I had something of an epiphany yesterday evening.

I was in the car with my oldest daughter yesterday, as part of her levuyee 3 month period post passing her driving test, when she has to be accompanied by an adult.

So, we’re driving to Mahane Yehuda, and I was still in the bad mood I’ve been in for a week, on and off.

Suddenly, this song by Yaakov Shwekey started playing:

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I know God uses all sorts of different things to give us messages – even cheesy (but catchy…) tunes by Yaakov Shwekey.

So, I’m listening to it, and I hear these words:

“Life is the people we love
And what we give to one another
Loving is giving, giving is life”

And suddenly, a light bulb goes off in my head.

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The last few weeks, I’ve been struggling with a feeling that nothing really matters. 

I know I’m not alone in that. I see my kids, and my kids’ friends, and I speak to my own peers and relatives, and I know so many of us are struggling in this ‘Covid-1984’ reality, to really find meaning in life.

Suddenly, all the certainties got blown out the water.

The career really isn’t worth as much as we thought. Making enough money has become even harder. Any ‘certainty’ that remained has vanished in a puff of smoke. And all our ‘standards’ and ‘goals’ and ‘plans’ have dissolved, as well.

It’s hard to plan, hope and dream when we literally have no idea what the next 24 hours will bring.

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And then add on to that the tremendous difficulties and obstacles that we’re all encountering to do even basic mitzvot right now.

As well as the onslaught against holy places, yeshivot, mikvahs and synagogues, and the deliberate closures planned to coincide with every Jewish holiday, there’s also the ‘bog standard’ miniot that accompany every mitzvah.

Even stuff like going for a walk has got so much harder, mentally, wrapped up as it know is in 5 million internal discussions about mask-wearing, dodging the police, how fast to walk in order to be able to claim “I’m exercising”, and all the rest of it.

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So it is, that I’ve been in a place the last few weeks where I’m finding it hard to answer the question:

What is the point of all this?

What’s the point of getting out of bed?

What’s the point of writing more stuff?

Or cooking more things?

What’s the point of trying to build, to create, to unite, when there is just such a huge big enterprise of evil that controls the world (apparently….) and that just continues to destroy, degrade and divide?

I’ve been struggling mightily to answer that question.

And then yesterday, I heard this song by Shwekey, and it something clicked.

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Right now, the whole job is just to work on my bad middot, and to do kindnesses for others.

And also, for myself.

And that’s it.

It’s a big enough job, believe me.

The last few weeks, my tolerance and patience for anyone else has been really low, even for the people I love the most.

I see now, that it’s all just a mirror.

God is making us all super-sensitised to ‘bad’ so we can clean up our act.

But the corollary of that is that we are seeing ‘bad’ all over the place, because the time has truly come to deal with it properly.

Each of us has our own job to do, to clean up our act.

I certainly have a lot of work to do, to start seeing ‘the good’ again, and to stop focussing so much on the bad.

And when I do that, I know the world around me will also automatically start to look like a brighter, nicer and more hopeful place again.

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In a few hours time, I’m probably going to have someone with a broken leg come and stay on my couch for a week.

He’s someone that we met around a year ago, when my kids started making friends with a whole new crowd of kids that can be succinctly called ‘chareidi-world dropouts’.

When we first met these kids, they were kinda scary, if I’m honest. Angry young men smoking two packs a day and trying very hard to evince a ‘cool’ persona, as part of the defense mechanism they evolved to try to deal with a harsh world.

But over time, the defenses started to melt, and underneath I realized that these kids have some of the biggest hearts, and biggest souls, in the world.

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The main reason they ‘dropped out’ of chareidi society is because at home or at yeshiva (and often both…) they were subject to some really bad bullying and emotional manipulation.

I wrote a little about that HERE, but I want to return to this subject today, because chareidi or not, it’s relevant to all of us right now, and very relevant to the question of what it’s going to take to get out of the ‘Covid 1984 cult’, as a people.

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If you’ve been with me for long, then you already know that as well as writing this blog, for a few years I was regularly writing and researching the links between mental, physical and spiritual health, too.

I learned a whole bunch of what you’d call ‘alternative therapies’; I bottomed out what was ‘kosher’ and what wasn’t – which you can basically sum up as anything that there is a scientific explanation for, however ‘woo-woo’ it may seem initially, is kosher.

And then, I went and wrote a few books to sum up this new-found knowledge, including Talk to God and Fix Your Health, and more recently, People Smarts.

All this is directly connected to questions of ‘who is Erev Rav’, and questions of why people act the way they do, because what I discovered during the course of all this learning and research is that

Traumatic experiences dramatically affect a person’s personality.

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So, if a kid has to leave home and live on the street, or the beach, for a couple of years, because it’s just too hard to be at home, the trauma of this whole experience can radically warp their personality, and leave them permanently in ‘stressed’ mode.

And when people are in ‘stressed’ mode, they act angry and aggressive. Or they panic and become commitment-phobic (or more socially ‘acceptable’, they become workaholics and busy-a-holics). Or, they sink into the ‘freeze’, zombified state that is most commonly referred to as ‘depression’.

Or, they become superficial robots, scared to be different, scared to provoke a reaction from the bullies that have been controlling and manipulating them since they were born, and lose touch with their real emotions and neshama.

All these things happen, when we’ve had to deal with a lot of trauma that wasn’t processed properly.

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Now, let’s circle back around, and see how all this fits together with the guy on my couch, and Covid 1984, and Rabbi Berland and his community being ‘excommunicated’, and the Bnei Brak lockdown, and the Erev Rav.

The guy on my couch is super-sweet.

When we came back to Israel and had to go into two weeks of isolation, this was the person that made sure we had milk in the fridge and some food to eat in the cupboards, before I managed to figure out online supermarket shopping.

He came every day and checked in on our rabbit – for nearly 4 weeks!

He watered our garden.

The guy on my couch also has what you’d call a ‘mild mohican’ haircut, and (used to….) drive a motorbike very fast.

If you met him on the street, you’d probably be a little intimidated, especially a year ago when he was still very ‘macho’.

Because of all the trauma he experienced in the chareidi world, he finds it very hard to do things like keep Shabbat, or stay in a house for any length of time. Before Covid 1984, he and his friends used to spend a lot of time living by rivers up North, and just spending weeks camping out by the Kinneret.

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Two weeks ago, he had an awful accident on his bike, where he was really lucky to come out of it alive. He broke his leg in 9 places, now has platinum pins holding his bones together, and is in a tremendous amount of pain.

Last week, he also kept Shabbat for the first time in a very long time.

It’s been a very harsh wake-up call, but I can see the underlying kindness in it, because this guy was so ‘scared’ of being trapped in a house, in a home, that he’s been pushing off getting married, and pushing off settling down, for a few years.

And God wants that to change.

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Last year, he started getting his act together, and he went back to school to complete his matriculation – that happened just before Rosh Hashana. The plan was for him to start studying to be a mechanic, but thanks to Covid 1984, it’s been a little stuffed-up. But in the meantime, he’s in a program that arranged for him to room-mate in Jerusalem, with a few other ‘chareidi drop-outs’ like him.

One of the guys in his apartment is an aggressive, manipulative bully.

Long story short, spending time stuck in that apartment is doing my little Mohican buddy a LOT of harm, spiritually, emotionally and physically. And that is why BH, I’ve invited him to come and spend a week on my couch, so he can start to really heal from everything he’s gone through.

Now, what does this have to do with Covid 1984, Bnei Brak and the Erev Rav?

Let’s try to set it out clearly.

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A few years ago, I wrote a book called Unlocking the Secret of the Erev Rav, where I pointed out, with lots and lots of sources, how it’s totally unhelpful to try to categorise ‘Erev Rav’ as being a specific group of people.

I wrote that book because I was getting sick and tired of all these people online claiming that only Israeli politicians, only left-wingers, only Democrats, only secular people could be Erev Rav.

That’s patently untrue.

