Monthly Archives: March 2009

Iran in the Crosshairs

Israel is sending a clear message to Iran: 1. We are serious about self-defense, even as the rest of the world defaults to Neville Chamberlain mode. 2. Our intelligence services are second to none; we have eyes and ears—literally—on every aspect of your terror operations. 3. Ditto for your nuclear program. 4. The Israeli Air […]

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Passover: The Exalted Evening

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, The Rav.Photo Copyright © Robert J. Avrech. No reproductionswithout express permission. As a child and then as a young man, several times a year, I looked on as my father, Rabbi Abraham Avrech, slowly and very carefully threaded tape through the gears of a massive tape recorder. My father, a Rabbi […]

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Best of the Jewish Blogosphere #210 Plus Seraphic Simcha

Uncle Walt says: “And if you’re good little Mousketeers I’lllet you read Haveil Havalim.” So: it’s Sunday here in Los Angeles. I have three choices: 1. Work on latest script. 2. Clean for Pesach. 3. Read Haveil Havalim #210: Locke, Hurley and Starbuck Edition. Presented this week by our fearless leader Jack 4. Shep nachas […]

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Friday Footwear: The Couture, Uzi, and Shoe Goddess Edition

Lunch at Pat’s with Florence Azria AKA The Shoe Goddess. “It is so amazing to meet someone after just knowing them on-line,” says Florence. Ah, that lilting French accent, for Florence is originally from Paris. I feel just like Gene Kelly in An American in Paris. Florence does not lean in for a Hollywood style […]

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Obama’s Surrender

This is not a picture of a Taliban terrorist. Good news, the war on radical Islamic is over. Yup, the Obama administration now informs us that our armed forces are in the midst of, get this,Overseas Contingency Operations. Now, this should be no surprise for as George Orwell correctly predicted in his novel 1984, a […]

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The Miracle of Israel

Karen and I recently screened Rabbi Berel Wein’s documentary Faith and Fate: The Miracle of Israel, Part Six of a groundbreaking film series on the history of the Jewish people in the 20th Century. We say groundbreaking because Rabbi Wein, an eminent Torah scholar and historian, sees Jewish history through the prism of, well, Judaism. […]

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Hollywood is Burning, Part III: Gauntlet

The torture of Reginald Denny. “We had no orders except to hold our ground and whenever possible to attack—always attack.” All this whips through my mind as I aim our car—I’m already thinking of the Lexus as a tank, a Centurion—towards the exit of the parking garage. A knot of rioters are milling about at […]

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Kuwait: Yearning for Mass Murder

H/T David Suissa As you watch this video, keep the following in mind: 1. Al Jazeera, the TV station that broadcast this murderous filth is state owned, thus the message has been vetted and approved by the government of Qatar. 2. Qatar is considered a moderate Arab/Muslim state. 3. To this designation, the mind reels. […]

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Best of the Jewish Blogosphere #209 Plus Ricky Nelson

I need a break. This week Karen and I gagged as President Barack Obama degraded the office by appearing on the Jay Leno Show. The MSM called the appearance “historic.” We see it as further evidence that President Obama has not a clue as to the gravity of his job. This week we saw Congress—a […]

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Friday Footwear: Ma’ayan Ariel Loafs Around

Ma’ayan Ariel’s red loafers. Last week Karen and I joined family and friends in Teaneck, N.J., for Ma’ayan Ariel’s first birthday party. One of the gifts—not from yours truly—was a pair of loafers, blazing red shoes. Ma’ayan Ariel slipped them on and studied them for a few moments, then pulled them off and tried to […]

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Nuanced Language to the Rescue: Man-Caused Disasters

Man-Caused disasters in training. The German magazine, Der Spiegel, conducted an interview with Janet Napolitano, Obama’s pick for Secretary of Homeland Security. Spiegel: Madame Secretary, in your first testimony to the US Congress as Homeland Security Secretary you never mentioned the word “terrorism.” Does Islamist terrorism suddenly no longer pose a threat to your country? […]

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Stunning News: Obama Gets Even Cozier with Jew-haters

(Top left clockwise) Barack and Michelle Obama and radical Leftist anti-Israel Professor Edward Said at a May 1998 Arab community event in Chicago at which Edward Said gave the keynote speech. (Bill Baar’s West Side), Former PLO operative and close friend of the Obama’s Rashid Khalidi, Barack Obama and his racist minister Jeremiah Wright, and […]

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Hollywood is Burning, Part II: Get-a-Way

I have to protect my family. In my pocket, as always, a little Swiss Army Knife. “I’ve never yet seen an eyeball who felt that the Swiss Army Knife was not a dangerous weapon.” This charming and somewhat gruesome comment, advice really, was given to me by my Israeli buddy, a grizzled tank commander who, […]

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Hollywood: The Head Game

After shul this past Shabbos in Teaneck, as I stood in the lobby chatting with friends, I once again noticed the amazing variety of hats worn by religious Jewish women. Once upon a time In Hollywood, women proudly posed in glorious head gear. Good times, good times. Herewith, some stylish hats on some stylish Hollywood […]

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Friday Footwear: Karen Buckles Down Edition

Fashionable English ladies, 1780. Notice the shoe buckles. “I’m in Loehmann’s.” “Great, any cute shoes?” “Didn’t you get the pictures I sent?” I check the inbox on my phone: “Nope, nothing.” “Well anyway, there are two pairs I really like and just I can’t decide.” “Describe the little beauties.” “Oh, well, I dunno… Okay: the […]

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The British Fight Back

Seraphic Secret has expressed deep concern about England’s spineless policies towards its radical Muslim population. The Jew-hating Caliphite Muslims grow bolder, their language more virulent with each passing day, and the British government hunkers down behind politically correct pronouncements and self-destructive policies of appeasement. But, as several British subjects have told Seraphic Secret, there is […]

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Hollywood is Burning, Part I: Trapped

Not special effects. L.A. burns. Hollywood is burning. Karen and I lock every door in the house, shut tight the windows, we move through the house switching off all the lights. Gazing from our bedroom window, we watch orange flames lick at the darkness, pillars of black smoke climbing into the sky. We can actually […]

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The Old New Genocidal Persian Threat

Today is Ta’anit Esther, the Fast of Esther. And tonight begins the joyous holiday of Purim where we read Megillat Esther, The Scroll of Esther, the story of the rescue of the Persian Jewish community from genocide. History is a wheel, a giant wheel that slowly turns, revealing historical patterns that should, by now, be […]

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Best of the Jewish Blogosphere #207

Fay Wray says: “My first husband, screenwriter John Monk Saunders was a drunk, a drug addict, a womanizer and a Jew-hater. So it stands to reason that my next two husbands, screenwriter Robert Riskin and Dr. Sandy Rothenberg were wonderful Jewish men.”The Real Shliach hosts Haveil Havalim #207. No doubt, Fay would approve.

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Friday Footwear: The Saddle-Up Edition

Brooklyn, 1957. My mother and I are walking along Coney Island Avene and Ave. J. I need a new pair of shoes. In the window of the shoe store my gaze hits the black and white saddle shoes. I want those,” I chirp. My mother says: “We’ll see.” Inside, the shoe salesman, my mortal enemy—“They’ll […]

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