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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:

 

 

 

 

 

It looks like shocking police brutality in Israel it hitting the headlines…again.

That was the headline I wrote initially, after reading this story on the Times of Israel, that was picked up after it hit the Israeli press 3 days ago.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/man-says-he-was-beaten-by-police-and-jailed-for-four-days-for-not-wearing-mask/

Here’s what the ‘story’ says:

A 24 year old resident of Holon called ‘David Biton’ appears in this video on Youtube, apparently being brutally attacked by the police for not wearing a facemask (strangely, shmirat eynayim friendly).

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Now, I’m not a big fan of the police in this country, and I believe the institution is totally corrupt.

However, when I was reviewing this video before deciding whether to put it up on my site, I noticed something strange: The policeman who is meant to be ‘punching’ this guy, ‘David Biton’, in the face is not making contact.

I thought my eyes were deceiving me, so I went and slowed the video down to a quarter of its playing speed (you can do that yourselves, by selecting .25 in the Playback Settings for that video) then pay very careful attention to what is happening from the .30 second mark on.

That’s when I noticed that

NEITHER OF THE POLICEMEN WHO ARE APPARENTLY BEATING ‘DAVID BITON’ UP ARE MAKING CONTACT WITH THEIR BLOWS.

And then, if you go back and look at the picture of David Biton on the Times of Israel site, you realise that he has NO BRUISES OR CUTS ANYWHERE ON HIS FACE.

Which just doesn’t add up to the televised testimony he gave to the Knesset that he threw up several times after being beaten, and lay twitching on the pavement for 40 minutes after the attack.

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So, I have to say that this is a staggering piece of information, even for me.

We saw in the USA that there’s been a concerted campaign to turn the citizens against the police nationwide, replete with calls to ‘defund the police’ and to essentially disband the police force.

When Moshiach comes, that will happen the good, natural way as the yetzer hara will finally be gone, so the men in blue won’t be needed anymore.

But we’re not quite there yet.

And bad as the police are – and believe me, they are REALLY bad – you can’t get rid of that institution the way the world is currently configured without delivering society up wholesale to the forces of evil.

And that seems to be the plan.

FOMENT PUBLIC UNREST => GET RID OF POLICE => INTRODUCE MARTIAL LAW WITH BRAIN-FRIED KILLERS REMOTE CONTROLLED FROM WHO-KNOWS-WHERE

And this video appears to be a carefully-staged piece of the ‘anti-police’ propaganda that is now meant to have us all pouring into the streets and rioting a la George Floyd.

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The last thing to say is that the same day George Floyd was killed by police – conveniently on camera – in the USA, an autistic 31-year-old unarmed Arab man was gunned down in cold blood in Jerusalem.

Just read this lead paragraph from the Ha’aretz story about the incident, and see how many boxes you can tick, on the ‘let’s go riot now’ form:

New eyewitness testimony in the shooting and killing of Eyad Hallaq, a 32-year-old autistic Palestinian man, in Jerusalem’s Old City last Saturday, strengthens the suspicion that police shot him while he was lying on the ground, and after his counselor yelled that he was disabled.

All the media in Israel tried to instigate some ‘George Floyd’ type riots here with similarly breathless headlines, designed to spark off total outrage in the Arab populace, but apart from a couple of minor incidents in Jaffa, no-one else in the Palestinian community seems to have taken the bait to spark off ‘the next Intifada’, conveniently just in time for the great unveiling of Trump’s ‘Peace Plan’.

People, are you starting to see just how cynically they’ve been playing us for fools, for decades already?

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So now, they are trying again.

They are using facemasks and ‘staged’ police brutality, together with leading pieces all over the Hebrew and English media trying to incite the population here to go violently against the government, and to start rioting.

Why are they doing this?

Does it just boil down to trying to disintegrate the fabric of society as quickly and poisonously as possible, so that they have an excuse to introduce martial law and then just ram their ‘population control’ agenda down everyone’s throats at the point of a gun?

Or is something else going on?

What I can tell you, is that the world – or at least, my bit of it – just got way weirder.

Thank God, the Rav’s books are nearly ready.

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Photo by Capturing the human heart. on Unsplash

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In every marathon, there comes a point where we ‘hit the wall’.

In running parlance, it’s that moment when you literally feel like you’ve totally run out of energy, and you can’t continue a second longer.

