Monthly Archives: November 2012

Friday Fashion: Hasidic Chic

The business of fashion rests upon the notion that with every season there is a look that is new and exciting. Of course, there is nothing new under the sun. There are only old ideas dressed up to look new. Thus, it was inevitable that at some point a designer would look at traditional Hasidic […]

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Peace in the Middle East

The one and only Pat Condell on Israel, IslamoNazis and the delusion of a peace process. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNNhG0zDtA8[/youtube]

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The Jews of Norway: Past, Present and No Future

Seraphic Secret has written here and here about Norwegian films we admire. But we also recognize that  Norway is one of the most anti-Semitic countries in the world. One has to wonder about the national character of a land where Jews and Israel are demonized, and IslamoNazis are given a pass. Here’s a fascinating article […]

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Egypt’s New and Improved Pharaoh

Seraphic Secret is fascinated by the internal contradictions which characterize the Muslim Brotherhood’s current power grab in Egypt, and America’s sudden lack of interest in the so-called Arab Spring. It was not too long ago that Hosni Mubarak was scorned as a new Egyptian Pharaoh. He was deposed by an uneasy alliance of naive students, […]

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Book Review: Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter

As I was working at the studio on a script about the great and tragic silent comedienne, Mabel Normand, the producer stepped into my office to discuss a few problems in the screenplay. As we were shmoozing, the producer, hugely successful, a soft-spoken and sensitive man, wandered over to the window overlooking one of the […]

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Thanksgiving: The Children of Israel and the Children of the Children of Israel

As far as I know, there are only two countries in the world that were founded on the idea of hope. America and Israel. And what was the hope? The hope of achieving religious freedom, and freedom from the tyranny of centralized government. The Children of Israel, fleeing Egyptian slavery and religious persecution, settled the […]

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Operation Pillar of Defense, Day Eight: Hey, Let’s Talk About That Massacre in Gaza

A few years ago, I was approached by an independent producer who wanted to hire me to write a script. In truth, the producer was an amateur, someone with no credits. But he had lots of enthusiasm and claimed to have money in place to develop a script. I sat down for lunch with the […]

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Operation Pillar of Defense, Day Seven: Hey, Maybe the Ethnic Cleansing of Jews from Gaza Wasn’t Such a Bright Idea

A few days ago, Seraphic Secret recalled a conversation about Gaza with an American-Israeli leftist who supported the expulsion, all in the name of rainbows and unicorns. Of course, it was not only the left who advocated expelling 8,000 Jews from Gaza in a gesture of land for peace. There were those on the right […]

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Operation Pillar of Defense, Day Six: A Decisive Conclusion is Necessary

“Our struggle against the Jews is extremely wide-ranging and grave… Israel, by virtue of its being Jewish and of having a Jewish population, defies Islam and the Muslims.” “With their money, they [the Jews] took control of the world media, news agencies, the press, publishing houses, broadcasting stations, and others. With their money they stirred […]

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Operation Pillar of Defense, Day Five: Hey, I’ve Seen This Movie Before

Eight years ago, in conversation with a wild-eyed Israeli-American member of Peace Now who was forcefully advocating for the expulsion of some 8,000 Jews from Gaza, I argued that: 1. Jews have the right to live anywhere, Brooklyn, London, Paris, Cairo, Damascus, Oslo, and yes, Gaza. Once you agree that, for the sake of, ahem, […]

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Operation Pillar of Defense: Massacre in the City of Angels

Update: There are Arab Muslim protests/riots in Egypt, and Judea and Samaria over, ahem, “Palestinian blood.” Let’s see, so far there have been maybe 8 casualties in Gaza. How many were civilians and how many were terrorists is not clear. But over 30,000 people, men, women and children have been murdered in Syria — and […]

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Operation Amud Anan AKA Pillar of Defense

Israel’s current operation against the Islamic terrorists in Gaza — Hamas and affiliates, supported and financed by Iran — has been translated into English as “Operation Pillar of Defense.” This is a poetic translation which fails to convey the true meaning and purpose of Israel’s military operation. The original Hebrew is, עמוד ענן, “Amud Anan,” […]

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Count to Fifteen: Israel, America Under Fire

While the Obama regime consolidates its power over every aspect of our lives here in America — soft tyranny in action — the Jew-haters and Jihadists are on the march. The so-called Arab Spring, which Obama enabled at every step, is turning, as Seraphic Secret predicted, into a full-blown Islamist movement that is sweeping through […]

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Benghazigate: All the President’s Men

The magician makes you look in one direction so you miss his sleight-of-hand. In this way, you are distracted, and then made the fool. Barack Hussein Obama’s regime is thrilled that the media are feasting on the “thousands of e-mails” between General David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, between Paula Broadwell and Jill Kelley, between Jill […]

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Veteran’s Day, 2012: Rabbi Abraham Avrech, My Favorite Veteran

Today we honor our veterans—the living and the dead. Take a moment to ponder the enormous sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes and their families. Millions and millions of people all over the world are forever in their debt. Keep in mind that the U.S.military has freed more people on this earth from tyranny and […]

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Hollywood: Buy Me, Be Me

Ever since there were movie stars there have been star product endorsements. Corporations and their advertising companies were quick to understand that those larger than life figures floating like angels on the silver screen were potent persuaders. Thus, the synergistic relationship between one product, the movie star, and a consumer product — cigarettes, perfume, makeup, […]

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Fay Wray: Beauty and the Beasts, Part I

Actress Fay Wray achieved screen immortality as Ann Darrow, the girl in King Kong’s paw, the beauty who tamed, at least for a while, the raging beast. For most of us growing up after Hollywood’s Golden Age, Fay Wray (born Vina Fay Wray; September 15, 1907 – August 8, 2004) was nothing more than a […]

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The New Leader of the Free World

One day before the election, a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District told me of a conversation he had with a seven-year-old student. The child asked for whom the teacher was voting. “That’s private, ” said the teacher with a smile. “If you vote for Romney, that means you have Romnesia. He’s only […]

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How to Write a Screenplay — How to Win an Election

Seraphic Secret voted early. A few years ago, at our local polling station, an election volunteer looked at yours truly, checked my name on the registration ledger and said: “You’re a Republican? But you look like such a nice man!” That was the last time I voted at a polling station. I decline to be […]

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We the Undersigned… Public Military Endorsements for Romney and Obama

“We the undersigned proudly support Governor Mitt Romney as our nation’s next Commander-in-Chief.” Admiral James B. Busey, USN, (Ret.) General James T. Conway, USMC, (Ret.) General Terrence R. Dake, USMC, (Ret) Admiral James O. Ellis, USN, (Ret.) Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, USM, (Ret.) General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF, (Ret.) General Tommy Franks, USA, (Ret.) General Alfred […]

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