Tag Archive for: Sabbateans

The more bits of this we unravel, the more interesting things I’m learning.

Before we continue, I just want to talk a bit about King David.

As we all remember, King David’s yichus was awful. In fact, until the Prophet Shmuel actually annointed him King over Israel, there had been an argument raging for decades over whether David’s ancestor, Boaz, had even been permitted to marry a Moabite convert.

Because the Torah explicitly forbade converts from Moab and Ammon. 

It was only when the Prophet Shmuel showed up and finally clarified the halacha that the Torah’s prohibition was against male converts from Moab and Ammon, but that female converts were permitted, that the controversy finally died down.

And you remember, that Moab and Ammon came about as a result of an incestuous union between Lot and his two daughters…

And also, that Boaz came about as a result of the whole ‘affair’ between Tamar and Yehudah.

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Why am I stressing this?

Because as the whole ‘yichus = automatically holy’ argument unravels more and more, we still need to remember that the very biggest souls like King David were sunk deep, deep in the hardest klipot.

Even if a person was born a mamzer, or descended from mamzers, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they themselves are ‘unholy’. It could even mean the opposite – that Hashem through those souls dafka into the deepest klipot, because they were the biggest souls, and had the hardest job of rectifying the evil in the world.

Let’s remember that, going forward, because it’s a person’s individual actions that really count, and not their ‘yichus’.

And as I’ve mentioned before, some of our biggest spiritual lights, including the Baal Shem Tov and Rabbenu himself are also connected to the family trees being discussed here.

(I’m still trying to figure it out, but it’s seeming more and more likely that the Arizal is also in the mix here, too….)

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These are the ‘souls of King David’, sunk deep in the klipot, so they can finally rectify the evil side and bring all the holy sparks there back to God.

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So now, let’s take a closer look at the Maharal of Prague, and the ‘fake genealogy’ that was manufactured for him 300 years ago, by a known Sabbatean.

While I was tootling around on Geni trying to figure out more about the REMA’s family tree for THIS post, I came across the following remarkable document by two East European academics, Alexandr Putík and Daniel Polakovič, called:

Judah Loew ben Bezalel, Called Maharal– A Study on His Genealogy and Biography

I am finding so much more real, factual information coming out of Eastern Europe – where these ‘histories’ actually took place – than in the West, where we have basically been raised on a bunch of fables and deliberately misleading bubbe meises.

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These researchers begin with the ‘official history’ of the Maharal of Prague, that was written by one ‘Meir Kuskes Perels’, two hundreds years after the Maharal was alive.

Here’s how that begins:

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The researchers ask a couple of very pointed questions:

  1. Why would someone who is not even descended from the Maharal of Prague be the one who is writing his official history and biography?
  2. Why would Meir Perels clearly and obviously lie and distort the truth in many different ways, in his account of the Maharal’s life and family relations?

While they do a very thorough job of bringing together a bunch of contemporary documents and sources in their pursuit of the answer, ultimately, they remain baffled.

I’m not claiming that I can answer the above questions, but my starting point is that ‘Meir Kuskes Perels’ was a known Sabbatean, with close ties to another famous Sabbatean, Judah HaChassid.

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Judah HaChassid collected a few hundred Sabbateans from across Europe in 1700, and brought them to Eretz Yisrael to await the ‘second coming’ of Shabtai Tzvi / SHACH.

He died very shortly after making aliya, his community of Sabbateans fell into disarray, Shabtai Tzvi / SHACH didn’t ‘rise again’ to rescue them all – and so, the whole ‘Sabbatean’ aspect of that wave of aliya was carefully and systematically hushed up.

The descendants of Judah HaChassid’s Sabbateans formed the backbone of what came to be known as the ‘Old Yishuv’ in the Holy Land.

And don’t forget, that many of the Sephardi families in Eretz Yisrael were also ‘original Sabbateans’, including the Najara family of Gaza, to give one example.

Nathan Ashkenazi of Gaza, Shabtai Tzvi / SHACH’s main ‘prophet’ studied in yeshiva in Jerusalem, and his father was the main ‘shaliach’ to raise funds for the Jews in Israel from Morocco; and of course, the SHACH’s extended family had deep ties all over the Sephardi world, too.

But I digress.

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The point is, that this guy who is writing the MAHARAL’s ‘official’ biography and genealogy is a Sabbatean with some sort of vested interest in distorting the facts, 200 years after the events described.

The following snippet comes from his biography on Geni HERE:

Moses Meïr Perles: Rabbinical author; born at Prague 1666; died there March 30, 1739. In the beginning of the eighteenth century he lived at Vienna in the house of Samson Wertheimer, for whom he acted as private secretary and almoner and by whom he was supported even after he had returned to Prague.

We didn’t get to the Wertheimers and the Oppenheimers yet, in this whole saga. But we will, BH.

In the meantime, the researchers Putík and Polakovič turn up a mound of evidence to show that Perles had the education, intellect, access to information and ability to put together a detailed, accurate genealogy of the MAHARAL – but didn’t do that.

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Here’s a pertinent screenshot, that sums up the problem:

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Long story short, there are a few things these researchers identify about the MAHARAL of Prague, that I didn’t know before.

  • The Maharal was married twice – and Meir Perles’ main aim seems to be to ‘remove’ this first wife of the MAHARAL out of the picture, plus remove the MAHARAL’s grandson, Shmuel.
  • The Maharal and his brother Sinai were widely rumoured to have been ‘illegitimate’ in some way – and these rumours about him, and other leading rabbonim of that time was something that the Maharal himself tried to clamp down on.

Screenshot:

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  • The Maharal got into a conflict with the wealthy leaders of the kahal, or Jewish community in Prague, particularly over their self-enrichment from acting as the tax farmers over the Jewish population. Later on, he was also arrested (!) and actually spent some time in prison.

Screenshot:

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  • These ‘Kahal’ leaders initially prevented him from becoming the Chief Rabbi of Prague, as a result of the dispute, so the MAHARAL went to Posen for a while, before returning.

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  • There was some sort of ‘scandal’ involving the kabbalistic approach of Israel Sarug and the MAHARAL’s son, Bezalal.

Israel Sarug is the guy who basically ‘stole’ the Arizal’s teachings, and formed his own distorted school of ‘practical kabbalah’ that flowered into many of the Sabbateans I keep writing about here.

Screenshot:

Let’s see if we can try to unpick a bit more, what’s really going on.

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First, let’s clear up some basic MAHARAL genealogy, set down by these researchers.

The MAHARAL was born in 1512, the youngest of 4 brothers, to his father, Bezalel.

These brothers were called:

  • R’ Hayyim of Friedburg
  • R’ Sinai
  • R’ Samson
  • R’ Lewa – Judah Loew, the Maharal.

This is undisputed, as David Gans wrote their history down in his book Tzemah David.

Screenshot:

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Hayyim of Friedburg also connects us directly to the REMA, and to his Karaite father-in-law, R Shalom Shakhna:

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According to Gans, Bezalel’s brother was ‘Rabbi Jacob of Worms’.

According to the Sabbatean Perels, Bezalel also had another brother called ‘HELMAN’, and Helman and Jacob came to Poland specifically to study with R’ SHLOMO LURIA, the MAHARSHAL.

Screenshot:

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Here’s ‘TZVI LOEB HELMAN‘ on My Heritage:

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See, that he’s married to an ‘unknown’ Treves?

Well, we figured out who that was in THIS post on ‘Forbidden Relationships’:

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As well as the Maharsha, R’ Shmuel EIDELES, this also connects the MAHARAL’s uncle, R’ Tzvi HELMAN, with R’ Shlomo Luria, the MAHARSHAL.

(No wonder the MAHARSHAL was trying to shut everyone up, when they were discussing the apparent ‘illegitimacy’ of the MAHARAL…)

Screenshot:

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And Meir Perles said above, that ‘Helman’ and ‘Jacob of Worms’ came to Poland to study with the MAHARSHAL – he just forgot to mention they were close family.

But the modern researchers say, while ‘Helman’ ‘and ‘Jacob of Worms’ WERE brothers, it’s impossible that Bezalel the father of the MAHARAL was also their brother.

Instead, they say that ‘Jacob of Worms’ (and Helman) were the MAHARAL’s maternal uncles – and that his mum was the daughter of ‘Chaim and Vogele Issenheim’.

Let’s park that side of things for now, and focus in on some other questions.

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Question 1: Who was MAHARAL’s first wife?

A: The MAHARAL’s first wife was one ‘Sarah Chayot’, the daughter of R’ ABRAHAM CHAJES / CHAYOT, and the sister of the guy who beat the MAHARAL to become Chief Rabbi of Prague, R’ Yitzhak Chayot (1538-1615).

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Abraham Chajes / Chayot was born in Portugal, and so we surmise that he was a ‘converso’ who returned to the Jewish faith, when he landed up in Prague.

His parents are: PINCHAS CHAYES, who marries the daughter of R’ MOSHE EPHRAIM SCHORR (1510-1571) and HANNAH TREVES (1490-1571).

So, now we have a big question, how an outwardly Christian ‘converso’ living in Portugal – under the Inquisition – somehow manages to marry the daughter of people who are meant to be ‘big Jewish rabbis’ in France and Moravia.

Whilst still living in Portugal as an outward ‘Christian’….

Hannah Treves is the sister of ‘Eliezer Treves’, married to Jutta, whose family tree we covered extensively in Forbidden Relationshipswhere we see all those aunts marrying their nephews, in total contradiction to the Torah’s laws.

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You see?

There is a lot of very dodgy things going on here, and ‘Jewish-Christians’ are to be found all over the place, with our major rabbinic families.

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Question 2: why did the Sabbateans want ‘Sarah Chayot’ out of the picture?

It’s still not so obvious, so I started looking for a direct link to the SHACH / Shabtai Tzvi, himself.

Here’s another screenshot for the descendants of ‘R Yitzhak Chayot, ABD Prague’ – brother of Sarah Chayot, brother-in-law of the MAHARAL, and Chief Rabbi of Prague:

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You see he married one Mindel Sax – (who could well be a descendent of the SHRENTZEL / Sachs / Sax family of ‘Jewish-Christians’.)

What we can see from this screenshot, is that Yitzhak Chayes g-grandson, R’ Menachem Manesh Chayot married his aunt.

(We covered this in the Forbidden Relationships post…) and then, apparently married the SHACH / Shabtai Tzvi’s daughter, ‘Esther Tzaddika’.

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But is that enough of a reason, for the Sabbatean Meir Perels to go and scrub the MAHARSHAL’s first wife out of the history books?

Given that they were apparently all doing dodgy things like this, in that family tree, it just doesn’t sound we really figured this out yet.

But I’ll leave this here for now.

There are other fish to fry. And when God is ready, I’m sure He’ll send more clues about what was really going on way back when, in Prague.

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UPDATE:

These screenshots are the official response of the MAHARSHAL, referred to above, from his book Shealot u’Teshuvot.

Responsa 12 talks about the MAHARAL, and quotes Kiddushin 71a extensively.

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Here is that specific section about the MAHARAL blown up:

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Kiddushin 71 a and b (quoted in part by the MAHARSHAL above) are very interesting.

Long story short, it says that mamzerut was a huge problem in the Jewish community even 2,000 years ago – and that there were very powerful families with very dodgy genealogy in Eretz Yisrael, that it was literally ‘dangerous’ to investigate properly, because they would kill anyone who revealed their illegitimacy…

There is nothing new under the sun.

And Moshiach is really the only one that can fix this problem – and the Gemara says that he will fix the problem, by declaring all mamzers to be ‘pure’.

May it happen soon.

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It’s time to dive back into the murky depths of real Jewish history.

Before we begin, let me explain how I got to the information I’m going to share with you in this post.

After I put up the posts about the Megelah Amukot’s suspected ‘xtian-Jewish’ tendencies, and the post about the SHACH being an increasingly likely candidate for the alter ego of the false messiah Shabtai Tzvi, I decided I had to look a bit further back along the family trees, to figure out what was really going on.

I bought myself some more massive sheets of cartridge paper…. some more pens….and I got to work trying to figure out who are these people’s ancestors?

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Very quickly, I understood that the job was going to be easier than I’d first imagined, because THEY ALL JUST MARRIED THEMSELVES.

Over and over again, down at least the last 1,000 years and probably well before that, too.

So, as I drew up the family trees, I kept coming back to the same names, the same people as the ‘progenitors’ of so many of our famous rabbis and leaders. We’ll talk about specifics a little later on.

Then, I started to notice a few more things, like nearly all these ‘progenitors’ seemed to have strange links to ‘Jewish Christians’ – they either converted to xtianity themselves, or married xtians, or had parents who notably converted out. And then sometimes converted back in to Judaism. And then just as often converted ‘out’ again….

And many of these ‘Jewish Christians’ also overlapped with the old Jewish banking families and court Jews.

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We’ll get to some names and details shortly, but I first want you to grasp the simple idea that ‘Jewish Christians’ and Court Jews, and rich Jewish bankers, and NEARLY ALL OUR MOST FAMOUS RABBIS – they all issue from exactly the same families.

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At the same time, I also noticed another weird, disturbing trend in these ‘progenitor’ families.

According to halacha, it’s permitted for a niece to marry her uncle, and that happened a ton in these families.

But, even before ‘Shabtai Tzvi / SHACH’ showed up and started actively promoting inverse morality amongst his followers, I came across examples of:

Aunts marrying their nephews in these families down the generations – which is an halachically forbidden relationship.

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Snippet from HERE:

The prohibition for a man to marry his aunt (and hence a woman to marry her nephew) is De’oraita (Vayikra 18;12-14 has all variations of aunt) while there is no verse in the Torah prohibiting a niece.

Why were they doing that?

I don’t have an answer. Yet. It could be, this was a ‘Karaite / Sadducee’ habit of thumbing their nose at the Torah’s rules. Or, it could be something else.

But one thing I can tell you for sure: It was happening a lot in these families.

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So now, let’s dive in with some details.

Let’s begin with the illustrious ‘Treves’ family, whose descendants include people like the Maharsha, Shmuel Eideles; the REMA Moses Isserles, the TAZ, David Halevi Segal, the Megaleh Amukot, Natan Nata Shapiro – and of course, the SHACH and his wife, Yenta.

The story begins when I started trying to track down the ancestors of the ‘Megaleh Amukot’, Natan Nata Shapiro, to see if there was anything in his background that could suggest why he might have developed ‘Jewish Christian’ tendencies.

At that stage, I went back to the ‘first Shapira of Speyer’, someone called R’ Samuel Zalman Shapira of Speyer.

(The surname Shapiro / Shapira / Spiro / Spira derives from the town of “Speyer”.)

I sat down to do his basic family tree.

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Very quickly on one piece of cartridge paper, I had a veritable ‘who’s who’ of the Jewish world.

There was Josel of Rosheim – ‘King of the Jews’, court banker and person suspected of ritual murders.

There was the ‘De Bonne’ family, AKA Stadthagens, AKA known-Sabbatean-Frankists-with-Jewish-Christian connections, GOLDSCHMIDTS.

There was Shabtai Tzvi / SHACH and his wife Yenta, the great, great granddaughter of the REMA.

And of course, the Megaleh Amukot and his problematic, incest-and-pedophilia-promoting descendant Jonathan Eybshutz.

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And if that wasn’t enough, I also tripped over the first ‘Bacharach’ who started calling himself ‘Rothschild’.

He was Isaac Rothschild, who married one Keile Oppenheim.

His father, ‘Elchanan Bacharach z. Roten Schild’ was a first cousin of none other than the SHACH / Shabtai Tzvi.

(The Shach’s father, Meir HaCohen Katz Ashkenazi, had a sister Esther, who married ‘Isaac Elchanan Bacharach’. Esther and Isaac’s son is ‘Elchanan Bacharach z. Roten Schild, progenitor of the the known Sabbatean-Frankist Rothschilds.)

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A long time ago, I was looking up stuff about ‘Shabtai Tzvi’ and the Rothschilds on Clifford Shack’s site HERE.

He had a picture gallery where he was saying that so many of the early Rothschilds seemed to bear a striking resemblance to false messiah Shabtai Tzvi.

Here’s a couple of screenshots:

Once you understand that Shabtai Tzvi = SHACH, and that the SHACH was the first cousin of Elchanan Bacharach Roten Schild, a lot more of those pieces start to fall into place.

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So anyway, that first family tree really showed me that nearly all these people are mamash close family.

But I was still fishing for some more explicit ‘Jewish-Christian’, or ‘Jewish-Templars’, or ‘Jewish-Cathars’ link ups.

So I decided to go back even further.

R’ Samuel Zalman Shapira of Speyer was married to someone called Julia Minna Vergentlin TREVES.

So, I started doing the TREVES family tree – and that’s when I realised just how incestuous all this really is.

So many people are related to one couple in particular, called ‘ELIEZER and JUTTA TREVES’.

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Here’s a photo of that particular bit of the family tree:

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I know you can’t see much, but I want you to understand that the ‘findings’ I type up her are based on the information these trees help me put together.

First, let’s cover off some of the ‘aunts marrying nephews’ stuff – the obviously forbidden relationships, according to the Torah.

In this tree alone, we see that:

  • Aharon Luria (‘the first Luria’) marries his aunt, Miriam Spira.

His grand-daughter is Dreizel Miriam Zeisel Luria – the REMA‘s maternal grandmother – who marries one Eliezer Lipman SHRENTZELS.

(We’ll get to the Jewish-Christian Shrentzels in a minute.)

