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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Bill Gates and his buddies are continuing the eugenicist agenda that powered the Nazi movement.

And they are using biometric IDs, ‘immunisation passports’, and mass-produced panic about COVID-19 to usher in the next wave of eugenics.

As Jews, are you going to continue to cheer lead for an agenda that continues the work of Hitler, y’m, and the Third Reich?

Before you answer, watch the 4th part of the James Corbett’s excellent research into Bill Gates, which shows how everything ties in with Jeffrey Epstein and the Rockefellers.

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Or, you can read the transcript HERE.

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I’m off to Meron today to pray, so this is a short post.

I have so much information – on so many different but related topics – that ties all the different strands together, but I can’t seem to do much with it at the moment.

Maybe, when I come back from Meron I’ll have more oomph to get it out there.

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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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Covid-19 isn’t about fighting a disease. It’s about controlling the world.

Here’s part 3 of James Corbett’s excellent report into Bill Gates – and his other billionaire chums’ – plans to reduce the world population.

Folks, this is eugenics, plain and simple, the same eugenics that powered the Nazis, and lead to the death camps.

And now, it’s being repackaged as ‘public health’ and ‘biometric IDs’ and ‘sterilisation via vaccination’.

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The first mitzvah Hashem commands humanity is to go forth, and procreate.

The forces of evil in the world – whether it’s Bill Gates and his billionaire buddies, the Bilderbergers, the Freemasons, the Moloch-worshipping satanists, whoever – are fighting Hashem over this most basic mitzvah.

They think there are too many people in the world, and they think it’s a mitzvah to do something about it.

Evil always dresses itself up in pious clothing. Always.

And the ‘clothing’ this evil is dressing itself up in is global digital ID and ‘immunization passports’, which means that if you don’t play ball with the forces of evil, they will find a way to take away your ability to make a living, and to participate in society.

The face masks are just the beginning – the trial balloon, to see how stupid and gullible and easy to manipulate the world’s population really is.

(Shut up, Karen….)

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This video has some clips of women, so isn’t shmirat eynayim friendly.

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But you can get an audio file, and / or read the transcript HERE.

And I highly recommend you do, because it’s important to understand that the decisions that each of make over the next weeks and months are going to tip the balance between geula b’rachamim or the opposite, God forbid.

That’s true in the smaller ways, when it comes to ‘pushing back’ against wearing facemasks, and not buying into all the fearmongering and propaganda that says we have to snitch on our neighbors and ‘social distance’.

All these things have no science behind them, and are just part of a control agenda.

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And it’s also true in ‘bigger’ ways, namely making some real teshuva, working on our own ‘controlling’ tendencies, and other bad middot, including a lack of emuna, arrogant beliefs that we can never be ‘wrong’ about anything, and fallen fears that keep God out of the picture.

God decides if we live or die, and how.

Nothing and no-one else.

There’s a lot of work to do, people.

So yalla!

Every single one of us can literally make all the difference in the world, with our teshuva and prayers.

Never forget that.

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I learn something new every day.

Today, I learnt that there is a whole online social media scene devoted to ‘Karen bashing’. In case you don’t know what a ‘Karen’ is, or why so many people (including yours truly…) want to bash her, here’s a quick lesson:

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I have to say, after I read that (and gorged myself on about 1500 Karen-SocialDistancing-Snitch memes…), it was kind of vindicating to know that other people have also noticed that breed of person who seems to have nothing better to do than feel superior because they are voluntarily suffocating themselves to death by wearing a N95 facemask.

Even in their cars.

Even when they are the only person in their cars.

And the windows are all wound tightly up.

And it’s 100 degrees out there….

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Strangely, even with all that ‘protection’ around them, these Karens in their cars still like to fix me with their ‘mega angry’ look, when they see me walking on the road without a facemask. Or walking next to my husband, or a friend, without ‘social distancing’.

Call me prophetic, but they don’t need to speak for me to know what they’re thinking. The words appear virtually above their heads, telegraphed telepathically by the ‘mega angry’ self-righteous look.

How selfish!!!! Breathing fresh air like that!!! And making all those 100 year old people ill, with my germs!!!

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My husband keeps bumping up against the Karens on buses (some of whom are even men…), because he’s decided to protest the government tyranny by refusing to wear his mask as much as possible.

Every day, he has a fresh ‘Karen’ story from his trip into work. And before you start having a go at me or him for being so selfish!!! Making all those 100 year old people ill with our germs!!! – please take a look at the following infographic, that I spent all morning putting together.

