More translated comments, and clues, from the Rav.


Excerpt of shiur given Tuesday night, Rosh Chodesh Kislev (November 14, 2023)

Now, a rocket got to Kiryat Bialik – 20 km North of Haifa.

And a rocket from Gaza [got] to Daliyat-al-Carmel, 30 km south of Haifa, next to Zichron Ya’akov.

And yesterday, a person by the name of Yaakov [Shalom Abudi] was killed by a Hizbollah rocket. The biggest tzaddik he worked for the Electricity Company in Tiberius. All of us were at his funeral.

Every day, five young men are being killed, work buddies, also by the Hizbollah and also by Hamas.


And so, [German Chancellor] Sholtz says not to give them any respite, because the first second [there is a ceasefire] they will fill up all their supplies – and then rockets will get to Jerusalem.

In the meantime, no rocket is getting to Jerusalem, and there are no sirens in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is the furthest place away, both from the Hamas and also from the Hizbollah. The most secure place in the world is Jerusalem.

More than Germany, more than Los Angeles.


There now [in the USA] a Jew by the name of Kessler was just murdered, the most saintly Jew.

He was walking along with an Israeli flag, and recieved a blow from a pro-Palestinian protestor. And he [the protestor] called the police, come and see, I didn’t do anything!! I even just called you, so you can see the poor guy fell over, and got a blow to his head from the fall!

The police believed him, even though there are a million witnesses who say that he killed him.

He summoned the police, now he’s been freed. He’s walking around totally free, yelling at everyone, at all of us, he’s also yelling against Shuvu Banim.


Everything depends only and solely on the girls, who go dressed tzniusly.

And then the war will totally stop.

Each day that the war continues, another five are being killed, and another five, and another ten – we already got to 50 killed, from the beginning of the war.

[Ed. note: this week it reached 63 killed, HY’D.]


1,500 were killed in the wonderful ‘Nova’ party.

Everybody wanted to fulfill the mitzva of ‘ve’semachta be’hagecha’ (and rejoice in your festival). – and this was the outcome.

The slain were on all the roads. ZAKA couldn’t get to there, and also not Magen David, because all the roads had been closed with a thousand murdered people.

300 inside the party itself.

Every second, another 30 slain. Five seconds, this is [another] 150 murdered. Ten seconds, this is 300 slain.


And there were no guns in the kibbutzim, not in the [kibbutz’s] armoury, and not being held by private individuals.

Just a few handguns and 15 bullets.

With this, they managed [to kill the terrorists].

Otherwise, it would have got to 10,000 people murdered.

Now, we are already at 10,000 [people who were injured by the terrorists]. 7,500 wounded, 1,500 murdered – this is 9,000.

[And in addition to this] 240 kidnapped.

They are saying that in another eight day, they will start to bring them back.

Halavai – if only this should be true!

And another 100 missing – this is 9,500.

And each of them ‘should have been’ killed, it’s only a miracle that they weren’t killed (initially).


But 1,500 murdered – this is enough!

This is such a shoah that hasn’t occurred since the founding of the State!

Since 1948, there hasn’t been such a disaster. Even though there 1,500 killed in the War of Independence, this was spread over a year and a half.

Here, it was in just one day, in just one hour, in just one minute.

And everyone had fallen asleep in the bases – they slaughtered everyone!

In a few seconds, they conquered the [army] bases, and all the kibbutzim they conquered within an hour.

After they were let loose, another 300 soldiers were killed.

[Ed. Note: it’s not clear what the Rav is referring to here.]


[If] there was one soldier there, he [could have] stopped it all.

Otherwise, another 300 died, and another 300, and another 300 – [until it got to] 1,500.


Everything, it only relies on the tznius of the girls.

That all of them should go with long dresses to the floor, and close the buttons, and to not shorten their sleeves – and then no soldier will die!

And to break the Xiomi [smart phone], right this moment!

All the boys and girls, whoever has a Xiomi, to smash it up now!

Because each moment that you still didn’t break it, so the war will continue.

Everyone should break their Xiomis, and then the war will stop.

And the full geula will come speedily in our days.


We are continuing the translation of the shiur from October 27th.

You can read Part 1 HERE.

Over time with the Rav’s hints and clues, the picture builds up more and more.


Excerpt of shiur Thursday night, 27 Tishrey, to the ‘Mifal HaTorah’ – second shiur

The Gemara asks if women are obligated in the mitzvah of mezuzah.[1]

It’s written ‘in order to lengthen their days’.

What, a  woman doesn’t need to stay alive?! Now you are insulting her, so you are also going to die – you deserve the death penalty.

Because by way of the mezuzah, people continue to stay alive, and to have length of days.

So we need to do a celebration at the time we afix a mezuzah, and to make a party, and to serve liquer and cans [of drink].

Mezuzah = ‘zaz mavet’ (death should move away).

Mezuzah is ‘zaz mavet’.[2]

The moment that we put a mezuzah, so nothing will happen in that house.


For sure, the mezuzahs that were there [in the kibbutzim] were possul (disqualified from being kosher mezuzahs).

It was a chiloni kibbutz, it could be that they put those mezuzahs up 50 years ago.

For sure, there were already houses there without mezuzahs.


The Chief Rabbi came to afix a mezuzah for Ben Gurion in Sde Boker – he didn’t want it.

So the Chief Rabbi came to force him to have it.

He [Ben Gurion] was ‘against’ mezuzahs.

That whole party [i.e. The Nova party]  was simply about breaking the datiim (religious Jews) – to show them that see, all the young men came, all the young people came!

They wanted to fulfill the mitzvah of ‘semachta be’hagecha’ (rejoice on your festivals)….

So the whole purpose [of the Nova party] was to break the da’at (the Jewish faith) – to show that it’s possible to be ‘happy’ without a Sefer Torah. Also with just a bottle of vodka, it’s possible to be happy!


The whole point [of the party] was – let’s state this firmly – that as many young people as possible dafka from dati families should come, and we’ll ‘get happy’ with them, and we’ll dance with them, and we’ll ‘make them happy’.

For this is the ikker (main point) to semachta be’hagecha.

They said there was going to be such great ‘happiness’!

Such a festival that has never been since the founding of the State!

And this was a blow to the religious – and they said this explicitly.

That all the kids would come, and from all the religious homes they would come [to the party] – and they would take the children from all the religious families.


