Friday Photos

Offspring #3 with her son Ariel Chaim paid a visit to Livia Yarden. The family circle widens.

Offspring #3 and Ariel Chaim visit newborn Livia Yarden. The family circle widens.

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Someone To Watch Over Me in 2015

As we said yesterday, Seraphic Secret aspires to optimism. And so, on this first day of 2015, we are not posting about the latest outrage anywhere in the world. We're not even writing about Hollywood's Golden Age. Instead, we're posting this photo of Lielle Meital watching over her infant sister Livia Yarden.

As we said yesterday, Seraphic Secret aspires to optimism. Not an easy task when reality suggests the opposite world view. And so, on this first day of 2015, we are not posting about the latest outrage somewhere in the world. We’re not even writing about Hollywood’s Golden Age. Instead, we’re posting this photo of Lielle Meital watching over her infant sister Livia Yarden. It’s an ordinary snapshot of an ordinary moment that suggests extraordinary joy and hope.

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New Year, Old Hollywood

Still from “Holiday Inn”

Still from “Holiday Inn” (1942)

Here at Seraphic Secret we try to remain optimistic. However, after six years of Obama, this state of mind becomes increasingly difficult to maintain.

IslamoNazis are on the march all across the globe. Iran edges closer to becoming a nuclear power even as Obama touts what a good friend Iran could be. ObamaCare is, as we knew it would be, a disaster. Perhaps most disturbing of all is the ubiquitous presence of the race baiting, tax cheating Al Sharpton in the White House. Sharpton is no ordinary professional demagogue like Barack Obama. Sharpton is a proven liar, and a toxic Jew-hater who provoked a pogrom in Brooklyn that lead to multiple deaths.

And this is the man who has become Obama’s de facto Minister of Blackishness, or something.

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Is Livia Dreaming of Electric Sheep?

Is Livia dreaming?

Is Livia dreaming?

As Livia was sleeping, I sat and watched over her for about 20 minutes. Every once in a while she twitched or shuddered. Livia clenched and unclenched her fist. Her eyelids fluttered open and I saw her eyes sliding around as if unbalanced. She squeaked like a mouse, threw out her arms as if plummeting from a great height, and then fell back into a deep slumber.

What is going on when an infant sleeps?

Was Livia dreaming?

I did some quick research (AKA Googled the subject), and came up with this article, which seems, to this layman, to make the most sense.

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Sisters

Lielle (l.) and Maayan (r.) get to know their new sister, Livia Yarden.

Lielle (l.) and Maayan (r.) get to know their new sister, Livia Yarden.

 

Browsing through the day’s news made Seraphic Secret feel sad.

An eleven-year-old Jewish girl in Israel suffered third-degree burns over 50 percent of her body after PalNazis hurled a Molotov cocktail at her parents’ car.

At the same time, the PalNazis, who enjoy overwhelming support among the oh-so-civilized barbarians of the EU, are studying an online video that gives detailed instructions on how to stab a Jew to death.

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Enter Livia Yarden

Livia Yarden

Livia Yarden

With joy and gratitude to HaShem Karen and I announce the birth of Livia Yarden (Eng. Jordan) to Offspring #2. Livia was born Friday December 26, 2014, 6:21 PM, 6lbs. 3 oz.

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Flashback: Hollywood Celebrates Christmas

Hollywood pioneer Mary Pickford makes Christmas official, 1920s.

Hollywood pioneer Mary Pickford (1892 – 1979) b. Gladys Smith, makes Christmas official, 1920s.

During Hollywood’s Golden Age, the studios, through newspapers,fan magazines, and trade publications, published photos of their stars celebrating Christmas. In this way, Hollywood — though founded by poor immigrant Jews — informed the public that the motion picture industry was in harmony with Christian America.

Seraphic Secret — Karen and I — are Orthodox Jews. We observe the Sabbath and eat only kosher food. Our lives and values are built around the Torah, written and oral. But we enjoy this season, and honor Christmas. We shudder at the relentless postmodern assault on this most Christian of holidays. We want America to remain a steadfastly Judeo-Christian country, for without G-d individual liberty vanishes, replaced, inevitably, by a powerful centralized state, a cult of personality and various forms of paganism, exemplified by the climate change (AKA the weather) fanatics.

We urge everyone to pray for the Christians who are being murdered, tortured and oppressed by genocidal  jihadists and barbaric Islamic law.

Here’s a sample of Hollywood and Christmas as it used to be.

