Charidee and corruption in Eretz Yisrael – Part III

In this post, we take a closer look at KOLLEL RASSEINI of VILNA.

***UPDATES and a v interesting picture***

Hopefully, you managed to digest Part I and 2 already.

The bottom line is that so many of the ‘disagreements’ between people we were told are ‘mitnagdim’ and ‘chassidim’, and also between different ‘chassiduts’, and also, even, within different chassiduts about who was going to be the next leader, all boiled-down to money.

And in particular, the money that millions of simple Jews who continued to hope for redemption, and to yearn for Eretz Yisrael, have been contributing for the Holy Land, for centuries, already.


Before we continue, I wanted to flag something that came up when I was doing some hitbodedut about all this information.

Time and again when I want to give up on putting this stuff ‘out there’, I find myself being drawn back into doing it, for so many different reasons. At the same time…. It ruffles feathers and upsets people. So, I’ve been asking God a lot what He wants from me, with all this.

The answer I got back in hitbodedut is that He wants the truth to be told, but without my ‘judgements calls’ piled in around it all. And where possible, that the good even these Sabbatean-Frankist-Reform-Masons did should be acknowledged.

Because the bottom line is, even there is so very much ‘bad’ mixed into all this, there is also a lot of good, too.

Without them, we wouldn’t be sitting the Holy Land with the klipa that enabled the fruit to develop – even though that came at a massive price, and still involves a lot of bad, yucky stuff.

So, that’s what I’m aiming at from now on. With God’s help.


So far, we’ve been focussing-in more on the ‘CHASSIDIC ALIYA’ angle to all of this.

But in this post, we are now going to  take a closer look at what was actually happening by the Litvaks, and particular, in Vilna and Brody. Because there was no ‘hard division’ between ‘mitnagdim’ and ‘chassidim’ when it came to funding the settlements in Eretz Yisrael.

And especially, when it came to fundraising.

In fact, it could even be that tachlis, there was really no ‘division’ at all, between mitnagdim and chassidim. So, with that introduction, let’s dive in, and take a look at:



HERE is it’s wiki page, in Hebrew, and these are a few pertinent snippets:

The Raisenai Vilnius [kollel] was an organization of the Lithuanian, Russian and Polish communities to raise funds for joint Jewish enterprises, primarily to support the Jews of the Land of Israel through the distribution of funds.

The organization existed throughout the 19th century and was for most of its time a clandestine organization in order to hide its activities from the eyes of the Tsar’s regime, which suspected that the Jewish organization was part of a global plot.

In addition, the Jews acted in violation of an explicit law that prohibited the transfer of funds from Russia to enemy states (and the Ottoman Empire, of which the Land of Israel was a part, was an enemy land).


Already, you are probably starting to figure out there is way more going on here, behind the scenes of this particular charidee.

Snippet continues:

The organization was founded in [YEAR], when its institutions and organizational structure were decided in 1798. It was headed by governors who were Gabbay communities, merchants and high-net-worth Jewish bankers, and alongside them was a spiritual leadership of Torah greats, all of whom acted voluntarily.

All of the governors who headed the organization were affiliated with the GRA family (the Gaon of Vilna)….

In the 19th century, the first three heads of the organization served together for forty years.

These were R. Aryeh Leib Pesseles, R. Meshulam Zalman B. Yaakov Uri (R. Zalman Uri’s), and R. Shmuel Harik (SIL of Yehuda Klatzky).

They were called the Three Pillars of Vilnius.


We’ll come back to these ‘Three Pillars of Vilnius’, once I’ve posted up the rest of the snippet.

Also, pay attention that the people running this charidee are the wealthy merchants, parnassim and ‘high-net-worth Jewish bankers’.


Snippet continues:

The most prominent rabbinical authority at the beginning of the organization was R. Haim of Volozhin, a student of the Gra, founder and head of the Volozhin Yeshiva.

