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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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The yeoush is pretty heavy right now.

Here in Israel, they are in the second week of another politically-induced lockdown, and everyone is starting to crack.

I’m also approaching the end of two weeks of politically-motivated ‘bidud’, or total isolation, after returning from the Ukraine, where I can’t leave my house.

Me, my husband and my kids have been together non-stop for approaching 6 weeks.

It’s a huge test of everyone’s middot.

And sometimes, I’m failing it.

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But today, I woke up and got out of bed before 7am, because I am not going to let them depress me and demoralise me any more.

That’s what they want.

Because depressed, demoralised people become ‘sheeple’, who can be so easily manipulated by fear and threat, because they’ve given up on themselves, and they no longer have the energy to resist, at least mentally and spiritually.

Yesterday I realised something very important:

My soul is so much bigger than all of this.

It’s so much bigger than lockdowns, and New World Orders, and corrupt, psychopath billionaires, and biotech.

It’s so much bigger than all of this evil.

And so is yours.

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When we connect our souls back to God, and bind ourselves to the true tzaddikim, we are unstoppable.

Nothing can stand in the way of God, nothing.

And God is only good.

And so, the good is going to win out.

It may take another week, another month, another year, (God forbid!) – but the good is going to win out.

And they know it.

That’s why they were in such a rush to shove Rav Berland in prison on totally false charges, to try to ‘remove’ the head of the movement for peace, emuna, and good in the world.

But it’s not going to work.

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The Rav will get out soon, as soon as we reach a tipping point of people who realise how the same billionaire-bought media, and the same billionaire-run State of Israel, that has global ambitions to force ‘biotech’ down everyone’s throats and turn us into enslaved robots (or kill us….) used exactly the same deceit and lies to frame the Rav.

The same modus operandi that is being used with COVID-1984 was used to frame Rav Berland.

When more people acknowledge that, and make some sincere teshuva, all this is going to change in the blink of an eye.

We’re almost at that tipping point, I can feel it in the air.

So don’t give up!

That’s exactly what they want.

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UPDATE:

You know all this ‘peace in the Middle East’ stuff is also manipulated baloney with an economic / exploitation agenda behind it, too, don’t you?

There’s so many plates spinning in the State of Israel right now, it’s hard to keep track of everything that’s going on. But this short 2 minute video is extremely useful in understanding WHY money – and especially privately-produced-debt-as-‘money’ – really is the root of all evil in the world.

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When more of us overcome our own tavot mamon, this picture is going to change radically. The people who are oppressing us with COVID-1984 lockdowns, and terrorism, and never ending wars – and all the rest – only have power because we give them that power.

And the key way to removing their power is to stop worrying about, and lusting after, having more money, or ‘financial security’.

God is providing us, and He doesn’t need shekels, dollars, euros or pounds to do that.

BH, I will flesh this idea out much more soon.

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Even when the body is being locked down, our souls can still join together this Rosh Hashana.

Man, it’s been a tough day mentally today.

Word on the street is that despite Ron Lauder getting involved (!) to send a letter to the Ukrainian PM Zelensky telling him just how important Uman, Rosh Hashana is for Breslov chassidut (!), the answer is still a nyet for those amazing Jews stuck in no-mans-land at the Gomel crossing in Belarus.

There are no coincidences in the world, and it is totally no coincidence that those amazing, emuna-dik Jews have been dancing and praying with tremendous kavana (and also sleeping rough outside with very little food for 3 nights…) in Gomel.

This comes from the myjewishlearning website:

Birkat Hagomel (pronounced beer-KHAT hah-GOH-mel), sometimes known as “benching gomel,” is commonly said after recovering from serious illness but can also be recited in gratitude for completing a dangerous journey.

This blessing for deliverance is typically recited in the presence of a minyan, or prayer quorum, often in the synagogue following an aliyah to the Torah.

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My take on this is that the tremendous mesirut nefesh of those 1,000 (plus 1,500 others, also stuck in Belarus but not at the Gomel crossing) has helped the world ‘recover’ from the ‘serious illness’ that has plaguing us all year, COVID-1984, and has also helped the Jewish people to finally complete the ‘dangerous journey’ that has been our 2,000 year long exile.

