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Most days, I just want to crawl under my duvet and stay there until Moshiach comes.

But as that’s going to be at least 2 more months (if not more…) I can’t.

But the world is certainly an overwhelming and quite scary place at the moment, whatever you believe is happening.

Every day, I hear more stories of ‘perfect couples’ divorcing; of more people dropping dead from unexpected heart attacks – like just last week, the late Dr Zev Ballenbaruch Dayan HaEmet – and other tales of distress.

My neighbor up the road is a taxi driver who has lived in the area for 28 years.

He told my husband last week that he has to sell up now, because the lockdowns mean that he hasn’t got enough work to pay his mortgage.

The guy is in his late sixties….

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So many days, I just want to stay in bed until all this is over.

Even though thank God, my own life is continuing on pretty nicely at the moment.

And I know that’s 10000000% in the merit of the Rav, Rav Eliezer Berland.

But it’s just overwhelming, isn’t it? There’s no way around the fact that the world is quite a difficult place to be right now, even though it’s still being tremendously sweetened by the Rav, and all the suffering he’s going through on our behalf.

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On Friday night, strangely for me, I just couldn’t get to sleep.

There was some sort of weird energy coming down, that saw me staying awake chatting to my girls until 1am, which was very unusual. (Usually, I conk out by 8pm in the winter months, on a Friday night.)

And then, I just spent the whole night having such weird ‘dreams’, if you can call them that.

It was more like a statement being repeated over and over and over again that the bad people in Meah Shearim who have been connected to all these international child trafficking networks were going to be arrested this week.

Let’s be clear: I don’t personally know any people who fit that description in Meah Shearim.

(Although I’m now starting to have some suspicions, after that dream…)

And it could also just be wishful thinking, connected to the story that flashed around all corners of the internet last week that the Pope had been arrested on 80 counts of child trafficking.

(I still have no idea if that’s true or not. We’ll have to wait and see.)

But I can tell you this:

Things are starting to move.

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Two ‘interesting’ people in the Jewish world croaked last week, both of whom have been exerting tremendous pressure on what goes on here, from behind the scenes.

Remember, it’s totally the olam hafuch, so when you see people lauded for their ‘philanthropy’ and ‘charitable works’ and ‘commitment to the State of Israel’ – that tells you a lot, about what’s really going on.

With those two key ‘props’ removed from the scene, I am hopeful of seeing a total collapse of the evil empire, any day soon.

I’m not saying that hope is realistic. But it’s what is keeping me going, and getting me out of bed in the morning.

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And it’s also not a coincidence that after 4 months of being unable to publish any books from the Rav in English, book number 13 – Rav Berland’s Prayers for Shalom Bayit – is almost ready to come out.

The Rav’s books and prayers are totally connected to getting geula the sweet way.

Back in May 17, 2020, the Rav contacted one of his senior pupils and asked him to publicize a message in his name that:

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

Do you think it’s a coincidence that the day after 100 people downloaded some of the Rav’s books in English, for FREE, one of the Princes of Evil in the world unexpectedly croaked?

I don’t.

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Which brings me to the Rav’s prayer for Shvat 5781, that you can see HERE.

The Rav typically communicates a lot of important clues and information via his prayers, that you might miss if you’re only looking for ‘official announcements’.

Here’s some of the things I took away, from this latest prayer for the molad of Shvat, 5781.

The Rav was referring a lot to the ‘Leviathan’, and the ‘battle’ that is going on against him, quoting this verse from Iyov, 40: 25-31:

These verses speak only about the Leviathan, “Can you embed a rope in his tongue, put a curved hook in his nose, pierce his cheek with a barbed hook?  Will he multiply supplications to you, will he speak softly to you?  Will he forge a covenant with you, will you take him as an eternal slaveWill you play with him like a bird, tie him up for your maidens?

Can conjurers make a feast of him, divide him up between merchants Can you fill succahs with his skin, or make his head into a fisherman’s canopy?

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All this stuff is directly connected to the forces of evil who are trying to take the Rav out, and to plunge the world into extreme ‘coronafascism’ right now.

Read this carefully, and see just how closely it mirrors the activities of the ‘East India Company’ and the ‘South Seas Company’, and all the other slave trading / merchant networks we’re starting to look at here on the blog.

That’s where the rot really started.

And the Rav is dealing with them – and their spiritual descendents – via his prayers.

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Next, the Rav turns to the question of what’s going to be, with the genuinely God-fearing people in the non-Jewish world (another question we’ve been dealing with, at least a little, on the blog):

Moshe explained the entire Torah to all of Israel, and every verse he translated into 70 languages, and all the kings, and all the nations heard the translation, as is written, “All the kings of the earth shall thank You Hashem, because they heard the pronouncement of Your mouth.”

All the gentiles will come to convert in the future, and a family which doesn’t come to convert won’t have rain upon them; they will have a drought…

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When you start to comprehend that probably at least half the non-Jewish world – at least! – has some Jewish blood, this statement is much less hard to swallow than perhaps otherwise.

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Next, the Rav has this to say:

HaKadosh Baruch Hu will renew in the month of Shevat the Jewish people, only the Jewish people, only those who will nullify themselves to the King Mashiach – 7,000 souls who didn’t bow down to Ba’al in the war of Achav, that only 7,000 men were saved from the kingdom of Aram.

Yes, all the ‘prayer gatherings’ and ‘mitzvah campaigns’ and ‘achdus drives’ etc etc etc are great and wonderful.

But if they aren’t somehow connecting back to the tzaddik hador, if they aren’t somehow connecting back to the person who is hezkat Moshiach in our generation….

Well.

They won’t get very far.

And then, they will only serve to increase the despair and apathy in the Jewish world again – like all those ‘prayer gatherings’ and ‘geula gatherings‘ have done in the recent past, which were hyped to the skies but then fell really flat – and took thousands of people’s emuna down with them.

If these things aren’t connected to the tzaddik hador, they don’t really get anywhere, spiritually, and often, they end up doing more harm than good.

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The last thing I want to focus in on, from the Rav’s prayer, is this last paragraph:

The month of Shevat is the time of the revelation of Mashiach, because this is sixty days before the first of Nissan, that then Mashiach ben David will be born. 

And then there will be the terrible war with Gog and Magog, which at the head of it will stand the wicked Armilus, who Mashiach ben Yosef will kill, but he is also in danger of falling slain. 

Therefore, it’s written in Tehilim, “He asked life from You; You gave him length of days forever and ever.”

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Even though this seems like an explicit timescale for Moshiach, I’ve seen the Rav say things so many times that refer to things well off in the future, even though they are couched in language that seems to be saying ‘it’s happening now’.

I’m steering away from any more ‘predictions’ about ‘end of times’ – not least, because I’ve learnt that this is what all those twisted kabbalists (and their followers….) were obsessed with.

Not teshuva, not emuna, not prayer, just endless ‘predictions’ about when the ‘end of days’ was going to happen.

So, let’s steer clear of any question of timing, and instead, let’s take a look at the subject of Armilus again.

