This is how to get out of the gathering darkness.

Yesterday, I went up North again with my husband, for a break.

In keeping with the carpe diem idea that all we have is the next 24 hours – which is basically how a Jew is supposed to live their life, in any case, without taking a single second for granted – I have been out every day this week.

Sunday, I sat on a beach in Caesarea (fully clothed…) gathering beautiful pebbles.

Monday, I went down to the Baba Sali, and learned a very important lesson in avoiding harsh judgement of other Jews and hakpada.

Tuesday, I took my teenage girls to the separate beach in Rishon LeTzion, and had a blast jumping the waves for a couple of hours.

Then yesterday, I schlepped my husband to a gorgeous, almost deserted natural pool that’s part of the Lower Amud Stream.

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When we got there, there were just two other frum men there – Americans – who left after half an hour, so we had the place to ourselves. We sat on a rock in the pool, debating whether the fat tadpoles underfoot where frogs or fish and discussing some of the latest Torah from Rav Berland.

After being locked down for almost three months, I have been encouraging my family to get out of the house as much as possible, and to not put off doing anything that’s important, like booking driving tests, or buying things that have been on the ‘to get’ list for a very long time.

All we have is today. Right now.

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The toilets are going uncleaned, the sinks are unwashed, my house is half a tip – but who cares? There will be plenty of time to get everything back in order next time we are locked down again¸ which the Israeli government is patently angling to do.

Even though more and more people are waking up to the fact that we were misled over how dangerous COVID-19 actually is, and we’re still being misled over the ridiculous ‘rules’ for apparently ‘containing’ COVID-19, as continually stated by Israel’s PM:

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Again, THERE IS NO SCIENTIFIC BASIS for the rules on forcing healthy people to wear face masks 24/7, or for the ‘social distancing’ rule, which takes the biscuit for pseudo-scientific claptrap with absolutely no basis in reality.

And then, there’s the ominous insistence on ‘good hygiene’.

Why ominous? Because a lot of people don’t know this, but the Nazis – and the other eugenecists that held the same views as they did, in terms of getting rid of ‘degenerate’ human beings to ‘improve’ the human ‘species – were obsessed with ‘good hygiene’.

They called their eugenics theories by the euphemistic term ‘racial hygiene’ – and it led directly to the crematoria of Auschwitz.

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I have a book called ‘From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics and Racism in Germany’, which BH I will try to summarise soon in a future post. But in the meantime, this screenshot, above, from the Holocaust Encyclopedia tells a thousand words.

Deadly Medicine > Science as Salvation > The Biological State > Final Solutions > Murderous Racial Hygiene Programs

From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to “cleanse” German society of people viewed as biological threats to the nation’s “health.” Enlisting the help of physicians and medically trained geneticists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists, the Nazis developed racial health policies that started with the mass sterilization of “hereditarily diseased” persons and ended with the near annihilation of European Jewry.

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How willfully blind would a person have to be, to not see the obvious parallels with what is occurring right now?

I know, it’s hard to believe the brains and the technology and the evil ‘ethics’ behind the Third Reich got transplanted into the heart of Western society via the secret service agencies, but that’s the truth.

And that ideology has been ‘evolving’ into what we see playing out today for over 70 years.

COVID-19 is straight out of the Nazi playbook. And the clues to the global eugenics agenda that is really behind it are literally all over the place – for anyone with eyes to see.

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But that’s not what I want to really focus on today.

When we’re staggering around in this tremendous darkness, where it just seems to be getting heavier and heavier each moment, at least in some parts of the world, we need to focus our energy on finding the ‘light’ that is going to get us out of the problem.

And that light is the true Tzaddikim, and in particular, it’s Rebbe Nachman’s Torah, and Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s teachings and prayers.

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Yesterday after the pool, we decided to detour to Tzalmon, to drive as close as we could get to the prison where Rav Berland is currently being held by the anti-Torah government which also has a long history of practicing ‘eugenics’ on its native population.

The Yemenite Children scandal – where the Israeli government sold kidnapped Yemenite children to the Nazis running the awful ‘MKULTRA’ programs, to be experimented on and tortured to death, is just one example.

My best guess is that Peres arranged that deal in order to get the nuke for Israel. In his twisted mind, that was probably an ‘ethical arrangement’…

But there have been many other abuses committed in the name of ‘Jewish eugenics’, most of which haven’t been properly documented.

Like the program to irradiate the heads of 100,000 Moroccan immigrant children with x-rays many hundreds of times in excess of the known safe levels, as part of another secret deal the Israeli government cut with the US army / Nazi-infested CIA / NSA.

You can learn more about that in this clip, below, that has English subtitles:

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The early Zionists were obsessed with creating the ‘perfect Jew’, the ‘ideal Israeli’ – the parallels between this and what the Nazis were trying to do with their own Master Race eugenics program are sadly so obvious. The following quote comes from THIS article:

It’s hard to imagine now, but in 1944, six years after Kristallnacht, Lessing J. Rosenwald, president of the American Council for Judaism, felt comfortable equating the Zionist ideal of Jewish statehood with “the concept of a racial state — the Hitlerian concept.”

And they never gave up trying to implement it, behind the scenes.

What’s happening with the persecution of Rabbi Berland and the Torah world in Israel generally has to be understood in its proper ‘Jewish eugenics’ context. Once we take the blinders off, it’s obvious that the language being used by so many of the people in power in Israel is clearly reminiscent of the eugenicists who came up with the holocaust as their ‘final solution’.

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Here’s a couple of quotes from the ‘From Darwin to Hitler’ book, and then let’s move on from the darkness, to the light:

“Many [eugenics-promoting German scientists] used Darwinian arguments to assign some humans to the category of ‘inferior’ or degenerate. Generally, they considered two main categories of people ‘inferior’: the handicapped and non-European races.

Since they were ‘inferior’, and since the death of the less fit in the struggle for existence will result in biological improvement, why not help evolution along by getting rid of the ‘inferior’?”….

“Rather than allowing such people to drain the precious, limited resources of the earth, [the eugenicist-promoting scientists believed] it would be better to kill them to make space for the healthy, vigorous and intelligent to flourish.”

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Compare and contrast the above with these quotes:

This comes from here, Racing toward disaster: Israel’s unsustainable population bomb (2017)

The National Economic Council finally decided to weigh in on the issue in its August report, highlighting the dramatic increase among Haredi populations and hinting about possible ramifications for the economy. It would seem that not only environmentalists have come to recognize that present population patterns are unsustainable; economists are increasingly alarmed, as well. That’s because the bulk of local population growth today can be found among Haredi and Beduin families.

And this comes from here, Israel’s soaring population: Promised Land running out of room?

“Israel is on the road to an ecological, social and quality of life disaster because as the population density rises it becomes more violent, congested and unpleasant to live in and with absolutely no room for any species other than humans,” said Alon Tal, a professor at Ben-Gurion University’s Institutes for Desert Research and founder of the Green Movement party.

There’s a subtle, but disturbing similarity, no?

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So, after we said a virtual ‘hi’ to the Rav in Tzalmon, we headed off towards Rashbi’s tomb in Meron, but before we got there, I noticed signs by the side of the road for the tomb of Havvakuk the Prophet. We turned off, headed down a short dirt track – and found there were a few other people at the tomb.

5-6 Breslovers, of various ages were there, eating food and one guy was playing the guitar.

He was playing it amazingly well. And singing a song about ‘geula coming now, if we just hang on one more day’. I stopped in my tracks, transfixed by what I was seeing and hearing.

My soul started to soar up – and it struck me that here, at Havvakuk HaNavi, there was currently way more life, and way more light, than by most places in the world, right now.

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As I was listening to the guy totally rocking the kever with his acoustic guitar, it struck me that he sounded a little familiar. I asked my husband to ask him if he’d put out any CDs – and sure enough, he had. We had one. It’s one of my favorite disks and I bought it from the guy himself when he showed up at my door 10 years ago.

And now he was here, playing at Havvakuk the Prophet.

Two songs later, another car load of Breslovers pulled up, and one guy got out holding a massive speaker on his shoulder broadcasting the more standard techno-Na-Nach music.

It couldn’t hold a candle to the acoustic guitar, but it just reinforced the impression of life, vitality and happiness that really, you can only find by the True Tzaddikim right now.

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On the way home, we also popped into Rashbi, and then Rabbi Meir Baal NaNess, where the facemask madness is half in force, and half being ignored.

I said some tikkun haklalis, and I just felt pretty happy and content.

Mostly.

Because I know the wider world is starting to burn, and I know that the darkness is becoming suffocating in so many ways right now.

But there is a way out of the problem, and that is to follow the light.

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Follow the light, the teachings, the advice of Rebbe Nachman, and of Rabbi Berland, and it will lead you out of the darkness.

It will lead you to reconnecting to Hashem and your soul.

It will lead you to the Promised Land, in so many different ways.

And don’t wait too long to do that, because we only have today.

Who knows what tomorrow will bring.

