Then, try this.

Rabbi Yissachar Berg’s Geula Webinar

If you click the link, you’ll find a list of the all the latest webinars, over on the ravberland.com website.

They are highly recommended for a lot of reasons, not least that they are firmly grounded in Torah sources and emunat tzaddikim.

I’ve had the privilege of working with Yissachar on a lot of projects for the Rav, and he’s a very special person.

(I hope he won’t read this, he’ll probably get embarassed.)

Anyway, if you’re experiencing a ‘geula gap’ as all the fakers start to implode out there, this is a great way of filling it with something holy, enlightening and uplifting.

Enjoy!

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PS: The second ADVICE book somehow got finished yesterday, and it’s in the works now, bezrat Hashem to come out some time next week.

And yesterday, I also pulled together all the raw information from April 2019 to now, to start combing through it for volume 3 of One in a Generation. It’s around 300,000 words worth… my goodness, it’s been a hectic few months.

But I have a feeling that when that book gets published, things will be taking off even more spectacularly, on the geula front.

TBC

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PPS: If you want to buy the books that already out, by or about the Rav, go HERE.

And if you want to buy any of my books, then go HERE.

Just a thought….

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Does all this ‘taking the knee‘ stuff sound familiar to you?

Cos it sure as heck sounds familiar to me.

In biblical times, whenever the nation of Israel was going to go out to war, there would be a selection process whereby those that had ‘knelt to the Baal’ were disqualified for service.

On a similar note, doesn’t all these statues – pessalim, idols – being smashed up, defaced and toppled all over the place remind you of something else?

Like, what happened in ancient Egypt during the 10 plagues, when the nation’s idols were destroyed one after another – except for the Baal Tzafon, that was left standing right until the end?

We appear to be in the middle of a modern day 10 plagues.

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Over the last week or so, there have been a series of 6.0+ earthquakes fanning out across the globe.

Dutchsinse got taken off the internet, because the powers that be didn’t want him educating the population about how geomagnatic phenomena and seismicity really works, so I can’t give you any ‘predictions’ for a big one, at least not from him.

But, I guess I don’t have to, because Rabbi Pinto told us many weeks ago that a big earthquake is coming soon:

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The kabbalists have told us that we are now in the middle of the 9 months of the ‘foreign rule’ that precedes Moshiach’s coming.

It’s all happening, folks.

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One last thought for today, then I have to get on with finishing another book project for the Rav, BH.

There’s a big discussion going on about aliya right now, given the mounting violence etc we are witnessing worldwide, and the fact that orthodox Jews are now being stabbed in the head in London, etc.

I live in Israel. I’ve struggled to live in Israel, financially, and socially, and in many other ways, too.

But I still know that living in Israel is 100% a gift from Hashem, and that when people are ‘stopped’ from making aliya, it’s because they are the subject of large spiritual judgments, above.

I’m not here because I have more emuna, more foresight, more bravery, more wisdom than anyone else.

I’m here because God decided to give me and my family a gift 16 years ago, and to push us out of the UK and into the Holyland.

For me to think that I somehow got here under my own steam, or because of my own spiritual merit is totally laughable. I was really not such a nice person when we made aliyah, and my emuna was practically non-existent. We got here because God basically scared the pants off me via a series of nightmares, and then helped me to buy a much bigger house here, than I could have afforded in the UK at that time.

There was a very big carrot, and a very big stick.

What there wasn’t, was a person with great middot or a burning desire to move to Israel for spiritual reasons.

I can’t claim any credit for moving here, it was all God’s doing.

I guess what I’m really trying to say is that if God could get me to Israel, then He can certainly do that for everyone else, too.

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All this upheaval is a present, to clear away the judgments that have been preventing Jews from coming to Israel.

The single best way to help people to make aliya – including ourselves! – is to:

  1. Pray
  2. Make some sincere teshuva
  3. Connect to the true tzaddikim, and their Torah and advice, including Rebbe Nachman and Rav Berland.

No-one got out of Egypt without Moshe Rabbenu.

No-one.

And no-one got into Eretz Israel if they were still bad-mouthing other Jews, speaking badly of them, and going against the Tzaddik HaDor.

I’ve written about this subject elsewhere, below, I’ll attach a few posts on the subject.

But let me end with this snippet from Rabbenu, which goes to the heart of the question of whether moving to Israel and living here is really enough, to be ‘saved’ from the chevlei Moshiach all by itself:

The motive for making the journey to Eretz Yisrael should be purely spiritual: to draw closer to God. A person who goes there with this as his aim will certainly benefit….On the other hand, if a person’s motive has nothing to do with devotion to God and cleansing himself of his evil, then what help will Israel be to him? The land will vomit him out…

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I am sure that there will still be an opportunity for people to move here, even though most of us still haven’t woken up to the unpleasant fact that the State of Israel has closed its borders to Jews abroad – and from what I can see, this seems to be part of a deliberate strategy to stop people making aliya.

Otherwise, why not just test anyone who flies here for Corona first, why not just put them up in the empty hotels and Air BnBs for 2 weeks of quarantine?

As that Cypriot billionaire showed us all last week, where this is a will to get people into Israel, there was always a way, even at the height of the lockdown here.

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The Rav said many months ago that people will come on boats – and I don’t think he was referring to private yachts.

He’s talking about luxury liners that can hold thousands of people. At some point, the penny will drop, and Jews abroad will realise that every word the Rav says should be explored in total seriousness.

But even if that’s not the case, and people don’t make it here – God has a plan for them.

As long as someone is working on coming closer to God, and working on their emuna that whatever God does, it’s for the best, ultimately they will end up in a good place. That doesn’t necessarily mean getting to Israel, or even coming through the whole process alive.

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There are no guarantees for anyone, wherever they happen to live, except this:

If we accept God’s will for us with emuna, then whatever happens down here, live or die, aliya or not, our souls will end up in a very, very good place.

And that’s really the whole point, hard as that can be for us to swallow.

We all remember the stories of the chassidim in World War II who danced into the gas chambers, because they knew that their souls were going straight to the highest places in shemayim.

And we all remember those reshaim in Israel, all those Labour Zionists, and others, who survived the war and even held prestigious jobs running the country for decades.

Where did their souls end up?

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So, take courage dear reader. Wherever you live, you can continue to do God’s will sincerely, and if you get the chance to move here – take it! And if you don’t, your emuna is what is really going to count, at the end of the day.

Rav Berland has explained more than once that we all have to die before techiat hametim can occur, even if just for a second.

So trust God, remember that the SOUL is what really matters, not the body, and get as close as you can to Rav Berland and Rebbe Nachman’s Torah.

Because no-one got out of Egypt and into the Holy Land unless they were following Moshe Rabbenu and listening to the Tzaddik HaDor

Even if they already happened to live in Israel.