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So, tachlis dear Karen, wearing a face mask for hours not only gives 4/5 of people bad headaches, it also makes them way more susceptible to diseases like heart attacks, strokes and even cancer. Oh, and there is NO SCIENCE that shows that wearing face masks does ANYTHING to stop the transmission of COVID-19.

Sadly, Karens aren’t known for being able to digest new information that contradicts how they see the world, even when you put it in a handy infographic designed for the reading abilities of a 6 year old.

The reason for that is that Karens – more than most people – hate to be wrong.

Oh, and they also lurrrrve bossing other people around in a self-righteous way, and trying to control other people.

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I’m in a funny mood today, so I’m going to keep this short.

All this COVID-19 hysteria boils down to a massive lack of emuna. Same as the ‘measles vaccination’ hysteria last year.

(For midda kneged midda watchers, COVID-19 hit those same New York area Jewish communities that were forcibly kicking out unvaccinated kids from schools, and running those families off playgrounds, out of shuls and even out of town really, really hard. I wonder why.)

Anyone who can’t back down from their ‘position’, even when they’re shown to be wrong a million times over; and especially when they’ve done things to hurt other people as a result, has to make some seriously big teshuva.

I’m starting to think this is the whole litmus test, the whole ikker of who will actually get on the geula bus, when it finally arrives.

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When I wrote One in a Generation I and II, I was so shocked to realise that just having the facts and information set out clearly for people wasn’t enough to change their minds, about what had really gone on with Rav Berland.

They’d invested so much in slagging him off, and speaking lashon hara about him and his community, that most people simply couldn’t back down from their (totally wrong….) position and admit that they’d made a mistake.

Now, we’re seeing the same thing play out with the fake COVID-19 ‘pandemic’.

All those people who enabled governments all over the world to shut us in our homes for months, wreck the economy and stop people from doing basic things like breathing fresh air unimpeded, because they bought into all the hysteria and fearmongering –  you need to admit you were wrong, in order to get the madness to stop.

There are no ‘millions dead’, there are no more dead than there are every single year at this time, just at the end of the annual flu season.

Admit you were wrong, and stop enabling the #coronafascists to strip us of all of our basic human and religious rights.

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The problem is, most of these ‘Karens’, who see themselves as the voluntary enforcement arm of the #coronafascists running the world, simply can’t do it. They can’t back down. They can’t admit they were wrong. It’s just not going to happen.

So, we have to make the change on our end, and to totally ignore them, when they start sputtering in indignation when they see kids playing unmasked in the park, or – gasp! – someone wondering around the supermarket without a government-mandated gag.

If you think the masks work, Karen, then why are you so concerned that my germs can affect you? And if you think the masks don’t work, Karen, then why are you so insistent on me wearing one?

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Free choice is everyone’s God-given right, and I choose to breathe fresh air as much as possible.

And Karen, THE REAL SCIENCE IS ON MY SIDE.

So please, spare me the lectures and the ‘shocked’, angry indignation.

I know you got brain damaged from wearing your N95 mask day and night, but still.

Take a look at the infographic, do your own research, and ADMIT YOU WERE WRONG.

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(I’m not holding my breath.)

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UPDATE:

The genius Remy came out with another video a couple of days ago, which kind of sums it up. Shmirat Eynayim friendly.

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UPDATE #2:

Here’s another PhD, who combed through all the scientific literature and studies on wearing facemasks and respirators (i.e. the N95 mask), to conclude that:

Whatever else is going on, the facemask wearing diktat is NOT based on science, and wearing facemasks for any length of time has been proven – beyond the shadow of a doubt – to be detrimental to health.

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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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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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As the ‘new normal’ kicks in, I can’t buck the feeling that this is anything BUT normal.

Israel is now coming out of its totally retarded, OTT ‘lockdown’, and some semblance of ‘normal life’ is returning.

For the last few days, I’ve been heading back off to the Kotel, trying to make up the 18 days I was missing from when I got stopped in the middle of my segula to visit the Kotel 40 days in a row, just after Purim.

I’ve discovered a new route that takes me through the back of an Arab neighborhood and up the backside of the hill that slopes up from Guy Ben Hinnom valley, where they used to sacrifice their children to Moloch, in Biblical times.

I now prefer that route to going on the main road, as Moloch and Mahmoud Al-Fahda is scaring me way less than the Israeli police.

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Even though I’ve been to the Kotel six times now, I’ve only managed to actually kiss the wall three times.

Friday night, the gestapo  police decided there were too many people in the plaza, so there was a big line of us queuing up outside, instead.

For the first time ever on a Friday night, the ‘Reform Plaza’ was filled to capacity – 45 people – all frum Jews, who’d been barred entry to the main event.

