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Every Rosh Chodesh Adar, I start feeling totally stressed out of my skin.

Corona, no Corona, masks no masks, Dr Evils, no Dr Evils, this happens anyway.

One year, 10 minutes after ‘Rosh Chodesh Adar’ began I was standing in my kitchen when I literally couldn’t breathe for one whole minute.

God was showing me that if He wants, He can snuff me out just-like-that.

It was a very profound lesson, and stopped me from being too ‘scared’ of things in this world, that I disconnect from God.

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Point being (and as I’ve written about lots and lots…) I usually hate Adar, and I usually hate Purim.

I just spend two weeks feeling mega-stressed, until that spiritual ‘turnaround’ happens – and this year, it’s clearly up levels and levels.

10 minutes after Rosh Chodesh Adar began, I got into an accident.

BH, it was small, and no-one was hurt, but the front bender on the Jimny got totally bent out of shape – even though I was going at 5 km an hour.

Some kid decided to skateboard across the road just as we were all accelerating as the light turned green, so the guy in front of me did an emergency stop, and I was so close to him, I couldn’t help hitting him.

I said lots of ‘thank yous’ to Hashem that the accident I was clearly supposed to have got sweetened like that – then came home and had heart palpitations for half an hour and a big chunk of cake.

Rosh Chodesh Adar!

How could I forget?

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I’m planning to take a few quiet days, to learn more guitar and do less blogging.

As and when I have more to say, I’ll be back – maybe even tomorrow, I never know how all this stuff really pans out, it’s up to God.

But in the meantime, there’s a student at Rav Arush’s yeshiva who has released an album of songs that are really uplifting, in that cool Breslov way that kind of sputtered out 2-3 years ago.

It’s good to see it coming back.

BH, it’s a portender that more things, more people, will be ‘coming back’ on the Breslov scene, too, so we can all get out of prison with them.

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For non-Hebrew speakers:

The song is about how the guy wants to stay learning in yeshiva in Jerusalem, and wants to be a real tzaddik, but how the yetzer hara (and his Grandma…) are trying to pull him back to live in Rehovot.

It’s pretty funny, and has a cameo by Rav Arush.

Enjoy!

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How do we get the right balance, between getting overwhelmed by painful truths vs going into denial?

More and more, I’m starting to see how so very many people could hear about ‘death camps’ in World War II – and dismiss it all as a conspiracy theory.

The human brain is built in such a way that it can be very quickly ‘overwhelmed’ by scary or disturbing information.

The kind of information that challenges all our assumptions about the world, and shakes us to our core.

Being exposed to that sort of information will almost certainly trip-off one of the brain’s defense mechanisms, aka, stress responses.

In case you forgot, they are:

FIGHT

FLIGHT

FREEZE

FLATTER

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Fighters will get angry – either about the situation, or with the ‘messenger’ that’s giving it over to them.

Flighters will try to shut down the conversation, or ‘escape’ into being busy with something else, or go for a long jog.

Freezers have the greatest capacity to really grasp and accept ‘the depth’ of what they are hearing, but that also gives them the greatest tendency to sink into a deep depression, as a result.

And Flatterers.…Flatterers will go to great lengths to ‘deny’ the plausibility of anything that’s disturbing, scary or worrying for them. That has its place in the world – Flatterers are often ‘salt of the earth’ types, that keep the world revolving as it descends into chaos.

But when disturbing, scary and worrying things are actually becoming our reality – well, you can see why that can lead to some difficulties.

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So, how can we accept truth, and absorb ‘real’ information that could be triggering off our stress response without ‘melting down’, emotionally and spiritually?

Only if we are sticking close to our true tzaddikim.

There is no other way.

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Let’s return to the unconfirmed information that Rabbi Eliezer Berland was forcibly ‘vaccinated’ against his will, while being kept totally isolated in the prison ward of Hadassah hospital

I found something in Rabbenu’s writings that puts a totally different spin on this awful news, as follows:

(This can be found in the book Tzaddik, #78, page 83.)

Rebbe Nachman is talking about his serious illness, and part of why he went for medical treatment in Lemberg (Lvov):

“I used to have a beautiful body. It never made demands or pushed itself forward. Now I need to be careful when I eat, and so on.

I cannot describe the suffering I endured there [in Lemberg], mental suffering, needless to say.

I received medical treatment. I used to drink henna (a Chinese remedy). The people living where henna grows are total unbelievers. They say, ‘There is no law and no Judge’ (Vayikra Rabbah 28).

I used to take other remedies from other places where there are different kinds of heresy. When they all came inside me, they turned into whatever they turned into.”

[Rav Natan explains:] “The drugs from each place all had to come into his stomach in order for the atheism of the place to be crushed. This was true of several drugs.”

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(The passage continues:)

Editor’s note: From this it is possible to gain a little understanding why the Rebbe submitted himself to medical treatment, although there were hidden reasons, as there were behind all his actions and behavior.

But his advice to other people was very emphatically to keep away from doctors and medical treatment.

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Once I read this, I cheered up immensely about the Rav being ‘force vaxxed’.

The side of evil have actually just shot themselves in the foot now, because whatever is contained in that ‘vaxx’ the Rav is somehow sweetening it – from the inside.

Does that mean that all this is going to magically go away, like a fairy story?

Nope.

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Here’s what Rav Berland taught, a few years ago, from HERE, on the subject of how to really make our problems ‘go away’:

The Rebbe (Rabbi Nachman) said in Lesson 206 of Likutey Moharan that a person does a lot of sins, and creates a lot of blemishes, and at first Heaven continues to act towards him in a good way. Hashem starts to call out to him by way of hints, and then progresses to actually calling out, until he starts to get kicked and beaten, and he starts to really suffer.

If you sinned, make teshuva!

And if you don’t make teshuva, then maybe through suffering you’ll start to understand what’s the problem, and then you’ll start to make teshuva.

Start to cry about your spiritual blemishes, start shaking a little, and if you don’t, then perhaps your wife will get ill, chas v’shalom (God forbid) and if not your wife, then it could be your kids, chas v’shalom.

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The Rebbe promised that he would fix everything, but the question is how will he fix it?

Will it take suffering to fix it? We are Jews, nothing is forgiven for free. By the christians, they don’t need to do anything, they just go to their priest and confess once a year, and he tells them that they are forgiven, and after that they continue to act the same way.

But with Jews, there’s no such thing!

We have to pay for our sins, on every sin we have to pay. And if a person doesn’t make teshuva, and doesn’t wake up, then they begin to strike him, and to cause him to suffer, as it says in the verse:

‘There is no suffering without sin.’

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This is how to walk the tightrope we’re all on right now, without going ‘crazy’.

‘Going crazy’ might mean that you turn off all critical thinking, all ability to question authority and to judge rationally, and willingly blind yourself to all the lies and the evil behavior going on right now, because it’s just too scary to really deal with.

If that’s you, try to work on really pumping up your emuna, and your emuna Tzaddikim.

Because evil forces really are at work all over the world, right now, and to deny it is lunacy – and will place you and your family in terrible danger.

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On the other extreme, ‘going crazy’ means making awful ‘predictions’ about the world plunging into the abyss, without taking into account the tremendous power of our True Tzaddikim, and our own prayers and hitbodedut, and saying tehillim and doing kindnesses to really sweeten everything.

If we make some real teshuva, all this will disappear.

It will implode all by itself.

We are all dominos, and if just one domino manages to stand strong against all the propaganda, and refuses to ‘tip’ headlong into a blind rush to get ‘tested’ for Covid-19, or ‘vaccinated’ – that prevents so many more dominos down the chain from falling, too.

Don’t think you are nothing, nobody.

You are a whole world.

And if you can stand strong in emuna, and in emunat tzaddikim, you will influence countless hundreds and maybe even thousands of people to do that too, in all sorts of hidden and obvious ways.

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All of us are mentally exhausted, from the emotional terrorism that’s been perpetrated on us, and our societies, by all these evil, billionaire-controlled ‘governments’ and politicians.

I know it’s hard to hang on, but HANG ON!

Hold on to our true tzaddikim, because they have very broad shoulders, and their strength is really the only thing that can keep us going at this time.

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It’s all going to turnaround, FOR THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE REAL TESHUVA.

Whoever they are.

God loves every single person on the planet.

