My late father-in-law was a Freemason.

I knew that many years ago, and I vaguely disapproved of it, as I’d see him hunched over his Freemason ‘manual’, mamash like a scholar learning a Tractate of Gemara. But I didn’t realise just how bad Freemasonry really is, until this week.

This is going to be one of the stranger posts you’ll read, I’ll warn you now. But there is no way I can really tell you why I’m writing this post, without explaining some of the high strangeness that’s occurred behind it.

And so with that introduction out the way, let’s begin.

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Back in the beginning of August, my husband snapped the tendon – the Achilles heel – of his left leg, playing tennis.

It was a bad injury, as these things go, so his foot was wrapped in bandages, he got a pair of crutches, and I applied all my essential oils, Sujok and lentils weirdness to getting it to heal.

The first 10 days, he was doing really well, relatively. Then, he happened to trip over a piece of carpet – and we were back to square one. Two days later, he tripped over a dip in the pavement. And then, over the next four weeks, every single time his ankle was approaching the point of starting to properly heal up, something would happen again, to re-injure the foot and take him back to square one.

Over Rosh Hashana in Uman, he fell down some stairs and also banged it badly, on a separate occasion. And so, this weird pattern continued on for a few more days, with more strange strains, knocks and accidents.

The last straw happened one Friday morning, during the 10 days of teshuva, when I heard my husband yell sharply before falling over, somewhere in the backroom. I ran over there to find him clutching his ankle again, his face contorted in pain.

What happened?!?

He’d fallen over the centimeter-high lip of the doorsill leading into my daughter’s room. Totally ridiculous.

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 At that stage, the Moroccan genes took over and I told my husband:

I have a really bad feeling about all this. There is some serious ‘din’, or judgment, going on with your foot, and we need to ask the Rav what’s going on.

I put in a request for a pidyon – and the answer came back with quite a big sum. That wasn’t the worrying part. The worrying part was that the Rav told him he had to pay it within the next hour. We scrabbled all over the place to take a loan[1] to do it, because the next day was Yom Kippur, and we both had the strong feeling that the Rav doesn’t say anything stam.

In the recording we got back after we paid the pidyon, the Rav told us:

I will come to your house, and everything will open up.

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Over Succot, I found myself obsessed with researching my husband’s father’s family tree.

I don’t know why, but I just had the feeling it was all connected to his Achilles Heel problem. All Succot, I basically sat in the Succah with my laptop, trying to track down all these long-forgotten relatives.

After a week of obsessive research, I’d discovered that my husband’s ancestors hailed from the Lithuanian coastal town of Palanga; that my husband’s great-grandmother was one of 9 siblings who moved en masse to Liverpool in the late 1800s – and that nearly all of them had totally assimilated.

My father-in-law was born into a third generation Jewish household that effectively kept almost no mitzvahs, and really knew nothing about their yiddishkeit.

I thought maybe marking the yarhtzeits of all these dead relatives was part of the reason my husband had hurt his foot, so I duly copied down the dates – and the Achilles Heel started to improve. For the first time in months, there was some solid and sustained healing going on. But it was still a slow process.

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Two weeks ago, I got a message from one of the Rav’s attendants that the Rav would be coming to my house, for a visit.

I was a little overwhelmed, but then I remembered the Rav’s message, and I understood that we’d got up to the next part of the healing process for my husband’s foot.

The Rav came and met a small group of people in my home. I spent a whole day trying to clean the house properly beforehand, then most of the day itself feeling awestruck that I actually was having the Tzaddik HaDor in my house, and then the next two days in a bit of a daze.

That was 10 days ago.

While my husband’s heel was still improving overall, it was still hurting him. By this point, I’d tracked down every relative I could find, on both sides of my husband’s family. He’d been putting some serious effort into trying to make teshuva about anything he could think of, that could be related, and he was also upping his Torah learning.

Both of us were stumped, at this point, as to what was still causing the problem.

I did a long six hours on Shabbat, to try to get some insight, and by the end of it, all I really had was a strong urge to go and visit the old city of Acco.

The Rav had recently been writing a lot about Acco, and about how Napoleon tried but failed to conquer it, and it seemed to be linked to all this ‘illuminati’ stuff, and the general struggle for good to triumph over bad.

I’m a history buff, and I’ve been wanting to go to the old city of Acco for literally 15 years, and it’s never happened. So on Shabbat I told my husband, yalla, I can’t wait anymore, I’m going to Acco by myself on Monday.

So that’s what I did.

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The first few hours in Acco, I was so pleased I came.

I visited the old Turkish bathhouse built by the cruel Turkish ruler Al Jazzer, ‘The Butcher’, the man who’d beaten back Napoleon’s forces when they tried to storm old Acco’s walls.

Seven times Napoleon launched an attack on Acco, and seven times he failed.

Napoleon didn’t know this, but Rebbe Nachman was staying in the city exactly at that time, and fled to the port just as the Turks and English announced they were closing to gates, as Napoleon’s troops were approaching.

Rabbenu got passage on a Turkish war ship that was anchored in the port of Acco[2] – risking his life in the process – and somehow or other, Napoleon was stopped in his tracks, the Turks prevailed, and the French failed to conquer Acco, and by extension, the land of Israel.

So, as I wandered around the very Arab old streets, I tried to imagine where Rabbenu may have been staying, and which path he took down to the old port, back in 1799. I sat on the quay for a wonderful half an hour, looking at the shoals of fish in the sea and trying to imagine Acco port full of long-masted ships o’war, instead of small yachts.

By Oren Rozen – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57357504

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I decided I was going to see everything Acco had to offer, historically, in the day I was there.

So I went to the Turkish bathhouse, the Ramchal’s synagogue, walked around the perimeter of the huge Al Jazzer mosque, walked the ramparts of the massive walls which had held back Napoleon, walked through the Old City markets, walked through the deep underground Templars’ Tunnel that the Crusaders had built to link the port to their now destroyed castle – and then popped up in something called the Knight’s Kingdom, which was the unearthed fortress of the Hospittaler Knights’, built 900 years ago.

And here is where the story gets pretty strange.

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The Knights’ Fortress was found almost by accident.

In the late 1940s, the British had taken over the Turkish fort at Acco, and used part of it as a jail, where they put the prisoners from the Jewish underground organisations like the Irgun, Lehi and even a few Haganah men.

On May 4, 1947, the Irgun launched a bombing raid on the prison to try and spring their comrades out. 40 prisoners escaped, but some of the raiders were captured or killed by the British, who went on to hang three of the Jewish raiders, on the special gallows they’d built within the Acco fortress.

Before the raid, the prisoners had been attempting to dig their way out, but they hit a massive stone structure that blocked their path.

That structure was the Hospitallers’ Fortress.

By Lev.Tsimbler – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28914575

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From the 1950s on, the State of Israel started excavating the site, and they quickly discovered a perfectly preserved Crusaders’ Fortress, buried in the mud. When the Arabs had finally beaten the Crusaders and conquered Acco in 1291, they destroyed the Crusaders’ palace, but left the fortress intact, and simply built their own, new fortress on top of it.

Today, that Crusader Fortress is a massive draw for all the xtian pilgrims and visitors to the Holy Land. The Ministry for Tourism has cleaned it up so nicely. It’s spent a fortune on ‘multi-media’ displays – 44 in total! – which tell you all sorts of interesting snippets of (mis)information, and ‘cute’ stories, about those loving, caring Crusaders, who opened a hospital in Acco to help everyone!

Including the local Muslims and Jews! Because they were just such amazing, loving and giving xtian souls….!

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After I went through exhibit #44, I was totally sickened by all the whitewashing of the Crusaders, and all the ‘Disney-fication’ of who these people were, and what they really did, particularly to the Jews.

How can it be, I kept asking myself, that in modern-day Israel we have a perfectly preserved Crusader fortress and medieval town museum, that makes absolutely no mention of the thousands of Jews butchered to pieces by the Crusaders, on their way to ‘liberate’ the holy land from the Muslim infidel?!

I have a book that I bought to read on Tisha B’Av one year called The Jews and the Crusaders, that contains four eye-witness accounts by Jews of the barbaric atrocities and wholesale murder doled out by these loving and caring Crusader knights to the Jewish communities of what is today France and Germany, on their way to the Holy Land.

But not a word of the Crusaders’ murder of Jews was to be found anywhere, amongst all the exhibits and historical literature put out by Israel’s Ministry of Tourism in Acco.

I decided that when I got home, I was going to research these Crusaders properly, and fill in some of those gaps.