There’s a bunch of technical explanations for why that happens, but basically your standard reserves of energy deplete, and then, unless the body can access it’s deeper resources, you collapse in a puddle, unable to move forward.

As with the body, so with the soul.

Yesterday night, I ‘hit the wall’ spiritually.

God, I can’t continue like this any more, trying to run away from ‘COVID-19’ and the evil police state 24/7…

Not that I haven’t been trying.

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Since all this started kicking off back in February, I’ve been engaged in one long, extended stress response to what’s going on, after another.

I’ve raged and ranted and actively tried to resist = ANGER.

I’ve also run away – about 32 different times – to different spots all across the country, where the rules are a little more relaxed, and I can get away with breathing fresh air and not wearing a face mask = FLIGHT.

I’ve had moments of black despair, where I couldn’t summon the will to even get out of bed (at least, for a couple of hours…) because the picture just looks so bleak, and depressing, and I’ve felt so powerless to change anything = FREEZE.

But the one thing I HAVEN’T done is try to ignore ‘the problem’ – as ginormous as it’s looming – to just try and pretend that it’s business as usual, and everything will be OK. That superficial, everything-is-A-OK sort of BS is a typical FLATTER response, and as you might have noticed, I have very little ‘FLATTER’ in my personality.

But yesterday, I hit the wall on the other 3 stress responses, which means that FLATTER is what I’ve got left to try, going forward.

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In the People Smarts personality system, I spelled out how these 4 stress responses are the often negative ‘flip side’ of some very positive character traits.

ANGER = MOTIVATION, on the positive side.

FLIGHT = CONNECTION

FREEZE = PHILOSOPHICAL THINKING, and

FLATTER = BUILDING.

Building doesn’t just mean that you go out and build a house, or a barn, or a shed. It means all those grounding, nurturing, stabilising activities that are often so very gashmius, but which are nevertheless a crucial part of being able to function in the world without going bonkers.

As you might have noticed, I’ve had very little of that BUILDING stuff going on recently, as I had a massive reaction to lockdown which saw me scuddering off into FLIGHT anyway I can, while I can still move 100 metres beyond my house, without getting ‘permission’ from the corrupt politicians and bureaucrats.

And so, I crashed.

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This morning, I realised I have to make a few big changes to my priorities.

I will still be commenting on current affairs as and when I feel the need, but in terms of unpicking COVID-19 – I’m going to leave that to others for now.

Because while other people can go and look up THE FLEMING FUND, and then can go and read articles about NSO Group’s ‘Pegasus‘ phone spying software (that is definitely on your SmartPhone already, make no mistake, and being used already, regardless of any official ‘legislation’ enabling the ShinBet to do that legally, please don’t fool yourself) – and they can also look up NSO Group’s ‘FLEMING’ technology, and can start to question those CO-IN-CID-ENCES themselves, and join some dots themselves….

No-one else can write One in a Generation #3.

And that’s what is really going to make all the difference here, between the ‘Great Reset’ happening their way, or happening the Moshiach and geula-coming-the-sweet-way, way.

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, watch this, (shmirat eynayim friendly).

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Here’s something else I realised this morning:

I have to take the plunge, and get the Rav’s books printed in Israel.

It’s going to cost a small fortune, but now that the corrupt Israeli police made it next to impossible to raise funds, legitimately, for things like printing the Rav’s books without risking an ‘interview’ with the Shin Bet, what can I do?

The plan is to try to print 100 of each of the Rav’s books, here in Israel, and then see if we can sell them.

My husband is already panicking that we’re going to be tripping over boxes of ‘Advice’ and ‘Miracles’ for the next 12 years – but I’m more optimistic than that.

I know that sooner or later, the penny will drop that getting behind the Rav, and learning his Torah, and spreading his light, is the best – and increasingly only – option we have, for really fighting the forces of evil in the world.

The Rav himself said that getting his books out there is destroying all the tumah and evil in the world, and each time a new book comes out, I see another surprising development occurs very shortly afterwards.

“There is such great dinim and tumah in the world, but my books and my writings, the Torah and the prayers, are cleaning and purifying all the judgments and the tumah from the world.”

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FOR EXAMPLE.

Last week, Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s Advice for Success and Happiness came out on Amazon.

That same day, Jeffrey Epstein came back into the headlines, as all the evil, yukky people connected to him – and this whole massive COVID-19 scam – started to be put back into the spotlight.

Today, Ghislaine Maxwell got arrested.