‘Erev Rav’ refers to a collection of very negative character traits that include cruelty, immorality, bullying, stirring up trouble, shocking, two-faced hypocrisy, holier-than-thou-itis, greed for money and power, controlling other people, and a few other things besides.

All of us have at some of these traits, at least some of the time, in varying proportions.

The more we work to overcome these negative character traits, the less ‘Erev Rav’ we will be.

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Yesterday, I posted up a link to a message from the daughter of the kabbalist Rabbi Chaim Dovid Stern, where she made it clear that the MAIN consideration of who is going to be around to greet Moshiach is not Torah learning, or length of beard, or yichus (more on this in a moment…) – but the way we treat our fellow Jew.

Or to put it another way, how careful we are about not hurting other people, and trying to do kindnesses for them.

On that score, my Motorbike Mohican buddy – and many of his friends – are light years ahead of the frum parents, rabbis and teachers who treated them so badly in the chareidi world.

Or to put it another way, Bnei Brak, Modiin Illit, Beitar Illit – and all those other chareidi cities that are currently being discriminated against in the most awful ways by this anti-semitic government need to make a lot of teshuva in the area of the mitzvoth bein adam l’havero.

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(Shuli Rand, below, is summing up what I’m talking about, in a different way:)

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If those communities had been ‘solid’ on these mitzvahs – and particularly the different Breslov factions of those communities – they would never have bought into all the slander and lies being told about Rav Berland and his community.

And the Rav being ‘excommunicated’ by a Beit Din in Bnei Brak is the main reason that the city of Bnei Brak is being singled out for the harshest punishment now, as part of the Covid 1984 eugenics agenda.

But of course, that excommunication was just a sign, a symptom, of the much deeper malaise that has been infecting the frum world for years and years.

Even centuries.

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Here’s where we get into ‘crazy’ territory.

The last few weeks, I’ve been absorbed in some deep level research about the real roots of the so-called ‘Illuminati’, and how that links up with the Frankists, and with the Rothschilds / Jewish bankers, and with the State of Israel, and also, sadly, with the chareidi community.

I’m still putting the pieces together, and it’s been an extremely challenging project, but one thing I can already tell you:

A lot of secret believers in the cult created by Shabtai Tzvi – both in the Sephardic and the Ashkenazic world – have been part of the externally frum religious community for approaching four centuries.

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These people have a few different hallmarks.

  • They are obsessed with yichus (especially, with being related to King David).
  • They practice endogamy – i.e., they are careful to only marry within their own extended families, because they only want to marry other ‘believers’ in the cult of Shabtai Tzvi.
  • They cause controversy and arguments wherever they go.
  • They are arch hypocrites – pretending be the strictest of strict on the outside, in order to hide their secret Shabbatean connections and beliefs.
  • They are frequently engaged in – and covering up for – extremely immoral acts, behind closed doors.
  • Their teachings actually pull people away from God, and a genuine soul connection to Judaism.
  • They rule their communities with bullying tactics and intimidation, encouraging a ‘cultish’ atmosphere where no-one can challenge authority or ask questions.
  • They are into cronyism big time. People don’t hold important positions because they are worthy of those positions. They hold positions because of who they know or who they are related to.
  • They are obsessed with money, owning property and materialism.
  • They have some very solid ‘links’ to elements in the secular and non-Jewish world, frequently co-operating in ways that seem hugely surprising to outside observers, and are often ‘praised’ by the secular and non-Jewish world and held up as being ‘model examples’ of how frum people, frum rabbis should be.

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I could go on, but we’ll stop there for now.

I know this is highly controversial information, so I’m trying to share it as gently as I can.

But the point is this:

While there is so much good within the chareidi world, and so many people who are tzaddikim, and truly salt of the earth, good Jews, so many of the leaders and educators in that world – same as in the secular world – are people with very bad middot, who have created a society where a lot of unhealthy attitudes have flourished.

Like, keeping appearances. Like, putting yichus ahead of personal qualities. Like, controlling people, and trying to force conformity with manipulation and threats, instead of open discussions and appreciation of other people’s individuality and free choice. Like, doing things for personal gain and selfish agendas, ahead of what’s really best for the wider community.

This is exactly what the secular government is now trying to do to us with all this COVID-1984 manipulation, lies and propaganda.

It’s all midda kneged midda.

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So, let’s sum this up.

When we write that the frum community has to make teshuva for how they treated Rav Berland and the Shuvu Banim community, clearly we’re talking about the unhealthy, anti-Torah, anti-emuna attitudes that have taken hold there that enabled all the ‘anti-Rav’ sentiment to flourish.

The guy on my couch couldn’t stay in his community because he couldn’t stand the hypocrisy, the superficiality, the keeping up appearances, and the bullying behavior and insensitivity to the deeper levels of the human soul that he experienced there.

These attitudes and behaviors have penetrated deep into the frum world, because for the last 400 years, so many of the rabbis and communal figures in the Jewish world have been secret believers in the cult of Shabtai Tzvi, which has very strong links to the world of Jewish finance – and by extension, the Illuminati.

This cult has infected both the Sephardi and Ashkenazi worlds; it’s spread its tentacles into every area of Jewish life, both orthodox and ‘progressive’; it’s present in the State of Israel, but equally present at all levels of communal life in Jewish communities in the Diaspora; it includes the most virulently secular AND the most virulently ‘religious’ (externally);

And it’s characterized by immorality, finger-pointing hypocrisy, greed, power-seeking and a disregard of other people’s feelings, basic human rights and sensitivities.

That’s what we’re up against.

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Covid 1984 is just coming to clean house.

No-one can think it’s ‘OK’ to force other people to stay locked-down, or masked-up, or to ‘force’ vaccinations on other people unless they have already been ‘brainwashed’, in some way, by an unhealthy society.

That’s why we’re seeing these ‘brainwashed’ individuals – who are often outspoken bullies – on all sides of the equation.

But it’s time to stand up for ourselves, and for God, and for the holy, Divine-given free choice that each of us has, and which defines us as human beings and Jews, and to draw the line in the sand.

And the starting point is to begin working on our own bad middot, and to stop buying the line that ‘our community’ doesn’t have any problems, and that ‘Erev Rav’ can only ever be the other guy, the other family, the other side of the argument.

Because that’s just not true.

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It’s so strange.

I am sitting here, with no idea what to do with myself.

This is highly unusual – I’m a person who nearly always has a project going on, and the only time I take a break is for a couple of days in between starting the next thing.

But at the moment, I’m finding it hard to motivate myself to really ‘do’ anything. I know it’s the uncertainty. I also know that it’s the fact that every single person in my family is still in my house.

And that’s mamash cramping my style in a million different ways.

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I’m a person who likes to listen to one song, obsessively.

If I like a song, I can easily listen to it six times in a row – and I like to do that. But no-one else likes to listen to my songs six times in a row, so I can’t do that right now, and it’s grating.

(I won’t do that on ear-phones because I listen to the music while I’m doing things like washing up, hanging washing etc, not just hanging out by PC for half an hour listening to music.)

I’m also a person who likes and needs my own space.

I don’t like company 24/7. I’m a writer, sometimes my soul really craves solitude and peaceful contemplation.

That is also part of the reason that my writing is drying up at the moment, because I just am not getting that ‘alone’ time, and where in the past I used to go for long walks to grab it for myself, I can’t really do that because of the coronafascists, that are demanding I mask-up 24/7 while in the fresh air.

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Baruch Hashem, I’m in a pretty big house at the moment.

God really gave me such a present, because we moved to this house a week before COVID-1984 took off, and at the time I couldn’t understand why I’d had such itchy feet to leave the last place.

Very quickly, it became obvious.

This place has 2 floors… and a garden…. And a mirpesset…. And a few other little places where you can hang out, even in bidud (quarantine) and just breathe a little.

So I’m very, very lucky.

But I’m still finding this hard going.

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Usually, I can bang out articles in half an hour flat.

I started writing this 2 hours ago, and then I had to stop to give someone a lift somewhere, and then I had to stop again to help someone else find something online, and then I got distracted by a ‘big conversation’ that was going on.

