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How can it be, that a person can be so very learned in Torah and still be a force for ‘evil’ in the world?

Rebbe Nachman tackles this question in Likutey Moharan 1:12:

(Hebrew source from Sefaria.org)

מַה שֶּׁאָנוּ רוֹאִים, שֶׁעַל־פִּי הָרֹב הַלּוֹמְדִים חוֹלְקִים עַל הַצַּדִּיקִים, וְדוֹבְרִים עַל הַצַּדִּיק עָתָק בְּגַאֲוָה וָבוּז, זֶהוּ מְכֻוָּן גָּדוֹל מֵאֵת הַשֵּׁם יִתְבָּרַךְ. כִּי יֵשׁ בְּחִינַת יַעֲקֹב וְלָבָן; יַעֲקֹב הוּא הַצַּדִּיק, הַמְחַדֵּשׁ חִדּוּשִׁין דְּאוֹרַיְתָא וְלוֹמֵד תּוֹרָתוֹ לִשְׁמָהּ, וְטוּבוֹ גָּנוּז וְשָׁמוּר וְצָפוּן לֶעָתִיד, כְּמוֹ שֶׁאָמְרוּ רַבּוֹתֵינוּ זִכְרוֹנָם לִבְרָכָה: לְמָחָר לְקַבֵּל שְׂכָרָם (עירובין כב.); וְעַל שֵׁם שֶׁשְּׂכָרוֹ לְבַסּוֹף, עַל שֵׁם זֶה נִקְרָא יַעֲקֹב, לְשׁוֹן עָקֵב וָסוֹף, שְׂכָרוֹ לְבַסּוֹף. וְלָבָן הוּא תַּלְמִיד־חָכָם שֵׁד יְהוּדִי, שֶׁתּוֹרָתוֹ לְהִתְיַהֵר וּלְקַנְטֵר, וְתַלְמִיד־חָכָם כָּזֶה נְבֵלָה טוֹבָה הֵימֶנּוּ (מ”ר ויקרא א, עיין מתנות כהונה):

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English translation:

“That which we see among most of the learned who go against the Tzaddikim and speak about the Tzaddik wantonly with arrogance and scorn, is specifically planned from G-d.

For there is the relation of Yaakov and Lavan; Yaakov is a Tzaddik who creates original (Torah) ideas and studies the Torah for its own sake and his reward is stored, guarded and kept for the future, as our sages of blessed memory state: “The next day they will claim their reward” 2 (Eiruvin 22).

Because his reward is in the end he is thus called “Yaakov”, a language of delay and end, his reward is for the end.

As for Lavan, he is a Talmud Chacham Sheid (lit: demonic Talmid Chacham), whose Torah (study) is done to glorify himself and to provoke, and a dead animal is better than a demonic Talmid Chacham like this.”

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When you’re a rabbi, a Torah scholar, you automatically earn respect and honor from those around you, especially the poor pious Jews who look up to you as a fountain of knowledge, wisdom and piety.

In the Middle Ages, there was an added benefit to being the Rabbi of a community, which boiled down to being given choice jobs as ‘tax farmers’ over the community (Jewish and otherwise), for the ruling non-Jewish nobles.

Jews were literate. Jews were clever. Jews were good with figures, good at business, had international connections with other Jews all over the world that gave them significant advantages in the world of trade and finance.

The only non-Jews who could really compete with the Jewish trading networks were the Templars, and the Catholic Church. More on that another time.

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In the meantime, as well as garnering you respect (and a free pass from too much personal scrutiny) within the Jewish community, being a ‘rabbi’ also meant that you could access to nobles and bishops who were interested in questions of religion, and also wanted to have a few ‘court Jews’ around that they could use for a bunch of different purposes.

Like for example:

  • Being the ‘go-between’ with the wider Jewish communities
  • Acting as advisors on financial affairs and trade
  • Debating philosophical questions of faith with
  • Picking their brains for any ‘black magic kabbalah’ that could help these royals and bishops in their quest to change base metal into gold (aka ‘alchemy’).

The more openly ‘mystical’ you were, the more of a reputation you had for knowing deep secrets, the more likely you were to move up the chain, and to become a famous rav with a lot of money and connections.

That is, if you were what Rebbe Nachman describes as a ‘Jewish Sheid‘, a Jewish demon scholar.

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You know why I love Breslov so much?

Because Breslov, for the most part, is so trodden down into the ground.

Where other communities have ‘organisation’, and ‘connections’, and fabulous money, and super-successful go-getting followers and chassidim, Breslov has practically none of those things.

Especially the ‘Shuvu Banim’ branch of Breslov.

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The last few years, I’ve been so upset to see truly uplifting Torah geniuses like Rav Ofer Erez – to just name one example – lack the money to translate his books into English. Or get ‘banned’ from regular speaking engagements because of his public support of the Rav, Rabbi Berland.

Or having to shut down their website because they ran out of the relatively small amount of money required to keep it operating.

God, it seems so unfair…. Why are all these tremendous rabbis and holy individuals – suffering so much?!

And of course, top of the list of holy rabbis who are suffering so much is Rabbi Eliezer Berland.

Now, things are starting to get a whole bunch clearer.

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Rabbenu, as always, is telling us what’s going on.

Those ‘real’ rabbis, who are learning their Torah lishma, just to make God happy, build the world and teach and uplift other Jews for no other gain or ego boost, their reward is at the end.

At the end of this painful birur process that is leading to the final redemption, and when we will see how the people ‘on the bottom’ really were on the top, after all.

And of course, vice-versa.

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All those ‘Jewish demon scholars’, who were only learning Torah because:

  • It gave them a ‘free pass’ to say and do what they want without public scrutiny; or
  • It gave them massive followings and tremendous power to control other people; or
  • They could cash in on all the ‘connections’ and ‘business opportunities’ being a ‘big rabbi’ afforded them; or
  • They wanted the ego boost of being a ‘famous holy person’ who could write lots of books and get their own TV shows; or
  • They were trying to learn the deepest secrets of the Torah to manipulate reality for their own ends…

All those people are about to be ‘unmasked’.

And I don’t envy them at all.

“As for Lavan, he is a demonic Talmid Chacham, whose Torah (study) is done to glorify himself and to provoke, and a dead animal is better than a demonic Talmid Chacham like this.”

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There’s a Breslov tradition that everything can be sweetened tonight, the evening of Monday, 5th of October, the beginning of the Yartzheit (or Hiloula) of Rabbi Nachman.

It’s tough right now, I know.

But put on some music and DANCE the dinim away.

What else can we do?

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Here’s a few to get you started:

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Rabbenu teaches that dancing and clapping sweetens all the judgments….

So what are you waiting for?

I think Moshiach must be close: even MSM news sites are starting to call out the fake news about COVID-1984.

First, there is this article, on the Arutz 7 site, explaining that the Karlin-Stoliner Rebbe has just been diagnosed with Covid-1984-induced pneumonia, which I excerpt below:

The news will be a severe blow not only to Karlin-Stolin chassidus, but also to the government itself, even if it doesn’t realize it yet. Among chassidim and in the haredi world in general, Karlin-Stolin has stood out as exceptionally stringent regarding adherence to the government’s coronavirus guidelines. While some Chassidic courts held prayers in large numbers over the High Holidays, Karlin-Stolin chassidim prayed in tiny capsules, meticulously adhering to social distancing and wearing of face masks, and many prayed alone at home.

