Monthly Archives: June 2010

The British Are Here! The British Are Here!

It was a clarifying moment. In Milwaukee, the manager of a custard store asked Joe Biden to lower taxes. The Vice President of the United States accused the manager of, “… being a smartass all the time” Classy guy, Joe. Americans are fair and decent people, and as inheritors of the Judeo/Christian ethic, believe in […]

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War Against the Jews

Two years ago, David Horowitz and I had lunch together at Pico Kosher Deli, the best kosher deli in the known universe. David, articulate, passionate and witty, made a huge impression on me. We discussed history, Hollywood, the death of Sarah Rose, his daughter, and the death of my son, Ariel Chaim. As David spooned […]

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Watch the Skies

Seraphic Secret has long maintained that a nuclear Iran is an existential threat to Israel and to the entire Gulf region. Years ago, we predicted that liberals would shrink from confronting the Iranian menace and default to a policy of containment, a policy that worked with the Soviet Union, but does not apply to the […]

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Friday Fotos: Ma’ayan in Motion

Ma’ayan Ariel, happy, two-years old, has been with us in Los Angeles for just a few days but she’s already made herself at home. She bops around from activity to activity and keeps up a steady stream of bright chatter. A cool stream winds its way through a local park. My wrist watches are a […]

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Helen Rose Meets Jane Fonda: Costume Craziness Commences

Costume designer Helen Rose. In 1981, the great Hollywood costume designer Helen Rose (1904 – 1985) authored a slim memoir, Just Make Them Beautiful—L.B. Mayer’s instructions to Rose when he hired her at MGM—that conceals as much as it reveals. When I first read Rose’s book, I suspected, as I wrote in my previous post, […]

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In the Land of Anne Frank

Europe was home ground to the Holocaust, powered by a synthesis of Nazi ideology and traditional European/Christian Jew-hatred. Now, in the blink of an eye, Europe is once again fertile ground for Jew-hatred. This time it is driven by Islamist ideology fused with the international left, which has the exact same eliminationist goals of German […]

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Why the Pals Deserve a State and the Kurds Do Not

Over at First Things, they are running an essay contest: Here’s an essay contest, for which I personally will offer a $100 prize. Write 1,000 words on the subject, “Why the Palestinians Deserve an Independent State and the Kurds Do Not.” Explain why the Kurds should not have an independent state, despite these facts: 1) […]

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The Surrender of the West

Europeans believe that by throwing Israel/Jews to the Islamists, they will be spared. On the contrary. This betrayal will only embolden the Islamist barbarians. The great Jewish Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky has a very simple and accurate test to determine if criticism of Israel is honest and constructive, or malignant Jew-hatred: The three D’s: 1. […]

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Best of the Jewish Blogosphere

Paulette Goddard, born Marion Pauline Levy, grabs somecalories in Modern Times, 1936. This week Frume Sarah’s World presents Haveil Havalim #227, Tammuz Tidings.

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Friday Footwear

Reading Marcel Proust’s seven volume novel, In Search of Lost Time, 3,000 pages, and 1.5 million words, is a bit like jumping into an ocean—with no swimming skills. Nothing prepares the reader for the forbidding scale, the mind-bending syntax, the wide cast of characters, and the hypnotic sentences that curl back upon themselves with digressions […]

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Iran: Raping Virgins in the Name of Heaven

Preparing to stone a woman to death in Iran. When I first conceive a screenplay I search for the spine of the narrative. Simply put, the spine is the main theme of the story. This is not to be confused with plot. For instance, when I was writing A Stranger Among Us, I jotted down […]

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Obama’s Silent Spring

It should be clear, even to Obama’s most feverish supporters/worshippers, that the oil spill has engulfed not just the Gulf but the White House. It’s day 58, and Obama’s only plan is to ram his Cap and Tax legislation down our throats. Because, y’know, he’s going to create “millions” of green jobs for a green […]

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Mavi Marmara: “Go Back to Auschwitz”

This video puts together a coherent chronology aboard the Mavi Marmara. And do pay attention to the ahem, “peace activists” telling the Israeli Navy to go back to Auschwitz. Actually, this is a step forward. Most Islamists are Holocaust deniers. Maritime Martyrs from CJHS on Vimeo. The flotilla was designed to break the blockade imposed […]

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A Good Life

Dennis Prager lectures on the mitzvah of happiness for theSeventh Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture. I tell Karen: “I feel drained. It was wonderful but so stressful.” “Sure,” says Karen, “it’s the emotional contradiction. We’re surrounded by family, friends and well wishers. We smile and enjoy the event. But it’s all because Ariel is not […]

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Seventh Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture

The Seventh Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Yahrtzeit Lecture will take place this coming Sunday, June 13, 2010, at 10 AM at the Young Israel of Century City, followed by brunch. Young Israel of Century City9317 West Pico BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 90035 We are pleased to announce that we have engaged Dennis Prager, author, columnist and […]

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Costume Designer Helen Rose’s (Not So) Nice Jewish Boyfriend

Costume Designer Helen Rose A two-time winner of the Academy Award for Costume Design—The Bad and the Beautiful, 1952, I’ll Cry Tomorrow, 1955—Helen Rose (1904 – 1985) was one of Hollywood’s greatest wardrobe designers. Born on Chicago’s South Side, Rose studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Her first job was designing costumes for […]

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Spitting on the Graves at the World Trade Center

Make no mistake about it, the Islamist plan to build a thirteen story mosque a few feet from Ground Zero is a terrorist strategy designed to illustrate the triumph of Islam. Islam is and has always been an imperialist doctrine. And they have set their sights on America by conquering New York. Feisal Abdul Rauf […]

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Fun with Jew-Hatred

Andrew Klavan is a screenwriter, novelist and all around good guy. This is a fine, and funny video in which Andrew explains that Jew-hatred has become the drug of choice for the left. H/T Joshua Pundit Need more proof that the left has become a comfortable home for Jew hatred? My friend Rob Miller at […]

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Sunday with Karen and The Republican Jewish Coalition

Busy day yesterday. In the morning, Karen and I attended a fund-raiser in Beverly Hills for Bonei Olam, a vital Jewish organization that helps couples with fertility problems. The event was MC’d by our friend Dr. Daniel Wohlgelernter, a fine and charitable physician. Every conversation I fell into was about: 1. The terrorist flotilla and […]

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Best of the Jewish Blogosphere

Marilyn and Elvis, before the days of booze and drugs. Benjie, at What War Zone?, presents this week’s edition of Haveil Havalim.

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    Annual Ariel Avrech
    Memorial Lectures

    Young Israel of Century City
    NOTE: Click on video titles inside the thumbnail images, below, to open that video in YouTube

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

    Blog Post | Audio: (94 MB)
    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.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (97MB)
    Tenth: June 9, 2013
    David Horowitz: “The War Against Judaism on the University Campus.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (16MB)
    Ninth: June 3, 2012
    Joel B. Pollak: “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (15MB)
    Eighth: June 5, 2011
    Yossi Klein Halevi: “What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (18MB)
    Seventh: June 13, 2010
    Dennis Prager: “Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (80MB)
    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.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (70MB)
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