Young Israel Urges Jews Not To Walk Home Alone

My father, Rabbi Abraham Avrech z'l, a Jew with a gun, was particularly fond of my classic Yellow Boy rifle.

My father, Rabbi Abraham Avrech z’l, a proud Jew with a gun, was particularly fond of my 1866 Yellowboy Carbine.

In the wake of the Jew-hating shooting in Kansas, the National Council of Young Israel, an Orthodox network, is urging Jews, on the last days of Passover, not to walk home alone from synagogue.

With all due respect to Young Israel, that advice is just silly and only reinforces victimhood.

Do you honestly think that a Jew-hating murderer is going to be deterred by two or more unarmed Jews strolling to or from synagogue?

Hardly. In fact, the more unarmed Jews the better his chances of killing someone.

Seraphic Secret has a much better idea: Jews should exercise their Second Amendment rights.

Don’t be a defenseless target.

By the time the police arrive, their only job is to chalk white outlines in the street.

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From Somalia to Brandeis, The Road of Liberal Fascism


And if your son asks you in the future, saying, What are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, that the L-RD our G-d commanded you? You will say to your son, We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt; and the L-RD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. The L-RD gave signs and wonders, great and harmful, against Egypt, against Pharaoh, and against all his household, before our eyes: And he brought us out of there to bring us in, to give us the land that he promised our fathers.

—Deuteronomy 6:20-23

Tomorrow night the holiday of Passover begins.

Jews all over the world remember and reenact our bondage in Egypt. We celebrate G-d’s gift of freedom to the Jewish people. Tragically, too many Jews have inverted the meaning and practice of freedom. As George Orwell explained, the left believes that slavery is freedom, slavery to government and slavery to an evil ideology.

With the persecution of Brendan Eich of Mozilla for the thought-crime of supporting heterosexual marriage, to Brandeis University’s suppression of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s critique of totalitarian Islam, we are now, demonstrably, in the age of liberal fascism.

Here, the intolerant is not just tolerated but celebrated. In this world, the two-minutes of hate for the Jew Goldstein that was the daily bread of Orwell’s 1984, has been refined into a 24 hour cycle of hysterical news and social media where illiberal notions masquerade as freedom. This is an ideological zone where genuine advocates for women’s rights—Hirsi Ali and Phyllis Chesler to name but two—are demonized as Islamophobes, even as scar tissue hardens on the mutilated genitals of Muslim women. It is a world where those who are born Jewish worship at the alter of Ishtar, the postmodern democrat party.

The road from Somalia to Brandeis is an Islamist Cul-de-sac.

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In Memoriam: Mickey Rooney, 1920-2014

Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney in Love Finds Andy Hardy, 1938.

Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney in Love Finds Andy Hardy, 1938.

At five feet, two inches, he was the biggest star in the world.

Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr.) was probably the most talented star Hollywood ever produced. His astonishing career started in the silent era as a child actor. Rooney made the transition to sound with ease, and his career saw work in radio, television and Broadway. Rooney popularity reached a fever pitch in the late 1930s and 1940s. Rooney did it all. As Puck in Max Reinhardt’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935) the fifteen year-old Rooney dazzled with unrestrained energy. Of course, Rooney and Judy Garland  added to the American lexicon of optimism and generosity when they exclaimed, “Hey kids, lets put on a show!”

In Boys Town (1938) Rooney is a strutting, hard-shelled delinquent who ultimately reveals his vulnerabilities with choking sobs that are the template for the eternally mixed-up adolescent. Without Mickey Rooney there would have been no James Dean.

As Andy Hardy, Rooney, the small-town kid with a big heart would, at a strategic point in Act III, turn to his father, Judge Hardy (Lewis Stone)—a judge who was proud to judge others—and say: “Pop, can I talk to you, man-to-man?”

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Meet the Jewish-American Fascists of Brandeis

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Liberty’s Spirit has written an Open Letter to the Jewish-America Community: What Is Wrong With You?

