Ba-Ba Biblical Sheep

Gil and Jenna Lewinsky feed the sheep at their farm in Abbotsford, Vancouver, Canada, in this undated photo from 2016. (courtesy Mustard Seed Imaging)

Gil and Jenna Lewinsky feed the sheep at their farm in Abbotsford, Vancouver, Canada, in this undated photo from 2016. (courtesy Mustard Seed Imaging)

The sheep have landed. After three years of high-level negotiations between the Israeli and Canadian governments, 119 heritage sheep, which trace their lineage back 5,000 years to the Middle East, began arriving in Israel on November 30. It is the first time that the breed, called Jacob’s sheep, has been represented in Israel since biblical times.

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Keith Ellison AKA Keith E. Hakim, AKA Keith X. Ellison, AKA Keith Muhammed

Keith Ellison, Islamic radical, may head the Democrat Party.

Keith Ellison, Islamic radical, may head the Democrat Party.

In defeat, the ungracious Democrat Party is doubling down on the hateful rhetoric which helped propel it’s fall from power. Because Democrats cannot argue policy—their policies fail wherever they are engineered—they default to the charge that Republicans are racist.

In truth, as Seraphic Secret has argued for years, the Republican Party is a color blind meritocracy. It is the Democrats who are obsessed by race. They actually believe that the color of a man’s skin is who he is. Not since the Nuremberg Laws has a political party sliced and diced the electorate into ever smaller racial categories in order to gain and hold power.

When it comes to Jew-Hatred, which outpaces all other hatred by multiples of hundreds, it is the Democrat Party that has made itself into a safe haven for this the most ancient and most virulent of hatreds. Barack Obama spent twenty years in a church and with a pastor who was openly anti-Semitic. Obama’s hostility to Israel has been a centerpiece of his regime.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“I have gone through such a time, and more, and survived. I traveled in a world that once was—Hollywood of the war and immediate postwar years. And I existed in a world that never is—the prison of the mind. If what I have learned from these experiences can be summed up in one sentence, it would be this: life is not a movie. But I do not make that point in a sad or regretful way. I can only wonder, if my life had been a movie, would a director have cast Gene Tierney to play the part? The bitter with the sweet makes for a better part.” —Gene Tierney

“I have gone through such a time, and more, and survived. I traveled in a world that once was—Hollywood of the war and immediate postwar years. And I existed in a world that never is—the prison of the mind. If what I have learned from these experiences can be summed up in one sentence, it would be this: life is not a movie. But I do not make that point in a sad or regretful way. I can only wonder, if my life had been a movie, would a director have cast Gene Tierney to play the part? The bitter with the sweet makes for a better part.”
—Gene Tierney

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Drama Queens and Faux Fear on the Left

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Endlessly and tediously we hear about the fear that grips the Hillary dead-enders. They are afraid, they announce, that Donald Trump is a fascist demagogue.

Which is quite weird because these are the same people who are grief-stricken over the death of fascist demagogue Fidel Castro.

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The Coming Islamist Fire

Israel set ablaze by IslamoNazis.

Israel set ablaze by IslamoNazis.

Yesterday, IslamoNazi Abdul Razak Ali Artan plowed his gray Honda into a crowd of innocent people on the campus of Ohio State University. Somali-born Artan then got out of his car and attacked people with a butcher knife. In about one minute, the Somali born terrorist was shot and killed by campus police officer Alan Horujko.

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The Coming Impeach Trump Movement

 

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The emotions from the left over Trump’s victory has turned from shock, to grief, to fury, to denial. They will never reach acceptance.

A kind of mass delusion has taken hold of the American left as the reality of the election has sunk in.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Philippe Halsman Sharon Tate, 1966 “Sharon is too nice. She doesn’t believe in her beauty. Once when I was very poor in Poland, I had got some beautiful shoes, and I immediately became ashamed of them. All my friends had plain, ordinary shoes, and I was embarrassed to walk in front of them. That’s how Sharon feels about her beauty. She’s as embarrassed by it.” —Roman Polanski

Sharon Tate by Philippe Halsman, 1966
“Sharon is too nice. She doesn’t believe in her beauty. Once when I was very poor in Poland, I had got some beautiful shoes, and I immediately became ashamed of them. All my friends had plain, ordinary shoes, and I was embarrassed to walk in front of them. That’s how Sharon feels about her beauty. She’s as embarrassed by it.”
—Roman Polanski

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Thanksgiving 2016: The Children of the Children of Israel

Studio photographers shot millions of still photos of their actors, often with holiday themes. This is the one of the few religiously inclined Thanksgiving stills I have come across. The actress is Barbara Kent, a minor star in the silent ear best known for starring opposite Harold Lloyd in “Welcome Danger” 1929. But her very best role was in a little known but quite wonderful silent film “Lonesome,” 1928.