Aharon Luria’s great-grandson is none other than R’ Shlomo Luria, the MAHARSHAL.

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When there were ‘rumours’ that so many of the leading rabbis of the middle ages were actually products of illegitimate relationships – including the Maharal of Prague and his brother! – the MAHARSHAL put out a statement saying that people should stop spreading these ‘nadler’ calmunies.

Screenshot from HERE:

As usual, we are seeing with hindsight that there was way more to the illegitimacy / nadler ‘rumours’ than official history is letting on.

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Further back in the tree, we find this:

  • R’ Moshe Gershon Altshuler (Ebereles) married his aunt, Chana TREVES.

R’ Moshe Gershon  Altshuler (Ebereles)’s great-grandson is that same Eliezer Lipmann SHRENTZEL we saw above, the grandfather of the REMA.

Now, the REMA has ‘illegitimacy’ streaming down two sides of his family tree.

And the same ‘aunt-nephew’ pattern also continued going forward, in the REMA’s extended family.

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You remember from HERE, we figured out that that REMA’s second wife Golda actually came from the ‘Karaite’ family of R’ Shalom Shachna (HaKohen) Kahana (Kohen Tzedek) of Lublin.

Golda’s brother, R’ Israel Shachna (aka R’ Israel Charif from Lublin) had a daughter, Rivka, who married one ‘Naftali Tzvi Hirsch Shor, ABD Brisk and Lublin’.

His daughter, Reisel Schor, marries her nephew, Israel Meisels.

Israel Meisels is the son of Reisel’s brother, Avraham Chaim Shor.

Israel Meisels’ brother is Simcha Bunim Meisels, the ABD of Krakow, who marries…. Dreizel, the daughter of the REMA.

It’s a small world.

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Ok, now let’s a take closer look at some of the ‘Christian-Jewish’ stuff going on in the REMA’s family tree.

So very many of the ‘leading lights’ in the Ashkenazi Rabbinic world apparently descend from the SHRENTZEL family, that we’ve mentioned above.

Where did this ‘SHRENTZEL’ family come from?

That was the question.

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Let me introduce you to:

Emerich Szerencsés (also known as Fortunatus; died August 1526) was deputy treasurer of the Kingdom of Hungary and a Jewish convert to Christianity.

Here’s a bit more from the Hungarian Cyclowiki page HERE:

Here’s another brief snippet, from Wikipedia (which is written like hagiography):

He was baptised by Ladislaus Szalkai, Archbishop of Grau, and took the baptismal name Emerich after his sponsor Emerich Perényi, Palatine of Hungary. His wife and his sons Abraham and Ephraim remained practising Jews.

After his conversion he was appointed deputy treasurer, using his position to send coded letters warning Hungarian Jews on imminent persecution, to secure the revocation of the expulsion of the Jews from Prague and to save a Jewish man and woman who had been condemned to death by fire.

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That’s all the ‘good news’.

In reality, ‘Emerich Szerencses’ (Solomon Gluck SHRENTZEL’) was caught embezzling huge amounts of money, and his actions subsequently led to the Jewish Ghetto in Ofen being sacked by furious Hungarians.

This comes from the Jewish Encyclopaedia, HERE:

The nobility of the realm, headed by Stephan Verböczi, accused Szerencsés of being the cause of the financial embarrassment of the country; and some of the members of the Diet of 1525 even demanded that he be burned at the stake.

Szerencsés, indeed, had been grossly negligent in his official duties, and, in common with many of the most respected noblemen of the time, had made free use of the state’s money.

He was therefore imprisoned by King Louis II., whose favorite he had been, but was released shortly afterward. On the adjournment of the Diet servants of the nobles, reenforced by the rabble, attacked and plundered his home, and he escaped the rage of the populace only by flight.

At the same time the mob stormed the ghetto, and seized all the valuables belonging to the Jews.

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Back on Cyclowiki, we’re told that he deliberately debased the coins in Hungary by 50%, and was actually burnt at the stake for his crimes.

(Is this a good time to remind us all that the Karaite-Khazars were also in charge of the royal mints, wherever they seemed to go?)

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What happened to the Jewish-Christian ‘SHRENTZEL’ family?

His descendants adopted the name of Sachs.

Of course, we don’t know if that also included his two non-Jewish sons from his Christian girlfriend. (You’ll recall that most Karaites hold that Jewish descent is decided patrilineally, via the man…)

But before that happened, they also intermarried with a whole bunch of other dodgy Court Jews whose family members had ‘become Christian’ so they could carry on whispering in the ear of royalty, including the descendants of:

R’ Akiva HaKohen Katz  of Uban – (AKA John Ernuszt) – ancestor of Shabtai Tzvi / SHACH, amongst many other ‘big rabbis’.

R’ Moshe Fiszel (also accused of extortion in collecting tax from the Jewish community in 1499). Remember, one of his sons converted out and became ‘Stefan Fiszel Powidzk H. Korab‘, while another son Ephraim / Franczek Fiszel, had a son Moshe, who was burnt at the stake over accusations of ritual murder.

Ephraim / Franczek Fiszel was apparently married to Valentina LURIA – daughter of the MAHARSHAL, Shlomo Luria, who wrote that whole thing telling everyone to stop ‘spreading lies’ about the rabbis’ impeccable yichus.

It’s a small world.

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A few more ‘forbidden relationships’, in this post, and then we’ll wrap it up for now.

I don’t want your brains to explode!

Back on that ‘ELIEZER and JUTTA TREVES’ family tree, we see this:

  • Daughter CHAVA TREVES marries YITZHAK SCHRENTZEL – and their descendants include the REMA, a bunch of ‘Ephraim Fischels’, a bunch of SHORs, and Yenta, wife of Shabtai Tzvi / SHACH. And CHAIM of VOLOZHIN.

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  • Daughter CHANA YONA marries R’ ZVI HELMAN – and their grandson is the MAHARSHA, R Shmuel Eliezer HaLevi Eideles. In turn, the MAHARSHA‘s grandson is the MEGALEH AMUKOT, Natan Nata Shapiro, and his great-grandson is JONATHAN EYBSHUTZ.

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  • Un-named daughter marries R’ SHLOMO ZALMAN HALEVI (STEINBERGER), and their grandson is the TAZ, David Halevi Segal. The TAZ’s grandchildren include R’ ELIEZER LIPPMAN HEILPRIN, who marries MARGOLA SHOR – the probable mother of false messiah JACOB FRANK. And R’ Eliezer’s brother, ‘R’ JOEL HEILPRIN BAAL SHEM OF ZAMOSCH‘ – aka, Avraham Shmuel Chaim Falk, the ‘bad Baal Shem’ of London, Jacob Frank’s father-in-law, and founder of the satanic ‘Order of the Golden Dawn.’ (More TAZ descendants include the wife of the Alter Rebbe of Chabad….)

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  • Son R’ NAFTALI HIRSCH TREVES has two daughters. One marries R’ SHMUEL ISH-ZVI ASHKENAZI BAK, and they have a son, R’ CHAIM ISH ZVI (of Kremenitz) – who again marries his aunt, Naftali Hirsh’s other daughter. Their son is SHMUEL SHMELKE ZAK, whose son Aharon marries the SHACH’s daughter, Tova. Their descendants include CHAIM of VOLOZHIN.

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  • Meanwhile, another son of R’ SHMUEL ISH-ZVI ASHKENAZI BAK is R’ YAAKOV KOPPEL ASHKENAZI, who marries SAREL MEISELS – the REMA’s grand-daughter, via Simcha Bunim Meisels, mentioned above. (Simcha’s brother Israel Meisels marries his aunt, Reisel Shor….)

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What can we learn from this?

A lot.

Not least, that those families who became ‘notable Sabbateans’, and then later on, devolved even further down into ‘notable Frankists’, appear to descend from a bunch of ‘Jewish-Christians’ with the anti-Torah (possibly Sadducee/Karaite) habit of marrying nephews to aunts.

And their descendants are still controlling nearly all the bits of the the secular and religious Jewish world today.

And personally, I don’t think that’s a CO-IN-CID-ENCE.

TBC

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UPDATE:

I went back to check more of the SHACH / Shabtai Tzvi’s descendants, as I remembered seeing some ‘nephews marrying aunts’ stuff there, too.

Bingo!

THIS is a screenshot for a discussion around Menachem Meinish Chayot / Chajes of Vilna, who apparently also married his own aunt.

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His great grandson and namesake married the SHACH’s daughter, ‘Esther HaTzaddika’.

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Apparently, so many of our ‘biggest rabbis’ didn’t care a hoot, that they were marrying into families of mamzers.

This is mind-boggling.

And it suggests that the thesis that the Jewish Community got ‘hijacked’ by fake Jews (Sadducee-Karaite-Christian-Ekesaite-Khazars???) long before Shabtai Tzvi / SHACH came along is increasingly looking like a credible idea.

TBC

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Here are more of the ‘Real Jewish History’ posts, to give you more background:

One of my friends sent me a link to ‘Unorthoboxed’ latest ‘letter from the editor’.

It’s referring to stuff discussed on this blog, HERE, about how all the ‘trans’ stuff is being stealthily shoved down the throat of the orthodox community by people and publications who are anything but.

You will be shocked – shocked!!! – to discover that the editor of ‘Unorthoboxed’ feels she has done absolutely nothing wrong, foisting all this semi-pornographic trans propaganda on her readers, and trying to make it seem like this is all just about a simple difference of opinion.

We are back down that rabbit hole of ‘Da’at Torah’, or ‘Da’at Me’.

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So anyway, my friend sent me a link to the latest self-righteous rant from the Unorthoboxed editor, that you can read HERE, if you have nothing better to do with your time, like having a root canal or cleaning a toilet.

And also told me how hypocritical she is finding this whole ‘we silence no dissenting voice’ cack on the Unorthoboxed website, because for sure they have recieved a bunch of letters complaining about all this anti-Torah ‘trans agenda’ pushing – and they haven’t printed a single one of them.

Talk about being in an echo chamber.

My friend is currently debating sending a ‘letter to the editor’ herself, just to see if they will actually print it.

Personally, I’m not holding my breath.

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But in the meantime, I decided to go and check out their letters to the editor page, HERE.

Apparently, they only have one letter.

And it’s from a woman named Hannah Katsman, who writes the ‘A Mother In Israel’ blog. Hannah Katsman is another one of those ‘Ortho Fems’ so beloved by the anti-Torah groups trying to ‘shatter orthodoxy’ from within.

Back in February 2019, Katsman decided she was going to liberate women by suing Ikea, for putting out a culturally-sensitive catalogue appropriate for strictly ultra-orthodox households.

Screenshot:

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On my old blog, I wrote a whole post about how Katsman was just being used as the ‘Modern Orthodox’ fig-leaf for the legal suit, which was really being sponsored and paid for by something called the Israel Religious Action Center.

Here’s a screenshot from their About page:

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Here’s what it says about IRAC on Wikipedia:

The Israel Religious Action Center ….was established in 1987 as the public and legal advocacy arm of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism. It is located in Jerusalem, Israel.

IRAC aims to defend equality, social justice, and religious pluralism within Israel, through the Israeli legal system, lobbying and publications….Recent campaigns include an effort to ban gender segregation on Israeli public buses, a successful public campaign for the abolition of income guarantees to kollel students, and a lobbying campaign in defense of human rights organizations operating in Israel. 

Anat Hoffman, currently the executive director of IRAC, is also the director and a founding member of Neshot HaKotel, also known as “Women of the Wall”…

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Does that change the picture, any, now you know that Ikea was actually being sued by the same intolerant, vindictive orthodox Judaism-hating ‘Reform people’ who are behind the Women of the Wall?

Who can apparently tolerate everything and everyone… except Torah-observant Jews and kollel students.

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So anyway, when I saw Hannah Katsman’s ‘Letter to the Editor’ on the Unorthoboxed website…

I was shocked!!! Shocked!!! That a Reform-funded ‘modern orthodox’ blogger with tight links to Progressive Judaism and the Women of the Wall was the one letter being published in the open-minded, all-inclusive-as-long-as-you-agree-with-me pages of Unorthoboxed…. funded by who, exactly?

I think we are starting to figure that out.

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Me being me, I headed over to Katsman’s website to see if she’d written anything lately about pedophile and child-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s links to a bunch of big names in the Reform movement….

Or anything at all, about that subject.

You’ll be shocked – shocked!!! – to learn that no, predatory pedophiles and wealthy child traffickers at the higher echelons of the ‘pluralistic’ Jewish community didn’t get any airtime at all.

In fact, the blog has slowed down the last two years, and there was just one post on it from the last 24 months, namely this one:

Update about Amanda and Michael Elk/Elkohen/Tzadok

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In case you forgot, Amanda and Michael Elk were xtian missionaries living in French Hill, who faked being orthodox Jews – and even faked being ‘Kohens!’ – and wreaked havoc amongst the Jewish community.

They were busted when Amanda Elk died of cancer, and her kids were caught ‘missionising’ about Yoshki to classmates in her local Beis Yaakov school.

It turns out, missionary Jew-for-Jesus Amanda Elk and Hannah Katsman were apparently good friends.

It’s a small world…

But even more strange than that, is one of the comments that appeared underneath that article, which I am screenshotting here, as these things have a way of ‘disappearing’ once you start actually paying attention to them.

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So unlike Hannah Katsman, I’m really not convinced that ‘there is no hint of any connection’ between these pretend-Jewish xtian missionaries, and the pedophile scandal within the Jewish community.

And like the commentator above, I also find it very interesting that Michael Elk, the secret xtian missionary, appears to have been at the forefront of trying to get everyone to shut up about the terrible abuse of 200 children by pedophiles in Nachlaot, 10 years ago.

It’s also news to me that:

“Zalman Cohen, the only pervert who is in jail, was also involved in missionary work.”

Say what?!?!

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And I didn’t know who that ‘Sarah Vorst’ being referred to even was, so I had to look her up.

This screenshot comes from the Tablet Magazine, HERE, from 2012:

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Is this a good time to remind us all of that story about the 108 kids who were secretly taken out of their Jerusalem kindergartens in the middle of the day?

I wrote the details HERE, but the low-down is that these kids said they were being taken to tunnels under churches by people who were not Jewish, and then drugged and horribly abused, while being filmed.

If that wasn’t bad enough, these kids also said they were forcibly ‘baptised’ in pools of water, forced to eat traif, and had to participate in strange rituals that appeared to be mocking Jewish customs like the shulchan Shabbat.

And the Jerusalem police covered all this up, and did absolutely nothing!!!!

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So, we have pedophiles connected to tunnels under churches, ‘baptisms’, and strange rituals mocking Judaism – and the police refuse to do anything, and even arrest some of the therapists who raise the alarm.

And then, we have pedophiles connected to xtian missionaries deep undercover in Nachlaot – and nearly every one gets off scot-free, while the police blame the parents for ‘messing up’ the investigation.

And then, we have ‘rebbe’ pedophiles doing awful things in kindergartens while the police initially refuse to do anything, and then the court slaps a gag order on the case to protect the pedophiles identity, when the parents finally force the police to act.

Do you believe in coincidences?

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Here’s another CO-IN-CID-ENCE, while we’re collecting them.

If you go back to that Tablet Magazine article, referenced above, you read this:

There was no hint of pedophilia in the community before October 2010. But the Haredi community in Nahlaot now believes that the highly organized ring has been operating secretly for years—possibly generations—and is governed by an elaborate hierarchy.

According to community members with whom I’ve spoken over the past year, they believe that a small number of masterminds, including the 70-year-old Vorst, a convert to Judaism who directs Ohel Sarah Imenu, an organization that facilitates Haredi conversions, used formerly abused teenagers and mentally handicapped locals as scouts for the victims. 

Many are convinced that there are Christian missionary motivations at play here and that false converts have infiltrated their community. A number of locals told me they believe that the videos and media produced by the pedophile ring are being sold for tens of thousands of dollars or more.

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This article is ten years old.

But compare and contrast with what we’ve been learning on this blog about the ‘pretend Jewish / pretend xtian’ Frankists in our midst, and you start to see that a lot of what was being dismissed as pure fantasy and conspiracy theory a decade ago seems to be increasingly borne out by the information we are piecing together about all the satanic Sabbatean-Frankists who have always had very strong links to xtian communities and organisations.

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Me being me, I went to look up ‘Ohel Sarah Imenu’, to see if I could shed any more light on what is really going on here.

Very quickly, I got to THIS article, on the LukeFord website HERE.

Man, oh man, this story just gets worse and worse.

These sickos seem to be directly connected to the heart of the ‘orthodox’ religious establishment.

None of this would make a lot of sense, if we didn’t know that ‘pretend Jewish / pretend xtian’ Sabbatean-Frankists were running the show in the Jewish world, on all sides of the religious / secular equation.

But once we know that….

We start to understand that we really have our work cut out for us, to start exposing what’s really going on here, and to stand up for our children.

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Someone asked me this week, what can we really do?

These evil people control the beit dins, the police, the courts, the media, the ‘Tznius patrols’, the schools….

Honestly?

All we can do is continue to build awareness, and to pray to God to finally uproot and destroy this evil from our midst once and for all.

That’s all we can really do.

But that’s enough.

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Last week, one of my kids forwarded on another investigation into pedophiles in Jerusalem.

It’s a Channel 13 expose that was run two weeks ago now, about a ‘rebbe’ pedophile who was working in a children’s kindergarten somewhere in Jerusalem, who horrifically abused at least 15 different children, all aged 5-6.

On the kindergarten’s premises.