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A Timeless Chanukah Message From…

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A married couple, two of our dearest friends, are making aliyah (going up) to Israel tomorrow.  They sent us this message as the timeless reason they are, at last, moving to the Jewish state.

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The Police are the New Jews

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All across the United States, police departments and police officers are shrilly demonized as racist, cold-blooded killers by the opportunistic race hustlers of the left.

Sound familiar?

Indeed, the hatred of police from the liberal left echoes their endless demonization of Israel, the Jewish state.

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The Left Demanded Dead Cops

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This is Barack Obama’s advisor on, ahem, race relations.

Sharpton is the man who lied about Tawana Brawley, the man who led a Jew-hating riot in Crown Heights, and the man who owes the U.S. Treasury $4.5 million in back taxes.

And now another police officer has been murdered in Florida.

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RIP Officer Wenjian Liu and Officer Rafael Ramos

The slain police officers: Rafael Ramos, 40, left, and Wenjian Liu, 32. Credit New York Police Department

The slain police officers: Rafael Ramos, 40, left, and Wenjian Liu, 32. Credit New York Police Department

Yesterday, December 20, Saturday,  in Bedford-Stuyvestant, Brooklyn, two New York City police officers were executed in broad daylight by Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, who boasted via social media that he was “putting wings on pigs today” in revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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Friday Photos: Because the World Really is Burning

In The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin mocked Adolph Hitler. Chaplin understood that humor is a great propaganda tool when fighting evil.

In “The Great Dictator” (‘4o) Charlie Chaplin mocked Adolph Hitler. Chaplin understood that satire is a great propaganda tool when fighting evil.

Is it our imagination or is the global order falling into systemic disorder?

North Korea, a giant gulag, has managed to intimidate the entire Hollywood system. Meanwhile, the Obama regime, allegedly sworn to defend and protect America from all threats foreign and domestic, seems far more interested in cozying up to the ruthless tyrants of Cuba.

Time for some random images to enliven your weekend.

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Hollywood: When Evil Triumphs

Alan Ladd as the lone hero who defeats evil, “Shane” 1953.

Alan Ladd as the lone hero who defeats evil, “Shane” 1953.

The most popular and durable Hollywood character is the lone hero. The man, or woman, who against all odds, confronts and defeats evil. In the old days, there was usually a shoot out, a duel on the dusty street of a frontier town between the forces of darkness and the forces of decency.

From the frontier marshall to the honest lawyer to the incorruptible rogue cop, Hollywood has elevated this persona to iconic status. He is a noble protagonist to celebrate and emulate.

But Hollywood, the principle author of this heroic image, is home to cowards.

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The Old-New Chanukah War 2014

Somewhere in Queens, a Jewish family makes public their joy in Chanukah. Hey, Glenn and Karen, now you’re famous! (Click photo to enlarge image)

On December 5, 2012, The New York Times filed this story: Cheering U.N. Palestine Vote, Synagogue Tests Its Members.

Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, a large synagogue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is known for its charismatic rabbis, its energetic and highly musical worship, and its liberal stances on social causes.

But on Friday, when its rabbis and lay leaders sent out an e-mail enthusiastically supporting the vote by the United Nations to upgrade Palestine to a nonmember observer state, the statement was more than even some of its famously liberal congregants could stomach.
“The vote at the U.N. yesterday is a great moment for us as citizens of the world,” said the e-mail, which was sent to all congregants. “This is an opportunity to celebrate the process that allows a nation to come forward and ask for recognition.”

Some things never change. And of course now we have European states recognizing a so-called Palestinian state. Are they recognizing and embracing the IslamoNazis of Gaza, or the IslamoNazis of the PA? The truth is, the Europeans are using the Arab Muslim war against the Jews to default to their age-old legacy of poisonous Jew-hatred.

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Where’s Your IslamoNazi Membership Card?

Required reading for IslamoNazis. After you pass a multiple choice test you get your official membership card that qualifies you to murder infidels.

Required reading for IslamoNazis. After passing a multiple choice test you get an official jihad membership card that qualifies you to murder infidels.

Take a look inside your wallet. Chances are you have various membership cards. Seraphic Secret belongs to: the Automobile Club of Southern California, Writer’s Guild of America, West, The Parking Spot, Halachic Organ Donor Society, just a few among many.

Are these cards the sum total of our existence?

According to the leftists who are determined to excuse, if not enable, genocidal IslamoNazis, you need a shiny membership card in a Islamist terrorist gang to qualify as a terrorist.

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Sydney Morning Herald Urges Empathy For IslamoNazi

Leftists want you to empathize with this IslamoNazi.