He was followed by his son, Yitzhak Aryeh Leib Katzenlebogen of Brisk and others.

Their authority was primarily about principled decisions and outlining the “credible” way of operating the organization. They are also signatories to most letters on issues of principle.

The business and banking education of the governors and the appointment of full-time secretaries have been reflected in advanced management of the funds, accurate registration, books of receipts and arranged bills, and professional control of the flow of funds through all channels….


Did you know that ‘Rav Chaim of Volozhin’ was a) running this particular charity, and b) was apparently a ‘Katzenellenbogen’?


Neither did I.


All of the organization’s contacts were under a heavy veil of secrecy (its slogan was “The glory of God Hides Nothing”[2]). The letters were written in codes and the shlichim met with senior members of the organization in hiding places.


Again, it’s not hard to see how all this ‘secret society’ stuff just continued to evolve and devolve, into things like the ACHVA Brotherhood, and even ‘B’NAI BRITH’, amongst so many other examples.

This next snippet is particularly interesting, at least to me, because you’ll recall that the KOLLEL RASSEINI was a) being run by CHAIM of VOLOZHIN, and b) being managed exclusively by members of the GRA’s family.

So then, how do we explain the following?


The danger was very real, according to R. Dober Schneori, the “middle admor”of Chabad, who was caught by the police in 1827 when he was dealing with the transfer of the organization’s money for the community in Hebron and was arrested…..


Say what?!

Weren’t the ‘mitnagdim’ and ‘chassidim’ in the middle of a full-blown war, by 1827….?

So, how was the Mitteler Rebbe working for KOLLEL RASSEINI, that was being controlled exclusively by members of the Vilna Gaon’s extended family?


Snippet continues:

Despite the secrecy, the heads of the organization, who were mostly the richest and most senior among Lithuanian Jews, maintained continuous contacts with the officials. 

As a result, the organization’s leaders worked to advance its goals in their business and political dealings as well as by bribing officials.


OK, now let’s see if we can take a closer look at the THREE PILLARS of VILNA who were running this particular side of the ‘charity operation’ for Eretz Yisrael, for 40 years.

While the links for them on that Hebrew Wiki page are broken, I managed to track two of them down on Geni.


Aka R’ ARYEH LEIB BERISH (1759-1830), the son of DOV BER ELIAS and grandson of ELIYAHU PESSELES.

ELIYAHU PESSELES is the one who funded the GRA and bought him his on shul in Vilna. (More on that in a moment.)


ARYEH LEIB BERISH also has a very interesting brother called ‘R ZVI HIRSCH ELIAS of VILNA’, who links up to a bunch of other very interesting stuff. But one thing at a time.



AKA, R. Zalman Uri’s.

It’s very hard to track him down ‘in real life’, but my best guess for him, at this stage, is this guy:


His mother TEIBEL is the daughter of ‘R URI (SOFER)’ of Vilna.

And we see that ‘GABRIEL JACOB GUNZBURG’ is a financier in St Petersburg – and his sons become ennobled barons who intermarry with the Rothschilds. If it’s not him with an alias, it’s someone in the family whose been totally scrubbed out of history, like a brother.



He is the son-in-law of Yehuda Klatzky, and I just now learned that ‘KLATZKY’ was another name the GUNZBURGs of Vilna started to use at this time.

And ‘JACOB KLATZKY’ (aka JACOB GUNZBURG) was the name of the head of the Vilna Kahal who was leading the ‘war’ against ‘SHMUEL, LAST ABD of Vilna….

Of course, I can find no trace of ‘R SHMUEL HARIK’ anywhere….


There is a very informative website about the old community in Vilna, written by history scholars in Lithuania, before it was destroyed during and after WW2, HERE.

It has pictures of the chair the GRA apparently used to sit in, his shul, that was bought for him by his wealthy uncle ELIYAHU PESSELES, and a bit more info, too.

Go take a look, but in the meantime, he’s a few more snippets from that site to help fill out the picture a little.


