It seems to me as though the world is getting more and more crazy at the moment.
As we head into the home stretch (Bezrat Hashem, a million times) of this particular part of the geula process, with the Rav hopefully out of prison tomorrow, the lies and ‘spin’ are going up and up in intensity.
Apparently from tomorrow, the authorities have managed to finally ‘shut’ Meron to visitors – using the excuse that no-one wants to insure it, after what happened on L’ag B’omer, when the State used a directed energy weapon to kill 45 people in cold blood, at the bottom of the stairs there.
How much longer can Hashem tolerate all the evil that is going on here, in the Holy Land?
I check the Jewish news sites once or twice or day, but honestly, that is becoming too much for me to tolerate.
The lies are just so palpable, so disgusting, the manipulation so obvious and nauseating – I am increasingly coming to the conclusion that I need to totally ‘wean off’, and just make my own news.
I don’t want to give my spiritual koach to government (and Chabad….) propaganda sites like A7 and YWN anymore.
I don’t want to give them my light, my strength, my attention.
Because increasingly, I’m realising that the forces of darkness has no koach of its own.
It can only ‘feed off’ the energy and soul-power of you and me.
A little while ago, Rav Berland said people should flee the ‘online places’.
Each person can think about what that means to them.
I don’t have social media, thank God, but I do check the Jewish news sites, and they do get a ‘rise’ out of me – i.e. they suck some of my soul power – in a way that the non-Jewish sites just can’t manage in the same way.
So, I think I’m going to do some praying, and to ask God to give the koach to totally stay away from all these lying, propaganda ‘Jewish news’ sites that are really just fronts for the yetzer hara to keep sucking out more energy and soul power.
All these ‘news’ only have power and relevance because of us.
As soon as we stop reading them, stop visiting them – their power to control us ends.
I am so ready for a change.
I am so ready for this world of lies to fall already.
I can see that light gathering, and starting to shine out from more and more corners.
The people who preach hatred and intolerance of others; the people who try to turn us against each other; the people who put ‘power and money’ ahead of all other considerations, moral and otherwise – they are starting to fall.
They keep pressing the ‘fear’ button harder and harder, and it’s just not working the way it used to.
So now, they are starting to panic.
Going forward here are some rules of thumb, to help you navigate at least some of the lies being told:
Anyone who talks badly against the Rav, Rabbi Berland, is coming from a very dark spiritual place.
I have seen this happen again and again and again, to the point that it seems to be a ‘cast iron’ rule, at least in my book.
Sure, people don’t know the truth, they may have private doubts, personal questions, that’s not what I mean.
I mean those people who go out, publically, to talk badly about the Rav, or to mock or villify him to other peole – those people are just projecting.
And they are projecting their own shmutz onto the Tzaddik HaDor.
As the Rav comes out of prison, I predict we will see more of these ucky people start to out themselves with ucky pronouncements that are really just underlining their own bad middot and spiritual proclivities.
This applies to public figures – and also people in our own dalet amot.
And that birur is about to pick up pace, once the Rav finally comes out again.
Now I come to think of it, that’s really my only rule of thumb / spiritual short-cut.
Everything else needs constant, personal birur via hitbodedut, to see what’s really going on.
Don’t forget in the middle of all this madness, that God really does love us.
And that He’s doing all this, painful as it is, for our own good.
And that the dawn is fast approaching, and the first rays of light are already on the horizon.
So just hold on a little bit longer.