Honoring A Loss: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

long before the ten commandments, two brothers, filled with jealousy and conflict, created a legacy. for them, beyond their issues with each other, family relations and historical destiny separated them. in a time of loss, these two placed their personal grievances aside. for a moment, the space time continuum was filled with honor and peace.Continue reading “Honoring A Loss: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Unforeseen Consequence of “The Loop”: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“Shall I conceal from Abraham what I am doing? genesis 18:17 the vayeira torah portion famously confronts “the loop.” governments, businesses, families and relationships have their “loop” moments. both trust and the stability of the relationship are at stake. building or maintaining relationships can require bringing someone “into the loop.” there are many happenings inContinue reading “The Unforeseen Consequence of “The Loop”: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Consequences Of Child Sacrifice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

parents have dreams and aspirations for their children. even when a child is still in the womb, parents a plotting out their new edition’s pathway towards success. irrespective of physical and mental realities, parents take on sometimes irrational beliefs of their child’s destiny; the next “tiger woods,” the next “albert einstein.” life often gets inContinue reading “The Consequences Of Child Sacrifice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Abraham, Michael Corleone & Current Events: A Lech Lecha Tale

It’s not personal. It’s just business michael corleone judges often describe a good settlement as one in which all parties to the agreement are upset. a greater truth to settlements is that at least one party to a settlement feels cheated or shortchanged. the classic movie the godfather’s most famous line is delivered by theContinue reading “Abraham, Michael Corleone & Current Events: A Lech Lecha Tale”

Who Needs Doublets When There Are Triplicates: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the torah studied as literature risks the danger of missing the big picture. noah’s story is proof. a prestigious college’s lecture on noah, which i took in, focused on the argument that torah contains two flood stories. this ties in with the greater theory of that there are multiple authors of the torah. while thereContinue reading “Who Needs Doublets When There Are Triplicates: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Conversation Starter: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

to start a conversation, i often will bring up a topic and ask the individual what they think of it. this tends to work out well. there are times, however, when i know, if i bring up a certain topic, things will not go well. knowing this, i mentally shelve the topic and come upContinue reading “The Conversation Starter: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Big Time Move: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

And the Lord said to Abram, “Go forth…” genesis 12:1 some people have a higher calling. abraham got a call leave his home and to become a great nation. moses got a call. he was told to free the hebrew slaves in egypt. mr. khari willis got a call. at 26, he is leaving theContinue reading “A Big Time Move: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Want To Know About Yourself? Your Opinion On The Story of Abraham & The Binding of Isaac Is Telling: A Ten Commandments’ Story

abraham’s attempted sacrifice of his son isaac at the god’s request is one of the most morally controversial stories in genesis. god instructs abraham to take and sacrifice his son isaac. this was the same son upon which god had already indicated would continue abraham’s legacy. the torah section, in hebrew is referred to theContinue reading “Want To Know About Yourself? Your Opinion On The Story of Abraham & The Binding of Isaac Is Telling: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

Making A Small Difference Is Making a Big Difference: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“We are proud to do our small part in making the lives of those affected a little better during a difficult time” rabbi dovid zerkin bad things happen. for those who embrace this reality, preparedness is valued. a commitment to neighbor’s welfare requires an anticipation of needs. this mindset is not something that happens overnight.Continue reading “Making A Small Difference Is Making a Big Difference: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Choosing An Anti-Semitism Envoy Is a Historical Decision: A Ten Commandments’ Story

conversations concerning anti-semitism must be centered as to when jewish history begins. modern anti-semitism thought is political. a segment of society and intellects view the rise of adolph hitler and his genocidal program as the beginning of jewry. their bible is “the diary of anne frank.” the ending point of jewish history was supposed toContinue reading “Choosing An Anti-Semitism Envoy Is a Historical Decision: A Ten Commandments’ Story”