That is huge.

It’s going to affect everything, I don’t know how, but I just know it will.

So, I’m getting back on with the job of getting the Rav’s books written and printed, and then we’ll just watch all this evil implode by itself, shall we?

Because at this point, I have run out of energy to do anything else.

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Rabbenu famously taught that even ‘stupid words’ – mila de’shtuta – have a spiritual value.

It’s slow posting on the blog at the moment, for a few different reasons. I’m collecting the material for OIAG3, and that is taking a lot of time (and also, getting a lot of things to start moving, behind the scenes….).

And I’m also trying to make the most of every moment before the Three Weeks begins, to get out of the house and visit kivrei Tzaddikim, and to do a bunch of things that have been on my list for a long time, before the authorities use the fake Corona ‘second wave’ to try to close it all down again.

And lastly, I have so very much to write, so very much to share, that I kind of don’t know where to start.

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We’re all totally in limbo at the moment.

Stuck between what was, and what will be.

And that’s a very hard place to be in, mentally. Human beings do so much better, mentally, when they have some form of certainty – even when it’s ‘bad’ – than when they have no idea what’s coming next, and how to try to prepare themselves mentally for it.

So, that’s why we’re all stressed and atzbani at the moment – frustrated, upset, angry, lacking patience.

It’s totally normal and natural to be feeling this way right now, so let’s all keep giving ourselves – and others – a break.

That still means we apologise when we act like a nob to other people, and that we take responsibility for our actions, but in a laid-back way that doesn’t dramatise stuff, over over-hype things.

No big deal. Really.

Even if it really is the end of the world.

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A really helpful part of this coping strategy is what Rabbenu calls ‘stupid words’, or mila de-shtuta.

The Na-Nach guys are really good at mila de-shtuta. They’ve taken this part of Rabbenu’s Torah, and raised it to an art-form, as you can you can see a little in the clip below:

 

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Here’s what Rabbenu says in Likutey Moharan 2:24:

Mitzvah gadoleh l’hiot b’simcha – it’s a great mitzvah, to be happy at all times, and to invest all of our effort into banishing sadness and depression. All illnesses that befall a person are solely caused by a lack of joy…..

….And though a broken heart is very precious, this should be contained to a specific time. One should set aside a specific time everyday to break one’s heart and express oneself before God, as brought elsewhere. But one should be joyous for the rest of the day. One can more easily fall into depression from a broken heart, than one came become frivolous on account of happiness, for the distance between a broken heart and depression is less.

Therefore, one must be happy at all times, except for the specific time at which one should have a broken heart.

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So, in our hitbodedut, that’s the time to feel all the pain around the Coronavirus scam, all the corruption in Israel and elsewhere, all the evil billionaires, all the blind sheeple, the fact that the Rav is still in prison…

And to even cry about all these things.

But then, the other 23 hours a day, we have to brush ourselves off, and make EVERY EFFORT to pull ourselves out of feeling broken-hearted about the state of the world.

That’s where dancing and clapping come in.

I challenge you to spend even a minute dancing to this, below, and you’ll see how it instantly lifts your mood:

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The spiritual reason for this is that dancing and clapping ameliorates the harsh spiritual judgments at their root, as he explains in Lesson 1:169 of Likutey Moharan:

When there are troubles, whether collectively or personally, it is impossible to dance….

…[A]meliorating judgments is accomplished by a person judging himself. In other words, we must judge and assess ourselves, by ourselves, about everything that we do – for everythingwhether it was appropriate to act like that. We must analyze our actions and improve them appropriately, in line with the law and judgment of the Torah.

By judging and assessing oneself, one ameliorates and nullifies judgment Above, for, “When there is judgment below, there is no judgment Above. And when judgment is ameliorated, the blood leaves the feet, and joy can then spread through them, moving a person to dance.

In other words, the dancing is a type of spiritual short-cut, that ameliorates judgments Above.

And when we can’t dance – or don’t dance – it’s because we are weighed down by spiritual judgments.

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And then, there’s the mila de-shtuta stuff, too.

Rabbenu talks about that in Lesson 2:48 – which is really a beautiful lesson, about not despairing about what’s going on, and not giving up on ourselves, and just continuing to strengthen ourselves again, and again and again, and to not believe that God is rejecting us, and our prayers and our service.

BH, if I have time I will try to copy it out in full below, as an update to this post.

