I was doing some hitbodedut about where to go from here, and I was pondering what one of the commentators said on the last post.
She said this:
We have to focus on healing.
Once we realised that what we see is the world of lies, after that a time of healing has to come. What is exactly the truth. How does this world operate? What is required of us. I think there is a lot to be done once this explodes.
I was rolling that idea around in my hitbodedut this morning, and trying to think about what it’s going to take, to really heal from the world of lies.
Everything that’s gone on the last two years is just the climax, the apex, of two or even three millenia of ‘lies’. All that’s really happened the last two years is that the curtain has been pulled back more, the veil has been lifted, to show us all what’s been going on, all along.
So, back to the idea of ‘healing’.
I’m starting from a place of stating there is nothing new under the sun.
In all the research I’ve been doing into ancient history, and not-so-ancient corruption in the Jewish community, this principle has helped me so much, to figure out what is really going on.
I look around at what happened then, and I realise that exactly the same thing is still happening now.
I look around at now, and I realise that exactly exactly the same thing was happening back then.
And then most of the pieces of the puzzle fall neatly into place, because really, we just go through the same tests, the same situations, the same ‘dramas again and again and again, until we finally make the teshuva we need, to get it right.
So when it comes to ‘healing’, it seems useful to first break stuff down into the different areas that actually need ‘healing’.
The obvious area is physical health.
I won’t go into that today, not least because I’m sure that this will be the main obsession of most of the rest of the world, when they actually catch up to what is really going on here, particularly for the people who were injected with GO nanotech poison.
The next area is spiritual health.
Literally, as I wrote that heading, someone sent me the notes from the latest webinar on January 23, 2022, with R’ Yissachar Berg, one of the main English-speaking people close to the Rav.
Here’s the main highlights of it:
*The Rav wants Torah learning to be the main focus right now. This is all he talks about.*
The focus now should be on Torah learning.
There is a new battle in town and there are new battle plans…. We are going to conquer the world without firing a single bullet… through prayer and Torah.
(The Rav’s prayers contain many insights into the Torah. He is referring also to the little prayer cards that were made.)
There will be more shiurim and prayers that will be live, through the [ravberland.com] website, instead of the unfiltered YouTube, etc.
The Rav wants to set up more Kollelim in the Old City Yerushayalim.
This costs money, so supporters are needed.
*What is going to save us and bring the Redemption will be Torah learning.*
Learn for 8 hours, then an hour of dancing. Join in the Rav’s Tefillah when you can.
*The reason we are here is to pray and learn Torah. Prayer and Torah, Prayer and Torah, Prayer and Torah. That is our purpose. That is our whole life.*
Lately, the Rav has been talking alot about this present Israeli government and the evils that they want to put on the Jewish people.
*The main threat is the Israeli government wanting to uproot Torah observance. He is saying that this is the worst ever in all of Jewish history!*
They want to give away the Kotel, mess up kashrut, forbid learning Torah, and do away with brit milah and allow non-kosher conversions…etc.
*THIS is the War of Gog vMagog!*
And, all this is happening right now! Russia is not a threat, China is not a threat, Iran is not a threat.
Covid….the government doesn’t care that people are dying, they just care about getting re-elected. New strains of covid will continue to come out. The only way to fix this and be protected from it – is by learning Torah.
*The only thing to protect us, is learning Torah. Otherwise it is a dangerous situation.*
*The MAIN war is a spiritual war with the Israeli government as they are trying to prevent people from serving Hashem.*
*Increasing Torah learning is the only way to fight this.*
If someone can not get to the minyan and can listen by phone, it counts.
You are saying “Amen” so you are considered part of it. The Rav is talking about people who live here, someone who is far away, they are not being held accountable since they are not here. From a distance you can connect and that counts as if you were here.
UPDATE: Here is how to ‘join in’ via the phone:
From Israel 02-8008800
From the USA (845) 640-0007
From the UK +44 330 390 0474
Here are the daily ‘seder’ details, for learning more Torah together with Shuvu Banim and the Rav:
- A reduction from 7 to 3 Tikkun haKlalis anytime throughout the day, it doesn’t have to be 3 at one time.
