Tag Archives: Karen Singer Avrech

Friend Ari Fuld Z’L Murdered by IslamoNazi

Yesterday, Ari Fuld, 45, beloved husband and father to four children, was murdered by an IslamoNazi. Though stabbed in the back, Ari courageously drew his weapon, pursued his attacker, and managed to shoot and wound the cowardly IslamoNazi before collapsing from his wounds. (CCTV of the incident here) Ari was rushed to Shaarei Tzedek hospital […]

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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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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Alfred Hitchcock, Art, Betty Grable, Cary Grant, Design, Dovima, Family, Friday Fotos, Ginger Rogers, Great Dialogue, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Ingrid Bergman, Joan Blondell, Judaica, Judaism, Lielle Meital, Movie Posters, Movies, Myrna Loy, Painting, Photography, Quotes, Rita Hayworth, Ronald Reagan, Screenwriting | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Responses

Daniel Greenfield to Deliver 2017 Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

You are all invited to the Fourteenth Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 10 AM, followed by brunch.

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Jew Without a Gun: 25 Years Ago, the LA Riots

This coming Saturday marks the 25the anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots. Thus, I am republishing my three-part series about the riots of 1992 in which Karen and I and the children were trapped for several frightening hours. We were unarmed, helpless save for our wits. The police were conspicuously absent and the bad guys—frequently […]

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Daniel Greenfield to Deliver 2017 Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

You are all invited to the Fourteenth Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 10 AM, followed by brunch.

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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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How I Married Karen 39 Years Ago Today

Today is our 39th wedding anniversary. But as readers of Seraphic Secret know, I have been helplessly, hopelessly in love with Karen since fourth grade when I first saw her on the playground of our elementary school, Yeshiva of Flatbush. Without Karen, I never would have accomplished much in life. It was her faith that […]

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Ben Shapiro to Deliver 2016 Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

You are all invited to The Thirteenth Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 10 AM, followed by brunch. For those unable to attend the lecture will be posted here at Seraphic Secret. Karen and I are delighted to announce that our friend Ben Shapiro will deliver this year’s lecture, “How You Can Save […]

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Ben Shapiro to Deliver 2016 Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

You are all invited to The Thirteenth Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 10 AM, followed by brunch. For those unable to attend the lecture will be posted here at Seraphic Secret. Karen and I are delighted to announce that our friend Ben Shapiro will deliver this year’s lecture, “How You Can Save […]

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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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Repentance and Liberty

by Karen Singer Avrech This past Shabbat our rabbi delivered the traditional Shabbat T’shuvah drasha, (homily). His essential message was that Modern Orthodoxy is doomed unless the importance of traditional halacha (jurisprudence)  is understood and respected. Recent trends have favored “dynamism” and “innovation” to match the times, but have neglected the legalistic principles that have […]

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Yom Kippur 2015

…In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and you shall not do any work … For on that day he shall provide atonement for you to cleanse you from all your sins before the L-RD. —Leviticus 16:29-30

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How I Married Karen Thirty-Eight Years Ago Today

Today is our 38th wedding anniversary. But as readers of Seraphic Secret know, I have been helplessly, hopelessly in love with Karen since fourth grade when I first saw her on the playground of our elementary school, Yeshiva of Flatbush. Without Karen, I never would have accomplished very much in life. It was her faith […]

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Larry Elder: The New Black Anti-Semitism, Video

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjRkPqEM1kg[/youtube]   Presenting The 12th Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture with Larry Elder: “The New Black Antisemitism”  June 7, 2015. Larry Elder, the sage of L.A. gives a deeply personal talk about the  irrationality of black anti-semitism, and how his own life has been enhanced and entwined with that of the Jewish people.

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Larry Elder Lecture Huge Success

Yesterday, Sunday June 7, was the Twelfth Annual Ariel Avrech memorial Lecture. Larry Elder, the Sage of L.A., spoke about the New Black Anti-Smitism. But Larry’s talk was far more personal than standard politics. Larry spoke lovingly of the Jewish State, a trip he took to Israel in his youth, and a rather unique, if […]

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Friday Photos: UnBaltimore Edition

The Baltimore neighborhood that saw the worst of the violence was already filled with many burned-out buildings and vacant lots that had not been rebuilt since the 1968 riots that followed the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Source via my friend Neo-Neocon Nothing more to say but enjoy the photos.

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How Important Are Shared Memories?

More than anything, I look forward to Friday night Shabbat dinner. Frequently, Karen and I are invited to friend’s homes where we and other guests talk, eat, and sing sweet Shabbat songs. But when I’m alone with Karen on Friday night, there is a certain magic that happens — and I never know what form […]

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Friday Photos — Scattered Edition

Usually, we publish photos organized around a central theme. Not today. We’re feeling a bit scattered. We’re spooked by the Emperor Obama, by what’s happening to this country. And of course by the Arab Muslim war against the Jews. The Iranians are edging closer to becoming a nuclear power. We are watching various national and […]

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