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I sat down to start researching more about the (crypto…) Jewish connection to the slave trade, and fell down another big rabbit hole.

Here’s what I started writing, and then you’ll see when we reach another ‘twist in the tale’:

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Really, it should have come as no surprise that the Freemasons were so heavily involved in the slave trade.

But it was all so hidden, that if I hadn’t had a ‘keyboard malfunction’ that meant that I accidentally clicked on the Wikipedia link for a boring Georgian-era mathematician named Charles Hayes, I probably wouldn’t have started to figure out the obvious connections.

Hayes worked for the Royal African Company that specialized in enslaving Africans by force, branding them on the face and / or torso as being the ‘property’ of the Duke of York, and then shipping them off for a lifetime of brutal work over in the ‘New World’.

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Even 300 years ago, there were critics of the slave trade.

But ‘respectable’ people like Charles Hayes shut them up.

Hayes was a mathematician and a leading scientist. He was an academic.

“Follow the science!” I’m sure he yelled at anyone who dared to question whether ripping human beings away from their homes and countries to work on plantations was the right thing to do.

There is nothing new under the sun.

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So anyway, I’m tootalling around on the page for Charles Hayes – which doesn’t openly say anything about him being a freemason – when I scroll down to the bottom, and that’s where I see that the whole ‘add on’ is about the Premier Grand Lodge of England.

Interesting.

Even more interesting, I see it lists members of this ‘Premier Grand Lodge of England’ – and who do I spy there, but our old friends Moses Montefiore and Nathan Mayer Rothschild.

Even more interesting!

So I decide I’m going to start working through all the other members listed there on Wiki, starting with the obvious sounding Jews, to see what turns up.

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First one on the list is one Michael “Meyer” Solomon, connected to the Lazarus and Lyon / Lawrence families.

Three of his eight kids become famous painters, and at least one of them lives an openly debauched life. I notice that the dates given for ‘Meyer Solomon’ and his children don’t add up – there’s around 80 years missing.

As three of his kids are famous artists, that shows me that ‘Meyer Solomon’ was pushed back a century in time, for some reason and that his ‘alter ego’ was doing other things, by other names.

But I don’t know what. So I move on.

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Next guy on the list is one Moses Mendes (1692-1758).

Already, things are getting more interesting as Moses grandfather is one ‘Fernando Mendes’;

Originally from Beira, Portugal, Fernando Mendez arrived in England in 1669. He was Physician-in-Ordinary to Queen Catherine (of Braganza) who married Charles II.

If you go to THIS link, and scroll down, you’ll find a very interesting contemporary description of how non-Jewish nosy-parkers described the ‘secret’ marrano synagogue at Creechurch Lane, around the time just preceding Oliver Cromwell’s ‘Protectorate’:

“On the establishment of the Protectorate at least fifteen of the leading foreign merchants of London were of the proscribed race, and they possessed in Creechurch-lane the secret synagogue to which reference has already been made.

Here a certain Moses Israel Athias officiated as rabbi, and a Polish Jew named Benjamin Levy was employed as beadle. The Marranos disguised their religious identity as carefully as though they were still at the mercy of the Grand Inquisitor, and they regularly attended mass at the Spanish Ambassador’s chapel.

It seems that in 1643 even the Portuguese Resident, Antonio de Souza, was numbered among the Marrano congregation. His son-in law, Antonio Fernandez de Carvajal, was one of the financial props of the Commonwealth and the principal source of the early and copious intelligence so useful to Cromwell in his foreign policy.”

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All those people are interesting.

Click on the links to start reading more of the story for yourself, if that stuff interests you, but in the meantime, here’s what I noticed:

One of Moses Athias descendants is a London merchant and broker called Solomon da Costa (1690–1769), who is part of the Shabbatean movement. In 1759, Solomon donates a bunch of Hebrew books ‘formerly owned by Charles II’ to the British Museum, which becomes it’s new ‘Hebrew library’.

Solomon is also lending money to a bunch of MPs in the British House of Commons.