Leftists want you to empathize with this IslamoNazi.

The IslamoNazi who has terrorized the citizens of Sydney, Australia is evil

But the leftists who demand that good people empathize with this evil are, in many ways, just as dangerous.

Democracies do not fall because of outside forces closing in, but because of the barbarians inside who weaken resolve and turn morality on its head.

The Sydney Morning Herald published an editorial which posits that the terrorist attack is not a terrorist attack but really a test of our morality. This is standard leftist Newspeak in which evil is ignored and tolerance is redefined as tolerating the intolerant.

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Friday Photos: Just Because the World is Still Burning…

Brigitte Bardot, photo by Douglas Kirkland, 1965.

Brigitte Bardot, photo by Douglas Kirkland, 1965.

It’s been another terrible, horrible very bad week with the release of a Democrat, ahem, study, that seeks to persecute President George W. Bush and the CIA for their efforts to protect America against genocidal IslamoNazis. The Democrat Senate report is a lynching, just as the Ferguson riots are lynch mobs, and just as Rolling Stone’s UVA story and Lena Dunham’s false accusations of rape are politically correct calls for lynching.

Postmodern liberals have no use for facts. They get off on creating narratives, compelling story-lines that comport with their world view. Just as the so-called Palestinians have created a narrative, so too does the Alinsky-aligned Democrat party. You will notice that Jew-hating Arab-Muslims have grafted themselves to the Ferguson riots from Oakland to New York. Indeed, Jew-hatred has found its niche in the new Democrat party. Scoop Jackson, Daniel Moynihan and John F. Kennedy are dead. Long live Al Sharpton, Barack Obama and CAIR, a Muslim Brotherhood front.

The North Korean cyber attack on Sony Studios has created an amusing if bizarre sideshow. The adolescent e-mail exchange between studio head Amy Pascal and uber-producer Scott Rudin about President Obama’s taste in movies (all black flicks, because Obama is only a black face to Hollywood liberals) reveals the hypocrisy which at the core of postmodern liberalism. If Pascal and Rudin were Conservatives they would be fired, disgraced. But because Pascal and Rudin are major contributors to the Democrat party they will get a pass, their dopey e-mails disappearing down a Soviet-style memory hole.

Anyhoo.

A few random photos to brighten your weekend.

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British Star Jessie Matthews Does Weddings and Bar Mitzvahs

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Jesse Matthews

Jessie Matthews (1907-1981) was Britain’s first and greatest international movie star.

Known as the Dancing Divinity, Matthew’s tragic and scandal-ridden life was more akin to hell on earth.

Born above a butcher shop in London’s Soho district, the seventh of eleven children, George, Jessie’s father was illiterate, a harsh and distant drunk. In contrast, Jessie’s mother, Jane, was warm and loving, but Jenny lived under the thumb of her tyrannical husband and so her unconditional love for Jessie was severely blunted by her husband’s drunken rages and frequent physical abuse.

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Democrats Enable Jihad

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Who is telling the truth?

Is it the Democrats who wrote their report actually, a political document on the CIA and its tactics against genocidal IslamoNazis, or is it the CIA’s former directors and field operatives who claim the exact opposite, and who were not interviewed by Senate Democrats?

History is a useful guide. According to Democrats, if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Democrats had never heard of Jonathan Gruber until YouTube videos showed that they quoted him at length as their esteemed expert. Democrats tell us that Officer Wilson shot Michael Brown after the latter surrendered. They also tell us that rape culture exists on college campuses. But two prominent recent accusations of campus rape — UVA and Lena Dunham — have turned out to be ghastly lies and unforgivable slanders.

The ethical landscape of postmodern Democrats is fused to Orwellian Newspeak.

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Jewish Lives Matter

Levi Yitzchak Rosenblat, 22, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen, but is in stable condition.

Levi Yitzchak Rosenblat, 22, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen, but is in stable condition.

During a BET interview, President Obama lectured that police shoot black men because “they have a subconscious fear of folks who look different.”

With all due respect to the race-hustler-in-chief, the fear is of black criminals, and it is not subconscious. It is a rational response to the homicide rate in America which is overwhelmingly committed by young black men — against other young black men.

Early this morning, a man who like Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown or Eric Garner, could have been Obama’s son if he had a son, entered Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters in Crown Heights, NY—BTW, what happened to basic security measures?—and stabbed yeshiva student Levi Yitzchak Rosenblat, 22, in the neck and abdomen during shachareet, morning prayers.

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