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Last year, over on the RavBerland.com website, I wrote this:

A friend of mine just texted me the link, to remind me about it.

Then, we got into a discussion about who is currently looking like the best candidate for ‘Armilus’, given all the water that’s gone under the bridge in the last 12 months.

Yup.

It’s our very own PM, the guy who sold us all out to Big Pharma, to become guinea pigs in the biggest human medical experiment to take place since World War II.

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‘Gog and Magog’ is referring to ‘George I’ and ‘from George’.

The more I’m researching British royalty’s links to all these ‘East India’ companies, and slave trading companies, the more I’m starting to see that our modern ‘evil empire’ is really just the same outfit, given a modern veneer.

The people who are child trafficking today were slave trading (and child trafficking…) 300 years ago.

The people running the opium trade 250 years ago, are the same ones running the international drug trade today.

The same people who were hiding behind ‘government’ and ‘wars’ 200 years ago, as a cover for their personal greed and immorality are using exactly the same playbook today.

That’s the war of ‘Gog and Magog’ that is coming to a head in 2021.

And the Rav is fighting for his life – and also, for ours.

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So, lots and lot going on.

And if you want to start doing things that really make a difference, and that could really tip the balance towards good, and away from evil – swallow your pride, and get with the Rav.

Download his books, say his prayers, get connected to his teachings and Torah.

Give tzedakah to his institutions, pay a pidyon whenever you hit a tough patch – and follow his instructions.

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Armilus is mamash breathing down our necks right now.

Two million people apparently already took the Covid ‘vaccine’ in Israel.

They want to force it on everyone else, one way or another, by Pesach.

They won’t manage to do that, with God’s help, but the Rav is making it very clear that the people left standing at the end of all this are those who are connected to the ‘King Moshiach:

HaKadosh Baruch Hu will renew in the month of Shevat the Jewish people, only the Jewish people, only those who will nullify themselves to the King Mashiach – 7,000 souls who didn’t bow down to Ba’al in the war of Achav, that only 7,000 men were saved from the kingdom of Aram.

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So, ask God to show you who the ‘King Moshiach’ really might be, and then act accordingly.

The next two months are going to be crucial.

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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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Already more than a month ago, I heard a rumor that Rav Chaim Dovid Stern said that geula had been pushed off again, until Nissan.

You’ll recall that I thought that the 9 months of foreign rule would end on November 9th, 2020 – 9 months after the Rav was first imprisoned by the corrupt State of Israel.

Well, that didn’t happen then….

And it’s still not happening now.

And for a few weeks, I have to admit to starting to feel that awful despair that is just crouching at the door for so many of us right now, if we let it it.

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Then, I spoke to someone who is close to the Rav, and he told me that Rav Chaim Dovid Stern had said that if the geula came then, in Tishrei, it would be with terrible bloodshed.

So again, it has been pushed off until Nissan 5781, so it can come the sweeter way.

Honestly?

I just don’t know any more.

We for sure are in the ‘birthpangs of Moshiach’ stage of things, which is why it’s all so intense and yucky right now.

But I think I’m going to stop running after predictions about what’s really going to happen, when, because over the last few years, we have seen the Rav change things again and again and again, with all his mesirut nefesh.

But it still gave me hope to know that God didn’t forget about us all, and that something is going to change, very soon, BH, for the better.

They just wrote up Rav Stern’s comments now, on the ravberland.com site, and you can read them for yourself here.

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In the same vein, someone just emailed me comments from Binyamin Goldin, the autistic man, about the same subject of geula and Moshiach.

I haven’t read them yet (although I will) – but I don’t think I’m going to share them here, whatever they are saying, because I know that Rav Berland told the autistics to retire a few months ago, and that they didn’t listen to him.

The Rav certainly had his reasons for doing that, maybe more of that same push to stop us obsessing over dates for geula and ‘predictions’, which I’m learning more and more was such a big part of the ‘fabric’ being woven for the dark kabbalah that directly underpins Sabbateanism, and probably a few other things in the Jewish world.

At the end of the day, I just need to stay close to the true tzaddikim, talk to God every day, and work on my emuna and bad middot.

Obsessions with dates and ‘prophecies’ and trying to predict the future is just a red herring.

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On that note, we are now heading into an even stricter lockdown again here in Israel, from tomorrow night, and part of me is dreading it.

But strangely, part of me is not.

As my kid said to me last week, Ima, the blanket is being shaken but we are still holding on!!!

To be truthful, it’s not so much that I’m holding on, with my own strength. It’s much more the case that Rav Berland, and Rebbe Nachman, are holding on to me.

That difference appears small, but it’s crucial.

And it means that while the world continues to melt down in a million different ways around my ears, my life is actually pretty good right now.

I’ve spoken to other people who are close to the Rav, and who have put a lot of mesirut nefesh into being close to the Rav, and they seem to be experiencing something similar.

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As long as Rabbi Berland is in prison, the lockdowns and the evil is going to continue.

It’s as simple as that.

One of the commentators on THIS post gave a fantastic explanation of how evil basically boils down to us only seeing ourselves in the picture, and doing whatever it takes for the ME FIRST paradigm to continue.

Rav Berland has continually and consistently stressed that self-sacrifice, mesirut nefesh, is what it’s going to take to turn things around in the world.

He’s leading by example, of course.

But all his teachings boil down to working on our own bad middot enough, and working on our own emuna enough, that when God gives us the test between doing what is right, or doing what is good for us – we can make the right choice.

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So many of our leaders right now are failing that test, in a very big way.

And so many of us ‘smaller people’ are also failing that test.

Like, the woman that slapped my daughter on the bus for not wearing a mask, and the parents forcing their kids to mask-up 24/7, and pushing them to the front of the queue for experimental ‘vaccines’, and a million other examples we can all think up, from our own lives.

The choice is to do what’s right, not to do what’s easiest or most convenient for us.

The longer that choice is pushed off, the bigger the stakes grow, and the harder it gets to make the right choice.

May Hashem help us all to do what’s right, and may the Rav get out of prison – together with the rest of us – very soon.

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UPDATE:

One of my readers sent me this class by Rabbi Anava.

Over the last few years, I’ve been increasingly careful about putting up videos from rabbis on my blog, because so many of them are just not coming from a good place, and I don’t want to be putting any more stumbling blocks before the blind, God forbid.

But I trust a lot of my readers’ judgments, so I decided to listen to this, and then decide if it should go up on the site or not.

Having listened to it, I have to say I’m impressed with the courage and faith of Rav Anava.

It takes a lot of balls to come out honestly, and to say what he’s saying.

And it totally ‘fits’ with what I was saying above, about how mesirut nefesh is what it’s going to take, to get us to geula the sweet way.

So, here it is:

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Just over a year ago, the State-sponsored persecution against Rabbi Berland began again, in earnest.

Remember this?

Which quickly led to this:

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And then, within a week of the Rav being arrested in a brutal fashion, where he was pushed to the floor by the Israeli police in the middle of the shacharit prayers, the first case of Covid was reported by an Israeli, and later confirmed:

 The first case in Israel was confirmed on 21 February 2020, when a female citizen tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 at the Sheba Medical Center after return from quarantine on the Diamond Princess ship in Japan.[3]

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I’m finding it hard to get out of bed at the moment.