I don’t believe that the Rav and his community have been through so much harsh suffering for so many years, just for all this to be for naught, in the end.

Each person that makes teshuva about believing the evil media and the evil police and the evil State – they change the whole picture.

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So don’t give up, sweet readers!

And don’t go too ‘crazy’.

Things ARE really bad – to deny that is madness.

But, things can and BH WILL all turn around soon – at least for those people who are connected to our true tzaddikim, and preparing themselves to live in the world of truth.

The next couple of months are going to be difficult, probably.

But hang on!

The salvation of God comes in the blink of an eye.

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Almost exactly a year ago, Rabbi Berland was brutally arrested by Israeli police at his dawn minyan.

His crime?

Doing pidyon nefesh – ‘redemptions of the soul’.

Something that has been an accepted part of authentic Judaism for centuries.

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When that happened back at the beginning of February, it set up a massive test for the orthodox Jewish world.

If a person could argue that maybe there was something to the allegations the first time around – because the media and the government and the evil people in Meah Shearim who’d concocted them did a fabulous job of fooling a lot of people – this time around, that definitely wasn’t the case.

Where’s the ‘crime’, in people voluntarily giving money to a rabbi, a tzaddik, who they believe can help them to sweeten the terrible suffering they were experiencing?

This time around, the situation was set up to enable as many people in the orthodox world as possible to ‘see through’ all the lies about what was going on with the Rav, and to start to take a stand for real justice, and to call out the police and the State of Israel and the media for their rampant anti-Jewish, anti-semitic actions and stance.

Guess what?

The orthodox world failed the test.

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Not only did it fail to condemn the anti-semitism of the police, State of Israel and media, it then compounded the error by handing down a ‘judgment’ in Beit Din against the Rav and his community – which was made in total contravention of even the basic halachot of how a Beit Din is meant to function.

There was only one witness.

And the Rav wasn’t able to testify on his own behalf.

And there were a whole bunch of other ‘irregularities’ too.

But that didn’t stop a whole bunch of people with prior biases against the Rav, and and against Shuvu Banim, and also against Breslov itself, from pointing to this ‘judgment’ and proudly proclaiming that ‘daas Torah has spoken!!!!’

Now, you’ve got a rabbinic seal of approval, to join in with the anti-semitic, anti-Jewish ‘Rav bashing’ crowd, headed up by the horrible police!!!

And a lot of people really went to town on the Rav then, and his Shuvu Banim community.

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Kids were kicked out of their schools.

Members of the Shuvu Banim community were ostracised and shamed.

And the Rav – the poor Rav – he was stuck in maximum security prisons in awful conditions, while the State of Israel has continued to torture him, deny him basic food and medical needs – and I heard an unconfirmed rumor that they have even forcibly given him the ‘vaccine’, lo alenu.

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During all this time, where was the ‘orthodox leadership’?

Where were the ‘orthodox politicians’?

Where were the protests against all this awful corruption and anti-semitism?

Where was the heartfelt teshuva, that maybe the orthodox community had got things wrong about the Rav and  Shuvu Banim, and that really, the were just the canary in the coalmine, warning the rest of us about what was lurking behind the scenes?

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That corrupt ‘Beit Din’ was held in Bnei Brak.

That same Bnei Brak has been in the news the last couple of days, because the brutal, anti-semitic Israeli police have been ‘cracking down’ on supposed ‘coronavirus violations’:

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Just as they ‘cracked down’ a year ago on supposed ‘financial irregularities’, with the Rav and his community.

You can see the video of the Rav being violently arrested – and his followers being violently beaten up by the Israeli police HERE, on the ‘Yeshiva World News’ website.

It’s so similar to the videos now coming out of Bnei Brak – and Montreal, and Stamford Hill, where one orthodox community after another is now being violently ‘policed’ for the sin of continuing to live a Jewish life.

All this is so clearly midda kneged midda.

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Let’s just take a look at some of the comments that were made online when the Rav was arrested again, last February.

This from the horrible propaganda tool, the Jpost:

First of all: you’re guilty of clueless behavior if you turn to religious hoaxers for medical (or otherwise professional) advice. Second: just cram his behind in a slammer until he croaks there. Useless, little humanoid.

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Remember the idea that you accuse others of what you yourself are guilty of?

This sentence is really standing out to me now, in the light of everything that’s gone on over the last year, with ‘Covid 19’:

You’re guilty of clueless behavior if you turn to religious hoaxers for medical advice.

Remember that flurry of ‘rabbis’ (again, many based in Bnei Brak) who suddenly appeared to pressure the haredi world into becoming human guinea pigs for a totally untested, experimental ‘vaccine’? And how many poor souls believed them, and did it unquestioningly?

Midda kneged midda.

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I was going to bring some of the comments from the ‘Yeshiva World News’ website, too, about the Rav and his community, but they are so disgusting, I won’t.

Yes, that same ‘Yeshiva World News’ website that I wrote this post about, last year:

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Right now, there is more ‘anti chareidi’ incitement going on across the media in Israel.

It’s a tried-and-true formula that we saw play out in World War II:

  1. Accuse the religious Jews of ‘spreading diseases’ by living in close-knit communities (or ‘ghettos’) while still committing the ‘sin’ of having large families.
  2. Demonise the religious Jews with a concerted propaganda campaign that states they are harming ‘greater society’ by their continued adherence to ‘superstitious practices’ like continuing to pray with a minyan, and continuing to get married, and continuing to breathe fresh air as much as possible.
  3. Use State institutions like the police to start to beat up religious Jews, and treat them like ‘sub human beings’ who don’t have the same rights as everyone else.
  4. Plant agent provacateurs in the religious Jewish community who set buses and trams on fire, so that you can run more stories about ‘violent, out-of-control charedim’, to excuse the ever-escalating police violence against their communities.
  5. You can see where this heading, God forbid…

Unless we all start to make some serious teshuva, now.

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Here’s the thing:

Ultimately, the Rav and the people connected to the Rav, even in a small capacity, will somehow get through all this madness in one piece.

How can I state that so clearly?

Simple.

To be ‘connected to the Rav’ at this point, means that at least on some level, you’ve already seen through all the lies, and the fakers and the evil that is now creating this miserable ‘Covid-19’ world for us all.

You already know that all these news sites, even the so-called ‘religious’ ones, are bought and paid for by evil anti-semites with an agenda to uproot yiddishkeit and Torah.

You already know that so many of our ‘rabbis’ and leaders are totally corrupt.

You already know that most of what we’re told is ‘true’ by out politicians and community figures and academics and doctors is just a self-serving, manipulative lie.

If you already know all this, you aren’t running for a ‘vaccine’, and you aren’t buying into the fear porn, and you have some store of emuna, deep down, that all this will turn around for the best very soon.

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And that’s just for starters.

If you’re connecting to the Rav and following his advice to pray certain things, recite certain segulot, read certain things, get up for chatzot – you also have the merit of all those prayers and your emunat tzaddikim to stand for you, too, going forward.

The more a person connects to the Rav, the easier this whole difficult process becomes.

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And on the other side of the fence?

Well, I honestly fear for a lot of people in the orthodox Jewish world right now.

I fear for all those people who wrote that Shuvu Banim are ‘animals’ who deserve to get ‘run over by the police’, God forbid.

I fear for all those people who waved that fake daas Torah around as their heter to start slagging the Rav off, publically, and who screamed what a shonda Shuvu Banim people are.

They are giving the whole Jewish community a bad name!!! They are making us look a laughing stock in the eyes of the secular people!!! 

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There’s one particular yucky commentator on the YWN website (who may well be a paid shill for the side of evil) who calls himself ‘Gadol HaDor’.

The comments he has made about the Rav and his community in the past can’t even be repeated. But I thought you’d be interested in what he posted under the video of those poor chareidim in Montreal, being violently attacked by the police there:

What is there about NO, they don’t understand. Even the local community federation apparently begged them to obey the public health guidelines and to STAY HOME but to no avail. In the video, they look like a bunch of rats escaping a sinking ship while empowering the local anti-semites. Well done.

When he was publically equating Shuvu Banim to ‘vermin’, did you agree with him?

And now he’s equating other chareidi Jews to vermin, do you still agree with him?