Now, with the Rebbe having contracted the coronavirus along with several family members, haredi confidence in the efficacy of the government’s measures is likely to plummet to an all-time low.

The Rebbe’s diagnosis follows similar disillusionments in other groups – for instance, among Gerrer chassidim, who also meticulously adhered to guidelines regarding capsules, social distancing and mask wearing, and investing millions in providing the physical infrastructure necessary to do so – and despite this, experienced a large coronavirus outbreak in the last few weeks. Gerrer chassidus is also known for the severity it has accorded to following the government’s guidelines.

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The social distancing, masks and ‘capsules’ have precisely zero real science behind them, and are all about controlling and demoralising the population, not trying to prevent disease.

This story proves that unequivocably.

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Next, there was this story about Breslov chassidut fake news, on the YWN website (experts in ‘fake news’, if ever there was one:)

Entitled: Chassidim-coming-back-from-uman-carry-corona-back-to-israel-truth-or-fake-news, the article basically shows just how the government and the media collaborate in all their lies and propaganda.

It said that 17 Breslov chassidim had carried Corona back on Israel, on 17 different flights.

There were only 11 flights in total, that returned to Israel from the Ukraine.

Not only that, the ‘health officials’ quoted complained that the ’17 chassidim’ weren’t cooperating with taking any COVID tests or giving even basic information about their health.

So then, how does the Health Ministry even know they have COVID 1984!?!?

When Kikar HaShabbat contacted the Health Ministry for corroboration, the media contact there had no idea what they were even talking about.

IT WAS TOTALLY FAKE NEWS.

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The ridiculous story first appeared on the N12 news site – the infamous Channel 2, that first publicised the totally fake, doctored ‘video’ of Rav Berland apparently saying it was OK to do awful things to women, God forbid.

Back then, so many people in the Breslov community, and in the wider religious / chassidic community were so gullibly ‘happy’ to have ‘proof’ of their own horrible biases against Rav Berland and his community.

And now, God is mamash throwing it all back in their faces.

All the same propaganda and lies the [Rothschild-controlled] State and media used against the Rav and Shuvu Banim are now being trotted out again, this time to frame the wider Breslov and Chareidi communities, as being dangerous ‘disease carriers’.

If only we had been more honest, less willing to accept slander about the Rav 5 years ago, right now, we wouldn’t all be sitting in yet another lockdown.

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One of the commentators on a recent post, reminded me of this article, on the ravberland.com website:

Quotes from the Article:

”Pay attention, that this is beginning with one lockdown, and then another lockdown… Until all of us will be in an absolute lockdown. Don’t say that we didn’t tell you.”

https://ravberland.com/message-from-a-tzaddik-nistar-the-kochav-is-going-to-come-and-deal-the-evildoers-a-strong-blow/

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Here’s the full text of the message:

Am Yisrael is currently in the most fragile of situations.

We need to strengthen ourselves a great deal, before the test of emuna that stands before us, and it’s assur (forbidden) to despair at all – at all!

“As much as the reshaim (evildoers) are preparing very strongly for the kochav (star / comet), the kochav stands ready to pass close by to us, and Moshiach Tzidkaynu is connected to this kochav. He is going to fight all the wards of Israel with this kochav.

“IN ANY CASE, THIS KOCHAV IS GOING TO DEAL THEM A STRONG BLOW.

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“Moshiach is already here.

Moshiach is to be found in Israel. Ask the tzaddikim hagadolim (the biggest tzaddikim), who are saying that the Moshiach is to be found in the North of Israel, and he’s flesh and blood, [it’s] a moment before pulling the trigger, before he is revealed to Am Yisrael.

“The Moshiach can be revealed the merciful way if Am Yisrael will come together in achdut (unity).

Then he will fight the wars of Israel (i.e. the Jewish people) and all the birth pangs will be sweetened, and will pass over to the haters of Israel [instead of on the Jewish people].

“The virus will be nullified, and the Gan Eden of Adam HaRishon will descend.”

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“Moshiach is already here.

“But the test of emuna that stands before us is a big one.

“This is an important message for all of the rabbanim (rabbis), the Admors, and the others who are engaged in outreach in Israel (i.e. amongst the Jewish people):

“In this difficult time, we should know that there is no turning back; rather, we need to work with all of our strength to wake Hashem’s people up, to make teshuva from love, for Hashem Yitbarach, and by this, we will merit to have the geula with rachamim (mercy).

“Because from the many sins we do, without paying attention to them, we have already descended into the slavery of the last galut (exile) of Amalek, and the difficulty is unbearable.

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AT THE END OF THIS GALUT, THIS EVIL MALCHUT (LITERALLY: ROYALTY, FIGURATIVELY: GOVERNMENT) WILL SPREAD IN ISRAEL, AND IN THE WHOLE WORLD FOR THE DURATION OF NINE MONTHS.

May we be saved from it, and and may we be redeemed speedily in our days, amen.

Pay attention, that this is beginning with one lockdown, and then another lockdown… Until all of us will be in an absolute lockdown. Don’t say that we didn’t tell you.

Today, it’s still possible to stop this.

Pharoah also started [to enslave] Am Yisrael with soft words.

If we do teshuva, but not completely, meaning with full, heart-felt intention, we will need to complete the relative portion with suffering, the very difficult ‘birthpangs of the Moshiach’, rachmana litzan (Hashem should have mercy).

Therefore, everyone should come, like one man, with one heart, let’s pray together, let’s do teshuva from love, and let’s merit to have geula b’rachamim (redemption with mercy), TODAY! If we will only listen to his voice.

But it’s a fact 100%, that the world will not return to ‘routine’ again.

We are in the final process of geula, Am Yisrael, and how it’s going to come – either with din (harsh judgment) or rachamim (mercy) depends on us.”

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We need to have achdut – togetherness – for all this to be sweetened, and for the evil malchut to fall.

And we also need to make some sincere teshuva, for believing the lying [Rothschild-controlled] media and State, instead of judging Rabbi Berland fairly, refusing to accept outrageous slanders and lashon hara, and piling our own lies and accusations on top of them, too.

You want to get out of ‘lockdown’ and the current COVID-1984 situation we are currently stuck in?

Then work on achdut, and making whatever teshuva is required in relation to Rav Berland and Shuvu Banim.

Again, let’s just remember that the Beit Din in Bnai Brak decided to excommunicate the Rav and his community back at the end of May, 2020.

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See this post, for more details:

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Bnei Brak has been at the forefront of the government attempts to demonise and ‘lockdown’ chareidi communities in Israel, although it’s by no means the only place.

Do you think that’s a coincidence?

People, people, when are you going to get the message, and to stop being so ‘stiff necked’ and stubborn about admitting that you were duped and fooled by the same evil, anti-chareidi, anti-Judaism, anti-humanity [Rothschild-controlled] State and media that is now causing us all so much pain and suffering with COVID-1984?

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We have just over a week until the final judgment for Am Yisrael is sealed, at the end of Simchat Torah.

We can still turn this all around!

