My late father-in-law was a Freemason.
I knew that many years ago, and I vaguely disapproved of it, as I’d see him hunched over his Freemason ‘manual’, mamash like a scholar learning a Tractate of Gemara. But I didn’t realise just how bad Freemasonry really is, until this week.
This is going to be one of the stranger posts you’ll read, I’ll warn you now. But there is no way I can really tell you why I’m writing this post, without explaining some of the high strangeness that’s occurred behind it.
And so with that introduction out the way, let’s begin.
Back in the beginning of August, my husband snapped the tendon – the Achilles heel – of his left leg, playing tennis.
It was a bad injury, as these things go, so his foot was wrapped in bandages, he got a pair of crutches, and I applied all my essential oils, Sujok and lentils weirdness to getting it to heal.
The first 10 days, he was doing really well, relatively. Then, he happened to trip over a piece of carpet – and we were back to square one. Two days later, he tripped over a dip in the pavement. And then, over the next four weeks, every single time his ankle was approaching the point of starting to properly heal up, something would happen again, to re-injure the foot and take him back to square one.
Over Rosh Hashana in Uman, he fell down some stairs and also banged it badly, on a separate occasion. And so, this weird pattern continued on for a few more days, with more strange strains, knocks and accidents.
The last straw happened one Friday morning, during the 10 days of teshuva, when I heard my husband yell sharply before falling over, somewhere in the backroom. I ran over there to find him clutching his ankle again, his face contorted in pain.
He’d fallen over the centimeter-high lip of the doorsill leading into my daughter’s room. Totally ridiculous.
At that stage, the Moroccan genes took over and I told my husband:
I have a really bad feeling about all this. There is some serious ‘din’, or judgment, going on with your foot, and we need to ask the Rav what’s going on.
I put in a request for a pidyon – and the answer came back with quite a big sum. That wasn’t the worrying part. The worrying part was that the Rav told him he had to pay it within the next hour. We scrabbled all over the place to take a loan to do it, because the next day was Yom Kippur, and we both had the strong feeling that the Rav doesn’t say anything stam.
In the recording we got back after we paid the pidyon, the Rav told us:
I will come to your house, and everything will open up.
Over Succot, I found myself obsessed with researching my husband’s father’s family tree.
I don’t know why, but I just had the feeling it was all connected to his Achilles Heel problem. All Succot, I basically sat in the Succah with my laptop, trying to track down all these long-forgotten relatives.
After a week of obsessive research, I’d discovered that my husband’s ancestors hailed from the Lithuanian coastal town of Palanga; that my husband’s great-grandmother was one of 9 siblings who moved en masse to Liverpool in the late 1800s – and that nearly all of them had totally assimilated.
My father-in-law was born into a third generation Jewish household that effectively kept almost no mitzvahs, and really knew nothing about their yiddishkeit.
I thought maybe marking the yarhtzeits of all these dead relatives was part of the reason my husband had hurt his foot, so I duly copied down the dates – and the Achilles Heel started to improve. For the first time in months, there was some solid and sustained healing going on. But it was still a slow process.
Two weeks ago, I got a message from one of the Rav’s attendants that the Rav would be coming to my house, for a visit.
I was a little overwhelmed, but then I remembered the Rav’s message, and I understood that we’d got up to the next part of the healing process for my husband’s foot.
The Rav came and met a small group of people in my home. I spent a whole day trying to clean the house properly beforehand, then most of the day itself feeling awestruck that I actually was having the Tzaddik HaDor in my house, and then the next two days in a bit of a daze.
That was 10 days ago.
While my husband’s heel was still improving overall, it was still hurting him. By this point, I’d tracked down every relative I could find, on both sides of my husband’s family. He’d been putting some serious effort into trying to make teshuva about anything he could think of, that could be related, and he was also upping his Torah learning.
Both of us were stumped, at this point, as to what was still causing the problem.
I did a long six hours on Shabbat, to try to get some insight, and by the end of it, all I really had was a strong urge to go and visit the old city of Acco.