And when anti-semites the world over follow his lead, and start equating all and any Jews to ‘vermin’ – are you still going to agree with him, then?

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The Torah world has so much teshuva it needs to make.

And the clock is ticking down.

The Rav is still imprisoned, in terrible conditions of forced isolation and criminal neglect.

They are mamash trying to kill him.

There is no case against him. Even the police reached an agreement to release him last month – but it was quashed ‘from the top’.

Armilus knows who the Rav really is, and knows that when he gets out, this whole ‘Covid-19’ nightmare will start to unravel.

But in the meantime, the same tactics they used to crush the Rav and Shuvu Banim are now being rolled out to Bnei Brak, Stamford Hill, Jerusalem, Montreal and beyond.

If the Jewish community doesn’t make some serious teshuva, very soon, the midda kneged midda will only continue.

And don’t think that it’s only frum Jews who should be concerned.

This will continue to spiral out and out and out – and whatever ‘punishment’ people were calling down on the heads of the Rav and Shuvu Banim, is what God will serve up to them – unless they make some serious teshuva.

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That’s already happening, btw.

The people who put their faith in ‘doctors’, and in the people who told them that doing a pidyon nefesh was superstitious nonsense, were undoubtedly the first in line to get stabbed in the arm with the ‘vaccine’.

Midda kneged midda.

But everything can still be turned around for the good, and sweetened, in the blink of an eye.

All it takes is some humility, some genuine introspection, and a willingness to admit that we were wrong, we were fooled, we were duped.

That’s it.

May Hashem help us all to do what’s required, to get geula the sweet way, without more terrible suffering.

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UPDATE:

You can see footage HERE that shows that at least some of these ‘violent’ demonstrators in Bnei Brak are not locals, and probably not even religious Jews.

I really think whoever set the bus on fire in Bnei Brak are paid agent provacateurs – the same idea behind Antifa – who are being drafted in to perpetrate violent acts that the State of Israel can then blame on the ‘chareidim’, and use to justify increasing force and violence against the frum community.

Heads up!

Don’t let them ‘divide and conquer’ us again!

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UPDATE #2:

So, here’s some more stuff that’s starting to bring out how this corrupt, anti-Jewish government is operating to paint religious Jews as ‘violent extremists’ that need to be ‘cracked down’.

First with that bus burning in Bnei Brak: residents tried to get a fire engine to come and extinguish the blaze for 30 minutes – but the Fire Department refused to come, saying that they were scared they’d be ‘attacked’.

This is just such obvious BS, it’s hard to know how anyone can even believe it.

I know the ‘crazies’ in frum neighborhoods.

They push over bins and set them alight – a lot, even.

BUT they don’t do stuff that could seriously hurt or kill other people, like setting a bus alight with someone in it.

This is a government-sponsored blood libel.

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And CO-IN-CI-DEN-TAL-LY, just as this ‘bus burning’ was taking place in Bnei Brak, my daughter tells me that another ‘bus burning’ apparently happened in Bat Ayin – the yishuv that the murdered Ahuvya Sandek came from.

Conveniently, there are no images of what happened – and who did it – from the many cameras set up all over the Bat Ayin yishuv.

And I know a lot of people in Bat Ayin, and it’s just not something the people there would do. Half the yishuv rely on the buses to get in and out to Jerusalem, and don’t have cars. Why would they choose to attack a bus?

On the very same day that this other ‘bus burning’ occurred in Bnei Brak?

People, the evil government is trying to play us off against each other again – don’t fall for it!

They want us to see ‘the other’ as ‘violent extremists’, so they can justify their excessive use of force and discrimination.

Don’t fall for it!!!

We need to band together, more than at any other time, and to understand that the people burning buses etc ARE NOT COMING FROM WITHIN THESE COMMUNITIES.

They are agent provacateurs, who work for the State of Israel.

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And lastly, one of my readers just sent me this link, which appears to be a new detention centre being built right in the middle of Tel Aviv’s HaYarkon Park:

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I had my Hebrew speaking daughter check this out, before posting it here.

The ‘official story’ is that this is being built in connection with the new tram system being built in Tel Aviv.

This is why I don’t buy the ‘official story’:

  1. They’ve been in the process of building the tram in Tel Aviv for approaching three years already. Why build that structure now?
  2. There are plenty of empty office spaces in Tel Aviv right now. Why go to the trouble of expense of building a totally new building complex like this?
  3. Usually, building sites in Israel just use caravans, which they then dismantle and move to the next building site. Why build something ‘permanent’ like this?
  4. Why build it on one of Tel Aviv’s very rare ‘green spaces’ – right in the middle of Park HaYarkon?
  5. Who on earth is meant to be living in something like that? And if you tell me ‘construction workers’ – construction workers live in caravans and / or the buildings they are building.

I’ve never seen a structure like that being built for any other construction site in Israel, and I’ve seen a lot of building going on here, all over the country, the last 15 years.

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We have to stop believing the government’s lies, and stop telling ourselves the State of Israel is on our side.

It’s totally corrupt.

It’s not a ‘Jewish’ State, it’s an anti-Jewish Sabbatean-Frankist State with a very evil agenda to destroy Torah Judaism.

And with each day that passes, that’s becoming more and more obvious.

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UPDATE #3:

Apparently detention camps for ‘Covid rebels’ is not just an Israeli idea.

No less a place than Germany is also drawing up plans to repurpose their refugee camps into Covid detention centres:

GERMANY’S worst Covid rule breakers will be held in detention centres under new proposals being drawn up by a number of state governments.

Birds of a feather flock together….

Whatever they are building in Park HaYarkon, it’s almost certainly NOT got anything to do with the tram.

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Man, it was a heavy day yesterday.

I put the alarm on for 6:30, but only managed to wake up at 9am.

And then, I still couldn’t move out of bed or do anything, I was just staring at the wall for an hour.

Just felt so, so heavy, spiritually.

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The Kotel is still ‘closed’.

But I decided to walk down to the Dung Gate, and to go and blow it a kiss from a distance.

If I forget thee, o Jerusalem, may my right hand forget it’s cunning…

My right wrist has been aching me the last few days, and I realised that even though this evil government has shut down the Kotel, I can still walk there, and I can still show God that I care about it.

So I did, and I started to feel a little better on the way back.

My brain started to work again, I started to feel a tad less stressed.

But only a tad.

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Two days ago, my husband stuck this on our fridge, and started singing it over and over again:

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Strangely, I started to feel much happier when I heard him do that.

What is that? I asked him.

It’s a segula from the Rav, he told me.

Then he showed me THIS ARTICLE on the RavBerland.com site, which explained it a bit more:

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Here’s a bit of the English translation from this video (above):

“So, I’ll sing you this song.  Many people ask how to sing this song.  How exactly does one do it?

“Short and to the point, less than a minute, we start:

“Odem Pitdah u’Bareket

“Nofech Sapir ve’Yahalom

“Leshem Shevo ve’Achlamah

“Tarshish Shoham ve’Yashfeh

“And he who does this seven times, all the more so is the segula for spiritual and material wealth.”

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I’m not up to seven times yet, but even just saying it once or twice really made me feel noticeably calmer and happier.

So I made a mental note to share it here, and you do your own cheshbon and figure out if it speaks to you, or not.

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There’s some other odds and ends I wanted to let you know about, too.

Firstly, the Tomer Devorah website has a link to the first real objective Torah discussion I’ve seen about whether or not to take the Covid 19 ‘vaccine’, argued from a point of halacha, by Rav Wosner.

It’s brilliant, and brings some much needed Torah clarity to the issue – but you will still have to make up your own mind, in the end.

Click HERE to go straight to the PDF with Rav Wosner’s words.

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Also, I’ve had some interesting emails about the last post, especially re: Trump.

Like this, which was very respectfully written (thank you!):

I would like to understand more about why you came to this conclusion.
I agree with you that we should never have hoped for him to be a moshiach of some sort but his entire presidency was supernatural and he was directly god’s puppet like Biden is.
However, if you listen to what some Rabbi’s were saying you will hear them talking about his role in the messianic process. Never that he is a messianic figure. Just that he plays a very important role. I’ve also spoken to many non jewish physics who said stuff along those lines. He was very good to Jews in America and he is not part of the swamp (trafficking, banks, NWO etc etc)

I am asking you out of respect and a need to understand because I agree with the vast majority of your articles and this struck me as odd.