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So Tuesday, just as the latest ‘war’ with Gaza was kicking off down South, I spent the whole day trying to track down references to the Knights Templar, and to the Knights of the Hospitaller Order of St John, and the other order of Teutonic Knights who had taken over Acco 900 years ago, and ruled Israel for 150 years, before being expelled by the Muslim Turks.

Very quickly, I tripped into a whole bunch of information that started to make my head spin.

What follows is a very brief, potted version, just so you can follow the gist. I may well come back to some of this stuff in a future posts to give more details, we’ll see.

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The first thing I discovered is that after a few years in Israel, the Knights Templar quickly degenerated into a fabulously wealthy, devil-worshipping sect who were the people who originated the tenets of the modern banking system.

At the height of their operations in Acco, they were bringing massive ships containing up to 1000 pilgrims at a time to Israel, and they were also at the heart of a European trading network that included sugar cane, spices – and drugs.

Many of Europe’s royalty basically bankrupted themselves and their kingdoms to raise funds for the three Crusades, and nearly all of them became indebted to the Knights Templar, (and in a lesser fashion, to the other orders of Knights and Crusader rulers in Israel at that time.) At their height, the Knights Templar owned 9000 properties and estates in Europe, plus all the associated revenues – tax free.

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The Knights Templars were known for their violence and bravery, which in plain English means they were a bunch of murderous psychopaths that everyone was scared of.

While they started off owing allegiance to the Pope, very quickly they became a law unto themselves – and all of Europe’s rulers were scared of them, particularly when they were kicked out of Israel and returned to the continent.

In 1307, French King Phillippe IV rounded up as many of the Knights Templars as he could on one day, and formally accused them of being a cult of practicing homosexuals who engaged in black magic, murder, pedophilia and devil worship. Many of the group were burned at the stake, but the Templars’ large fleet of ships at La Rochelle – and most of their treasure[3] – disappeared before Phillippe could get his hands on them.

Some of the Templars appear to have joined the ranks of the Knights Hospitallers, while other Templars turned up in Scotland, where they fought alongside Robert the Bruce during his wars against the English monarchy.

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There’s a ‘disagreement’ between modern historians about whether the Knights Templar really had become so evil and corrupted, or whether the French King made it all up, just to get his hands on their wealth and to break their power.

I went through an awful lot of documents and information to research this, and here’s the ‘potted’ version of what I discovered, which I think has been deliberately obscured for a lot of different reasons.

When the Knights Templar first got to Israel, they were exposed to a number of different religious influences here, that they didn’t have to contend with back in Europe. This included ‘heretical’ proto-xtian Gnostic beliefs, and the good old fashioned hardcore idol worship being practiced by the ancestors of the people that we know as the modern Druze.

If you research the Druze, you’ll find that they are neither ‘Muslim’ nor ‘Xtian’, but tend to blend in with whatever religion or people is controlling their surroundings. Their core beliefs are kept strictly secret even to this day, and stories abound of them worshipping golden calves (!) kept in silver boxes, up mountains and in hidden groves across what is today modern Lebanon and Syria.

The Druze are known to have had some close interactions with a group of idol worshipers who maintained a lot of ancient occult knowledge from Egypt, known as the Sabians. There is evidence that the first Templars in the Middle East – a very small, elite group of 9 wealthy knights – went to these Sabians in Harran before they did anything else, to try to learn more of their ‘occult’ ancient Egyptian knowledge, on the direct orders of Bernard of Clairveaux.

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But there’s another, more philosophical, explanation for how the Knights Templar and the other crusaders in Israel literally went to the dark side and started worshipping the devil:

It appears that the Knights Templars were exposed to the Jewish texts that explained that Mary the mother of yoshki was actually a prostitute, and that yoshki himself was a mamzer. In the contemporary Jewish accounts written in The Jews and the Crusaders, the Jews being put to the sword explicitly told their xtian murderers that they weren’t about to exchange belief in the One True God for:

a crucified scion who was despised, abominated and held in contempt in his own generation, a bastard son conceived by a menstruating and wanton mother.”[4]

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At the same time, the Templars came into contact with demonically-inspired Gnostic beliefs that stated the very opposite of what we know to be true, namely that God is only good and the opposite of God is evil and Satanic.

The Templars saw that Judaism, and Hashem, were part of a tradition that called their ‘god’, yoshki, an evil, idolatrous mamzer. So, they decided that anything that was ‘against’ yoshki must be bad, and hey presto, that lead to them saying that white was really black, and to deciding that the opposite of Hashem was what was really good.

It’s easy to see how swiftly this erroneous belief leads to straight-out devil-worship, and all of the unspeakable evil associated with it.[5]

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Meanwhile, the Hospitaller Knights of Acco also seem to have become spiritually corrupted whilst in Israel – although it’s even harder to find any specific historical details or accounts describing this period of their history – and they went through a number of metamorphoses, until they became the modern orders of St John / the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM), and Knights of Malta – all apparently different, but actually all just the same “Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta.”

And here’s where we’re about to take off into ‘Illuminati World’.

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I found it a little strange that it was so hard to pin down any real, concrete information about the dark side of the Knights Templar and the Knights of Malta / SMOM on Google.

Consistently, the first few pages were coming up with the same sort of sanitized, superficial Disney propaganda plastering the walls of the ‘Knights’ Kingdom’ in Acco. It’s all about charidee!! And helping sick people!! And running hospitals and organisations for displaced people and poor, orphaned kids!!

So, I started skipping straight to pages 7-8-9, to see what Google was trying to keep buried.

All of a sudden, I started finding all these pages from ‘conspiracy theorists’ about both the Knights Templar, and the Knights of Malta.

I don’t want to overload you in this post, so let me just pick out a few significant things that are actually FACT, not wild speculation, that will hopefully serve to show you that there is way more going on here, than is superficially obvious:

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FACT 1: For centuries since the Crusades, SMOM has acted as the military arm of the Vatican, particularly in the Holy Land.

FACT 2: The British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, and many other members of the British Royal Family, and European Royal Families, are members of SMOM (despite the fact it’s Catholic. The Queen is the putative head of the protestant Church of England.) Queen Victoria opened up a branch of the Knights of Malta in 1885 in the UK, with herself as the head.

FACT 3: None other than Napoleon forced the SMOM out of Malta in 1798 – a year before attacking Acco. At this point, the SMOM formally relocated to Rome.

FACT 4: The Knights of Malta only accepted nobles and royalty in its highest classes of membership until the 1990s, when they dropped that requirement – and membership in the US started to boom, as a result. You can only join SMOM by invitation. The leader of the Knights of Malta is called the ‘Prince and Grand Master’, is elected for life, and has to be approved by the Pope.

FACT 5: The Knights of Malta set up the Red Cross and the Red Crescent – and still have very close ties with these organization. (In the UK, for example, it’s still called the ‘St John’s Ambulance Brigade’).

FACT 6: The Knights of Malta gave the infamous Nazi General Reinhard Gehlen their highest honor for “services rendered” immediately after World War II.

FACT 7: The Knights of Malta has diplomatic ties with 108 nations (obviously not including Israel…) and ‘permanent observer’ status at the UN, despite having no country or government or citizens of its own.

FACT 8: The Knights of Malta were also big in Russia, with Czar Paul I becoming their Grandmaster after 1798, when he gave many of the Knights refuge in St Petersberg.

FACT 9: In 1794, SMOM contacted James Monroe, the American ambassador to France, to propose an alliance between the Knights of Malta and the newly-formed USA. No-one knows (or at least, no-one is telling) what happened next.

FACT 10: According to Wikipedia: “[The Knights of Malta’s] annual budget is on the order of 1.5 billion euros, largely funded by European governments, the United Nations and the European Union, foundations and public donors.” This is a massive amount of public money being funneled into the hands of secretive aristocrats and the Catholic Church.

FACT 11: In the times of the crusades and afterwards, the Hospitaller Knights were often in direct competition with the Knights Templar. It’s not too much of a stretch to say this rivalry could have extended itself into our days, too.

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While you’re chewing over all of that – and believe me, it’s a LOT to chew over – let’s turn our attention back to the Knights Templar, because I want to explain how all this is connected to my late father-in-law and my husband’s damaged, left Achilles heel.

After the devil-worshipping Knights Templar got to Scotland, they went through something of a rebranding exercise, and after 300 years or so, they emerged as the nascent order of the Freemasons.

Again, remember that European nobility and these corrupted orders of Knights were very heavily intertwined with each other, particularly around the areas of military force and finance.

And that pattern is continuing today.

When the Scottish (Freemason) King James I took over the English throne, after the death of Elizabeth I in 1603, that’s when the Freemasons’ Lodges started to pop-up all over England – which coincided with England’s rapid ascent to become the #1 power in the world.