Under the nose of the gannenet, who apparently didn’t even suspect anything was wrong, when the ‘rebbe’ would disappear for an hour at a time to teach ‘aleph bet’ to a kid who would come back downstairs severely traumatised by what had just occurred.

It’s in Hebrew, but you can watch it here:

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That’s not even the worst part of this story.

The worst part, is that despite mounting concerns from multiple parents, whose kids started telling them what this ‘rebbe’ was really doing to them, the police didn’t want to investigate the case.

They put the parents off.

They made excuses for why they couldn’t open a case.

Until eventually, the parents had to ‘force’ the police into action by doing their own investigations – based on the testimony of at least 15 kids! – which included finding the not-so-hidden ‘secret room’ upstairs in the kindergarten where the abuse had taken place, and where you could still see things like big pots of vaseline, cushions on the floor, and the pickaxe used to terrify the children into complying.

Sigh.

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Last week, the police finally had an initial hearing for this ‘rebbe’.

In the meantime, the guy is still walking around totally free, and the court has slapped a gag order on revealing his name.

Some of the parents whose kids were involved in this case were so furious with this decision, they took to Facebook to publically flout the court’s order. (Those posts have now been taken down.)

And that’s how I got to hear about this.

Hmm, curious… 

Why is the State of Israel – that same State of Israel that spent 10 million shekels chasing Rav Berland all over the world on the basis of a sole schizophrenic’s false testimony – trying so hard to:

a) Avoid investigating such serious cases of pedophilia in Jerusalem

And

b) Trying so hard to ‘protect the identity’ of the guilty?

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In case you haven’t realised it yet, the Frankist-Sabbateans who run our Jewish community are split between the secular and the ‘frum’ world.

Within these same families, you will find hardcore, ultra-secular ‘Zionists’, who control the courts here, and the judiciary, and the police, and the government.

And at one and the same time, you will find ‘anti-Zionist rebbes’ in places like Meah Shearim, who apparently are the polar opposite of their secular brethren.

But really?

They are just one, big, horrible family.

And that family has a family tradition for at least 300 years of practising things like child abuse, incest and sodomy.

And all the members of this big, horrible, Frankist-Sabbatean family just go around covering up for each other, and using each other to further commit their crimes against the Jewish community.

And particularly, our children.

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Recently, I came across an article from November 2013 that was called:

The Child Rape Assembly Line

It’s an interview with a former Satmar Chassid named Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg, who describes in horrifying detail how he witnessed a small boy being raped by a 70 year old man in a mikva in Meah Shearim – and how the ‘religious’ community totally turned on him, when he started trying to sound the alarm about the horrible child abuse going on in the chassidic community.

A few weeks after he gave the interview above, he was attacked by someone throwing bleach in his face, and had to go to hospital. And the guy receives death threats day in, day out.

You can find his blog HERE, although it looks like it hasn’t been updated since 2019.

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Tatty, ad matai?

Before I started really researching the Frankist-Sabbateans who have taken over all aspects of our Jewish community, in the leadership and education roles, I would have found this story difficult to believe.

Not any more.

Frankist-Sabbateans are totally immersed in this sort of satanic, deviant behaviour.

And they are continuing to pollute and destroy our innocent children, even in the ‘frummest’ communities, because our Frankist-Sabbatean ‘leaders’ are either complicit in this behavior themselves, or scared of calling it out.

You know who has called it out, repeatedly, and stressed repeatedly the importance of guarding the eyes, and guarding the brit in holiness?

Rav Eliezer Berland.

That’s at least part of why they went after him, to shut him up.

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The same police who refused, at least initially, to prosecute the case above, and who are still refusing to properly investigate what happened to 108 small chareidi children who were taken out of their kindergartens in the middle of the day, to be drugged and assaulted in awful ways, as detailed HERE 

They have gone after the Rav no less than three separate times, based on totally nothing except fake stories placed in the media by their Frankist-Freemason lackeys in the so-called ‘religious’ community.

What does that tell you, about what is really going on here?

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People want to know about why I’m pulling all this shmutz out of the corners of the Jewish community.

Why stir it all up again, isn’t it old news?

The answer is this:

These Sabbatean-Frankist child rapists are still operating TODAY, at full tilt, in all of our communities.

They are literally destroying the souls of thousands and thousands of innocent children, while our ‘leaders’ and our ‘rebbes’ and our police and secular judges cover up for them, and run interference against anyone who wants to publicise what is really going on.

You want to know who is really NOT a God-fearing person, whatever their external appearance may be?

Look to see who is trying to cover this stuff up all the time. Look to see who is making excuses for this type of satanic behaviour, or playing down its repercussions.

Look to see who makes a mockery of ideas like guarding the eyes.

(Take a look at THIS, for example, from 2016.)

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That’s why we have to get to grips with the terrible evil that overtook our Jewish community 350 years ago, and which is still going strong today.

We owe it to our children, to at least try to create a world where these abusers are held to account, and where we parents stand up for the rights of our children to maintain their innocence and purity the way God intended.

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My kid is in touch with a grass-roots activist here in Israel, who has given her so many examples of where the police, media and ‘religious leaders’ in certain communities are all conspiring together, to make sure that these stories of abuse are all covered up.

What she’s told me the last few months has been totally and utterly sickening.

When it came to someone like Chaim Walder – all our fake leaders were off shooting their mouths off about what he did, and how important it was to talk, talk, talk about it.

At the end of April, another prominent chareidi rabbi was accused of things very similar to Chaim Walder.

I sat here and waited for the torrent of outrage to pour forth from the same people who couldn’t keep their mouths closed for a second about Chaim Walder.

No-one made so much as a peep.

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So.

The “Sabbatean-Frankists” are real.

They are engaged in sickening acts of pedophilia and incest across our so-called ‘religious’ community (and of course, they are also in the secular world – that’s why the police and judges cover all this stuff up routinely.)

(BTW, I just came across the case of Leiby Kletzky, murdered back in 2011. Again, back then I simply couldn’t fathom that a ‘chassid’ would ever have done something like that, no matter how crazy they were. Now… the Sabbatean-Frankists stuff is explaining a lot of things.)

Personally, I am not going to stop trying to expose what’s going on, because if it helps even just one parent to wake up, and to make sure their child is properly protected from these despicable people, dayenu.

Even a single soul is really a whole world.

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In the run up to Meron this year, I got asked about the funny illuminate symbol being used  by the ‘National Center for Holy Places’.

***UPDATES BELOW***

You can read the whole exchange on Chananya Weissman’s site, HERE.

But here is how the saga began:

While looking at Chananya’s video about Meron I noticed this symbol on some of the clips:

https://youtu.be/Up-fgMHB7B0

Nice pyramid. Who are these guys?

It looks like they first appeared on the scene (at least digitally) two years ago, have a focus on kever David, and are trying to gain control of the maintenance of as many Jewish holy sites as possible.

Anyone look into them?

It looks like they co-planned the Rashbi event in the past.

Are they this government department with almost the same name?

המרכז הארצי למקומות הקדושים

https://www.gov.il/he/departments/general/national_center_for_holy_places

They were chosen without a tender to manage it this year:

https://www.jdn.co.il/news/1696392/

Even after they “screwed up” last year:

https://ch10.co.il/news/688975/

It is run by one Joseph Shvinger, a compatriot of Aryeh Deri.

This is their website:
https://holy.org.il

There is no explanation for their strange Illuminati symbol. The website has no info earlier than 2021 as far as I can see.

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It was the second day of my break, but God clearly decided that I still had some research to do.

There is more connections to Meron in Chananya’s post, but here, I want to take a closer look at some of the stuff that started to bubble up about ‘Young Israel’, and it’s Reform / Reconstructionist roots.

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First, take a look at this information (also excerpted from HERE), and then we’ll dive in.

MKs Demand That Gov’t Authority Operate Mt. Meron Holy Site | Israel National News – Arutz Sheva

This article is from 2008.
Note what’s going on, and note that they want an organisation ‘like the Western Wall Heritage Foundation’ to oversee what’s going on at Meron.
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Charity Navigator – Rating for Western Wall Heritage Foundation

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation – that controls the whole Kotel – was actually set up in 1988 as a charity in NY.

It works ‘under the PM’s office’ in Israel – which is how they nearly always pull off their pretence that these things are government-owned and controlled.
It’s the other way round. The govt in Israel, especially the PM’s office, is just the ‘cover’ for a bunch of private financial and ‘religious’ interests.
The main guy who is running the Western Wall Heritage Foundation – out of NY! – is a Joseph Loshinsky.
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IRS 990 form for 2019

Where you can see a few more of the people running the Kotel – no-one we’ve actually heard of before.
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More on Joseph Loshinsky:

Shows he’s a member of the Zionist Organisation of America.
Snippet:
Founded in 1897, the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) played a key role in the Jewish State’s re-establishment.
Today, ZOA is the leading major American Jewish organization courageously defending Israel and the Jewish people; fighting against all forms of antisemitism, including anti-Jewish boycotts; and promoting the Jewish people’s lawful right to live in and settle historic Jewish lands.
You can see a 4 minute video about them HERE (Youtube isn’t letting me embed. Always a good sign I’m on to something.)
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You’ll be shocked – absolutely shocked!!! – to learn that the ZOA was set up by a bunch of known Sabbatean-Frankists.

They include Reform ‘rabbi’ Stephen S. Wise, and later on, another very famous Frankist by the name of Louis Dembitz Brandeis.
Here’s another snippet from Wikipedia, explaining who the ZOA likes to give its awards to:
The Brandeis Award is given annually to a prominent national or international figure. Recipients include Miriam AdelsonJoseph BidenAbba Eban, Justice Arthur GoldbergRonald LauderNatan SharanskySimon WiesenthalElizabeth TaylorMortimer Zuckerman,Raanan Gissin and Frank Gaffney.
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The ‘Mortimer Zuckerman’ mentioned above just donated a ton of cash to the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, and has his name proudly displayed on the new building they put up at the back of the plaza.

You can read more about him HERE, but it’s a very small Frankist-Freemason pond, that all these people swim in.

Let’s get back to Joseph Loshinsky, the guy in NY that you’ve never heard of, but who effectively controls the Kotel (!)

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Shows he’s a member of the Young Israel of Borough Park.

That shul has a story that doesn’t make a lot of sense.

It was initially listed as a Reform ‘Temple Beth El’, then somehow morphed into becoming the first official shul for Lubavitch, in the US, before becoming Young Israel, run by ‘Dr Israel Shorr’:
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Here’s the last snippet from that piece on Chananya’s site, which serves as our real jumping off point, for this post:

Young Israel was mamash set up by Reform rabbis.

That’s a strong statement to make. But as we’re about to discover, it’s sadly true.
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Let’s begin with an excerpt from Wikipedia on Young Israel HERE – which we’ll then start to unpack, to see what the real story is.

In 1911, Max Grablowsky, Joshua Horowitz and Benjamin Koenigsberg determined to organize a way to present an orthodox alternative to young people. It developed informally with two programs, one for education and one for worship. After consulting with Judah Magnes, the enlarged group, which was calling itself the Hebrew Circle, renamed itself Young Israel…

The group developed a Friday night (Sabbath) lecture series in 1912, given in English. This was a major innovation in the Orthodox world.

They were initially advised by rabbis Israel Friedlander and Mordecai Kaplan on topics and speakers. According to Bunim, Friedlander and Kaplan were affiliates of the Conservative Jewish Theological Seminary and the Conservative Judaism movement, and they sought to use Young Israel to establish a youth platform for the Conservative movement.

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After all the hoo-ha with the ‘non-denominational’ Pardes Institute, which we hopefully now all understand is just another Reform trojan horse in the Jewish community, I started to realise that the Frankist-Freemason-Reformers in our midst have been pulling the same tricks for centuries.

I.e., they set up their ‘reform-pushing’ organisations and institutions, but just call them ‘orthodox’, or ‘non-denominational’ – and voila, a new generation of Jews is deliberately deceived into thinking that if something is calling itself ‘orthodox’, it really must be ‘orthodox’.

This is exactly what happened with ‘Young Israel’, 100 years ago.

Read on.

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So, we learnt above that Young Israel renamed itself from ‘the Hebrew Circle’, after consulting with Judah Magnes.

Who was Judah Magnes?

Here’s a snippet from his Wiki page:

Judah Leon Magnes was a prominent Reform rabbi in both the United States and Mandatory Palestine.

He is best remembered as a leader in the pacifist movement of the World War I period, his advocacy of a binational Jewish-Arab state in Palestine, and as one of the most widely recognized voices of 20th century American Reform Judaism.

Magnes served as the first chancellor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1925), and later as its President (1935–1948).

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You got that?

Now, you tell me why the self-styled ‘orthodox’ founders of Young Israel are taking their marching orders from a leading Zionist-Reform rabbi like Judah Magnes, instead of being advised by an orthodox rabbi.

But of course, there’s more.

Let’s take a look at Young Israel’s other ‘rabbinic advisors’.

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You can read more about Israel Friedlander HERE.

Here’s a snippet:

In 1912, together with Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, a professor of homiletics and philosophy of religion at the Jewish Theological Seminary, he guided young Jewish adults in combating assimilation into secular American society or Reform circles.

These efforts resulted in a popular lecture series, which were a predecessor of the Young Israel movement to combat the wave of assimilation by Jews.

In other words, Young Israel was set up as a sort of ‘Frum Reform’ stream, by people in the Reform movement who felt that ‘Reform’ had gone too far, and was haemorraghing Jews out of the Jewish community.

There is nothing new under the sun.

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What’s particularly interesting about him is that he married Ruth Bentwich.

She was the sister of Norman de Mattos Bentwich,

Norman Bentwich was the guy officially ‘in charge’ of Mandate Palestine as the British Attorney General, during the Arab riots of 1929,

You know, that time when the British authorities basically just let the Arabs massacre religious Jews wherever they could find them.

While his geni tree has been carefully ‘curated’, you’ll notice that he belongs to the ‘de Mattos’ family of rich London ‘conversos‘, all linked up to people like Moses Montefiore (brother-in-law to Nat Rothschild) and…. Jacob Frank.

Here’s a snippet from HERE:

The ‘Mattos-Mocatta’ family gave us Moses Montefiore, Jacob Frank, and the ‘bad’ Baal Shem, Hayyim Falk, amongst many others.

You see?

It’s always the same people.

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Norman de Mattos Bentwich was also a school chum of someone else you probably heard of, by the name of Winston Churchill.

But we’ll get to that angle another time.

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So back to Young Israel, and their other ‘rabbinic advisor’, who was called Mordechai Kaplan.

You can read more about him HERE.

Snippet:

Mordecai Menahem Kaplan

was a Lithuanian born American rabbi, writer, Jewish educator, professor, theologian, philosopher, activist, and religious leader who founded the Reconstructionist branch of Judaism along with his son-in-law Ira Eisenstein.

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Last time I checked, ‘Reconstructionist Judaism’ was about as ‘Reform’ as it comes.

Mordecai Kaplan came from a very interesting background.

Let’s trace a bit of it, so you can see how all these ‘Reform Sabbatean-Frankists’ and ‘Pretend orthodox Sabbatean-Frankists’ helped each other out, on all sides of the equation – especially when it came to the State of Israel.

His father was R’ Israel Kaplan, who served as a dayan “in the court Chief Rabbi Jacob Joseph in New York City in 1888.’

If you guessed -rightly! –  that R’ Jacob Joseph learned in the Volozhin yeshiva, and also with Yisrael Salanter, award yourself 5 ‘Frankist Network’ brownie points.

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Meanwhile, R’ Israel Kaplan hung out with people like Arnold Bogumil Ehrlich – born Jewish, but who became a bible critic and xtian missionary to Jews.

Here’s a pertinent snippet:

Many of the older generation rabbis studied under him at one time or another, either at Emanu-El or as private pupils. Among them were Samuel SchulmanLeon HarrisonBernard DrachmanStephen S. Wise, and George Alexander Kohut whose father was Alexander Kohut. Another of his mature students was Isaac S. Moses, rabbi of the Central Synagogue.

Don’t you find it a little weird, that so many ‘rabbis’ – including ‘orthodox rabbis’! – were openly studying with a Jewish-born xtian missionary?

Also notice that interesting middle name: BOGUMIL.

We started to cover a bit of the connections between Bogomils and Frankists HERE.

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Back to Mordecai Kaplan.

He studies at the Conservative JTS, and is ordained there in 1902.

Then, he is given ‘orthodox smicha’ in 1908 while on his honeymoon, by none other than:

R’ Yitzhak Yaavov Reines – the founder of the so-called ‘religious Zionist’ movement, Mizrachi (whose youth organisation is the trojan horse Bnei Akiva movement).

Kaplan is not, and never has been ‘orthodox’, but of course, that doesn’t matter when it comes to deciding who is an ‘orthodox rabbi”.

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Kaplan goes back to JTS.

He institutes the first ever ‘batmitzvah’ for his daughter Judith.

In 1925, the American Zionist Organization sends Kaplan to Jerusalem as its official representative for the opening of Hebrew University – being run by Reform rabbi Judah Magnes.

And by 1941, he was already well on the way to creating his ‘Reconstructionist Judaism’ stream of Reform Judaism.

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So now, where does this leave ‘Young Israel’?

That organisation has been lying about its Reform / Conservative roots, right from the start. Read this strange snippet from Wikipedia, to see what I mean:

By the end of World War I, the two Lower East Side groups [of Young Israel]shared a name, but little else.

The Conservative group promoted the seminars, and the Orthodox group was focused on prayer. They reached a truce in 1918 and agreed to join forces in more than just name, and created a single Young Israel organization, led by Irving Bunim, who would be president of NCYI for many years.

