Category Archives: Remembering Ariel

Jackie Danicki to Deliver 15th Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

You are all invited to the Fifteenth Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 10 AM, followed by brunch. Location: Young Israel of Century City 9317 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035 For those unable to attend the lecture will be posted here at Seraphic Secret. Karen and I are delighted […]

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Sorry For the Silence

My computer is having a nervous breakdown, hence the silence these past few days. I’ve been consulting with computer people all over the place but my little laptop seems to have gone blooey.  Thanks for all your concerned emails, comments, and for your patience. I’m hoping to be back online in a few days.

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Video: Daniel Greenfield Delivers the 2017 Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS Why does pro-Israel activism continue to be an uphill battle despite the enormous resources dedicated to it? Are we losing the war against anti-Semitism or are we failing to fight it? In a talk that applies the lessons of biblical Jewish history to current politics […]

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Larry Elder to Deliver 2015 Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

You are all invited to The Twelfth Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place Sunday, June 7, 2015, at 10 AM at the Young Israel of Century City, followed by brunch. Young Israel of Century City 9317 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90035 RSVP to Rebekah at the synagogue office: (310) 273-6954 For those unable […]

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Michael Medved to Deliver 2014 Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

You are all invited to The Eleventh Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place Sunday, June 8, 2014, at 10 AM at the Young Israel of Century City, followed by brunch. Young Israel of Century City 9317 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90035 RSVP to Rebekah at the synagogue office: (310) 273-6954 For those unable […]

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But They’re Only Cartoons — IslamoNazi Jew-Hatred

In the Arab Muslim world, the evil Jew/Zionist is the scapegoat upon which all the ills of society are heaped. Arab Muslim propagandists claim that they don’t hate Jews; they are just criticizing Zionism. But of course, this is a lie designed to deflect attention from the Jew-hatred that is their mother’s milk. And of […]

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Brit Milah

The commandment of circumcision, brit milah, is found in Genesis 17:10-14 and Leviticus 12:3. The first Jew to be circumcised was Abraham, at G-d’s command. Brit milah is the first commandment specific to the Jewish people. Yesterday was our grandson’s brit, or circumcision ceremony. As sandek, I held the baby on my lap as the […]

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This Sunday David Horowitz To Deliver 10th Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

You are all invited to The tenth annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place Sunday, June 9, 2013, at 10 AM at the Young Israel of Century City, followed by brunch. Young Israel of Century City 9317 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90035 RSVP to Rebekah at the synagogue office: (310) […]

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Next Sunday: David Horowitz to Deliver Tenth Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

You are all invited to The tenth annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place Sunday, June 9, 2013, at 10 AM at the Young Israel of Century City, followed by brunch. Young Israel of Century City 9317 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90035 RSVP to Rebekah at the synagogue office: (310) […]

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David Horowitz to Deliver Tenth Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

You are all invited to The tenth annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place Sunday, June 9, 2013, at 10 AM at the Young Israel of Century City, followed by brunch. Young Israel of Century City 9317 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90035 RSVP to Rebekah at the synagogue office: (310) […]

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David Horowitz to Deliver the Tenth Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

You are all invited to The tenth annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place Sunday, June 9, 2013, at 10 AM at the Young Israel of Century City, followed by brunch. Young Israel of Century City 9317 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90035 RSVP to Rebekah at the synagogue office: (310) 273-6954 For those unable […]

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Passover: Liberty, Then and Now

Seraphic Secret rises at 5 a.m for a morning walk. The streets are empty save for the chug-chug-chugging of the pick-up trucks delivering newspapers. Sprinklers hiss, and lawns glisten. The air is lightly perfumed with jacaranda. I listen to a news round-up and feel—there is no way around this—sad and defeated.

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2016: Obama’s America, Plus a Mild Digression About Bette Davis

Into the San Fernando Valley we rode, 10.2 miles from Casa Avrech, to see Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary 2016: Obama’s America. Karen ordered our tickets in advance through Fandango. There are no theater listings for 2016 in the LA Times. They claim there was a computer glitch, but I think we all know what’s really going […]

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Angel

This coming Sunday, June 3, 2012 is the Ninth Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture. Click here for details. For those who cannot attend the lecture by Joel B. Pollak, Editor-in-Chief of Breitbart.com, “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel,” will be posted here at Seraphic Secret. We wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and […]

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Close Encounter Of A Breitbart Kind

Karen and I attended this 2011 Republican Jewish Coalition dinner in Beverly Hills where Andrew delivered a barn-burner of a speech. There was no teleprompter. Andrew had no notes. He just got up on the stage and shmoozed with the audience. This talk is notable because Andrew identifies his Conservative awakening with a Reform rabbi […]

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Media Bias, A Jewish Student, An Israeli Soldier: Ten Years Later

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New Comment System in Place

Robert asked me to inform the readers of Seraphic Secret that we scrapped the Intense Debate comment system because it was too complex and was causing too much confusion. As a result I reverted to the stock comment system that comes with WordPress along with a couple of bells and whistles that are designed to […]

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Vivien Leigh, Illness and The Voice

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara. Tweet While filming Gone with the Wind, 1939 Viven Leigh was “indisposed” two days out of every month. She told producer David O. Selznik that her monthly flow was so severe work was physically and mentally impossible. In fact, there was one man (or woman) at every studio whose delicate […]

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Before Yom Kippur…

Before every major Jewish holiday, Karen and I visit our son, Ariel’s ZT’L, grave. Yom Kippur begins Sunday night and so, in advance of this most holy of days, we made sure to set aside time and drive to the cemetery in Simi Valley, about forty minutes from our home in Los Angeles. The afternoon […]

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Speak Memory

Our son, Ariel Chaim ZT’L, loved Jewish music and one of his favorite performers was Mordechai ben David. I caught this video on Israel Matzav—Carl from Jerusalem was one of the first people to offer support when Ariel became ill—and I was immediately hit with a Proustian sense-memory of stepping into Ariel’s room, hearing this […]

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