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Maybe, just maybe, I’m finally starting to get somewhere with all this.

My husband laughs at me – insanely – when I say this.

Because I’ve been saying it for months, already, only to find all my insights disappearing in more doubts and confusion. But the last couple of posts, I’m starting to see more and more synchronicity in all this, that’s pointing a path through all the deception.

You might want to go back and read Part 1 and Part 2 of this, before we continue.

Otherwise, let’s dive in.

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In those 2 posts, we got to the following conclusions:

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  • Abraham Peretz‘s father is the brother, or brother-in-law of Hart Lyon / Zvi Hirsch Berliner (grandson of the Chacham Tzvi, and Chief Rabbi of Berlin and London, amongst other places.)
  • In THIS post, we set out the possibility that Zvi Hirsch Berliner could be the father or brother of the false messiah, Jacob Frank (or possibly, even Jacob Frank himself, if we’re going on the shtreimel…)
  • Chabad themselves make a weird connection between the conversion of the Alter Rebbe’s son, Moshe Shneuri, and the conversion of Abraham Peretz.
  • There is also a weird connection between Abraham Peretz and Natan Nota Notkin (Eybshutz), and the Alter Rebbe And Natan Nota Notkin (Eybshutz)
  • Both Abraham Peretz and the Alter Rebbe are also closely related to Yehoshua Zeitlin, in some way. I have a partial family tree from one of the Alter Rebbe’s descendants that show that Yehoshua Zeitlin is also meant to be their ancestor in some way; while Abraham Peretz is the ‘official’ son-in-law of Yehoshua Zeitlin.
  • The identity of Abraham Peretz’s father has been deliberately hidden.
  • The real identity of ‘Rabbi Shmuel ben Avigdor‘ – the Chief Rabbi of Vilna, at the time of the Vilna Gaon, and the son-in-law of wealthy shtadlan ‘Rabbi Yehuda ben Eliezer Safra deVayana’ – has also been deliberately hidden.

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The question is WHY this big cover-up?

And we’re still trying to answer that.

In this post, we’ll see if we can add-in another dimension to this whole hot mess, by returning to Moses Dobrushka – putative nephew of Jacob Frank, and apparently also the grandson of Yonatan Eibshutz.

I wrote a whole big post about “Moses Dobrushka” HERE, and this is the relevant snippet we’re going to kick off with in this post:

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[T]here were three Jews who were making money in Moravia as tobacco merchants at [the time of Jacob Frank], namely Joachim Popper, Israel Edler von Honisgberg, and Salomon Dobrushka – father of Moses, and husband of ‘Schondl’, the leading Sabbateans in Bohemia.

I could find precious little about the ‘Dobrushkas’ online, but the most useful thing I found – by far – was this account of them, on YIVO….

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Prominent Moravian family that took its name from its patriarch, Jacob Moses Wimer (d. 1763), who came from Dobruschka, a small town near Königgrätz (Hradec Králové) in Bohemia.

In 1730 Wimer moved to Brünn (Brno) as a widower with two children, and despite the fact that Jews were forbidden to live in that city, was given permission to settle and to deal first in precious stones and jewelry, and later in spices and tobacco.

In 1750 he was granted a monopoly on the tobacco trade for the royal cities of Moravia.

Dobruschka’s daughter Esther married Adam Oppenheimer of Vienna, a relative of the court purveyor Samuel Oppenheimer. Dobruschka’s son Solomon (1715–1774) married Schöndl, daughter of Löbl Hirschl of Rzeszów and Güttel Jacobi of Prossnitz.

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There’s that name again, ‘Lobl Hirschl’.

The brainwave I had today is that this ‘Lobl Hirshchl’ is also the same guy – ‘Hart Lyon / Zvi Hirsch Berliner’.

He was also born in Rzezsow, and was also known by that name, and in the ‘real world’, he’s the uncle of that infamous convert Abraham Peretz, who we’ve been trying to track down the last few days.

In the ‘real world’, Zvi Hirsch Berliner is married to ‘Golda’, the daughter of R’ David Tebele Katz, the ABD of Glogau.

‘Golda’ and ‘Guttel’ are also close enough matches to make me think this is an avenue worth pursuing further.

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So, to be clear, this is the ‘theory’ we are trying to stand up in this post:

  1. That ‘Lobl Hirschl’ is in fact one and the same as Zvi Hirsch Berliner / Hart Lyon.
  2. According to YIVO, ‘Lobl Hirschl’ is listed as the father of Schondl, who was meant to have married Tobacco industrialist ‘Solomon Dobrushka’ – the leading Sabbatean Frankists in Brunn.
  3. ‘Schondl Dobrushka’ was meant to be the first cousin of Jacob Frank – which means one of their parents was a sibling.
  4. Schondl Dobrushka’s son is the infamous Moses Dobrushka, who began the Order of the Asiatic Brotherhood, and was executed in France where he played a leading role in the French Revolution, under the name Junius Frey.
  5. Zvi Hirsch Berliner is also the uncle of famous Russian convert Abraham Peretz, who is the son-in-law of Yehoshua Zeitlin.

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So, if Lobl Hirschl = Zvi Hirsch Berliner / Hart Lyon, that means the following:

Jacob Frank and ‘Schondl Dobrushka’ are also the first cousins of Abraham Peretz.

That puts the Frankist network slap, bank, wallop right at the heart of the Jewish community in Kherson and St Petersburg.

And depending what else we can figure out about how Natan Nota Notkin (Eybshutz) and the Alter Rebbe fits in with all this – well, let’s just say things could soon get pretty interesting.

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Before we continue, I also want to just throw this tidbit into the mix, about the Rothschilds.

Remember, the Rothschilds are German Jewish bankers who relocate to London (and Paris), and then become fabulously wealthy. They were also known Frankists, and close supporters of Jacob Frank’s court in Offenbach.

Back in THIS post, I set out this interesting fact:

‘Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Halevi Horowitz’ – the rav who apparently ‘blessed’ the Rothschilds with wealth – appears to be our very own Rabbi Hirschel Ben Arye Löb Levin / Rabbi Hart Lyon / Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Berlin / Hirshll Lobell.’

Do you see, how this guy seems to be in the middle of so very many of the intersecting lines of enquiry I’ve been following over the last few months? At this stage, I find it hard to believe this is just all ‘coincidence’.

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So, now we’ve set all that out, let’s see what else we can dig up, to try to support the thesis.

Golda Berliner also has some interesting ancestors.

She apparently descends from Vogel, the daughter of the Maharal of Prague, via R’ Chaim HaCohen-Katz, the ABD of Posen and Frankfurt.

And all of a sudden, I’m in the middle of so many of the names I’ve been trying to link up with Jacob Frank, and with the Rivlin / Vilners, and with the Schicks and Poppers and ‘Dobrushkas’, for a long time already, including Slava Teomim-Frankel Mirels; and David Tebele, and Shneur Zalman Katz – the first in a long line of ‘Shneur Zalmans’.

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Dear reader, we have just hit the genealogical jackpot.

In the next post, I’ll (try to…) set out exactly how ‘Golda Berliner’, wife of ‘Hart Lyon / Hirschll Lobel / Zvi Hirsh Berliner’ links up with Shneur Zalman, the Alter Rebbe of Chabad.

Because once we know that bit of the puzzle, I can tell you the new thesis of how the Alter Rebbe is really connected to Jacob Frank, Schondl Dobrushka and Abraham Peretz.

But before we do that, here’s some more info about Golda Berliner / Shneur Zalman of Liadi’s ancestors, that you probably didn’t know.

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The Alter Rebbe’s great-grandfather was a man named Moshe Loew of Posen.

He was apparently a rich merchant who dealt in antiquities (when he wasn’t being the Rabbi of Posen). And also – according to his entry in the ‘Chabadpedia’ HERE – he spent a lot of time at the Vatican arguing with priests. I’m going to put both the Hebrew original here, plus the English ‘Google Translate’, as these things are delicate, and I don’t want to be accused of mis-translating anything:

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HEBREW ORIGINAL:

ניהל ויכוחים בותיקן עם גדולי הכמרים (בתחילה מול 30 קרדינלים אך לאחר שהתעקש שיהיה כוחות שווים שמו מולו שלושה קרדינלים)ונחל נצחנות גדולים שהביכו את גדולי הנצרות. הוא עשה את זה מכיון שבאותה התקופה רבו הויכוחים והנוצרים התעללו רבות בעם היהודי ומהסיבה הזאת (ההתנכוליות של הנוצרים) ר’ משה התפטר ממשרתו כראש קהילת פוזנא,

במשך נאומיו הרבים על היהדות בותיקן הרבה יהודים שהיו שם בשלבי שמד ל”ע או כבר אחרי התחילו להתחזק ביהדות ולחזור בתשובה. הבולט שבהם היה צעיר יהודי בשם משה גדליה גורדון שהגיע מפולין על מנת להשתלם בכמה מקצועות, במשך שהותו בין הכמרים התחלש קצת ביהדותו ובזכות ר’ משה מפוזנא התחזק והתחיל לפעול עם היהודים ששהו.[4]

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GOOGLE TRANSLATE TO ENGLISH:

“He held debates in the Vatican with the great priests (initially in front of 30 cardinals but after insisting that there be equal forces he put three cardinals in front of him) and had great victories that embarrassed the great men of Christianity.

He did this because at that time there were many arguments and the Christians abused the Jewish people a lot and for this reason (the harassment of the Christians) R. Moshe resigned from his position as head of the Pozna congregation,

During his many speeches on Judaism in the Vatican, many Jews who were there during the stages of the annihilation of Israel or after began to strengthen Judaism and repent.

Prominent among them was a young Jew named Moshe Gedaliah Gordon who came from Poland to study in several professions, during his time among the priests he weakened his Judaism a bit and thanks to Rabbi Moshe of Poznań he became stronger and began to work with the Jews who stayed. [4]”

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Moshe Loew lived between 1663-1736.

This was the time when Sabbateanism was at its height, and many, many Jews ended up converting out to both Islam and Xtianity, in the wake of Shabtai Tzvi.

But as I set out in THIS POST, well before Shabtai Tzvi there were a ton of leading ‘Jews’, many of whom descended from Spanish and Portuguese conversos, who were washing in and out of Judaism with scandalous regularity.

They’d pop up, mamash, as priests and xtian theologists in one place, one country, then change their names and ‘rejoin’ the Jewish community again, often in leading positions as the communal rabbi and / or shtadlan and / or leading rich-guy international trader.

So it’s interesting to find Moshe Loew of Posnan – deep in the heartland of Jewish Poland – popping up in the Vatican, of all places, where he is apparently so at home, he’s able to command the Pope to only let him debate religion with 3 cardinals at a time, instead of 30.

And not only that, the Pope is happy to let him hang out in the Vatican so he can ‘re-convert’ all the apostate Jews that have shown up there, in the wake of Shabtai Tzvi.

Do you buy that, after everything we’ve been learning here together over the last few months?

Or does is sound like another Chabad story?

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Another curiosity is the name of the person who Moshe Loew apparently ‘re-converted’ from xtianity at the Vatican, namely Moshe Gedaliah Gordon.

In THIS POST, I set out how the real name of the Eybshutz family was ‘Gordon’.

Here’s the relevant snippet:

“Rabbi Aaron Gordon, who was also the doctor to the king of Poland; Rabbi Yehuda Leib, who was the head of the Beth Din of Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel; Rabbi Yekutial Ben Rabbi Leib Gordon, who studied medicine in Padua, was influenced by Rabbi Moshe Haim Lucato (the RAMCHAL) and was among the signatories to the rules of the RAMCHAL group. Upon his return to Vilna he studied, in addition to medicine, Talmud and Kabalah.” 

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(As a side note, there is a strong possibility that this ‘Rabbi Aaron Gordon‘ who was the Polish king’s physician was actually the brother of none other than Yonatan Eybshutz – they were both sons of Rabbi Nathan Nata Gordon, the ABD of Eibenschutz.)

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You can tell me that all this is just another big CO-INC-ID-ENCE – that another Gordon-Eybshutz named ‘Moshe Gedaliah’ just happened to be hanging out at the Vatican with the Alter Rebbe’s great-grandfather Moshe Loew, at exactly the same time that Yonatan Eybshutz (Gordon…) was secretly following Shabtai Tzvi, hanging out with the Jesuits in Prague and subverting a whole generation of Jews with his yeshiva and teachings….

….and at exactly the same time that another Gordon (Eybshutz…), Dr Aharon, was apparently the physician of the King of Poland.

But at this point, I don’t really believe in coincidences any more.

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Here’s another point of synchronicity, with stuff we’ve already covered in other posts.

The son of the above Moshe Loew is none other than the Yesod Yosef – who we mentioned back in the first post of this series, HERE, when we were trying to figure out who Rabbi Yehuda ben Eliezer Safra deVayana (YESOD) of Vilna actually was.

Here is the relevant snippet (where I’m talking about the family tree of the poor woman who is related to the Alter Rebbe of Chabad):

Rabbi Yosef Yoske Sabatka of Dubno was a scholar, moralist and cabbalist. He became rabbi of Dubno in 1698. Known for his piety, he wrote a morality book Yesod Yosef, which was first printed in Shklov in 1785.

I also learn that this ‘Yosef Yoske Sabatka’ – the YESOD YOSEF – is the “Brother of Mrs. Aleksander Sender“…

…. If your tradition is that you are definitely descended from the Alter Rebbe, then the premise that the Alter Rebbe = Alexander Sander / Sendor seems to hold up. The information above certainly tallies with what you sent me on your family tree, so far.

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The Alter Rebbe was supposed to be the 7th generation from the Maharal of Prague.

And Tilla Sander (Sobotka) – the wife of Alexander Sender – was the 7th generation from the Maharal of Prague.
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Back in the ‘real world’ – whatever that actually is, at this point – the ‘Yesod Yosef’ is meant to be the brother of Shneur Zalman, the grandfather of the Shneur Zalman who is the Alter Rebbe of Chabad.