The amount of bizayon and suffering they went through is indescribable, and in their zchut the geula is coming fast, and the sweet way.

But still, it’s so sad that apparently they aren’t going to make it here for Rosh Hashana 5781 after all.

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Then, there’s the heavy-handed police presence all over Pushkina that I wrote about HERE, that is making me and half the rest of my family feel like we just don’t want to go outside. At all.

But I have Rosh Hashana to prepare, so this morning I went with half my family in a taxi to a local super, to pick up the rest of what’s required to actually make yom tov.

The supermarket trip was surprisingly chilled and nice (outside the police state of Pushkina, it’s way, way more relaxed in every way).

But then, we got stopped coming back along Pushkina by a posse of 4 Ukrainian policemen, asking us for our papers.

We didn’t have our passports on us, so one of the policemen decided to get into the taxi – he practically sat on my lap, until the driver told him that Jews don’t hold by that sort of behavior, so he made a bit more space for me. Soo thoughtful….

Then, we get back to where we’re staying, we show him the passports clearly stamped with ‘August 28th’ – the last day a tourist could legally get into Ukraine for Uman, without special permission from the government – and then he starts Google translating questions in English like:

But you are women. Women not allowed here.

I thought his translation was off, so I tried to ask him what he was really trying to say.

Women not allowed here.

He typed back.

At that point – just before my blood pressure zoomed off through the roof, because what, after all this I’m going to get deported from Ukraine for being a woman?!?!? – one of the men in the household who knows a little Ukrainian told him da, da, women OK here.

Once he heard it from a man, the police guy took his mask off, asked for a cup of tea and then started joking about whether we’d poisoned it.

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Two minutes later, he left.

And then I had another mini nervous breakdown because I already haven’t slept for 2 days in a row, for reasons not entirely obvious to me, and I’m not eating so much here, and I literally felt I was going to fall over.

I need a falafel, something, I moaned to my husband.

So we went down the street, and saw black-masked police stopping the 3 1/2 Jews on the street very few minutes to ask them for their documents.

There were also at least 3 local Ukrainian TV crews trying to get shots of Jews looking like disease-carrying COVID-1984 hotspots, and I felt pretty uncomfortable when I realised one cameraman had his lens focused on me. I pulled a really gross face, then started waving to the camera like he was my mum, or something.

That embarassed him enough to move another 500 metres down the road, away from me.

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I came home and just felt so miserable about everything that is going on right now, both in Uman and Israel and everywhere else.

After the falafel, I went to bed to do some quiet hitbodedut for an hour, as the Tziyon is now closed to women.

I felt much calmer afterwards, although still a bit shaky and exhausted.

My middot are just really not up to this test. At all. And we’re still in the middle of the test, with no obvious end in site.

Then my husband came back from the kever, and told me with obvious surprise:

They took the snake away. The Kever is pretty much back to normal again. There are people davening there and praying there again.

I was so pleased.

At least that.

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Then, I went over to the Breslovnews.com website, which is in English, and I read this article, which really spoke to me about the ‘test’ that we’re all going through right now, especially in the Breslov community:

When I reflect on the insanity of the current situation and the multifarious experiences centered around the issue of Uman 2020 within the Breslov world, I get the feeling that Rabbeinu HaKadosh is putting us to the test here, each of us in our own way – granting us all a glorious opportunity to put various facets of his teachings to work.

The author then lists about 15 different tests related to staying at home for Rosh Hashana 5781, or trying to get here, and succeeding or failing, and lists different teachings from Rabbenu that are linked to each one. It gave me so much chizzuk to read it, and I’ve asked permission to reprint the whole article here. But in the meantime, you can go to the Breslovnews site and read it in situ.

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Then I read about the global Tikkun Haklali, which is recited every Erev Rosh Hashana in Uman, and will be read again tomorrow too, at 12pm Israel time, 5am New York Time.

I will be your shaliach here, for that Tikkun Haklali.