But in the meantime, here’s the nugget that’s most relevant to now:

[L]ive with the lesson in Likutey Moharan 1:282 [aka AZAMRA!], which is to search and seek and find within ourselves some merit, some good point. And with this good point that we find within ourselves, to rejoice and encourage ourselves. We should not give up on what we’ve already attained [spiritually], even if we’ve fallen away from it to wherever we have fallen.

Even so, we should encourage ourselves with the little bit of good that we still find within ourselves, until in this way, we merit to return completely to God, so that all the intentional sins will be transformed to merits (Yoma 86b).

From what the Baal Shem Tov did at sea, when the Evil Inclination tried to confuse him, we can understand how much we must encourage ourselves not to despair of ourselves, no matter what happens to us.

The most important thing is to be happy at all times, making ourselves happy in any way possible, even by means of foolishness, acting like a fool and doing foolish and merry-making things. Or simply jumping and dancing in order to reach joy, which is a very great thing.

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Ad kan, Rabbenu.

I know it’s hard at the moment. I know it’s tough. I’m feeling the strain myself too, believe me. That’s why I keep running off to Kivrei Tzaddikim every day or two, and trying to make an effort to dance for at least 5 minutes most days (but especially when I’m starting to feel down), and also, why I’m giving myself permission to watch videos like this, below (shmirat eynayim friendly).

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Whatever is going to keep my ‘happy’ and functioning, that’s what I’m going to do right now.

Until the evil starts to fall all by itself.

And trust me, dear reader. That point is so much closer than it currently looks.

We just need to hold on a tiny bit longer.

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PS: If you’re emailing me, and I haven’t responded, give me a little time to come back to you. I have a lot on my plate at the mo, so even responding to emails is a little more than I can manage at the moment. Thank you!

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The new book by Rav Berland is out.

I got the steer to get on with it from my visit to Hevron, and now you can buy it in paperback, BH.

But I can’t.

As Amazon is still not delivering to Israel, or at least, they aren’t delivering this book to Israel. I’m working on getting the ebook together, but we all know that it’s not the same, spiritually, as getting a hard copy out there.

So again, if you want the privilege of being the first person to officially print the book in the world, go HERE and order a copy.

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Ah.

I’ve been pretty irritable this week. I guess that’s inevitable. All this uncertainty, all this backwards and forwards between what was, and what is, and what will be.

God is actually being so kind to us, He’s dismantling the gashmius, and the world of lies, in such a gentle fashion, relatively. If you go HERE, you’ll find a point-by-point summary, in English, of the Gemara Sanhedrin 97a, which paints a clear picture of what will be, before Moshiach finally shows up. Here’s some of the key points:

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Truth will go away like Adarim (flocks; Maharsha – people of truth will have to hide).

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Anyone who avoids evil will be considered foolish.

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Ben David will come in a generation in which youths shame elders, and elders stand in front of youths. A daughter reviles and shames her mother, a daughter-in-law shames her mother-in-law, people’s faces resemble that of dogs, and a son feels no shame in front of his father.

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Ben David will come in a generation of great brazenness. People will not honor each other (alternatively – even the most honorable people are crooked), even though many grapes grow, wine is expensive (because grapes do not yield much wine; alternatively, because everyone drinks a lot), the entire kingdom will be Minim, and there is no rebuke. (Ed. note: minim means ‘informers’, specifically people that snitch on other people to the government….)

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Ben David will not come until there are many informers. Alternatively, he will not come until Talmidim diminish, or until people lack money, or until they despair of redemption.

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Let’s take a look at that last one in more detail, shall we?

  1. Moshiach won’t come until ‘there are many informers’ – i.e. people and apps and security services snitching on every single person in the world, all using ‘coronavirus’ as the excuse – CHECK
  2. He won’t come ‘until Talmidim diminish’ – whether that’s kids in schools, or Torah scholars, we can also tick this box. I was just saying to my husband, how very hard it feels at the moment, to even give over some Torah at the Shabbat table. Just feels like wading through treacle, or trying to pull a bunch of wool through a thorn bush. I can’t concentrate so much at the moment, and I usually love sharing Torah, especially awesome Torah from Rabbenu or Rav Berland. But at the moment, I just can’t focus enough to really ‘learn’ anything much. And I know I’m not the only one. – CHECK
  3. He won’t come ‘until people lack money’. I have a feeling this is being sweetened, at least partially. Sure, there are a lot of people who have just been instantly tipped into terrible poverty – as was always the plan – because of the lockdowns. And for those poor people, the heart truly bleeds. I got an email from someone in Latin America who is seeing her friends’ small kids lacking even basic foodstuff, even basic things like milk. That’s hard. It’s really hard.