[The Super Nova party] was a death trap.

This – the Satan did this. And it was a death trap.

The Torah says to dance [on Simchat Torah] with Sifrei Torah, not with vodka.

I don’t have ‘vodka’ written by me, by me, it’s written ‘to dance with Sifrei Torah’ in my Shulchan Aruch.

By them, it was written ‘to dance with vodka’.

They also have a Shulchan Aruch. So it could be that the vodka was more important, I don’t know.



[1] See Likutey Halachot, Hoshem Mishpat, Halachot Pikadon 4.

[2] I.e. It’s the same letters, rearranged.


The people I know personally who were killed at that party were all from very ‘dati’ homes.

My friend sent me this, last week:


It’s an interview done by the MSM in Israel with some of the friends and family of Yehuda Becher, HY’D.

The secular guy with all the piercings was in my house a few times, when I was hosting the posse of juvenile delinquents over Covid.

He was good friends with Yehuda – and also good friends with Itzik Levy, HY’D, who was also gunned down at the Supernova party.

Itzik Levy was in my house a lot, over the 2-3 years of Covid.


I found the spot where Itzik was killed on the ‘Mapping the Massacre’ site, HERE.

He was a few metres further away than Yehuda Becher, but they died next to each other.

Itzik broke his leg badly in a motorcycle accident three years ago.

That for sure put him at a disadvantage.

Deep sigh.

He comes from a very frum Breslov family.


In the meantime, there’s so many strange things about the Super Nova party.

If you go HERE, you can read an already ‘archived’ copy of an interview with one of the main organisers of the ‘Supernova Sukkot’ (official name) party.

Here’s a couple of snippets that took my eye:

“Because his car was parked near the stage very close to where he was standing, G. and three other men — including Universo Paralello co-founder Juarez Petrillo — were able to immediately get in G.’s car and drive out minutes later, after G. made sure the artists he works with were also in vehicles fleeing the site.


By the time G. and the others made it to a villa rented by the production team, located approximately 30 kilometers away from the festival, they had started getting texts and phone calls telling them that minutes after they drove away from the site, Hamas fighters had arrived “with machine guns, with RPGs, with grenades, and just slaughtered whoever they could.”

Isn’t that fortunate, that apparently none of the DJs or organisers got caught up in the massacre. And, that they had the foresight to rent a villa a million miles away from the carnage in the South….


Another interesting snippet from that interview:

Universo Paralello was not origintally intended to take place at the Re’im site, with organizers moving it to this location only two days before it started, when another site in southern Israel fell through.

The new site at Re’im featured a pair of stages, with the Israeli producer Artifex playing the mainstage when the attack started.

G. was told that the attackers closed the road into the festival from both sides so attendees could not escape.


If you go to that site which is collecting first-hand stories of what happened on October 7, they have a whole page of ‘Supernova’ survivor stories.

Like THIS ONE, just put up a couple of days ago, where Supernova survivor Meir tells us this:

At 7:00, Itamar, Naor and I got into the car.

Itamar was driving and tried to get out of the party area to the main road, but there was serious traffic, and we would have been in one big mess, with all of the cars turning to the main road. I was afraid we wouldn’t manage to get past.

We got onto the road and turned left, but to our surprise, the police had blocked the road. We had no idea why, but they weren’t allowing people out.


As always, think for yourself, come to your own conclusions.

Meir is not the only eyewitness account stating that the police set up the initial roadblocks around SuperNova.

Then afterwards, the terrorists just walked down the blocked road shooting victims dead in their cars.

Just another ‘big failure’ on a day replete with ‘intelligence failures’, ‘mistakes’ and incredible ‘coincidences’.

May Hashem speedily avenge the blood of everyone who was murdered, heal the thousands who were physically injured, the hundreds of thousands who have been emotionally hurt – and bring whoever is still alive of the hostages home soon.


In the meantime: the translations are continuing.

And no-one is going to shut up and forget about October 7th, until we finally all see real justice done.



If you go HERE, you’ll find an in-depth piece on Juarez Petrillo, mentioned above as being the co-founder of the Universo Parallelo organisation in Brazil that ‘franchised’ the Supernova Sukkot party in Israel.


Juarez’s family has made this profession a tradition: not only is he a DJ, but so are his ex-wife and two of his children.

After the visit to the controversial guru Osho Juarez received the stage name of Swarup, while his then wife began using the name Ekanta.

The religious guru also suggested the names of his children, Okay, Bhaskar AND Jaya.


This partially explains the statue of the big golden boodah set up by the mainstage on October 7.

So then, I went to look up who this ‘controversial guru Osho’ is.

HERE is his Wikipedia page in English.


Rajneesh…[known] later as Osho was an Indian Godman,[3] philosopher, mystic, and founder of the Rajneesh movement.[1]

He was viewed as a controversial new religious movement leader during his life. He rejected institutional religions, insisting that spiritual experience could not be organized into any one system of religious dogma….

Rejecting traditional ascetic practices, he advocated that his followers live fully in the world but without attachment to it.

In expressing a more progressive attitude to sexuality he caused controversy in India during the late 1960s and became known as “the s*x guru”.


It’s the daughters of Midian all over again.

If you click on the Rajneesh Movement link, above, you’ll find this was all about uprooting ‘formal religion’ (just as the Rav said….) and promoting a lifestyle of no morals, no kids, no getting married – and staying high as a kite on drugs and alcohol.


More of the spiritual dimension is starting to come into view now…. there was a huge amount of tumah at that Supernova Sukkot party, whatever else was going on that day.



I got some more info about ‘Osho’ over email.

Apparently, he was also a massive anti-Semite as well, who taught that the Jews ‘deserved’ the holocaust because they killed Yoshki….

Here’s some of the articles I was sent:


And a quote from that first one:

In a 1975 book called The Mustard Seed, a record of selected discourses given by him at his ashram in Pune (Poona), India, Rajneesh [Osho] appears to justify the slaughter of millions of Jews in the Holocaust of Nazi Europe on the grounds of Jewish responsibility for the death of Jesus Christ, and he implies that Jews have sought out such persecution because of their guilt over Jesus’ death.

“Jews,” he writes, “are always in search of their Adolf Hitlers, somebody who can kill them—then they feel at ease. When nobody bothers about them, then they are uneasy, the guilt follows. When you throw stones at Truth this is bound to happen, and even after twenty centuries of suffering, the Jews have not confessed that they did wrong.”

