ignore or justify ‘bad’.

But what it does mean, is that we don’t start lording it over people, and other groups, and arrogantly pointing the finger at them, and holding them in contempt, because we consider ourselves to be perfect.

There are a lot of withered leaves going on here.

There is a lot of rotten fruit.

Not just in our neighbors’ ‘trees’, but also in our own.

We are at the stage where very soon, it’s all going to be exposed.

And that’s when ahavat chinam, loving our neighbors and ourselves unconditionally – but without justifying ‘bad’ and ‘evil’ – is going to be what gets us through this next stage, and onwards towards the geulah and Moshiach.

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Remember what Rabbenu is telling us:

“Today’s world may well contain many people who are totally corrupt and others, who although they possess a certain decency, also have their various imperfections, including the so-called leaders.

Nevertheless, the holy tree is still a tree.

And even more so, the orchard which contains so many trees – namely souls – is still an orchard.

“All the imperfections do not add up to anything.”

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How can it be, that a person can be so very learned in Torah and still be a force for ‘evil’ in the world?

Rebbe Nachman tackles this question in Likutey Moharan 1:12:

(Hebrew source from Sefaria.org)

מַה שֶּׁאָנוּ רוֹאִים, שֶׁעַל־פִּי הָרֹב הַלּוֹמְדִים חוֹלְקִים עַל הַצַּדִּיקִים, וְדוֹבְרִים עַל הַצַּדִּיק עָתָק בְּגַאֲוָה וָבוּז, זֶהוּ מְכֻוָּן גָּדוֹל מֵאֵת הַשֵּׁם יִתְבָּרַךְ. כִּי יֵשׁ בְּחִינַת יַעֲקֹב וְלָבָן; יַעֲקֹב הוּא הַצַּדִּיק, הַמְחַדֵּשׁ חִדּוּשִׁין דְּאוֹרַיְתָא וְלוֹמֵד תּוֹרָתוֹ לִשְׁמָהּ, וְטוּבוֹ גָּנוּז וְשָׁמוּר וְצָפוּן לֶעָתִיד, כְּמוֹ שֶׁאָמְרוּ רַבּוֹתֵינוּ זִכְרוֹנָם לִבְרָכָה: לְמָחָר לְקַבֵּל שְׂכָרָם (עירובין כב.); וְעַל שֵׁם שֶׁשְּׂכָרוֹ לְבַסּוֹף, עַל שֵׁם זֶה נִקְרָא יַעֲקֹב, לְשׁוֹן עָקֵב וָסוֹף, שְׂכָרוֹ לְבַסּוֹף. וְלָבָן הוּא תַּלְמִיד־חָכָם שֵׁד יְהוּדִי, שֶׁתּוֹרָתוֹ לְהִתְיַהֵר וּלְקַנְטֵר, וְתַלְמִיד־חָכָם כָּזֶה נְבֵלָה טוֹבָה הֵימֶנּוּ (מ”ר ויקרא א, עיין מתנות כהונה):

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English translation:

“That which we see among most of the learned who go against the Tzaddikim and speak about the Tzaddik wantonly with arrogance and scorn, is specifically planned from G-d.

For there is the relation of Yaakov and Lavan; Yaakov is a Tzaddik who creates original (Torah) ideas and studies the Torah for its own sake and his reward is stored, guarded and kept for the future, as our sages of blessed memory state: “The next day they will claim their reward” 2 (Eiruvin 22).

Because his reward is in the end he is thus called “Yaakov”, a language of delay and end, his reward is for the end.

As for Lavan, he is a Talmud Chacham Sheid (lit: demonic Talmid Chacham), whose Torah (study) is done to glorify himself and to provoke, and a dead animal is better than a demonic Talmid Chacham like this.”

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When you’re a rabbi, a Torah scholar, you automatically earn respect and honor from those around you, especially the poor pious Jews who look up to you as a fountain of knowledge, wisdom and piety.

In the Middle Ages, there was an added benefit to being the Rabbi of a community, which boiled down to being given choice jobs as ‘tax farmers’ over the community (Jewish and otherwise), for the ruling non-Jewish nobles.

Jews were literate. Jews were clever. Jews were good with figures, good at business, had international connections with other Jews all over the world that gave them significant advantages in the world of trade and finance.