And then, on a totally different level, there’s the fact that cash is currently being phased out all over the place. You can’t buy a ticket to the Jerusalem Zoo with cash anymore, only card. Ditto the buses. When I go to the supermarket, I often get into disagreements with the cashiers who apparently lack the ‘cash’ in their tills to even give me 10 shekels change for a 100 shekel note.

New World Order, World Economic Forum, ‘Great Reset’, ID2020 – or maybe just God’s way of sweetening what was stated here in the Gemara, we’ll see.

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4. Moshiach won’t come until people despair of redemption.

We’re there, aren’t we? If not personally, than politically, and nationally and globally.

Yeoush is beating hard on most people’s doors right now, and without the power of the Tzaddikim, it’s very hard to stand up in the test.

It’s very hard not to just drown in bitterness, or to ‘disappear’ into never-ending business to keep the anxiety at bay, or to switch off and go into denial about it all.

Very hard indeed.

I was speaking to a relative in the UK yesterday who owns a big business. While they are still doing OK, in terms of revenues, they are probably still heading into administration because of the COVID-19 lockdown, because – like every other service industry business – they realised they don’t need their super-expensive office space anymore.

And so has everyone else.

Which means they can’t get rid of their super-expensive lease, and they can’t get someone else to take it off their hands, and with the economic downturn, the lease by itself is enough to push the business into declaring bankruptcy. She’s barely been out of her house for four months, and she told me that she reckons half the shops will be boarded up anyway, by the time she finally goes shopping again.

There’s no point doing anything, we’re all just in limbo. Who knows if they are going to lock us down again, if there’s a ‘second wave’. It just feels that it’s totally pointless, to try to plan or do anything.

That’s what she told me.

And that’s kind of what most of us are feeling right now:

Apathy. Frustration. Anger. Claustrophobia. Fear. YEOUSH.

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One of my kids’ friends wanted to know why there is all this frozen fruit for smoothies in the freezer, that just isn’t getting used. When I explained that I’m finding it hard to cook because I’m having a mid-life crisis, he told me: Yeah, my mum is too.

I think we all are, in one way or another.

How could we not be, after everything we’ve gone through the last few months, and as the uncertainty continues and the ‘world of lies’ carries on shattering before our very eyes.

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So, here’s my two cents on what God is probably expecting from us, at this really FRUSTRATING, UNCERTAIN AND ANXIETY-INDUCING stage of the geula process:

  1. Avoid all hakpada against other people – hakpada is harsh judgment, holding grudges, thinking the worst about other people, and concentrating on it. Rav Berland recently said this:

IT’S ASSUR (FORBIDDEN) FOR A PERSON TO L’HAKPID (JUDGE HARSHLY) ANY OTHER JEW, EVEN IF HE DOING ALL THE EVIL THINGS.

You know why?

Because we’re just judging ourselves, when we’re judging other people. Whatever we see them doing that annoys us, it’s really just a mirror. So whatever judgment we’re passing on those other people, we’re really just passing it on ourselves.

Isn’t that a scary thought?

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2. Try to dance for at least 10 minutes, every single day. This is still my ‘go to’ advice for getting out of yeoush, especially if you can’t just head out and visit the kever of a tzaddik, or spend 6 hours doing hitbodedut.

3. Buy a copy of Rabbi Berland’s Advice for Success and Happiness – and read it.

I started translating that book in the first place, because it was helping me so much to get out of my yeoush and despair every time I was cracking it open.

This is not a simple period of time we are heading in to, anything but.

We need as much help as we can get to weather the emotional storms still up ahead, and connecting to the true Tzaddikim, via their books and advice, is one of the single biggest things we can do to come through all this in one piece.

When we connect to the tzaddikim, and follow their advice, we are replacing our ‘bad’ thoughts and stupid ideas with their clarity and wisdom. And then, we can stop acting like an out-of-control retard.

Eventually.

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Here’s the link again:

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UPDATE:

This article has absolutely nothing to do with this post, except to show how totally bizarre the world has become – permanent Purim, in fact – and how totally UNcredible practically every single source of ‘news’ now is. I clicked on this by mistake, when I was typing in a different website address, and here’s what came up.