Studio photographers shot millions of stills of contract actors, often with holiday themes. This is a charming Thanksgiving  photo. The actress is Barbara Kent, (b. Barbara Cloutman, 1907- 2011) a popular star in the silent era best known for twice starring opposite Harold Lloyd, “Welcome Danger” (1929), and then “Feet First,” (1930). But her very best role was in a little known but quite wonderful silent film “Lonesome,” (1928). Seraphic Secret wrote a memoriam for this lovely actress when she passed away. You can find it here.

As far as I know, there are only two countries in the world that were founded on the idea of hope.

America and Israel.

And what was the hope?

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A Great Thanksgiving Movie: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Steve Martin and John Candy in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, 1987.

Steve Martin and John Candy in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, a great movie to watch on Thanksgiving.

Seraphic Secret usually recommends classic Hollywood movies to help celebrate our national holidays. But this year we’re going to switch gears and recommend one of our favorite Thanksgiving movies, Plains, Trains and Automobiles, 1987.

Not only is this one of the finest, most touching Thanksgiving movie ever made, but it’s also the best film written, directed and produced by the late, great John Hughes, best remembered for his legendary teen comedies.

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Police Advise Hamilton Cast How to Stay Safe

Harold Lloyd is feeling unsafe in Safety Last, 1923

Harold Lloyd is feeling unsafe in Safety Last, 1923

The latest leftist hysteria revolves around, um, safety; code for the left’s intolerance for any idea which does not conform to their totalitarian ideology.

According to the Progressive Book of the Apocalypse, various racial and sexual identity groups are under withering attack by the Deplorables who voted for President-elect Donald Trump.

Of course this is nothing but a cynical talking point repeated endlessly in the compliant media in order to delegitimize the Trump election. The sudden unsafety of the elites is a big lie. No one in society lives safer lives than those who claim to be living in fear. Progressives are protected by virtue of their education, their economic success, their status as members of an elite grievance group.

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Trump Calls Israel, Dems Call Keith Ellison

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President-elect Trump’s first phone call to an overseas leader was to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

The Democrats called Keith Ellison.

This pretty much tells you all you need to know about the two parties.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Anna Lee in How Green was My Valley, 1939. Lee was among the most prominent female members of the John Ford stock company. Ford's pate name for her was Boniface, her middle name (joanna Boniface Winnifrith). Ford's feelings for Lee were cemented when she had a miscarriage while shooting How Green Was My Valley, brought on, it was believed, by collapsing during the scene where she learns her husband has died. She hadn't told Ford that she was pregnant, but he nevertheless, blamed himself. The result was that on every picture Lee worked on with him, Ford would assemble the cast and crew, then ask her if she was pregnant. ”No sir,” she would reply. “I just wanted to make sure.” —Source: Print the Legend, by Scott Eyman

Anna Lee in How Green was My Valley, 1941.
Lee was among the most prominent female members of the John Ford stock company. Ford’s pet name for her was Boniface, her middle name (Joanna Boniface Winnifrith). Ford’s feelings for Lee were cemented when she had a miscarriage while shooting How Green Was My Valley, brought on by collapsing during the scene where she learns her husband has died. She hadn’t told Ford that she was pregnant, but he nevertheless, blamed himself. The result was that on every picture Lee worked on with him, Ford would assemble the cast and crew, then ask her if she was pregnant.
”No sir,” she would reply.
“I just wanted to make sure.”
—Source: Print the Legend, by Scott Eyman

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Three Essential Streaming Movies

Dana Ivgy as Zohar, Zero Motivation, 2014

Nelly Tagar as Zohar, Zero Motivation, 2014

Zero Motivation, (2014) Israel. Zohar (Dana Ivgy) and Daffi (Nelly Tagar) are two young Israeli soldiers serving on a remote army base. Stuck in the Human Resources Division, the girls are bored pencil-pushers who spend their days playing video games, singing pop songs, flirting with handsome male soldiers, and dreaming of escape to Tel Aviv. An Israeli version of MASH (1970), or Stripes (1981), it was a huge hit in Israel. Simultaneously hilarious and touching, Zero Motivation is, ultimately, a military coming-of-age movie that offers a unique glimpse into Israeli society. Netflix.

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The Dumb of All Fears: The Bannon Blood Libel

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Steve Bannon

A close friend wrote this blog post for Seraphic Secret. Because the author is Conservative and works with intolerant Progressives, it is being published anonymously in order to protect life, limb and employment.