But if we have the light of the True Tzaddikim to guide us, we’ll be in much better shape to deal with it, than anyone else on the planet, wherever they happen to live.

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I know, how is that even possible, right?

But it’s interesting to see how more and more of the activity in the world is appearing obviously staged by the media.

Take all these race riots that are now happening across the USA, replete with police firing rubber bullets at journalists – live on air! – and even arresting a black reporter from none other than CNN – live on air! – while they continue to let the cameras roll.

Does that make sense to you?

Really?

Because it doesn’t make sense to me. I’ve seen plenty of footage of people being filmed doing things they didn’t want other people to see, and the first place they go is to the camera guy, with hands outstretched trying to obscure the picture.

But here, CO-IN-CI-DEN-TAL-LY, the police apparently arrest a black journalist from CNN – live on air! – solely for the ‘crime’ of being black. And the cameras continue to roll, while the CNN host back in the studio describes the ‘horror’ of what’s going to the ‘shocked’ viewers.

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Watch the clip for yourself, it’s strangely shmirat eynayim friendly.

The subtext is clear: grab a wrench and go and bust up some shops, to protest the terrible racism and awful police!

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Let’s be clear, I am not a big fan of the police anywhere in the world at this point. While individuals may be well-meaning, the institution of ‘police’ is corrupt to its core, and is increasingly just operating as the enforcement arm of tyranny and dictatorship.

Also, let’s be clear that people ARE racist. But not just white people. Black people, brown people, orange people – EVERY GROUP IN THE WORLD contains people who believe ‘what they are’ is better than what everyone else.

(I know, that’s an uncomfortable thought for us ‘chosen people’, isn’t it? But I digress.)

But even with the corrupt, violent police, and even with all the undeniable racism, however you want to define that, that exists all over the world – and that may even (whisper it…) not actually be the real root of our problems, something just seems so ‘off’ with all this George Floyd stuff.

I mean, why are people demonstrating about this in London and other European cities, too?

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And all the banners they are ‘spontaneously’ carrying just all sound so CO-IN-CID-ENT-AL-LY on-message, and twee. Like this:

“I can’t breathe”

“We are all George Floyd”

“Racism chokes us”

And why are the authorities letting violent crowds congregate, when just a week ago it was illegal to even breathe outside, unfettered?

What happened to all the ridiculous ‘social distancing’, all the ridiculous rules about big gatherings, all the unscientific claptrap about wearing masks in public spaces?

When I lived in the UK 15 years ago, it was clear that no-one in the UK would start a riot just because of social injustices occurring in the US, however awful they might be.

But now…. Apparently things have changed.

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I have other questions, too, like how come it’s a white pair of hands holding up the sign listing many of the black people who have died in police custody in the USA, saying ‘WE will not let this happen again’?

Why are so many of the talking heads and ‘snowflakes’ now openly advocating violence as an ‘acceptable’ way of solving society’s problems?

Why are the cops being cast in such a bad light now, all over the world?

This is something I’ve been pondering with the whole masks thing here in Israel, because practically overnight, it evaporated the sense of gratitude and loyalty that so many Israelis instinctively feel towards people in uniform here.

Being fined for breathing, being prevented from going for walks, can do that. So it seemed like a massive ‘own goal’, to turn the populate squarely against the police by getting them to enforce all these ridiculous and unjust COVID rules.

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Of course, there is a Jewish / Israel dimension to all this, too.

The same day that ‘George Floyd’ got a massive boost-up all over the global media as the match to light the smouldering tinder box that is American race relations, we had our own ‘George Floyd’ moment here in Israel.

What a CO-IN-CI-DEN-CE.

An autistic, unarmed Arab man named Eyad al-Halaq was shot dead in East Jerusalem by Israeli police who were given faulty information (by who???) that he was carrying a weapon, and planning a terrorist attack. This from Israel HaYom:

The killing of Eyad al-Hallaq in Jerusalem was unsettling, as was the horrific images of George Floyd in Minneapolis gasping for air.

Both of them civilians, both killed by police. Their tragic and outrageous deaths are part of a long history of violence.

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What a convenient ‘match’ to light the smouldering tinder box that is meant to be the Israel-Arab conflict, just in time for Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ that will be imposed as a response to the massive wave of violence just waiting to engulf Israeli society.

Because strangely, the government has gone out of its way to state again and again and again that while ‘social distancing’ of three year olds in gan – with full face masks – is totally necessary, angry and violent protesters can congregate pretty much any time they want, any way they want, and without masks.

Because with all the panic about COVID-19 on the wane now – prematurely, thanks to the Rav sweetening it all – the powers-that-be need another excuse for permanently introducing martial law, and ramming through ‘temporary’ legislation to take all our rights away, while the populace is distracted with the next intifada….

Except.

That doesn’t seem to be happening.

I’m not sure why – except to say of course that the Rav is sitting in jail, sweetening all this behind the scenes. The media tried their best to whip up some ‘outrage’, and there were the usual Palestinian talking heads who conveniently got a truck load of posters printed showing George Floyd and Eyad al-Halaq side by side.

But after a couple of protests in Jaffa and Jerusalem on Sunday…. it’s totally faded out of the headlines.

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While the scary people trying to control the world are still pulling the strings, and trying to orchestrate things according to their nefarious plans for global domination, universal vaccines and population control, it seems to me that things aren’t quite going to plan for them.

Poor dears.

Because more and more people are starting to see through the façade, and to question all the fake news that has been pouring out of the MSM for decades, already. It’s getting so obvious, that even the lobotomized people who write for Yeshiva World News – purveyors of fake news par excellence – are starting to complain about all the fake news going on.

Ah, the irony.

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In Israel, they are angling for another fake ‘second wave’, as that will give them the excuse they need to introduce martial law, and to ram through the ‘peace plan’ and all their other sideshows for using the Israeli population as the guinea pigs for ‘personalised medicine.’

Personalised medicine’ means that big pharma is going to start messing around with your DNA, to try and ‘fix’ diseases in your personal genome.

Of course, just as that technology could in theory be used to cure illness, it could also for sure be used to give specific people tailor-made illnesses, and to change the human body in all sorts of creepy, unethical ways.

This isn’t sci-fi, they have been doing these types of experiments for years, already, and the tech is light years ahead of where the public really thinks it is.

Israel was the perfect testing ground for all this nefarious stuff, given our ongoing ‘war’ with the Arabs, the secrecy afforded to agencies like the Shabak and Mossad, and our political classes’ longstanding links with the neo-Nazis that took over the Western world, post WW2.

When the Palestinians complain about police brutality, torture, and all sorts of ‘unbelievable’ things being done to them by Israeli security forces, they aren’t always wrong.

Many of those same tactics have increasingly been used on the religious community in Israel, too, and there are way more frightening tricks still in the bag. They just need an excuse to roll out all this unethical medical stuff on an unsuspecting populace that is perfectly placed to act as the ‘guinea pig’ for the whole DNA / RNA experiment, thanks to our massively diverse gene pool.

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Let’s leave things there for now.

We are all living in a film noire at the moment, that would be comedic except for the fact it’s deadly serious.

We need to get behind the the Rav ASAP.

Honestly, his Torah and guidance are the only things keeping me going at the moment, as the world plunges deeper into madness every day.

It’s all midda k’neged midda.

The same fake news that staged the accusations against Rabbi Berland is also staging the COVID-19 ‘pandemic’, and the ‘Peace Plan’, and George Floyd, and the false accusations against the Duma suspects, and probably a bunch of other things, too.

If you aren’t regularly talking to God every single day, and if you don’t have a bona fide rabbi to guide you (and most people don’t, let’s be honest) – you will have no idea what’s true and what isn’t.

And as the fake news continues to get even more fake, that’s going to leave you and your family  in a pretty precarious position, when it comes to be making the right decisions.

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Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash

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One thing I can say about the Baba Sali is that it’s never dull.

For some reason, I decided I just HAD to go to the Baba Sali this time with my good friend S.

I don’t know why. I’m very happy going all over the place by myself usually, and especially to kivrei tzaddikim. But Sunday night, I was on the phone to S., persuading her to come with me to Netivot.

She lives in the South, so it wasn’t a big shlep, and she likes to go to the Baba Sali herself, plus she’d been ‘locked down’ for three months, and really needed a break.

Problem was, S. is married to a Cohen, and had a small son that she couldn’t find a babysitter for. Cohens aren’t allowed into graveyards, and the Baba Sali is buried on the edge of the main cemetery in Netivot.

I’ll babysit him, while you go in, and we’ll switch off, I found myself saying.

Even though I haven’t babysit for anyone small for around 7 years now. But how hard could it be…. I mean, I could just wheel the kid around in its stroller for half an hour, even if it was bawling that would still be OK.

Wouldn’t it?

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So we get there, and we agreed that S. would go in first while I walked around Netivot a little with her son in the stroller, so by the time he got cranky she’d be back to deal with him.

She took off for the kever, and I started pushing.