Then on a couple of other occasions, I got in to the Womens’ section – which has now been divided up into cute, rectangular white tented areas that just seem creepily reminiscent of Bergen-Belsen huts, minus the rooves.

But there were now ‘too many people’ at the wall itself, so I got sent to the left – to the rectangular tented area marked ‘waiting area #14’ – and I just kind of stood there for a few minutes before turning tail and heading home.

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Of course, I have to wear a mask way up over my eyeballs in the plaza itself.

And my forehead has to be shot at by weird men who seem to be strangely over-enjoying their role ‘pretend shooting’ people in the head with a thermometer gun. I guess it’s the next best thing to playing ‘Call of Duty’.

And then, one time I made the mistake of going to the Kotel with my husband, and trying to wait for him to finish up in back of the plaza. A fat, quasi gestapo  police minion in a bright fluorescent vest and an oversized facemask marched up to me and told me it was forbidden for me to stand there and wait.

Geveret, you can’t stand here. We can’t have too many people here.

I looked around – there were maybe another 30 people max, scattered all over the back part of the Kotel plaza – and I almost had to choke myself to stop from saying puh-leeze!!!!, or tossing off a casual heil hitler, and clicking my heels together.

I get it, I know. You are only following orders, right?

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Over the last couple of months, I have learned that acting like a nazi is something good and proper, as long as you limit yourself to forcibly taking people’s rights and basic personal freedoms away, on pain of harsh punishment and massive fines.

But protesting that type of fascist behavior by saying ‘heil hitler’, or goose-stepping away from a public official is the wrong way to act like a nazi.

Please everyone, remember this. I’d hate for you to get this wrong and end up in some gestapo police basement, having your fingernails pulled out by a public servant because you picked the wrong way to act like a nazi.

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But I digress.

With all this ‘normal’ going on, my daughter resumed her driving lessons. She and the instructor both wear masks and rubber gloves (uh, why is that, exactly?) – and the instructor has also been forced to put a clear plastic partition down the middle of the car, where the gearbox is.

Let’s be clear, there is way more risk to human life from novice drivers having their rubber-gloved hands stick to the wheel, or from having that massive mask block their view of the monster truck bearing down on them from out of left field, than there is from any virus.

I actually almost knocked myself out in one shop, because I didn’t see their see-thru plastic sheeting next to the till until I’d head-butted it, trying to pay for my purchase.

While we’re on the subject of totally dumb ‘health measures’ that are 10000% for show, do you know how many ‘germs’ all those cute cloth masks with fake Adidas branding keep out? Maximum 3%.

Oooops, sorry that was a real fact.

Don’t know how that got into any discussion about proper ‘hygiene’ in the era of Coronavirus.

My bad.

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The other kid went back to school yesterday, and the weird normal is also in full swing there. Everyone has to wear masks and gloves full time (which is of course, totally unenforceable, even if it wasn’t also totally pointless).

It’s a dorming school, so they have 2 girls in a room now – as opposed to 5 or 6 pre-Corona – and because they can’t guarantee the ‘hygiene’ of the school kitchen, they are buying all the food takeout, from local restaurants.

Because there are no Corona germs in restaurants.

And anyone who argues with this statement clearly doesn’t know anything about science.

No-one has worked out how the kids are meant to be eating that stuff while fully-masked, so I made a helpful suggestion that they should just puree it all up and then suck in their meals through a straw that’s been hermetically-taped into their masks.

Probably next week, that will be the next ridiculous rule  sensible measure the Government foisters on us all, for our own good.

Gotta love #Coronafascism!!

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There’s also a rule in place that you don’t have to wear a facemask if you’re exercising, because apparently you can’t catch or transmit Coronavirus when jogging, walking fast or playing basketball.

Again, please don’t try and argue with the logic of this statement, because if it’s the law, it must be totally scientific.

I don’t wear hot-pink spandex to exercise; and I don’t have a massive i-Phone to publically stick on a bicep, so I decided that whenever I see a cop on my daily hitbodedut walk, I’m going to stick my elbows out at right angles and ‘power walk’.

Don’t you know? Didn’t you hear? If your elbows are sticking out when you walk, then you are incapable of transmitting Coronavirus. But if you’re carrying your purse while walking on the way to the store – then you’re back in the ‘high risk’ box.

I guess Coronavirus germs are unusually attracted to credit cards, or something.

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So anyway, today I went to visit one of my friends who I haven’t seen for months.

She has 4 small kids, and she’s been cooking, cleaning and all round entertaining them for 3 months solid at home.