I’m scared of where all this is going, and what all this renewed lockdown means – especially for people like me, who haven’t bought into all the propaganda and don’t intend getting ‘vaccinated’ with whatever that poisonous stuff actually is.

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Yesterday, my daughter got physically assaulted on a bus, for pulling down her mask to drink a cup of coffee.

She had the mask on under her chin, and was drinking her coffee, when a 50-something woman (hell-ooo Karenstarted screaming at her to put her mask on. My daughter is a) a teenager and b) my daughter, so clearly, she didn’t do what the woman wanted, and carried on drinking her coffee.

So then, this woman came over to her, ‘tripped on her’ and spilled her hot coffee all over my daughter and the friend who was sitting next to her.

Then, she took the coffee out of her hand and poured it all over her.

Then, she slapped my daughter in the face.

All the time screaming abuse (and apparently accompanied by other Karens on the bus, both men and women, who were also shouting abuse.)

Thank God, my daughter had three friends with her, who stood up for her, because she was so shocked by what was going on, she couldn’t speak.

So then, it became a huge ruckus, and the police were called.

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I could wax self-righteous about this woman, and what she did on the bus.

And when my daughter first told me, I have to admit to being boiling mad.

But later, when I was discussing it with my husband, he reminded me that there are a bunch of moronic sheeple out there who have been thoroughly brainwashed into believing that people with no masks = mass murderers.

This woman saw my daughter pull down her pointless, worthless mask to slurp some coffee, and thought she was being murdered with Covid-19.

And of course, if a maskless ‘murderer’ comes after you, you defend yourself….

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Another reader sent me a link to this video, where the Rav is making the case that hating people for doing things differently from you is sinat chinam, and sinat chinam (baseless hatred) is worse than being ‘vaccinated’ with some toxic, sterilisation potion straight from the New World Order’s big vat.

You can see that video here:

(I can’t get it to embed on the site, sorry.)

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R’ Epstein makes a good point.

But for me personally, I’m not sure how far I can do it.

Sure, I believe in trying to bitul to Hashem’s will. I believe, in theory 100%, that whatever Hashem wants, I will try to give it to Him.

But I also know myself, and I know that I am not such an ‘angel of bitul’ that if that woman had slapped my daughter in front of me, I wouldn’t have ripped her face off.

And I’m not such an ‘angel of bitul’ that if we come down to the wire, where we are being mamash forced to have dangerous, experimental ‘vaccinations’ that I won’t resist that with all my might.

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I get that the Karen on the bus thought, mistakenly, that my mask-less daughter was putting her life at risk.

But can I forgive that Karen for creating a world where she is enabling the government to put my daughter’s life at risk?

I don’t know.

I’m working on it.

I’m working on really internalising that Ein Od Milvado – there is only Hashem – as it applies to the current situation of lockdowns and forced ‘vaccinations’.

Where do I draw the line, between trying to fight for what’s right, and for trying to defend myself and my family, and just accepting God’s will?

I don’t know.

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In the meantime, if we trace all this back to the beginning, we find it started with the unjust arrest of Rav Berland.

And I know it will ‘end’ with the release of Rav Berland.

But sometimes, as that event keeps getting pushed off again and again and again by the corrupt State of Israel, I start to feel a little despairing of this ever turning around.

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Did anyone wake up, over the last 10 months, to notice that the Yeshiva World News is employing the same brainwashing ‘cultish’ techniques on its readers, in connection with Covid 1984, that it brazenly accused Shuvu Banim of?

Has anyone noticed that the same brutal, violent police that arrested the Rav have now come after the lefties protesting Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, and the chareidim protesting the army draft in Jerusalem, and the dati leumi crowds protesting Ahuvya Sandek’s murder?

Is anyone making the links between all the brainwashing and lies that flooded the media to get us to believe that Rav Berland was guilty of things he never did in a billion, trillion years, and all the brainwashing and lies flooding the media to encourage us all to believe in Covid-1984, masks and ‘vaccination’?

I don’t know.

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But then, thank God for my husband.

He turned to me today, and with lawyerly precision said the following:

IF we really are in that period of time that is known as the ‘end of days’, then things are far, far sweeter right now, than they were meant to be.

He’s right.

(Don’t tell him that.)

Hard as all this is, at least mentally, it’s still way, way easier than all the doomsday prophecies that were meant to accompany this period of time.

After he told me that, I was able to get out of bed, and come downstairs to write this.

The Rav is sweetening everything with his mesirut nefesh.

I’m just praying that more people are going to realise that soon.

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UPDATE:

So, I was thinking about what’s going on, and I realised that in some ways we already got the balm before the blow, if we have been following developments with the Rav.

For anyone who is feeling ‘stuck’ that psakei din from Bnei Brak need to be followed mindlessly and not questioned, please read this:

The first cracks in the ‘psak din’ against Rav Berland appear

And remember that we’re still dealing with fallible human beings here, not all-seeing angels.

Even the holiest amongst us can be misled and duped by cunning people.

And we don’t even need to talk about the bribery and blackmail that occurs with the ‘less than holiest’ amongst us.

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And then, for those who still believe that our Kupat Holim and government can’t and won’t do any deliberate harm to the citizens of Israel, I wrote this comment underneath this article, on Ynet, which kind of sums up a lot of different things neatly, that I’ve gone into great detail about on this blog:

Sharon Alroy-Preis [head of the ministry’s public health services division] works for the Rothschild’s funded organisation Maoz:

https://www.maoz-il.org/en/alumni-projects/%D7%A9%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%9F-%D7%90%D7%9C%D7%A8%D7%A2%D7%99-%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%99%D7%A1/

The Rothschild’s Yad HaNadiv Foundation recently pumped $60 million into something called the Israeli Precision Medical Partnership, which is all about harvesting the Israeli population’s DNA for a Tissue Bank:

https://www.yadhanadiv.org.il/sites/default/files/media/document/2019-03/IPMP%20Roadmap.pdf

“It seeks to build on recent advances in biomedical research and combine genomic and post-genomic
studies with cutting-edge computational technologies, paving the road to the development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics.”

Netanyahu’s government signed an agreement with BigPharma in April 2019 – under the aegis of former Health Ministry Director Bar Siman Tov – to ‘share’ all the DNA info with them, without the informed consent of the public:

https://www.mobihealthnews.com/news/emea/gold-mine-data-driving-israels-billion-shekel-bet-digital-health

This is all about money and control, and has nothing to do with ‘saving people’s lives’.

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BH, I’ve been researching all this stuff for months, already, thanks to what happened with the persecution of the Rav, and Shuvu Banim.

If that had never happened, I could also be one of those sheeple, shuffling off to get injected with who-knows-what in the name of public health, God forbid.

So at least in my dalet amot, I can see more and more how following the Rav, and not being willing to accept all the lies told about him, has mamash saved me and my family from so much hardship.

And long may that continue.

