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Yesterday, I got two interesting emails.

One of them was asking me to consider how I can uncover the truth without plunging people into despair.

(It’s a very good question.)

And another was asking me this:

A question I have had for a while is about the legitimacy of us being here in eretz Yisrael before Meshiach.

I saw you said you questioned it? What do you think are the reasons to stay/leave??

Also a very good question.

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Firstly, this is what I replied to my first correspondent:

Thanks for taking the time to email me this.
I think you are probably right, that if I could make that paradigm shift to phrasing things more positively, that would be useful for a lot of reasons.
It’s just very, very hard for me to do, even when I make a conscious effort.
There’s a big klipa around doing things that way.
A very big klipa.
But I do understand that if it were possible, that would be better for a lot of reasons, and I am taking you as a nudge from Upstairs to at least pray on it some more and see what happens.
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The last thing to mention is that I actually have a lot more hope than sometimes comes through my writing… but it’s connected to my connection with Rebbe Nachman and Rav Berland, which I often downplay, especially with Rav Berland, for obvious reasons.
But really, I have so much hope and chizzuk from these two, and maybe I need to start being more vocal on that count, on my blog.
Lots to think about.
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I have lost count of the number of times I was feeling despairing and lost in the world, and my connection with Rav Berland somehow turned it around.

Like, I’d just open one of his books ‘randomly’ and find words that truly spoke to my heart, and comforted me.
Or, I’d read one of his shiurim and it would seem as though the Rav was addressing his remarks specifically to my particular problem or worry.
Or even, I’d just go hang out by the Beit HaRav in Musrara for a few minutes, and come away just feeling lighter and happier about life.

That happened again this Rosh Hashana, even though the Rav himself is still under house arrest in some unknown location.

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I got there n the first day still feeling somewhat ‘down’ about the situation in Israel, and after an hour there, hearing the shofar, I came back home with a big spring in my step.

As I walked back through the streets of Jerusalem, I just had this one thought on repeat in my head:

They have already lost. 5781 is going to be a great year.

I know that’s still not so obvious.

But that is the ‘vibe’ I picked up very strongly from being at the Beit HaRav on Rosh Hashana.

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So, BH, I will let you know about more of these incidences, and more of these ‘reasons to be cheerful’, because that is how I balance out all the hard stuff that is going on all around, without going into either denial or despair.

(And let me just plug my husband’s new site, where he brings snippets of the Rav’s words in English most days, called Words from the Rav.)

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So now, let’s turn to the next question:

A question I have had for a while is about the legitimacy of us being here in eretz Yisrael before Meshiach.

I saw you said you questioned it? What do you think are the reasons to stay/leave??

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I had a really rough aliya experience, in myriad different ways.

We ran out of money, lost our house (twice!!), have moved around loads and loads, had difficulties finding communities, difficulties finding schools, difficulties with fake rabbis and bad advice, and a bunch of other things besides.

But throughout all these difficulties, I ALWAYS was grateful that I was living in Eretz Yisrael, still.

I knew the difficulties here are part and parcel of the kedusha, part and parcel of what makes us grow as people, as Jews, instead of mouldering away in often suffocating spiritual ‘comfort zones’ in Chul.

The only time I ever questioned being in Israel was literally that two days when I started researching Uzi Meshulam and the Yemenite children – and I got a very strong whiff of the spiritual corruption underpinning the secular State of Israel.

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That was around five years ago, when I was doing the research on why the State of Israel was persecuting Rav Berland, that ultimately became One in a Generation.

At that stage, I wanted to run away from Israel (for two days…) because I was scared of what the evil people here could do to me.

But then, I worked on it a lot in hitbodedut, and I realised that this ‘fear’ of these evildoers is a fallen fear.

Because Ein Od Milvado.

And if God doesn’t want something to happen to me, it’s not going to happen, however hard these evildoers try.

This same idea also applies to rockets, terrorist attacks, stabbings and Iranian nukes – and all those other scary things that sometimes make us want to run away from Israel.

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The Coronafascism here over the last year and a half, and all the stressful and troubling diktats about masks and coercion about ‘vaccinations’, has been very hard for all of us to take.

I’m hearing more and more stories of people looking to leave Israel soon, religious and secular people, ‘vaccinated’ and un-vaccinated.

I totally understand the impulse to get away from all the stress and ‘yuck’ that we’ve been subjected to the last year and a half, but I personally feel it’s a big mistake to make any long-term move away from Israel.

This is still the Holy Land.

This is still the country that God has His eye on, so to speak, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year.

It’s still the land of emuna and miracles.

And ultimately, it all comes down to Ein Od Milvado – I can’t run away from God, and His plans for my life.

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The day we signed on our first house in Israel, in Modiin, the ‘terrorist attacks’ occurred in London.

One of the victims on the Number 13 bus was an Israeli woman who had moved to the UK to get away from the suicide bus bombings back home.

That really taught me something very profound, about how it’s impossible to run away from God.

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A few years ago, our Rav was Rav Arush, and he was pushing all of his students to come and live in Jerusalem.

It was not a very appealing option, honestly, as the house prices had just rocketed through the roof, and I was living in my own new house in a yishuv an hour’s drive away.

To cut a very long story short, we ended up making the move, and I swapped my big house for a rented, 65 sqm apartment in a scummy-looking building.

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The first two years in Jerusalem were brutal, in a whole bunch of ways.

It was like making aliya all over again, except 20 times harder.

(And believe me, that’s saying something.)

But after two years of tremendous suffering, and also tremendous teshuva, the clouds started to part, and I found myself – totally by accident – living in the same neighborhood as Rav Berland and many of his students.

One thing led to another, and that’s how I started to hear more about Rav Berland, and started to research him, and started to understand that he was the true Tzaddik HaDor.

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Today, I look back at that move to Jerusalem as one of the biggest blessings of my life, despite the fact that Coronafascism has hit this city so hard, the last year and a half.

I can still go to the Kotel whenever I want.

I can still go to the Beit HaRav (where they have been davening unmasked the whole time. Baruch Hashem!)

I can also go to supermarkets and stores in chareidi neighborhoods where no-one gives a stuff about social distancing, masking or Tav Yarok.

And I’ve also seen how my children’s yiddishkeit has actually flourished here, strangely, because we had such a hard time and never fit in to any particular ‘box’.

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I have a nice (rented…) house here.

I have a mostly very nice life (Coronafascism notwithstanding…)

And my soul feels more content here than it’s ever felt anywhere else.

And what happened to those of Rav Arush’s English-speaking students who didn’t make that move to Jerusalem, because it was so hard?

Without exception, they all fell off the ‘Breslov’ bandwagon big time, and some of them even ended up leaving the country altogether.

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Things relating to Eretz Yisrael and Jerusalem are often totally deceptive.

It looks like here is the worst place to be.

It looks like life is hardest here.

That the evil is strongest here.

But all this is just a klipah, the ‘shadow’ that’s hiding the biggest light of all.

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At the end of the day, most of the people who know how to use a gun in this country are good Jews, deep down.

You can’t say that about any other country in the world.

At the end of the day, there are more true tzaddikim, hidden and otherwise, and more holy keverim here, than any other place in the world.

And these tzaddikim, alive and dead, are protecting us all with their merits.

The type and frequency of open miracles in Israel just don’t really happen anywhere else, (except maybe Uman.)

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So, even though I have three passports, that is why I’m staying put in this country.

The ‘raging stormwind’ that’s been running the show here is very close to finally blowing itself out.

The good is starting to sprout visibly, all over the country.

And the birur, so painful as it’s been, is almost complete.

There’s a lot of light at the end of the tunnel, and the ‘end’ is approaching.

So don’t bail out now.

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As I walked back from hearing the shofar blowing at the Beit HaRav first day Rosh Hashana, I had this feeling well up:

It’s going to be a good year.

I know that doesn’t look obvious, but on Rosh Hashana, you can catch the ‘flavor’ of the year to come, and this year there seemed to be a lot of peace and kedusha in the air.

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Erev chag, I was feeling pretty anxious.

I woke up with the feeling that I’ve really not been the best Jew in 5781, and I got a bit teary about how hard it’s been to try and keep up with my yiddishkeit.

As is my custom now, I went off to the tomb of Shimon HaTzaddik to say vidui devarim – and I felt like 90% of what I was saying directly applied.