This letter is wrenchingly on-target. In it, she decries the suicidal political correctness that animates the self-righteous Democrats who also happen to have been born Jewish.

No better example of this PC insanity can be found but at Brandeis University, an allegedly Jewish school—Yeshiva University is Jewish, Ner Yisroel is Jewish, Brandeis is a Democrat plantation—who have withdrawn an honorary degree offered to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, because she says uncomfortable truths about Islam. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a brilliant and articulate woman who was genitally mutilated by Muslims, who was persecuted by Muslims, and who lives under a permanent death threat by Muslims. Hirsi, the courageous author of  Infidel, was born and raised in an Islamic culture, and thus, presumably, knows something something about Islam.

But the spoiled Jewish brats at Brandeis know more about Islam than Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

They are also a bunch of progressive fascists.

Brandeis is not the problem. Brandeis is a symptom of everything that is wrong with an intellectually and spiritually bankrupt Jewish-American progressive movement.

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Homo Fascism and the Mozilla Moment


A few weeks ago, Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson was mugged by Homo Fascists and their media lapdogs for stating what has been a truth for every civilization since the beginning of time.

Last week, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned under pressure, also for supporting traditional marriage.

Eich, a Silicon Valley techie, invented JavaScript, and helped start Mozilla which makes the Firefox Web browser.

Eich donated $1,000 to support Prop 8, the 2008 ballot initiative that defined marriage as between a man and a woman. At no point in Eich’s career has he been accused of bias against homosexuals. In addition he stated that he would not change Mozilla’s policy of of providing the same health benefits to homosexual couples as to heterosexual couples.

Thus, Eich was purged by the fascist left for thought crimes.

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Remembering Legendary Costume Designer Helen Rose

Costume designer Helen Rose.

Costume designer Helen Rose.

Helen Rose was one of Hollywood’s most important costume designers.

Seraphic Secret has authored several posts about Rose.  In June 2010, we wrote about Rose’s not-so-nice Jewish boyfriend. If you have not read this post, you should. The identity reveal at the end will take your breath away.

In another post, with the help of genealogist Kathy Soto, we unravel Rose’s Jewish roots. We also chronicle an episode of costume craziness between Rose and Jane Fonda.

In April 2011, we wrote about the stunning wedding gown Helen Rose designed for Grace Kelly.

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Mother Of Five: ObamaCare Jeopardizing My Family’s Financial Future

Poster for a 1925 film with a title that, tragically, resonates.

Poster for a 1925 film with a title that, tragically, resonates.


Barack Obama and the Democrat party authored ObamaCare and rammed it down America’s throat by means devious and immoral. This byzantine legislation was made into law because, according to the Democrats, there were 40 million uninsured Americans.

In truth, the number of uninsured Americans was, um, flexible. Sometimes it was 30 million, at other times it was 50 million. Obama and his Praetorian Guard media just threw out whatever number was convenient at the moment.

Ignored is the fact that millions of Americans choose to be uninsured for a variety of reasons. Some are young, and it does not pay to purchase insurance. Some live off the grid, utterly self-reliant. And of course, there are the stupid, the mentally ill, the alcoholics and drug addicts, and the chronically clueless. Tragic creatures who cannot navigate life’s countless complexities. But the point of the floating number was always to give the impression that heartless insurance companies play a Hobbesian game in pursuit of evil profit.

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Obama Says ObamaCare is a Raging Success, So It Must Be True… Or Something


America has a problem.

The problem is that the President of the United States is a pathological liar who presides over a gangster government.

His “mission accomplished” speech yesterday left yours truly, speechless.

Seraphic Secret’s close friend, Kishke, left this comment on yesterday’s post:

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Covered California Sends Deaf Callers to Sex Hotline

Any excuse to post a photo of BB.

Any excuse to post a photo of BB.

This is the perfect ObamaCare story, a metaphor for the fetish Democrats have made of government and the bureaucratic state.

No doubt the hot line offers better value for your money than ObamaCare.