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UPDATE 2:

I just got sent the following updates, about the situation with the Rav.

First, some advice for how to hang on the Tzaddik in these incredibly challenging times, plus a series of 10 new Tehillim that Rav Berland has requested that people recite, ideally 7 times a day:

“…[T]he only thing that will keep us sane is holding on to the Tzadik by reading daily TH (7 times) even if we have no kavana at all, just reading it makes the job, by reading the new series of tehilim he revealed:

31, 35, 36, 60, 68, 80, 83, 88, 89, 109

And by reading his prayers.”

You can get the books of Rav Berland’s prayers translated into English on the Shuvu Banim website HERE.

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And then, I also get sent this:

“The Ministry of Justice just yesterday cancelled the plea bargain of the Rav due to media pressure. Maybe that’s why all this is happening. 

In an unheard of thing that lawyers from both sides agree to a plea bargain but the Justice Ministry itself gets involved saying outright that its because of media pressure. 

Anyways, we need to always remember like your husband said, its so much better than the end-of-days are meant to be and we should be grateful. As painful as it is, we have a tzaddik who willingly takes it all on himself so we should have it relatively “easy” and at least survive. 

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Unbelievable.
The media is literally an instrument of the Soton.

But hopefully not for much longer.

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Once we move away from ‘tribal thinking’, it becomes way easier to identify what – and who – is really ‘bad’.

For years, I’ve been having a running battle with one of my kids, who went through the brain-washing mill that is mamlachti-dati education in the State of Israel.

You can sum it up like this:

  • The State of Israel is only good.
  • Jews never do anything bad – and especially not Israeli Jews in uniform.
  • David Ben Gurion was a saint.
  • Halacha can always be ‘bent’ to suit the purposes and aims of the secular State of Israel.

Poor girl, she was a good student.

So, when I started finding out all this horrible stuff about just how corrupt the State of Israel really is – including it’s judiciary, police, and yes, let’s put it out there, also its army – well.

We started to get into some very big arguments.

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Those arguments have continued down the years, and have often been pretty painful for both of us.

Especially when it came to me defending and even openly following Rabbi Eliezer Berland.

Because this daughter’s uber-dati-leumi friends would come home, see the picture of the Rav on the wall, and then immediately start tearing into me about what he’d really done.

All based on the falsified ‘news’ and corrupt websites that have been pounding us into the ground with ‘COVID-19’ for the last 10 months.

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A couple of weeks ago, one of those friends who was so very ‘anti’ Rav Berland came round to visit, with her big blue mask pulled way, way up over her nose.

The mask stayed on.

When a few more people showed up for supper, she pulled out a super-duper N95 mask, and put that one on instead.

I have a good relationship with this girl, so at that point I pulled her to one side and asked her why she was so anxious about COVID.

She told me her father is a doctor. Her father (who should know better…) has made her promise to wear a mask all the time. This kid is petrified of ‘infecting’ her father with COVID, if she doesn’t wear a mask 24/7.

In the meantime, this poor kid’s stress levels are totally through the roof, and I can see that her state of mind is very fragile right now, so I trod very carefully when we were talking. 

But it showed me so clearly, the huge price of believing the media, and choking down our own ability to think and clarify things for ourselves.

And of course, she’ll be one of the first in line to get the vaccine…. lo alenu.

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So, as COVID 19 has played out, my daughter has come to see more and more the difference between people who blindly lap up all the lies and misinformation being putting out by the media, and the State of Israel’s other propaganda arms including doctors, teachers and sadly even rabbis – and those that don’t.

Slowly, slowly, she’s been coming around to the idea that her parents are not as totally crazy and mentally-ill as she thought, and maybe even occasionally be right about some things. (!)

That process has been happening anyway.

But this week, after the murder of Ahuvya Sandek, it roared ahead a million miles an hour.

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My daughter is not a ‘hill top youth’, but most of her friends are.

And the lying media has totally misrepresented most of those young people.

Yes, there are problems with substance abuse – show me any teenage cohort (or even adult cohort) where that isn’t the case, in our day and age.

Yes, they are often free spirits who chafe at authority (especially the kind of corrupt ‘authority’ that they’ve come up against wearing the State of Israel’s badge).

And yes, some of the kids have emotional issues, and anger problems – just like every other segment of society.

But what you are never told about the ‘hilltop youth’ is how idealistic, and good, and spiritual so many of them are.

They aren’t perfect.

But so many of them are really, really good, thoughtful, kind, considerate and even gentle people, who really want the world to be a better place, and are trying to find a way of making that happen.

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So, when Ahuvya was murdered by undercover Israeli police who deliberately rammed the car he was travelling in off the road, then left him trapped under it for 40 minutes, [allegedly…(whatever)] preventing Zaka and other medical personnel from approaching the scene of the crime, which potentially could have saved Ahuvya’s life – that hit very close to home.

Yesterday, she went to protest the terrible cover-up that is currently in full-swing outside the ‘undercover police’ headquarters in Jerusalem.

These ‘undercover police’ operate like the Shabak, and are backed by a massive budget.

Except instead of spying on terrorists, and apprehending terrorists, and torturing terrorists in underground basements in the West Bank, and murdering terrrorists – they concentrate all of their mighty efforts on the Hill Top Youth.

Do I believe the stories told about the Duma murders?

No. Not at all.

In fact, I’m increasingly coming to the conclusion that most of ‘terror’ in Israel – on both sides of the fence – has actually been orchestrated and planned by the State itself.

Because when they ratchet up the Jewish population’s fear of ‘Arab terrorists’, that gives the police and security services (and politicians like Netanyahu…) a ‘get out of jail free’ card, to do anything they want, with no outside oversight or restraint.

The people who control the State (and the rest of the world) are playing both ends of this ‘terror’ game in Israel, and they probably always have been.

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Let’s get back to the protest yesterday.

My daughter went with some friends, and a few hundred young people joined her.

You can read an ‘official account’ of the evening, under the headline below, HERE:

Youths protest in Jerusalem, block Light Rail

Hundreds of young people demonstrate over death of Ahuvya Sandak. Police forces evacuate youths who blocked Light Rail.

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This story appears on the Arutz 7 website, which at least covered the murder of Ahuvya, and still occasionally has some real news (before it’s quickly removed and replaced by more propaganda).

But even this story isn’t telling you what really happened yesterday.

What really happened yesterday is that the police waded into this crowd of young people, and started punching them in the face – including many teenage girls, and including even a 10 year old boy.

My daughter apparently has videos to show me, and when she wakes up I’ll see if I can figure out how to put them up on the blog.

Because the ‘official’ media just aren’t doing their job, of informing the public about what’s really going on here.

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Since when did it become ‘OK’ for strapping policemen to violently punch teenage girls in the face?

When and how did we get so numb to how blatantly psychopathic and evil our police and ‘security services’ have become?

I am someone who spent many, many years beating the hasbara drum for the State of Israel, convinced that so many of the terrible stories being told by the Arabs were exaggerated and made up, and ‘anti-semitic’.