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In the middle of researching all this, I got an email from a reader which said the following:

“According to the Baal HaTanya, Napoleon was a sorcerer see here

http://www.shturem.net/index.php?section=artdays&id=209

Also for that reason, when Napoleon was pursuing him, he went back to his previous location on one occasion, at considerable risk to take a small personal item he forgot, because if Napoleon found it, he would use his kishuf to locate him.”

All of a sudden, things came full-circle, and I decided to research whether Napoleon was a Freemason.

You already know the answer, don’t you?

Napoleon was a Freemason, and actually opened a lodge of Freemasons in Egypt in 1798– called the ‘Isis’ lodge – shortly before trying to conquer Eretz Yisrael and Acco.

All roads lead back to Acco.

Napoleon basically planted the seed of Freemasonry in the Middle East, and it’s been flowering, behind the scenes, ever since, regardless of who is really publically leading these countries.

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Before we get back to my father-in-law and my husband, let me just throw out there that so many of the senior figures in the USA, including many of the founding fathers and George Washington himself, were openly Freemasons. There’s even a ‘Freemasons’ bible that George Washington – and so many of the US presidents after him – have been sworn into office on.

Winston Churchill was a Freemason. FDR – US President during WW 2 – was a Freemason. CIA head Allen Dulles was a Freemason. A whole bunch of US High Court Justices were and are Freemasons. J. Edgar Hoover (FBI) was a Freemason.  Ralph Bellamy (author of the US Pledge of Allegiance) was a Freemason.

A whole bunch of high-profile ministers – many of whom have founded their own churches and popular ministries – are Freemasons. Freemasons founded the US Navy, and commanded American Forces during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. To name just a few of the ones who are publically known.

There are apparently 50 Freemason Lodges in the State of Israel, and even so-called ‘Jewish lodges’ in the UK and US that count a great many pretending-to-be-orthodox Rabbis amongst their initiates.

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Officially, Freemasonry says that it’s all about charity, all about lofty principles of brotherly love, etc, and it goes to great pains to dress itself up as a good ‘social justice’ society, with just some eccentric initiation rites.

I’m a journalist. I try very, very hard to explore all angles of the stories I write about here, and to research every aspect as meticulously as I can, and to share that research with my readers, before rushing to a conclusion.

The fact that Google is apparently censoring so much of the information about the origins of the Freemasons, and the history of the Knights Templar and the Knights of Malta, immediately made me think that something strange is going on here, because otherwise, why would they bother?

On the other hand, while the original Knights Templar were clearly devil-worshipping sodomites with black magic rites and customs straight out of ancient Egypt, including worshipping the mummified heads of dead people, just as Laban used to, it’s still quite a stretch to say that more recent Freemasons like US President George Washington were up to the same sort of things.

So for two days, I decided to just sit on all this information, and not write about it, because who really knows what’s going on?

Until last night, when I had a strange dream.

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All night, I was dreaming of my father-in-law, the Freemason, who kept telling me to ‘go and check what Freemasons do with their left foot’.

Literally all night, the same statement, over and over again.

Yesterday evening, my husband’s Achilles heel had been hurting him again.

So this morning, after I did some hitbodedut about the weird dream, and got a strong steer that I really should take it seriously, and look into the actual initiation rites for Freemasons, I fired up the laptop to take a look.

Again, this information is almost totally absent from Google, which I find very suspicious, because why does Google care about ‘arcane’ initiation ceremonies for charitable organisations that are apparently only doing wonderful things in the world? So I had to switch to duck-duck-go, which censors ways less than Google, and very quickly, I found some xtian sites trying to warn people away from joining the masons.

I typed in ‘left foot Freemasons’ – and here’s a short version of the initiation rite that you need to undergo just to get your foot in the Lodge door as a ‘First Degree’ initiate:

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UPDATE:

Over Shabbat, I realised that this stuff is so dark, and so obviously occult, I actually don’t want it specifically on my website, as it’s mamash demonic. If you go HERE, it will tell you everything that’s involved in the initiation stage of what’s called the ‘Shock of Entrance’ – Google is totally censoring this information, so you may have to use Firefox or Duck-Duck-Go.

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There’s way, way more to this – including Masonic gold rings inscribed with the Hebrew letter yud, connected to the kabbalistic concept of Yesod – but to be honest with you, I started to get freaked out by what I was reading – even on the sites that are trying to pretend that Freemasonry is only a charitable brotherhood.

As a believing Jew, it’s very clear that whatever is hiding behind the secular façade of masonry is anything but secular.

Even just this first initiation rite is full of symbolism and customs that are the exact opposite of what Judaism teaches a person should do, right down to which foot a person should put first.

Judaism says put the right foot first.

Freemasons teach the exact opposite.

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I read all this, and I understood what my father-in-law had been trying to tell me, and why my husband, and the rest of the extended family, have had such a challenging time, in so many different ways, since my father-in-law’s death, eight years ago.

My father-in-law was a tinok shenishba. He grew up in a home devoid of even basic Judaism, and he had a lot of kindness in him, and tried his best to be a good husband and to support his family. For years, I simply couldn’t understand why there seemed to be so much harsh judgment, so much din, hanging over my father-in-law and his family – including my husband.

Now, finally, I get it.

He was basically co-opted into a society of black magic and devil-worship that even at its most ‘mild’ and watered-down, had still bound his Jewish soul to the Sitra Achra, with solemn oaths taken on the Bible.

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So then, I had the question: how do we fix this?

How do we stop other Jewish souls – other people – from falling into the trap of thinking Freemasonry is ‘harmless’, and losing their souls as a result?

After pondering it, I realized that I had to write this, and share this information with others.

I know it’s weird, I know it’s challenging.

All I can tell you, is that I’ve left out way more information than I’ve included here, and much of that makes an even stronger case for who and what is behind so many of the senseless wars, drug abuse, and human misery prevalent in today’s world.

God is only good. If we follow God’s commandments, we really will get to nirvana, to geula, to the redemption of the Jewish people, and of mankind more widely.

That’s the right path, the right foot.

And Freemasonry is idol worship, and selling your soul to the devil.

Once we have that crystal clear, the process of geula the sweet way can start to move forward again.

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Written for the ilui neshama of Baruch ben Silka.

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FOOTNOTES:

[1] Since we took that loan, my husband has been inundated with the work required to repay it.

[2] You can read the whole story in Rebbe Nachman’s Wisdom, published in English by the Breslov Research Institute.

[3] There are a bunch of associated xtian myths with this time, claiming the Knights Templar were the custodians of the ‘Holy Grail’. This seems to be more Disneyfication of the Templars, to obscure the fact they were banished and persecuted because they were literally worshipping the devil.

[4] Chronicle of Solomon bar Simson, written in 1140 C.E., The Jews and the Crusaders, by Shlomo Eidelberg.

[5] It’s also easy to see why so many of the xtians who write about the subject of the Illuminati try to obscure the very xtian origin of the problem of how all this devil worship has resurfaced in the very heart of modern xtian societies, and instead make the false claim that the Jews have created Freemasonry as a form of the ‘Noachide laws’, to try to ‘entice’ xtians away from the true path.

[6] The original Knights Templar also used to wear their trademark cross on the left breast, over the heart.

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Photo by Artur Tumasjan on Unsplash

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I don’t know why, but my ‘BS-ometer’ is twitching.

Before the Eurovision Song Contest, in May 2019, 700 rockets rained down on Israel within two days.

That’s a lot of rockets.

And a lot of people were hurt and I think that three people were killed in Ashdod. (I can’t find the news report on that, so feel free to correct me on this.)

But I don’t remember back then seeing statements like this (all taken from the fake news YWN site ‘live blogging’ of the ‘war’):

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6:20PM: Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan speaks to the nation via KAN11 TV News, explains that Israel Police is in charge at present, with all other organizations and security forces operating under its umbrella due to the “special regulations” which remain in place. This is the result of the ongoing rocket fire from Gaza into Israel.

The senior cabinet minister urges all citizens to adhere to the instructions and directives of the IDF Homefront Command.

He adds the nation’s security forces stand ready for “any situation”, including “a scenario of an attempted terrorist infiltration from the sea”. The Israel Police has increased its manpower in light of the security emergency, which has led to the implementation of limited emergency regulations.

6:05PM: US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman

6:04PM: Globes financial news explains the State of Israel has NIS 1.3 billion in reserves, pointing out it is enough for either a military operation in Gaza or another round of Knesset elections – but not both, asking “what to do?”

5:45PM: IDF Homefront Command Colonel Gil Shanav, speaking on KAN11 TV News suggests persons in areas not usually targeted with rocket fire to review regulations with family members – to discuss what everyone does if sirens are heard in the middle of the night.

