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Does Size Matter When It Comes to Theft? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the ten commandments’ provision for thou shall not steal is clear. there is no provision that a little theft is permissible. in fact, little thefts have huge impacts on the most vulnerable in society. often, homeless people have their possessions stolen. such theft creates a greater hardship than a small theft occurring of a wealthyContinue reading “Does Size Matter When It Comes to Theft? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Sukkot on Passover? Using One Holiday To Save Another

with covid-19, still an issue, passover celebrations in 2021, have taken on a new dynamic. with many areas of the world still practicing social distancing and prohibiting outdoor dining, celebrations such as the seder, a family, friend and stranger event, has health challenges. the seder tradition, which has been practiced for over a thousand years,Continue reading “Sukkot on Passover? Using One Holiday To Save Another”

SF District Attorney SANCTIONED Hate Crimes Against Asians: Just Ask Dwayne Grayson

approximately a year ago, before the coronavirus hysteria, sf district attorney sanctioned hate crimes against asians. at that time, district attorney chesa boudin’s offices dropped [asian] hate crime charges against mr. dwayne grayson. as sifst reported, “conversations with the victim led da chesa boudin to seek restorative justice — which is commonly known as theContinue reading “SF District Attorney SANCTIONED Hate Crimes Against Asians: Just Ask Dwayne Grayson”

When They Spew Hate, It is Time to Educate: A Lesson From Professor W. Goodman

“cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger, no coke, pepsi” saturday night live, when it was funny professor w goodman is ready to have you break a “mental sweat” recently, people are angered over a saturday night live “bogus” news cast that has been viewed as anti-semitic. per a news report, michael che, an snl comedian, during their weekendContinue reading “When They Spew Hate, It is Time to Educate: A Lesson From Professor W. Goodman”

Is There An Effort Gap?

we decry gaps. educational gaps, equity gaps, medical gaps, racial gaps, wealth gaps, trade gaps, etc. we rarely decry about the “effort gap.” effort gaps are often discussed in the sports’ world. scoreboards sometime evidence this diminished effort. individual’s personal worlds do not have scoreboard to judge effort. effort indicators such as school grades, testContinue reading “Is There An Effort Gap?”

Enlightenment vs. En[light]enment: Buddha vs. Moses

siddhattha gotama’s life journey of discovery led him to a profound moment: a name was announced. moses’ life journey of discovery also led him to a moment in which a name was announced. for siddhattha gotama, the name was “buddha.” he took on and became the “buddha.” buddha, in translation, can mean the “enlightened one”Continue reading “Enlightenment vs. En[light]enment: Buddha vs. Moses”

Harriet Tubman, Max Freed, and Power of Impacting Generations to Come

harriet tubman is a legend. as part of the underground railroad, she navigated slaves to freedom. she is the “moses of her people.” a book published about her in 1886, by ms. sarah bradford, was also with that title. ms. tubman is credited for doing 13 missions in which she saved 70 lives. wikipedia. today,Continue reading “Harriet Tubman, Max Freed, and Power of Impacting Generations to Come”

Cultural Appropriation and Loving It: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

a levant religion, a spanish poem, and an african melody, what could go wrong? nothing. the ten commandments dictated the observance of the sabbath. practitioners of judaism, for a variety of reasons, left israel and established communities throughout the world. at one point, there was a significant spanish jewish community. in the 16th century spain,Continue reading “Cultural Appropriation and Loving It: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Texas Exodus Outrage: A Ten Commandments’ Story

the nytimes reported “like millions of his constituents across texas, senator ted cruz had a frigid home without electricity this week amid the state’s power crisis. but unlike most, mr. cruz got out, fleeing houston and hopping a wednesday afternoon flight to cancún with his family for a respite at a luxury resort.” question: whyContinue reading “The Texas Exodus Outrage: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

The Ten Commandments’ Payoff? Just Ask The Wisest Man on Earth

if you follow the ten commandments, what do you get? this question was answered when king david transferred power to then king solomon. in the transition, king david told then king solomon to “keep the charge of the lord your god, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his ordinances, and his testimonies, asContinue reading “The Ten Commandments’ Payoff? Just Ask The Wisest Man on Earth”

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