It just requires a little more humility, a little more honesty, and a little more teshuva.

To quote that hidden tzaddik:

“We are in the final process of geula, Am Yisrael, and how it’s going to come – either with din (harsh judgment) or rachamim (mercy) depends on us.”

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Since the beginning of this fake pandemic, it’s been obvious that there is a strong financial incentive pushing the ‘COVID-1984’ narrative.

This is going to be a short post, as I’m still in the process of trying to sort out a whole bunch of things, having just got back from Uman.

While I was there, a few different things happened, namely:

  1. I realised – again – that so much of what’s ‘wrong’ with our present world is thanks to taavot mamon, or the lust for money.
  2. In Uman this year, taavot mamon got completely smashed. The locals couldn’t ‘sell’ their houses for thousands of dollars; the hotels couldn’t charge extra for using the mikva, or having a towel; the officials couldn’t squeeze $3 million in bribes out of the poor guys that got stuck on the Belarus border with no food or shelter for 3 nights and 4 days; we all of spent a total fortune on multiple tickets, and car rentals, trying to get into Uman for Rosh Hashana – and most of us didn’t even make it. Taavot mamon got slam-dunked.
  3. Taavot mamon  – the lust for money – is why our government officials are so corrupt, wherever we happen to live. The Belarussian president let the cat out of the bag when he explained how the IMF and World Bank had tried to bribe him with a $1 billion to lock down Belarus and force people to wear facemasks. He didn’t – so now, they are orchestrating a ‘democratic revolution’ to remove him, and get someone more bribable in his place.
  4. Here in Israel, our senior health officials, government ministers and PM have all been 100% bought by foreign cash, to crash the Israeli economy so that the handful of Israeli billionaire oligarchs who really own most of the country already can buy the rest for peanuts, as part of the World Economic Forum’s ‘Great Reset’ plan. And behind those Israeli billionaire oligarchs stands the global banking billionaire oligarchs, that sadly also include Jews like the Rothschilds, plus ‘the elite’ from Britain, France and America, plus the next generation of Nazis, whose plundered gold after WWII provided the Anglo-American banking system with much needed liquidity.

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5. There is a great article that sets out, with links and details, a lot of the connections between the Anglo-American bankers, British, Dutch and French Imperial ambitions, and the real connections between the global bankers and the rise of the Nazi regime. (I don’t agree that FDR was the knight in shining armor he’s made out to be, BTW, there are many different parts to this story. But most of the article is factually correct, and useful. Read it HERE.)

6. Money is mamash the root of all evil. The Gemara in Sanhedrin talks about what needs to occur before Moshiach comes, and one of their ‘signs’ is that money will disappear. There won’t be a pruta (coin) in anyone’s pocket or purse. There are many ways this could happen.

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The elites want a cashless society that will enable them to track and control everyone’s spending (and life…)

That’s a scary scenario, and until recently I couldn’t think of another option to something ‘scary’ for mankind.

But in Uman, I read a book called ‘Babylon’s Banksters’, which basically explained that the whole concept of ‘money’, as we understand it, is actually a spiritually-unhelpful construct that has been around since it was developed by the priests of ancient Egypt.

It’s hard to grasp, but the basic idea boils down to this:

‘Money’ only has power if we give it power. ‘Money’ is represented by precious metals like gold and silver, (and in our days, it’s even less tangible as it’s fiat money, or basically privately-produced ‘debt’ that’s being passed off as ‘money’ by the global banking network.)

But ‘money’ has no innate value – not even the gold and silver variety.

That’s why there is an apparently apocryphal story told about a Rothschild getting trapped in his vault, surrounded by all his gold and silver – and starving to death.

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Even derech hateva, there is an alternative to the privately owned ‘debt notes’ that we call money.

It’s the system that Abraham Lincoln tried to institute as ‘Greenbacks’, before he was assassinated.

Basically, the creation of ‘money’ – bills of exchange – returns totally to the State, the country, the people themselves, and is taken out of private hands.

There is no usury, no interest, no ‘debt’ being passed off as money, and as a result, there is full employment, no false ‘lack’ due to scarcity of the illusion we call ‘money’, and finally, people can live peacefully, under their vine, as promised by our prophets when moshiach comes.

Wow.

I’m finally starting to grasp a little more of the depth of what the Torah is talking about, when it refers to the false gods of silver and gold.

Why should silver and gold be considered ‘money’? Why not make potatoes money, or some other hugely abundant resource which would mean that everyone in the world would have enough ‘money’ for what they need?

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One thing is for sure:

This is all leading to something good.

The Rothschild family fortune is an estimated 500 trillion dollars – half all the money in the world.

If you read about the early Rothschilds, especially Nathan Mayer Rothschild, the one that Rav Berland specifically spoke about on repeated occasions, as you’ll find in the Conversations book (that you can get on Amazon HERE) – 

You’ll start to see how all this is connected, very deeply, to what is going on right now in the State of Israel with COVID-1984, the Illuminati / New World Order stuff, and last but not least, Rabbi Nachman’s story of The Master of Prayer.

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The last thing to say, for now, is that you know that the Rothschilds effectively founded what became the State of Israel, don’t you?

The French branch fronted the effort and bankrolled the early settlers, including those of Mazkeret Batya, Zichron Yaakov and Rishon LeZion.

Baron Edmond de Rothschild, the main Rothschild who was known for bankrolling the nascent State of Israel was re-interred in Zichron Yaakov, in the Ramat HaNadiv gardens, back in 1954.

Here’s the weird thing:

When the Rav was on the cusp of coming back to Eretz Yisrael from South Africa in May 2016, he asked his followers to recite 100 tikkun haklalis on his behalf. I tried my best to do that, but I only got up to 77.

And the last 7, strangely, I recited as I wondered around Ramat HaNadiv, the first and only time I ever went there, and I even said the last 3 at the grave of Edmond de Rothschild.

How weird is that?

TBC

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Photo by Sahand Hoseini on Unsplash

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PS: Go back and read these articles below, and so much more will start to come into focus. The truth is finally coming out!

Even when the body is being locked down, our souls can still join together this Rosh Hashana.

Man, it’s been a tough day mentally today.

Word on the street is that despite Ron Lauder getting involved (!) to send a letter to the Ukrainian PM Zelensky telling him just how important Uman, Rosh Hashana is for Breslov chassidut (!), the answer is still a nyet for those amazing Jews stuck in no-mans-land at the Gomel crossing in Belarus.

There are no coincidences in the world, and it is totally no coincidence that those amazing, emuna-dik Jews have been dancing and praying with tremendous kavana (and also sleeping rough outside with very little food for 3 nights…) in Gomel.

This comes from the myjewishlearning website:

Birkat Hagomel (pronounced beer-KHAT hah-GOH-mel), sometimes known as “benching gomel,” is commonly said after recovering from serious illness but can also be recited in gratitude for completing a dangerous journey.

This blessing for deliverance is typically recited in the presence of a minyan, or prayer quorum, often in the synagogue following an aliyah to the Torah.

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My take on this is that the tremendous mesirut nefesh of those 1,000 (plus 1,500 others, also stuck in Belarus but not at the Gomel crossing) has helped the world ‘recover’ from the ‘serious illness’ that has plaguing us all year, COVID-1984, and has also helped the Jewish people to finally complete the ‘dangerous journey’ that has been our 2,000 year long exile.

