Category Archives: Torah

Books On My Night Table

I’m reading three splendid books, all which I highly recommend.

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Purim: The Deeply Anti-Progressive Jewish Holiday

Today is the holiday of Purim. It is no accident that in 2015, Benjamin Netanyahu referenced Purim when delivering his powerful address to the U.S. Senate in an unsuccessful bid to curb Obama’s legitimization of a nuclear Iran. Purim is an old ( 5th century B.C.E.) but painfully familiar story: A Jew-hater named Haman hatches […]

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Jews and Guns

I am republishing this entry, with some edits, because after the Parkland atrocity—a massive failure of local and federal government and law enforcement at every level—the antigun hysteria of the left, with their photogenic high school commissars in the vanguard, presents a danger to the Second Amendment. Make no mistake about it; the left plans to […]

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How to Respond to the Sutherland Springs Massacre

So far, the dead in the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs massacre number 26, with 20 wounded. This atrocity will, no doubt, devolve into a debate about gun control. Democrats will label the NRA evil, and the Republicans who support the Second Amendment as a bunch of knuckle draggers. Never mind that it seems […]

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Evil on the Vegas Strip

And so here we are. Again. The Las Vegas massacre is not, as the media habitually labels such incidents, a tragedy. This is an atrocity.

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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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Jews and Guns

Before our son Ariel Chaim ZT”L passed away in 2003 at the age of twenty-two, he and I spent a good deal of time discussing the Second Amendment, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Ariel was amazed that so many American Jews–overwhelmingly liberal and secular–aligned themselves with the advocates of gun control, in reality a movement […]

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Justice, Torah, and the Minimum Wage

A few weeks ago I introduced Seraphic Secret readers to my close friend Curt Biren through his astute article about how the Jewish left perverts the true meaning of Tikkun Olam. Now, Curt has written another fine and timely article for the Acton Institute about the entwined issues of justice and the minimum wage, using […]

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The Jewish Left Lies About Tikkun Olam

Here at Seraphic Secret we pay particular attention to the use and abuse of language by the left. The left has always lied and twisted reality to conform to its utopian ideology. But Barack Obama and the leftist media have ushered in a new Orwellian age where their morally depraved rhetoric has gone mainstream. George […]

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Rabbi Philip Harris Singer, z’l, 10th Yahrzeit

Today is the yahrzeit [anniversary] of the death of Karen’s beloved father, Rabbi Philip Harris Singer, Pinchas Zvi. This is the speech our son-in-law delivered on 6/23/16 at the brit milah [circumcision ceremony] for our grandson who was named for Karen’s distinguished father. Our son is named after Aliza’s maternal grandfather, Rabbi Pinchas Zvi Singer, A”H. We […]

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Rare Cache of Silver Coins Dating to the Hasmonean Period Discovered in Modi‘in

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO-r4HGA1tc[/youtube]   A hoard of silver coins dating to the Hasmonean period (126 BCE) was exposed in April in an archaeological excavation the Israel Antiquities Authority is currently conducting near Modi‘in, [Modi’in is located 22 miles southeast of Tel Aviv and 19 miles west of Jerusalem] with the participation of local youth. The excavation is being carried out […]

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The Jews Are a Peculiar People

Whenever I have lunch with my close friend Carl (not his real name), a conservative Republican, a Jew, and a successful businessman, our conversation ranges over a wide spectrum of topics and ideas. Carl is one of the smartest people I know. He’s also a good man, quietly charitable and sincere, and possessed of a […]

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9-11: 13 Years Later, Never Forgive, Never Forget

The Torah teaches that we should forever remember what Amalek did to the children of Israel in the desert. Furthermore, the Torah commands us to wipe this evil off the face of the earth. Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you came out of Egypt, how he attacked you on the […]

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Forum: How Would You Explain The Persistence Of Anti-Semitism?

Every Monday morning, my friend Rob Miller, author of the splendid JoshuaPundit blog, sends out a compelling question to invited guests. This week’s question: How Would You Explain The Persistence Of Anti-Semitism? Probably because I’m a screenwriter, I favor simple (and brief) narratives that ordinarily invite tortuous explanations. Here is my answer:

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From Somalia to Brandeis, The Road of Liberal Fascism

And if your son asks you in the future, saying, What are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, that the L-RD our G-d commanded you? You will say to your son, We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt; and the L-RD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. The L-RD gave […]

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First, Progressives Ban Circumcision…

Study Jewish history and you will immediately recognize three narratives used by Jew-haters to delegitimize Judaism—all in the name of tolerance and humanity. Brit milah, circumcision Shehitah, or ritual slaughter of animals for food Torah study The commandment of circumcision—brit milah—is found in Genesis 17:10-14 and Leviticus 12:3. And since Abraham, brit milah—Judaism’s sign of […]

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The Story of the Jews

Even on the eve of destruction, Jews took to heart a verse from the Torah (Deut 30:19) “I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse, therefore choose life that you and your descendants may live.” This is the story of how Jews lived amidst Muslims and Christians, and how they tried to […]

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Hollywood on Hollywood

Labor Day affords us the opportunity to reflect on work, our jobs, present and past. Good jobs, bad jobs, we’ve all had our share of both. Work should set you free. Honest labor puts money in your pocket which allows you to spend that money as you see fit. Ideally, work infuses the individual with […]

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Israel Makes a Free-Market Move

Over the years, Seraphic Secret has made many friends through cyberspace. One of the earliest readers and commenters at this blog was Jake Novak, an intellectually curious and honest liberal. Convinced over time by our Conservative arguments, he has evolved into a passionate and articulate spokesman for Conservative values. Now an executive producer of the […]

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Political Ideology in the Garden of Eden

by Karen Singer Avrech, Ph.D. I recently heard Mark R. Levin discuss his upcoming book, Ameritopia. He pointed out that progressive-liberal ideology strives to create a utopian society. But utopia, he emphasized, is incompatible with the ideals of individual liberty as formulated by our Constitution. It occurred to me that the schism between the goal […]

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