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UPDATE:

I just noticed something interesting:

Black Lives Matter = BLM.

BiLaaM.

There is nothing new under the sun.

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Well, it looks like things are already moving.

This morning the bhol haredi and rotter ‘news’ sites carried a story that the former head of the Tel Aviv –Yaffo Beit Din, Rabbi Nissim Ben Shimon, had published a strong letter decrying the contravention of Torah law that occurred in the recent psak din handed down against Rabbi Berland, in Bnei Brak.

Before I translate the story, let’s back up and give some more background.

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The cholkim, that small group of unfortunate people within Meah Shearim Breslov who have been part of the ‘anti Rav Berland’ movement for three decades, already, were the ones who instigated the Beit Din.

They are experts at playing on people’s innate prejudices and arrogance, and have a lot of unholy siyatta dishmeya in presenting people with exactly what they want to hear.

Hey, media people, you want to believe that all chareidim are abusers?! Here’s a great story for ya….

Hey, dati leumi people, you want to believe that all chareidi rabbis are corrupt and out of touch with reality? Here’s a great story for ya….

Hey, Litvak people, you want to believe that all chassidim belong to cults, with Rebbes who act like a modern-day Shabtai Tzvi?! Here’s a great story for ya….

And so on, and so forth.

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So, more than 18 months ago, the Rav’s persecutors went to a Beit Din in Bnei Brak with pronounced ‘anti Breslov’ tendencies, and told them exactly what they wanted to hear.

There was only one problem:

The Beit Din was not conducted according to the halacha, on a number of counts, the most notable of which include:

  • There was only the testimony of ONE witness to go on, the same false witness that also told the Israeli police exactly what they wanted to hear.
  • Rav Berland himself was never called upon to testify.
  • The verdict was delivered when the Rav was in prison, and couldn’t appear before the Beit Din.

There are more discrepancies too – I have a 3 page document from a first-hand witness that attended the proceedings in person, that lists them all, which I haven’t got around to translating yet – but these three alone should underline that whatever actually happened, that Beit Din in Bnei Brak was apparently not operating in accordance with basic halacha.

How shocking.

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So then, the cholkim being the cholkim, they weren’t content with just perverting justice by one senior Beit Din, and then coercing two other senior Beit Dins to sign on to that pervasion of justice. They wanted even more dayanim and senior rabbanim to sign on to the psak din that they created out of whole cloth.

And that’s where they came unstuck.

Because some of those other dayanim and rabbanim actually decided to do their homework, and to ask for details of the judgement first-hand, from the people who were meant to have made it, before appending their signatures.

And that’s where the wheels have started to come off the bus, big time.

Because the more these sincere rabbanim started probing the judgment against Rav Berland, and asking for the information and facts it was based upon, the more it became clear that the initial Beit Din had not been operating according to even basic halacha.

How shocking!

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Some of these rabbanim and dayanim felt so upset by what had occurred, they asked the original Beit Din to retract their ruling against Rabbi Berland, or at least to put out a letter clarifying how their Beit Din arrived at their conclusions – or else, they would put out their own letter, to inform the public of what had happened.

What can we say?

When people’s pride are on the table, and when their status is at stake, it can be very hard to back down from the tree, or to maneuver out of the corner you painted yourself into.

Admitting we made a mistake is one of the hardest things in the world, regardless of who we are.

And when we’re considered to be someone with status and influence, who is meant to be upholding Torah law for literally hundreds and thousands of communities across the world…. Well. Things get kinda complicated, really fast.

So, with that introduction out the way, here’s a free translation of what appeared on the bhol haredi website today, which you can read for yourselves in the original Hebrew HERE.

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Over the last two weeks, the psak din written about the matter concerning the leader of the Shuvu Banim community, Rabbi Eliezer Berland, has been publicized. It was put out by a special Beit Din established on behalf of the central batei din undersigned by gedolei hadayanim in Israel.

It told the community to distance themselves and to guard themselves from him [i.e. Rav Berland]. This was after a year and a half of examining witnesses and complainants….

[Rivka note: As there was only one ‘witness’, it truly boggles the mind what they were actually doing for a year and a half. Let’s continue.]

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Now, one of the previous Ravads (Rosh Av Beit Din) of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, and Ravad of the Badatz ‘Netzer Aharon’, haGaon Rabbi Nissim ben Shimon, has written a letter raising a number of questions about the published ruling.

In that letter…the dayan and gaon Rabbi Nissim ben Shimon writes that one of the askanim (people involved with the case – i.e. one of the Rav’s persecutors) turned to him, to ask him to add his signature to the psak din, and because of this, [Rav ben Shimon] decided to delve into the details of the ruling, to clarify and check the truth of the matter.

He said that it’s not his way to add his signature to a psak din that he hadn’t clarified himself.

Rav ben Shimon recounts that he turned to two of the dayanim who signed on the psak din, and asked to hear from them on what grounds they’d decided to put out the psak din, and they avoided telling him anything at all about the testimony and the proceedings that occurred at the Beit Din.

One of these two dayanim referred him to the third dayan, the gaon Rabbi Sriel Rosenberg, and in conversation with him, told him [i.e. Rabbi ben Shimon] that the psak was written on the back of “testimony from the mouth of one man, who testified what he testified.”

[Rivka note: this is the same, infamous, false witness that proved so useful to the Israeli police, too.]

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In response to this, Rabbi ben Shimon told him that he couldn’t add his signature to this psak, that recounts that it was based on testimonies [i.e. in the plural, not just the say-so of one man. Apart from anything else, Jewish law requires there to be at least two witnesses.]

In response to this, the gaon Rabbi Sriel Rosenberg replied that: “I didn’t ask you to sign it.”

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[Skipping a couple of pars, where it talks about the other rabbis who signed on to this psak din. You can go and read it yourself, if you want. The story then continues by describing how Rabbi Shimon Badani also originally appended his signature to the psak din – but then changed his mind, after hearing from Rabbi ben Shimon, what had really happened.]

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After the clarification done by the gaon Rabbi Nissim ben Shimon, [Rabbi Badani] added his signature to his [i.e. Rabbi ben Shimon’s] letter. And then added in his own handwriting:

“I see the letter of the famous gaon and rabbi, and I’m flabbergasted. And according to this, I signed on the psak din, [against Rav Berland] which really pained me, and now I take back what I wrote. It’s fitting [for me] to worry about the yeshiva and the kollel, that it shouldn’t collapse, chas v’shalom.

[Rivka note: I think Rav Badani is saying that the shock of discovering that the proceedings that occurred in the Beit Din in Bnei Brak against Rabbi Berland weren’t done according to even basic halacha could be profoundly disturbing to many people in the Torah world – as indeed, it should be.]