- 8 pages of Gemara a day — use Artscroll or whatever is easiest for you.
- 5 chapters of Rambam a day, (in addition to your regular learning).
There is a phone update at Extension 2142 (within Israel)to find out where they are holding every day.
Also, anyone (men….) can come to the Yeshiva in the Old City and learn.
The address is: Rehov Hebron 32. It’s in the Muslim Quarter, right ‘behind’ the Kotel.
- 3 Tikkun haKlalis anytime throughout the day, it doesn’t have to be 3 at one time.
- Learn one chapter of Rambam. (Ask for Rambam Mishnah Torah, or click HERE for an online version.)
- Two chapters of Tanakh (Shuvu Banim women just completed Sefer Daniel chapters 9 and 10).
- One book (one of the 5 books) of Tehillim every day.
So, I guess that answers a great deal of the question of ‘how to heal spiritually’.
More Torah and prayer, connecting with the Tzaddik HaDor from wherever you happen to be, and if you can’t do the ‘Torah and prayer’ thing so much yourself, to contribute to the kollels that the Rav wants to set up (and also, to the existing Shuvu Banim kollels!) financially.
More on how to do that, when I get more details.
Here’s a few more points, about ‘how to heal’.
- We all badly need to work on healing our relationships with our fellow Jews, (the real ones…) and especially those closest to us.
It boils down to fixing all those bad middot that have been boiling over, the last few years.
But before we can fix our bad middot, we first have to acknowledge that they actually exist.
And that’s usually the far harder part of the equation.
Most of us have been operating out of ‘survival mode’ the last two years, or ‘snake brain’ mode.
There are four main areas of ‘snake brain’ bad middot that flare up when we’re under stress:
- Depression / Despair / Apathy
- Going into denial / living in ‘fake’ reality / keeping things totally superficial / abdicating responsibility for ourselves
I actually forgot I wrote a whole book about how to recognise what ‘survival mode’ you usually go into, under stress, and how to start dealing with it, tachlis.
You can get that book HERE.
For me, over the last two years, I struggled a great deal at various times with anger.
Usually, I’d have to go and do a six hour session to calm down, and / or read the Rav’s kuntres on anger (which let me tell you, works LIKE MAGIC, to defuse anger. The link takes you to a free, online version.)
But I’ve also struggled at various times with seriously just wanting to run away from everything, and every one.
And other times, with an enormous, crushing sense of despair about what was happening.
Baruch Hashem, I don’t have a stress response that goes into ‘fake, superficial, denying reality’ mode.
But everyone else in my house does, which means I’ve got into tons of arguments over the last two years, that have in turn led to: blowing up like a volcano; wanting to run away from the retards in my family; feeling totally despairing about why people can’t or won’t see what’s right in front of their faces.
(Rinse and repeat.)
So, the last couple of months there’s been a lot of work going on in my dalet amot to try to recognise my own bad middot, and to apologise to people who have been hurt by them – and also to forgive those who have hurt me, with their ridiculous, OTT stress responses.
Like, the people in the post office.
And the guy I got into a huge argument with in the supermarket when he told me I had to put my mask over my nose. (I still haven’t gone back there… but I have forgiven him in my heart. Mostly….)
And the witch who slapped my daughter on the bus, because she was drinking a cup of coffee and not wearing a mask.
(It’s a long, long list, I’m working on it.)
But there’s another element to this ‘healing’ process, too, and that’s the question of how we really heal our community, and our Jewish nation.
This government of ours in Israel, regardless of political affiliation or external appearance, is run by Torah-hating Frankist-Freemasons, backed up by Torah-and-Judaism-hating gentiles.
And the people pulling the strings behind nearly every Jewish community, secular, reform or pretend-orthodox, all over the world, are these self-same Torah-hating Frankist Freemasons, again backed up by Torah-and-Judaism-hating gentiles.
Whether these gentiles are nominally ‘xtian’, or devil-worshipping luciferians, that doesn’t really matter.
The point is, our community leadership structures are hopelessly corrupted – and they’ve been that way for a long time.