Something on the pavement caught my eye – it was a leaflet with a psak din on it, printed both sides. I walked on, and there were more of these leaflets scattered all over the floor. So I bent down to pick one up – and I was totally disgusted to find it was the psak din against Rav Berland and Shuvu Banim, printed in color and spread all over the streets of chareidi Netivot by his persecutors.

What can I tell you?

I started feeling really, really angry, and upset and judgmental – and all the other negative emotions and bad middot that you can basically classify as ‘hakpada’ or harsh judgment.

Just that morning, I’d read something on the RavBerland.com website where the Rav had said it’s assur – forbidden! – to get harshly judgmental against anyone, even a Jew who is up to his neck in wickedness.

Yet walking around Netivot, I totally forgot all about the Rav’s holy words, and as I spotted more of these infernal leaflets scattered all over the place, I started to fume more and more.

By the bus stop, there was a stack of about 30 leaflets. I walked past them – then decided I was going to go back, rip them into pieces, dramatically, then shove them in the waiting rubbish bin.

My small charge was talking happily to himself, so I parked him in the bus stop, three paces away, and pushed down on the stroller’s brake, to keep him anchored in place while I went on my ‘holy’ rampage.

What can I tell you?

In the two seconds I turned my back to gather the leaflets up, the stroller unbraked itself, and then tipped over on to its side. The small kid started shrieking, and my heart started beating in that wild, uncontrolled way that occurs when you think you may just have done something really bad, however unintentionally.

I ran over, picked the stroller and kid back up, and tried to shush him soothingly, while I found somewhere shaded to sit, where I could take him out and cuddle him. Two minutes later, he was on my lap – and that’s when I noticed he had a small, bruised egg on the front of his head.

My heart sank again.

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I called his mum, explained what had happened, and she was so understanding.

Is he puking?

No. Thank God.

Is he awake and aware?

Yes. Thank God.

Rivka, I think it’s OK. He gets a lot of knocks at home, too, don’t worry.

But of course, it was too late for that.

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I have a history of ‘interesting things’ happening at the Baba Sali, including the massive car crash that got me to move to Jerusalem back in 2014. This wasn’t that extreme… but I was still feeling pretty shaken up at this stage.

The kid had calmed down enough for me to put him back in the stroller and to walk around a bit more. So I buckled him in again, and started circling Netivot, trying to figure out why I couldn’t even keep a small child in my care for 2 minutes safe…

The answer wafted over to me from the Baba Sali’s kever:

Hakpada. Harsh judgment. Anger. Self-righteousness. Arrogance.

All things that I’d been totally guilty of, when I picked up those leaflets and started thinking dark thoughts about the poor frum community of Netivot.

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God, I’m really sorry! Please just let the kid be OK, and I’ll do my best to try to steer clear of those things from now on. But please help me! Because I’m going to find it really hard to uproot those bad middot from my heart, even though I really want to!

God was basically showing me just how dangerous hakpada really is.  Even just two seconds of self-righteous anger can lead to a lot of bad things happening…

And the people who get the most hurt by it are you, and the people closest to you.

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My friend came back, and I told her that I wouldn’t need long at the tomb, as I’d already got the clarity I’d come for. In typical Baba Sali fashion, I’d got a real slap across the face again, and I’d learned my lesson before I even got into the compound there.

My friend told me that the ‘rules’ for visiting were that you had to wear a mask, get your temperature taken, and avoid kissing the tomb.

So, I decided to skip the tomb itself, and to just throw two packs of candles into the yahrtzeit candle pyre that is nearly always burning strong by the Baba Sali.

God, just as these candles are melting, please melt my hakpada. Please get rid of my self-righteous anger. Please uproot my arrogance.

I threw them in, slowly, one by one.

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In the car home, I was in a somber mood.

There’s so much harsh judgment in the world right now.

The government in Israel is talking about passing a bill that will enable the police to break into homes and forcibly remove people deemed to be ‘corona risks’ if they have a warrant.

Which of course, they will have for anyone they want to target, so all this emphasis on having a warrant is a meaningless piece of propaganda designed to lull people into thinking they still have any civil rights or legal protection in the State of Israel.

As if.

Things are crumbling all around.

If I didn’t keep my head in the sand as much as possible at the moment, I’d probably be totally freaking it.

As it is, we need all the judgment, all the hakpada to be sweetened.

And I guess that each of us are responsible for trying to do that in our own dalet amot.

Which means trying to seeing the good in the other person. Trying to let go of all our anger and indignation. And to quit hating people who act differently from us, or believe different, or even, that hurt us and those we love, intentionally or otherwise.

It’s a big ask, honestly.

But if I got one thing from my trip to the Baba Sali, it’s just how dangerous all that hakpada really is.

Especially to ourselves.

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It’s slow posting on the blog at the moment, for a few reasons.

  1. I’m trying to maximise my time out of the house while I still can.

The ‘powers that be’ are clearly angling for another ridiculous lockdown, based on absolutely NOTHING, and they are going to be able to pull it off because of the ongoing persecution against Rabbi Berland, particularly within the religious world.

When that beis din decided to put out their ‘anti Rav Berland’ psak din, the writing was on the wall that all the farcical coronavirus fake pandemic stuff would come roaring back here.

28 new cases in a city of a million residents is not a ‘spike’. 28 people caught the flu – big deal!!!

Anyway, I’ll save my ranting for another day as it’s frankly pretty disheartening to see how many people out there are basically retarded, and are still slurping down the ridiculous, obvious propaganda put out by the government and the media without any alarm bells going off.

If and when more people realise that it’s all lies – and that the case against Rabbi Berland was also built on the same sort of propaganda and lies, and make some sincere teshuva – then it will start to recede like the bad nightmare it actually is.

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2. I’m also not writing a lot, as events are moving so fast.

All this looting and rioting in the USA seems pretty ominous to me.

But how many times can I write the same thing, that people should seriously consider coming on a long extended ‘holiday’ to Israel, as soon as they can?

Go to Harish – it’s a brand new city with very cheap rents and good infrastructure, that no-one has really heard of yet. You could move whole communities there from chul en masse. And the city welcomes everyone, regardless of religious level, from chareidi to secular.

Find out more about Harish HERE.

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I’m off to the Baba Sali now, to do some praying.

Yesterday, I was walking along the seafront in Caesarea.

And tomorrow, I’m planning another trip to some stream or something.

The last few days, all my circuits have been blown out, energetically.

I can feel something ‘big’ is happening again.

Or maybe, a lot of ‘something bigs’ all at once, who knows.

And the only way to get through all this with basic sanity intact is to stay as close to the Tzaddik HaDor as we can.

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One thing you get by the tzaddikim is clarity.

Yesterday, after a week of just feeling totally out of it, and confused, and overwhelmed and ‘lost’, I finally made it up to Meron, to the tomb of Rashbi.

I went up the 90, from Jerusalem to Tiveria, and it was so good to see all the green blossoming all over Israel, and to see the glorious blue of the Kinneret expanding all over the place.

I know you can’t run away from your problems (I wrote a whole book about that, after all….)

At least, you can’t run away as a permanent feature of life.

But it’s also no less true that sometimes we need to have a break, a change of scene, a breath of fresh air. And that’s particularly true after we’ve spent close to three months in some form of ‘lockdown’ under martial law.

This is grace period, a time for reflection, a time to action the teshuva we were only thinking about the last few weeks and months.

And it’s a time to do all the things you’ve been pushing off, because soon the next round of madness will begin.

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So, I got in the car yesterday and headed up to Meron.

On the way up, I bought some dresses for Shabbat and Chag, and a tent.

I usually have a pretty good inner-GPS, but for some reason I took a strange turn when I was coming around the Kinneret on the way to Meron – and it took me straight to Tzalmon prison.

Tzalmon prison is where the Rav, Rabbi Berland, is currently being held, in awful conditions where he’s being regularly abused by Arab inmates and denied even basic things like toilet paper.

So, I ended up driving almost straight up to Tzalmon prison, by mistake, and as soon as I realized where I actually was, this wave of happiness just filled me up out of nowhere.

Being close to the Rav, even in these strange circumstances, can do that.

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I got my bearings again, and drove off to Rashbi, which was reassuringly busy.

There were lots of people wearing masks (mostly the older women in trousers with the bleach blonde hair) and lots of people not, baruch Hashem.

Compared to the hysterical control being exercised down by the Kotel at the moment, it made a really nice change.

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As soon as I parked, two Breslovers with long, curly payot came over and gave me two books, biographies of the Saba, Rabbi Israel Dov Ber, aka the founder of the Na-Nach movement.

I opened one up ‘randomly’, and started reading a passage about the awful machloket that had engulfed the founder of the Chassidic movement, the Baal Shem Tov. You know that the beit din of the Vilna Gaon excommunicated him, and his followers, right?

You know that unethical ‘rabbis’ and askanim with vested interests told the Vilna Gaon a whole pack of lies about who the Baal Shem Tov really was, and what he was really up to. They called him a ‘false messiah’. They spread stories about him accepting money to do pidyonot. They openly mocked and ridiculed his tremendous spiritual level, and abilities to miracles and sweeten harsh judgments in the world.