C’mon people, we desperately need some levity.

On the deadline to sign up for health coverage through Covered California, some hearing-impaired residents were sent to a chat line offering ‘hot ladies’ instead of an insurance navigator.

With the deadline looming, an Auburn man scrambled to sign up for Covered California.

A page on the site where users can calculate the cost of coverage lists an incorrect phone number as 1-888-899-4500. The number, which was correct on the Contact Us page, is similar, but just one digit off: 1-888-889-4500.

So what does the incorrect number go to? This is what greets callers instead of health insurance advice:

“Welcome to America’s hottest talk line. Ladies, to talk to interesting and exciting guys free, press one now. Guys, hot ladies are waiting to talk to you. Press two to connect free now,” the recording says.

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Obama Commends Abbas For, Get This, ‘Consistently Renouncing Violence’

Barack Obama with his new BFF, Holocaust Denier Mahmoud Abbas.

Barack Obama with his new BFF, Holocaust Denier Mahmoud Abbas.

Last week, before meeting with Holocaust denier Mahmoud Abbas, President Obama made this statement:

“I have to commend President Abbas,” Obama said alongside the Palestinian leader. “He has been somebody who has consistently renounced violence, has consistently sought a diplomatic and peaceful solution that allows for two states, side by side, in peace and security; a state that allows for the dignity and sovereignty of the Palestinian people and a state that allows for Israelis to feel secure and at peace with their neighbors.”

To make such a statement, Obama must be either ignorant, delusional, or a liar.

Just as Putin is taking Obama to the woodshed, Abbas is outflanking Obama at every point. Not surprising when you consider that both Putin and Abbas are Hobbesian bully boys, whereas Obama is, well, a community agitator.

My friend Rob Miller, over at Joshua Pundit, examines Obama’s jaw-dropping statement, and in the process exposes the bloodlust and Jew-hatred that animates not just Abbas, but the entire Palestinian culture, a murderous and barbaric cult.

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Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1960s: The Birds


Tippi Hedrin and Rod Taylor in The Birds.

Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor in The Birds.

We continue our survey of the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1960s.

For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1950s, click here.

For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940s, click here.

For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1930s click here.

For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1920s click here.

6. The Birds, 1963

It is a shame, but the behind-the scenes drama of the making of The Birds, specifically Hitchcock’s unforgivable abuse of Tippi Hedrin, has, in some circles, become the dominant narrative of this spellbinding, if often mysterious movie.

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California Democrat And Anti-Gun Fanatic Charged With, Um, Gun Running

State Senator Leland Yee (D-CA), an anti-gun anti-violent video game legislator was arrested on charges he trafficked in firearms and violated corruption laws.

State Senator Leland Yee (D-CA), an anti-gun anti-violent video game legislator was arrested on charges he trafficked in firearms and violated corruption laws.

Seraphic Secret is shocked, just shocked, that a prominent anti-gun Democrat has been indicted for running guns to gangsters and Islamic terrorists.

Actually, we’re not shocked at all.

The Democrats are cynical opportunists. They believe they are so righteous, so morally elevated, that anything done for their radical agenda is justified.

To normal and decent people, Yee is a liar, a criminal, and a hypocrite.

But to liberals, Yee is doing what has to be done — in the name of the politically correct ideology.

Think of it like this: Bill Clinton was and remains a popular figure to liberal (so-called) feminists in spite of the fact that he is a sexual predator who, as POTUS, lied under oath.

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Jew-Hatred For Evangelicals


Time and again, Seraphic Secret has noted that Christianity in America is uniquely free of the eliminationist Jew-hatred that animates Christianity in Europe.

But now, classical Jew-hatred is beginning to appear on the fringes of some Christian communities here in America. Naturally, these Jew-haters claim to be merely anti-Zionist. We’ve heard that lie before. It’s the public narrative used by the Arab Muslim world to camouflage their genocidal intentions.