Eliyahu Kremer was born in 1720 in Vilna (Vilnius), the son of Solomon Zalman Kremer, a Talmudic scholar in his own right.

From his childhood Eliyahu’s studious abilities distinguished him from other boys. At age six, he gave his first sermon in the Great Synagogue of Vilna, where he displayed surprising familiarity of rabbinical literature.

In contrast to general practice, Elijah did not study at a yeshiva but conducted independent studies of the Scripture and Talmud, initially under the guidance of Rabbi Moses Margalit in Keidan (Kedainiai).


[A]t the age of twenty, Eliyahu abandoned his wife and children to wander around cities and towns of Poland and Germany.

In 1748, after five years of drifting, Eliyahu returned to Vilna and remained there until his death. He established his home in a courtyard of Zydu street, directly beside the Great Synagogue, where he established a small study hall, a Bet Midrash, in the adjacent shulhoyf.


So, the GRA was apparently away from home for eight years, between 1740-1748.

Here’s what it says about his shul, who bought it for him – and what happened after he died:

The Beit Midrash (Study House) of HaGra, the Gaon’s Kloyz (kloyz – small prayer and study house), occupies the place of a building where the Vilna Gaon, Rabbi Eliyahu ben Shlomo Zalman lived, in the shulhoyf, directly opposite the entrance to the Great Synagogue.

In 1768 his wealthy relative Eliyahu Barats Peseles (d. 1771) bought the house, reconstructed it and on its first floor established a permanent minyan for the Gaon and his students.


After the death of the Gaon in 1797, it was decided to convert his minyan into a kloyz.

In 1799, after conflicts between the Gaon’s children and his students were settled in court and neighbouring apartments bought, the kloyz was established in this house.

Russian official documents from the 19th and early 20th century name the kloyz as “the prayer house of the Famous Rabbi Eliash” or “Eliashevskaia prayer house.


Ad kan.

What we learnt from this is that after the GRA’s death in 1797, there was another ‘war’ over his inheritance and property going on, between his children and his students, which ended up in court!

I have never heard about this before – and again, it seems to have boiled down to a fight over money and assets.


But it’s the next bit of info where we pan ‘the real gold’ in this post.

Let’s go back to the Wiki page for KOLLEL RAISENAI of VILNA.

Here’s what it says:

The organization sometimes referred to itself as” the Earls of the Land of Israel” and its head, R. Chaim Segal Landa (son of “Noda B’Yehuda” R. Yehezkel Landa), calls himself “the President of the Land of Israel.”


CHAIM SEGAL LANDA is the same parnas of Brody who Mor Altshuler identified as being the main funder of MENACHEM MENDEL OF VITEBSK, over in Israel. (However, she identifies him as the first cousin, of the NODA B’YEHUDA.)

He was happy to keep funding the chassidim until, apparently, the big ‘dispute’ erupted between PINCHAS of KORETZ and YECHIEL MICHEL of ZLOTCHOV over the kosher meat tax being charged in KORETZ.


Snippet continues:

The Perushim [followers of the Vilna Gaon who settled in Israel] tended to accept the authority of the counts of Vilnius, at least until 1909 (the date of R. Shmuel Salant‘s death).

While the Hasidim tended to ignore the orders of ‘the Earls’, which led to extensive correspondence ,including threats to reduce the distribution allowances and even the complete cessation of them from the Yishuv in Israel, Vilnius, Amsterdam and Koshta [Constantinople].


Here’s where we start to resolve a ‘big mystery’ that’s been bugging me for months.

R CHAIM SEGAL LANDAU – described here as the son of the NODA B’YEHUDA, but in other places as his cousin – is a key part of what is going here, and especially, to understanding more about why all this got ‘covered up’.

Let’s learn a bit more about him.


CHAIM SEGAL LANDAU was the head of the kabbalist’s Kloiz in Brody, the head of the fundraising process for Eretz Yisrael, and very closely connected to the Vilna Gaon’s family.