Let’s get back to the principle of there is nothing new, under the sun.
Why did Aaron make a golden calf, or at least, participate in making a golden calf?
He did it because he was scared to go against the leadership of the Erev Rav, who’d already killed Miriam’s son Hur.
That set up the paradigm for what was going to happen with every ‘false messiah’, and every corrupting movement of the Erev Rav, trying to subvert the Jewish community from within, since.
Let’s fast forward to Jonathan Eybshutz.
I learnt some more things about him recently, including that his famous ‘amulets’ were written in the shape of a Star of David – and that’s part of why people suspected him of being a Sabbatean, because this symbol was closely associated with that movement and belief system.
I also learned that it was his followers that went on the rampage against anyone who challenged him – and that even Jacob Emden was initially trying to avoid machloket with them, but Eybshutz and his crazy mob continued to attack him in every quarter, and even to threaten his life, which is when he started fighting back.
I learnt that nearly every ‘big rabbi’ who wasn’t themselves a secret Sabbatian (that’s not actually such a big list…) knew that Jonathan Eybshutz was spiritually corrupt, despite his enormous Torah knowledge – but preferred to cover it up, than to deal with offending his powerful family, or the local xtians that Eybshutz was very close to.
There is nothing new under the sun.
And the last thing I appear to be learning, is that there is a good chance that Jonathan Eybshutz is directly related to Jacob Frank.
As you can guess, the whole thing is totally mixed-up and deliberately convoluted, but I recently stumbled across a new piece of information about one ‘Schondel Eybshutz’, Jonathan Eybshutz’s daughter, who married a ‘David Ullman’ – both of whom have been totally scrubbed out of the official family tree.
That instantly reminded me of ‘Schondel Dobruska’ – mother of the infamous ‘Moses Dobruska’ who played a leading part in the French Revolution, and first cousin of Jacob Frank:
Moses Dobruška or Moses Dobruschka, alias Junius Frey was a writer, poet and revolutionary. His mother was the first cousin of Jacob Frank, who claimed to be the Jewish messiah and founded the Frankist sect….
[H]e became one of the main activists of the masonic lodge of the “Knights of St. John the Evangelists for Asia in Europe,” active in Germany and Austria between 1783 and 1790, which was the first German-speaking masonic order to accept Jews.
Dobruska is a made-up name – it’s the same name Jacob Frank took for himself, when he ‘converted’ to Catholicism.
And elsewhere, I’d read that ‘Moses Dobruska’ was none other than the grandson of Jonathan Eybshutz.
No wonder ‘Schondel Eybshutz’ got totally scrubbed out the family tree.
But that’s not all.
Another sister of Schondel, child of Jonathan, by the name of ‘Hitzel Eybeshutz‘ happened to marry one Benjamin Wolf Frankel.
She also apparently married a ‘Simon Halevi Brandeis’ – again, almost totally scrubbed out the picture and covered up.
I have a feeling Jacob Frank is hiding under all these made-up names, and deliberate distortions.
And that it’s at least possible that Jonathan Eybshutz is either the father, or the grandfather of Jacob Frank – as well as being the grandfather of the Frankist-Freemason Moses Dobruska.
If those real rabbis of ours back in the 18th century had stood up to Jonathan Eybshutz, and his brand of ‘secret Sabbateanism’ that totally corrupted the Jewish community and its values, how different the Jewish world would look today.
But they didn’t.
So now the test is back.
And standing up to ‘rabbis’ with tremendous yichus, but apparently very little in the way of morality or shame about abusing halacha and misusing their position to hurt others and benefit themselves is going to be a very major way that we ‘heal’ what’s going on in our communities, going forward.
I called this post ‘The Conversation’, because that’s what I’d like these ideas to spark off.
That we just continue talking about all these things, honestly, and trying to figure things out, honestly, and trying to support each other – and ourselves! – as we grope our way out of the world of lies.
As Inna said, the name of the game now is healing.
But for the real, systemic healing to occur, it has to be undertaken at every level – and the ‘poison’ in the body, both at the individual and the communal level – has to be acknowledged, isolated – and then dealt with properly.
May it be His will.