A host of the usual suspect journalists, liberal activists, and all the same pundits who called this election wrong from the very beginning are now having a collective freakout about President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Breitbart News co-founder Steve Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor. These usual suspects say all Americans, but especially racial minorities and Jews, should be alarmed that a man they believe is a racist quasi-leader of the so-called “alt right” movement has been put into such an influential position. Once again, the usual suspects are wrong. Dead wrong.

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How the Left Projects Hate

Barack Obama with his mentor and spiritual advisor Jeremiah Wright.

Barack Obama with his mentor and spiritual advisor Jeremiah Wright.

The left is, if anything, reliably dishonest.

They smear those who do not conform to their ideology with charges of racism. Of course, President-elect Trump, like Romney, McCain, Bush, and Reagan—have been besmirched with this disgusting label.

The truth is, it is the left who is obsessed with race, gender, with identity politics. Not since the Nuremberg Laws has a political party sliced and diced the electorate into ever finer racial segments.

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Veteran’s Day, 2016: My Favorite Veteran, Rabbi Abraham Avrech z’l

My father, Rabbi Abraham Avrech. An Army Chaplain in the 42nd Rainbow Division, my father served this great nation through World War II, The Korean War and Vietnam. Retired as a full Colonel, my father often speaks of his Chaplaincy as the most important and fulfilling of his long and distinguished Rabbinic career.

My father, Rabbi Abraham Avrech. An Army Chaplain in the 42nd Rainbow Division, my father served this great nation through World War II, The Korean War and Vietnam. Retired as a full Colonel, my father often spoke of his Chaplaincy as the most important and fulfilling of his long and distinguished Rabbinic career.

My father, Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech passed away on March 15, 2014. This is the third Veteran’s Day without my father’s physical presence in this world.

He is gone, but like all veteran’s certainly not forgotten.

Take a moment to ponder the enormous sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes and their families.

Millions and millions of people all over the world are forever in their debt.

Keep in mind that the U.S.military has freed more people on this earth from tyranny and evil than any other force. Certainly, American servicemen have done more for the cause of freedom and democracy than any so-called peace movement.

Whenever I see the brain-dead bumper sticker, “War is not the Answer,” I cringe, for war is frequently the only answer, the only moral response to evil.

Because if the forces of good do not defeat evil, evil prevails.

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Los Angeles School District Offers Counseling After Trump’s Victory

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The LAUSD is a swamp of radical teachers and bureaucrats. From the earliest ages, Los Angeles school children are relentlessly indoctrinated into identity politics, racialist thinking, and the glories of deviant sexuality.

American Leftism, like all totalitarian ideologies, thrives by undermining the family, and placing the administrative state at the center of the child’s universe. To politically brainwash children rather than educating them (and LAUSD is an abyss of academic failure, especially for poor black students) is nothing less than child abuse.

Below is a memo from Michelle King, Superintendent of LAUSD, that was circulated to thousands of teachers, administrators, psychologists and LAUSD bureaucrats, yesterday after President-elect Trump’s victory.

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President Trump

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The political universe in America has been turned inside out, upside down.

Yesterday morning, I spoke with my beloved stepmother, a senior citizen in Florida who voted for Trump.

“But I keep my mouth shut because I don’t want to argue with people,” she said. “They’re all for that woman.”

I wondered how many citizens were shy Trump supporters.

The answer: Millions.

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Advice for the Next President: Reward Your Friends and Punish Your Enemies

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Barack Obama has left a trail of ruin and misery in his eight year wake. From the collapsing Obamacare to his capitulation to the  terrorist regime of Iran, to the abdication of world leadership to Russia and China, Obama and the postmodern Democrats seem intent on only one mission: to turn America into an iron-fisted regulatory state run by weaponized bureaucrats.

Michael J. Totten one of the finest foreign correspondents in the world has penned a superb memo regarding foreign policy to whomever wins the 2016 Presidential election.

I agree with most everything Totten writes except when he claims that it’s too late to turn back the deal with Iran. In fact, there is no deal with Iran beyond Obama’s secret executive agreements. No written treaty exists between America and Iran except in the fevered imagination of Democrat loyalists who prefer the warm embrace of delusion over cold reality.

Dear President-Elect, the world is beset by a constellation of problems – international terrorism, rogue states, and a renascent expansionist Russia. You will not be able to democratize the Middle East or diplomatically “engage” your way with the Vladimir Putins and Ali Khameneis of the world. These are problems to be managed rather than solved. At least the Israelis, who have become masters of this art, can commiserate with your unenviable role.

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Agent 007 on Elections, Money and Politics

“The names Bond, James Bond.”

“The names Bond, James Bond.”

Q. I was wondering what else, besides soccer and your career, might interest a character like you—such as, I don’t know, politics for example.

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