The Rav had recently been writing a lot about Acco, and about how Napoleon tried but failed to conquer it, and it seemed to be linked to all this ‘illuminati’ stuff, and the general struggle for good to triumph over bad.
I’m a history buff, and I’ve been wanting to go to the old city of Acco for literally 15 years, and it’s never happened. So on Shabbat I told my husband, yalla, I can’t wait anymore, I’m going to Acco by myself on Monday.
So that’s what I did.
The first few hours in Acco, I was so pleased I came.
I visited the old Turkish bathhouse built by the cruel Turkish ruler Al Jazzer, ‘The Butcher’, the man who’d beaten back Napoleon’s forces when they tried to storm old Acco’s walls.
Seven times Napoleon launched an attack on Acco, and seven times he failed.
Napoleon didn’t know this, but Rebbe Nachman was staying in the city exactly at that time, and fled to the port just as the Turks and English announced they were closing to gates, as Napoleon’s troops were approaching.
Rabbenu got passage on a Turkish war ship that was anchored in the port of Acco – risking his life in the process – and somehow or other, Napoleon was stopped in his tracks, the Turks prevailed, and the French failed to conquer Acco, and by extension, the land of Israel.
So, as I wandered around the very Arab old streets, I tried to imagine where Rabbenu may have been staying, and which path he took down to the old port, back in 1799. I sat on the quay for a wonderful half an hour, looking at the shoals of fish in the sea and trying to imagine Acco port full of long-masted ships o’war, instead of small yachts.
By Oren Rozen – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57357504
I decided I was going to see everything Acco had to offer, historically, in the day I was there.
So I went to the Turkish bathhouse, the Ramchal’s synagogue, walked around the perimeter of the huge Al Jazzer mosque, walked the ramparts of the massive walls which had held back Napoleon, walked through the Old City markets, walked through the deep underground Templars’ Tunnel that the Crusaders had built to link the port to their now destroyed castle – and then popped up in something called the Knight’s Kingdom, which was the unearthed fortress of the Hospittaler Knights’, built 900 years ago.
And here is where the story gets pretty strange.
The Knights’ Fortress was found almost by accident.
In the late 1940s, the British had taken over the Turkish fort at Acco, and used part of it as a jail, where they put the prisoners from the Jewish underground organisations like the Irgun, Lehi and even a few Haganah men.
On May 4, 1947, the Irgun launched a bombing raid on the prison to try and spring their comrades out. 40 prisoners escaped, but some of the raiders were captured or killed by the British, who went on to hang three of the Jewish raiders, on the special gallows they’d built within the Acco fortress.
Before the raid, the prisoners had been attempting to dig their way out, but they hit a massive stone structure that blocked their path.
That structure was the Hospitallers’ Fortress.
From the 1950s on, the State of Israel started excavating the site, and they quickly discovered a perfectly preserved Crusaders’ Fortress, buried in the mud. When the Arabs had finally beaten the Crusaders and conquered Acco in 1291, they destroyed the Crusaders’ palace, but left the fortress intact, and simply built their own, new fortress on top of it.
Today, that Crusader Fortress is a massive draw for all the xtian pilgrims and visitors to the Holy Land. The Ministry for Tourism has cleaned it up so nicely. It’s spent a fortune on ‘multi-media’ displays – 44 in total! – which tell you all sorts of interesting snippets of (mis)information, and ‘cute’ stories, about those loving, caring Crusaders, who opened a hospital in Acco to help everyone!
Including the local Muslims and Jews! Because they were just such amazing, loving and giving xtian souls….!
After I went through exhibit #44, I was totally sickened by all the whitewashing of the Crusaders, and all the ‘Disney-fication’ of who these people were, and what they really did, particularly to the Jews.
How can it be, I kept asking myself, that in modern-day Israel we have a perfectly preserved Crusader fortress and medieval town museum, that makes absolutely no mention of the thousands of Jews butchered to pieces by the Crusaders, on their way to ‘liberate’ the holy land from the Muslim infidel?!
I have a book that I bought to read on Tisha B’Av one year called The Jews and the Crusaders, that contains four eye-witness accounts by Jews of the barbaric atrocities and wholesale murder doled out by these loving and caring Crusader knights to the Jewish communities of what is today France and Germany, on their way to the Holy Land.