Meanwhile, Antonio Fernandez de Carvajal is credited with being the first ‘open’ Jew in Cromwell’s Britain, and he also has some interesting links with someone called Manasseh ben Israel, who definitely deserves his own post, some time very soon.

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When I check out who Moses Mendes‘s family is, I quickly realise that the whole Mendes family has some strange links with ‘Scottish’ nobility.

Everyone appears to be married to a Scottish Baronet, or Earl, or MP.

Hmmmm.

Remember I mentioned that book ‘When Scotland was Jewish’?

One of the authors’ main premises is that large swathes of ‘ancient’ Scottish nobility actually have (crypto…) Jewish roots. And if you go and trace through the Mendes family’s marriages on geni, you start to see a bit of that story swim into focus.

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The next person on the list is one Sampson Eardley, 1st Baron Eardley.

[This is where I fall down the rabbit hole].

I click on his Wiki entry, and that’s where I discover that ‘Baron Eardley’s’ dad is a man called Sampson Gideon.

And here is where things suddenly get really interesting, and not a little confusing, at least for me.

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Notice Sampson Gideon’s pointing his finger…. This is a Freemason hand sign.

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According to Wikipedia, Sampson Gideon bankrolls George I’s brutal suppression of the ‘Jacobite Rising of 1745’.

Basically, there was an ongoing struggle between the Stuart Royal family (that the beheaded Charles I, Charles II and James II belonged to), and the Dutch / Hanoverian newcomers.

The Stuarts believed in something called the ‘Divine rule of kings‘ – which basically meant they felt they could do whatever the heck they wanted, and didn’t need to rule with any input from anyone else.

This is connected to the whole ‘descended from King David’ idea, and we’ll come back to it, probably, in the future, when we get there.

But the ‘Hanoverian’ kings that began with George I were a new breed.

A breed that were basically ‘controlled’ by the advisors, merchants and politicians they surrounded themselves with.

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So, Sampson Gideon basically gave George I (aka ‘Gog’) the money he needed to stamp out the last of the ‘Jacobite’ uprisings in the UK, that were trying to put a Stuart back on the English throne.

Gideon’s grand-dad was one Rowland Gideon, aka Rohiel Abudiente, whose own father was Moses Abudiente, a Portuguese crypto Jew who moved from Lisbon to Gluckstadt, near Hamburg / Holstein.

The Abudientes made their massive fortune primarily from slave-operated sugar plantations in Barbados, Antigua and Nevos.

They move their operations around, to avoid paying tax. And they also branched out into many other areas of international trade and commerce.

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For example, Rowland Gideon was married to one Esther de Porto, the daughter of Domingo (Avraham) de Porto, who was a diamond buyer working out of Madras – the stamping ground of another (secret crypto Jew), Eliyahu Yale.

And the de Porto family were also intertwined with the Mocatta family – the direct ancestors of the Frankist / Sabbatean point man, Sir Moses Montefiore.

This comes from the Jewish Virtual Library:

MOCATTA, English family of Marrano origin. MOSES MOCATTA (d. 1693), who came from Amsterdam, appears in a Bevis Marks (London) synagogue list in 1671. He was a diamond broker and merchant. His granddaughter REBECCA married as her second husband Moses Lumbrozo de Mattos.

Their son ABRAHAM (d. 1751), (who added the name Mocatta and later dropped Lumbrozo de Mattos) joined with Asher Goldsmid to found Mocatta and *Goldsmid, later bullion brokers to the Bank of England, engaging in enormous transactions. 

Abraham Mocatta had 11 children (including Rachel, mother of Sir Moses *Montefiore).

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That’s not even the most interesting thing.

If you go HERE, you’ll see how the Sephardic ‘de Porto’ family morphed into the Gunzburg family, when they moved across to East Europe, via Ulmo in what is now the Netherlands, and went full-on Ashkenazi.

The Gunzburg family (aka Ginsburg / Ginsburgh, and probably a million and one other ways to spell it) have been on my radar for quite some time.