But we know that there were a lot of false generations ‘added in’, to try to disguise just how all these people were actually connected to each other – and to other infamous people they didn’t want to be obviously connected to. So before we can say for sure, I’ll need to take another careful look at the dates everyone was alive, to see if they ‘fit’ properly.
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But so far, here is where we’ve got to:

  • The Alter Rebbe’s great-grandfather was Moshe Loew (who liked to debate with priests in the Vatican and hang out with apostate relatives of Jonathan Eybshutz…).
  • The Alter Rebbe’s grandfather was Shneur Zalman, son of Moshe Loew.
  • This Shneur Zalman’s brother was none other than the ‘Yesod Yosef’, who in turn is a leading candidate for the ‘YESOD’ of Vilna whose son-in-law, Shmuel ben Avigdor, was at the heart of the horrible Vilna machloket that continued on for 3 generations around the time of the Vilna Gaon.
  • Shneur Zalman senior and the ‘Yesod Yosef’ have an unnamed sister, who is the wife of ‘Alexander Sender‘ (maybe the same ‘Alexander Sender’ as I’ve fingered as being the real name of the Vilna Gaon. Interestingly, they have a sibling listed on geni HERE who is marked as ‘Private’. Given that all these people lived more than 250 years ago, it’s hard to understand why that’s the case.)
  • Golda Berliner, wife of Hart Lyon / Hirshl Lobell / Zvi Hirsh Berliner, is directly connected to the Alter Rebbe and his family, in ways I hope to set out clearly in the next post.
  • Golda Berliner and Zvi Hirsh Berliner are meant to be the parents of the notorious Sabbatean / Frankist Schondl Dobrushka, wife of ‘Solomon Dobrushka’, mother of Moses Dobrushka / Junius Frey, and cousin of Jacob Frank.
  • Golda Berliner and Zvi Hirsh Berliner are also meant to be the aunt and uncle of Abraham Peretz, notorious convert to xtianity and son-in-law of rich maskil-cum-pretend-orthodox-rabbi, Yehoshua Zeitlin, who in turn is also connected, somehow, to the Alter Rebbe and his descendants.
  • Golda Berliner and Zvi Hirsh Berliner are also closely related to Jacob Frank – but we haven’t managed to pin down the connection yet. But with God’s help, we will.
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That’s enough for today!
It’s a lot of information to digest.
But the net is drawing tighter.
And I really hope that in the next few posts, we’ll finally be able to definitively answer how the Alter Rebbe and the Vilna Gaon are connected; how it all links up to Jacob Frank and the Sabbateans, and how the elusive ‘Alexander Sender’ really fits into this picture.
TBC
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The ‘Abraham Peretz’ / Jonathan Eybshutz connection

If you read part 1 of this series, then you’ll know that I kind of hit a dead end, trying to figure out who the Chief Rabbi of Vilna at the time of the Vilna Gaon really was.

His name was (apparently…) ‘Shmuel ben Avigdor’, and even though the whole kehilla in Vilna was at war with each other for 30 years because of him, and because of his father-in-law (R’ Yehudah ben Eliezer Safra veDayana) – who bought him the Chief Rabbinate as a lifetime position with a big bribe – you just can’t track these people down in the real world.

At least, that’s how it looked yesterday.

But then today, God is showing me that there is more than one way to skin a cat, and that when all the doors are locked tight, sometimes, you can still get in via a window.

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I was going back over a document of information I gathered together a few months ago, entitled ‘Loose Ends’.

It contains a whole bunch of stuff in there about Rivlins and Zeitlins and Brodas, amongst other things. As I read through, I came across this, excerpted from the Kotzk blog HERE, talking about the conversion of the Alter Rebbe’s son, Moshe Schneuri – with a weird connection to our very own Abraham Peretz.

(BTW, that blog post contains a ton of footnoted facts and a discussion of Moshe Schneuri’s conversion from both perspectives, within Chabad and external to Chabad. I highly recommend you take a look at it. Here, I’m just bringing a small snippet, to move our part of the story along:)

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Here is another account [of Moshe Shneuri’s conversion] from the maskil Moshe Berlin of Shklov:

The death of the first zaddik (Schneur Zalman)…sparked debate among the Hasidim regarding the choice of his successor…The eldest, Moshe, had a certain reputation as a scholar, but he was wedded to his desires, behaved immodestly, and did not observe Jewish law strictly. The youngest son, Avraham, although a simple, straight individual, was not a scholar…The middle son, Berke, was also no scholar, and he too was wedded to his desires. 

But being…a talented, and hardworking, preacher he knew how to draw attention and to attract the love of the communal elders by various means, such as flattery, distributing honors, and the like. In order to keep his older brother Moshe from blocking his aspiration to take his father’s place, Berke persecuted and humiliated him as much as he could, driving Moshe to the brink of despair. Consequently, and in order…to embarrass his brother Berke, Moshe converted to Christianity…And Moshe himself, whose conscience was not clear, went insane and died in St. Petersburg.[8]

Chabad historian Yosef Kaminetzky counters such accounts by writing:

During the same period, an embarrassing case of conversion occurred among the opponents of Hassidism: that of Avraham Peretz, the son-in-law of Yehoshua Zeitlin, who lived in the same city as Chabad founder Shneur Zalman. The Chabad leader himself prophesied that Peretz would leave the faith. The opponents of Hassidism had spread the story about Moshe’s supposed conversion to deflect attention from their own shame.

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Doesn’t this strike you as strange?

That apparently no less than the Alter Rebbe would ‘prophesy’ that Abraham Peretz was going to leave the faith, and that Abraham Peretz is being held up by Chabad historians as the real story of the conversion of Moshe Schneuri?

There’s been so many twists and turns in this tale, we still can’t really know how all this is connected. Yet. But, we can say this:

If Abraham Peretz = Moshe Schneuri, then that makes the father of Abraham Peretz the Alter Rebbe.

And as we already covered in a few posts already:

Joshua Zeitlin is listed as the father in law of ‘Reb Alexander Sender’ – apparently one of the Alter Rebbe’s favorite talmidim.

And ‘Alexander Sender’ is meant to be the father of Moshe of Shklov – who we already pinned down as being one and the same as Moshe Schneuri, the Alter Rebbe’s catholic Frankist son.

 That would make Joshua Zeitlin the Alter Rebbe’s father in law.

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I still don’t know which version – if either! – is correct, that Yehoshua Zeitlin is the Alter Rebbe’s father-in-law, or the father-in-law of the Alter Rebbe’s son, but let’s see if we can find some more information about ‘Abraham Peretz’, to try and clarify matters a little more.

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Back on the expanded description about Abraham Peretz under his geni profile HERE, we are told that his father is ‘Rabbi of Levertov, Israel Peretz’.

In the first post, we learned that Abraham’s uncle was none other than ‘Zvi Hirsch Berlin’ aka Hart Lyon, former Chief Rabbi of the UK – a grandchild of the Chacham Tzvi via his mother, Miriam.

So, I start looking through all of ‘Hart Lyon’s’ listed siblings, to see if any of them are either named ‘Israel’, or are married to an ‘Israel Peretz’.

Whaddya know? 

I can’t find a dickie bird – except for THIS weird and misleading profile for ‘the wife of Zvi Hirsh Margoliot, the ABD of Lublin‘, uploaded by none other than Keith Lawrence Hanit.

Whenever I hit dear Keith, I know I’m on the right path.

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Also, Abraham Peretz called his first (and apparently only Jewish son…) ‘Tzvi Hirsch’, and we know that these families usually called their children after their grandparents, which makes ‘Zvi Hirsch Margoliot’ a leading contender for Abraham Peretz’s father.

And lastly, Levertov / Lubartow is close to Lublin, so it wouldn’t stretch things too far to replace one with the other – especially at this far remove in history.

But why go to all this trouble, to hide this information?

What’s the big deal, who Abraham Peretz’s father really is?

Let’s see if we can find out.

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Zvi Hirsch Margoliot is listed as having three children:

  1. Joshua Heshel Margulis of Pietrokov
  2. Jacob Margulis
  3. Isaac Meshulam Zalman Margulis of Pietrokov-Lublin

One of these guys is a candidate for the real ‘Abraham Peretz’.

I start clicking through, and here’s what I learn:

The unnamed wife of Joshua Heshel Margulis is the sister of ‘Zlata Rivka Eybshutz’. 

Zlata is married to Aryeh Menachem Eybshutz – who is the son of Natan Nata Eybshutz.

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(I know all this is hard to follow, sorry. I’m setting all this down as a kind of public record, and hopefully at the end of this process, may it come soon, I’ll be able to link everything up and make it much easier and clearer to understand what is really going on. It’s a very painful and drawn-out birur, I appreciate that.)

Natan Nata Eybshutz is probably one and the same as the famous shtadlan and businessmen in the Russian empire who was a contemporary of Joshua Zeitlin and Abraham Peretz, Natan Nota Notkin.

I wrote a lot about Natan Nota Notkin HERE, and this is a relevant snippet:

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There’s another interesting descendant of Yonatan Eybshutz as well (not including this two sons ‘Wolf’ and Mordechai-Marcus, who were both openly Sabbatian / Frankists.)

He is Natan Nata Eybshutz, named for Eybshutz’s ‘illustrious’ ancestor Natan Nata Spira, the Megulat Amukot.

CO-INC-IDEN-TALLY, one of the most famous ‘Shadlanim’ of that time was a guy named Natan Nota Notkin.

I can find so very little about him online, but here’s where you can read a little more about him:

“A merchant from Shklov, Nota Haimovich Notkin was invited to St. Petersburg together with Abram Perets by Catherine II.”

His life story parallels that of Joshua Zeitlin almost exactly.

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CO-INC-IDEN-TAL-LY, there’s a strange story on the Chabad website which tells us this, about Natan Nata Notkin:

In the year 1798, Rabbi Shneur Zalman was falsely informed upon by his detractors and accused of treason. When he was finally exonerated and released from prison toward the evening of the 19th of Kislev, the authorities asked him where they should bring him.

He replied that they should bring him to the home of Reb Mordechai Liepler, one of his followers. In the same building, there also lived one of the leading mitnagdim (opponents of the chassidim), by the name of R’ Nota Notkin, and unfortunately, Rabbi Shneur Zalman was mistakenly taken to his home instead.

For three hours, until the chassidim realized what happened, he berated, complained and argued against the chassidim, to the extent that Rabbi Schneur Zalman later remarked that he suffered more during those three hours than the entire time he was imprisoned.

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This is strange for a lot of reasons, not least that elsewhere, Nota Notkin is credited for being the man who arranged the release of Shneur Zalman from prison in the first place.

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Here’s another link between ‘Natan Nata Notkin’ (Eybshutz) and the Vilna Gaon / Alter Rebbe:

According to the ‘official history’ of the Gaon’s family, screenshotted below, (which is full of fake names and falsified dates) the Gaon’s son or grandson (?), ‘Shlomo Zalman Rivlin’, marries ‘Natan Nota Notkin’ (Eybshutz’s) daughter, Frumka.

This is the same Natan Nota Notkin who is the shtadlan who gets the ‘Shneur Zalman [unknown surname] aka Alter Rebbe out of Russian prison, and even has him delivered to his own home, according to Chabad’s own sources.

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The dates and details on geni have all been deliberately muddled-up and obfuscated, so it’s hard to pin things down 100%.

Typically, the ‘Keith Lawrence Hanits’ on geni do an excellent job of attributing genealogies to the wrong siblings, and adding in fake generations by replicating names and creating ‘half siblings’ where none existed.

So, I take the ‘story’ being told there with a massive pinch of salt, until and unless I find other sources to corroborate what seems to be the ‘real story’.

According to the geni genealogy, Natan Nata (Notkin) Eybshutz is listed as the son of ‘Yehuda Leib Eybshutz’ – brother of Jonathan Eybshutz, the (not so secret) secret Sabbataean.

But I know from previous research that Jonathan Eybshutz himself had a son called ‘Natan Nata Eybshutz’ – who totally disappeared off the radar, like so very many of Jonathan Eybshutz’s children and grandchildren.

And so far, most of the descendants of Jonathan Eybshutz who I could actually track down in the real world,  like August Bondi, have been married into known Frankist families and / or deeply connected to the Freemasons.

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It seems to me, that ‘Yehuda Leib Eybshutz’ and ‘Yonatan Eybshutz’ may well be the same person (at least, on geni…)

I now have at least a day and a half of checking out this theory, to see what else it might turn up, so I think I will leave this post here, in the meantime.

Isn’t it amazing, though, how all roads in this troubling episode seem to lead back to Vilna, and the Vilna Gaon and the Alter Rebbe?

Isn’t it amazing, how the same names, the same people, keep coming up again and again and again, in some very unexpected ways?

They’ve done a fabulous job of covering things up, you have to hand it to them.

But ultimately, you can’t suppress the truth forever.

And it seems to me, we are fast approaching that time when it finally comes out.

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On Shabbat, I picked up ‘Cosmic Memory’ by Rudolph Steiner.

I ordered the book months and months ago, I can’t even remember why, and it has sat on my shelf for over six months, waiting for me to get to it.

Before we continue, here’s a little about Rudolph Steiner from Wikipedia:

Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner (27 (or 25) February 1861 – 30 March 1925) was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, esotericist, and claimed clairvoyant.

Steiner gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteenth century as a literary critic and published philosophical works including The Philosophy of Freedom. At the beginning of the twentieth century he founded an esoteric spiritual movement, anthroposophy, with roots in German idealist philosophy and theosophy; other influences include Goethean science and Rosicrucianism.

In the first, more philosophically oriented phase of this movement, Steiner attempted to find a synthesis between science and spirituality.

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Steiner – like so many of these people – was incredibly interested in how to educate children properly.

To that end, he started the Waldorf schools.

This, from HERE:

 A Waldorf School will embrace a pedagogy that places a high value on imagination in the process of learning, which uses a holistic approach to student development. These schools focus not just on intellectual development, but also artistic skills….

There are more than 1,000 independent Waldorf Schools in the world today, the majority of which focus on the first stage of child development. These schools can be found in approximately 60 different countries around the world. The Waldorf Education model has become most popular in European countries, having even influenced many of the public schools. Some European Waldorf Schools even receive state funding. 

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Isn’t all this stuff being described in the creepy vide, above, wonderful!

What could be wrong with that?

Here’s what I read in the introduction to Steiner’s book, ‘Cosmic Memory’:

“These essays of Dr Rudolf Steiner, which first appeared in 1904, are now published in book form after 35 years. They were written for the periodical Lucifer Gnosis.”

I read that, and nearly fell off my chair.

There’s no excuses made for the title of that journal, btw. All you get is a sentence explaining that:

“The periodical Lucifer Gnosis could not be continued because of the excessive demands made by lecturing activities and other occupations.”

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You remember HERE when I wrote about that ‘gnostic’ sect, the Sabian-Mandeans?

Here’s a snippet, but please go back and read the post, so you can really grasp how it all starts to link up.

Manichaeism taught an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a goodspiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness.[7] Through an ongoing process that takes place in human history, light is gradually removed from the world of matter and returned to the world of light, whence it came. Its beliefs were based on local Mesopotamian religious movements and Gnosticism.[8]

It revered Mani as the final prophet after ZoroasterGautama Buddha, and Jesus.

Manichaeism was quickly successful and spread far through the Aramaic-speaking regions.[9]It thrived between the third and seventh centuries, and at its height was one of the most widespread religions in the world. Manichaean churches and scriptures existed as far east as China and as far west as the Roman Empire.[10] It was briefly the main rival to Christianity before the spread of Islam in the competition to replace classical paganism.

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These people, this ‘religion’ has infiltrated in Judaism over the last however many centuries, and also anywhere else where there is ‘power’ to be had.

The key to understanding all this is the word gnosis.

Gnosis

Gnosis is the common Greek noun for knowledge. The term is used in various Hellenistic religions and philosophies.

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Gnosis is all about the acquisition of knowledge, and then using that knowledge to try to control the world – and fight against Hashem.

It’s the original ‘sin’ that occurred back in the Garden of Eden, when the snake told Chava eat from this tree, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and then you will be like Hashem!

And that war is still raging today.

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Back to Rudolf Steiner, who tells his readers that he can’t reveal the ‘source’ of the knowledge he’s about to impart, and that the people who know where his ‘knowledge’ is coming from, will understand why.

