Monthly Archives: March 2008

Stop-Loss: Loser

Ryan Phillipe in Stop-Loss. Hollywood’s latest anti-Iraq war film has flopped badly at the box office. What a shock. Maybe Obama’s, ahem, former Pastor, Jeremiah Wright, will give a sermon blaming it on, y’know, “Israel, that dirty word.” Oh wait, Hollywood is controlled by Jooz. So confusing. I’ve asked around and the scuttle is that […]

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Best of the Jewish Blogosphere # 160

I keep telling people that Seven Samurai is a totally Jewish film. Haveil Havalim #160, The Waffle Edition, is up and running, hosted this week by Life in Israel. As always, there is much fine material to read and ponder. We’d like to thank Life in Israel for including my meditation on motherhood, courage, and […]

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Seven Samurai and Baby

A great warrior pays tribute to the power of maternal love. One of the great moments in Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece, The Seven Samurai, 1954, takes place mid-point through the film, after the samurai have cleverly organized the perimeter defenses of the village and trained the peasants in the art of warfare. In truth, the training […]

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New Seraphic Offspring

Mazal Tov! With joy and gratitude to HaShem Karen and I are proud to announce the birth of a granddaughter to Offspring #2 and her wonderful husband. May we all share only simchas together.

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Colleen Moore: The Stars and Stripes

Colleen Moore, studio portrait in the Stars and Stripes. Colleen Moore’s starring vehicle, Flaming Youth (1923) was an international hit. Moore, born Kathleen Morrison, (1900-1988) and her husband John McCormick embarked on a grand tour of Europe to simultaneously promote the film, Colleen’s career, and enjoy a belated honeymoon. Colleen’s look, specifically her bobbed haircut, […]

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Best of the Jewish Blogosphere # 159

One of the women in my shul dressed up as Brigitte Bardot for Purim. Great costume, huh? And totally modest. Haveil Havalim #159, appropriately titled The Purim is Over Edition, is up and once again Jack of Random Thoughts has done a fine job. We’d like to thank Jack for including two of our articles […]

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Purim 2008

The Malbim on Megillat Esther, translated and adapted by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach. This was one of Ariel’s ZT’L favorite commentaries. It is, dare I say it, a real page-turner. Mordechai’s letter detailed the motivations of Haman. It was not hatred towards him personally that sparked him but the ancient hatred of his Amelekite forebears for […]

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Obama’s Pastor Worships Hamas: What a Shock

Barack Obama with spiritual mentor Reverend Jeremiah Wright. From BizzyBlog comes evidence that Obama’s church not only has anti-white, anti-American feelings, but may also have a pro-Hamas bias. The July 22, 2007 Trinity United Church of Christ bulletin reprinted an article written by Mousa Abu Marzook, deputy of the political bureau of Hamas. Originally printed […]

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Join the Worldwide Online Rally For S’derot

S’derot under missile attack Join The Worldwide Online Rally For S’derot Rabbi Marvin Hier—Thursday March 20, 2008 LOG ONTO THE BIGGEST EVER VIRTUAL SOLIDARITY RALLY FOR ISRAEL! ISRAEL 11:00 pmLONDON 8:00 pmTORONTO 5:00 pmNEW YORK 5:00 pm LOS ANGELES 2:00 pm OTHER CITIES9 p.m. GMT / 5 p.m. EDT / 4 p.m. CDT / 3 […]

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Lessons of the Great Syrian Raid

A new poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Palestinians support the attack this month on a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem that killed eight young men, most of them teenagers, an indication of the alarming level of Israeli-Palestinian tension in recent weeks. The survey also shows unprecedented support for the shooting of rockets on Israeli […]

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McCain in Israel

Republican Presidential nominee John McCain at the Kotel, the Western Wall. Click for McCain in Sderot. Meanwhile, in America, Barack Obama lies and lies and lies some more and then plays the old reliable race card. And Hillary Clinton finally releases about 11,000 pages of documents, with major redactions, that she really doesn’t want to […]

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Obama’s Pastor: “Israel, That Dirty Word”

Here’s Barack Obama’s religious adviser, whoops, excuse me, former religious adviser, former pastor, on Israel. Hey, when did Wright become Barack’s former pastor? Wow, that was fast. And where’s Wright? In Africa. That’s convenient. Barack’s handlers don’t want the old bigot and anti-Semite shooting off his mouth. He might be quoted, ahem, out of context. […]

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Crushing Tibet

Now that the Chinese are hosting the next Olympics and the Tibetans are starting to make some noise about the cultural genocide that the Chinese have committed in Tibet, maybe the Palestinian-obsessed media will start paying attention to the true horrrors in Tibet. From Joshuapundit: For those of you who don’t know, Tibet was an […]

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Planet Berkeley vs. The Marines

The Marines have fought Arab slavers in Tripoli, Japanese fascists on Iwo Jima and Okinawa, Arab jihadists in the streets of Fallujah. Yes, in every American war The Marines have bravely charged into the buzz-saw of enemy fire. But now the few, the proud, The Marines face their greatest enemy: assymetrical warfare in Planet Berkelely. […]

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What Really Happened in Israel

Hassan Nasrallah: “The Jews are a cancer which is liable to spread again at any moment.” Here’s a fine and sober video presentation What Really Happened in the Middle East from The David Horowitz Freedom Center. It’s a straightforward account of the Arab-Israeli conflict that’s rooted in historical fact, not the poisonous propaganda of the […]

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Carmel Myers: The Rabbi’s Beautiful Daughter

Carmel Myers (1899-1980). Pearl has identified the Jewish movie star correctly as Carmel Myers. D.W. Griffith hired Rabbi Isadore Myers as the Jewish technical consultant on his great epic, Intolerance, 1916. Griffith was so happy with Rabbi Myer’s expert advice and attention to detail that he said to the good Rabbi: “How can I ever […]

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Best of the Jewish Blogosphere # 158

Haveil Havalim: The Almost Purim Edition, is up. If you want to know what’s going on in the Jewish blogosphere, this is the place to go. We also love Jack’s nifty audio intro with his signature cackle. We’d like to thank Jack for including Seraphic Secret’s Getting Stoned in Israel in this week’s superb round-up.

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Colleen Moore’s Wedding Night

Moore’s image of carefree flapper was at odds with reality. Flaming Youth was a huge hit and propelled Colleen Moore to international stardom—as she knew it would. Colleen was smart about her career. But like so many young, inexperienced Hollywood actresses, when it came to men her choices were based on on gauzy, romantic notions […]

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One Hairstyle, Three Memoirs: Alma Rubens, Colleen Moore, Louise Brooks

Alma Rubens, Motion Picture Magazine, Sept 1925. I don’t know about you, but I needed some relief from the endlessly grim news out of Israel. So: I took a break, bounced around the internet looking for some new information about Alma Rubens, subject of our popular profile: Alma Rubens: Dope Fiend, But Not a Jewess, […]

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Iran Places Bounties on Israeli Leaders

The latest annual Israeli Intelligence Report, compiled by the IDF Intelligence Branch, with the help of the Mossad and the Shabak (General Security Service) has just been submitted to the government and it is a bit more forthright than the convoluted American NIE. The authors sum up the major threats to Israel in this way: […]

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