Tweet This past Sunday Karen and I were in NY for the unveiling of my father’s headstone, which reads: “A crown has fallen from our heads” Rabbi Abraham son of Rabbi Shmuel. The quote we chose with which to honor my father’s memory is from Genesis, 23: 6.
Tweet Family, friends, backyard barbecue. You’re going to load up on burgers, hot dogs and french fries. Naturally, you will be exhausted from celebrating Independence Day. Time to heave your starch-laden body into a club chair and enjoy some rousing entertainment. Here are Seraphic Secret’s suggestions: four spectacular movies that are uniquely appropriate for this […]
Also posted in Holidays, Hollywood, July 4th
Tagged Akira Kurosawa, George C. Scott, Jane Powell, Jeff Daniels, July 4 Movies, Mel Gibson, Patton, Rita Hayworth, The Crossing, The Patriot, The Seven Samurai
Tweet On Memorial Day, we remember all the members of our armed services who paid the ultimate price in service to this great country. Our eternal gratitude.
Tweet Scott Eyman’s superb new biography, “John Wayne: The Life and Legend” is an exhaustive look at Wayne’s long life and career as Hollywood’s most iconic star. Eyman points out time and again that Duke—no one called him John, Jack, or his birth name, Marion—was not just Hollywood’s greatest star, but a symbol of America […]
Also posted in Book Reviews, Books, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, John Wayne
Tagged Acting Technique, Big Government, College Professors, Jane Fonda, John Ford, John Wayne's philosophy, Lauren Bacall, The Searchers, The Shootist, Tom Hayden, Vietnam
Tweet Liberty’s Spirit has written an Open Letter to the Jewish-America Community: What Is Wrong With You? This letter is wrenchingly on-target. In it, she decries the suicidal political correctness that animates the self-righteous Democrats who also happen to have been born Jewish. No better example of this PC insanity can be found but at […]
Also posted in Anti-Israel Democrats, Islam, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel, Judaism
Tagged Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Brandeis University, Infidel, Jewish-Americans, Liberal Fascism, Liberty's Spirit
Tweet The Pax Americana which defined and stabilized the post-Soviet world has been discarded by Obama and the Democrat party. Under the focus-tested phrase “smart power” the Obama Democrats have embraced the inertia of nothingness as foreign policy. Putin watched as Obama backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, thereby betraying Israel and the Egyptian people; […]
Also posted in Jew-haters, Jew-hatred, Obama Watch, Russia, Ukraine
Tagged Barack Obama, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Chuck Hagel, Democrats, Jews of Ukraine, Kiev, Pax Americana, Post Soviet World, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Vladimir Putin
Tweet The other day, a friend from shul told me that he feels like giving up. “Reading your blog post about the countless gender choices on Facebook,” said my friend, “made me realize that my grandchildren won’t be shocked at this craziness. To them, it will be normal. And that is sick. It feels like […]
Tweet At David Horowitz’s restoration weekend, Caroline Glick explains the roots of genocidal Jew hatred, and why this oldest of hatreds has never taken root in America.
Tweet As the Demorats and their ObamaCare law grinds millions of Americans into misery, we who love this republic, are deeply worried about its future. Simultaneously, Obama betrays Israel at every step, enabling the IslamoNazis of Iran to achieve their nuclear goal. Thus, Israelis, and those who love Zion, are also worried about the future. […]
Tweet Today we honor our veterans—the living and the dead. Take a moment to ponder the enormous sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes and their families. Millions and millions of people all over the world are forever in their debt. Keep in mind that the U.S.military has freed more people on this earth from tyranny […]
Tweet It would be a mistake for Obamacare’s opponents to focus on the dysfunctional Obamacare websites. The so-called glitches are not glitches at all, but symptoms of 2,7000 pages of Byzantine laws passed exclusively by Democrats — the first stage in the destruction of the finest health care system in human history. Radical leftists […]
Tweet The left has one overriding passion: to destroy the nuclear family. In place of the family, the left wants government, totalitarian government dressed up as a “people’s democracy.” The move to redefine marriage is also a direct assault on religious traditions. Once you understand that everything the left believes and does is designed […]
Tweet 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 […]
Tweet President Barack Hussein Obama, for political glory and personal self-aggrandizement, has compromised operational security. Take 22 minutes out of your busy schedule and watch as brave Americans explain the danger Obama and his flapping seals in the media pose to our republic.
Tweet H/T Israel Matzav Here’s another question: Can America survive another four years of Barack Obama and the top-down, central planning statists of the Democrat party? What’s good for America is good for Israel. And what brings ruin to America also brings ruin to Israel. This social, geo-political equation has its roots in our shared […]
Tweet The great Jewish sage, Rabbi Hillel, lived in the land of Israel in the first century BCE. The Talmud, Shabbat 31a, relates the following story: A prospective convert to Judaism asked Hillel to teach him the entire Torah while he stood on one leg. Hillel replied: “That which is hateful unto you do not […]
Tweet Ruth R. Wisse is Martin Peretz professor ofYiddish literature and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University. This article, War is No Joke, is adapted from her address on May 20 to 13 Jewish cadets graduating from West Point—whose inaugural class of 1802 had two students, one of them a Jew. I feel exceptionally […]
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