The only non-Jews who could really compete with the Jewish trading networks were the Templars, and the Catholic Church. More on that another time.

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In the meantime, as well as garnering you respect (and a free pass from too much personal scrutiny) within the Jewish community, being a ‘rabbi’ also meant that you could access to nobles and bishops who were interested in questions of religion, and also wanted to have a few ‘court Jews’ around that they could use for a bunch of different purposes.

Like for example:

  • Being the ‘go-between’ with the wider Jewish communities
  • Acting as advisors on financial affairs and trade
  • Debating philosophical questions of faith with
  • Picking their brains for any ‘black magic kabbalah’ that could help these royals and bishops in their quest to change base metal into gold (aka ‘alchemy’).

The more openly ‘mystical’ you were, the more of a reputation you had for knowing deep secrets, the more likely you were to move up the chain, and to become a famous rav with a lot of money and connections.

That is, if you were what Rebbe Nachman describes as a ‘Jewish Sheid‘, a Jewish demon scholar.

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You know why I love Breslov so much?

Because Breslov, for the most part, is so trodden down into the ground.

Where other communities have ‘organisation’, and ‘connections’, and fabulous money, and super-successful go-getting followers and chassidim, Breslov has practically none of those things.

Especially the ‘Shuvu Banim’ branch of Breslov.

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The last few years, I’ve been so upset to see truly uplifting Torah geniuses like Rav Ofer Erez – to just name one example – lack the money to translate his books into English. Or get ‘banned’ from regular speaking engagements because of his public support of the Rav, Rabbi Berland.

Or having to shut down their website because they ran out of the relatively small amount of money required to keep it operating.

God, it seems so unfair…. Why are all these tremendous rabbis and holy individuals – suffering so much?!

And of course, top of the list of holy rabbis who are suffering so much is Rabbi Eliezer Berland.

Now, things are starting to get a whole bunch clearer.

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Rabbenu, as always, is telling us what’s going on.

Those ‘real’ rabbis, who are learning their Torah lishma, just to make God happy, build the world and teach and uplift other Jews for no other gain or ego boost, their reward is at the end.

At the end of this painful birur process that is leading to the final redemption, and when we will see how the people ‘on the bottom’ really were on the top, after all.

And of course, vice-versa.

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All those ‘Jewish demon scholars’, who were only learning Torah because:

  • It gave them a ‘free pass’ to say and do what they want without public scrutiny; or
  • It gave them massive followings and tremendous power to control other people; or
  • They could cash in on all the ‘connections’ and ‘business opportunities’ being a ‘big rabbi’ afforded them; or
  • They wanted the ego boost of being a ‘famous holy person’ who could write lots of books and get their own TV shows; or
  • They were trying to learn the deepest secrets of the Torah to manipulate reality for their own ends…

All those people are about to be ‘unmasked’.

And I don’t envy them at all.

“As for Lavan, he is a demonic Talmid Chacham, whose Torah (study) is done to glorify himself and to provoke, and a dead animal is better than a demonic Talmid Chacham like this.”

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Who thinks they are really on the level to argue with Rebbe Nachman?

That’s sometimes what I wonder to myself, when I hear all these ‘experts’ give forth their opinions about what’s really going on and why blah blah blah.

Here’s what Rebbe Nachman says, very plainly, in Lesson 1:123 of Likutey Moharan:

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The root and fundamental point upon which all else is dependent is to bond oneself to the tzaddik of the generation, accepting his assessment of all things, whether minor or major; not diverging from anything he says, whether to the right or to the left.

As our Sages said: “Even if he tells you that the right is the left” (Sifri, Deuteronomy 17:11), and casting aside all of one’s own wisdom, putting aside one’s own ideas as if one had no understanding at all, besides that which one receives from the tzaddik and teacher of the generation.

And as long as one maintains some of one’s own understanding, one has not yet reached the ideal, and is not considered ‘bound’ to the tzaddik.

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When the Israelites received the Torah, they were in possession of great wisdoms, for the contemporary idolatry of that time was based upon mistaken but great wisdoms and philosophies, as known.

