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

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

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

There, Rabbenu tells us:

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

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I really want this family to make teshuva.

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

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

But she thinks she’s a tzaddeket.

Why?

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

Such a tzaddeket.

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

No?

Ah, my bad, sorry.

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

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

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

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

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

Especially our kids.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GAME OVER!!!

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

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

But in the meantime, I’m in no rush.

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You know why?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is a birur going on here.

It’s picking up speed.

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

But by their actions. And their deeds.

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

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

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

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

But spiritually, it all fits perfectly.

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE:

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

Why?

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

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

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

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Yalla, yucky people!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And it’s already working!

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

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

And the truth will out soon enough.

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

And I’m almost ready to say yes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evil always dresses itself up in pious clothing. Always.

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

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

(Shut up, Karen….)

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

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

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

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

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

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

God decides if we live or die, and how.

Nothing and no-one else.

There’s a lot of work to do, people.

So yalla!

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

Never forget that.

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I learn something new every day.

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

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

Even in their cars.

Even when they are the only person in their cars.

And the windows are all wound tightly up.

And it’s 100 degrees out there….

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And Karen, THE REAL SCIENCE IS ON MY SIDE.

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

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

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

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(I’m not holding my breath.)

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UPDATE:

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

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UPDATE #2:

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

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

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

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

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

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DISCONNECT YOURSELVES FROM EVERYTHING BEING SAID IN THE MEDIA.

These are evil words, and aren’t good.

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

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

Back to Rabbi Pinto.

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

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

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

EVERYTHING THERE HAS BEEN SOLD FOR MONEY.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sure, you never heard about Rav Berland.

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

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

Just askin’.

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

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

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

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Instead of feeling powerless and despairing, there’s an easy thing you can do to get geula the sweet way.

I have a TON of new information to share with you about what’s really going on in the world, but I’m still trying to sort it all through in my head.

I know it typically takes at least 7 times for people to absorb new information or ideas, particularly if they are very shocking.

So let me throw this out there, as a starting point:

In all the ‘conspiracy theories’ about child trafficking on a massive scale, I could never figure out how the global elite could be going through literally millions of children a year, even if they ARE totally debauched, and using them as s*x slaves; or even if they ARE engaging in child sacrifice.

In 2013, the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in the US reported that around 800,000 kids were going missing in the USA alone, every year.

That information was recently scrubbed off the internet.

When you try to click the link to go through to that page, you get a 404 message. Interesting…

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Now, the figures have been massaged down drastically, as you can see in this report from the FBI’s missing persons stats for 2019, HERE:.

Now, the official records show that around 400,000 under 18s are going missing every year in the US, and most of those are being delisted, for no obvious reason, that I can see from exploring the files. It certainly doesn’t mean they were all found alive, although of course that’s true for some of them.

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Globally, the figures for children being trafficked is estimated to be 2.5 million a year, with another 10 million involved in s*x trafficking:

Human trafficking is defined by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as “the recruitment, transport, transfer, harbouring or receipt of a person by such means as threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud or deception for the purpose of exploitation”.[13] The UNODC approximates the number of victims worldwide to be around 2.5 million.[13] UNICEF reports that since 1982 about 30 million children have been trafficked.[14]

But I’m sure that these figures are grossly underestimated, not least because so many of the children going missing every year are from war torn, and / or third world countries like Haiti, where no-one is really keeping track of the children.

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The point is, the numbers of children going missing every year – even on ‘official stats’ – are mindboggling.

Until yesterday, I just couldn’t think of how even the most disgusting people could go through that many underage ‘slaves’ or child sacrifices a year.

And then, I started learning about a drug called Adrenochrome.

Go and Google it for yourself – or better, use DuckDuckGo, as there is still a lot of censorship about this on Google.

At the moment, it’s main claim to fame is mostly as an apparently ‘fictional’ drug that shows up in some strange Hollywood movies, and books, pace:

“The harvesting of an adrenal gland from a live victim to obtain adrenochrome for drug abuse is a plot feature in the first episode “Whom the Gods would Destroy”, of Series 1 of the TV series Lewis (2008).[13]”

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But Q-ANON and all the PizzaGate people have been talking about it for years, albeit I haven’t been following that stuff, or really researching the topic myself.

Two things happened this week, to change my mind.

Firstly, someone sent me this documentary to watch, which basically sums up 4 years of Q-ANON information in one documentary that you can find here: (NOTE: the content is pretty disturbing, and it’s definitely not for people who are guarding their eyes.)

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About 90% of what this documentary covers, I have already researched independently, as part of my posts on the Nazi scientists who were ‘integrated’ into the US and elsewhere immediately after WW2, that I will list for you at the end of this post.

While the Q-ANONS are convinced that Trump is moshiach, and that JFK Jr went into hiding and is the brains behind Q, I’m still far from convinced. Until and unless I research things myself, and really dig into them, I don’t believe anything – and neither should you.

But as I say, around 90% of the information in this documentary is stuff that I’d already come across and researched myself, so I consider it to be credible.

But I’d never heard of this drug ‘Adrenochrome’ before, that is basically a naturally-occurring compound that is harvested from the pituary gland of small children who have been tortured to death.

Apart from giving people the best drug ‘high’ with no negative side-effects, it also helps to keep people looking young for a very long time. I.e., it acts like an ‘elixir’ of permanent youth.

This is a huge idea, so I’m not going to dwell on it in this post.

I’m doing my own research, and if you’re interested in what might really be going on in the world, I suggest you do yours.

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But let me just share some thoughts about this.

If the only way is to get this drug in the amounts required is by torturing and murdering millions of children a year, that is a plausible explanation as to why so many kids are being trafficked, kidnapped and ‘disappeared’ every year, all across the globe.

Also, it’s amazing how many of the people who are routinely connected to the whole ‘global elites’ club, including Hollywood celebs, royalty, business people and of course, politicians, seem to remain extremely (and unusually….) youthful-looking, even into their nineties.

Think about this carefully.

And lastly – and the real reason I really started to take all the ‘Adrenochrome’ seriously – is because I remembered what Rabbi Berland said about what was causing this Coronavirus pandemic, in whichever way we understand that, back on February 6, 2020:

Three days ago, on February 6th, 2020, the ravberland.com site posted up an article entitled:

“Rabbi Berland Explains The Spiritual Cause of the Corona Virus.”

That article quoted Rabbi Berland explaining that the Corona Virus n-2019 was:

“[S]preading due to the sins of pgmei habrit, (literally, ‘blemishing the covenant’), and also from the sin of eiver min ha-hai, eating a limb or organ from a live animal.

The post continued that: [P]eople aren’t connecting the epidemic back to their true cause, i.e. human sins…and continued that if we don’t wake up, that this new coronavirus epidemic could even reach the shores of Israel, lo aleynu.”

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What if the ‘organs’ being eaten, weren’t actually from bats or other animals?

And how might all this be connected to the awful things going on in abortion clinics around the world, including the (to me….) bizarre trade in human body parts, particularly the heads of aborted fetuses? That’s been puzzling me for years, because how much ‘research’ can anyone really do, to make big money off the number of aborted fetuses?

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Do your own research, make up your own mind.

But one thing is clear: we really, really, really need to get behind the Rav 100%, if we want all the evil in the world to disappear.

I just wrote THIS over on the ravberland.com website:

https://ravberland.com/lets-get-a-million-prayers-in-jewish-homes-this-week/

From tomorrow, I’m making the Kindle version of Rabbi Berland’s Prayers for Health – including the prayer to be saved from the Coronavirus, FREE TO DOWNLOAD, for the next 5 days.

It would be awesome if we could get this book into a million homes by the end of the week.

It could totally start to turn everything around, and get the bad dream we are currently living through to fade into geula, the sweet way.

This is something each and every one of us can do, to get more people connected to the Rav, and to start to swing the pendulum more towards the side of good in the world. This stuff is way too yucky, way too big, for us to challenge on our own.

But the Rav knows what is happening, and he’s heading up the spiritual war to destroy evil from the world.

And we need to help him, with all our strength.

Go HERE for the download link, which will start working from April 22, 2020, i.e. tomorrow.

And may God save us, speedily.

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Well, it’s kind of hard to keep up with developments in some ways, isn’t it?

Every day, there’s fresh madness, fresh examples of something going on here that really just smells so very fishy. Take a look at this latest headline from Ha’aretz:

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In a sane world, this would lead to an immediate halt to any more OTT laws intensifying lockdown. And let’s remember, that 126 Israelis, on average, die each year just from flu, and that we are still no-where near that amount passing away from COVID-19.

(In the US, 40,000 die from flu every year, and in Italy, it’s 17,000. Keep remembering these numbers, to keep things in proper perspective and bring down your heart rate. The way things are going, way more people are going to die from stress and depression, than from COVID-19, God forbid.)

Instead, yesterday the Israeli government decided to totally ‘lock down’ the whole of Bnei Brak, and drafted in two battalions of the IDF to prevent citizens from entering or exiting.

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In other words, the State of Israel is now the proud owner of its very own Jewish ghetto.

From what I can tell, there are plans to also lockdown Elad, Modiin Illit, Beitar Illit, Meah Shearim, and Bet Shemesh too, which also have a high proportion of ‘uncontrollable’ chareidim.

If we look at this with secular eyes, it seems to clearly be part of the Israeli government’s ongoing war against chareidi society. I, for one, am confused as to how government spokespeople can come out so confidently to claim that ‘at least 38,000 people are infected with COVID-19’ in Bnei Brak, when only 8,000 tests for COVID-19 were conducted across the whole of the country over the last week.

We all know that saying: lies, damn lies and statistics.

But the statistics all over the world are helpfully suggesting that frum communities have the greatest incidence of COVID-19 – and at least in chul¸ no-one can argue that enormous numbers of chareidi rabbis are dropping dead in this pandemic.

Why do you think this is happening?

Let’s switch our glasses into spiritual mode, and peek at all this stuff through the eyes of emuna, and emunat tzaddikim.

SO many Israeli rabbis and kabbalists have come out in recent weeks to make it very clear that the COVID-19 pandemic is directly linked, spiritually, to the slander, persecution and imprisonment of Rabbi Eliezer Berland.