He also implies that Jesus’ death was worth the deaths of many millions of Jews.


This is the ‘spiritual guru’ of the Brazilian guy who franchised the ‘Supernova Sukkot’ party on October 7th, don’t forget.

What a scumbag.



Shavua Tov!

I am continuing to post up excerpts of the Rav’s recent shiurim from the last 3 weeks here.

They are giving way more info than you’ll find anywhere else, about what really happened here on October 7.

Here’s the latest excerpt.


Excerpt of shiur Thursday night, 27 Tishrey, to the ‘Mifal HaTorah’ – second shiur

Now [during the war] we need to say tehillim.

Bachorim are going, the young men who went out to save us allwere all killed. All those who went out to rescue us were killed.

The army didn’t even try to approach the area. The Kibbutz was full of terrorists, 1500 terrorists. In Be’eri, 500 terrorists. And in Kerem Shalom, 300 terrorists.

Three people (i.e. soldiers) stood against 300 [terrorists].


[Before this happened]

The State took away their guns.

After all, the […] are so stupid, they are such reshaim, they are such Amalekim – all the […], that three months before that Shabbat, they took away all the guns.

They took them!

They didn’t leave anything, just one gun per Kibbutz. One gun, with 50 bullets.

Now, a person has one gun, and 300 terrorists show up. So, he fires one bullet, two bullets, and they fire back at him…

Simply [the whole massacre on SimchaTorah happened because] there were no guns.

There were no guns!


OK, [so they asked] can we have guns?!

And they were told:

Wait a minute, we need more consultation.

But bring more guns, already – that’s how he asked the senior head of the police there. Can we distribute the guns? Can they be distributed, already?

He told [the authorities] we have already started distributing them.

[And the commander said] Wait a minute! We need to do this with yishuv ha’daat (a settled mind). We can’t just to this stam, like this. It’s not Shuvu Banim here, crazy people. Here, we are normal people.


They took away all the guns, from all the kibbutzim, and all the moshavs.

There are no guns.

They left a single gun to each whole kibbutz, with around 50 bullets. And now, 500 [terrorists] enter. In Be’eri, 500 terrorists came in.

It was impossible to approach [the kibbutz]. Whoever comes close, they immediately fire on them.

So, three soldiers decided to break through the machsomim (army checkpoints) – three soldiers!


All day long, they tell more stories, that three soldiers managed to get into one of the kibbutzim there, they stood at the gate, and they fired at the terrorists. They fired. And the terrorists fired back at them. And they fired back in return – until all the terrorists ran away.

Like this, they liquidated around 15 terrorists, and then the terrorists ran away.

The terrorists fired at them, but didn’t injure them. Until today, they don’t know why.


These [the three soldiers] decided  that they were going to enter [to save the kibbutz] – against the army, against the police.

The army didn’t give permission, because there are 500 terrorists there, what can you do, against 500 terrorists?!

It needs to come from the air, [the attack] needs to come from the moon, from Mars. We need to come with parachutes, wait! We need to plan it! We’ll come in another week…

In the meantime, another 1,000 young people were killed, another 1,000 children.


So, we need to know that these […] are Amalekim, mamash.

This is a reincarnation of Amalek.

And the Rabbi of Brisk said this, that ultimately, they will give everything to the Arabs.

Instead of blowing up Tehran, they will blow up Tel Aviv.

Because ‘you are robbers!’

What are you talking about?! Tel Aviv was built next to Yaffo!

[They will say] Yaffo belongs to the Arabs, Tel Aviv was [built] on the grounds of Yaffo.

So they will blow it up.


More and more of the first-hand stories are also coming out about what happened that day, from eyewitnesses.

Of course, not in our state-run propaganda news.

But if you go HERE, you’ll find a site in English called Eyewitness and first-hand stories from the massacre in Israel, October 7.

It’s not snuff movies, God forbid, but it’s full of people (survivors) just telling their stories, including some videos and pictures they took of what was going on at the Super Nova party when they were hiding in bushes, or in the kibbutzim in their safe rooms.

For anyone who is interested in piecing together the truth, it’s a very valuable resource.

And for anyone dealing with anti-Semites trying to claim that the slaughter of innocent Jews is all ‘fake news’ – it’s also a very valuable resource.


There are hints coming out here that the hostage situation is about to be resolved, but not in the way most of us were praying for.

Remember, even when things are very painful, they are all being orchestrated from Above, for the greater good.

And this time, nobody is about to forgive and forget what has gone here.

Very soon, all the truth will come out – and those responsible will be unmasked.

May it happen very soon, before any more good Jews lose their lives, God forbid.



The whole world is a stage…. remember Shakespeare told us that a long time ago.

(If that guy actually even really existed, and wasn’t just another spook-actor himself….)

Watch this:


We knew this stuff was going on with Biden….


The Russians in the family have been saying for months already that Putin is dead, and ‘someone’ is walking around now with the ‘Putin Mask‘.

Closer to home, at least a few of our own main politicians have had distinctly weird looking faces for a few years already….


We are coming to the time when the mask is really about to drop….

Are we ready?

More hints from the Rav.

Continuing the translation that we brought an excerpt of HERE.

Excerpt of shiur  26th Tishrey 5784 (October 11th, 2023) to the Mifal HaTorah.

Now, we are before a churban (destruction). We are before the churban of the Third Temple.

We are already in the [time of the] Third Temple now, and Hashem sees that there is going to be a churban.

So, He took 1,000 souls. This time, it was 1,200.

All this is Lesson I:260 [Likutey Moharan]. Because the Rebbe explains everything that is going to happen, until the end of time.

So, each time that Hashem wants that there will be a yichud (spiritual unification at a very high level), so He takes souls al kiddush Hashem (Jews who are killed in the sanctification of God’s name, just because they are Jews.)

This is the work of Hashem, that He takes souls. All this is brought down in Lesson I:260:

“The name is the soul.”

And know, that the very greatest yichud occurs with those that go al kiddush Hashem. This is the greatest spiritual unification, because they are sacrificing their very souls to sanctify God.


They put R Chanina ben Teradyon in the fire.[1]

They poured benzine on him, on Chanina ben Teradyon. They put a pad of wool [over his heart] – and the fire didn’t burn him. The fire went back.