Let me spoil the surprise, and tell you that it was coming straight from the Satan.

Literally.

Here’s another direct quote from Steiner:

“Luciferic wisdom was of the utmost benefit to man.”

Some of his adherents – including apparently ‘religious’ xtians, and others – add to this:

[Luciferic wisdom] should not be viewed as inherently evil unless taken to the extreme in which God’s supremacy is questioned. This is certainly a rare perspective on Satan, but in line with the idea that before his fall from heaven, Satan was the wisest, most beautiful, and most powerful archangel of God.

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I know, I know.

It’s so hard to really wrap our heads around, that the guy who started the Waldorf Schools was an open Satanist, getting his instructions and information directly from ‘Lucifer’.

But Steiner’s own journal was called Lucifer Gnosis, and really – you just can’t argue with the fact that this guy was part of that secret Satanic underground that has taken over so much of the world.

And their ‘battle cry’ is the pursuit of knowledge! The pursuit of wisdom! The pursuit of information, and science and technology!

So they can ‘be like God’ and control the world, God forbid.

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Of course, this links up to what we were learning about Frobel, HERE and HERE:

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You want to know why so many of our kids are coming out the education system totally ‘broken’, mentally and spiritually?

Because the forces of evil targeted the education system specifically, to create new generations of brainwashed robots who were being taught according to methodologies and ideas ‘channelled’ from the Satan.

It boggles the mind.

And what boggles the mind even more is that this information wasn’t even hidden.

It’s been in plain view for decades, just we’re all so brainwashed, we never thought to question all this, or to check into it before.

I mean, what could be wrong with the cuddly, child-centric Waldorf approach to education?!

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Of course, Waldorf is a big force in the State of Israel, too.

This quote comes from HERE:

Shepha Schneirsohn Vainstein, the co-founder of Salaam Shalom, traveled and spoke with the teachers to audiences at Waldorf schools across the state.

Waldorf education is flourishing at an unprecedented rate in Israel,” Vainstein said. “Twenty years ago, Israel had one Waldorf school with just 13 children. Today, the country has 2,300 students enrolled in 13 elementary and high schools, and 80 kindergartens.”

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Or read this, from the Jewish Chronicle back in 2010:

https://www.thejc.com/news/israel/israelis-back-steiner-schools-1.16561

“Israelis are clamouring to send their children to schools and nurseries run according to the dictates of an Austrian philosopher who was obsessed with karma, reincarnation and the contribution of Jesus to humanity.

This year, three new high schools opened which run according to the principles of anthroposophy, the “spiritual philosophy” of Rudolf Steiner, who died in 1925. In total, Israel now has 50 nurseries, 14 primary schools and four high schools run according to these principles. Plans have just been drawn up for another primary school for Tel Aviv in September.

Anthroposophy institutions, sometimes referred to by the name applied to Steiner’s educational ethos, Waldorf, now account for some 4,000 Israeli children, double their roster five years ago.”

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There are even Waldorf schools in the ‘orthodox’ Jewish world now, too.

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One last thing on this, for now.

I’m noticing more and more how these not-so-secret Satanists tend to big-up Yoshki.

My understanding of Yoshki is that he was in the same mold as Shabtai Tzvi and Jacob Frank (and a bunch other false messiahs, that we won’t get into right now.)

In other words, authentic Judaism has been under attack for millenia by the same forces, the same ‘anti-Torah, anti-God’ religion – just it’s kept changing its name, and its front men.

There is no ‘Judeo-Xtian’ tradition outside of the one forged by fake Jews, and fake ‘xtians’ who were really practising their own brand of an ancient God-hating religion based on the pursuit of gnosis above all else.

Because gnosis – knowledge – really is power.

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Let’s end with this.

Do you really know what philosophy, what guiding principles are behind the schools where you are sending your kids?

Do you really want your kids being educated in a system that was literally ‘dictated’ by demonic spirits to people who then disguised these ideas as ‘science, philosophy and clairvoyance’?

Really?

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Maybe, just maybe, that’s one of the biggest silver linings that will come out of the Covid-10 plandemic:

That more and more parents will start to realise just how spiritually corrupt the school system is, and just how much damage this ‘education’ is really doing to their children, on just about every level of their being.

Here’s hoping.

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UPDATE:

Here’s a bit more about Shepha Shneirsohn Vainstein‘s latest educational project, called reGeneration Education, from their own site:

For 14 years, we have protected the magic of childhood for kids growing up under toxic stress. After nurturing thousands of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim children, we believe early education fosters lifelong resiliency. We also believe it mobilizes interfaith unity. Time after time, we have witnessed people who wouldn’t normally mix come together to help kids access a healing education.

And here’s a little of what they’ve been up to in recent years, in Israel:

2016

reGeneration co-founded the Spirit of Childhood Alliance, which produced its first education conference in Jerusalem “Facing the Challenge – Sharing the Vision” to narrow the gap between Jewish, Christian, and Muslim children from advantaged and disadvantaged communities.

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Isn’t that lovely?

And doesn’t it remind you of what these folks are also pushing towards, here in Israel?

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You might also like this article:

 

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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You probably haven’t heard of Vidal Benveniste (de la Cavalleria).

He’s another one of those ‘big’ names in the secret Jewish history that none of us have been taught. In this post, we’re going to see how that ‘Benveniste’ family from Spain somehow morphed into the famous Epstein and Horowitz families of Eastern Europe.

And in the process, we’ll start unpicking a chunk more of real Jewish history, to see who is the real ‘power behind the throne’ in the Jewish world – and how they are connected to the Freemasons, the diamond trade, and – who else! – Jacob Frank.

Ready?

Yalla!

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The story begins HERE.

It’s the family tree of one ‘Slawa Brodowicz‘, who caused Keith Hanit Lawrence so much consternation when her name popped up over on geni. You can see that discussion – and how it was closed down and subverted – HERE.

But I guess Keith can’t get to every family tree on the internet (although give him some credit: the guy is really trying), so somehow, I tripped over a different family tree for Slawa, HERE, that goes back for generations.

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It’s interesting for a lot of reasons, not least because it shows that the notorious Jacob Frank was Slawa’s great-grandfather.

And it also shows that Binyamin Broide – aka Binyamin Rivlin, the Gabia Hakesef, and leader of the Vilna Gaon’s band of 70 perushim – was Slawa’s father, married to Jacob Frank’s grand-daughter, Rachel Mayer / Margoliot.

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I know it’s hard to keep all this stuff straight.

But if you remember from HERE, Rachel Mayer / Margoliot and Binyamin Broda are the parents of Rebbetzin Leah Goldapace:

  • The 6th Rebbe of Chabad, the Rayatz, sets out himself that ‘Leah Golda, grand-daughter of the Eshel Avraham becomes the mother of the 4th Rebbe of Chabad, and that her husband is ‘Moshe of Shklov’.

In other words:

One of Leah Golda’s great-great -granddaddy’s was the Sabbatian Prophet Avraham Broda / Rovigo.

And her great-granddaddy – from her mother’s side – was the false messiah, Jacob Frank.

Talk about yichus!

And of course, now we start to get another hint about why so much of this stuff is being deliberately and methodically covered up by people and institutions even in our times, 2021.

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So, I’m following Jacob Frank’s family tree back, and I start to learn some very interesting things.

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I will bullet point the highlights below, to keep things simple and stop your head from exploding:

  • Jacob Frank’s maternal grandmother is one ‘Esther Nunes HENRIQUES’, of the Henriques family.
  • Jacob Frank’s father-in-law is the ‘Bad Baal Shem‘ of London, Hayim Falkon. Hayim Falkon is descended from  the Sarfati and ‘De Crasto’ families. De Crasto is a bastardised form of ‘Da Castro‘.
  • I wrote about the ‘Da Costa’ families links to international trade, banking houses and European royalty, HERE. That article basically set out the main Portuguese-converso families engaged with the East India Company, who morphed into leading ‘Ashkenazi’ bankers, court Jews and community leaders.

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Here’s a snippet of what I wrote back then, about this group of ‘Paradesi Jews’:

As well as Jacques de Paiva, there were some other Portuguese Converso merchant names I started looking up, too, including:

  • Antonio do Porto,
  • Pedro Pereira,
  • Fernando Mendes Henriques,
  • Bartolomeo Rodrigues,
  • Domingo do Porto,
  • Alvaro da Fonseca,
  • Samuel de Castro,
  • Salomon Franco,
  • Isaac Sardo Abendana and
  • Avraham Navarro.

Like me, you’ve probably never heard of these people before.

But they, and their descendants, have helped shaped history in the Jewish community, and the wider world, for three centuries.

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Man, was that ever the understatement!

Jacob Frank was directly connected to most of these families, either as a direct descendant, of via his marriage with Haya Josefa Falkon.

Here’s that list again, with a star next to the families that Jacob Frank was connected to:

  • Antonio do Porto,
  • Pedro Pereira,
  • Fernando Mendes Henriques*
  • Bartolomeo Rodrigues,
  • Domingo do Porto,
  • Alvaro da Fonseca,
  • Samuel de Castro*,
  • Salomon Franco*,
  • Isaac Sardo Abendana* and
  • Avraham Navarro.

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And that’s just the ones I actually know about.

I tried tracking back ‘Jacob Franco’ to ‘Salomon Franco’, but quickly hit a dead end. Maybe, this had something to do with that (from Wikipedia):

Solomon Franco was a Jewish convert to Anglicanism who combined his interest in Cabalism with support for the English monarchy.

In 1649, Solomon Franco moved from New Amsterdam (later New York City) to become the first Jew recorded as living in the Boston area. However he was soon paid off by Puritans of the General Court, provided he set sail for Holland within a few weeks.

Although a Rabbi, in 1668 he converted to Anglicanism, publishing Truth springing out of the earth in the same year. A second edition was published in 1670.

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If you want, you can download Franco’s book HERE.

Here’s a snippet:

“Franco, Solomon. Truth springing out of the earth : that is, the truth of Christ proved out of the earthly promises of the Law. Wherein is made manifest, that the coming of the Messias cannot be for temporall things, according to the expectation of all the Jews. Proved out of their own principles. By R. Solomon Franco, a true convert to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”

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It sounds like “Jacob Franco”, who converted 100 years later, was probably just a chip off his family’s block.

And it’s very possible there was more than one of them.

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When I was writing about the ‘other Jacob Franks‘, HERE, and also HERE, this is what I learned:

Jacob Franks was the British king’s sole agent for the Northern Colonies at New York and his son David was the king’s agent for Pennsylvania. An eminent and wealthy merchant, he engaged in the slave trade, privateering, general commerce, and shipping.

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[I]f you go HERE, you’ll see that 50 years’ years later, one ‘Charles Franks’ is still the subgovernor of the South Sea Company for Queen Victoria, so clearly the Franks family continued to be in favor with the British monarchy even after the [American] War of Independence.

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I’m willing to bet the farm that “Rabbi Salomon Franks”, who converted to Anglicism in 1668, two years after Shabtai Tzvi became a Muslim, is very closely related to all these Franks.

Again, notice how slave trading, the hugely lucrative trade in diamonds, spices, lumber and other stuff from the ‘New World’ is all tied up with thse Portuguese Conversos / Paradesi Jews, who keep popping in and out of Judaism and xtianity, false messiahs, the British crown (via its German connections) – and America.

Maybe ‘Rabbi Jacob Franks’ and ‘Jacob Franco’ are even the same guy, who really knows, at this point.

Let’s continue.

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The next line of enquiry I try is Jacob Franco’s grandma, Esther Nunes Henriques.

And here is where I start to make some real headway.

You can go HERE, to see the full Wiki write up on the Henriques family.

Here’s some relevant snippets:

The Henriques family descend from the Jews of Spain, who fled from religious persecution to Portugal in 1492. Although led to believe they would be permitted to practice Judaism freely in Portugal, they were forcibly converted to Catholicism upon their arrival. These “Marranos”, or “New Christians”… married each other. Their descendants became assimilated, participating in and contributing to the economic life of Portugal and its empire. Some were elevated to the peerage for their patriotism.

(I’m not so sure they were ‘forcibly converted’ to Catholicism, given what so many of their descendants have been up to. But let’s continue.)

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Apparently, the Henriques family had / has British, Indian, German and Danish branches.

The Israel Henriques family included several prominent Sephardic Jewish benefactors of Portuguese descent during the 17th century in Great Britain….

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The Henriques De Castro family included several prominent Sephardic Jewish Business men of Portuguese descent, they were called Paradesi Jewsof Madras.

They traded in diamonds, precious stones and corals, they had very good relations with the rulers of Golkonda, they maintained trade connections to Europe, and their language skills were useful….

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The progenitor of the Danish branch of the family was Moses Henriques (Cornelis Janssen was his business name), a burgess in Glückstadt in northern Germany, who was the paternal grandfather of the mathematician, Moses Joshua Henriques (1635–1716).

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Merchant Bendix (Pinchas) Moses Henriques (1725–1807), one of Moses Aaron Nathan Henriques sons, became a Danish citizen in 1752 and moved to Copenhagen…. The Warburg family is descended from another daughter of Bendix (Pinchas) Moses Henriques.

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You can read more about the infamous Warburgs HERE.

Not unusually, while Paul Warburg was busy arranging the ‘Federal Reserve’ system in the US for his masters, cousin Otto Warburg was off being a president of the World Zionist Organisation.

As I keep mentioning, these people have nearly every important position stitched up, between them.

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Closer to home, the Melchior (of R’ Michael Melchior fame) family are also direct descendants of the Henriques’ Danish branch, via banker (and Dutch West Indies company financier) Ruben Henriques, and his daughter Dorothea Melchior.

The Melchiors are also descended from the Warburgs.

You see? They keep all these positions of power influence ‘in the family’, while the rest of us keep scratching our heads wondering how all these apparently ‘different’ people ending up working for the same yucky cause?

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You could literally write a book on each of these families, and how they’ve been shaping Jewish history for centuries, but let’s move on.

Remember, ‘Jacob Franco’, whoever else he turns out to be, was the son of Esther Nunes Henriques, and so directly connected in to the heart of power in the Jewish world – which happened to be Sabbatian.

Here’s a bit more about the London branch of the Henriques, from encylopaedia.com:

HENRIQUES (Quixano Henriques ), Anglo-Jewish family. The family progenitor was Moses Henriques of Kingston, Jamaica, who married Abigail Quixano in 1768. The eldest son of this marriage, Abraham Quixano Henriques (18/19th cent.), immigrated to London, where he established himself as a West India merchant.

His sons David (1804–1870) and Jacob (1811–1898) were prominent communal workers and were among the founders of the Reform congregation in London in 1840.

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Notice that ‘Reform’ tendency.

Wherever you scratch the surface, you find the same people, the same family networks.

The Falkons – Frank’s inlaws – were also connected into this network of powerful Portuguese conversos, and descended from the Mendes and de Costa and de Crasto (Castro) families.

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I just want to end this, by going back a bit further in history, so you can see that these families have been ruling the Jewish community forever, way before Shabtai Tzvi and Jacob Frank showed up.