Especially all the stuff about hating other people in my heart and speaking lashon hara.

Hashem, I want to be good!!! I want to do better!!! 

I want to be holy…..

I’m just really, really struggling at the moment.

I came out of Shimon HaTzaddik feeling so much better.

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At home, I found out I was having three guests stay by me for chag this year – all formerly-chareidi girls from complicated families, who now ‘live’ in a girls’ dorm in Jerusalem.

They had no-where else to go for chag, so one of my kids invited them to us.

Oh, and the 15 year old thinks she’s a lesbian… Is that OK Ima?

Man, what a question to be asked Erev Rosh Hashana.

But, I’m trying to adopt an attitude of just going with the flow, and letting Hashem send the people and experiences into my life that is required for my growth and teshuva, so I double-checked with my husband, then gave the greenlight to my kid.

But they have to be respectful at the table, I told her.

Because otherwise, it’s just a disaster.

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The three turned up with pierced everythings, in-your-face interesting haircuts, and the 15 year old had somehow managed to get herself tattooed already, even though it’s illegal if you’re not 18.

But to cut a long story short – it was actually fine.

A little awkward in parts, but generally OK.

I cracked open Rabbenu’s advice, and in the section on ‘Peace’ I read how true peace is achieved when two total opposites are brought together, and that this can only occur by the Tzaddik.

That me and the 15 year old wannabe-lesbian shared 4 meals together with no proverbial blood being spilt was truly an open miracle.

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I walked into the Rav to hear shofar blowing both times, and for the first time ever on Rosh Hashana, I just had the feeling that I belonged somewhere.

And then I walked home, and I just had the feeling that some of the kedusha had returned to the streets of Jerusalem.

There were hardly any masks in sight, the sun was shining in a beautiful blue sky, but it wasn’t too hot.

And that feeling rose up unbidden that:

They have already lost. This whole, fake,’Covid 19′ plandemic is finished.

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My husband was also davening at the Rav for most of Rosh Hashana, and he also had a good experience.

Until 5 minutes before the end of the chag, when he decided to catch ma’ariv in the local shul where we live.

The shul is pretty laid back, and most people don’t hold by the masks at all. But there is one resident ‘Mr Evil’ who likes to bully and control other people, and of course the masks is the perfect excuse to do that.

So 5 minutes before the end of Rosh Hashana, he picked a fight with my husband, who had his mask under his chin, same as 80% of the rest of the congregants.

So, the plandemic is finished, spiritually….. but the Covid bullies are probably still going to be a force to deal with for a little while longer.

At least, until the ‘vaccinations’ really start to work as they’ve been designed to.

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So on balance, it was a very good Rosh Hashana.

We missed Uman a lot, particularly my husband.

And I’m still sitting here pondering on what comes next, and what I should be working towards and focussing on.

But I have a lot more optimism that something very good is on the horizon than I did this time last year.

And that all the terrible suffering and difficulties we all went through in 5781 are almost coming to an end.

At least, for those who are making some sincere teshuva, and doing their best to stick close to the true tzaddikim and to stay out of the world of lies.

We still live in interesting times, and there is still so much going on, so who really knows what’s going to happen next.

But I’m just feeling way happier about it all again now.

And that counts for a lot.

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PS: Just as I was finishing this up, I got sent this via email:

You need to be honest with yourself and see how much of your day is spend worrying instead of learning the advice of Rabbenu (Rebbe Nachman).

He is the Tzaddik Hashem sent to help us specifically to find Hashem in the thickest darkness.

You must put in effort to learn his advice and apply it.

It’s very wise words.

And BH, I want to take them more to heart this year.

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That is the question I’ve been asking myself for months, already.

Because if you read Rebbe Nachman, he tells you again and again and again stay away from all doctors, they are mamash the agents of death.

In fact, he puts it even more bluntly. Here’s just one of his direct comments on the subject (found in English in the book Tzaddik, page 191.)

On the subject of medicine and the importance of avoiding physicians completely, the Rebbe said that when a person has someone sick in his house, if someone came and told him to give the patient a blow with a big wooden club he would certainly be very shocked. Yet when one puts the patient in the hands of the doctor it is literally like handing him over to a murderer.

The doctor’s remedies are more harmful than the blow of a murderer.

Who would want to kill the patient with his own hands? Just because you have to do something to try and save the patient does that mean you should hand him over to a doctor? 

You might as well call someone to beat the patient to death.

Understand this.

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Doctor-apologists within Breslov have always tried to claim that Rabbenu was only talking about the ‘primitive medicine’ in Eastern Europe at the time he was alive – shortly before vaccines had been discovered by Edward Jenner!!!

But I don’t buy that.

Rabbenu’s advice stands the test of time, and it’s not limited to time or place.

Dafka, he knew with ruach hakodesh what was going to occur all the way up to the coming of the Moshiach, so we’re meant to believe he was only talking about the early 1800s, when he said stay away from doctors and the medical profession?

I think not.

(It’s a separate point, but even before this Covid 19 scandal, iatrogenic illness – i.e. medical conditions caused by medical treatment and medicine itself – was the third highest cause of death in America. Take a look at the table below, from THIS website, which has a lot of referenced information, if you want to know more.)

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So then, I always struggled greatly to understand why Rebbe Nachman appeared to totally disregard everything else he says about totally avoiding doctors, to encourage his followers to get their children vaccinated.

Here is a screenshot of the original Hebrew, which was sent to me by my friend C. who decided to research this a bit more after we were discussing it.

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Here’s the translation:

Rabbenu HaKadosh said that each child needs to ‘stand up’ in the ‘pakin’ [Yiddish word, which apparently means vaccination] before they reach a quarter of a year (i.e. three months old)…[Yiddish phrase]… (And if not) he is like a spiller of blood.

Even if it’s a long way away from the city, and even if the travel has to occur in the time of the great cold [of winter], to stand up in the ‘pakin’, before a quarter of a year.

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You see the problem?

How are we meant to square this above comment, supposedly from Rabbenu, with this statement that was definitely from Rabbenu:

[W]hen one puts the patient in the hands of the doctor it is literally like handing him over to a murderer.

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Here’s what my friend had to say about it, after doing some research:

In regards to Rabbi Nachman and the smallpox vaccine;
I looked it up in Avaneha Barzel and one of the thing it says is that one should even travel in the time of the great cold in order to give the “vaccine” before the baby is 3 months.
I feel with everything Rabbenu really wanted his followers to do, he said several times in different ways and you can find it in different books.
But this vaccine thing is only found in Avaneha Barzel that was written after both Rabbenu and Rav Natan passed away.
I have a hard time imagining that Rabbenu would insist on a mother traveling in a horse and carriage with her 3 month old baby in the middle of the Ukrainian winter in order to give a vaccine.
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Before the last year, I would never dream to question anything being put out in Rabbenu’s name.

But increasingly, I’m realising how the Jewish people’s holiest institutions and teachings have been infiltrated and compromised by people who are not holy.

And I’ve also learned that whatever is going on now, was also going on in the past, too.

So, if the forces of evil could put out a million forged and faked psakim from gedolim like R’ Chaim Kanievsky in broad daylight, in the ‘information age’, then for sure they could also have done that in the past, too, with gedolim like Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.

We already know with all the persecution of the Rav, Rabbi Eliezer Berland, that’s gone on within the Breslov community in Meah Shearim and elsewhere, that there are some very problematic individuals deeply embedded within Breslov, whose yichus goes way, way back to all those other interesting people and families I keep writing about here.

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So, let’s try to figure this out a bit more.

Here’s how the Breslov Research Institute translates that passage, above, in Tzaddik (footnote 14 on page 192):

“One who does not innoculate his infant children against pakin, smallpox, it is as if he murdered them. Even if one lives distant from the city, even in the middle of winter in freezing weather, one must bring his infant child for the vaccination.”

So, now we learn that pakin is apparently the Yiddish word for smallpox, NOT the Yiddish word for ‘vaccination’.

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Everything now turns on the correct meaning of this word:

להעמיד

According to Morfix, we get these meanings back for that word:

to place, to position; to place upright, to erect; to get someone to their feet

This is not at all the language associated with vaccinations and innoculations.

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If we take away the ‘helpful’ explanations in square brackets that pushes the explanation towards vaccines, the plain language seems to say this:

Rabbenu HaKadosh said that each child needs to ‘stand up in / be placed in’  the ‘pakin’ (smallpox) before they reach a quarter of a year (i.e. three months old)…[Yiddish phrase]… (And if not) he is like a spiller of blood.