And the Vilna Gaon bought all the lies about the Baal Shem Tov being another ‘Shabtai Tzvi’, God forbid, and excommunicated him and his followers

Does any of that sound familiar?

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So anyway, then the book moved on to Rebbe Nachman, and explained that while the BESHT had been given permission to perform open miracles, Rebbe Nachman had not. According to the Saba:

“If Rabbenu had been permitted to do wonders, all the world would have drawn closer [to Breslov.] The world has fallen into such a darkness, as we see, and Rabbenu HaKodesh warned us about this. But everything is just preparation for the geula.

That we will be redeemed and raised up dafka from this machloket, and from this blow the honor of God will become greater and greater.”

Again, does any of that sound familiar?

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I have to admit to driving up to Meron with quite a load of confusion and heartache.

Sure, I can now pick up my favorite kosher sushi again, and buy dresses again, and even take a walk without a mask. But you would have to be brain-damaged to believe things are going back to ‘normal’.

There is no ‘normal’.

What there is, is super-weird fringed with a return of a lot of the gashmius, but underpinned by massive anxiety and fear about what the future holds.

This period of time, in many ways, is going to be harder to deal with mentally than being in full lockdown, because the brain likes things to be pinned-down and kept in discrete boxes.

‘Lockdown’ came with its own set of rules, and most of us could deal with it, more or less, because we believed it was a temporary state of affairs.

But now, we’re coming out of ‘lockdown’, to find that so much of the world we hoped to return to is not how it was before.

I see all the masked sheeple walking around, and it instantly thrusts me back into the Orwellian nightmare, no matter how many mask-less walks in nature I’m taking, or how much wasabi I’m eating.

Things have changed out there.

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There’s no going back to how it was before.

And even though plenty of us will continue to lie to ourselves over the coming months about what’s really going on, and what we really feel about it all, while we wait patiently for ‘things to get back to normal’, the truth is that we are only at the beginning of the patently disturbing process that’s going to lead to revealed geula in the world.

The economy and society has started unravelling, and nothing can hold it together.

That’s a precursor for Moshiach, that our existing corrupt, materialistic world has to implode first so that a much better, spiritual world can take its place.

The only question is how fast the process is going to take – and how bad things are going to get, day-to-day, before Moshiach actually shows up.

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Tachlis, encourage everyone in your home right now to go out, and do as many soul-affirming things as they can, while they still have the chance.

Encourage them to ditch the masks as much as possible.

Encourage them to work on their emuna that God is running the world, and to stop fretting about germs and social distancing.

We have a few more weeks, possibly 2-3 more months, to really dig in and do the work of building up our emuna muscles.

There is a process in motion here that is not going to disappear, or ‘go back to normal’, but is actually only going to intensify.

So, give yourself and others a massive break right now, if you or they are ‘acting out’, or going weird.

Take a break. Do some shopping. Hug a friend. Have a party.

And most of all, work on strengthening your connection to God, and His true tzaddikim, as that is the real secret to getting through the next few months with your mental health intact.

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If you live in Israel, jump in your car and go visit a holy site or two. Or six.

Or, order some of Rabbi Nachman’s books, or some of Rav Berland’s books, and connect that way, while the postman is still delivering.

Whatever you build now, whatever you create in your life, that’s what you will be left with, to take you through the next stage.

For some people, that’s going to be 48 tins of tuna and a massive bag of rice.

For others, it’s going to be the knowledge that only God runs the world, and that only the people who stay close to the Moshe Rabbenu of their generation are going to get out of Mitzrayim alive.

If you insulted someone, say sorry while you still can, and make peace with them.

If you stole something, pay it back.

If you made a big mess, in whatever way you want to understand that, go and fix it.

There is no more time left, to keep pushing things off.

That is the clarity I got up in Meron yesterday, and that I’m now sharing with you.

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Photo by Emma Matthews Digital Content Production on Unsplash

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Back at the end of January, I decided to start doing 40 days at the Kotel for a chareidi family I’ve become acquainted with, who are seriously messed-up.

While the mother is practically a burka-babe, and the father likes to spout pointless divrei Torah for hours (that no-one can interrupt or disagree with, as that would be disrespectful) most of their kids are off the derech, most of them started smoking aged 12 and one of them preferred to leave home and to sleep on the streets than stay at home.

Coming from my own background, and experiencing what I’ve experienced in life, I found it so very hard to try to judge this family favorably, l’chaf zchut, or to do Azamra on them, as per the instructions of Rebbe Nachman in Likutey Moharan, 1:282.

There, Rabbenu tells us:

Know: one must judge every person favorably. Even if the person is totally wicked, one must search and find in him some bit of good, regarding which he is not wicked. By finding in him this bit of good and judging him favorably, one actually elevates him to the direction of righteousness and is able to bring him to repentance.

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I really want this family to make teshuva.

The mother spends most of her time with her kids carping about their faults – to their faces – and complaining that they’ve let her down and come out ‘ruined’ because they aren’t frum enough. Never mind all the kids’ good points. Never mind all the effort they are still making to try to respect their parents, and to take all the blame for their own profound emotional issues upon themselves.

Whenever I hear her interactions with her children, I literally start cringing inside. It’s a non-stop fountain of onaat devarim,  poisonous self-righteousness, criticism, lashon hara and arrogance.

But she thinks she’s a tzaddeket.

Why?

Because she dresses SO tzniusly…. And she won’t eat meat anymore because no hechsher is good enough…. And she has no tumahdik computers in the house (which means her husband is really struggling to make parnassa, but hey, let’s not hairsplit here)…. And she won’t listen to any music – at all! – because she can’t be sure it’s coming from a good, kosher place.

Such a tzaddeket.

Did I mention that the family is strongly Litvish, and kind of ‘anti’ Breslov, and especially ‘anti’ Rav Berland?

No?

Ah, my bad, sorry.

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So, like I said, I’ve been really struggling to do Azamra for these people – and all the hundreds of thousands like them in the chareidi world, who are so anal about all their mitzvoth bein adam l’makom, and so very awful in their mitzvoth bein adam l’chavero.

In the chareidi world as it’s currently configured, your choice is to become a frum robot – and to totally choke down any vestige of individuality or independent thought, and to care more about what the neighbors think than what Hashem really thinks – or to leave.

Thank God for Rebbe Nachman, because when I was faced with this choice, at least I could still find refuge in Breslov.

Or at least, the Breslov of Rav Berland and his students, that welcomed Sephardim, and baal teshuvas, and people like me, who were never going to fit the ‘frum robot’ mold that is de rigeur in mainstream chareidi society.

That strand of Breslov emphasizes the inner world over the outer appearance. It values practice over preaching. And it underscores again, and again, and again that the main work we are down here to do is to work on our own bad middot, and particularly those feelings of arrogance that take us away from Hashem, cut us off from our own neshamas – and hurt so many of the people we should be caring for.

Especially our kids.

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So, I started that 40 days 3 months ago, and man, it’s been a struggle for so many different reasons.

Today, I got up early to make sure I’d get to the Kotel to complete the 40th day, in the middle of all the ‘Yom Yerushalayim’ (non) celebrations.

When I finally got my 1 minute ‘slot’ to stand at the wall, I got there, kissed it, then started crying.

God, it’s too hard for me. I can’t judge all these horrible, arrogant people favorably. I can’t think good thoughts about people who prefer seeing their own kids sleeping rough on the street than ‘looking bad’ in front of the neighbors.

I can’t stand the hypocrisy, I can’t stand the lack of real connection to Hashem, I can’t stand all the pretend piety, controlling emotional manipulation and holier-than-thou fakeness. 

God. I’ve failed. This 40 days has failed.

I’m doing less Azamra now for these people than when I started….

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Deep down, I know nothing is for nothing, but that’s how I felt as I left the wall this morning.

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I came home, checked my emails, and found one from someone called rivkyalbert@gmail.com that said in big, crowing capital letters:

GAME OVER!!!

She’d kindly forwarded all the ‘psak din’ that had just come out against Rabbi Berland from an anti-Breslov beis din located in Bnei Brak, that she’d got straight from the Rav’s main Breslov persecutors.

There’s so much to say about what’s going on here, and after I’ve done more hitbodedut, if God wants me to start clarifying matters – again, for the 500th time – then I will.

But in the meantime, I’m in no rush.

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You know why?

Because I understand that this is a very important part of the clarification process.

Just like God kept on hardening Pharoah’s heart in Egypt, so he could maintain his free choice, so God is doing the same thing here.

  • After all the mounting evidence of the last few months that the State of Israel has been waging a war specifically against the chareidi community…
  • After all the mounting evidence that the media is totally biased and corrupt, and bought and paid for by vested interests that are ‘anti-God’ in the most profound, evil way…
  • After all the arguments that have occurred recently in the chareidi world between those people who think that praying to God is dangerous, and those who think the opposite…
  • After all the deaths in the chareidi world globally that were attributed to COVID-19…
  • After all the strict lockdowns of specifically chareidi neighborhoods…
  • After all the kabbalists, and big rabbis, and lamed vav Tzaddikim who stated plainly that talking against Rabbi Berland is directly connected to COVID-19….