They show up in Prague, they show up in Vilna, they seem to be connected to the Broda / Rovigo family, they are connected to Natan Nota Eibshutz, Yonatan Eibshutz’s son – and I think they are also connected to Jacob Frank, too, amongst many other things.

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I don’t want to overload you with info here, so just tuck this piece of info away somewhere safe:

The ‘wealthy elites’ of the Sephardi and the Ashkenazi world spring from the same rootstock, i.e. crypto Jews with ‘xtian / assimilationist tendencies’.

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OK, let’s just end this installment by going back to Sampson Gideon.

Here’s some more important take-away points about him that you need to know (from Wiki):

  1. James Picciotto in his Sketches of Anglo-Jewish History (1875) described Gideon as the “Rothschild of his day” and the “pillar of state credit.

2) Sampson Gideon’s parents were married by Chacham Ayallon on 26 December 1693. (You remember, that Shlomo Ayallon was an important ‘apostle’ of Shabta Tzvi, as well as being the rabbi of Bevis Marks Synagogue.)

3) Sampson Gideon’s brothers-in-law included; Simson da Costa Athias (investor in both the Royal African Company, which traded in slaves and the Bank of England), Jacob Lobatto and Moses Carriao de Paiba.

That last person is either one and the same as Jacques de Paiva – whose wife Hieronima became the mistress of Eliyahu Yale in Madras – or it’s Jacques’ cousin.

Do you see what a small ‘crypto Jewish’ world is actually is?

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As usual, I kind of have to stop in the middle of the story again.

I didn’t really get anywhere near the Freemasons here, like I started out trying to do, but you see why this is just so hard to research.

There is no rock I turn over that doesn’t have its ‘swamp creatures’ hiding underneath, and in order to unpick this properly, I keep having to go back to the beginning, to see how everyone is tangled up together.

But we will come back to this subject, hopefully in the next post.

Because that small group of ‘crypto Jews’ with Portuguese slave trading roots is still running the show here in Israel.

And their non-Jewish ‘relatives’ are doing the same thing outside the Holy Land.

And it’s well past the time to start exposing their old ‘networks’, and their connections, and their aims, to the wider world.

TBC

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UPDATE:

After I wrote this, I remembered I had a family tree for the GUNZBURG / ULMOs / De PORTOs that I hadn’t looked at for a while.

You can see it here:

http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~prohel/genealogy/names/grunfeld/gunzburg.html

The Gunzburgs are connected to the Poppers, the Honisburgs, the Bondis – and a bunch other ‘wealthy neo Frankist’ families in Prague.

For a reminder about why that matters, see this:

Once we know that the De Portos were also closely linked to the Sephardi Sabbatean merchants, and merchant bankers in London, as discussed above, we are starting to see how this Sabbatian / Frankist network actually played out, in real time.

And it’s still going today.

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Jacob Franks #2 was co-owner of a lot of slave ships.

One of them was called the ‘Abigail’, which he co-owned together with one ‘Aaron Lopez‘ and Franks’ own father in law, Moses Mendes Levy.

The ‘Abigail’ was named for Franks’ wife, Abigail.

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If you go HERE, you can see a long list of other slave ships owned and co-owned by ‘Jacob Franks’, and other crypto-Jews.

You’ll see pictures on that page of some of the people I’m talking about in this post. It’s strange to notice how they all seem to have a weird ‘pointing finger’ thing going on, some more subtly, and some more obvious.

Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but that ‘pointing finger’ thing is one of the 12 main hand signals of the Freemasons:

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And the fact that the men we are discussing lived a full century before the ‘Illuminati lodges’ of Jacob Frank #1 (false messiah) really got going shows that whatever is going on here, it started a long, long time ago.

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(BTW, I’ve decided to write these posts in a more relaxed ‘stream of consciousness’ style, because otherwise the amount of information is just totally overwhelming. If you spot any big ‘gaps’ that need addressing, let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best to fill them in, if I can.)

Moses Mendes Levy hung out in one of Newport’s large colonial mansions.

His address was 29 Touro Street, and he bequeathed his massive house to one Moses Seixas in 1792.

