Monthly Archives: August 2013

Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1960s: Lawrence of Arabia

We continue our survey of the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1960s. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1950s, click here. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940s, click here. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1930s click here. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1920s click here. 3. Lawrence of Arabia, 1962. Such […]

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Harvard Study: No Correlation Between Gun Control And Less Violent Crime

Good grief. You know the world is shifting off its axis when a Harvard study comes to the conclusion that more guns means less crime. As a reminder of how this plays out in the real world, here’s Jew Without a Gun, Seraphic Secret’s most widely read post about the 1992 L.A. riots, in which […]

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Syria, Poison Gas, Israel, America, and Awesome Obama Guppiness

The United States is in a difficult position. We understand that intervention in the Arab Muslim world is a thankless task that inevitably leads to further hatred of America and fixes absolutely nothing. Nothing can be fixed in the Arab Muslim world because the countries there have no sense of personal responsibility. The sectarian hatred, […]

Posted in Islam, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel, Israel Defense Forces, Jihad Watch, Obama Watch, Syria, Unit 8200 | Tagged , , , , , , | 18 Responses

Alaska’s Role in the Rescue of 50,000 Jews

Last week, forty-seven Lebanese Muslims were murdered by other Muslims in twin bombings. In Syria, Muslims murdered Muslims with chemical weapons. Egypt is on the brink of civil war. The military, taking a page out of the French colonial playbook, has divided Cairo into neat quadrants, closed off all intersections, and then cracked down on […]

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Brit Milah

The commandment of circumcision, brit milah, is found in Genesis 17:10-14 and Leviticus 12:3. The first Jew to be circumcised was Abraham, at G-d’s command. Brit milah is the first commandment specific to the Jewish people. Yesterday was our grandson’s brit, or circumcision ceremony. As sandek, I held the baby on my lap as the […]

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UPS To Drop 15,000 Spouses From Insurance, Cites Obamacare

[youtube][/youtube]   Half of what he says is not true. The other half is lies. Here’s the simple truth: Obamacare is a Marxist social-engineering project that will destroy the finest health-care system the world has ever known. When anyone tries to create heaven on earth through utopian projects, the result is always hell. United Parcel […]

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Over 100K New Jersey Residents to Lose Their Health Plans Under Obamacare

The Affordable Health Care Act. The very label has a deeply Orwellian ring to it. Here’s the basic rule about all democrat/liberal/progressive/leftist labels: whatever the label claims, the reality is the exact opposite. Sort of like totalitarian states’ propaganda. For example: The People’s Democratic Republic of North Korea does not represent the people, nor is […]

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Al-Jazeera Commentator: Al-Sisi Is Jewish, Implementing Protocols of Elders of Zion in Egypt

Egyypt is engulfed in chaos. All across Cairo, churches are being burned by Muslims and converted into mosques. Catholic nuns are being paraded in the streets like “war criminals.” Because Egypt is Judenrein, the Islamists have moved on to the next best physical target: Christians. The Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian military are locked in […]

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Seraphic Secret’s Grandson

With joy and gratitude to HaShem, Karen and I are proud to announce the birth of a grandson.

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Businesses, Unions And Schools All Warn Of Cuts In Hours Due To Obamacare…

Even NBC, a bastion of liberal thought and Obama-worship, can no longer deny the obvious economic disaster that is Obamacare. [youtube][/youtube]

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Radical Academia Strikes Again: Taxpayer-Funded College Pays $107K To Change School’s Logo Because It Was “Too Phallic Looking”…

Karen and I are from Brooklyn. Though we have lived in Los Angeles for almost 30 years, we still say “Brooklyn,” automatically and proudly, when people ask where we’re from. Even saying the word thickens our native Brooklyn accents by at least 50 percent. Brooklyn College is a lovely campus graced with classical architecture, warm […]

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Among IslamoNazis to Be Released: Murderer of Holocaust Survivor

According to the Israeli government, releasing IslamoNazi Jew-killers is a “confidence-building measure” that will bring the genocidal-yearning Arabs back to so-called peace negotiations. A little clarity: Releasing jihadist Jew-killers excuses and rewards Jew-killers. It tells the world that the lives of Jews are unimportant. It encourages the future murder of Jews in Israel and everywhere […]

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Mamie Van Doren: Armed and Dangerous

“What’re you watching?” Karen steps into the living room, glances at the TV, and tries to figure out what movie is playing on TCM. Usually, I’m watching a 30s screwball comedy, or a silent film from the 20s. But this film is from the 50s. Not my favorite decade. The lighting is dead flat, the […]

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“Liberalism Has Nearly Destroyed Black America, And Now It’s Time For Black America To Return The Favor”

You can bet your bottom dollar that Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Louisiana) will be savagely demonized by oh-so-tolerant liberals because: He’s a prominent and articulate African-American who is—gasp!—a conservative Republican. He courageously tells a simple truth: the Democratic Party’s reactionary, government-centered policies have created a loop of broken black families, endless black poverty, chronic black unemployment, […]

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Husband Shoots Two Bank Robbery Suspects Who Kidnapped Him, His Wife

It happened in Texas. A free citizen under siege by two criminals defended himself and his wife by force of arms. Will Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, or Barack Hussein Obama now lecture us about the evils of guns? Will they tell us that they could have been these two kidnap victims who fought back? Will […]

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Kirkus Reviews “How I Married Karen”

I’ve always been ambivalent about critics and their reviews of my work. I confess to being stung by bad reviews and, of course, elated by good ones. Remaining indifferent has never been an option. When one of my films gets slammed, I tell myself stuff like: “What do they know?” or “Hey, if they’re so […]

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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.”

    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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