Rabbi Menashe Amon said THIS.

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Rabbi Amos Gweta said THIS.

Rabbi Ofer Erez said THIS.

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto said THIS, THIS and now THIS – each time, the message gets more and more explicit, the clues more and more obvious.

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On the Israeli street, Rabbi Daniel Freinter of Elad said THIS (in Hebrew).

And Rabbi Raziel Elul of Bat Yam said THIS (also in Hebrew).

In the meantime Rav Chaim Kanievsky also explained that COVID-19 is directly linked to the sin of lashon hara¸ and a severe problem with the mitzvoth bein adam l’havero.

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So now, let’s see what’s happening on the ground:

In Israel, the main centres of ‘anti-Rav Berland and / or anti-Breslov’ activity in the chareidi world are the cities being targeted by the State for the full ‘ghetto’ treatment.

Hmm.

Do you think that’s a coincidence?

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Now, let’s take a look at where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the rest of the world.

Surprise, surprise, we see that the hotspots seem to be the frum neighborhoods which were either the centres of all the lashon hara and slander against Rabbi Berland (hereby defined as ‘Yeshiva World News Country’); and / or those kehillahs who seem to be strongly opposed, on idealogical grounds, to the idea of making aliya to Israel.

Making aliya is closely connected to people actually taking the whole concept of geula seriously.

I know SO MANY people who moved to Israel, at great personal cost, and with tremendous mesirut nefesh, or self-sacrifice, simply because they felt geula was approaching, and that God wanted the Jews back in the Holy Land.

So many of Israel’s biggest rabbis – again, including Rabbi Eliezer Berland – have been begging Jews in the diaspora to move to Israel for a number of years, and warning of a massive uptick in anti-semitism. Remember this, from the ravberland.com website, originally posted up on July 9, 2019?

Translated from a shiur given by Rabbi Eliezer Berland, the night of Rosh Chodesh Tammuz 5779

It’s forbidden to leave and go to chutz l’aretz (outside of Israel) for even a single second.

Every second that a person is in chul, he is transgressing an issur d’oraita (something forbidden directly from the Torah.)

And you will not return by the path that you came from, not to return to look at Mitzrayim (Egypt). Everything is called ‘Mitzrayim’! And it’s an issur d’oraita, every second that is spent in chul.

NO PRAYER IS ACCEPTED [THERE], NO TORAH ASCENDS THERE.

A person prays – they don’t hear him. And so, this is why there was a shoah, because people lost their yearning to make aliya to Eretz Yisrael.

Up until the point where they still had this yearning, their prayers still ascended.

But the day when they said, “it’s good for me here, it’s actually amazing for me, here,” – as it’s written in the Gemara, Tractate Shabbat 147b, about the 10 Tribes. [The 10 Tribes] received places that were better than Eretz Yisrael, so they didn’t want to return.

Yirmiyahu went to bring them back, but they received such wonderful, good locations [to live in] that they said, we’re aren’t coming back. If they don’t return, there is no olam haba (world to come).

They lost everything.

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But who’s been listening?

Instead of respecting these holy rabbis, which include the former head of the Lamed Vavnikim, Rav Yehuda Zev Leibowitz, z’tl, who said way back in 2010 that before Moshiach came there would be a catastrophe for the Jews in America.

And instead of taking people like Rabbi Shalom Arush seriously, when in 2008 he warned that:”Those who don’t come to Israel while they still can may be lucky to escape from the USA with a plastic bag  and a pair of pajamas”,  instead, the message was ignored and mocked, and the messengers were roundly attacked.

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Last year, someone put out a book called The Empty Wagon, which was one of the most disturbing anti-aliyah treatises I ever read in my life.

I only got half-way through the book before I literally had to throw it away, there was so much spiritual tumah radiating off it, it was making me feel physically ill.

I bought that book in a very frum bookshop in Golders Green, the heart of frum life in London. Apparently, it was so popular that the initial printing of 1,000 copies quickly sold out, leading to more reprints and to this book becoming a run-away bestseller.

The author of this reeking pile of lashon hara and slander against Eretz Yisrael even went so far as to state publically that Jerusalem is not the capital of the Jewish people, and also poured scorn on the idea that anyone should move to Israel.

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This comes from THIS interview, with Makor Rishon:

“[W]hen they were talking about moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, we uploaded a clip of Rabbi [NAME – author of The Empty Wagon] (spokesman for Naturna) who spoke about it.” In the clip, [Rabbi NAME] can be seen watching the American President Donald Trump declaring Jerusalem as the “capital of the Jewish People.”

[Rabbi NAME] explains that “There is no political connection between Israel and Jerusalem. It’s just a holy city,” he declared, “The Jewish People have no capital, we never had a capital. The Jewish People are a religious community. We pray towards Jerusalem and treat it as a holy city, not as the political capital of the Jewish People.”

The clip has close to two million views on Facebook alone. Their page has 300,000 followers from around the world. Katz: “When [Rabbi NAME] is asked about politics in Israel, he asks: ‘Why don’t you ask me about politics in China or Taiwan? If I answer, that means I’m connected to them, and the truth is that I am not.”

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Well guess what?

Now so many of these anti-Israel, anti-aliya kehillas are totally connected to China, in a way that no-one could ever have foreseen, even just a short month ago.

Do you think that’s a coincidence?

Over the course of the last few weeks, I’ve been discovering a great many things. One of the things I discovered is just how invested so many chareidi Jews actually are in property in chutz l’aretz.

Of course, I know that all sorts of Jews are doing this, not just frum ones, but frum Jews are meant to be the standard-bearers for yiddishkeit, and are meant to be more sensitive to putting emuna and Torah ahead of crass materialism.

So, when I start reading up about chareidi property barons in places like London and New York, who mamash have reputations for being the most shark-like, mafia-like nightmare slum landlords, that disturbs me terribly.

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Of course, people have to be able to make parnassa. After my own experience of going bust and losing my house when my husband was encouraged to quit his job to learn and pray full-time, I am a BIG believer in the man of the house holding down a job, as well as learning Torah.

But there’s a reason that the first question we’re asked when we pass away and approach the gates of Heaven is:

Nasata v’natata b’emunah? Did you deal honestly, with emunah, in your business?” (Tractate Shabbat 31a)

There is no way that slum landlords, millionaire bankruptcies, benefit fraudsters or money launderers can answer that question with a ‘yes’, no matter how much money they might be giving to charity.

You can’t build a mitzvah off the back of an aveira.

And also, if so many people are making their parnassa by mamash investing in bricks and mortar in chul, then it’s little wonder they are so resistant to moving to Israel. It’s very hard to transplant that sort of parnassa to a different country, to Israel.

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So, let’s recap, and then get on to what simple people like you and me can really do, to insulate ourselves from as many of these birth pangs of Moshiach coming, as possible.

RECAP:

  • The numbers of leading rabbis and kabbalists linking the slander, persecution and imprisonment of Rabbi Berland with the spread of COVID-19 is growing all the time.
  • If we want COVID-19 to stop (and more specifically, the awful hysteria around it, which is really what’s destroying the world and the economy) – we need to make teshuva about what lashon hara we might have said, or believed, or spread about Rabbi Berland, and also about Eretz Yisrael, especially if we put other people off from making aliya.
  • The communities and cities being most affected by COVID-19 are those who:
    • Have been spearheading the lashon hara against Rabbi Berland in the frum community;
    • Have been spearheading the lashon hara against Eretz Yisrael, in the frum world
  • (And I’ll add another category here, that Jewish property developers / slumlords in chul also seem to be highly represented amongst the ranks of those succumbing to COVID-19. See this, for a case in point, it’s the owner of ‘Crown Acquisitions’:

https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Trumps-friend-in-coma-from-coronavirus-is-a-Jewish-real-estate-mogul-623278

UPDATE:

Having done a bit more digging, it seems that physicians and politicians are also very highly represented amongst the ranks of people actually dying from Coronavirus. So, to get all our ducks in a row, your chances of having a serious problem with COVID-19, health-wise, seem to be much greater if you are:

  • An orthodox rabbi living in chul, and particularly one who is ‘anti’ Rav Berland or anti making aliya.
  • A property developer
  • A doctor
  • A politician or political figure – especially if you also happen to live in Iran.

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So now, how can we get through the next few weeks and months in as good a state as possible?

The answer lies in prayer, tzedaka and teshuva.

TESHUVA

On top of the specific teshuva required vis Rabbi Berland and Eretz Yisrael, all of us have so much work to do on our mitzvoth bein adam l’havero generally, too.

That means we have to stop speaking lashon hara about friends, acquaintances and family members; and that we have to stop acting so ‘holier-than-thou’, as though we ourselves have nothing left to work on and fix, (this especially applies to parents, and especially to parents of teens).

And we also to make an effort to stop stabbing other people in the back, and pulling them down, and embarrassing them, with all our little  put downs on social media and online, as well as the more ‘traditional’ verbal attacks.

Rav Pinto spoke in a very harif way on how each time we start degrading other Jews and speaking lashon hara and stirring up trouble and causing others pain, we are just feeding the bad angel that’s called COVID-19.

We all have that tendency to engage in one upmanship and verbal sparring. I unfortunately have that tendency in a very strong way, and I’m also really trying to get on top of it more, and to restrict what I say and write as much as possible.

(I’m still failing badly at it, but hey, God appreciates the effort.)

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TZEDAKA

Pesach is round the corner, and there are so many families in Israel, and probably also in your communities too, who are really going to struggle to even have the staples this year. So, if you are still one of the lucky ones who still has a job, or some income coming in, then please think about other people, and share your cash around as much as you can.

If we really are heading into a situation where the global economy is going to be totally wrecked, and money will end up being worthless (assuming you can even get access to your savings, before the banks all go bust), then now is the time to spend some of it helping others.

The kimcha de-pischa you do this year could literally save your life, and it will certainly give you a share in the world to come, whatever else happens. So dig deep, and get your spending priorities straight this year, by putting kimcha de-pischa in the #1 spot, however you can do it.

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PRAYER

Weeks ago, Rabbi Berland asked us all to start saying 7 Tikkun HaKlalis a day, until Pesach.