Just be sure to recite it wherever you happen to be, at the same time, and have in mind that I’m your shaliach in Uman for that prayer, and God will consider it as though you said it here.

Even though the forces of evil have mamash succeeded in keeping us all apart on the physical plane, in so many different ways, tomorrow we can still have spiritual achdut.

We can still join together in prayer, each in our own little corner, and bind ourselves to the tzaddik and to Hashem, and to the kibbutz here in Uman.

The Tikkun Klali in Uman will be broadcast live tomorrow here:

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Gosh, I can’t wait to be rid of this difficult year.

BH, 5781 will be so much better.

We will be rescued from all serious illnesses and dangerous journeys, and moshiach and geula will finally unfurl the sweet way.

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Let me end by asking forgiveness for anything I wrote here that upset any of my readers in any way.

I’m definitely still a work in progress, and my middot are sometimes really bad, sorry.

Also, I forgive anyone and everyone unconditionally for anything they said or did to me this year, including the a-holes that hacked my site.

I forgive you!

And may we all have a sweet, blessed 5781.

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UPDATE:

I got permission from the Breslovnews.com website to republish the article in full. Here it is:

By Reb Yaakov Klein of the Lost Princess Initiative – The Lost Princess Initiative

I know that people feel very passionately about the subject at hand. I have listened to and processed many of the arguments on both sides, having been back, and forth, and then back again myself. At the end of the day, I don’t know whether there is a clear “right” or “wrong” on the Uman issue. As R’ Chaim Kramer put it, “I can’t tell you to go and I won’t tell you not to go.” To my knowledge, there is no prophet in this generation who can definitively tell us one way or another. A person who approaches the conversation with an open mind will find that there are plenty of fair points on either side. But without trying to answer The Question of “what is one to do” – something Rebbe Nachman himself always shied away from (see Chayei Moharan 430) – the reality is that by virtue of the varied opinions, propensities, proclivities, circumstances, and personal feelings on the matter, the “Uman-goers” have been divided into many camps this year.

When I reflect on the insanity of the current situation and the multifarious experiences centered around the issue of Uman 2020 within the Breslov world, I get the feeling that Rabbeinu HaKadosh is putting us to the test here, each of us in our own way – granting us all a glorious opportunity to put various facets of his teachings to work.

– Those who feel compelled to travel at all costs are being charged with “conquering Hashem” by not capitulating to His decree (Sichos HaRan 69 and Likutei Moharan 124), and doing their utmost to overcome any barriers that stand in their way. (Likutei Moharan Tinyana 46, 48)

– Those who travel only to be turned back are being charged with rejoicing in the knowledge that they tried their best and that the main thing is the desire. (Sichos HaRan 12)

– Those who feel that this is simply not the year to go to Uman must hold firm to the tzaddik’s declarations that “fanaticism is not necessary”, and that “even while acting with simplicity, it is forbidden to be a fool,” (Sichos HaRan 51) as well as his teachings against obstinacy. (Chayei Moharan 431)

– Those who have sacrificed to spend Rosh Hashana with Rabbeinu and indeed managed, with great personal difficulty, to arrive in Uman must try their best to judge favorably those that didn’t even make an attempt, seeking to find the good points even in what – from their perspective – represents a gross miscalculation. (Likutei Moharan 282.)

– Those stuck between borders, faced with lines of impassive soldiers with riot gear as their children cry for water, are charged with finding the presence of Hashem even in the dark clouds of their suffering. (Likutei Moharan 33, 115, 195)

– Those who endure unspeakable waiting times along their travels to the resting place of our Rebbe are granted an opportunity to fulfill the teaching of “Hamtein”, putting their Breslover patience to work. (Likutei Moharan 6)

– Those who will, for the first time in decades, be spending Rosh Hashana away from Rabbeinu’s kibbutz and far removed from the spirit of the Breslover chassidim, must try their very best to remain joyous within their situation (Likutei Moharan Tinyana 24), hold tight to their faith in Hashem’s hashgacha (Likutei Moharan 250), and think only positive thoughts on Rosh Hashana. (Sichos HaRan 21)