The amount of bizayon and suffering they went through is indescribable, and in their zchut the geula is coming fast, and the sweet way.

But still, it’s so sad that apparently they aren’t going to make it here for Rosh Hashana 5781 after all.

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Then, there’s the heavy-handed police presence all over Pushkina that I wrote about HERE, that is making me and half the rest of my family feel like we just don’t want to go outside. At all.

But I have Rosh Hashana to prepare, so this morning I went with half my family in a taxi to a local super, to pick up the rest of what’s required to actually make yom tov.

The supermarket trip was surprisingly chilled and nice (outside the police state of Pushkina, it’s way, way more relaxed in every way).

But then, we got stopped coming back along Pushkina by a posse of 4 Ukrainian policemen, asking us for our papers.

We didn’t have our passports on us, so one of the policemen decided to get into the taxi – he practically sat on my lap, until the driver told him that Jews don’t hold by that sort of behavior, so he made a bit more space for me. Soo thoughtful….

Then, we get back to where we’re staying, we show him the passports clearly stamped with ‘August 28th’ – the last day a tourist could legally get into Ukraine for Uman, without special permission from the government – and then he starts Google translating questions in English like:

But you are women. Women not allowed here.

I thought his translation was off, so I tried to ask him what he was really trying to say.

Women not allowed here.

He typed back.

At that point – just before my blood pressure zoomed off through the roof, because what, after all this I’m going to get deported from Ukraine for being a woman?!?!? – one of the men in the household who knows a little Ukrainian told him da, da, women OK here.

Once he heard it from a man, the police guy took his mask off, asked for a cup of tea and then started joking about whether we’d poisoned it.

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Two minutes later, he left.

And then I had another mini nervous breakdown because I already haven’t slept for 2 days in a row, for reasons not entirely obvious to me, and I’m not eating so much here, and I literally felt I was going to fall over.

I need a falafel, something, I moaned to my husband.

So we went down the street, and saw black-masked police stopping the 3 1/2 Jews on the street very few minutes to ask them for their documents.

There were also at least 3 local Ukrainian TV crews trying to get shots of Jews looking like disease-carrying COVID-1984 hotspots, and I felt pretty uncomfortable when I realised one cameraman had his lens focused on me. I pulled a really gross face, then started waving to the camera like he was my mum, or something.

That embarassed him enough to move another 500 metres down the road, away from me.

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I came home and just felt so miserable about everything that is going on right now, both in Uman and Israel and everywhere else.

After the falafel, I went to bed to do some quiet hitbodedut for an hour, as the Tziyon is now closed to women.

I felt much calmer afterwards, although still a bit shaky and exhausted.

My middot are just really not up to this test. At all. And we’re still in the middle of the test, with no obvious end in site.

Then my husband came back from the kever, and told me with obvious surprise:

They took the snake away. The Kever is pretty much back to normal again. There are people davening there and praying there again.

I was so pleased.

At least that.

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Then, I went over to the Breslovnews.com website, which is in English, and I read this article, which really spoke to me about the ‘test’ that we’re all going through right now, especially in the Breslov community:

When I reflect on the insanity of the current situation and the multifarious experiences centered around the issue of Uman 2020 within the Breslov world, I get the feeling that Rabbeinu HaKadosh is putting us to the test here, each of us in our own way – granting us all a glorious opportunity to put various facets of his teachings to work.

The author then lists about 15 different tests related to staying at home for Rosh Hashana 5781, or trying to get here, and succeeding or failing, and lists different teachings from Rabbenu that are linked to each one. It gave me so much chizzuk to read it, and I’ve asked permission to reprint the whole article here. But in the meantime, you can go to the Breslovnews site and read it in situ.

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Then I read about the global Tikkun Haklali, which is recited every Erev Rosh Hashana in Uman, and will be read again tomorrow too, at 12pm Israel time, 5am New York Time.

I will be your shaliach here, for that Tikkun Haklali.

Just be sure to recite it wherever you happen to be, at the same time, and have in mind that I’m your shaliach in Uman for that prayer, and God will consider it as though you said it here.

Even though the forces of evil have mamash succeeded in keeping us all apart on the physical plane, in so many different ways, tomorrow we can still have spiritual achdut.

We can still join together in prayer, each in our own little corner, and bind ourselves to the tzaddik and to Hashem, and to the kibbutz here in Uman.

The Tikkun Klali in Uman will be broadcast live tomorrow here:

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Gosh, I can’t wait to be rid of this difficult year.

BH, 5781 will be so much better.

We will be rescued from all serious illnesses and dangerous journeys, and moshiach and geula will finally unfurl the sweet way.

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Let me end by asking forgiveness for anything I wrote here that upset any of my readers in any way.

I’m definitely still a work in progress, and my middot are sometimes really bad, sorry.

Also, I forgive anyone and everyone unconditionally for anything they said or did to me this year, including the a-holes that hacked my site.

I forgive you!

And may we all have a sweet, blessed 5781.

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UPDATE:

I got permission from the Breslovnews.com website to republish the article in full. Here it is:

By Reb Yaakov Klein of the Lost Princess Initiative – The Lost Princess Initiative

I know that people feel very passionately about the subject at hand. I have listened to and processed many of the arguments on both sides, having been back, and forth, and then back again myself. At the end of the day, I don’t know whether there is a clear “right” or “wrong” on the Uman issue. As R’ Chaim Kramer put it, “I can’t tell you to go and I won’t tell you not to go.” To my knowledge, there is no prophet in this generation who can definitively tell us one way or another. A person who approaches the conversation with an open mind will find that there are plenty of fair points on either side. But without trying to answer The Question of “what is one to do” – something Rebbe Nachman himself always shied away from (see Chayei Moharan 430) – the reality is that by virtue of the varied opinions, propensities, proclivities, circumstances, and personal feelings on the matter, the “Uman-goers” have been divided into many camps this year.

When I reflect on the insanity of the current situation and the multifarious experiences centered around the issue of Uman 2020 within the Breslov world, I get the feeling that Rabbeinu HaKadosh is putting us to the test here, each of us in our own way – granting us all a glorious opportunity to put various facets of his teachings to work.

– Those who feel compelled to travel at all costs are being charged with “conquering Hashem” by not capitulating to His decree (Sichos HaRan 69 and Likutei Moharan 124), and doing their utmost to overcome any barriers that stand in their way. (Likutei Moharan Tinyana 46, 48)

– Those who travel only to be turned back are being charged with rejoicing in the knowledge that they tried their best and that the main thing is the desire. (Sichos HaRan 12)

– Those who feel that this is simply not the year to go to Uman must hold firm to the tzaddik’s declarations that “fanaticism is not necessary”, and that “even while acting with simplicity, it is forbidden to be a fool,” (Sichos HaRan 51) as well as his teachings against obstinacy. (Chayei Moharan 431)

– Those who have sacrificed to spend Rosh Hashana with Rabbeinu and indeed managed, with great personal difficulty, to arrive in Uman must try their best to judge favorably those that didn’t even make an attempt, seeking to find the good points even in what – from their perspective – represents a gross miscalculation. (Likutei Moharan 282.)