So the centurion said to him: I don’t understand what’s going on with you. You aren’t prepared to be burned?! Dinah de malkuta – dinah! (The law of the land is the law.)

The government decreed this upon you!

He said: But, you need to ask nicely for my permission. Come and ask my permission, beseech me, then I will agree to be burned.

But stam, like this, you are just trying to burn me – I don’t agree! I want to do an hour of hitbodedut.


Ishmael ben Elisha is going to ask behind the curtain (i.e. In Shemayim).

Me too, I am going to ascend to Heaven and I will ask if it’s really necessary to sweeten this, by way of the death of the 10 holy martyrs [or whether it’s possible to sweeten the decree without these 10 being killed.]

I want to ask Hashem.

[The centurion said to him]:

You want to ask Hashem? Wait, I’m going to ask the Caesar to give you permission.

[R’ Chanina replied:]

I don’t need the Caesar!

I know how to ascend to Heaven all by myself – the Caesar should wait for me! You will wait here for me, I am now ascending to Heaven, and I will be back in an hour.

I will tell you if you can burn me.


The centurion didn’t understand.

I am burning you, or you are burning me?! Who is burning who?! This is simply chutzpah!

It’s chutzpah from Chanina ben Teradyon, that he didn’t accept the decree with love.

Dinah de malkuta, dinah!


In the meantime, the centurion is waiting and waiting.

And he is thinking: What is going on here?! I poured benzine on him, I poured gasoline on him, I put some more twigs on him – and he wasn’t burned! He didn’t agree to be burned!

This is how it was in Ancona [? Not clear why the Rav is referring to Ancona here.]

They tried to burn, and to burn, and to burn – and they weren’t successful, until they brought the big crowds. They put lots of people in the fire, but they didn’t burn – the fire went back away from them.

There are many stories about this.

So now, also.

By him, the fire also went backwards.


After an hour, he [Chanina ben Teradyon] came back.

I asked Hashem, He said that I am obligated to be burned. This yichud [spiritual unification] has to happen. Otherwise, Am Yisrael will be ‘hidden’ now (i.e. To be obliterated, God forbid).

Now, Am Yisrael is standing ready to be annihilated.

Now I said in tehillim  “the name of Israel will not be remembered again.”[2]

Because they have have agreed [like a person] with one heart, everyone is standing ready to destroy Am Yisrael. The whole world is with them, Biden is with them, everyone is with them.


Now, Blinken came, [to say] Don’t make war with the Arabs! You will suddenly hurt some child, and also, Hamas for sure already made teshuva….

Don’t you dare.

Now he is sleeping, but an hour ago, he said don’t you dare!

Now, it’s impossible to do anything. Now, he’s not giving permission.

Let them fire rockets, let 5,000 rockets be fired every single day – you deserve it! This is a present, this is simply a gift.

Me, I already got a rocket in the head, so now my mind is ‘open’. So now, I can understand things better. It’s the opposite! It’s good that you get a rocket in your head….

So, he’s judging them favorably. All day long, he’s judging them favorably.

It’s their country! They are crying out: ‘You are robbers!’


Everyone is judging them favorably, the whole world. The whole world!

Germany and England and Britain – everyone is giving them the benefit of the doubt.

They are saying that justice is on their side.


So, who can sweeten this?

Only Rabbenu. How can Rabbenu sweeten this? By way of arranging for people to be taken al kiddush Hashem.

That way, he can sweeten everything, so that we can continue to live, so that we can destroy them.

Because the Americans aren’t agreeing that we should be able to destroy them, chas v’shalom.

The Americans agree with them.

The Americans need them.



[1] Masechet Kallah 1.

[2] Tehillim 83:5.

The Rav has been putting tremendous emphasis on tznius dressing and ditching the smartphone.


Tznius dressing, tachlis, just means tops that aren’t so tight the bra strap is visible, nor so plunging the cleavage is straight in your face, with sleeves that are long

And skirts that are ankle length.

Before the frum world got totally ‘confused’ by all the fakers in our midst that teach that ankle skirt lengths ‘aren’t tznius’, this was kind of obvious.

(Remind me another time, to tell you the story of how my kids got rejected from Beis Yaakov because the headteacher said my skirts were too long and I’d have to start covering my hair properly by wearing a wig…. Crazy.)

And for married women – to cover all of their hair.



This post is actually some thoughts on the smartphone, and just how so very bad it’s actually been for everyone’s mental health.

One of the advantages to being ‘cancelled’ online is that is actually means you can find more real information.

I know that sounds strange, but because I’m not being bombarded by Whatsapp etc, and I’m off lying propaganda news site, my appetite for learning new stuff is actually being channeled into way more interesting and helpful areas.

Like the ‘After Babel’ substack by Professor Jon Haidt, who has been exploring just how much damage all the smartphones have been doing to ‘Generation Z’ (and everyone else….)


Here is the post that really took my attention, yesterday:

Algorithms hijacked my generation – fear for Generation Alpha

Jon Haidt started off the substack with a lot of hard data, showing the unmistakeable correlations between being on the smartphone and having REALLY SEVERE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.

And those mental health issues have been multiplied for the ‘young minds’ that were molded by Instagram feeds and Tumblr threads.

Now, he’s been asking ‘Generation Z’ers’ to share their own experiences of being the smartphone generation – and it’s very eye-opening.


Here’s a couple of snippets from that post referenced above:

Let’s start with the young women who transform their faces. You know the ones: they have their lips injected, noses chiseled, skin blurred with Botox, and cheeks pumped with filler, each funneling their previously unique features into the sameInstagram Face.

It often happens slowly.

First, they fill their lips. Next, they need to even it out with a nose job. Then botox; then a brow lift; and it goes on.

Then one day they wake up and realize they have rearranged their entire face for Instagram. They don’t recognize their reflection. Or even like it. I’ve seen this happen a lot lately: influencers are dissolving their fillers, reversing surgeries, realizing they were beautiful before.

Molly-Mae Hague, for example, a Love Island influencer here in the UK, recently admitted to having no idea how she ended up destroying her face: “I literally looked like a different person. When I look back at pictures now, I’m terrified of myself. I’m like, ‘Who was that girl?’ I don’t know what happened.”


Thank God, neither of my kids ever got into social media.