And now I’m writing this as my eardrums are being blasted to oblivion (again….) by my teenagers’ loud music. Like, really loud.

Sigh.

It’s all just avodat hamiddot isn’t it?

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Friday, I got so frustrated with one of my kids who phoned up to ask for a lift after I’d been telling her the whole week that if she DID want me to get on her Friday, she’d have to let me know by Thursday pm, so I could arrange my Shabbat cooking schedule accordingly.

Thursday we spoke, and she told me:

Yah, mum, I’ll make my own way back, don’t worry.

Are you SURE???????

I asked her.

Because if you change your mind last minute, it’s not going to be pretty….

Yah, yah, I don’t need you to get me tomorrow, it’s fine, mum.

She lied.

At 12pm, Friday, I get another phone call from this same kid:

Err, mum can you come and get me??

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Usually, I really try to be as flexible as possible, especially in these strange COVID-1984 times.

But I just couldn’t. I got so angry at her that I just put the phone down for a minute and pretended that the connection had gone awol, so I could collect myself and not say something I’d regret for the rest of my life.

Long story short, I didn’t go to get her.

And then, I spent the next three hours trying to deal with the overwhelming feelings of rage and anger that suddenly started stormin’ up like a Category 5 Hurricane Rivka.

Man, it was SO hard.

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I simply didn’t talk to anyone in my house, for 3 hours.

Because I was scared that if I said anything, anything at all, it would be really bad.

And in the meantime, I cooked and I asked God to help me, and I tried to not get even more upset when my food started coming out not so good, because I was in such a bad mood.

God, how much longer????

How much longer do I have to stay cooped up with all these retarded people, having to cook all this food all the time, and having to tidy up all the time because there is always so much mess, and washing, because everyone is here, and having to listen to THEIR music all the time, and having to keep working on all these bad middot that keep bubbling up with the constant aggravation and irritation and low-level fear about what’s coming next….

Ad matai?!?!??

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The answer was:

At least a few weeks more, and maybe a few months more, because THIS is the real test, Rivka. THIS.

Hanging out with your family and doing nice things for them and not killing them and working on your own bad middot.

THIS is the real test.

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So, that’s when I realized that I really can’t let the anger and rage burst out and rule me, because it looks like there are many more weeks, if not months, of this test to go. And if I turn into Genghis Khan, it’s going to make it so much harder for absolutely everyone around me.

[Picking this up another hour later, as a kid needed a tremp somewhere.]

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Someone just sent me two recordings.

One is of Rav Pinto essentially saying that what is happening now is very similar to how the holocaust began.

First, there was some ‘low level’ anti-semitism, and then – 7 million Jews got killed.

And then, there was another recording in Hebrew, which you can listen to for yourself HERE:

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This was from the daughter of the famous kabbalist from Bnei Brak, Rabbi Chaim Dovid Stern.

She says that Adar is going to be a very tough, scary month for the world.

That lots of people aren’t going to make it.

And that lots of people that everyone thinks are ‘tzaddikim gemurim’ with big beards and kippahs, and who apparently learn a lot of Torah, are amongst those who won’t be around to greet Moshiach.

When the interviewer asked her why not, Rabbanit bat Stern was very clear:

The whole test is bein adam l’havero – how we treat our fellow man.

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If someone is learning Torah, but abusing their wife verbally and emotionally – they won’t be here to greet moshiach.

If someone is a big Rosh Yeshiva, a leading rabbi, but they are going around stirring up trouble, and getting into arguments with the neighbors all the time, or causing strife and bad feelings wherever they go – they won’t be here to greet moshiach.

All of us have so much teshuva we need to make, particularly in the area of our bad middot and how we treat our fellow Jews.

And top of that list is what’s going on behind closed doors, with our spouses and kids.

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So today, I told one of my girls:

Dearie, it’s suddenly dawned on me that we are probably going to be hanging out together for at least another five months. Prepare yourself mentally, because THIS is the test.

THIS.

To be with our families, without distractions, maybe also without a whole lot of parnassa, and with a lot of external worry and stress, and to still treat them nicely and considerately.

Man, that’s a test.

A massive test.

But with Moshiach truly imminent, it’s slowly dawning on me that that’s the whole point.

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UPDATE:

Daisy just sent me a link to this video (not shmirat aynayim friendly, but well worth listening to:)

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Vera Sherav is a medical doctor and holocaust survivor, who has been fighting for human rights against the medical establishment for decades.

The main point she makes is that we have to stand up for ourselves, and to protect ourselves from people who don’t have our best interests at heart, and to stand up to the bullies that are pouring out of the woodwork, under cover of Coronafascism.

This is connected to all the bad middot I’m talking about above.

When we stop making excuses for our own manipulation of others, and using threats and scare tactics to control others, and forcing others to put what’s good for us ahead of what’s good for them – that’s when we’ll be able to get out from under the jackboot of this Coronavirus dictatorship.

It’s midda k’neged midda.

And once we fix our own middot, the madness will finally stop.

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A reader asked if I could write a ‘chizzuk’ post.

Honestly, I’d like to do that way more than I do on this blog, but sometimes, it just doesn’t come to me. Especially recently.

But a reader got in touch, and told me they have friends in Israel who recently made aliya, and who are now wondering if they made the right decision, especially with all the revelations about just how corrupt this State really is.

What can I say?

You absolutely made the right decision.

Yes, I know the Kotel is shut to anyone outside the Rova, the holy sites are closed down, Mahane Yehuda is off limits, the beach is shut, and the police are violent thugs and psychopaths who have been trained to hate and attack religious Jews.

Yes, that sucks.

I also know that so many of us are going a little crazy from being ‘locked down’ in small apartments, stuck with our families 24/7 and being forced to wear masks for fear of massive fines.

(And not because we’re scared of a virus that has incontrovertibly killed less people than the common flu.)

But nevertheless, you absolutely made the right decision to move to Israel now.

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Here’s why:

  1. So many of our true tzaddikim, the people who really know what they are talking about and aren’t confused by what’s going on, have repeatedly told us to make aliya. And top of that list is Rabbi Eliezer Berland.
  2. Israel is still the holy land, and it’s still chock-full of holy Jews. Once more of us holy Jews understand who the real ‘enemy’ is – and that is slowly dawning on more and more of us – things will turnaround here fast, and fundamentally.
  3. Israel is just 3 months ahead of the rest of the world. Whatever is going on here today will be going on by you very soon – except you’ll also have to deal with way more violent non-Jews, and way more toxic anti-semitism, because Jews are a tiny minority in every other country, even the US, whereas here, they are a massive majority. It’s the bad guys here who are the minority, so when things change – as they inevitably will – the majority rule here will be one of kedusha.

And hopefully, also of geula and Moshiach.

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Nachamu, Nachamu, my people.

Don’t forget that the power of prayer can change everything around, and that our real strength is in our tefilla, not in our hishtadlut.

Turn to God, wherever you happen to be in the world, and beg Him to end all the evil, all the coronafascism, all the madness, and to uncover the lies and help more Jews to make teshuva and return to God, and their true spiritual greatness.

We have been ruled by a small, evil minority of Shabatean ‘crypto Jews’ for approaching three centuries now, who made it a priority to place their people into positions of leadership and power, where they could influence – and ultimately destroy – so much of our kedusha and connection to Hashem.

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Those people run the State of Israel, it’s true.

But they are to be found all over the world in Jewish leadership positions, and especially amongst the ranks of ‘rabbis’ and communal leaders.

More on this soon, BH.

But the bottom line is, staying out of Israel doesn’t mean you are staying out of the problem.

The ‘problem’ is everywhere.

But at least in Israel, there’s also a few million sincere, believing Jews, too. Like, half the country (at least….) has been to Uman, regardless of how they look externally, and Rabbenu’s Army is a massive force to be reckoned with now.

And don’t forget, that it’s ultimately just God, who is behind all this, because He wants some serious teshuva.

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So courage!

We are almost at the finishing line.

Anyone who lives in Israel will probably have a much easier time from here on in, as hard as it is, because all the suffering we’ve endured here is ‘sweetening’ things for us in a profound way, as we head into the final lap for geula.