– Those stuck between borders, faced with lines of impassive soldiers with riot gear as their children cry for water, are charged with finding the presence of Hashem even in the dark clouds of their suffering. (Likutei Moharan 33, 115, 195)

– Those who endure unspeakable waiting times along their travels to the resting place of our Rebbe are granted an opportunity to fulfill the teaching of “Hamtein”, putting their Breslover patience to work. (Likutei Moharan 6)

– Those who will, for the first time in decades, be spending Rosh Hashana away from Rabbeinu’s kibbutz and far removed from the spirit of the Breslover chassidim, must try their very best to remain joyous within their situation (Likutei Moharan Tinyana 24), hold tight to their faith in Hashem’s hashgacha (Likutei Moharan 250), and think only positive thoughts on Rosh Hashana. (Sichos HaRan 21)

– Those who are utterly confused, frustrated, and angry over this issue and can’t seem to find Hashem in any of this are charged with putting the Rebbe’s lesson of “Ayeh” to the test (Likutei Moharan Tinyana 12) and allowing the tzaddik’s silent songs of faith to reveal Hashem’s presence within the void. (Likutei Moharan 64)

– Those who will be joining together with other Breslover chassidim in special minyanim throughout the world are given the opportunity to truly believe that – as Reb Nosson taught – wherever Breslover chassidim gather, Rebbe Nachman’s spirit hovers upon them.

– Those who have been subject to ridicule by those who can’t possibly understand the unique Breslover Consciousness are charged with remaining silent in their experience of shame (Likutei Moharan 6) and judging the bullies favorably. (Likutei Moharan 277)

– Those who find themselves in the strangest, most God-forsaken places along their journey toward the place of their yearning are given the opportunity to remember that wherever a person travels, there is something for him to fix in that specific place. (Sichos HaRan 85)

– All are charged with taking responsibility for the collective suffering of our world (Likutei Moharan 4), with calling out to Hashem in personal prayer to request the final redemption (Likutei Moharan Tinyana 25), and with dancing the broken-hearted dance of humility to sweeten the judgments (Likutei Moharan 10).

– All are charged with crying tears of hope and joy (Likutei Moharan 175), believing that no matter where we might end up this Rosh Hashana, that’s exactly where we were supposed to be – because this is all part of Hashem’s master-plan. Like puppets in the hand of the master Puppeteer, all we know is that in the end it will be good, because despite all outward appearances, Hashem is running the world “better and better” all the time. (Sichos HaRan 307)

– All are charged with feeling the sheer power of this particular tzaddik’s spiritual-gravitational pull on thousands of souls in our generation (Likutei Moharan 70) – to the point that many were compelled to make sacrifices that so infuriated others solely because this degree of commitment to a cause (something they are personally unable to fathom) makes them a bit more uncomfortable than they are willing to admit.

In sum, we are once again experiencing the realization of Rebbe Nachman’s promise that “I will make you into many groups.” (Chayei Moharan 319) But at the end of the day, no matter where you stand on this glorious spectrum of heated debate and sensitivity, we are all bound with the spirit of this singular tzaddik whose life-giving waters flow in a great many directions. So no matter where we find ourselves this Rosh Hashana, let’s hold tight to these teachings with great joy and unity, roaring like animals in the field – as Rabbeinu wanted – for a time when the light of Hashem and His tzaddikim will envelop the world in a wondrous blanket of illumination with the coming of Moshiach, b’mheira b’yameinu.

ASHREINU!

 

When I first got to Uman, pretty much no-one was wearing masks.

But then, Israel’s Orwellian health ministry started dictating to the Ukrainians that what was going on in Uman wasn’t ‘good enough’ to enable thousands of Jewish pilgrims to come for Rosh Hashana.

The argument went like this:

You need to turn Pushkina into a mini-masked police state, like we have in religious neighborhoods in Israel, and if you get the Breslovers to agree to that, then we’ll consider letting a few more chassidim out to pray in Uman this year.

And so, over the last few days, Pushkina has gradually turned into a police state – but only for Jews.

As soon as you leave the small area where the Jews are to be found, most of the masks disappear, and most of the ‘rules’ about COVID-1984 disappear, too.

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Of course, there was never any intention to let more Jews come and daven in Uman for Rosh Hashana, at least, not for the Israeli government.

Just as they have made every effort to truly wreck the high holidays in Israel itself for its observant citizens, it has spared no expense or effort to wreck the kibbutz in Uman, too.

A big part of that was introducing the black metal ‘snake’ path in the tomb itself, which meant that none of the men could stand and pray, and they all had to shuffle along the ‘snake’ quickly reciting the tikkun haklali once before getting told to leave.

Let me tell you – that totally wrecked the energy and the atmosphere you usually get by the kever.

Even in the women’s section, we could immediately feel the difference. And of course, it didn’t help that any time someone was chutzpah enough to actually try to pray a shacharit, minchah or ma’ariv there, the Ukrainian ‘VIP Security’ guards would try to shut them down – and then call for back up from the Ukrainian police, if they couldn’t manage it.

That’s why a few days, a small group of people dismantled the ‘snake’.

And while they got a lot of official censure for doing that, I have to tell you that most of the people here agreed 100% with their actions, at least in theory. Because the ‘snake’ was swallowing all the kedusha.

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But, the health ministry waved the ‘carrot’ of letting more Jews in if we all sat back and agreed to masks, and social distancing, and the ‘snake’ in the Kever – and all the other pointless COVID-1984 propaganda that’s been gushing out of the State of Israel – and so the snake came back.

This time, it was joined by industrial amounts of cling film, as Rabbenu was vacuum-packed into a number of tiny ‘cubicles’, which make totally no sense from a germ-prevention point of view, but since when was any of this really about public health?

At the same time, health ministry officials started popping up in local shops and in the local hotels, to bully the proprietors into wearing masks – and forcing their customers to do the same.

Instantly, the religious Jews of Uman developed visible ‘pariah’ status, as they walked around in bright blue surgical masks while the Ukrainians did not.

Very soon after that, signs started to appear in some local shops in Uman saying ‘Chassidim aren’t welcome’, while the local non-Jews also started to worry that the frum Israelis were disease-carriers after all, and started shunning us and eyeing us more suspiciously than usual.

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So, the State of Israel’s plan to wreck Uman 5781 has been proceeding magnificently.

On the one hand, they barred thousands of Jews from getting here, including the unfortunate – but amazing! – Jews stuck in no-mans land between Belarus and Ukraine.

They were sleeping out in the cold for a 3rd night yesterday, and while the State of Israel is totally refusing to help – because it’s an anti-semitic regime that oppresses religious Jews – the Belarussian government has stepped into the breach.

As well as providing massive tents and access to the Red Cross and food from Uman, packaged by the Breslov philanthropist Eliezer Shiner, may God bless him, the Belarussians have offered to pay for buses to Uman, and to also pay for the pilgrims flight back home to Israel.

So far, the State of Israel still isn’t budging, and is demanding the pilgrims fly straight back to Israel from Belarus, while also engaging in a smear campaign to  make out like these brave people ‘deserve’ starvation and sleeping rough surrounded by armed Ukrainian soldiers.

