Category Archives: Love

Books On My Night Table

It’s no secret that the various Israeli secret services are quite effective. Ronen Bergman’s doorstopper of a book, Rise and Kill First: The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel’s Assassination Program, concentrates, obviously, on the enemies of the Jewish State who are chosen for assassination. Bergman chronicles the awkward birth pangs of the intelligence […]

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Farewell to Nancy Reagan, A Love Story


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How I Married Karen Thirty-Eight Years Ago Today

Today is our 38th wedding anniversary. But as readers of Seraphic Secret know, I have been helplessly, hopelessly in love with Karen since fourth grade when I first saw her on the playground of our elementary school, Yeshiva of Flatbush. Without Karen, I never would have accomplished very much in life. It was her faith […]

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Endless Love: Happy 35th Anniversary

I have been in love with my wife Karen since I was nine years old, which is to say for most of my life. We were married in 1977. Today is our 35th anniversary. I’m republishing the first and final chapter of my series How I Married Karen as a tribute to my wife without […]

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I Only Want To Be With You

Consider this a footnote to my series: How I Married Karen. First the song, then the story: [youtube][/youtube]   A few days ago I was watching a movie when suddenly, in the middle of a scene, Dusty Springfield’s “I Only Want To Be With You” kicked in over the soundtrack. So riveted was I by […]

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Question for Karen

A Seraphic Reader asks: I want to know how Karen feels about all this How I Fell in Love with/married Karen stuff. Is she comfortable with it? (i.e. the public declarations) Did she feel similarly besotted? Not in the 4th grade obviously, but later on? How do you maintain this level of being madly in […]

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And Israeli Bedouins Who are Killed?

Media bias? Hours after 60-year-old Fadia Jumaa and her two daughters, Samira, 31, and Sultana, 33, were killed by a Hizbullah rocket attack on their home in the Israeli-Bedouin village of Arab al-Aramshe, the international media has so far largely ignored their deaths. For the rest of this story click here Hat Tip: Seraphic Friend, […]

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Hadera Hit

For the first time, a Hizbullah rocket has hit Hadera. This is the deepest penetration into Israel so far. A sure sign that that their rocket technology is improving, and further a sure sign that the IDF must step up the ground offensive. Here’s Yoni’s blog. In Tel Aviv, surely they are listening for a […]

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Five Killed in Haifa

This from Yoni’s Blog. Attack on north resumes: Rockets fired by Hizbullah terrorists from Lebanon land in Haifa; police say five killed, dozens injured in strike. Israel TV reports of casualties in city. Nahariya, Kiryat Bialik also targeted; additional Katyushas apparently strike Akko area Ahiya Raved A siren was heard across Haifa Sunday after a […]

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The Nature of War

This fine analysis is from Stratfor. Read it carefully, there’s much to ponder. On the whole, I agree with its main points, though I still feel that the world would be a better place without Baby Assad and his vile regime. But I do understand the argument for keeping him in power and avoiding the […]

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A Thread of Blue

This is the hesped, the eulogy, by Rabbi David Singer, Karen’s brother, delivered today, at Congregation B’nei Isaac, where Karen’s father, Rabbi Philip Harris Singer, served as Rav for over forty years. As a Ben Yachid, a son among daughters, and a Ben Zekunim, a child of older parents, it is a difficult, if not […]

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Just Because

Karen and I have written about Ariel and what it feels like to lose a child. Many of our readers and commenters have also lost children. This post comes from that superb military blog The Mudville Gazette, from a father who lost a son in Iraq. He lost Mike, Just Because…

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What is Love?

And now for something completely different. This is from one of those e-mails that just keep circulating. Normally, I don’t post things like this. But the simplicity and honesty of the answers just touched me to the core. Hey, I’m just a softie. And so I present: What is Love? A group of professional people […]

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