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Friday Fotos

I’m not feeling well. Probably a mild case of the flu. Can’t really concentrate. But here are two photos from Hillsdale College that should give you an inkling of what a very special place it is. An inspiring sculpture of George Washington on the Hillsdale Campus. A belated happy birthday to Offspring #3. Her birthday […]

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Hillsdale College: The Films of 1939, Day Four

A bit more about the history of Hillsdale College. A higher percentage of Hillsdale students enlisted during the Civil War than from any other western college. Of the more than 400 who fought for the Union, four won the Congressional Medal of Honor, three became generals and many more served as regimental commanders. Sixty gave […]

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Hillsdale College: The Films of 1939, Day Three

Hillsdale has a fine athletics program, baseball, footbal, basketball, track and field, etc. But what grabs my heart is their shooting range. At Hillsdale your practice the Second Amendment. Here is your faithful screenwriter observing the range, getting ready to shoot trap. I’m using a Beretta 12 gauge shotgun. The clay flies at about 40mph, […]

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Hillsdale College: The Films of 1939, Day Two

Hillsdale College. The imposing but elegant Central Hall houses the administrative offices. I know it looks like classic MGM, but it’s actually Second Empire architectural style. No tattoos. No body piercings. That’s the first thing that hits me about the students here at Hillsdale College. This is an environment that is free from self-mutilations, an […]

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Seraphic Secret Visits Hillsdale College: The Films of 1939

Hillsdale College Campus. I’m in Michigan, on assignment for Big Hollywood, to cover a four-day film festival presented by The Center for Constructive Alternatives at Hillsdale College. For the next few days I will screen some landmark films from 1939, arguably, Hollywood’s greatest year, and attend lectures by distinguished film scholars. First impressions: Hillsdale is […]

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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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