The Murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, z’l

Rabbi Raziel Shevach with his family.

Rabbi Raziel Shevach was murdered by IslamoNazis on Tuesday night in the land of Israel. The 35 year old father of six was driving on a highway when his car was sprayed with bullets.

The Arab Muslims who call themselves Palestinians—a faux nationality dreamed up by the KGB during the Cold War—are publicly celebrating the slaughter of another Jew.

The murderers will soon be arrested because:

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Democrats Go Full Soviet Medical

Communist regimes have aways made common cause with useful idiot intellectuals to oppress the enemies of the state.

The old Soviet Union routinely used morally pliable psychiatrists to make the case for the “insanity” of their opponents. In this way dissidents were imprisoned and, um, treated, which is to say tortured, by state psychiatrists.

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How to Turbocharge the American Economy

Roughly half of the United States’ workforce depends on small businesses thriving. But high taxes and intrusive government regulations hurt these businesses and their workers. How would tax cuts for these small businesses benefit the U.S. economy and help just about everyone?

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“It wasn’t the way I looked at a man, it was the thought behind it.”
—Gloria Grahame

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Posted in Art, Dovima, Glenda Farrell, Gloria Grahame, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Marlene Dietrich, Movie Posters, Norma Shearer, Painting, Photography, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 13 Responses

Iran and the Moral Cowards of the Left

This dumb tweet blaming Trump is typical of the left. There are no reformers in the Iranian government. That was a fiction cooked up by the failed fiction writer Ben Rhodes.

Former members of the Obama administration are lining up to lecture President Trump and the rest of us that the best thing to do in support of the oppressed Iranian people is… silence.

Was that their position when it came to apartheid South Africa?

Of course not.

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New Year, Old Hollywood: 2018

Livia Yarden wishes all our readers a Happy New Year.

After one year of the Trump presidency we are hopeful and optimistic.

Obama’s JV team, ISIS, has been nearly wiped out. Neil Gorsuch sits on the Supreme Court. The Keystone pipeline is, at last, open. The individual mandate is gone. Which spells the beginning off the end for Obamacare. More and more federal lands are being privatized. Trump is rolling back government regulations at a steady clip. The economy is humming along, and the GDP promises to continue rising. Unemployment is at a record low. The DJIA and the NASDAQ are at record highs.

Here’s a simple truth: the more capital in the private sector, the better for all American citizens, which then translates into growth for the world economy.

Trump is doing what he can with an impossible situation in North Korea. As for Iran, we are learning more about Obama’s duplicity regarding the Iranian deal, best summed up in one infamous word: appeasement.

Meanwhile, Israel and America have reached a secret security agreement regarding nuclear Iran. It’s about time.

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Posted in Donald Trump, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Lizabeth Scott, Marilyn Monroe, Mary Pickford, Movies, Myrna Loy, New Years | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” —Audrey Hepburn

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Posted in 2016 Election, Art, Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Movie Posters, Photography, Quotes, Screenwriting, True Hollywood Confessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

Berniacs Get Burned by Republican Tax Plan

Would Progressives support the Republican tax bill if they thought it was really a Bernie Sanders proposal? That’s the question filmmaker Ami Horowitz asks in his latest man-on-the-street style interview short. This time he queries passersby in New York’s East Village, a “liberal Mecca,” to see how uninformed and biased people are about the GOP tax plan.

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Where Does the Federal Government Get All That Money?

Did you know that the U.S. federal government collects more than $3 trillion in taxes each year? Where does all that money come from? Find out in this short video.

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Flashback: When Hollywood Celebrated Christmas

Mary Pickford helps Hollywood celebrate Christmas, 1920s.

Mary Pickford helps Hollywood celebrate Christmas, 1920s.

There was a time when Hollywood openly and joyously celebrated Christmas. Now, among the Hollywood elite, the greeting I hear is “Happy Holidays.”

Look, we at Seraphic Secret are Orthodox Jews. This is not our holiday.

But we want our Christian friends to celebrate Christmas. The politically correct Happy Holidays shtick is another nail in the coffin of American culture; another instance where a minority of obnoxious liberals bully the larger culture into secular nothingness.

American Christianity is a unique force for good in world history. It is not the Christianity of Europe that is poisoned with genocidal Jew-hatred.

Hollywood used to celebrate Christmas using every tool in the cinematic playbook.

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Posted in Anita Page, Anna May Wong, Carole Lombard, Christianity, Christmas, Clara Bow, Fay Wray, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford, Marceline Day, Mary Pickford, Rita Hayworth, Shirley Temple | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“How many women do we know who were continually kissed by Clark Gable, William Powell, Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy and Fredric March? Only one: Myrna Loy… And to meet whom did Franklin D. Roosevelt find himself tempted to call off the Yalta Conference? Myrna Loy. And to see what lady in what picture did John Dillinger risk coming out of hiding to meet his bullet-ridden death in an alley in Chicago? Myrna Loy, in Manhattan Melodrama.
—Lauren Bacall on the greatness of Myrna Loy

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Posted in Art, Donna Reed, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Joan Fontaine, Kirk Douglas, Madge Evans, Marlene Dietrich, Movie Posters, Movies, Myrna Loy, Painting, Quotes, Screenwriting, Spencer Tracy, True Hollywood Confessions, Wisdom of Hollywood Screenwriters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Responses

Why the International Community Should Follow Trump’s Lead on Jerusalem

President Trump in Jerusalem, at the Western Wall, remnant of the Second Temple which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 ACE.