I am literally so grateful they were saved from this scourge – and probably, at least some of the reason they don’t have social media is because neither me nor my husband have it either – or smartphones.


Here’s another snippet from a different post called:

Do you know where your kids go every day?

Parents ask me: Why are my kids so anxious and depressed? Where do they go all day on their devices? How can I get them back?

If you’re a parent wondering the same, I hope I can be an intermediary for you. I understand the desperation that leads parents to ask me — an older Zoomer whose iPhone has been an appendage since age 10 — to help them understand.

I am on the leading edge of a tidal wave of digital natives entering adulthood with harrowing stories to share. So I’ll take my best shot at explaining the malaise of my generation.

Gen Z has inherited a post-hope world, stripped of what matters.

Instead, we have been offered a smorgasbord of easy and unsatisfying substitutes.

All the things that have traditionally made life worth living — love, community, country, faith, work, and family — have been “debunked.”


Here’s another snippet:

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from talking to my fellow Zoomers, it’s that we almost unanimously recognize the damage our smartphones have done.

I’ve never heard someone say, “I still hate my mom for not letting me get a phone until I was 13.”

My suggestion: delay. Wait until high school to give them a phone. (As Jon recommends, you can give them a flip phone before that.) Wait even longer to let them have an Instagram or TikTok account.

The resentment is temporary. They’ll thank you later.


That whole substack is really interesting and highly recommended.

But the point for us ‘frum Jews’ – is what the heck happened to us, that we let all this evil tech completely take over our lives and destroy our children’s values, morals and mental health?

And not just our children’s.

I see all these be-wigged botoxed ‘ideal Jewish moms’ hanging out on Instagram etc sharing their ‘heimishe cholent recipes’, (whatever….) and I gag.

How did we let our communities get taken over by all these ‘influencers’ who are just trying to get attention or money (or both)?

How did that happen?


The real rabbis were warning about the danger of the internet for years and years and years.

They were mostly just mocked and derided for being out of touch dinosaurs – not least, by those Reform-funded ‘ortho fems’, who have put so much effort into encouraging frum women to ‘be seen on the screen’.

Yah….emancipate yourself, also get addicted to social media so you can pay a fortune on botox and spend more time with your ‘followers’ than your family….



And the smart phones took things up a level.

Because we take that thing with us everywhere we go….

I have lost count of the number of times I have seen parents of young children walking their kids around while totally engrossed in their phone.

Those kids must feel like a ghost, an invisible person, a non-entity.

At best.

Being ‘totally ignored’, continuously, by a parent, especially your mother, is the number one reason people develop the sort of clinical depressions that make them feel they would rather be dead than alive.


Sure, you’re not watching porn on the smartphone.

(Although the odds are high that your teenage children probably are – including the girls….)

Sure, you’re not addicted to online gambling….

And you don’t even have TikTok.

Nothing ‘bad’ like that.

Just, you spend way more time answering other people’s pointless messages, or checking in with the lying propaganda news than you do looking in your kids’ faces and actually being ‘there’ in the room with them.



I am hoping that we’ve already passed ‘peak smartphone’, and that going forward, there is going to be a growing wave of people smashing that thing up.

The more people get off, the more the government and companies will have to offer different options for doing things, again.

But here’s the thing:

If you’re a parent, you simply just don’t have a leg to stand on vis-a-vis your children, if you yourself have a smartphone and are using social media.

You can’t tell your teenagers a thing about not having a smartphone or not using social media without coming across as a total hypocrite.

You have to show them, tachlis, that life is possible, without the smartphone and without social media, not just talk about it.


Let me leave you with this, another interesting article on the After Babel substack:

Social Media is a major cause of the mental health epidemic in teen girls – here’s the evidence

Here’s the findings of two studies done, showing the links between social media and high speed internet and awful mental health in teens – especially girls:

We find that the roll-out of Facebook at a college increased symptoms of poor mental health, especially depression, and led to increased utilization of mental healthcare services.

We also find that, according to the students’ reports, the decline in mental health translated into worse academic performance. Additional evidence on mechanisms suggests the results are due to Facebook fostering unfavorable social comparisons.

(I know Facebook is old news now – but Instagram and TikTok are even worse than Facebook.)


Here’s snippets from a different study:

They found that the arrival of high-speed internet had a particularly damaging effect on the quality of father-daughter relationships.


Let’s give Jon Haidt the last word:

Instagram was founded in 2010.

The iPhone 4 was released then too—the first smartphone with a front-facing camera. In 2012 Facebook bought Instagram, and that’s the year that its user base exploded.

By 2015, it was becoming normal for 12-year-old girls to spend hours each day taking selfies, editing selfies, and posting them for friends, enemies, and strangers to comment on, while also spending hours each day scrolling through photos of other girls and fabulously wealthy female celebrities with (seemingly) vastly superior bodies and lives.

The hours girls spent each day on Instagram were taken from sleep, exercise, and time with friends and family.

What did we think would happen to them?


What indeed.

Go and smash your i-Phone.

Sure, doing that is going to help our soldiers in Gaza.

But perhaps even more importantly, it will help you get your life, mental health and soul back.

And if you won’t do it for yourself – do it for your kids.



A reader sent me a link to this article, on the Epoch Times, about ‘Digital Dementia‘.

To the very long list of reasons why not to use a smartphone, we can also now add the fact that by overstimulating certain parts of the brain and understimulating others, it is causing a radical rise in what is being termed ‘digital dementia’ in older people.

There is no good reason to have a smartphone.

Switch your internet use to the computer, and get a flip phone.

It’s a big readjustment initially – it’s mamash an addiction, remember – but you’ll feel so many benefits of chucking away the smartphone, and the ‘inconvenience’ is temporary.

The more of us do it, the more ‘communication’ will have to switch back into healthier modes.

And also, it’s the fastest way to derail the ‘new world order’ plans to cage the world up even further.

May God give us all the strength to do it.


I decided that at the moment, I’m just going to keep posting up bits of the Rav’s translated shiurim here.

It’s part of the process of learning how to ‘think for ourselves’, that information isn’t just spoon fed to us, but that we actually have to use our brains, a little, to really ‘think into’ things more, and come to our own conclusions.

If that doesn’t suit you – that’s OK.

There are plenty of sites dishing up propaganda mush out there, feel free to stick to those instead.