And anyone that doesn’t – you can connect to God from wherever you are, and connect to Rabbenu, and to the Rav, wherever you live.

True, it’s easier – way easier – to do that in Israel. But it’s possible everywhere.

And each one of us that keeps praying, keeps talking to God, keeps asking Hashem to send us geula and Moshiach the sweet way, and keeps working on our own bad middot, is automatically part of Rabbenu’s Army, and part of something way bigger, spiritually, than any of us can really comprehend.

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I know it’s hard right now.

The light has been so obscured.

But hang on!

It’s all about to turn around.

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UPDATE:

This from Alizah – thanks!

It’s the follow up to the first video from Rabbi Smith, which you can find HERE (scroll down to the bottom).

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There’s a lot of fear in the air at the moment.

I know in my own household, at least one of us is currently in the middle of a week-long panic attack that is really not pretty to watch, or experience.

Everywhere you go, people are cracking up.

We’ve all been under so much stress for so long, that our ‘stress response’ is now almost permanently switched on, and raging away.

In case you forgot, here’s the four main stress responses (and if you want to know more about all this, let me plug my People Smarts Stress Personality book, that came out literally the week COVID-1984 kicked off, and promptly sank like a stone.

You can get it HERE.)

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  1. ANGER (fight)
  2. PANIC (flight)
  3. DEPRESSION / ZOMBIFICATION (freeze)
  4. TOTAL DENIAL OF THE PROBLEM (flatter)

Each of our personalities is ‘tuned’ to one or two of these stress responses in particular, but we can all also experience all 4, too, depending on what’s going on.

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Again, the book sets out a ton of info about the different personalities, based on the 4 elements of Jewish thought, fire, air, water and earth.

Long story short, while the first 3 are pretty obvious to spot, usually, it’s the people with a lot of EARTH / FLATTER in their personalities who are probably finding things the hardest going at the moment, because things are reaching such a crescendo, it’s getting almost impossible to ignore that something big is happening here.

And while the first 3 categories generally tend to acknowledge there is a problem, albeit often in an unhealthy way, EARTH / FLATTER people will hang on to their denial with every drop of their strength.

And that’s what leads to them getting pretty sick, physically, as the body doesn’t lie, and the headaches and stomachaches and weird pains and insomnia will just continue to ratchet on up, until the person stops lying to themselves, and finally accepts that something is going on.

And that something is making them scared. Or angry. Or depressed.

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And now, for once, God really wants them to stop lying to themselves about what’s going on – and to stop calling other people conspiracy theorists, and to stop sanctimoniously criticising other people for worrying about nothing, and not having enough (fake….) emuna….

And to get real.

That’s what it’s going to take, to make it into the world of truth.

Not to get ‘perfect’, not to have no more bad middot any more, not to pretend we don’t feel angry, scared or depressed about what’s going on.

But just to get real.

And then, to take all that ‘real’ back to God, and to talk to Him about it, and to ask Him to really help us to deal with what we’re truly feeling inside.

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Here’s the thing:

The EARTH people hold the key to all this turning around the sweet way.

Those ‘salt of the earth’ uncomplaining types are actually a majority in today’s world – a usually silent, stuck-in-denial majority that have an unhelpful habit of acting like ‘sheeple’, and being so easy to manipulate by the media because they actually want to retain the status quo, even when it’s just so bad and painful.

So as long as the media is giving them some version of ‘go back to sleep, everything will go back to normal if you just do [X] or think [Y],’ they tend to swallow that down uncritically, without thinking about it, because it’s exactly what they want to hear.

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EARTH doesn’t move a lot, or very often.

But when it does – man, it’s dramatic!

The whole landscape can literally change in a second, and structures that seemed to be permanent features can crumble to dust in an instant.

That’s the part of the story we are starting to ease into, now, because the human soul is just a reflection of the physical world, and vice-versa.

The last few days, I’ve noticed a few of the people in my dalet amot with strong EARTH tendencies are starting to shift their ideas quite dramatically.

Slowly, slowly, it’s dawning on them that some of the stuff they read on this blog, and elsewhere is actually not ‘conspiracy theory’, but truth.

And that realisation is bringing up a whole bunch of repressed emotions that they’ve been shoving down all their long lives.

Like anger. And panic. And depression.

It’s not pleasant, but that’s the way it has to be, as all the lies and bad middot start to get cleared out of every single one of us, ahead of geula taking off and Moshiach being revealed.

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And while that’s all going on, the EARTH itself is really starting to move.

The New Madric Seismic Zone in the US – scene of the biggest quakes in US history, almost exactly 200 years ago – have had thousands of weird fires and unusual swarms of quakes the last few days.

Here in the Middle East, Israel, Syria and Lebanon have been hit by hundreds of fires again – very similar to what happened when they first put Rav Berland away in prison, on false charges, back in November 2016.

Then, the Israeli government rushed to say it was a ‘fire intifada’ by the Palestinians.

They were lying.

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Today, they are again claiming it’s a mix of hot weather plus Palestinian Arson.

But last time I checked, Palestinians don’t set fires in Syria and Lebanon…

(BTW, none of the Israeli media sites are covering the Syrian / Lebanon fires – that would spoil their propaganda narrative, and suggest to the viewer that something is going on, that is beyond the control of the billionaire oligarchs that own these papers. This video comes from Chinese media…)

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As I’ve written about so many times, Israel and the Middle East is actually one of the seismically-active zones in the world.

Just the last 200 years or so, it’s been unusually quiet.

Same as in America.

But all that is about to change.

EARTH is moving – in a big way! – and the fires are just the first signs of that.

And it’s all connected to persecution of the haredim, and of Jews and Judaism generally, and of course, that all started back with Rabbi Eliezer Berland.

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Until the people who slagged off and slandered Rav Berland, and the people who so eagerly believed them, especially in the so-called frum community, makes some sincere teshuva, we are going to be stuck in this awkward space of waiting for geula, while the lockdowns, and anti-semitism, and strange earth phenomena continue to ramp up.

It’s all connected.

So, here is a plea to all those big-mouth bloggers, and commentators, and Facebook posters who believed all the media lies about Rabbi Berland back in 2016, and again, in November 2019 – right when COVID-1984 was gearing up to wreak devastation on the world:

Make teshuva, and get us all out of this mess.

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Most of us are not journalists taking the billionaire oligarchs’ dime to write poisonous anti-semitic propaganda. (Thank God).

But many of us DID believe all those lies about the Rav, and even spread them about, and even added to them, when the MSM was spoon-feeding it all to us.

Back then, we didn’t know better.

We didn’t know that billionaire Seth Klarman (partner with the Rothschild Foundation in the $60 million ‘personalised medicine’ venture in the State of Israel) owned the Times of Israel.

We hadn’t guessed, how many bent billionaires with vested interests were totally controlling our media and our institutions.

But now, we do.

And now, it’s time to make some sincere teshuva.

Because the EARTH is getting ready to move.

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The facemask fascism has now followed us here.

If you read my blog on a regular basis, you’ll know that I totally don’t buy into all the propaganda around ‘why we need to wear facemasks’ – or all the propaganda about Covid-1984, generally.

As soon as I hit Ben Gurion in the wee hours of Thursday morning, I was forced to wear a mask – over my nose! – pretty much non-stop (except in the toilet cubicles) through Charles de Gaulle and Lisbon airports, until we hit Zhuliany airport in the Ukraine.

There, we noticed a curious thing:

Hardly any of the Ukrainians were wearing facemasks at all, and very few of those who were wearing them were wearing them over their noses.

That was a silver lining amidst all the difficulty of being detained in Zhuliany airport for 17 hours, that at least no-one was enforcing full-on facemasks. That would have been unbearable.

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When we got out to Kiev, I saw that less than one in 10 Ukrainians were wearing facemasks on the street – and my heart leapt with joy.

For the first time in months and months, I could walk around the streets without peering over my shoulder waiting for the Corona-fascist cops to fine me for not wearing a mask.