The Tikkun HaKlali has a miraculous power to fix things at their spiritual root, and to atone for sins that otherwise would require a huge amount of suffering or pain to pay down.

There are literally hundreds of stories of how reciting Tikkun HaKlali at a time of trouble lead to great miracles.

Last Friday, Rabbi Berland upped the amount for people to say to 12 a day.

Honestly?

That’s a lot for me to do. So I’ve been sharing them with my husband, and on some days, my kids are also saying a couple of them.

(Let’s give the credit where’s it’s really due, here: my husband is the one who is really making this happen, he often does 7-10 a day, and then I just kind of fill in what’s missing. Thanks, looove!)

And I am 100% sure that saying Tikkun HaKlali is keeping my family ‘insulated’ from most of the difficulties going on right now.

BH, when we’re home away from the Stasi, it’s actually pretty nice, most of the time, and we’re getting on fine with each other, which by itself is an open miracle.

You can’t have teens and parents together in the same space for approaching a month with no blood on the floor, at least metaphorically, without open miracles mamash.

And other people are finding that, too.

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I received the following from a reader, A, who will stay anonymous for obvious reasons.

We’ll end with this, but let me just emphasise that OF COURSE, we should all be keeping the diktats of Bibi 100% – even the really dumb, scientifically-unproven ones about covering our faces with scarves whenever we go out, and keeping the windows in our cars open – and ESPECIALLY the ones that prevent us from keeping mitzvoth.

That’s really, really important, if we want to stay safe during this whole COVID-19 pandemic, that’s killed 37 people, nearly all over 70, in the space of almost a month here in Israel.

Over to A…..

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Chapter One.

A lady was renting a room in our house, and we made breakfast together. Time was short, but we needed to say 7 tikkun klali’s since that is what the Rav said. So, we got the idea that she would read it line by line in English, since Hebrew was hard, and we would repeat after her. She read the whole thing seven times, giving me a chance to wash lettuce and cut cucumbers, garlic and tomatoes, warm the bread, and lift weights.

We kept on blessing her to have her own home with her own husband. She is very squished in the small room we gave her with all her clothes, books, and other stuff, on top of the things our children left in the room after they married and moved out.

After three days we had almost learned the verses in English by heart, and then that lady started having long telephone conversations with a man she really likes.

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Chapter Two.

The Rav asked for 12 tikun klali’s instead of 7 and my friend was too busy to help. So, for the next three days my routine changed: Woke up at 5:30, prayed, made aduki beans for my husband and oatmeal for my son, and started the tikkun in Hebrew. Each time took 13 minutes, so with periodic gasping for air it was done by 12:00.

And then the miracles became noticeable. Something we had prayed for with weeping twenty years ago showed up at our door.

Let me explain. We had no minyan anywhere near that farmhouse, and even if we did, there was no sefer torah even to borrow. We wished like crazy for a minyan. Any minyan. Which of course we got later in Israel, but not the kind we originally prayed for, which had become just plain irrelevant.

But the wheel goes around, and things again become relevant.

Before the Coronavirus happened the main minyan in our small town started at 7:30. When the police got a bad case of nerves because of the damn panic—umm, the pandemic—they locked up the shuls and people started praying with the minyan outside. After a while the cops closed the yard and told them to pray at home alone.

But they didn’t, because the minyan people showed up on our front porch at 6:00.

After the minyan, later that day, a panicked citizen came to my door, a scarf wrapped around his nose and mouth, and started talking to me in Hebrew, which was hard to understand with the scarf muffling the words. At last he opened the scarf and blurted out that we had to stop the minyan, because the police would give us a 10,000-shekel fine if we kept it up, and besides we were all going to die.

And we thought that was the end.

But early next morning, the minyan showed up on our porch and my husband was standing on the other side of the screen door in his tallit, answering my puzzled look by explaining he couldn’t get them to leave.

Later the guys promised to pay the fine, if we ever got one.

They even lent us a sefer torah. You want to see it? It’s standing in the storage shed with its corona-crown and crowning the top of our extra Pesach refrigerator.

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Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

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There are a lot of strange statistics and ‘coincidences’ that you should be aware of, around COVID-19.

As you could probably tell, being turned away from the Kotel last week was definitely the low spot of last week, and definitely had me feeling pretty despairing there, for a few days afterwards.

The weird mood continued into Shabbat and beyond – especially when I read the headline on the Jpost saying Bibi was ‘seriously considering’ going into full lock down. Because hey, 17 people have died from Coronavirus complications over the last 3 ½ weeks of media-induced hysteria in Israel – most of them over 90 – and OF COURSE that justifies pushing a million people into unemployment.

And closing whole families into small spaces for a month… and making it illegal to exercise, or breathe fresh air, or see anyone who aren’t 100% related to, or go to shul, or a mikva, or a holy site to pray.

Anyone can see that, can’t they?

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So, I got into a strange mood, wondering what on earth our governing classes are really up to, because on Friday, I got out my calculator and did the sums, based on the figures then posted up online for COVID in Israel. If you divide 3,600 people with COVID-19 by 14 fatalities, you get: 0.00388 – or 4/10ths of 1%.

Now, I’m not a maths whiz, but does that sound like a pandemic to you?

Not only that, but if we accept the growing consensus that this COVID-19 has been freely circulating beyond Chinese borders for at least the last 4-5 months – which means that most of us have probably already had it, and have definitely been exposed to way before lockdown started – then that makes the death rate in Israel even more infinitesimally tiny.

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For example, on December 18th, 2019, my brother in London had a barmitzvah.

I didn’t go, but my brother’s father-in-law – who lives in Israel – attended, and immediately after he came back, he went into hospital with a case of very serious pneumonia, and then renal failure.

He was hospitalized in Ichilov hospital in Tel Aviv (by all accounts, a really unpleasant experience) and by nissei nissim, he’s still alive and very slowly on the mend.

But, my brother’s father-in-law sounds like he had a really bad case of what we now know to be COVID-19 – more than three months ago, back in December.

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Two months ago, my youngish upstairs neighbor collapsed in his bathroom on motzae Shabbat, after having a few days of really bad ‘flu’ that saw his temperature sky-rocketing.

Magen Dovid Adam were called, and when all 8 of the first responders (!) showed up, they checked his heart to see if that’s why he fainted, then they told him to go to Shaarei Tzedek.

One of the doctors explained that there was a really bad strain of ‘flu’ going around, and that lots of lots of people were being totally taken out by it.

A day afterwards, both my neighbor’s wife, and me, developed a dry cough with no snot, and a really high temperature, followed by exhaustion that totally took both of us out for a week.

Again, this sounds like the classic symptom set for a ‘mild’ case of COVID-19. And again, we both had this seven weeks ago.

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The more I’m talking to people all over the world, the more we’re figuring out that so many of us seem to have had the classic Coronavirus symptoms many weeks and even months ago.

For sure, Coronavirus poses a danger to older people with underlying health issues, just as the regular flu does, just as a regular cold does, just as cold temperatures and heatwaves and all the other physical stressors and strains do, too.

But here too, I’m perplexed.

The same people who have spent the last decade telling us the world is woefully overpopulated, and stressing that we must all have two children – or less! – to avoid overcrowding are now going nutso because a bunch of 70+ geriatrics are actually dying.

Sure, we miss loved ones when they pass on, but can we have a reality check here for a moment?

Are we really meant to be locking down two billion people – including small kids, teenagers and young people – and throwing millions of people into unemployment, terrible stress and mental depression, just so a few thousand geriatrics can continue to hobble feebly on for a few more months?

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All I can think is that when you’re a God-less atheist, as so many of our ‘leaders’ currently are, the thought of dying scares the living pants off you, because you aren’t living the life that your soul is requiring of you.

But, if you’re living life aware that this is only a corridor, or passageway, and that there is a world to come, and that God is real, and that you will have to account for every second you wasted, and every person you hurt, and every nasty thing you did, and every small child you sacrificed to Moloch (!) – well, then passing on just isn’t that scary.

Personally, I can’t imagine wanting to hang around for more of this world when I hit 90. I watched my own grandmother soldier on in the nursing home with a colostomy bag, smearing brown goo into her mouth in the canteen and being ‘locked down’ into a wheelchair to prevent her from escaping the facility, and the experience taught me I’d much rather go earlier on, and preferably avoid that experience.

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I know it’s not politically-correct to say this, but it seems to me so much of this Coronavirus hysteria is rooted in an inability to deal with the fact that everyone has to die, at some point.

If someone gets to 70, they’ve already had a good shake of the stick. King David himself tells us, (in Psalm 90) that “the length of our days is 70 years, and 80 years if we have strength.” So why is the media trying to persuade us all that having a bunch of old, sick people pass away to the world to come is such a big disaster?

Do they think old, sick people really enjoy carting colostomy bags around the nursing home so very much, while they’re waiting for their relative to come visit them for that one half an hour a week, that they want to carry on living like that indefinitely?

The mind boggles.

In the meantime, here’s some interesting things that I’ve been learning about this COVID-19 epidemic, that should give all of us pause for thought, about what’s really going on here.

As mentioned above, there’s a growing consensus that COVID-19 it didn’t originate in China, and has been circulating around Israel, Europe and the USA for months already, albeit just unidentified as ‘COVID-19’.

This information has some potentially massive consequences for you and me.

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First, let’s set out some facts:

  • In 2019 Billam Gates appeared in a Netflix video as part of the “Explained” series to explore an ‘imaginary’ scenario where a deadly virus erupts from a wet market in China, and then spreads globally, resulting in a disastrous pandemic.
  • In October 2019, the Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security were back playing at ‘imaginary’ scenarios, this time imagining that a pig farm in Brazil initiated another global pandemic, referred to as Event 201.

Here’s how the Event 201 website explained how that ‘imaginary’ scenario comes about:

“outbreak of a novel zoonotic coronavirus transmitted from bats to pigs to people that eventually becomes efficiently transmissible from person to person, leading to a severe pandemic. The pathogen and the disease it causes are modeled largely on SARS, but it is more transmissible in the community setting by people with mild symptoms.”