Even if it’s a long way away from the city, and even if the travel has to occur in the time of the great cold [of winter], to be placed in the ‘pakin’, before a quarter of a year.

Or in other words:

Go, take your child and make sure you expose him to smallpox before he reaches three months old, even if you have to travel a long way to do that, even if it’s the middle of the winter.

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Suddenly, this starts to make way, way more sense, and to perfectly fit with Rabbenu’s other advice on totally avoiding doctors and medicines.

So now, we get to the next question (which I can’t answer – maybe someone out there can help me out.)

Who tampered with the text in Avenha Barzel to make it sound like Rabbenu was pushing vaccines, when he wasn’t talking about vaccinations at all?

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And while we’re pondering that, and its implications for just how deep-rooted in tumah this whole ‘vaccine agenda’ really is, let’s take a closer look at Edward Jenner, the ‘inventor’ of the smallpox vaccine.

Here’s some more research from my friend, C.:

Guess who is the profile manager of Edward Jenner (founder of smallpox vaccine) on Geni…?

Our dear Yigal Burstein….
Also it turns out that Edward Jenner was a Freemason and he reached the level of Master Mason.
In addition in this article it says that the lodge he was Master of was regularly visited by the Prince of Wales – the future George IV https://www.freemasonrytoday.com/more-news/lodges-chapters-a-individuals/edward-jenner-freemason-and-natural-philosopher
More articles showing he was a Mason:
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If you are new to this blog, you probably don’t know that Yigal Burstein is one of the ‘professional disinformation artists’ on geni, who ‘manages’ (also spelled D-I-S-T-O-R-T-S) a great many of the profiles of important people in Jewish history, including the Alter Rebbe of Chabad.

What possible link does Yigal Burstein, resident of Israel, have with Edward Jenner, non-Jewish, English ‘inventor’ of smallpox vaccines?

And while you are chewing that over, here’s some other interesting information to throw into the mix.

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The whole narrative about the smallpox vaccine that we’ve been taught doesn’t make sense, when you go back and piece together the actual information.

You and I were taught that English Physician Edward Jenner (1749-1823)  ‘invented’ the smallpox vaccine.

But even a cursory look at a few Wikipedia pages starts to throw this whole story on its head.

Here’s some snippets, first from Jenner’s page:

[In the early 1700s….] Inoculation was already pioneered in Asian and African medicine and was a standard practice but involved serious risks, one of which was the fear that those inoculated would then transfer the disease to those around them due to their becoming carriers of the disease.

In 1721, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu had imported variolation to Britain after having observed it in Constantinople. While Johnnie Notions had great success with his self-devised inoculation (and was reputed not to have lost a single patient), his method’s practice was limited to the Shetland Isles.

Voltaire wrote that at this time 60% of the population caught smallpox and 20% of the population died of it. Voltaire also states that the Circassians used the inoculation from times immemorial, and the custom may have been borrowed by the Turks from the Circassians….

 In the years following 1770, at least five investigators in England and Germany (Sevel, Jensen, Jesty 1774, Rendell, Plett 1791) successfully tested in humans a cowpox vaccine against smallpox…. but it was not until Jenner’s work that the procedure became widely understood.

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In other words… Edward Jenner invented precisely nothing, but somehow got all the credit for his ‘smallpox vaccine’.

Once again, we see how ‘Master Masons’ are strangely catapulted to the top of the pile, and get all the good PR and undeserved credit.

But even stranger, is what apparently happens next (still from Jenner’s Wikipedia page HERE):

[I]n 1840, the British government banned variolation – the use of smallpox to induce immunity – and provided vaccination using cowpox free of charge (seeVaccination Act).

The success of his discovery soon spread around Europe and was used en masse in the Spanish Balmis Expedition (1803–1806), a three-year-long mission to the Americas, the Philippines, Macao, China, led by Francisco Javier de Balmiswith the aim of giving thousands the smallpox vaccine….

Napoleon, who at the time was at war with Britain, had all his French troops vaccinated, awarded Jenner a medal, and at the request of Jenner, he released two English prisoners of war and permitted their return home. Napoleon remarked he could not “refuse anything to one of the greatest benefactors of mankind”.

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Er, if someone you were at war with offered your troops an ‘experimental medicine against smallpox’, I doubt you’d take them up on the offer, much less give them a medal and start singing their praises.

Napoleon, like Jenner, was a leading Freemason.

And yet again, we seem to have tripped over a piece of that ‘real history’ that they have tried so very hard to keep hidden from us the last 200 years, but which is now awkwardly poking into sight.

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Here’s a quick snippet about that ultra-creepy worldwide ‘vaccination campaign’ from 1803 (is any of this sounding familiar?):

The Balmis Expedition, officially called the Real Expedición Filantrópica de la Vacuna (Royal Philanthropic Vaccine Expedition) was a Spanish healthcare mission that lasted from 1803 to 1806, led by Dr Francisco Javier de Balmis, which vaccinated millions of inhabitants of Spanish America and Asia against smallpox.

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Francisco de Balmis bears all the hallmarks of yet another crypto-Jew, and I suspect he was also part of some secret society fraternity.

But as I’m writing this as I go, we’ll park him for now, and maybe come back to this another time.

The point is – in the early 1800s, the world’s royalty and leading freemasons suddenly decided that ‘vaccinating’ the population against smallpox was a big priority for them all, and all worked together across their territories, and the world at large, to make that happen.

I cant help but find that extremely strange.

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Here’s the last thing for now, as this is becoming a monster post again.

Marie Antoinette’s mother was a woman called Maria Theresa, (1717-1780), ruler of Austria, Hungary, Bohemia, Galicia and quite a few other places, besides.

Maria Theresa keeps popping up in my research of ‘Real Jewish History’, and she has a Jewish courtier that I’m finding it very hard to track down in real time, who also keep figuring large in my research, by the name of Abraham Mendel Theben.

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Abraham is the son of a prominent Jewish leader called Menachem Mendel; and the father of another mysterious Jewish leader called Jacob Mendel Theben, and his daughter marries the son of none other than Jonathan Eybshutz.

Other children also marry into other interesting families, including the Oppenheimers, Wertheimers, (Frankist…) Beers and Mandels.

But strangely, I can find next to no information about him, or his family, which gives me a big red flag that something big is being hidden here.

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Anyway, point is for this post that the Austrian monarch Maria Theresa was also really big on ‘innoculations’ and ‘vaccinations’ – and again, all this is happening 30 years before Master Mason Edward Jenner is meant to have ‘invented the smallpox vaccine.’

Snippet from Wikipedia:

After the smallpox epidemic of 1767, [Maria Theresa] promoted inoculation, which she had learned of through her correspondence with Maria Antonia, the Electress of Saxony (who in turn probably knew of it through her own correspondence with the Prussian king Frederick II).

After unsuccessfully inviting the Sutton brothers from England to introduce their technique in Austria, Maria Theresa obtained information on current practices of smallpox inoculation in England.

She overrode the objections of Gerard van Swieten (who doubted the effectiveness of the technique), and ordered that it be tried on thirty-four newborn orphans and sixty-seven orphans between the ages of five and fourteen years.

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The trial was successful, establishing that inoculation was effective in protecting against smallpox, and safe (in the case of the test subjects).

The empress therefore ordered the construction of an inoculation centre, and had herself and two of her children inoculated. She promoted inoculation in Austria by hosting a dinner for the first sixty-five inoculated children in Schönbrunn Palace, waiting on the children herself.

Maria Theresa was responsible for changing Austrian physicians’ negative view of inoculation.

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So, lots of lots of historical ‘vaccine’ weirdness, with ‘smallpox’ playing the part of our modern ‘Covid 19’, as the excuse for leaders, royalty and freemasons to ‘force vaxx’ their populations.

There are a lot of angles to this that really aren’t making sense according to the history we’ve all been taught.

Like, why would it take 250 years to ‘eradicate smallpox’ if successful vaccines were already being pioneered all over the place at the beginning of the 1500s, already?

Inoculation for smallpox appears to have started in China around the 1500s.Europe adopted this practice from Asia in the first half of the 18th century. In 1796 Edward Jenner introduced the modern smallpox vaccine.