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So, the test is being repeated again, to see who has really learned their lesson, and who hasn’t.

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I’m in no rush to explain what’s going on here.

God has given the chareidi world – and all the other ‘anti Rav Berland’ people – a large quantity of rope, and He’s waiting to see who is going to hang themselves with their own evil speech, and their own bad middot.

Rebbe Nachman told us that before Moshiach would come, heresy would cover the land like a flood, that even ‘big rabbis’ and ‘Torah scholars’ would have heresy dripping out of their pockets, and that most of the leaders of Am Yisrael would be false.

There is a birur going on here.

It’s picking up speed.

It’s becoming more and more obvious that a person’s middot and real connection to Hashem can’t be judged by their appearance, position or title.

But by their actions. And their deeds.

And most of all, whether their homes are full of love and kindness and shalom bayit, and full of children who feel loved and accepted in their homes – or not.

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The last thing for now, is that it’s no coincidence that as all the lashon hara about Rav Berland ratcheted up a level today, this was the lead story on the JPost website:

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Walking around today, I see that the masks seem to be making a come back in Jerusalem, after a week where more and more people had stopped wearing them.

Logically, this makes no sense. The weather is still hot. Everything is meant to be ‘opening up’ more and more.

But spiritually, it all fits perfectly.

Thanks to that ‘beis din’ in Bnei Brak, which has unleashed another, awful wave of sinat chinam and lashon hara against Rav Berland,  I reckon we are now about to head into a second wave of COVID madness.

So, go stock up on your water, toilet paper and whatever else you need now.

Because the next stage of the birur has arrived. And if you thought the police brutality against the chareidi communities in Israel and beyond was bad before, I have a feeling that far worse is now to come.

Unless we finally make teshuva, and stop pretending that we’re the biggest tzaddikim on the block.

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UPDATE:

Strange as it sounds, the majority of the Shuvu Banim community seem to be doing OK with this ‘psak din’ – even feeling relieved and calmly content.

Why?

Because we all knew that ‘beit din’ was anti-Breslov and anti-Rav Berland right from the start, so no-one is shocked at this outcome.

Also, the Rav was hinting for years that something like this had to happen to get us to the next stage of geula.

And also, because it’s a relief that this ‘fig leaf’ has now been provided by Hashem, to unmask all those yucky horrible people who pretend to be religious, and who pretend to be connected to Hashem.

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Yalla, yucky people!

Write as many horrible comments and posts as you can in the short amount of time that probably remains to you!

It’s all dissing diamonds, it’s all helping the Rav to sweeten the judgments, and it’s helping his community too.

It’s like I told someone close to the Rav who called me before Shabbat feeling quite shaken up and upset:

I’d much rather have all their dissing and carping, and keep my health, shalom bayit and parnassa, than the opposite.

I’m (trying to be…) a sincere student of the Rav, after all, and here’s what he’s been teaching us for years:

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God will deal with all the yucky people in due course – and it won’t be pretty.

So, hang on my sweet readers! This is a bump in the road, but it’s a necessary part of the geula process to unmask all those pretend frum fakers out there, and show us all what we’re really dealing with.

And it’s already working!

BH, the revealed good is on the way soon, and in the meantime, don’t throw the diamonds back.

They are ‘buying’ us good health, shalom bayit, parnassa, and all the other good stuff that’s really important.

And the truth will out soon enough.

People are already nudging me to write Volume III of One in a Generation….

And I’m almost ready to say yes.

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As we move back to ‘semi’ normal life, Hashem is watching closely to see if we learned our lesson.

You could be forgiven for thinking ‘everything is going back to normal’. It certainly looks like that on the surface, but really?

Hashem is giving us a mid-term exam, to see if we learned the lesson of the recent Coronavirus ‘pandemic’, and to make the appropriate teshuva.

Some of that teshuva could include:

  • Making plans ASAP to move to Israel, as soon as the skies open up next week
  • Making some real teshuva on all our arrogance, and tendency to gossip and judge other people harshly
  • Working on our mitzvot bein adam l’havero – and again, let me underline this WITH A BIG RED PEN, that the first and main place to look with this is our kids, and especially our teenagers. More on this in a moment.
  • Making some effort to rectify all the gossip and slander we participated in with regard to Rabbi Berland. More on this in a moment, too.

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Most of us still have our work cut out for us, and God gave us a taste of what ‘the end of the world’ really looks like, minus all the pie-in-the-sky pretend-Jewish Disney-style cack about magic carpets flying all those good Jews – and their big houses and expensive cars – to Israel as soon as Moshiach shows up.

That’s just not how it’s going to happen.

Things are going to get hairy again, that’s not me talking, it’s Rav Pinto, who has successfully ‘predicted’ a whole bunch of things in recent months, and is now calling for an earthquake followed by a war.

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Rav Kanievsky also said that Corona was a gift from Hashem, to encourage Jews to move to Israel to avoid the war of Gog and Magog that’s about to break out in chutz l’aretz.

But then, we have Rav Berland who said that the wars will only be in 200 years, and who is currently suffering so much in prison, where they are withholding even the basic things like a change of clothing, or medicine, and who even knows what they are *actively* trying to do to harm him.

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Today, one of the biggest rabbis in Israel made a public statement that the State of Israel ‘has decreed a death sentence against Rabbi Berland.’

He’s calling for a peaceful protest to take place, and for every Jew to take to the streets to protest – totally within the law, of course – until the government releases the Rav. I just got sent this over email:

We will all be gathering at the kever of the Shlah Hakadosh erev rosh chodesh Sivan to pray for the Rav and from there will we show our support with a peaceful demonstration outside Tzalmon prison where the tzaddik is being held.

Schedule:
This Thursday May 21
Buses leaving Jerusalem from Shivtei Yisrael at 3pm (reservation required 0583255645)
Mincha at the Shelah at 6pm
Maariv, Tikun Hakali and show of support at 8:30pm
Buses returning to Jerusalem at 10:00pm

Everyone is welcome to join from anywhere in the country

Cost of buses one person per seat as per the Health Ministries instructions is 100 shekel round trip

We are looking for sponsors to subsidize this cost

“Our strength is only through prayer”

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I plan on going, BH.

Not on the bus, but up in the car.

Why am I making all that effort, in this horrible heatwave, to take a 5 hour round trip just to stand outside a prison reading the tikkun haklali?

  1. I’m trying to do what that big Rav said, and to protest Rav Berland’s totally unjust and cruel incarceration.
  2. I am providing myself – and my family – with some spiritual ‘life insurance’ for the next birth pang, that is going to show up soon enough, make no mistake about it.

During this whole Coronavirus thing, it was so blindingly obvious to me that the people who were more with Rav Berland, and working on their emuna and emunat tzaddikim, came through this whole episode with way less suffering than everyone else.

For example, I heard stories of how Breslov families living in Uman were all hit by ‘Coronavirus’, but the ones who were close to the Rav all came through with minimum disruption and very mild symptoms, while those families who were ‘anti’ the Rav suffered tremendously, in many different ways.

And I saw that playing out in my own life, too.

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Midda kneged midda, the people who believed the lying media about Rav Berland also believed the lying media about the fake ‘pandemic’ too, and have gone through – and continue to go through – months of sheer panic and self-inflicted suffocation inside their super-duper KN95 masks.

Whereas those people who were with the Rav had a lot of siyatta de’shmya to see through all the hype and fearmongering, and to continue walking outside as much as possible, and to breathe fresh air as much as possible, and to continue ‘normal life’ as much as possible, baruch Hashem.

From my own life, I have no idea how my husband’s parnassa has held up as well as it has during this ‘pandemic’ except to tell you that I think it’s a present from shemayim for being so vocally behind the Rav.

So, I’m heading off to Tzalmon to demonstrate, because I want that spiritual protection to continue, and to continue to shelter under the Tzaddik’s wings when the next round of ‘interesting’ shows up.

Because make no mistake, it’s already on its way.

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This ‘normal’ is just a breathing space, a chance for all of us to action all the teshuva we swore we would make when we thought the world was ending imminently.

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And on that front, I just want to end with one more thought about bein adam l’havero, and how that relates to our teenagers and kids.

The last three months, we’ve all been living in close quarters with our kids and families. God did that on purpose, so we would be forced to look our relationship blind spots straight in the face, and actually try to fix all that stuff that is broken.

You really want to make some serious teshuva?

Ask your teenagers and grown up kids to rate your performance over the last few months, and pay careful attention to what they tell you.

Were you panicking your bottom off about Corona, and forcing everyone to ‘self-isolate’ for 8 solid weeks and to wear facemasks 24/7?

Were you using the whole ‘pandemic’ thing as an excuse to get your kids back under your thumb, and to start controlling their every move again?

Did you empathise when your kids hit the skids and couldn’t get out of bed because they were suffering from social withdrawal, fear and yeoush, or did you just angrily criticise them for being lazy do-nothings?