If you’re American, that name may well sound familiar. Moses Seixas was closely acquainted with the first President of the US, George Washington, and (quelle surprise….):

“[W]arden of Newport’s Touro Synagogue of Congregation Jeshuat Israel, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Rhode Island, and co-founder of the Bank of Rhode Island.”

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This picture is of the Touro Synagoge in Rhode Island. It looks almost exactly like the Rothschilds’ built old synagogue in Zichron Yaakov. There’s a Freemasons’-related ‘sacred geometry‘ thing going on here, which maybe we’ll cover in a different post.)

You will see this connection between ‘Jewish communal leader’, freemasonry, and banking / financing again and again and again, as we keep trying to figure out what’s going on here.

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If you go HERE, you’ll learn more about Moses Seixas, and what a key role he played in forming the character of the proto United States of America. Here’s a bit to whet your whistle:

“Seixas wrote a second letter to Washington, also dated August 17, 1790, as a representative of King David’s Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons. As a fellow mason, Seixas wrote to Washington not from the perspective of a person of a persecuted society, but as a member of the fraternal order to which both men belonged.8

….Seixas wrote that “the Sovereign Architect of the Universe” should protect Washington during his presidency. Unlike Seixas’s other letter, his reference to God was nondenominational, as he did not explicitly refer to the God of Israel or David.9″

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Remember that post I wrote about who the Freemasons really serve? If you forgot, it might be something  you want to go and re-read.

According to the geni profile for Moses Seixas, he was actually Moses Levy’s paternal grandson – and his father, Isaac, married one ‘Rachel Franks’, on the left.

On the right, for comparison, there is the picture of false messiah Jacob Frank’s infamous daughter, Eva.

Is is just me, or do they look like they could easily be close relatives?

His father, Isaac Seixas, also played a crucial part in American history. According to Wikipedia:

Isaac Mendes Seixas signed the Non-Importation Agreement Act, one of a series of acts of resistance which led to the American Revolutionary War.

These people appear to always be in the middle of a lot of ‘excitement’.

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One of Moses Seixas’ brothers, Benjamin Mendes Seixas (1748–1817), was “one of the founders of the New York Stock Exchange.”

Another brother, the Reverend Gershom Seixas, was notorious for preaching the same sort of of ideas we saw by Napoleon’s ‘reformist’ Sanhedrin, that stated that duty to country came before duty to Torah laws and God, pace:

[Seixas] offered a blessing at the inauguration of George Washington, and for the other, he gave a special Thanksgiving Sermon in 1789.

Interestingly, in this latter sermon, Seixas asserts that the people were ordained by their creator to uphold the law and the government of the United States as their fundamental duties, while adhering to Jewish tradition and law takes second place.

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Gershom Seixas is one of the founders of King’s College, which later becomes Columbia University.

This is another theme I’m finding again and again: so many of the universities in the New World were actually directly founded by these ‘crypto Jews’, some of whom were acting openly Jewish, while others of whom were acting openly xtian.

But they were essentially the same people.

Let’s continue.

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Moses Raphael Levy was one of the original benefactors of the Touro Synagogue.

Again, that may well ring some bells, as the Touro Synagogue was named for one Judah Touro – who left nearly all his massive fortune to Moses Montefiore, asking him to use it to start acquiring land and building properties in the Holy Land.

You can read more in the post I wrote HERE:

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So now, we return again to some uncomfortable truths.

It’s beyond question that many of the Portuguese Conversos / crypto-Jews made huge fortunes running what we’ll call the ‘slave trade’ pyramid:

Much of the slave trade followed a triangular route: slaves were transported from Africa to the Caribbean, sugar from there to North America or Europe, and manufactured goods from there to Africa. Jews and descendants of Jews participated in the slave trade on both sides of the Atlantic, in the Netherlands, Spain, and Portugal on the eastern side, and in Brazil, Caribbean, and North America on the west side

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I’m going to do a seperate post, or posts, setting out the facts of crypto-Jewish participation in the slave trade in detail.