The implications of this are enormous.

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Here ends my free translation, although the story continues to describe how Rav Badani then showed up in Jerusalem a couple of days ago, together with Rabbi Yehuda Sheinfeld, to pay a visit to the Shuvu Banim community in Jerusalem, to strengthen them, and to explain why Rabbi Berland is being persecuted.

You can hear what he had to say in the video below (in Hebrew).

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We’ll leave it there for now.

But things are certainly starting to move again.

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I went to Hevron today, BH.

They closed the road through the tunnels into Gush Etzion, so I had to take the long way around via Beitar. I had a strong urge to go, so I wasn’t going to let a pesky matter like the Israeli police get in the way.

So, I get to Hevron, and I go through the security and up the stairs, and then I find a quiet spot next to the tomb of Yaakov Avinu….and I promptly fell asleep.

That has happened before at Hevron, more than once, so I wasn’t totally shocked when I woke up after half an hour. It’s a known phenomenon by certain kevers, including Rabbi Nachman’s in Uman, that sometimes the kedusha is just so strong that it knocks you out.

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So, I woke up, and I hear that the wailing woman who was hogging the whole of Avraham Avinu’s room is still wailing…

She was crying melodramatically for at least an hour, which is kind of impressive. Either she was a hidden tzaddeket, or….she really wasn’t.

But it was kind of bothersome to me, so I decided to head downstairs and outside to the ‘7th step’, where there were 3 Breslov guys (you can tell by the payot and the casual dress….) and one Breslov woman, hidden off in the bushes where she was rustling quietly to herself.

I sat down, still feeling out of it, and still finding it pretty hard to say anything to God, and suddenly I noticed how windy it had got. Tikkun HaKlalis started flying all over the place, and the wind was also blowing siddurim off shtenders and onto the floor.

I picked two up, stowed them in the special cupboard for holy books, then decided I would do some writing hitbodedut today, seeing as the speaking hitbodedut was kind of a bust.

In case you don’t know what writing hitbodedut is, that’s where you write down your questions and comments to God, and then just kind of let God guide your pen, for the answers.

So, I got some interesting stuff there in Hevron, and I’m going to share some of it with you, dear reader, below:

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Q: Why is it so windy, all of a sudden?

A: Change is coming to the world. Good change. Lasting change. Eternal change. It’s v.v.v. close now, not much longer.

[Rav Yehuda Sheinfeld said 2 days ago that we are in the last 9 months of the chevlei Moshiach process.]

Q: When did the 9 months start?

A: With the imprisonment of Rav Berland (February 9th, 2020).

February 9th – May 9th = first trimester

May 9th – August 9th = second trimester

August 9th – November 9th = final trimester

It’s mamash like a pregnancy.

The first 3 months are exciting, scary, debilitating, puke-inducing. Then the next 3 months are semi-normal (up to August 9th). And then, Moshiach can come anytime, and the drama and discomfort are maximized [i.e. in the last trimester].

Tell people to move to Israel. To organize boats and to come via Eilat.

[Then I had a non-sequitur, because the wind had really picked up again, so I wrote: A mini-hurricane is happening around me, in the garden of the 7th step.]

A: DON’T FORGET THE EARTHQUAKE. It’s on the way, and will change the whole picture.

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Q: Is there a message for my readers?

A: The more people draw closer to the Rav, and learn and disseminate his teachings and prayers, the easier, smoother and faster this next stage will be.

The evildoers have until August 9th to make teshuva from love. Then the gates close.

Don’t fear!

But don’t waste any more time.

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Now, I’m not saying you should take this as anything except what I wrote down at Hevron.

It’s not nevua, I have no idea how much ‘truth’ it really has in it. At the same time, I live my life according to the principle that EVERYTHING is a message from Hashem in some way, shape or form.

So there’s no reason why there shouldn’t be some ‘message’ hidden in what I wrote down at Hevron, but each person can decide for themselves what that might be, and it’s relevance to them.

The other thing to tell you is that I got a big push to get started on One in a Generation III – which from past experience, means that things are going to start moving again big time… Probably in about a week, once I’ve finished tying up some loose ends and clearing the decks.

We certainly live in interesting times.

Don’t fear!

But don’t waste any more time.

All of us have a lot of work to do, to get geula the sweet way.

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I’ve been struggling with the whingy blahs a bit this week.

It’s ok, it’s normal, it’s human.

But, it’s also not so helpful to keep that state of mind for long, because it very quickly spirals down into apathy and despair, and when that happens, I stop doing anything useful and just want to stay in bed all day.

As well as making an effort to get out of the house and to visit kivrei tzaddikim and other places, I’ve discovered that regular doses of Rabbi Berland’s torah and prayers can snap me out of my negative mood almost instantly.

Like today, for example, I woke up with more of the whingy blahs, inspired by the corrupt Israeli police flagging down cars all over Jerusalem yesterday just because they can, and intimidating the public into wearing face masks by handing out loads of fines.

Never mind there is zero science showing face masks prevent transmission of COVID-19, and lots of science showing they harm healthy people who are being forced to wear them for long periods of time.

Never mind that the number of people dying from ‘corona’ is practically zero in Israel, as you can see for yourselves, on the Worldometer website:

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To claim we are in the middle of a second spike, to claim this is a ‘pandemic’ at all, is so farcical, so untruthful…. and at least for me, profoundly depressing, because so many people are still buying the lies.

Sigh.

So anyway, the whingy blahs sometimes take over.

That happened this morning, and that’s why I’m sitting here typing this in pyjamas, before I cracked open my morning brachas.

When I’m upset with how God is running the world, it can get hard to pray.

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But then, I headed over to Rav Berland’s site, and I read this:

https://ravberland.com/5058-prayer-to-be-happy-with-what-we-have/

And I said it.

And then, I started to feel better.

Here’s the translation, below:

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Master of the world, who can do anything, grant us the merit to always be happy with our lot, because only that really means to be truly wealthy.

And to not to fall into poverty, G-d forbid, because poverty is only in the mind, and any feeling of poverty is a denial of the kindness of Hashem, because then a person is not happy with his lot.

Therefore, it’s a mitzvah to always be happy in every single situation without stopping for a moment.

For even in a situation that appears bad it is always the best possible, because, “Hashem is good for all, and his mercy is over all of his creation,” and Hashem never does anything bad for us ever, because the good and merciful father only does good for his children, and even when he gives them a punishment, its only out of his great mercy to raise them on to the path of the king.

Master of the world, who can do anything, grant us the merit to always see that You are only doing good for us and we should never fall into denial, G-d forbid.

We should only thank you for every single breath and for every single movement at every single minute and at every single second that we are alive and breathing, us, our wives, our sons, our daughters, grandsons and granddaughters.