At this point in time, when I see the horrible violence these police and ‘Shabaknikim’ are perpetrating on young Jewish teenagers, I’m getting that sick feeling in my stomach that maybe, just maybe, the Arabs were telling the truth after all.

That’s a horrible thought.

But maybe, it’s true.

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Hard as all this is, I am starting to see a light shining at the end of the tunnel.

Yesterday, that crowd of dati leumi teenagers were joined by some young people from the chareidi world, who also came out to demonstrate about the murder of Ahuvya.

My daughter told me:

Ima, it was so good that we had achdut (unity) with the chareidim. But I felt sad that we didn’t have achdut with our other brothers, in the police.

For years, our corrupt leaders have been keeping us opposing each other, fighting over nonsense, and fighting over ‘politics’, and fighting over fine points of halacha, and whose beard is biggest, while the real evil continues to run riot and to control all of us, from above.

But those false divisions are starting to crumble.

The re-unification of the ‘good’ in the Jewish world against the ‘bad’ is starting to happen at the grassroots level.

And the hilltop youth are leading the way.

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UPDATE:

Just to keep this as factual as possible, from what I could see in the videos the police were only punching the boys in the face – and they actually knocked someone out cold. (Hopefully pictures to come.)

So, I couldn’t see them punching girls in the face (in my daughter’s videos), just shoving them violently and screaming like psychos.

TBC

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UPDATE #2:

I can’t figure out how to get the videos from my daughter’s phone into a format that’s usable on my blog, as none of us have social media.

But lucky for me, other people started to upload their videos of young teenagers been brutally beaten by Israeli police at the protest that occurred 3 days ago, ironically protesting the brutal police violence against young religious teens that led to the murder of Ahuvya.

You can see it below:

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But of course, it doesn’t always feel like that.

Israel is apparently going into another totally unnecessary lockdown from Sunday, and I’m struggling a little to deal with the fact that these evil people are still continuing on with their nefarious agendas.

It’s pretty demoralising.

Not least, the idea that I feel so powerless to stop them, or to do anything that will make a difference.

But really, that’s not true.

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God is controlling the world.

Only God.

And just as Joseph HaTzaddik ‘unmasked’ himself before the brothers, Hashem will ‘unmask’ Himself from behind all the pain and craziness that’s currently going on, which is really just a test of our middot.

All this cleaning out the pipes, it’s drawing those lines in the sand that start to clearly delineate who is doing what, which side people are really on – the side of truth, or the side of lies – and to encourage all of us to get down to the work of forging a real connection with God.

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At the same time – I have never found it so hard to do hitbodedut.

I wake up and just stare at the walls for an hour, instead of doing al netilat yedayim and getting on with my prayers and my hour of talking to God.

BH, I still manage to do it at some point in the day, but I know from past experience that when I find it hard to talk to God, it’s because I’m angry at Him.

I’m angry that innocent teenagers are being killed in cold blood by the evil Israeli police.

I’m angry that we’re having to go into yet another lockdown, supported by the usual tissue of propaganda and outrageous lies.

I’m angry that God has let the Jewish people be lead and mislead by a bunch of evil, two-faced narcissists who are really only interested in money and power.

I’m angry that Moshiach isn’t here already, clearing this mess up.

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That’s my work right now.

To admit I’m angry, and then to take that admission back to God, in hitbodedut, and to try to turn it into emuna and bitul, acceptance of God’s will.

It’s hard.

But that’s the whole point.

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Let’s go back to Rebbe Nachman of Breslov’s seminal teaching on seeing the good.

I bet for every one person who commented or emailed me here the last couple of weeks, there have been 500 at home in a state of high agitation.

I know, believe me I know, it’s been an intense few weeks here on the blog, hasn’t it?

One thing seems to be shining out from everything we’ve been learning together the last few weeks, and that is that God wants us to think for ourselves.

And to build a genuine relationship with Him, because there is just no telling how ‘bona fide’ any of the spiritual mentors we have in our world really are, without that direct connection to God.

In this post, I just want to flag up some important points, address a reader’s question, and then set out some signposts for other blog posts that I highly recommend you go back and read, in order to have more of an answer to the question of how do we deal with all this new information.

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First, let’s sum up where we’ve got to:

  1. We have reached that stage in history where no-one can fall back on their yichus, and expect that this should confer some automatic superiority over anyone else.
  2. We have learnt that the same family trees, the same nuclear families, have produced both the biggest saints, and the biggest sinners in the Jewish world.
  3. Rabbenu’s path is always one of showing the ‘important people’ that they still have so very much work to do, spiritually, whilst also showing the ‘lowest of the low’ that they are still incredibly important and valuable to God. That process has been going on in spades all over this blog, the last few weeks.
  4. Most of the Jewish community, most of the State of Israel, seems to be under the sway of people with distinctly Frankist tendencies and connections.
  5. All these people are connected to each other behind the scenes, and are also pushing a ‘transformative’ agenda where orthodox Judaism is surpassed by some syncretized, ‘one world religion’, together with other weird Frankist ideas about loving nature, and turning everyone into the Borg.

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I think that sums up the main points.

Now, what do we DO about all this?

First, let me answer the question someone sent me over email:

Since Rav Lazer’s enemies accuse him of being a Sabbatean (I should know: When some of them contacted me, that’s exactly what they said, and I have it in writing), his defenders need to make clear why he is not one.

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Here’s what I responded to them:

1) The BESHT’s mirror principle is always in operation.

What we accuse others of, is what we ourselves have an issue with.
I covered that idea in detail in THIS POST, and here’s a snippet of it that’s relevant to this particular discussion:
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The Tzaddik is just a mirror.

Those people who have pretensions to lead the nation, and to be the big enchilada and the main spokesperson for Am Yisrael¸ they look at the Tzaddik and they see a false messiah peeking back at them.

Abusive, angry people who want to ‘force’ others to do what they say, and think the way they think come near him, and they start to believe, incredibly, that the Tzaddik is an abusive, angry, controlling person

Self-righteous people who like to pretend they are perfect get a glimpse of the Tzaddik, and they come away convinced that he’s a hypocrite who is hiding a whole bunch of horrible sins underneath his flawless exterior – just the way they are, themselves.

People who are obsessed with making money, or miserly tightwads who are allergic to the idea of paying out 10% of their income to charity come close and all they see is dollar $ign$ – it drives them bonkers that people pay money to the Tzaddik for pidyonot!!!! They can’t stand it!!! How has that guy figured out how to dupe people into paying him large amounts of cashfor free???!?!?!?!

Innately immoral people who support taavah-dik lifestyles look at the Tzaddik and see someone who’ll stop at nothing to gratify his own lusts and desires.

And the list goes on and on.

(It’s a side point, but it seems obvious that the Tzaddik’s most outspoken critics tend to be the most troubled people, for the reasons outlined above. They’re getting ‘triggered’ all over the place by all the ‘uck’ that’s reflecting back at them.)

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Take a look at the people who have been in the forefront of slandering the Rav, and judging him so harshly, and then understand something profound:

The faults they were pointing out in him, are exactly their own faults.