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This is just the last snippets, but I read this and I got the strange feeling that all is not how it seems.

I’ve been in Israel since 2005, and part of that time was spent in the South of the country, when rockets were raining down all over the place – and I didn’t see any ‘instructions’ like this being published then. I didn’t say any official announcements that Israel Police ‘are in charge of everything’ and that Israel has defacto just become a Police State.

In the meantime, 200 rockets aren’t nothing, it’s true, but what’s going on now still pales in comparison to the 700 rockets that fell in less than 2 days before the Eurovision – and there were no instructions like this, going out then.

Why would the State of Israel, and whoever is pulling the strings behind the scenes, be interested in setting us up for a ‘war’ right now?

Let’s go back to fake news YWN, for some clues:

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CLUE #1:

Deep State America has been trying to get a war started with the Iranians for months and months, so they can get the green light to totally destroy Iran and take over their oil fields as well. But somehow or other, their plans to ignite World War III keep getting thwarted.

But they aren’t giving up! Let’s see if we can pick up the hint in US ambassador’s David Friedman’s tweet:

“Palestinian Islamic Jihad, an Islamist terrorist org backed by Iran, is again attacking Israel with 100’s of missiles aimed at civilians.”

My BS-ometer pinged off when I read this, because Hamas is also an Islamist terrorist organisation backed by Iran – but they aren’t rocketing Israel.

So, why is the PIJ suddenly in the spotlight again?

It kind of reminded me of what was happening with Oslo, when the PIJ were the main ones killing Israelis, with the guns they’d been given by Rabin and Peres.

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CLUE #2:

The anti-Torah forces in Israel had a big plan to create a ‘unity government’ that would accept the Trump-Kushner ‘peace plan’, while simultaneously declaring ‘war’ against the Torah world.

Two times, that plan got miraculously stymied.

But, the people who are pulling the strings in Israel behind the scenes – from Europe and America – aren’t about to let a pesky thing like ‘democracy’ spoil things, no sirree!

Once you have a war going on, then a ‘unity government’ is a no-brainer, isn’t it?!?

And in case you didn’t get that message loud and clearly enough, here comes Globes – an ‘old Labour‘ mouthpiece – to reinforce the message:

6:04PM: Globes financial news explains the State of Israel has NIS 1.3 billion in reserves, pointing out it is enough for either a military operation in Gaza or another round of Knesset elections – but not both, asking “what to do?”

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CLUE #3:

Honestly? This clue is by far the most worrying.

Do you understand they just formally announced that the State of Israel has been taken over by the police, ‘due to the war?’

6:20PM: Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan speaks to the nation via KAN11 TV News, explains that Israel Police is in charge at present, with all other organizations and security forces operating under its umbrella due to the “special regulations” which remain in place. This is the result of the ongoing rocket fire from Gaza into Israel.

I have no idea why the POLICE should be taking over. Surely, if anyone, it should be the ARMY that’s taking over….

If things are really so bad in Israel, right now, security-wise.

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Just two weeks ago, Jared Kushner was calling for Israel to form a ‘unity government’.

He’s got a ‘peace plan’ to promote here! And Israeli democracy is slowing it up! On that front, I recently read this from newsweek.com, and again, I had a strong feeling of deja vu:

 [I]t’s terrific to talk about what could happen if there was peace. But the ideas Kushner presented have been raised in a variety of formats and configurations over the course of the past 50 years. Twenty years ago, the concept of “a new Middle East” was the dream promoted by the late Israeli President Shimon Peres, in attempts to induce Israelis to agree to concessions for the sake of peace. In short, Peres promised that Israel would thrive in a Middle East at peace. He was no doubt correct. Be that as it may, be, Israel managed to thrive without achieving peace.

But even despite this ‘push’ from the States, that anti-Torah ‘unity government’ that everyone wants, except for the voters, just hasn’t happened.

So now, we have a war with Gaza again.

Apparently.

And already, the papers are full of people urging a unity government at this critical time.

But the facts on the ground doesn’t seem to justify the enormous public ‘over-reaction’ that is being shared on fake news sites like YWN, amongst others.

And my BS-ometer is still twitching. All I can say, is that I hope the Rav is going to sweeten all this again, and put another spanner in the works.

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UPDATE:

Yesterday afternoon, they posted this up on the ravberland.com website:

Yesterday night, they miraculously agreed a cease-fire, Baruch Hashem.

I know there’s a question about Gog and Magog preceding Moshiach, and does that mean Moshiach is only coming in 200 years, too. The Rav has said previously the good things will start to happen now, presumably that includes Moshiach coming.

If I can pull any more insights together on this subject, I’ll write something about it, but I’m really as much in the dark as everyone else here. The key is emunat tzaddikim, to just develop some simple, humble faith in our true tzaddikim, and to stop pretending we know it all – or even, anything much!

But Baruch Hashem, enough people agreed to fast and to learn, to sweeten this latest attempt to start a disastrous war in the Middle East. Long may it continue…

Rabbi Berland said they would attack us on Tuesday. He was right.

For the last couple of weeks, Rabbi Berland has made some very clear and specific statements that there was another ‘decree of shmad’, or decree of destruction, hanging over the Jewish people.

Last week, he publically said:

“Now, we are declaring a fast, because the situation is awful. The situation is already lost, because America has already abandoned the Middle East. They abandoned Syria. On Tuesday next week [i.e. November 13, 2019], they are already going to launch a nuke.

Because every day, they are launching rockets at Sderot and Ashkelon. Everything will already be hefker (ownerless).

Rockets already fell on Ashdod, but no rocket fell in the chareidi areas. But, we will already be completely hefker….

The son of Eitan Cohen was killed close to Bet El. So, we’ve organized fasts for Monday, Thursday and Monday.”

This has been up on the ravberland.com site for a few days already, you can see it for yourself HERE.

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But that’s not all.

For literally months, the Rav has been saying that a war will break out in Cheshvan.

You can see a few examples of him saying that HERE, HERE and HERE.

There has been quite a debate going on amongst the English speakers who follow the ravberland.com site, because the Rav also said that the holocaust that was meant to happen every 70 years had been postponed for 200 years.

People got confusedif the holocaust has been postponed for 200 years, then does that still mean a war in Cheshvan?

The answer, today, is clearly yes  – but it’s all being sweetened.

Who knows how bad things still might get, a war is a war, after all, but Israel’s ‘wars’ are so very different from the wars that happen anywhere else in the world.

The rockets continually miss their targets.

The rockets continually fail to explode, even if they hit their targets.

The rockets continually fall into empty car parks, and building lots and parks and fields.

The rockets continually fail to cause any major or numerous injuries – although in the last round, there were still a handful of people killed in Ashdod, which shocked the whole country precisely because we’re so used to massive open miracles.

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Two weeks ago, Channel 13 ran a fake news ‘expose’ against the Rav. Last week, a fake news complaint was filed against the Rav for ‘manslaughter’. The public disgrace and persecution is starting up again – right on time!

Exactly as the Rav predicted would need to happen, many, many months ago, in order to sweeten all the harsh decrees he could see coming down the pipe.

At this stage, who can’t see this?

At this stage, who can really still be so brazen and arrogant to deny that the Rav:

  • Clearly and obviously has ruach hakodesh.
  • Is working overtime to sweeten the judgments and the ‘holocaust’ that otherwise would occur, God forbid.
  • Is ONLY experiencing all this public opposition and slander because that’s what he’s agreed to undertake, in order to rescue the Jewish people from these harsh decrees?

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Last week, Rabbi Berland also put out a separate message where he told the kehilla to take on learning 5 chapters of Rambam, and 8 pages of Gemara a day, to conclude by Succot of 5781.

The Rav said:

“We must study five chapters of Rambam, and eight pages of Gemara, because there is going to be a terrible holocaustand whoever holds by this holy learning schedule will be saved.

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So, there are a few options for how you can help the Rav help the Jewish people to stave off disaster, God forbid:

  • Make a commitment to never say, read or believe a negative word about Rabbi Berland again. And especially not the fake news from the anti-Torah media and police in Israel.
  • Start doing some hafatzah to let more people know about the Rav’s writings, and his teachings. Because getting close to the Tzaddik HaDor is the only way to get through the next few months without going totally bonkers. There’s a bunch of books out in English now, there’s a bunch of prayers, you can send them to the ravberland.com site and let them see with their own eyes how what is going on now has all been specifically foreseen.
  • Join in the fast the Rav called for last week, Monday-Thursday-Monday. Even if you only fast a little bit, every intention for the good carries tremendous weight. Yesterday, I could only manage to fast to midday, but I still tried, and that’s what is important.
  • Join the learning schedule, to complete the Rambam and Shas by next Succot 5781.

