Jackie Danicki to Deliver 15th Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

Ariel Chaim Avrech, ZT’L

You are all invited to the Fifteenth Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 10 AM, followed by brunch.

Location: Young Israel of Century City

9317 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035

For those unable to attend the lecture will be posted here at Seraphic Secret.

Karen and I are delighted to announce that our good friend Jackie Danicki will deliver this year’s lecture:

“Confessions of a Convert: A Humbling, Joyful Journey to Judaism.”

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What’s a Greater Leap of Faith: God or the Multiverse?

What’s a greater leap of faith: God or the Multiverse? What’s the multiverse? Brian Keating, Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego, explains in this video.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“It seems the brighter you are, the deeper the hole you get into.”
—Tuesday Weld

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Israel at 70: Flourishing Against All Odds

Institute for Contemporary Affairs

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Cops Are the Good Guys

Are cops perfect? Of course not. And no one should expect them to be. But every single day, under the most difficult conditions, the police protect us from the bad guys. In other words, they do their job and they do it well. Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke makes it very clear: cops are not the problem.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“They say the movies should be more like life; I think life should be more like the movies.”
—Myrna Loy

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Jackie Danicki to Deliver the Fifteenth Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

Ariel Chaim Avrech, ZT’L

You are all invited to the Fifteenth Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 10 AM, followed by brunch.

Location: Young Israel of Century City

9317 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035

For those unable to attend the lecture will be posted here at Seraphic Secret.

Karen and I are delighted to announce that our good friend Jackie Danicki will deliver this year’s lecture:

“Confessions of a Convert: A Humbling, Joyful Journey to Judaism.”

Read More »

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As the Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Richer

The rich are getting richer, and the poor are… also getting richer. What’s driving this wealth creation process? In this video, Daniel Hannan explains why it is capitalism — and capitalism alone — that has led to the unprecedented
enrichment that is the central fact of Western life.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Question: What, finally, does the cinema mean to you?
Akira Kurosawa: It’s simple: take myself, subtract movies, and the result is zero.

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Books On My Night Table

Three fine books I highly recommend.

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Eye for an Eye: One of the Greatest Ideas in History

Nowadays, many people, particularly those living in Western civilization, no longer regard their society as morally superior to any other. In this video, Dennis Prager lays out how this view does not spring from intellectual rigor, but from intellectual laziness.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions, Passover 2018

“Between pictures I go away. I think that is the best way to achieve happiness in Hollywood, the only way to keep one’s perspective. If you stay too close to the motion picture colony you lose your sense of values.”
— Helen Twelvetrees

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Hidden Hollywood: John Wayne Walks the Walk

Perhaps the most iconic shot of John Wayne’s distinctive walk, The Searchers, 1956.

It’s in the walk.

Picture the following Hollywood stars in your mind’s eye:

Mae West, hands caressing her Rubenesque hips, head tilted, not just sauntering but oozing forward to devour all who cross her path.

Jimmy Cagney, elbows cocked, moving with concentrated energy, he propels himself like a coiled spring.

Joan Crawford, leading with her linebacker shoulders, strides across the screen determined, dangerous, unstoppable.

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Blacks in Power Don’t Empower Blacks

Between 1970 and 2012, the number of black elected officials rose from fewer than 1,500 to more than 10,000. How has this affected the black community? Jason Riley of The Manhattan Institute answers the question in this video.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“The problem with beauty is that it’s like being born rich and getting poorer.”
—Joan Collins

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D.C. City Council Member Claims Jews Run the Federal Government

Democrat Councilman Trayon White, Sr.

From Obama to the Democrat Black Caucus to IslamoNazi Keith Ellison to Louis Farrakhan to the leaders of the Women’s March, the Democrat part is legitimizing Jew-hatred.

Washington, D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D.) was condemned in the past week after he claimed Jews were responsible for “climate manipulation” in the nation’s capital, and a newly uncovered video shows the councilman has made similar anti-Semitic claims in the past.

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Let Kids Be Kids

Lenore Skenazy, President of Let Grow, encourages parents to do what parents have always done: follow basic safety rules, and then let their kids be kids.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“Men don’t get sore if their womenfolk like me on the screen. I’m one of them, they know it, so it’s a compliment to them. If I can do it, they can do it, and they figure it might be fun to go home and make love to their wives. ”
—Clark Gable

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Washington Gets The Statue It Deserves

The statue of Marion Barry stands on Pennsylvania Avenue, a place of honor.

After all the national trauma over public statues I have been anxiously waiting to see what new public monuments would spring up. Would the landscape be planted with fresh bronze likenesses of Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and other brave and deserving American leaders?

Well, now we have a partial answer.

A statue honoring Marion Barry, Jr. has been plopped down on Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Brexit: Why Britain Left the European Union

Is the European Union good for Europe? Or would Europeans be better off without it? Nigel Farage, a leader of the United Kingdom’s Brexit movement, shares his view.

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    Annual Ariel Avrech
    Memorial Lectures

    Young Israel of Century City

    Fourteenth: June 11, 2016
    Daniel Greenfield: “Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS.”

    Blog Post
    MP3 Audio Stereo (100 MB)
    Thirteenth: May 22, 2016
    Ben Shapiro: “How You Can Save Israel”

    Blog Post
    MP3 Audio Stereo (70 MB)
    Twelfth: June 7, 2015
    Larry Elder: “The New Black Anti-Semitism”

    Blog Post
    MP3 Audio Mono (50 MB) | Stereo (100 MB)
    Eleventh: June 8, 2014
    Michael Medved: “Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do.”

    Blog Post | Audio (mp3 97MB)
    Tenth: June 9, 2013
    David Horowitz: “The War Against Judaism on the University Campus.”

    Blog Post | Audio (mp3 16MB)
    Ninth: June 3, 2012
    Joel B. Pollak: “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel.”

    Blog Post | Audio (mp3 15MB)
    Eighth: June 5, 2011
    Yossi Klein Halevi: “What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me.”

    Blog Post | Audio (mp3 18MB)
    Seventh: June 13, 2010
    Dennis Prager: “Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion.”

    Blog Post | Audio (mp3 80MB)
    Sixth: June 21, 2009
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: “Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?”

    Blog Post | Audio (mp3 64MB)
    Fifth: June 15, 2008
    Rabbi Dr. Gil S. Perl: “What Was the Rosh Yeshiva Reading: Intellectual Openness in 19th Century Lithuania.”

    Blog Post | Audio (mp3 70MB)
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