In 1967, the WHO intensified efforts to eliminate the disease.

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Man, I’m having a serious sense of deja vu.

We’ve been here before, it seems, with global pandemics and ‘worldwide vaccination projects’ enthusiastically endorsed by the world’s elites, that begin in China and end with the WHO.

But one thing is sure:

Rabbenu’s advice to stay away from doctors and medicines still holds true.

And he never told people to go and get their children ‘vaccinated’.

TBC

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In the middle of this crazy roller-coaster ride, I thought it would be good to set out some more background.

I had a few emails, that made me realise I need to put more of the context around all this, so we can come through this difficult process of ‘birur’ a little easier.

Also, we are all starting to see why so much if this has been kept under wraps for so very long – and this has literally been going on for centuries – because the truth appears to be very difficult to deal with.

So, here’s some more context, which will hopefully help us along.

I’m not pretending to be some ‘super knowledgeable kabbalist’ here, so as always, feel free to point out any errors (respectfully) and to set the record straight, if you feel I’ve got something wrong. This is my simple understanding of a very complicated subject.

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Good and bad have been ‘mixed up’ – totally – since the time of Adam and Eve.

When they ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and bad, the world stopped being a place of purity, and ‘good’ and ‘bad’ got shaken up together.

Humanity, and particularly the Jewish people, have been engaged in the job of trying to raise the sparks of ‘good’ out of the klipot of ‘bad’ for the last 5781 years, and that process of birur is intensifying, the nearer we get to Moshiach being revealed, and geula really happening.

Once the last bits of ‘birur’ have been done, the world can return to its pristine state of spiritual purity, that last occurred in the Garden of Eden.

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Throughout history, the greatest ‘good’ has always been hidden inside the greatest ‘bad’.

There are very deep reasons for all this, that I’m not going to pretend I understand, but at least part of what’s going on here is that when a soul has massive spiritual potential for good, it also has to have an equal spiritual potential for bad, in order to maintain free choice.

And Rebbe Nachman teaches that free choice is the only reason God created the world, otherwise, there would be a situation where ‘God is serving Himself’, which would totally be missing the point.

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So it is, that we find an ‘Abraham Avinu’ dafka being born to Terach, the number 1 ‘idol maker’ of the ancient world.

And so it is, that all of Yaacov Avinu’s wives were the daughters of Lavan, the biggest evil sorcerer in the world.

And so it is, that dafka Moshe Rabbenu was raised in the heart of Pharoah’s palace, in Egypt – aka ‘black magic and immorality’ central.

And so it is, that we find the soul of David HaMelech dafka coming out of multiple klipot and apparent ‘bad’, including incestuous relationships between Lot and his daughter, and also the difficult to understand situation of Yehuda, the son of Yaakov, and Tamar.

The examples of this in Jewish history go on and on.

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Each person, at their own spiritual level, has their own internal fight between ‘good and bad’ to deal with.

And the more ‘good’ a person is capable of doing, the bigger the fight, the bigger the stakes – and the greater the risks, that they will fall into ‘bad’.

In fact, the only way to NOT fall into ‘bad’ is to continue to beg Hashem, literally every single day, to help us to only do His will, and to try to make a real cheshbon hanefesh about all our own blind spots and innate biases, and ‘hidden’ bad middot.

If we’re not doing this every single day, we’re in real danger – particularly if we’re a ‘big’ soul, with so much potential for good.

And even if we are doing this every single day, there is still so much confusion and doubt, because that’s just how it is.

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Moshe Rabbenu didn’t know God wanted him to smash those first luchot.

He took a massive risk, spiritually, when he did that.

He didn’t know God wanted him to argue on behalf of Am Yisrael, that God wouldn’t destroy the nation.

Closer to our times, Rebbe Nachman also spoke about his great uncertainty about what God really wanted from him, on a number of different occasions.

To give one example, Rabbenu sacrificed his wife and his children to bring down the Torah contained in what was called the Sefer Nisraf, or ‘Burned Book’. But ultimately, when he became ill with Tuberculosis, he understood that he had to burn that book, in order to be granted more time in this world.

He lived for another three years, as a result, and achieved such awesome spiritual levels that Rav Natan, his main pupil, explained it was impossible to even begin to describe what was really going on.

But can we even begin to imagine the test that Rabbenu had, agonising over whether to destroy the Torah he’d sacrificed so much to bring down?

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The point I’m trying to make is that truly serving God is often – usually – a very confusing and uncertain process.

And for those biggest souls amongst us, the stakes are so very great, because they are trying to achieve so much in the world.

Look at King Shlomo.

He married 1,000 wives, including the daughter of Pharoah, in an attempt to try to force the rectification of the world, and to elevate the ‘sparks’ via his 1,000 wives.

He failed in the attempt, and destruction followed in his wake, when the Kingdom of Israel split off from the Kingdom of Judah, and ultimately the 10 tribes were permanently lost, banished beyond the Sambatyon River.

King Shlomo was a tremendous Tzaddik, a tremendous Torah scholar, the son of King David himself.

And he still got things wrong, with awful consequences.

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So, when we’re looking at what’s really been going on throughout Jewish history, we have to understand that battle that each person is waging inside their soul, between ‘good and bad’.

The people with the greatest potential for good have the greatest challenges, and the greatest tests.

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Shabtai Tzvi was a very big Torah scholar and kabbalist.

Jacob Frank was a very big Torah scholar and kabbalist.

They thought their actions, their beliefs, were rectifying the world.

But at some crucial point, some deep level, they took a wrong turn – and everything fell apart, and went bad very quickly.

But many of the ideas they were sharing – at least initially – contained tremendous spiritual good, and were powerful spiritual vehicles to effect real transformation in the world.

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So, when we read that the Baal Shem Tov, R’ Israel ben Sarah, took some of the teachings from the ‘Baal Shems’ that proceeded him – many of whom were likely Sabbateans – we have to understand what that really means.

God forbid a million times, that doesn’t mean the Baal Shem Tov was a ‘secret Sabbatian’.

The Baal Shem Tov was a True Tzaddik, the True Tzaddik of his generation.

But like Rabbi Meyer before him, he was ‘sucking the seeds’ of good out of the Sabbatian teachings – then discarding the rind, the klipah.

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Like you, I wish all this stuff was easier to deal with.

I wish things weren’t so jumbled up, and so head-wrecking.

I wish that we could get to that ‘geula omelette’ without having to break all these eggs along the way.

But I’m also starting to understand that all this is part of the process encouraging us to have more compassion for our fellow Jew, and to recognise that just as we ourselves are an admixture of ‘good and bad’, so are they.

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Most of us have been taught a path, an approach, that involves beatifying ourselves, and anything we’re involved with, and any group we belong to, and ‘demonising’ the other.

‘Bad stuff’ is only ever being done by the leftists, the secular Jews in America, the Litvaks, the chassidim, the Breslovers, the Chabadnikim, the settlers, the Arab-loving-‘Peace Now-ers’, the pro-vaxxers, the anti-vaxxers – the list goes on and on.

But it’s a false paradigm.

Good and bad is mixed up still, until Moshiach comes, and even in the baddest of bad, there is still a spark of good.

Rabbenu teaches us that if we can locate that spark of good, we can tip the person into the scale of merit, and they will make teshuva.

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And the opposite is also true, that even in the goodest of good, there is a tiny spark of something that makes us uncomfortable, that doesn’t seem ‘right’.

Nothing is 100%, nothing is totally black and white.

That’s how it is, until this birur is finally completed, and ‘bad’ totally disappears out of the world.

I know, it’s confusing.

I know that feeling of confusion and uncertainty is headwrecking.

But it’s also very humbling.

When we lose the certainty that we are always and only ‘right’, and always and only on the right side of things, then that usually makes us far more wary of laying into other people, and acting so ‘holier than thou’.

That can only be a good thing.

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And that feeling of overwhelming confusion can also motivate us to take all our questions and doubts back to Hashem, and to beg Him to give us clarity.

Nothing is certain in today’s world.

Nothing.

It’s a world of lies, mamash.

All our assumptions need to be identified and re-examined, so we can finally emerge into that world of truth.

The rope is being swung all over the place.

The only way to come through it in one piece is to talk to God about what’s going on every single day, and to ask Him to show us what’s really true.

And if we do that sincerely, He will.

