Monthly Archives: March 2015

Defecting Iranian Journalist: U.S. at Nuclear Talks ‘To Speak on Iran’s Behalf’

It should be clear to anyone who is paying attention that Barack Obama is on a carefully orchestrated jihad against the Jewish State. Obama’s radical leftist, anti-Semitic world view is now in full flower now. Denis McDonough, Obama’s chief of staff, blasted Israel at the anti-Semitic J Street confab, stating that“an occupation that has lasted […]

Posted in Iran, ISIS, Islam, Islamic State, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazi Kidnappings, IslamoNazis, Israel, Israel Defense Forces, Obama Watch | Tagged , , , | 9 Responses

Friday Photos: Announcing a New Jewish Holiday Edition

Jewish humor is filled with self-deprecating observations. We poke fun at our peculiar foibles, and frequently address our greatest anxieties — intermarriage, Jew-hatred, weight-gain — with a take-no-prisoners attitude. If you want to know how Jews are really feeling about something or someone, pay attention to the jokes Jews tell each other. A few days […]

Posted in Abraham Avrech, Art, Friday Footwear, Friday Fotos, Holidays, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jew-haters, Jew-hatred, Jewish Holidays, Judaism, Marilyn Monroe, Obama Watch, Painting, Passover, Photography, Photography, Los Angeles, Pico-Robertson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 30 Responses

Reading Lunch Under the California Sun

I usually read several few books at a time. I think I have a touch of ADD. Or maybe I’m just intellectually restless. Because we live in Los Angeles where the sun shines almost every day of the week, I often sit in Casa Avrech’s patio eating lunch and reading. Here’s a sample of the […]

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Magda Goebbels: Downfall Beyond Imagination

Over the past few years, YouTube viewers are regularly entertained by a short portion of the German movie Downfall (’04). Using a single clip from the film, these ubiquitous and frequently clever shorts show Hitler ranting at his generals as Russian troops encircle Berlin and seek out the bunker. The thousand year Reich has lasted but […]

Posted in History, Jew-haters, Jew-hatred, Judaism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 16 Responses

Obama’s Jihad Against Israel

Obama’s inner Jew-hatred is finally bubbling to the surface for all to see. He’s just using Bibi’s overwhelming victory as a convenient pretext to abandon Israel and realign with the IslamoNazis of Iran. Bret Stephens writes about The Orwellian Obama’s Presidency in this morning’s WSJ: The humiliating denouement to America’s involvement in Yemen came over […]

Posted in Benjamin Netanyahu, Egypt, Iran, Islamic State, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel, Jew-haters, Jew-hatred | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

How Important Are Shared Memories?

More than anything, I look forward to Friday night Shabbat dinner. Frequently, Karen and I are invited to friend’s homes where we and other guests talk, eat, and sing sweet Shabbat songs. But when I’m alone with Karen on Friday night, there is a certain magic that happens — and I never know what form […]

Posted in Family, How I Married Karen, Marriage, Shabbos, Yeshiva Flatbush | Tagged , , , , , , | 24 Responses

Friday Photos: The No Men Edition

In Pierke Avot (Ethic of the Fathers) Hillel teaches: “In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man.” Bibi Netanyahu won a resounding victory over the Israeli left and Barack Obama by paying heed to the great sage Hillel’s teaching. Bibi is a man in a world that is awash in eunuchs.

Posted in Benjamin Netanyahu, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, IslamoNazis, Israel, Jerusalem, Obama Watch, Talmud | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Responses

Margaret in Hollywood

Back in the days when Shakespeare still meant something to a lot of people, I wanted to be a great dramatic actress. Before I knew it I was in Hollywood . . . Thus begins Darcy O’Brien’s novel “Margaret in Hollywood” (1992), the story of Margaret Spencer, an early child star of vaudeville and a rising […]

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Darcy O'Brien, Hollywood | Tagged , , , | 4 Responses

Bibi Defeats Barack

The Israeli election of 2015 is a crushing defeat for Barack Obama and the appeasers of the left. Despite the dozens of Obama’s Democrat operatives who flooded Israel in the past few months, despite the unprecedented vilification Benjamin Netanyahu has suffered at the hands of the mainstream American and Israeli media (save for Sheldon Adelson’s […]

Posted in Israel, Obama Watch | Tagged , , , , | 11 Responses

Obama Declines to Renew Emergency Oil Supply Pact With Israel

Yes, Obama is that spiteful against the Jewish State. In September 1975, when Israel and Egypt were negotiating Israel’s withdrawal from Sinai, the status of the Sinai oil fields was a central issue. Israel had been getting oil from these fields after taking over the Sinai in the aftermath of the Six Day War in […]