By 1920, Bunim and his Orthodox cohort grew nervous about the Conservative wing and their increasing theological changes.

They did not like the changes in and of themselves, and these changes also prevented recognition of Young Israel by Orthodox rabbis, which would likely cause Young Israel to become a de facto branch of the Conservative movement.

The merger created two years before had also caused the Conservatives to start trying to make changes in the Synagogue arm, which had been exclusively Orthodox. He sought the help of Rabbi Bernard Revel, and was able to convince the entire Young Israel to follow Revel’s advice.

Between Revel, and extensive networking by Bunim with other potential Young Israel leaders in the Orthodox community, the Conservative rabbis, particularly Kaplan, were shut out of the entire organization, and the movement became firmly Orthodox.

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Yeah, right.

‘Conservative’ Young Israel and ‘orthodox’ Young Israel apparently agree to MERGE in 1918, under a single name.

How would any ‘orthodox’ organisation agree to this?!

It’s obvious that the organisation was ‘Frum Reform’, right from the start!

And then from the 1920s on, Young Israel decided to ‘convert’ to orthodoxy, as part of the tried-and-true pattern of Sabbatean-Frankists finding it way easier to subvert the Jewish community from within.

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So, it’s no coincidence that ‘Joseph Loshinsky’, defacto boss of the Kotel, is a member of a Young Israel shul that is apparently Reform / ‘modern orthodox’ / Lubavitch – all at the same time, when it’s first founded.

And it’s no coincidence, that Young Israel and ‘modern orthodoxy’ is all about pushing Reform ideas into the orthodox mainstream – because that has ALWAYS been the point of ‘modern orthodoxy’, AKA ‘Frum Reform’.

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I’ll stop here, but for sure there is always way more to be said.

All these people, and their little charidees, and communal organisations are all connected by blood, money and idealogy.

With the Frankist-Freemason State of Israel bang in the middle of it all.

As always.

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UPDATE:

I went to take a closer look at R’ Shmuel Rabinowitz, official rabbi of the Western Wall.

This bio comes from the JewAge website, HERE:

Rabinovitch is the son of Rabbi Chaim Yehuda Rabinovitch, av beis din of the Jerusalem Rabbinical Courts, and grandson of Rabbi Shmuel Benzion Rabinovitch (d. 1950), a Lubavitcher Hasid born in Russia who brought up six children in the Old Yishuv but died at a young age.

I’m sure you are also shocked – shocked!!!! – to learn that Shmuel Rabinowitz is affiliated with Chabad.

Who would have thought that?

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HERE is the Hebrew Wikipedia for his father, R Chaim Yehuda Rabinovitch.

There, we learn a few more snippets about the Rabinowitz clan, like this:

  • Shmuel Rabinowitz’s grandfather and namesake, Shmuel Ben-Zion, was the ‘treasurer of Chabad in Palestine’.

(There is a whole other can of worms around ‘Kollel Chabad’ – we will BH get to it, one of these days….)

  • Shmuel’s father, Chaim Yehuda, studies at the Etz Chaim Yeshiva, the yeshiva of Toldos Avraham Yitzhak, and then at the Chabad Yeshiva Torat Emet.
  • The main rabbi he studies with at Torat Emet is a descendent of the Alter Rebbe of Chabad called R’ Shmuel Eliezer Heilprin.
  • Shmuel Eliezer’s  brother is Rabbi Levi Yitzhak Heilprin, another Lubavitcher, who founded something called  the ‘Machon Madii Technology Al Pi Halacha’ (aka The Institute for Science and Technology according to Torah law).

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Just today, I read something about that HERE, which led me to Chananya Weissman’s channel HERE, where he was discussing THIS article, below, amongst other things:

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Snippet:

Rabbi Moshe Avraham Halperin, head of the Machon Madii Technology Al Pi Halacha (the institute for technology according to Torah law), is an expert in medical ethics in the framework of the Torah. He explained the ethical considerations in allocating authority to the WHO.

Who is this ‘medical expert’ telling us to ‘trust the WHO’?

Why, it’s none other than Levi Yitzhak’s son, Moshe Avraham Halperin!

This screenshot from their website, HERE:

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Isn’t it a small world?

Here’s a screenshot of some other areas of this Institute’s ‘halachic expertise’:

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And here’s a puff-piece ‘history’ of the Institute on Youtube:

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So, we just learnt that R’ Shmuel Rabinowitz, Chief Rabbi of the Western Wall, currently being run out of NYC by the ‘Western Wall Heritage Foundation’ (and it’s main man Joseph Loshinsky), is a Lubavitcher, from a very long line of Lubavitchers.

We also just learnt that another bunch of Lubavitchers, best friends of R’ Shmuel Rabinowitz’s dad, and direct descendants of the Alter Rebbe of Chabad, are the Halperin clan, one of whom founded The Institute for Science and Technology al pi halacha.

And that guy’s son is now telling us to ‘Trust the WHO’ – and giving that treif idea another kosher stamp of approval.

Just one big, happy family!

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Sigh.

Really.

Can we stop pretending now, that Chabad isn’t totally running the State of Israel from behind the scenes?

And has actually been running things here for the last 200 years?

Sigh again.

TBC

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I’ve been getting a few emails about ‘Monkey Pox’.

Even the lamest fiction writer couldn’t write a script as bad as this, and anyone would believe it.

I’m really hoping it’s so ridiculous, that even hardcore ‘Covid 19 believers’ will start to question what’s going on here, and finally wake up.

Because hope springs eternal!

In the meantime, for those still wavering between starting to believe that most of the ‘conspiracy theories’, ahem, on this site are actually rooted in cold, hard facts, and wanting to believe that our media, government and health ministries are good guys and only tell the truth and care about people – take a look at this:

https://www.nti.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/NTI_Paper_BIO-TTX_Final.pdf

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It’s from March 2021, and it runs through a ‘Monkey Pox Pandemic’ scenario.

Here’s a few screenshots:

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Note the dates, for when all this ‘Monkey Pox madness’ was meant to begin: May 15, 2022.

They are bang on cue!

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Are these people prophets, or what!

We know that prophecy has gone, except for remnants remaining in children and the mentally infirm, and here we see it with our own eyes.

You can find the NTI website, HERE.

It’s got a whole bunch of international people sitting on its board, including, of course, someone from the State of Israel, named Gideon Frank.

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I started looking at the Van Leer Group two weeks ago, when I was trying to track down more of the funding behind the so-called ‘Modern Orthodox’ movement that is really just a front for Frum-Reform agendas in the observant community.

Bernard Van Leer traces back to a bunch of Sabbatian-Frankists – fancy that!

HERE‘s their website – and take a particular look at Fay Twersky, HERE.

Screenshot:

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Bill Gates, Yad Hanadiv of the Rothschilds, all mixed up together with an institution that’s putting out reports like this:

The Precision Medicine Data Environment in Israel

What a CO-IN-CID-ENCE.

And isn’t it another enormous CO-INC-IDE-NCE, that the Israeli who sits on the board of NTI, who just happened to run an exercise for a ‘Monkey Pox Plandemic’ back in March 2021 – slated to start in May 2022 – also sits on the board of the Van Leer Group?

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Why should you care about all this?

If you take the time to read through the PDF on Precision Medicine Data, you’ll find lots of very interesting things, including the fact that Israel has decided to a) collect your genetic material ‘anonymously’, without your consent, and b) to even drop that ‘anonymous’ bit of the requirement, when it suits them to use your specific bio-information, explicitly connected to your name and identity:

From page 22:

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See that highlighted area at the top?

In plain English, it says that if the State of Israel decided that your personally-identifiable genetic information is ‘essential’ for the provision of a medical treatment or service, or for the ‘ongoing operation of a health organisation’ – they can use it WITHOUT YOUR INFORMED CONSENT.

Now, are you starting to understand why they’ve been pushing their weird swabs up everyone’s nose, the last two years? 

It’s to create a genome ‘database’ for their precision medicine venture, where they can pretty much use your identifiable DNA for ANY REASON THEY COME UP, without your informed consent.

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BTW, NTI was founded 20 years ago by Ted Turner and Sam Nunn.

This snippet from Wikipedia:

NTI was founded in 2001 by former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn and philanthropist Ted Turner. It serves as the Secretariat for the “Nuclear Security Project”, in cooperation with theHoover Institution at Stanford. Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and Nunn (the “four horsemen of the nuclear apocalypse“) guide the project—an effort to encourage global action to reduce urgent nuclear dangers and build support for reducing reliance on nuclear weapons, ultimately ending them as a threat to the world.

Hey, Henry Kissinger is involved.

Phew. I am now totally reassured that everything these NTI guys are up to can only be for the broader good of humanity.

(Sarcasm = off.)

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So, what is this ‘Monkey Pox’ really all about?

(I mean, apart from giving them another excuse to try to push more lockdowns, social distancing, fear porn and nanotech GO injections mislabelled as ‘vaccines’?)

Here’s what the people at LaQuintaColumna think:

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I am currently reading an amazing book called ‘The Invisible Rainbow’ by Arthur Firstenberg.

Spend ten minutes listening to this, and you’ll start to really understand way more why ‘5…G’ and wifi, and electricity grids and telecommunications broadly, have been negatively impacting human health for the last 250 years.

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As always, TBC.

I am now going back to my break for another week, as I really need it.

But don’t get sucked into ‘Monkey Pox Madness’ this time around.

It’s exactly the same formula used to create ‘Covid 19 fear’, to launch their fake pandemic two years ago.

But this time, hopefully many more of us are wise to their game, and are starting to see that the real ‘pox on humanity’ are the evil people who rule us.

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Let’s learn more about these ‘Jewish-Christians’, and see how they’ve been shaping history behind the scenes.

(You can read Part 1 HERE.)

First, a note on the sources for this information.

Much of it has been gathered together in a book called ‘The Secret Legacy of Jesus: The Judaic Teachings That Passed From James the Just to the Founding Fathers’, written by Lutheran Minister and adjunct Professor of world religions at Penn State, Jeffrey Butz.

In turn, one of the main places where Butz got his info was from a work written by ‘Hebrew Christian’ Hugh Schonfield, called The History of Jewish Christianity, (1937).

You can read that HERE.

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Before we continue, I went to check out ‘Hugh Schonfield’ on geni, to see who he’s related to.

I hit the motherlode.

HERE is where you can see his profile on geni.

If you keep clicking back on his mother’s side, you get to a whole bunch of ‘Cohens’, ‘Boas’s’ and ‘Goldschmidts’.

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Because I’ve been eating and sleeping these family trees for two years, I can tell you that the ‘Boas’ family were very wealthy parnessim in Amsterdam; they were known Sabbateans – and they were also the supporters of the Goldschmidt bankers in London, and the ‘bad Baal Shem’ of London, Dr Samuel Chaim Falk.

Here’s the relevant snippet from THIS post:

Falk’s main financial backers in Amsterdam were the wealthy Sabbatean ‘Boas’ family – now conveniently scrubbed out of Jewish history (possibly because Frank’s second wife may have been a ‘Boas’.)

Falk’s main financial backers in London were the Goldschmidt banker-brothers, and he also hangs out with the ‘Chief Rabbi’ David Tebele Schiff.

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Falk is the guy who began the ‘Order of the Golden Dawn’, and who also encouraged the creation of a bunch more secret societies like the Asiatic Brotherhood – all practising black magic, and preaching a creed of ‘universalism’.

Here’s another pertinent snippet:

Falk spent the last 5 years of his life on developing a ‘Judeo-Christian Freemasonry’, where Jews wouldn’t be pressured to convert to Christianity.

It looks like this was the ‘Egyptian Rites Freemasonry’ that was later ‘marketed’, if you can call it that, by Falk’s protege Cagliostro (aka Joseph Balsamo from Italy, who may well have been another Sabian-Sabbatean, even before he met Falk.)….

Remember, Frank was the son-in-law of ‘Dr Falk’, and the putative father of Falk’s six grand-daughters – all of whom married back into the ‘orthodox’ Jewish community of secret Sabbateans….

Defacto, Falk created a ‘new mystical religion, which would…transcend all sectarian divisions.”

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OK, let’s get back to ‘Hebrew Christian’ Hugh Schonfield’s family tree.

If you trace it back, you see that he descends from the ‘who’s who’ of court Jews and Sabbatean-Frankists from the last 400 years, who I ‘ve been writing about here for months.

Gluckel of Hameln is in there; there are ‘Schwabs’ in there; there are tons of ‘Goldschmidts‘ and ‘Bacharachs’ in there, there are ‘Spiras’ and ‘Hildesheimers‘ in there.

And there are also ‘Rothschilds’ in there – the real family tree, not all the fakes ones I’ve been ploughing through the last few months.

If you go HERE, and click ‘direct descendants’ mode on geni, it will show you how the original surname of the Rothschild family was BACHARACH.

It will also show you that the Rothschild bankers ‘descend’ from the famous court Jew, Josel of Rosheim (Loanz).

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We came across ‘Josel of Rosheim’ recently on the blog, here:

Akiva of Salonica, Ephraim Fishel, and ‘Christian Jews’

Snippet from there:

We know ‘Hayyim Samuel Jacob Falk’ well.

He’s the demon-commanding, black-magic practising, Order of the Golden Dawn-founding father-in-law of false messiah Jacob Frank….

And ‘Eliyahu the Baal Shem of Worms’ – aka Eliyahu Loanz – is also related to another famous tax-collecting Court Jew, namely Josel of Rosheim.

(Josel of Rosheim’s family were also accused of performing satanic ritual murders.… All this is starting to hit very close to home, isn’t it?)

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This is the same family that ‘the Rothschilds’ descend from.

This is the same family that ‘Hebrew Christian’ Hugh Schonfield descends from.

And Hugh Schonfield is the guy who wrote a book explaining the true history of ‘Jewish Christians’, over the last 2,000 years.

You see how all this hangs together more and more, the more facts we uncover?

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So now, let’s quote a little from Hugh Schonfield’s book, before I go back into ‘summing up Jewish-Christian history’ mode.

Gentile Christianity has been intelligibly enough preoccupied with its own rise to power and influence, and in the first flush of that power it sought by anathema, suppression and wholesale destruction of documents to overthrow the witness of Jewish Christianity…. Far from becoming a futile anachronism, its spirit and human activity has persisted until the present day, and is even now undergoing a revival on a scale unknown since apostolic times.

Jewish Christianity has always existed to supply that of which the Church has stood in need — the Messianic vision…. if the true preaching of the Kingdom of God had been carried out according to the Gospel injunction, the horrors of warfare would have long since ceased between so-called Christian countries. The only diplomatic corps that Europe would require would be “ambassadors for Christ.”

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Plain English: ‘Jewish Christianity’ has always existed, despite the persecution of the Catholic Church, and it’s follower consider it to be the ‘authentic’ version of xtianity.

And the guy who is writing its history is descended from all those ‘court Jews’ with strange xtian links, and ties to other false messiahs like Shabtai Tzvi / SHACH and Jacob Frank, who in turn have been clearly linked to the Freemasons and other secret societies on this blog.

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Now, it’s time to fill in a bit more ‘Jewish-Christian’ history.

The following outline follows that set out in Butz’s book.

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In 313 CE, Constantine’s ‘Edict of Milan’ sets the scene to start treating ‘mainstream’ – i.e. gentile / pagan – xtianity more kindly.

At the same time, that means that the Jewish-Christian groups like the Ebionites, and the ‘breakaway’, more gnostic Elkecaites, start to be persecuted very seriously, to stamp out their ‘heresy’.

One Elkecaite who has a Jewish father and Persian mother, Mani, moves up to the more religiously tolerant Sassanid empire of the Persians, and creates another version of so-called ‘Jewish-xtianity’ but with a way more pronounced, devil-worshipping Gnostic creed.

This becomes known as ‘Manicheanism’ – and before Islam shows up, is a serious rival to the Catholic and Byzantine churches, in terms of how many adherents it has.

Butz writes on page 256 that it was:

‘likely that the Desposyni [i.e. Jesus’ blood relatives] were leaders of the Elkesaites in Mesopotamia’, and in contact with Mani.

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Conventional history says all these Jewish-xtian groups including the Ebionites and Elkecaites ‘disappear’.

But, there are traces of the Ebionites in Saudi Arabia still, even in the 11th and 12th centuries.

And the xtian-gnostic groups who don’t believe that Yoshki was fully divine are said to have ‘Arian tendencies’.

Take note of that term: Arian.

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In the meantime, these evolving Jewish-xtian groups start to organise themselves more like a ‘secret society’, thanks in part to all the persecution.

The Manicheans, for example, now divide into the elite ‘Elect’ – who know all the secrets – and the ‘Listeners’.

The ‘Elect’ are:

‘[E]ntrusted with the furthering of Mani’s mission, and they were bound to a strict ascetism including vegetarianism and celibacy’.

(Just to confuse us all more, sometimes these Manicheans are also known as ‘Mandeans’, and also as ‘Sabians’.)

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In the meantime, many of these underground Jewish-xtians seem to migrate further North, particularly settling in the South of France.

Butz writes that there is a Jewish state in that area at that time, called ‘Septimania’.

Personally, this whole idea needs a lot of double-checking, going forward, because this is exactly the same period of time that ‘Khazaria’ had a lot of renegade (Sadducee / Karaite) Jews from Babylonia move up, as we covered in previous posts HERE and HERE and HERE.

So either the same sort of thing happened twice, in both ‘Septimania’ and ‘Khazar’, or Septimania is being used as a historical decoy.