It was the first time I could really ‘breathe’ outside for about 4 months, as I live in Jerusalem where Corona Fascism is unfortunately flourishing.

We had the same sense of freedom when we first got to Uman, early Sunday morning. In the shops, some people were wearing masks, most people weren’t, and no-one was enforcing anything.

Already by today, that’s all changing.

Facemask fascism has caught up with me in Uman, and when I went to the pizza shop today, they were marking out the retarded ‘2 metre social distancing’ measurements on the floor with pink stickies.

Sigh.

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At the kever of Rabbenu, big signs popped up like so many red and white mushrooms, telling us all to wear a mask, because the Rosh Hashana gathering in Uman depended on us being seen to follow the rules, and the fate of millions and billions of people were hanging on whether Rosh Hashana in Uman happens this year, or not.

At least with that last point, I couldn’t argue.

Rav Berland said a few weeks back that if 40,000 people got to Uman this year, the whole Corona plandemic would be cancelled and obliterated.

Halavai.

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Just now I was in the women’s section by Rabbenu, still trying to get my head together after having 4 straight days of no sleep, 17 hours of incarceration at Zhuliany airport, one shabbos with 120 male chassids all squished into one hotel in Kiev, and (the most difficult of all…) approaching a week non-stop of spending time with my family.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my family, my kids, my husband and my daughter’s ‘plus one’, hopefully bashert.

But this morning, I started to feel so wobbly again inside.

God, when does this madness end? Not just the madness of me now being in Uman for three weeks, totally on the back foot and unprepared for that, but all this general madness, of feeling pursued by Corona fascism wherever in the world I go?

That’s how it feels at the moment, that I can’t get away from the tyranny, the obvious ‘bad’, the obvious evil that is happening here.

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In Jerusalem, I tried to insulate myself from the madness by stocking my house with enough basic food staples to last us a month, if it had to, so we could wait out any ‘storm’ without having to go outside.

And now…. I’m here.

And all my couscous and tuna is there.

And here…. I don’t even know how the sugar looks, or have an oven to cook in.

These are small things, but today I felt them overwhelming me.

I am so unprepared for this. I can’t look after my family properly. I don’t have a washing machine, I don’t have any tea towels, and I’m here in Uman for 3 weeks over Rosh Hashana….

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God has been very good to us.

We managed to rent a really good place within a couple of hours of arriving (apparently, that’s unheard of for Rosh Hashana, but with all the uncertainty, we probably found it easier than otherwise.)

In terms of Uman, Rosh Hashana, we are in a 3 roomed mansion that’s new, clean and has a big (traif…) kitchen. But the stove and sink are easily koshered, so I’m already cooking here, and there’s no oven to worry about in any case.

I’m two minutes from the kever, and our landlord is grumpy, but apparently one of the better Ukrainians we could be dealing with.

I know in so many ways I’m so lucky to be here.

And at the same time, my soul is just so very tired of all this, and can’t take any more of it.

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Just now, I was in the kever and Shula, that permanent fixture of the ladies’ section, rushed in to tell us that we had to past the mivchan (the test) tomorrow.

Apparently, the president of the Ukraine is coming tomorrow, to check that we’re all wearing our masks and keeping our distance and praying in the retarded ‘capsules’ they’ve now set up on the mens’ side of the kever.

If we pass the test, word is they will open the borders to religious Jews, and Uman Rosh Hashana 5781 will happen after all.

Halavai.

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Sigh.

Dear readers, my whole world is so upside down at the moment. I’m living in a country where a hand-turned wooden chopping board costs less than a single kosher bread roll, where the chickens are as big as ostriches, where the cucumbers look like prickly cactii, and where I have no idea where the ‘me’ is really meant to fit into this equation.

A woman in Uman in Rosh Hashana, with my two girls.

My laptop is at home in Jerusalem, with all the login info I need for my emails.

My books are there.

My garden is there.

My friends are there.

My baking equipment is there.

What am I doing here?

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I guess God will show me when the time is right.

But in the meantime, events of the last week have really pushed me to the edge of my koach, and my ability to manage.

BH, Rebbe Nachman will help me to find the strength to bounce back.

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The friend from the last post just sent me another batch of ‘evidence’ about facemasks.

I tried to dodge it, I really did.

I’m kind of getting a bit tired of having to deal with debunking all the lies being passed along by social media ‘influencers’ as the gospel truth. It’s so similar to what happened with Rabbi Berland, where fact and hard evidence got totally thrown out the window, replaced by salacious headlines, fake stories and strong opinions.

Anyway, I tried to dodge the bullet 3 times, but my friend was pretty insistent on sending me this information, so today, it landed in my inbox.

It’s split into two sections: Section 1 is 2-3 Facebook videos from people in blue scrubs measuring their oxygen levels for approximately 38 seconds while wearing masks.

To put this in perspective, it takes 40 seconds + for a person to lose consciousness when they are being totally asphyxiated to death. This from Wikipedia:

Unconsciousness in cases of accidental asphyxia can occur within 1 minute. Loss of consciousness results from critical hypoxia, when arterial oxygen saturation is less than 60%. “At oxygen concentrations [in air] of 4 to 6%, there is loss of consciousness in 40 seconds and death within a few minutes”.

So, showing a ‘healthy’ oxygen level at under a minute, when someone isn’t having a pillow forcibly held over their face with pressure applied, kind of strikes me as pretty dishonest.

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Section 2 contains statements from rabbis apparently saying that anyone who doesn’t wear a facemask in public is a murderer.

We’ll park that side of the argument, for now, as unpicking it will first depend on understanding the science and the facts about whether facemasks are a) effective at stopping viruses from spreading and b) whether wearing facemasks long-term can harm your health.

If a medical doctor tells a rabbi ‘yes and no’ to the above points, they will get one response. And if they tell the doctor ‘no and yes’, then they will get another, probably totally different, response. So, having accurate information is a crucial part of our rabbis being able to make the correct psak din about these issues.

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So, back to the Facebook videos. One you can see here:

It shows a person in blue scrubs with a stethoscope around their neck and an oximeter on their finger. The AI-supplied voiceover tells us that this is a doctor, who is so sick of his patients asking him if wearing facemasks all day is safe, he’s decided to measure his blood oxygen while putting on 6 masks at once. (See screenshot, below:)

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There’s a few things ‘wrong’ with this video, in order:

  1. There is absolutely no identifying information for who this guy really is. What’s his name? What’s his position? What hospital does he work at? If you’re going to go to the trouble of doing this at all, why do it anonymously?
  2. The guy is wearing an awful lot of ‘germ trap’ hippy bracelets, in direct contravention of NHS hospital guidelines. You can read those guidelines for yourself HERE, and here’s a screenshot of the relevant part:

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3. The video was put out by Storyful.

Storyful is a social media agency whose listed clients include Google and Facebook. Storyful was bought by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp back in 2013. When they bought Storyful, this is how News Corp described the motivation behind the purchase:

[Storyful has] become the village square for valuable video, using journalistic sensibility, integrity and creativity to find, authenticate and commercialise user-generated content”, and that with the purchase, News Corp would “define the opportunities that the digital landscape presents, rather than simply adapt to them”.

In plain English, that means that News Corp decided to buy Storyfulu so they could start manipulating social media to tell the stories they wanted to tell, instead of simply ‘reacting’ to the stories real people were telling.

4. Can anyone really claim that taking less than a minute to put on 6 facemasks while measuring ‘blood oxygen levels’ proves anything? You can hold your breath for a minute, and still retain full consciousness. Once we’re done debunking this stuff, I’ll have some more real scientific studies for you at the end of the post, with real findings about what facemasks do to people who wear them for 8 hour days at work, or in the heat.

Hold on.

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Because before we get to that, I have to (unfortunately….) deal with the second video my friend sent me, another social media spec-tac-u-lar event.

You can see it for yourself, here (shmirat eynayim friendly):

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Me being me, I went to check out who Dr Josh Wolrich actually is.

