Author Archives: Robert J. Avrech

God and Guns in Synagogue

There is a problem in American Judaism. It is a problem of basic theology. Those of us who believe in Torah Judaism recognize that evil exists, and to combat evil requires common sense and weapons. Secular American Jews—Democrats almost exclusively—believe in utopian solutions to, well, everything. Which means they advocate for gun free zones, an […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Barbara Stanwyck, Baseball, Design, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Joan Crawford, Judaica, Judaism, María Félix, Movie Posters, Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Responses

Books On My Night Table

I still remember the day when I heard that Sandy Koufax refused to pitch a World Series opening game because it was Yom Kippur. It was, to say the least, something of a shock. We, baseball mad yeshiva kids, knew that the great Southpaw was a Jew from Bensonhurst, but we also knew that he […]

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Hamilton: The Man Who Invented America

Alexander Hamilton: You know the name, but what do you know about the man? Joseph Tartakovsky, senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, details how Hamilton took a country with no past and envisioned its future.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Art Deco, Edward Hopper, Fashion, Friday Fotos, Judaica, Judaism, Lana Turner, Margaret Sullavan, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Movie Posters, Movies, Painting, Photography, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Responses

Illegal Immigration: It’s About Power

Historically, Democrats supported strong borders because they knew American workers could never compete with illegal immigrants. Now, they regularly support “open borders.” So why the drastic change? Tucker Carlson, host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, explains.

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Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

Unfortunately, the massacre in a Pittsburgh synagogue was not surprising. Jew-Hatred is a constant in this world and until the arrival of the Messiah, will always be with us.

Posted in IslamoNazis, Israel, Jew-haters, Jew-hatred, Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre | Tagged , , , | 9 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Actors, Alfred Hitchcock, Art, Art Deco, Automobiles, Clark Gable, Fred Astaire, Hollywood, Irene Dunne, Marie Windsor, Movie Posters, Painting, Photography, Photography, Signs, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Responses

David O. Selznick Pitches a Movie in Israel

In 1958, producer David O. Selznick had an idea for a Biblical epic. He explained to screenwriter Edward Anhalt, “I want to combine Mary the sister of Lazarus, the adulteress Jesus saved from the stoning, the whore who washed His feet, and the Mary Magdalene who was the first to see Him resurrected, into one […]

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The American Trinity: The Three Values That Make America Great

 Nearly every country on Earth is defined by race or ethnicity. Not America. What makes the United States different? Dennis Prager outlines the values that have allowed the American people to flourish and, unlike immigrants almost everywhere else, transformed those who arrived from across the globe into full Americans—regardless of where they were born.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Ansel Adams, Art, Art Deco, Automobiles, Design, Dovima, Elvis Presley, Fashion, Friday Fotos, Gary Cooper, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Judaica, Judaism, Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich, Photography, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Responses

Hidden Hollywood: Jorjett Strumme, Ten Years With Elizabeth Taylor

Jorjett Strumme had a fascinating life and career in Hollywood. I first met Jorjett when I discovered that she worked as an assistant to the great costume designer Helen Rose from 1981-1985, which I wrote about here. Jorjett went on to work with costume designer Nolan Miller from 1982-1985. And then, Jorjett was Personal Assistant […]

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What’s Wrong with Government-Run Healthcare?

If you get sick or suffer a serious injury, you not only want medical care, you want quality medical care. What’s the best way to get it? Through a government-run program like Medicare for All or through our current free market system? Stanford policy expert Lanhee Chen has the answer in this video from Prager […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Agnes Moorehead, Anna May Wong, Art, Art Deco, Brigitte Bardot, Constance Bennett, Costume Design, Dorothy McGuire, Edith Head, Edward Steichen, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Ingrid Bergman, Irving Penn, Israel, Jerusalem, Kees Van Dongen, Movie Posters, Movies, Norman Parkinson, Photography, Picasso, Quotes, Richard Avedon, Rick McGinnis, Shirley MacLaine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Responses

Barack Obama Flashback

It seems that the Democrat Socialists need a reality check from their Dear Leader. “Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.” – President Obama to House Republican Whip Eric Cantor, January 23, 2009.

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Goodbye, Columbus Day

Even though it remains a national holiday, many cities no longer celebrate Columbus Day. They celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day instead. What’s behind the switch? Contrary to what you might think, it’s not about paying homage to America’s original inhabitants. Steven Crowder, host of Louder with Crowder, explains.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Greta Garbo, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Lauren Bacall, Movie Posters, Movies, Myrna Loy, Olivia De Havilland, Painting, Photography, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Responses

Why Do Wages Rise?

Many people believe the only path to higher wages is to put in more work hours, but there are actually many economic factors that go into deciding the number on each worker’s paycheck. Watch this short video to learn more!

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Succot 2018: Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

…On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the Festival of Sukkot, seven days for the L-RD… on the eighth day, there shall be a holy convocation for you. -Leviticus 23:34 Tonight begins the last days of the Succot holiday, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. We will be offline until Wednesday. We wish all […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Alfred Hitchcock, Art, Automobiles, Brigitte Bardot, Cary Grant, Charles Laughton, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Movie Posters, Movies, Myrna Loy, Painting, Photography, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions, Tuesday Weld, Vintage Cars | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Responses