The “Ateba” Award For Excellence In Journalism? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

As I sit in that briefing room, as the little guy, I understand why the world is in such a chaotic state, with 1 percent of people controlling all the resources while the majority of people wallow in hopelessness, drug addiction, homelessness and hunger. simon ateba journalist mr. simon ateba is a hero of sorts.Continue reading “The “Ateba” Award For Excellence In Journalism? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Torah That Became A Political Football: A Ten Commandments’ Story

the physical torah is clumsy. it consists of two wooden scrolls and pages and pages of animal parchment text. the torah’s clumsiness is due to constant reading. every week, there is a torah reading cycle. with each new reading or portion, the scroll moves forward. thus, each wooden scroll either gains or loses weight. thus,Continue reading “The Torah That Became A Political Football: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

Wisdom From Africa, Using Ten Commandments’ Principles To Win Over Others: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

while it is a relatively young jewish community, it employs principles as if they were present at the base of mt. sinai when moses delivered the ten commandments. the abudaya jewish community in uganda was founded a little over 100 years ago by semei kakungulu, most recent leadership in the community is rabbi gershom sizomu.Continue reading “Wisdom From Africa, Using Ten Commandments’ Principles To Win Over Others: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

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”

“Exodus”: He Wrote The Song and Album

he was like no other singer. he sang of love, peace and praising the lord. he “implored his people to know their history “coming from the root of king david, through the line of solomon.” cite “he was rebelling against the circumstances in which he and so many people found themselves.” cite. he was bobContinue reading ““Exodus”: He Wrote The Song and Album”

From Operation Moses to Being Moses: A Full Circle Established By An Emerging Leader: Her View on Combatting Racism

sometimes we need to be saved. sometimes we are the savior. this is the case for pnina tamano-shata. once, a shoeless refugee taken to israel via operation moses in 1984, now, in 2020, in moses-like fashion, a leader traveling back to ethiopia to bring her people to their promised land. as reported in algemeiner, sheContinue reading “From Operation Moses to Being Moses: A Full Circle Established By An Emerging Leader: Her View on Combatting Racism”

An African People’s Contract With God: Promises Made, Promises Kept

for over a thousand years ago, an african community, the beta israel, maintained a contract. a contact with god, the torah and its ten commandments. beta israel contract with god can date back to at least 15 centuries. the beta israel community can be dated back to the destruction of the first temple. due toContinue reading “An African People’s Contract With God: Promises Made, Promises Kept”