Watching Rome burn

Well, the day after Purim here in Jerusalem.

The sun is shining, the birds are tweeting, my neighbours are arguing over parking spaces…. And I am starting to feel more and more, that the best way of dealing with all the fake news, media manipulation and ‘doom and gloom’ prophecies is to totally switch it off.

God sends all the information we really need to know, when we really need to know it.

And seeing how even well-intentioned people jump on disinformation bandwagons and carry on ‘the charade’, from a place of ‘high ideals’, has kind of turned me off engaging with anything from anyone, at this point.


Maybe that’s part of the plan, I don’t know.

Increasingly, I also don’t care so much, because I’m understanding more and more that what you and I believe, is what dictates our reality.

I don’t believe humanity is totally doomed, nor that aliens are waiting in the wings to take over.

It’s very possible that fallen angels, as described in our authentic Jewish tradition, are behind most of what is going on right now.

Regardless – all this is still just a pantomime put on by the forces of evil, to try to obscure the fact that God is actually running the world, and our main effort to fix our problems has to start and end with this understanding.


I can’t be bothered arguing about ‘left and right’ with people anymore, when it’s so obvious they are both controlled by the same evil.

I can’t be bothered responding to people telling me how ‘lefties are hounding Netanyahu’, or how ‘Democrats stole elections’ in the USA.

When God gives me a birur to do, I will still try to do it, especially when it comes to issues that impact me and my life directly, like Huwara, or historical deceptions that the whole world of lies has been built on, particularly about Yoshki and xtianity, etc.

But the real birur here is what is going on in our hearts and minds.

When we are more honest with ourselves, about our own bad middot, lack of emuna and ‘blind spots’, then we’ll be able to see ‘the truth’ around us as well, however that actually looks.


And that’s the whole point of what is really going on now.


Life is good!

Life is still so good!

Yes, ‘bad things’ are still happening all over the place, like they always have been from the very beginning of the world, when Adam and Eve sinned and the whole world plunged down into the abyss.

At the same time…. there is no despair in the world.

Everything can be fixed, everything can be rectified.

That is probably the most important of Rebbe Nachman’s teachings, along with Azamra and the importance of doing our best to be happy with however God is directing our lives.



Today, I am spending way less time on my computer.

And I’m going to go to Kever Rachel, and then the zoo.


Because life is still so good!

And the more I leave all the news sites, Substacks, Telegram channels and alt-blogs alone, the more I can actually feel that.

11 replies
  1. Jeremy M
    Jeremy M says:


    Pray for Yirmiyahu Shai ben Chaya, to live without a television…and without or with way less computer somehow. Also to move to Jerusalem, as I saw the Rav said that if it’s an option it’s an obligation. (Also for a good/correct zivug, however that works.)

    Somehow I’ve been in Israel six years and never been to Kever Rachel…maybe some day soon. Kol tuv

  2. Simon
    Simon says:

    “Fallen angels”?
    You mean like “nephilim”? Are Klaus Schwab and the Pope and Putin (possibly) “nephilim”?
    I thought that was a heretical Christian idea (but I guess maybe not).
    Speaking of “nephilim”, did you see Eric Dubay’s video “Giant Human Beings Existed”?

    • Rivka Levy
      Rivka Levy says:

      Nephilim are in the Torah.

      Whatever is in the Torah, we understand to be true and not ‘faked history’ – even if we don’t understand how it actually played out, tachlis.

      Klaus Schwab is not a fallen angel… but he may well be the front men for them.

      Fallen angels are also ‘demons’, although there are many different varieties of ‘demons’ and demonic forces in the world.

      • Simon
        Simon says:

        Thanks. I did know that Nefilim is a biblical Hebrew word (נפלים), but not that there are “fallen angels.” But actually I remember that that is what nefilim are, so I was wrong.
        This whole thing, of which Rabbi Nachman said “I have a secret: great atheism is coming to the world.” is demonic.
        Satanism is also rampant now.
        It really is demonic forces.

    • Malka
      Malka says:

      Eric D is interesting until he starts talking about Jews. Despicable little man. He only proves one thing – those who throw away all belief, become evil themselves.

      • Simon
        Simon says:

        Besides having very good information on flat earth and certain spiritual subjects (like accupuncture), he is still an idol worshipper, Jew hater, and also says the Bible is just a bunch of myth…
        But he does seem right that Christianity and Islam are basically Jewish heresies.
        But he doesn’t realize that all the “Jews” that are running the world (but also many are Amalek, Edom, etc.) are actually Erev Rav “””Jews”””, not real Torah-keeping Jews. Like Yuval Noah Harari, I don’t think I’d call him a Jew. Or George Soros.

        • Malka
          Malka says:

          I will take Christian, Muslim over anyone who denies Bible.I don’t get how he goes from study of earth to Jew hate.I don’t hate people based on their religion. Edom is not Jewish. Edom is Rome. All roads lead to Rome – is much more profound. It is an explanation. Earth being flat is an interesting concept(disproving further scientific crap shoot), but it is not significant. This guy thinks it’s alpha omega of knowledge. BS.

  3. Yakov Butterfield
    Yakov Butterfield says:

    There are times when you want to talk but thank Hashem you keep quiet. History is repeating it self, so Let’s watch “Rome Burn” as a “Soap Opera” and treat the News like an Afternoon Soap Opera or “The Truman Show” (1998). There are more important thing. On the other hand can you write about fallen angels?

  4. Daisy
    Daisy says:

    Enjoy your life, Rivka. However I just wanted to show you what Mike Adams is discussing davka tonight: your ( almost) favorite stuff: chlorine dioxide – and in a positive manner!
    …And you still believe he is a fraud? Then why would he recommend something you believe in so much?
    Anyway, never mind, I don’t mean to disturb your bliss, just wanted to let you see that sometimes things – and people – are not exactly the way we think they are, and we understand them!…

    At any rate, enjoy Yerushalayim.

  5. Malka
    Malka says:

    I had a pretty good wine (year 2020) this Purim. I thought, no one told grapes it is Covid pandemic🤣 We would also be just fine without propaganda media. Sunny side up is the only way to go😊 Please tell mama Rachel to send Moshiach Ben Yosef to guide us from galut.


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