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A reader asked if I could write a ‘chizzuk’ post.

Honestly, I’d like to do that way more than I do on this blog, but sometimes, it just doesn’t come to me. Especially recently.

But a reader got in touch, and told me they have friends in Israel who recently made aliya, and who are now wondering if they made the right decision, especially with all the revelations about just how corrupt this State really is.

What can I say?

You absolutely made the right decision.

Yes, I know the Kotel is shut to anyone outside the Rova, the holy sites are closed down, Mahane Yehuda is off limits, the beach is shut, and the police are violent thugs and psychopaths who have been trained to hate and attack religious Jews.

Yes, that sucks.

I also know that so many of us are going a little crazy from being ‘locked down’ in small apartments, stuck with our families 24/7 and being forced to wear masks for fear of massive fines.

(And not because we’re scared of a virus that has incontrovertibly killed less people than the common flu.)

But nevertheless, you absolutely made the right decision to move to Israel now.

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Here’s why:

  1. So many of our true tzaddikim, the people who really know what they are talking about and aren’t confused by what’s going on, have repeatedly told us to make aliya. And top of that list is Rabbi Eliezer Berland.
  2. Israel is still the holy land, and it’s still chock-full of holy Jews. Once more of us holy Jews understand who the real ‘enemy’ is – and that is slowly dawning on more and more of us – things will turnaround here fast, and fundamentally.
  3. Israel is just 3 months ahead of the rest of the world. Whatever is going on here today will be going on by you very soon – except you’ll also have to deal with way more violent non-Jews, and way more toxic anti-semitism, because Jews are a tiny minority in every other country, even the US, whereas here, they are a massive majority. It’s the bad guys here who are the minority, so when things change – as they inevitably will – the majority rule here will be one of kedusha.

And hopefully, also of geula and Moshiach.

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Nachamu, Nachamu, my people.

Don’t forget that the power of prayer can change everything around, and that our real strength is in our tefilla, not in our hishtadlut.

Turn to God, wherever you happen to be in the world, and beg Him to end all the evil, all the coronafascism, all the madness, and to uncover the lies and help more Jews to make teshuva and return to God, and their true spiritual greatness.

We have been ruled by a small, evil minority of Shabatean ‘crypto Jews’ for approaching three centuries now, who made it a priority to place their people into positions of leadership and power, where they could influence – and ultimately destroy – so much of our kedusha and connection to Hashem.

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Those people run the State of Israel, it’s true.

But they are to be found all over the world in Jewish leadership positions, and especially amongst the ranks of ‘rabbis’ and communal leaders.

More on this soon, BH.

But the bottom line is, staying out of Israel doesn’t mean you are staying out of the problem.

The ‘problem’ is everywhere.

But at least in Israel, there’s also a few million sincere, believing Jews, too. Like, half the country (at least….) has been to Uman, regardless of how they look externally, and Rabbenu’s Army is a massive force to be reckoned with now.

And don’t forget, that it’s ultimately just God, who is behind all this, because He wants some serious teshuva.

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So courage!

We are almost at the finishing line.

Anyone who lives in Israel will probably have a much easier time from here on in, as hard as it is, because all the suffering we’ve endured here is ‘sweetening’ things for us in a profound way, as we head into the final lap for geula.

And anyone that doesn’t – you can connect to God from wherever you are, and connect to Rabbenu, and to the Rav, wherever you live.

True, it’s easier – way easier – to do that in Israel. But it’s possible everywhere.

And each one of us that keeps praying, keeps talking to God, keeps asking Hashem to send us geula and Moshiach the sweet way, and keeps working on our own bad middot, is automatically part of Rabbenu’s Army, and part of something way bigger, spiritually, than any of us can really comprehend.

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I know it’s hard right now.

The light has been so obscured.

But hang on!

It’s all about to turn around.

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UPDATE:

This from Alizah – thanks!

It’s the follow up to the first video from Rabbi Smith, which you can find HERE (scroll down to the bottom).

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Since the beginning of this fake pandemic, it’s been obvious that there is a strong financial incentive pushing the ‘COVID-1984’ narrative.

This is going to be a short post, as I’m still in the process of trying to sort out a whole bunch of things, having just got back from Uman.

While I was there, a few different things happened, namely:

  1. I realised – again – that so much of what’s ‘wrong’ with our present world is thanks to taavot mamon, or the lust for money.
  2. In Uman this year, taavot mamon got completely smashed. The locals couldn’t ‘sell’ their houses for thousands of dollars; the hotels couldn’t charge extra for using the mikva, or having a towel; the officials couldn’t squeeze $3 million in bribes out of the poor guys that got stuck on the Belarus border with no food or shelter for 3 nights and 4 days; we all of spent a total fortune on multiple tickets, and car rentals, trying to get into Uman for Rosh Hashana – and most of us didn’t even make it. Taavot mamon got slam-dunked.
  3. Taavot mamon  – the lust for money – is why our government officials are so corrupt, wherever we happen to live. The Belarussian president let the cat out of the bag when he explained how the IMF and World Bank had tried to bribe him with a $1 billion to lock down Belarus and force people to wear facemasks. He didn’t – so now, they are orchestrating a ‘democratic revolution’ to remove him, and get someone more bribable in his place.
  4. Here in Israel, our senior health officials, government ministers and PM have all been 100% bought by foreign cash, to crash the Israeli economy so that the handful of Israeli billionaire oligarchs who really own most of the country already can buy the rest for peanuts, as part of the World Economic Forum’s ‘Great Reset’ plan. And behind those Israeli billionaire oligarchs stands the global banking billionaire oligarchs, that sadly also include Jews like the Rothschilds, plus ‘the elite’ from Britain, France and America, plus the next generation of Nazis, whose plundered gold after WWII provided the Anglo-American banking system with much needed liquidity.

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5. There is a great article that sets out, with links and details, a lot of the connections between the Anglo-American bankers, British, Dutch and French Imperial ambitions, and the real connections between the global bankers and the rise of the Nazi regime. (I don’t agree that FDR was the knight in shining armor he’s made out to be, BTW, there are many different parts to this story. But most of the article is factually correct, and useful. Read it HERE.)

6. Money is mamash the root of all evil. The Gemara in Sanhedrin talks about what needs to occur before Moshiach comes, and one of their ‘signs’ is that money will disappear. There won’t be a pruta (coin) in anyone’s pocket or purse. There are many ways this could happen.

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The elites want a cashless society that will enable them to track and control everyone’s spending (and life…)

That’s a scary scenario, and until recently I couldn’t think of another option to something ‘scary’ for mankind.

But in Uman, I read a book called ‘Babylon’s Banksters’, which basically explained that the whole concept of ‘money’, as we understand it, is actually a spiritually-unhelpful construct that has been around since it was developed by the priests of ancient Egypt.

It’s hard to grasp, but the basic idea boils down to this:

‘Money’ only has power if we give it power. ‘Money’ is represented by precious metals like gold and silver, (and in our days, it’s even less tangible as it’s fiat money, or basically privately-produced ‘debt’ that’s being passed off as ‘money’ by the global banking network.)

But ‘money’ has no innate value – not even the gold and silver variety.

That’s why there is an apparently apocryphal story told about a Rothschild getting trapped in his vault, surrounded by all his gold and silver – and starving to death.

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Even derech hateva, there is an alternative to the privately owned ‘debt notes’ that we call money.

It’s the system that Abraham Lincoln tried to institute as ‘Greenbacks’, before he was assassinated.

Basically, the creation of ‘money’ – bills of exchange – returns totally to the State, the country, the people themselves, and is taken out of private hands.

There is no usury, no interest, no ‘debt’ being passed off as money, and as a result, there is full employment, no false ‘lack’ due to scarcity of the illusion we call ‘money’, and finally, people can live peacefully, under their vine, as promised by our prophets when moshiach comes.

Wow.

I’m finally starting to grasp a little more of the depth of what the Torah is talking about, when it refers to the false gods of silver and gold.

Why should silver and gold be considered ‘money’? Why not make potatoes money, or some other hugely abundant resource which would mean that everyone in the world would have enough ‘money’ for what they need?

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One thing is for sure:

This is all leading to something good.

The Rothschild family fortune is an estimated 500 trillion dollars – half all the money in the world.