– Those who are utterly confused, frustrated, and angry over this issue and can’t seem to find Hashem in any of this are charged with putting the Rebbe’s lesson of “Ayeh” to the test (Likutei Moharan Tinyana 12) and allowing the tzaddik’s silent songs of faith to reveal Hashem’s presence within the void. (Likutei Moharan 64)

– Those who will be joining together with other Breslover chassidim in special minyanim throughout the world are given the opportunity to truly believe that – as Reb Nosson taught – wherever Breslover chassidim gather, Rebbe Nachman’s spirit hovers upon them.

– Those who have been subject to ridicule by those who can’t possibly understand the unique Breslover Consciousness are charged with remaining silent in their experience of shame (Likutei Moharan 6) and judging the bullies favorably. (Likutei Moharan 277)

– Those who find themselves in the strangest, most God-forsaken places along their journey toward the place of their yearning are given the opportunity to remember that wherever a person travels, there is something for him to fix in that specific place. (Sichos HaRan 85)

– All are charged with taking responsibility for the collective suffering of our world (Likutei Moharan 4), with calling out to Hashem in personal prayer to request the final redemption (Likutei Moharan Tinyana 25), and with dancing the broken-hearted dance of humility to sweeten the judgments (Likutei Moharan 10).

– All are charged with crying tears of hope and joy (Likutei Moharan 175), believing that no matter where we might end up this Rosh Hashana, that’s exactly where we were supposed to be – because this is all part of Hashem’s master-plan. Like puppets in the hand of the master Puppeteer, all we know is that in the end it will be good, because despite all outward appearances, Hashem is running the world “better and better” all the time. (Sichos HaRan 307)

– All are charged with feeling the sheer power of this particular tzaddik’s spiritual-gravitational pull on thousands of souls in our generation (Likutei Moharan 70) – to the point that many were compelled to make sacrifices that so infuriated others solely because this degree of commitment to a cause (something they are personally unable to fathom) makes them a bit more uncomfortable than they are willing to admit.

In sum, we are once again experiencing the realization of Rebbe Nachman’s promise that “I will make you into many groups.” (Chayei Moharan 319) But at the end of the day, no matter where you stand on this glorious spectrum of heated debate and sensitivity, we are all bound with the spirit of this singular tzaddik whose life-giving waters flow in a great many directions. So no matter where we find ourselves this Rosh Hashana, let’s hold tight to these teachings with great joy and unity, roaring like animals in the field – as Rabbeinu wanted – for a time when the light of Hashem and His tzaddikim will envelop the world in a wondrous blanket of illumination with the coming of Moshiach, b’mheira b’yameinu.

ASHREINU!

 

When I first got to Uman, pretty much no-one was wearing masks.

But then, Israel’s Orwellian health ministry started dictating to the Ukrainians that what was going on in Uman wasn’t ‘good enough’ to enable thousands of Jewish pilgrims to come for Rosh Hashana.

The argument went like this:

You need to turn Pushkina into a mini-masked police state, like we have in religious neighborhoods in Israel, and if you get the Breslovers to agree to that, then we’ll consider letting a few more chassidim out to pray in Uman this year.

And so, over the last few days, Pushkina has gradually turned into a police state – but only for Jews.

As soon as you leave the small area where the Jews are to be found, most of the masks disappear, and most of the ‘rules’ about COVID-1984 disappear, too.

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Of course, there was never any intention to let more Jews come and daven in Uman for Rosh Hashana, at least, not for the Israeli government.

Just as they have made every effort to truly wreck the high holidays in Israel itself for its observant citizens, it has spared no expense or effort to wreck the kibbutz in Uman, too.

A big part of that was introducing the black metal ‘snake’ path in the tomb itself, which meant that none of the men could stand and pray, and they all had to shuffle along the ‘snake’ quickly reciting the tikkun haklali once before getting told to leave.

Let me tell you – that totally wrecked the energy and the atmosphere you usually get by the kever.