I would love to understand why you came to a different conclusion.

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These two articles begin to answer that question:

The Good Side of Edom

The Good Side of Edom, reprise

And then this article continues to answer that question from another angle:

In the Corridors of Power

Here’s a quote from that last post:

Last year, when I started researching Trump more in depth, I found one hard fact after another that linked him and his real estate projects to ‘hot’ money coming out of the former Soviet Union.

Many of Trump’s projects were financed by Russian and Eastern European oligarchs with very dodgy reputations, many of whom are Jewish, many of whom are mafia, and many of whom are connected to Chabad (and also, to the State of Israel), in one way or another.

They bought apartments in ‘Trump Towers’ and other Trump developments at massively inflated prices, to launder their cash.

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Trump is totally connected to the swamp.

For example, people don’t know that George Soros lent Trump $160 million to build Trump Towers back in 2004 – and then forgave the loan, effectively saving Trump $312 million in repayment and interest.

Now, why would George Soros do something like that for Trump?

And why do so few people know about this piece of information?

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This article explains the problem in more detail, and here’s a snippet:

[I]n 2012 Trump had already paid off most of the Deutsche Bank loan [for Trump Towers] before Soros, etc. came in and wiped out most of his mezzainine debt. This raises the question, why wasn’t Trump expected by Soros, Fortress and Blackacre to pay back their riskier, high-interest mezzanine loan?

Also, how was Trump able to pay down his Deutsche Bank loan – demonstrating the means to pay off all his loans – yet still have Soros and the others give him somewhere between $82 million and $312 million in debt forgiveness?

Additionally to that, why have we heard almost nothing about this gigantic giveaway to Trump? And why were Soros and Blackacre, two of the three main investors in the mezzanine loan, scrubbed from media’s coverage of the final debt forgiveness deal?

What possible backroom agreements were made concerning this mezzanine loan?

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We are back to the idea that Trump was ‘controlled opposition’.

I.e. just a puppet to channel all our hopes for a better world away from something and someone constructive, towards a figurehead that would make a lot of noises about ‘draining the swamp’ – but who actually left it TOTALLY INTACT, just in time for the COVID-19 plandemic to take over.

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This is a world of lies, remember?

That’s why it’s so confusing.

But soon it will crumble, and something much, much better will rise in its place.

So just hang on, until we finally turn the corner.

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I know, it’s really heavy right now.

It feels like the whole world is holding it’s breath, waiting to see what will be.

Here is Israel, they’ve started the brainwashing that ‘pregnant women also need to be vaccinated’ – I guess that’s part of the next stage of the medical experiment on humans that Netanyahu is piloting on an unsuspecting population.

One of my readers sent me a link to this story, which states clearly that Israel’s Helsinki Committee has found that this Pfizer vaccine roll-out is definitely a medical experiment on humans.

And so, they should have asked permission (at least….) before giving it, never mind trying to make it mandatory.

Legally, that makes what is going on here illegal, according to international law.

But since when did that stop any of these people from doing any of the yucky things they are up to?

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You know what keeps me going?

My hour of daily hitbodedut, where God calms me down, and gives me guidance on what I should really be working on, worrying about, and praying for.

Last week, I got the steer to get on with more of the Rav’s books, after a 5 months hiatus.

Baruch Hashem, just yesterday the latest book in the ‘Prayers’ series came out, and you can now buy it on Amazon (hard copy only, for now) HERE.

That’s good news, and it’s changing the whole picture.

Even if we can’t really see it still, right now.

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Let me cut and paste this here, again, as it’s SO IMPORTANT to understand what’s really going to tip the balance here, between the forces of good and evil:

The Rav’s books and prayers are totally connected to getting geula the sweet way.

Back in May 17, 2020, the Rav contacted one of his senior pupils and asked him to publicize a message in his name that:

“There are such great dinim (harsh judgments) and tumah (spiritual impurity) in the world, but my books and my writings, the Torah and the prayers, are cleaning and purifying all the judgments and the tumah from the world.”

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Armilus and Moshiach ben Yosef are currently fighting it out.

There is no question that ‘Armilus’ – that smarmy, horrible scumbug, who sold us all out for a billion silver pieces in his Panamian bank account – is going to lose.

But, we also don’t want to lose ‘Moshiach ben Yosef’ in the process, God forbid, and so we have to continue to do our part to give the forces of ‘good’ the spiritual koach required to keep going.

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That means saying the Tikkun Haklali regularly, maybe at least once a day.

That means saying the new set of tehillim Rav Berland revealed, as per the infographic below:

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And it also means getting as much of the Rav’s Torah, teachings and prayers around as possible.

So, go HERE to buy the new book of prayers for Shalom Bayit (peace in the home).

And go HERE, if you want to get the rest of the Rav’s books for free – because clearly, this was never about promoting the Rav’s stuff to make some money.

Ha!

That’s the funniest thing I’ve typed in a long time.

I still don’t know if I’ve even covered just the layout costs of maybe three of the books yet…

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All this is just about bringing geula quickly, and the sweetest way possible.

And YOU are a big part of that.

Yes, YOU!

I know, we all feel so insignificant, powerless and helpless right now.

Honestly?

If we aren’t connecting somehow to the Rav, that’s exactly what we are.

But if and when we connect in to the effort being conducted by the Tzaddik HaDor – that’s when all the prayers, all the mitzvahs, all the yearning start to ascend, and to really turn things around for the good.

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S0, yalla.

I can’t see this process getting easier, unless more of us get the message about getting behind the Rav.

And with Biden apparently set to take over the White House tomorrow (barf, barf) – well.

This process could still get even more ‘interesting’.

And who has the koach for that?

No-one.

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PS: With all the ‘hype’ about aliens going into overdrive, I thought you might want to remind yourself why ‘aliens’ don’t exist, and how all the ‘UFO’ sightings are just off-the-record, clandestine projects funded by corrupt spy agencies and the US military, who just took over on the nazi science where the Third Reich left off.

You can read more about all this below:

 

Most days, I just want to crawl under my duvet and stay there until Moshiach comes.

But as that’s going to be at least 2 more months (if not more…) I can’t.

But the world is certainly an overwhelming and quite scary place at the moment, whatever you believe is happening.

Every day, I hear more stories of ‘perfect couples’ divorcing; of more people dropping dead from unexpected heart attacks – like just last week, the late Dr Zev Ballenbaruch Dayan HaEmet – and other tales of distress.

My neighbor up the road is a taxi driver who has lived in the area for 28 years.

He told my husband last week that he has to sell up now, because the lockdowns mean that he hasn’t got enough work to pay his mortgage.

The guy is in his late sixties….

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So many days, I just want to stay in bed until all this is over.

Even though thank God, my own life is continuing on pretty nicely at the moment.

And I know that’s 10000000% in the merit of the Rav, Rav Eliezer Berland.

But it’s just overwhelming, isn’t it? There’s no way around the fact that the world is quite a difficult place to be right now, even though it’s still being tremendously sweetened by the Rav, and all the suffering he’s going through on our behalf.

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On Friday night, strangely for me, I just couldn’t get to sleep.

There was some sort of weird energy coming down, that saw me staying awake chatting to my girls until 1am, which was very unusual. (Usually, I conk out by 8pm in the winter months, on a Friday night.)

And then, I just spent the whole night having such weird ‘dreams’, if you can call them that.

It was more like a statement being repeated over and over and over again that the bad people in Meah Shearim who have been connected to all these international child trafficking networks were going to be arrested this week.

Let’s be clear: I don’t personally know any people who fit that description in Meah Shearim.

(Although I’m now starting to have some suspicions, after that dream…)

And it could also just be wishful thinking, connected to the story that flashed around all corners of the internet last week that the Pope had been arrested on 80 counts of child trafficking.

(I still have no idea if that’s true or not. We’ll have to wait and see.)

But I can tell you this:

Things are starting to move.

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Two ‘interesting’ people in the Jewish world croaked last week, both of whom have been exerting tremendous pressure on what goes on here, from behind the scenes.

Remember, it’s totally the olam hafuch, so when you see people lauded for their ‘philanthropy’ and ‘charitable works’ and ‘commitment to the State of Israel’ – that tells you a lot, about what’s really going on.