It’s probably easiest if I just replicate the email I just sent to him, below, with some screenshots to illustrate:

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Hi Josh,
A friend of mine sent me your post about facemasks.
I’m an investigative journalist (yes, they still exist…) so naturally, I went to check out your credentials, and also your education history, so I could evaluate your expertise in making the statements you’re making about masks.
I’ve hit a few anomalies, and I’d like you to please help clear them up for me.
1) There are currently 6 different profiles for you on Linked In (see screenshot), all listing you as working at a different hospital, in a different position. Can you please explain what’s going on with that?
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2) I’m puzzled how you can be working as a General Surgeon, when according to the NHS guidelines, you need the following qualifications in order to do that:

Essential qualifications

  • A five-year degree in medicine, recognised by the General Medical Council (GMC)

  • A two-year foundation course of general training (a paid position)

  • Core surgical training in a hospital (a paid position lasting two years)

  • Specialty training (a paid position lasting up to six years)

Your Linked In profile shows that you have the first two criteria, but left 7 months in to your Clinical Fellowship at Chelsea and Westminster, so you didn’t appear to complete criteria 3, and of course, have no specialty training.
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3) Lastly, what hospital are you currently working at, and what is your position there?

I’d be very grateful for your prompt response to this, as I am currently working on a story and I want to ensure I have all the facts correct, before potentially misleading the public about such an important issue.
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I’ll let you know as soon as he comes back to me….

In the meantime, Dr Wolrich has a grand total of three people endorsing him for his medical skills on Linked In, one of whom is an account manager at Fanbytes, another social media marketing company:

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The last thing to tell you about Dr Joshua Wolrich is that he is quite the social influencer…..

He’s such a ‘social influencer’, that he’s even on the books of a 84 World, a talent and entertainment agency:

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And here’s an excerpt of Dr Josh’s bio, on the 84 World website:

Having grown up with a love of amateur dramatics, Joshua is no stranger to public speaking. He has given talks to secondary schools, medical students and also regularly gives presentations to his peers in the hospital environment.
In order to spread his message even further, Joshua has recently turned his talents to podcasting. A big proponent of staying in his lane, he collaborated with a nutritionist colleague to start “Cut Through Nutrition” in order to address nutrition misinformation. The first season, comprising of six episodes, currently has over 115k downloads. After that resounding proof of concept, further seasons and additional podcasts are in the works.
There are very few full-time doctors on social media doing quite as much as Joshua is. If his engagement rates and current growth is anything to go by, look out for a foray into traditional media soon.
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Well, now his rant about facemasks went viral, with over half a million views, that ‘foray into traditional media’ is probably looming much nearer than previously….

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And now, for some more hard science about facemasks, from real doctors who aren’t moonlighting as social media influencers with a weight loss program they are trying to flog.

This is an excellent, balanced article about facemasks from Dr Joseph Mercola:
And here’s Dr Mercola interviewing PhD Denis Rancourt, who went through all the peer-reviewed scientific papers on the effectiveness and risks of face masks, and discovered that no trials ‘found a statistically significant advantage’ in wearing a mask, vs not wearing a mask.
I.e., even surgical masks don’t block virus particles, because most of the air you breathe when wearing a mask is coming in over the top of it and around the sides of it.
(Again, you have to click to view this, as youtube is deliberately making this as ‘unshareable’ as possible.)
If you prefer a written transcript, you can download that HERE.
Here’s an excerpt:
Denis Rancourt:
Out of all of the many trials that were done, none found that there was a statistically significant advantage for this application to wearing a mask versus not wearing a mask. And likewise, there was no detectable difference between respirators and surgical masks.
So that to me was a clear sign that the science was telling us that they could not detect a positive utility of masks in this
application.
And so we’re talking many really quality trials. And so what this means, this is very important, because what it means is that if there was any significant advantage to wearing a mask to reduce this risk, then you would have detected that in at least one of these trials, and there’s no sign of it.
Denis Rancourt:
So that, to me, is a firm scientific conclusion, there is no evidence that masks are of any utility either preventing the aerosol particles from coming out or from going in.
You’re not helping the people around you by wearing a mask, and you’re not helping yourself preventing the disease by wearing a mask.
This science is unambiguous in that such an effect, positive effect cannot be detected.
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And let’s end with a story, and a suggestion.

The story:
My friend lives on a quiet moshav in the south of Israel. This morning, she was stopped by a policeman while she was walking around pushing her small toddler son. As a busy mother of 5, this is my friend’s only form of ‘exercise’.
The law states that when you exercise, you don’t need to wear a mask.
The policeman pulled her over, and they got into a heated argument because the cop claimed that because my friend wasn’t wearing hot pink spandex, wasn’t running, and was walking while pushing her child in the stroller, it didn’t count as ‘exercise’ as she should get a fine.
In the end, she just got a stern warning – but her blood was boiling so much afterwards at how ‘unfair’ and totally farcical all this is, that she had to call me to share.
Rivka, I thought you were joking when you were telling those stories of the cops stopping you a few months back. I couldn’t believe it was happening in my yishuv, that it’s spread to here now.

Welcome to the police state, that’s so beyond parody I feel I am living in a epic full-length Monty Python movie.

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And now, the suggestion.
If you want to have a mask that won’t get you fined, but still lets you breathe, try this:
Cut out the white gauze ‘padding’, and just leave the blue layer.
I did this for my kid and myself this morning, and it’s amazing – we can breathe almost totally normally, even with it over the noise, and the fuzz can’t fine us a cent, because it’s still ticking their stupid boxes for what a facemask should look like.
Genius.

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UPDATE:

Here’s another article looking at the science behind facemask use:

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Last week was really tough, mentally.

Here in Israel, the corrupt government that is simply the ‘operations arm’ of the vested interests in chutz l’aretz was pushing really, really hard to shut down the whole economy again, and go back into full lockdown.

Their ‘excuse’ was the big rise in the numbers of people testing positive for Covid-19.

Again, the more people you test, the more people you’ll find to have Covid. And that’s assuming that the tests are being done in an honest way, which as the President of Tanzania discovered many weeks ago, is not even the case.

That is why a papaya fruit can apparently have Covid.

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If you look at the numbers of deaths attributed to Covid-19 in Israel, they are totally tiny.

Here’s the latest figures from the Worldometer website, and you’ll see that in the middle of this fake ‘second wave’ in Israel – hardly anyone is dying.

(All this info is coming from the Worldometer site, check it out yourself here).

Here’s the ‘peak’ of the cases from the so-called first wave, back in April 02, when Israel had 765 new COVID-19 cases a day:

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And here’s the death rate from that same period of time, in April, when the maximum daily deaths was 13 old people:

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And here’s the figures from today, first the number of daily cases:

And here’s the number of deaths (apparently from COVID-19, but who knows how all these figures are really being arrived at)- 9 dead people:

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This is not a pandemic, and it’s barely even an epidemic:

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/coronavirus/covid-19-close-losing-its-epidemic-status-us-according-cdc

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But in the meantime, there’s an agenda to get the whole country shut down again, and to push millions of people into poverty, so they are dependent on government handouts just to buy food, which gives the government a powerful amount of control over what they have to do to keep getting the handouts.

Like, being forced to have a vaccine ‘against Covid-19’.

Like, being told that if they protest against the government, or fail to jump through any of the hoops being set up, however ridiculous, to ‘fight against Covid-19’, they can kiss goodbye to their handout.

David Ben Gurion’s Labor Socialists perfected the art of co-opting people’s human rights many decades ago, by making ‘work’ reliant on voting for Labor and joining the histadrut, and what we’re witnessing now is just more of the same, updated for 2020.

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So, between that, and the ridiculous heavy-handed enforcement of mask wearing – even in the fresh air, even when you’re by yourself, even if you’ve already had Covid and recovered from it many months ago – I started to feel really down and anxious again.

It crescendoed last Thursday, when all the fake science seemed to be working again, and the corrupt Government started sending ‘messages’ via the media that a full, Passover-style lockdown was about to be put in place again.

When I heard that, I panicked.