Even in the women’s section, we could immediately feel the difference. And of course, it didn’t help that any time someone was chutzpah enough to actually try to pray a shacharit, minchah or ma’ariv there, the Ukrainian ‘VIP Security’ guards would try to shut them down – and then call for back up from the Ukrainian police, if they couldn’t manage it.

That’s why a few days, a small group of people dismantled the ‘snake’.

And while they got a lot of official censure for doing that, I have to tell you that most of the people here agreed 100% with their actions, at least in theory. Because the ‘snake’ was swallowing all the kedusha.

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But, the health ministry waved the ‘carrot’ of letting more Jews in if we all sat back and agreed to masks, and social distancing, and the ‘snake’ in the Kever – and all the other pointless COVID-1984 propaganda that’s been gushing out of the State of Israel – and so the snake came back.

This time, it was joined by industrial amounts of cling film, as Rabbenu was vacuum-packed into a number of tiny ‘cubicles’, which make totally no sense from a germ-prevention point of view, but since when was any of this really about public health?

At the same time, health ministry officials started popping up in local shops and in the local hotels, to bully the proprietors into wearing masks – and forcing their customers to do the same.

Instantly, the religious Jews of Uman developed visible ‘pariah’ status, as they walked around in bright blue surgical masks while the Ukrainians did not.

Very soon after that, signs started to appear in some local shops in Uman saying ‘Chassidim aren’t welcome’, while the local non-Jews also started to worry that the frum Israelis were disease-carriers after all, and started shunning us and eyeing us more suspiciously than usual.

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So, the State of Israel’s plan to wreck Uman 5781 has been proceeding magnificently.

On the one hand, they barred thousands of Jews from getting here, including the unfortunate – but amazing! – Jews stuck in no-mans land between Belarus and Ukraine.

They were sleeping out in the cold for a 3rd night yesterday, and while the State of Israel is totally refusing to help – because it’s an anti-semitic regime that oppresses religious Jews – the Belarussian government has stepped into the breach.

As well as providing massive tents and access to the Red Cross and food from Uman, packaged by the Breslov philanthropist Eliezer Shiner, may God bless him, the Belarussians have offered to pay for buses to Uman, and to also pay for the pilgrims flight back home to Israel.

So far, the State of Israel still isn’t budging, and is demanding the pilgrims fly straight back to Israel from Belarus, while also engaging in a smear campaign to  make out like these brave people ‘deserve’ starvation and sleeping rough surrounded by armed Ukrainian soldiers.

I mean, if they were going to Crete for Rosh Hashana that would be something else!!! The fact that they were trying to get to Uman makes them totally hefker, irresponsible and bad. And the State of Israel is going to punish them for attempting to celebrate Rosh Hashana in any spiritually meaningful way!!!

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So, there are currently just a couple of thousand Jews here in Uman, as opposed to the 50-60,000 that regularly come.

And at the same time, we have all the retarded COVID-1984 farcical rules, imported wholesale from Israel, to try to ‘kill’ the atmosphere here and scare people away from praying in the kever.

Take a look at what was going on in Uman this time last year, for Rosh Hashana 5780:

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And now, this is the scene I photographed this morning in Pushkina, where there was about 3 scary looking Ukrainian police guards with truncheons, for every chassid on the street:

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What a difference!

But here’s the good news.

(You know that good news always comes out from Uman, don’t you?)

If you check in Lesson 2:8 of Likutey Moharan, Rabbenu talks about a ‘serpent’ that eats all the good in the world, but then tries to ‘eat’ the True Tzaddik – and that is the ‘bone’ that gets stuck in its throat. And at that point, it’s then forced to regurgitate every last bit of good that it swallowed, from the beginning of time.

Rabbenu is the bone in the throat of that ‘snake’.

That selfsame lesson also talks about the importance of Rosh Hashana, and the awesome tikkunim that the True Tzaddik can achieve on Rosh Hashana.

That is the stage we are at.

The COVID-1984 ‘snake’ has wrapped itself around Rabbenu, mamash.

But when Rosh Hashana is ushered in, he’s going to utterly crush it into the ground.

