Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Link Dump!

A bunch of good links for your edification.

Just a random sampling of stuff that caught my eyes:

"Inside The Jewish lives of Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe."

“I, Mrs. Michael Todd, née Elizabeth Taylor, do declare in the presence of God I seek the fellowships of the people of Israel,” she softly states.

"There is something precious, even spiritual, about listening in on Elizabeth Taylor’s conversion to Judaism. While not accompanied by a visual image or footage from the 1959 conversion at Temple Israel in Hollywood, the recording of Taylor reciting “Sh'ma Yis'ra’eil Adonai Eloheinu Adonai echad” (“Hear, Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One”) is strikingly emotional—even if you worship celebrities rather than the Almighty."

Other stuff: 


On the "gun debate", from NRO's David French, "Even totalitarian regimes have trouble defeating armed insurgencies". Truth. 

The story of the wonderfully feisty and smart Jew, Prof. Ruth Wisse and 'the evolution of a conservative Jew". The whole article is very interesting but this bit is magnificent

The "money quote" in my opinion: 

"I wrote that liberalism betrays itself when it betrays the Jews, and that, yes, if Obama-ism, for example, continues, if this drift continues, it is incompatible with the future of the state of Israel; but it’s also incompatible with the existence of America as we’ve known it

"To give up your knowledge that you have to fight the forces of evil and to think that these things will come easily to you is suicidal. What is needed at this time is a turn away from that loosening liberalism toward something that takes family much more seriously, that takes collective responsibility much more seriously, that takes national commitment much more seriously, that takes the future of Israel as one of its primary concerns, and that is interested in reconstituting the conservative balance to the liberal."