If you read about the early Rothschilds, especially Nathan Mayer Rothschild, the one that Rav Berland specifically spoke about on repeated occasions, as you’ll find in the Conversations book (that you can get on Amazon HERE) – 

You’ll start to see how all this is connected, very deeply, to what is going on right now in the State of Israel with COVID-1984, the Illuminati / New World Order stuff, and last but not least, Rabbi Nachman’s story of The Master of Prayer.

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The last thing to say, for now, is that you know that the Rothschilds effectively founded what became the State of Israel, don’t you?

The French branch fronted the effort and bankrolled the early settlers, including those of Mazkeret Batya, Zichron Yaakov and Rishon LeZion.

Baron Edmond de Rothschild, the main Rothschild who was known for bankrolling the nascent State of Israel was re-interred in Zichron Yaakov, in the Ramat HaNadiv gardens, back in 1954.

Here’s the weird thing:

When the Rav was on the cusp of coming back to Eretz Yisrael from South Africa in May 2016, he asked his followers to recite 100 tikkun haklalis on his behalf. I tried my best to do that, but I only got up to 77.

And the last 7, strangely, I recited as I wondered around Ramat HaNadiv, the first and only time I ever went there, and I even said the last 3 at the grave of Edmond de Rothschild.

How weird is that?

TBC

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Photo by Sahand Hoseini on Unsplash

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PS: Go back and read these articles below, and so much more will start to come into focus. The truth is finally coming out!

Even when the body is being locked down, our souls can still join together this Rosh Hashana.

Man, it’s been a tough day mentally today.

Word on the street is that despite Ron Lauder getting involved (!) to send a letter to the Ukrainian PM Zelensky telling him just how important Uman, Rosh Hashana is for Breslov chassidut (!), the answer is still a nyet for those amazing Jews stuck in no-mans-land at the Gomel crossing in Belarus.

There are no coincidences in the world, and it is totally no coincidence that those amazing, emuna-dik Jews have been dancing and praying with tremendous kavana (and also sleeping rough outside with very little food for 3 nights…) in Gomel.

This comes from the myjewishlearning website:

Birkat Hagomel (pronounced beer-KHAT hah-GOH-mel), sometimes known as “benching gomel,” is commonly said after recovering from serious illness but can also be recited in gratitude for completing a dangerous journey.

This blessing for deliverance is typically recited in the presence of a minyan, or prayer quorum, often in the synagogue following an aliyah to the Torah.

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My take on this is that the tremendous mesirut nefesh of those 1,000 (plus 1,500 others, also stuck in Belarus but not at the Gomel crossing) has helped the world ‘recover’ from the ‘serious illness’ that has plaguing us all year, COVID-1984, and has also helped the Jewish people to finally complete the ‘dangerous journey’ that has been our 2,000 year long exile.

The amount of bizayon and suffering they went through is indescribable, and in their zchut the geula is coming fast, and the sweet way.

But still, it’s so sad that apparently they aren’t going to make it here for Rosh Hashana 5781 after all.

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Then, there’s the heavy-handed police presence all over Pushkina that I wrote about HERE, that is making me and half the rest of my family feel like we just don’t want to go outside. At all.

But I have Rosh Hashana to prepare, so this morning I went with half my family in a taxi to a local super, to pick up the rest of what’s required to actually make yom tov.

The supermarket trip was surprisingly chilled and nice (outside the police state of Pushkina, it’s way, way more relaxed in every way).

But then, we got stopped coming back along Pushkina by a posse of 4 Ukrainian policemen, asking us for our papers.

We didn’t have our passports on us, so one of the policemen decided to get into the taxi – he practically sat on my lap, until the driver told him that Jews don’t hold by that sort of behavior, so he made a bit more space for me. Soo thoughtful….

Then, we get back to where we’re staying, we show him the passports clearly stamped with ‘August 28th’ – the last day a tourist could legally get into Ukraine for Uman, without special permission from the government – and then he starts Google translating questions in English like:

But you are women. Women not allowed here.

I thought his translation was off, so I tried to ask him what he was really trying to say.

Women not allowed here.

He typed back.

At that point – just before my blood pressure zoomed off through the roof, because what, after all this I’m going to get deported from Ukraine for being a woman?!?!? – one of the men in the household who knows a little Ukrainian told him da, da, women OK here.

Once he heard it from a man, the police guy took his mask off, asked for a cup of tea and then started joking about whether we’d poisoned it.

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Two minutes later, he left.

And then I had another mini nervous breakdown because I already haven’t slept for 2 days in a row, for reasons not entirely obvious to me, and I’m not eating so much here, and I literally felt I was going to fall over.

I need a falafel, something, I moaned to my husband.

So we went down the street, and saw black-masked police stopping the 3 1/2 Jews on the street very few minutes to ask them for their documents.

There were also at least 3 local Ukrainian TV crews trying to get shots of Jews looking like disease-carrying COVID-1984 hotspots, and I felt pretty uncomfortable when I realised one cameraman had his lens focused on me. I pulled a really gross face, then started waving to the camera like he was my mum, or something.

That embarassed him enough to move another 500 metres down the road, away from me.

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I came home and just felt so miserable about everything that is going on right now, both in Uman and Israel and everywhere else.

After the falafel, I went to bed to do some quiet hitbodedut for an hour, as the Tziyon is now closed to women.

I felt much calmer afterwards, although still a bit shaky and exhausted.

My middot are just really not up to this test. At all. And we’re still in the middle of the test, with no obvious end in site.

Then my husband came back from the kever, and told me with obvious surprise:

They took the snake away. The Kever is pretty much back to normal again. There are people davening there and praying there again.

I was so pleased.

At least that.

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Then, I went over to the Breslovnews.com website, which is in English, and I read this article, which really spoke to me about the ‘test’ that we’re all going through right now, especially in the Breslov community:

When I reflect on the insanity of the current situation and the multifarious experiences centered around the issue of Uman 2020 within the Breslov world, I get the feeling that Rabbeinu HaKadosh is putting us to the test here, each of us in our own way – granting us all a glorious opportunity to put various facets of his teachings to work.

The author then lists about 15 different tests related to staying at home for Rosh Hashana 5781, or trying to get here, and succeeding or failing, and lists different teachings from Rabbenu that are linked to each one. It gave me so much chizzuk to read it, and I’ve asked permission to reprint the whole article here. But in the meantime, you can go to the Breslovnews site and read it in situ.

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Then I read about the global Tikkun Haklali, which is recited every Erev Rosh Hashana in Uman, and will be read again tomorrow too, at 12pm Israel time, 5am New York Time.

I will be your shaliach here, for that Tikkun Haklali.

Just be sure to recite it wherever you happen to be, at the same time, and have in mind that I’m your shaliach in Uman for that prayer, and God will consider it as though you said it here.

Even though the forces of evil have mamash succeeded in keeping us all apart on the physical plane, in so many different ways, tomorrow we can still have spiritual achdut.

We can still join together in prayer, each in our own little corner, and bind ourselves to the tzaddik and to Hashem, and to the kibbutz here in Uman.

The Tikkun Klali in Uman will be broadcast live tomorrow here:

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Gosh, I can’t wait to be rid of this difficult year.

BH, 5781 will be so much better.

We will be rescued from all serious illnesses and dangerous journeys, and moshiach and geula will finally unfurl the sweet way.

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Let me end by asking forgiveness for anything I wrote here that upset any of my readers in any way.

I’m definitely still a work in progress, and my middot are sometimes really bad, sorry.

Also, I forgive anyone and everyone unconditionally for anything they said or did to me this year, including the a-holes that hacked my site.

I forgive you!

And may we all have a sweet, blessed 5781.

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UPDATE:

I got permission from the Breslovnews.com website to republish the article in full. Here it is:

By Reb Yaakov Klein of the Lost Princess Initiative – The Lost Princess Initiative

I know that people feel very passionately about the subject at hand. I have listened to and processed many of the arguments on both sides, having been back, and forth, and then back again myself. At the end of the day, I don’t know whether there is a clear “right” or “wrong” on the Uman issue. As R’ Chaim Kramer put it, “I can’t tell you to go and I won’t tell you not to go.” To my knowledge, there is no prophet in this generation who can definitively tell us one way or another. A person who approaches the conversation with an open mind will find that there are plenty of fair points on either side. But without trying to answer The Question of “what is one to do” – something Rebbe Nachman himself always shied away from (see Chayei Moharan 430) – the reality is that by virtue of the varied opinions, propensities, proclivities, circumstances, and personal feelings on the matter, the “Uman-goers” have been divided into many camps this year.