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In case you haven’t noticed, there is a war going on.

The rockets are just a reflection of the real war, the war against God and His Torah, that the State of Israel has been waging even before it was officially the State of Israel.

Months ago, Rabbi Berland also stated that Gantz and Lieberman would be happy to form a government with the ‘anti-Israel’ Arab Joint List, despite all their protests that they would never do that…

Guess what?

That appears to be what’s going on right now.

All these people care about is gaining power and keeping control, and trying to smash every last bit of Torah observance in the State of Israel.

Recently, they approved public transportation to operate on Shabbat in Tel Aviv.

Today, the schools and non-essential work have been shut down in Gush Dan, because the rockets are reaching Holon, and explosions are being heard in Tel Aviv. The trains are grinding to a halt – on a Tuesday.

Can you see how this is working?

BH, the Rav will sweeten all this, but he needs our help. He needs our prayers, he needs our support, he needs us to counter the fake news about him with all our might, hard as that is, because that brings us face-to-face with all the psychos out there, religious and otherwise, who can’t stand the Rav.

But that is the test.

And I hope more of us will start to pass it.

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Sometimes, it’s hard to keep going, isn’t it?

I think the hardest part of this current exile we’re in is that so much of our effort for good just seems to get ‘swallowed’ by bad, and we’re left scratching our heads and wondering where it all went.

The ‘bad’ is swallowing so much kedusha, so much good, so much truth, and it’s gulping it down at a never-before-seen pace.

And then I remember what Rebbe Nachman explained, that at some point, it will gulp down too much, and something will get stuck in its throat, and then it will be forced to regurgitate every last bit of good it swallowed.

More and more, I think the something that will get stuck in its throat is Rabbi Berland.

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In case you don’t already know, the State of Israel, aided and abetted by the Pravda Israeli media, has decided to begin a new war against Rabbi Berland, and his Shuvu Banim community.

This time, they are using a secular woman whose baal teshuva daughter died from gallbladder cancer a couple of months ago.

Shoshie, the daughter, and her husband became baal teshuvas a few years ago – much to the mother’s displeasure. Then, they became Breslovers – which upset the mother even more. And then, the crowning insult – they joined Rabbi Berland’s Shuvu Banim community, and grew their payot really long.

This, the mother could never forgive.

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Before we continue, some facts on gallbladder cancer, the type of cancer Shoshie had.

The following comes from uptodate.com, a website that is used by medical professionals to stay up to date, easily, on the latest research and advice for different illnesses:

Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is an uncommon but highly fatal malignancy; fewer than 5000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States. The majority are found incidentally in patients undergoing exploration for cholelithiasis; a tumor will be found in 1 to 2 percent of such cases [1-4]. The poor prognosis is thought to be related to advanced stage at diagnosis, which is due both to the anatomic position of the gallbladder and to the vagueness and nonspecificity of symptoms.

Surgery is the only potentially curative modality for patients with GBC. However, only a minority of patients are eligible for curative-intent surgery because of disease extent (either locoregionally advanced and unresectable because of local invasion into critical structures or metastasized beyond locoregional confines). For the remainder, treatment is palliative in nature.

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I bolded the sentence that you should pay particular attention to. In plain English, it says that the only way you can potentially cure gallbladder cancer is to surgically remove the diseased gallbladder.

If you can’t do that, you have no chance of curing the cancer, according to natural laws.

The following stats come from the cancer.net website:

If the cancer has spread outside the gallbladder to the lymph nodes, the 5-year survival rate is between 7% and 8%. Gallbladder cancer that has spread to other parts of the body has a 5-year survival rate of 4% or less.

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What these stats say is that just 4-8% of people with gallbladder cancer live longer than 5 years after their diagnosis.

Or to put it another way, it kills 92-96% of people within five years, regardless of the treatment they receive.

Chemotherapy doesn’t work to ‘cure’ gallbladder cancer (whether it works under any circumstances is a post for another time). The medical professionals know this, and many of them will not ‘force’ people with gallbladder cancer to have chemo, as the side effects are horrendous and it’s really not helping them to live longer, anyway.

These are the facts.

The facts that you won’t see reported anywhere, in the Pravda propaganda media here in Israel, and in many other places in the West.

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Cancer is a big industry.

This comes from an article on the newstarget site in 2016:

Last year, the cancer industry was valued at $100 billion, and is predicted to reach $147 billion in sales by 2018, according to data released by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

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Meanwhile, this comes from the marketwatch website from January this year:

Global Oncology Drugs Market to Surpass US$ 196.2 Billion by 2026

The cancer industry is extremely lucrative, and is doubling in the 10 years between 2016-2026.

Why is it so profitable? The following article from October 2019, on the statnews website might shed some light on this:

Americans are rightly furious about the high and unsustainable price of cancer drugs, which now routinely cost more than $100,000 per year of therapy. Those prices are made worse by the fact that most cancer drugs offer only modest benefits — one study put the median benefit at 2.1 extra months of life — along with the fact that expert physicians frequently recommend these drugs for off-label uses, meaning using a drug for a purpose it was not initially approved for.

You got that?

You get an extra 2.1 months of life, on average, and it will cost you $100,000, if you go the ‘cancer drugs’ route.

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So now, let’s return to the sad case of Shoshie, who paid a pidyon to Rabbi Berland, which was really her only chance of surviving her cancer in any way, shape or form.

The Rav advised her to follow a strict ‘no toxin’ diet, to try to encourage the gallbladder to heal, and according to the testimony of Shoshie’s husband, for as long as she was following the diet, her health was actually stable and even strengthening.

But the mother couldn’t leave things alone, and put her daughter under tremendous psychological pressure to have chemotherapy.

The same chemotherapy that even the medical profession admits doesn’t work to ‘cure’ gallbladder cancer in any way, shape or form, and that floods the body with a tremendous dose of literal poison.

That poison collapsed Shoshie’s weakened immune system, and she died two weeks after the chemotherapy.

Let me ask you:

When you know these facts about gallbladder cancer, who should really be in the frame for ‘murdering’ Shoshie?

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So in this instance, the pidyon didn’t work.

Occasionally, this happens, and Rebbe Nachman clearly explains why this happens, at least in the spiritual realm, as you can read about HERE.

In the meantime, anti-chareidi journalists from Israel’s Channel 13 News decided to make a patently misleading ‘expose’ into what happened; then anti-chareidi politicians (who used to be anti-chareidi journalists) got up in the Knesset to ‘demand’ that the State of Israel stop the ‘Rabbi Berland cult’ –

And whaddya know?!

Barely two weeks later, Nurit Ben Moshe has filed a complaint with the Israel Police that Rabbi Berland should be investigated for manslaughter.

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Again, let’s break down the complaint in plain English:

  • Rabbi Berland took money to effect a spiritual cure known as a pidon nefesh – that thousands of people, including terminally-ill cancer patients who the doctors had given up on can tell you first-hand worked to permanently cure them of their illness.
  • Rabbi Berland advised the patient, Shoshi, to follow a strict ‘all natural’ diet – to avoid over-taxing an already very weak immune system, and try to get her body to heal.
  • Nurit Ben-Moshe complained that Rabbi Berland was ‘stopping her daughter’ from having ‘life-saving chemotherapy’ – both claims are totally false. As soon as Shoshie succumbed to the pressure from her mother to have the chemo, she had the chemotherapy. No-one was stopping her from doing anything. And the chemo wasn’t ‘life-saving’ at all – in fact, it’s highly likely that having the chemo radically shortened Shoshi’s life.
  • Ergo, the pidyon didn’t work.

In any other country, the police would throw this complaint out as delusional.

But of course, the State of Israel is run by an anti-chareidi mafia, so instead, the media is full of stories rehashing the old lies and spicing them up with new ones.

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So, why do I say that Rabbi Berland is the ‘bone in the throat’ of the Sitra Achra?

Because last time the State of Israel fabricated a case against him, the Israeli judicial system started to unravel publically. Just last week, Israel’s own Justice Minister had this to say about the ‘justice’ system in Israel (quoting something President Rivlin wrote in Haaretz back in 2004!):

Almost no one dared uncover the dangerous symbiosis between figures in the police major crimes unit, the State Prosecutor’s Office and the media.”….  How can we accept a situation in which senior officials in the judicial establishment, who are obligated to uphold standards, who preach at the gate against corruption, see and hear about institutional corruption on such a scale and say, there’s nothing to be done. The answer is that we cannot.”

