Monthly Archives: June 2006

Be Good to my Daughter

The continuing story of the author’s love for his wife, Karen. It began when the author was 9-years old, in the fourth grade in Yeshiva Flatbush. It’s a complicated story and this series will continue for, well, until I finish telling the tale. How I Married Karen — Chapter 36 “This story is true. It […]

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Shabbos Shattered

My father-in-law, HaRav, HaGaon Pinchas Zvi Singer ZT’L, was a brilliant Torah scholar, and perhaps one of the finest speakers the American rabbinate has ever produced. Less well known are Rav Singer’s “Paper Pulpit” writings. Published quarterly by Congregation B’nai Isaac, “The Shofar” lists candle lighting times, and the shul’s calendar. My father-in-law also wrote […]

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The Rabbi’s Rabbi

Karen and I have just returned to Los Angeles. Shiva, the initial seven days of mourning, were profoundly moving. The outpouring of emotion and, until now, some unknown details of Rabbi Pinchas Zvi Singer’s ZT’L life, were revealing and gratifying. So many people told us the same story: that they would call my father-in-law for […]

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Updated Shiva Info

Please note: David Singer will be sitting shiva at his home in Efrat through Tuesday AM. Karen and her mother and siblings will be returning to the family home in Brooklyn Sat. night to complete shiva. They will be gettng up from shiva Tuesday AM.

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Shiva Information & Robert Unravels

Here is the Shiva information for the Singer Family. The Singer Family are sitting shiva for Karen’s father, HaRav Pinchas Zvi through Tuesday morning. Karen and her mother and siblings are returning to NY Sat night. to complete Shiva in Brooklyn. David Singer will sit the entire shiva at his home in Israel. Phone: (718) […]

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Shabbos with Rabbi Singer

This hesped for my father-in-law, HaRav Pinchas Tzvi Singer ZT’L, was written by our close friend Jackie Danicki. It was Jackie who, after Ariel ZT’L was niftar, counseled us to start a website about our son. It was Jackie who took us in hand and guided us through the brave new world of what did […]

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A Thread of Blue

This is the hesped, the eulogy, by Rabbi David Singer, Karen’s brother, delivered today, at Congregation B’nei Isaac, where Karen’s father, Rabbi Philip Harris Singer, served as Rav for over forty years. As a Ben Yachid, a son among daughters, and a Ben Zekunim, a child of older parents, it is a difficult, if not […]

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Karen’s Father

Rabbi Philip Harris Singer ZT’L passed away this morning, in Brooklyn N.Y., with Karen by his side. Baruch Dayan Emet. The Memorial Service will take place: Tuesday June 20 2:30 PM Congregation B’nai Isaac54 Avenue O & West 9th StreetBrooklyn N.Y. The Levaya, the burial, will take place Wednesday June 21, 3 PM, in Eretz […]

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Presbyterian Seminaries: Schools for Anti-Semitism? Part II

In recent years, a curious thing has happened among many left-leaning clergy and scholars in mainline Christian churches: They’ve embraced the Palestinian cause, vilified Israel, and held Jewish groups at arms length. Is it a case of old-fashioned anti-Semitism? Or is it something worse?By David Paulin Exclusive to Seraphic Secret Christian religious leaders and scholars […]

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The New Band of Brothers

Most American reporters in Iraq are in the Green Zone in Baghdad, which means they are sitting in hotels filing stories that are written and reported by low-paid Iraqi stringers who risk life and limb in the Red Zone. Baghdad is not Iraq. In fact, the most dangerous area in Iraq is Ramadi, and reporter […]

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Presbyterian Seminaries: Schools for Anti-Semitism? Part I

In the coming days, leaders of the Presbyterian Church USA will take up a controversial issue – whether to divest from Israel. Why do these Presbyterians think as they do? Their critics overlook the obvious: It’s because of what’s being taught in some Presbyterian seminaries, where future church leaders are inculcated with the moral and […]

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My Movie Girls, Part Two

“What is this scene supposed to be about?”“He likes her and she’s, um, and they’re, well, you know…”“Flirting?”“Right, flirting!” This exchange of dialogue has happened every single year in my Screenwriting Workshop for the past seven years, ever since I volunteered to teach this class in the girl’s Yeshiva High School, here in Los Angeles. […]

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The Family that Reads Together…

There’s a wonderful, and truly hilarious account of how one large Orthodox family read their one and only copy of The Hebrew Kid and the Apache Maiden, in Virtual Jerusalem today. The article is written by Nechama Kravitz. She’s a college student, and take it from me, she’s a natural writer.

Posted in Seraphic Press in the Press | 25 Responses

The Day After the Third Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

Here are Karen’s opening remark’s for the Third Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture. Afterwards Mrs. Rachel Friedman lectured brilliantly, and then Cantor Avshalom Katz lovingly chanted the “Kayl Malei Rachamim.” There was a lovely brunch where Seraphic friends met face to face for the first time. Karen and I want to thank everyone who attended, […]

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Third Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

Karen and I remind all our Seraphic friends that the the Third Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture takes place this coming: Sunday, June 11, 2006. The Young Israel of Century City 9317 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90035 (310)273-6954 Time: 10:00 AM The lecture is free. The Avrech Family & Friends are honored to […]

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My Movie Girls, Part One

“Movies,” I tell My Movie Girls, “are a moral landscape.” My Movie Girls. That’s how I’ve come to think of these amazing young ladies. Four of whom are graduating high school in a few days and have been my students for four years — since they were freshmen. So you can see why I think […]

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The Fortress of The Press

My Seraphic Secret article, Presbyterian Terror has just been published in the Friday, June 2, 2006 of The Jewish Press. I’d like to thank to Senior Editor Jason Maoz for his fine editorial work on my meandering piece. Mr. Maoz has supported Seraphic Secret from the very beginning. Jihadists or Global Warming: What Do You […]

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Presbyterians Bear False Witness

Our friend Larry Rued has sent me this very disturbing article by Diana Applebaum about the Presbyterian Church USA and the moral inversion that animates its drive against Israel. And yet, let us not forget for one second that there are fine people in the Presbyterian Church who loathe what is happening, who recognize the […]

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Learning & Remembering

Tonight begins the holiday of Shavuos. We celebrate G-d’s giving of the Torah to the Jewish people. It is Jewish tradition to sit up all night, usually in the synagogue, and study Torah until dawn. To learn Torah in this way is to put yourself in the frame of mind of those Jews who waited […]

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Seraphic Secret Reveals Secret Divestment Tactics

This important note, with some shocking revelations, just came in from a concerned Christian reader who wishes to remain anonymous. Perhaps the most stunning revelation here is that someone who is working towards divestment, has been mailing out Norman Finkelstein’s most recent book to hundreds of Commissioners of the Presbyterian Church USA’s General Assembly. Finkelstein, […]

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