Mor Altshuler described the Brody Kloiz like this:

The kloyz in Brody appears to have been founded by R. JACOB BABAD, and it was headed for many years by his son-in-law, R. Hayyim Segal Landau.

Its residents were famed for their study of Kabbalah and their adoption of kabbalistic practices.

In general, interest in Kabbalah was widespread in all the east Galician towns near Brody, and circles of pietists and recluses were active in the early eighteenth century, some of them encompassing surviving Sabbateans. 

The Sabbateans secretly adhered to a belief in Shabbetai Çevi, and their faith led them to interpret kabbalistic mysteries as referring to him as messiah.


From my own research, I can tell you that the Brody Kloiz was packed full to the rafters with ‘secret Sabbateans’.

Who also played a major part in funding the yishuv of Eretz Yisrael – both under the chassidim associated with MENACHEM MENDEL of VITEBSK and YECHIEL MICHEL of ZLOTCHOV.

And also, under the ‘Vilna Gaon’s’ PERUSHIM.


The ABD of Brody – and father-in-law of CHAIM SEGAL LANDAU – was YAAKOV YOKEL YOLLIS BABAD (d 1748).

He links us straight to the ESKELES family, that gave us a bunch of leading Frankists – and most probably, also the false messiah JACOB CHAIM FURTH (FRANK) himself.

It’s a small world.


OK, so now let’s introduce you to ‘CHAIM of BRODY’ number two.

(It could be in the end we’ll discover these two ‘CHAIMs of BRODY’ are exactly the same person…. But for now, let’s keep them separate.)

In the book by historian Aryeh Morgenstern called: THE GAON of VILNA and HIS MESSIANIC VISION (the students of the Vilna Gaon openly referred to him as the ‘Moshiach ben Yosef’ of his generation, and the GRA also believed himself to be at least MBY) – we find a whole discussion about the funding mechanisms for the yishuv ha’aretz in place at this time.


Basically, when Solomon Zalman Kahana VILNER came from Israel to raise funds for MENACHEM MENDEL of VITEBSK, he was warmly greeted by the charidee people in Vilna and Brody.

But the ‘Earls of Vilna’ still want to cut him – and all the emissaries – out of the picture because:

They claimed…that even greater savings in donation funds might be achieved by centralising the money in their hands, because they had a representative in Eretz Yisrael who charged no fee for his services – none other than HAIM SHEPSILS, father of Eliezer and Samuel, two Eretz Yisrael treasurers, who had signed the very same document [suggesting to use their father as the collection point for all money going into Eretz Yisrael].


In the footnote on page 278, we pick up some more ‘clues’ about CHAIM SHEPSILS:

His sons ELIEZER and SAMUEL head-up the ‘Earls of Vilna’ charidee (AKA ‘KOLLEL RASSEINI’) for years and years.

CHAIM SHEPSILS makes aliya to Israel in 1772, along with YISRAEL of SHKLOV, one of the main students of the GRA.

CHAIM SHEPSILS marries Sarah, the daughter of SHABTAI ben ELCHANAN CHEIFETZ.

ELCHANAN CHEIFETZ is the first cousin of the GRA’s dad, ‘SOLOMON ZALMAN KREMER’ (dies 1758).


In the meantime, CHAIM SHEPSILS’ son, SAMUEL – is another of the ‘Earls of Vilna’, and is probably VILNA PILLAR NUMBER 3 R SHMUEL HARIK of VILNA.

That we couldn’t track down without all these gymnastics, because they tried to scrub him out of existence.

Meanwhile, SAMUEL marries the daughter of ‘CHAIM of BRODY’ number 1, the treasurer of the Brody Kloyz and son / cousin of the NODA B’YEHUDA, CHAIM SEGAL LANDAU.

Another of CHAIM SEGAL LANDAU’s daughters, BAYLE, marries VILNA ‘PILLAR’ NUMBER 1: ARYEH LEIB PESSELES, mentioned above.