18 months later, Bill Gates ‘imagines’ 65 million people dead, and the Event 201 website explains:

“The pandemic is beginning to slow due to the decreasing number of susceptible people. The pandemic will continue at some rate until there is an effective vaccine or until 80-90 % of the global population has been exposed.”

Who knew, that Bill Gates – like Bilaam the rasha before him – apparently has a highly-developed prophetic ability?

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But we’re not done with all the ‘coincidences’ yet.

  • Some of the other people who were ‘imagining’ zoonotic pandemics back in October 2019 along with Bill Gates include:
    • Professor George Fu Gao, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention since 2017 – who strangely, in March 2019 publically predicted that China would never again have another ‘SARS-type’ outbreak.
    • Rear Admiral Stephen C. Redd, Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – who was the ‘incident commander’ for the 2009 H1N1 pandemic response, when: “Dr. Redd ensured that 81 million people in the United States were vaccinated against H1N1.”
    • Adrian Thomas, the Vice President of Johnson & Johnson, and person responsible for overseeing Johnson & Johnson’s ‘pandemic preparedness’, which includes developing vaccines for HIV, Ebola and Dengue Fever.

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HOW IS THIS FOR A MASSIVE COINCIDENCE??

Just yesterday, as I was pulling this article together, Johnson & Johnson announced that they will be ready to start trials of their COVID-19 vaccine in September 2020!

How marvelously fortuitous that Johnson & Johnson somehow knew enough about how this current Coronavirus pandemic would pan out, to hit the ground running (despite having so many people in lockdown!) and get a trial vaccine ready in record time.

Also, how marvelous that this vaccine is being allowed to ‘skip’ all the otherwise mandatory other stages of testing to go straight to human guinea pig stage, because of all the hysteria around COVID-19.

Now we’ve got that massive ‘coincidence’ out the way, let’s continue.

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  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given around $14 million of funding to a biotech company located in Cambridge, Massachusetts called Moderna Inc., to develop a vaccine against COVID-19. That Coronavirus vaccine, called ‘mRNA-1273’, is using totally untried and untested new gene editing technology, yet amazingly this cutting-edge vaccine was also ready in a matter of weeks and has already been sent to the USA’s National Institute of Health (NIH) to be tested on human beings, totally skipping the ‘being tested on mice’ stage that all new medications are supposed to go through.
  • The Gates Foundation, and its client organisations like the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) are also the main financial backers of the World Health Organisation, the WHO. CEPI just called for $2 billion to be donated to push a COVID vaccine through in super-quick time.
  • In Israel, one of the key government spokesmen pushing for a total and complete lockdown is a guy called Professor Itamar Grotto. Professor Grotto won a tender (whatever that means….) back in 2016 to become the new Health Ministry Deputy Director General. Professor Grotto is big believer in vaccines – back in 2014 he co-authored a paper saying that young children should be vaccinated against the flu to create ‘herd immunity’ against a flu pandemic – and he was also elected to the Executive Board of the World Health Organization in May 2018 – only the second Israeli to ever have been given that honor.

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Three weeks ago, Professor Grotto was popping up everywhere, loudly demanding that we all go into full lockdown immediately for months, a la Wuhan, where people in hazmat suits would be dumping our matzah on the road outside our homes, before running away (and shooting anyone who stayed outside for too long).

Poor Professor Grotto. How unfortunate that the WHO’s initial (and very scary…) predictions for the elevated death rate from COVID-19 were recently shown to be totally unfounded.

Even though the media is trying to whip up a frenzy about the people who are dying, the facts are that VERY FEW PEOPLE ARE DYING, and most of them are really old, and / or really ill, with some minor exceptions that are used to make headlines all over the world and whip up more panic.

According to THIS ARTICLE which quotes a doctor in the US, there aren’t even any specific tests for COVID-19, just generalized ‘Coronavirus’ tests:

“Here’s the problem: we are testing people for any strain of a Coronavirus, not specifically for COVID-19. There are no reliable tests for a specific COVID-19 virus. There are no reliable agencies or media outlets for reporting numbers of actual COVID-19 virus cases. This needs to be addressed first and foremost. Every action and reaction to COVID-19 is based on totally flawed data and we simply can not make accurate assessments.”

But that’s not stopping governments all over the world from making very harmful decisions for the long-term mental and economic health of their citizens, all based on flawed data and WHO propaganda.

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Just to get this into proper perspective, let’s take a look at what John Lee, MD, a recently retired professor of pathology and a former NHS consultant pathologist, wrote in The Spectator a couple of days ago:

“The simplest way to judge whether we have an exceptionally lethal disease is to look at the death rates. Are more people dying than we would expect to die anyway in a given week or month?

Statistically, we would expect about 51,000 to die in Britain this month. At the time of writing, 422 deaths are linked to Covid-19 — so 0.8 per cent of that expected total.

On a global basis, we’d expect 14 million to die over the first three months of the year. The world’s 18,944 coronavirus deaths represent 0.14 per cent of that total.

These figures might shoot up but they are, right now, lower than other infectious diseases that we live with (such as flu). Not figures that would, in and of themselves, cause drastic global reactions.”

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Now, let’s turn to some more interesting ‘coincidences’.

  • Fort Detrick is an American bio-weapons lab ostensibly run by the US military, but in effect run by the CIA and the state-within-a-state that was responsible for such horrors as the MK Ultra Project, that I wrote about HERE.
  • On August 5, 2019, the CDC forced Fort Detrick to shut its operations with immediate effect, because of safety lapses that saw *something* unpleasant escape. What the *something* may have been, we don’t know, but Fort Detrick was at the forefront of researching how to weaponise illnesses and viruses, and how to use animals and insects as ‘vectors’ to spread these illnesses to a particular population. This is known as ‘biological warfare’, and is meant to be illegal and an international war crime.
  • Between October 18-27, 2019, the Military World Games was held in Wuhan, Hubei, China. The American military was in attendance.

This from Wikipedia:

“After the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreakconspiracy theories about COVID-19 being the CIA’s creation to keep China down were all over the Chinese internet,[27] according to The Economist. Some articles on popular sites in Chinese have accused American athletes participating in the Wuhan Military World Games to have deployed the virus.

They claim the inattentive attitude and disproportionately below average results of American athletes in the game indicate they might have been in for other purposes and they might actually be bio-warfare operatives, and that their place of residence during their stay in Wuhan was also close to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, where the first known cluster of cases occurred.[28][29]

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  • Researchers in China, Taiwan and Japan all independently concluded that the COVID-19 virus did not originate in China, and possibly originated in the USA.
  • In February 2020, the Japanese Asahi News network, claimed that COVID-19 originated in the USA. They also stated that a large percentage of the 14,000 Americans who apparently died from the flu in 2019-20 may actually have died from COVID-19, instead.
  • On February 27, 2020, Taiwan TV published the research of a well-known virologist and pharmacologist that showed that the USA has all 5 known strains (or haplotypes) of the COVID-19 virus. The strains of COVID-19 rampaging through Italy and Iran are different from the strain that infected China, and therefore cannot have come from China, as the main source of infection.
  • That same virologist stated that the US had already had 200+ deaths in the last few months attributed to ‘unexplained’ pulmonary fibrosis, where the patient couldn’t breathe and basically suffocated to death. This is the classic way COVID-19 kills people – but of course, the USA hasn’t been testing anyone for COVID-19 until very, very recently.
  • The most virulent strain of COVID-19 is in Iran, followed by Italy, then China.
  • The strain of COVID-19 in Israel appears to be extremely mild, which is why only 17 people, mostly geriatrics with many pre-existing health issues, have died from it, even though Israel has already been in some form of lockdown for more than 3 weeks, already.

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Let’s dive into the last batch of ‘interesting coincidences’ I want to share with you here now, before we get into the spiritual response to all this, and what is really being expected of us, as believing Jews and righteous gentiles.

Yesterday night, I decided to research Moshe Bar Siman-Tov, or ‘BARSI’ the controversial head of the Health Ministry who is the first non-doctor to hold the job, and who is actually an economist, not a medical professional.

BARSI has been another one who has been aggressively pushing for full lockdown right from the start, with precious little science or real information to back up that approach.

In 2002-3, Siman-Tov was granted a fellowship from the Milken Innovation Center.

I went to look up what this Milken Innovation Center actually is, and found out it’s connected to the Milken Institute being run by the notorious Michael Milken, of junk bond villainy fame, and his brother Lowell Milken.

That’s not all.

The Milken Institute is clearly just loving this whole COVID-19 pandemic thing, and they have a whole long message from Michael on their front page about it, plus the whole site seems to have been swiftly redesigned – across many different pages – to be all about COVID-19.

I don’t know about you, but I find all this strange.

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Here’s the beginning of Michael Milken’s statement, on the site:

Statement from Milken Institute Chairman Michael Milken

All of us at Milken Institute are working closely with leaders in industry, government, and medical research organizations to:

  • mitigate the spread of COVID-19;

  • expedite the discovery and rollout of tests/treatments/cures and;

  • consult with economic and policy leaders to provide information and expertise that can help companies and their employees weather the current conditions.

And here’s where you can see the Milken Institute’s ‘COVID-19’ Vaccine Tracker:

https://milkeninstitute.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/Covid19%20Tracker%20NEW3-30-20.pdf

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AGAIN, ISN’T ALL THIS AN AMAZING COINCIDENCE?

That a guy who had a fellowship with the MilkenInnovationCentre, an organization totally dedicated to pushing vaccines, and developing experimental treatments, and with an expressed interest in turning medical databases into ‘research and data goldfields’ that can be ‘mined’ for profit, should be the same guy who is so aggressively pushing the whole country into lockdown, and demanding mass-swabbing of every single citizen in Israel?

(Another strange coincidence I noticed is that the MyHeritage site donated 66,000 swabs to the State of Israel last week. Those are the same swabs that MyHeritage uses to track your DNA and deconstruct your own personal genome. And for Freemason watchers, notice how many times the numbers ’66’ and ’33’ seem to pop up… it’s kind of creepy.)

And another strange coincidence is that Siman-Tov gave a talk on April 1st, 2019, on how data from Israel’s health records is a ‘goldmine’, for R+D and drug development companies.