When I reflect on the insanity of the current situation and the multifarious experiences centered around the issue of Uman 2020 within the Breslov world, I get the feeling that Rabbeinu HaKadosh is putting us to the test here, each of us in our own way – granting us all a glorious opportunity to put various facets of his teachings to work.

– Those who feel compelled to travel at all costs are being charged with “conquering Hashem” by not capitulating to His decree (Sichos HaRan 69 and Likutei Moharan 124), and doing their utmost to overcome any barriers that stand in their way. (Likutei Moharan Tinyana 46, 48)

– Those who travel only to be turned back are being charged with rejoicing in the knowledge that they tried their best and that the main thing is the desire. (Sichos HaRan 12)

– Those who feel that this is simply not the year to go to Uman must hold firm to the tzaddik’s declarations that “fanaticism is not necessary”, and that “even while acting with simplicity, it is forbidden to be a fool,” (Sichos HaRan 51) as well as his teachings against obstinacy. (Chayei Moharan 431)

– Those who have sacrificed to spend Rosh Hashana with Rabbeinu and indeed managed, with great personal difficulty, to arrive in Uman must try their best to judge favorably those that didn’t even make an attempt, seeking to find the good points even in what – from their perspective – represents a gross miscalculation. (Likutei Moharan 282.)

– Those stuck between borders, faced with lines of impassive soldiers with riot gear as their children cry for water, are charged with finding the presence of Hashem even in the dark clouds of their suffering. (Likutei Moharan 33, 115, 195)

– Those who endure unspeakable waiting times along their travels to the resting place of our Rebbe are granted an opportunity to fulfill the teaching of “Hamtein”, putting their Breslover patience to work. (Likutei Moharan 6)

– Those who will, for the first time in decades, be spending Rosh Hashana away from Rabbeinu’s kibbutz and far removed from the spirit of the Breslover chassidim, must try their very best to remain joyous within their situation (Likutei Moharan Tinyana 24), hold tight to their faith in Hashem’s hashgacha (Likutei Moharan 250), and think only positive thoughts on Rosh Hashana. (Sichos HaRan 21)

– Those who are utterly confused, frustrated, and angry over this issue and can’t seem to find Hashem in any of this are charged with putting the Rebbe’s lesson of “Ayeh” to the test (Likutei Moharan Tinyana 12) and allowing the tzaddik’s silent songs of faith to reveal Hashem’s presence within the void. (Likutei Moharan 64)

– Those who will be joining together with other Breslover chassidim in special minyanim throughout the world are given the opportunity to truly believe that – as Reb Nosson taught – wherever Breslover chassidim gather, Rebbe Nachman’s spirit hovers upon them.

– Those who have been subject to ridicule by those who can’t possibly understand the unique Breslover Consciousness are charged with remaining silent in their experience of shame (Likutei Moharan 6) and judging the bullies favorably. (Likutei Moharan 277)

– Those who find themselves in the strangest, most God-forsaken places along their journey toward the place of their yearning are given the opportunity to remember that wherever a person travels, there is something for him to fix in that specific place. (Sichos HaRan 85)

– All are charged with taking responsibility for the collective suffering of our world (Likutei Moharan 4), with calling out to Hashem in personal prayer to request the final redemption (Likutei Moharan Tinyana 25), and with dancing the broken-hearted dance of humility to sweeten the judgments (Likutei Moharan 10).

– All are charged with crying tears of hope and joy (Likutei Moharan 175), believing that no matter where we might end up this Rosh Hashana, that’s exactly where we were supposed to be – because this is all part of Hashem’s master-plan. Like puppets in the hand of the master Puppeteer, all we know is that in the end it will be good, because despite all outward appearances, Hashem is running the world “better and better” all the time. (Sichos HaRan 307)

– All are charged with feeling the sheer power of this particular tzaddik’s spiritual-gravitational pull on thousands of souls in our generation (Likutei Moharan 70) – to the point that many were compelled to make sacrifices that so infuriated others solely because this degree of commitment to a cause (something they are personally unable to fathom) makes them a bit more uncomfortable than they are willing to admit.

In sum, we are once again experiencing the realization of Rebbe Nachman’s promise that “I will make you into many groups.” (Chayei Moharan 319) But at the end of the day, no matter where you stand on this glorious spectrum of heated debate and sensitivity, we are all bound with the spirit of this singular tzaddik whose life-giving waters flow in a great many directions. So no matter where we find ourselves this Rosh Hashana, let’s hold tight to these teachings with great joy and unity, roaring like animals in the field – as Rabbeinu wanted – for a time when the light of Hashem and His tzaddikim will envelop the world in a wondrous blanket of illumination with the coming of Moshiach, b’mheira b’yameinu.

ASHREINU!

 

When I first got to Uman, pretty much no-one was wearing masks.

But then, Israel’s Orwellian health ministry started dictating to the Ukrainians that what was going on in Uman wasn’t ‘good enough’ to enable thousands of Jewish pilgrims to come for Rosh Hashana.

The argument went like this:

You need to turn Pushkina into a mini-masked police state, like we have in religious neighborhoods in Israel, and if you get the Breslovers to agree to that, then we’ll consider letting a few more chassidim out to pray in Uman this year.

And so, over the last few days, Pushkina has gradually turned into a police state – but only for Jews.

As soon as you leave the small area where the Jews are to be found, most of the masks disappear, and most of the ‘rules’ about COVID-1984 disappear, too.

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Of course, there was never any intention to let more Jews come and daven in Uman for Rosh Hashana, at least, not for the Israeli government.

Just as they have made every effort to truly wreck the high holidays in Israel itself for its observant citizens, it has spared no expense or effort to wreck the kibbutz in Uman, too.

A big part of that was introducing the black metal ‘snake’ path in the tomb itself, which meant that none of the men could stand and pray, and they all had to shuffle along the ‘snake’ quickly reciting the tikkun haklali once before getting told to leave.

Let me tell you – that totally wrecked the energy and the atmosphere you usually get by the kever.

Even in the women’s section, we could immediately feel the difference. And of course, it didn’t help that any time someone was chutzpah enough to actually try to pray a shacharit, minchah or ma’ariv there, the Ukrainian ‘VIP Security’ guards would try to shut them down – and then call for back up from the Ukrainian police, if they couldn’t manage it.

That’s why a few days, a small group of people dismantled the ‘snake’.

And while they got a lot of official censure for doing that, I have to tell you that most of the people here agreed 100% with their actions, at least in theory. Because the ‘snake’ was swallowing all the kedusha.

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But, the health ministry waved the ‘carrot’ of letting more Jews in if we all sat back and agreed to masks, and social distancing, and the ‘snake’ in the Kever – and all the other pointless COVID-1984 propaganda that’s been gushing out of the State of Israel – and so the snake came back.

This time, it was joined by industrial amounts of cling film, as Rabbenu was vacuum-packed into a number of tiny ‘cubicles’, which make totally no sense from a germ-prevention point of view, but since when was any of this really about public health?

At the same time, health ministry officials started popping up in local shops and in the local hotels, to bully the proprietors into wearing masks – and forcing their customers to do the same.

Instantly, the religious Jews of Uman developed visible ‘pariah’ status, as they walked around in bright blue surgical masks while the Ukrainians did not.

Very soon after that, signs started to appear in some local shops in Uman saying ‘Chassidim aren’t welcome’, while the local non-Jews also started to worry that the frum Israelis were disease-carriers after all, and started shunning us and eyeing us more suspiciously than usual.

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So, the State of Israel’s plan to wreck Uman 5781 has been proceeding magnificently.

On the one hand, they barred thousands of Jews from getting here, including the unfortunate – but amazing! – Jews stuck in no-mans land between Belarus and Ukraine.

They were sleeping out in the cold for a 3rd night yesterday, and while the State of Israel is totally refusing to help – because it’s an anti-semitic regime that oppresses religious Jews – the Belarussian government has stepped into the breach.

As well as providing massive tents and access to the Red Cross and food from Uman, packaged by the Breslov philanthropist Eliezer Shiner, may God bless him, the Belarussians have offered to pay for buses to Uman, and to also pay for the pilgrims flight back home to Israel.