Unbelievable, that this is what passes as ‘news’ today.

Take a look for yourself:

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/152755/jerusalem-satanists-get-cold-feet-cancel-own-new-world-order-event-during-solar-eclipse/

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

Cos it sure as heck sounds familiar to me.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s all happening, folks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No-one got out of Egypt without Moshe Rabbenu.

No-one.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where did their souls end up?

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

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

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

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

Even if they already happened to live in Israel.

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UPDATE:

I just noticed something interesting:

Black Lives Matter = BLM.

BiLaaM.

There is nothing new under the sun.

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Remember this, from August 29, 2019? Reposting now, as it just seems so apt.

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We’re entering a period of time where fact is going to be revealed as being far stranger – and more disturbing – than fiction.

What can I tell you?

I’m feeling pretty down at the moment.

The last couple of weeks, I’ve been researching the true scope of evil in the world. I’ll sum it up generally, and in a nutshell, and let’s just pretend that this is all one massive, ridiculous conspiracy theory, so I don’t also get ‘disappeared’ like all those other ‘conspiracy theorists’ who came way too close to the truth.

So, here’s how the totally ridiculous, obviously unbelievable conspiracy theory is working, in 2019.

The ‘Deep State’ is effectively the West’s spy agencies.

The spy agencies run the international drug trade as a global operation, in order to finance their activities ‘off radar’ from any real public scrutiny or governmental control.

These activities include developing secret weapons, many new and imaginative ways of killing people with ‘illnesses’ and neuro-toxins, and – most shockingly of all – totally unethical ‘experiments’ on human beings, and on human embryos, and on human genes to try to create the ‘perfect’ soldier / agent of destruction.

There are no ‘aliens’.

What there is, is unfathomably evil, genetic-engineering experiments on human embryos.

The Deep State is untouchable.

It operates a sophisticated system of blackmail to entrap immoral and perverted people in positions of power, especially pedophiles, records them ‘in the act’, and then uses these recordings as leverage to ensure these people will do whatever they are told to do.

The Deep State then works to place these morally-corrupt, evil people in the highest positions of power – judges, police superintendents, journalists, army heads, civil servants, bankers, politicians large and small, right up to the top of the tree.

These people cover up for each other, and cover up all the murders and child abuse that is happening all around them, and their activity. Anyone who tries to blow the whistle or investigate is threatened / blackmailed / murdered.

No-one can stand up to them.

When the employees of the Deep State retire from their Mafioso activities on behalf of ‘national security’, they then start applying their knowledge, experience and connections to continuing their Mafioso activities as independent ‘guns for hire’.

They continue with all their immoral activities for personal gain and lust gratification, comfortable in the knowledge that they are totally untouchable, and that ‘justice’ will never catch up with them.

And so, the world continues to spiral down further and further into immorality, murder, drug abuse, war and total human misery, while the network of corrupt pedophiles who sit in the halls of power across the Western world pull all the strings and keep the rest of us totally in the dark about what’s really happening, and why.

How is that, for the most amazing, far-fetched, ridiculous ‘conspiracy theory’ you ever heard in your life?

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So, this morning I randomly opened my Tanach, and I came to this, in the book of Ezekiel:

“There is a conspiracy of her prophets in her midst, like a roaring lion that tears [its] prey. They have devoured souls, they have taken away treasure and worth, they have increased her widows in her midst. Her priests robbed My Torah and desecrated My sanctities. They did not distinguish between holy and profane, and they did not make known the difference between contaminated and purified.

“They hid their eyes from My Shabbats, and I became profaned amongst them. Her officers within her are like wolves who tear prey – to shed blood, to destroy souls, for the sake of unjust gain. And her prophets smeared plaster for them (i.e. they covered up for them), for they see worthless [visions] and they divine falsehood for them.

“They say: ‘Thus said the Lord Hashem / Elokim…’ – when Hashem did not speak.”

Ed. Note: They say, “Trump’s a great guy! America is the land of the just and the home of the free! We don’t need to move to Israel, we’re in Gan Eden right here! There no bad people or evil in the world, we’re all Tzaddikim! We don’t need to rally around the Tzaddik HaDor, we can keep this party going for at least another 200 years!!!”