And yet another daughter of CHAIM SEGAL LANDAU marries EPHRAIM ZALMAN MARGOLIOT of BRODY – who wasn’t a rabbi, but dealt in expensive coral and funded his own shul etc, from the profits.


EPHRAIM ZALMAN MARGOLIOT is one of the two people who Rabbenu chose to place their haskamot in the beginning of the first printing of LIKUTEY MOHARAN. The second person was the SEER of LUBLIN.

Everything Rabbenu did was leaving us clues about what was really going on in this period, because EPHRAIM ZALMAN MARGOLIOT has been scrubbed very thoroughly out of this family tree.

And he appears to be VERY closely linked to the Frankists in some way.


So…. KOLLEL RASSEINI / THE EARLS OF VILNA was very much a family business.

Let’s see if we can figure out a bit more why all this is so hard to figure out, and is like pulling historical teeth.



One of his children is FRODEL, who marries R ZVI HIRSH SIMCHOWITZ of Minsk – and connects us straight back to the super-rich LURIE family of Napoleonic spies, that I didn’t get around to telling you about yet.

While his son is said to be another ‘ELEAZAR LANDAU’, said to be the ‘DAMASEK ELEAZAR’ of Brody.

At this stage, it’s looking very possible that he is the same as ‘ELEAZAR LANDAU, the YAD HAMELECH’ of Brody, that we mentioned in the post about the BEILIS BLOOD LIBEL.

Here’s that snippet again:

Rabbi Israel Landa of Brody, father of the famous scholar our teacher Rabbi Elazar Landa Brod, author of the famous book Yad Hamelech, new interpretations on the RAMBAM (Maimonides) (Lwow, 5582 [1821/2]).

Brody elders would spoke about his righteousness, his wisdom and his holiness. …He died in 5591 [1830/1] in Brody.

His grandson, the righteous scholar R’Israel [Segal] Landa z”l ABD Zlotchov, had been one of the respected and rich residents of Kiev, but had to flee the town at the time of the Beilis trial [1913], because he was Zeitzov’s [a suspect in Beilis’ trial] brother-in-law.


ELAZAR LANDA BROD [the YAD HAMELECH) has a bunch of interesting descendents, including SARA SONIA RATNER, who somehow comes to Israel with a huge fortune, marries the MAHARIL DISKIN, and ‘takes over’ Jerusalem, making a huge amount of trouble in the process.

I keep saying this, but let’s say it again: IT’S ALWAYS THE SAME PEOPLE.

Charidee for Eretz Yisrael has always been a huge money-spinner, and whoever controls the yishuv controls the funds. And the people.

Exactly the same as in our days.


One more ‘GENI’ tie up, and then we’ll stop here for now.

If you go to THIS page, you’ll discover yet another ‘ELEAZAR LANDAU, ABD STERNBERG and then BRODY’.

At exactly the same time both the YAD HAMELECH (ELEAZAR LANDAU, ABD OF BRODY) and the DAMESEK ELIEZER (ELEAZAR LANDAU, ABD of BRODY) were also meant to be the ‘ABD of BRODY’.

He marries one RIVKA RIVALE BERNSTEIN, who is the daughter of ARYE LEIB BERNSTEIN.

Apparently, this ‘ELEAZAR LANDAU’ has no kids, just a bunch of step-kids, who all decided to be called by their step-dad’s surname of ‘LANDAU’, instead of ‘NIRENSTEIN’.



If you go HERE, you’ll find more information about who this R’ ARYEH LEIB BERNSTEIN (1708-1788) actually was.


Bernstein…was not a prominent Galician rabbi, but shortly before the election for chief rabbi [of Galicia] he hosted several monks traveling from Russia to Vienna and convinced them to speak on his behalf before the Empress [Theresa Maria of Austria].

He wanted the position not for the honor itself, but for the influence and power of the office as well as a chance to gain further wealth.


