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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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Justice, Torah, and the Minimum Wage

Tweet A few weeks ago I introduced Seraphic Secret readers to my close friend Curt Biren through his astute article about how the Jewish left perverts the true meaning of Tikkun Olam. Now, Curt has written another fine and timely article for the Acton Institute about the entwined issues of justice and the minimum wage, […]

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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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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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The Jewish Left Lies About Tikkun Olam

Tweet Here at Seraphic Secret we pay particular attention to the use and abuse of language by the left. The left has always lied and twisted reality to conform to its utopian ideology. But Barack Obama and the leftist media have ushered in a new Orwellian age where their morally depraved rhetoric has gone mainstream. […]

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Hidden Hollywood: Rudolph Valentino and the Rabbi’s Beautiful Daughter

Tweet The great pioneering director D.W. Griffith hired Rabbi Isadore Myers as the Jewish technical consultant on his great epic, Intolerance, 1916. Griffith was so happy with Rabbi Myer’s expert advice and attention to detail that he said to the good Rabbi: “How can I ever repay you?” Replied Rabbi Myers: “I have a daughter who […]

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Political Ideology in the Garden of Eden

Tweet by Karen Singer Avrech, Ph.D In Ameritopia, author Mark Levin points out that Leftist-Progressive ideology strives to create a utopian society. But utopia, Levin asserts, is incompatible with the ideals of individual liberty as formulated by the American Constitution. The schism between the goal of achieving a so-called perfect society where everyone receives an […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Hidden Hollywood: Latin Lover Ricardo Cortez is Kosher Butcher’s Son

Tweet Ricardo Cortez (1900-1977) was a handsome and talented leading man whose image, in the silent era, was that of a hot-blooded Latin lover. In truth, his name was Jacob Krantz, the son of a kosher butcher, born and raised in the mean streets of New York’s Lower East Side.

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Rabbi Philip Harris Singer, z’l, 10th Yahrzeit

Tweet Today is the yahrzeit [anniversary] of the death of Karen’s beloved father, Rabbi Philip Harris Singer, Pinchas Zvi. This is the speech our son-in-law delivered on 6/23/16 at the brit milah [circumcision ceremony] for our grandson who was named for Karen’s distinguished father. Our son is named after Aliza’s maternal grandfather, Rabbi Pinchas Zvi Singer, A”H. […]

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The Story of Ruth Reenacted 100 Years Ago in Israel

Tweet The Jewish holiday of Shavuot,  Pentecost, begins this coming Saturday night.  The holiday has several traditional names: Shavuot, the festival of weeks, marking seven weeks after Passover; Chag HaKatzir, the festival of reaping grains, and Chag HaBikkurim, the festival of first fruits.  Shavuot, according to Jewish tradition, is the day the Children of Israel accepted the Torah […]

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  • Annual Ariel Avrech
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    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)
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    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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