As for me, I can’t really write freely about a lot of things at the moment, with all the censorship and ‘deplatforming’ going on, so going forward, and until things change for the better, I am focussing on doing these translations.


You will learn way more from reading them than anything the propaganda news can tell you anyway – and usually, get the ‘scoops’ way earlier….

But first, you have to re-train your mind, to re-learn the skill of ‘thinking for yourself’.

Stick with it…. the penny will drop eventually.


Excerpt of shiur  26th Tishrey 5784 (October 11th, 2023) to the Mifal HaTorah.

(The Rav begins the shiur by explaining that Yosef HaTzaddik had some hard feelings towards Yaakov Avinu, that he buried his mother Rachel by the side of the road close to Bet Lehem, instead of burying her within the city itself.

Yaakov explains to Yosef that he was doing everything al pi hadibbur – according to Hashem’s instructions, because in 3,000 years, if Rachel had been buried within the city, she would now be totally inaccessible to the Jews coming to pray at her tomb.

The shiur then discusses the burial of Yaakov Avinu himself.)


It’s written: “And he brought up with him both chariots and horsemen.”[1]

The Ramban asks[2], why did Yosef need chariots and horsemen?

When you go to bury someone, do you need chariots and horsemen?! You do the levaya (funeral). He has 12 children, OK, Binyamin was born, so now go…

There are already 12 children, what’s the worst that can happen? Together with Dina, this is 13, so this is a funeral of 12 children, with Dina. Altogether, we are talking about 14 people, together with Yaakov, at the funeral.

You don’t need ‘chariots’, you don’t need ‘horsemen’.

What’s going on, that Yosef took chariots and horsemen with him?

All this, is what the Ramban asks.


[And the explanation is:]

He says, what’s even the question?! You need to have permission from the WAQF!

It’s impossible to have buried [Rachel] in Bet Lechem, without the permission of the WAQF, or to bury Yaakov in the Me’arat HaMachpela – impossible, without the WAQF!

You need to get approval from the WAQF. What, the WAQF is going to give you permission?! Not on your life!

So, 31 kings arrived to do battle with Yaakov – why are you trying to bury him in the Me’arat HaMachpela?! It’s not yours! This belongs to us, the Me’arat HaMachpela!


There was one week when we organised a convoy of 20 cars [that would drive each night to the Me’arat HaMachpela in Hevron].

Each car had five men, the driver and next to the driver one passenger, and three in the back, this is five men.

Times 20, this is 100 men. And we came each night – this was 30 years ago.

We saw the UN, ten cars that belonged to the UN. We didn’t understand what was going on, is there going to be a war there? Who knows what was going to happen.

[The Rav returns to this story in a moment.]


Now, Blinken came.

Why did he come? So that there wouldn’t be a war with the Arabs. Stop what you’re doing!!!

He doesn’t agree to something like this. OK, they killed 1,200 of your people – restrain yourselves! They killed six million – what are you going to do now, destroy Germany?

Now, Blinken came. At the end of the day, he’s a Jew – but he still didn’t reveal why he came [to Israel].

He came so that they wouldn’t enter Gaza, they are scared of going in to Gaza.

What, you’re going to destroy Gaza?! They burned 1,000 of your houses, they killed 1,200 of your children – so now, you are going to go and destroy Gaza?!

Also go and destroy Germany, they burned six million of you. It’s enough of your insanity, already.

America is a state that has ‘yishuv ha’daat’ (settled thinking). It’s not like here, Bibi is crazy, and this is madness.

This one [Biden] deos everything with ‘yishuv ha’daat’.

So an hour ago, he landed.


So, would the WAQF have given permission to bury Yaakov in the Cave of the Patriarchs?

Chas v’shalom!

Esav showed up [to fight against Yaakov being buried in the Cave], everyone came – 31 kings came.

So, the Ramban explains all of this, as to why they needed ‘chariots and horsemen’. There was mamash a war!

He said that 31 kings came, 31 armies – Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iran – everyone. Everyone showed up – Egypt, Turkey – everyone came. 31 kings came.

[And they said]:

The Cave of the Patriarchs is ours, not yours! What is your business here, with the Cave of the Patriarchs?


[The Rav returns to the story of the 20 cars, above.]

So, we travelled for a whole week, from motzae Shabbat until Thursday night. And we didn’t understand why 10 UN cars were there each night.

We came with 20 cars, 100 bocherim (young men), 100 avreichim (Torah learners).

And afterwards, they told us that this same night, that same week, they were about to give the Cave of the Patriarchs to the Arabs.

The Arabs had claimed that this is ours! The Jews just conquered here stam. This place has no connection to the Jews, what do the Jews have to do with the Cave of the Patriarchs?! Here, the head of Esav is buried, here Ishmael is buried.

This is what they claimed.

So the UN came to see who was visiting the site.

That same week, there was going to be a decision at the United Nations, with UNESCO, UNWRA, whether to give the Cave of the Patriarchs to the Jews or the Arabs.

The UN decided that we won’t decide this by Soourselves…


And so, there was a miracle.

Exactly that same week, there was a decision made that the whole yeshiva was going to go [to Hevron], and we organised 20 cars, and 100 bocherim, and 100 avreichim.

And the UN saw that only Jews were coming – no Arab came at night.

They came in the morning, at 6am, the Jews already from 12am at night, to say the Tikkun Haklali, seven Tikkun Haklalis and one Tikkun Hatzot (Midnight Rectification).

So for six hours, some 100 Jews were standing there, 100 avreichim.

So the UN decided that the Cave belonged just to the Jews, and that only the Jews had the merit to control the Cave.

This was all during that same critical week.

We didn’t know anything about this – we travelled in total innocence, we travelled with temimut.



[1] Parshat Vayechi 50:9.

[2] See the Ramban on Bereishit, 49:31.

I’m just going through some of the ‘conversations’ of the Rav that I translated the last few months.

The plan is, BH, to do ‘Conversations 2’.

When I was pulling together  the original ‘Conversations’ a few years back is when my mind started to explode from all the hints and new information and eureka! moments that book contains.

In ‘Conversations 2’, there are already so many massive hints to what was going to occur straight after Simchat Torah.

Here’s a couple of snippets from shiurim of the Rav, given back in Elul, 2023.

At the time, they seemed kind of strange.

Now…. much less so.