Posted in Israel, Obama Watch, Oil | Tagged , , , | 7 Responses

Obama’s Two-Pronged Attack on Israel

Two stories have come to light that should alarm those who care about the Constitution and Israel. The Obama administration claimed that they were boycotting Netanyahu’s historic speech to Congress because it was too close to Israeli elections and they did not want to take part in what they characterized as a partisan speech. Of […]

Posted in Iran, ISIS, Islam, Islamic State, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel, Obama Watch | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Responses

Friday Photos: Trompe L’oeil Nation

The idea is to fool the eye, to convince the viewer that the object exists in three dimensions. But of course, the surface is flat. It is a masterful illusion. So it is with Barack Obama and the postmodern Democrat party, who wage a ceaseless campaign of political trompe l’oeil. The Constitution, the separation of […]

Posted in Abraham Avrech, Art, Friday Fotos, Greatest Movies of the 1930s, Greta Garbo, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jean Harlow, Jew-haters, Jew-hatred, Jihad Watch, Marilyn Monroe, Muslim Brotherhood, Obama Watch, Obamacare, Painting, Rita Hayworth, Stars and Cars | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Responses

Progressive Privilege: Two Police Officers Shot in Ferguson

It was inevitable. Once Holder’s Department of Justice lynched the Ferguson Police Department with phony statistics and basically called for nationalizing a local police force, it was open season on the police in Ferguson. Now two Ferguson police officers have been shot.

Posted in America, Democrat Racists, Democrats, Ferguson Riots, Obama Watch | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Responses

O (rwellian) U Speech

The facts seem simple. A bunch (not sure how many) of drunken frat boys from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at Oklahoma University were taped chanting about ten seconds of a racist song. There will never be a nigger at SAE There will never be a nigger at SAE You can hang him from a tree But he’ll […]

Posted in America, First Amendment, Free Speech | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Responses

Why America Invaded Iraq

A superb history lesson in five minutes by the great British historian Andrew Roberts, produced by Prager University. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2tbpUqNwRU&t=299[/youtube]

Posted in America, Iran, Iraq, Islamic Terror | Tagged , , | 3 Responses

If You Stand With the Jews Obama’s Gonna Get You

Maud used to say: “G-d’s gonna get you.” This classic sitcom line is always punctuated with canned laughter because comedy frequently unveils tragic truths. Obama’s political hit squad, ironically named the Department of Justice, is about to charge Sen. (D) Robert Menendez on Federal corruption charges. Seraphic Secret has no doubt that Menendez is something […]

Posted in Iran, Israel, Obama Watch | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Responses

Friday Photos: There is No End of History Edition

Benjamin Netanyahu, in his devastating deconstruction of disastrous Obama’s Iranian policy was, in spite of Obama’s unprecedented assault on the Jewish State’s Prime Minister, a Churchillian attempt to preserve Western civilization against the onslaught of IslamoNazis. Obama’s White House would have you believe that Obama’s problem is a personal beef with Bibi. In fact, Obama’s […]

Posted in Abraham Avrech, Alfred Hitchcock, America, Art, Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Cars, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Hollywood Wedding Glamour, Hollywood: Then and Now, Livia Yarden, Marilyn Monroe, Obama Watch, Photography, Purim, Rita Hayworth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Responses

Purim: The Non-Progressive Jewish Holiday

Today is the holiday of Purim. And it is no accident that Benjamin Netanyahu referenced this Jewish holiday when delivering his powerful and historic address to the U.S. Senate the other day. It’s an old ( 5th century B.C.E.) but agnonizingly familiar story: A Jew-hater named Haman hatches a plan to annihilate the Jewish people […]

Posted in Gun Control, Iran, IslamoNazis, Israel, Jew-haters, Jew-hatred, Jewish Holidays, Judaism, Purim, Second Amendment | Tagged , , , , | 13 Responses

Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech, First Yahrzeit

My father, Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech passed away on March 15, 2014, which in the Jewish calendar translates into the 13th of Adar. Thus, this is the first Yahrzeit, memorial, without my father’s physical presence in this world. My father was 94 years old. He is gone, but he is certainly not forgotten. During Prime […]

Posted in Abraham Avrech, America, Benjamin Netanyahu, Jewish Holidays, Judaism, Obama Watch, Purim | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Responses

Bibi Speaks and Democrats Play the Jew-Hatred Card

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lELXynhbS84[/youtube]   Here is Bibi’s powerful speech to Congress. No wonder Obama did not want the American people to hear it. Bibi clearly laid out why Obama and the Democrats are delusional, dangerous appeasers of the IslamoNazis of Iran.

Posted in Benjamin Netanyahu, Iran, Islam, Islam Denial, Islamic State, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazi Kidnappings, IslamoNazis, Israel, Obama Watch | Tagged , | 9 Responses
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    Annual Ariel Avrech
    Memorial Lectures

    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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