No-one believes in the courts or the cops here anymore. Five years ago, most people believed that fair trials and honest investigations occurred in the State of Israel.

Not any more.

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And now, this latest calumny against the Rav is going to highlight all the terrible lies the West likes to tell about its medical profession.

Start researching ‘cure’ rates for chemo, and for radiation oncology, and see what you find. And while you’re at it, take a look at this link a reader just sent me about cells from an aborted fetus that died in 1966, that are being cloned and routinely added to vaccines.

Even Wikipedia confirms that this is happening, known as ‘MCR-5’ on your vaccine information inserts.

Can someone please tell me why that’s happening?

What on earth is the medical justification, the medical rationale, for adding the whole cloned dna from an aborted fetus to vaccines?

I have to admit, I can’t think of anything that would justify this, and I can think of a whole bunch of reasons why I find this idea disturbing in the extreme.

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So, I think this latest blood libel against the Rav is going to start shining the spotlight on the corrupt medical profession, and all the lies they like to tell about what’s really causing illnesses, and what’s really curing them.

In the meantime, Rabbi Berland has been warning for months that the situation is so bad, he’s going to have to take on a new disgrace that will make the last one look like a walk in the park.

I wrote about that months ago, here.

And it seems, that time has now come.

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UPDATE:

Someone just sent me this flyer. If you’re in Israel, and you’re interested in at least asking some questions about why they are putting the full DNA from an aborted fetus from 1966 into vaccines we’re all happily syringing into our children, this could be the place to go for some more information:

UPDATE #2:

Within 10 minutes of me linking to the scholarly article that simply explained that the MCR-5 cells were taken from the aborted, 14 week old male of a 27 year old woman with severe mental illness, that article disappeared! The censorship is totally insane.

Here’s what that scholarly article said:

The MRC-5 cell line was developed in September 1966 from lung tissue taken from a 14 week fetus aborted for psychiatric reason from a 27 year old physically healthy woman. The cell morphology is fibroblast-like.

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What does it really mean to ‘go to yourself’?

This week, we’re reading Parsha Lech Lecha, where Avraham Avinu is given a clear steer by Hashem that he needs to leave his birth place, his family, his status and go to some unknown destination.

We know that the deeds of the forefathers are a ‘sign’ or message for their descendants, and that each of us will have to face some form of lech lecha in the service of Hashem. What do you think that would look like, for us today?

I was pondering this after my piece on Who is Armilus? over on the RavBerland.com site attracted some comments that caused me to raise an eyebrow.

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Apparently, few sacred cows are as sacred as Donald Trump…. Again, I’m not political in the least, and I really couldn’t give a monkeys who sits in the White House, or what party they belong to.

The political system everywhere in the world is an illusion, a Greek-inspired fantasy world that keeps us all at each other throats arguing partisan politics while the real baddies continue to pull the strings from behind the scenesAt this point, it seems sensible to assume that:

All politicians are bad, and are serving a system that is bad.

Are some better than others? Maybe. Who knows? Who really cares? It’s a shade of grey that only distracts from the underlying clarity that the political system is a fantasy that’s used to manipulate and confuse people into believing that they have some choice, or some say, in how the planet is really being run.

Really? We don’t.

And personally, I’m so weary of all these pointless discussions about impeachment, and Democrats vs Republicans, and Brexit yes or no, and Lieberman and Blue and White, and all the rest of it.

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All of this stuff is just keeping us away from the tachlis, the main point, the purpose of life:

To get closer to Hashem, and work on our own bad middot.

All this other stuff is just a pointless distraction. Partisan politics replaced religion as the ‘opium of the masses’, and it’s so frustrating to see how many people are literally wasting their time, their lives, on something that is 100% fantasy.

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The facts are these:

The US is interested in one thing, and one thing alone: it’s economy.

The US is using its army for one thing, and one thing alone: threatening and taking over third world countries so it can asset-strip them of their valuable natural resources, especially oil and natural gas.

The US ‘recognised’ the Golan Heights as belonging to Israel for one reason, and one reason alone:

There is a massive oil field there, that the Israeli mafia who run the country, together with the corrupt billionaires who are pulling the strings in the US and the UK have already divvied-up between them.

US company Genie was granted the contract to start exploring for oil in the Golan in 2013 – conveniently 18 months after Syria’s civil war began. The following information on Genie comes from the petroleum-economist site:

Genie was founded by Howard Jonas, who also founded the telecoms company, IDT. Jonas tried to emigrate to Israel in 2005 but found it impossible to manage his business from there. IDT is one of the largest private employers in Jerusalem, which Jonas has called the “centre of the world”.

Genies’ advisory board includes Rupert Murdoch, Dick Cheney and Jacob Rothschild.

The chairman of Genie’s Israeli subsidiary is Effie Eitam, a former leader of the Israeli National Religious Party, which represents Israeli settlers, and former minister for infrastructure. Eitam fought in the Golan and lives in one of its settlements.

Uzi Landau, the minister of infrastructure until last month, who granted the licence to explore for oil to Genie was a cabinet colleague of Eitam in at least two Israeli governments.

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Are you starting to see how all this works?

What’s amazing to me is that no-one is talking about what went on with the obvious corruption and croney-ism that’s behind this Genie / Golan Heights deal.

(Read THIS for more. I’m not sure how far down that rabbit hole I want to venture, at this point, and let me also point out that while this author is making some very interesting connections, clearly not everything he’s saying is true.)

But make no mistake, that any profit from these natural resources that should be going to you and me, the citizens of Israel, and to building the country, has already been slated to inflate the bank accounts and power-bases of the tiny handful of ‘elites’ who already own everything else in the world.

Trump good, Trump bad – who cares?

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Jews all over the world have a duty to stop lying to ourselves about what is really going on in the world.

The truth is, the Muslim regimes that the US and the West are trying to overthrow actually have far more in common with authentic Judaism than the ‘enlightened’ forces battling them. Of course, I’m not condoning ISIS violence, or Sharia law, or chopping people heads and hands off, God forbid, anything but.

God forbid, I’m not condoning the Iranian nuke, or it’s aggression against Israel.

But let’s take the blinders off, and ask ourselves a serious question, for a moment:

If we are really honest about what the US has done and is doing in the world, in the name of ‘democracy’ and ‘justice’, we will find that the US has wrecked and pillaged one country after another, both overtly and covertly, to service its insatiable greed.

(Let’s be clear that the European colonialists were doing all this before them, just the US has taken over where the Brits, French, Dutch and Belgians apparently stopped.)

The CIA, the NSA, MI6 and some of the other spook agencies have deliberately destabilized one country after another politically, so they could install a ‘puppet regime’ who would be very happy to let the Americans asset-strip the country. American companies get the fat contracts to ‘exploit’ the resources, and the American government sets the ‘fair’ price they are willing to pay for them.

And who loses out?

The poor citizens of these countries.

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I’m pointing this out because unless there is some massive, sincere teshuva unleashed in the US and the West, and particularly in the Jewish communities there, sooner or later God is going to pull the rug out from the USA’s feet.

The earth is already shaking, although the media is studiously ignoring all the signs that the seismic pressure is alarming, and pointing to the distinct possibility that the North American landscape may soon be about to change in a whole bunch of ways.

And I’m not talking about politics.

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Iran hates America, because the US overthrew its democratically-elected government back in the 1950s, to install their corrupt puppet, the Shah. The Shah oppressed his people ruthlessly – but sold oil to the Americans for a knock-down price. So he was painted as the good guy!!!

And the same thing has happened all over Latin America and Africa, too.

The world is in the awful mess it is in today, with billions of people stuck in a permanent ‘Third World’, because the US and NATO and the CIA went in time and time again to overthrow a democratic government that was inimical to Western economic interests, to replace it with a brutal, corrupt dictatorship that let the Americans and Europeans asset-strip to their hearts’ content.

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So what does all this have to do with lech lecha, and the Jews?

Rebbe Nachman teaches that each of the 70 nations of the world has a particular evil ‘trait’ that the Jews who live in that nation will have to overcome, in order to rectify it.

It’s as clear as daylight that the main evil trait of the USA is a lust for money.

It’s as clear as daylight, that the US has totally wrecked and corrupted half the world in their blind pursuit of oil, gas, and economic abundance.

It’s as clear as daylight, that the lust for money is also the main reason why more of America’s orthodox Jews aren’t moving to Israel – and why so many Jews in the US abandoned their yiddishkeit and assimilated in the first place.

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This week, God is giving us a prod in the back, and He’s telling us:

Lech Lecha!

Leave all that materialism, all that phoney talk about ‘justice and democracy’, all those lies about America being the world’s ‘good guy’, all that Greek fantasy about politics mattering an iota – and get real.

