Monthly Archives: January 2011

Egypt and the Islamist Orbit

Signs like this are common in the streets of Cairo. It’s not enough that Mubarak is a dictator but to truly demonize him a Star of David is superimposed on his image. Subtle, huh? It seems all but certain that Hosni Mubarak will relinquish the reins of power and cruise into comfortable exile, either in […]

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Friday Fashion: Old Hat

Screening classic Hollywood movies is a constant reminder of the hyper glamour that was intrinsic to the magic of the silver screen. Even “gritty” Film Noir productions featured a femme fatale so dolled up it’s no wonder the male became a helpless tool, committing murder and mayhem for the dangerous dame. Think Barbara Stanwyck in […]

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Twenty Greatest Movies: The 1940’s, Part Eight, Waterloo Bridge

Vivien Leigh, Waterloo Bridge, 1940. We continue our survey of the Twenty Greatest Movies of each decade with the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940’s Here’s Part One, in which we cover the era of silent movies. Part Two, 1930 – ’33.Part Three: 1934 – ’37. Part Four: 1938 – ’39. Part Five: His Girl […]

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Brigitte Bardot and Winston Churchill on Art and War

Brigitte Bardot Here’s what crossed my mind when President Obama delivered his long-winded SOTU address last night: “This is the man who returned a bust of Winston Churchill, a gift from Britain.” What gives? Is it because Obama’s Communist, alcoholic, womanizing father hated the British imperialists? And this was Obama’s childish and petulant payback. Or […]

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Hamas: “Kill all the Jews”

There’s a two-hour anti-Israeli/Jew-hating propaganda film being shown on university campuses that includes this touching scene calling for the murder of all Jews, everywhere. From Elder of Ziyon via Richard Millett Here are the lyrics to this prayer, brought to you by the religion of peace. Allah is the greatest. He who thanks Allah will […]

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Ground Zero Imam: “Apostates Against Islam Must be Jailed”

Ground Zero Mosque Imam, Abdallah Adhami Liberals pride themselves on their tolerance and support of moderate Muslims. But let’s explore this for a minute. Can a liberal be trusted to distinguish between a moderate and an Islamist? Apparently not, because the Ground Zero Mosque, a blatant example of Islamic supremism, is constantly invoked by liberals […]

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Friday Fotos: Coffee Break

We all live busy lives. Work devours most of our days. And then we spend enormous resources on the stuff that keeps home and family thriving. Life becomes a high volume maintenance operation. Every once in a while it’s nice to to step outside fixed routines, stroll around the neighborhood with the love of my […]

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Twenty Greatest Movies: The 1940’s, Part Seven, My Favorite Wife

Irene Dunne, one of the screen’s most gifted and versatile actresses. We continue our survey of the Twenty Greatest Movies of each decade. Here’s Part One, in which we cover the era of silent movies. Part Two, 1930 – ’33.Part Three: 1934 – ’37. Part Four: 1938 – ’39. Part Five: His Girl Friday, 1940Part […]

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The Witch Hunts of Gaza, Literally

Still from the movie, The Stoning of Soraya M. Day in and day out, Seraphic Secret takes in an enormous amount of information about the Arab Muslim world. And every single day we say to ourselves: “The bottom has been reached. It can’t get any worse.” But of course, it always gets worse. There is […]

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Green Wrap, Red Agenda

My friend David Horowitz calls them watermelons. The collapse of world communism and the fall of the Berlin Wall… added to the trend toward extremism. The Cold War was over and the peace movement was largely disbanded. The peace movement had been mainly Western-based and anti-American in its leanings. Many of its members moved into […]

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Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Israel and the Jews

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Friday Footwear: Fear and Tumbling

The other night, Lisa VanderPump, the Kierkegaard of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, declared that: “Wearing flats is like a disease.” Lisa favors Louboutin 6-inch stilettos, even while traipsing and sinking into the soft dirt of a vineyard. Now that’s the kind of fanatic commitment to style we fear and admire. Rescue arrives in […]

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Twenty Greatest Movies: The 1940’s, Part Six, Remember the Night

Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in Remember the Night, 1940. We continue our survey of the greatest movies from each decade. Here’s Part One, in which we cover the era of silent movies. Part Two, 1930 – ’33.Part Three: 1934 – ’37. Part Four: 1938 – ’39. Part Five: 1940’s, His Girl Friday. We continue […]

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Sarah Palin Comes Out Against the Blood Libel

Sarah Palin: “America’s Enduring Strength” from Sarah Palin on Vimeo. We have been waiting for Sarah Palin to reply to the opportunistic ghouls on the left who have irresponsibly and maliciously laid blame for the Arizona massacre on Governor Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, Michelle Bachmann, etc. It is clear that the murderer is a […]

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The Spanish Inquisition Returns

Spain is broke, mired in financial ruin, but hey, no problem sponsoring and picking up the bill for a radical anti-Israeli TV ad urging a financial boycott of Israeli products.H/T Jake Novak, Fox Business News Perhaps the Spanish government thinks it’s going to get some kind of petro dollar bailout. Think again. What they are […]

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Progressives Copy Arab Muslim Playbook of Lies

A classic example of measured discourse from the left. One of the ironclad laws of the Muslim world in relation to Israel/Jews is this simple formulation:Whatever atrocity the Muslims accuse Israel of committing, is, in fact, being perpetrated by Muslims. Item: The Muslim world and its enablers on the left accuse Israel of being an […]

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Gabrielle Gifford’s Synagogue and Liberal Blood Libels

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Lost in the fevered imagination of the left, who blame the tea party and Sarah Palin for the atrocity on Saturday, is the simple fact that the murderer is obviously a crazy man, a 9-11 truther, a lone wolf killer who was, for years, obsessed with congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The headline of […]

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Friday Fashion: Bag Ladies

Chalk it up to an oversight. Seraphic Secret has long recognized the female passion—only oxygen is more important—for footwear. We have also paid close attention to trends in fashion, with an emphasis on modest, ladylike ensembles. But the other day, I had a revelation—non-religious, mind you. Walking in my neighborhood, I glimpsed a young, fashionable […]

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Twenty Greatest Movies: The 1940’s, Part Five, His Girl Friday

We continue our survey of the Twenty Greatest Movies of each decade. Here’s Part One, in which we cover the era of silent movies. Part Two, 1930 – ’33.Part Three: 1934 – ’37. Part Four: 1938 – ’39. Now, we move into the 1940’s, Hollywood’s last great era. Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, His Girl […]

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America’s Only Jewish Military Cemetery

Courtesy of the Hebrew Cemetery Company of Richmond. Every once in a while I come across a story that just knocks me out. Of course I knew that some Jews fought for the South, but I never knew that the Jewish dead were segregated, excluded from burial—with proper honors—in Confederate military cemeteries. Talk about irony. […]

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    Young Israel of Century City
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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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