If you keep going back in Jacob Franco’s family tree, you eventually hit the Nunes / Mendes / de Luna families, who are all just different branches of the Benveniste family tree.

You can read all about the Benveniste family on Wikipedia HERE, but below, I’m going to pull out some pertinent points.

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  1. Jacob Frank is directly related to Dona Gracia and her nephew, the Nasi Joseph.

Not coincidentally, these were the only people to try to ‘settle’ the Holy Land, before the Sabbatians picked up that thread again in the 17th century. This from Wikipedia:

Gracia Mendes Nasi – Benveniste – Beatriz de Luna – (1510–1569) (Dona Gracia) a Marrano-Jewish-Portuguese businesswoman. She was the daughter of Philipa Mendes|Benveniste and Alvaro de Luna. She was married to her uncle Francisco Mendes (Tzemah Benveniste), inherited the Mendes|Benveniste fortune and due to her exceptional business acumen, became one of the wealthiest women in Europe of the middle 16th century.[18]

She returned to Judaism in Ferrara in the 1552 together with members of the He(E)nriques|Nunes(nuñez)|Benveniste family (Meir, Abraham and Reina Benveniste).

In 1553/4 she left Ferrara together with her daughter Ana (Reyna), (soon to be) son in law Don Joseph Nasi and the Henriques|Nunes|Benveniste family to Salonika and Istanbul where they settled at the invitation of SultanSuleiman I.

They were very active in trade, finance and in local and international Jewish life.

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If you go back a few more centuries, you get to Vidal Benveniste de Cavalleria, which is where we started.

Vidal Benveniste (de la Cavalleria) was a prominent Spanish Jewish scholar who lived in Saragossa (the capital of Aragon) in the beginning of the second half of the 14th century and the beginning of the 15th century.

The honor ‘Benveniste de la Cavalleria’, according to the Encyclopaedia Judaica, was given to the family by the Knights Templar who protected the family and the family in turn administered the tax system of the Templars.

His family was connected to the development of the town of Saragossa in the 14th century, and members of the family Benveniste de la Cavalleria were financiers of the local kings. He was elected, by the notables of the Jewish communities of Aragon, as the speaker before the pope at the beginning of disputation of Tortosa (1412).

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The links between the ‘Benveniste’ family and the Knights Templars go back at least 600 years.

In case you forgot, the Knights Templars are one of the groups who morphed into modern-day (devil-worshipping…) Freemasonry.

There’s a lot more to say here – as always! – but I don’t want to overload you with too much information in one post.

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What you should take away from this, at least, is the notion that whoever ‘Jacob Franco’ ends up being, he was coming from a long, long line of super-powerful crypto Jews who controlled international trade, rubbed shoulders with royalty, and flipped in and out of Judaism as the whim took them.

The same families, the same people, have been in positions of power for centuries.

Outsiders can’t really get a look in.

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That’s how a ‘Rabbi from Denmark’ can end up playing such a big part in Israeli politics and the so-called ‘peace process’. Like THIS, from Michael Melchior’s website, talking about ‘interreligious peace’.

That’s how people with big beards and impeccable yichus can be working hand-in-hand with extreme secular lefties with a radical ‘anti-Torah agenda.

That’s how we end up with the same policies, the same evil, the same push towards ‘one religion’ and ‘no Torah’, whoever we go and vote for.

Because whoever has a chance to wield real power here, or elsewhere in the Jewish community, is part of this same group, this same clique.

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That doesn’t mean every single person who belongs to these families are ‘bad’.

Each person has to be judged on their own merits, their own actions.

But it does mean we have to stop being so naive as to believe that the people in power in the Jewish community are there on their own merits, or somehow trying to help us, as opposed to themselves.

They aren’t.

They never were.

And our starting point should be to assume that our leaders are part of the problem, part of the corrupt elite that hijacked the Jewish community hundreds of years ago, and to stop giving them the benefit of the doubt until we are totally sure they deserve it.

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UPDATE:

There’s one more ‘Benveniste’ connection that I just wanted to add here.

It’s a tax-farming Court Jew from the 13th Century called Benveniste de Porta.

He’s interesting for a few reasons, and you can read more about him on Wiki HERE.

Another ‘thread’ that I keep noticing with these families – in all their different incarnations – is that they tend to be the tax farmers for the secular / non-Jewish authorities.

In brief, they would ‘buy’ the privilege to charge taxes on the Jewish communities, and then pay out a certain sum to the ruler for that honor.

Whatever taxes they could then gauge out of the community that was in excess of what they’d paid to the ruler, they got to pocket themselves.

And many of them got very wealthy from doing this.
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Benveniste de Porta is also interesting because he is the brother of Nachmanides – the Ramban.

Again, we see how the tax collecting court Jews and some of the biggest genuine Tzaddikim come from the exact same gene pool.

And I have a feeling, there’s an even more notable example of that even closer to our own times.

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TBC

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It’s time to return to the murky world of real Jewish history.

I have so many tabs open on my PC – 52! – it’s struggling even to open email.

So, it’s time to close some of these tabs down, literally and figuratively, and to return to the ‘Slaves to Money’ part of real Jewish history that I started HERE, and continued HERE.

I know, a lot happened since I posted that up barely three weeks ago, so let’s begin this post with a recap of the main points, to set the scene.

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From Slaves to Money I, we got these takeaways:

For around 3-400 years, up until around the 17th century, Spain was the leading imperial force in the world, and had colonies all over the planet.

Portugal also had massive land holdings all over the world.

The expulsion of Jews from Spain occurred in 1492.

Both before and after that time, there were huge numbers of Jews who externally excepted xtianity, and became ‘crypto Jews’, often living as non-Jews for even hundreds of years.

On top of that, there were also many other ‘crypto Jews’ all over the place as a result of tens of forced expulsions, including when Jews were expelled from England, in 1290.

You can see a big long list of those expulsions HERE.

So by the 18th century, much of the Jewish community was either ‘underground’, or had very recently been ‘underground’, and had been immersed in xtian culture – mamash – for centuries.

And people were washing in and out of the Jewish / Xtian / Muslim communities very freely.

So the whole idea of yichus is frankly a big joke.

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I didn’t get around to recapping the ‘Slaves to Money 2‘ post in situ, so let’s do that now.

  1. The Freemasons were very heavily involved in the slave trade, and also the international mercantile and banking networks that both supported it and grew out of it.
  2. So many of the Sabbatian-Frankists who have played important roles in Jewish and ‘State of Israel’ history were also members of the Freemasons’ Premier Grand Lodge of England. They include people like Moses Montefiore and Nathan Meyer Rothschild – and many other ‘interesting’ characters who we are starting to unmask here, on the blog.
  3. There’s a weird ‘Scottish’ connection between so many of these Portuguese Conversos / Sabbatian-Frankist-Freemason. Many of them married into – and even were themselves – Scottish nobility. More on this in a minute.
  4. Another Portuguese ‘crypto Jew’ (and Freemason) named Sampson Gideon (descendant of Moses Abudiente) basically gave George I (aka ‘Gog’) the money he needed to stamp out the last of the ‘Jacobite’ uprisings in the UK, that were trying to put a Stuart back on the English throne. The Abudientes made their massive fortune primarily from slave-operated sugar plantations in Barbados, Antigua and Nevos.
  5. Sampson Gideon’s grandfather, Rowland Gideon married Esther de Porto, the daughter of Domingo (Avraham) de Porto, who was a diamond buyer working out of Madras – the stamping ground of another (secret crypto Jew), Eliyahu Yale.
  6. The sephardic converso ‘De Porto’ family moved through Ulmo in the Netherlands to become the ashkenazi ‘Gunzbergs’. The Gunzbergs / Ginsburghs / Ginsburgs are connected to Natan Nota Eybshutz; and they are also connected to the Sabbatean Avraham Rovigo / Broda – the ‘Eshel Avraham’ – whose descendants married the Alter Rebbe’s descendants and ‘spiritual heirs’.

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In other words:

The ‘wealthy elites’ of the Sephardi and the Ashkenazi world spring from the same rootstock, i.e. crypto Jews, often ‘Portuguese Conversos’, who have strange connections going back centuries to the Christian world, and to European nobility.

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While these people have successfully employed a strategy of ‘divide and conquer’ the rest of the Jewish world – turning Sephardim against Ashkenazim, and turning ‘religious Jews’ against ‘secular Jews’, and ‘Litvaks’ against Chassidim, and ‘people with good yichus‘ against people without ‘good yichus‘, and pro-State of Israel against ‘anti’-State of Israel (the list of divisions goes on and on and on….)

In reality – the people pushing all these divisions on everyone else are all from the same extended family, the same extended group, and are controlling and leading all ends of the argument.

I will keep making that point again and again and again, it’s so important to figuring out what’s really going on here.

And the key to getting to the truth is to leave all the ‘black and white’ thinking behind, and all the brainwashing about ‘them and us’, and instead, to challenge our assumptions, and to continue to deal with real facts, and to try to figure out why so much of ‘Jewish history’ just doesn’t make sense, the way we currently are being told it.

And so with that intro, let’s get into the next stage of this process.

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The story starts way over on the left of my screen, where I was trying to track down some possible ancestors for the notorious child trafficker and ‘agent’ for the deep State of Israel, Jeffrey Epstein.

Somehow, I got to this guy, one ‘Gustav Leopold Ritter von Epstein‘ (1829 -1879), who has all the hallmarks of being part of that group of interesting people, I’m busy researching here. A few small details about him, from German Wiki:

Gustav Epstein was the son of the Prague textile industrialist, wholesaler and banker Lazar (Leopold) Epstein. His father got rich in the Napoleonic Wars . Lazar Epstein opened a branch in Vienna in the 1840s and increasingly acted as a banker….His wife Emilie came from the prestigious Prague Jewish family Wehle.

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As I covered in THIS POST, the ‘Wehle family of Prague’ were known Sabbatian-Frankists.

They descend from one of (Sabbatean…) Abraham Rovigo’s main students, Netanel Weil / Wehle.

We also know that for at least 100 years after Jacob Frank, the Frankist families were very careful to only marry other Sabbatian-Frankists –  both within the Jewish world, and also within their ‘crypto-Jewish’ world. So, ‘Gustav Epstein’ is already looking like he’s part of the Frankist network.

But there’s more.

In common with so many of the Frankists of that time, he starts up his own private bank – the Epstein Bank’, but also becomes Director of the “privileged Austrian National Bank. For a while, he’s one of the richest men in Vienna, but then he loses his fortune when a cashier at his bank called Adolf Taussig gambles a lot of the bank’s money away.

We would call that guy a ‘rogue trader’ today, but the point is that Adolf Taussig commits suicide and causes quite the scandal.

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‘Taussig’ is another one of the Jewish family names that keeps coming up again and again and again, in connection with the Frankists.

It’s truly astounding how many of these ‘Frankist families’ hopped over the pond, and ended up in leading positions in America and Great Britain. The following excerpt comes from THIS well-researched article about Justice Louis Brandeis:

“Louis Brandeis was a descendant of one of the prominent shabbatean/Frankist families of Prague.129 They did not follow Frank’s example of conversion to Islam or Catholicism, but maintained a Jewish identity, though very detached from Jewish ritual and practice.

His mother Frederika Dembitz Goldmark Brandeis “disdained formal religious ceremonies and encouraged her children to value ethical teachings of religion, including Judaism, while eschewing the age-old rituals.”130 

….Brandeis’s maternal uncle, Gottlieb Wehle, wrote an ethical will in which he exhorts members of his family to “respect their ancestors’ tradition of antinomian disdain for the normative Judaism of traditional rabbis.”133 This was perhaps a reaction to the family’s waning allegiance to the Frank sect. It was Justice Brandeis’s relatives, who revealed a copy of a portion of this will to Gershom Scholem, who published it.134″

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Where did the Frankist Louis Brandeis start his legal career?

In the law firm of one James Taussig.

Louis Brandeis married his second cousin, also from a Frankist family. In the late 19th century, the Frankists engaged in a massive PR exercise to try to make it seem as though they’d stopped all their ‘reverse Kabbalah’ incest, wife-swapping and satanic rituals, and were now just good ol’ clean-living, ethically-principled champions for secular freedom.

But as we learnt from THIS post, that was a lie.

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James Charles Taussig’s mother was called Eva Charlotte Bondy.

The Bondi family were also a notorious Frankist family from Prague.

As well as connecting up with the Taussigs, they also intermarried with other well-known Sabbatean-Frankist families including the Wehles, the Porges, the Brandeis, the Jeiteles, the Prossnitzs, the Poppers and – the Eybshutzes.

Mordechai Chaim Bondi married Jonathan Eybshutz’s daughter, Schewa.

They had at least 7 kids, and one of them, Herz Marcus Bondi (Jonathan Eybshutz’s grandson) became a Freemason in Frankfurt-am-Main in 1811. We know that, because his son, August Bondi, played a leading role in the American Civil War (when he wasn’t raising pigs on his homestead…)

August / Anshel Bondi was educated in Vienna, solely in Catholic schools, without ever being required to convert. (This is another tell-tale sign that you are dealing with secret Frankist Jews.)

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This excerpt from August Bondi’s diary tells us a lot about the ‘religious philosophy’, if you can call it that, of these types of Sabbatean-Frankist-Freemason households:

My parents always impressed upon their children that Jews or Christians, high or low, all are children of a common Father. These principles affected my conduct all through life. While keeping a strictly Jewish house, my parents favored my knowledge of other religions.

“I had read the “New Testament” before I was eight years old…I could not, under these conditions, help forming my mind according to the command of Moses, “Thou must love the Eternal, thy God and thy neighbor as thyself.” Enthusiastic Jew and lover of humanity.”10

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Once you start to see the patterns, it gets easier and easier to spot which families, and which individuals, were actually Sabbatean-Frankists.

Another Frankist ‘thing’ was leveraging the experience of being part of an army, or militarised group, to ‘dismantle’ a Jew’s allegiance to God and the Torah, and to eradicate the barriers between xtian and Jew. Here’s another excerpt from August Bondi’s diary, writing about his experiences in the Austrian revolution of 1848:

On Corpus Christi Day the National Guard and the Legion took the place of the regular troops during the exercises of the day and in the procession… It was the custom for the clergy, headed by the archbishop, coming from the cathedral, St. Stephen’s to march in procession through the kneeling ranks of troops…

“The Jewish students, with one voice, decided to do just as their comrades did, so we Jewish members of the Legion knelt with our Catholic and Protestant comrades before the Christian host. We did this also at a field mass celebrated in honor of our martyred dead, July 29, ’48, by the legion Chaplain, Father Füster.”18

They were no longer Christians or Jews. They were Austrians.”

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Do you see where the (Frankist…) State of Israel’s big push conscript the chareidim into the IDF is really coming from?

Also, notice just how many of these Frankists show up on the front lines of one revolution, one war, one global-changing event after another.

For example, another of Jonathan Eybshutz’s grandchildren, Moses Dobrushka / Junius Frey, played a leading role in the French Revolution – and August’s dad Herz, another Eybshutz grandchild, was also there in France, and spoke about his great reverence for Napoleon.