With those two key ‘props’ removed from the scene, I am hopeful of seeing a total collapse of the evil empire, any day soon.

I’m not saying that hope is realistic. But it’s what is keeping me going, and getting me out of bed in the morning.

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And it’s also not a coincidence that after 4 months of being unable to publish any books from the Rav in English, book number 13 – Rav Berland’s Prayers for Shalom Bayit – is almost ready to come out.

The Rav’s books and prayers are totally connected to getting geula the sweet way.

Back in May 17, 2020, the Rav contacted one of his senior pupils and asked him to publicize a message in his name that:

“There are such great dinim (harsh judgments) and tumah (spiritual impurity) in the world, but my books and my writings, the Torah and the prayers, are cleaning and purifying all the judgments and the tumah from the world.”

Do you think it’s a coincidence that the day after 100 people downloaded some of the Rav’s books in English, for FREE, one of the Princes of Evil in the world unexpectedly croaked?

I don’t.

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Which brings me to the Rav’s prayer for Shvat 5781, that you can see HERE.

The Rav typically communicates a lot of important clues and information via his prayers, that you might miss if you’re only looking for ‘official announcements’.

Here’s some of the things I took away, from this latest prayer for the molad of Shvat, 5781.

The Rav was referring a lot to the ‘Leviathan’, and the ‘battle’ that is going on against him, quoting this verse from Iyov, 40: 25-31:

These verses speak only about the Leviathan, “Can you embed a rope in his tongue, put a curved hook in his nose, pierce his cheek with a barbed hook?  Will he multiply supplications to you, will he speak softly to you?  Will he forge a covenant with you, will you take him as an eternal slaveWill you play with him like a bird, tie him up for your maidens?

Can conjurers make a feast of him, divide him up between merchants Can you fill succahs with his skin, or make his head into a fisherman’s canopy?

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All this stuff is directly connected to the forces of evil who are trying to take the Rav out, and to plunge the world into extreme ‘coronafascism’ right now.

Read this carefully, and see just how closely it mirrors the activities of the ‘East India Company’ and the ‘South Seas Company’, and all the other slave trading / merchant networks we’re starting to look at here on the blog.

That’s where the rot really started.

And the Rav is dealing with them – and their spiritual descendents – via his prayers.

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Next, the Rav turns to the question of what’s going to be, with the genuinely God-fearing people in the non-Jewish world (another question we’ve been dealing with, at least a little, on the blog):

Moshe explained the entire Torah to all of Israel, and every verse he translated into 70 languages, and all the kings, and all the nations heard the translation, as is written, “All the kings of the earth shall thank You Hashem, because they heard the pronouncement of Your mouth.”

All the gentiles will come to convert in the future, and a family which doesn’t come to convert won’t have rain upon them; they will have a drought…

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When you start to comprehend that probably at least half the non-Jewish world – at least! – has some Jewish blood, this statement is much less hard to swallow than perhaps otherwise.

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Next, the Rav has this to say:

HaKadosh Baruch Hu will renew in the month of Shevat the Jewish people, only the Jewish people, only those who will nullify themselves to the King Mashiach – 7,000 souls who didn’t bow down to Ba’al in the war of Achav, that only 7,000 men were saved from the kingdom of Aram.

Yes, all the ‘prayer gatherings’ and ‘mitzvah campaigns’ and ‘achdus drives’ etc etc etc are great and wonderful.

But if they aren’t somehow connecting back to the tzaddik hador, if they aren’t somehow connecting back to the person who is hezkat Moshiach in our generation….

Well.

They won’t get very far.

And then, they will only serve to increase the despair and apathy in the Jewish world again – like all those ‘prayer gatherings’ and ‘geula gatherings‘ have done in the recent past, which were hyped to the skies but then fell really flat – and took thousands of people’s emuna down with them.

If these things aren’t connected to the tzaddik hador, they don’t really get anywhere, spiritually, and often, they end up doing more harm than good.

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The last thing I want to focus in on, from the Rav’s prayer, is this last paragraph:

The month of Shevat is the time of the revelation of Mashiach, because this is sixty days before the first of Nissan, that then Mashiach ben David will be born. 

And then there will be the terrible war with Gog and Magog, which at the head of it will stand the wicked Armilus, who Mashiach ben Yosef will kill, but he is also in danger of falling slain. 

Therefore, it’s written in Tehilim, “He asked life from You; You gave him length of days forever and ever.”

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Even though this seems like an explicit timescale for Moshiach, I’ve seen the Rav say things so many times that refer to things well off in the future, even though they are couched in language that seems to be saying ‘it’s happening now’.

I’m steering away from any more ‘predictions’ about ‘end of times’ – not least, because I’ve learnt that this is what all those twisted kabbalists (and their followers….) were obsessed with.

Not teshuva, not emuna, not prayer, just endless ‘predictions’ about when the ‘end of days’ was going to happen.

So, let’s steer clear of any question of timing, and instead, let’s take a look at the subject of Armilus again.

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Last year, over on the RavBerland.com website, I wrote this:

A friend of mine just texted me the link, to remind me about it.

Then, we got into a discussion about who is currently looking like the best candidate for ‘Armilus’, given all the water that’s gone under the bridge in the last 12 months.

Yup.

It’s our very own PM, the guy who sold us all out to Big Pharma, to become guinea pigs in the biggest human medical experiment to take place since World War II.

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‘Gog and Magog’ is referring to ‘George I’ and ‘from George’.

The more I’m researching British royalty’s links to all these ‘East India’ companies, and slave trading companies, the more I’m starting to see that our modern ‘evil empire’ is really just the same outfit, given a modern veneer.

The people who are child trafficking today were slave trading (and child trafficking…) 300 years ago.

The people running the opium trade 250 years ago, are the same ones running the international drug trade today.

The same people who were hiding behind ‘government’ and ‘wars’ 200 years ago, as a cover for their personal greed and immorality are using exactly the same playbook today.

That’s the war of ‘Gog and Magog’ that is coming to a head in 2021.

And the Rav is fighting for his life – and also, for ours.

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So, lots and lot going on.

And if you want to start doing things that really make a difference, and that could really tip the balance towards good, and away from evil – swallow your pride, and get with the Rav.

Download his books, say his prayers, get connected to his teachings and Torah.

Give tzedakah to his institutions, pay a pidyon whenever you hit a tough patch – and follow his instructions.

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Armilus is mamash breathing down our necks right now.

Two million people apparently already took the Covid ‘vaccine’ in Israel.

They want to force it on everyone else, one way or another, by Pesach.

They won’t manage to do that, with God’s help, but the Rav is making it very clear that the people left standing at the end of all this are those who are connected to the ‘King Moshiach:

HaKadosh Baruch Hu will renew in the month of Shevat the Jewish people, only the Jewish people, only those who will nullify themselves to the King Mashiach – 7,000 souls who didn’t bow down to Ba’al in the war of Achav, that only 7,000 men were saved from the kingdom of Aram.

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So, ask God to show you who the ‘King Moshiach’ really might be, and then act accordingly.

The next two months are going to be crucial.

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Here’s a prayer that Rav Berland wrote for the molad, the new moon of Shvat, 5781.

Baruch Hashem, someone called me from the US to tell me about it literally 5 minutes before the deadline for saying it in Israel, but if you live in Europe, UK or the US, you still have some time to say it.

Three times.

As per the Rav’s request.

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I’ll put the prayer at the bottom of this post, but I also wanted to flag a couple of other things, too.

You can now get all of the Rav’s books in English for free, over on the RavBerland.com site HERE.

That includes paperback books (for as long as the supply lasts, you just need to pay postage) and it also includes all PDF and Kindle versions of the book.

Especially now, it’s really important to get as many people as possible connected to the Rav, the real light of our generation, via his books, prayers and teachings.

And if people are still buying all the lies about him, then the first place to start is to send them a copy of One in a Generation 2.

And now you can do that, totally for free, so carpe diem.

Go HERE to get your free books, and to send them out to the people you know.

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Also, the Rav is still being held in prison, totally illegally, in very harsh conditions.

There is no case, there is nothing – except that the State of Israel knows that when the Rav comes out, their power is finished.

And the more this COVID nightmare continues, the more obvious is should be that we really need the Rav to come out, ASAP.

You can read more about what’s going on with the Rav HERE.

