Category Archives: Succos

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Tweet No, you have not fallen into a time warp. It is Wednesday. So: why Friday Photos today? The celebration of Succos starts tonight and continues into Shabbat. And because Orthodox Jews (that’s us) do not use electronics during these holidays you get Friday Photos early. We hope you enjoy this edition.

Also posted in Art, Brigitte Bardot, Cary Grant, Family, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jewish Holidays, Judaism, Movie Posters, Movies, Myrna Loy, Photography, Quotes, Sandra Dee, True Hollywood Confessions, Wisdom of Hollywood Screenwriters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

Movie Poster Art by Saul Bass

Tweet

Also posted in Design, Hollywood, Judaism, Movie Posters, Movies, Photography, Saul Bass, Spartacus | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Tweet

Also posted in Art, Family, Friday Fotos, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Judaica, Judaism, Movie Posters, Movies, Myrna Loy, Painting, Photography, Screenwriting, Shabbos, True Hollywood Confessions, William Powell | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

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 […]

Also posted in Family, Holidays, Israel, Judaism, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Responses

Sukkot, The Past is Never Past

Tweet As Jews all over the world make last minute preparations for the holiday of Sukkot, here are a few wonderful pictures of Jews celebrating this joyous holiday in Israel (and Samarkand), a reminder that Torah Judaism is eternal. All photos are from The Library of Congress. You will dwell in booths for seven days; […]

Also posted in Israel, Jerusalem, Jewish Holidays, Judaism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Tweet

Also posted in Anna May Wong, Friday Fotos, Greta Garbo, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jewish Holidays, Judaism, Painting, Photography, Quotes, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Responses

Radio Interview With Seraphic Secret About Hollywood and Liberal Propaganda

Tweet Hollywood movies are the most powerful tools of social and political propaganda the world has ever known. Think about it: America wins wars only when Hollywood believes in them and puts itself squarely behind America’s war effort. During World War II, every studio in Hollywood backed the Allied effort against the Axis. Hollywood’s stars […]

Also posted in Hollywood, Propaganda War, Seraphic Secret | Tagged , , , | 8 Responses

Succos: 2012

Tweet When I first came to Hollywood I was hired by a powerful producer to write a major motion picture. After contracts were signed, I sat down with the producer and his staff and we talked about the script. The producer suggested a specific date for delivery of the first draft. “Sorry, that’s Rosh Hashanah.” […]

Also posted in Hollywood, Israel | Tagged , | 6 Responses

Gimme (Temporary) Shelter

Tweet Gathering, a Succah designed by Dale Suttle. Recently, there was a Succah Design Competition that presented an astonishing and unexpected array of Succas, the temporary dwelling in which observant Jews eat—and some sleep—during the holiday of Succot. When I first looked at the designs I doubted they were kosher, built according to the specifications […]

Posted in Succos | 7 Responses

Succot, 2010

Tweet Karen decorates the Casa Avrech Succah. In observance of Succot and then Shabbat, Seraphic Secret will be off-line until Monday. We wish all our friends and relatives a Chag Sameach, a happy holiday, and a meaningful Shabbat. For those who are on-line during the next few days, and continuing the Succot theme of shelter, […]

Posted in Succos | 7 Responses

Dwelling in my Hollywood Succah

Tweet The Avrech Succah. A temporary dwelling. I was asked to attend a script conference tomorrow, Tuesday morning. I told the producer that it was a Jewish holiday and I couldn’t attend. “Wait, the holidays are over, your Yom Kee-pur just ended, right?” “Uh, yeah, but now we have Succot, Shemini Atzeret and then Simchat […]

Posted in Succos | 22 Responses
  • How I Married Karen

    The new book
    by Robert J. Avrech


    Available in All Major Book Stores

    Buy this e-book for your Kindle from Amazon!
    Buy this e-book in the iBookStore!
    Buy this e-book in the iBookStore!

    Adobe Digital Edition's version is available through the Lulu store!

    Support independent publishing: Buy this e-book on Lulu.

  • Follow Me on Pinterest
  • Subscribe to Seraphic Press via Email

    Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.



  •  

    Annual Ariel Avrech
    Memorial Lectures

    Young Israel of Century City

    Fourteenth: June 11, 2016
    Daniel Greenfield: “Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS.”

    Blog Post
    MP3 Audio Stereo (100 MB)
    Thirteenth: May 22, 2016
    Ben Shapiro: “How You Can Save Israel”

    Blog Post
    MP3 Audio Stereo (70 MB)
    Twelfth: June 7, 2015
    Larry Elder: “The New Black Anti-Semitism”

    Blog Post
    MP3 Audio Mono (50 MB) | Stereo (100 MB)
    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)
  • Tags

  • Archives

  • Categories

  • Friends

    Hollywood

    Politics, Bloggers & News

  • Hitmap