Please G-d, take us out of the trait of complaining, that we always cry a worthless cry over nothing, over things that are no big deal, that their root is absolute good.

And even when we don’t see this good, truthfully it is only good, because You are only good and give good to all.

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One of my correspondents asked me this, over email:

Have a question,was looking for your take on it…In Israel and some States in the US where they’ve been re-opening have been reporting new cases and possibly new hospitalizations…Other hand you have a country like New Zealand who it seems like lifted a lot to all of their lockdown orders(And is Covid Free theyre reporting)….How do you make sense of it vs with what we know that it ended Pesach night.

Here’s what I think, for what that’s worth:

  1. COVID-19 was a ‘plague’ sent by Hashem, specifically to get the Jews of the world to wake up and make teshuva, in whatever way you understand that. The places where there are more Jews are the places where there has been more of an issue, generally.
  2. The kabbalists told us that COVID-19 came because people were speaking badly of Rav Berland and slandering him. This so-called ‘second wave’ was caused directly by the Bnei Brak beit din ruling against the Rav, based on the same old lies that have been repeatedly disproven.
  3. There WAS a disease that we’ll call ‘COVID-19′ that WAS meant to kill millions and millions of people – 65 million people, at least, as per the pandemic planners’ own assessments. The Rav sweetened this, and the potentially fatal DISEASE itself went into retreat, starting Seder Night.
  4. What we are dealing with now is COVID-19 propaganda. There is nothing at all to suggest that COVID-19 is any more dangerous than annual flu, or any more infectious, and just because there are new cases – so what? The real stats to pay attention to are the number of people who are dying from it, or that could die from it. They have shrunk to essentially zero.
  5. People believe COVID-19 propaganda, because at the soul level they are disconnected from Hashem. Hashem’s seal is truth, but if you’re disconnected from Hashem, you have no idea what’s really ‘true’ and what isn’t.
  6. The more people make teshuva – especially about slandering the Rav – the more God will open their eyes to what is true and what is false, and the more they will see through the COVID-19 propaganda. There’s a REASON that face masks and gloves are all over the chareidi world right now, and it’s not just because the Government targeted them for punitive quarantine measures. Indulge in lashon hara = wear your facemask 24/7, and believe all the COVID-19 propaganda.

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There’s more I could say, but that will do for now, and I said a lot of this before anyway, here:

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BH, we’ll all continue to make some real teshuva, and to work on our bad middot, which for me at the moment continues to be working on Azamra, or seeing the good in my fellow Jews, and trying to uproot all the anger and yeoush that can still flood up.

It’s work, man.

But that’s the reason we are all down here.

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Sometimes, reading the Rav’s words is pretty much the only thing that can dispel the heavy cloud of yeoush – despair – that keeps gathering around my head.

The last couple of weeks, since the lockdown was mostly lifted in Israel, I’ve been making use of every moment to go visit kivrei tzaddikim and nature sites. Yesterday, I went for a short hike in Ein Karem, then went off to Kever Rachel to recite 3 tikkun haklalis.

I don’t want to give you a misleading picture here:

I’ve been finding it really hard to say even one tikkun haklali a day, the last few weeks, let alone three. But when you tap into ‘tzaddik power’, you suddenly find reserves of spiritual strength you no longer knew you had.

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Yet in my own dalet amot, life is actually (strangely….) pretty good right now.

As the olam hafuch started its process of flipping over in February, when all this COVID-19 fake pandemic really took off, as part of the plan to get us all plugged into a ‘digital control grid’ that would make Hitler really, really proud, (see below…) in many ways my life strangely got easier.

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I’m having way fewer arguments with people that *something* isn’t quite right with the world.

Or that *something* isn’t quite straight with the media. Or that *something* isn’t quite OK with Bibi and Donald Trump.

I think that’s mostly obvious to anyone who has at least one operational brain cell (i.e., around 24% of the population.)

My kids are now much closer to my wavelength, spiritually, since before all this started, including everything that’s gone on with Rav Berland. Now, finally, they are willing to admit that so much of what happened was a stitch up by the corrupt media and corrupt government – and that’s so heartening for me.

At the same time, and despite all the visits to streams and kivrei tzaddikim, sometimes the yeoush is still a little overwhelming.

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I mean, I know this is all leading to Moshiach and geula – like duh! – and, I also know the process has already been radically sweetened. We can all see time and time and time again, how the whole world creaks to the edge of the precipice, only for things to be strangely turned around at the last minute.

Even this stuff with George Floyd, scary as it’s been for people in the US, hasn’t had anywhere near the *impact* it was planned to have, socially. American society was meant to have totally detonated after George Floyd, and while there have been a series of explosions, some larger some smaller – that actually hasn’t happened.

The Rav and the other tzaddikim are sweetening, sweetening, sweetening.

But some days, the yeoush is still a little overwhelming.

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Like, what am I meant to be doing with myself now?

What am I meant to be aiming at? Or working on? Is there any point trying to do anything, right now, when everything is so very uncertain?

I know my kids also have a big dose of that. It’s hard enough studying for a bagrut, or completing National Service, when the world hasn’t just tipped itself totally upside-down. And now? Each day, we are all just having to push all the fears and anxiety aside, and to do the job of the next 24 hours.

And that’s all.

And I think the main job to do now is working on our bad middot.

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For me personally, as well as having to squarely face down my feelings of yeoush about the world, I’m also having to work on some very deep-rooted feelings of anger.

Yesterday, I could barely sleep because of the heat and the noise of the fan in my bedroom. I was waking up every few minutes, feeling hot and frustrated.

And then one time I woke up, and it suddenly hit me:

Hashem, I’m really angry about [a particular thing that I hadn’t realized was such a big issue for me]!!!

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So this morning, I had to dig deep, and do some real work on trying to dig up that ugly anger weed that has been flowering in my soul for 25 years, while I’ve been looking the other way.

It’s hard work, all this.

And what’s getting me through it is the Rav’s writings, particularly his daily dose of chizzuk, and Rabbenu’s advice to:

  • do an hour a day of hitbodedut,
  • dance regularly to break the force of the klipot and the harsh judgments
  • to welcome all the setbacks, uncertainty and humiliation as tikkunim that are cleaning my soul off in a big way, and to accept them with love; and lastly
  • to visit as many kivrei tzaddikim as we can, to get a hit of their ‘tzaddik power’, to keep us going.

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Today, I read this from the Rav:

“For as long as a person continues to be in his body, he can fall into yeoush (despair) every single second. He’s already thinking gamarnu, it’s all over, it’s already the end. A person feels embarrassed, what, someone needs to strengthen me? But as long as a person is still in his body, he feels despair.