Had the Israelites not cast aside their wisdoms, they would not have accepted the Torah, for they would have been able to refute it all, and nothing that Moses did for them would have been of any avail.

Even all the signs and awesome wonders that he did before their eyes would have been of no avail. Even today, there are heretics who foolishly and mistakenly deny, on account of their ‘wisdoms’.

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But the holy people of Israel saw the truth and cast aside their wisdoms, believing in God and in his servant Moses, and on account of this they accepted the Torah…

….[T]he essential service of God is simplicity, uprightness, fear of God and abstention from evil, without sophisticated wisdom.

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There is no getting out of Egypt without Moshe Rabbenu.

And in our days, there is no getting out of all the trouble, evil and strife the whole world is currently facing, without an attachment with the ‘tzaddik of the generation’.

If you don’t know who that ‘tzaddik of the generation’ might be, still, pray on it sincerely, and I guarantee God will open your eyes.

There is no other way of getting to the truth.

And this is also part of the birur, or clarification process, we all need to go through at the moment. If we can’t or won’t pray, even a little bit, we have pretty much zero chance of figuring out some pretty important things.

Why?

Because we just can’t do it by ourselves.

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Our heads are too stuffed full of foreign ‘wisdoms’ and confused thinking, and our own egos, and all the propaganda being served up by the media (and their flunkeys across the social media networks) to have the first clue of what’s really ‘true’ and what isn’t.

Remember what we just learnt from Rabbenu:

[T]he holy people of Israel saw the truth and cast aside their wisdoms, believing in God and in his servant Moses, and on account of this they accepted the Torah…

There is no getting out of Egypt with Moshe.

There is no accepting the Torah without the Tzaddik of the Generation.

And there is no ‘seeing the truth’ until and unless we cast our own ‘wisdom’ aside.

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That’s what I read, when I ‘randomly’ opened up a Breslov book called Hishtapchus Hanefesh.

Here’s a brief description of that book:

“Hishtapchus Hanefesh is a powerful work dealing with prayer. Rabbi Nachman taught that tefilah is our main weapon and that any challenge can be overcome.” 

I read that during a six hour hitbodedut session that began at 3.55 am this morning, after I woke up in the middle of the night and just couldn’t get back to sleep. I spent more time yesterday rushing around making sure I can make seder if the ‘end of the world’ descends on us before Pesach.

And then, as I was eyeing up the onions, and debating if I should buy another 400 onions to add to the 400 onions I already bought – because how am I meant to cook anything tasty if I don’t have onions?! – I suddenly realised that I have come to the end of my ability to prepare for what comes next.

I have no more koach to buy onions.

Or toilet paper.

Or tuna.

I have no more koach to write blog posts about what’s really going on, and why.

I have no more koach to spend hours listening to people pour out their troubles and woes, all the time telling me they are Litvaks or Lubavitchers, so they don’t believe in things like doing hitbodedut or going to Uman; or that they heard bad things about Rav Berland, so they don’t want to read any of his books or listen to any of his Torah; or that I just don’t understand how their massive problems AREN’T a result of their own bad middot, arrogance and lack of emuna, and so me telling them to make some real teshuva about these things is just insulting and unhelpful…

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Right now, my 16 year old is still in bed.

She’s totally and utterly depressed by being forced to spend 24/7 in our house with her parents, and without her friends. And as a rule, I get on really well with my daughter, and give her a lot of leeway and respect, and also let her do things like build chicken coops and big bonfires in the garden.

But 16 year olds need their space away from parents – especially controlling parents who eagerly set upon COVID-19 hysteria as a great way to get their recalcitrant teen 100% back under their thumb – and so, I’m watching my daughter, and so many of her friends, sink into a terrible, Bibi-induced depression.

There’s so much I can say about the manipulation and deceit being instituted at the highest levels right now, but I don’t have the koach to do it.

Suffice to say that just as all the control-freak parents are doing to their teens right now – i.e. totally destroying their mental health and emotional resilience in the process of getting them back under the thumb with fear, guilt and coercion tactics – so the control-freak government is doing to the wider population.

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In a minute, I’m off for my last walk to the Kotel.

Bibi et al have decided that I can no longer walk down to the Kotel – even totally by myself – and as of this evening, I will only be allowed to walk 100 metres from my home.