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And here is the prayer.

It’s got a lot of clues in it about what’s going on here, and BH, we’ll come back to this again in the next post:

Rav Berland shlit”a wrote this prayer from his hospital bed with tremendous self sacrifice and said that this prayer should be said three times before the Molad (birth of the new moon), which takes place Wednesday, at 5:14 pm and 3 chalakim (approximately 11 seconds).

Prayer to hold on tight and to pray to remain with Mashiach and that he will win the war

“In the fortieth year, on the eleventh month [Shevat], on the first of the month, Moshe began to explain this Torah” – in 70 languages.  Because on Rosh Chodesh Shevat all the Chambers of song and melody are opened, and all the flowers, grasses, and trees begin to say songs and to chant melodies.  Rabbeinu says that he who goes to the field in the month of Shevat at the time of blossoming can hear the melody of all the flowers, grasses, and trees.

When a person prays in the field in the month of Shevat, it’s as if he prayed with the congregation, because then the 50th gate is opened, which is the mystery of the Leviathan, that the Kadosh Baruch Hu will make a Succah from the skin of the Leviathan for all the Tzaddikim, as is written, “Can you pull the Leviathan with a hook, or embed a rope in his tongue?  Can you fill succahs with his skin, or make his head into a fisherman’s canopy (Tzitzal)?”  (Iyov 40: 25-31).

These verses speak only about the Leviathan, “Can you embed a rope in his tongue, put a curved hook in his nose, pierce his cheek with a barbed hook?  Will he multiply supplications to you, will he speak softly to you?  Will he forge a covenant with you, will you take him as an eternal slave?  Will you play with him like a bird, tie him up for your maidens (Na’ARos)  (days of youth — yemei haNeORim).

Can conjurers make a feast of him, divide him up between merchants?  Can you fill succahs with his skin, or make his head into a fisherman’s canopy?”  Hashem will make for Tzaddikim belts from the Tzil’tzal of the Leviathan and the rest that remains from the skin of the Leviathan he will spread over the walls of Jerusalem, and this will radiate from one end of the world to the other.

There will be a great light when Mashiach comes and it will not be day or night.  We pray that in the Molad of the month of Shevat, Hashem will spread the skin of the Leviathan over the walls of Jerusalem, and the light will go from one end of the world to the other, as is written, “And nations will walk by your light, and kings by the glow of your brightness” (Yeshayahu 60:3).

The month of Shevat is the month of Redemption, the song and the melody, because then the 50th gate is revealed.  Then Moshe explained the entire Torah to all of Israel, and every verse he translated into 70 languages, and all the kings, and all the nations heard the translation, as is written, “All the kings of the earth shall thank You Hashem, because they heard the pronouncement of Your mouth.”

All the gentiles will come to convert in the future, and a family which doesn’t come to convert won’t have rain upon them; they will have a drought, as is written, “Thus said Hashem Tzeva’os: In those days it will happen that ten men from all the languages of the nations will grasp, will grasp the corner of the garment of a Jewish man, saying, ‘We will go with you, because we heard that God is with you’” (Zecariyah 8:23).

Therefore, one needs to go with Tzitzis, because the gentiles will come and grasp the corner of his Tzitzis.  And then all the Tzaddikim and Tzaddikos will have a height of 200 amos, as is written, “And I will walk you upright (KOM’miuS)” – two stories (KOMoS) of the Chamber of the Temple, which was a height of 100 amos.

And regarding the month of Shevat, it is written, “You who sits in the gardens, friends listen to your voice; let me hear it.”  To each person there will be thirteen canopies: Gems of Shoham, gems of Barekes, gems of Yashfeh, gems of Nofech, gems of Sapir, gems of Yahalom, gems of Leshem, Shevo, and Achlama, gold and silver.

From them the Kadosh Baruch Hu will make thirteen canopies for all the Tzaddikim and Tzaddikos who will remain when Mashiach comes.  Because the Kadosh Baruch Hu will renew in the month of Shevat the Jewish people, only the Jewish people, only those who will nullify themselves to the King Mashiach – 7,000 souls who didn’t bow down to Ba’al in the war of Achav, that only 7,000 men were saved from the kingdom of Aram.

The month of Shevat is the time of the revelation of Mashiach, because this is sixty days before the first of Nissan, that then Mashiach ben David will be born.  And then there will be the terrible war with Gog and Magog, which at the head of it will stand the wicked Armilus, who Mashiach ben Yosef will kill, but he is also in danger of falling slain.  Therefore, it’s written in Tehilim, “He asked life from You; You gave him length of days forever and ever.”

Dowload original prayer in Hebrew (PDF):

 

But of course, it doesn’t always feel like that.

Israel is apparently going into another totally unnecessary lockdown from Sunday, and I’m struggling a little to deal with the fact that these evil people are still continuing on with their nefarious agendas.

It’s pretty demoralising.

Not least, the idea that I feel so powerless to stop them, or to do anything that will make a difference.

But really, that’s not true.

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God is controlling the world.

Only God.

And just as Joseph HaTzaddik ‘unmasked’ himself before the brothers, Hashem will ‘unmask’ Himself from behind all the pain and craziness that’s currently going on, which is really just a test of our middot.

All this cleaning out the pipes, it’s drawing those lines in the sand that start to clearly delineate who is doing what, which side people are really on – the side of truth, or the side of lies – and to encourage all of us to get down to the work of forging a real connection with God.

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At the same time – I have never found it so hard to do hitbodedut.

I wake up and just stare at the walls for an hour, instead of doing al netilat yedayim and getting on with my prayers and my hour of talking to God.

BH, I still manage to do it at some point in the day, but I know from past experience that when I find it hard to talk to God, it’s because I’m angry at Him.

I’m angry that innocent teenagers are being killed in cold blood by the evil Israeli police.

I’m angry that we’re having to go into yet another lockdown, supported by the usual tissue of propaganda and outrageous lies.

I’m angry that God has let the Jewish people be lead and mislead by a bunch of evil, two-faced narcissists who are really only interested in money and power.

I’m angry that Moshiach isn’t here already, clearing this mess up.

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That’s my work right now.

To admit I’m angry, and then to take that admission back to God, in hitbodedut, and to try to turn it into emuna and bitul, acceptance of God’s will.

It’s hard.

But that’s the whole point.

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Let’s go back to Rebbe Nachman of Breslov’s seminal teaching on seeing the good.

I bet for every one person who commented or emailed me here the last couple of weeks, there have been 500 at home in a state of high agitation.

I know, believe me I know, it’s been an intense few weeks here on the blog, hasn’t it?

One thing seems to be shining out from everything we’ve been learning together the last few weeks, and that is that God wants us to think for ourselves.

And to build a genuine relationship with Him, because there is just no telling how ‘bona fide’ any of the spiritual mentors we have in our world really are, without that direct connection to God.

In this post, I just want to flag up some important points, address a reader’s question, and then set out some signposts for other blog posts that I highly recommend you go back and read, in order to have more of an answer to the question of how do we deal with all this new information.

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First, let’s sum up where we’ve got to:

  1. We have reached that stage in history where no-one can fall back on their yichus, and expect that this should confer some automatic superiority over anyone else.
  2. We have learnt that the same family trees, the same nuclear families, have produced both the biggest saints, and the biggest sinners in the Jewish world.
  3. Rabbenu’s path is always one of showing the ‘important people’ that they still have so very much work to do, spiritually, whilst also showing the ‘lowest of the low’ that they are still incredibly important and valuable to God. That process has been going on in spades all over this blog, the last few weeks.
  4. Most of the Jewish community, most of the State of Israel, seems to be under the sway of people with distinctly Frankist tendencies and connections.
  5. All these people are connected to each other behind the scenes, and are also pushing a ‘transformative’ agenda where orthodox Judaism is surpassed by some syncretized, ‘one world religion’, together with other weird Frankist ideas about loving nature, and turning everyone into the Borg.

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I think that sums up the main points.

Now, what do we DO about all this?

First, let me answer the question someone sent me over email:

Since Rav Lazer’s enemies accuse him of being a Sabbatean (I should know: When some of them contacted me, that’s exactly what they said, and I have it in writing), his defenders need to make clear why he is not one.

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Here’s what I responded to them:

1) The BESHT’s mirror principle is always in operation.

