Monthly Archives: September 2015

Islamism: The World’s Most Dangerous Ideology

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Posted in Islam, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis | Tagged , | 4 Responses

Sukkot, The Past is Never Past

As Jews all over the world make last minute preparations for the holiday of Sukkot, here are a few wonderful pictures of Jews celebrating this joyous holiday in Israel (and Samarkand), a reminder that Torah Judaism is eternal. All photos are from The Library of Congress. You will dwell in booths for seven days; all […]

Posted in Israel, Jerusalem, Jewish Holidays, Judaism, Succos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Anna May Wong, Friday Fotos, Greta Garbo, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jewish Holidays, Judaism, Painting, Photography, Quotes, Succos, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Responses

Repentance and Liberty

by Karen Singer Avrech This past Shabbat our rabbi delivered the traditional Shabbat T’shuvah drasha, (homily). His essential message was that Modern Orthodoxy is doomed unless the importance of traditional halacha (jurisprudence)  is understood and respected. Recent trends have favored “dynamism” and “innovation” to match the times, but have neglected the legalistic principles that have […]

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Yom Kippur 2015

…In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and you shall not do any work … For on that day he shall provide atonement for you to cleanse you from all your sins before the L-RD. —Leviticus 16:29-30

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Debating the Debate

Who won? Who lost? The media are preoccupied with figuring out the winners and losers from the GOP debate last week. Seraphic Secret came away with some impressions that we’d like to share with our readers. Too many of Jake Tapper’s questions were designed to draw blood between Trump and the other candidates. This is the […]

Posted in 2016 Election, America, Carly Fiorina, Iran, ISIS, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis | Tagged , , , , , | 26 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, Painting, Quotes, Silent Movies, The Wit and Wisdom of Hollywood, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Responses

The World is on Fire

  Michael Mukasey wrote an editorial (below the fold) for the WSJ about Obama’s capitulation to the IslamoNazis of Iran. He proposes some corrective measures. But it is clear that as long as a Democrat — any Democrat — occupies the White House, the Iranian deal will remain in place, which guarantees that Iran will continue to fund global terrorism, support Hezbollah’s war […]

Posted in America, Iran, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel, Obama Watch | Tagged , , , | 6 Responses

Rosh Hashanah 2015

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlcxEDy-lr0[/youtube]   Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a Shana Tova.

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Designing Women: Helen Rose and Jorjett Strumme

Costume designer Helen Rose is best known for the white chiffon dress Elizabeth Taylor wore in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Rose was the envy of every Hollywood designer when Grace Kelly asked her to design Kelly’s wedding dress. Rumor had it that Edith Head was livid she did not get the commission. We […]

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The New Muslim Imperialists

Who are these people flooding into Europe in such vast numbers? We are told that they are refugees from war-torn Middle Eastern states. But a close look at the photos shows a notable absence of women, children, infants and old people. Mostly, we see young men of military age, all carrying cellphones. Are they Syrians? […]

Posted in European Union, Iraq, Jihad Watch, Libya, Syria, Tunisia | Tagged , , , , | 10 Responses

Europe’s Muslim Refugee Crisis and the Jew Card

As hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees from failed Arab Muslim states flood into Europe, creating the greatest refugee crisis since World War II, I wonder whether the Europeans will take a moment to reflect that they have no one but themselves to blame for this terrible crisis. For 50 years the Europeans have self-righteously […]

Posted in America, European Union, Iran, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel, Syria | Tagged , | 11 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Doris Day, Edward Hopper, Elizabeth Taylor, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, John Wayne, Painting, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Responses

The Iranian-Democrat Axis of Evil

The unspoken fact of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action — better described as the Democrat–Iranian nuclear deal — is that the Iranians will cheat on whatever provisions exist that, theoretically, slow their march toward nuclear weapons. The Iranians are religious fanatics who believe that lying to non-Muslims is perfectly okay. The Democrats are treating […]

Posted in America, Iran, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel, Israel Defense Forces | Tagged | 23 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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