Monthly Archives: May 2007

Lack of Clarity I: 4GW

Most Americans and far too many Israelis do not understand the nature of Fourth Generation Warfare, which includes the strategic use of protracted war, and political propaganda. We have only to study how the Communist North Vietnamese destroyed the political will of the United States to see how this model of warfare works. The difference […]

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Syria’s Simple Message

In the Middle East, violence is not the result of poor communication but a tool for political gain. Nothing proves that point better than Syria’s successful use of violence and terrorism to promote its interests. No amount of dialogue is going to change that reality. Now Syria is using a Palestinian front group to start […]

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Lebanon: Where is the Outcry?

Just as Lebanon’s stew of eternally warring Sunnis, Shiites, Christians, Hezbollah terrorists and militarized clans serves as a Mediterranean microcosm for the political dysfunction of the Arab world, this month’s events capture perfectly the utter cynicism of the Islamic world’s trumped up vilification of Israel, and the West as a whole. As with the Muslim-on-Muslim […]

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The Case for Bombing Iran

But Hitler was not a conventional statesman and, although for tactical reasons he would sometimes pretend otherwise, he did not have limited aims. He was a revolutionary seeking to overturn the going international system and to replace it with a new order dominated by Germany, which also meant the political culture of Nazism. As such, […]

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Terrorist Sex… Really

Israel today arrested a longtime wanted terror leader here in the West Bank city of Ramallah. According to Israeli security officials and Palestinian sources the terrorist was arrested while having car sex just a few hundred feet from late PLO leader Yasser Arafat’s gravesite. Khaled Shawish, an officer in Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Force […]

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The Zogerke, the Liver & Yom Kippur

In the 1840’s there were among the simple folk many women [in Europe] who did not know how to pray in Hebrew. Still, they felt a great need to pray on the Sabbath, and especially on the High Holy Days. And there were literate women who made a business of their learning, praying aloud for […]

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IDF: In Denial

As we all know the Winograd Comission was appointed by the current Israeli government to investigate the Second Lebanese War. The findings shredded the performances of Prime Minister Olmert, Defense Minister Peretz, and former IDF Chief of Staff Dan Chalutz. Here’s an interesting analysis of the Winograd report by Haninah Levine. Levine stresses three vital […]

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Seraphic Pick: Sands of Passion

Okay, not quite on the level of Mizoguchi or Kurosawa, but still great stuff. It’s important to poke fun at our jihadist enemies. They have no answer to humor for like all tyrannies they are miserable people with no sense of humor. Hitler was enraged beyond endurance by Charlie Chaplin’s mockery in The Great Dictator. […]

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Seraphic Movie Pick: Sancho the Bailiff

As most of my readers know, I have a deep and abiding affection for classical Japanese movies. I consider The Seven Samurai the greatest movie ever made; in fact, watching Seven Samurai as an incredibly ignorant and dopey yeshiva high school kid inspired yours truly to become a screenwriter. And of course, when I dated […]

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Jihad Soap Opera

This is hysterical. I’m totally hooked. Hat Tip: Seraphic Friend, Seawitch.

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Hamas: Kill all Jews

Via Arutz Sheva: Hamas issued an official call on Sunday night asking its followers to murder Israeli Jews wherever possible. Those who follow the call would be fulfilling the Muslim command of jihad, according to Hamas. The statement released by Hamas asks Muslims to take whatever weapons they manage to obtain and to kill Jews […]

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Memorial Day

Karen and I wish to thank Seraphic readers who are members of the armed forces, or who have been members of our armed services. We also wish to thank all the family members of those who serve for they too sacrifice on a scale that is unimaginable to civilians. We cannot imagine the charnal house […]

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America’s Honor

The stories behind Memorial Day. Once we knew who and what to honor on Memorial Day: those who had given all their tomorrows, as was said of the men who stormed the beaches of Normandy, for our todays. But in a world saturated with selfhood, where every death is by definition a death in vain, […]

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Seraphic Kid on Indians

I was interviewed by Conservative Indian activist Dr. David Yeagley about Indians, er, Native Americans, Indian gambling, the Reservation system, Indian Nationhood, and a host of other issues I know very little about. Dr. Yeagley tells me that many of my comments are, um, controversial. Hellooo? I’m a Republican in Hollywood. I’m accustomed to being […]

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Best of the Jewish Blogosphere #118

Quick, I mean right now, click on over to this week’s edition of Haveil Havelim #118 The Not Pluralistic Edition, hosted by the delightful, fanatic, right-winger (my kinda guy) Esser Agaroth. Confession: Okay, once again, I have given this edition my own title. But: It’s a good title, right? Anywhooo! Ben-Yehuda’s introduction, a Proustian digression […]

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A Silver Thanks

Take a look on the right and you’ll see two new medallions for Seraphic Secret from the JIB Awards. We were nominated in two categories: Best Personal Post, and Best Series for How I Married Karen. As you can see, we won silver in both categories, second place. We have you to thank for this […]

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Education: Palestinian Style

Top 10 Classes Offered at Palestinian Refugee Camps by Jake Novak 10) Crying on Cue. 9) A.P. Embezzling. 8) Tire Burning for Dummies. 7) Elementary Techniques in BBC Correspondent Kidnapping. 6) Shooting in the Air 101. 5) Duping Peaceniks. 4) 9/11 Celebration Street Folk Dancing. 3) Do-it-Yourself Honor Killing. 2) How to Impress the Yale […]

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Memorial Day

Arlington National Cemetery We must never forget. U.S. Memorial Day, History and Information on U.S. War Memorials

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Memo to Israel: Come Back to Gaza

Here’s a UK TV clip from Little Green Football operative Kasper, a better look at the situation in Gaza than we usually get from US media, in which a Palestinian man fed up with the fighting and bloodshed says he wishes Israel would come back in and take over. Click here to see this incredible […]

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It Just Happened

Some of the 11,000 refugees who escaped from Nahr al-Bared reported that the militants had threatened to shoot those who left, effectively using the camp’s civilians as a human shield to prevent an all-out assault. But Elias Murr, the Lebanese defence minister, insisted that the militant group, which has been linked to al-Qa’eda, must surrender […]

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

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    Fourteenth: June 11, 2017
    Daniel Greenfield: “Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS.”

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    Thirteenth: May 22, 2016Ben Shapiro: “How You Can Save Israel”

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    Twelfth: June 7, 2015
    Larry Elder: “The New Black Anti-Semitism”

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    Eleventh: June 8, 2014
    Michael Medved: “Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do.”

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    Tenth: June 9, 2013
    David Horowitz: “The War Against Judaism on the University Campus.”

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    Ninth: June 3, 2012
    Joel B. Pollak: “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel.”

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    Eighth: June 5, 2011
    Yossi Klein Halevi: “What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me.”

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    Seventh: June 13, 2010
    Dennis Prager: “Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion.”

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    Sixth: June 21, 2009
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: “Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?”

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    Fifth: June 15, 2008
    Rabbi Dr. Gil S. Perl: “What Was the Rosh Yeshiva Reading: Intellectual Openness in 19th Century Lithuania.”

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