What we accuse others of, is what we ourselves have an issue with.
I covered that idea in detail in THIS POST, and here’s a snippet of it that’s relevant to this particular discussion:
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The Tzaddik is just a mirror.

Those people who have pretensions to lead the nation, and to be the big enchilada and the main spokesperson for Am Yisrael¸ they look at the Tzaddik and they see a false messiah peeking back at them.

Abusive, angry people who want to ‘force’ others to do what they say, and think the way they think come near him, and they start to believe, incredibly, that the Tzaddik is an abusive, angry, controlling person

Self-righteous people who like to pretend they are perfect get a glimpse of the Tzaddik, and they come away convinced that he’s a hypocrite who is hiding a whole bunch of horrible sins underneath his flawless exterior – just the way they are, themselves.

People who are obsessed with making money, or miserly tightwads who are allergic to the idea of paying out 10% of their income to charity come close and all they see is dollar $ign$ – it drives them bonkers that people pay money to the Tzaddik for pidyonot!!!! They can’t stand it!!! How has that guy figured out how to dupe people into paying him large amounts of cashfor free???!?!?!?!

Innately immoral people who support taavah-dik lifestyles look at the Tzaddik and see someone who’ll stop at nothing to gratify his own lusts and desires.

And the list goes on and on.

(It’s a side point, but it seems obvious that the Tzaddik’s most outspoken critics tend to be the most troubled people, for the reasons outlined above. They’re getting ‘triggered’ all over the place by all the ‘uck’ that’s reflecting back at them.)

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Take a look at the people who have been in the forefront of slandering the Rav, and judging him so harshly, and then understand something profound:

The faults they were pointing out in him, are exactly their own faults.

This is also brought down in the Gemara.
The article below sets out those sources, and also explains how Moshiach is going to fix all this, and all the issues involving mamzerut and negative ‘yichus’ when he finally shows up:
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My correspondent also wanted to know how we can know who was really a Sabbatian, and who wasn’t.

It’s a profound question, and a profoundly difficult one to answer, as the fault of the Sabbateans was (originally at least) subtle and rooted in deep kabbalistic gymnastics and mistakes about the role of the ‘Tzaddik foundation of the world’ – the single most complicated topic to get our heads around.
Also, this problem actually predates the Sabbateans, and even predates the Marranos, and probably is exactly the same ‘problem’ that we saw over by Yoshki.
Very great people have stumbled into terrible errors over this.
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There is a tradition that there were actually only 5 souls throughout history who had this Tzaddik foundation of the world connection, which is linked to some radically different Torah light entering the world.

Those five souls were:

  • Moshe Rabbenu
  • Rashbi
  • The Arizal
  • BESHT
  • Rebbe Nachman

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This are souls of ‘yechida’ – oneness with Hashem, that encompass the whole Jewish people.
I’ve written a lot of different things about these subjects on the blog, and I highly recommend going back and re-reading the following posts:
https://rivkalevy.com/moshiach-ben-yosef-vs-moshiach-ben-david/ – This sets out the difference between the ‘real’ Moshiach, who actually gets us to geula, and the false Moshiachs, who try very hard to get to geula, but fail.
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The following comment, from Hannah, basically sums up the main gist this post. Hannah writes:
IMHO, the test is humility.
Why?
Because the Gadol haDor is an aspect of Moshe Rabbenou who was the redeemer of Erets Mitzraim. And we know that the geoula shelema will mirror yetzias mitzraim.
How?
We will be redeemed by the aspect of Moshe Rabbenou anchored in the Tzadik of the Generation.
Moshe Rabbenou was despised by the Hebrews in Egypt. 1/5 of them left Egypt where 4/5 stayed stuck there believing that Moshe Rabbenou was the leader of a cult. What was the sole and only feature which HaShem Yitbarach was looking for in the Redeemer?

Humility.

Someone who was able to nullify himself for avodat HaShem. Someone who would accept all humiliations just to be at the service of the one G.od. Someone who would run away from the honors and all the VIP treatment of men.
This is the birur, everything which is made with self-sacrifice, lishma, deserves to be added to kedousha.
Everything which is made to get rewards, honors, admiration of men goes to the Sitra Acha, the other side of holiness.
Let’s apply this test to currents of Judaism or their leaders and you have the answer. Most of them did tremendous good things, this is undisputed. But one has to ask itself whether this work when to kedousha or to sitra acha.

My conclusion being, these leaders did not fulfill the main condition for bringing the redemption, by revealing the or haganouz as they lack humility (politics is 100% the opposite therof).

Redemption is about bringing light into this world which can only be done through nullification.
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And the test of having some humility and compassion also applies to us, too.

All those people so quick to point the finger at others, and to pretend that they don’t have any issues on their side of the fence – no bad people, no ‘false messiahs’, no greedy, money-laundering ancestors with big beards….
God wants all of us to understand that in an instant, in a second, all our yichus, our pretensions to be better than others, our assumptions that we don’t have any problems, that we are right, and everyone else is wrong – all that could be flipped on it’s head.
And so, it behooves us to judge our fellow Jew with way more understanding, compassion and humility, but without whitewashing their bad behavior, or justifying it, or excusing it and accepting it.
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This is about continuing to respect the other person, and trying to understand the ‘good reasons’ they had for acting in such sick and perverted ways, but without accepting the evil itself.

Because it could so very easily be US in that situation.
(And when Moshiach comes, all the truth is going to come out, and it really, really could be US who suddenly discover that WE were the ones holding up geula, and destroying the world.)
So we need to judge and relate to others with the same compassion we would like to have, if the shoe was on the other foot.
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If you’re having some difficulties with Azamra – I hear you!
Take a look at the following articles, that may be helpful:
https://rivkalevy.com/how-to-do-azamra/
https://rivkalevy.com/false-messiahs-and-azamra/
https://rivkalevy.com/the-40th-day/
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I’ve written a few different things trying to set out the difference between ‘authentic Judaism’ and what you can basically sum up as the main Sabbatian / Xtian / Frankist error.
Judaism teaches that the Tzaddik is just a composite soul that contains a spark of all of us, and so all of us have work to do, to fix the world, specifically by working on overcoming our bad middot and developing real emuna.
As Rebbe Nachman put it:
We can’t do it without him, but He can’t do it without us, either.
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By contrast, all these false messianic traditions teach that the ‘savior’ shows up, and fixes everything without any input from the rest of us, and essentially acts like God in the world, as God has ‘delegated’ everything to him, and is no longer interested in how the world is functioning.

It’s subtle, but the difference is literally all the world.

In the authentic Jewish version, each of us has a a job to do, a crucial role to play, and Hashem is overseeing every little aspect of life on planet earth, every single second.
In the xtian / Sabbatian / Frankist version, we are all going to get ‘saved’ by the false messiah, who is the embodiment of God in the world (God forbid), and there is nothing more to do than just ‘believe’ in that false messiah guy when he shows up (or more specifically, comes back from the dead).
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This article develops this basic idea in more depth:
https://rivkalevy.com/what-did-shabtai-tzvi-jacob-frank-believe/
But in terms of ‘knowing the truth’ – about anything – there is still only one answer:

We all have to ask Hashem to show it to us, individually, via hitbodedut.

It comes back to that idea of really starting to think for ourselves again, and of taking responsibility for our own lives, our own souls, our own connection to Hashem.
That’s also at least part of why God is making so many of our rabbis come out with disappointing statements about things like taking a Covid vaccine.

The time of shortcuts, of relying on other people – even great people – to do the hard spiritual work required for us to really have clarity and truth are over.

God wants our hearts, He wants a real connection, He wants us to talk to Him every single day, and to beg Him to show us the truth about what’s really going on, and what He wants from us.

And I don’t think there is really any other way.

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So, to conclude:

Truth is pouring out of all the cracks and crevices, and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it.

It’s a ‘sun with healing in its wings’, and it will heal the righteous, and burn up the wicked.

But the good news is that it’s very easy to get yourself out of the ‘wicked’ category, and into the ‘righteous’ side of things:

Just come clean, and admit you (and your ancestors, and your ‘tribe’, and your family) aren’t perfect.

