The Intentional & Unintentional Manufacturing of Conflict: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

our actions and others create conflict. much conflict is of one’s own, conscious or unconscious. the vayeishev torah portion for this week shows how prior event and actions create major conflict. vayeishev famously contains the tale of the “coat of many colors” and, for this post, joseph being subduing by his brothers and being takenContinue reading “The Intentional & Unintentional Manufacturing of Conflict: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Re-Domestication of Mankind: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the high holidays may have been one of the many first steps needed towards the re-domestication of mankind. with pandemic restrictions both removed and for the most part forgotten, the congregants interacted with their families, friends and newcomers. synagogues, churches and mosques can enjoy the opportunity to once again hosting the public. being present, oneContinue reading “The Re-Domestication of Mankind: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Of Monkeys, Dogs & God: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

our family has taken in a puppy. the dog is an ambassador of sorts. everywhere we go, all people of all sorts ethnicities, nationalities, age, orientations, and health have approached to take the puppy in. each individual approaching do so with happiness, kindness and good intention. the puppy, in return, is friendly to everybody. toContinue reading “Of Monkeys, Dogs & God: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

“Toxic Entitlement”: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in new york city, $4.75, worth of “toxic entitlement” has led to over twenty thousand dollars worth of damage to a store, store employees injured and mentally scarred, a young man dead, and a hard working family man facing a bogus murder charge. all of these events are due to financial disputes totaling $4.75; aContinue reading ““Toxic Entitlement”: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Let Them Eat Steak! A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the business of america is business calvin coolidge recent protestors at a morton’s steak house concerning a supreme court justice raise the issue as to whether hospitality businesses and their customers should be subjected to harassment from those desiring to express their first amendment rights. before discussing the the morton’s case, i wish to shareContinue reading “Let Them Eat Steak! A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Cautionary Tales Are Cautionary: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

we all do stupid things. most of us are fortunate to not suffer severe consequences. avoidance of misfortune, however, is not a license to live life in a careless manner. ms. brittney griner, a wnba, star apparently made a stupid mistake. reportedly, she was in possession of cannabis oil while traveling through a russian airport.Continue reading “Cautionary Tales Are Cautionary: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Littlest Exodus? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“You are never given an obstacle you cannot overcome.” reb nachman ukraine was home to reb nachman. he was the founder of the breslov chasidic movement. the reb’s words about obstacles were relevant to mr. ben-harush’s daunting task. for two babies born in the middle of the ukranian -russian conflict, perhaps the reb’s words willContinue reading “The Littlest Exodus? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The True Magic of JK Rowling: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

jk rowling, the author of the harry potter books of wizardry, is proving that, in real life, she possesses magical skills. recently two detractors have become spellbound and dispatched. ms. rowling has drawn controversy for the sin of being an independent thinker. she has expressed views on issues of gender. she is entitled to herContinue reading “The True Magic of JK Rowling: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

An Outstanding Name, Image and Likeness: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

college athletes are now able to make money licensing their name, image and likeness. businesses would be wise to invest in mr. jamal sheed, a university of houston basketball player. he is a winner. outrageous displays of unsportsmanlike conduct by both fans and players are damaging the reputation of collegiate sports. a university of tennesseeContinue reading “An Outstanding Name, Image and Likeness: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

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”