So far, the State of Israel still isn’t budging, and is demanding the pilgrims fly straight back to Israel from Belarus, while also engaging in a smear campaign to  make out like these brave people ‘deserve’ starvation and sleeping rough surrounded by armed Ukrainian soldiers.

I mean, if they were going to Crete for Rosh Hashana that would be something else!!! The fact that they were trying to get to Uman makes them totally hefker, irresponsible and bad. And the State of Israel is going to punish them for attempting to celebrate Rosh Hashana in any spiritually meaningful way!!!

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So, there are currently just a couple of thousand Jews here in Uman, as opposed to the 50-60,000 that regularly come.

And at the same time, we have all the retarded COVID-1984 farcical rules, imported wholesale from Israel, to try to ‘kill’ the atmosphere here and scare people away from praying in the kever.

Take a look at what was going on in Uman this time last year, for Rosh Hashana 5780:

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And now, this is the scene I photographed this morning in Pushkina, where there was about 3 scary looking Ukrainian police guards with truncheons, for every chassid on the street:

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What a difference!

But here’s the good news.

(You know that good news always comes out from Uman, don’t you?)

If you check in Lesson 2:8 of Likutey Moharan, Rabbenu talks about a ‘serpent’ that eats all the good in the world, but then tries to ‘eat’ the True Tzaddik – and that is the ‘bone’ that gets stuck in its throat. And at that point, it’s then forced to regurgitate every last bit of good that it swallowed, from the beginning of time.

Rabbenu is the bone in the throat of that ‘snake’.

That selfsame lesson also talks about the importance of Rosh Hashana, and the awesome tikkunim that the True Tzaddik can achieve on Rosh Hashana.

That is the stage we are at.

The COVID-1984 ‘snake’ has wrapped itself around Rabbenu, mamash.

But when Rosh Hashana is ushered in, he’s going to utterly crush it into the ground.

And by Yom Kippur, things will look VERY different, especially in Israel.

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So hang on, and keep praying for the chassidim stuck in Belarus, and on other borders to get here before Rosh Hashana.

All the mesirut nefesh to get here this year means each person is worth at least 100, if not a 1000.

Spiritually, we HAVE reached the 40,000 people required to crush COVID-1984 – there are at least that many people who wanted to come, and who were totally prevented to by the State of Israel.

But, its time is nearly up.

So ain shum yeoush be’olam klal.

After Rosh Hashana, the power of the snake will be totally broken.

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It seems that Ukraine bent to the pressure from corrupt Netanyahu and Israel, to ban Jews coming to Uman for Rosh Hashana.

UPDATE:

This decree only comes in on Saturday, August 29th, 2020. There is time to go now, if you can! May God help us all to beat this horrible decree of COVID-1984 once and for all.

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Ah.

I’ve just seen this;

https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-society/3087826-ukraine-to-close-borders-to-foreigners-until-end-of-september.html

The darkness is sometimes so dark, isn’t it? But Rabbenu told us already, 200 years ago – ain shum yeoush be’olam klal!!!!

So, don’t give up if you or your loved ones have booked tickets for Uman this year.

If we keep dancing, and praying, and spreading the light of Rabbenu and Rav Berland around the world, everything can still all change.

All it takes is for a few more people to wake up and understand that we’re all being ‘played’ with COVID-19, and ‘global warming’ and all the other lies we’re being told.

The cracks are staring to show – even in the mainstream.

Take a look at this:

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These people are going against Rabbenu now, and that is a step too far.

They are going to fall fast, and hard.

Just watch.

Ain shum yeoush be’olam klal.

We ARE going to be in Uman for Rosh Hashana, somehow or other. The small person is starting to stand up and roar all over the world.

And God’s light WILL shine out all over the globe.

And there is nothing anyone can do to stop that.

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How do we deal with ‘reality’ without going nuts?

On the last post, one of the commentators, Alizah, asked this:

Rivka, how do we read this without going nuts? Reminds me of something that says at the end the yetzer hara will appear like a mountain to some people and to others like something small.

If we follow your blog it’s enormous. We want to cry.

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It’s a very good question.

On Shabbat, we were at friends for Friday night, and the conversation turned (as it inevitably does…) to the whole Corona stress we’re all under.

I couldn’t help it.

I tried to explain what’s really going on with all this – how it’s all just part of a deeper ‘depopulation / eugenics’ agenda that’s been in the works for over a century, already – and my host looked at me with a pitying smile.

I’d outed myself as that most lowly of creatures, a conspiracy theorist.

The argument raged on for around two hours, and I realised that the more hard facts and solid information I was throwing at the other people around the table, the more their defenses got entrenched, and the more pointless the whole discussion became.

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At one point, my host turned to me and said:

Why do we need to know all this stuff? What can we do anyway? Why do you keep looking at all the ‘bad’? We can’t make any difference, and I don’t want to be kept up at night worrying about all this stuff.

The answer to that is really the answer to a lot of other big questions. Here’s what I told him:

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Truth is God’s seal.

The more ‘truth’ we acknowledge and let in to our lives, the closer it brings us to God.

The more we see how broken this world really is, the more we will start to really yearn and beg for something to change. The more we will yearn and beg for geula, for Moshiach.

The more sincere teshuva we will make.

The more minutes and hours of heartfelt prayer we will engage in, asking God to fix things and to right everything that is so very wrong.

Knowing the truth gives us the motivation we need to really turn to Hashem, and come back to Him wholeheartedly.

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I guess what I was really trying to tell my host is that I’m not buying into all the yeoush and despairing attitude that says we are nothing, and we can’t do anything to change all this, so why even bother trying to grapple with it?!

The Jewish soul is infinite.

It’s a part of Hashem.

Sure, me by myself I’m totally and utterly nothing and nobody.

I can’t take on the Rockefellers, or Bill Gates, or the corrupt State of Israel.

I know that.

But here’s what I can do:

I can go and pour out my heart to Hashem about all the ‘bad’ that’s going on in the world, and beg Him to fix it, and to fill the world with His light and the light of the true tzaddikim, and to get things to finally all turn around.

That’s all I can really do – but it’s everything.

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If we believe in the power of prayer, if we believe in the power of the Jewish soul to stir Hashem’s mercy and compassion, if we believe in miracles, and that God is the only force that really exists in the world, then uncovering the ‘bad’ doesn’t scare us and overwhelm us and cause us to go into denial in quite the same way.

It might anger us, upset us, shock us – but it also motivates us to PRAY.

To turn to Hashem and to PRAY.

And that is the true strength and the true power of the Jewish soul, and it’s a power that every single one of us can access and activate.

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When the Nazis were rising to power before World War II, so many people stuck their head in the sand and whistled.

God won’t let it happen, they said. I trust that God will continue to look after us, they said. I can’t do anything about this ‘bad’ stuff, so I’m just going to pretend it’s not happening, they said.

That was totally the wrong approach.

Rebbe Nachman spoke about the correct way to deal with harsh decrees:

He said:

“[E]ach person must say that the world was only created for his sake, and [the Rebbe said] how every person must endeavor to make up the deficiencies of the world, praying on its behalf – i.e. before the decree [actually materialises].

He also said the following:

“That year [1803] the Rebbe was very preoccupied with the Cantonist Decrees. He was extremely worried about the situation and said they were not an idle threat. He disagreed strongly with the people who were saying nothing would come of it in the end, for how could God do such a thing to the Jewish people?!

The Rebbe said several times that this was nonsense.

We find many occasions when harsh decrees did materialise.

The Rebbe spoke about this a great deal and said that the rumored decrees had to be taken with the utmost seriousness and not be treated lightly. We had to pray and cry out to God, and to be and beseech Him in the hope that He would hear us and annul them….

If only people had listened to his call to set the earth shaking with prayers and appeals to God, these decrees would have been nullified completely!”

(Tzaddik, Conversations Relating to His Lessons, page 132)

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God forbid, I’m not uncovering this stuff to get anyone down, or add to the despair.

Quite the opposite.

I believe – so strongly! – in the power of prayer.

I believe in the power of a Jewish soul to turn everything around when they partner with Hashem and pray their hearts out.

This stuff scares you? It overwhelms you? It upsets you?

Go talk to God about it, and beg Him to clean up this mess!!!

When you do that, you change everything, literally.

The ‘weapon’ of Jacob is our prayer.

And I’m urging every single one of you to take a deep breath, and go pick it up.

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