I mean, if they were going to Crete for Rosh Hashana that would be something else!!! The fact that they were trying to get to Uman makes them totally hefker, irresponsible and bad. And the State of Israel is going to punish them for attempting to celebrate Rosh Hashana in any spiritually meaningful way!!!

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So, there are currently just a couple of thousand Jews here in Uman, as opposed to the 50-60,000 that regularly come.

And at the same time, we have all the retarded COVID-1984 farcical rules, imported wholesale from Israel, to try to ‘kill’ the atmosphere here and scare people away from praying in the kever.

Take a look at what was going on in Uman this time last year, for Rosh Hashana 5780:

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And now, this is the scene I photographed this morning in Pushkina, where there was about 3 scary looking Ukrainian police guards with truncheons, for every chassid on the street:

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What a difference!

But here’s the good news.

(You know that good news always comes out from Uman, don’t you?)

If you check in Lesson 2:8 of Likutey Moharan, Rabbenu talks about a ‘serpent’ that eats all the good in the world, but then tries to ‘eat’ the True Tzaddik – and that is the ‘bone’ that gets stuck in its throat. And at that point, it’s then forced to regurgitate every last bit of good that it swallowed, from the beginning of time.

Rabbenu is the bone in the throat of that ‘snake’.

That selfsame lesson also talks about the importance of Rosh Hashana, and the awesome tikkunim that the True Tzaddik can achieve on Rosh Hashana.

That is the stage we are at.

The COVID-1984 ‘snake’ has wrapped itself around Rabbenu, mamash.

But when Rosh Hashana is ushered in, he’s going to utterly crush it into the ground.

And by Yom Kippur, things will look VERY different, especially in Israel.

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So hang on, and keep praying for the chassidim stuck in Belarus, and on other borders to get here before Rosh Hashana.

All the mesirut nefesh to get here this year means each person is worth at least 100, if not a 1000.

Spiritually, we HAVE reached the 40,000 people required to crush COVID-1984 – there are at least that many people who wanted to come, and who were totally prevented to by the State of Israel.

But, its time is nearly up.

So ain shum yeoush be’olam klal.

After Rosh Hashana, the power of the snake will be totally broken.

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Rav Arush is officially in Uman – he was in the kever yesterday.

I hope to write something later with an update on what’s happening with the poor Jews in Belarus.

This is becoming an international disgrace, that the Belarussion government is showing way more compassion to them than anyone in the State of Israel.

Hashem, how much more of this callous uncaring and cruelty can we take?!

And also, please remember the lesson taught by Rabbenu and the Baal Shem Tov (amongst others) that before Hashem delivers a harsh judgement upon a person, they are first shown the same circumstance by someone else, but it’s ‘dressed up’ in different clothes, to disguise the similarity.

This is what happened with David and Batsheva, when the Prophet Natan came before the king with a story of a rich man with a large flock who stole a poor man’s single sheep.

When King David judged that ‘rich man’ harshly – he signed his own fate.

And so it is with us.

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The Jews who are stuck in the border with Ukraine could be any one of us.

The State of Israel changed the rules of travel on them mid-flight, then bribed and pressured Ukraine to keep them out of the country illegally.

Now, they are using media propaganda to paint the victims as being somehow ‘to blame’ for what the State of Israel did to them.

If you are reading this sitting in chul, be aware that the same exact thing could happen to you – and actually IS happening to a lot of people I know, who are trying to make aliya legitimately, only to find the State of Israel keeps changing the rules on them to bar them from entering the country.

They don’t want any more religious Jews here, didn’t you get the message yet?

So, are you going to judge those Breslevers in Belarus harshly?

And if yes, where will that leave you, if circumstances worsen in chul for Jews and one day you find YOURSELF stuck at some foreign border with non-Jewish soldiers patrolling, no food, no money, and no help whatsoever from the ‘Jewish State’?

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And if you’re sitting there in Israel and judging them harshly, where is that going to leave you, when the ‘Jewish State’ sends its brownshirts in to your synagogues and schools and homes and businesses for ‘putting yourself in danger’ and ‘taking stupid and unnecessary risks’ just because of your ‘dumb beliefs’?

What are you going to say then, and how do you want God to help you out of your tough predicament?

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What’s happening in Belarus is just a massive test, ahead of Rosh Hashana, yom hadin, and however we react to the plight of those Breslevers – either with compassion, concern and mercy, or with harsh judgment, blame and callous indifference – that’s how we ourselves will be judged.

So, think very carefully what sort of year YOU want next year, and act accordingly.

And remember, that saying nothing when your brother’s blood is being spilt is also considered to be an aveira, and an act of passive cruelty and uncaring.

Make no mistake about it, those Breslovers in Belarus are the canary in the coal mine.

If you care what happens to them, God will care what happens to you, in 5781.

And if not…

Then you have signed your own judgment, and you will have to live with the consequences.

And yes, I’m also talking to all those bloggers out there, who are studiously ignoring the plight of their fellow Jew, while making all their pious statements about ‘who is going to make it’ to geula, and how to really make teshuva…. (pass the puke bag.)

Let’s just say, I probably won’t have a lot to read online in a few weeks time, the way things are going.

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And now, here’s the latest message about Moshiach being here in Eretz Yisrael, and just waiting to be revealed, from Rav Shalom Arush:

[This updated version has the message subtitles in English, from the breslev.co.il website, here.]

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Rav Arush ends by saying the generation’s elders are telling him to spread the message that Jews should make aliya ASAP.

I know it’s hard, believe me.

I know all the tricks the State of Israel is using to stop people from coming.

But learn from the Breslovers, and DO IT ANYWAY.

The obstacles are just an illusion, that are hiding Hashem, and to increase the desire to come.

If you pray, and you act with mesirut nefesh, the gates will open, and this evil government will fall very soon.

Ken yiyeh ha ratzon.

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After a week of sitting here feeling sorry for myself, today the mood finally ‘broke’ and I am fighting back.

[I wrote this article before I got a message – finally – that they’d actually figured out how my blog had been hacked, and fixed it. I had no idea I’d have my blog back and fully functioning when I wrote it, which is why this article also appears on the ravberland.com website, and the holyzowiecomics.com websites, too.)

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In case you didn’t know, my blog got professionally hacked last week, just as Rabbenu’s tomb was being encased in a black metal ‘snake’ designed to prevent Jews from praying at it, and 2,000 religious Jews were being left to starve next to the side of the road on the border between Belarus and Ukraine.

And before you rush to blame those Jews for putting themselves into that situation, please be aware that they travelled into Belarus 2 and 3 weeks ago – before the State of Israel bribed Ukraine to close their borders.

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What happened to those 2,000 Jews is what happened to us, in Kiev’s Zhuliany airport.

We also travelled out ahead of the Ukrainian border closure that was scheduled for Friday at 11.59pm, August 29, 2020 when it was still totally legal to enter Ukraine as a tourist. But then the Israeli authorities saw that literally thousands of Breslovers were scrambling to get to Uman ahead of the closure, so then they told the Ukrainians to bar entry to them illegally – 24 hours ahead of the border closure.

That’s why the Ukrainians were trying to get all the religious Jews to sign voluntary deportation orders at the airports and borders, because they were being detained illegally at that point.

