You will dwell in booths for seven days; all natives of Israel shall dwell in booths.
On the first day, you will take for yourselves a fruit of a beautiful tree, palm branches, twigs of a braided tree and brook willows, and you will rejoice before the L-RD your G-d for seven days.
All over the world Jews are preparing—decorating the Sukkah, cooking, and more cooking—for the holiday of Sukkot.
Here are some eye-catching photos pictures of Jews celebrating this joyous holiday in Israel, Samarkand, and America, a reminder that Torah Judaism is universal and eternal.
In observance of the holiday and because of a hectic schedule Seraphic Secret will be offline until Friday.
Few noticed that a significant erosion of liberty took place this week in a room in Washington where three Democrat party commissars voted to classify the internet as a public utility.
This means that over the next few years, slowly, almost imperceptibly, the federal government will levy increasingly heavy taxes on the internet. In ways both subtle and flagrant, internet content will be heavily influenced by Washington bureaucrats. Keep in mind that the internet is becoming indistinguishable from TV or even the movie screen. Thus, the greatest tool of propaganda—American movies—will, over the next few years, fall under the shadow of federal regulations.
The internet has been one of the greatest engines of innovation and free market capitalism since the invention of the printing press. The truth is, if the government had controlled the internet from the outset we’d still be using dial-up to get a slow-poke connection.
Of course, the Democrats understand that to control the internet is to control the message, which is what’s needed in order to centralize power. And the postmodern Democrat party is all about the exercise of raw power in order to establish a soft tyranny of the very highly paid whose mission is to redistribute every one else’s wealth and foster the illusion of liberty and equality.
We have gone from ObamaCare to ObamaNet.
And on that cheery note, let’s look at some moments in time that will, hopefully, brighten your weekend.
The one defining characteristic of the left is their refusal to recognize evil, much less fight it.
It views genuine threats to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — such as communism — as ignorant, xenophobic preoccupations, and lectures us that the true dangers lie elsewhere: in capitalism, colonialism, racism, gender discrimination… the usual suspects.
As Iran threatens hegemony over the Middle East’s oil fields under the protection of a nuclear umbrella, as the nation states created according to the Westphalian model fall like dominoes in the Muslim world and Islamist warlords and their paymasters in Tehran gain control over vast tracts of territory, America’s progressives (who are actually regressive) assure us that Islam has nothing to do with Islamic terrorism. Which means that neither Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iran, nor the fifty-odd repressive hellholes that define themselves as Islamic states are actually Islamic.