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If you really want to take this up a level, you can also ask your spouse to rate your recent performance, too.

Were you more giving, or more taking the last few months?

Did you make an effort for the people in your life, to try to smooth as many of the rough edges of the ‘Corona Pandemic Experience’ as you could, or did you expect other people to make your life easier?

Were you grateful for all the kindnesses Hashem continued to shower on you, during this whole experience?

I could go on (and on and on) but you get the idea.

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We all have some serious teshuva to make, and God is giving us this quiet time to action it.

I hope we’ll use this time wisely.

Because every small action we make know is going to decide what happens next, both in personal space, and in the world at large.

And the stakes continue to be very large.

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Connecting back to the Tzaddikim – alive and dead – makes all the difference.

Thursday afternoon, I said to my husband:

Please, let’s try to book a zimmer in Tsfat. We’ll take cold meat and make sandwiches, or something, but I urgently need to have a break, and to do some kever-hopping.

My teenagers – and their ad-ons – are really great.

Really. But after this whole 3 month quarantine thing, where most of my time has been spent on taking responsibility for cleaning up after everyone else; and driving them places because there are no buses; and keeping the fridge and fruit bowl stocked in the face of voracious teenage appetites – I really needed a break.

So, we found a zimmer in Tsfat, and Friday morning, we headed up there.

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The good news is most people in Tsfat are not buying into the whole facemask thing. The bad news is, all the synagogues – and well over half of the main shopping street – is still closed for business.

And from what I could tell, most of those shops are now closed permanently.

But we found a really nice zimmer in the Artists’ Quarter, 10 minutes walk from the ancient graveyard and the Ari, dumped our stuff there, then headed out to try to visit as many kivrei tzaddikim as we could pack into the 3 hours we had before Shabbat came in.

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While the beaches in Tel Aviv are now open, Meron – the grave of the Rashbi – is still closed.

There were police parked in front of the gates, and also police cars parked at all the major intersections of any road that could conceivably lead to Meron.

The government here is very serious about stopping frum Jews from praying together, connecting to tzaddikim, and breathing fresh air.

So, with Meron taken off limits, we decided to stop at every other Kever we passed, as we drove around.

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The first one was the grave of Rabbi Yehuda Bar Ilai.

I didn’t know this before I got to it, but apparently there is also a tradition to go to his kever on L’Ag B’Omer, too. Just as we got there, three Breslov guys with brown chinos, crazy hair, big, knit kippas and tzitzit on the outside suddenly pulled up, and started singing Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, yiy didee yiy yiy yiy yiy yai at the top of their lungs.

All of a sudden, the funny mood I’ve been in for ages started to lift considerably.

The tzaddikim were starting to work their magic.

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Next stop was Rabbi Tarfon’s grave, near Kadita, in the middle of a forest.

The police were prowling at the end of the track, as it was one of the shortcut back routes to Meron, but once we’d turned off towards Kadita, they stopped following us.

Rabbi Tarfon’s grave is up a mountain in the middle of some splendid green isolation. It’s a breathtaking view.

Someone had left a copy of Chayei Moharan out on the grave, so I opened it ‘randomly’ and got to a section talking about Rabbenu’s ‘Burned Book’.

If you take a look HERE, you’ll find a discourse on the Burned Book, and lesson I:83 in Likutey Moharan, which takes a deeper look.

But in a nutshell, it’s all connected to:

  • The “dawning of the ray of the Moshiach.”
  • The importance of the sanctity of Shabbat.
  • Raising up fallen fears and fallen ‘loves’, so they become yirat shemayim – fear of God and holy ‘love’ for God, mitzvoth and His Torah instead.
  • And then it talks about eiver min ha hai – which has the same gematria as ‘Corona’, and which you can read a whole bunch about HERE.
  • But basically, it’s connected to the Tzaddik of the generation taking shame upon himself to atone for the sins of the generation.

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Wow.

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Next stop was one of the places reputed to be the Idra, the place where Rashbi is meant to have taught his inner circle of students the Zohar.

We stepped inside – and were shocked to see the stones inside totally and utterly covered with flies. It was pretty disgusting. And for a moment, I was confused: how can this site be so covered with flies, which are drawn to dung and ‘tumah’?

(There is another site that seems to be more accepted as the place of the Idra, which you can see in this video, but like so many things, it’s not 100% clarified or certain.)

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Then, I remembered what Rabbi Berland has been teaching for a few years now, as expressed in his Prayer for Parents to Say For Their Children, which refers to Klipat Zvuv – the klipah of the flies.

He said this:

“[T]here have never been such difficult tests in the world, that “Klipat Zvuv” has taken hold of every boy and girl….everyone without exception had fallen into the spiritual impurity of Zvuv, which is in fact the spiritual impurity of Amalek, which is the strongest force of spiritual impurity that has ever existed.”

Basically, Klipat Zvuv – the spiritual impurity of the ‘fly’ –  is currently launching an all-out attack against kedusha at the moment, and that is so very obvious at the Idra, the cradle of the Zohar.

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Next stop was the ancient synagogue of Nevoryah, where Rabbi Elazar HaModai is meant to also be buried. R’ Elazar HaModai was the uncle of Bar Kochba, the abortive false messiah of the Jews, who has his uncle killed because of the Romans’ vicious lashon hara against the elderly sage.

At each stop, I felt like I was gathering up clues and hints from Hashem, about what is really going on right now, albeit some of them were far more hidden and obscured than others.

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The last stop before Shabbat took us to Amuka, the grave of Rabbi Yonatan Ben Uzziel.

My husband and I both prayed that our children would find their true basherts, and that if that had already happened, that things should move forward at a good pace.

I opened up one of the siddurim there ‘randomly’, and got to the page for kabbalat Shabbat, with Tehillim #92.

Here’s some of what that said:

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing to Your name, O Most High. To declare Your kindness in the morning, and Your faith at night…. O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep.

A boorish man does not know; neither does a fool understand this. But when the wicked flourish like grass, and all workers of violence blossom, this is only for them to be destroyed forever….         My eye has gazed upon those who stare at me [with envy]; when evildoers rise up against me, my ears hear [them]. The Tzaddik flourishes like the palm; as a cedar in Lebanon he grows.

It made me feel like we are close, so very close, to the ‘Shabbat’ of geula finally being ushered in.

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That kever also had a few other people – non-chareidim – and no-one was wearing masks.

Just as we were pulling out of the parking lot, a middle-aged secular guy on his 4×4 pulled up and asked us if we had a lighter, while his girlfriend squinted at us curiously, from the passenger’s seat.

We didn’t have a lighter, but I offered him the box of matches I’d brought with me to light my Shabbat candles. He took it like a thirsty man in the desert being offered a pina colada – and then whipped out the biggest joint I remember seeing this side of university.

After he gave the matches back, I whispered to my husband that I really wasn’t sure if enabling him to light his massive bong really counted as a mitzvah…

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The last stop before Shabbat in Tsfat was the kever of Ben Yehoyda. There, I picked up a copy of the Chofetz Chaim’s tome on lashon hara, and here is the ‘random’ message I got from that:

Accepting rechilut [about other Jews] makes a person become a complete sonei Israel (hater of Israel, hater of other Jews, hater of Hashem and His Torah, God forbid.)

I thought about all those people greedily guzzling down the anti-Torah and anti-Tzaddikim propaganda that passes for journalism on sites like Yeshiva World News, and I sighed a big sigh.

Today when I was typing this post up, my dad in the UK showed me a big headline from a supposedly frum Jewish paper in the UK, which was lit up with the world SHAMEFUL! in big red letters.

Underneath, the writer was attacking the ‘small minority’ of religious Jews who had defied the retarded and unscientific ‘social distancing’ rules in the UK, to light a bonfire on L’Ag B’Omer.

I sighed again.

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Back in my zimmer, I had the best Shabbat.

I slept well for the first time in 3 months, without being weighed down with other people’s problems and responsibilities.

I managed to do six hours for the first time in a month, and felt way more ‘grounded’ and happy as a result.

And then, just as I was telling God that I so miss spotting all His messages, and recognizing all His hashgacha pratis in my life, my eye was caught by some writing on the walls of the zimmer. Here’s what it said, in order of me reading them:

  • Life the life you imagined, for with God all things are possible.
  • Dreams have no expiration date.
  • Faith makes things possible…not easy.
  • Like chocolate.

Wow again.

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Shabbat day, I stayed in pyjamas until 5pm (for the first time in well over 15 years), then got dressed and went to pray at the kever of the Ari.

All the synagogues in Tsfat are still shut, so minyanim were gathered in the street.

Down by the kever, there was another small band of Breslov-friendly Jews with big payot and t-shirts, drinking soda and singing songs, while others recited a tikkun haklali. I joined them.

And again, it brought home to me just how much life force, just how much spiritual koach we really get from being connected to our tzaddikim.

My husband also took the opportunity to dip in the Ari’s mikvah Shabbat morning, and he also came away from that experience feeling rejuvenated and re-energised.