So now in the reserves, there are ‘dissenters’ in the reserves. In the reserves, there are maybe a thousand ‘dissenters’, so they cancelled the enlistment law, in order for there to not be dissenters, they said let’s cancel the law of enlisting [in the army] – you are exempt from serving.

So, the yeshiva bochurs are for sure exempt from enlisting. If the pilots are exempt…

There are no pilots. The pilots are all finished, there aren’t any.

Each person needs to learn how to fly, you go and learn three lessons, immediately after Simchat Torah, you will be the leading pilot, the chief – like Ilan Ramon.


Ilan Ramon, who was the leading pilot, and he flew the last [in the squadron of planes that went to bomb the Iraqi reactor].

He said: I will fly the last, if there will be rockets – so they should use them up on me.

But they [the Iraqis] went to sleep!

That same day, they went to sleep. So the attack was at 2am. At 2am, the main commander went to sleep, it’s said.

On that same exact day! This was from shemayim. 

They didn’t fire even a single missile, not even a single shell, not even a single shot.

Ilan Rimon, he flew last. He said: I will fly last, if they fire – it should be used up on me.

But the main commander went to sleep!

He said: Give me two hours to sleep. He wanted to sleep, he deserved it, he was Shuvu Banim. Shuvu Banim teach people how to go to sleep, this is the first thing – to learn how to sleep…


Interestingly, there is more information coming out that at least some of the army bases around Gaza were attacked, and the soldiers already slaughtered there, already around 2am Simchat Torah morning.

Moving on.


Shiur given by Rav Berland after the evening prayers, Elul 15th 2023, Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech.

“Sulfur and salt, a burning of all the land.”[1]

It’s written in the parsha that [after the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash] all of the land of Israel will be turned into sulfur.

And any Arab who tries to plough his field will encounter a mound of sulfur, and it will explode.[2]

Because sulfur explodes on the spot, like matches that ‘combust’ immediately.


And all the Arabs that try to ‘plough’ the land – seven years, they were all killed. They were all murdered.

Innocent people….pure holy souls that went up to Shemayim.

Until Serach bat Asher came, and began to dance.

And via her dancing, then everyone merited to have the complete redemption, may it be speedily in our days, Amen.



[1] Devarim 29:22

[2] Yalkut Shimoni, Yirmiyahu, Chapter 9: “The Cuthites who were there, what did they do? They sewed here, and it burned. They sewed there, and it burned.” Then, there is an example given of a Cuthite who was ploughing a field in the valley, and it burst into flames.


So many hints here – two months before October 7th.

That’s why it pays to really listen to what the Rav is trying to tell us, and to really try to follow his instructions to the letter.

He saw the decree, he knew what was going to happen, God forbid.

That’s probably a huge bit of why he was trying to get to Uman for Rosh Hashana 5784, no matter what it took, so he could get this decree sweetened.

And ‘they’ just didn’t let him.

At the State level.

Think about this for a moment.




Cut and pasted from the site


The full shiur is on that site, with lots of very deep hints and allusions to what is really going on:

Here are the bits you are probably most interested in, right now:


A small child will try to test if the fire burns or doesn’t burn, because he learned the Midrash of Avraham Avinu who was thrown into fire and the fire didn’t burn him.

This was not a proper fire.  This was a fire which doesn’t burn. 

Because then they said to him, “Do you know why the fire did not burn you?  Because your brother Haran performed sorcery.”

They once knew how to perform sorcery so that the fire would not burn. 

Haran was a great sorcerer; he was a priest of the fire gods.  So they said, “Haran performed for you this sorcery.  Now let’s throw Haran [into the fire].”  Then they asked Haran, “Whose side are you on?”  “I am on the side of Avraham Avinu.”  If Avraham would be burned, he would say that he is on the side of Nimrod.   If Avraham is not burned – because not every fire burns.

Fire does not burn Tzaddikim….


Chananiah, Mishael and Azariyah were inside the fire, and it did not burn them….

Today Charan is Turkey.  Once this was Syria.  Every time, it changes.

It’s impossible to know what will be in another year.


In Gaza, everything is already blown up, so we do not know if there will be a place [for us to live].

There are 40,000 houses there that are completely blown up, and another 200,000 houses half-exploded.  So everyone can choose for himself an apartment there, because everyone already abandoned there.

There is no one there; they are just blowing up empty houses.  There is nothing to blow up there.


The main bunker [of Hamas] is under Shifa [Hospital]. 

There are already some 4,000 terrorists in Shifa.  All the terrorists fled to Shifa.  Biden doesn’t permit blowing up Shifa.  So the main bunker is there – there is food there. 

Instead of blowing up Shifa, they are blowing up empty houses.  Of course, everything is deception.


Be’eri is an hour distance from Jerusalem.

Someone who travels the slowest [possible], it is an hour and a half.  At 6:30, they already informed [the security forces] that 5,000 terrorists had arrived.  All the commanders fulfilled, “And you shall rejoice in your holiday.”

They slaughtered all the officers in the army bases like ducks, like roosters.


So Rashi says that there was no kosher girl [in Charan].  It is possible to travel to Charan to see the house of Rivka, the house of Leah.  Anyone can travel today to Charan – it is legitimate, it is permissible.

Maybe we will move to live in Charan if they evacuate us from here, because they evacuated Kiryat Shemona, Sderot, Shlomi.  They already said to them [the evacuees] shiurim.  Everyone should go to Kings Hotel to say shiurim.


We need to strengthen all the girls. 

They want to do teshuva [repentance].  All of them now want to do teshuva. 

They all understand that they made protests against the religious – from the first of November until the first of November – twelve months. 

So they made protests. 

All the protests were against religion, against the religious. 

[After the Simchat Torah massacre,] they said, “Now we have received our blow.”  They thought that there is no judgment and no Judge.  So they see that there is a judgment and there is a Judge! 


You can’t make protests every Motza’ei Shabbat, to bring 100,000 people, to scream, “Democracy,”

When the intention is a dictatorship which eliminates the religious, to expel the religious.

Because this was the entire goal of the protests – a dictatorship the likes of which has never been in the world.


Now there are here some 100,000 girls – in Jerusalem, who come from all the cities.  They want Torah lessons.  They want to do teshuva, to go with long dresses. 

The moment that one does not lengthen her dress, another ten soldiers are killed.  Every day, ten soldiers are killed.