Get real.

Understand that the Jews who are living in America – and of course everywhere else in the world – have an awful lot of teshuva to make.

Enough with the pretend perfect.

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All God really requires of us, is for us to be honest about what the problems really are, and to ask for His help to overcome them.

But for as long as we’re pretending that the USA is ‘justice’ embodied, and for as long as we’re pretending that all the awful, bad, disgusting things that we ourselves do to other people are ‘justified’, we are a million miles away from really doing Lech Lecha, and leaving the bad behind to return to Hashem.

But maybe, just maybe, 5780 is the year to finally face that truth down.

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Rabbi Berland’s Aura is Captured on Film Again.

Shlomo, the YWN Bot with a tendency to repeat himself over and over and over again wanted ‘compelling evidence’ that Rabbi Berland is a tzaddik.

There’s no point arguing with Bots – they can’t process the information you try to give over, no matter how hard you try. So no, I won’t be putting any more of Shlomo’s comments up on here on the site, but in the meantime, let me pose the rhetorical question to that YWN Bot – and all the Channel 13, and Channel 2, and Ynet Bots that are out there too – How do you explain this video?!?!?

And don’t tell me that Shuvu Banim spent $5 million bucks putting this production together in some Hollywood shed.

Puhleeze.

Rabbi Berland is a huge Tzaddik. Full Stop.

And that’s why so many people are so against him. When you have kedusha like this on display, it’s bound to provoke a strong reaction.

Enjoy!

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UPDATE:

Someone just sent me that rarest of creatures, a positive, truthful article about Rabbi Berland that I didn’t write!

My goodness, Moshiach must be imminent.

You can see the article for yourself HERE, on the srugim website.

Hey.

I spoke too soon. Looks like they’ve already been leaned on to take it down.

UPDATE:

The RavBerland.com site is partially reprinting it in English. You can read it HERE.

Also, the husband puts his side of the story (in Hebrew) below. Poor man! Can you imagine losing your wife in such hard circumstances and then also having to deal with a psycho mother-in-law demonising you across the whole of National TV? This man is a saint.

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Blue and White’s Yoaz Handel complains in the Knesset that the police aren’t doing ‘enough’ about Rabbi Berland.

When I tell people that Rabbi Berland was deliberately framed by a bunch of secular-minded politicians, policemen and bureaucrats who are in cahoots with the US Reform movement to try to break the ‘strangle-hold’ of orthodox Judaism in Israel, they don’t believe me.

But how else, then, can we explain that Yoaz Handel, a Blue and White politician, got up in Knesset yesterday to complain that the authorities weren’t doing ‘enough’ about Rabbi Berland?

Never mind, ongoing issues down South on the Gaza border, ongoing issues with Iran and it’s nuke, ongoing issues with Hezbollah and Lebanon.

What is Yoaz Handel worrying about at night?

Rabbi Berland.

You can see the video of him making his comments in the Knesset below:

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Curious person that I am, I decided to explore a little more about Yoaz Handel. Here’s what I learned.

  1. He’s a journalist with a regular column for the notorious, Charedi-hating website ynet.news.

In the past, he’s also worked for Channel 10, and had a talk show on Army Radio with Nitzan Horowitz, who Wikipedia describes as:

[T]he head of the Meretz party and the Democratic Union and is currently an MK. He previously was the chief U.S. correspondent and commentator for the Israeli News Company, known as Channel 2 News.

Lest we forget, Ynet has brought us many horrendous pieces of incitement against Chareidim, including this, by Yaron London, published shortly before Yesh Atid got into power 7 years ago and began its war of terror against the Torah world – including taking down as many ‘big’ rabbis as it could.

2. Until elected an MK in April, he was also heading up something sinisterly called the Institute for Zionist Strategies. The IZS was set up by one Israel Harel, who is currently writing columns for Haaretz. Here’s a flavor of what he writes:

The glue that unites the liberal religious majority groups and the Hardali minority is the battle for the Land of Israel. To succeed in this battle the majority wing, even if it had to grit its teeth, made peace with the suffocating walls of Haredization (increasingly stringent Orthodoxy).

Now, when the rabbis of the Union of Right-Wing Parties are changing the order of priorities and bringing halakhic prohibitions (based on religious law) to the top of the agenda, the majority wing is reaching the limits of its ability to be inclusive. The majority wing is disgusted by the battle against “perverts,” opposes the rabbinic prohibition against the enlistment of religious girls in the army and is infuriated by halakhic rulings forbidding women to participate in politics and public life.

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You got that???

It’s the haredim, and all those pesky halachas, that are making the right-wing religious Zion unelectable.

The more I look into this, the more I see how many prominent members of the Anglo Modern Orthodox camp seems to be in the front lines of hating chareidim, in Israel, and obviously Rabbi Berland is at the top of their list.

Why is this? What is so threatening to them about the chareidi lifestyle that they are happy to join forces with groups and people who are clearly anti-Torah and pro-immorality in some horrible ways? I had the same question when I was writing about the Ortho-Fems a while back, and yes – the Ortho-Fems are in this mix as well.

Also working at the Institute for Zionist Studies is one Miri Shalem, resident of Bet Shemesh, and recipient of prizes from the New Israel Fund.

If you go here, you’ll find a PDF setting out how Miri Shalem is the New Israel Fund’s ‘go to’ person for when they want to tour around RBS, and get a close-up of all the ‘disgusting haredim’.

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I could go on (and on and on…) but hopefully, are you starting to see that the people who are continually harping on about Rabbi Berland being a ‘problem’ are the exact same Reform-backed journalists and politicians who went after the Torah world 7 years ago?

These people blatantly framed Rabbi Berland for crimes he never committed, and are now trying to use their lies as a reason for further suppressing the Torah world.

Can you see this?

And can you also see that so many of the leading lights in the modern orthodox world – in particular the Ortho Fems – are really just a Trojan horse being used by organisations like the New Israel Fund and Reform to attack the Torah world in Israel?

For example, this Ortho Fem is currently suing Ikea in Israel – together with the Reform movement. According to Haaretz:

The case was filed by Hannah Katsman, a modern Orthodox woman from the central Israeli town of Petah Tikva, and the Israel Religious Action Center — the advocacy arm of the Reform movement in the country.

After discovering the catalog in her mailbox, Katsman alerted the center, a leading advocate in the battle against gender discrimination on religious grounds.

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Ooooh, what a brave fighter for womens’ rights!!!

I went on to this woman’s website a couple of months ago to see if she’d written anything about Jeffery Epstein trafficking and assaulting countless underage women, or about his associate Les Wexner, a big Reform philanthropist funding a whole bunch of ‘interesting’ projects in Israel, and head of the Victoria’s Secret empire which has made a fortune from totally degrading women.

Nothing. Nada. Not a dickie bird.

These Ortho Fems hate chareidim and orthodox Judaism, and are simply using ‘feminism’ as a stick to beat the chareidi community with. If they really cared about women’s human rights, they’d have been writing reams and reams about Epstein and Wexner.

But people like Wexner pay for all their little organisations, and all their little class action suits against the orthodox world in Israel, so none of these brave Ortho Fems are about to rock that particular boat.

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People, there is a war going on for the Jewish soul right now!

On one side, there are a sordid bunch of journalists, academics, businessmen, bureaucrats and politicians who basically represent less than 5% of Israel society, but who have been pulling all the strings here since the days of the Labour Zionists.

They own the banks, they control the economy, they run the IDF and they have the State of Israel all sewn up in their back pocket as a personal fiefdom.

On the other side, there are sincere Jews of all stripes, many of whom are observant Jews, and heading up that force for good is Rabbi Berland.

If you believed all the fake news about him in the press, and bought into the farce of a court case, just make teshuva now, and open your eyes to what is really going on in this country.

Because very soon now, the curtain is going to finally fall, and the truth will shine out for everyone to see. And you owe it to yourself to be on the right side of that equation.

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Israel has also been afflicted by ‘Deep State’ problems since its inception.

One of my writer friends is thinking about doing a book about the Yemenite Children (brave lady!) after she met a taxi driver here whose sister went missing in the 1950s.

After umming and ahhing, I decided to send her over to take a look at some of the information gathered on the subject by the late Barry Chamish, who was routinely ridiculed as a crazy conspiracy theorist, but who was probably right about at least 80% of what he was telling us.

Each month that passes brings us more evidence that Israel’s ‘Deep State’ is just as morally rotten, murderous and obsessed with controlling us all as America’s and the UK’s.

It’s all about the spooks, the spies, the shedim who have been pulling the strings behind the scenes for decade upon decade, without the public having any idea of what’s really going on, or why the world is in such a bad state.