It’s a funny world we live in, when the high street feels totally dead, and the ancient cemetery of Tsfat feels the most ‘alive’ of any place I’ve been for a good long while.

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Motzash, the road back to the 89 was blocked by the police, still earnestly trying to stop ANYONE from getting within sniffing distance of Rashbi and Meron.

So, we went down the road to Tiveria, and tried to visit the tomb of Rabbi Meir Baal HaNess.

It was closed.

Why?

Because there is a war against religion being waged in Israel, undercover of all this COVID hysteria.

On the way out, we stopped for five minutes to go and see the overflowing Kinneret, swollen to almost bursting point by this winter’s rains. The lake level is so high, it’s reaching the top of what used to be the beach area around it. Me and my husband both dipped our hands in the warmish water, and exalted in the gashmei bracha that Hashem had sent this year.

Then it was time to get back in the car, and head home.

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I’m still trying to finish up the sodding 40 days at the Kotel that I started over three months ago, so before we returned to our house, we made a pit-stop down by the Dung Gate, where I donned my regulation mask, and joined the four million other Jews threading their way to the Kotel Plaza.

This time, I didn’t get near the wall, as there was a massive queue, but I got close enough to imagine kissing the stones, and as I turned on my heel to leave, I suddenly had a strange flash of imagination.

A tall tree – a cedar of Lebanon – suddenly sprouted out of Har HaBayit, and was growing at a rapid pace, bringing everything in Israel under its protective shade.

I remembered Tehillim #92, and smiled a small smile:

The Tzaddik flourishes like the palm; as a cedar in Lebanon he grows.   

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Bad guys, your days are numbered.

You don’t realise it yet, but you already lost the game, and geula is unfolding the sweet way, faster and faster.

And very soon, that’s going to be obvious to everyone.

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How different things would look now, if more of us had woken up then.

Ah, dear readers.

I’m waking up feeling so very soul-tired at the moment. It’s a little hard to get out of bed, it’s a little difficult to get on with the day ahead.

If not for the hitbodedut, and the massive effort it’s taking to get to the Kotel every day, and the ravberland.com website, I’m sure I’d be in quite a spiritual slump at the moment.

Trying to maintain emuna in the face of all this bad is pretty challenging.

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So, I wake up with that big package of fear and worry sitting on my chest in the morning, and then I try and take it back to God, and let Him deal with it – because I can’t.

And I still have suppers to make, and floors to sweep, and even, occasionally, stuff to type up, although honestly, I’m finding it pretty hard to focus enough to get things done at the moment.

I can do the simple chores, the kindnesses for the people in my home, the shopping, the washing.

But there isn’t always a lot left over for other stuff, or for ‘big picture’ pieces, or even, to try to get all my other projects moved forward. Everything is hanging, everything is half-done and incomplete and I can’t seem to summon the will to get it done.

I’m pretty sure most people can relate.

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All this uncertainty is totally paralyzing on a number of levels.

So every day I remind myself that the next 16 hours is all I have to really deal with, so I don’t get mentally overloaded, and that I have to pack it as full with REAL THINGS as I can.

REAL THINGS, like talking to people I care about face to face, and taking walks in the fresh air as mask-less as possible (police notwithstanding). And tending the plants in my garden. And even, cleaning up the rabbit poo from the new pet we got 3 weeks ago to help one of my daughters who was going crazy from being imprisoned in her home with no friends for 6 weeks.

All these things are helping me to ‘shove back’, at least mentally, against the forces that want to turn us all into remote-controlled, mindless robots.

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While I’m still pretty worried about a whole bunch of things, I am also starting to detect some light at the end of the tunnel.

More and more people in Israel are starting to give two fingers to the whole hideous mask thing (more on that in another post. If I can be bothered.)

The population seems to be firmly dividing itself into two camps:

Those who are buying the whole facemask propaganda, and deliberately suffocating themselves to death inside a KN-95; and others who are either wearing the mask under their chin, or not at all.

It was 36 degrees yesterday in Jerusalem.

Wearing facemasks in that heat is an obvious and potentially serious health risk.

My daughter went to the beach in Tel Aviv, and she told me no-one in Tel Aviv is wearing a face mask there.

How long can this charade continue?

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But then, there are other things that are still worrying me.

Like, one of my daughter’s friends told us that he got into a conversation with a chareidi guy on the Jerusalem tram, who was really surprised that he’d sat next to him. The friend doesn’t look at all frum, doesn’t wear a kippa, has long hair and jeans.

The frum guy asked him if he came from a chareidi home, despite his secular appearance. When he said ‘yes’, the frum guy explained how he knew that.

The chilonim (secular people) won’t sit next to chareidi people on the tram anymore, because the media scared them so much that all chareidim have COVID.

When I hear things like that, it scares me.

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Now at the Kotel, the man with the thermometer gun has been replaced by sensors where you are meant to stop and let them scan your ‘forehead’, to check your temperature.

It’s all total BS, not least because the 3 times I’ve had my temperature scanned there’s been a fluctuation of 4 degrees in the read outs.

One of my friend got let through with a temperature of 30 degrees, which means she apparently had life-threatening hypothermia…. NOT.

So, I scan my hand, not my face, as my small act of ‘shove back’ that’s maintaining my sanity, as the police state marches on with its attempts to collect all my personal details, scan my face every time I pop out the door and to catalogue me.

The Kotel is totally freaking me out at the moment, but what I can I do?

I have 9 more days left to complete the 40, and I’ve come so far, I’m not going to give up now. But it’s hard to find motivation to go, because mamash, the whole thing reminds me of a Nazi selection process, down by the train tracks.

Sigh.

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But there is hope.

Thousands of chareidim rushed the police, and broke through the security in Meron, to get to the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, on L’Ag B’Omer. There is strength in numbers, there is strength in faith, there is strength in unity.

That’s why the secular authorities have been waging a war against the religious community here in Israel – and also now abroad – because they know that the Men in Black & White are ultimately going to beat them.

And not just because they are having so many children.

But because they are fueled by soul-power, and that’s the part of the equation the AI eugenecists are totally missing.

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You can’t capture and quantify that Godly part of us that is the soul.

You can’t reduce it down to a binary code, or place it in a microchip.

Our soul is untameable and unstoppable.

It’s bigger and stronger than anything they can possibly throw at us, however ‘bad’ and evil the plan might be.

The soul is ultimately going to win through, and God’s glory will fill the whole world in a revealed way.

And they know it.

That’s why they are fighting so hard to smear the chareidim, imprison and silence our rabbis, and to break down the natural achdut that should exist between all believing Jews, however different we may look, superficially.

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So, let’s end this post with a poem, along the lines of Pastor Martin Niemoller’s words, written in World War II.

(BTW, Pastor Niemoller was initially a Nazi sympathizer. He realized too late what it was he was really ‘sympathizing’ with. To all the people out there who still have anti-chareidi, or anti-Rav Berland tendencies, think very carefully who you are really aligning yourself with.)

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First they came for Rav Berland
And I did not speak out
Because I was not part of the Shuvu Banim community

Then they came for Rav Kanievsky
And I did not speak out
Because I don’t live in Bnei Brak

Then they came for the people holding secret minyans in Lakewood
And I did not speak out
Because I was happy to pray alone

Then they came for the people who refused to wear face masks in Downtown Manhattan
And I did not speak out
Because I believed the propaganda that fresh air could kill me

Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me

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May Hashem save us from history repeating itself.

And may Rav Berland get out of prison very soon.

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UPDATE:

Check out this link on Neshama’s Habayitah Blog, about the imminent plans to introduce ‘Contact Tracing’, initially in the States. It contains an excellent, 12 minute clip from Spiro Skouras, explaining how the #Coronafascists will be using face recognition software, plus 20,000 ‘screening detectives’ who will start trying to ferret out people who have a cough, so they can forcibly remove them from homes.

Don’t go into denial!

This is really serious.

You can see Spiro’s report below (for now, until it’s censored from Youtube).

(It’s shmirat eynayim friendly).

And for Freemasons watchers, I found this another interesting co-inc-iden-ce:

The official House Resolution to legally enact ‘Contact Tracing’ has got the following number:

H.R.6666 – COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act

Whatever else you can say about these guys, they aren’t subtle.

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The best way to tip the scales in the direction of holiness and good is to do some hafetza, and get as many of Rabbi Berland’s prayers, Torah lessons and books out there and circulating as possible.

The ravberland.com website is a great place to start, and if you want to distribute some books, there are a bunch you can pick from now on Amazon.

The Rav just gave over the following lesson on the site:

Only the True Tzaddik can erase the accusations

The True Tzaddik is the only one who is able to nullify all of the Accusations in Heaven.
I know that’s hard for a lot of people to hear and to accept.

But before you dismiss it, remember this teaching, from Rebbe Nachman of Breslov:

In Sichos HaRan (translated into English as ‘Rebbe Nachman’s Wisdom’, by the Breslov Research Institute), Rebbe Nachman tells us the following:

“It’s written about the time of Moshiach (Job 38:13): ‘To grasp the ends of the earth and shake the wicked from it’. However, one who comes close to a true Tzaddik, [he] can grab hold of him, and not be cast off. When we hold on to the Tzaddik, we can stay firm.”