Today, it already reached thirty-five.  From Sunday, thirty-five. 

[Ed note: Now it’s up to 44 soldiers.]

We are already reaching the second week of the [ground] war, and this whole war is a lie, they are just deceiving people. 

They are not blowing up the main bunker. 

They are leaving this for Mashiach, because they believe in Mashiach more than we do. 

We only want empty houses, sand dunes, empty tunnels. 

This is what they are blowing up, so that they won’t be fired.


Because everyone want to fire all the commanders, because none of the commanders arrived. 

They only arrived after they [Hamas] slaughtered all the kibbutzim.  They slaughtered them in the most merciless manner, more than the Nazis, things which have not been since the creation of the world.  This is worse than demons!  Worse than monsters! 

This is the Satan himself.


Ad kan, from the Rav.

This was said last week, already.

And they still didn’t blow up that bunker….

And I don’t think they ever will, because ‘Hamas’ is a very useful puppet of the satanists, to ensure the nation of Israel has to keep spending 40% of our annual budget – 100 billion shekels!!! – on the military and all their spin-off ‘hitech’ companies that make all these people into instant millionaires.

But did precisely nothing to save anyone’s life or prevent 5,000 terrorists coming into Israel form Gaza on October 7th.

Are you starting to see how all this works, yet?


On a personal note, I hit quite the ‘down’ last week.

That coincided with my last day of saying the whole book of tehillim.

I think all the pent-up grief and fear of the last 30 days just kind of descended of me.

But, it showed me how useful it was to have been busy saying tehillim for a whole month, otherwise, it could have really taken me out.


There is a lot of ‘din’ in the air still.

Not day-to-day in Jerusalem, which is mostly ‘normal’, but still v.v.v. quiet at night.

But a lot of sensitive people are picking up the ‘harsh din’ vibe again, similar to what was being felt during Sukkot 5784.

Personally, it seems to me there are more ‘birth pangs’ still required – especially for the Jews of chul, some of whom did wake up quite extraordinarily after October 7, but many of whom didn’t.

God isn’t going to give up on anyone making teshuva.

So, that probably means more scary things need to happen, to break the klipa of apathy, arrogance and assimilation so many Jews are still caught up in.

It’s still the ‘sweet’ way, or at least, the ‘sweeter’ way.

But I’m not looking forward to it.


Of course, I’m writing that because I’m feeling a big wave of yeoush again.

You could basically sum it up like this:

Totally sick of having to deal with retarded people who are so stuck in the world of lies, but can’t understand just how stuck they are, because of course, they are also lying to themselves.

And totally sick of those retarded people sending me more ‘lies’ from paid disinformation artists, and then having a go at me for not believing these lies.

Yesterday, I got accused of being ‘controlled opposition’.

Because I am not worshipping at the alter of deep state journalist-spooks who keep telling us all ‘it’s the fault of Joe Biden! Nothing else to worry about in Israel itself, no-one else closer to home to investigate and arrest – it’s all just Joe Biden!!!!’

(And if not ‘Joe Biden’, then of course, it’s all just the fault of ‘Obama’….)



Do you know, I am totally ‘cancelled’ across all social media?

BH, I don’t actually use it, but a few months ago I had a fiction novel I’d written, that I wanted to see if I could actually get to sell a few copies.

So I contacted a marketing woman, who told me I’d need to create a Facebook account so I could do book ads.

I tried – but Facebook wouldn’t let me do it.

That’s when I realised that it wasn’t an ‘accident’ that my Linked In account will not let me in, no matter what I try with the password – they ‘cancelled’ me on that a couple of years ago, too, but I just didn’t realise.

So then, I asked my mother in the UK to create a Facebook account for me instead.

She made the mistake of using my real phone number.

They not only blocked the new account – they also deleted my mother off Facebook, too.


People like me get my computer and blog hacked on a regular basis.

(By the same people who apparently had no idea that 5,000 Hamas terrorists with i-Phones streaming live and hackable bodycameras were crossing the Gaza border on October 7th.)

We get our emails ‘surveilled’ and many of them also go missing.

My phone calls break up most of the time – and often, just when I’m talking about something ‘interesting’.

Right now, I seem to have ‘lost’ the two articles I wrote about fake nukes and fake intercontinental missiles from the secret back-up site I made of the old blog.

(My friend just found them on the webarchive, though, HERE and HERE.)

No-one is lining up to offer me a column, or podcast, or give me a ‘prize for journalism’.

Maybe, if I switched away from writing real stuff about how satanists are controlling all of politics and media and playing everyone for fools, and switched into giving analysis that ‘everything is Joe Biden’s fault’, my career would improve….


But in the meantime, I have a lot of yeoush about just how dumb and gullible so many people apparently still are.

Let’s spell it out again.

There is no ‘media personality’ or social media influencer who carries any weight in this world, who is NOT controlled opposition.

You get up above the 10-20,000 followers mark – they either harass you non-stop, shut you down, or subvert you.

There are no exceptions to this rule.


You want to continue believing that everything that’s going on in Israel right now is just ‘Joe Biden’s fault’?

It’s a free world, you can go right ahead.

I understand it’s easier to run with that lie, than to really deal with just how widespread, deep and all-encompassing the corruption and evil really is.

I mean, if you really understood just how widespread, deep and all-encompassing the corruption and evil really is – that would probably scare you to the depths of your soul, and then you might spend less time reading about Joe Biden, and more time praying and turning to God sincerely.

And that’s the last thing the satanists want.


So, yup, it’s all just ‘Joe Biden’ and the left.

And the only thing that can rescue us from ‘Joe Biden and the left’ is ‘Donald Trump and his white hats’ – with some help from JFK Junior and Alex Jones.




The internet is such a fool’s game.

It’s such a trap for the soul.

Increasingly, I am hating being online – for any reason.

Right now, I think probably there is still some slight spiritual benefit to continuing with the blog – I think it probably did help a few people to keep bringing things back to God, and sharing the Rav’s words, in the last very dark month we all went through here.

Maybe, a few more people said a few more tehillim than otherwise, maybe, a few more people connected more to ‘truth’ and connected less to all the lies.

But honestly, I’m not sure.



I am so praying all this evil breaks soon.

My soul is so weary of it all.

Only God can rescue us.

And if your journo-spook isn’t telling you that explicitly – then whatever they are telling you is about as far away from the truth as can be.