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Here’s a pertinent excerpt from that article:

Last year, Israel’s cabinet approved a 1 billion shekel ($276 million) investment in digital health, focusing primarily on commercializing and otherwise deriving value from the country’s medical databanks.

Here’s some of what Siman-Tov had to say then, about this ‘goldmine’ of medical data:

“We found out a few years ago, about five years ago, that we actually have a gold mine,” Siman-Tov said in a media briefing. “All this data that is longitudinal, integrated, diverse. We are just 9 million people, but the population of Israel came from 150 countries so we are genetically diverse. …

“We decided that we need to maintain this advantage and make health organizations be aware of the gold mine that they have, because until a few years ago the health organizations were busy with supplying the services that they needed to supply, and they were not open to innovation or collaboration with the industry at all.” (emphasis mine)

And, from that same article, here’s what Bibi Netanyahu had to say about how he was trying to cash in on all of our private medical data being collected in Israel, to sell if off to big Pharma:

“This is a focused databank of the health records of almost each and every one of us over the last two decades,” he said at the time. “This is a great asset and we want to make it available to researchers, developers and companies in order to receive two things: Preventive medicine and personal medicine, personally calibrated for each person.

“Of course, this depends on the agreement of each person — this right is maintained absolutely. We are achieving a breakthrough here on a global level. The interest of global companies is very great. I have already met with many of them. They all want to come here, and rightly so. They see this as a new direction.” (emphasis mine)

DO YOU BELIEVE IN COINCIDENCES?

What do you think is going to happen to all that data that the Health Ministry will have, after it’s mandatorily swabbed all 9 million of us, in the name of tracking down ‘COVID-19’ antibodies?

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This is turning into one of those very long articles again, but I just want to bring all the different strands together, both derech hateva and spiritually, into one place, so going forward more of us have a better understanding of what is really going on, here.

So now, let’s include the more spiritual side of things.

On February 6, 2020, Rabbi Eliezer Berland said:

“THERE’S A TERRIBLE DECREE OF WORLD DESTRUCTION BY THE CORONAVIRUS.”

He then wrote his prayer to be saved from the Coronavirus, and asked for it to be translated and spread around in as many languages as possible. It got translated into 38 languages, and you can see the prayer HERE.

Then on February 9, 2020, Rabbi Berland was arrested and imprisoned by the corrupt Israeli police. I can’t even write that they fabricated charges against him, because the truth is that even today there is absolutely no case against him, and nothing they can really charge him with.

Then, on February 21, 2020, kabbalist Rabbi Menashe Amon recorded a shiur where he said:

“What happens [when people start talking against Rav Berland?] Machalat Corona (the Coronavirus). Dear Jews, there is a very hard gezeira (decree), and chas v’shalom that it should not befall Am Yisrael. The Talmud says “Anyone who disgraces a talmid chacham – receives a disease of which there is no cure.”

The Coronavirus then exploded into the headlines in Israel on that same date, February 21, 2020. This is from Wikipedia:

The first case of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic in Israel was confirmed on 21 February 2020, after a female citizen tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 at the Sheba Medical Center after return from quarantine on the Diamond Princess ship in Japan.

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Since then, almost every day Bibi and his coterie of advisors from the Orwellian ‘Ministry of Health’ have been doing their best to panic the Israeli public with more unjustified hysteria about Coronavirus, and to also paint the frum community as the place with the highest rates of infection.

It’s hard to keep track of all the anti-semitic, and totally unscientific and unprovable headlines that have been continually pumped out in the press.

Like for example, stories saying that yeshivas and synagogues are the places most to blame for ‘spreading’ the virus. There is absolutely no way they could know this, unless they were testing far more of the population and had a much better idea of who has COVID-19, and who doesn’t.

Or to put it another way – this is totally fake news.

And stories saying that frum cities like Bnei Brak have the highest prevalence of COVID-19 infections, which is why Bibi is reportedly looking at quarantining Chareidi cities, as the next step in the Israeli government’s war against the Torah world.

Let’s just take a closer look at the stats, shall we, courtesy of Yeshiva World News, to see what we’re really talking about, here.

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Bnei Brak has a population of 260,000 people, including a very high percentage of young people and children. The number of confirmed COVID cases there is 267. Let’s do the maths: That comes to 0.001% – or a tenth of 1% of the population.

Remember that COVID-19 has been circulating freely in Israel for at least 3-4 months already, so most people have already been exposed to it.

Also remember, that mostly only geriatrics and people with existing health issues are badly affected by it.

Does it really sound like there is a genuine need to ‘quarantine’ Bnei Brak, based on a tenth of one percent of the community being diagnosed with it?

Or, does it sound like something very strange is going on here, that is totally unrelated to the reality on the ground?

Even Jerusalem, the ‘hardest hit’ of all cities in Israel has just 352 confirmed cases of COVID-19, out of a population of 874,186 people. Again, let’s do the maths, shall we?

352 % 874,186 = an infection rate of 0.0004 – or less than a twentieth of 1% of the population of Jerusalem.

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The more people they test, the more people they will find have COVID-19.

And this shouldn’t surprise or shock anyone, because as we said, it’s becoming clearer and clearer that this virus has been circulating in Israel – and everywhere else in the world – for AT LEAST 3-4 months.

The real statistics to keep in mind are the amount of deaths we’re dealing with here in Israel, and as of writing (March 31, 2020) – it’s 17 people, 14 of which were over 65, and most of whom appear to be over 90.

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A few days ago, Rabbi Aharon Stern, son of the kabbalist Rabbi Dovid Chaim Stern in Bnei Brak, explained that:

“Hashem is angry….

Rav Berland is stuck in prison, and Am Yisrael is stuck with this Coronavirus.

We need to go out, and to cry out, until they free Rabbi Berland from the prison. If you have any brains in your head, if anyone wants to really save this [Jewish] people….

Perhaps, it was decreed that the Coronavirus was meant to be in the rest of the world, but in Eretz Yisrael, there was not supposed to be any Coronavirus.

EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING ONLY BECAUSE RABBI BERLAND IS LANGUISHING IN PRISON.”

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If not for all the terrible persecution, imprisonment and slander of Rabbi Berland going on, he’s effectively telling us that Israel shouldn’t even have had a single person die from Coronavirus.

Which brings me on to the next part of this post, and that’s what is happening in Jewish communities outside of Israel, because as more information starts to filter in, it’s looking more and more that Coronavirus is having a much greater impact on Jewish communities abroad, than on the non-Jewish communities.

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In the UK, the rate of fatalities from COVID-19 is 10 times greater for the Jewish community, than the non-Jewish community.

In the US, I haven’t been able to find explicit statistics, but you can see from the reporting that the COVID-19 outbreak is focused-in on the most populous frum American Jewish communities, including Brooklyn, Crown Heights, Williamsburg, Monsey, Lakewood, Five Town and Los Angeles, amongst others.

I spoke to my brother who lives in Staten Island, and he was telling me a lot of anecdotal stories of many Jews, predominantly still older Jews, dying in and around the New York / New Jersey area, plus Los Angeles.

Everywhere you look in chul, Jewish communities – and especially orthodox Jewish communities, and especially orthodox Rabbis – are being hit way harder by Coronavirus, proportionately to their numbers, than the non-Jewish communities.

So, what can we learn from all of this?

Let’s try to pull it all together.

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The first thing to remember – and this is something that I spent an hour reminding myself of again this morning, during my hitbodedut  – is that God is running the world, and that whatever else is going on here, God is 100% behind the Coronavirus outbreak.

Beyond that, we have kabbalists and rabbis telling us that the persecution and imprisonment of Rabbi Berland is why we have Coronavirus in Israel, and that the Coronavirus will disappear ONCE RABBI BERLAND IS FREED.

Then, we have Rabbi Berland’s own messages about what’s going on, including his most recent one that this week is going to be rough, but that everything will turn around by Leil Seder.

If that sounds fantastic, we have to remember that:

  • Most of us have already been exposed to COVID-19, so the spike in infection rates and the number of fatalities will be way, way less than the ‘experts’ – especially those ‘experts’ associated with the WHO – have been predicting.
  • The fatality rates in Israel are frankly a joke – more people die every year from toenail fungus. 17 fatalities % 9,000,000 citizens of Israel = 0.0000019. It’s so small, I don’t even know how to express that as a percentage.
  • In a normal year, 14 million people usually die across the world in the three months from January-March, even when there is no Coronavirus hysteria. Bear that in mind, when looking at the statistics for fatalities being attributed to COVID-19.
  • Even in chul, nearly all the victims of COVID-19 are geriatrics. [1]And even in chul, the death rate is still no greater than an average severe flu season.
  • Jewish communities in chul are losing disproportionately greater numbers of people to COVID-19 than the non-Jewish communities.

Now that we know that COVID-19 is coming because people are speaking against Rabbi Berland and giving their stamp of approval to the persecution of him, his Shuvu Banim community, and the wider frum world – all of this starts to come into much sharper focus, doesn’t it?

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Let’s try to sum up the main points.

  • COVID-19 didn’t originate in China, and has been circulating all over the world for at least 4-5 months already.
  • Israel only has Coronavirus because of the persecution and imprisonment of Rabbi Berland. When he’s freed from prison, the Coronavirus outbreak will stop.
  • The Israeli government appears to be deliberately using fear tactics about Coronavirus to:
    • a) wreck the economy
    • b) wreck Pesach and
    • c) impose mandatory ‘swabbing’ on all of us, so they can cash in on their medical information database in cahoots with big Pharma, and
    • d) go to war against the frum community, including outlawing even the most basic mitzvah observance.
  • The media is complicit in presenting a very false picture of the true scope and danger involved with COVID-19 fatalities – at least, in Israel.

Ad kan, with all the interesting ‘coincidences’.

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There are new ‘coincidences’ popping up all the time, and I’ll be sure to try to keep an eye out for any more information that could help fill out the picture of what is really going on here.

But one thing seems to be obvious:

COVID-19 didn’t originate in China, and has been circulating in Israel, the US, and many other countries in the world for many long months, already.

One of the things that means is that most of us have already been exposed to it on innumerable occasions, and that many of us have probably already had it this winter.