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Point is, the ‘Jewish-xtians’ were still going strong.

And over the next few centuries, Manicheanism (the more gnostic version of ‘Jewish-Christianity) starts to ‘morph’ again, into three specific movements, called:

The PAULICIANS – based out of Armenia, around the 6th century CE.

The MESSALIANS (also known as Euchites) – based in and around Mesopotamia, from the 4th century on

The BOGOMILS – began around the 10th century, and quickly spread throughout much of Europe.

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This snippet is from HERE:

Bogomilism was a Christian neo-Gnostic or dualist sect founded in the First Bulgarian Empire by the priest Bogomil during the reign of Tsar Peter I in the 10th century….

The Bogomils called for a return to what they considered to be early spiritual teaching, rejecting the ecclesiastical hierarchy.

Their primary political tendencies were resistance to the state and church authorities. This helped the movement spread quickly in the Balkans, gradually expanding throughout the Byzantine Empire and later reaching Kievan Rus’, Bosnia, Dalmatia, Serbia, Italy, and France (Cathars).

They did not use the Christian cross, nor build churches, as they revered their [own bodies] and considered their body to be the temple. This gave rise to many forms of practice to cleanse oneself through purging, fasting, celebrating and dancing.

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Meanwhile, this snippet from HERE shows how more of the evil practices that came to be the hallmarks of these devil-worshipping ‘Jewish-Christian’ sects were being rumoured, even a thousand years ago:

 Michael Psellos, a Byzantine monk, accused Bogomils and Euchites of orgiastic practices such as incest and homosexuality.

Furthermore, he argued that children born from these promiscuous activities were brought before a Satanic assembly after eight days, offered up to Satan and then cannibalistically eaten…. Euthymios Zigabenos is another source for these accusations.

The idea of these unholy acts can be tracked back to alleged practices of certain Gnostic sects.

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Jacob Frank was hanging out with some Bogomils in Podolia / Ukraine.

This snippet comes from a post called ‘False Messiahs’:

  • The ancient sect of Jewish-Gnostic-Sabians were known to be present and active in the Ukraine / Podolia, at the time that “Frankism” really took off.

“Has’sidism and Frankism… belong to the long chain of heretic sects that goes back to the early Christians and the Gnostics…..from that remote corner of eastern Europe, the forest and mountain country of eastern Galicia and the adjoining Ukraine which saw the last offsprings of gnostic Manicheism and the Bogomils.

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There is so much to unpick and sort here, the information can become overwhelming – even for me!

So for the rest of this post, let’s just focus on one area where these underground ‘Jewish-xtian-gnostic’ groups really took off: Northern Italy, and the South of France.

In these areas, the Bogomils influenced a new movement called the ‘CATHARS’, which suddenly appeared out of nowhere in the 11th century.

This snippet comes from HERE:

As Dualists, Cathars believed in two principles, a good god and his evil adversary (much like God and Satan of mainstream Christianity).

The good principle had created everything immaterial (good, permanent, immutable) while the bad principle had created everything material (bad, temporary, perishable).

Cathars called themselves simply Christians; their neighbours distinguished them as “Good Christians”. The Catholic Church called them Albigenses, or less frequently. Cathars.

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Before we go on, I want to underline that ‘Good xtian’ thing, because the Cathars called themselves ‘Bon hommes’.

The Ebionites before them called themselves ‘Tobim’, or tovim – good.

And here’s one of those weird hook-ups that kind of makes a very big point, in a very simple way.

On geni, you see that the progenitor of the Goldschmidts and the Rothschilds (and Hugh Schonfield’s ancestor….) is called ‘Joseph de Bonne’ – ‘Joseph the good’. And that he hails from France – the same region as the Cathars.

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But here is where we see he has a ‘double identify’:

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In this version, Joseph de Bonne is called ‘Joseph HaLevy Goldschmidt Stadthagen’.

And that family tree leads us straight to ‘Jewish rabbinic royalty’, plus a whole bunch more court Jews, including the Oppenheimers.

(I will be unpicking this family tree for months….)

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Back to the Cathars.

Here’s another telling snippet about what this Jewish-Christian-Gnostic group actually believed:

[The Cathars] largely regarded men and women as equals, and had no doctrinal objection to contraceptioneuthanasia or suicide. In some respects the Cathar and Catholic Churches were polar opposites. For example the Cathar Church taught that all non-procreative sex was better than any procreative sex. The Catholic Church taught – as it still teaches – exactly the opposite.

Following their tenet, Catholics concluded that masturbation was a far greater sin than rape (as mediaeval penitentials confirm). Following their principles, Cathars could deduce that sexual intercourse between man and wife was more culpable than homosexual sex.

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Does any of this sound familiar?

Most of the nobles and aristocracy in the South of France become Cathars in the 11th and 12th century.

And most of the people.

So much so, that the Catholic Church was almost totally replaced. Pope Innocent III doesn’t like that – at all! – so he organises a crusade against the Cathars in the South of France, which comes to be known as the Albigensian Crusade.

It began in 1209, lasted 20 years – and killed a million people.

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Who else is hanging out in ‘Cathar France’ at this point?

  1. The Knights Templar
  2. The Knights Hospitaller

These groups don’t participate in the crusade against the ‘Cathars’.

Interestingly, this is also the same time and place where we find RASHI (1040-1105 CE), and his group of scholars.

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Butz claims that RASHI was a frequent and welcome guest at Count Hugo De Payens Court, in Troyes.

That’s a claim that needs more double-checking.

But what IS true, is that Hugo de Payens (1070-1136) was the first Grand Master of the Knights Templar, who set up shop in the Holy Land.

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And so we see there is a lot of cross-over with these ‘Jewish-Christian-Gnostics’, and Eretz Yisrael.

In his book, Butz comments on the fact that the Knights Templar effectively become the first ‘multinational corporation’ in the World, and also set up the first real international banking system.

Honestly, I need to do a whole separate post about ‘Knights Templars’ and modern-day freemasonry, because there’s a lot of information to consider.

But let’s sum up the main points, from this post.

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RECAP:

  • Hugh Schonfield is a ‘Hebrew Christian’, who writes The History of Jewish Christianity, in 1937.
  • He’s also related to the Boas, Cohen and Goldschmidt families, known to be a) court Jews, parnassim and b) wealthy supporters of Shabtai Tzvi, Dr Samuel Chaim Falk, and Jacob Frank.
  • Gnostic-Jewish-Christianity has been going on for the last 2,000 years, and particularly popped up again in France in the 11th and 12th century, as part of the ‘Cathars’ movement, that was put down by the Catholic Church.
  • The Knights Templars also began in France, at the same time that the Cathars was going strong.
  • Meanwhile, the Gnostic-Jewish-Christian ‘Bogomils’ had a very strong presence in Kievan-Rus – what is today known as Ukraine – amongst other places.
  • False messiah Jacob Frank was apparently in touch with these ‘Bogomils’ in Podolia.
  • So many of the ‘court Jews’, including the Rothschilds, appear to be connected to these ‘Jewish-Christian’ groups, who maintained a belief in Yoshki for the last 2,000 years, whilst trying to stay ‘culturally Jewish’.
  • The movement of Mani in the 4th century is when the ‘Jewish-Christian’ group called the Elkecaites really started to incorporate more devil-worshipping, ‘dualistic’ beliefs, that basically state there is a ‘good God’ and a ‘bad God’, chas v’halila, and that the ‘bad God’ is the one who created the material world.
  • This Gnostic belief system also teaches that ‘releasing’ people from their human body (i.e. killing them….) is the biggest kindest you can do for someone, and the way to achieve spiritual ‘Nirvana’.
  • So, instead of blaming the Jews for all the world’s ills, all the anti-semites out there can hopefully now start to understand that it is ‘believers in Christ’ who are really causing so much of the evil in the world, and mamash worshipping the devil. (A person can hope….)

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There is still so much to write, not least about how all this ties in with people like Jonathan Eybshutz, and his censorship of the Talmud and gnostic-xtian tendencies.

And also, how it connects back to Dr Falk, and his ‘Order of the Golden Dawn’.

And also, how the Armenian church fits into this – with it’s ‘all seeing eye’ symbolism and connection to the Old City of Jerusalem, and the Templars, and the Armenian convert who lived in Jerusalem at the time of Yoshki, etc, Queen Helene of Adiabene.

And last but not least, where the whole question of ‘Christian Zionism’ and the State of Israel fit into this picture.

I guess we’ll get to all that in due course.

But in the next post, I want to go back to the beginning, to see if we can get a clearer picture of when Yoshki was actually alive, and what else was happening in the Jewish world, at that time.

I think we’ll learn some very interesting things.

TBC

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Hopefully, you had a day to let the first post ‘sink in’ a little, because there is a lot more information to share on this subject.

Part of the problem with all this research is the sheer amount of lies we’ve been told about EVERYTHING, which means that each knot you untie leads on to a million more ‘loose ends’ and ‘mysteries’ that are connected to the web of lies unravelling.

So, knowing how to parcel all this out, so you have enough information to follow what’s going on, and how I come to these conclusions, but without overwhelming you with data, is quite the challenge.

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In this post, we’re going to continue the discussion that was started in the last one, HERE, which sets out the hypothesis that Shabtai Tzvi and the SHACH are actually the same person.

As always, use this as a starting point, and go and do your own research and investigation – and hitbodedut!!! Lots and lots of hitbodedut, or talking to God in your own words, to ask Him to show you what is really going on here. Because honestly, that’s the most important part of this ‘birur’ process, not all the information I’m putting together here.

And with that, let’s dive in to more strange details about the SHACH and Shabtai Tzvi.

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On the OU website HERE, you’ll find a 9 part article called:

The Daughter of the Shach

Here’s a collation of the summaries from each section:

Rabbi Shabtai HaKohen, one of the most prominent of all our rabbis, lived in the Latvian town of Prinsk. Rabbi Hacohen is known by the name of his famous book, “Siftei Cohen” – lips of the Kohen – abbreviated as Shach. He was still young when he wrote the book, and it led to his having a reputation as a Torah genius. But he was not wealthy at all. His wife was ill, and after a period of pain and suffering, she passed away. Rabbi Shabtai was forced to take care of his six-year-old daughter Esther, who was also quite ill. His only consolation was in the study of Torah.

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He was forced to flee from the Cossacks, and he had to leave his sick young daughter in the snow, thinking she was dead. The King of Poland found her and his physician made every possible effort to revive her. When the rabbi returned a while later he could not understand what had happened to his daughter’s “body.”

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Esther was taken in by the King of Poland, whose physicians managed to save her life.

She was raised as a daughter of the king and as a companion for Princess Maria. In spite of great pressure, Esther insisted on maintaining her Jewish faith and on eating only kosher food.

One day, when she was playing with Maria, Esther suddenly jumped on Maria with a scream and dragged her off the bench where she sat – [rescuing her from being bitten by a poisonous snake].

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 But she did not feel comfortable living in a Christian home. The people allowed her to eat kosher food, but they repeatedly tried to convince her to convert and become a Christian.

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When a fire broke out in the palace, Esther took advantage of the great tumult and ran away. All the people came to the sad conclusion that she had perished in the fire.

At about the same time, her father [the SHACH] also despaired of finding her, until he heard a rumor about a young Jewish girl in the home of the King who maintained her faith. He decided to go there and check if this could possibly be his long lost daughter.

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On his way to look for her, [the SHACH] was caught by bandits who threatened to kill him, but he discovered that the head of the gang was a childhood friend, the Polish man Vratislav. The chief told the rabbi how he had reached such a low point in life.

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 The SHACH was released, but meanwhile the bandits captured Esther and suggested to their chief that he should marry her.

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[The bandits] offered to release her [Esther] to the Jews for an enormous sum of money.

Rabbi Menachem, one of the leaders of the community of Vilna, redeemed her and adopted her as his daughter.

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[Esther] eventually married Rabbi Menachem from Vilna.

Years later, the Prince of Poland decreed that the Jews must pay a huge sum of money. Esther went to visit Princess Maria, her good friend, and they had a very emotional reunion after many years of separation. The Prince witnessed their meeting and offered to give Esther a prize for having saved Maria’s life.

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In the last part of the story, we are told this:

After a moment of thought, the Prince said:

Esther, my wife’s dear sister, I am willing to give you the fine of one thousand gold coins that I demanded from the Jewish community of Vilna. You can collect the money and do with it whatever you want.”…

Meanwhile, Rabbi Shabtai continued writing his important book “Siftai Kohen,” known by its abbreviation, SHACH. He wanted to print a second volume, but he did not have the necessary funds. He decided to take a trip in an effort to gather contributions in order to publish his book, and he arrived in Vilna.

Rabbi Menachem and his wife Esther were happy to have Rabbi Shabtai as a guest in their home. Of course, the rabbi did not recognize Esther, just as she did not recognize him…..

And then one of the people added, “To the life of our host [R’ Menachem Mann], the son-in-law of the King!”….

Just at that moment Esther came into the room. Rabbi Shabtai looked at her and he gave a great shout. “My own Esther! My dear daughter!” He took hold of Esther and hugged her warmly. “Father! Father!” Esther cried. “Who would believe that I would ever find you! And who would believe that my father is such a famous rabbi!” And Rabbi Shabtai replied, “I am not great. You are the great one! After you spent so many years in the palace and kept to your Jewish faith, nobody is greater than you!”…

Rabbi Menachem donated all the money needed to print Rabbi Shabtai’s book of commentary on the Shulchan Aruch, and the multitudes of Yisrael study this book to this very day. 

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There is so much to unpack in this ‘story’.

For sure, it’s been embellished by the storyteller, but the basic ‘facts’ are these:

  • The SHACH loses his first wife at a young age.
  • He has a daughter with this wife called ‘Esther’, who somehow gets lost in a forest during the Chmielnicki riots.
  • This daughter is found by the King of Poland, and is quasi-adopted by him.
  • This daughter maintains her Jewishness in the King’s palace, despite being pressured to convert to xtianity.
  • She’s good friends with the King’s daughter, Princess Maria.
  • She escapes from the palace when it burns down.
  • She ends up being ‘adopted’ by R’ Menachem Mann of Vilna – and then ends up marrying him, when his own wife dies.
  • She is eventually reunited with the SHACH.
  • Her husband, R’ Menachem Mann of Vilna, pays to print the SHACH’s book, Siftey Cohen.

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How much of this story – that we are basically teaching our children is ‘all true’ – stands up to scrutiny?

Let’s find out.

We’ll start with the easier stuff about who printed the SHACH’s works.

One of my readers sent me this yesterday, from HERE:

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Here’s the relevant snippet:

Fundamental commentary and novella on the Shulchan Oruch Choshen Mishpat, by R. Shabse Katz (1621-1662), known as the SHaCH. Published by his son-in-law R. Menachem Manish…

In the introduction to the sefer R. Menachem Manish writes that before his passing, the SHaCH instructed him to publish this sefer, but the printing was postponed due to financial constraints, after which the SHaCH appeared to him in a dream, urging him to print the sefer without further delay.

Includes approbations by R. Heschel of Cracow; R. Yonah Thumim (Kikayon D’Yonah) and R. Sheftel Horowitz (son of the Shelah).

With a poem written by the author in the shape of a star on page 2b.

The year of publication (1663) is referred to on the title page as “Yemei Ha’Moshiach”, as it was printed in Amsterdam at the height of the influence of the tragic episode of the false Messiah, Shabtai Tzvi.

Following Shabtai Tzvi’s conversion to Islam in 1666 and the devastation which followed, many of these original title pages were destroyed.

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So, we can see that R’ Menachem Manish was the SHACH’s son-in-law; and did print the SHACH on Choshen Mishpat for the first time in 1663 in Amsterdam – a year after the SHACH is supposed to have died.

And that the year of publication, 1663, is referred to as:

“Yemei Ha’Moshiach”, as it was printed in Amsterdam at the height of the influence of the tragic episode of the false Messiah, Shabtai Tzvi.

And that most of these original title pages were destroyed, after the apostasy of Shabtai Tzvi in 1666.

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But now, we have a massive kooshia here (at least, for those people who aren’t agreeing with the hypothesis that SHACH = Shabtai Tzvi):

Gershom Scholem states that the SHACH died in 1664, (the Hebrew year 5424).

And my reader took the time to translate the SHACH’s tombstone to try to verify that statement:

כי שם

חלקת מחוקק ספון וטמון

צנצנת המן פדגוג ואומן
כל רז לא אנים ליה ולא כמון כמעשי
ידי אומן הרב הגאון המפורסם
מורינו ורבינו רבי שבתי בהגאון
מוהרר מאיר הכהן הגדול הנמשח
בשמן בעל שפתי כהן נזר הזמן
סליק למתיבתא דרקיע בחצי הזמן
יצאה נשמתו באחד דאדר ראשון
וביום החמישי בשני בו נקבר ונטמן
שנת היום בא משיח לגאול עם לא אלמן
והוא לחיי עולם הבא מזומן

ומיתת צדיקים לכפרה ולט

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ENGLISH TRANSLATION:
This carved and sealed stone [this is an expression from Tanach, in a sense of praise)
A jar of mann, pedagog, artisan.
No secret was hidden from him and it was readily known to him like the workings in the hands of the artisan.
Moreinu and Rabeinu HaRav HaGaon Shabtai Cohen the son of the Gaon Meir HaCohen HaGadol who is anointed with oil
The writer of Siftei Cohen crown of time
He went of up to the yeshivah of shamayim in half the time
His soul left on the 1st of Adar Harishon [so in a year with 2 Adarim?]  and on the yom hamishi on the second [does it mean the second of Adar or that he was buried the day after he died???] he was buried
and sealed here the year the day moshiach comes to redeem if not alman?
and he lives and is invited  to olam haba
and the death of tzaddikim is capara [and the last word I can’t see properly].

