Thou Shalt Not Bully: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

about 50 years ago, we moved west los angeles and i was enrolled in a 3rd grade public school. shortly after attending, a classmate began harassing me. everyday, he would come up to me and threaten to kill me. as a seven-year-old and new to the school, i didn’t know how to address the problem.Continue reading “Thou Shalt Not Bully: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Comment That Was Both Despicable and Correct: Venue Means Everything: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

if i was the new york criminal court judge on the matter, public defender sarah burleson would have been asked to approach the bench. i would have demanded her to apologize to the court, to the victim, to the victim’s family, and to the people of new york, for the comment she made. if iContinue reading “The Comment That Was Both Despicable and Correct: Venue Means Everything: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

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”

A Monkey’s Tale of Aggression: A Ten Commandments’ Story

animal’s social behaviors exposes humanity’s roots. a pet monkey socially dominated a family. this monkey’s social climb tells us much about personal interactions and our society. a family told their story on a youtube video. they brought a monkey into their house essentially consisting of the mother, a daughter and a son. the family wasContinue reading “A Monkey’s Tale of Aggression: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

NY School Chancellor Makes No Bueno Decision Concerning an Unprincipled Principal: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

public school principals exert tremendous power over both employees and students. principals can impact both parents and children. principals act on both matters of discipline to class assignment which can impact a child’s academic trajectory. likewise, principal can impact both teachers and school staff. principals have the power to subject to them to discipline, unfavorableContinue reading “NY School Chancellor Makes No Bueno Decision Concerning an Unprincipled Principal: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Hear O’ Minor: “Listen”

in the torah. god makes a big point about people listening. one of torah’s most important sentences begins “hear o’ israel.” deuteronomy 6:4. it is the pronouncement of the one god and is known as the “shema.” through jewish religious services, it is repeated many times. perhaps, it is because god knows that humanity hasContinue reading “Hear O’ Minor: “Listen””

Bullying: A Ten Commandments’ Issue That Was Addressed By The Master

in the book of leviticus, there is the torah portion kedoshim, chapter 19. kedoshim is, in part, a restatement of the ten commandments. kedoshim includes the commandments concerning one god, honoring your mother and father, honoring the sabbath, the lying, and using god’s name in vain. vayikra also expounds upon the commandments. bullying was anContinue reading “Bullying: A Ten Commandments’ Issue That Was Addressed By The Master”