Monthly Archives: June 2016

Rabbi Philip Harris Singer, z’l, 10th Yahrzeit

Today is the yahrzeit [anniversary] of the death of Karen’s beloved father, Rabbi Philip Harris Singer, Pinchas Zvi. This is the speech our son-in-law delivered on 6/23/16 at the brit milah [circumcision ceremony] for our grandson who was named for Karen’s distinguished father. Our son is named after Aliza’s maternal grandfather, Rabbi Pinchas Zvi Singer, A”H. We […]

Posted in Brit Milah, Family, Judaism, Rabbi Pinchas Zvi Singer, Torah, Yahrtzeit | Tagged , , , , | 8 Responses

How To Kill An IslamoNazi

The Obama administration has blamed the Orlando massacre on guns. Of course, the slaughter was engineered and committed by an IslamoNazi who repeatedly proclaimed his allegiance to ISIS. In 2009, during a trip to Israel, I ran into an old friend from Brooklyn who, armed with a Glock, saved scores of innocent Jews by bravely […]

Posted in Gun Control, Islam, Islam Denial, Islamic State, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazi Kidnappings, IslamoNazis, Israel, Obama Watch, Orlando Massacre, Second Amendment | Tagged , , , , , , , | 13 Responses

How Anti-Semitism Became Respectable Again

A fine article by David P. Goldman. The world was anti-Semitic in 1944, when Ben Hecht wrote A Guide for the Bedevilled. The majority of educated, civilized, and rational people believed that the Jews in some fashion had brought their own problems upon themselves. Hecht began fighting anti-Semitism after an unsettling exchange with a New York […]

Posted in Islam, Islam Denial, Islamic State, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazi Kidnappings, IslamoNazis, Israel, Jew-haters, Jew-hatred | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Audrey Hepburn, Automobiles, Elizabeth Taylor, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Movie Posters, Movies, Painting, Photography, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Responses

Peace and Love and their Murderous Consequences

Among the pile of books on my night table, there are always a few volumes about war. It should be obvious to any clear-thinking person that war is the final arbiter of all great conflicts. Those who speak of negotiated peace speak of fiction. The great world wars have made this world what it is, […]

Posted in America, Islam, Islam Denial, Islamic State, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazi Kidnappings, IslamoNazis, Jihad Watch, War, War Movies, Weapons | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Responses

Democrats Believe Orlando Massacre is America’s Fault

  The anti-gun fervor that grips Obama and the Democrat party serves dual political strategies. The first is to make believe that IslamoNazi ideology does not exist. The Obama regime fantasizes that radical Islam is, um, workplace violence, or violent extremism — anything other than what it obviously is, and what the terrorists tells us […]

Posted in America, Gun Control, Islam, Islam Denial, Islamic State, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazi Kidnappings, IslamoNazis, Obama Watch, Orlando Massacre, Second Amendment | Tagged , | 7 Responses

Why Islam is Violent

Daniel Greenfield deconstructs Islamic ideology and concludes that Islamic civilization is unstable and unsustainable. Islamic violence is nearly impossible to deny. But why is Islam violent? The usual answer is to point to Koranic verses calling for the conquest and subjugation of non-Muslims. That certainly covers the theological basis for Islamic violence. But it fails to […]

Posted in Islam, Islam Denial, Islamic State, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazi Kidnappings, IslamoNazis | Tagged , , , | 16 Responses

How I Married Karen 39 Years Ago Today

Today is our 39th wedding anniversary. But as readers of Seraphic Secret know, I have been helplessly, hopelessly in love with Karen since fourth grade when I first saw her on the playground of our elementary school, Yeshiva of Flatbush. Without Karen, I never would have accomplished much in life. It was her faith that […]

Posted in Ariel Chaim Avrech, Family, How I Married Karen, Wedding Anniversary | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Actors, Alfred Hitchcock, Anna May Wong, Art, Design, Family, Friday Fotos, Glamour, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Madge Bellamy, Marilyn Monroe, Movie Posters, Movies, Painting, Photography, Photography, Los Angeles, Pico-Robertson, Photography, Signs, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Responses

Jew Without a Gun

Because of the Orlando massacre, I am republishing my three-part series about the Los Angeles Riots of 1992 in which Karen and I and the children were trapped for several frightening hours. We were unarmed, helpless save for our wits. The police were conspicuously absent and the bad guys—frequently armed with heavy weapons—owned the streets. […]

Posted in Gun Control, Islam Denial, IslamoNazis, Jew Without A Gun, Jews & Guns, Orlando Massacre, Second Amendment | Tagged , , , | 12 Responses

It’s IslamoNazi Ideology, Stupid

I heard about the Orando massacre in synagogue during the holiday of Shavuot. A friend said: “You watch, they’ll blame it on Israel.” I said: “They’ll blame it on guns.” Which is exactly what Obama did in his clueless statement about the slaughter. According to the religion of leftism, a gun walked into a gay […]

Posted in Iran, Islam, Islam Denial, Islamic State, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazi Kidnappings, IslamoNazis, Israel, Orlando Massacre | Tagged , , , | 20 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Deborah Kerr, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Painting, Photography, Pola Negri | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Responses

The Story of Ruth Reenacted 100 Years Ago in Israel

The Jewish holiday of Shavuot,  Pentecost, begins this coming Saturday night.  The holiday has several traditional names: Shavuot, the festival of weeks, marking seven weeks after Passover; Chag HaKatzir, the festival of reaping grains, and Chag HaBikkurim, the festival of first fruits.  Shavuot, according to Jewish tradition, is the day the Children of Israel accepted the Torah at […]

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Rare Cache of Silver Coins Dating to the Hasmonean Period Discovered in Modi‘in

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO-r4HGA1tc[/youtube]   A hoard of silver coins dating to the Hasmonean period (126 BCE) was exposed in April in an archaeological excavation the Israel Antiquities Authority is currently conducting near Modi‘in, [Modi’in is located 22 miles southeast of Tel Aviv and 19 miles west of Jerusalem] with the participation of local youth. The excavation is being carried out […]

Posted in Archeology, Israel, Judaism, Torah, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Response

Revenge of the Hollywood Millennials

My friend Jake Novak writes exclusively for Seraphic Secret about an emerging trend in Hollywood: storylines that feature the crushing disappointment Millennials feel in their permissive Baby Boomer parents.  We all know the conventional wisdom about Hollywood and morality. The TV and movie business is filled with libertines and anti-family radicals who want to destroy […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Friday Fotos, Ginger Rogers, Gloria Swanson, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Responses

The Wrong Side of History is Right

The Obama administration specializes in Orwellian Newspeak. As a true disciple of Communist agitator Saul Alinsky, Obama uses and abuses language to achieve social control over the American people. As Orwell said, “He who controls language controls thought.” Also an Alinskyite, Hillary Clinton exchanged letters with the Communist agitator, and in 1969, wrote an admiring […]

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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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