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There is no specific date on this very strange tombstone, but Scholem says that phrase:

 שנת היום בא משיח לגאול

alludes to what that year is, i.e. 5424 – 1664.

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As mentioned in the last post, that tombstone is brand new, and is kind of ‘stuck’ on an old grave in Holleschau.

Also weird is why the specific names are ‘whited out’ – the whole point is that this is the tomb of the SHACH, so why make those details, dafka, so hard to read?

It gives no specific date of death for the SHACH, but the date it’s meant to be alluding to is one year AFTER the SHACH’s son-in-law printed his Siftey Cohen in 1663, apparently posthumously, because the SHACH is meant to have died in 1662.

And that allusion to the person buried in the grave being “A jar of mann” also strikes me as strange.

You write something like that – a pun on a name – for someone named….Menachem Mann, for example.

But how is this ‘jar of mann’ meant to be connected, in any way, to the SHACH?

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We are going to park ‘Menachem Manish’ for now – but we will return to him probably in another post, as the Baal Shem Tov’s second wife Chana descends from him, and his wife ‘Esther Hatzaddika’ – the daughter of the SHACH we’re taking a closer look at here.

And I just tripped over a bunch more strange links in Vilna, connected to him and his family, that will require some time to process.

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Let’s move on, as this is only the beginning of the high weirdness in this post.

Next, let’s try to figure out who the mother of ‘Esther Hatzaddika’, daughter of the SHACH, actually is.

On the My Heritage genealogy website HERE, we find this entry for the wife of the SHACH, Yenta Leah Meisels:

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So now, the plot thickens!

You remember in the last post, I brought 4 accounts of Shabtai Tzvi’s third wife ‘Sarah’, who is meant to have also being ‘orphaned’ in the Chmielniki massacres, then raised as a xtian in the home of a Polish noble, before becoming a tart and then marrying Shabtai Tzvi?

I.e., a very similar tale to that being told about the SHACH’s daughter, ‘Esther HaTzaddika’?

According to this, the SHACH’s wife is called Yenta Leah Meisels, (and /or Ashkenazi), and her mother is meant to be one ‘Sarah’, the daughter of the MaHaRSHa, Shmuel Eidels (1555-1631).

That family tree is also a huge mess, with tons of misinformation and ‘discussions’ going on – specifically around this mysterious ‘Sarah’, who seems to have at least two different identities, and at least two different husbands.

We will park this information too, for now, but it’s VERY pertinent to how some very prominent families in the Torah world are directly linked to Sabbatean-Frankist families – and how they covered it up.

(The MaHaRSHa’s grandson is the Megaleh Amukot, Natan Neta Shapira).

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So, back to the miraculous tale of ‘Esther HaTzaddika’.

In one of the many discussions at the bottom of the SHACH’s geni profile HERE, one of the contributors tried to research this story further, to see if there was any possibility it could be true.

According to these commentators, the grave of the SHACH in Moravia is shaped like a book, and what’s written on the outside of it is… the story of Esther HaTzaddika.

In Hebrew.

A whole big discussion then takes place on geni, with one commentator saying that the story – even though it’s written on what is meant to be the SHACH’s grave (!) is false, and / or it took place with the SHACH’s son, instead, R’ Moshe of Podhajce.

Here’s a snippet:

My chavrusa is a direct descendant of The Shach…Adopted Princess is true.

It is also standard curriculum, as I understand it in the Bais Yaakov schools.

(Emphasis mine.)

So then one contributor girds his loins to investigate further, and this is what he discovers.

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This is remarkable.

If ‘Esther daughter of the SHACH’ was really taken in by Polish nobility during the Chmielnicki uprisings, that suggests that there had to be some sort of blood tie between the family of the SHACH, and the apparently gentile Radziwill family, who were ruling Poland at this time.

Because Polish nobles don’t just take in half-dead, anonymous ‘strays’ they find in forests, regardless of what Bais Yaakov and Walt Disney says.

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Where all this is leading us is deep, deep down the rabbit hole of just how ‘Jewish’ most of our leading rabbinic families really are.

And just how ‘Jewish’ so many European royal families really are.

Alt-historians like Miles Mathis (who generally has a very good, fact-based methodology, but who seems to be drawing some wrong conclusions) says that most of the European royal families got ‘invaded’ by crypto Jews.

You can understand why he got that impression.

I’m of the view, at this stage, that the Jewish people got ‘invaded’ by Sadduccee-Karaite-Gnostic-Manichean-Sabians – or whatever their latest ‘incarnation’ actually is.

And that the Swiss Knights Templars, amongst others, are bang in the middle of this whole, hot mess.

But the bottom line is this:

Many of our leading ‘rabbinical royalty’ families have some very deep, very strange links with xtianity, and with royal families, that have gone on for centuries.

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I have touched on this topic before here, a couple of times already.

Go back and read these:

Crypto Jews and Royal Families

There, you’ll find an excerpt from the Rebbe Rayatz of Chabad’s personal memoirs, which you can read for yourself HERE, (p169) talking about some weird account about a ‘Nachum’, who is an agent for some (made-up name) Polish Count, who is discussing selling some of his boss’s estates to a Swedish royal called ‘Prince Johann Cambari’.

According to the Rebbe Rayatz that ‘Prince Johann Cambari’ is really a secret Jew, who wants to return to the Jewish faith.

Here’s a snippet:

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

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

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

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Alexander Sender Shor, and Prince William

Snippet:

Let me sum up what I just told you, then we’re going to bring it back around, to the ‘Mary Walsh’ we have in the Queen Mother’s family tree:

> Sir Moses Montefiore’s paternal uncle married Juana Rodriguez.

>Her sister Maria was the mother of Frances Roger Kissane (another crypto Jewish Catholic) in Ireland.

>Frances Roger Kissane married SarahJacob Frank’s daughter.

>And then Juana’s son Moses Augustus Montefiore – first cousin of Sir Moses Montefiore – married Mary Kissane, the daughter of one ‘Captain John Walsh’, who was the son of Yehuda Wolowski Schorr, the son of Elisha Schor.

>Captain John Walsh’s sister was a woman named Charlotte Sarah Jane Grimstead. She was the mother of Charlotte Lyon-Bowes, whose son, Claude Bowes-Lyon is the paternal grandfather of the present Queen of Britain, Elizabeth II.

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Or to put it another way, the Lubavitcher Rebbe and the Queen seem to both be related to the infamous ‘Shor’ family.

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I  have so much information to sort through at this stage, before I can synthesise it for you in a way that’s hopefully easy enough to digest.

But for now, suffice to say that all these ‘stories’ that we’ve been told about Jewish ‘rabbinic royalty’ in Europe do contain a nugget of truth, mixed in with all the lies.

Including this one:

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Snippet:

When King Stephen Bathory of Poland died in August of 1586, a schism immediately arose concerning which branch of the Polish royal family was the true successor to the throne.

Polish law mandated that the throne could not remain vacant for even a short period of time and required that, in the event of a feud, a rex pro tempore – temporary king – be elected.

Nicholas Radziwill was by that time a very powerful force in the government and recommended that the impartial and very reputable Saul Wahl be crowned king. Saul was quickly approved and became “King of Poland for a day”!

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You can read about ‘Nicholas Cherny RadziwillHERE.

His family castle was the Dubingai castle that burned down in the time of ‘Esther HaTzaddika’.

On geni, we see that ‘Shaul Wahl King of Poland for a day’ is related to ALL the ‘interesting’ families I keep writing about here.

Like the SHOR family, mentioned above:

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And, like the Sabbatean ‘Meir Eisenstadt’, the Meir Panim himself (bottom arrow), via his mother ‘Esther Ashkenazi’, who may or may not be the same as the ‘Esther HaTzaddika’ daughter of the SHACH:

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And many others, too:

Snippet from HERE:

Rabbi Meir [Katzenellenbogen, the grandfather of Saul ‘King for a day’] had a descendant, Isaac who married Abraham Luria whose descendants were Jehiel Luria, and then Solomon Luria who was the well-known Maharashal born in 1510 and died in 1573.     

Notable descendants of this family include Rabbi Menakhem Nakhum Twersky of Chernobyl, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, Lord Immanuel Jakobovitz who was the Chief Rabbi of the British Empire, Martin Buber, Karl Marx, Moses and Felix Mendelsshon, Baron Guy de Rothschild and Helena Rubenstein plus many others.  

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Also, be aware that this story of the ‘King of Poland for one day’ was deliberately made up by one of my husband’s ancestors, R. Zvi Hirsch Edelman (Chen Tov), who was a scholar working at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, in the pay of the Rothschilds.

(He went mad and died in an insane asylum… See? I also have some yichus….)

Why would someone make something like this up?!?!?

We all want to know.

More and more, I think we’re finally on the cusp of figuring that out.

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I  have been musing on writing this post for well over a year.

And each time…. I ducked it.

Let someone else open that big can of worms…

But the last few days, I have come to the conclusion I can’t really ‘duck’ these issues anymore, however disturbing we might all find the information.

First, let’s be clear that I am not making any definitive statements in this post. With all the ‘disinformation’, cover-ups and deliberate lies that have gone on to obscure Shabtai Tzvi’s true identity and real connections, the most I can tell you is that this is a working hypothesis, that seems to have an awful lot of circumstantial information that supports it.

If you don’t buy the hypothesis, that’s ok and totally your prerogative.

God gave each of us a brain, and He is thrilled when we think for ourselves.

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That said, my soul is becoming very wearied with certain commentators here who just mock me, personally, and seem incapable of discussing information without trying to always prove that everything I’ve written is BS.

As noted above, this is a working hypothesis, not a statement of fact.

There are a number of giant ‘holes’ in the stories of both the SHACH and Shabtai Tzvi, and until and unless more factual information comes to light, all anyone can do is ‘stretch’ the information they do have, over them.

So, feel free to have your own opinion, and even to express that here on the blog – but do it respectfully, and perhaps with at least a modicum of humility that you also don’t know everything.

Ergo – there’s at least a possibility that this hypothesis is more ‘correct’ than the current history we’re all being fed, that contains some ginormous, demonstrable, lies.

And with that, let’s begin.

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First, here is my hypothesis, laid out bare bones:

False messiah Shabtai Tzvi and halachic codifier Shabtai HaKohen Katz are actually one and the same person.

How did I come to this conclusion?

Read on.

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FIRST, SOME OF THE ‘HOLES’ IN THE STORY OF SHABTAI TZVI:

The false messiah ‘Shabtai Tzvi’ was not born and raised in Smyrna (now Izmir) in Turkey.

The earliest reports of him being in Smyrna are from 1650 onwards – and even then, he was only there for a short period of time before he was ‘banished’ for his strange behavior in shul.

Also, in Gershom Scholem’s book ‘Sabbatai Sevi: The Mystical Messiah, 1626-1676‘, he brings evidence that Shabtai Tzvi could not speak either Turkish, or Arabic, and had to have his brother translate for him, when he was dealing with the Turkish rulers.

This makes no sense, if he really was born and bred in Smyrna (present day Izmir, in Turkey).

Excerpt from pages 106-107 of Scholem’s book:

The name Sevi [Tsvi] is unknown among Sephardim, either as a personal or family name, and is likely that both the name and the family are of Ashkenazi origin. Emanuel Frances [a contemporary anti-Sabbatean] tells us that Sabbatai ‘belonged to an Ashkenazi family that came to live there’….

In the account of envoys from Poland who visited Sabbatai in  1666 [this was the TAZ’s son and son-in-law], we are told that he [Shabtai Tzvi] rebuked of them in German (or Yiddish)…..

[W]e know that before 1666 [Shabtai Tzvi] had no command of Turkish…

Long story short, there is no evidence that places ‘Shabtai Tzvi’ in Smyrna, before 1650, when according to the dates accorded to him, he would already be 24 years old.

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In terms of his family, his father ‘Mordechai Sevi’ apparently dies – conveniently! – in 1663, at the same time as Shabtai’s uncle, Isaac Sevi.

This information about his immediate family only showed up, again conveniently, in 1935, and also conveniently, by that time the tombstones of his relatives were claimed to have all been destroyed in World War I.

He has two brothers, Elias and Joseph, who are meant to be traders in Smyrna with connections as commercial agents for the British and Dutch, and maybe, he had a sister too.

No-one knows anything about his mother, or her family.

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While ‘Shabtai Tzvi’ was apparently married at least three times before he converted to Islam in 1666, nothing is known of his previous two wives, who he apparently divorced shortly after marrying them.

Then he married a third wife, ‘Sarah’, in 1664, who also has a very strange story, based on the fact that she was orphaned in the Chmielnicki massacres of 1648 onwards, in and around Poland and Lithuania. The following is taken from p 194-5 of Scholem’s book:

“The four accounts which we possess all agree that Sarah grew up as a Christian. In spite of the many fantastic details, the accounts show certain similarities and points of contact….

[1] In Ragstatt’s version, the orphaned girl was adopted by a Polish nobleman.

When she had reached womanhood, her father’s spirit appeared to her, told her that she was Jewish, and commanded her to return to her ancestral religion. Her [Polish] stepfather died, and the family wanted her to marry, but she was miraculously transported through the air to Persia, where her father had fled the Chmielnicki massacres…then to ‘Asia’.”

[The angel that’s transporting her around then tells her she is going to marry ‘the messiah’. Ragstatt was a Jew who converted to xtianity after the debacle of Shabtai Tzvi.]

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[2] Leyb b. Ozer had heard from ‘reliable reporters and rabbis, and also from my late father,’ who had seen and known the girl and heard her own story, that from the age of six she lived in a Polish nunnery.

When she was 16, her dead father (who had been a rabbi in a Polish community)…commanded her to wander from one city to another until she found the messiah, who would marry her. She was finally sent to Amsterdam, whither her brother Samuel had fled from Poland.

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[3] Baruch of Arezzo [a Sabbatean believer] recounts….she had been forcibly baptised and was thereafter brought up by a Polish noblewoman who wanted to marry her to her son.

On the day before the wedding, her father, who had died two years earlier, appeared to her and gave her a ‘garment of skin’ inscribed ‘She will be the messiah’s wife’.

[She ended up in Leghorn for a few years, and then went to Egypt, where she married Shabtai Tzvi in 1664.]

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[4] [In] De La Croix’s account [a French xtian writer]…Sarah was forcibly abducted from the house of her stepfather (who was a famous rabbi) and brought to a Polish nobleman who wanted to convert her….

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Scholem also states:

All sources record rumours about her licentious life.

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(You’ll see in a minute why I’m bringing these sources in so much detail.)

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Shabtai Tzvi himself seems obviously ‘psychotic’.

By turns, he’s ‘illuminated’ and not needing sleep or food, and singing psalms 24/7 while also engaging in his bizarre behaviour that goes against the Torah; alternating with ‘depressed’ periods where he secludes himself and regrets his bizarre actions while ‘illuminated’; and then ‘normal’ periods where he behaves mamash like a pious ascetic, fasting, learning Torah and regularly scourging himself and practising kabbalistic mortifications of the body.

The first concrete reports of this mad behavior are dated to 1650 – and even then, are only given over many, many years later, by a Sabbatian believer and ‘first friend’ of Shabtai Tzvi named Moses Pinheiro.

So for the first 24 years of his life… there are no records of him doing or saying anything crazy.

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Shabtai Tzvi is obsessed with another false messiah, aka Jesus.

And also seems to have deep knowledge of ‘xtian’ doctrines pertaining to faith and redemption.

Again, quite a strange thing for a ‘mad Jewish man’ from Turkish Smyrna…

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He’s obsessed with avenging the Chmielnicki massacres that happened in and around Poland, from 1648 on.

To the point of even making statements that the only xtian blood that is going to flow ‘once the messiah is openly revealed’ is in Poland and Germany.

He also apparently knows how to speak Polish, German and Yiddish.

But NOT Turkish and Arabic…

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There are many, many more ‘holes’ in the official story told about Shabtai Tzvi, but let’s stop there, for now.

And turn our attention, instead, to the official ‘story’ told about Shabtai Hakohen Katz, author of many works including the Siftey Cohen, from whence he gets his nickname, the SHACH.

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You can find the SHACH’s Wikipedia page in English HERE.

Here’s the standard story, told about Shabtai HaKohen Katz:

Shabbatai HaKohen was born either in Amstibovo or in Vilna, Lithuania in 1621 and died at Holleschau, Moravia on the 1st of Adar, 1662.

He first studied with his father and in 1633 he entered the yeshivah of Rabbi Joshua Höschel ben Joseph at Tykotzin, moving later to Cracow and Lublin, where he studied under Naphtali Cohen.

Returning to Vilna, he married the daughter of the wealthy Shimon Wolf, a great-grandson of Moses Isserles, and shortly after was appointed to the Beit Din as one of the assistants of Moses ben Isaac Judah Lima, author of Chelkat Mechokek.

In 1655, during fighting between Polish forces and the invading Swedish army in the Northern War, Shabbatai HaKohen fled Vilna with the entire Jewish community.

After a short stay at Lublin he went to Prague and later to Strážnice in Moravia, from where he was called to the rabbinate of Holešov, where he remained until his death in 1662.