Like so many of us, last week she cracked up and totally lost it for a night. I think last week was rough for so many people, me included. I’ve spoken to many other ladies out there – heroines all! – who after months and months of 5 star service for our families just really feel like we need a day off.

We were both regaling each other with our ‘survivor tales’ from the last three months, and laughing our heads off, because what else can you do?

What else can you do, when your three year old comes home from gan demanding to wear a mask, because the pseudo-frum ganenet has scared the pants off them that otherwise, breathing fresh air is probably going to kill them, God forbid?

What else can you do, when your teenager has allergies – the same allergies she’s had every single Spring, for 15 years – but now has to hide away at home in case she gets put on some secret Shabak blacklist for sneezing in public?

What else can you do, when the anti-Semitic government says its OK to get together on L’Ag B’omer, but it’s still forbidden to go to Meron or light a bonfire in your own backyard.

Someone please explain to me, how is lighting a bonfire in my own back garden increasing any risk of getting or sharing Coronavirus?

Really?

What if I saw up a few logs – for exercise – before I do it, and kill off all the Coronavirus germs that way, before I toss the first match in? Would that work?

And in the meantime, what else can I do, except laugh.

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When I’m done typing this, I’m popping out to buy a dart board.

I have a small, cheap one in my garden, and I’ve discovered that throwing sharp instruments at something with violent hand gestures is actually really cathartic.

When I told my husband what I’m up to, he asked me to promise that I’m not going to print off any pictures, to stick up on that dart board. He doesn’t think that’s healthy.

It’ll be nobody we know personally, I told him.

That’s the best I can do.

But as we lurch onwards towards geula, and as we settle into this weird ‘breathing space’ between birth pangs, I have a feeling I’m going to be spending quite a bit of time with my dart board.

Dear man, I told my husband, much better I have an inanimate object to use for target practice, than someone I’m married to.

What else could he do when I told him that, except laugh?

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Don’t forget that Questions for God – Secret Diary of a Jewish Housewife Volume II – is now out on Amazon! You can pick it up HERE.

Rabbi Pinto recently put out a new message where he warned people very starkly to stay away from the media.

You can read the full translation of his words HERE, or see him saying it yourself, in the original Hebrew, in the video below:

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Here’s some of the key points, interspersed with screenshots of various ‘fake news’ sites that you and I often go to for information, that kind of bring Rav Pinto’s point home very nicely.

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DISCONNECT YOURSELVES FROM EVERYTHING BEING SAID IN THE MEDIA.

These are evil words, and aren’t good.

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They [the media] are being paid in order to write things, to flood your minds with shtuyot (inanity).

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Ed. note: sounds like more doctors in Russia died from ‘falling out of windows’ than they did from COVID-19… If there were any real journalists still in the MSM, you’d think at least one of them would have their curiosity piqued by how very dangerous Russian hospital windows suddenly became, during the COVID-19 ‘pandemic’…

Back to Rabbi Pinto.

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The things that they say are not correct. If someone wants to destroy someone else, they just pay [the media to do it].

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Can you tell what is really the ‘sponsored content’ in this screenshot, above?

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So the first thing is to not listen to divrei hefker, (pointless, meaningless talk) – not even in the dati (religiously observant) media.

EVERYTHING THERE HAS BEEN SOLD FOR MONEY.

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Get away from there [media sites] as if it was fire. Don’t listen, don’t accept what you’re being told, don’t be a part of it.

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People ask me: How can Rav Berland be the last test before Moshiach comes, if so many people haven’t even heard of him?

It’s a good question, and I’ve been pondering the answer for some time. Now, I think I have a possible response.

Sure, you didn’t know about Rabbi Berland beforehand, you weren’t aware of what a saintly individual he truly is, so you bought all the media lies hook, line and sinker.

But at this stage in the game, there are so many questions to be asked about so many subjects, where we are being lied to, from Prozac being a ‘cure’ for so-called broken brains; and vaccines being ‘unquestionably’ safe; and electromagnetic radiation and WIFI and smartphones having no adverse affects on the human body; and Coronavirus being an unusual ‘pandemic’, as opposed to just a regular flu that got used to take away almost all of our basic human rights….

That at some point, even the most dense person has to stop for a moment, and ask themselves if they should really be uncritically digesting all the ‘news’ being churned out by the MSM.

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Sure, you never heard about Rav Berland.

But does that mean you are incapable of doing even a minimal amount of critical analysis and independent thinking about so many other subjects, that are having a massive and immediate impact on your life?

