The Problem Was Solved Thousands of Years Ago, The Portion “Bo, ” Exodus 12:49: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

There shall be one law for the native and for the stranger who resides in your midst. exodus 12:49 the torah portion ‘bo,” which tells of the happenings right before the children of israel depart from egypt in their exodus is rich with material. the line: “there shall be one law for the native andContinue reading “The Problem Was Solved Thousands of Years Ago, The Portion “Bo, ” Exodus 12:49: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Circle of Words From Va’Era: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the portion va’era offers proof of the torah being a living and eternal document. exodus 6:10-11, says “the lord spoke to moses, saying, “come, speak to pharaoh, the king of egypt, and he will let the children of israel out of his land. ” a similar verbiage was used in exodus of 5:1. from itsContinue reading “The Circle of Words From Va’Era: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Unintended Success? Shemot 4:14-16: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. Thomas Jefferson the torah’s multiple themes include both family relations and nation building. brotherhood also weighs heavy as a theme. brotherhood’s disastrous inception via cain and abel created a psychic wound on the master of the universe’s creation. despite amazing adviceContinue reading “Unintended Success? Shemot 4:14-16: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Longest Exodus? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

waiting is the hardest part tom petty in 1984, across the united states, synagogue members were invited to an emergency meetings. i recall being at one. we were told of a unique opportunity to get the beta israel jews out of ethiopia and take them to israel. thus, donations were solicited and contributed to whatContinue reading “The Longest Exodus? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Author Who Doesn’t Understand What A Book Is? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

author mr. shalom auslander made news with his controversial new york times’ opinion piece. he proposed “in this time of war, i propose we give up god.” in the piece, he claims a religious upbringing and being taught by a rabbi. the ny times accompanies the piece with unflattering depictions of god in an actContinue reading “The Author Who Doesn’t Understand What A Book Is? 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 Moses Community: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

for some communities, it only takes 10 hours to make a miracle happen. this community has their own moses, a moshe margaretten. he is perhaps characterized as a trouble maker for the cause of goodness. he started something and then it took his whole community to act as one big moses. they staged their ownContinue reading “The Moses Community: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The OK Moses: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in our troubled times, it is the “little” people who are making the “big” difference. allyson reneau knew that she was one of the few concerned. thus, this oklahoma woman took it upon herself stage an “exodus” of her own. aided by a plane and passports, she led 11 members of the afghan all-girls roboticContinue reading “The OK Moses: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Great People Inspire: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

With a strong hand and with an outstretched arm, for His kindness is eternal psalm 136: 12 as in exodus, great things can be accomplished one a strong hand and arm. hansel emmanuel donato dominguez’ story is accomplishing great things with his strong hand and arm as a one-handed basketball player. “at age six, hanselContinue reading “Great People Inspire: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Not Burn My Name In Vain? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God, in vain, for the Lord will not hold blameless anyone who takes His name in vain. exodus 20:7 was mr. abou an artist or arsonist when he burned god’s name? the term “artist” is a title with no qualification. no academic program bestows theContinue reading “Thou Shalt Not Burn My Name In Vain? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”