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Not the same panic I had the first time around, when I stockpiled literally 30 bars of chocolate, and bought every tin of tuna in sight.

It was more the panic of having to shop, cook and clean for a whole houseful of people again, for weeks and maybe months, with no break or let-up.

Now, I love my family a lot. My husband is great, my teens are wonderful, and their friends are likewise (mostly….) amazing.

That said, I’m a solitary writer by profession, and temperamentally, I’m just one of those people who really needs my own space, to not crack up and freak out. Usually when things get to cracking point, I book a ticket to Uman and get my ‘space’ that way.

Or, I’ll book something quiet in Israel for a couple of days, and get my ‘space’ that way.

But when I heard we were going into full lockdown again – after months and months of ridiculous restrictions that are 100% about controlling people and zero percent about controlling Covid – I panicked.

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Because on Wednesday, I asked my husband to book us a Shabbat away, up North, on a frum moshav where there’s a lot of the tzaddikim from the Gemara buried around.

And then it looked like the government was going into ‘lock everyone down from Thursday to Sunday’ mode Thursday night.

And so, I started to feel profoundly anxious and scared again, for a lot of reasons, partially because my ‘space’ looked like it was disappearing again, and partly because it’s so depressing to see how many people are buying all this ridiculous, evidence-free propaganda about Covid-19 and facemasks.

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They want to wear us all down, you know.

That’s what they are really after. They want to create so much yeoush, so much helplessness, so much despair, that we all just wave the white flag and roll over.

Yeah, give me the vaccine that will probably sterilize me (at best…) or otherwise change my DNA permanently and / or kill me! I’m desperate to get out the house and go to the beach again…

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So, the yeoush was starting to build up again, and the anxiety was starting to mount, on Thursday.

Which led me to do a few things, as follows:

  • Chase the printers for the last 100 copies of the Rav’s books, reprinting One in a Generation #1 – because each copy of the Rav’s books that gets physically printed is literally killing millions and billions of shedim and removing harsh judgments from the world.

It’s no coincidence that we were somehow able to print 1,000 books last week, just as they were gearing up to impose another disastrous ‘lockdown’ on everyone.

  • Get more of the Rav’s prayers translated and up on the site.

A few weeks ago, the Rav asked for 10 more prayers a week again, and miraculously, that’s been happening. We have one more batch to go, and then we’ll be able to put out another book, BH, called Rabbi Berland’s Prayers to Have Holy Children.

  • Make an effort to continue my plans to go up North for Shabbat, and to hit every kever tzaddik I could find.

In the end, we visited 13 holy tombs – including Reish Lekish – and then ended up ‘visiting’ the Rav in Tzalmon Prison, too, before we ended up driving back.

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I felt so filled up after doing all that, and some sense of optimism returned.

I came home yesterday night, expecting to hear that we were heading into full lockdown mode and more tyrannical madness again.

Instead, the headlines are making it clear that more and more people are starting to see through this Covid-19 con.

Some MKs are actually starting to demand hard evidence for lockdowns, instead of just pushing the panic button and closing down the whole economy again.

More and more people are protesting, and calling out what’s going on for what it really is: a calculated grab for more power and more control over people’s lives, that has NOTHING to do with public health whatsoever.

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In other words, things are being sweetened again.

The Rav’s mesirut nefesh, and all the books and the prayers are working again, behind the scenes.

And the light at the end of the tunnel has returned.

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POSTSCRIPT:

In between writing this and posting this up, I had a conversation with an old friend who is immune-compromised, and hasn’t been out of her house since March.

She basically told me that anyone who isn’t wearing a mask 100% of the time outside is a murderer.

She literally said that.

We had a big argument about just how much control we really have over ‘COVID-19’ – or any other illness, for that matter – and every time she accused me of ‘not caring about other people enough to wear a mask’ I accused her of ‘not caring about other people enough to want a million people to be unemployed, and unable to put food on the table.’

It was epic.

Even though I kept throwing one bit of science after another at her – about the true death rates, about the fake science about facemasks and social distancing – and even gloves! Yes, she’s one of the few people in Israel who still believes wearing gloves 24/7 is mandatory for ‘fighting COVID-19’, but couldn’t explain to me how that is meant to be helping anyone….

She finally just told me:

“It doesn’t matter what you tell me, I’m not going to change my mind’.

Just like this guy:

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So at that point, I gave up, told her she’s a great person (she really is) and let her ‘win’ the argument by just staying quiet.

Sigh.

This is going to be an uphill battle, still.

Hashem y’azor.

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UPDATE:

Check out this video, which kinds of sums up the facemask problem, and the facts and the science behind this subject, in less than 5 minutes.

https://www.bitchute.com/video/Xv35PMDHqDu5/

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UPDATE #2:

Jeremy M, in the comments section, sent me a link to this video apparently showing a guy wearing a N95 facemask for 15 minutes, with no drop in oxygen levels.

Sceptic that I am, I instantly got suspicious when the video started jumping all over the place, and was clearly cut, then speeded up to be 15 minutes.

You want to ‘prove’ something scientifically? Keep the video running the whole 15 minutes, speeded up, but so that every single frame is accounted for, so we know you aren’t taking your mask off for 20 seconds off-camera before taking an oxygen measurement again.

So, I slowed it down and went frame by frame, and whaddya know? There’s funny business going on here.

Here’s some screen shots, but please, don’t take my word for this. Go do the experiment yourself, and see with your own eyes how we’re being manipulated 24/7 by fake news and ‘fake’ science.

First, let’s remind ourselves of the medical definition of hypoxia, or dangerously reduced oxygen levels in the blood, which occurs from 92% down:

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Now, here’s some screen shots to show how the video jumped around, and how the measurements being shown to the camera were NOT the same measurements actually being recorded. This strongly suggests to me that he was taking the mask off, off-camera, breathing some air to get the oxygen levels back up, then re-masking and remeasuring ‘on camera’.

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This next example is even more blatantly manipulated.

After 11 minutes of wearing the mask (apparently…) the blood oxygen level is clearly showing 94% – just 2% above the level considered ‘hypoxic’.

This measurement is only identifiable if you slow the video way down, and take it frame-by-frame.

But in the next frame where he’s showing the blood oximeter close up to the camera, something strange has happened.

Approximately 25 seconds have gone by which are ‘unaccounted for’ in the video, and the blood oxygen level is miraculously back up to 99%.

He took the frigging mask off, off-camera, for 20 seconds then spliced the video together to show ‘99% blood oxygen’ a couple of seconds after replacing it.

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No-one can breathe properly in the N95 masks.

I have one, I’ve tried it myself. I’ve watched other people wearing them, their breathing is labored and obviously lacking a full intake of breath, i.e. oxygen.

This guy is lying through his teeth.

Why, I don’t know.

But watch the video, slow it down, and come to your own conclusions.

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Yesterday, the bakery where my daughter works got ‘visited’ by the police.

They pushed their way into the private kitchens at the back where all the baking is done, and started giving 500 shekel fines to any worker not wearing a facemask up over their nose.

Because of tactics like this, even the people who used to be fervently patriotic, and who used to be behind the Israeli police 100% are starting to think that ‘something’ is not quite right in the State of Israel today. My daughter told me that at least one of the old workers was vehemently cursing the police, who busted into the private area of a private business, to dock hardworking people of what equates to at least 2 days of working wages – just for not wearing a facemask.

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Let’s be clear, there is ZERO scientific evidence mandating the wearing of facemasks.

If this ‘law’ was challenged in court (as I so fervently hope and pray it will be soon) it would fall within 10 seconds of proceedings beginning, because of some very simple facts, like these:

  1. Anything that has pores big enough to let a person breathe CANNOT KEEP OUT ‘COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS PARTICLES.

They are way, way smaller than the mesh of even the KN-95 facemask.

The only way to effectively cut off any COVID-19 ‘germs’ would be to bubble-wrap your head. For the 58 seconds of life that remained to you before you asphyxiated, you would be in a pristinely ‘COVID-19-FREE’ environment.