Which means that instead of the disease suddenly whooshing up into a massive and massively fatal spike, God forbid, the way Bibi and all his little WHO / big Pharma buddies are claiming, it could actually be on the way out, as more and more people develop natural immunity to it because they already had it, even months ago.

Time will tell, but China is already reporting no new domestic cases of COVID-19 this week, which means they effectively beat the disease in around 4 months.

But in the meantime, please do go ahead and keep all the rules that Bibi and the Health Ministry and imposing on everyone, to totally destroy the economy and totally take control over everyone’s life.

Because it’s totally inconceivable that our governments could be lying to us about what is really going on here.

[Sarcasm off].

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FOOTNOTES:

[1] Even in Italy, statistics show that 99% of the fatalities occurred to people over 60, and that 99% of fatalities occurred to people who had a pre-existing health condition.

Also, take a look at this article from the former Director General of the Ministry of Health Professor Yoram Lass, who was elbowed aside for Moshe Bar Siman-Tov, and who is now being treated as a social leper because he’s daring to challenge Grotto and Bar Siman-Tov’s narrative:

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-lockdown-lunacy-1001322696

Here’s a few quotes from that:

Do you think you are being excluded because you presented an unpopular position?

“I can tell you that several days ago I heard with my own ears, after I was interviewed on the radio by Nissim Mishal, the deputy director of the Ministry of Health Prof. Itamar Grotto tell Mishal that I shouldn’t be brought into studios. And last Friday, I was invited to the studio by Ayala Hasson.

Some three days beforehand, they called me and ask not to go anywhere else, and then the day before they cancelled. And who did they replace me with on the program? The futurist David Passig, who told the people of Israel that in the best case scenario 40 million people would die, and in the worst case scenario 300 million people would die.

That shows you how the media is only trumpeting hysteria. Because it was clear that if I was sitting next to him, I would only have told an amazed Israeli people that every year 17,000 Italians die of flu while in Israel only 126 dies of flu last year….

….the medical price of what is happening now resembles price paid for the seasonal flu virus that we have every fall. In the State of Israel, 126 people die, in the US 40,000 people, in Italy 17,000 [from regular flu every year] and that’s the price we are prepared to pay to live normal lives.”

The question remains, WHO is benefitting from whipping up all this pointless hysteria, wrecking the economy and putting 2 billion into lockdown?

When we know the answer to that, I suspect we’ll know a lot more than we do now.

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For the last few years, I’ve kind of being playing softball with a lot of the bloggers, ‘rabbis’ and commentators out there.

But after I read the latest message from Rabbi Aharon Stern, son of the famous kabbalist Rabbi Dovid Chaim Stern, and a mekubal in his own right, I realise that it’s time to take the gloves off, here on the blog.

First, please go and read what he has to say, in full, for yourself here:

If you’re short on time, here’s the takeaway points:

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“Chazal tell us that there are things that the judgment is ‘signed’ because of them. When they came and took Rav Berland, and put him in jail – this was the cry that ascended to the Heavens.

All of this big commotion is happening because this Tzaddik (Rabbi Eliezer Berland, shlita) is languishing in prison – in ‘bidud’ (isolation).

Hashem is angry….

Rav Berland is stuck in prison, and Am Yisrael is stuck with this Coronavirus.

We need to go out, and to cry out, until they free Rabbi Berland from the prison. If you have any brains in your head, if anyone wants to really save this [Jewish] people….

Perhaps, it was decreed that the Coronavirus was meant to be in the rest of the world, but in Eretz Yisrael, there was not supposed to be any Coronavirus.

EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING ONLY BECAUSE RABBI BERLAND IS LANGUISHING IN PRISON.”

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Rav Stern continued:

“We need to cry out to Hashem, and then maybe he will take away from us this terrible gezeira. But we also need to act! We need action!

If we don’t get Rabbi Berland out of prison, then Am Yisrael will be in a huge problem! Chas v’shalom, this can continue to worsen and spread.

I didn’t want to open my mouth, but this thing depends on us. We can save Am Yisrael, RIGHT NOW.

Even though these words may sound strange, you should know that I am telling you the truth.”

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Yesterday, I tried to go and pray at the Kotel, for day 23 of my 40 day prayer-a-thon.

I was stopped at the entrance to the plaza by a female guard – who herself was totally disregarding any rules about ‘social distancing’, and doing the usual flirting with the male guards thing until I showed up – which is when she told me to halt in my tracks (Achtung!!!!!)

Where are you from? She asked me aggressively.

I told her Abu Tor.

She repeated that literally four times, until I felt I should reassure her I was a Jew coming to pray at the Kotel, and not an Arab, because maybe that was the problem. Halavai. The real problem was that I was a Jew coming to pray at the Kotel.

A female Border Policewoman then looked over the top of the wall at me, (Raus!!) and started making veiled threats about Abu Tor being more than 100 metres away from the Kotel, and that I was running the risk of getting a 5oo nis fine for walking more than 100 metres from my house.

What happens if the grocery store is more than 100 metres away from my house? I wanted to know.

It’s ok to go out to get things like food, things that you need, she told me.

What if I need to pray? I wanted to know. Because believe me, I really needed to pray at the Kotel yesterday…

You can pray at home, she told me dismissively.

I so wanted to punch her in the face.

Thankfully, I’ve had a lot of practise now at squashing my more unhelpful Moroccan tendencies, so I spat out a ‘todah’ that was as sarcastic as I could make it, and turned around.

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As soon as I was out of sight of the Wailing Wall’s Wehrmacht, I burst into tears.

Come on, Hashem, I can’t believe this! I’m being barred from praying at the Kotel by ‘Jews’!!! How much longer are You just going to let all the evil rule the world, and to continue to crush everyone’s soul into the floor, Hashem?!

To say I was gutted is a total understatement.

They’ve shut down all the shuls, all the yeshivas, all the kollels, all the men’s mikvas.

In the chareidi world, there are THANK GOD still large pockets of resistance, and a great many people who really do believe in Hashem, and have the emuna that keeping mitzvot is important regardless of what heretics think about Coronavirus.

More and more of those people are starting to wake up and to protest the terrible evil that’s going on here, and they aren’t just taking all these anti-Torah, anti-Semitic decrees mildly, like lambs to the slaughter. (Where have I heard that phrase somewhere before?)

But in the so-called modern orthodox world, the ‘dati leumi’ world, even the anglo-Chareidi world? The picture is very different.

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Yesterday, I was talking to a friend who would self define as ‘dati leumi’, and she was telling me how she’s very scared the government is about to close down the women’s mikvahs. The conversation then lead on to how little protest against all these anti-semitic, anti-Torah decrees is coming out from the dati leumi camp in Israel – who are still more obsessed with politics than with Hashem and His Torah – and I ended up blurting this out:

All this Coronavirus stuff is really showing me who has real emuna and yirat shemayim and who doesn’t, and I have to tell you I’m seeing very little emuna and fear of Heaven in the dati leumi camp.

There. The elephant in the room had finally been mentioned.

And now it’s been publically identified, let it rampage around for the next few paragraphs.

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For years and years, I’ve been writing about what a huge Tzaddik Rabbi Berland is.

I wrote two meticulously researched books that set out first his history, background and Torah pedigree – based on thousands of hours of taped interviews with some of the world’s biggest Tzaddikim – and then the whole, corrupt ‘trial’ that saw him go to prison in 2017 for crimes he never committed.

Let’s be generous and say that back then, so few people had heard of him before the media in Israel started slandering his name and muddying the waters with outright lies and fake videos, it’s understandable that they could have been fooled into thinking the worst.

But that wasn’t the real problem.

The real problem is that so many people out there – even people who consider themselves to be fine, upstanding religious Jews – are actually up to their necks in lashon hara, slander, arrogance, heretical thinking and Facebook.

So when all those juicy Rabbi Berland lies came along, they swallowed it down so very easily, because it came from the same sewer-source they were already happily swimming in 24/7.

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Fast forward three years, and back in October 2019, it all started happening all over again.

More obviously fake stories by Channel 13,  more obviously politicised smear pieces and hatchet jobs carefully placed throughout the Israeli media, including on pretend-chareidi sites.

Hashem geared it all up again, to give Am Yisrael a second bite at the teshuva cherry, and to show them just how easily they’d been fooled by the same tactics the first time around, so they could understand how they – and so many people together with them – were duped.

Thankfully, many people had their eyes open this time around, so the fake news had far less impact on far fewer people than the forces of evil hoped. That’s the good news.

The bad news is that so many of us are still so emuna-deficient, and still so emunat-tzaddikim compromised, that the fact that the Tzaddik HaDor was sent back to prison on obviously falsified charges didn’t move us at all.

And so, Hashem decided to send a very big test along, that was really going to show us just how much emuna we really have, and just how much yirat shemayim we really have, and just how much true connection to kedusha and real tzaddikim we really have, and He called that test Coronavirus.

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The last couple of weeks, I have watched alternatively amazed and horrified at the ZERO emuna so many of our so-called rabbis and religious leaders have displayed, particularly in the dati leumi / modern orthodox camp, and particularly in the anglo so-called chareidi camp, especially out of Israel.

As these people have rushed to excuse and justify the closing of talmud Torahs, shuls, mikvahs and now even holy sites like the Kotel and the Tomb of the Patriarchs; and have rushed to pass new ‘rulings’ that make traif kosher – anything to go along with the evil people running the country, and to keep their own status and salaries – they have made it blindingly obvious that their path is not one of real Torah or yirat shemayim.

Really, it’s OK to do ‘Zoom’ at the seder?

Really, it’s OK to hold a ‘minyan’ via smartphone?

Really, it’s OK to tell people to stop going to mikvahs?

REALLY?

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Over the last few weeks and months, so many leading kabbalists and rabbis in the chareidi world have come out with strong statements linking the spread of Coronavirus specifically with the defamation and disgrace of Rabbi Eliezer Berland, as well as with talking lashon hara and spreading slander, more generally.

Most of the apparently ‘orthodox’ bloggers and commentators and news sites out there have totally ignored these statements, at best, and some have even openly mocked the rabbonim who made them.