All this segues in with all the East and West India companies, and other things like the South Sea Company, and the Royal African Company, and the Asianto de Negros. And all this stuff, in turn, became the basis of our modern economy – and you can trace so much of the problems in the world back to what was occurring 3-400 years ago

There’s an awful lot to unpick.

But here is the bottom line, as simply as I can state it:

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(Crypto) Jewish fortunes were made on the back of the slave trade, and off the back of dodgy financial activities, and using bribes and threats to control political power.

All those Jewish merchants in Europe who held tobacco monopolies, and who built sugar refineries in Russia, and who were importing tea – and all the rest of it – were connected to other [crypto…] Jewish merchants – who were also often (pretend…) Puritans, protestants, Calvinists and Catholics.

And those people owned huge tea, tobacco and sugar plantations in places like Barbados and Jamaica and Curacao.

And those plantations were manned by African slaves.

And this is essentially how they made their money – as well as by creating trading companies, inflating massive economic bubbles, and otherwise manipulating precious metals and creating currency markets.

And all that stuff is still happening today.

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It’s a lot to take in, I know.

We’ll start to fill in more of the blanks over the next couple of weeks.

But I want to finish this post by taking a quick look at that third partner in the slave ship ‘Abigail’, another Portuguese crypto-Jew called Aaron Lopez.

Here’s a bit about him, from Wikipedia;

[B]y 1757, [Lopez] had major interests in the West Indian trade. He also sent ships to Europe and the Canary Islands. Between 1761 and 1774, Lopez was involved in the slave trade. Historian Eli Faber determined Lopez underwrote 21 slave ships during a period in which Newport sent a total of 347 slave ships to Africa. By the beginning of the American Revolution, Lopez owned or controlled 30 vessels, engaged in the European and West-Indian trade and in whale-fisheries.

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Aaron Lopez became the wealthiest man in Rhode Island, for a while, before it all came crashing down (from here):

Like his uncle and future father-in-law, Aaron established himself as a whale-oil merchant and a manufacturer of spermaceti candles.

In 1761, Aaron, Jacob Rodriguez Rivera, and seven other merchants formed a cartel to control the price and distribution of whale oil. That same year he and Jacob Rodriguez Rivera, purchased a brigantine sailing ship named Grayhound which sailed to Africa in 1763, bringing back a cargo of 134 Africans who were sold as slaves to fellow Jew, Isaac de Costa, in South Carolina.

Four captains made thirteen of the voyages to Africa, bringing back some 1,275 black slaves.

Between 1761 and 1774, Aaron Lopez underwrote 21 slave ships and by the beginning of the Revolutionary War, he owned or controlled 30 vessels.

Lopez soon amassed a vast fortune through shipping, the slave trade, candle making, distilling rum, producing chocolate, textiles, clothing, shoes, hats, bottles and barrels. By the early 1770s, Lopez had become the wealthiest person in Newport and his tax assessment was twice that of any other resident.

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What strikes me about this description of the crypto-Jew Aaron Lopez is how he sounds just so darned similar to Moses Dobrushka’s (apparently ‘Ashkenazi’…) father-in-law, Joachim Popper.

Increasingly, I’m starting to think that many of the people leading the Ashkenazi communities in Europe were actually these crypto-Jewish conversos.

For example, the name ‘Wahl’ apparently means ‘the Italian’ in Polish. Many of these ‘elite’ Ashkenazi families trace their lineage back to ‘Saul Wahl’, who is known as ‘the King of Poland for one day’.

(That was actually a lie concocted by my husband’s distance relative, a scholar named Edelmann. But I digress.)

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And of course, Aaron Lopez – and his ships – played a crucial part in America’s War of Independence, from the British Monarchy:

Aaron Lopez was a major factor in the Colonies’ ability to continue to revolt against the British in their quest for freedom. He is said to have owned, whole or in part, 30 transoceanic ships and more than 100 coastal vessels that became an important delivery arm for supplying sorely needed supplies to the Revolutionary Army.