Back to Ezekiel:

“The people of the land have made a business out of oppression, and plundered loot. They have wronged the poor and the needy, and oppressed the stranger, without justice. I requested from them a man who would fence the border, and stand in the breach before them, for the sake of the Aretz, so that it wouldn’t be destroyed, but I didn’t find one.

“So, I poured My wrath over them, and consumed them with the flame of My fury. I have placed their [evil] way upon their head – the word of the Lord, Hashem / Elokim.”

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This time around there is a ‘man’ who is standing in the breach, and who is trying to ‘fence the borders’ so that the land won’t be destroyed.

It’s Rabbi Berland.

His prayers are acting as a form of protection, a ‘token’ that we’re trying to be connected to what is holy and good, still, despite the tremendous evil and darkness that is all around.

All those false prophets, with their facile grasp of Torah, and their superficial understanding of what’s really going on in the world, have one job, and one job only: To keep people away from the real Tzaddik HaDor, Rabbi Berland.

That’s why I can’t watch their Youtube videos or read their blog posts any more.

Most of them have no idea what’s really going on, or how very serious the situation is that we currently find ourselves in, and by the time they realise, it will probably be too late.

We are at a crossroads right now. Over the next few months, either this whole massive, crazy ‘conspiracy theory’ is going to get blown wide open, and justice will finally be done. Or, the people who are running the world are going to pull back very hard on free speech and civil rights – which leaves us looking at a terrifying, totalitarian government scenario.

It’s going to be chaos, or dictatorship, unless the Rav can find some way of sweetening all this, to get to the geula the sweet way.

And in the meantime, the ‘false prophets’ continue to talk politics and vanity, and continue to ignore the hezkat Moshiach who is in our midst.

But things can’t continue on like this for much longer.

Of course, I’m just a crazy conspiracy theorist, so what do I know?

 

Photo by Tyler B on Unsplash

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If you haven’t been following the Daily Dose of Chizzuk translations over on the ravberland.com site, I highly recommend you start.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And that’s all.

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s hard work, all this.

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

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

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Today, I read this from the Rav:

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

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

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Chazak v’ametz, my dear readers!

It’s hard going at the moment, spiritually.

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

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

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

Chazak v’ametz!

Don’t fear, and stay strong!

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

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

Chazak v’ametz!

The clouds will part soon.

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That’s what the President of Tanzania wants to know.

Watch the video below, to see for yourself (shmirat eynayim friendly).

In a nutshell, the Tanzanians took the swabs they were sent from the World Health Organisations, and also swabbed things like Paw-Paw fruit and goats, and a few other things besides.

I guess they just wanted to make sure the indications about COVID-19 that they were getting back from the labs were actually based on….something.

So they swabbed goats and birds and fruit, and then assigned these swabs a human name and age – and guess what?

Even a paw-paw fruit apparently tested positive for COVID-19.

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Makes you wonder, doesn’t it, about just how all these tests from the corrupt, Bill Gates-funded WHO are meant to be working, exactly.

Especially as other doctors came out months ago to explain there are no tests specifically for COVID-19 anyway, just generic tests for coronavirus (which we all remember, is the flu that mutates every year….)

So, take all these ‘expert articles’ talking about the ‘false negative’ test rates for COVID-19 with a massive pinch of salt. They are talking out of their bottoms.

The testing for COVID-19 is totally corrupt. The fake ‘science’ behind this whole sorry story is totally corrupt.

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After I watched this video, I couldn’t help wishing we had this guy in charge of our government, instead of Billam Netanyahu and Balak Gantz.

President Mafufuli of Tanzania is telling his people to not panic, not fear, to give each other hugs and friendship – and to trust God.

If he ever runs in an election in Israel, he has my vote.

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UPDATE:

This is an excellent article, full of real science and research papers, that exposes the false ‘science’ behind all this lockdown, facemask and social distancing propaganda:

https://www.sott.net/article/435663-Lockdown-Lunacy-The-Thinking-Persons-Guide#

Here’s the takeaway facts, if you want the research that proves them, go read the main article:

Fact #1: The Infection Fatality Rate for COVID-19 is somewhere between 0.07-0.20%, in line with seasonal flu

Fact #2: The risk of dying from COVID-19 is much higher than the average IFR for older people and those with co-morbidities, and much lower than the average IFR for younger healthy people, and nearing zero for children

Fact #3: People infected with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic (which is most people) do NOT spread COVID-19

Fact #4: Emerging science shows no spread of COVID-19 in the community (shopping, restaurants, barbers, etc.)