And that’s why, the Rav explains, we have to say chazak v’ametz to everyone, and to try and encourage and strengthen the people around us to not fear, and to stay strong.

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Chazak v’ametz, my dear readers!

It’s hard going at the moment, spiritually.

I apologise if you are one of those people who have emailed me, and who I just haven’t been able to answer, at the moment.

Some days, I can’t slice through the darkness enough to really get to my keyboard. Some days, I have no idea what to say to you – or to myself – because everything is so confused, and so up in the air.

But nevertheless, there is one thing I can do today, and that’s to tell you:

Chazak v’ametz!

Don’t fear, and stay strong!

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God is going to turn all this around for us, and the true tzaddikim have our back, regardless of how things look right now.

Our part is just to keep on talking to Hashem, keep on working on our bad middot, and to support our true tzaddikim, especially Rav Berland, with every last bit of energy we have.

Chazak v’ametz!

The clouds will part soon.

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This is how to get out of the gathering darkness.

Yesterday, I went up North again with my husband, for a break.

In keeping with the carpe diem idea that all we have is the next 24 hours – which is basically how a Jew is supposed to live their life, in any case, without taking a single second for granted – I have been out every day this week.

Sunday, I sat on a beach in Caesarea (fully clothed…) gathering beautiful pebbles.

Monday, I went down to the Baba Sali, and learned a very important lesson in avoiding harsh judgement of other Jews and hakpada.

Tuesday, I took my teenage girls to the separate beach in Rishon LeTzion, and had a blast jumping the waves for a couple of hours.

Then yesterday, I schlepped my husband to a gorgeous, almost deserted natural pool that’s part of the Lower Amud Stream.

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When we got there, there were just two other frum men there – Americans – who left after half an hour, so we had the place to ourselves. We sat on a rock in the pool, debating whether the fat tadpoles underfoot where frogs or fish and discussing some of the latest Torah from Rav Berland.

After being locked down for almost three months, I have been encouraging my family to get out of the house as much as possible, and to not put off doing anything that’s important, like booking driving tests, or buying things that have been on the ‘to get’ list for a very long time.

All we have is today. Right now.

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The toilets are going uncleaned, the sinks are unwashed, my house is half a tip – but who cares? There will be plenty of time to get everything back in order next time we are locked down again¸ which the Israeli government is patently angling to do.

Even though more and more people are waking up to the fact that we were misled over how dangerous COVID-19 actually is, and we’re still being misled over the ridiculous ‘rules’ for apparently ‘containing’ COVID-19, as continually stated by Israel’s PM:

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Again, THERE IS NO SCIENTIFIC BASIS for the rules on forcing healthy people to wear face masks 24/7, or for the ‘social distancing’ rule, which takes the biscuit for pseudo-scientific claptrap with absolutely no basis in reality.

And then, there’s the ominous insistence on ‘good hygiene’.

Why ominous? Because a lot of people don’t know this, but the Nazis – and the other eugenecists that held the same views as they did, in terms of getting rid of ‘degenerate’ human beings to ‘improve’ the human ‘species – were obsessed with ‘good hygiene’.

They called their eugenics theories by the euphemistic term ‘racial hygiene’ – and it led directly to the crematoria of Auschwitz.

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I have a book called ‘From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics and Racism in Germany’, which BH I will try to summarise soon in a future post. But in the meantime, this screenshot, above, from the Holocaust Encyclopedia tells a thousand words.

Deadly Medicine > Science as Salvation > The Biological State > Final Solutions > Murderous Racial Hygiene Programs

From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to “cleanse” German society of people viewed as biological threats to the nation’s “health.” Enlisting the help of physicians and medically trained geneticists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists, the Nazis developed racial health policies that started with the mass sterilization of “hereditarily diseased” persons and ended with the near annihilation of European Jewry.

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How willfully blind would a person have to be, to not see the obvious parallels with what is occurring right now?

I know, it’s hard to believe the brains and the technology and the evil ‘ethics’ behind the Third Reich got transplanted into the heart of Western society via the secret service agencies, but that’s the truth.

And that ideology has been ‘evolving’ into what we see playing out today for over 70 years.

COVID-19 is straight out of the Nazi playbook. And the clues to the global eugenics agenda that is really behind it are literally all over the place – for anyone with eyes to see.

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But that’s not what I want to really focus on today.

When we’re staggering around in this tremendous darkness, where it just seems to be getting heavier and heavier each moment, at least in some parts of the world, we need to focus our energy on finding the ‘light’ that is going to get us out of the problem.

And that light is the true Tzaddikim, and in particular, it’s Rebbe Nachman’s Torah, and Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s teachings and prayers.

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Yesterday after the pool, we decided to detour to Tzalmon, to drive as close as we could get to the prison where Rav Berland is currently being held by the anti-Torah government which also has a long history of practicing ‘eugenics’ on its native population.

The Yemenite Children scandal – where the Israeli government sold kidnapped Yemenite children to the Nazis running the awful ‘MKULTRA’ programs, to be experimented on and tortured to death, is just one example.

My best guess is that Peres arranged that deal in order to get the nuke for Israel. In his twisted mind, that was probably an ‘ethical arrangement’…

But there have been many other abuses committed in the name of ‘Jewish eugenics’, most of which haven’t been properly documented.

Like the program to irradiate the heads of 100,000 Moroccan immigrant children with x-rays many hundreds of times in excess of the known safe levels, as part of another secret deal the Israeli government cut with the US army / Nazi-infested CIA / NSA.

You can learn more about that in this clip, below, that has English subtitles:

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The early Zionists were obsessed with creating the ‘perfect Jew’, the ‘ideal Israeli’ – the parallels between this and what the Nazis were trying to do with their own Master Race eugenics program are sadly so obvious. The following quote comes from THIS article:

It’s hard to imagine now, but in 1944, six years after Kristallnacht, Lessing J. Rosenwald, president of the American Council for Judaism, felt comfortable equating the Zionist ideal of Jewish statehood with “the concept of a racial state — the Hitlerian concept.”

And they never gave up trying to implement it, behind the scenes.

What’s happening with the persecution of Rabbi Berland and the Torah world in Israel generally has to be understood in its proper ‘Jewish eugenics’ context. Once we take the blinders off, it’s obvious that the language being used by so many of the people in power in Israel is clearly reminiscent of the eugenicists who came up with the holocaust as their ‘final solution’.

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Here’s a couple of quotes from the ‘From Darwin to Hitler’ book, and then let’s move on from the darkness, to the light:

“Many [eugenics-promoting German scientists] used Darwinian arguments to assign some humans to the category of ‘inferior’ or degenerate. Generally, they considered two main categories of people ‘inferior’: the handicapped and non-European races.