Originally a wholesale merchant, Bernstein monopolized the entire grain trade in Brody and held almost all the leases on Jewish taxes.

He was representative of the old autocratic Kahal rulers, and his tax policy proved very unpopular with almost all of the Galician communities. 

As Chief Rabbi, he had a lot of power over the various communities, especially in terms of nominating rabbis and butchers as well as raising taxes.

He worked with various Brody merchants (including his brother Zwi Hirsh) in multiple money-raising plans. Quarrels developed between Bernstein and various Jewish guilds, with the Jews of Brody being particularly opposed to his position. At one point, when a fire spread to Bernstein’s house, most of the local Jews refused to help extinguish the fire.


This is another ‘Chief Rabbi’ who appears to have been scrubbed as much as possible….

That Wiki page lists his descendants like this:

Aryeh married Chaya Zamoscz, daughter of Rabbi Zvi Zamoscz.

At one point Yechezkel Landau (who was teaching at the Great Synagogue of Brody at the time) accused Bernstein’s wife of adultery. This led to a violent dispute between the two rabbis and Landau was ultimately compelled to leave Brody.

Bernstein’s children were Reise (wife of the Rabbi of Tarnopol Abraham Broda), Rachel (wife of Rabbi Mordecai Halberstamm and great-grandmother of Amalia Freud), Jacob (Rabbi of Zbaraz and of the Tailors), Wolf (the great-grandfather of Zvi Hirsch Chajes), and Benjamin.


This is Frankist ‘royalty’ again.

Now, I just found a fourth profile for this same Eleazar Landau on GENI – this one:

This has even more details, including a second wife.


So, to tie this last bit up:

‘ELEAZAR LANDAU’ of Brody, the great-grandson of the NODA BE’YEHUDA seems to have been split into at least three different people, to hide all the connections going on here.

But all these people are connected to the Sabbatean-heavy Kloyz of Brody, the bent ‘Chief Rabbis’ who only want to squeeze more money and taxes out of the poor Jewish community, and the secretive charidee operations for Eretz Yisrael coming out of the KOLLEL RAISENAI.

And down the line a bit, SARA SONIA RATNER, the wife of MAHARIL DISKIN. And CHABAD. And the banks that were operating in Eretz Yisrael to ‘transfer money’.

And a bunch of heretical commies and zionists.


I still don’t know how SHNEUR ZALMAN, the Alter Rebbe of CHABAD, came to be heading up this KOLLEL RASSEINI.

Unless he is one and the same as this SOLOMON ZALMAN HA-COHEN / KAHANA, who was sent out by MENACHEM MENDEL of VITEBSK to fundraise in Brody and Vilna?)

It could be, that he tried to rebrand ‘KOLLEL RASSEIN’ as ‘KOLLEL CHABAD’, and that was the real cause of the ‘war’ between the mitnagdim and the chassidim in Vilna, who are otherwise exactly the same people from exactly the same families.

And I also don’t know how the MITTELER REBBE of Chabad came to be heading up the KOLLEL RASSEINI a generation later.

Unpicking all this stuff takes ages, even where it’s possible to ‘unpick’, still.

So that will do for this post.

In the next post, we’ll switch back to the charidee operations being run by KOLLEL VOLHYNIA, to see if we can pick up more clues about what was really going down in the struggle between these charidee mafias 200 years ago.




Just to keep all this stuff ‘together’ in one place, going forward, I tried to find who this YITZHAK ARYE LEIB KATZENELLENBOGEN of Brisk – the son of R CHAIM of VOLOZHIN – actually is.

Yes, he’s the famous ‘Reb ITZALE of VOLOZHIN’, but all of the family connections for CHAIM of VOLOZHIN, going back, are broken.

And some of them going forward (like his links to SHIMON PERES and YITZHAK RABIN, amongst many others, are also either broken or hidden.)