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People, hold on to the Tzaddik!

Go buy his books, go spread his teachings, go and email around his prayers. (He just put out a prayer to be saved from famine, btw, so let’s be clear that he’s hinting that’s one of the next challenges, looming on the horizon, as everyone’s parnassa crumbles to dust. Except, those people who are hanging on to the Tzaddik).
That’s the only way we can get this to really turn around the sweet way. As soon as a critical mass of us start to do that, everything is going to change for the better.
So, if all this stuff is scaring the pants off you, take action, and swing into doing some hafetza ASAP.
TBC

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UPDATE #2:

Here’s the second part of the Corbett Report on Bill Gates’ plans to vaccinate everyone on the planet with untested, experimental RNA vaccines, off the back of the Coronavirus ‘pandemic’. It’s not shmirat eynayim friendly, so if you want to read the text inside, or listen to the audio, go HERE instead.

You can get my post on part one HERE.

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How to cope with the madness?

That’s is the real question, isn’t it?

Because while even a few weeks ago, I was still getting a lot of stick for coming up with weird ‘conspiracy theories’ suggesting that Bibi, and the Israeli health ministry are totally in the pocket of billionaire businessmen with evil agendas, today, I found this headline on the Jpost:

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I had to rub my eyes, and double-check it wasn’t April 1st, or Purim.

But no, there it was in black and white, making the strongest case possible to support the idea that all the stuff we’ve been writing about Bill Gates, and his eugenicist agenda for the world, is actually true.

Here’s a quote from that article:

Cyber experts slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his proposal to “microchip” children who return to schools and kindergartens as the coronavirus lockdown is lifted, Ynet reported on Friday.
While speaking at a press conference on Monday, Netanyahu suggested the Health Ministry use new technology to help Israel adjust to its new routine as the state is lifting the coronavirus lockdown. “That is, technology that has not been used before and is allowed under the legislation we shall enact,” he clarified.
“I spoke with our heads of technology in order to find measures Israel is good at, such as sensors. For instance, every person, every kid – I want it on kids first – would have a sensor that would sound an alarm when you get too close, like the ones on cars,” the prime minister said.
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If you’re anything like me, your head probably started swimming a little, and your eyes lost focus, when you read that.

It’s really hard to deal with all this stuff, honestly, and like one of my perceptive correspondents emailed me a couple of weeks’ ago, there is so much evil out there, that trying to keep on top of it all is like playing ‘whack-a-mole’ with the forces of darkness.
No wonder so many of us are going into denial – honestly, me half included – because what can we really do, about all this anyway?
Go back and read this article from a few weeks ago, to see how all the ducks are being lined up and are now falling into place:

But DON’T DESPAIR!!!!!

Because there is a way we can all get through this in one piece, still, without our children being turned into The Borg.
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The rest of this post is about coping strategies for dealing with what is now emerging out of the shadows.

Last week, I got sent some stuff about five gee, and how ‘they’ want to use it to start zapping ‘undesirable’ groups of people, then pretend that co-in-ci-den-tal-ly Covid-20 just happens to be only taking out brown people, poor people, religious people with lots of kids and people who are in a trade war with the US and / or Europe.
My heart totally sank when I read that, because it had the ring of truth. I haven’t researched it, or looked into it very much, so I’m not saying that from an ‘informed’ place, the way I usually like to impart information on this blog. It just seemed to me very plausible, and very likely, that this could happen in the near future.

And then, I fell into utter despair for a day, and I couldn’t really do anything much except eat a lot of chocolate.

It was even hard to do hitbodedut, and to talk to God about what is going on, because I just started to feel so utterly powerless, and helpless and small and controlled.

The bad is going to win again… and there is nothing I can do to stop it.

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Which is when I got in touch with my contact at the Ravberland.com website, to ask them if the Rav had said anything specifically about us all being zapped with weaponised radiation that will take out our body’s ability to absorb oxygen, just like happened in Wuhan, Milan and NYC – all ‘pilot areas’ for the next generation of wifi.

He told me that no, the Rav wasn’t talking about it specifically, although it’s for sure all happening under the surface.

But then, he told me something that changed the whole picture:

The Tzaddik is sweetening everything.

We just need to hold on to the Tzaddik HaDor, and work on our emunat tzaddikim, and work on our own bad middot and the things that are keeping us away from Hashem and the tzaddikim, and all this will come good.

The Tzaddik is sweetening everything, but getting too caught up in the ‘details of evil’ makes the whole process much harder.

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So, with that crucial piece of info under my belt, I was able to put together a coping strategy that is enabling me to straddle the unhelpful urge to go into total denial about what is transpiring, with the unhelpful urge to go into total panic and meltdown about what is happening.

And this is it:

  1. Stop checking the news sites, unless you are 100% sure that you will not get sucked into all their hype and fearmongering.

People are literally being driven insane by fear of ‘Coronavirus’, and as I’ve written 4 billion times already, Covid-19 is no more scary, infectious or dangerous than any other regular strain of flu. It’s just an illusion, reinforced by the totally corrupt media, and played up by politicians who have been paid millions in share options to get their populations exactly where big Pharma and the billionaire eugenecists want them.

2. At the same time, understand that there IS a big battle being waged here, between the forces of good and the forces of darkness.

Because if you go into denial about that, you won’t make the teshuva God is requiring of all us, to get this problem resolved the sweet way.

Doing nothing is not a good option. But the question is, what DO we actually do about it? What CAN we do about it? Read on.

3. Get behind Rabbi Eliezer Berland 10000000%.

There is no-one else out there on his spiritual level, and with the spiritual capacity he has to take the evil out at its root.

Go and read One in a Generation Volume 1, which spells out his spiritual credentials, and has literally tens of the biggest rabbis of the last couple of generations describing who he really is, in superlative terms.

As we discussed already HERE, the same forces that geared up to convince you that COVID-19 is real, and that microchipping kids is a great idea, were the same forces that geared up to convince you that Rabbi Berland was guilty of crimes that he never committed in a million, billion years.

Twice.

Rabbi Berland is still sitting in an Israeli prison up North, where the authorities are withholding even basic things like food, a change of clothing and medical care.

And who knows, what else they are trying to do to him, God forbid.

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But the Rav can take them out any time he chooses.

He’s just waiting for more and more of us to wake up, and to really pick the right side.

As soon as we get to critical mass, as soon as we get to the tipping point, the Jewish people will be unstoppable, and geula will go full-throttle – the sweet way.

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So, if you hate the idea of your kids being microchipped, and of society being totally controlled by the forces of evil, the choice is getting starker and starker by the day.

Bibi et al are totally corrupt and bought and paid for.

We can’t trust any politician, the whole world over.

We can’t trust the medical establishment, that is staffed full of people who sold their souls and their ability to think critically, independently and morally for their medical degrees, status and fat salaries.

We can’t trust the media, which Rav Pinto clearly told us is all lies.

All that’s left to do is to turn inwards, connect to our souls, and really start talking to Hashem about what’s going on.

If we do that, He’ll show us very quickly the truth about Rav Berland.

And once we get behind the Rav 100%, events in our small world will sweeten, even while the ‘bad’ continues to play out a little while longer.

This is the only way to really cope, with what’s coming down the pipe.

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UPDATE:

A reader just sent me this article:

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/150081/following-netanyahus-plan-micro-chip-kids-israelis-claiming-have-been-forced-micro-chip-speak-out/

The technology has been in place to do this for decades, already.

Strange world we live in, when it seems that the tin-foil hat people might have been right all along.

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UPDATE #2:

Read this article by a real medical doctor (retired, so he can actually tell the truth….) who is explaining that not only do all these face masks NOT HELP AT ALL TO PREVENT ANY SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS, wearing them for any length of time actually leads to a number of potentially serious health issues.

https://www.technocracy.news/blaylock-face-masks-pose-serious-risks-to-the-healthy/

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That’s because wearing masks reduces the amount of oxygen you are breathing in.

And the body requires oxygen in order to function properly.

And the more ‘hi-spec’ the mask – like the vaunted N-95 – the less oxygen you can actually breathe in, like up to 20% less.

Which is enough to make you pass out.

And even if you don’t slide comatose onto the pavement, 80% of health personnel wearing these masks for any length of times developed headaches, with 60% developing headaches bad enough to require pain relief.

Oh, and chronic lack of oxygen also sky-rockets people’s chances of having heart attacks and strokes, and can seriously impair the immune system, and exacerbate existing medical conditions like cancer.

So please, all those self-righteous, scientifically-challenged people who keep harping at the lack of consideration for others being shown by not wearing a mask, PUT A SOCK IN IT. And then, securely tape your N-95 mask over it.

The world will thank you for your ‘consideration’.

Here’s that article again:

https://www.technocracy.news/blaylock-face-masks-pose-serious-risks-to-the-healthy/

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