Since they were ‘inferior’, and since the death of the less fit in the struggle for existence will result in biological improvement, why not help evolution along by getting rid of the ‘inferior’?”….

“Rather than allowing such people to drain the precious, limited resources of the earth, [the eugenicist-promoting scientists believed] it would be better to kill them to make space for the healthy, vigorous and intelligent to flourish.”

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Compare and contrast the above with these quotes:

This comes from here, Racing toward disaster: Israel’s unsustainable population bomb (2017)

The National Economic Council finally decided to weigh in on the issue in its August report, highlighting the dramatic increase among Haredi populations and hinting about possible ramifications for the economy. It would seem that not only environmentalists have come to recognize that present population patterns are unsustainable; economists are increasingly alarmed, as well. That’s because the bulk of local population growth today can be found among Haredi and Beduin families.

And this comes from here, Israel’s soaring population: Promised Land running out of room?

“Israel is on the road to an ecological, social and quality of life disaster because as the population density rises it becomes more violent, congested and unpleasant to live in and with absolutely no room for any species other than humans,” said Alon Tal, a professor at Ben-Gurion University’s Institutes for Desert Research and founder of the Green Movement party.

There’s a subtle, but disturbing similarity, no?

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So, after we said a virtual ‘hi’ to the Rav in Tzalmon, we headed off towards Rashbi’s tomb in Meron, but before we got there, I noticed signs by the side of the road for the tomb of Havvakuk the Prophet. We turned off, headed down a short dirt track – and found there were a few other people at the tomb.

5-6 Breslovers, of various ages were there, eating food and one guy was playing the guitar.

He was playing it amazingly well. And singing a song about ‘geula coming now, if we just hang on one more day’. I stopped in my tracks, transfixed by what I was seeing and hearing.

My soul started to soar up – and it struck me that here, at Havvakuk HaNavi, there was currently way more life, and way more light, than by most places in the world, right now.

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As I was listening to the guy totally rocking the kever with his acoustic guitar, it struck me that he sounded a little familiar. I asked my husband to ask him if he’d put out any CDs – and sure enough, he had. We had one. It’s one of my favorite disks and I bought it from the guy himself when he showed up at my door 10 years ago.

And now he was here, playing at Havvakuk the Prophet.

Two songs later, another car load of Breslovers pulled up, and one guy got out holding a massive speaker on his shoulder broadcasting the more standard techno-Na-Nach music.

It couldn’t hold a candle to the acoustic guitar, but it just reinforced the impression of life, vitality and happiness that really, you can only find by the True Tzaddikim right now.

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On the way home, we also popped into Rashbi, and then Rabbi Meir Baal NaNess, where the facemask madness is half in force, and half being ignored.

I said some tikkun haklalis, and I just felt pretty happy and content.

Mostly.

Because I know the wider world is starting to burn, and I know that the darkness is becoming suffocating in so many ways right now.

But there is a way out of the problem, and that is to follow the light.

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Follow the light, the teachings, the advice of Rebbe Nachman, and of Rabbi Berland, and it will lead you out of the darkness.

It will lead you to reconnecting to Hashem and your soul.

It will lead you to the Promised Land, in so many different ways.

And don’t wait too long to do that, because we only have today.

Who knows what tomorrow will bring.

But if we have the light of the True Tzaddikim to guide us, we’ll be in much better shape to deal with it, than anyone else on the planet, wherever they happen to live.

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I know, how is that even possible, right?

But it’s interesting to see how more and more of the activity in the world is appearing obviously staged by the media.

Take all these race riots that are now happening across the USA, replete with police firing rubber bullets at journalists – live on air! – and even arresting a black reporter from none other than CNN – live on air! – while they continue to let the cameras roll.

Does that make sense to you?

Really?

Because it doesn’t make sense to me. I’ve seen plenty of footage of people being filmed doing things they didn’t want other people to see, and the first place they go is to the camera guy, with hands outstretched trying to obscure the picture.

But here, CO-IN-CI-DEN-TAL-LY, the police apparently arrest a black journalist from CNN – live on air! – solely for the ‘crime’ of being black. And the cameras continue to roll, while the CNN host back in the studio describes the ‘horror’ of what’s going to the ‘shocked’ viewers.

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Watch the clip for yourself, it’s strangely shmirat eynayim friendly.

The subtext is clear: grab a wrench and go and bust up some shops, to protest the terrible racism and awful police!

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Let’s be clear, I am not a big fan of the police anywhere in the world at this point. While individuals may be well-meaning, the institution of ‘police’ is corrupt to its core, and is increasingly just operating as the enforcement arm of tyranny and dictatorship.

Also, let’s be clear that people ARE racist. But not just white people. Black people, brown people, orange people – EVERY GROUP IN THE WORLD contains people who believe ‘what they are’ is better than what everyone else.

(I know, that’s an uncomfortable thought for us ‘chosen people’, isn’t it? But I digress.)

But even with the corrupt, violent police, and even with all the undeniable racism, however you want to define that, that exists all over the world – and that may even (whisper it…) not actually be the real root of our problems, something just seems so ‘off’ with all this George Floyd stuff.

I mean, why are people demonstrating about this in London and other European cities, too?

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And all the banners they are ‘spontaneously’ carrying just all sound so CO-IN-CID-ENT-AL-LY on-message, and twee. Like this:

“I can’t breathe”

“We are all George Floyd”

“Racism chokes us”

And why are the authorities letting violent crowds congregate, when just a week ago it was illegal to even breathe outside, unfettered?

What happened to all the ridiculous ‘social distancing’, all the ridiculous rules about big gatherings, all the unscientific claptrap about wearing masks in public spaces?

When I lived in the UK 15 years ago, it was clear that no-one in the UK would start a riot just because of social injustices occurring in the US, however awful they might be.

But now…. Apparently things have changed.

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I have other questions, too, like how come it’s a white pair of hands holding up the sign listing many of the black people who have died in police custody in the USA, saying ‘WE will not let this happen again’?

Why are so many of the talking heads and ‘snowflakes’ now openly advocating violence as an ‘acceptable’ way of solving society’s problems?

Why are the cops being cast in such a bad light now, all over the world?

This is something I’ve been pondering with the whole masks thing here in Israel, because practically overnight, it evaporated the sense of gratitude and loyalty that so many Israelis instinctively feel towards people in uniform here.

Being fined for breathing, being prevented from going for walks, can do that. So it seemed like a massive ‘own goal’, to turn the populate squarely against the police by getting them to enforce all these ridiculous and unjust COVID rules.

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Of course, there is a Jewish / Israel dimension to all this, too.

The same day that ‘George Floyd’ got a massive boost-up all over the global media as the match to light the smouldering tinder box that is American race relations, we had our own ‘George Floyd’ moment here in Israel.