I got to THIS strange page on Geni, talking about ARYEH LEIB KATZENELLENBOGEN – close friend of the Vilna Gaon, but son of one DOVID SAUL KATZNELLENBOGEN of CIECHENOWITZ.


Here’s a snippet – and then I’ll tell you two more things that are strange about all this.

The close ties between the Vilna Gaon and Ciechanowiec found their source in Rabbi David Saul Katzenelbogen, Head of the Court in Ciechanowiec.

Rabbi David had four sons named after four animals.

They were Zvi Hersch, Ze’ev Wolf, Aryeh Leib, and Dov Ber. Of these, Aryeh Leib was the comrade of the Vilna Gaon. There is a standard edition of the Hebrew Bible with many commentaries known as the Mikraot Gedolot, which includes a commentary of the Vilna Gaon entitled Aderet Eliyahu (Mantle of Elijah).

In the section dealing with Leviticus we find, “When the Vilna Gaon was ten years old he had a companion closer than a brother, that famed Gaon, our Master and Rabbi Aryeh Leib of Ciechanowiec.”…

So close was the friendship between these two scholars that the Vilna Gaon subsequently named his firstborn son Yehuda Leib after Aryeh Leib of Ciechanowiec.


Strange thing number 1:

Neil Rosenstein, in his book THE LURIE LEGACY also talks about this ‘close friend’ of the Vilna Gaon, and the guy who has four sons named after animals, etc, word-for-word like the above.

Except, Rosenstein isn’t talking about ‘DOVID SAUL KATZENELLENBOGEN’, he’s talking about:

Mordecai Ha-Levi Epstein

This guy:



And the ‘ARYEH LEIB’ who is close friends with the Vilna Gaon is his son, ARYEH LEIB EPSTEIN, the BA’AL HAPARDES.

There is very little info about him, (at least, without spending hours online teasing it all out….) but here is most of what the English Wiki page says about the BA’AL HAPARDES:

Aryeh Löb ben Mordecai Ha-Levi Epstein (Ba’al ha-Pardes) (1708 – June 26, 1775) was a Polish rabbi born in Grodno.

At first he refused to become a rabbi, preferring to devote himself entirely to study, but in 1739 he was forced by poverty to accept the rabbinate of Brestovech, Lithuania, and in 1745 he became rabbi of Königsberg, where he remained until his death.

He corresponded with Elijah, Gaon of Vilna, and with Jonathan Eybeschütz, with whom he sided in the quarrel about amulets.


I have a ton of examples of where Neil Rosenstein seems to be manipulating history, I still don’t know if that’s deliberate or accidental.

So, either MORDECHAI EPSTEIN is another name for DAVID SAUL KATZENELLENBOGEN (who also has another name, namely ‘DAVID ABD KEIDAN’, the son of the KNESSET YEHEZKEL KATZENELLENBOGEN) – or something else is going on here.


The Vilna Gaon is meant to marry ‘Hannah, the daughter of YEHUDA LEIB of KEIDAN’.

Of course, all her family links have been totally scrubbed and confused…. but it’s at least possible that ARYEH LEIB of KEIDAN is the same as YEHUDA LEIB of KEIDAN – and that would  make the BAAL HAPARDES the father-in-law of the GRA.


This EPSTEIN family gave us R MORDECHAI EPSTEIN, who founded Ness Ziona, Hadera, the yeshiva in Hevron where all the bochrim got massacred in 1929 – and who participated in at least three ‘secret societies’, that we know about.

And it also gave us the KARELITZ family of the Chazon Ish, the Steipler, and the KANIEVSKY clan of Bnei Brak.

(Plus people like YITZHAK BEN ZVI, President of Yisrael, who gave the orders to kill JACOB DE HAAN, back when the z-ists were doing their best to take over Eretz Yisrael from the old-school Sabbateans who lived here….)