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There is also tons of evidence to show that wearing masks for any length of time reduces the amount of oxygen circulating around your body, with potentially serious physical health consequences that build up over time.

And of course, massive MENTAL HEALTH consequences, as seeing everyone wearing facemasks all the time is profound demoralising and debilitating.

Especially when the police are just waiting to hand out 500 shekel fines to anyone who’s just trying to breathe a breath of fresh air.

This video from Dr Rashad Buttar is not shmirat eynayim friendly, FYI, but listen to what he’s saying, because he explains things very clearly:

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So, where does all this leave us?

It leaves us looking down the barrel of an ugly, medical dictatorship where the powers-that-be are using our fear to control us, and to try to empower our worst nightmares.

The only way to battle this, really, is to work on our emuna, and particularly our emuna that Ein Od Milvado – there is only Hashem.

That’s really the whole test, the whole enchilada.

To get to that stage of saying if God wants me dead, God forbid, then I could bubble-wrap my head, live in an oxygen tent 24/7 (like Michael Jackson….) and wear latex pyjamas to bed – and I’ll still croak.

And if God doesn’t want us dead yet – and believe me, He really doesn’t want most people ‘dead’, He just wants us to work on our emuna and to come back to Him wholeheartedly – then there is nothing and no-one that can touch us.

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If you want to do something more ‘active’, then also consider doing some hafetza with Rav Berland’s books and prayers in English. I’m going to keep tossing this in to the mix, because really, that’s the only way things will start to turnaround on a major level, when more people get behind the Tzaddik HaDor.

We just got 1000 of the Rav’s books in English printed up in Israel, and apparently they can still be posted out to anywhere in the country.

Plus, you can buy them at the tefillot at the Beit HaRav, on Ido HaNavi Street, from the Shuvu Banim bookseller. Just ask for R’ Shushan.

Plus, you can also buy them for a cheaper price as ‘downloadable PDFs’ that you can either read on your screen, or print off at home.

Go HERE to see what’s available.

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Lastly, I want to share two screenshots that my readers sent me.

One made me laugh out loud, and the other one made me ponder just how long the world of evil is going to be able to continue, as more and more details about Epstein / Maxwell / human trafficking / human medical experimentation starts to come out. More on that, another time. When it’s a little bit ‘safer’ to write about it.

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Heyyyy, wait a minute.

What was that whole corruption case with Bibi about again?

Oh yeah, now I remember:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-and-the-submarine-scandal-everything-you-need-to-know/

Ever wondered just why the State of Israel would need so many new, massive submarines?

It’s kind of interesting, isn’t it?

Especially given the link between Epstein / Maxwell and the State of Israel.

TBC

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UPDATE:

I just found this video of yet another Israeli policeman slapping around a chareidi, at one of the recent protests in Israel, courtesy of Neshama’s blog. Ah, the hypocrisy.

The unmasked Border Policeman slapped the masked charedi in the face for asking him why he wasn’t wearing a mask…..

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The subliminal stress is through the roof at the moment.

As soon as I leave the house, and I see the masks, or I see the cops, I start to remember that we’re in this crazy Purimshpiel called ‘Coronavirus’ again.

And it’s pretty stressful, even though I know it’s leading to geula the hopefully sweet way, and a much, much better world than we currently live in. The problem is, we are in that ‘in-between’ stage at the moment, when the revealed good still hasn’t been so revealed, while the revealed bad is going all out, because it’s the last chance it has to make it’s bid for global domination.

It’s pretty stressful.

Then, I remind myself that the Israelites in Egypt still had to work, and carry on with ‘pretend normal’ for the first 3 of the 10 plagues, and it seems to me, that was probably the most head-wrecking time of all, because even after the Nile turned to blood, and the frogs were croaking all over the place, and the lice were on every Egyptian head and every Egyptian body – the media were still just blaming all that on global warming.

And the Israelites were still expected to turn out every morning to go to work in the Egyptian civil service, and Nile-Mart was still selling BBQs for half price, and Mr and Mrs Levy were still trying to get a mortgage sorted out on the new pyramid project being built in Harish before the next plague hit and closed the economy down permanently.

Pretty stressful.

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So anyway, the subliminal stress has been really high recently, probably for all of us.

Since the full lockdown in Israel ended a couple of months ago, me and my husband have been taking every opportunity we can to do all the things we wanted to do, but didn’t have the time or motivation for, before.

And top of the list is going to visit kivrei tzaddikim, or holy graves of dead holy Jews.

Last week, I booked us to go to the graves of Calev and Yehoshua in Kifel Haris, and also to the grave of Yosef HaTzaddik, in Shechem. Because both places were given away to the Palestinians under Oslo, those visits need to be arranged with an IDF escort, you can’t just drive in yourself (although some people still do….)

But I’m not on that level, so I booked our armored buses, and I was really looking forward to going.

Of course, it got cancelled.

Because of ‘COVID-19’.

(I am doing ‘whatever’ fingers, writing this.)

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So instead, I decided to seek out some of the other tombs we haven’t been to visit yet.

Last week, we went to the grave of Yehuda, buried in the middle of a small park surrounded by new apartment buildings in Yehud.

And yesterday, we went to the graves of Binyamin and Shimon – also both sons of the Patriarch Yaakov – who are buried off Route 55, near to Kfar Saba, about a 10 minute drive apart.

We got to Binyamin first, and the car park next to it was full of cars. The site itself was also full of people – mostly Na-Nachs – and there was a very sociable vibe going on. Tables were set up for a haluka, the ceremony where you give a 3 year old boy his first haircut, teenagers were smoking a nargila in one of the structures of to the side, and elsewhere, there were scores of men gathered to hear a shiur.

After all the police enforcement in Jerusalem, it was a really nice change, but still a little bizarre, to say the least.

I turned into the blue-domed structure housing the tomb of Binyamin the son of Yaakov, and there was one other young woman there – wearing a facemask – who left after a couple of minutes.

It was 4.30 in the afternoon, and I still hadn’t said my morning brachot, so I found a siddur, sat on the bench, struggled to say the brachot…then fell asleep with my head on the tomb. That doesn’t happen a lot, but whenever it happens, I always feel something ‘big’ has shifted, spiritually – so big, that I can only actually deal with it by being asleep.

Half an hour later, I woke up, went to find my patient husband (who was catching the shiur, after he’d peeked in and saw I’d fallen asleep) – and then we headed off to Kever Shimon.

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Kever Shimon is located in a lonely field, right next to Route 6.

From the dirt track that leads on to it, it looks as though it’s surrounded by brambles and thorns. We walked through them, until we realised that you could drive down the road a little further on, and turn in.

The grave itself was open, covered in memorial candles and tikkun haklalis – and otherwise totally deserted.

The contrast between Binyamin and Shimon was profound.

I sat on the one chair to recite a couple of tikkun haklalis, while my husband wandered around to say his.

It was such a calm vibe there.

I loved it.

I really felt as though the half an hour I spent there filled me up with enough koach to keep going this week, because sometimes it’s hard to keep going.

Sigh.

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I know we’re all feeling it at the moment.

I’m trying to concentrate on keeping things as ‘normal’ as I can for my teens, and to keep things going as smoothly as I can on the home front, while the 10 plagues continue to play out past the front door step.

Go and re-book your driving test!!! I tell my teens.

Even though the world is going to change radically very soon, I still want you to be able to drive the car to the supermarket!!!

(For as long as it exists….)

Sigh.

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All I can do, is carry on going to the Kivrei Tzaddikim, for as long as I’m able to, and to continue talking to God about everything that’s happening, to try and stay as close to Him as I can, while the madness continues to play out.

I think there’s another 5 months of this, until November 9th.

And I think it’s going to up another level August 9th, in the ‘last trimester’, and get even more intense than it is now.

I have to pace myself.

And staying close to the true tzaddikim, alive and dead, are a big part of that.

For as long as I can continue to do it.

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Photo by Adam Nieścioruk on Unsplash

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If you want to know what I’m basing the ‘nine months’ on, taking us up to November 9th, 2020, take a look at this: