02 March 2021

Guest Post: Purim: Reverse Inheritance

 18 Adar 5781

This article has special resonance for me. Even though Purim is now over for everyone, I still smell it in the air. Reversal is always possible for our children, our ancestors and, of course, ourselves...
Thank you, Rabbi Mansour! - HDG

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For my father's yom neshama/yahrzeit, which falls on Shabbat Parashath Ki Thisa, 22 Adar, this year: Lazer Wolf ben Tzvi Hirsh and Lillian (sorry, I don't know what her Hebrew name is). 

And yes, really, Lazer Wolf.  😒

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by Rabbi Eli J. Mansour | I found this here

Tradition teaches that Mordechai was a descendant of King Shaul, who lived centuries earlier and was the first king of Beneh Yisrael. As we read in the Book of Shemuel I (15), King Shaul had the kingship taken from him and his family because he disobeyed G-d’s command with regard to the nation of Amalek. The prophet, Shemuel, conveyed to Shaul G-d’s command that he lead a battle against the evil nation of Amalek, leaving no member of Amalek alive. Shaul mobilized an army and went out to war, but, violating the prophet’s instructions, the soldiers brought back Amalek’s cattle as spoils of war, and they also brought back the king of Amalek, Aggag, as a captive of war. For disobeying G-d’s command, Shaul forfeited the right to the kingship, and it was transferred to David.

Rav Moshe Alshich (1508-1593) comments that Mordechai, Shaul’s descendant, achieved a "Tikkun" ("rectification") of his ancestor’s mistake by leading the Jews to victory over Aggag’s descendant – Haman, and his followers. By waging this battle, and killing the Jews’ foes, Mordechai rectified the mistake made by Shaul. This explains why, as the Megilla emphasizes on several occasions, the Jews did not take any spoils after defeating their enemies – "U’ba’biza Lo Shalehu Et Yadam." As this battle served to correct the mistake made by Shaul, they abstained from the spoils – to atone for Beneh Yisrael’s having taken spoils after their battle against Amalek led by King Shaul. Indeed, the first letters of the words "U’ba’biza Lo Shalehu Et" are the letters that form the name "Shaul," alluding to the fact that it was because of Shaul that the Jews abstained from the spoils.

This is also the reason why Mordechai was appointed second-in-command of the Persian Empire after Haman’s downfall. Shaul forfeited rights to the kingship for failing to eradicate Amalek, and so once Mordechai rectified this mistake, royalty could now return to Shaul’s family.

After the sin of the golden calf, in response to Moshe’s pleas on behalf of Beneh Yisrael, G-d pronounced what is known as the "thirteen attributes of mercy." In this context, G-d said also that He is "Poked Avon Abot Al Banim Ve’al Beneh Banim" – that G-d remembers a person’s sins for future generations, with regard to his descendants. At first glance, this hardly sounds like an attribute of mercy. How is it merciful that G-d punishes people for their ancestors’ sins? The explanation is that G-d allows us the opportunity to have our sins atoned through the good deeds performed by our descendants. When a person leaves this world, it appears as though he no longer has any possibility of atoning for the wrongs he had committed during his lifetime. But this is not true. G-d, in His infinite mercy, allows these sins to be rectified through the Misvot performed by the deceased’s children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and all future generations. This is, indeed, a remarkable attribute of kindness.

We might call this process "reverse inheritance." Normally, we think of a deceased parent as bequeathing assets to his offspring. But in truth, the offspring also "bequeath" to the deceased. The Misvot they perform are "deposited" into the deceased’s heavenly "account," enabling him to avoid punishment and earn reward, even many years after he departed from this world.

By working to raise our children along the path of Torah and Misvot, we prepare them and all their future offspring for a life of religious devotion, and also lay the groundwork for our own "Tikkun," our own atonement, for all eternity.

Guest Post: The Secret, Secret Story of Stalin’s Purim Death

 18 Adar 5781 — while the fragrance of Purim Meshulash still lingers in Yerushalayim🌹🌸🌺🎉 -HDG

 

by Efraim Palvanov, Mayim Achronim | first published here; includes pictures!

 – לעילוי נשמת אמנון בן אסתר –

 On the night of March 1st, 1953, when Jews around the world had just finished celebrating Purim, attendants of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin found him laying semi-conscious on the floor of his bedroom. He was sick and hemorrhaging blood for the next several days until finally dying on the 5th of March. His death was announced to the public the following day. While most Jews around the world were probably jubilant at the news, little could they know of the incredible events—both political and spiritual—which were transpiring in the fateful days before.

A couple of months earlier, on the 9th of January, state-owned mouthpiece Pravda published a propaganda article about a “Doctor’s Plot” to secretly poison top Soviet leaders, including Stalin. Six of the named doctors were Jewish, and the others were supposedly Jewish-Zionist sympathizers, working together with American spies to destroy the Soviet Union. The article said:

The majority of the participants of the terrorist group… recruited by a branch-office of American intelligence, the international Jewish bourgeois-nationalist organization called “Joint”. The filthy face of this Zionist spy organization, covering up their vicious actions under the mask of charity, is now completely revealed…
Not surprisingly, a huge wave of anti-Semitism spread across the Soviet Union. Stalin used this as a pretext to order the construction of four new concentration camps in Kazakhstan and Siberia, arguing that he will gather Soviet Jews there, “for their own protection”, to save them from angry Russian mobs. Stalin’s real intent was to finish what Hitler had started. Records suggest that the deportations were set to begin on March 6th, 1953—ironically, the same day his death was announced. After his death, Stalin’s successors quickly absolved the doctors of any wrongdoing and buried the Doctors’ Plot for good. Stalin’s impending holocaust was scrapped. Millions of Jews across the Soviet Union (my family included), were saved—a Purim miracle. But there is much, much more to the story.

The Rebbe’s Farbrengen

Back in New York City, on March 1st, 1953, the Lubavitcher Rebbe was starting a motzei-Purim farbrengen. In his discourse, the Rebbe recounted how when the czar was deposed in 1917, the Rebbe Rashab (Sholom Dov Ber, the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, 1860-1920) urged his followers to go vote. After voting, one simple Hasid saw some Russians shouting hoora! and joined in as well, thinking they meant hu-ra (הוא רע), “he is evil!”—happy that the evil, anti-Semitic czars that had caused the Jews so much anguish were finally gone. Bizarrely, the Rebbe (the seventh one, that is) started to shout hu-ra, too, and repeated the same story three separate times, each concluding with more hu-ra’s. No one in the room understood what was going on. They assumed the Rebbe had done a spiritual rectification of some sort.

Nothing more was said of the Rebbe’s strange actions until March 6th, when Stalin’s death was announced. Turns out, at the same time that the Rebbe was making his hu-ra’s—while recounting the fall of an old anti-Semitic Russian dictator—the contemporary anti-Semitic Russian dictator, Stalin, had collapsed in his room and was writhing in pain. It was only then that the Hasidim that were with the Rebbe on the night of March 1st began to piece together what had happened. Did the Rebbe put an end to Stalin? Well, not directly; the Rebbe was no assassin! (Not even a spiritual one.) So, what was really going on that night of March 1st?

Stalin’s Purim Feast

While Jews around the world were enjoying their Purim feast, Stalin was getting together for a feast of his own back in Moscow. As recounted in Stalin’s Last Crime (written by Russian historian Vladimir Naumov and Yale professor Jonathan Brent), in his last dinner Stalin was accompanied by secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria, Georgi Malenkov, Nikita Khrushchev (his soon-to-be successor) and Nikolai Bulganin. Appropriately (being Purim and all), the five got drunk, and many scholars believe that Beria slipped Stalin a poison. Despite being discovered later that night, investigations showed that no doctor was called in until the following day. High-ranking Soviet diplomat Vyacheslav Molotov (1890-1986, of “Molotov cocktail” fame) would recall in his memoirs that Beria boasted about how he managed to terminate Stalin: “I did him in! I saved all of you!” Altogether, the evidence is very strong that Stalin’s own inner circle killed him. Why?

For Stalin, the Doctor’s Plot was only the start of something much bigger. As we saw from the Pravda article above, Stalin had tied the doctors to American agents in Moscow. His plans were to accuse the US of plotting to nuke Moscow, and he supposedly had proof from a spy captured and interrogated in 1951. Stalin was gearing up to spark World War III (and possibly drawing up plans for an attack on American soil). His inner circle knew that he had absolutely lost it. And Stalin knew that they did not support him anymore, so he planned another purge of the Communist Party to eliminate dissenters. This was confirmed in the 1956 “Secret Speech” given by Khrushchev, who said:

It is not excluded that had Stalin remained at the helm for another several months, Comrades Molotov and Mikoyan would probably have not delivered any speeches at this congress. Stalin evidently had plans to finish off the old members of the political bureau. He often stated that political bureau members should be replaced by new ones… We can assume that this was also a design for the future annihilation of the old political bureau members and in this way a cover for all shameful acts of Stalin, acts which we are now considering.

This is why Beria had boasted that he had saved his comrades. Khrushchev and the others were in on it. They got rid of Stalin just in time to avoid another Jewish holocaust, to save their own skin, and to prevent World War III. What they did was incredibly risky, and no doubt needed help from Above. The Rebbe must have sensed something going on in the Heavens, and perhaps really did play some spiritual role in the plan’s success.

Indeed, it was a great miracle that the plan succeeded. That it happened on Purim specifically is certainly no coincidence. After all, Purim is all about how the Jews avoided a holocaust in the nick of time: “…on the very day when the enemies of the Jews sought to dominate them, v’nahafokh hu”—everything was turned upside down and the Jews were saved instead. On the very day Stalin planned to start deporting Jews, his death was announced instead.

 And Purim is about the defeat of Amalek which, like Communism, is that atheistic force in the universe seeking to undermine Godliness at every opportunity. The Communists tried so hard to expunge religion that they even attempted to change their calendar to a five-day week so that there could be no commemoration of the Sabbath! Thankfully, the Soviet Union collapsed in 1989, right at the moment when the Messianic Age was set to begin according to ancient prophecy (as explained here). However, Communism is not quite dead, and the forces of Amalek continue to rear their ugly heads around the world today. And so, we continue to read Parashat Zachor each year before Purim, as we will this Shabbat, to remind ourselves that there is yet work to be done until we can celebrate Amalek’s final defeat. May we merit to see it soon.

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Amen! Now, that's the way!

 

Moshe's Shiny Face and The Mishkan — A Model of the Universe

 18 Adar 5781


 

 
Moshe's Shiny Face
by Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher | first published here
 
 
The Torah states, in Shemot 34:30, “Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moshe and WOW! The skin of his face had become radiant and shiny, and they were afraid to approach him.”
 
When Moshe came down from Har Sinai after his final 40-day stay in Heaven, he brought the second Luchot with him. His face had a holy, supernatural shine to it. Rashi says that this was the result of Hashem’s divine hand which had protected Moshe when Hashem showed him a glimpse of His glory as stated in Shemot 33:22.
 
Or Hachayim quotes another source for this radiant shine on Moshe’s face. The Midrash Shemot Rabba 47 says that when Moshe completed the writing of the Torah, a bit of ink remained in his pen, which Moshe smeared on his forehead, and this resulted in his unique radiance. Why was there a drop of ink left over?
 
Or Hachayim says that it was due to Moshe’s outstanding humility. When he was commanded by G-d to write the words “Moshe was exceedingly humble, more than any person on the face of the earth” (Bamidbar 12:3), he could not bring himself to write the word עינו (humble), with it’s proper spelling, and therefore spelled the word ענו without the yud. It was from this extra drop of ink from the missing yud that Moshe merited the radiant shine on his face.
 
Rav Pam would always say that true greatness in Torah goes hand in hand with true humility. Thus, because Moshe was the greatest ענו therefore he was also the greatest in Torah knowledge.
 

 

21 February 2021

The Rabbi's Back! Yeah, yeah! A Purim Special + VIDEO and tonight's worldwide prayer for the revelation of Mashiah

9 Adar 5781 - pray for the revelation of Mashiah tonight with World Jewry! See below.

 

 


Where is G-d in Megilat Esther?
by Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher | first posted here
...and an invitation to pray with World Jewry for the revelation of Mashiah tonight! See below!
The Rambam states in Hilchos Megilah, Chapter 2, Halacha 18, that all books of the Prophets and all of the Holy Writings will be cancelled in the Messianic Era except for Megilat Esther, which will exist forever like the Torah and the Talmud.
 
What’s even stranger is that Esther is the only book in TANACH without G-d’s name in it. Why is the only book in Holy Scripture (Ketuvim) so unique that it will be preserved for eternity even though it does not contain G-d’s name?
 
The answers are found in Megilat Esther 3:9, Haman says to Ahahuerus regarding the Jews: "If it please the king, let it be written that they be destroyed." The Midrash (Esther Rabba 7:13) adds: "Ahashuerus replied: 'You cannot prevail against them, since their G-d will not entirely forsake them. See what He did to the kings who preceded us and who laid hands upon them…Whoever comes against them to destroy them…is wiped out.'"
 
When Haman persisted, Ahashuerus said to him: "since you are so insistent, let us consult the wise men and the magicians." He thereupon convened all the wise men of the nations and asked them: "Is it your desire that we destroy the Jewish Nation?" They replied that it is too dangerous because G-d protects His children, the people of Israel; look what happened to Pharaoh and Sennacherib.
 
Haman then told them that G-d is now old and cannot do anything, since Nebuchadnezzar has already destroyed His city and burned His Holy Temple and exiled Israel and scattered them among the nations. They then came around to his opinion and agreed to destroy Israel, and they wrote letters and signed them for the Final Solution.
 
"There is nothing new under the sun" (Kohelet 1:9). This Midrash could have been written today. All we need to do is substitute Abu Mamzer and Hamas or Ayatola Kahmeni of Iran for Haman, and the UN for "all the wise men of the nations."
 
It should be noted that "the wise men of the nations" do not tell Ahashuerus not to destroy the Jews because it is immoral, only because it is too dangerous. When Haman tells them that the Jewish G-d is weak and unable to protect the Jews, they immediately agree to kill all of the Jews.
 
Perhaps the UN as a body does not want to destroy the State of Israel, but there is no question that many of its members want to harm the State of Israel if they think they can get away with it.
 
Like Haman and Hitler, Arab terrorists have been trying to destroy Israel even before there was a Jewish State in 1948. Who remembers the Hebron pogrom of 1929? An Arab mob, incited by Mufti Haj Amin El-Husseini, massacred Jewish men, women and children by hacking them to death. This was way before any "occupied territories" that Arabs use to justify their terror against us. With the help of G-d, we have built a vibrant and flourishing Jewish State which is a shining beacon of democracy in the turmoil of the murderous civil wars in the Middle East.
 
Israel is an oasis of goodness and light surrounded by a sea of savages and darkness. We shall persevere despite all of our enemies' intention to destroy us because "the Guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps" (Tehillim 121:4).
 
Why will Megilat Esther be read for all eternity? This is because the Megilah, more than any other book of TANACH, describes the miraculous story of the survival of G-d's Eternal People against all odds.
 
Thus, the Megilah is the only book in TANACH that does not contain G-d's Name. This is because G-d's hand is seen in every twist and turn of the story, demonstrating G-d's Providence in all aspects of life. The entire story of Megilat Esther is in fact all about G-d's Name!
 

 
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Don't miss tonight's prayer with Jews all around the world! 18:00 tonight in Israel
17:00 Paris | 11AM US Eastern | 10AM US Central | 8AM Los Angeles | 22 FEB 2021 03:00 Australia
The prayer is the same on the two pictures below. Choose the one you can read better (Hebrew is on the second one).
 
 
I'm not promising that all the world's Jews will be there. Your presence counts, and that of your loved ones!

17 February 2021

More about Dr. Zelenko's protocol, from the doctor himself

light of 6 Adar 5781


Basically, I'm writing this post so that I, and those who share my concern with ever getting out of what I'm calling

 the "death-as-an-alternate-lifestyle" paradigm

(after a dream I had some 40 years ago, during the age of, and related to, HIV...) that the world has been stuck in, can get our minds free, to whatever extent we can, to focus on the future with HQB"H openly ruling the universe, beginning with geula shlemah and the revelation of Mashiah.

Near the top of the list is the need to assure ourselves that we're doing all we can to keep ourselves healthy without driving ourselves crazy. (At the top are derekh eretz, tefillah, teshuvah, tzedakah; and I could digress a lot with these.)

What that largely means, at least for me, is staying on a modification of the Zelenko Protocol on a prophylactic basis (meaning, to prevent me from getting sick). 

I don't know about you, but I don't want to go through the "cattle chute" of having no alternatives to a new, not-fully-tested vaccine to protect myself from Covid-19, particularly when there are safe and effective, proven alternatives such as the one in this post.

Fortunately, Dr. Z has come up with a list of suggested alternative items for the medicines HCQ and azithromycin, in case they're unavailable (whether by law set up just for the coronavirus crisis, or just plain unavailable) or our physicians won't prescribe them. His original protocol was not for prophylaxis, but for early outpatient treatment within 5 days of testing positive on a PCR test.

So far, the prophylaxis is working just fine for me, b"H.

Here is the prophylaxis protocol, stratified by age and risk level.

 I am considered high risk by any measure, and yet, by keeping to that level of the protocol, be"H, I'm managing to keep from catching "the virus" and keep my comorbidities under control (the alternative protocol, using available supplements, works well with my usual medication too). I am a firm believer in the maxim:

G-d has given the cure before the disease.

The point of all this is to keep us from getting the virus; but if we should have reason to be tested positive, to keep us out of the hospital while we recover.

This has meant a quercetin pill and a mug of green tea (for the EGCG - he prefers that we take a pill with that, but I haven't found one and it sounds expensive!), plus a zinc pill in the morning. I recently found out that by taking a gram of vitamin C with the above and not putting it off until afternoon (I use powdered ascorbic acid in a glass of sugar-free juice diluted with water), I can enhance the effectiveness of all the rest. I take extra C as needed (not nearly as much or as often as I was before I started using the protocol).

The zinc is the most important part. The other components help it do its job.

I take the green tea and quercetin together in the hope that this will create a synergistic effect (that both will work better together than they would if taken separately during the day) They are both zinc ionophores (transporting ions across cell membranes; in this case, escorting zinc into the lungs - more at Merriam Webster). 

(For this article I read that there are warnings about quercetin for pregnant women; so I looked up side effects that may come from that supplement. It looks to me as though that issue hasn't been examined; so, you might want to bring questions to your most qualified medical professional.)

Hydroxychloroquine is also a zinc ionophore, and it does even more than that.
(A list of additional benefits, possibly incomplete, is in this article. Also, you'll find out how early treatment prevents the 'long haul' side effects that often follow a bout with covid-19. You may want to search the page using the bolded terms above, or else scroll down, for them.)

 Avi Abelow has interviewed Dr. Zelenko twice during the ongoing coronavirus crisis so far: in April 2020 (8.5 minutes) and again in February 2021 (2 hours). In the second interview, the good doctor answers a ton of questions, some of them very pointed and harsh, concerning his protocol, his methodology, his current improvements and alternatives over the original protocol.

For more information, go to Dr. Zelenko's website, and may G-d bless you and keep you well!

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I don't want to forget to mention that Israel is testing other wonder drugs for more severe cases of Covid-19. As I understand it, one of these drugs is going to be tested in Greece per a recent agreement. Watch this video!

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 A reminder for all of us: Paying a lot of attention to our situation could make us miss important clues to our impending geula. Purim seems to be a great time for our final redemption to occur.

I want to find an adult-sized rabbit costume. In America, the symbolism would be equivalent to that of a guinea pig.

Meanwhile, take a look at how much the number 3 is involved this year, and its importance regarding G-d's plan for us and the world! 

Adar: The Triple Purim in the Year of 3...and more





26 January 2021

COVID-19: Safe and effective outpatient treatments make progress!

 13 Shevat 5781

(Source)


When it comes to COVID-19, we all need to put our relationship with G-d first and foremost. Tefillah & hitbodedut, teshuvah, & tzedakah are all year round, not just in Tishrei and not just because we may not be one of those who is praying with, or in, a minyan right now.  Next comes the hishtadlut, the doing part, which is this article's focus.

Some recent developments on safe and effective treatments for COVID-19 have not made the news in any "safe and effective" way. Meaning, people who don't know about them will not be able to avail themselves or their loved ones of them, in time for safety and effectiveness, in time of need (may it not be needed). 

There may be more than what I found for this article, but I couldn't find them on the internet as of this writing. I hope to get some of it out there today. Both medical personnel and potential patients need to know!

I'm still one of the latter. Only potentially, thank G-d! And I AM NOT A DOCTOR. None of what I've written here is meant to be taken as medical advice, only food for thought. Thank you in advance for reading!

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Dr. Vladimir Zev Zelenko now has a PEER-REVIEWED paper about his protocol. 

 COVID-19 outpatients: early risk-stratified treatment with zinc plus low-dose hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin: a retrospective case series study (December 2020, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents)

 

His protocol, both for treatment and prophylaxis, updated and including many alternatives, including nutritional supplements, to the basic medications of the protocol, can be found in many languages here.

It was rejected at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis in early 2020 because the people who found it wanting did one thing wrong (actually 3 things wrong in one) in their scientific pursuit of an answer:

They failed to REPLICATE the experiment.

 — er, protocol (which includes the methodology — how it was done, where, materials used, etc.); performed their own study in hospital, disregarding positive results using the key components of an early-treatment, outpatient-based methodology; and assigned blame for the bad results on Dr. Zelenko all over worldwide media. 

An explanation of the role of replication in research follows.

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Replicating an experiment is an integral part of research projects. 

 ...In discussing these terms, it is important to distinguish between research projects and research programs. Projects refers to singular research efforts, such as individual experiments or a set of experiments, that are designed to answer a specific hypothesis and that are funded by a research grant or reported in a journal article. Programs, on the other hand, refers to a much larger constellation of research funded by an institute or performed by an investigator over a period of time. Replication is an integral part of research projects; duplication and complementarity are related to both projects and programs. The committee employed the following definitions for replication, duplication, and complementarity: 

  • Replication represents the deliberate or conscious repetition of research efforts, intended to confirm or extend previously or simultaneously obtained, but still uncertain, findings.

  • Duplication represents inadvertent, unconscious, or, more rarely, deliberate repetition of research efforts, thus not serving a need to confirm or otherwise verify conclusions from previous research undertakings.

  • Complementarity represents efforts involving independent approaches or overall strategies to confirm, overturn, or extend particular research findings.

Research and Service Programs in the PHS: Challenges in Organization (The National Academies Press, 1991), Chapter 8: Duplication, Replication and Complementarity

 (emphases mine, including font size alterations and bolding - HDG)

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A young mother in my neighborhood started a Change.org petition to demand that Israeli doctors be allowed to prescribe the ZELENKO PROTOCOL right after a COVID-19 diagnosis.

https://www.change.org/p/professor-nachman-ash-let-israeli-doctors-prescribe-the-zelenko-protocol-right-after-diagnosis

PLEASE SIGN and PASS ALONG if you care about having more COVID-19 treatment options!!!

And, those who can effectively translate it to Hebrew, Yiddish, Amharic, Russian, Arabic, French, Spanish and other languages Israelis speak, please do. It just isn't right that English-speaking Israelis be the only ones to benefit! 

(And, I don't want to risk getting this part wrong in the languages I think I could do myself in my enthusiasm to get the message out.) 

Other nations can, and should, use tools like this to demand better treatments for their people. The "vaccine or lockdown" choice paradigm is unacceptable!

Other options for consideration, both outpatient and hospital-based: A-7: Has a drug been found for coronavirus? | Under development: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: International team of scientists identifies new treatment for COVID-19 that appears to be far more effective than drugs in use now | Math+ Protocol and Translations |

In the interest of balance, here's Australia's hydroxychloroquine prescription rules for COVID-19

It should be noted that Dr. Zelenko emphasized low-dose hydroxychloroquine (which means there must be at least one high-dose version) and added alternatives on the page linked to above in order to address some of the issues expressed there. 

 Thank you, Devorah.

Food for thought: The Hill: Why home treatment of COVID-19 with several drugs is crucial, by Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH

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I have a question for current and future researchers: 

If we use these, and other treatments we find along the way, effectively after diagnosis, will there be antibodies in the blood, and will the immune system components our bodies possess be able to identify the virus and its variants and deal with them?

Right now, it seems only G-d knows. Can we bring this down to earth, please?

 

19 January 2021

Does the road to Mashiah go through today's Pharaoh?

Waw (6) b'Sh'vat 5781


Later this year, it seems, after the requisite number of people get vaccinated for Covid-19, it is promised that the Israeli economy will be freely opened up. 

However, it is apparent that it won't open up in the normal manner that we were living "Before Corona." We won't be able to take our masks off and ignore keeping our physical distance even if the vaccinated have had both shots of vaccine and all the required time has passed. Vaccinated people with "green passports" will be allowed to ignore lockdown rules over a definite period (last I heard it was six (6) months).

This gate to our "freedom" is still in the planning stage at this writing. Here is how it looks to the crew at InfoWars (15 January).

 And if you think the above is a conspiracy theory because of the above source, it was also written about even before that was published, in the Jerusalem Post (11 January), and Ynet (4 January). Compare the InfoWars page with these. Read carefully. How much substantial difference do you see among them?

There is even a debate as to whether the vaccination program here is legal. If it's declared illegal, then the gate to our freedom above is moot. As in: gone. The unvaccinated will have rights to be as free as the rest of the country. Will they have to mask and distance themselves from others? I don't know. But it is still a debate whether the experiment will be declared illegal.

Anyway, I don't see how, if the vaccine really protects against covid, the unvaccinated are a threat to the vaccinated. As of now the threat seems to be the other way around: two weeks after the first shot, and one after the second. At least. 

If your spouse got the vaccine, and you didn't, should you move into another room in the house until those periods are over?

The problem is that we, the prospective guinea pigs, don't know. Pfizer and Moderna (and other pharmaceutical companies working on this — but these are the predominant ones) do know. They say that the vaccines are not guaranteed to protect against receiving or transmitting the disease. That's only one reason why this is an E.X.P.E.R.I.M.E.N.T. on a large population of human beings. 

These Emergency Use Authorizations are from the FDA regarding the Pfizer (last revised Dec 2020 | Moderna (last revised Dec 2020) vaccines. Both include the following language: 

The (vaccine name) vaccine is still being studied in clinical trials.

These words tell me that we, the nation of Israel, are being experimented on (not to mention the entire world; but we seem to be on the fast track by comparison.). I don't see the difference between participating with a small group of selected individuals and being part of a national clinical trial. Except for one thing: Informed consent, both national and personal. Are people aware that this is an experiment? I suspect this is the long-term part of it.

There should be no penalty for refusal under these circumstances, just as with a normal experiment. 

But there will be, if all goes as planned, without pushback.

If all the things we are going through — self- or forced isolation, lockdowns, masking, social distancing and more — are to have meaning and are to be a response to a genuine crisis, then the resulting resolution of the problem should be going truly "back to normal." The "green passport" resolution is no such thing; otherwise, we would have done this for "the flu" (influenza) all along. It is an introduction to control over the population that Pharaoh would have given anything to have, back in his day.

But, then again, a new normal is coming about that has nothing to do with the worldwide coronavirus crisis.

Is Rav Alon Anava correct, that the NWO must rule for nine months before Mashiah is revealed? Here's where the Rav lays out his learning and reasoning.




Ugh! What can we Israelis do until then? Well, we can cry out to G-d, we can do teshuva and we can protest; at least we can say we tried; and perhaps H' will deliver us earlier than the nine months of the video; then the rest of the world can be delivered as well. 

Here's a petition we can sign (I already did. It's in Hebrew. Other countries can mount their own petitions if they haven't already done so.)  Drove.com

One thing is for certain: The only One who deserves all of mankind to be His slaves...is HaQadosh Baruch Hu, the Creator and Master of the Universe. Even Mashiah will bow down to Him.

As for our modern-day Pharaoh, I have no idea who he might be, but I think many of us can name some people who work for him. And as in the days of ancient Egypt, he doesn't operate out of Israel, even though some of his servants might.


Many thanks to my friends whose sources contributed to this post: ITT, EA, TD and SG.