This is also brought down in the Gemara.
The article below sets out those sources, and also explains how Moshiach is going to fix all this, and all the issues involving mamzerut and negative ‘yichus’ when he finally shows up:
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My correspondent also wanted to know how we can know who was really a Sabbatian, and who wasn’t.

It’s a profound question, and a profoundly difficult one to answer, as the fault of the Sabbateans was (originally at least) subtle and rooted in deep kabbalistic gymnastics and mistakes about the role of the ‘Tzaddik foundation of the world’ – the single most complicated topic to get our heads around.
Also, this problem actually predates the Sabbateans, and even predates the Marranos, and probably is exactly the same ‘problem’ that we saw over by Yoshki.
Very great people have stumbled into terrible errors over this.
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There is a tradition that there were actually only 5 souls throughout history who had this Tzaddik foundation of the world connection, which is linked to some radically different Torah light entering the world.

Those five souls were:

  • Moshe Rabbenu
  • Rashbi
  • The Arizal
  • BESHT
  • Rebbe Nachman

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This are souls of ‘yechida’ – oneness with Hashem, that encompass the whole Jewish people.
I’ve written a lot of different things about these subjects on the blog, and I highly recommend going back and re-reading the following posts:
https://rivkalevy.com/moshiach-ben-yosef-vs-moshiach-ben-david/ – This sets out the difference between the ‘real’ Moshiach, who actually gets us to geula, and the false Moshiachs, who try very hard to get to geula, but fail.
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The following comment, from Hannah, basically sums up the main gist this post. Hannah writes:
IMHO, the test is humility.
Why?
Because the Gadol haDor is an aspect of Moshe Rabbenou who was the redeemer of Erets Mitzraim. And we know that the geoula shelema will mirror yetzias mitzraim.
How?
We will be redeemed by the aspect of Moshe Rabbenou anchored in the Tzadik of the Generation.
Moshe Rabbenou was despised by the Hebrews in Egypt. 1/5 of them left Egypt where 4/5 stayed stuck there believing that Moshe Rabbenou was the leader of a cult. What was the sole and only feature which HaShem Yitbarach was looking for in the Redeemer?

Humility.

Someone who was able to nullify himself for avodat HaShem. Someone who would accept all humiliations just to be at the service of the one G.od. Someone who would run away from the honors and all the VIP treatment of men.
This is the birur, everything which is made with self-sacrifice, lishma, deserves to be added to kedousha.
Everything which is made to get rewards, honors, admiration of men goes to the Sitra Acha, the other side of holiness.
Let’s apply this test to currents of Judaism or their leaders and you have the answer. Most of them did tremendous good things, this is undisputed. But one has to ask itself whether this work when to kedousha or to sitra acha.

My conclusion being, these leaders did not fulfill the main condition for bringing the redemption, by revealing the or haganouz as they lack humility (politics is 100% the opposite therof).

Redemption is about bringing light into this world which can only be done through nullification.
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And the test of having some humility and compassion also applies to us, too.

All those people so quick to point the finger at others, and to pretend that they don’t have any issues on their side of the fence – no bad people, no ‘false messiahs’, no greedy, money-laundering ancestors with big beards….
God wants all of us to understand that in an instant, in a second, all our yichus, our pretensions to be better than others, our assumptions that we don’t have any problems, that we are right, and everyone else is wrong – all that could be flipped on it’s head.
And so, it behooves us to judge our fellow Jew with way more understanding, compassion and humility, but without whitewashing their bad behavior, or justifying it, or excusing it and accepting it.
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This is about continuing to respect the other person, and trying to understand the ‘good reasons’ they had for acting in such sick and perverted ways, but without accepting the evil itself.

Because it could so very easily be US in that situation.
(And when Moshiach comes, all the truth is going to come out, and it really, really could be US who suddenly discover that WE were the ones holding up geula, and destroying the world.)
So we need to judge and relate to others with the same compassion we would like to have, if the shoe was on the other foot.
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If you’re having some difficulties with Azamra – I hear you!
Take a look at the following articles, that may be helpful:
https://rivkalevy.com/how-to-do-azamra/
https://rivkalevy.com/false-messiahs-and-azamra/
https://rivkalevy.com/the-40th-day/
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I’ve written a few different things trying to set out the difference between ‘authentic Judaism’ and what you can basically sum up as the main Sabbatian / Xtian / Frankist error.
Judaism teaches that the Tzaddik is just a composite soul that contains a spark of all of us, and so all of us have work to do, to fix the world, specifically by working on overcoming our bad middot and developing real emuna.
As Rebbe Nachman put it:
We can’t do it without him, but He can’t do it without us, either.
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By contrast, all these false messianic traditions teach that the ‘savior’ shows up, and fixes everything without any input from the rest of us, and essentially acts like God in the world, as God has ‘delegated’ everything to him, and is no longer interested in how the world is functioning.

It’s subtle, but the difference is literally all the world.

In the authentic Jewish version, each of us has a a job to do, a crucial role to play, and Hashem is overseeing every little aspect of life on planet earth, every single second.
In the xtian / Sabbatian / Frankist version, we are all going to get ‘saved’ by the false messiah, who is the embodiment of God in the world (God forbid), and there is nothing more to do than just ‘believe’ in that false messiah guy when he shows up (or more specifically, comes back from the dead).
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This article develops this basic idea in more depth:
https://rivkalevy.com/what-did-shabtai-tzvi-jacob-frank-believe/
But in terms of ‘knowing the truth’ – about anything – there is still only one answer:

We all have to ask Hashem to show it to us, individually, via hitbodedut.

It comes back to that idea of really starting to think for ourselves again, and of taking responsibility for our own lives, our own souls, our own connection to Hashem.
That’s also at least part of why God is making so many of our rabbis come out with disappointing statements about things like taking a Covid vaccine.

The time of shortcuts, of relying on other people – even great people – to do the hard spiritual work required for us to really have clarity and truth are over.

God wants our hearts, He wants a real connection, He wants us to talk to Him every single day, and to beg Him to show us the truth about what’s really going on, and what He wants from us.

And I don’t think there is really any other way.

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So, to conclude:

Truth is pouring out of all the cracks and crevices, and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it.

It’s a ‘sun with healing in its wings’, and it will heal the righteous, and burn up the wicked.

But the good news is that it’s very easy to get yourself out of the ‘wicked’ category, and into the ‘righteous’ side of things:

Just come clean, and admit you (and your ancestors, and your ‘tribe’, and your family) aren’t perfect.

That’s it.
As soon as that happens, and we understand that really, we aren’t so different from all those other people we like to criticise and slag off, then all the finger-pointing, self-righteousness, slanderous comments and holier-than-thou judgment calls will disappear by themselves.
Because we’ll start to treat others more fairly, and with more of the compassion we use to justify and excuse our own mistakes and human failings.

And then we can really get down to the work of identifying exactly where things have gone wrong, and get on with the job of repairing them properly.

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Over Shabbat, I was doing some hard thinking and praying.

As a rule, I’m someone who likes to pin things down, as much as possible, and to leave as little wiggle room as possible when I’m researching things.