While in Holešov, he gained the friendship of Magister Valentino Wiedreich of Leipzig [a christian]. The Shakh′s grave in the Jewish cemetery of Holešov still exists and is visited by people from all over the world.

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I went looking for who this ‘Valentino Wiedreich’ was, and I got to an archived copy of the Jewish Encyclopaedia, HERE, that said this:

During the period he was rabbi in Holesov he became friendly with a Christian scholar. In the library of the academy in Leipzig there is a holograph of a Hebrew letter dated Feb. 3, 1660, which Shabbetai wrote “to him whom I love as myself, the philosopher magister Valentino Wiedreich.”

Shabbetai informs him that he has sent him the book of Elijah Bahur and asks him to keep in touch with him (Bikkurei ha-Ittiniy 10 (1829), 43-44)

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Doesn’t it strike you as strange, that someone like the SHACH is described as being bosom buddies with a xtian philosopher?

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Here’s some more basic details, then we’ll start to dig down, into some of the reasons why I believe Shabtai Tzvi and the SHACH are actually the same person.

  • His magnum opus, Siftey HaCohen, is published in Cracow in 1646.
  • He witnesses the Chmielnicki massacres beginning 1648 first-hand, and even writes an historical account about them in a work called the ‘Flying Scroll’.
  • He is an exact contemporary of ‘Shabtai Tzvi’, but apparently dies sometime between 1662-1664 – the year before ‘Shabtai Tzvi’ takes centre stage as the false messiah.
  • He has a reputation for overturning other people’s legal decisions and ‘walking his own path’, this from Wikipedia:

Shabbatai HaKohen was regarded by his contemporaries as more than usually learned.

He frequently contested the decisions of his predecessors, and followed an entirely new path in the interpretation of the Talmudic law. He made light, too, of the decisions of his contemporaries, and thus drew on himself the enmity of some among them, including David ben Shmuel HaLevi, author of Ture Zahav, and Aaron Shmuel Kaidanover, author of Birkhat HaZevach….

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So now, let me explain how I even got started on this hypothesis, that Shabtai Tzvi and the SHACH are alter egos.

When I was trying to figure out who Jacob Frank really was, I spent literally days and weeks and months poring over family trees on Geni, and elsewhere, trying to piece together the family relationships of leading Sabbatean-Frankist families, including the Rothschilds, Montefiores, Shors, and Eybshutzs, amongst many others.

Very quickly in that process, I could see that there was a massive cover-up around Jacob Frank’s genealogy, and that while ‘official history’ was trying to make him out as a nobody from Salonika, he was actually a close relative of ‘Jewish royalty’, yichus-wise.

While I’ve made a lot of progress starting to sort his family tree out, I am still going through that process of birur today. But one thing I learnt to spot was the inexplicable inconsistencies in some of the family trees on Geni that always suggest ‘massive cover up happening here’.

And one of those family trees belonged to the SHACH, Shabtai Kohen.

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At this stage, over a year ago, I simply couldn’t understand why anyone would be going to such lengths to confuse everything around the SHACH’s family tree – in all directions – so thoroughly, when he lived a full 80 years before Jacob Frank really began his career as the Frankist false messiah.

One day, I was looking at this portrait (below) of the SHACH, when I suddenly heard that inner voice whispering at me:

You are looking at the real Shabtai Tzvi.

This is not something that can be logically explained at all, but it’s happened on many, many occasions that I get these flashes of intuition, that seem totally ‘out there’, and then when I start researching them to see if they are actually credible, they nearly always pan out.

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So, when I first heard that little voice whispering at me – I shut my computer, took all my research and ‘family trees’ upstairs, and dumped them in a box for the next three months.

Because at that point, I didn’t even want to start down that path of checking whether ‘Shabtai Tzvi’ and the SHACH could be the same person.

For obvious reasons.

Over the next few months, I had so many arguments, both internally, and also with my husband about what to do about all this; I had so much new information coming out, about Jacob Frank, about the Sabbateans, and about the contours of a wider problem, that suggested the Jewish community had been corrupted from within, for millenia.

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Much of it I put up here on the site, but everytime ‘Shabtai Tzvi = SHACH’ stuff started to coalesce again, I’d stop the research.

Because I didn’t want to challenge anyone’s faith in our true Tzaddikim unnecessarily, or stir things up any more than I had to.

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Long story short, I came to the conclusion this week that I’m not going to have any ‘inner peace’ until I finally get this hypothesis ‘out there’.

I could write reams more about the struggle I’ve had with all this, behind the scenes, but you hopefully get the idea, and in the meantime, let’s move on with the information.

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The more I was looking at the SHACH’s convoluted family tree, HERE, the more I realised how so many of the leading Sabbatians in Poland and Hungary, who then gave rise to the leading Frankists etc, were directly related to the SHACH.

That includes the Meir Panim, Meir Eisenstadt, (teacher of Jonathan Eybshutz) and his ‘Sabbatean-prophet’ brother Mordechai Mokiach, amongst many others.

That didn’t really make a lot of sense, if ‘Shabtai Tzvi’ was a native of Smyrna, and lived and died with his hard-core followers in Turkey.

BUT, it made way more sense, if the SHACH = Shabtai Tzvi.

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Next, I kept tripping over descendants and relatives of the SHACH with the strange surname ‘Mi Geza Tzvi’ – which translates as ‘from the root of Tzvi’.

This was often shortened to ‘Mi Geza’, so initially I was translating it as ‘from Gaza’ – which was a weird enough surname in itself, for a guy who apparently lived his whole life in and around what is now Poland – until one day, I tripped across the full version of Mi Geza Tzvi.

From the root of Tzvi.

Why would the SHACH’s descendants be called ‘from the root of Tzvi’?

And then, why would the path between these descendants and the SHACH himself be so convoluted?

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Here’s one example, “Admor Zeev Wolf Koch, Of Tcherni Austraha, Of Geza Tzvi.

Here’s a screenshot, of how he’s just kind of ‘hanging’ there, with no parents, and with some very interesting descendants that include the former ABD of Safed, R’ Avraham Heller – whose descendants are still playing a very big role in the State of Israel, even in our days.

(BTW, that ‘R’ Mordechai Wolf Zeev of Karlin’ is the nephew of R’ Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev’s wife, who is also bang in the middle of all the ‘interesting’ family trees I’ve been researching…. It’s a very small world.)

 

 

 

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Here’s another example, ‘Aharon Moshe Mi-Geza Tzvi of Brod’, founder of the first chassidic community in Jerusalem (apparently…), screenshot from Kestenbaum, HERE.

This bio comes from HERE:

“Rabbi Aharon Moshe MiGeza Tzvi [1775-1858] was amongst the great Chassidic personalities, and a disciple of the Chozeh of Lublin and the Saraf of Strelisk.

He studied Torah and kabbalah in Brod and then in 1839 immigrated to Israel. He is considered to be the founder of the Chassidic community in Jerusalem and headed the Kollel Chassidim in Jerusalem. He mourned for the destruction of Jerusalem throughout his life and passed away in 1845. His famous will was published in Chernowitz in 1858.”

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If you go back to the GENI (distorted…) family tree HERE, you’ll find many ‘Mi-Geza Tzvis’ descending directly from the SHACH.

I’ve screenshotted some of them, below – and let me point out at this stage that’s it’s a common trick that the disinformers pull, to kind of ‘switch yichus’ between the husband and the wife, to throw people off the scent of what is really going on, so don’t be fooled by the fact that the ‘Mi Geza Tzvi’ tag is being stuck on the SHACH’s son-in-law, instead of his daughter.

There may be another theory that explains this satisfactorily – and if there is, I’m happy to hear it – but at this stage, it started to seem more and more likely that ‘Shabtai Tzvi = SHACH’.

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The next clues came from the Hebrew Wikipedia page for the SHACH, HERE.

Here’s a Google translated snippet:

During the war between the Polish-Lithuanian Union and Russia, he was exiled from Vilnius [Vilna] when it was occupied by the Russians in 1655 and wandered from place to place, until he arrived in the Austrian City of Halichoi (in present-day Czech Republic), where he was accepted as a rabbi, but died a short time later.

Legend has it that he lost his daughter Hilda in the forest when he fled his home in 1655, the year the Russians occupied Vilnius, and a local king or minister found her, and raised her as a princess, she maintained her Jewish ancestry, and found her father who identified her as his daughter.

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I learnt a number of important things from the Hebrew Wikipedia page:

  1. The SHACH apparently wandered around a great deal, incommunicado, before apparently getting to Hollichau and apparently dying there either in 1662 or 1663.

2. There is a lot of confusion about the year he is meant to have died, which is strange because his grave in Hollechau – with a brand new tombstone – should be able to clear that fact up instantly (see screenshot to the left – and I’ll put a close up of this at the bottom of the post, if someone out there can help me decipher it).

3. There is a very weird ‘legend’ about the SHACH losing a daughter named Hilda, who is raised by a xtian as a princess, before being ‘reunited’ with the SHACH.

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Last things first: does that strange ‘legend’ about the SHACH’s daughter remind you of another strange ‘legend’, brought above, this time about Shabtai Tzvi’s third wife, Sarah?

(In case you are wondering, I haven’t been able to track down any daughter of the SHACH named ‘Hilda’, in all my searching.)

For Hebrew readers out there, there is another long discussion of this SHACH legend on the Toladot blogspot HERE, where the SHACH’s long-lost daughter is replaced with his sister, Esther Ashkenazi.

(Or maybe, it’s the sister of the SHACH’s wife….)

But either way, this ‘holy virgin’ reclaimed from the non-Jew’s house ends up being the mother of grandmother of the secret Sabbatean the ‘Meir Panim’, Meir Eisenstadt, and his brother, the not-so-secret Sabbatean prophet, Mordechai Mokiach as brought above.

This ‘legend’ about the SHACH just smacks of the same Sabbatean-Frankist lies that now jump out at me from a mile off.

But why would anyone make up such a weird story about the SHACH being reunited with his long-lost sister like this?

(If you disagree with my premise that ‘Shabtai Tzvi = SHACH’, so there had to be a whole lot of shuffling genealogies around to protect all the rabbis directly related to him, whose descendants with Sabbatean tendencies have been running the show in the ‘orthodox’ Jewish community for a very long time. And still are.)

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If you go to Esther Ashkenazi’s family tree HERE, you’ll see that all connection with the SHACH seems to be carefully scrubbed off her profile, despite all the evidence linking her directly to the SHACH, one way or another.

Why is that?

(Here’s a clue: see all the illustrious rabbis that she’s ‘officially’ connected to, both up and down the line, and then start to understand why such a magnificent cover-up of who Shabtai Tzvi really was had to happen, after it all went so spectacularly sour.)

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The next clues came from Gershom Scholem’s book, Sabbetai Sevi: The Mystical Messiah, 1626-1756.

I still have 200 pages to go, and this ‘hypothesis’ is still a work in progress, but here’s a few of the things that I took from that book (so far, with lots more still to come.)

  1. A physical description of ‘Shabtai Tzvi’ as being physically tall and imposing, having a ‘swarthy appearance‘ and black, rounded bead, – together with the only contemporary, accurate sketch of him (on the left.):

2. Shabtai Tzvi is described as only starting his ‘manic-depressive’ stage in 1650 – i.e. two years into the Chmielnicki massacres in and around Poland and modern-day Lithuania.

This date is very meaningful, as we’ll see below.

3. He is expelled from Smryna by the Jewish community sometime between 1651-1654.

And then spends the next few years wandering around in obscurity, before popping back up in Jerusalem and Egypt, and couple of years before he began his career as a ‘false messiah’ in earnest.

4. Something very profound happens to ‘Shabtai Tzvi’ in 1648 – the date the Chmielnicki massacres begin, in and around Poland.

This excerpt comes from p 136 of Scholem’s book:

“When he [Sabbatai Sevi] passed through Aleppo, he told us… how in the year 1648 the Spirit of God descended upon him one night while he was walking at about two hours distance from the city in solitary meditation, until he heard the voice of God speaking to him, ‘Thou art the savior of Israel, the messiah, the son of David, the anointed of the God of Jacov, and thou art destined to redeem Israel, to gather it from the four corners of the earth to Jerusalem….’

From that moment on, he was clothed with the Holy Spirit and with a great illumination; he pronounced the [ineffable] name of God and performed all sorts of strange actions as seemed fit to him by reason of the mystical tiqqun intended by them. Those who saw him did not understand his actions, and in their eyes he was like a fool.”

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Before I bring the last bit of stunning info, for this post at least, I just want to bring you the strange statement that Scholem makes about the gravestone of the SHACH, in his book on Shabtai Tzvi.

Excerpt from page 559:

[N]one of the numerous known inscriptions on tombstones from the years 1666 in the cemeteries of Frankfurt, Vienna, Hamburg and Prague make any reference to the advent of redemption, though earlier tombstones speak eloquently of messianic expectations.

Here, Scholem brings just one example – the tombstone of the SHACH, where he says this:

In 1664, the rabbi of Holleschau in Moravia, the renowned Talmudic scholar R. Sabbatai Kohen… died, and his epitaph gives the date of his demise as ‘the year MESSIAH SON OF DAVID’ (numerical value in Hebrew, 424′.)

Apart from the strange CO-INC-ID-ENCE, also notice that each time there is talk of the SHACH’s death, no-one can keep the year straight.

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And so, to the last bit of information that turned up just yesterday, and that I find totally stunning, to be honest.

It comes from the Otzar Forum, in Hebrew, HERE, where I found a discussion of the following story, involving the SHACH, messianic expectations for 1648, and the same sort of ‘deal’ that I first heard about in connection with R’ Eliezer Berland, R’ Dov Kook, and the murdered Baba Elazar, back in 2016.

(If you have no idea what I’m talking about, go and read THIS first, entitled: The Deal: How three of our biggest Tzaddikim took it upon themselves to save Am Yisrael from the harshest Divine judgments.)

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Here it is in Hebrew, than meet me below for a free translation into English:

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ENGLISH TRANSLATION:

And I heard in the name of our teacher, the Gaon and Rabbi Isser Zalmen Meltzer, ztzl, that there is a continuation to the subject under discussion.

And that this is that after his conversations with the Sitra Achra, that was undertaken by the great kabbalist Rabbi Shimshon, ztzl, he asked a ‘dream question’ [i.e. a question to be answered via a dream from Heaven] that would reveal to him from shemayim what he should do, in order to rescue his people from the awful gezirut of 1648-9.

And so, he recieved an answer to his ‘dream question’, and was responded to thus:

“That if two of the Gedolei HaDor would agree to sacrifice themselves, and to return their souls to HaKadosh Baruch Hu before their time [in the aspect of ‘the death of tzaddikim atones’ – Tractate Yoma 42a; and see ‘Gur Aryeh’, Vayikra 17a, ‘After the death of the two sons of Aharon’….] it would cancel the gezirah.”

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R’ Shimshon said to himself then, that he was prepared [to sacrifice himself – i.e. that he knew himself to be one of the Gedolei HaDor], and he approached the SHACH, [the second Gadol HaDor, of that time period], and asked him to be prepared to sacrifice his soul, and to pass away from the world before his time, in order to sweeten the gezirah.

And the SHACH responded to Rabbi Shimshon that he needed to think about the matter, and promised him an answer within two days.

When two days had passed, the SHACH said to R’ Shimshon, ztzl, that he was prepared to partner with him in this matter – but on condition that he would be given another three months of time.

And when R’ Shimshon asked the SHACH about the meaning of this – because each day, there was an increased quadruple curse [upon the nation?], of killings and murders and persecutions and waves [of violence] – (i.e. the decrees of 1648-9 were the most violent that the sons of his people ever suffered) – and why should we wait such a long time, in such a situation, when each day there were murdering hundreds more of our brethren, God should have mercy?!

The SHACH answered R’ Shimshon, and these were his words:

“I need another three months in order to finish writing my commentary, the Siftey Cohen – [the SHACH’s commentary on the Shulchan Aruch.]”

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When three months had passed, the SHACH completed his commentary on the Shulchan Aruch, and R’Shimshon and the SHACH passed away from the world, and the decrees of 1648-9 were cancelled.

And the gaon and rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer, ztl, asked how can we understand the behavior of the SHACH, that he gave evil another three months to murder and persecute…. and everything just in order for him to add to his writings a few more chiddushims and clarifications? This is a ‘SHACH’ that is very hard to understand!

The author of the ‘Even HaEzel’ (i.e. Isser Zalman Meltzer) continued with awesome words…..[that the SHACH reckoned that] the chances of Am Yisrael to come through the decrees of 1648-9 [were small], but without the [merit of the] commentary of the SHACH on the Shulchan Aruch, the decrees of 1648-9 would have been many times worse, than they were with the commentary of the SHACH.

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There is a lot of discussion about this story, including a PDF of the source document for the story, on the Otzar forum HERE.

The ‘R’Shimshon’ in the story is Rabbi Shimshon of Ostropoli, who did die a martyr’s death in 1648.

For the purposes of this post, here’s a couple of things to point out:

  • The story can’t have happened as described, as the SHACH completed his commentary in 1646, and according to conventional history, he only passed away sometime between 1662-1664.
  • Isser Zalman Meltzer (1870-1953) was a big ‘religious zionist’; and his original surname was ‘Eisenstadt’, which suggests he could belong the SHACH’s wider family, descended from the SHACH’s sister via the known sabbateans Meir Eisenstadt and Mordechai ‘Mokiach’ Eisenstadt.
  • I.e. – this is a ‘family history’, intended to justify the SHACH’s lack of mesirut nefesh for Am Israel.