Bibi et al have also decided that my husband can no longer go to shul, or dip in a mikva.

Bibi is 70 – the high risk age group! – but is still appearing in public flanked by way more than 10 people, none of whom are following the retarded ‘two metre social distancing rule’.

I see the police at the Kotel Plaza, and no-one is wearing face-masks or wearing gloves, and everyone is hanging out way closer than 2 metres to each other.

But according to the media, synagogues are the main way COVID-19 is meant to be being spread.

Surely, what’s going on here is now so obvious that even the most dense person has to acknowledge that ‘something’ isn’t quite right in this picture?

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I have an article all written up and ready to go about stats from Italy, amongst other things, that show that 99% of the fatalities there were over 60, and 99% of the fatalities there had multiple, pre-existing conditions.

But I don’t have the koach to put it up, not least because the Israeli government is now prosecuting people who dare to say that having 5 people over 79 (all of whom had pre-existing medication conditions) die from COVID-19 in Israel in the last month doesn’t add up to a massive death toll.

In short, I have yeoush.

What more can I write, what more can I argue, what more can I pray?

That’s what I told Hashem this morning, as I lay in bed also trying to fight off a gathering feeling of depression.

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But then, I opened up Hishtapchus Hanefesh (siman 50), and I’m going to translate the full section of what I read, below:

For in truth, there is no despair in the whole world! And every person needs to go through many, many things, before he merits to enter into kedusha (a state of holiness).

Who amongst us is greater than Adam HaRishon, who separated from his wife, and sat in complete teshuva for 130 years? And precisely then, in those 130 years, demonic spirits came and ‘warmed him up’ [a polite way of saying they enticed Adam to spill seed], as our rabbis taught us. And of course, this weakened his daat (spiritual awareness) greatly each time, and of course the baal davar (the Satan) put one over on him, and wanted to totally pull him down from his spiritual level, each time.

But on each occasion, he got a grip on himself, and didn’t move from his path of teshuva, that he continued until he merited to give birth to Shet (Seth) after 130 years. And from him, the world descended; the Patriarchs descended from him, and Moshe, and the Moshiach. And Adam HaRishon himself was a tzaddik and chassid all of his days, and died with a good name.

And even though we still need to tikkun (rectify) his pgam (spiritual blemish) in each and every generation, even so, if he hadn’t got a grip on himself and strengthened himself to rectify whatever he rectified, then the tikkun (spiritual rectification) would certainly have been way more difficult to accomplish for the tzaddikim who came after him.

And of course, [part of the soul of Adam HaRishon] is also present in each person even now, because this is the essence of the test, that he strengthens himself during all of the spiritual descents, Hashem should have mercy, and everything else that happens to him. And that he should accustom himself every day to start afresh, and to imagine to himself that he was only born today, etc.

Whatever he manages to have the merit of rectifying by way of his teshuva is certainly very good. And that which he doesn’t merit to completely rectify will be guaranteed (underwritten…) by the strength of the holy Tzaddikim, who possess the strength to transform everything for the good.

But only if we don’t despair of ourselves.

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Slowly, slowly, that message is sinking in.

I can’t prepare for every eventuality, I can’t fix everything that is still broken, both within myself and with my relationships, even though I’ve tried so very hard to do that, the last few years.

But Rebbe Nachman is teaching me that I don’t have to get the job totally finished.

I just need to do my very best, make the best teshuva I can make, then trust that the true Tzaddikim will be able to get the job finished, and to turn everything around for the good.

Personally, I can’t wait for that to happen.

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Every few posts, I’ve decided to break up all the doom and gloom a little – as serious as it all is – with something a little lighter.

I did that with Nissim’s Mothaland Bounce video, and in this post, I want to introduce you to a new book, that is a really good read.

It’s called Kiss the hand you can’t bite  – and I can’t say anything more about it, other than if you’re interested in family dynamics, epigenetics, life in Israel and talking to God, you might really enjoy it.

You can check the first chapter of the book out HERE, and order your copy on Amazon HERE.

Enjoy!

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Getting back to talking about God.

It keeps happening to me that I intend to leave all the awful corruption, and ‘politics’, and yucky stuff going on in the world behind, and to try to return to more spiritual matters – but I can’t.

