Monthly Archives: April 2016

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions, Passover Edition

When Mike Todd (b. Avrom Hirsch Goldbogen) was killed in a plane crash, Elizabeth found comfort in Judaism. “I am absolutely Jewish now in my beliefs and feelings,” she said. At her conversion, Elizabeth Taylor took the Jewish name Elisheva Rachel. In the compulsively readable Furious Love, Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger report on the frequently […]

Posted in Actors, Art, Egypt, Elizabeth Taylor, Family, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Israel, Painting, Passover, Photography, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Responses

Male in Female Bathrooms, Modesty Anyone?

It’s happening with astonishing speed. The radical left has moved from the redefinition of marriage to the nullification of gender. If you feel that you are a woman, then justice demands that you and your penis have the right to use the women’s restroom. Those who disagree are labeled bigots. Giant corporations buckle under pressure […]

Posted in America, Christianity, Judaism, Judaism & Christianity, Masculine/Feminine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

The Jewish Story is Under Assault

Those who read this blog on a regular basis know that Yossi Klein Halevi and I went to yeshiva high school together. At the time, Yossi was active in Rabbi Meir Kahane’s Jewish Defense League. Yours truly was sort of terrified of the JDL guys who used to hang out by the lockers and plot […]

Posted in Jerusalem, Jerusalem Denial, Jew-haters, Jew-hatred, Jihad Watch, Judaism, Passover, Yossi Klein Halevi | Tagged , , , , | 7 Responses

Fossil Fuels: The Greenest Energy

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJWq1FeGpCw[/youtube]   To make earth cleaner, greener and safer, which energy sources should humanity rely on? Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress explains how modern societies have cleaned up our water, air and streets using the very energy sources you may not have expected–oil, coal and natural gas.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions, Passover Edition

Posted in America, Eleanor Parker, Friday Fotos, Jewish Holidays, Judaism, Painting, Passover, Photography, Photography, Signs, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Responses

Passover 2016: The Slave Learns to Love His Shackles

Friday night begins the holiday of Passover in which Jews celebrate deliverance from Egyptian bondage. In order to escape the shackles of slavery, the vast machinery of the mighty Egyptian state had to be crushed. Those who wielded absolute power were reduced to nothingness. G-d did this not only to diminish the physical power of […]

Posted in America, Big Government, Gun Control, IslamoNazis, Israel, Jew Without A Gun, Jews & Guns, Obama Watch, Obamacare, Passover, Second Amendment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Responses

A Trip to Eastern Europe: “It Was Oppressive”

The other day I spent some time with one of my closest friends here in Los Angeles. He is a successful businessman, a father, an Orthodox Jew. Recently, he and his lovely wife took a trip to Prague and Budapest. I asked him if they had a good time. My friend hesitated, smiled, and kind […]

Posted in Europe, Jew-haters, Jew-hatred | Tagged , , , , | 7 Responses

Are 1 in 5 Women Raped at College?

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0mzqL50I-w[/youtube]   Is it true that 1 in 5 women are raped on America’s college campuses? If so, what does that say about our universities and the people who run them? If not, how did that statistic get into the mainstream? Caroline Kitchens, Senior Research Associate at the American Enterprise Institute, looks at the data […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Automobiles, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jean Harlow, Leigh Brackett, Photography, Photography, Los Angeles, Pico-Robertson, Screenwriting, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Responses

Three Notable Films About Youth on Netflix

To be young is to be foolish and make mistakes—hopefully none of them fatal. It’s also a time for trying on different guises and carving out a place in the world. Most of all it’s a time of crazy impulses, mad love affairs, and grandiose dreams. To be young is to be the main character […]

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Islam and the Radical West

Not too long ago, my wife Karen and I were watching a news program where the phrase “Islamic radicalization” was used by various talking heads as an explanation for mass murder committed by IslamoNazis. The intellectually lazy pundits made it seem as if some nice middle class boys and girls were cruising the internet and […]

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

Book Review: The Scandal of Money by George Gilder

Seraphic Secret invited our good friend Jake Novak to review George Gilder’s important new book. Imagine you’re a carpenter who naturally relies on a good hammer to get your work done. But after years of reliable service, that hammer starts to act strangely. Sometimes it pushes the nail into the wood, and sometimes it doesn’t. […]

Posted in Big Government, Book Reviews, Books, Economy, Israel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Audrey Hepburn, Friday Fotos, Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood, Hollywood Cars, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Photography, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Responses

Americans Spend More on Taxes Than Food, Clothing, Housing Combined

As law-abiding citizens, Karen and I collected our tax statements, itemized charitable deductions, carefully listed our business expenses, and sent them to our accountant a few weeks ago. There is a kind of horror that sets in when you are confronted with just how much of your hard-earned income goes to state and federal governments […]

Posted in America, Hollywood, IRS | Tagged , , , | 7 Responses

Ben Shapiro to Deliver 2016 Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

You are all invited to The Thirteenth Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 10 AM, followed by brunch. For those unable to attend the lecture will be posted here at Seraphic Secret. Karen and I are delighted to announce that our friend Ben Shapiro will deliver this year’s lecture, “How You Can Save […]

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Blood Money to IslamoNazis

Several weeks ago I heard Ms. Wilson on Dennis Prager’s radio show. I was cruising along Wilshire Boulevard. But as Wilson detailed her ordeal, and described the glee of the IslamoNazi butchers who tortured Ms. Wilson and murdered her friend Kristine Luken, I pulled over and parked. I was trembling, filled with rage at the […]

Posted in Islam, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazi Kidnappings, IslamoNazis, Israel | Tagged , , , | 7 Responses

Islamic Terror: What American Muslims Can Do

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Posted in Islam, Islam Denial, Islamic State, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazi Kidnappings, IslamoNazis | Tagged , | 4 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Australia, Friday Footwear, Friday Fotos, Grace Kelly, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Marilyn Monroe, Painting, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Responses
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    Annual Ariel Avrech
    Memorial Lectures

    Young Israel of Century City
    NOTE: Click on video titles inside the thumbnail images, below, to open that video in YouTube

    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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