Monthly Archives: February 2010

Best of the Jewish Blogosphere: The Purim Edition

Marilyn regrets she never played the role of Queen Esther. Hey, I’ve got a fab-u-lous Idea. While you’re noshing on your mishloach manot, check out Haveil Havalim # 258, The Purim Edition, enthusiastically edited by The Israel Situation.

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Friday Footwear

Unfortunate political associations aside, red shoes can be a fashion risk. The color not only pops but frequently overpowers whatever else you’re wearing. But this season, designers have embraced red in a big way, often pairing the powerful hue with bold arcitectural lines. Red is the new black. Prada does a clever boot that conjures […]

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Welcome to College Where You Can Major in Jew-Hatred

Learn more about Crossing the Line. H/T Jack When Hitler moved to solidify his power base in Germany, he discovered that the chattering classes, particularly university intellectuals, were early and enthusiastic supporters of the Nazi ideology. Scientists, lawyers, artists, and an overwhelming number of physicians were all too willing to provide an intellectual framework for […]

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The Green Prince: Son of Hamas Founder = Israeli Spy

Mosab Hassan Yousef, The Green Prince. He converted from Islam to Christianity and became one of Israel’s most potent weapons against Islamic terrorism. The Shin Bet is quite good at penetrating terrorist cells. One can’t help but wonder how many Mossad agents are active in Iran. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad might want to, um, rethink the […]

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Good News: Seas Not Rising, Bad News: Congo Is Sinking

I’m shocked. Just shocked. Scientists have been forced to withdraw a study on projected sea level rise due to global warming after finding mistakes that undermined the findings. The study, published in 2009 in Nature Geoscience, one of the top journals in its field, confirmed the conclusions of the 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel […]

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Lt. Col Allen West on Israel

At an event commemorating the first full year of weekly rallies in support of Israel held at Broward Boulevard and Northeast Third Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Congressional candidate Allen West details his reasons to support Israel. West is a decorated war hero whose awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (two […]

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Best of the Jewish Blogosphere

Anthony Perkins spies on the JBlogosphere, Psycho 1960. Up and live, Haveil Havalim #257, this week presented by Ki Yachol Nuchal.

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Friday Fashion

Butterfly hat by Phillip Treacy for Alexander McQueen. As a Hollywood screenwriter I’ve had the privilege of working with the hugely talented and conscientious craftsmen who labor behind the scenes of every movie and TV show. These are the people who create a universe of influential images that are the cultural engine for most every […]

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Ginger Rogers is Not Looking at You

Who says tinsel town is a sinkhole of shallow narcissists? In our never ending attempt to paint an accurate portrait of this thing called Hollywood, Seraphic Secret unveils The Wit and Wisdom of Hollywood, a new feature. “When two people love each other, they don’t look at each other, they look in the same direction.”—Ginger […]

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Climate Meltdown

From planet San Francisco: Seven months ago SFGate reported: The Bay Area just had its foggiest May in 50 years. And thanks to global warming, it’s about to get even foggier. That’s the conclusion of several state researchers, whose soon-to-be-published study predicts that even with average temperatures on the rise, the mercury won’t be soaring […]

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Brown Shirts in Green

Several weeks ago, Karen and I visited old and beloved friends in New Jersey. A long-married couple, our friends are Democrats, but that has never diminished our affection and loyalty. Usually, we don’t discuss politics, but the issue of so-called global warming came up. When Karen and I expressed skepticism, our friends were, literally, horrified. […]

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Shopping With Sarah Palin, Sorta

So after parking in Ralphs, I reach for my shopping list and realize that I left it at home. Panic. I’m not kidding. If I walk into a grocery store without a list I end up cruising the aisles like a zombie grabbing anything and everything that looks interesting, colorful and natch, kosher. I need […]

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Best of the Jewish Blogosphere

Brigitte Helm keeps an eye on the Jewish Blogosphere, Metropolis 1927. Up and live, Haveil Havalim, this week edited by Shiloh Musings.

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Friday Fotos

Ma’ayan Ariel says: “Mommy what’s that?” Mommy answers: “That used to be called snow, but now we call it climate change white stuff.” “What makes the white stuff, Mommy?” “Global warming, honey.” “That doesn’t make sense, Mommy.” “That’s because you haven’t been properly educated.” “Grandpa says it’s raining like crazy in California.” “That’s climate change […]

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Hope and Change Persian Style

Today is—drumroll please—Revolution Day in Iran. The Mullahs celebrated by torching choice Western flags and parading effigies of Barack Hussein Obama down the streets of Tehran. Good thing Obama offered to unclench his fist to the Muslim world. As Sarah Palin said: ”How’s that hope n’changey stuff working out?” So clever. Obama holds Lady Liberty […]

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Hollywood: The Fictious, Fabulous, Topsy-Turvy World

Head of Columbia Pictures, Harry Cohn, 1956. In 1949, director Charles Vidor (Gilda, ’45), brought a lawsuit against Harry Cohn, founder and President of Columbia Pictures. Vidor charged that Cohn constantly abused him through the use of obscene language. Vidor demanded to be released from his contract with Columbia Pictures. In fact, Harry Cohn was […]

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Michele Bachmann: “America Will Be Cursed If We Reject Israel.”

Rep. Michele Bachmann (Republican) spoke to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Los Angeles last week. Keep in mind that Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin are both relentlessy disparaged by liberals, cruelly characterized as stupid right wing extremists. That’s because both women believe in defeating Islamist terrorists, and treating foreign terrorist as war criminals. They are […]

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The Right Commercial to Unhinge the Unhinged Left

Well played. Focus on the Family dangled some tidbits of information to the media knowing that the chronically hysterical left would get, er, hysterical. And then came the commercial. Yup, that’s the 33 seconds that caused the pro-abortion fanatics to foam at the mouth. The commercial, as far as I can tell, is about how […]

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Friday Footwear

Seraphic Secret readers have become enthusiastic consumers of Friday Footwear. We get more mail about this feature than our oh-so-carefully written poltical and Hollywood essays. Sigh. Look, we admit that the insanely pricey stilletos of Christian Louboutin, the multi-tiered heels of Nicholas Kirkwood and the deliriously alien footwear—favored by Lady Gaga—designed by Alexander McQueen… Shoes […]

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Lancet: Phony Medicine, Sincere Jew-Hatred

The Lancet Medicine Show is coming to your town. The Lancet, an allegedly prestigious British medical journal, has retracted claims that vaccines cause Autism. It’s a little late. Phony medicine kills: Meanwhile, Britain’s child vaccination rates had plummeted to below 70% in some areas, down from more than 90% in the mid-1990s. The country has […]

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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.”

    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.”

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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?”

    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.”

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