And by Yom Kippur, things will look VERY different, especially in Israel.

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So hang on, and keep praying for the chassidim stuck in Belarus, and on other borders to get here before Rosh Hashana.

All the mesirut nefesh to get here this year means each person is worth at least 100, if not a 1000.

Spiritually, we HAVE reached the 40,000 people required to crush COVID-1984 – there are at least that many people who wanted to come, and who were totally prevented to by the State of Israel.

But, its time is nearly up.

So ain shum yeoush be’olam klal.

After Rosh Hashana, the power of the snake will be totally broken.

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As ‘lockdown’ draws closer, I’m feeling that there is nowhere left to run.

Since Pesach, I’ve basically been trying to keep one step ahead of the Corona Fascists, and all their nefarious schemes for using COVID-1984 to impose their controlling agenda on the world.

I hate being controlled.

I hate being policed.

I hate having my basic freedom to walk places, to breathe fresh air, to visit holy sites, to get out in nature, to meet up with friends, to pray – curtailed.

And I’m also pretty scared about the motives and agenda behind all this ‘control’ and false COVID-1984 narrative, which makes it even harder to deal with the day-to-day Corona Fascism.

For the last few months, I’ve been trying to run away from the ‘control’ anyway I can.

But here in Uman, it’s finally starting to dawn on me that I am running out of places to run to.

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The plan today was to try to take a cab to Rabbi Natan’s grave in Breslov, and then to carry on to the Baal Shem Tov in Medzhiboz.

Yesterday, I walked out on Pushkina to try to find a cab. Usually, there are 5 people every square foot, asking me if I want to exchange money or take a cab. Yesterday, there was no-one. Maybe, it had something to do with the group of 4 masked Ukrainian police who have now taken up permanent position on the corner of Pushkina, where you head down into the tomb.

They just strike me (and everyone else…) as menacing, so we’re all kind of staying away from them.

A lot of the taxi guys are working in the black economy, off the books, so I guess they are also being scared off.

Point being, I couldn’t find a cab to order for Medzhiboz.

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This morning, I woke up early to see if I could arrange a cab now instead.

But I found myself kind of stuck to my sheets with a sick feeling that it took me a while to pin down as ‘fear’. I’m scared to leave Uman. I’m scared to leave the sanctuary of Rebbe Nachman. Things are so changeable, I don’t want to find myself somehow trapped outside of Uman (even though we have a rental here now through Rosh Hashana), or having to deal with the Ukrainian authorities again.

So, it looks like I’m not risking going to the BESHT after all.

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After some consideration of why I’m feeling so stressed all the time, I came to realise how much pressure I feel to keep things ‘working’ in my family unit.

Thanks to Corona Fascism, I have spent the last 6-7 months in close proximity to my husband and children, with very little break. Even though as soon as the last lockdown was lifted, I went all over the country to maximise the ‘freedom’ I had – and encouraged my kids to do the same – the idea of being ‘stuck’ with my family, with no escape, is still very hard for me.

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I knew they were going to lockdown in Israel before Rosh Hashana. 

They were threatening that for months, it’s always been part of “the plan”.

And at least in part, the knowledge of that encouraged me to run off here, to Uman, although clearly there was also a big aspect of being ‘pulled’ to Rabbenu, too.

Today, I’m realising that I can’t keep running away from the difficult feelings all this COVID-1984 stuff is bringing up in me.

The last few months, I’ve run away into cooking, I’ve run away into nature, I’ve run away into turning out one book after another and work, I’ve run away into gardening – a million different things.

And here in Uman, it’s finally dawning on me that I can’t keep running. I’m exhausted. I’m tired. I’m overwhelmed. I’m lost.

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Underneath all this, is the knowledge that I find ‘home’ a very difficult place.

‘Home’ for me was always a place I wanted to escape from, and while I’ve done a lot of work on myself since I was married to transform that tendency, so my kids wouldn’t end up as psychos, I can see there is still a stubborn nub of fear of being at home, and of being with my family, that has resisted all efforts to shift it.