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Back on the Otzar forum, we discover there are different versions of this story, including this one:

(Hebrew screenshot, followed by a free translation into English):

And by the way, it is accepted that before the riots of 1648-9, three tzaddikim  received a message from Heaven that if they would agree to pass away al Kiddush Hashem, then they would atone for the children of Israel.

And each of the tzaddikim would atone for a third of the nation of Israel.

And these were the three elders:

  • Rabbi Shimshon of Ostropoli,
  • Rabbi Natan of Nemirov, and
  • The SHACH – [Shabtai HaKohen]

Rabbi Shimshon and Rabbi Nathan accepted this upon themselves, and they were killed al kiddush Hashem.

And the Shach argued that he still needed to compose his essays, and indeed a third of all Israel were murdered al Kiddush Hashem [in the Chmielnicki massacres of 1648-9].

Hashem should avenge their blood.

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For the purposes of this post, and my hypothesis that the SHACH = Shabtai Tzvi, this story provides a strong explanation, for why someone like the SHACH could have lost his mind to the point of ‘devolving’ into false messiah Shabtai Tzvi.

Imagine: you are told by one of the leading tzaddikim of the generation, that if you agree to die al kiddush Hashem, you will avert the looming harsh decrees, and personally save a third of the Jewish nation from horrible death and destruction.

And you refuse, because you’re an ambitious young man who first wants to get his Torah novellae ‘out there’ and known.

And then, you witness the horrible destruction that did indeed occur – the SHACH was a first-hand witness, and even wrote a historical account of the massacres that was published in 1651, in Amsterdam.

And then…. your conscience gives you no rest.

And all that suppressed anger at God for letting it happen, and suppressed guilt from not doing what you could have done to stop it yourself, literally overwhelms your psyche…

And even though you still have lucid, ‘holy’, pious and ascetic stretches of time, increasingly, you escape into ‘messianic madness’, where on some subconscious level you try to ‘force the coming of Moshiach’ – by proclaiming yourself a ‘Moshiach’ –  to rectify the situation, bring geula – and finally give your guilty conscience some rest.

Honestly, doesn’t this sound at least possible?

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How did a ‘madman from Smyrna’ win over so very many big rabbis to his cause?

But if he was a rabbi with the stature and learning of the SHACH – who then went ‘mad’ after the destruction witnessed in and around Poland from 1648 onwards – doesn’t that explain a lot?

Doesn’t it make to easier to understand, how this ‘talmudic genius’ could create arguments for antinomian behavior and ‘tikkunim’ that could sway even the biggest kabbalists and most holy individuals?

And doesn’t it start to explain so many of the other ‘mysteries’ we have been dealing with here, including warped family trees, Sabbatean-Frankists specifically clustered, dafka, around our ‘biggest rabbis’ – and the overall horrible mess all parts of our Jewish world is currently in?

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This is my hypothesis.

I am still working through a lot more information, including the other rabbis who were known Sabbateans within the Jewish community – and whose descendants have been wreaking havoc for the last 350 years.

These people are still in the positions of power, and that’s a big part of why all this ‘real Jewish history’ is still being actively suppressed and covered-up.

By the lies are falling, one by one.

Because you can’t keep the truth hidden forever.

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Can anyone out there help me to translate this tombstone, meant to be for the SHACH, in Holleschau cemetery?

In particular, I’m looking for the date of death given on this tombstone, but all information would be appreciated.

Ta in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In this third and final part, the focus is on how Eybshutz and the Sabbatian-Frankists have warped today’s orthodox Jewish community.

Before I begin, let me tell you a story I heard approximately three hours ago.

It’s about a young chareidi boy, who was brutally raped by an older ‘chareidi’ man in the ‘chareidi’ community of Ramat Bet Shemesh in Israel, seven years ago.

Even the boy’s parents don’t know what happened to him.

They just think he ‘went crazy’, ‘got ADHD’, then started ‘acting out’ at yeshiva so he got kicked out, and finally got into drugs and went ‘off the derech’.

Really?

That boy was deeply traumatised by being abused by one of the evil monsters who live in our ‘frum’ communities all over the world, who continue to get away with destroying countless lives in this way because the whole system is geared to cover their crimes up.

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Enough is enough!

How much longer are we going to pretend that this evil of rampant sexual abuse – an obvious hold-over from the Sabbatian-Frankist culture that has infiltrated all our major Jewish institution from the top down – doesn’t exist?

How much longer are we all just going to set here whistling, while this evil continues unchecked even, and perhaps especially, in the externally ‘frum’ world?

So, I’m devoting this particular post to all the unnamed, unheard, undefended victims of Sabbatian-Frankist abuse in the Jewish community, and particularly, the so-called chareidi world.

And believe me, there are a lot of them out there.

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Now, let’s get back to the precis of R’ Marvin Antelmann’s book, Bekhor Satan.

(Click the links to read Part 1 and Part 2).

12. NETUREI KARTA PHILOSOPHY AND JONATHAN EIBESCHUTZ’ THOUGHT

R’ Antelmann explains that the ruins of the Churva Synagogue in the Old City, built by known Sabbatean Yehuda Chassid and his group of followers, was a holy place for Neturei Karta.

Yehuda Chassid and his group of Sabbatean ‘true believers’ moved to Eretz Israel in 1700 (in preparation for the ‘second coming’ being predicted for Shabtai Tzvi. ‘Second comings’ are a big thing for many of these false messiahs.)

R’ Antelmann explains that according to Zvi Hertz Graetz’s history, the beliefs of this group of Sabbatians was very similar to xtianity. But according to a letter brought in the book ‘Tradition’, written by R’ Yehezkel Kahana, people in Jerusalem were scared to publish this information, because they feared the retribution of the ‘extremists’.

Who are these ‘extremists’ who practise a Sabbatian theology that resembles xtianity?

R’ Antelmann identifies them as the ‘Shomrei HaIr.’

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Translated snippet:

“After the death of Yehuda Chassid in October 1700…his movement of ‘believers’, after a few years had passed, started to embrace Christianity.

The ideas that characterise this anti-Zionist cult are connected to Jonathan Eybshutz.

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R Antelmann then brings a passage from Gershom Scholem’s work, where he describes how most of the Shadarim – the ‘messengers’ and shlichim that went on journeys on behalf of the community in Jerusalem, were actually Sabbatians.

As part of their travels, these Sabbatian ‘Chachamim’ would also serve as messengers between the ‘known’ Sabbatians, and those who remained secretly embedded within the Jewish community, and would also act as a conduit for the secret Sabbatian writings.

Scholem writes that the radically ‘anti’ Eretz Israel stance of this group of xtianised-Sabbatians was identified by R Yakov Emden, in his book Edot B’Yaakov (page 44), as coming from Jonathan Eybshutz’s own mouth, in relation to the passuk about ascending to Eretz Yisrael, that reads:

Not with strength and not with force, but rather with My spirit.

In his drasha given on Shabbos Chanuka, Parshat Mikeitz, Eybshutz writes:

“Because Moshiach will not do signs and wonders and make war with the enemies of Israel, and gather the exiles, and return Israel to its land. Rather, amongst the nations will be found chanina (grace?) [for the Jewish people], through the great wisdom of the Melech Moshiach.”

Ed. note: Eybshutz had a habit of switching what our Sages said for the exact opposite. He did this many, many times, including when he censored and rewrote large parts of the Talmud in Prague, in conjunction with the Jesuit Father Franciscus Haselbauer.

Again, Eybshutz didn’t just take words OUT of the Talmud, he actively rewrote it, to present his warped ideas in a ‘seamless’ way that made it appear to the reader as though they were part of the original text.

More on that another time.

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Rav Antelmann then brings an excerpt of the Neturei Karta writings published under the title ‘Ahavat Yonatan’.

These writings appear to be based on the Neturei Karta understanding of some of Jonathan Eibshutz’s lesson.

Here’s a translated snippet:

“If you provoke and awaken the ‘love’ against Kibbutz Israel (i.e. going to Israel), and if everyone learns together to go to Jerusalem and all the nations agree – even in this case, as if it’s His will to go there, chalila, (God forbid that you should go) – because the end of the exile is hidden. And maybe, this is not the real time, rather it is just an et ratzon, for its own sake.

And today or tomorrow, they will sin, and they will be forced into exile one more time. And the next time will be worse than the first time. Therefore, the request is made to not go, until she will want. That is to say, until the time when all the world will be filled with knowledge, and from then on, the One who is above everything promised that there will be no-one missing from the nation of Israel at all.

And this is the true time, that it should come speedily in our days.

And therefore he said [the passage about coming out from Mevasseret with the feminine declention]. And from here it’s hinted to you….that your God will come by Himself, and redeem you, etc.

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Rav Antelmann next brings a lengthy passage from the Or Sameach to refute these ideas.

I’m not going to translate that here, because the main point is that Neturei Karta revered Jonathan Eibshutz; apparently had very strong links to the Sabbateans that moved to Eretz Yisrael under Yehuda HaChassid, and went to great lengths to ‘defend’ Eybshutz’s reputation, posthumously, against academics like Gershom Scholem.

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13. REGARDING THE BOOK KAVANOT TEKIYOT SHOFAR

In this chapter, R’ Antelmann states that many of the ‘yehi ratzon’ prayers that are found in many commonly-used siddurim – including the ‘Kol Bo’, and those put out by Artscroll – were written by Sabbateans, with Sabbatean intentions (kavanot).

And the main Sabbatean who initially wrote many of these prayers is none other than ‘Nathan of Gaza’, Shabtai Tzvi’s main prophet and cheerleader.

He bases this on the book written by David Kahana called: Toldot HaMekubalim HaShabtim ve’HaChassidim (‘The Generations of the Sabbatean and Chassidic Kabbalists’, p150.)

Translated excerpt:

“And with his great cunning, Nathan from Gaza succeeded in ensnaring many of our brothers, Bnei Yisrael, and up until today, there are found printed in many machsorim and siddorim the prayers ‘yehi ratzon’ and most of the ‘Ribono shel olam’ [prayers].

And they are copied letter-by-letter from the book Chemdat HaYamim, and not a person puts it in his heart to find out who is the person that put these things out….” 

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Ed. note:

Just to make it clear, that I am sharing quotations from R’ Antelmann’s book here. I don’t know which ‘yehi ratzon’ and ‘Ribonu shel olam’ prayers the statement above is referring to, specifically.

And in our days, many other similar prayers have been been written by people other than Nathan of Gaza. Each person should do his own birur.

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Rav Antelmann then brings a passage from the Kol Bo machsor (screenshotted below) and says the following about it:

“The Sabbatean-Frankists showed that they greatly succeeded to ‘infiltrate’ Yeshu HaNotzri – or so to speak, ‘Yeshua Sar HaPanim’ – within [?] of the machsor for the Yomim Noraim, in order to make a connection with avoda zara at this holiest time – the blowing of the Shofar….

…And so, the idea behind this ‘yehi ratzon’ prayer is that Hashem should forgive Yeshu HaNotzri, and should give him [i.e. Yoshki] the job of being the ‘Sar HaPanim’, instead of the Angel Metatron.”

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R’ Antelmann then brings a list of rabbis who have outlawed the yehi ratzon prayers, because of their Sabbatean connections.

The list includes the Nodah b’Yehudah, the Minchat Eliezer, R’ Eliezer Fleckeles – and of course, R’ Yaakov Emden.

He thing brings a list of further prayers that he says were written with the same heretical Sabbatean intentions, as listed by David Kahane, mentioned above.

Here’s a screenshot of the Hebrew:

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14: HOW TO DESTROY JUDAISM WITH EXTRA HUMROT (STRINGENCIES)

The last chapter in ‘Bekhor Satan’ deals with the tricky subject of how part of the Sabbatean project to destroy Judaism from within revolved around trying to make orthodox Jewish observance so ‘hard’ and stringent, day-to-day, that many people would become disheartened and turn away from yiddishkeit.

R’ Antelmann explains that turning super-strict ‘humrot’ into ‘halachas’ is a very old trick, and that it’s not for nothing that Chazal taught that it’s forbidden to take away anything from the halacha – and also forbidden to add anything.

He then refers to Rashi’s teaching on Parshat Bereishit where he explains how the Primordial Snake was the first to turn a ‘humra‘ into a ‘halacha‘ – with terrible consequences for mankind.

[If you don’t already know, the snake told Chava that it was also forbidden to touch the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and when Chava saw she didn’t die from touching it, then she was easily persuaded that she could also eat from the tree, too, without dying.]

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R’ Antelmann then says:

“Jonathan Eybshutz’s mussar sichot (moral teachings) take this path. In his book ‘Ya’arot Dvash’ there are a lot of moral teachings that he gave over the 10 days of repentance, in the communities where he served as a rabbi.”

The two examples R Antelmann brings from ‘Ya’arot Dvash’ involve Eybshutz forbidding women to wear wigs made from the hair of gentile women; and forbidding mixed dancing.

But then, Eybshutz found a solution for his rich Sabbatean friends who wanted to continue wearing these wigs: he paskened that it was permitted to make wigs from the hair of a Shabbos Goy.

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Ed. note: These examples show just how fraught this whole topic is, and how complicated the birur.

I’ll bring more of my own opinions below, but I just wanted to share here that Rabbenu, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, had a custom of dancing with his daughters at their marriages.

One daughter, Miriam, refused to dance with her father, Rebbe Nachman because her father-in-law was against ‘mixed dancing’.

Rabbenu later said that if Miriam had danced with him at her wedding, she would have merited to have descendants. As it was, she had one child who died young, before she herself died relatively young. Miriam is buried in a cave next to David Shlomo Eybshutz, in Tsfat.

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R’ Antelmann continues:

“And so, the Sabbateans wanted to increase the things that were minorly ‘forbidden’, and to expand the number of humrot (stringencies), and to make them ‘big deals’, and to bring things from every source to make more humrot, until many of the Jewish people would despair of keeping the halacha, and come to view it as something [heavy?], and impossible to endure.

And finally, they succeeded in introducing a few ‘leaders’, that we continue to suffer from them until this day, to distance the people from the ways of the Torah and the guarding of the mitzvot, following in the same footsteps as the Primordial Snake.”

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He continues:

“The ‘Chareidi-Sabbatean’ stereotype lives as we’ve described: he looks ‘chareidi’ from the outside, but inside, he’s full of lusts. This is the stereotype that Jonathan Eybshutz himself belongs to. They run to fill every position in the ‘official religious’ world, and to be the heads of religious institutions….

[He then brings two specific, named examples.]

“These people wear black garb, they have beards and payot, and it was their custom to get up for chatzot. And whoever would have seen these people, it would have been very hard for him to believe [who they really were].

“The psychological approach used by the Sabbateans was to always emphasise small things in Judaism, and to over-exaggerate their importance, so that the truly important things would ultimately fall….”

He goes on to say that while the Sabbateans were externally obsessing over all these small details that really didn’t matter so much, they made it an unspoken rule to ‘ignore’ any number of major aveirot, including committing incest and adultery, eating neveilot, performing abortions, breaking shabbat, thievery and deception etc – which were all never spoken about publically.

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Ad kan.

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And so, we make a full circle, and return to the story I heard a couple of weeks’ ago, firsthand, of a 13 year old boy who was violated by a ‘talmid chacham’ somewhere in Ramat Bet Shemesh – in the frummest-of-frum area.

It’s an area where there are constant threats of violence and intimidation from ‘modesty patrols.

An area where neighbors will gang up on your for daring to bring a pet – a source of tumah – into your home.

An area where the advice given is to kick those kids who want MP3 players – let alone smartphones – out of the house, and let them live on the street, even at very young ages.

In this bastion of humrot, where every emphasis is put upon keeping up appearances, and every effort is made to force families to conform to the strictest, harshest interpretations of the Torah – child rapists roam free.

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That boy who was assaulted in Ramat Bat Shemesh a few years ago by a ‘talmid chacham’ never told his parents what had happened to him.

Instead, he went totally off the derech and started doing drugs to try and dull the pain and shame, while his parents started dragging him all over the place to one shrink, one counsellor, one rabbi after another.

In these communities that are so focussed on humrot and external appearances, these terrible crimes of rape, incest and pedophilia – the hallmarks of secret Sabbatean-Frankists for the last 350 years – are all covered up, and never spoken about.

But that needs to change.

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While this concludes the precis of Bekhor Satan, I have a lot more information to share with you in future posts about Jonathan Eybshutz’s ancestors – and also, his descendants.

Many of whom are heading up large swathes of the ‘ultra orthodox’ Torah world, both on the Litvak and the Chassidic sides of the equation.

While it’s true that just being a descendant of an evil person doesn’t make you evil, it’s also true that abusive behavior, and mentally-ill habits tend to be passed down from father to child, over the generations – until someone has the courage to acknowledge the truth, and to make a clean break.

Eybshutz had relations with his own daughter; wrote books encouraging other Jews to perform acts of incest and adultery – and was an arch hypocrite, who perfected the role of playing the ‘big tzaddik’ externally, while indulging in the worst sins behind closed doors.

And his descendants are heading up large swathes of the ‘ultra orthodox’ Torah world, both on the Litvak and the Chassidic sides of the equation.

Can you see the problem?

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So, stay tuned.

We will definitely be returning to this topic soon.

Because personally, I am not going to rest until all these child rapists in the frum community are publically called out for their evil actions, and all the countless lives they’ve ruined, and countless numbers they’ve ‘abused’ out of yiddishkeit, and justice is finally done.

Amen.

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To read Part One of this precis of Bekhor Satan, go HERE.

And go HERE, for Part Two.

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