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Live: Jackie Danicki Delivers the Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

 Every lecture delivered in memory of our son Ariel Chaim ZT’L is special. But this year’s lecture by our good friend Jackie Danicki is extraordinary. Fifteen years ago Jackie and I met online after she wrote a beautiful comment on one of my earliest blogposts about our beloved son who had passed away.

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Jackie Danicki’s Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture A Fitting Tribute

Every lecture delivered in memory of our son Ariel Chaim ZT’L is special. But this year’s lecture by our good friend Jackie Danicki was extraordinary. Fifteen years ago Jackie and I met online after she wrote a beautiful comment on one of my earliest blogposts about our beloved son who had passed away.

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Jackie Danicki to Deliver 15th Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

You are all invited to the Fifteenth Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 10 AM, followed by brunch. Location: Young Israel of Century City 9317 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035 For those unable to attend the lecture will be posted here at Seraphic Secret. Karen and I are delighted […]

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Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech, Fourth Yahrtzeit

My father, Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech, z’l, passed away on March 15, 2014, which the Jewish calendar translates into the 13th of Adar. Thus, last night — Jewish holidays begin after sundown — commenced the fourth Yahrzeit, memorial, without my father’s physical presence in this world. My father was 94 years old. He is gone, but […]

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Daniel Greenfield Delivers a Brilliant Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

Yesterday — on Sunday, June 11 — Daniel Greenfield drew the largest audience we have ever had for our son Ariel’s memorial lecture. This was a special event because it drew people who had never attended any of our lectures before. Among those who attended were bloggers Bookworm Room, who flew down from deep-blue Marin […]

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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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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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Hillary Clinton at AIPAC, It’s Behavior, Stupid

Whenever I discuss Judaism, I frequently define the corpus of Jewish ritual, law and thought as a behaviorist religion. Normative Orthodox Judaism does not involve itself in theological or philosophical discussions. When we learn Torah (the Written Law) and Talmud (the Oral Law), G-d is a given. The 613 mitzvot — prescriptive commandments and prohibitions […]

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Veteran’s Day, 2015: My Favorite Veteran, Rabbi Abraham Avrech z’l

My father, Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech passed away on March 15, 2014. This is the second Veteran’s Day without my father’s physical presence in this world. He is gone, but like all veteran’s certainly not forgotten. Take a moment to ponder the enormous sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes and their families. Millions and millions […]

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Christian Bakers Who Refused Cake Order For Gay Wedding Forced To Close Shop

  The left has one overriding passion: to destroy the nuclear family. In place of the family, the left wants government, totalitarian government dressed up as a “people’s democracy.” The move to redefine marriage is also a direct assault on religious traditions. Once you understand that everything the left believes and does is designed to […]

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    Annual Ariel Avrech
    Memorial Lectures

    Young Israel of Century City
    NOTE: Click on video titles inside the thumbnail images, below, to open that video in YouTube

    Fifteenth: June 10, 2018
    Jackie Danicki: “Confessions of a Convert: A Humbling, Joyful Journey to Judaism.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (94 MB)
    Fourteenth: June 11, 2017
    Daniel Greenfield: “Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS.”

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

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

    Blog Post | Audio: (100 MB)
    Eleventh: June 8, 2014
    Michael Medved: “Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (97MB)
    Tenth: June 9, 2013
    David Horowitz: “The War Against Judaism on the University Campus.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (16MB)
    Ninth: June 3, 2012
    Joel B. Pollak: “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (15MB)
    Eighth: June 5, 2011
    Yossi Klein Halevi: “What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (18MB)
    Seventh: June 13, 2010
    Dennis Prager: “Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (80MB)
    Sixth: June 21, 2009
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: “Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?”

    Blog Post | Audio: (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: (70MB)
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