At the end of the day, God is the One who is running this COVID-1984 show.

God is the One who is putting me – and all of us – under this tremendous pressure. God has an outcome He is trying to achieve, and end in mind, a goal to reach.

For me, it’s finally making my peace with just ‘being’. ‘Being’ at home. ‘Being’ with my family. Not constantly running to the next distraction, the next escape hatch.

That’s very hard for me to accept.

It’s very hard for me to handle.

But increasingly, I’m seeing that the only way I can really get away from this ‘fear of being’ is to stop running away, and to turn around and face it down.

Holding God’s hand.

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It’s not against COVID-1984, or against corrupt government officials.

The real war to be fought here is against our own bad middot, and especially our tavot mamon.

Ukrainians are notoriously stingy. Like, notoriously. We have been charged by a taxi for wanting to turn the airconditioning on, we’ve been charged extra for towels, extra for toilet paper, extra for taking especially big gulps of air (ok, that last one is a lie.)

Point is, money is definitely what makes the world go round in the Ukraine.

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The landlord we’re renting from here in Uman is actually OK, as Ukrainians go, and has shown me a few kindnesses in the two days I’ve been here. He gave me pegs (for free…) He gave me bin bags (for free…) – but he was careful to tell me that I could only throw the bin bag out when it was totally full. And he’s also careful to let me know when the toilet flush gets stuck, so I don’t waste a grivna of his money on that trickle of unnecessary water.

A grivna is worth approximately half a cent.

And Ukraine is totally awash in water – it’s literally everywhere.

I’m not like this at all, so living in close quarters with such a stingy person is proving quite eye-opening. Not least, it’s showing me how very stressful it is, to have people like that around, always looking over your shoulder and critiquing your spending, like an in-house accountant. And it’s also showing me how much unnecessary pain and suffering all this stinginess and tavot mamon (lust for money) is bringing to the world.

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This morning, our landlord finally managed to rent out the unit next to us.

The group of 8 Israelis who rented it got a really good deal, because our landlord is scared no-one else is coming out to Uman this year.

(He’s wrong, but he doesn’t know that yet.)

Usually, beds like his, in this location, in a reasonable apartment like his, go for at least $500 a head. This morning, he let the group have it for $180 a head, but he made the same condition that he made with us, that no-one else could come round to flat unless they were renting a bed in it.

I understand that condition.

I know it’s coming partially from a stingy place, but I also understand that the temptation to sneak another person in to sleep on a spare bed without paying may prove too strong for many people.

Long story short, the group invited two more people to come eat with them just now who aren’t renting there – and the landlord showed up, and asked them to pay more money.

They refused.

And then, instead of working it out like grown ups, the group of 8 decided to stand on principle and to leave. 

It was 6.30 at night, and their chances of finding somewhere else to sleep or rent right now are pretty small.

And for what? A few extra dollars? Whatever they think they saved, it’s going to cost them way more in hassle and effort.

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This morning in the kever, I opened Rebbe Nachman’s Tales to the story of the Master of Prayer, where the Master of Prayer was taking the people of the Land of Money to task, for devoting their whole life to money.

Retarded people!!! Don’t you understand money is a tool, it’s a means to an end, not an end in and of itself!!! Why waste so much effort, so much energy, trying to conserve a couple of bucks, or trying to squeeze a couple more bucks out of other people?!?

(Clearly, I’m paraphrasing what Rabbenu said here.)

I have seen so many people sour relationships and cause massive emotional damage to others, especially their children and spouses, by making their money, their bank account, their principal priority in life.

Personally, I am at a stage that I literally can’t stand all this stingy ayin hara over money any more.

I can’t stand the people who criticise others for spending a little bit more on their groceries; or for giving some charity to askers who can’t be proven to be 100000% ‘kosher’; or who make it a big ‘mitzvah’ to try to screw prices down so hard (or inflate them so high) it literally hurts.

I can’t stand those people.

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Recently, I read a prayer from the Rav, Rabbi Berland, which set up a clear correlation between the trait of stinginess and the ayin hara. People who have the first invariably have big problems with the second.

