Category Archives: Love

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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    Annual Ariel Avrech
    Memorial Lectures

    Young Israel of Century City
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    Fifteenth: June 10, 2018
    Jackie Danicki: “Confessions of a Convert: A Humbling, Joyful Journey to Judaism.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (94 MB)
    Fourteenth: June 11, 2017
    Daniel Greenfield: “Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (100 MB)
    Thirteenth: May 22, 2016Ben Shapiro: “How You Can Save Israel”

    Blog Post | Audio: (70 MB)
    Twelfth: June 7, 2015
    Larry Elder: “The New Black Anti-Semitism”

    Blog Post | Audio: (100 MB)
    Eleventh: June 8, 2014
    Michael Medved: “Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (97MB)
    Tenth: June 9, 2013
    David Horowitz: “The War Against Judaism on the University Campus.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (16MB)
    Ninth: June 3, 2012
    Joel B. Pollak: “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (15MB)
    Eighth: June 5, 2011
    Yossi Klein Halevi: “What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (18MB)
    Seventh: June 13, 2010
    Dennis Prager: “Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (80MB)
    Sixth: June 21, 2009
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: “Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?”

    Blog Post | Audio: (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: (70MB)
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