And of entertaining the uncomfortable notion that maybe, just maybe, all that MSM-inspired lashon hara and troof you’ve been spreading all over the place could also be the result of a paid campaign of slander, bought by the vested interests who are trying to bring ‘good’ down and destroy Torah Judaism in the world?

Just askin’.

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Let’s give the last word, again, to Remy, who really is a genius for summing up the corruption in the world succinctly in rhyme, within 2 minutes of less:

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The media have been playing us all for fools for decades.

I really hope more of us are going to figure that out very soon, and make the teshuva we need to make to start radically sweetening the next stage of this geula process.

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Dying is inevitable.

Our atheist society doesn’t like that idea, because it really underlines the utter pointlessness of a life devoted to the whims of a body that is ultimately just going to crumble to dust.

When there is no soul in the picture, no God, no real spiritual purpose in life, then life just becomes a game of keeping the body together, for as long as you can, whatever it takes.

Even if it means in the meantime that all your quality of life, all of the things that make life joyful, and meaningful and basically live-able, go straight down the toilet.

Who wants to live in a world where you can’t take a breath of fresh air without a mask?

Or a walk in a forest?

Or a visit to a holy site?

Who wants to live in a world where you can’t hang out with a friend, or go visit a parent, or share your holy days and happy occasions with other human beings?

All this cack about not hugging and not touching and not kissing other people is precisely that: cack.

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Life is inherently risky. There is absolutely nothing you can do to reduce the risk down to ‘zero’, and the only way to really deal with all the anxiety and worry and stress is to take it back to God, and accept that whatever God decides, that’s what is going to happen.

Many years ago, before I started working more on my emuna, I had massive fears and anxieties about getting ill, or dying in freak accidents. The anxiety was so big, I nearly cracked under the pressure. Really.

What finally got me out of the problem was when I told God:

Hashem, whatever You decree, I accept! I can’t fight you anymore, and trying to retain ‘control’ is just totally exhausting me and driving me mad.

And then, the clouds parted, and I started to enjoy living life again.

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Rebbe Nachman dealt with this issue over 200 years ago, on many different occasions. This comes from ‘Tzaddik’, page 375, #445:

“There were many cases of people who came to the Rebbe with serious illnesses and he saw there was no chance that they would survive. He would talk to them in a way which went directly to their hearts, saying:

‘What is there for you to be afraid of about dying? The world there is far more beautiful than here.’

When a person has emuna in Hashem, and knows that this world is only a temporary corridor, that is the only thing that can really take the fear and anxiety about dying and falling sick away.

What does that tell us, when we saw the utter hysteria that’s engulfed so many parts of the so-called ‘frum’ Jewish world about Coronavirus?

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The kabbalist Rav Yehuda Sheinfeld recently put out a very interesting interview, which you can read in its entirety HERE.

The basic idea is that all the ‘informers’ that are springing up within the ranks of the Jewish people are the ones that are being weeded out, ahead of Moshiach coming, because the halacha is that we don’t wait for ‘informers’ to make teshuva.

Rav Sheinfeld was discussing specifically the people who have framed Rabbi Berland, but it seems to me his words apply equally to all those people who are encouraging others to rat on their neighbors to the secular authorities for holding an ‘illegal’ minyan; or to rat on people for daring to visit their family members; or who think it’s a great ‘mitzvah’ to ‘shame’ people in their local Whats App group for not wearing masks in the street 24/7.

Those informers are not going to be part of the kehilla waiting to greet Moshiach (unless they do some serious teshuva)….

COVID-19 is doing a very profound birur, and it’s very interesting to watch it play out across the world.

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One of my brothers-in-law is a MD who specialises in geriatrics. He lives in the US, and refuses to wear a mask in public because he knows it’s 1000% BS, that wearing masks has anything to do with decreasing the risk of infection from COVID, or saving lives.

Do you know how many people have yelled at him on the streets?

Why do these people think they know better than a medical doctor, who treats geriatrics for a living?

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Let’s end with this, which is pure genius, and makes the point about life being inherently risky in a different way.

It has a clip of Senator Elizabeth Warren at the beginning, so it’s not shmirat eynayim friendly – but listen to the lyrics. The guy is brilliant. But please don’t laugh at the very important message he is trying to put across, unless of course, you want people to die.

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POSTSCRIPT:

Amazon finally relented, and stuck up the Kindle version of Questions for God, the second volume of the Secret Diary of a Jewish Housewife, on their site. You can get it HERE.

And pretty much the same day that happened, I found out that the online magazine I founded and then handed over to different management last year, Sassonmag.com, decided to censor my posts and then delete all my writing.

Swings and roundabouts….

And the birur continues apace.

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