The last couple of weeks, Rav Berland has been talking about an earthquake hitting Israel.

In particular, the Haifa area, near the ‘Stella Maris’ Monastery, where the xtian church took over the grave of Elisha the prophet and have been barring access to frum Jews in recent months.

Speaking a couple of weeks ago, the Rav made a comment that there will be an earthquake after Rosh Hashana.

Then he segued back into what he’s said in the past, that we are totally forbidden from touching any churches and mosques.

The implication appearing to be that God will make them fall down, all by themselves, without any help from people.


At this stage of the game, the Rav is pretty much the only person I pay attention to, when it comes to ‘predictions’.

He was talking about earthquakes in the same manner a few weeks before that massive quake hit Turkey, back on February 6 – which was ‘meant’ for Israel, but got moved a few hundred miles to Ankara instead.

Ankara was one of the main centres of so-called ‘Pauline xtianity’, where the Torah got trashed and villified, and the Jews cast as the permanent ‘villain’ in the whole made-up religion concocted by the Romans to turn the Jewish urge for Moshiach and geula permanently against them.


Yesterday, it was Morocco’s turn.

With the epicentre close to Marrakesh.

The Jews of Morocco had it better than many other countries, in many ways – but there was still tremendous discrimination, violence and anti-semitism in Morocco.

My father’s family is from there, and it seems my grandfather, who was a shochet, was murdered by his Arab ‘helpers’ who wanted to steal his kosher stamps.

He was bundled out the back of a moving car and died a couple of days later.


So on the one hand, there is tremendous loss of life occurring in Morocco now, and that is always sobering and upsetting.

But at the same time, to not lose sight of the fact that nothing happens ‘for nothing’, and that Hashem is the Cause of all Causes.

And it seems that Hashem is starting to pay down some of those ‘old debts’ accumulated over the centuries, and the old mosques and churches are bearing the brunt:


One more thing that comes to mind about Morocco.

My brother in the States told me last week that he was looking into doing a ‘Sukkot program’ in Morocco this year with his family.

Since Morocco normalised ties with the State of Israel last year, it seems that ‘Jewish tourism’ is going through the roof there, in so many ways.

But if you track the most popular destinations for Israeli tourists – which includes places like Turkey, Greece and now Morocco – you’ll see that all of these places are being hit with absolutely devastating natural disasters.


And then we have Uman.

These days, Uman has also been ‘closed down’ as a ‘stam holiday’ destination.

Today, it’s returned to being a place you go for sincere reasons based on fulfilling the words of a true Tzaddik, who requested his followers to be by his grave for Rosh Hashana, for exalted spiritual reasons that most of us are a million miles away from ever really grasping a tiny part of.

But what’s amazing, is that I heard on the grapevine that this year, they are expecting 50,000 people for Rosh Hashana.

That’s double the 27,000 that made it out last year, almost exclusively from Eretz Yisrael.

And it made me very happy to hear that so many people are overcoming their fears to go and be by Rabbenu for Rosh Hashana 5784.


Stuff is definitely starting to move in the world.

Remember, what Rabbenu taught us about how to survive the ‘shaking of the world’:

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.”


I live very close to the fault line that runs through Jerusalem, that is meant to ‘cleave’ Har Zeitim in two, when geula really starts to happen.

That’s kind of disconcerting.

So, I am doing my best to stay ‘grabbing on’ to a true Tzaddik, while the world continues to shake all around us.


On that note, one more thing:

If you haven’t already, consider doing a pre Rosh Hashana ‘pidyon nefesh’.

Here is Rav Ofer Erez, with English subtitles, from 2017, explaining more about that:


I’m sure he’s doing a pidyon in Uman before Rosh Hashana this year too – HERE is his website:

Or, you can do it with Shuvu Banim, HERE.

Give whatever you can afford, it doesn’t have to be the suggested amount (although clearly, if you are feeling like you are under a lot of harsh judgements, donating 5p as a pidyon is not going to do much to sweeten that…. it’s our ‘money’ instead of our ‘blood’.)


And may we just hear good news.


PS: I had an email from one of my C**N watching readers last week that they had turned back on, and things were going crazy in the world again.

That same day, I had another email from another reader telling me they’ve noticed an uptick in people dropping dead from heart attacks again….

Maybe, all this is just a CO-IN-CID-ENCE.

But maybe it isn’t.

Either way, God is behind it all, and He for sure wants our sincere teshuva heading into 5784.

It’s going to be a big year.


