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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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
May Hashem save us from history repeating itself.
And may Rav Berland get out of prison very soon.
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.
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 Rav just gave over the following lesson on the site:
Only the True Tzaddik can erase the accusationsThe True Tzaddik is the only one who is able to nullify all of the Accusations in Heaven.
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.”
People, hold on to the Tzaddik!
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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