What a CO-IN-CI-DEN-CE.

An autistic, unarmed Arab man named Eyad al-Halaq was shot dead in East Jerusalem by Israeli police who were given faulty information (by who???) that he was carrying a weapon, and planning a terrorist attack. This from Israel HaYom:

The killing of Eyad al-Hallaq in Jerusalem was unsettling, as was the horrific images of George Floyd in Minneapolis gasping for air.

Both of them civilians, both killed by police. Their tragic and outrageous deaths are part of a long history of violence.

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What a convenient ‘match’ to light the smouldering tinder box that is meant to be the Israel-Arab conflict, just in time for Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ that will be imposed as a response to the massive wave of violence just waiting to engulf Israeli society.

Because strangely, the government has gone out of its way to state again and again and again that while ‘social distancing’ of three year olds in gan – with full face masks – is totally necessary, angry and violent protesters can congregate pretty much any time they want, any way they want, and without masks.

Because with all the panic about COVID-19 on the wane now – prematurely, thanks to the Rav sweetening it all – the powers-that-be need another excuse for permanently introducing martial law, and ramming through ‘temporary’ legislation to take all our rights away, while the populace is distracted with the next intifada….

Except.

That doesn’t seem to be happening.

I’m not sure why – except to say of course that the Rav is sitting in jail, sweetening all this behind the scenes. The media tried their best to whip up some ‘outrage’, and there were the usual Palestinian talking heads who conveniently got a truck load of posters printed showing George Floyd and Eyad al-Halaq side by side.

But after a couple of protests in Jaffa and Jerusalem on Sunday…. it’s totally faded out of the headlines.

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While the scary people trying to control the world are still pulling the strings, and trying to orchestrate things according to their nefarious plans for global domination, universal vaccines and population control, it seems to me that things aren’t quite going to plan for them.

Poor dears.

Because more and more people are starting to see through the façade, and to question all the fake news that has been pouring out of the MSM for decades, already. It’s getting so obvious, that even the lobotomized people who write for Yeshiva World News – purveyors of fake news par excellence – are starting to complain about all the fake news going on.

Ah, the irony.

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In Israel, they are angling for another fake ‘second wave’, as that will give them the excuse they need to introduce martial law, and to ram through the ‘peace plan’ and all their other sideshows for using the Israeli population as the guinea pigs for ‘personalised medicine.’

Personalised medicine’ means that big pharma is going to start messing around with your DNA, to try and ‘fix’ diseases in your personal genome.

Of course, just as that technology could in theory be used to cure illness, it could also for sure be used to give specific people tailor-made illnesses, and to change the human body in all sorts of creepy, unethical ways.

This isn’t sci-fi, they have been doing these types of experiments for years, already, and the tech is light years ahead of where the public really thinks it is.

Israel was the perfect testing ground for all this nefarious stuff, given our ongoing ‘war’ with the Arabs, the secrecy afforded to agencies like the Shabak and Mossad, and our political classes’ longstanding links with the neo-Nazis that took over the Western world, post WW2.

When the Palestinians complain about police brutality, torture, and all sorts of ‘unbelievable’ things being done to them by Israeli security forces, they aren’t always wrong.

Many of those same tactics have increasingly been used on the religious community in Israel, too, and there are way more frightening tricks still in the bag. They just need an excuse to roll out all this unethical medical stuff on an unsuspecting populace that is perfectly placed to act as the ‘guinea pig’ for the whole DNA / RNA experiment, thanks to our massively diverse gene pool.

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Let’s leave things there for now.

We are all living in a film noire at the moment, that would be comedic except for the fact it’s deadly serious.

We need to get behind the the Rav ASAP.

Honestly, his Torah and guidance are the only things keeping me going at the moment, as the world plunges deeper into madness every day.

It’s all midda k’neged midda.

The same fake news that staged the accusations against Rabbi Berland is also staging the COVID-19 ‘pandemic’, and the ‘Peace Plan’, and George Floyd, and the false accusations against the Duma suspects, and probably a bunch of other things, too.

If you aren’t regularly talking to God every single day, and if you don’t have a bona fide rabbi to guide you (and most people don’t, let’s be honest) – you will have no idea what’s true and what isn’t.

And as the fake news continues to get even more fake, that’s going to leave you and your family  in a pretty precarious position, when it comes to be making the right decisions.

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

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

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

There, Rabbenu tells us:

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

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I really want this family to make teshuva.

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

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

But she thinks she’s a tzaddeket.

Why?

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

Such a tzaddeket.

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

No?

Ah, my bad, sorry.

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

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

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

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

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

Especially our kids.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GAME OVER!!!

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

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

But in the meantime, I’m in no rush.

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You know why?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is a birur going on here.

It’s picking up speed.

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

But by their actions. And their deeds.

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

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

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

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

But spiritually, it all fits perfectly.

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE:

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

Why?

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

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

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

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Yalla, yucky people!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And it’s already working!

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

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

And the truth will out soon enough.

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

And I’m almost ready to say yes.

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How different things would look now, if more of us had woken up then.

Ah, dear readers.

I’m waking up feeling so very soul-tired at the moment. It’s a little hard to get out of bed, it’s a little difficult to get on with the day ahead.

If not for the hitbodedut, and the massive effort it’s taking to get to the Kotel every day, and the ravberland.com website, I’m sure I’d be in quite a spiritual slump at the moment.

Trying to maintain emuna in the face of all this bad is pretty challenging.

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So, I wake up with that big package of fear and worry sitting on my chest in the morning, and then I try and take it back to God, and let Him deal with it – because I can’t.

And I still have suppers to make, and floors to sweep, and even, occasionally, stuff to type up, although honestly, I’m finding it pretty hard to focus enough to get things done at the moment.

I can do the simple chores, the kindnesses for the people in my home, the shopping, the washing.

But there isn’t always a lot left over for other stuff, or for ‘big picture’ pieces, or even, to try to get all my other projects moved forward. Everything is hanging, everything is half-done and incomplete and I can’t seem to summon the will to get it done.

I’m pretty sure most people can relate.

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All this uncertainty is totally paralyzing on a number of levels.

So every day I remind myself that the next 16 hours is all I have to really deal with, so I don’t get mentally overloaded, and that I have to pack it as full with REAL THINGS as I can.

REAL THINGS, like talking to people I care about face to face, and taking walks in the fresh air as mask-less as possible (police notwithstanding). And tending the plants in my garden. And even, cleaning up the rabbit poo from the new pet we got 3 weeks ago to help one of my daughters who was going crazy from being imprisoned in her home with no friends for 6 weeks.

All these things are helping me to ‘shove back’, at least mentally, against the forces that want to turn us all into remote-controlled, mindless robots.

