The Old-New Chanukah War 2014

Somewhere in Queens, a Jewish family makes public their joy in Chanukah. Hey, Glenn and Karen, now you’re famous! (Click photo to enlarge image)

On December 5, 2012, The New York Times filed this story: Cheering U.N. Palestine Vote, Synagogue Tests Its Members.

Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, a large synagogue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is known for its charismatic rabbis, its energetic and highly musical worship, and its liberal stances on social causes.

But on Friday, when its rabbis and lay leaders sent out an e-mail enthusiastically supporting the vote by the United Nations to upgrade Palestine to a nonmember observer state, the statement was more than even some of its famously liberal congregants could stomach.
“The vote at the U.N. yesterday is a great moment for us as citizens of the world,” said the e-mail, which was sent to all congregants. “This is an opportunity to celebrate the process that allows a nation to come forward and ask for recognition.”

Some things never change. And of course now we have European states recognizing a so-called Palestinian state. Are they recognizing and embracing the IslamoNazis of Gaza, or the IslamoNazis of the PA? The truth is, the Europeans are using the Arab Muslim war against the Jews to default to their age-old legacy of poisonous Jew-hatred.

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Where’s Your IslamoNazi Membership Card?

Required reading for IslamoNazis. After you pass a multiple choice test you get your official membership card that qualifies you to murder infidels.

Required reading for IslamoNazis. After passing a multiple choice test you get an official jihad membership card that qualifies you to murder infidels.

Take a look inside your wallet. Chances are you have various membership cards. Seraphic Secret belongs to: the Automobile Club of Southern California, Writer’s Guild of America, West, The Parking Spot, Halachic Organ Donor Society, just a few among many.

Are these cards the sum total of our existence?

According to the leftists who are determined to excuse, if not enable, genocidal IslamoNazis, you need a shiny membership card in a Islamist terrorist gang to qualify as a terrorist.

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Sydney Morning Herald Urges Empathy For IslamoNazi

Leftists want you to empathize with this IslamoNazi.

Leftists want you to empathize with this IslamoNazi.

The IslamoNazi who has terrorized the citizens of Sydney, Australia is evil

But the leftists who demand that good people empathize with this evil are, in many ways, just as dangerous.

Democracies do not fall because of outside forces closing in, but because of the barbarians inside who weaken resolve and turn morality on its head.

The Sydney Morning Herald published an editorial which posits that the terrorist attack is not a terrorist attack but really a test of our morality. This is standard leftist Newspeak in which evil is ignored and tolerance is redefined as tolerating the intolerant.

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Friday Photos: Just Because the World is Still Burning…

Brigitte Bardot, photo by Douglas Kirkland, 1965.

Brigitte Bardot, photo by Douglas Kirkland, 1965.

It’s been another terrible, horrible very bad week with the release of a Democrat, ahem, study, that seeks to persecute President George W. Bush and the CIA for their efforts to protect America against genocidal IslamoNazis. The Democrat Senate report is a lynching, just as the Ferguson riots are lynch mobs, and just as Rolling Stone’s UVA story and Lena Dunham’s false accusations of rape are politically correct calls for lynching.

Postmodern liberals have no use for facts. They get off on creating narratives, compelling story-lines that comport with their world view. Just as the so-called Palestinians have created a narrative, so too does the Alinsky-aligned Democrat party. You will notice that Jew-hating Arab-Muslims have grafted themselves to the Ferguson riots from Oakland to New York. Indeed, Jew-hatred has found its niche in the new Democrat party. Scoop Jackson, Daniel Moynihan and John F. Kennedy are dead. Long live Al Sharpton, Barack Obama and CAIR, a Muslim Brotherhood front.

The North Korean cyber attack on Sony Studios has created an amusing if bizarre sideshow. The adolescent e-mail exchange between studio head Amy Pascal and uber-producer Scott Rudin about President Obama’s taste in movies (all black flicks, because Obama is only a black face to Hollywood liberals) reveals the hypocrisy which at the core of postmodern liberalism. If Pascal and Rudin were Conservatives they would be fired, disgraced. But because Pascal and Rudin are major contributors to the Democrat party they will get a pass, their dopey e-mails disappearing down a Soviet-style memory hole.

Anyhoo.

A few random photos to brighten your weekend.

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British Star Jessie Matthews Does Weddings and Bar Mitzvahs

Jesse Matthews

Jesse Matthews

Jessie Matthews (1907-1981) was Britain’s first and greatest international movie star.

Known as the Dancing Divinity, Matthew’s tragic and scandal-ridden life was more akin to hell on earth.

Born above a butcher shop in London’s Soho district, the seventh of eleven children, George, Jessie’s father was illiterate, a harsh and distant drunk. In contrast, Jessie’s mother, Jane, was warm and loving, but Jenny lived under the thumb of her tyrannical husband and so her unconditional love for Jessie was severely blunted by her husband’s drunken rages and frequent physical abuse.

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Democrats Enable Jihad

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Who is telling the truth?