When I wrote the Geula P*rn post yesterday, I had these people and sites in mind.

But after reading Rav Stern’s latest statement, and having been turned away from praying at the Kotel yesterday, I feel that veiled statements and shadow-boxing with bad is no longer enough.

So, let’s lay it on the line.

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What I’ve learned from all this Coronavirus saga, so far, is that the main reason why rabbis, bloggers, writers, papers, commentators haven’t been coming to defend Rabbi Berland is because they actually don’t give a monkeys about God or His Torah, either.

That is now as clear as day.

How can they close the Kotel, and you aren’t protesting? How can they stop synagogues from operating, and you stand there applauding this action on the grounds of health and safety?

These people are totally disconnected from their own souls, and from truth, and from Torah.

And that’s the reason why they are also disconnected from our real Tzaddikim, and ignoring and disparaging huge kabbalists and Tzaddikim, and slandering or ‘pointedly ignoring’ Rabbi Berland.

So really, I have to say thank you, Coronavirus, for finally ripping the masks off so many faces, and showing us all what we’re really dealing with.

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Four years ago, I wrote a whole bunch of stuff bringing quotes from people like the Milkman, and Rabbi Dovid Chaim Stern, which basically made it clear that Rav Berland is the last test before Moshiach comes, and geula arrives unmistakeably.

So many people failed that test last time around.

But God is giving us all one more chance to be on the right side of the spiritual equation, when the curtain finally comes down.

If you care more about your own social standing, your status, the State of Israel, or petty partisan politics which means you will only broadcast messages from people in your own camp who wear the sort of kippa you approve of, you are probably going to fail the current test involving Rabbi Berland really badly.

You aren’t going to risk writing a blog post pointing out the link between Coronavirus and Rabbi Berland being in jail on false charges.

You aren’t going to protest that synagogues and holy sites and Jewish life is being totally shut down in the Jewish state on the flimsiest of pretexts.

You aren’t going to admit that so many of the leaders and ideas in the dati leumi and anglicised chareidi world are spiritually ‘off’, and disconnected from real Torah and true emuna.

You aren’t going to accept that YOU are playing a huge part in the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus, and the ongoing suffering it’s causing to literally billions of people around the world, because you are choosing to shut your eyes to our true Tzaddikim, and closing your ears to our real rabbis, to continue empowering charlatans who like to churn out more Geula P*rn and mislead the masses about the real reasons things are happening in the world.

And the REAL teshuva we all need to make, to get things to turn around.

If that’s you, I really don’t envy you.

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But if you want to be in the other camp – the camp that really does care about Hashem, and about Torah, and about mitzvot, and is really trying to make teshuva and to have some real emuna and connection to our real rabbis, it’s so easy to put yourself into it.

Just take a stand, publically, for the Rav, and either share something, or write something, or record something, telling your family and friends that the Coronavirus pandemic is only going to stop when Rav Berland gets out of jail.

Screw up your courage, and have some real emuna and real emunat tzaddikim.

I know it’s scary, but once you try it you’ll feel so liberated from the rule of tyranny that’s clamped down on us all in such a suffocating fashion the last two weeks.

All you have to do is say this:

When Rav Berland is released from prison, the Coronavirus epidemic will end, and Am Yisrael will be saved.

Right now, it’s so very easy to put yourself on the side of good and right.

And also, so very hard.

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UPDATE:

In the UK, I just found out that 4.5% of the fatalities from Coronavirus are Jews, while Jews make up just 0.3% of the overall population. To put this another way, there are 10 times more deaths occurring from Coronavirus in the UK Jewish community, than in the non-Jewish community.

This is NOT because Jews like to mingle and hug each other. It’s because God is sending this Coronavirus specifically for Jews in the UK to make teshuva. Remember this?

Meanwhile, someone sent me a text message that said this:

TEHILLIM NEEDED:

Brooklyn Rosh Yeshiva Critical

5 Town Rov Critical

Petira of Derech Chaim Rosh Yeshiva, Lakewood

Boro Park Corona victim, HaRav….

Son of [NAME] Rebbe, Corona victim

Posek of Paris, Dayan, Moreh Tzedek… succumbs to Coronavirus

Principal of Beis Chana in Paris passes away

[Name] Rebbe of London niftar

First fatality in Montreal is chassidic Jew

ZAKA France: “A large percentage of victims are from the frum kehilla”

“What’s the chances, statistically, of all these frum rabbis dying in chul?”

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Also, let’s throw into the mix that so many of the communities in the US being quoted in the press as being at the heart of this epidemic are Young Israel, aka modern orthodox. And so many more of the communities coming into sharp focus because of the pandemic are also often very vocally ‘anti’ Breslov.

Do you believe in coincidences?

Because I don’t.

God is trying to get our attention, and cancelling our mitzvot observance to kowtow to secular diktats about what’s really causing this pandemic is not going to solve the problem. It’s only going to make it worse.

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UPDATE #2:

I’ve been having an email exchange with someone who keeps telling me that all these people who are passing away are ‘tzaddikim’. Maybe that’s true, maybe it isn’t. But what I can definitely say is that just the mere fact of passing away from COVID-19 doesn’t make someone a ‘tzaddik’ – and that word is being applied way too liberally these days.

There is a real tzaddik who is currently still sitting in prison. I know he’s a tzaddik, because lots of other bona fide tzaddikim tell me that he’s a tzaddik, and they even hint that he’s the Tzaddik HaDor, and that he’s even the head of the Lamed Vavnikim, and that he’s even the most holy and kadosh person who is currently alive in the world.

So, because of what these holy rabbis are saying, I believe that Rabbi Eliezer Berland really IS a tzaddik, and that all this suffering is going on because we aren’t recognising who he really is, and also because we’ve been slandering him and believing and even sharing all the horrible lies about him.

But when I read headlines like this:

44 Rabbis in Diaspora have passed away from Coronavirus

And, when I read headlines like this:

Anti-Semitism on the rise, Jews blamed for coronavirus

And then, when I go and start researching, and I quickly discover that so many things are going on behind closed doors involving money laundering, benefit fraud, “slum landlords”, dodgy property deals, and illegal and immoral business practices – and a million other bits of information that suggest that greed, bad middot and hypocrisy are the name of the game in so many places around the world….

Then, I find it hard to believe that everyone who is being impacted from Coronavirus is a tzaddik.

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Rav Berland told us clearly, that this is about the mitzvot bein adam l’havero.

There are so many bad middot washing around our communities, even the most apparently ‘frum’ communities, that’s it’s hard to know even where to begin. Giving tzedeka – even a lot of tzedeka – doesn’t make someone a tzaddik, especially if they are earning their money in a traif, immoral way and hurting a lot of people and destroying the world, in the process.

We all have so very much teshuva we need to make.

And until we start making that teshuva  – in particular, about our own behavior and actions concerning the Tzaddik HaDor Rav Berland – and start being honest about our own bad middot, and acknowledging that we really aren’t the tzaddikim we like to pretend to ourselves that we are – Coronavirus hysteria and the ridiculous lockdown will continue.

And surely, nobody wants that?

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Yesterday, one of my readers sent me an email with screenshots from another ‘story’ that belongs to the genre of Geula P*rn.

In case you don’t know what Geula P*rn is, let me try to describe it.

Much like p*rn itself takes something that is the epitome of holiness and kedusha, i.e. the unification of a husband and wife in the quest to create a new life, and sucks all the kedusha out of that whole process, and makes it totally about cheap thrills and dark side ‘titillation’ – Geula P*rn does the same thing to our unfolding redemption process.

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Without a doubt, the situation is currently very stressful, dramatic and emotionally-wrenching.

Fear is rampaging all over the globe, and our elected officials and their media lackeys are doing their best to keep us all totally over-strung in a state of permanent fight-or-flight.

They know that panicked people can be easily controlled. They know that scared people are operating from their ‘primitive brain’, and that when that snake brain kicks in, the more mature functions and insight that we associate with acting like a sentient human being, as opposed to acting like a trained animal, get switched off.

All this fear and panic is being deliberately engineered, and it’s 100% coming from the dark side.

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As I talked about before, the whole work here is turn all this ‘fallen fear’ about Coronavirus into yirat shemayim that only God is controlling the world, and only God decides who will die and what’s going to kill them.

As a corollary to that, only God decides if someone is going to get infected by Coronavirus, and if so, by which route that’s going to happen. So, panicking and beating ourselves up about possibly being an ‘agent of transmission’ to our loved ones is totally anti-emuna.

We aren’t controlling the world!

All we can do is pray, and ask Hashem that we shouldn’t be used as the means to hurt other people, in any circumstances, and then we’ve done our part and we don’t need to stagger around guilt-ridden and paralysed by fear that we’re bringing ‘death’ to our loved ones, God forbid.

Open your eyes and see the manipulation going on here!

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Yesterday, the Times of Israel reported that 35% of all Coronavirus cases were ‘caught’ in a yeshiva or synagogue. This is totally fake news, and anti-Semitic. I challenge the government lackeys who put that information out to show the methodology they used to come to that conclusion.

With less than a quarter of a percent of the population being tested for Coronavirus, and with predictions that over a million Israelis have it – which by the way, shows the morbidity rate to be EVEN LOWER than the really low rate it’s already at – there is simply no logical way that the Times of Israel reporters, nor the ‘researchers’ from the Orwellian Ministry of Health could have ANY IDEA of how those people really got infected with Coronavirus.

But straight away, the Chief Rabbinate takes the bait, and announces they are closing all the synagogues.

And then more false leaders jump on the bandwagon, and announce that you can totally break the sanctity of Yom Tov by doing Zoom with grandpa and grandma during Seder night, so they don’t feel so lonely.

This is total madness!

But the one very clear silver lining in all this is that it’s starting to do the job of birur, or clarification, between our true leaders and our false leaders very efficiently.

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But I digress.

Let’s get back to Geula P*rn, and the role that’s playing in holding up the actual Geula.

Just as an addiction to p*rn literally prevents the people caught up in it from actually forming a healthy, holy bond with the opposite sex, an addiction to Geula P*rn is preventing the Jewish people from forming a real connection to Hashem, and to binding themselves with our real tzaddikim.

