This is not an easy post to write.
Last Thursday, news started circulating on social media in Israel that a 16 year old boy ‘died suddenly’, for no reason, when he was sitting with his friends outside on a street.
If you read Hebrew, you can see more of that discussion on the Daniel Amram Telegram channel HERE, below is a screenshot:
I like a fair bit of what he posts, but Amram is very ‘pro-vaccination’.
In the screenshot above, he’s having a go at one of the boy’s family members, who is basically saying her relative ‘died suddenly’ thanks to the Covid shots.
In shul this evening, the uncle of our landlord came over to my husband, to tell him our landlord’s niece just ‘died suddenly’.
Our landlord is in his forties, so I can’t imagine that his niece would be older than in her twenties, max.
One thing I can tell you, is that my landlord’s whole family were very into getting the shots and wearing their masks.
Every Saturday night, my husband learns chevruta with a friend of his.
Tonight, the chevruta got cancelled.
The chevruta’s mother is in town, and just when Shabbat got out she got a text message that the 40 year old daughter of her very good friend just ‘died suddenly’.
I have a lot more to say about this, but slowly does it.
I could hear the fear in my friend’s voice as she was telling me about the 40 year old, above.
My friend was emotionally coerced into getting two shots, so she could get on a plane to visit her elderly mother.
While she was telling me that ‘they don’t know what happened’, I could hear in her voice that she is starting to develop a real fear that all those ‘crazy conspiracy theories’ about the shots being, ahem, not so good for a person’s health and longevity, ahem, might just be true.
I really feel for her.
Here’s what I want to say, for now:
There is still everything to play for, and everything to hope for, and EVERYTHING to pray about.
Rav Natan of Breslov wrote that God is so great, that even if a person already went to a doctor, God can still heal them!
For years and years and years, I puzzled over this sentence.
Now, I’m starting to understand the tremendous ruach hakodesh in even the smallest throw-away comments in the authentic Breslov works.
As ‘the problem’ starts to swing into much clearer focus – and make no mistake, that is what we are starting to experience, here – many people are going to be faced with a very difficult internal test.
The yetzer wants us all to believe that anyone who got ‘vaccinated’ is now automatically stuffed, game over.
I don’t believe that – not for a moment.
BUT – there is an awful lot of sincere teshuva required here, and an awful lot of fundamental life-changes required here, to start turning things around.
Remember, the Tanna who stood on the serpent’s lair and got bitten – but didn’t die?
He explained something profound:
It’s the sin that kills, it’s not the snake bite.
God is in charge here.
And sincere teshuva, charity and tefilla can cancel out all the harsh details.
I will have more to say about this in the Zoom class happening this Sunday at 8pm Israel time, for women, including some practical ideas of what we can do to try to stay as healthy – and sane! – as possible, in these interesting times that we live in.
If you want to join, either drop a comment below or email me via the comments form.
There is a bunch of stuff we can do, to try and turn things around for the best.
But in the meantime….
As more of the clarity starts to come in, about what’s really going on with these shots, it’s going to get difficult, mentally and emotionally, for a lot of people who were duped into taking the shots, and the people who love them.
And that’s why I want to remind us all, now:
God can do anything.
And Jews are above nature.
And prayer, teshuva and charity cancel out all the harsh decrees.
So don’t despair.
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