Is it the Democrats who wrote their report actually, a political document on the CIA and its tactics against genocidal IslamoNazis, or is it the CIA’s former directors and field operatives who claim the exact opposite, and who were not interviewed by Senate Democrats?

History is a useful guide. According to Democrats, if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Democrats had never heard of Jonathan Gruber until YouTube videos showed that they quoted him at length as their esteemed expert. Democrats tell us that Officer Wilson shot Michael Brown after the latter surrendered. They also tell us that rape culture exists on college campuses. But two prominent recent accusations of campus rape — UVA and Lena Dunham — have turned out to be ghastly lies and unforgivable slanders.

The ethical landscape of postmodern Democrats is fused to Orwellian Newspeak.

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Jewish Lives Matter

Levi Yitzchak Rosenblat, 22, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen, but is in stable condition.

Levi Yitzchak Rosenblat, 22, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen, but is in stable condition.

During a BET interview, President Obama lectured that police shoot black men because “they have a subconscious fear of folks who look different.”

With all due respect to the race-hustler-in-chief, the fear is of black criminals, and it is not subconscious. It is a rational response to the homicide rate in America which is overwhelmingly committed by young black men — against other young black men.

Early this morning, a man who like Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown or Eric Garner, could have been Obama’s son if he had a son, entered Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters in Crown Heights, NY—BTW, what happened to basic security measures?—and stabbed yeshiva student Levi Yitzchak Rosenblat, 22, in the neck and abdomen during shachareet, morning prayers.

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Loose Cigarettes, Taxes, Death — Welcome to Liberal Utopia

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Who smokes?

Mostly, the poor.

Of course there are a handful of hipsters who sport clownish pork pie hats, and defiantly puff away, viewing themselves as postmodern James Deans.

But really, it’s the poor and blue collar who  indulge in the liberal sin of tobacco. Meanwhile, their liberal betters proudly sweat in gleaming gyms, or contort themselves into narcissistic bliss on candy-colored yoga mats.

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Friday Photos: Just Because the World is Burning…

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn is asking us to pause and consider.

All across the country protests, riots, and race-baiters doing what they do in order to disrupt civil society.

We don’t know about you, but here at Seraphic Secret we feel the need for some relief from the endless cycle of horrible, terrible, very bad news. We yearn for beauty, for images that, in one way or another, soothe the troubled soul.

We hope these images help carry our readers through the weekend.

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Warning: Hollywood’s Coming for Your Home and Children

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Jewish Action magazine has just published another of my articles about Hollywood as leftist propaganda machine. This time I focus on Hollywood and the family.

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Blacks Beat White To Death With Hammers: “Kill White People”

32 year-old Bosnian refugee Zemir Begic was beaten to death with hammers in South St. Louis late Saturday night.

32 year-old Bosnian refugee Zemir Begic was beaten to death with hammers in South St. Louis late Saturday night.

Zemir Begic, an emigrant from war-torn Bosnia, was a husband and a father.

According to a local resident the black youths were screaming,

“F— the white people. Kill the white people.”

This horrendous murder took place just 20 miles from Ferguson.

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How NGOs Aid IslamoNazis

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Back in In August, Matti Friedman, formerly an AP reporter, wrote a grim account of the Associate Press’ bias against Israel.

It was, arguably, the most important story about media bias against Israel ever published.

Friedman is back, this time with a new article in The Atlantic, What the Media Gets Wrong About Israel.

For Seraphic Secret the most important part of Friedman’s new expose is about the central role Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) play in demonizing Israel, and in the process, enabling the IslamoNazis of Hamas, Fatah, Islamic Jihad, and the PA.

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Friday Photos: Still Scattered

 

MM trips the shutter.

MM trips the shutter.

We hope all our readers had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

Keeping to last week’s theme of eschewing a theme, Seraphic Secret is, once again, indulging in a collection of random photos that we like for various reasons.

We hope you do too.

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Thanksgiving 2014 — America: The Children of the Children of Israel

Studio photographers shot millions of still photos of their actors, often with holiday themes. This is the one of the few religiously inclined Thanksgiving stills I have come across. The actress is Barbara Kent, a minor star in the silent ear best known for starring opposite Harold Lloyd in “Welcome Danger” 1929. But her very best role was in a little known but quite wonderful silent film “Lonesome,” 1928.

Studio photographers shot millions of stills of contract actors, often with holiday themes. This is a charming Thanksgiving  photo. The actress is Barbara Kent, (b. Barbara Cloutman, 1907- 2011) a popular star in the silent era best known for twice starring opposite Harold Lloyd, “Welcome Danger” (1929), and then “Feet First,” (1930). But her very best role was in a little known but quite wonderful silent film “Lonesome,” (1928). Seraphic Secret wrote a memoriam for this lovely actress when she passed away. You can find it here.

As far as I know, there are only two countries in the world that were founded on the idea of hope.

America and Israel.

And what was the hope?

The hope of achieving religious freedom, and freedom from the tyranny of centralized government.