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16 replies
  1. moshe parry
    moshe parry says:

    earthquakes these days are pretty much man made things from haarp by the slime… certainly they are able to magnify them… same with hurricanes… tesla developed it and tried to destroy it but the slime got there hands on his blueprints and reconstructed it… sorry… just happens to be true… truth.out…

    • yosef
      yosef says:

      tesla was certainly working on large electromagnetic actuators to transmit infrasound into the rocks and soil, caves and water, magma and core. seismology books have numbers for speed of infrasound in transverse, surface, and pressure(longitudinal?) waves. also the tremendous energy e=mcc contained in +4.7 gigabytes of base-4 human DNA must be guarded becuase 4.7 gigabytes is a very large amount of data( uses an entire digital versatile optical disc ), is an antenna to one’s blood, breath, and synapses by standard model well-understood physics, ‘kach ala bmachshava lfanai’, i miss rav meir zikharon lbrakha, and the rescuing he did on the collateral damage of the tzadukim, karaite, and subsequent generations of erev-rav am-yisrael-in-training, may his merit help rescue the righteous women of ‘aza, i am sorry, i am angry and canadian. tel hai

  2. adelle
    adelle says:

    I like to contemplate the letters of the coming year, look into rashei teivot etc. this past year for example ה׳תשפ״ג could be ת׳הא ש׳נת פ׳לא ג׳לוי may it be a year of revealed wonders or ת׳הא ש׳נת פ׳לא ג׳דול may it be a year of a big wonder, like Rebbe Nachman who calls his soul a peleh gadol. after a 3 year exile I merited to return to the one who’s soul is a peleh gadol… so this year is ה׳תשפ״ד

    the new letter is dalet and as the shape of the later is like a מדלה a crane on a hinge that can go up or down and its name meaning a door that similarly can open or shut, the dalet can literally “swing both ways”. on the one hand the letter dalet is din, judgment. it can be the דל dal who is the impoverished, downcast and downtrodden. but it is also the דלי the dli, the pail that is uplifted. the dli is the astrological sign of aquarius, the water bearer who is symbolic of the tzadik drawing water from the wellsprings quenching those who thirst for torah. the pey is the pardes, the 4 levels of understanding torah while the gematria of dalet is 4 representing the 4 times moshe taught torah to Yehoshua who in turn taught it to the elders who in turn taught Bnei Yisrael so that they each taught and heard torah 4 times. and through this attained דעת da’at. dalet is also דוד loving friendship and connection.

    I also keep thinking of the word פדות as well as פחד and the phrase פחד יצחק where it means not the awe of isaac but that in the end of days fear itself will laugh.

    may it be a year of hamtakat hadinim – sweetening judgement and decrees through deepening our study and love of hashem’s torah, a year of attaining true דעת a year where all the doors of emunah and bitachon are wide open that brings a cascade of bracha spiritually and materially עד בלי די!

    ת׳הא ש׳נת פ׳ריחת ד׳ודים
    ת׳הא ש׳נת פ׳תיחת ד׳לתות
    ת׳הא ש׳נת פ׳דות ד׳לים

    • Rivka Levy
      Rivka Levy says:

      I tried to listen to it, but the volume was so low I couldn’t really make out what he was saying. Can you give us ‘the bottom line’?

      • AK
        AK says:

        Sure he talked about quitting smoking and then one night going through withdrawal to the point that he had to call hatzalah, because he couldn’t breath, but he was totally awake to what they were trying to do to him telling him if he didn’t go to hospital he would die because covid is coming back. He refused and ultimatly with the help of his Rav giving him breathing techniques recovered and told everyone not to fall for the fear and scamdemic they are trying to push again and only rely on Hashem. Bottom line can’t trust hatzalah or hospitals. Very awake

  3. Simon
    Simon says:

    I really have been feeling this “shaking” of the world like a carpet very much. When I especially feel like I’m being “shaken,” I say Tehilim and pray to God.
    Right now I feel often afraid that I’ll, God forbid, fall away from serving God and turn to heresy, may the Lord save me from that.
    The heresy and atheism that Rabbi Nachman predicted is kind of ‘wearing me down’…
    What is your advice on this.
    I’ll keep turning to God. “Be strong and let your hearts take courage, all who wait longingly for the Lord!”

    • Rivka Levy
      Rivka Levy says:

      First, is to do things that make you happy, in a good way. Not to beat yourself up constantly for not being ‘perfect’, not to have a go at yourself for making mistakes, or being flawed and falling, sometimes.

      That also means being truthful about where we are really holding.

      The people who ‘fall away’ from serving God tend to be the ones who hold themselves to impossible standards, and do everything from a place of fear and harsh judgement.

      No-one can stay in that place for too long, before they either become a total hypocrite, or ‘run away’ from the whole concept of serving God.

      So, serve Hashem joyfully, from the place where you are really holding, and have compassion on yourself, and on others, as much as possible.

      God wants the heart.

      The ‘outcome’ is in His hands.


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