Rebbe Nachman described all this in detail, as you can read about in this post:

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In the meantime, here’s some links that I sent to my friend, that you might also find interesting, although admittedly pretty disturbing. This one is Barry’s take on what really happened to the Yemenite children:

https://www.conspiracyarchive.com/Commentary/Yemenite.htm

And this documentary was aired on mainstream Israeli TV a decade ago – then promptly buried by the establishment. It describes how Shimon Peres basically struck a deal with America’s Deep State to ‘sell’ 100,000 Sephardi children to the US military for dangerous radiation experiments. They told the kids and their families they were being zapped by massive doses of x-rays as part of a treatment for ringworm – but it was all lies.

As we get closer to Moshiach being revealed, all the lies will be revealed – and shocking as all this stuff is, it’s still just the tip of the iceberg.

Channel 13 – where’s your expose about Shimon Peres and all his murderous cronies?

I guess we’ll still have to wait a while, for that story to be told.

 

For years and years, I’ve been thinking that ‘Armilus’ was a Jew, the head of the Erev Rav.

But after re-reading the Midrash in Heichalos, I don’t think that anymore.

Go take a look at some of the sources I discuss on my post about Armilus over at ravberland.com, then read The Good Side of Edom, if you didn’t catch that already, then make up your own mind about what might be unfolding here.

What’s also giving me pause for thought is that the US has an approximate 200,000 soldiers currently in the Middle East – the exact number of soldiers brought in the Midrash. Here’s a headline from the New York Times about it:

Under President Trump, there are now more troops in the Middle East than when he took office, and he has continued the mission for tens of thousands of others far from the wars of 9/11.

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Since Trump took office, I’ve been that rarest of creatures, a Trump Neutral. I don’t have Trump Derangment Syndrome, I don’t think he’s a modern-day messiah, set to ‘drain the swamp’.

But as more and more of these authentic Jewish sources that could easily be describing him are starting to stack up, it’s looking to me more and more likely that Trump is not such a good guy after all.

What that means for the Jewish community in the US, I don’t know. What that means for Israel, I also don’t know.

I know the Rav is sweetening things all the time, and that part of the reason that everything is so confused and confusing right now is because the way all this stuff was ‘meant’ to play out, according to our sources, has got upended and sweetened by Rabbi Berland, in all sorts of different ways.

I don’t know any more than you do, what’s coming next.

But the sources are definitely very interesting. And now that this source has re-surfaced, which again is drawing quite a clear parallel between the description of ‘Armilus, King of Edom’, and so much of the breathless coverage of the ‘Edomite moshiach Trump’ – well, it’s certainly giving me a lot to think about.

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I have no idea where we all got the idea from that Armilus is the head of the Erev Rav, but from what I can see, it’s incorrect. Does anyone have a source they can share, for the idea that Armilus is head of the Erev Rav?

Or is this yet another example of ‘YouTube’ Torah leading us all astray?

TBC

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Since Rosh Hashana, I’ve just been feeling like I’m bouncing along the bottom, spiritually.

And there really isn’t much I can do about that, except not give up and let go.

Sukkot continued the theme of me hoping I could attain a spiritual level – even a basic one! – that sadly seems so far out of reach at the moment. True, me and the kids made our own decorations for the Sukkah this year, which was great. True, also, that I managed to roast some beef in a way that was edible, which was an open miracle.

Ten years ago, I tried to cook what I thought was beef for my brother when he came to visit from the UK, and because I had no idea what cut of meat I’d actually bought, it came out the chewiest meat I’d ever had to eat.

Because he’s British and kind of polite, my brother forced himself to eat it, but to this day, he likes to remind me of the ‘donkey stew’ that I dished up to him that night.

So getting a cut of beef to come out edible is quite an achievement for me.

But otherwise, I really can’t boast about my Sukkot.

True, I spent a lot of time sitting there by myself obsessively researching my husband’s family tree from Lithuania, but I can’t say I did more than that.

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Shabbat rolled around, and with it the strange mood I’d been in all week deepened and broadened out.

Does no-one else in this house know where the supermarket is? I wondered to myself, as I schlepped for the millionth time to replenish the cupboard and fridge.

Does no-one else know how to wash up? Does no-one else know how to cook?

In fairness, my kids weren’t around. One had descended to Egypt for the chag, and spent Sukkot in Sinai. Great.

The other was just at her friends all the holiday, including one night she spent in a 5 storey mansion in Rishon LeZion that had its own sauna, pool room, and was basically decked-out like a boutique hotel. The owners were mishpacha of one of my daughter’s friends, so she went to see how the other half live, as the owner had gone to Italy for Sukkot.

How festive of everyone. How very Sukkot-y of everyone.

The husband was out of action, still hobbling around on an ankle that has refused to heal for nearly three months, until we paid a pidyon over to Rav Berland shortly before Sukkot, and now things are looking up, Baruch Hashem.

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So Shabbat rolled around, and after yet another round of shopping and cooking for the ‘guests’ that call themselves my kids, I was in a bad mood.

The bad mood was compounded by all these Litvak ancestors who totally goyed out 100 years ago and stopped keeping anything.

One had even baptized the children he had with his non-Jewish wife, after naming them ‘Blumer’ and ‘Wolfe’. The mind boggles.

So, I was sitting there thinking that I’m not doing so well on the ‘upstanding spiritual Jewish household front’ at the moment, and long story short, that quickly snowballed into our annual massive fight in front of all the neighbors.

This has happened so many years in a row since we’ve been in Jerusalem, I think it’s some sort of institution now. Just as everyone else was finishing up their zemirot and bentching, the Levy Sukkot started up with World War III, arguing about things like free choice, and whether God (and parents….) still loves Jews that go completely off the derech.

God does, but I’m not God!!!

I told my kid that , and I could see she was shocked, but it’s the truth.

Or to be more accurate, I will continue to love my kids whatever, but I want to actually have kids I can relate to, and that I don’t have to walk on eggshells around because they’ve taken a path of confusion and now just talk pointless rubbish all the time (at best…).

I’m not God. I can’t pretend you can do whatever you want and that’s totally cool with me.

I thought some more, and then I added:

And I’m not sure God thinks that Jews can do whatever they want, too, even if they are still teenagers.

This was apparently shocking news.

Since then, we’ve made up again, baruch Hashem, but there went our neighborhood reputation…

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On Simchat Torah, I woke up with a cold, which got me out of going to shul for hakafot which was great, because I didn’t have a shul to go to, anyway. I danced a bit with the chumash in my own house, and started to feel like I don’t really belong in Baka, again.

The feeling was compounded when we went out for supper, and one of the other guests started slagging off the Rav.

I literally got all shaky, hearing this guy opine on things he really knows nothing about that equate to a one way ticket to gehinnom, and my husband started yelling at him.

The conversation then devolved into an argument about whether the Gemara is really ‘Torah’ (!) and then at that point, the yelling between my husband and this guy got so loud the man’s wife intervened and placed him under a gag order.

We spent the next hour making polite small talk about banal things that no-one could take offence at, and I thought to myself: What a waste of life! What a waste of time! And I felt kinda sad.

Next day, we got invited out again by neighbors of ours who I really like, but who have been surfing negative Youtube videos about the Rav. I gave them One in a Generation to try to put the other side –they read ¼ of it, and gave it back, still preferring the Youtube version of events.

What can I do?

Where can I go?

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The anglo, gashmius part of me quite enjoys Baka, with its leafy greenery, and ordered neighborhoods. But my soul is starting to wither here.

Once chag was out, we headed out to our old hood, to go hang out by Rav Berland’s ginormous Sukkah in the Meah Shearim bit of Musrara. There was trash everywhere. There were kids everywhere. There were people everywhere. I sat on a bench with my husband, and my soul lit up as my nose wrinkled.

You know, it takes a lot of effort to get trash into every corner of the streets, like that. They are actually putting some effort into doing this right…

As we stood by the bank on the corner of Meah Shearim, looking at home and simultaneously looking out of place, a group of chareidi men in a rush speed-walked past, accompanying some distinguished Rov. I have no idea who he was, just that people kept running over to kiss his hand.

I miss this madness, I told my husband. I miss this kedusha.

But I don’t miss the trash.

So not for the first time, I found myself caught between two worlds, two lifestyles, two neighborhoods. Clean, sociable and heretical in Baka, or filthy, isolated and holy in Musrara.

For the last year and a half, the body has been winning out.

But I think in 5780, the soul is starting to tip the balance again.

Now, I just need to find 3.5 million shekels from somewhere, to move back…

TBC

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