In case you’re confused about what a real tzaddik actually is, it’s someone who learns Torah, has an intrinsic level of holiness that most of us simply can’t get our heads around, and who eschews trying to ride off the back of current events to churn out more Geula P*rn.

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Let’s give some examples of what I’m talking about, starting with the story I was sent yesterday by a reader.

It was about a passage someone apparently found in the Zohar, talking about two viruses that would cause pandemics before the end of days. The first virus would be somewhat controlled and contained, and the second virus would be totally out of control.

My reader headlined her email with ‘Scary!’

This is classic Geula P*rn.

All doom and gloom and scary predictions, with absolutely zero connection to our real tzaddikim, or Torah, or teachings about how prayer, charity and teshuva can overturn even the harshest decree.

Rebbe Nachman used to rail about this, 200 years ago, that instead of hunkering down and praying to God to sweeten harsh decrees, the Jewish community would first choose to ignore and downplay the problem, and then ping straight into total yeoush and fatalism.

There is a different way of handling all this fear and panic!

It’s called praying, giving charity and making teshuva, and Baruch Hashem, more and more people are starting to opt for that route.

But in the meantime, what Geula P*rn does is cook up some dramatic ‘predictions’, or unearth some ancient ‘prophecy’, and then totally focus on the death and destruction aspect that could precede geula, instead of giving out encouragement to follow the path of prayer, charity and teshuva, to overcome the decree.

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If you look at our real rabbis, our real tzaddikim, they are all putting out the same message:

Make some sincere teshuva, stop treating others badly, have some humility, stop speaking lashon hara – especially about Rabbi Berland – and split the heavens with your prayers. And then everything will turn around, and the harsh decrees will be sweetened!

(REMEMBER: THIS VIDEO WAS FIRST POSTED UP ON FEBRUARY 27TH, 2020. LOOK HOW MUCH HAS CHANGED SINCE THEN….)

 

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If you look at the purveyors of Geula P*rn, it’s all about the ‘buzz’ the ‘drama’, the horrible predictions, the action, the latest news and statistics and conspiracy theories that are designed to just tip the reader into a greater state of anxiety and panic.

All of this is happening just to get us to wake up, and to return whole-heartedly to God.

That message is totally missing from Geula P*rn, and the poor people who are addicted to it are really suffering as a result.

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So now, let’s talk tachlis. What is the main teshuva we need to make?

Rav Kanievsky said lashon hara, rechilut, and letting things go with other people instead of making a big deal out of them.

Rav Menashe Amon (above) said Coronavirus came because people in Israel were speaking against Rabbi Berland, who is currently still being held in prison in awful conditions, and has been persecuted non-stop by the State of Israel for many long months and years.

It’s zero coincidence that the same week Rav Berland got imprisoned, Coronavirus exploded into the headlines.

Over on the Hebrew shuvubanim website, there’s an article that states baldly that as long as Rav Berland sits in prison, and we don’t protest that, and we don’t pray for his release, and we don’t stop pretending that he’s in a totally different category of kedusha and is a good candidate for this generation’s Moshiach – Coronavirus will continue.

Now, THAT’S a scary thought, isn’t it?

Do you really want to spend another 3 months cooped up with your kids with no way to make parnassa as the world implodes around you?

Or, do you want to get things back to something approaching ‘normal’ before Pesach, as Rabbi Berland himself has said can happen?

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Let’s recap:

Geula P*rn is where we eagerly suck in all the juicy details, all the drama, all the fearmongering surrounding the unfolding geula process, but don’t make the underlying teshuva required to actually get redemption the sweet way.

Sure, we blog about it, we comment about it, we talk about it – but we don’t sit down and do a proper cheshbon hanefesh about all the lashon hara we’ve read, written and believed about Rabbi Berland, and other tzaddikim.

And we don’t double-check how badly we’re really treating our children; or how we’re emotionally and verbally abusing our family members; or how we’re trying to manipulate and control the people around us to make sure we always end up getting what we want.

And we don’t really look at how full of fallen fears we are about Coronavirus – which means that we’re even willing to break Shabbat, and stop praying in a minyan, and to stop learning Torah, and to stop visiting the Kotel and to stop dipping in a mikva – and how empty we actually are of genuine emuna and real yirat shemayim.

That is the work to do right now, that is the teshuva required, to get geula the sweet way.

Geula P*rn is very heavy on facemasks, stats, false predictions and conspiracy theories.

Real geula is hyper-focussed on teshuva, humility, prayer and charity.

Make sure you know the difference.

Because the one is going to get us out of the awful mess we currently find ourselves in, while the other is only going to exacerbate it.

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Photo by Miltiadis Fragkidis on Unsplash

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POSTSCRIPT:

In terms of figuring out the midda k’neged midda with slagging off Rabbi Berland and other tzaddikim and the spread of Coronavirus, you might get some clues below:

https://israeltruthtimes.blogspot.com/2020/03/can-you-put-two-and-two-together-those.html

 

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A billion, million years ago (aka, last week), I sent the draft of my new People Smarts book to get laid out.

Two days ago, he sent it back to me, and I uploaded it to Amazon. Then I held my breath, to see if the only books they are banning are by Rabbi Eliezer Berland, or whether I’m also now on the hit list.

Whaddya know?

They approved it within 24 hours, and it’s now up for sale on Amazon, as the paperback, with the Kindle version hopefully being available later this week.

That’s important, because Amazon has now stopped deliveries to Israel while all the Coronavirus hysteria continues, which basically means I can’t even get a hard copy of my own book. Such are the times we live in. But, once the Kindle version is ready (it’s being worked on by my designer, who is currently locked down in the Philippines….) it’ll be available for instant download.

Alternatively, you can also get the PDF to download, and print it off yourself at home, if you send $12.99 to my paypal here: paypal.me/RivkaLevy , and then drop me an email to let me know you want the book.

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Two billion, million years ago, I was teaching the prototype ‘Crush Your Stress’ Masterclass for women, that is meant to go along with this book.

I’m still trying to get that course completed and uploaded. As you can imagine, all these plans kind of got totally disrupted the last few weeks. But, with God’s help, I’m still planning to get that completed, and then to figure out some live group coaching slots for any women out there who are hanging on to their sanity by their fingernails, and would appreciate some time hanging out online with other women to ‘destress’.

I will keep you posted.

And in the meantime, if you live in the US or UK, you can still get this book hardcopy, HERE.

It’s probably more timely than ever now. But I appreciate that few people have the headspace to read it at the moment.

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The ravberland.com site is also doing a special offer on the Prayers for Health book at the moment, which includes a prayer to be saved from the Coronavirus, where someone donated 50 copies free, for the first 50 people who download the book.

Go HERE for more information.

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And lastly, I highly recommend you read THIS, if you want to start doing something practical to get on top of the emotional, spiritual and financial destruction being wrought by the Coronavirus.

The forces of evil are using this whole scene as an excuse to shut down mikvas, shuls, yeshivas and Talmud Torahs all over the world, including in Israel. Every day, my husband hears more rumors of the police in Israel showing up at more Torah institutions and trying to arrest and fine even more people.

This is an unprecedented attack on the Torah, by people who are trying to play God and control the whole world with fear tactics and manipulation.

Mamash, I have to pinch myself at the moment, because I keep feeling like I’ve stumbled into some Kafkaesque nightmare where Jews in Israel are being threatened and punished for trying to go to shul… and for trying to learn Torah…and for trying to pray.

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Three billion, million years ago, when all the police persecution started up again against Rabbi Berland and Shuvu Banim, so many people thought there was some justification to it all, however warped. At that time, we were told starkly in a number of different ways that Shuvu Banim was only the start, and that this was part of a much wider campaign against the Torah world:

When is the religious community in Israel going to wake up, and to realize that what’s going on against Rabbi Berland and Shuvu Banim is just the prototype for a much wider campaign of suppression and persecution aimed at the Torah world?

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Barely six weeks have passed since the Rav was arrested for the ‘crime’ of doing pidyon nefesh and accepting donations, and now look what’s going on.

A couple of days ago I actually had a big attack of yeoush, or despair, at the situation, because if more of us would throw our weight behind the Rav, and add our prayers to his, and make the teshuva required for slagging off the Gadol HaDor, and lacking emuna and emunat tzaddikim, all this would turn around overnight, and Coronavirus would completely disappear off the scene.

But even at this stage, and even after we’ve seen the Rav make so many correct predictions of what was to come, and seen so many disastrous situation turn around and sweeten after following his instructions, and even after so many kabbalists and rabbis have spoken out publically about what is really happening here….

Most of Am Yisrael remain totally oblivious.

Sigh.

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We can get this to change, we really can.

I sit here alternating between panic and emuna, because I KNOW that once more of us get the message, and make teshuva about all our arrogance, and all our control-freakery, and all our lashon hara, and all the poisonous ‘news’ we believed over our own true rabbis, the redemption process will start to proceed in much smoother, nicer way.

But until that happens, things are going to be really, really hard.

I’m already seeing what all this ‘social distancing’ and quarantine is doing to a lot of my kids’ teenage friends, and there is going to be a mental health epidemic that could easily see people start to kill themselves, if we don’t get this decree sweetened ASAP.

Tachlis, we can’t keep our families at home for another 4 months – I don’t think most people will manage more than another week, before they literally start to crack-up, emotionally and mentally.

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SO, HERE’S A PLEA FROM THE HEART:

Am Yisrael, please, please, stop being so stubborn and arrogant, and stop believing all the heretical news headlines and false accounts of what’s going on here, and what the response should be to it. There is only one way to get this Coronavirus destruction to stop, and that is teshuva, prayer, and binding ourselves to our true tzaddikim, especially Rabbi Eliezer Berland.

If this doesn’t turn around by Pesach, as Rabbi Berland is trying to do, it’s going to be really, really bad.

That’s the reality.

And each one of us has a part to play, and a responsibility to fulfill, to put more effort into our prayers, our teshuva, and our hafetza.

PS: Baruch Hashem, I got day 21 at the Kotel done this morning. Hashem only knows if I’m going to be able to reach the 40 days, but each day is its own miracle.

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