The Children of Israel, fleeing Egyptian slavery and religious persecution, settled the land of Israel over 3,000 years ago, thereby fulfilling G-d’s eternal covenant with the Jewish people.

The Pilgrims saw themselves as the children of the children of Israel, escaping a British Pharaoh and crossing a liquid desert.

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The Ferguson/Palestinian Narrative

Blame the Jews.

A Ferguson mob in downtown Seattle, WA., blames the Jews.

As Seraphic Secret noted yesterday, Jew-hating IslamoNazis have attached themselves to the Ferguson riots.

It is a telling moment as IslamoNazis co-opt Ferguson.

Ferguson rioters—lynch mob would be more accurate—have manufactured a narrative that is a complete lie. Just as the so-called Palestinians have manufactured an entire national narrative that is a complete fantasy.

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Ferguson: How to Burn, Allah, Burn

As Obama urged calm, his constituency destroyed private property.

As Obama urged calm, his constituency destroyed private property.

It is obvious that the riots in Ferguson were carefully orchestrated by a tawdry alliance of lefty radicals, anarchists, race-baiters, criminal opportunists, and foaming-at-the mouth malcontents. Police have been pelted with D batteries, which had been carefully stockpiled.

Some of the major agitators — AKA community organizers — in Ferguson are Muslim radicals who ID themselves as Palestinians. Most notable of these creatures is one Bassem Masri, a Jew-hating, pro Hamas IslamoNazi from St. Louis, whose specialty is inciting violence against the police.

The IslamoNazis are cultural imperialists who wed themselves to every radical cause in America and make it about their jihadist ideology. Basically, they are using the old Bolshevik playbook to foment unrest and violence at the grassroots level.

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Berkeley Hearts IslamoNazi Beheaders, But Really Hates Jewish State

This was released last week, but Seraphic Secret did not have a chance to post it until now.

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Friday Photos — Scattered Edition

BB thinks it over.

BB thinks it over.

Usually, we publish photos organized around a central theme.

Not today.

We’re feeling a bit scattered. We’re spooked by the Emperor Obama, by what’s happening to this country. And of course by the Arab Muslim war against the Jews. The Iranians are edging closer to becoming a nuclear power. We are watching various national and international calamities unfold in slow motion. We feel helpless. And there are days when we feel, yup, hopeless.

Anyhoo.

Here are a few photos that, we hope, will lift your mood.

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Book Review: Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist by Yossi Klein Halevi

Yossi Klein Halevi (left) with yours truly, Robert J. Avrech, at the bris of Ariel Chaim, my grandson, and Yossi’s great nephew.

Yossi Klein Halevi (left) with yours truly, Robert J. Avrech, at the bris of Ariel Chaim, my grandson, and Yossi’s great nephew.

I was scared of Yossi Klein Halevi.

This was back in high school when Yossi and I were students — sorta — at Brooklyn Talmudic Academy. Sorta, because Yossi and I were two off the most indifferent students in that yeshiva’s history.

When I was scheduled to be in class I was, more often than not, sitting in a movie theater getting the education I really wanted. When Yossi was cutting class it was because  he was organizing a rally in support of Soviet Jews, or meeting clandestinely with Rabbi Meir Kahane and his Jewish Defense League (JDL).

It was rumored that JDL guys were purchasing arms and explosives.

They said the JDL was going to blow something up.

Eventually, they did.

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How To Gruber for the PalNazis and Other Lessons from the Media

Hamas tweeted this image in celebration of the Har Nof massacre.

Hamas tweeted this image in celebration of the Har Nof massacre.

The Har Nof atrocity reminds us, once again, that the foundational sensibility of the PalNazis is Islamic Jew-hatred.

Case in point: Mahmoud Abbas recently said that Jews “contaminate Jerusalem.”

Of course, the PalNazis justify this and other slaughters with the same empty tropes about “intolerable incitement” and, sigh, occupation. But we all know that these are just slogans, talking points for the ignorant, seething masses — and for the inbred, overeducated Western leftists who use anti-Zionism as an excuse for their Jew-hatred. These are the progressive elites who define anti-Semitism as follows: Hating Jews more than necessary.

In the streets of Gaza, the, ahem, peaceful PalNazis handed out sweets in celebration of the Har Nof massacre.

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  • Annual Ariel Avrech
    Memorial Lectures

    Young Israel of Century City
    Eleventh: June 8, 2014
    Michael Medved: "Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 97MB)
    Tenth: June 9, 2013
    David Horowitz: "The War Against Judaism on the University Campus." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 16MB)
    Ninth: June 3, 2012
    Joel B. Pollak: "The Mainstream Media's Betrayal of Israel." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 15MB)
    Eighth: June 5, 2011
    Yossi Klein Halevi: "What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 18MB)
    Seventh: June 13, 2010
    Dennis Prager: "Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 80MB)
    Sixth: June 21, 2009
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: "Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?" Blog Post | Audio (mp3 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 (mp3 70MB)
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