Tweet This morning, after Daf Yomi, my friend turned to me and said: “Some week, huh?” I said: “It seems that every week is some week.” “Yeah.” On that downer, let’s try and alter the mood with some photos and stories.
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Tagged art, Buchenwald, Desert Nights, Eddie Mannix, Elizabeth Taylor, Erich von Stroheim, I Was an Adventuress, Indian Cinema, John Singer Sargent, Lon Chaney, Mary Nolan, Peter Lorre, Richard Greene, Seeta Devi, shul, synagogue, Tekhelet, The Light of Asia, Two White Dresses, West of Zanzibar, Zorina
Tweet I’ve just finished a long and depressing conversation with a close friend who attends Daf Yomi with yours truly. We were wondering (among other things) what has possessed Barack Hussein Obama to release five more ruthless Gitmo detainees? All evidence, and common sense, suggests that these IslamoNazis will return to jihad and commit further […]
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Tagged Barbara Stanwyck, Carole Lombard, El Dorado, Fred MacMurray, Harold Lloyd, Harry Langdon, Hollywood Cows, Johne Wayne, Robert Mitchum, True Heart Susie
Tweet Is it our imagination or is the global order falling into systemic disorder? North Korea, a giant gulag, has managed to intimidate the entire Hollywood system. Meanwhile, the Obama regime, allegedly sworn to defend and protect America from all threats foreign and domestic, seems far more interested in cozying up to the ruthless tyrants […]
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Tagged American citizenship, Charlie Chaplin, Genia Keiler, Grace Kelly, James Nares, JM Turner, Kotel, Leaning Boards, Ma'ayan Ariel, My Fair Lady, Red Dust, Rex Harrison, The Great Dictator, Vermeer
Tweet 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 […]
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Tagged art, Irving Penn, James Nares, Jewish Children in Samarkand, John F. Peto, Karen, Lielle Meital, Ma'ayan Ariel, Monk Strap Shoes, North Korea Hacks Sony, Painting, Red Dust, Sony Studios, Utagawa Hiroshige, Wayne F. Miller
Tweet 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 […]
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Tagged A Woman's Secret, Audrey Hepburn, Desert Nights, Drexel U, James Nares, John Gilbert, John Singer Sargent, Lielle Meital, Ma'ayan Ariel, Mary Nolan, Miss Elsie Palmer
Tweet 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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Tagged Brigitte Bardot, Gun Crazy, James Nares, Jan Vermeer, Self Portraits, Self-Portrait, Shabbat, Shachareet, Tefillin
Tweet The automobile represents freedom. You climb into a car and go, go, go, whenever and wherever you want. The car is modern man’s path to liberty. Contrast cars with trains. Railroads are an expression of the collective. Individual identity is erased. You are at the mercy of a government-controlled system that turns citizens into […]
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Tagged Baby LeRoy, Cars, Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, Lillian Harvey, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Neil Hamilton, Pearl White, Rolls Royce, Seraphic Secret Baseball Cap, Shirley Temple
Tweet This week Seraphic Secret has been preoccupied with, um, stuff. Hence, no time to post about the latest ObamaCare outrage, our government of the pen and by the phone, and of course, John Kerry’s startling and touching discovery of his Jewish ancestry. Anyhoo. It is Friday. Time to take a vacation from the weight […]
Tweet Usually, we publish photos that have a central theme. Not today. We’re feeling a bit scattered. Perhaps we’re spooked by ObamaCare, by what’s happening to this country. We are watching a national calamity unfold in slow motion, and we are helpless to stop it. In any case, here are a few photos, most taken […]
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Tagged Ann Margaret, Ariel Chaim, Ashkenazic traditon, Grace Kelly, Jimmy Stewart, Pico Boulevard, Rear Window, Sephardic tradition, Tefillin
Tweet Karen and I took a short vacation last week in Texas. We have beloved cousins who live in Dallas, and we and stayed with them for Shabbos. Texas is a great state with sane housing costs, low taxes, and reasonable regulations. Concealed carry permits are issued without onerous burdens on the citizen. The orthodox […]
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Tagged Congregation Shaare Tefillah Dallas, Dallas, Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Jews, Frank James, George W. Bush Library, Jews of Texas, JFK Museum, Kosher in Dallas, Red Museum, Sanger Brothers, Summer Vacation, Texas Jews
Tweet Totally random selection of photos today. Enjoy!
Tweet No theme today. Just a random collection of fun photos. Enjoy!
Tweet Karen and I attended our niece Ariella’s wedding in Israel two weeks ago. It was a quick trip, just four days, but it was still enough to create a lifetime’s worth of memories.
Tweet Somehow, it seems appropriate to publish these old photos today. “Over one-hundred and twenty years ago the Johnstown Flood killed 2209 people. The bodies of 900 victims were never recovered. “The Pennsylvania flood had both natural and human origins. A powerful storm delivered six to ten inches of rain in twenty-four hours. Then the […]
Tweet Automobiles represent freedom. You climb into a car and go, go, go, whenever and wherever you want. The car is modern man’s most potent symbol of, and path to liberty. Contrast cars with trains. Trains and subways are an expression of the collective. Individual identity is erased. You are at the mercy of a […]
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Tagged Abraham Lincoln, Al Jolson, Buck Jones, Buick, Cadillac, Cadillac Phaeton, Carl Brisson, Colleen Moore, Deusenberg, Freedom, Gary Cooper, Harold Lloyd, Isotta Fraschini, Jazz Singer, Mercedes, Mildren Davis, Open Road, Packard Special, Stepin Fetchit
Tweet Last night’s Vice-Presidential debate was most notable for the optics delivered to the public. No matter what the candidates said, their style conveyed a powerful message. Joe Biden, a bombastic wind-bag, smirked, snarled, rolled his eyes, laughed, and displayed contempt for Congressman Ryan. In contrast, young Paul Ryan was dignified, earnest, polite, respectful and […]
Tweet Here are some more pink shoes Lielle has her eyes on.