Monthly Archives: November 2004

Banned in Boro Park

I just heard that a bookstore in Boro Park received complaints from three customers about our book. It seems that they object to the cover of The Hebrew Kid and the Apache Maiden. What is there to object to? Well, apparently the cover drawing is considered by these three men (no women, what a shock!) […]

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Monitored and Reviewed

At last, the new site is up and running. It’s been a struggle getting to this point. All our efforts have been channeled into getting The Hebrew Kid and the Apache Maiden published and distributed. Unfortunately, the website fell through the cracks. But thanks to my friend Jackie and the wonderful folks at the Big […]

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Chai Lifeline Retreat Part III

All through Shabbos, men from the group I fled from Friday night come over to offer words of comfort. Said one man: “Your tears said everything we wanted to say but couldn’t.” Fearing another emotional meltdown, I skip the next group meeting. Instead I stay in my room, read and nap. Karen and I take […]

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Upcoming Seraphic Signings

On Sunday February 20, 2005 I will be signing my book at the Jewish Literature for Children Conference. Sinai Temple10400 Wilshire Blvd,. LACost: $75 before December 15 / $85 after the 15th (includes lunch and autograph dessert party) To register or for more information, contact Susan Dubin at (818) 886 – 6415 or e-mail Lisa […]

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From Dusk to Dust Cover

When the organizers of the Los Angeles Children’s Bookfest found out, three days before the festival, that The Hebrew Kid and the Apache Maiden was available, they were so anxious to have the book present that they graciously shuffled schedules and made room for me to attend and sign my book. As I spoke with […]

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The Sadness of Seraphic Press

This morning a package arrives by UPS. Without looking at the return address I open it. In the box are ten copies of The Hebrew Kid and the Apache Maiden. I was not expecting this shipment until later in the week. Phoenix Color, the printing company used by Seraphic Press has been incredibly cooperative. When […]

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Chai Lifeline Retreat Part II

Karen and I did not arrive at the decision to attend the Healing Hearts program at Camp Simcha easily. It is a year and four months since Ariel ZT”L was niftar, and we have arrived at a place where daily life has become, more or less manageable. I know how to get through the day […]

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    Annual Ariel Avrech
    Memorial Lectures

    Young Israel of Century City
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    Fifteenth: June 10, 2018
    Jackie Danicki: “Confessions of a Convert: A Humbling, Joyful Journey to Judaism.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (94 MB)
    Fourteenth: June 11, 2017
    Daniel Greenfield: “Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Blog Post | Audio: (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: (70MB)
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