Despite the pressure put on his ships by the British to prevent them from supplying the Colonial Army, his ships managed to deliver the materials needed for the Revolution….

Lopez was also recognized as a promoter of friendly relations between the faiths. He was respected by Christians and Jews alike, and no ship ever left his dock on either’s Sabbath, Lopez personally laid the cornerstone of Touro Synagogue in Newport, which is now a Federal Shrine.

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So much doesn’t make sense.

In yesterday’s post, about Jacob Franks #2, we learnt that:

Jacob Franks was the British king’s sole agent for the Northern Colonies at New York and his son David was the king’s agent for Pennsylvania.

Yet his business partner Aaron Lopez is apparently using those self-same ships – that are part-owned by Jacob Franks! – to sustain a revolution against the British.

And if you go HERE, you’ll see that 50 years’ years later, one ‘Charles Franks’ is still the subgovernor of the South Sea Company for Queen Victoria, so clearly the Franks family continued to be in favor with the British monarchy even after the War of Independence.

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There is still loads and loads to unpick here.

I still don’t know where all this is heading.

I still don’t know who the fake messiah Jacob Frank really was, who the Vilna Gaon really was, who the Alter Rebbe really was, who the Rothschilds really are.

But I’m starting to see some broad contours of just why there’s been such a massive cover up going on.

And with God’s help, we’re going to continue to figure it all out.

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I warn you now, this is going to be one of the weirder posts again.

While we’re waiting to see what’s going on with the Rav, I thought we’d continue with our series on real Jewish history.

Just to refresh your memory, you might want to go back and read THIS post again first, which is where we first came across Eliyahu Yale, a crypto Jew from Wales who made a lot of money as the governor of the British East India company in Madras.

In the course of researching all that, the penny started to drop that there are hundreds of thousands of these ‘crypto Jews’ with dual personalities, throughout the last 1400 years (at least…) of history.

When it suits them, they are ‘Jews’, and when it suits them, they are more non-Jewish than the non-Jews – particularly in the xtian world, where so many of them pop up as cardinals, archbishops, landed gentry – and even, royalty.

This is going to be one of the ‘head bending’ posts, probably, but I think you’ll still kinda get a kick out of it.

Let’s begin.

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The story starts with a picture.

This picture, to be precise, a ‘self-portrait’ of one of Yale University’s other main founders – and good friend of crypto-Jew Eliyahu Yale – named Jeremiah Dummer.

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Well, the art world had itself in a whole big tizzy about this picture, because Jeremiah Dummer was meant to be the son of a simple silversmith from England.

Yet, the signature on the back of this picture states that it was a ‘self-portrait’ (see HERE for more of the discussion, which I’ve excerpted below):

SELF PORTRAIT OF JEREMIAH DUMMER ACCORDING TO AN INSCRIPTION ON THE BACK OF THE CANVAS: Subject JDorn in Newbury, Massachusetts, September 14, 1645; one of foremost early- American silversmiths; merchant and part owner in several ships; captain of the Artillery Company; member of the Council for the Safety of the People, formed in 1689; selectman of Boston; treasurer of Suffolk County; judge of the Suffolk County Court of Common Pleas, 1701-1715; died in Boston, May 14, 1718.

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Not only that, there was another portrait apparently attributed to Jeremiah Dummer Snr, too, that was apparently of his wife:

MRS. ANNA (ATWATER.) DUMMER BY JEREMIAH DUMMER

ACCORDING TO AN INSCRIPTION ON THE BACK OF THE CANVAS

JL/aughter of Joshua and Mary (Blakeman) Atwater of New Haven, Connecticut; Subject
married Jeremiah Dummer, 1645-1718, in 1671; died September 16, 1715.

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How could a simple silversmith from the English countryside be painting professional standard portraits in the new world?

The art critics all said that you’d need years of training with a master painter to be able to do that… And so, some said the paintings – or at least the signatures – were forged. Others claimed that the ‘Jeremiah Dummer’ who painted the canvases must have been his son, Jeremiah Jr – yet the clothing depicted in the portraits belong to the father’s period of time, not the son’s.