And the person who requested that to happen was Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Prime Minister.

When videos of Ukrainian soldiers beating up Breslov chassidim on planes started to flood social media, that’s when Ukraine’s PM, Vladimir Zelensky, gave an interview to the Jpost formally stating that the Ukrainians had acted at the request of the State of Israel, and specifically Netanyahu.

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Me and my family were lucky.

Somehow, we got permission to leave the airport in Kiev 20 minutes before Shabbat – which was still at least 4 hours before the Ukrainian border was meant to be closed, legally.

In that time, we saw how all the secular-looking tourists – even from Israel – got let across into Ukraine. And we saw how even the religious-looking tourists from the UK who had a British passport and weren’t Israelis at all – got stopped.

All at the request of the State of Israel.

The 2,000 people stuck at the border with Belarus and Ukraine weren’t so lucky.

They’ve been stuck there for 2 ½ weeks – some of them for even longer – and now they’ve run out of money to stay in hotels, and also run out of food.

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Before you say that the State of Israel should be helping them, let me remind you again that they are in that situation precisely because of the State of Israel’s actions, in the first place.

When we were stuck in Kiev’s Zhuliany airport, the Israeli Consul made it very clear to us that they couldn’t give a monkeys about helping us. It was our fault we were religious Jews, our fault that we were trying to get to Uman for Rosh Hashana, instead of flying out to Thessaloniki for Rosh Hashana, instead.

Before we continue, let’s pause for a moment to compare and contrast what’s going on with Greece and the Ukraine.

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Israel is apparently a ‘red’ country when it comes to Coronavirus infections.

Ukraine is apparently also a ‘red’ country when it comes to Coronavirus infections – at least for Israel.

Greece, by contrast, is apparently a ‘green’ country for Coronavirus infections – again, just for Israel.

But here’s where it all gets ‘interesting’ again.

If you go to the State of Israel’s travel advisory website HERE, you’ll see that 216 countries are currently considered to be ‘green’ zones, including:

UK – population 66.6 million (yes, there’s that number again….) – COVID deaths: 41,637

Canada – population 38 million – COVID deaths: 9,179

Greece – population 10.7 million – COVID deaths: 310

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Does it make sense that Ukraine, which has a population of 42 million, quite similar to Canada, and a COVID death count of 3,264 – a third of Canada’s – should be considered a ‘red’ zone by Israel?

Or that the UK, which has a way, way higher death rate per capita from COVID 1984 should be considered a ‘green’ zone by Israel?

Are you starting to understand that all these decisions shutting down travel are not based on facts, but on other nefarious factors that are only just now starting to swim into view for most of us?

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But let’s take a closer look at Greece, a ‘green’ country for Israel with just 310 deaths from apparent COVID.

If you were Israel’s Coronavirus Tsar, which country would you be warning about letting in thousands of tourists from Israel over Rosh Hashana, that could infect your citizens with COVID 1984?

‘Red’ Ukraine, or ‘Green’ Greece?

Israel’s Coronavirus Tzar Ronnie Gamzu sent a letter to the Ukrainian authorities that can only be classified as anti-semitic propaganda, warning them that Israel’s religious Jews would spread COVID all across the country.

That was the ‘excuse’ the Ukrainians were given in order to justify shutting the borders to religious Jews coming to Uman for Rosh Hashana.

At the same time, the State of Israel worked so very hard to open up travel for Israelis to Greece, that airlines like Israir just announced they were doubling their flights due to the record numbers of secular Israelis wanting to travel their for Rosh Hashana, to escape Israel’s ‘High Holidays Lockdown’.

Why the double standard?

How does Israel’s Health Ministry know that secular Israelis aren’t carrying COVID-1984 to Green Greece’s hotels?

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Let’s get back to what’s going on in Belarus.

Yesterday, hundreds of desperate Breslov chassidim – including small children – crossed the border of Belarus to enter the demilitarised zone between Belarus and Ukraine.

There, they were literally met with a wall of scary-looking armed Ukrainian guards with shields, who told them that unless they pay a bribe of $3,000 a person¸ they aren’t letting them through.

Most of these people simply don’t have that kind of money under any circumstances.

But do you see, that this is NOT about public health, it’s all about demonizing religious Jews, and the State of Israel trying to prevent Jews from celebrating Rosh Hashana and other religious observances any way they can?

What, when someone pays a bribe of $3,000, that means they are no longer a COVID-1984 risk?!?

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Things have got so bad on the Ukrainian border, that now the Red Cross has shown up to distribute water and blankets to these Jewish refugees.

When I showed my daughter the pictures – which you can see for yourselves at the Uman Shalom site, with specific links at the end of this article – she said: It reminds me of what was happening in the Holocaust.

Maybe that was the last time that a bunch of Jews with payot who’d been abandoned by their country of birth found themselves camping out in front of armed guards in a Ukraine forest.

Except this time, the country that has abandoned them is the State of Israel.

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Jews, it’s time to wake up and to start protesting what the State of Israel is doing to religious Jews, and orthodox Judaism all over the world!

The secular State is waging a war against religious Jews and orthodox Judaism both within its own borders, and across the world!

It’s not a Jewish State for Jews, it’s a political construct, a tool of the New World Order, that hasn’t hesitated to shut it’s doors to Jews from across the world during COVID-1984 – precisely when so many Jews felt a strong need to come home to Eretz Yisrael.

It’s precisely in a crisis like THIS, that the State of Israel promised all the Jews who have supported it morally and financially over the decades that it would act as a safe harbor for Jews, a place they could always call ‘home’ when they needed it.

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The State of Israel lied.

It lied to countless thousands of Jews who don’t have Israeli citizenship, and who are being actively barred from making aliya as I write this, from countries all over the world.

And it lied to thousands of Jews who DO have Israeli citizenship, but who also have sidecurls and tzitzit, who it’s now abandoned in a virtual war zone in Belarus, after deliberately engineering the crisis in the first place.

And it’s time for the Jewish community to say enough is enough!!!

If the State of Israel doesn’t represent ALL of its citizens; if it doesn’t care about ALL of the Jews in the world; if it’s actively promoting anti-semitism against religious Jews across the world – then it’s time to pull the plug on the religious communities’ financial and moral support of the State of Israel.

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A few months ago, Netanyahu personally flew to Russia to ‘rescue’ a young secular Israeli woman who’d been imprisoned for trafficking drugs.

What a big deal he made then, about how much the State of Israel was willing to ‘sacrifice’ to save its citizens from harsh fates abroad. If you read this article from Hamodia, it spells out how Netanyahu was apparently willing to give away a piece of the Old City of Jerusalem to secure Naama’s return:

Over the past several weeks, news of a deal between Israel and Russia for Naama’s release have been percolating, and on Wednesday, Channel 12 revealed what could be the basis for that rumor: On December 30th, Israel quietly transferred responsibility for a Russian institution in Yerushalayim’s Old City to the Russian government. The site, known as the Alexander Courtyard, contains, among other things, a Russian church.

And now?

When there are 4 year olds from Israel stuck in harsh Belarus with no food or shelter?

Where is the State of Israel’s vaunted commitment to its citizens?

Or does that promise only hold water if you don’t have payot, and you aren’t a religious Jew?