But not a word of the Crusaders’ murder of Jews was to be found anywhere, amongst all the exhibits and historical literature put out by Israel’s Ministry of Tourism in Acco.
I decided that when I got home, I was going to research these Crusaders properly, and fill in some of those gaps.
So Tuesday, just as the latest ‘war’ with Gaza was kicking off down South, I spent the whole day trying to track down references to the Knights Templar, and to the Knights of the Hospitaller Order of St John, and the other order of Teutonic Knights who had taken over Acco 900 years ago, and ruled Israel for 150 years, before being expelled by the Muslim Turks.
Very quickly, I tripped into a whole bunch of information that started to make my head spin.
What follows is a very brief, potted version, just so you can follow the gist. I may well come back to some of this stuff in a future posts to give more details, we’ll see.
The first thing I discovered is that after a few years in Israel, the Knights Templar quickly degenerated into a fabulously wealthy, devil-worshipping sect who were the people who originated the tenets of the modern banking system.
At the height of their operations in Acco, they were bringing massive ships containing up to 1000 pilgrims at a time to Israel, and they were also at the heart of a European trading network that included sugar cane, spices – and drugs.
Many of Europe’s royalty basically bankrupted themselves and their kingdoms to raise funds for the three Crusades, and nearly all of them became indebted to the Knights Templar, (and in a lesser fashion, to the other orders of Knights and Crusader rulers in Israel at that time.) At their height, the Knights Templar owned 9000 properties and estates in Europe, plus all the associated revenues – tax free.
The Knights Templars were known for their violence and bravery, which in plain English means they were a bunch of murderous psychopaths that everyone was scared of.
While they started off owing allegiance to the Pope, very quickly they became a law unto themselves – and all of Europe’s rulers were scared of them, particularly when they were kicked out of Israel and returned to the continent.
In 1307, French King Phillippe IV rounded up as many of the Knights Templars as he could on one day, and formally accused them of being a cult of practicing homosexuals who engaged in black magic, murder, pedophilia and devil worship. Many of the group were burned at the stake, but the Templars’ large fleet of ships at La Rochelle – and most of their treasure – disappeared before Phillippe could get his hands on them.
Some of the Templars appear to have joined the ranks of the Knights Hospitallers, while other Templars turned up in Scotland, where they fought alongside Robert the Bruce during his wars against the English monarchy.
There’s a ‘disagreement’ between modern historians about whether the Knights Templar really had become so evil and corrupted, or whether the French King made it all up, just to get his hands on their wealth and to break their power.
I went through an awful lot of documents and information to research this, and here’s the ‘potted’ version of what I discovered, which I think has been deliberately obscured for a lot of different reasons.
When the Knights Templar first got to Israel, they were exposed to a number of different religious influences here, that they didn’t have to contend with back in Europe. This included ‘heretical’ proto-xtian Gnostic beliefs, and the good old fashioned hardcore idol worship being practiced by the ancestors of the people that we know as the modern Druze.
If you research the Druze, you’ll find that they are neither ‘Muslim’ nor ‘Xtian’, but tend to blend in with whatever religion or people is controlling their surroundings. Their core beliefs are kept strictly secret even to this day, and stories abound of them worshipping golden calves (!) kept in silver boxes, up mountains and in hidden groves across what is today modern Lebanon and Syria.
The Druze are known to have had some close interactions with a group of idol worshipers who maintained a lot of ancient occult knowledge from Egypt, known as the Sabians. There is evidence that the first Templars in the Middle East – a very small, elite group of 9 wealthy knights – went to these Sabians in Harran before they did anything else, to try to learn more of their ‘occult’ ancient Egyptian knowledge, on the direct orders of Bernard of Clairveaux.