That’s it.
As soon as that happens, and we understand that really, we aren’t so different from all those other people we like to criticise and slag off, then all the finger-pointing, self-righteousness, slanderous comments and holier-than-thou judgment calls will disappear by themselves.
Because we’ll start to treat others more fairly, and with more of the compassion we use to justify and excuse our own mistakes and human failings.

And then we can really get down to the work of identifying exactly where things have gone wrong, and get on with the job of repairing them properly.

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It’s an interesting question isn’t it?

When you ask xtians – and the other groups that espouse a similar theology, like Frankists and Sabbateans – they will tell you that ‘the messiah’ will show up, and then all evil will just kind of vanish in a puff of smoke.

Yes, that’s right folks!

As soon as ‘the messiah’ shows up, all our own bad middot, all the drug cartels, all the abusive parents, all the evil billionaire oligarchs, all the fake rabbis, all the nasty terrorist gangs, the CIA, the satanists – every last Dr Evil in the world – they will all just vanish!!!

It would be great if this were true.

But it’s not.

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One of the biggest con tricks that the yetzer hara has managed to pull on all of us is persuading us that ‘evil’ is always and only someone else’s problem.

My country is good. My army is good. My government is good. My economic theory is good. Whatever is good for me (regardless of its cost to others…) is good.

I started fleshing this theme out in the last post when I was talking about the ‘Laban Parenting Paradigm’, that basically states:

Everything belongs to MEEEE, so I can do whatever the heck I want in order to protect my own interests!!!!

But as we learnt in that last post, this is the polar opposite of a truly authentic Jewish approach to parenting – and also the opposite of a truly Jewish approach to life.

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Judaism teaches us that every Jew is responsible for each other.

It also teaches us that the Jewish people have a very big job to do, to rectify the world.

Christians, reform people and crypo-Frankists also like to talk about tikkun olam, so things can quickly get confusing. Let’s try to sort out the difference between an authentic Jewish approach to tikkun olamand the other guys’ approach.

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In a nutshell, Judaism teaches that we fix the world, by fixing ourselves.

It’s our prayers, our mesirut nefesh, our working to uproot our own arrogance, anger, pride and jealousy and hatred (to name but a few….) that then radiates outwards, and starts to fix the world around us.

In this paradigm, every single person in the whole world, and certainly every single Jew, has an enormous part to play in the process of rectifying the world in order to bring moshiach.

I used to be very puzzled, when I would hear Rav Berland teach that people like me were the ones holding up the geula, and that the secular people weren’t really to blame.

It took quite a bit of time before I heard other shiurim that filled in the gaps, where the Rav explained that if we supposedly ‘religious’ people would take some time to sincerely pray for our fellow Jews, they would make teshuva in an instant.

Why are there still ‘secular’ people in the world, who are far away from Torah and mitzvot? 

Because we apparently ‘religious’ people don’t care about them enough to pray for them to make teshuva.

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That’s why the Rav puts such emphasis on people getting up to say Tikkun Hatzot.

It’s these prayers, in particular, that create a ruach in the world that bring people back to God.

And when people sincerely come back to God, they in turn start praying, and start really connecting their souls up to their spiritual Source, and – most importantly of all – start really acknowledging their ‘inner bad’, and asking God to help them overcome it.

This is how Jews fix the world, and bring geula and Moshiach.

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Sadly, we don’t see a heck of a lot of that going on, not even in the ‘frummest’ areas of the Jewish world, where people are more obsessed with the length of their Torah learning, and their yichus, and their fantastic ‘predictions’ about geula, and the thickness of their tights, than they are with really working on their bad middot.

For years, this puzzled me greatly.

How can it be, that so much of the Jewish world – even the apparently ‘orthodox’ Jewish world – has adopted this xtian paradigm of pretending to be ‘perfect’ on the outside, while committing all manner of misdemeanors behind closed doors?

How can it be, that so much of the Jewish world is effectively teaching that Jews have nothing left to do except ‘polish buttons’, and that Moshiach is just going to show up and fix everything for them?!

This is a xtian idea. It’s a Sabbatean idea. It’s a Frankist idea.

It’s definitely NOT an authentically Jewish idea.

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When people are caught up in this un-Jewish paradigm of tikkun olam, it comes along with a tendency to believe that the problem is everyone else.

When everyone else believes in Yoshki / Shabtai Tzvi / Jacob Frank / [Fill in the blank] – then that dead guy will rise from the grave, and come save the world!!

And all we have to do is believe in him and polish some buttons.

That dead guy will come back, and then poof!!! All the evil will disappear in the world, just like that.

I’m going to stop yelling at my husband just like that…

I’m going to stop being so stingy with my tzedaka just like that…

Don’t you know, that all my miniskirts are going to magically expand into black maxis, my nasty jealous streak is going to evaporate immediately, and all the horrible things I’ve been saying about my friends and neighbors are all just going to vanish, just like that once Moshiach shows up?!

No?

You don’t believe me?

Good for you.

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Breslov teachings, as amplified and clarified by Rabbi Berland, Rav Shalom Arush, and Rav Ofer Erez – amongst many others – make it very clear that the whole work we got sent back down here to do is to work on our emuna, and fix our bad middot.

These two things go hand-in-hand, because if we don’t really believe in Hashem, we will continue to choose the path of being a pious hypocrite, o so makpid in public, for our neighbors’ consumption, and o so yucky in our every day dealings with friends and family members.

It’s only once we realise that we will have to answer for every single person we hurt, every single ‘stain’ we left to grow and metastize on our souls, that we find the koach we need to start doing the work of acknowledging and digging up our bad middot.

If we don’t believe in God, we just will never really bother even trying.

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But it’s only when we start doing the work of trying to dig up our bad middot that our emuna really grows.

Because then, we’ll see that without God’s help, we can’t do anything.

I have spent years and years working to overcome my nasty temper, particularly in relation to my kids, and I can tell you from first hand experience, that the only reason I’m doing so much better today is because I begged God to help me overcome my anger for 10 years +.

And every now and then, perhaps when a smidgeon of arrogance works it’s way back in and I start thinking that I’ve really done something good here, hey?!? – He’ll take the rug out from under my feet and send me a nasty temper fit.

That’s just to remind me that without God’s help, I can’t do anything.

And that’s really good news.

Because the corollary of this is that with God’s help, I can do anything!!!

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I CAN overcome my temper.

And my inability to get out of bed.

And my nasty tendency to complain and whinge and to feel sorry for myself.

And my arrogant streak that likes to tell me that I’m really perfect, and that the problems in the world are really just everyone else’s, and that all I have to do to bring moshiach is just polish some buttons….

(…and aggressively push my ‘religion’ down other people’s throats, so they’ll be sure to recognize my guy as the real messiah, when he finally rises up from the dead…)

With God’s help, I can do all these things and more.

And so can you.

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So, to recap:

Xtians, Sabbateans and Frankists (of all stripes) believe that when ‘their guy’ shows up as the true messiah, the world will automatically get ‘fixed’, and all anyone has to do to get on the ark to salvation is just to believe in their guy, and their religion, and their path.

There is zero talk about working on our own bad middot.

There is zero genuine emphasis on talking to God every single day, and asking for His help.

And there is zero real interest in moving out of the comfort zone, and making the sorts of difficult changes really required to bring the spirit of Moshiach into our own dalet amot.

It’s all flowery ‘bible lessons’, and pointless exegetics, and nice (and often totally untrue…) ‘stories’ and parables about saintly individuals, given over by people who like to pretend that they also belong in that category of ‘saintly’.

Ah yes, plus ‘watch out for the dead guy to rise again and save us’ messaging.

How could I forget that bit?

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By contrast, Jews who are following a path of authentic Judaism believe that the world is only going to get fixed when me, myself and I stop lying to myself about my own bad middot, and about just how much destruction and damage I’m doing every single day – especially to my family members.

Did you spot the difference?

Did you understand that the only way evil is going to ‘vanish from the world’ is when I knuckle down, and start doing the job of digging my own evil out of my own soul, and start praying for others to do the same.

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I love a shortcut as much as the next guy, I really do.

But it pains me a lot to keep reading all this flowery cr*p-dressed-up-as-yiddishkeit about what it’s really going to take to get to geula the sweet way.

That’ll happen when enough of us start to take responsibility for our own actions and negative impact, and stop turning a blind eye to – or even condoning and excusing and perpetrating – evil.

And it can’t happen any other way.

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