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Seraphic Secret in Israel, 2017

Tweet Karen and I spent the last days of Succos in Israel. Mostly we stayed in Efrat with Karen’s brother David and his lovely family. But we did manage to spend one day in Jerusalem where we headed straight to the holy Kotel, the Western Wall, the remnants of the Second Temple.

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Roman Theater Uncovered at Base of Jerusalem’s Western Wall

Tweet JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists on Monday announced the discovery of the first known Roman-era theater in Jerusalem’s Old City, a unique structure around 1,800 years old that abuts the Western Wall and may have been built during Roman Emperor Hadrian’s reign.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Daniel Greenfield Delivers a Brilliant Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

Tweet Yesterday — on Sunday, June 11 — Daniel Greenfield drew the largest audience we have ever had for our son Ariel’s memorial lecture. This was a special event because it drew people who had never attended any of our lectures before. Among those who attended were bloggers Bookworm Room, who flew down from deep-blue […]

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The Reunification of Jerusalem, 1967

Tweet In honor of Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, here’s a short film that tells the story of Israel’s 1967 battle to rescue Jerusalem from Jordanian assault, and the ensuing reunification of Jerusalem. My father  z’l, said to me, “This is a miracle.” He was right.

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Friday Photos: True Passover

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On Palestinian Statehood

Tweet For the past year Bret Stephens has expended an enormous amount of time and energy bashing Donald Trump. But Stephens must know that only Donald Trump would appoint David Friedman, a Torah observant Jew and proud Zionist, as America’s new ambassador to Israel. Stephens must also understand that only Donald Trump would bring Jared […]

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Jews Murdered Because They Are Jews

Tweet Yesterday in Jerusalem, an IslamoNazi used a truck as weapon of terror. Fadi al-Qunbar, drove a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers, killing Lt. Yael Yekutiel (age 20), Cadet Shir Hajaj (22), Cadet Shira Tzur (20), and Cadet Erez Orbach (20).

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Michael Oren on the Obama-Kerry Betrayal of Israel

Tweet Never has a weary region looked on with such dismay. The Middle East is burning: hundreds of thousands killed, millions displaced. The Russians are back, the Iranians are all over the place — and the Obama administration’s priority is a few thousand Jews living in their own homeland. In his latest op-ed, appended below, Michael Oren […]

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Antiochus Obama

Tweet Ever since Obama was elected we have said that he is a classic leftist Jew-hater. Obama spent 20 years as a faithful member of Jeremiah Wright’s church because Wright, a proud and vocal Jew-hater, articulated everything Obama felt: hatred of America, hatred of Jews. Obama’s envoy in the UN, Samantha Power, has a history […]

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David Friedman: Trump’s Splendid New Ambassador to Israel

Tweet Karen has an eagle eye. She took one look at a picture of David Friedman and said: “Isn’t he Mark’s brother?” Mark is married to Rosie, one of Karen’s oldest friends.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Discovered in Israel: Floor Tiles From Second Temple

Tweet Via: Times of Israel Hundreds of lavish stone floor tiles believed to have decorated the Second Temple in Jerusalem have been identified in rubble removed from the Temple Mount, archaeologists announced Tuesday. The bits and pieces of 2,000-year-old marble flooring were found in fill removed from the contested holy site in the late 1990s […]

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Ben Shapiro to Deliver Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture Sunday May 22, 2016

Tweet You are all invited to The Thirteenth Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place this coming Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 10 AM, followed by brunch. For those unable to attend the lecture will be posted here at Seraphic Secret. Karen and I are delighted to announce that our friend Ben Shapiro will deliver this year’s lecture, “How […]

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The Jewish Story is Under Assault

Tweet Those who read this blog on a regular basis know that Yossi Klein Halevi and I went to yeshiva high school together. At the time, Yossi was active in Rabbi Meir Kahane’s Jewish Defense League. Yours truly was sort of terrified of the JDL guys who used to hang out by the lockers and […]

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Where Does All That Aid for Palestinians Go?

Tweet Israel’s Deputy foreign minister, Tipi Hotovely, has written an important piece in today’s WSJ: One often-cited key to peace between Israel and the Palestinians is economic development. To that end, there seems to be broad agreement about the importance of extending development aid to help the Palestinians build the physical and social infrastructure that […]

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Chanukah 2015, The Same Bloody Ground

Tweet A Chanukah Message from Simon the Maccabee: “We have not taken a foreign land, nor did we take the property of others — for this is the inheritance of our fathers, which was for some time unjustly possessed by our enemies. But we, having the opportunity, returned to us the inheritance of our fathers.” […]

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The Fruits of Temple Appeasement

Tweet The current spilling of Jewish blood by pious Muslims is, of course, incited by the PA, Hamas, Hizbullah, Islamic State, etc., through the false claim that Israel is set on changing the status quo on the Temple Mount. Of course, Israel is doing no such thing. But think about it for a moment. Muslims […]

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Palestine: The Psychotic Stage

Tweet Bret Stephens at the WSJ dares to call the so-called Palestinians evil. If you’ve been following the news from Israel, you might have the impression that “violence” is killing a lot of people. As in this headline: “Palestinian Killed As Violence Continues.” Or this first paragraph: “Violence and bloodshed radiating outward from flash points […]

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Sukkot, The Past is Never Past

Tweet As Jews all over the world make last minute preparations for the holiday of Sukkot, here are a few wonderful pictures of Jews celebrating this joyous holiday in Israel (and Samarkand), a reminder that Torah Judaism is eternal. All photos are from The Library of Congress. You will dwell in booths for seven days; […]

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    Annual Ariel Avrech
    Memorial Lectures

    Young Israel of Century City

    Fourteenth: June 11, 2016
    Daniel Greenfield: “Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS.”

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    Thirteenth: May 22, 2016
    Ben Shapiro: “How You Can Save Israel”

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    Twelfth: June 7, 2015
    Larry Elder: “The New Black Anti-Semitism”

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    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.”

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    Ninth: June 3, 2012
    Joel B. Pollak: “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel.”

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    Eighth: June 5, 2011
    Yossi Klein Halevi: “What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me.”

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    Seventh: June 13, 2010
    Dennis Prager: “Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion.”

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    Sixth: June 21, 2009
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: “Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?”

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    Fifth: June 15, 2008
    Rabbi Dr. Gil S. Perl: “What Was the Rosh Yeshiva Reading: Intellectual Openness in 19th Century Lithuania.”

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