But there’s another, more philosophical, explanation for how the Knights Templar and the other crusaders in Israel literally went to the dark side and started worshipping the devil:
It appears that the Knights Templars were exposed to the Jewish texts that explained that Mary the mother of yoshki was actually a prostitute, and that yoshki himself was a mamzer. In the contemporary Jewish accounts written in The Jews and the Crusaders, the Jews being put to the sword explicitly told their xtian murderers that they weren’t about to exchange belief in the One True God for:
“a crucified scion who was despised, abominated and held in contempt in his own generation, a bastard son conceived by a menstruating and wanton mother.”
At the same time, the Templars came into contact with demonically-inspired Gnostic beliefs that stated the very opposite of what we know to be true, namely that God is only good and the opposite of God is evil and Satanic.
The Templars saw that Judaism, and Hashem, were part of a tradition that called their ‘god’, yoshki, an evil, idolatrous mamzer. So, they decided that anything that was ‘against’ yoshki must be bad, and hey presto, that lead to them saying that white was really black, and to deciding that the opposite of Hashem was what was really good.
It’s easy to see how swiftly this erroneous belief leads to straight-out devil-worship, and all of the unspeakable evil associated with it.
Meanwhile, the Hospitaller Knights of Acco also seem to have become spiritually corrupted whilst in Israel – although it’s even harder to find any specific historical details or accounts describing this period of their history – and they went through a number of metamorphoses, until they became the modern orders of St John / the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM), and Knights of Malta – all apparently different, but actually all just the same “Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta.”
And here’s where we’re about to take off into ‘Illuminati World’.
I found it a little strange that it was so hard to pin down any real, concrete information about the dark side of the Knights Templar and the Knights of Malta / SMOM on Google.
Consistently, the first few pages were coming up with the same sort of sanitized, superficial Disney propaganda plastering the walls of the ‘Knights’ Kingdom’ in Acco. It’s all about charidee!! And helping sick people!! And running hospitals and organisations for displaced people and poor, orphaned kids!!
So, I started skipping straight to pages 7-8-9, to see what Google was trying to keep buried.
All of a sudden, I started finding all these pages from ‘conspiracy theorists’ about both the Knights Templar, and the Knights of Malta.
I don’t want to overload you in this post, so let me just pick out a few significant things that are actually FACT, not wild speculation, that will hopefully serve to show you that there is way more going on here, than is superficially obvious:
FACT 1: For centuries since the Crusades, SMOM has acted as the military arm of the Vatican, particularly in the Holy Land.
FACT 2: The British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, and many other members of the British Royal Family, and European Royal Families, are members of SMOM (despite the fact it’s Catholic. The Queen is the putative head of the protestant Church of England.) Queen Victoria opened up a branch of the Knights of Malta in 1885 in the UK, with herself as the head.
FACT 3: None other than Napoleon forced the SMOM out of Malta in 1798 – a year before attacking Acco. At this point, the SMOM formally relocated to Rome.
FACT 4: The Knights of Malta only accepted nobles and royalty in its highest classes of membership until the 1990s, when they dropped that requirement – and membership in the US started to boom, as a result. You can only join SMOM by invitation. The leader of the Knights of Malta is called the ‘Prince and Grand Master’, is elected for life, and has to be approved by the Pope.
FACT 5: The Knights of Malta set up the Red Cross and the Red Crescent – and still have very close ties with these organization. (In the UK, for example, it’s still called the ‘St John’s Ambulance Brigade’).
FACT 6: The Knights of Malta gave the infamous Nazi General Reinhard Gehlen their highest honor for “services rendered” immediately after World War II.
FACT 7: The Knights of Malta has diplomatic ties with 108 nations (obviously not including Israel…) and ‘permanent observer’ status at the UN, despite having no country or government or citizens of its own.
FACT 8: The Knights of Malta were also big in Russia, with Czar Paul I becoming their Grandmaster after 1798, when he gave many of the Knights refuge in St Petersberg.
FACT 9: In 1794, SMOM contacted James Monroe, the American ambassador to France, to propose an alliance between the Knights of Malta and the newly-formed USA. No-one knows (or at least, no-one is telling) what happened next.
FACT 10: According to Wikipedia: “[The Knights of Malta’s] annual budget is on the order of 1.5 billion euros, largely funded by European governments, the United Nations and the European Union, foundations and public donors.” This is a massive amount of public money being funneled into the hands of secretive aristocrats and the Catholic Church.