I managed to track down ARYEH LEIB BERENSTEIN, Chief Rabbi of Galicia, on Geni, by following it back from his great-grand-daughter AMALIA FREUD – the mother of that famous coke-snorting, ‘psychoanalysis that covers up incest by blaming it on the imagination of the victim’ guy, SIGMUND FREUD.


First thing to say is that we are back in the NATHANSON family, that none of us have really heard about, but who keep coming up again and again and again in my research on the real Frankist-Sabbateans who are the power behind the throne in the Jewish community.


Here’s the relevant snippet from that post called: EUGENICS and the ANGLO-PALESTINE BANK:

And lastly, over in Haifa – another place that the Rav specifically name-checked for the Anglo Palestine Bank – we find this guy:

Shlomo Zalman Nathanson

Snippet from HERE:

Nathanson (1888-1963, born in Jerusalem), was an economist and a public figure, a veteran of the city of Haifa. He worked as a clerk in the Anglo-Palestine Bank (later Bank Leumi) in Jerusalem.

After World War I, settled in Haifa and was active in developing the industry and trade in the city. From 1928, served as manager of the Anglo-Palestine Bank in Haifa and president of the Trade and Industry Department there….

Was chairman of fundraising for recruiting and rescue in Haifa, chairman of the national loan and chairman of Keren HaYesod.

Served as deputy chairman of the Reali School in Haifa and Swedish Consul of Haifa and North Israel for 25 years.


This NATHANSON family connects us straight back to the Frankist-Mason-Enlightened Bankers… To ‘Shmuel, Last ABD of Vilna’, and they also intermarried – a lot! – with the ORNSTEINS, mentioned above.


And now, we can also add ‘SIGMUND FREUD’ to the very, very long list of their sins.



Siyatta di shmeya, FREUD was also mentioned in that previous post about Hitler.

Here‘s the snippet:

[W]hen Hitler was a struggling artist in Vienna, he went about with a long beard and frock coat, causing people to mistake him for a Jew. 

This is documented in OSS (the forerunner of the CIA) psychiatric evaluations conducted during WWII.  He apparently went about in the Jewish community trying to sell his artwork. 

Among the purchasers of one painting was none other than Sigmund Freud, who is documented as having Sabbatian-Frankist connections, especially through his wife’s family. 

There is significant evidence that Freud’s entire theory of Psychoanalysis was based on Sabbatian concepts.  (If one thinks about it, Freud’s theories were what ultimately lead to this entire hedonistic homo/trans culture of today, which is literally bringing about a modern-day mabul. 

So there we have it, the spiritually destroyer and physical destroyer of humanity meet, both of them with Sabbatian-Frankist connections).


And you know who taught Hitler how to paint?

That would be ANOTHER Frankist by the name of EMMA LOWENSTAAM.

Here’s a snippet:

In 1984, the first report of the existence in the private collection of the great — grandson of the housekeeper artist Felix Ednhofer, an etching by Emma Loewenstamm called A Chess Game: Lenin with Hitler — Vienna 1909″.

Sometimes referred to as” Hitler playing chess with Lenin”), which, according to some art historians and historians, captures the scene of a chess match between two politicians, allegedly occurred in Vienna in 1909

Most art historians, however, date the etching to a later time and do not recognize the possibility of such a meeting in reality.

[Ed. note: because they don’t know what really was going on with these people….]

The etching attracted widespread media attention in October 2009, when it was auctioned at Mullock’s for 40,000 pounds (US $ 64,000).[27] under the title “A Chess Game: Lenin with Hitler-Vienna 1909″….

 In subsequent sales attempts, a dossier proving authorship was added to the etching, as well as evidence that Emma Lowenstamm gave painting lessons to Hitler. 

After lowering the starting price, the etching, dossier and chess pieces last appeared on April 19, 2011 in Mullock’s auction catalog (lots # 570 and 571), after which their fate is unknown.


I.E., the evidence got ‘disappeared’.

As usual.


That will do for now. As usual, lot and lots more to unpick here.

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