God just isn’t letting me.

I had a couple of nice pieces planned out in my head to write up for the site about my own struggles with the idea of ‘renewal’, and whether it’s possible for me to have ‘renewal’ without also having to move house every five minutes, when I woke up with a brainwave to go and research 666 5th Avenue, NYC.

That number is interesting, isn’t it? It’s the number the xtians like to assign to their ‘anti-Moshiach’, and they call it colloquially ‘the mark of the beast’. It also happens to be 66.6 – the remainder of the 33.3 that the Freemasons are obsessed with, the top third of the pyramid on the back of the dollar that happens to contain Bilaam’s all-seeing evil eye.

There’s a lot going on with that property, and once I’ve finished researching it properly, I’ll lay it all out here for you, dear reader, as long as it’s safe for me to do that.

In the meantime, I’ve had no time to write up anything else….but lucky for me, over on the ravberland.com website, Rabbi Yissachar Berg has started giving classes again. Here’s a taste of his most recent class, about finding the good point within, aka Azamra:

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You can sign up for the full-length webinar classes HERE. And if you’re feeling like you need some uplifting Torah, or feeling like you’re struggling to find the good in others, and particularly in yourself, then this is highly recommended.

And BH, there will be more classes in English coming too. I’m pushing my better half to return to giving classes again online. He did it for years at Chut Shel Chessed, but kind of burned out, and so hasn’t been giving classes for years now.

So far, I’ve twisted his arm hard enough to get an agreement from him to start doing a short ‘Parsha of the week’ shiur based on Rabbi Berland on the Parsha starting this week. I’ll post it here when it’s up, but it’s permanent home will be on the new ‘Breslov TV’ channel over on ravberland.com.

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And then, in turn I’ve also had my arm twisted gently to get on with doing some classes again on Breslov teachings.

Like my better half, I also totally went off the idea for a long time because doing those classes took a lot out of me, n a whole bunch of ways. And they also fed into my ga’ava in a massive way around 6 years ago, which led to a lot of big problems that I simply don’t want to pop up again.

So I’ve been running away from that idea for years.

But in Uman, I had a conversation that brought me around to the idea again, and as I wrote about HERE, I know so many of us are pretty lonely at the moment, because we can’t talk about ‘real’ stuff with most of the people we know, without them thinking we are totally nutso.

So, I floated the trial balloon to see if there is interest, and BH, 17 women came back to me.

We’re going to be trying to apply Rabbenu’s teachings in a real, gentle way to the craziness that is our own life. I’m trying something new with this class, and not structuring it to death. I’m going to try talking from the heart, based on Breslov and Rav Berland sources, around a particular subject, then make some space for others to share their ideas, too.

The idea is to build a community, not just a class, so we can stop feeling so lonely and alone in our emuna, and commitment to really seeing God’s hand in the world, and in our own lives, and sticking by our principles even when ‘everyone else’ thinks we’re crazy.

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The first class will be 10am Jerusalem time this Sunday, February 2nd, via Zoom, and it’s for women only.

I’ll post the link up on the website, and also over on my blog on the ravberland.com site a little closer to the time

If it works, I’ll try to do a class in the evening that will work for people in the US, too, but I’m building up slowly to that. There will also be a recording available for ladies who sign up to the mailing list. You can do that below, and yes, I will also sort that side of things out properly too, going forward, with God’s help, so it’s easier to share links and sign up information around.

There’s only one way to fight all this awful corruption spreading everywhere. And that’s by taking a look inside, connecting to our own good and amplifying our own yearning for Hashem and kedusha.

If that sounds interesting to you, come join me Sunday:

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Why did Trump state he was going to attack precisely 52 Iranian sites, if they dared to fight back after the US illegally blew their 2nd in command to pieces in Iraq?

Over Shabbat, I found something that shed some light on what’s going on here, and I wrote about it over on the ravberland.com site, HERE.

I have to say, it’s very interesting reading, especially after a reader got in touch to draw my attention to a prayer that Rabbi Berland wrote a couple of years ago that links in exactly to some of the insights I got on Shabbat.

Long story short, the next piece of the geula puzzle is falling into place, and you can read more about that HERE.

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