FACT 11: In the times of the crusades and afterwards, the Hospitaller Knights were often in direct competition with the Knights Templar. It’s not too much of a stretch to say this rivalry could have extended itself into our days, too.
While you’re chewing over all of that – and believe me, it’s a LOT to chew over – let’s turn our attention back to the Knights Templar, because I want to explain how all this is connected to my late father-in-law and my husband’s damaged, left Achilles heel.
After the devil-worshipping Knights Templar got to Scotland, they went through something of a rebranding exercise, and after 300 years or so, they emerged as the nascent order of the Freemasons.
Again, remember that European nobility and these corrupted orders of Knights were very heavily intertwined with each other, particularly around the areas of military force and finance.
And that pattern is continuing today.
When the Scottish (Freemason) King James I took over the English throne, after the death of Elizabeth I in 1603, that’s when the Freemasons’ Lodges started to pop-up all over England – which coincided with England’s rapid ascent to become the #1 power in the world.
In the middle of researching all this, I got an email from a reader which said the following:
“According to the Baal HaTanya, Napoleon was a sorcerer see here
Also for that reason, when Napoleon was pursuing him, he went back to his previous location on one occasion, at considerable risk to take a small personal item he forgot, because if Napoleon found it, he would use his kishuf to locate him.”
All of a sudden, things came full-circle, and I decided to research whether Napoleon was a Freemason.
You already know the answer, don’t you?
Napoleon was a Freemason, and actually opened a lodge of Freemasons in Egypt in 1798– called the ‘Isis’ lodge – shortly before trying to conquer Eretz Yisrael and Acco.
All roads lead back to Acco.
Napoleon basically planted the seed of Freemasonry in the Middle East, and it’s been flowering, behind the scenes, ever since, regardless of who is really publically leading these countries.
Before we get back to my father-in-law and my husband, let me just throw out there that so many of the senior figures in the USA, including many of the founding fathers and George Washington himself, were openly Freemasons. There’s even a ‘Freemasons’ bible that George Washington – and so many of the US presidents after him – have been sworn into office on.
Winston Churchill was a Freemason. FDR – US President during WW 2 – was a Freemason. CIA head Allen Dulles was a Freemason. A whole bunch of US High Court Justices were and are Freemasons. J. Edgar Hoover (FBI) was a Freemason. Ralph Bellamy (author of the US Pledge of Allegiance) was a Freemason.
A whole bunch of high-profile ministers – many of whom have founded their own churches and popular ministries – are Freemasons. Freemasons founded the US Navy, and commanded American Forces during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. To name just a few of the ones who are publically known.
There are apparently 50 Freemason Lodges in the State of Israel, and even so-called ‘Jewish lodges’ in the UK and US that count a great many pretending-to-be-orthodox Rabbis amongst their initiates.
Officially, Freemasonry says that it’s all about charity, all about lofty principles of brotherly love, etc, and it goes to great pains to dress itself up as a good ‘social justice’ society, with just some eccentric initiation rites.
I’m a journalist. I try very, very hard to explore all angles of the stories I write about here, and to research every aspect as meticulously as I can, and to share that research with my readers, before rushing to a conclusion.
The fact that Google is apparently censoring so much of the information about the origins of the Freemasons, and the history of the Knights Templar and the Knights of Malta, immediately made me think that something strange is going on here, because otherwise, why would they bother?
On the other hand, while the original Knights Templar were clearly devil-worshipping sodomites with black magic rites and customs straight out of ancient Egypt, including worshipping the mummified heads of dead people, just as Laban used to, it’s still quite a stretch to say that more recent Freemasons like US President George Washington were up to the same sort of things.
So for two days, I decided to just sit on all this information, and not write about it, because who really knows what’s going on?
Until last night, when I had a strange dream.
All night, I was dreaming of my father-in-law, the Freemason, who kept telling me to ‘go and check what Freemasons do with their left foot’.
Literally all night, the same statement, over and over again.
Yesterday evening, my husband’s Achilles heel had been hurting him again.
