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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Seraphic Secret In the Land of Israel, Part II

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Seraphic Secret In the Land of Israel, Part I

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Larry Elder Lecture Huge Success

Tweet Yesterday, Sunday June 7, was the Twelfth Annual Ariel Avrech memorial Lecture. Larry Elder, the Sage of L.A., spoke about the New Black Anti-Smitism. But Larry’s talk was far more personal than standard politics. Larry spoke lovingly of the Jewish State, a trip he took to Israel in his youth, and a rather unique, […]

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Jerusalem: 4000 Years of Jewish History

Tweet   Yesterday was Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, in which the unification of the city in 1967 is celebrated. Take a look at the history of  Jerusalem in this brief video. Empires rise and fall but the Jewish people continue to return to the promised land, and to their holy city.

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Friday Photos: The No Men Edition

Tweet In Pierke Avot (Ethic of the Fathers) Hillel teaches: “In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man.” Bibi Netanyahu won a resounding victory over the Israeli left and Barack Obama by paying heed to the great sage Hillel’s teaching. Bibi is a man in a world that is awash in […]

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Friday Photos: Islam Denial Edition

Tweet The verbal gymnastics of the Obama administration have reached a level of weirdness that defies common sense. The targeted murder of Jews has been redefined as a “random act.” It is easy to make fun of Obama’s abuse of language, but really, we must ask ourselves, what is the political purpose of his stubborn […]

Also posted in Alfred Hitchcock, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Cars, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Iran, ISIS, Islam, Islam Denial, Islamic State, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazi Kidnappings, IslamoNazis, Israel, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Responses

Friday Photos: Leviticus 25:10 Edition

Tweet Every week brings news that is at once shocking, and yet painfully familiar as Islamist barbarians rampage across the globe inflicting untold tortures and outrages. And yet, at the same time, Obama and the lapdog media insist that Islam is being misunderstood. You see, Islamist monsters are really “extremist zealots.” Question: Why do millions […]

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Friday Photos: The High Horse Edition

Tweet At the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday, Barack Obama warned that we should not “get on our high horse” over the immolation of Royal Jordanian Air Force pilot 1st Lt. Muadh al-Kasasbeh because Christians used to burn people too. It shocking and reprehensible that two days after Islamic terrorists burn a man alive, the President of the […]

Also posted in Art, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, ISIS, Islam, Islamic State, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazi Kidnappings, IslamoNazis, Israel, Obama Watch, Photography, Stars and Cars, Terrorism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Responses

The Old-New Chanukah War 2014

Tweet On December 5, 2012, The New York Times filed this story: Cheering U.N. Palestine Vote, Synagogue Tests Its Members. Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, a large synagogue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is known for its charismatic rabbis, its energetic and highly musical worship, and its liberal stances on social causes. But on Friday, […]

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Netanyahu Calls Obama’s View of Jerusalem ‘Un-american’

Tweet   Seraphic Secret would like to remind the 74% of American Jews who voted for Obama that he spent over 20 years as a faithful member of Jeremiah Wright’s openly Jew-hating, America-bashing (so-called) church. Thus, Obama’s hostility and racism towards the Jewish state was nothing if not predictable.

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Joan Winters: Restored to Memory at Last

Tweet by Rahel Jaskow It seemed like such a simple request: to photograph a grave in a nearby cemetery. “She is buried in the American Cemetery in Jerusalem,” Robert Avrech wrote in July 2011 at the end of his post about Joan Winters, an American actress who was found murdered at the foot of the Mount of Olives […]

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T’sha B’Av During Operation Protective Edge

Tweet Five misfortunes befell our fathers … on the ninth of Av. …On the ninth of Av it was decreed that our fathers should not enter the [Promised] Land, the Temple was destroyed the first and second time, Bethar was captured and the city [Jerusalem] was ploughed up. — Mishnah Ta’anit 4:6

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Jerusalem Day — Yom Yerushalayim, Gen. Uzi Narkis

Tweet Today is Yom Yerushalaim, Jerusalem Day. We celebrate the historic liberation and reunification of the city of Jerusalem from Jordanian occupation during the Six Day War of 1967.

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Hasmonean Past Is Present

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. […]

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“Like Dreamers” Yossi Klein Halevi’s Masterful Book About The Soul of Modern Israel

Tweet   There was a time when Seraphic Secret was afraid of Yossi Klein Halevi. Flashback: High School. The mid-sixties. Brooklyn Talmudical Academy. Seraphic Secret was a less than enthusiastic student who was forever cutting classes in order to go to the movies and acquire the education I really wanted. Yossi Klein Halevi was one […]

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Yom Kippur, 2013

Tweet …In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and you shall not do any work … For on that day he shall provide atonement for you to cleanse you from all your sins before the L-RD. —Leviticus 16:29-30

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The Lost (And Found) Grave of Joan Winters

Tweet My name is Rahel Jaskow. I live in Jerusalem, where I work as a translator and editor. I’m also a singer and amateur photographer. Seraphic Secret has been one of my daily reads for several years, and I’d like to thank Robert for giving me the opportunity to write a guest post for his […]

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Capital

Tweet Mitt Romney’s visit to Israel can be summarized in one word: capital. Romney said, “It is a deeply moving experience to be in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.” Which should be a duh moment in a sane world. And Israel’s economy, explained Romney, is a roaring success because of capitalism. The radical leftists of […]

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  • Annual Ariel Avrech
    Memorial Lectures

    Young Israel of Century City
    Twelfth: June 7, 2015
    Larry Elder: "The New Black Anti-Semitism"

    Blog Post
    MP3 Audio Mono (50 MB) | Stereo (100 MB)
    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." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 16MB)
    Ninth: June 3, 2012
    Joel B. Pollak: "The Mainstream Media's Betrayal of Israel." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 15MB)
    Eighth: June 5, 2011
    Yossi Klein Halevi: "What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 18MB)
    Seventh: June 13, 2010
    Dennis Prager: "Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 80MB)
    Sixth: June 21, 2009
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: "Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?" Blog Post | Audio (mp3 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 (mp3 70MB)
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