Category Archives: Succos

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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.

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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

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 days. […]

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Sukkot, The Past is Never Past

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; all […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Radio Interview With Seraphic Secret About Hollywood and Liberal Propaganda

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 raised […]

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Succos: 2012

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.” The […]

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Gimme (Temporary) Shelter

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 of […]

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Succot, 2010

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, here’s […]

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Dwelling in my Hollywood Succah

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 Torah.” […]

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