Fact #5: Published science shows COVID-19 is NOT spread outdoors

Fact #6: Science shows masks are ineffective to halt the spread of COVID-19, and The WHO recommends they should only be worn by healthy people if treating or living with someone with a COVID-19 infection

Fact #7: There’s no science to support the magic of a six-foot barrier

Fact #8: The idea of locking down an entire society had never been done and has no supportable science, only theoretical modeling

Fact #9: The epidemic models of COVID-19 have been disastrously wrong, and both the people and the practice of modeling has a terrible history

Fact #10: The data shows that lockdowns have NOT had an impact on the course of the disease.

Fact #11: Florida locked down late, opened early, and is doing fine, despite predictions of doom

Fact #12: New York’s above average death rate appears to be driven by a fatal policy error combined with aggressive intubations.

Fact #13: Public health officials and disease epidemiologists do NOT consider the other negative societal consequences of lockdowns

Fact #14: There is a predictive model for the viral arc of COVID-19, it’s called Farr’s Law, and it was discovered over 100 years ago

Fact #15: The lockdowns will cause more death and destruction than COVID-19 ever did

Fact #16: All these phased re-openings are utter nonsense with no science to support them, but they will all be declared a success

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UPDATE #2:

Elisheva just sent me this video interview with Professor Karl Friston, “a theoretical neuroscientist and authority on brain imaging. … Friston received the first Young Investigators Award in Human Brain Mapping (1996) and was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (1999). In 2000 he was President of the international Organization of Human Brain Mapping.”

In other words, he’s a serious scientist, with a big reputation to risk. In the interview, he’s explaining that up to 80% of the population appears to be already IMMUNE to COVID 19. You can hear his interview, below (shmirat eynayim friendly), and here is some of the take home info:

Professor Karl Friston is a computer modelling expert, world-renowned for his contributions to neuroscience.

He has been applying his “dynamic causal modelling” approach to the Covid-19 pandemic, and has reached some startling results. –

The differences between countries are not primarily down to government actions, but due to ‘intrinsic’ differences in the populations –

We don’t yet fully understand what is driving it, although there are theories ranging from levels of vitamin D to genetic differences

– In each country, there appears to be a portion of the population that is ‘not even in the game’ – that is, not susceptible to Covid-19. This varies hugely between countries.

– In the UK, Professor Friston estimates that portion to be at least 50%, and probably more like 80%

The similar mortality results between Sweden (no lockdown) and the UK (lockdown) are best explained by the fact that in reality there was no difference – the impact of the legal lockdown in Professor Friston’s models “literally goes away”.

You can read more about what Professor Friston said, HERE.

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My kid’s best friend has just been house-jailed again by her news-believing parents, because they got scared that we are in the ‘second wave’ of Corona now in Israel, because more than 100 people a day are testing positive. In the meantime, here’s the current death rates from Covid in Israel:

Yup. In the last 2 weeks, a whole 12 people died (apparently…) from COVID-19 in Israel.

Pandemic, my patootie.

Second wave, ditto.

This is only going to go away when more of us make teshuva, and get real about just how much of what we think and what we believe has actually been shaped by things that are inimical to truth, God and Torah.

I’m not holding my breath.

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UPDATE #3:

Another good article, full of scientific studies that demonstrate that the PCR testing being used to determine ‘who has COVID-19’ is about as reliable as a 40 year old Ford Cortina:

Please, let us all stop lying to ourselves, make some real teshuva here, and watch this whole horrible fake pandemic – and the nefarious plans behind it – fade into the history books.

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Bill Gates and his buddies are continuing the eugenicist agenda that powered the Nazi movement.

And they are using biometric IDs, ‘immunisation passports’, and mass-produced panic about COVID-19 to usher in the next wave of eugenics.

As Jews, are you going to continue to cheer lead for an agenda that continues the work of Hitler, y’m, and the Third Reich?

Before you answer, watch the 4th part of the James Corbett’s excellent research into Bill Gates, which shows how everything ties in with Jeffrey Epstein and the Rockefellers.

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Or, you can read the transcript HERE.

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I’m off to Meron today to pray, so this is a short post.

I have so much information – on so many different but related topics – that ties all the different strands together, but I can’t seem to do much with it at the moment.

Maybe, when I come back from Meron I’ll have more oomph to get it out there.

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