But when I read this, a lightbulb went off in my head that of course that ‘simple silversmith’ from the English countryside could paint like a pro, because he clearly belonged to a family of educated ‘crypto Jews’.

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One of the big ‘giveaways’ was that he signed his name JDorn – not ‘Dummer’.

And if you look up ‘Dorn’, the surname, you find this:

Dorn (German for thorn) is a German/Austrian and Dutch/Flemish surname

While it would be weird for a yokel from the English countryside to have a surname like this, it would be totally understandable for a Jew who was moving around a lot between Germany and Holland – and also between religions.

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BTW, going forward we’ll have to think up a different way of referring to this type of ‘crypto Jew’, i.e. people who pretended to be xtians, and then pretended to be Jews, as the whim suits them.

I’m talking here about people who had a totally different religion than either xtianity or Judaism, but who have been hiding amongst us for a very long time.

These people are NOT Jews, the way you or I understand it, but that distinction is very difficult to make, particularly for outsiders.

It’s a very thorny topic, and a post for another time. In the meantime, let’s continue with the story.

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There were some more odd details about ‘Jeremiah Dummer Snr’ that seemed to fit the crypto-Jew mold, like for example the fact that:

“He was also an engraver, and engraved plates for currency: in 1710 he printed the first paper money in Connecticut.”

We are going to meet that link between ‘paper money’ and this group of transnational, trans-religional, trans-genderal…. pseudo Jews again and again, as we start to unpick what’s really going on here.

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So, let’s recap:

Jeremiah Dummer Snr (1645 – 1718) is a silversmith, public figure and one of the first people to be ‘chosen’ to print money in the New World.

His son, Jeremiah Dummer Jnr (1681 – 1739), is co-founder of Yale, good friend of Eliyahu Yale (almost certainly another crypto Jew), and really chummy with corrupt, licentious British politicians like Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, who was described by a contemporary as wanting to:

“[M]ix licentious orgies with the highest political responsibilities.”

Which is kinda strange, as Jeremiah Jnr sets himself up for a ‘career’ as a xtian preacher in Boston, and gets his PhD in Europe studying ‘divinity’.

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Again, pay attention to how many of these ‘simple’ traders and merchants and craftsman popping up in the New World were amongst the most highly-educated, financially savvy, and geographically mobile people in the world.

These ‘traits’ simply don’t fit most ‘simple’ non-Jews of that time – but they fit crypto-Jews to a tee.

Contrary to how most of us believe, and were educated to believe, many members of the Jewish community were moving all over the globe, and were part of massive, semi-organised trade networks.

They often went backwards and forwards on multiple occasions to even the most distant places, like America and later on, Australia, and were also amongst the first to set up shop in colonies like Jamaica and Barbados.

But I’m getting ahead of the story here.

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So, the more I look into ‘Jeremiah Dummer / Dorn’, and Eliyahu Yale, the more I start to realise that we’re dealing with an organised group of people who have been ‘pretending’ to be xtians for centuries already, and who are mamash embedded into the fabric of the countries they live in, often at the highest levels.

But who also – when it suits them – ‘re-adopt’ Judaism, and re-enter Jewish communities, again often at the highest stratas of Jewish society.

If you want to know how this occurred, it’s really very simple.

These people were part of the wealthy mercantile class (as we’ll see in a moment).

They were the ones with the money and the connections, the parnassim, the machers.

And it’s well-known that these families would pay a very large dowry for the privilege of having their children marry Torah scholars, and into the families of people with ‘good pedigree’, religiously.

That’s at least part of how so many of these families are producing the biggest Torah scholars – and also the biggest evildoers.

And also, how the position of ‘rabbi’ seems to have historically become so entwined with business, commerce and politics.

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OK, so far so good.

So, I’m tootling around trying to find more details about the real Jacob Frank when I come across this profile, on geni, for a ‘Rabbi Jacob Franks’.

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The picture of this Jacob Franks (1687 – 1789) reminds me of ole’ Jeremiah Dunner.