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OK, let’s get back to Adolf Taussig.

(I’ve only managed to close down 5 tabs here… I can see I’ll be writing about this stuff for another 10 years.)

Back when I was writing about another probable ‘xtian’ Frankist, Friedrich Frobel, I tripped over a whole bunch of probably crypto-Jewish Frankists associated with this creepy, international, atheism-inducing ‘pedagogical’ movement.

Like, Bertha Ronge (nee Meyer), and her sister Molly, married to Carl Shurz. (Bertha’s father Christian Traun also has an interesting link to the House of Hanover… but let’s try to stay focused here.)

And like Julie Salis-Schwabe.

Here’s a bit about her husband – notice the weird Scottish connection again:

Born Salomon ben Elias Schwabe in Germany, he went to Glasgow to work in his uncle’s mercantile house there, and then established himself in Manchester as an important cotton manufacturer.

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And like ra-ra proto-feminists Anna Wiener Pappenheim and Henriette Goldschmidt.

Under the entry for Pappenheim, it says this:

“[T]he Berlin Froebel Association in Berlin-Niederschönhausen … was forcibly dissolved in 1942 because the board was predominantly Jewish.”

Why?

Why were so many Frankist Jews actively and aggressively spreading Frobel’s educational methods around the globe?

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Goldschmidt was born Benas, and married her cousin, Abraham Meyer Goldschmidt, who was the Reform rabbi of the ‘Choir’ congregation of German Jews living in Warsaw.

Strangely, I can find very little mention of him anywhere in English, despite his important position in the reform world.

And I also can’t tell you how he fits into this, the family tree of the Goldschmidts, as he seems to have been deleted.

But take a look who else is there: Porges, Rothschilds, Pappenheims, Oppenheims, Eybshutzs, Wertheimers – we’re back deep in the heartland of the Frankist family tree.

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BTW, ‘feminism’ is another big Frankist thing, manifested in things like deifying Jacob Frank’s daughter, Eva, and related to a whole bunch of mega-twisted ideology linked to deep kabbalistic ideas about the Shechina.

And I am willing to bet good money that ‘Reform’ also sprang directly from the Frankist well, as we’ll hopefully start to flesh out in future posts.

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I know, I know we need to get back to Adolf Taussig, Von Epstein’s banker who ‘suicided himself’ 150 years ago.

You see how hard it is to get all this stuff out there in an accessible way.

Because everything we’ve been taught is a lie, every post contains another 15 potential rabbit holes that I have to try and swerve around, before I totally lose your attention.

So, point is that one of Frobel’s proteges was a guy called Adolph Spiess, who apparently ‘invented’ gymnastics as a mandatory part of the modern school curriculum, as part of a strategy to use school in a way to mold students as capable proto-‘soldiers’, for the nation state.

Oh, and Spiess also borrowed heavily from yoga, and other ‘New Age’ stuff, as all the Frobelist-Frankist-Freemasons did (because, duh, they were actually a satanic cult.)

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Before I ‘lost’ all my tabs a few weeks back, one of the links I found was that the Spiess family were linked to the Taussig family.

Don’t ask me how, because I’ve tried and tried to recreate the ‘search’ on geni that showed that, and I can’t.

But as part of that search, I came across another interesting character in American history called:

Frank William Taussig, (1859-1940).

He was an American economist who basically came up with the idea of ‘Fortress America’, and how the USA should protect its trade with tariffs.

(Remember all those economic spats between Trump and China? The USA is still very much playing the game according to the rules set out by F.W. Taussig, a hundred years ago, to make America great.)

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Here’s some more interesting stuff about Frank W Taussig:

(From Wikipedia)

Taussig was an open advocate of forced sterilization of races and classes he considered inferior. In his 1911 textbook Principles of Economics, Taussing remarked:

Certain types of criminals and paupers breed only their kind, and society has a right and a duty to protect its members from the repeated burden of maintaining and guarding such parasites. … The human race could be immensely improved in quality, and its capacity for happy living immensely increased, if those of poor physical and mental endowment were prevented from multiplying.[6]

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Hey!

How about that for a CO-IN-CID-ENCE, that a member of the (secret…) Frankists in the USA holds a key position in the government, AND is openly supporting eugenics and calling for forced sterilisation of ‘inferior classes’.

Does anything about this sound familiar to you?

Taussig was also a big supporter of the League of Nations, the forerunner to the United Nations – and another big Frankist / New World Order idea.

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Can you guess who Frank W. Taussig’s uncle was?

Yup.

James Taussig, the guy who gave Justice Brandeis his first job as a lawyer.

And as tended to happen in these incestuous Frankist families, Frank W.’s sister, Jennie, married none other than Alfred, an older brother of Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis:

Alfred’s brother, Louis D. Brandeis, was appointed by President Wilson as our nation’s first Jewish Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

So many of these Frankists in the US were also big supporters of the proto (Frankist…) State of Israel, too.

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Yes, yes I know.

Adolf Taussig.

How does he fit in this picture

I can’t tell you, not least because on his geni profile, three of his descendants are marked as ‘private’, even though they died well over a century ago…

And there is very little information about him, outside of his brief mention (in German…) connected to the ‘Epstein Bank’ scandal.

If you go to the main Taussig family tree HERE – it seems that our Adolf has been airbrushed out of history again.

But look who else is there!

Schiffs, and Russos (very possibly related to Berachya Russo, another in the chain of ‘false Sabbatian prophets) and Warburgs…

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I only managed to close down around 8 of my tabs.

And there is still so much of this story to be told, so BH, I will gird my loins and pick this up again soon.

I didn’t even get to the stuff I wanted to really write about today….

But the point is this.

It should be becoming more and more obvious that all these ‘theories’ about there being a Sabbatian-Frankist-Freemason cult who have taken over large areas of the Jewish world, and who are pulling the strings in many Jewish communities and the State of Israel is – sadly – based on fact.

I still have so much to try to share with you, but even the little bit I’ve put together should already be building up the picture.

You want to know how ‘Reform’ took over, how our education system routinely churns out spiritually-lobotomised ‘robots’, why the State of Israel is so darned keen to get the chareidim in uniform, why there is so much child abuse going on behind closed doors, how so many of our leaders seem so very morally corrupt, why eugenics, economics and ‘medicine’ always seem to go together, why religious Jews are always being persecuted, why God decided to decimate so many apparently ‘Jewish’ communities in the Holocaust?

Well, we’re finding out.

And it’s painful reading, I know.

Dealing with the truth is sometimes not easy. But we can’t continue to duck it, if we want things to change for the better.

TBC

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UPDATE:

A reader just sent me a picture of August Bondi’s tomb.

You can see the Freemason’s square and compass prominently on the grave stone.

And he also married an ‘Einstein’…

As always, more to research, but this is a useful addition, thanks C.A!

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Let’s dive in to another interesting – and bewildering – slice of Jewish Sabbatean history.

Following on from the last post, I wanted to take a closer look at the figure of ‘Moses Dobrushka’.

In the standard history we’re all taught, Moses Dobrushka is the son of Salomon and Schondel Dobrushka, a wealthy couple in Brnn / Brno, Czechoslavakia, where Jacob Frank goes to hang out for a few years, beginning 1773.

Moses is destined for the rabbinate, but in some versions of the ‘story’, he develops a taste for German poetry and becomes just another assimilation story.

In other (slightly more truthful….) versions of the story, Moses Dobruska is acknowledged to be a relative of Jacob Frank via his mother, “Schondl”. Schondl is fingered by Jacob Emden as being the defacto ‘leader’ of Sabbatean / Frankism in Moravia.

In contrast to most of the Polish uber-Frankists, who publically convert out of the faith to Catholicism, the Moravian Frankists stay outwardly Jewish – at least, for many years post-Frank.

But then the next generation starts to assimilate….

This comes from HERE:

On Dec. 17, 1773, Dobruska embraced the Roman Catholic faith, and at his baptism in Prague assumed the name of Franz Thomas Schönfeld. Subsequently, together with his brothers, he was raised to the nobility (1778); and for some time he held the position of associate director of the famous Garelli Library in Vienna.

Nothing is known in regard to the cause of Dobruska’s execution.

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Those slightly more truthful versions of the ‘Moses Dobrushka story’ will tell you that his wife was the niece (and also adopted daughter) of a wealthy Jewish tobacco merchant named Joachim Popper.

When his niece decided to convert to xtianity, together with her husband ‘Moses Dobrushka’, uncle Joachim got really upset, and threatened to disinherit her.

Here ends the ‘official’ version of the story usually told in the Jewish world, full as it is of holes, evasions and even obvious falsehoods.

Let’s see if we can figure out what really happened, and who the real Moses Dobrushka actually was.

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Before we begin, here’s a quick note on the name ‘Dobrushka’, and why I think it’s obviously made up.

After Jacob Frank’s conversion to Polish Catholicism in 1759 (at his second baptism in November of that year, he had the Polish King Augustus III as his godfather), Jacob Frank becomes known as ‘Josef Dobrucki‘.

Dobrucki just means ‘good person’ in Polish.

And ‘Dobrushka’ is just a regional variation on that name, and thus, is made up.

I have more reasons for thinking that, and I’ll set those out as we go along.

Now, let’s return to ‘Moses Dobrushka’, to see if we can figure out more of his family connections.

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The first clue was Joachim Popper.

Or “Joachim Edler von Popper” (1722 – 1795), to give him his ennobled title. I’m going to bring the full Wiki entry for him here, as it’s a) pretty short and b) full of interesting information, that will help us try to track the real Moses Dobrushka down:

Joachim Edler von Popper (20 October 1722 – 11 May 1795) came from family of entrepreneurs and communal leaders from Březnice (Breznitz) in the Kingdom of Bohemia, now the Czech Republic. His father, Wolf Popper, was a Primator (Chief Judge) of the Jews of Bohemia.

Joachim Popper moved from Březnice to Prague and prospered there as a merchant (woolens, potash, whalebone), banker and manufacturer.[1]

In the mid-eighteenth century, Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II held a monopoly of tobacco in Austria-Hungary. Leopold divided the monopoly into leases and awarded them to Joachim, Israel Edler von Hönigsberg, and Salomon Dobruschka.

On 27 May 1790, Joachim was ennobled as the first “Edler von Popper”. He was the second Austrian Jew to be ennobled, not having to convert to Catholicism or be baptized in order to do so…

Joachim did not have any biological children, but he adopted his great-nephew Simon Popper, who inherited his title as Simon Edler von Popper. He also adopted his nephew Abraham Löbl Duschenes, who inherited his title as Andreas Josef Edler von Popper, and Elke Joß, who married Moses Dobruška.

Elke was disinherited because of her conversion.

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So, I understood from this that there were three Jews who were making money in Moravia as tobacco merchants at this time, namely Joachim Popper, Israel Edler von Honisgberg, and Salomon Dobrushka – father of Moses, and husband of ‘Schondl’, the leading Sabbateans in Bohemia.

I could find precious little about the ‘Dobrushkas’ online, but the most useful thing I found – by far – was this account of them, on YIVO. Please do go and read it yourself, as it’s very interesting, and while I’m going to copy a few snippets below, it’s good to see all this stuff in situ.

See how many distortions you can spot for yourself, in this opening paragraph:

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Prominent Moravian family that took its name from its patriarch, Jacob Moses Wimer (d. 1763), who came from Dobruschka, a small town near Königgrätz (Hradec Králové) in Bohemia.

In 1730 Wimer moved to Brünn (Brno) as a widower with two children, and despite the fact that Jews were forbidden to live in that city, was given permission to settle and to deal first in precious stones and jewelry, and later in spices and tobacco.

In 1750 he was granted a monopoly on the tobacco trade for the royal cities of Moravia.

Dobruschka’s daughter Esther married Adam Oppenheimer of Vienna, a relative of the court purveyor Samuel Oppenheimer. Dobruschka’s son Solomon (1715–1774) married Schöndl, daughter of Löbl Hirschl of Rzeszów and Güttel Jacobi of Prossnitz.

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This is what it says about the Dobrushka family on geni.

You’ll notice something very interesting:

There are almost no children or grandchildren listed.

That always gives me a ‘red flag’ that I’m dealing with manipulated information, because usually it’s the children (the descendants…) who are inputting all this information about their ancestors onto the site. If there are no descendants, then where is all this ‘info’ coming from?

I can also find absolutely no information, in any form, about this ‘Jacob Moses Wimer’, who is supposedly the ancestor of Salomon Dobrushka.

And we already covered how ‘Dobrushka’ is a made up name.

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Here’s some other things that set the antenna quivering:

Prossnitz is the home of the infamous Sabbatean ‘false messiah’ (and teacher of Jonathan Eybshutz), Yehuda Leib Prossnitz. There is no info anywhere on ‘Lobl Hirshl’ (other than what I discussed in this post), nor on ‘Guttl Jacobi’.

(BTW, ‘Jacobi’ or some other play on the word ‘Jacob’, like Jacobson, or Jacobovitz was used by lots of Frank’s descendants.)

I’m stressing this stuff so you can see how secular Jewish ‘academia’ is also very much part of the cover-up going on here.

So basically, in the real world, I hit a dead end very fast trying to track down ‘Schondl and Salomon Dobrushka’.

Lucky, I had a few other angles to explore.

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Before we move on, tho, there’s some more pertinent information you should know about Moses Dobruska:

After he and his bride convert in 1775, Dobrushka becomes acquainted with a non-Jewish freemason in Prague called Adolf Ferdinand Edler von Schönfeld, whose name they adopt when they become ennobled.

According to YIVO:

[H]e also became acquainted with a group of former Jesuits who now practiced Freemasonry.

This connection resulted in his involvement with the creation of the Order of Asiatic Brethren, a Masonic organization founded in Vienna in 1780 or 1781 with the avowed purpose of accepting both Jews and Christians into its ranks.

Dobruschka devised a syncretic Masonic rite, introducing into it elements of Kabbalah as well as the fashionable ideas of the philosophes.

After a quarrel with the other leaders, however, he left the order in 1785.

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We’ll come back to the Order of Asiatic Brethren in a future post. But it has ‘New World Order’ and ‘One World Religion’ stamped all over it.

Let’s see what else ‘Moses Dobrushka’ got up to, first.

When Jacob Frank dies in 1791, there’s a strange but recurrent line told, that he is offered the leadership of the Frankist movement, but turns it down.

That’s strange, at least to me, because the Frankist movement continued to be lead by Frank’s daughter, Eva, in the Offenbach court, after his death. So who was offering it to ‘Dobrushka’, I have no idea.

Now, the story gets even more strange.

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‘Dobrushka’ makes a lot of money outfitting the Austrian army, in its war against the Turks.

In 1791, he’s living the life of a comfortable, wealthy man in Vienna.

Then, within a year, he’s joined the local, anti-royalty Jacobin club, and by 1792, he’s changed his name to Sigismund Gottlob Junius Brutus Frey, or Junius Frey, for short, and is actively participating in the French Revolution, together with his sister Leopoldine, and brother Emmanuel.

Rav Antelman sets out in his books, the link between Jacobinism and Sabbatean / Frankism, and here we’ve surfaced a strong connection, in real time.