President Trump has fulfilled a promise that, frankly, I did not believe he would keep.

But by recognizing Israel’s capital as Israel’s capital he has proven himself a friend of Israel and the Jewish people in a manner that is unique among American presidents. It would be interesting to discover how Trump arrived at this important decision, but ultimately it is Trump’s decision and he should be applauded by those who cherish truth and by those who hate the default Islamic appeasement that has taken hold of the chattering classes in the West.

Lt. Col (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar, a man who knows the Arab world inside out, has written a valuable guide to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal capital.

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Social Security Won’t Give You Security

If you’re counting on Social Security to finance your retirement, you’re in for a big surprise. Money expert Chris Hogan explains why.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“I have always had a special respect for Kathleen [Byron] ever since she pulled a gun on me. It was a revolver, a big one, U.S. Army issue, and it was loaded. A naked woman and a loaded gun are persuasive objects.”
—Director Michael Powell on his tumultuous relationship with actress Kathleen Byron, via: Million Dollar Movie by Michael Powell, one of the best movie autobiographies ever written.

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Posted in Art, Chanukah, Dovima, Friday Fotos, Glamour, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Kim Novak, Movie Posters, Movies, Painting, Photography, Quotes, Wisdom of Hollywood Screenwriters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Responses

Chanukah 2017: The Battle of the Maccabees Continues

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Today is the first day of Chanukah.

And here is a timeless message from Simon the Maccabee:

“We have not taken a foreign land, nor did we take the property of others — for this is the inheritance of our fathers, which was for some time unjustly possessed by our enemies. But we, having the opportunity, returned to us the inheritance of our fathers.”

— First Book of the Maccabees, 15:33-34.

“לא ארץ נוכריה לקחנו ולא ברכוש זרים משלנו, כי אם נחלת אבותינו, אשר בידי אויבינו בעת מן העיתים בלא משפט נכבשה. ואנחנו כאשר הייתה לנו עת, הושיבונו נחלת אבותינו” (ספר מקבים א, טו’ לג-לד) Read More »

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Fire Bombing Jewish Children In Sweden

The synagogue in Goteborg, Sweden.

Like a California fire, Islamism is devouring Europe at a rapid and unchecked pace. French Jews are leaving by the hundreds, soon to be thousands. When walking the streets of Jerusalem I hear more and more French speakers. Jews of England also see the writing on the wall. And the Jews of Sweden, just 18,000, are no doubt packing their bags and preparing to depart.

Europeans are trading productive and loyal Jewish citizens for on-the-dole, intolerant, sharia yearning Islamists.

IslamoNazis are taking over Europe one neighborhood at a time. This is the immediate cause of the Jew-hatred. But we must also take into the account European Jew-hatred which was nourished by the Church, both Catholic and Protestant, for hundreds of years. Christian Jew-hatred has been supplanted in Europe by leftist Jew-hatred (an alternative religion) in alliance with Islam.

Of course the Europeans are blaming President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital for the latest outburst of violence. But IslamoNazis and the perfidious European left always have an excuse for their barbarism.

Here we are, just 70 years from Auschwitz, and Jewish children are being firebombed in Sweden—and the chattering classes are blaming it on the Jews.

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Is Fascism Right or Left?

Every Republican president since the 1970s has been called a fascist. Ironic, no? After all, fascism has its roots in the left. Dinesh D’Souza, author of The Big Lie, explains.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“Professionally, my career was great, but never was the scene offstage great for me.”
—Betty Hutton

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Posted in Actors, Art, Betty Hutton, Brigitte Bardot, Friday Fotos, Greta Garbo, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Ida Lupino, Jewish Photography, Judaica, Myrna Loy, Painting, Photography, Quotes, Screenwriting, Wisdom of Hollywood Screenwriters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Responses

Jerusalem the Eternal Undivided Capital of the Jewish State

President Trump in Jerusalem, at the Kotel, the Western Wall, remnant of the Second Temple which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 ACE.

There is a great deal of hand wringing now that President Trump is officially recognizing reality: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, and that the U.S. embassy will move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The Jew-hating Arabs warn that this recognition will cause violence.

The gutless EU warns that this move will derail the so-called peace process.

The fact is, the Arabs are always threatening violence if they don’t get what they want. Like children they pull temper tantrums in order to intimidate.

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An Arab Muslim in the Israeli Army

Why would an Arab Muslim serve in the Israeli military? Because he, like many Israeli Arabs, proudly defend the nation that has given them freedom and opportunity. Mohammad Kabiya, Israeli Air Force reservist, shares his remarkable story.

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