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LINKS:

See the Worldometer Coronavirus Stats website here:

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/?utm_campaign=homeAdvegas1?#countries

See the footage of the Jews abandoned by the State of Israel in Belarus, plus general updates on the situation in Uman here:

https://umanshalom.co.il/

And particularly, here:

https://umanshalom.co.il/news-page/%d7%91%d7%a6%d7%9c-%d7%94%d7%9e%d7%a9%d7%91%d7%a8-%d7%94%d7%94%d7%95%d7%9e%d7%a0%d7%99%d7%98%d7%a8%d7%99-%d7%9e%d7%90%d7%95%d7%aa-%d7%9e%d7%90%d7%a0%d7%a9-%d7%a0%d7%a9%d7%90%d7%a8%d7%95-%d7%94/

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UPDATE:

In case you haven’t realised it yet, the MSM is full of a distorted, deceitful version of this story, pretending that all these guys ‘just showed up’ knowing they’d be barred entrance.

The MSM is also failing to inform readers about the bribes being asked for – $3000 a head – and how the State of Israel created this whole horrible situation, deliberately, when it pressured Ukraine to shut it’s borders illegally before the cut off deadline of August 29th, 2020.

So, what can you do?

Take to the comments section of every news site running stories about what’s going on, and tell the truth! Don’t be scared! Each person that speaks out now can mamash make a difference, and start to turn the tide of all the lies that have been told over the last few days, weeks, months, years and decades.

Here’s some sites for you to begin with – and let me tell you, the comment sections on all these sites are all being populated by people hired to make us, the public ‘think’ a certain way. Over the last few months, I’ve seen so many things change when real people start to fire back, and to speak up for truth in the comments sections of these sites. So go for it!

Here’s some to start with (click the link):

(Note how the Belarussian president is far more compassionate to these Jews than Netanyahu and Gantz, plus the Israeli embassy stuff, and most of the commentators on the Yeshiva World News and Jpost. May God have mercy on their souls.)

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https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/1000-hassidim-trapped-between-belarus-and-ukraine-642354

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https://www.timesofisrael.com/at-least-1000-hasidim-said-stuck-on-ukraine-belarus-border-in-pilgrimage-chaos/#gs.fo9bw6

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I just wrote a whole big post that deleted itself before I saved it.

Here are the main points:

  1. Rabbi and Rabbanit Arush have made it to Uman.
  2. Around 2,000 Jews are still stuck at the border of Belarus, which is now starting to head into massive civil unrest, with 200,000 people marching on the capital in Minsk. If you can do anything to help those Jews, please do so, and if you can’t do anything practical, please pray for them.
  3. Some more people are trickling into Uman.
  4. There is a ‘plan’ to let 7,000 Jews come to Uman, under harsh rules that are straight out of Comrade Stalin’s era.
  5. I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel – but it’s still very up and down. More and more people, Jews and non-Jews, are starting to question the narrative, fight back against facemask tyranny, and are refusing to be cowed into ‘lockdowns’ that have no science to back them up, and are 100% political, and part of trying to emasculate the populace.
  6. Self-sacrifice is what will get all this bad stuff to finally shake out and fall apart. So even if you aren’t a Breslover yourself, and even if you don’t ‘get’ what the big deal is about Uman Rosh Hashana, still appreciate that the mesirut nefesh being shown by so many of your fellow Jews is what is actually going to save us all from Corona fascism, and the dark eugenics agenda behind it.
  7. Rav Berland said that if COVID-1984 wasn’t over by Tisha B’av, then it would be over by Yom Kippur – so we are in the home stretch, hang on.

Also, someone just sent me some comments where the Rav apparently said that geula is imminent, and will begin in Elul.

I haven’t heard that first-hand, tho, so buyer beware.

BH, I will try to post something longer next time, if it doesn’t get deleted.

Also – thanks to everyone for their kind comments and messages. I have limited time online, so please forgive me for taking a while to respond, or even not responding.

TBC

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This morning, the world felt like a really heavy place.

I woke up, went to get some oatmeal and lentils from the Uman outdoor market (a place I never went to before, in the last 14 years of coming to Uman…) and the whole of Pushkina just kind of felt weird and quiet.

Later on, I found out why.

On Monday, a local visible Jew had gotten beaten up by locals at the end of the street  – right next to the supermarket I went to yesterday, without knowing what had happened the day before.

The guy had lived here for 10 years and knows the city. But thanks to Gamzu and Netanyahu’s efforts to turn the local populace against frum Jews, as being an unhygenic ‘public health’ threat, the guy was punched in the face badly enough that he bled profusely from his nose.

Thanks, State of Israel!

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There was other weird stuff, too.

The 10 year old who runs the local kosher makolet suddenly got super makpid that everyone should wear a mask, if they wanted to come in and shop. When someone asked him why, he explained the police had been round ‘enforcing’ masks.

Thanks, State of Israel!

Also, there were a few clearly not Jewish people trying to shop (suspiciously…) in the kosher shop, and it seemed clear they were undercover Ukrainians working for the government, to check if the ‘dirty Jews’ were keeping the ‘hygiene laws’ properly.

Heyyy, wait a minute. Where have I heard that before?

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/8428324_In_the_Name_of_Public_Health_-_Nazi_Racial_Hygiene

The history of Nazi racial-hygiene policies and eugenics reminds us of the importance of guarding against the use of genetics for the purpose of discrimination.

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Then, I went for a walk down Pushkina towards the lake, and I saw that the road had been dug up, like you would dig it up if there was a pipe that needed replacing.

But I peered down the 2 metre deep crevice dug horizontally across the bottom of Pushkina, and I can tell you there is nary a pipe in sight. It dawned on me that the roadblocks that the Mayor of Uman (also paid off by the State of Israel) has been threatening to implement for weeks already had finally arrived.

There was a smaller hole dug at the other end of Pushkina, too, as a matching pair.

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Then, my kids got weird, as they’d heard back on the Israeli grapevine that the State of Israel is intending to dump everyone who comes to Uman into a COVID-1984 hotel upon return to the country.

We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it, I told them.

If the government lasts even 12 hours beyond Rosh Hashana 5781, I’ll be very surprised.

Because already by this afternoon, the Uman see-saw had swung back to optimistic again.

There were people back in the streets. There was music. The atmosphere lightened up considerably.

I don’t know what happened to change things around, but you could definitely feel the spiritual fight-back throughout the whole of Jewish Uman.

They won’t win.

They won’t win.

They are fighting Rabbenu now, and there is just no way they will win, this time around.

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In the meantime, my landlord kindly showed up at the door with my ‘washing machine’ for the next 3 weeks – a big plastic bowl.

I was actually very grateful to him, as there is no laundrette here, and I only bought enough underwear to last a week.

This trip is teaching me the value of all the ‘small things’ I take for granted every single day.

Like, having a washing machine.

Like, being able to buy a kosher loaf of bread whenever I want – in so many different styles.

Like, being a Jew in a Jewish country, even though that country is far from perfect.

For sure, there will be more lessons to learn.

You can’t spend 3 weeks solid by Rabbenu without something massive shifting around.

And that thought is exhilarating – and also kinda scary.

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Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash

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