Leopoldine ends up marrying none other than leading French revolutionary François Chabot in 1793.

But things don’t end well.

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‘Junius Frey’ and Francois Chabot are both guillotined for two main reasons:

  1. They are suspected of being ‘double agents’, sent by Austrian royalty to try and free Empress Marie Antoinette.
  2. They get caught up in a massive financial scandal involving the French East India Company.

We will come back to the French – and the British – East India Company in a future post. There’s a lot hiding beneath that particular subject, too.

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So, let’s recap what we now know about ‘Moses Dobrushka’:

  1. He is a blood relative of Jacob Frank.
  2. He converts in 1775 and makes a lot of money supplying the Austrian army.
  3. He’s also a Frankist, dabbling in dark kabbalah.
  4. He’s offered the leadership of the movement in 1791, but turns it down.
  5. He’s an active freemason, and even starts his own ‘secret society’ called the Order of Asiatic Brethren.
  6. He plays an active part in the French Revolution.
  7. His sister marries a leading French revolutionary.
  8. He is guillotined in 1795.

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But who the heck was he, really?

Let’s go back to Joachim Popper, ‘Moses Dobrushka’s’ father in law, and the tobacco concession he held.

There’s very little I can find ‘in the real world’ about Joachim Popper, either, but when I plug in the name of the third ‘partner’ Israel Honig – I hit the jackpot.

Here’s a little of what I discover:

The son of a poor merchant, he received his early instruction in Bible and Talmud from his father. At the age of thirteen he went to Prague to continue his Talmudic studies, but two years later was obliged to join his father in business.

During his business trips in company with his brother Moses he became acquainted with the tobacco industry, which at that time was almost unknown in Austria.

In 1752 he was able, with his father and brother, to take over the lease of the tobacco trade of Prague, which lease, under contract with the government, he extended to several Austrian provinces.

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I don’t want to overload you with information, but there were only three Jews who were involved in the tobacco concession in Austria at this time, and that was Israel Honig, his brother Aaron Moses, and his father, Lobl Henoch Honig.

We’re told this about Joachim Popper’s family:

His father, Wolf Popper, was a Primator (Chief Judge) of the Jews of Bohemia.

Israel Honig’s mother was called Pessel, and she was the daughter of that same Wolf Popper of Prague.

Israel Honig’s wife is called Katharina Wehle – she’s connected to that infamous Wehle family of Sabbatians who descended from the Eshel Avraham (Avraham Rovigo / Broda’s) circle of students.

(‘Schondel Dobrushka’s non-Jewish name is frequently given as ‘Katharina’.)

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There’s more overlap, too. I found this on a genealogy site devoted to the ‘Honig’ family:

Israel Honig died in Vienna on January 19, 1808.

The majority of his descendants, however, were converted to Christianity. Israel Honig had six sons and one daughter. Maximillian Honig (1754-1832) helped to start the Vienna Jewish community and served for 30 years as Its representative.

Enoch Honig (1744-1815) another son, was the great grandfather of Isldor Busch (Bush). Leopold (Loew) Honig, Enoch’s son and Israel’s grandson, became a Frankist in Prague, under the influence of his father-in-law, Jonas Beer Wehle.

Aaron Moses, Israel’s brother and business partner, had ten children, six of whom were ennobled as Elder von Honigshofen in 1791.

Following the death of Aaron Moses Honig ‘s wife in 1796, all the children were baptized and this line of the family eventually died out.

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I wish, so wish, I could set all this out clearly, and be able to tell you exactly who ‘Moses Dobrushka’ really was.

Was his father Israel Honig? Or Aaron Moses Honig? Or another brother (who didn’t hold the tobacco concession but also apostasized) called Adam Albert Honig?

Was ‘Joachim Popper’ one of these people? Or was he the older father, Lobl Henoch Honig, who disapproved of his children becoming christians?

I still don’t know.

But I can tell you that with each pass at this, I’m getting closer to finally figuring it out, with God’s help.

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The last thing to mention, for now, is that Joachim Popper links us straight to the ‘Schick’ family.

That in turn links us to ‘Shlomo Zalman Rivlin’ of Shklov (married to the daughter of Natan Nota Notkin (Eybshutz, who is my candidate for the alter ego of the Alter Rebbe)), and also to Eliyahu ‘Platkes’ Rivlin, my candidate (potentially…) for the Vilna Gaon, and father of Shlomo Zalman Rivlin.

I’m still trying to figure it all out.

Honestly, I’m sometimes totally sick of all this already, and just want to stop and go play my guitar.

But every time I leave it, God keeps pulling me back.

I guess He really wants the truth ‘out there’.

And (mostly…) so do I.

I was debating what to call this post.

It’s going to delve into some more highly controversial issues, and explain some more about how Jewish history has been totally skewed and ‘re-written’ by the people who don’t want you to know what really happened, or who they really are.

Why not?

Because once we understand what a ‘family affair’ pretty much all of our leadership is, both in the religious and the non-religious world, and both in Israel and abroad, and what it is that really connects them all together, idealogically….

Well.

Then we might start to stand up for ourselves more, and to start challenging more of the ‘brainwashing’ we’ve all been raised with, wherever we happen to live, and whatever community we happen to belong to.

We might start to see past all the ‘false divisions’ these false leaders have sown between us all, and to start operating again as ‘one body with one soul’, like we were at Sinai.

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It’s crucially important that this information gets out, especially at this point in time, when so many ‘leaders’ are pushing their ‘flocks’ into some very disturbing directions.

But at the same time, I’m trying to put all this across as ‘tzniusly’ as possible, and – perhaps paradoxically – to avoid attracting too much attention from the people I prefer to stay ‘invisible’ to.

So, in the end, I went with the same tame, lame headline I’ve been using for most of this stuff.

That just seems like the wisest course of action at the moment.

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So, back in THIS post, (at the bottom), I put a bunch of links that one of my very switched-on readers sent me, including where you can download the late Rabbi Marvin Antelman’s books, ‘To Eliminate the Opiate‘.

R’Antelman did a great job of starting to unpick how Sabbatean / Frankists were trying to control the Jewish world (and beyond…), but there are many gaps in his work, which are hopefully going to start getting filled in, as we go along.

One understandable mistake that R’ Antelman fell into was that while he traced the links showing how Sabbateans were behind the Reform, Conservative and Communist movements, he had very little to say about how Sabbateans were also behind the State of Israel (and the ‘aliyah’ movement generally…)

And also, how they were heavily represented amongst the ranks of externally orthodox leaders, too.

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So in this post, let’s start to explain a little how that happened.

I’ll keep this intro short and sweet, and then tomorrow we’ll get into the person I want to really talk about: Moses Dobrushka.

(‘Dobrushka’ is a made up name. You’ll find out more tomorrow.)

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Let’s go back to Yonatan Eybshutz, because there is some very pertinent information, proven by Antelman in his book ‘Bchor Satan’ (now out of print, and impossible to get hold of…) that needs to be widely disseminated in the Jewish community.

Yonatan Eybshutz was formally excommunicated by the Beit Din of the Council of the Four Lands back in 1756, because of his Sabbatean leanings.

That information has been totally and deliberately withheld from the public.

If you go to the YIVO encyclopaedia, for example – written by mostly secular academics – you are told this:

In 1724, the manuscript Va-Avo’ ha-yom el ha-‘ayin, began to be circulated. The book’s anonymous author attempted a synthesis of the methods and concepts of various contemporary kabbalistic schools, and the book included Sabbatian interpretations of kabbalistic literature. Owing to the text’s exceptional intellectual quality, Eybeschütz was suspected of being its author, and he did not take great pains to exonerate himself of this suspicion; he only claimed that he had definitely not written certain sections.

Still, two years later Eybeschütz added his name to the excommunication order signed by the scholars of Prague banning the Sabbatian heresy. He also participated in later bans against the sect in 1751, 1755, and 1761, but was careful to make it known that an excommunicated Sabbatian could always choose to repent. 

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That book, Va-Avo… was responsible for dragging hundreds and thousands of Jews into the depths of the antinomian Sabbatean net.

There’s testimony from the Beit Din in Satanov (recorded by Jacob Emden) where tens of ‘orthodox’ Jews publically confessed that they’d been engaging in wife-swapping (and much worse…) after reading that book.

The ones that confessed in court were the ones that were trying to make teshuva.

There were many more, who didn’t.

In 1756, the members of the Council of Four Lands also apologised that they’d whitewashed the Eybshutz affair three years’ earlier, and explained that they’d been under tremendous pressure from Eybshutz’s supporters.

As it was then, so it is today.

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Why does this matter?

A few reasons.

First of all, so many yeshivas are still reading and learning Eybshutz’s works, including Kreti v’pleti. People are still referring to him as a ‘tzaddik’ – when he was called a ‘Bchor Satan’ by the Council of Four Lands, when they excommunicated him.

All his books should be removed from orthodox institutions – and homes – immediately.

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Here’s another reason it matters:

In the second volume of ‘To Eliminate the Opiate“, on page 85, Antelman brings the shocking (to me…) information that the rabbinical ordination certificate of Moses Mendelssohn was signed by none other Yonatan Eybshutz.

Moses Mendelssohn was a classic hidden Sabbatean: outwardly ‘super pious’ and internally doing his best to overthrow the Jewish tradition and Torah.

His history and family connections are also deliberately skewed and distorted, but we will get to him in due course.

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Antelman traces the ‘true prophet’ of Sabbeateanism thinking (i.e., the guy who was the reincarnated soul of Shabtai Tzvi) in this way:

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Jacob Frank is missing from this list, and probably a few others are too.

As we covered in a previous post, there were a LOT of contenders for ‘false messiah’ at this time.

Meir of Eisenstadt’s brother, Mordechai Mokiah, was one of them.

Meir of Eisenstadt was one of Yonatan Eybshutz’s main teachers, and also a secret Sabbatean who supported the candidacy of the above named ‘Yehuda Leib Prossnitz’, who was another teacher of Eybshutz.

Again, all of the official info you can find online about these people, even from secular, academic sources, goes to enormous trouble to obfuscate dates and real names, making it almost impossible to track down who these people were in real life.

So many of them were the Jewish community’s principle leaders and business people.

Their descendants still are.

But with God’s help, we will get there.

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So here is the last reason, for now, why it’s important to know that Jonathan Eybshutz was formally excommunicated for being a Sabbatean in 1756:

I’m currently in the process of trying to track down his descendants, and it’s a very hard job.

So many of them went ‘underground’, and those that didn’t, their history has been nicely ‘tidied up’ in more recent times, so it’s very hard figuring out who they are connected to.

For example, one of his most famous descendents, David Shlomo Eibenshutz, has his famous father (or grandfather, I’m still trying to figure it out) totally whitewashed out of his biography:

His father’s name was Yerachmiel. He was a Russian-born rabbi and author, a pupil of Rabbi Moses Tzvi Heller, the author of Geon Tzvi. He was the first Rabbi of the shtetl of Chorostkov, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (now Khorostkiv, Ukraine). From 1790 to 1800, he occupied the position of Rabbi in Bodzanov (now Budaniv, Ukraine). Thereafter, he served as the Rabbi for Soroki, Bessarabia (now Soroca, Moldova), and in Jassy (now IaşiRomania). From Iasi, he made aliyah and went to the Land of Israel in 1810 and remained in Safed until his death on 19 November 1813.

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David Eybshutz adopted a pseudonym in Israel, so it’s very hard to know who he really was, in the history of the proto State of Israel, or who his descendants are.

Also, I found sources elsewhere that state he was the talmid muvhak, or principal student of none other than Rabbi Baruch of Medzhibozh, Rabbenu HaKadosh’s maternal uncle.

Maybe he wasn’t a Sabbatean, maybe he was one of those who returned to true Judaism, and who wasn’t trying to subvert it from within. Until we have more information, it’s impossible to know.

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There’s another interesting descendant of Yonatan Eybshutz as well (not including this two sons ‘Wolf’ and Mordechai-Marcus, who were both openly Sabbatian / Frankists.)

He is Natan Nata Eybshutz, named for Eybshutz’s ‘illustrious’ ancestor Natan Nata Spira, the Megulat Amukot.

CO-INC-IDEN-TALLY, one of the most famous ‘Shadlanim’ of that time was a guy named Natan Nota Notkin.

I can find so very little about him online, but here’s where you can read a little more about him:

“A merchant from Shklov, Nota Haimovich Notkin was invited to St. Petersburg together with Abram Perets by Catherine II.”

His life story parallels that of Joshua Zeitlin almost exactly.

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Joshua Zeitlin links us straight in to the murky ancestry of both the Vilna Gaon, and the Alter Rebbe of Chabad (and honestly, a load more ‘big rabbis’ too…)

CO-INC-IDEN-TAL-LY, there’s a strange story on the Chabad website which tells us this, about Natan Nata Notkin:

In the year 1798, Rabbi Shneur Zalman was falsely informed upon by his detractors and accused of treason. When he was finally exonerated and released from prison toward the evening of the 19th of Kislev, the authorities asked him where they should bring him.

He replied that they should bring him to the home of Reb Mordechai Liepler, one of his followers. In the same building, there also lived one of the leading mitnagdim (opponents of the chassidim), by the name of R’ Nota Notkin, and unfortunately, Rabbi Shneur Zalman was mistakenly taken to his home instead.

For three hours, until the chassidim realized what happened, he berated, complained and argued against the chassidim, to the extent that Rabbi Schneur Zalman later remarked that he suffered more during those three hours than the entire time he was imprisoned.

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This is strange for a lot of reasons, not least that elsewhere, Nota Notkin is credited for being the man who arranged the release of Shneur Zalman from prison in the first place.

If Nota Notkin (Eybshutz…) is one and the same as Joshua Zeitlin (who is definitely a close family connection of Shneur Zalman, either his father or father-in-law)….

Well, that’s kinda interesting, isn’t it?

And once we know that Yonatan Eybshutz was definitely excommunicated in 1756 for being a Sabbatean…

Well, that also kind of explains why his descendants would want to whitewash that stuff out of the history books, and also pretend that they weren’t connected to him.

Especially, if they were carrying on his spiritual legacy.

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UPDATE:

I was going back through the (fake….) ‘official history’ of the Rivlins and the Vilna Gaon, connected with and the people connected to them, written by (of course!) a Rivlin.

So many dates have been deliberately falsified, FYI, to throw us all off the trail. I’ve come across that tactic again and again and again.

So, I found another interesting connection between ‘Natan Nota Notkin’ and ‘Shlomo Zalman Rivlin’, which I’ve screenshotted below:

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Long story short, Natan Nota Notkin’s daughter, Frumka, marries ‘Shlomo Zalman Rivlin’, making him his father-in-law.

This is the same Natan Nota Notkin who is the shtadlan who gets the ‘Shneur Zalman [unknown surname] aka Alter Rebbe out of Russian prison, and even has him delivered to his own home, according to Chabad’s own sources.

Interesting, eh?

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We’ll stop there for now.

In the next post, God willing, I want to take a look at ‘Moses Dobrushka’.

I’ve found many sources alluding to the fact that he was a grandson of Yonatan Eybshutz.