I like clear facts, I like strong delineation, I like to know exactly what I’m dealing with.

But, I’m not sure that is the right thing to continue doing with all this genealogy stuff.

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I had the thought over Shabbat that maybe, the point has been made strongly enough that each one of us could be related to a saint – or mamash an evildoer.

I don’t know that I need to keep pinning things down at this stage, to make it obvious whose grand-daddy is Jacob Frank, or whose ancestors were actually in the forefront of all the yucky, nasty things that have occurred within the Jewish community.

The point is, for us ALL to stop boasting about yichus, and to start having some humility.

The point is, for us ALL to start working on overcoming our bad middot, and to stop pretending that ‘the problem’ is in some other camp, some other person’s back yard.

The point is, all of us have the potential to become the biggest tzaddik – or the worst sinner.

Regardless of our yichus.

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Things might change.

If I get another strong steer in hitbodedut to pick this up again, I will.

But for now, I’m calling a halt to the process of investigation.

And it’s for each one of us to take the message to heart, that the only thing that is required for us to be a tremendous force for good in the world is the will, the ratzon to keep looking ourselves squarely in the face, to keep working on our bad middot, and to speak to God every single day, and to keep asking Him what He wants from us.

And that no-one is ‘better’ than us, just because they can claim descent from a big rabbi.

Especially if their middot are in the toilet.

TBC

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In today’s bit of the ‘onion’, we’ll be taking a look at the strange story of the the Tzemach Tzedek’s paternity.

If you’ve been following this sage along with me here on the blog, (all links to previous posts at the end of this one) – you’ll already know that most of ‘official’ Jewish history from the last 400 years has been built on lies.

There are so many lies being told about so many different things, that it’s been totally overwhelming to try and unpick it all in any easy-to-understand way. But BH, I feel that a (small…) light is starting to shine at the end of that very long tunnel.

My modus operandi is to just keep putting out the bits of ‘truth’ I’m managing to piece together, without really having the bigger picture still, in the hopes that even this is helping to move things forward in some way, and to get us to the ‘world of truth’ required for geula.

So in today’s installment, let’s take a closer look at the story of the Tzemach Tzedek, Chabad’s Rebbe #3.

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Let’s start with what Chabad themselves tell us, about who the Tzemech Tzedek’s parents are:

Rabbi Menachem Mendel—who was to become known as the as the ‘Tzemach Tzedek’, the title of his most famous work—was born in the city of Liozna on Erev Rosh Hashanah 5549, to his parents Rabbi Shalom and Rebbetzin Devorah Leah Shachna. Rabbi Shalom was the son of Rabbi Noach Altshuler, a respected disciple of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk, Devorah Leah was the daughter of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the first rebbe of Chabad.

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The Chabad timeline linked to above gives you the whole ‘story’, including how Menachem Mendel’s mother died young, and so he was raised in the home of the Alter Rebbe.

The Alter Rebbe then makes the shidduch between the Tzemech Tzedek, and the Mitteler Rebbe’s daughter Chaya Mushka. The Mitteler Rebbe is the Alter Rebbe’s son, R’ DovBer Schneurson, who wins the ‘succession war’ for who will lead Chabad against the Alter Rebbe’s youngest son, Moshe.

(In one version of this story, Moshe converts to catholicism as a result of not being crowned Rebbe #2).

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Many things puzzled me about this ‘story’.

Firstly, what happened to the Tzemach Tzedech’s father, Shalom Shachne Altshuler, that he went to live with his grandfather, the Alter Rebbe?

Second, why did the leadership pass on to Menachem Mendel, when R’ DovBer had plenty of his own sons (all also ‘outstandingly pious individuals’, according to Chabad lore)?

(I started to vaguely answer that second question, in THIS post.)

So, I girded my loins and have spent literally hours, days and weeks trying to piece together the real story.

And here’s where I got to.

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Let’s begin with the Maggid of Mezritch, R’ Dov Ber ben Avraham, which you can read about broadly HERE.

Dov Ber’s father was Avraham of Lukatch, but as I’m finding SO VERY OFTEN with so many of our illustrious Jewish families, there are very few other details of any family members, certainly no siblings, and it hardly ever goes back further than their parents, also with no details of any other family members.

Doesn’t this strike you as strange?

Especially as so many of our leaders were connected to each other, married into each others’ families, and were leaders of the Jewish community (and therefore extent even in gentile documents, who were strictly keeping track of the Jews in their localities, for tax purposes)?

My best guess (based on this link) is that Rav Dov Ber was related to the Horowitz family, descended from the SHLAH, who later moved to Tiberius, where he’s buried next to the Rambam.

Let’s continue.

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The Maggid of Mezritch has a sister, Ruhama.

Here’s where things are about to get mighty strange again.

Ruhama’s first husband is apparently ‘R’ Noach Altshuler’.

Noach Altshuler and Ruhama have a son, Shalom Shachne Altshuler, who is meant to marry Devorah Leah Schneuri (who Chabad say is one of the daughters of the Alter Rebbe).

Together, they have a son – the Tzemech Tzedek, Chabad Rebbe #3.

No where does Chabad official literature tell us that the ‘Tzemech Tzedek’ is the great nephew of the Maggid of Mezritch.

Why not?

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Let’s continue.

Ruhama has a second husband (I don’t know if he comes before or after Noach Altshuler), who is none other than Rabbi Abraham Kalisker.

In case you don’t know who that is, here’s a potted (official…) history.

R Abraham Kalisker and R’ Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk move to Israel in 1777 as part of the ‘chassidic aliya’. Shneur Zalman (the Alter Rebbe) also has plans to move to Israel with this group, but Menachem Mendel tells him to cancel them, and stay back in Belarussia, instead.

R’ Abraham Kalisker was formerly a study partner of the Vilna Gaon, before becoming a ‘chassid’.

When Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk passes away in 1788, R’ Avraham Kalisker takes over as leader of the chassidim in Eretz Yisrael, and also takes over the administration of ‘The Holy Land Fund‘, the major way that the Ashkenazi community in Israel is funded by the Jewish diaspora.

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Try to search for any information The Holy Land Fund, and you’ll quickly hit a brick wall.

It’s another one of the things on my ‘hot mess-o-meter’ to come back to, but from 1788 on, ‘The Holy Land Fund’ seems to have been taken over by the Alter Rebbe, and morphs into ‘Colel Chabad’.

Colel Chabad is still operating today, with a big budget. According to Wikipedia:

“Colel Chabad was the main charity supported by Sholom Rubashkin, who donated millions of dollars from profits earned by his now-bankrupt company, Agriprocessors.”

Like I said, we’ll come back to this topic another time.

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For now, it’s enough to know that following the Alter Rebbe’s publication of the Tanya, in 1797, he has a serious falling out with R’ Abraham Kalishker.

The essence of the dispute is that R’ Kalishker feels that the true path of chassidut should be based on emunat tzaddikim, and on simple emuna in Hashem, and NOT on revealing ‘secrets of the Torah’. R’ Avraham feels the Tanya is revealing too much of these kabbalistic secrets to the masses, and taking the focus off simple emuna.