And that’s the whole war that we’re fighting right now, to convince all those people living n the Land of Money to finally give up on their false beliefs and destructive ideology.

Money is for spending.

Money is for sharing.

Money is for building the world, not boosting your investment portfolio.

Rebbe Nachman teaches very clearly that before Moshiach comes, anyone who has a lot of money will be totally shamed and disgusted by the money itself.

All those millionaires and billionaires, who could have helped so many people, done so many kindnesses, but preferred to continue to suck everyone else dry, and to take bribes, and to promote the agenda of evil in the world, just so they can have a few more zeros in the bank.

And what about us?

How much are we also stuck in the Land of Money, putting our savings ahead of helping our kids, or inviting guests for Shabbat, or even buying ourselves a new frock for the chag?

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Money as we know it is about to disappear.

That’s why the tests involving money are becoming so sharp.

And that’s why God is checking us so carefully right now, to see how caught up in the lust for money, tavot maimon, we really are.

The more of us can kick free from it, and start to trust more in God and less in our savings and ability to manage money, the easier this next stage will go.

So, I give us all a blessing that we will replace our stingy, ayin hara with a generous ayin tova. That we will want to give to others generously. That we won’t worry about spending what we need to, in order to live and to celebrate Jewish holidays, and give ourselves and our families what we really need.

Because when enough of us get out of the Land of Money, Moshiach will come.

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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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God gives us messages in all sorts of ways.

For example, today I decided to walk off to the Kotel (which is letting far more people pray at the wall again, than since before all this Covid-1984 stuff began) – and on the way, I got a ‘message’.

I passed a tree trunk, where someone had carefully propped up a copy of the Likutey Etzot in Hebrew. I took it, opened it ‘randomly’, and got to a passage talking about how Pesach is an aspect of Tishrey, and how the whole ikker of these times is to make teshuva.

Pesach – Seder Night – is when the Covid-1984 panic was at its peak here in Israel, including a ridiculously harsh lockdown.

It seems Rabbenu was hinting that the ‘aspect’ of the madness we had at Pesach time is going to return and intensify in Tishrey – the month of the High Holy Days.

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Perhaps weirdly, since Rosh Chodesh Elul I’ve actually been feeling in a pretty good mood.

Just quite chilled and relaxed.

I have no idea why, but given that I have a tendency to pick up the ‘vibes’ before they really manifest in the world, I’m taking it as a good sign.

Maybe it’s because my husband already booked for Uman, and Rabbenu is already starting to work his magic for 5781.

Who knows.

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In the meantime, a reader, OS, sent me this video of Rav Pinto, with a small snippet of what he’s saying.

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In a nutshell, he’s saying that we are entering the year when Moshiach ben David will come.

He’s also saying that Hashem is dismantling the whole world of lies, and there will be nothing to rely on except our bitachon and emuna in Hashem. There will be no banks, no money, no ‘doctors’, no secular courts – everything, all the lies will be dismantled.

And that’s why we need to make a big effort now to work on our emuna, and to stop trying to hoard all our money, because very soon, that money will be totally worthless.

[I’m saying this next bit, not Rav Pinto: Go spend your money on mitzvot! Go buy the apartment in Israel, if you can afford it, go treat your wife to that ‘thing’ she’s been hankering after for years, go spend your money on your kids, and yourself, go give massive amounts to tzedaka. Because very soon, all that money that you have in investments and savings will be totally worthless.)

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Rav Pinto isn’t the only one who is saying things like this.

You remember THIS post, where Rav Arush basically said the same, last week.

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This is a screenshot – also sent to me by OS – quoting the Chatam Sofer:

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The last part reads that:

“190 years ago, the Chatam Sofer said that 5780 would be an awful year, and that 5781 would be a year when the poor man would be raised up from the garbage.”

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We can’t wait.

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Postscript:

BH, I managed to put another new book out for the Rav last week.

It’s called: Rabbi Eliezer Berland on Jewish Holidays, and you can get the paperback from Amazon (if you don’t live in Israel….) here.

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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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