I’ve also found sources stating that Dobrushka’s mother, ‘Schondl’, was either the cousin of Jacob Frank, or the sister or sister-in-law of Jacob Frank.

These are all made-up names.

But BH, I’ve found some more clues that may bring us a little closer to understanding who these people really were, then.

And who their descendants are today.

TBC

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I think we’re probably going to get up to part 99 of this saga, the way things are going…

You know, I love a good mystery, and I love the ‘thrill’ of figuring things out. But I have to say, that even I am starting to be overwhelmed by all the twists and turns in the tangled web of ‘Jewish genealogy’ I’m caught up in the moment.

If you haven’t been paying attention, I’m trying to figure out a few things, not least:

  1. How exactly the Vilna Gaon and the Alter Rebbe are connected.

I know they are close family members – brothers, cousins, maybe even father and son, but I haven’t pinned it down exactly yet.

2. Why there are so many deliberate lies and distortions going on around the family trees of Yonatan Eybshutz, the Vilna Gaon, the Alter Rebbe and Jacob Frank (amongst many others…)

As I’ve mentioned, there are a few ‘gatekeepers’ on the geni.com website who keep popping up again and again and again, when I input certain family names.

Whenever I’m pursuing an interesting avenue, all the leads suddenly dry up, and it’s as though these people sprung fully formed from the head of Zeus.

No parents, no siblings, no other children…. always at those intersections where I would start to see how one group, one specific family, might link to another.

But Hashem is sending me more and more leads all the time, and BH, even with all the lies being told, we’re going to figure this out.

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3. How is it, that so many of the ‘leading lights’ surrounding the Vilna Gaon apparently had double identities as the leaders of the haskalah movement?

Let’s give a concrete example.

If you go HERE, you’ll find the following information about ‘Rabbi Yehoshua Zeitlin’, a leading figure in the community of Shklov and the surrounding areas (I’ve screenshotted all of this, to make sure it doesn’t disappear…)

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According to this rosy write up, Rav Yehoshua Zeitlin was a gaon, and a talmid of the Vilna Gaon and Rav Aryeh Leib Ginsburg, the Sha’agas Aryeh.

He was also wealthy – we’re told by this write up, from hamodia.com – and ‘supported many talmidim from his own pocket’.

Now it lists three of his ‘many talmidim’:

  1. Rabbi Menachem Leffin
  2. Rav Binyamin Rivlin
  3. Rav Boruch of Shklov

Here’s where it gets really interesting.

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When I went to look up ‘Rabbi Yehoshua Zeitlin’ (1742-1822, born in Kherson) – this is what I discovered.

He was a Baron – Joshua Von Zeitlin – and the main supplier for Potemkin’s Russian armies, during the Turkish-Russian wars that began in 1768. Count Potemkin was a favorite of the Russian Empress Catherine the Great. You can read more about Potemkin HERE.

Here’s what the translation from an article in alef magazine (now mysteriously taken off line…) said about Baron Joshua Von Zeitlin:

“Yehoshua Zeitlin (1742–1822) is a personality not yet fully appreciated by historians. Meanwhile, he was the first prominent Jewish figure in Russia to combine deep rabbinical scholarship with a passionate desire to familiarize his fellow tribesmen with Russian public life. A prominent Hebraist and subtle interpreter of the Talmud, he at the same time highly appreciated Russian culture.

Yehoshua was a native of Shklov and came from a well-known and noble Jewish family…”

There’s more. Let’s continue. Another one of Catherine the Great’s boyfriends, Count Semyon Gavrilovich Zorich (1745-1799) is ‘retired’ to Shklov in 1777, where he soon creates a court to rival that of St Petersburg. Semyon has bad middot (to put it mildly…) and creates a very loose, immoral atmosphere in Shklov.

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Somehow or other, Rabbi Yehoshua Zeitlin and his brother become Semyon’s main helpers and advisors:

Yehoshua (together with his brother, who was sent by Zorich to Riga to buy antiques and “soft junk” there at a reasonable price) becomes his assistant. It is not known what exactly the Count’s assignments were carried out by Zeitlin, but there is evidence that in the 1770s and 1780s he often visited Berlin on the instructions of this tyrant.

Fortunately, from such voyages, our hero [i.e. Joshua Zeitlin] received not only commercial benefits, but also abundant food for the mind.

He became close to the leaders of the Berlin Haskala and became a frequent visitor to the house of the founder of Jewish enlightenment, “Jewish Socrates” Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1789). Friendship ties tied him with such prominent Maskilim as the Chief Rabbi of Berlin, Hirsch Lebel (1721-1800); the outstanding linguist and exegete Naftali-Hertz Wesseli (1725-1805); the herald of reformism in Judaism, David Friedlander (1750–1834), and others. (Emphasis mine.)

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Before I continue, let’s just recap what we’ve discovered.

On the one hand, ‘Rabbi Yehoshua Zeitlin’ is being lauded as a gaon and a tzaddik, author of the Amudei Gola sefer in the pages of Hamodia.

And on the other, we discover that he’s a leading proponent of ‘haskalah’ in Eastern Europe, and is hanging out with Moses Mendelssohn and others who were men known for pushing the ‘enlightened’ and ‘reform’ agenda.

What in the world is going on?

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So now, I wanted to find a screenshot of Baron Joshua Zeitlin’s sefer, the Amudei Gola, and God sent me another mystery.

First, here’s the screenshot of the book, from here:

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Sit down for this next bit.

The two people who gave Joshua Zeitlin’s book an approbation are R’Chanoch Henich Shick of Shklov – and the Baal HaTanya, Rav Shnuer Zalman Baruchovitch of Liadi.

Apparently, the auction house tells us that: ‘This is one of the few approbations of the Baal HaTanya that has seen print.’

So now, you tell me how it is that ‘Rabbi Yehoshua Zeitlin’s’ book has got an approbation from the Alter Rebbe, when he is described as being a close student of the Vilna Gaon.

And while you’re at it, please also tell me why one of the ‘few approbations’ of the Alter Rebbe should be found in a book written by a man who was a leading maskil.

And also, why Joshua Zeitlin is listed as the father in law of ‘Reb Alexander Sender’ – apparently one of the Alter Rebbe’s favorite talmidim:

Alexander Sender of Shklov was an outstanding chassid of the First Chabad Rebbe, a generous businessman of exemplary piety. When he passed away, the Alter Rebbe paid a condolence call to his father and testified that he had seen his soul “in exceptionally bright, shining garments” (Beis Rebbe). His grandson, Aharon, was the father of the fourth Rebbe’s wife, Rivka.

In fact, he was SO beloved by the Alter Rebbe that the 6th Rebbe, the Rayatz, wrote a whole chapter about him in his work ‘Her Husband’s Crown’, which you can read for yourself HERE.

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Hey, even more interesting!

That link that I had in the comments section on this post: https://www.rivkalevy.com/curiouser-and-curiouser/, linking to this: http://www.sichos-in-english.org/books/sefer-hatoldos-admur-maharash/15.htm – has now disappeared.

It seems Chabad have now taken the book offline.

(I downloaded it all anyway, because I had a feeling something like that might happen.)

But hey Chabad, what do you have to hide?

Why remove the sichot of the Rayatz, describing his ancestor’s family tree, and particularly his links to his follower, ‘Reb Alexander Sender‘, and the story of Rebbetzin Lea Golde Broda, mother of the 4th Rebbe?

(Honestly, I’m starting to have a theory about that, but let’s continue.)

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Let’s go back.

Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about ‘Baron Joshua Zeitlin’:

Joshua Zeitlin (1742 in ShklovBelarus – August 18, 1822, in KhersonNovorossiya) was a Russian rabbinical scholar and philanthropist. He was a pupil of the Talmudist Rabbi Aryeh Leib ben Asher Gunzberg who was the author of Sha’agat Aryeh; and, being an expert in political economy, he maintained close relations with Prince Potemkin, the favorite of Catherine II. During the Turko-Russian war, Zeitlin furnished the Russian army with various supplies, and managed that business so cleverly that he was afterward appointed imperial court councilor.

On retiring from business in the civil rank of Court Counsellor, Zeitlin resided on his estate Ustzia, where he was occasionally consulted by rabbis with regard to rabbinical questions. He rendered pecuniary assistance to many Talmudists and scholars, and supported a magnificent beit midrash, in which many Jewish scholars were provided with all of life’s necessities, so that they could pursue their vocations without worries of any kind.

Among the scholars who benefited from his generosity were: Rabbi Nahum, author of Tosafot BikkurimMendel Lepin, author of Cheshbon ha-Nefesh; and the physician Baruch Schick

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Mendel Lepin = ‘Rabbi Menachem Leffin’ (1749-1826)

(He may well also be the same ‘Menachem Mendel Levin’ who authored a sefer called ‘Cheshbon HaNefesh’.)

Here’s what we learn about ‘Mendel Lepin / Lefin / Levin’ from the Jewish encyclopaedia:

LEVIN (LEFIN), MENAHEM MENDEL (1749–1826), early Haskalah author, translator, and educator. Born in Satanov, Podolia, he had a traditional Jewish education but also studied sciences, mathematics, and medieval philosophy in his youth.

From 1780 to 1783/84 Levin lived in Berlin, where he met Moses *Mendelssohn, through whom he established contact with the leaders of the Haskalah. …

Levin taught mathematics and philosophy to Czartoryski’s children, which was rare at that time, and dedicated his unpublished philosophical treatise, “Aus dem Nachlass eines Sonderlings zu Abdera,” to Czartoryski’s wife. When the great Sejm met in Warsaw (1788–92), Levin participated in discussions on contemporary problems.

Toward the end of the 18th century, he resided in Ustye and in St. Petersburg in the home of the wealthy philanthropist J. *Zeitlin, serving as tutor to his grandson. After 1808 he lived in Brody and Tarnopol, where his influence on the maskilim in Galicia, notably N. *Krochmal and J. *Perl, was so considerable that he is regarded as the father of the Galician Haskalah.

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Isn’t that shocking?

Yet again, we see that the people being lauded as the main disciples of the Vilna Gaon are one and the same as the people mamash leading the haskalah in Europe.

What on earth is going on here?

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I’m still  looking into ‘Boruch of Shklov’ and ‘Rabbi Binyamin Rivlin’, (amongst other things) so expect this series of ‘curiouser and curioser’ to continue for some time.

But there are some very serious questions bobbing up here about who exactly the Vilna Gaon really was, who his students really were – and what they really stood for – and how the Alter Rebbe and Chabad chassidut connects into this whole hot mess.

TBC

(Unless someone in 770 decides to try and take my blog out of action again 😉

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UPDATE:

Here’s what I found about Baruch Schick of Shklov:

He was another radical maskil, and another ‘student’ of the Vilna Gaon. And he’s connected to the Rabbi Chanoch Henich Shick of Shklov who gave approbations for that sefer, above, together with the Ba’al HaTanya:

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SCHICK, BARUCH BEN JACOB (also known as Baruch Shklover , from the name of his birthplace, Shklov; 1740?–after 1812), rabbi, physician, and one of the pioneers of *Haskalah of Eastern Europe.

Schick was ordained as a rabbi in 1764 and subsequently served as dayyan in Minsk. In his youth he was already attracted to the Haskalah and general knowledge. His first scholarly work and his other works were lost in a conflagration. He traveled to London to study medicine and there joined the Freemasons. After qualifying as a doctor he moved to Berlin, where he became acquainted with the maskilim of the town, including Moses *Mendelssohn and Naphtali Herz *Wessely.

In 1778, on his way back to Minsk, he visited Vilna and was in the group associated with Elijah b. Solomon (the Gaon of Vilna), in whose name he published a statement on the need for scientific knowledge for an understanding of the Torah…. He stated that the Gaon of Vilna advised him to translate scientific works into Hebrew in order to make their contents available to Jews….

After some time he settled in Shklov, and there he belonged to the maskilim whose needs were supplied by the wealthy Joshua *Zeitlin of Ustye near Shklov….

Schick devoted his energies to arousing his fellow Jews to the need for studying the arts and sciences. He regarded the neglect of the sciences as caused by the exile. He repeated the accusations of his predecessor, Israel Moses ha-Levi *Zamoscz, against the fanatical rabbis and leaders who persecuted and condemned the maskilim. To restore science to its former place of honor, he pleaded for a revival of Hebrew, in which scientific works intended for his people should be written.”

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UPDATE #2:

The link to the Chabad writings is working again. Baruch Hashem.

UPDATE #3:

Here’s a screenshot mentioned by Aliza, below, in the comments section, that comes from this book:

The Secret Doctrine of the Gaon of Vilna Volume II: The Josephic Messiah, Leviathan, Metatron and the Sacred Serpent

From what I remember from the comments of Netanel Simcha, who mentioned that ‘Metatron’ is the reason Acher turned into an anti-Torah heretic, it seems that this angel is back in the picture here, too.

The book is written by the descendant of the Vilna Gaon’s brother, R Avraham Ragoler, and sets out the Vilna Gaon’s ‘kabbalah’ connected to geula and moshiach.

You’ll notice that the Gaon apparently refers to HIMSELF as Moshiach ben Yosef….

Which is interesting, hey?

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We live in a world of lies.

One of the things that I’ve learned over the last few years is that whenever Hashem puts ‘good’ in the world, He counterbalances that ‘good’ with something that appears to be the same, but is really it’s opposite.

This is in order to maintain our free choice.

The whole reason why humanity was created was in order for us to CHOOSE to serve Hashem, and to CHOOSE to overcome ‘bad’ – both our internal yetzer haras, and the ‘bad’ we find manifesting in our environments, too.

That’s why God created a ‘Bilaam’ – a tremendous prophet for the evil side – to balance out Moshe Rabbenu, and maintain free choice.

That’s why when you had the revelations of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in the world, you also had Yoshki (imach shemo).

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That’s why when the holy Arizal (1534-1572) was starting to disseminate his ‘good’ kabbalah, there was also a massive upswing in ‘bad’ kabbalah, and even ‘Christian kabbalah’, with even respected rabbis like the Maharal of Prague (1520-1609) poring over ‘magick’ books like Sefer Raziel, amongst others, to create his legendary golem.

Sefer Raziel describes how to use holy names and demonic forces to manipulate nature, and is one of the leading handbooks of what people like to euphemistically call ‘practical kabbalah’.

We can carry on pretending that all this stuff is whiter than white, or we can actually start to make the birur, the clarification, required, that any time people cut God, and God’s will, out of the picture, and start trying to force changes in the world by manipulating holy names and spiritual forces instead of praying on something – that smacks of black magic.

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But let’s continue the theme of ‘the good one and the bad one’, as it definitely continued down the generations.

When the founder of chassidut, the holy Baal Shem Tov showed up in 1698 (until 1760), we were into the next stage of revealing a new direction for yiddishkeit – one that was greeted with tremendous suspicion by many in the Jewish community.

(I wrote a lot about this in the articles about the Vilna Gaon, here and here.)

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When I wrote those articles, I hadn’t realized just how widespread, and entrenched, the abiding practice of ‘Sabbateanism’ still was in the global Jewish community of that time.