So this morning, after I did some hitbodedut about the weird dream, and got a strong steer that I really should take it seriously, and look into the actual initiation rites for Freemasons, I fired up the laptop to take a look.
Again, this information is almost totally absent from Google, which I find very suspicious, because why does Google care about ‘arcane’ initiation ceremonies for charitable organisations that are apparently only doing wonderful things in the world? So I had to switch to duck-duck-go, which censors ways less than Google, and very quickly, I found some xtian sites trying to warn people away from joining the masons.
I typed in ‘left foot Freemasons’ – and here’s a short version of the initiation rite that you need to undergo just to get your foot in the Lodge door as a ‘First Degree’ initiate:
Over Shabbat, I realised that this stuff is so dark, and so obviously occult, I actually don’t want it specifically on my website, as it’s mamash demonic. If you go HERE, it will tell you everything that’s involved in the initiation stage of what’s called the ‘Shock of Entrance’ – Google is totally censoring this information, so you may have to use Firefox or Duck-Duck-Go.
There’s way, way more to this – including Masonic gold rings inscribed with the Hebrew letter yud, connected to the kabbalistic concept of Yesod – but to be honest with you, I started to get freaked out by what I was reading – even on the sites that are trying to pretend that Freemasonry is only a charitable brotherhood.
As a believing Jew, it’s very clear that whatever is hiding behind the secular façade of masonry is anything but secular.
Even just this first initiation rite is full of symbolism and customs that are the exact opposite of what Judaism teaches a person should do, right down to which foot a person should put first.
Judaism says put the right foot first.
Freemasons teach the exact opposite.
I read all this, and I understood what my father-in-law had been trying to tell me, and why my husband, and the rest of the extended family, have had such a challenging time, in so many different ways, since my father-in-law’s death, eight years ago.
My father-in-law was a tinok shenishba. He grew up in a home devoid of even basic Judaism, and he had a lot of kindness in him, and tried his best to be a good husband and to support his family. For years, I simply couldn’t understand why there seemed to be so much harsh judgment, so much din, hanging over my father-in-law and his family – including my husband.
Now, finally, I get it.
He was basically co-opted into a society of black magic and devil-worship that even at its most ‘mild’ and watered-down, had still bound his Jewish soul to the Sitra Achra, with solemn oaths taken on the Bible.
So then, I had the question: how do we fix this?
How do we stop other Jewish souls – other people – from falling into the trap of thinking Freemasonry is ‘harmless’, and losing their souls as a result?
After pondering it, I realized that I had to write this, and share this information with others.
I know it’s weird, I know it’s challenging.
All I can tell you, is that I’ve left out way more information than I’ve included here, and much of that makes an even stronger case for who and what is behind so many of the senseless wars, drug abuse, and human misery prevalent in today’s world.
God is only good. If we follow God’s commandments, we really will get to nirvana, to geula, to the redemption of the Jewish people, and of mankind more widely.
That’s the right path, the right foot.
And Freemasonry is idol worship, and selling your soul to the devil.
Once we have that crystal clear, the process of geula the sweet way can start to move forward again.
Written for the ilui neshama of Baruch ben Silka.
 Since we took that loan, my husband has been inundated with the work required to repay it.
 You can read the whole story in Rebbe Nachman’s Wisdom, published in English by the Breslov Research Institute.
 There are a bunch of associated xtian myths with this time, claiming the Knights Templar were the custodians of the ‘Holy Grail’. This seems to be more Disneyfication of the Templars, to obscure the fact they were banished and persecuted because they were literally worshipping the devil.
 Chronicle of Solomon bar Simson, written in 1140 C.E., The Jews and the Crusaders, by Shlomo Eidelberg.
 It’s also easy to see why so many of the xtians who write about the subject of the Illuminati try to obscure the very xtian origin of the problem of how all this devil worship has resurfaced in the very heart of modern xtian societies, and instead make the false claim that the Jews have created Freemasonry as a form of the ‘Noachide laws’, to try to ‘entice’ xtians away from the true path.
 The original Knights Templar also used to wear their trademark cross on the left breast, over the heart.
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