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”

Was He a God Fella? God, Sarah & Humor: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“I make you laugh, I’m here to … amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny? joe pesci, good fellas was joe pesci goodfellas’ epic scene inspired by the god fella? the torah records a similar scene. perhaps, the henry hill character was inspired by the matriarch sarah. the storyContinue reading “Was He a God Fella? God, Sarah & Humor: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

God Gave Israel To The World, Not Imperialism: A Ten Commandments’ Story

sometimes, individuals pontificate their beliefs and advocacy with little understanding of history. the following is a perfect example. blm co-founder ms. patrisse cullors is quoted with the following: ‘palestineĀ is our generation’sĀ south africa,’ she told the students. ‘if we don’t step up boldly and courageously to end the imperialist project that’s called israel, we’re doomed.’ dailymailContinue reading “God Gave Israel To The World, Not Imperialism: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

The Domestication of Humanity? A Ten Commandments’ Story

“believe the science.” science has been weaponized to support popular positions. science has been used to demonize the bible. does the bible, however, show examples of scientific method? a late russian scientist, dmitry belyaev, conducted an experiment of which addresses this particular question. his research suggests that even god understands and applies science. dr. belyaev’sContinue reading “The Domestication of Humanity? A Ten Commandments’ Story”

The State of California’s Unofficial Jewish Ethnic Studies Program: Session II: A Ten Commandments’ Project

rituals can define an ethnic group. this session with discuss the notion of ritual, the origins of rituals, and how a ritual can shape an ethnic community. per merriam webster, a ritual is defined by “the established form for a ceremony or an act.” the jewish people were founded upon ritual. the first central ritualContinue reading “The State of California’s Unofficial Jewish Ethnic Studies Program: Session II: A Ten Commandments’ Project”

Ms. Ee Lee’s Life and Tragedy: A Mother of Biblical Proportion: Part VI of the Series

the torah’s brillance is that it presents the reader morally challenging stories for discussion and debate. for example, abraham’s binding of isaac always evokes strong opinions. was abraham right or wrong when he attempted to sacrifice his son at god’s request? in the end, we can become better people by engaging in these discussions. theContinue reading “Ms. Ee Lee’s Life and Tragedy: A Mother of Biblical Proportion: Part VI of the Series”

The State of California’s Unofficial Jewish Ethnic Studies Program: Session I: A Ten Commandments’ Project

ethnic groups may have origin stories. the jewish people’ origin story is written in an ancient text called the torah. the torah is also known as the five books of moses. the torah tells of a man, abraham or abram, who is consider judaism’s patriarch judaism. his wife, sarah or sara, is the matriarch. abrahamContinue reading “The State of California’s Unofficial Jewish Ethnic Studies Program: Session I: A Ten Commandments’ Project”

Rules For Some, Rules For None: A Rollerball Society: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“No, there aren’t. There aren’t any rules at all.” Jonathan E Rollerball (1975) while george orwell’s novels 1984 and animal farm describe the current world of politics and power. the 1975 movie “rollerball” offers an additional dimension. have governments, social activists and corporations worked in concert to create a societal vision? this question, in part,Continue reading “Rules For Some, Rules For None: A Rollerball Society: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”