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While I’m still pretty worried about a whole bunch of things, I am also starting to detect some light at the end of the tunnel.

More and more people in Israel are starting to give two fingers to the whole hideous mask thing (more on that in another post. If I can be bothered.)

The population seems to be firmly dividing itself into two camps:

Those who are buying the whole facemask propaganda, and deliberately suffocating themselves to death inside a KN-95; and others who are either wearing the mask under their chin, or not at all.

It was 36 degrees yesterday in Jerusalem.

Wearing facemasks in that heat is an obvious and potentially serious health risk.

My daughter went to the beach in Tel Aviv, and she told me no-one in Tel Aviv is wearing a face mask there.

How long can this charade continue?

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But then, there are other things that are still worrying me.

Like, one of my daughter’s friends told us that he got into a conversation with a chareidi guy on the Jerusalem tram, who was really surprised that he’d sat next to him. The friend doesn’t look at all frum, doesn’t wear a kippa, has long hair and jeans.

The frum guy asked him if he came from a chareidi home, despite his secular appearance. When he said ‘yes’, the frum guy explained how he knew that.

The chilonim (secular people) won’t sit next to chareidi people on the tram anymore, because the media scared them so much that all chareidim have COVID.

When I hear things like that, it scares me.

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Now at the Kotel, the man with the thermometer gun has been replaced by sensors where you are meant to stop and let them scan your ‘forehead’, to check your temperature.

It’s all total BS, not least because the 3 times I’ve had my temperature scanned there’s been a fluctuation of 4 degrees in the read outs.

One of my friend got let through with a temperature of 30 degrees, which means she apparently had life-threatening hypothermia…. NOT.

So, I scan my hand, not my face, as my small act of ‘shove back’ that’s maintaining my sanity, as the police state marches on with its attempts to collect all my personal details, scan my face every time I pop out the door and to catalogue me.

The Kotel is totally freaking me out at the moment, but what I can I do?

I have 9 more days left to complete the 40, and I’ve come so far, I’m not going to give up now. But it’s hard to find motivation to go, because mamash, the whole thing reminds me of a Nazi selection process, down by the train tracks.

Sigh.

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But there is hope.

Thousands of chareidim rushed the police, and broke through the security in Meron, to get to the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, on L’Ag B’Omer. There is strength in numbers, there is strength in faith, there is strength in unity.

That’s why the secular authorities have been waging a war against the religious community here in Israel – and also now abroad – because they know that the Men in Black & White are ultimately going to beat them.

And not just because they are having so many children.

But because they are fueled by soul-power, and that’s the part of the equation the AI eugenecists are totally missing.

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You can’t capture and quantify that Godly part of us that is the soul.

You can’t reduce it down to a binary code, or place it in a microchip.

Our soul is untameable and unstoppable.

It’s bigger and stronger than anything they can possibly throw at us, however ‘bad’ and evil the plan might be.

The soul is ultimately going to win through, and God’s glory will fill the whole world in a revealed way.

And they know it.

That’s why they are fighting so hard to smear the chareidim, imprison and silence our rabbis, and to break down the natural achdut that should exist between all believing Jews, however different we may look, superficially.

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So, let’s end this post with a poem, along the lines of Pastor Martin Niemoller’s words, written in World War II.

(BTW, Pastor Niemoller was initially a Nazi sympathizer. He realized too late what it was he was really ‘sympathizing’ with. To all the people out there who still have anti-chareidi, or anti-Rav Berland tendencies, think very carefully who you are really aligning yourself with.)

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First they came for Rav Berland
And I did not speak out
Because I was not part of the Shuvu Banim community

Then they came for Rav Kanievsky
And I did not speak out
Because I don’t live in Bnei Brak

Then they came for the people holding secret minyans in Lakewood
And I did not speak out
Because I was happy to pray alone

Then they came for the people who refused to wear face masks in Downtown Manhattan
And I did not speak out
Because I believed the propaganda that fresh air could kill me

Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me

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May Hashem save us from history repeating itself.

And may Rav Berland get out of prison very soon.

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UPDATE:

Check out this link on Neshama’s Habayitah Blog, about the imminent plans to introduce ‘Contact Tracing’, initially in the States. It contains an excellent, 12 minute clip from Spiro Skouras, explaining how the #Coronafascists will be using face recognition software, plus 20,000 ‘screening detectives’ who will start trying to ferret out people who have a cough, so they can forcibly remove them from homes.

Don’t go into denial!

This is really serious.

You can see Spiro’s report below (for now, until it’s censored from Youtube).

(It’s shmirat eynayim friendly).

And for Freemasons watchers, I found this another interesting co-inc-iden-ce:

The official House Resolution to legally enact ‘Contact Tracing’ has got the following number:

H.R.6666 – COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act

Whatever else you can say about these guys, they aren’t subtle.

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The best way to tip the scales in the direction of holiness and good is to do some hafetza, and get as many of Rabbi Berland’s prayers, Torah lessons and books out there and circulating as possible.

The ravberland.com website is a great place to start, and if you want to distribute some books, there are a bunch you can pick from now on Amazon.

The Rav just gave over the following lesson on the site:

Only the True Tzaddik can erase the accusations

The True Tzaddik is the only one who is able to nullify all of the Accusations in Heaven.
I know that’s hard for a lot of people to hear and to accept.

But before you dismiss it, remember this teaching, from Rebbe Nachman of Breslov:

In Sichos HaRan (translated into English as ‘Rebbe Nachman’s Wisdom’, by the Breslov Research Institute), Rebbe Nachman tells us the following:

“It’s written about the time of Moshiach (Job 38:13): ‘To grasp the ends of the earth and shake the wicked from it’. However, one who comes close to a true Tzaddik, [he] can grab hold of him, and not be cast off. When we hold on to the Tzaddik, we can stay firm.”

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People, hold on to the Tzaddik!

Go buy his books, go spread his teachings, go and email around his prayers. (He just put out a prayer to be saved from famine, btw, so let’s be clear that he’s hinting that’s one of the next challenges, looming on the horizon, as everyone’s parnassa crumbles to dust. Except, those people who are hanging on to the Tzaddik).
That’s the only way we can get this to really turn around the sweet way. As soon as a critical mass of us start to do that, everything is going to change for the better.
So, if all this stuff is scaring the pants off you, take action, and swing into doing some hafetza ASAP.
TBC

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UPDATE #2:

Here’s the second part of the Corbett Report on Bill Gates’ plans to vaccinate everyone on the planet with untested, experimental RNA vaccines, off the back of the Coronavirus ‘pandemic’. It’s not shmirat eynayim friendly, so if you want to read the text inside, or listen to the audio, go HERE instead.

You can get my post on part one HERE.

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