It’s not just (or even) that the secret Sabbateans lurking all over the Jewish community were holding out for the ‘second coming’ of Shabtai Tzvi, as the messiah. Some of them were, but most of them weren’t.

Most of the Sabbateans held by a doctrine that the soul of Shabtai Tzvi was being ‘reincarnated’ into one of his followers, and that the whole game was to figure out which of his followers was the new ‘Shabtai incarnate’, and would go on to become the leader of the movement.

(I know. This sounds worrying familiar. Believe me, I know.)

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But people weren’t attracted to ‘Sabbateanism’ because they wanted redemption, at least, not after Shabtai Tzvi famously converted to Islam and then died.

They were attracted to ‘Sabbateanism’ because it enabled them to indulge their most immoral lusts, and to pretend to themselves that doing so was a holy endeavor that would ultimately ‘fix’ the world.

Without getting into a whole big discussion, you can sum Sabbateanism up as the idea that if the Moshiach will only come when the world is totally good (= ‘impossible’) or totally bad, then you better get to work making the world as ‘bad’ as you can, as fast as you can.

And man, did they take that job seriously.

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So, the holy Baal Shem Tov shows up, and at the same time that he’s putting the power of chassidut in the world, there are all these other ‘secretly Sabbatean’ miracle workers, too, many of whom are also called ‘Baal Shem’[1].

But while the Baal Shem Tov is on the side of good, and acting totally in accordance with Hashem’s will, and trying to bring people closer to Hashem and true mitzvah observance, these evil, secretly Sabbatean ‘Baal Shems’ were using black kabbalah and black magic to achieve their miraculous outcomes and ‘healings’.

And most people in the Jewish community had no idea who was really ‘good’ and who was really evil.[2]

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Which brings me to the subject of today’s post, a man called Samuel Hayyim Falk (1710-1782), aka ‘the Baal Shem of London’.

Before I give over what I’ve found out about him – and I’ll try to do that as succinctly as possible, as I know all this is really a lot to take in and process – let me tell you HOW I found out about him.

I was researching Jacob Frank’s family tree[3], and trying to figure out where all his descendants disappeared off to.

It’s not as easy as you may think, because even though the Frank family (and many of their followers) notoriously converted to Islam, and then christianity, and also engaged in all sorts of illicit behavior including orgies and black magic rites, many of them still managed to ‘blend back in’ with the orthodox Jewish community.

Let that piece of information sink in, and try to understand what I’m really telling you.

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So, the first surprising thing I discover, as covered more in THIS post, is that Jacob Frank had two wives. The custom of the time was to marry at 13, so Frank was apparently already married, widowed and the father of six small girls before he became a notorious ‘Sabbatean prophet’ at the age of 25.

But Frank’s family were already Sabbateans, and these ‘secret Sabbateans’ were already marrying each other, as much as possible, and were often outwardly prominent members of the orthodox Jewish community.

So, Frank’s first wife is called ‘Chana Josefa Falk’ (b 1727) – and she has six daughters with Frank, before she dies in 1752.

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Me being me, I started researching who this woman was, and who her parents were – and that’s how I got to Samuel Jacob de Falk Tradiola Laniado, aka the Baal Shem of London.

Falk’s family were Spanish ‘new xtians’ who moved to Poland in the 16th century. While official researchers can’t seem to trace his ancestry back past his father, Raphael, I quickly found a reference to a ‘Solomon Laniado’ who was one of Shabtai Tzvi’s most enthusiastic, and prominent followers in Syria.

(Interestingly, the Syrian city of Aleppo had a long, unbroken chain of ‘Laniados’ as their chief Rabbis. There are interesting, and hitherto unexplained, links between Aleppo in Syria, and Frankist Jews in Ireland. That’s a post for another time.)

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So, Samuel Falk is living in Podhajce, Poland – known as a hotbed of Sabbateans – while his son-in-law Jacob Frank was born in Korolowka, just 40 kms up the road, also to a Sabbatean family.[5]

We’ll leave Frank alone for now – I will have a great deal to say about him another time – and come back to Falk, his father-in-law.

Falk is good friends with someone called Moses David of Podhajce[6], who is a notorious Sabbatean. These two hang out together doing ‘practical kabbalah’ – which we’ve already established is effectively black magic.

Falk then moves from Podhajce to Furth[7] in Germany – which was also known as a hotbed of secret Sabbateans – and from this point on, his reputation as a ‘Baal Shem’ starts to take off.

He shows up in Westphalia claiming to be able to heal the sick, find buried treasure, and to have the secret of how to turn metal into gold.

Falk is writing cabbalistic amulets for the people who flock to be healed by him, which also includes members of the non-Jewish landed gentry, like Count Rantzow.[8]

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Here’s what Rantzow wrote about him:

“[M]y father frequently received the renowned prince and High Priest [sic] of the Jews, by the name of Hayim Samuel Falk. My father told me that this prince [sic] considers himself to be a scion of the line of King David.”[9]

Falk then starts quoting the New Testament at Count Rantzow, and then Rantzow recounts some of the (black magic…) miracles he’s told about, by another of Falk’s gentrified friends, Baron von Donop:

“[Donop] saw [Falk] at prayer in Cassel, where his reputation is not called into question. At that time, he cured the daughter of the Court Jew. The girl fell ill almost every day due to some hidden malady, and he, by means of kabbalistic amulets, protected her from this mishap, without giving her any medicine.”

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Donop then goes on to tell Rantzow how Falk conjured up an ‘angel’ (aka demon…) when he brought him to his estate.

Then, he walked through his gardens, and said: “’I want to make you richer.’ He drew a circle and held in his hand a 30 ft long parchment scroll filled with letters. He prayed in Hebrew, and I immediately saw that a fire issued forth from the ground and rose to a height of 7 or 8 feet.”

Then, Donop continues that the ground had opened by an oak tree, where he could see an enormous quantity of gold by its roots.

Falk does other ‘black magic’ miracles for him, too, like making knives fly through the air, and performing ceremonies where ‘spirits’ suddenly fill empty parchments with writing.

Donop concludes:

“The greater my repugnance for this person, who is so renowned, the greater is my sense of trust in him.”[10]

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After spending a few years ‘finding gold’ for various members of the landed gentry (and it’s rumored, also the Jesuits) – Falk is charged with witchcraft and sorcery, and is forced to flee Europe before he’s burnt at the stake for being a wizard.

Where does he show up next?

London.

And in London, the Spanish and Portuguese community greet him with open arms, and he quickly gets chummy with expat German banking Jews (and secret Sabbatians….), including Aaron and George Goldschmid, contemporaries of Nathan Mayer Rothschild.

He also maintained close contact with the Chief Rabbi of England:

“Rabbi David Tavli (our Rabbi and Teacher David Tavli the son of Shlomo Zalman HaKohen Shiff).”

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In case you’re wondering, yes, of course these Shiffs are related to the Jacob Schiff who worked for the Rotschilds and became the head of the infamous Kuhn, Loeb Banking House in New York:

“The [Schiff] family has intermarried with the Adlers, Oppenheims, Wertheimers, Günzburgs, Geigers, Glogaus, Mannheims, and Hanaus, and one member married a cousin of Zunz…

Among the rabbinical authors included in the family are Meïr ben Jacob Schiff, known as Maharam Schiff (d. 1644); David Schiff, editor of the “Ẓemaḥ Dawid”; and Tebele Schiff, chief rabbi of the Great Synagogue, London (1765-92), and author of “Leshon Zahab.” The most distinguished recent member is Jacob Henry Schiff, banker and philanthropist, of New York.”[11]

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Rabbi Yaakov Emden warns the Jewish community at that time that Falk is a secret Sabbatean, and “master of the demon” – but most people just ignore him.[12]

He’s more subtle now about his black magic, having learned his lesson from Poland, but he still demonstrates black magic ‘miracles’ on a number of occasions to his Jewish and non-Jewish followers, again involving ‘practical kabbalah’.

Another secret Sabbatean, Zusman Shachnowitz, ‘friend’ of Falk and of Moshe David fro Poland wrote a letter that later came into the possession of Yaakov Emden where he describes Falk in London:

“[A]s some sort of sublime person. His room is illuminated with silver lamps on the walls and with a central eight-branched chandelier made of a solid piece of pure silver. Even though it only held enough oil to last for one day and night, it remained lit for three weeks. On one occasion, he closed himself off in his house in isolation for a period of six weeks, without food or drink. At the end of that period, ten men gathered to enter to him. They found him sitting on a royal throne, with a golden miter on his head, and around his neck a gold chain with a gold star upon which holy names were inscribed.”

Shachnowitz concludes:

“Indeed, this man is unique in his generation on account of his knowledge of holy mysteries. I cannot describe to you in detail all of the wonders that he performed. I consider it a great honor and mercy that this man found me worthy to be numbered among those who sit in his shadow and wisdom.”

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It was so easier to be fooled, to think that Falk’s black magic / ‘practical kabbalah’ miracles meant he was the holy-of-holies.

In reality, he was the archetype of evil in the Jewish community, and the total mirror image of true miracle workers on the side of holiness, like the Baal Shem Tov, z’tl.

In 1778, the CHIDA is in Paris trying to raise money for the Jewish community back in Israel. In the book that he wrote about his travels, the CHIDA describes how he met the non-Jewish nobleman Da Suma and the noblewoman Da Krona, who tell him how Falk has been teaching them ‘practical kabbalah’, i.e. black magic.

The CHIDA is not impressed.

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And Falk has many other connections with European nobility too, including:

Baron Theodore Da Neuhauf, (1694-1756) the King of Corsica

Prince Adam Czartoryski (1734-1823), the ruler of Podolia

A “servant of the king of France (Louis XVI)”, called Emmanuel

The Duke of Orleans (1747-1793), and the Baron Da Charter, who later is crowned as King Louis Phillippe of France after Napoleon is deposed.

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But that’s not all.

Falk was also up to his eyeballs in all the ‘secret societies’ that had been starting to coalesce all over Europe during this time, many of which were heavily steeped in occultism and black magic practices.

With his knowledge of ‘practical kabbalah’, Falk quickly became a highly desired tutor in these dark arts.

For example, people like Emmanuel Swedenbourg and the Count Cagliostro[13] come to visit him for some guidance on how to start practicing Falk’s particular brand of fallen ‘practical kabbalah’:

Cagliostro himself stated… that he had been born of Christians of noble birth but abandoned as an orphan upon the island of Malta. He claimed to have travelled as a child to Medina, Mecca, and Cairo and upon return to Malta to have been admitted to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, with whom he studied alchemy, the Kabbalah, and magic.”

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It’s no coincidence that around this same time, his son-in-law Jacob Frank – who has now been formally acclaimed as the continuation of Shabtai Tzvi in his generation, by most of the Sabbateans – is also up to his neck in beginning a number of secret societies too, including the Order of the Asiatic Brethren, begun in Brunn, where Frank’s cousin (and fellow Sabbatean) Schnondl Dobrushka lived:

‘Jacob Frank and his court remained in Brünn for almost fourteen year until the spring of 1786. As we shall see these were the formative and most essential years during the short life-span of the Asiatic Brethren. During this time Frank developed strong connections into the Masonic communities of Vienna as well as into Germany…

Freemasons and secret societies during this period most of all were interested in re-discovering the ancient wisdom and purported truth hidden in the Jewish mystery tradition.”[14]

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There’s so much more to say, but let’s end with this.

My husband wanted to know what is the value in me sharing this information more widely?

The laws of lashon hara still apply, even to evil, dead people, so what is the toelet, the positive reason for sharing this information about this demon-worshipping ‘bad’ Baal Shem Tov?

I told him that when I started looking up more information about Samuel Chaim Falk, I quickly discovered that 99.9% of the Jewish world has no idea that he was a black magic sorcerer and father-in-law to the notorious Jacob Frank.

Most people still believe he was a holy man – a British counterpart to the Baal Shem Tov haKadosh of Medzhibozh.

Not only that, there is apparently a large crowd of chassidim in the UK that make the pilgrimage to Falk’s tomb in London on Tisha B’Av, to go and pray at the site of the ‘tzaddik’.

When I read that, I shivered.

It literally makes me nauseous to think of sincere religious Jews connecting to this guy, on any level, spiritually.

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So, that’s at least one of the toelet reasons for unmasking this evil Baal Shem Tov.

But there are many, many more.

This guy’s direct descendents (via his daughter Chana Josefa, married to Jacob Frank) literally intermarried all over the orthodox Jewish community. Some of his descendants (and their Sabbatean followers) ‘came out’ as Frankists, and outwardly converted to Catholicism, but many of them didn’t.

Many of them continued to be secret Sabbateans, secret Frankists, secretly ‘anti-Torah’ Jews on the inside, whilst flourishing some very impressive yichus credentials as rabbis and leaders of their Jewish communities all over the world.

And their descendants (and followers…) can still be found in very prominent positions in every strata of Jewish life, orthodox and otherwise, in Israel and in the diaspora, today.

That’s why there has been such a massive cover-up, in so many areas, and why Falk is still being touted as a ‘holy man’.

Because when all the truth about his descendants comes out, it will rock the Jewish world to its foundations – but also clear the way for geula and the true Moshiach.

TBC

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FOOTNOTES:

[1] Baal Shem literally means ‘master of the name’ – a reference to using Divine names to manipulate nature and do ‘miracles’.

[2] The perceptive reader will notice that I’m opening a massive can of worms here.

[3] The perceptive reader will understand that I’m opening yet another massive can of worms, here.

[4] While this is the date given for her on geni, there is so much deliberate disinformation occurring around Frank’s family tree that I’m not entirely convinced it’s correct.

[5] I am currently in the process of trying to uncover Frank’s real relatives, as part of the process of unpicking who was a secret Sabbatean, and who wasn’t.

[6] Read this, for a detailed account of Moses David’s Sabbatean actions and reputation for being a ‘Baal Shem’ in Poland and Germany: https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Podhajce/pod056.html

[7] There was a famous publishing house of Jewish literature established in Furth at this time, and many of the rabbis with secret Sabbatean ties published their works in Furth.

[8] Count Rantzow’s family later intermarried with the crypto-Jewish ‘Jacobs’ family. I’m almost certain this ‘Jacobs’ family were disguised descendants of Jacob Frank (and via his first wife, Falk himself.)

[9] So many of the ‘dodgy’ Jewish (and also non-Jewish…) characters in this saga take great pains to emphasis their connection to King David.

[10] See Rabbi, Mystic or Impostor, by Michal Oron.

[11] http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/13266-schiff

[12] Rabbi Yaakov Emden famously – and with hindsight rightly – accused Jonathan Eybeshutz of being a secret Sabbatean. I’ve discovered a lot more information about Eybeshutz and his Sabbatean connections. For example, Jacob Frank’s cousin Schondl Dobrushka was closely aligned with Wolf Eybeshutz, son of Jonathan, and self-proclaimed ‘Sabbatean prophet’.

[13]https://www.academia.edu/38231338/Staples_Scan_2_pdf_Yeats_and_the_Unknown_Superiors_Swedenborg_Falk_and_Cagliostro

[14] https://theomagica.com/on-the-occult-order-of-the-asiatic-brethren-2

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