R’ Asher of Karlin (more on him in a moment) sides with the Kalishker Rebbe; R’ Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev sides with the the Alter Rebbe, and R’ Nachman tries to make peace between the two sides, when he visits Eretz Yisrael in 1798-9.

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The first person Rabbenu goes to see when he returns from Israel is the Alter Rebbe. But it’s also interesting to note that in multiple places in his works, Rabbenu stresses that the teachings of the Alter Rebbe are wrong:

“On his way to the Holy Land the Rebbe travelled through Nikolayev and Kherson to get to Odessa. He spent Shavuot in Kherson and there he gave a number of outstanding lessons, including one on the verse, “He calmed the storm,” (Psalms 107:29).

There were a number of followers of R. Shneur Zalman of Liadi in town. They brought some of his teachings for the Rebbe to see. The Rebbe took issue with R. Zalman’s teachings and showed his followers that what he said was not correct.”

– Taken from Tzaddik, #29, page 47.

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The argument between R’ Kalishker (who Rabbenu praises very highly) and the Alter Rebbe gets really nasty.

Around 15 of the families affiliated with Shneur Zalman leave Tiberius, and move down to Hevron to start the community there, as a result of this dispute (led by R’Israel Jaffe.)

It’s hard to know what else occurred as a result, (and because the true identity of R’ Avraham Kalishker has been deliberately obscured, tracking that information down is going to be tricky) – but I can still tell you this:

R’ Avraham Kalishker, the Alter Rebbe’s ‘big enemy’, is also at least the stepfather of the Alter Rebbe’s son-in-law, Shalom Shachne Altshuler, father of the Tzemech Tzedek (Chabad Rebbe #3).

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But that’s not where this mystery about Shalom Shachne Altshuler ends.

When R’ Dov Ber of Mezritch ‘takes over’ as the leader of chassidut, following the Baal Shem Tov’s passing in 1760, there is a rift between his followers.

It wasn’t an entirely smooth transition, and the followers of the BESHT who fall in behind the Maggid of Mezritch come to be known as the Chevra Kaddisha (holy society), and it included the following:

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There are two R’ Aharons of Karlin.

This first one died just a year before the Maggid of Mezritch dies, in 1772. He’s married to someone called Bracha, and has three children:

  • R’ Asher of Karlin (aka R’ Asher of Stolin)
  • Mosher Ber Perlow
  • Rivkah – who also marries Rabbi Shalom Shachne Altshuler, the father of the Tzemech Tzedek (Chabad Rebbe #3).

So basically, the Tzemech Tzedek’s step grandfather is R’ Avraham Kalisker, and his other step-grandfather is R’ Asher of Karlin-Stolin – who both fell out with the Baal HaTanya in a big way, over his teachings.

Where ‘Devorah Leah’, the Alter Rebbe’s apparent daughter, fits into all this, I can’t tell you.

The ‘official page’ for her on Chabadpedia now shows this:

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Chabad lore states that she was born in 1766, and married Shalom Shachne Altshuler in 1787.

21 is mighty old to be getting married at a time when most people were married around 13 years old.

For example, her son, the Tzemech Tzedek is apparently betrothed at 8 (!), married at 13, and a father by 14.

Menachem Mendel is born in 1789, then Devorah Leah dies in 1802.

Where her husband, Shalom Shachne Altshuler, is meant to be in all this, I don’t know. And when he is meant to have married to Rivka, daughter of R’ Asher of Karlin-Stolin, I also don’t know.

But here’s why all this matters.

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Everywhere I turn with researching this stuff, I’m hitting dead ends, deliberate misinformation and even outright lies and cover ups.

At this stage in history, I feel we need to know the truth of our past, however yucky that might be.

The time for telling tall stories about our ancestors – that whitewash their human frailties and issues – is over.

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As you can probably guess, the information I’m sharing here on the blog is just a fraction of the stuff I’m wading through.

What is coming clear into view, at least at the ‘big picture’ level, is that the vast majority of our gadolim and tzaddikim, on all sides, were closely related to zealous ‘believers’ in Shabtai Tzvi, false prophets of Shabtai Tzvi, and also open and ‘closet’ Frankists.

To put this another way:

There is no such thing as ‘good yichus’.

The biggest tzaddikim and the biggest evildoers sprung from the same source, the same gene pool.

That’s probably one of the reasons why Rebbe Nachman would get so annoyed, when people would claim he only achieved his spiritual levels thanks to his holy ancestors.

He for sure knew the secret that the biggest fruit, spiritually, always comes wrapped up in the biggest ‘peel’, or klipa of evil.

And the only way we break this ‘peel’ is by working to overcome our own bad middot.

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Going forward, we need to be honest about all this.

Because the people with the bad middot (but ‘good’ yichus….) are still running the show in the Jewish world.

Did you know Netanyahu and Reuben Rivlin are descended from the Vilna Gaon?

Did you know that nearly all the chassidic dynasties come from just 3 families?

(And are also related to the Vilna Gaon.)

Did you know that descendants of Shabtai Tzvi, and Nathan of Gaza, and Jacob Frank – and many, many more nasty people, maskilim, reformers and ‘fake’ moshiach-wannabes – are literally intertwined at every level of the family trees of our current Jewish leaders?

And not just in the secular world, also in the frummest-of-frum communities.

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To give some concrete examples:

The main people in the chareidi world who have been persecuting Rabbi Eliezer Berland trace back to this same, problematic, group of people.

And some of today’s biggest rabbis in Bnei Brak had ancestors who were secret Sabbateans, and led the charge towards ‘modernising’ their Jewish communities and destroying the Torah way of life.

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I don’t think God wants me shaking out every single skeleton in the cupboards of all our ‘leaders’.

I certainly don’t want to be spending the rest of my life doing this.

But it’s clear to me, that as a community we have to come clean, and we have to stop telling made-up stories about just how ‘good and holy’ our ancestors were.

They also struggled with depression, anger, hatred, jealousy and lack of faith, just like we sometimes do.

They also mistreated their kids, and spoke abusively to their spouses, and cheated on their taxes, and stole things they shouldn’t have, and pretended to be something they really weren’t, just to keep the respect of their friends and neighbors.

And those are just the good ones.

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The world of truth is coming, and it can’t be stopped.

Someone just called me and told that people are only prepared to believe the truth now, because so many of us have got so sick of all the lies being told.

We don’t want to hear anymore made up stuff about our ancestors; we don’t want ‘gate keepers’ in our community distorting history and manipulating us with information just so they can keep controlling and misleading us.

And most of all, we don’t want arch hypocrites with bad middot and big beards running our schools, and controlling our communities, and damaging the souls of our holy children with all their fake Torah and emphasis on external piety.

(At least, I don’t.)

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So, it’s time to come clean, and to make some real teshuva.

Each of us in our own dalet amot can begin that process, and then it will widen up and out to our friends, families, communities and institutions.

When we stop accepting lies in our own lives, we’ll stop tolerating them and enabling them to be told in the wider world.

That change starts with me and you.

Are you ready?

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