Evangelical Jew-hatred, no matter how marginal at the moment, represents an existential danger to Jews and to decent and faithful Christians everywhere. Because if these creatures can demonize and persecute Jews in America, then there is no safe harbor in the Western world.

“For any self-respecting person, the endorsement of terror… at a Christian conference is obscene.” — Kay Wilson, tour guide attacked by Palestinian terrorists.

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Islam’s Bloody Mission


Islam’s mission, past and present, is to persecute, plunder, rape, enslave, and murder non-Muslims.

We hear lots of talk about moderate Muslims and how they deplore the blood lust of their radical brothers.

Unfortunately, the evidence for millions of kumbaya Muslims is slim. Common sense tells us that an army of moderate Muslims would turn against their violent coreligionists, damn them to hell, and take to the streets in processions of peace and decency.

This is a liberal delusion.

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After Shiva

Rabbi Abraham Avrech, z'l.

Rabbi Abraham Avrech, z’l.

Shiva is complete. I am now in a period called shloshim.

Emerging from shiva is something of a shock. For the seven days of mourning I neither watched TV news nor read newspapers. My daily TCM fix was terminated. And politics was a blessedly distant shore. Not talking about things Obama is a huge relief.

My time on the computer was limited to e-mail. Instead, I was surrounded by friends and relatives. I talked about my father’s full and varied life, and his remarkable accomplishments.

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In Memoriam: Rabbi Abraham Avrech June 4, 1919 — March 15, 2014

My beloved father, Rabbi Avraham Avrech, passed away on Saturday, Shabbat. He was 94 years old.

My father, Rabbi Abraham Avrech. This photo was taken when he was a student in Yeshiva University. Soon afterwards, he joined the Army as a Chaplain and served in the rainbow Division in World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam.

My father, Rabbi Abraham Avrech. This photo was taken when he was a student in Yeshiva University. Soon afterwards, he joined the Army as a Chaplain and served in the Rainbow Division.

The funeral is tomorrow morning.

I will be sitting shiva for seven days.

Seraphic Secret will be on hiatus until my shiva ends.

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A Duck Dynasty Purim!

The 2014 Purim celebration begins on Saturday night March 15 and continues through the 16th.

On the holiday of Purim, Jews listen to a reading of Megillat Esther, send gifts of food to friends and neighbors, donate to the poor, attend a festive meal where we make a l’chaim—“Genocide averted, let’s eat!”—and frequently wear witty costumes.

Those good men of Ducky Dynasty have joined Seraphic Secret in this year’s Purim celebration.


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Purim: The Non-Progressive Jewish Holiday

“The Banquet of Esther and Ahasuerus” by Jan Victors, 1640s.

“The Banquet of Esther and Ahasuerus” by Jan Victors, 1640s.

Today is the Fast of Purim which commemorates Esther’s three days of fasting in preparation for her meeting with King Ahasuerus.

It’s an old ( 5th century B.C.E.) but agnonizingly familiar story: An intolerant Jew-hater named Haman hatches a plan to annihilate the Jewish people in the ancient kingdom of Persia.

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Gangster Government: Convicted Al Qaeda Spy Weiss Rasool Works for IRS


This is perfect.

A convicted IslamoNazi is working for the IRS.

At first, Seraphic Secret was surprised, even baffled, at this startling news. But then we got over our naiveté. After all, Obama & Co. actively support the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. They forget, or perhaps do not wish to recall, that the MB is the same group of genocide-yearning IslamoNazis who assassinated Anwar Sadat and have vowed to do the same to any Arab Muslim who tries to make peace with Israel.

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But They’re Only Cartoons — IslamoNazi Jew-Hatred


In the Arab Muslim world, the evil Jew/Zionist is the scapegoat upon which all the ills of society are heaped.

Arab Muslim propagandists claim that they don’t hate Jews; they are just criticizing Zionism. But of course, this is a lie designed to deflect attention from the Jew-hatred that is their mother’s milk.

And of course, Obama & Co are enabling this Jew-hatred.

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