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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Hidden Hollywood: Issur Danielovitch AKA Kirk Douglas Can’t Get a Prom Date

Tweet In the beginning of his legendary career, Kirk Douglas (1916 – ) b. Issur Danielovitch, was almost typecast as a well-meaning but ineffectual husband in two fine films, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, 1946, and A Letter to Three Wives, 1949.  But his career ascended into mega-stardom when he played cynical heroes motivated by […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Israel Responds to Antiochus Obama and the UN

Tweet “Israel rejects this shameful anti-Israel resolution at the UN and will not abide by its terms. At a time when the Security Council does nothing to stop the slaughter of half a million people in Syria, it disgracefully gangs up on the one true democracy in the Middle East — Israel — and calls the Western […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Tweet   I would be remiss if I did not link to a splendid Christmas or Chanukah gift. You have my personal guarantee that this item is awesome.  Also available from the Apple iTunes store.

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Flashback: Hollywood Celebrates Christmas

Tweet During Hollywood’s Golden Age, the studios, via newspapers, fan magazines, and trade publications, published photos of their stars celebrating Christmas. In this way, Hollywood—though founded by poor immigrant Jews—informed the public that the motion picture industry was in harmony with Christian America. Seraphic Secret—Karen and I—are Orthodox Jews. We observe the Sabbath and eat […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Ba-Ba Biblical Sheep

Tweet The sheep have landed. After three years of high-level negotiations between the Israeli and Canadian governments, 119 heritage sheep, which trace their lineage back 5,000 years to the Middle East, began arriving in Israel on November 30. It is the first time that the breed, called Jacob’s sheep, has been represented in Israel since biblical times.

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The Dumb of All Fears: The Bannon Blood Libel

Tweet A close friend wrote this blog post for Seraphic Secret. Because the author is Conservative and works with intolerant Progressives, it is being published anonymously in order to protect life, limb and employment. A host of the usual suspect journalists, liberal activists, and all the same pundits who called this election wrong from the […]

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How the Left Projects Hate

Tweet The left is, if anything, reliably dishonest. They smear those who do not conform to their ideology with charges of racism. Of course, President-elect Trump, like Romney, McCain, Bush, and Reagan—have been besmirched with this disgusting label. The truth is, it is the left who is obsessed with race, gender, with identity politics. Not […]

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Veteran’s Day, 2016: My Favorite Veteran, Rabbi Abraham Avrech z’l

Tweet My father, Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech passed away on March 15, 2014. This is the third Veteran’s Day without my father’s physical presence in this world. He is gone, but like all veteran’s certainly not forgotten. Take a moment to ponder the enormous sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes and their families. Millions and […]

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President Trump

Tweet The political universe in America has been turned inside out, upside down. Yesterday morning, I spoke with my beloved stepmother, a senior citizen in Florida who voted for Trump. “But I keep my mouth shut because I don’t want to argue with people,” she said. “They’re all for that woman.” I wondered how many […]

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Movie Poster Art by Saul Bass

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Succos: 2016

Tweet You will dwell in booths for seven days; all natives of Israel shall dwell in booths. —Leviticus 23:42 On the first day, you will take for yourselves a fruit of a beautiful tree, palm branches, twigs of a braided tree and brook willows, and you will rejoice before the L-RD your G-d for seven […]

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Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Tweet Yom Kippur was a deeply moving experience. The Jewish liturgy emphasizes personal responsibility. Traditional Jewish prayer—not the watered down liberal versions practiced by the Conservative and Reform movements—is a stark and bracing contrast to this postmodern age where lies are a new truth, slavery is redefined as freedom, and the only sin recognized by […]

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Jews and Guns

Tweet Before our son Ariel Chaim ZT”L passed away in 2003 at the age of twenty-two, he and I spent a good deal of time discussing the Second Amendment, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Ariel was amazed that so many American Jews–overwhelmingly liberal and secular–aligned themselves with the advocates of gun control, in reality a […]

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  • Annual Ariel Avrech
    Memorial Lectures

    Young Israel of Century City
    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." 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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