In the description below, this is what it says about him:

The Franks family came from a long line of successful Sephardic Jews.

A story of their dealings in the Revolution is told in Cha. 13 of Loyalist Mosaic by Joan McGee; Dundurn Press, Toronto (1985)

“Jacob Franks, a merchant of New York, born in Germany in 1688, came to New York from London about 1705, in the company with Moses Levy, whose daughter, Bilhah Abigail Levy, he married in 1719.”

“Jacob Franks had the degree of Doctor of Divinity and was a Rabbi of the Jewish Congregation in New York.”

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So weird, how can there be ANOTHER Jacob Franks, who apparently played a leading role in American history and is from a ‘long line of successful Sephardic Jews’ – and yet I’ve never heard of him, or his family?

I start clicking around on geni, to see who else he’s related to, and pretty soon, I’ve figured out that all the ‘connecting profiles’ for Jacob Franks are being managed by none other than our old friend, Keith Lawrence Hanit.

Which immediately tells me I’ve hit another interesting seam of hidden (pseudo…) Jewish history.

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If you click past Hanit’s ‘managed’ profile for Jacob Franks’ father Aaron, you hit some real people again, with his grandmother (?), Mary deTorres, who is listed as being born in Curaco, El Cuy, Río Negro Province, Argentina.

Mary is the daughter of  Amore (Yosuf Ben ha Levy Haivri) deTorres – who was born in Rome – and from his name, seems to be a converso who returned to yiddishkeit.

So, now I’m pondering to myself: why is Keith Lawrence Hanit all over this profile? What’s being hidden here?

(There’s for sure many answers to that question…)

But that’s when God directed me to THIS post.

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Here’s where it’s about to get uncomfortable for a lot of us.

Because a lot of these ‘crypto Jews’ were up to their necks in the slave trade.

That link, above, lead to a whole discussion of Jews who owned slave ships, and ‘Jacob Franks’ and Moses Levy figure prominently. Here’s an excerpt:

In 1710 a Jewish immigrant named Jacob Franks arrived in New York from London and lived as a boarder in the household of Moses and Rachael Levy, later marrying their 16 year old daughter, Abigail in 1712. 

Acknowledged as a linguist and Judaic scholar, Jacob was the son of Adam Franks of Germany, a friend of King George of Hanover, who loaned that monarch the most valuable jewels in his coronation crown.

Jacob Franks was the British king’s sole agent for the Northern Colonies at New York and his son David was the king’s agent for Pennsylvania. An eminent and wealthy merchant, he engaged in the slave trade, privateering, general commerce, and shipping.

He was also very involved in the Jewish community and the construction of the Shearith Israel synagogue as well as president of the congregation in 1730. The Franks family was one of the leading families in Colonial New York, not only within the small Jewish community but also within the larger elite secular social circle comprised of prominent Protestant families.

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Well, all of a sudden things got really interesting again.

Again, I’m a history buff, but I never heard about any of this before.

The website I linked to is sadly making the mistake of lumping ‘Jews’ together with these ‘crypto Jews’ – you can understand why.

We’ve been doing that ourselves, for centuries, without realising who and what we’re really dealing with.

But that site still has a lot of factual and historical information that can be independently verified, and not easily discounted or waved away with accusations of ‘anti-semitism’.

So before we continue in the next post, let me go and check out more of the information, to continue the birur process we’re engaged in on this blog.

(Feel free to join me…)

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It’s hard to face up to things like this, I know.

It’s so much easier to just keep sticking our heads in the sand and to deny, deny, deny.

But these ‘crypto Jews’ have been giving real Jews a very bad name with their awful morals and bad actions in the world.

Time and again, the stories come back to the same twin motivations of acquiring more money, and acquiring more power.

And the Jewish community itself is still being controlled by people who put ‘making money’ at the top of their priority pile, regardless of how it may look externally.

Netanyahu is just the latest in a very long line of people who realised that wielding political power is the fastest way to get really rich.

But hopefully, he’ll be the last.

TBC

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