Critical God Theory: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“sometimes i lay under the moon and thank god i’m breathin’then i pray, “don’t take me soon ’cause i am here for a reason.”” matisyahu, one day arguably, the torah’s most important exchange occurs when moses is tasked by god to free the hebrew slaves. at this point, moses expresses doubt he is up forContinue reading “Critical God Theory: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Passover for the Rest of Us? Remembrance of The World’s Pandemic Year: An Opportunity Lost?

passover celebration focuses in part on the remembrance of ten plagues. the focal plague was the tenth plague, the death of the first-born egyptians. the thousands of year old celebration of passover is to be held annually for all eternity. the celebration include the seder which is the retelling of the tale. as it isContinue reading “The Passover for the Rest of Us? Remembrance of The World’s Pandemic Year: An Opportunity Lost?”

A Great UCLA Alumni Who Helped Save the Modern State of Israel: He Also Had A Symbolic Impact: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

on 3/3/21, the ucla student government passed a resolution on alleging that the israeli government is committing “ethnic cleansing” against the palestinians. jewishjournal.com rather than discuss the current ucla student government’s actions, i would like to take the time to celebrate a late and great ucla alumni who helped found the state of israel. heContinue reading “A Great UCLA Alumni Who Helped Save the Modern State of Israel: He Also Had A Symbolic Impact: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Sukkot on Passover? Using One Holiday To Save Another

with covid-19, still an issue, passover celebrations in 2021, have taken on a new dynamic. with many areas of the world still practicing social distancing and prohibiting outdoor dining, celebrations such as the seder, a family, friend and stranger event, has health challenges. the seder tradition, which has been practiced for over a thousand years,Continue reading “Sukkot on Passover? Using One Holiday To Save Another”

Enlightenment vs. En[light]enment: Buddha vs. Moses

siddhattha gotama’s life journey of discovery led him to a profound moment: a name was announced. moses’ life journey of discovery also led him to a moment in which a name was announced. for siddhattha gotama, the name was “buddha.” he took on and became the “buddha.” buddha, in translation, can mean the “enlightened one”Continue reading “Enlightenment vs. En[light]enment: Buddha vs. Moses”

The Texas Exodus Outrage: A Ten Commandments’ Story

the nytimes reported “like millions of his constituents across texas, senator ted cruz had a frigid home without electricity this week amid the state’s power crisis. but unlike most, mr. cruz got out, fleeing houston and hopping a wednesday afternoon flight to cancún with his family for a respite at a luxury resort.” question: whyContinue reading “The Texas Exodus Outrage: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

The Torah’s Four Words that China Fears: “Let My People Go”

the ten commandments story centers around god freeing children of israel from bondage from egypt. since that time, nations have confronted slavery. the torah’s words were not lost on the emancipation movement in the united states harriet tubman employed a song with those famous words as part of the underground railroad. americaslibrary.gov slavery allegations haveContinue reading “The Torah’s Four Words that China Fears: “Let My People Go””

“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”

Bee Happy In The Land of Milk and Honey

honey is a symbolic food in the torah. one of the most famous torah passages refers to honey. in exodus 3:8, god proclaims that “i have descended to rescue them from the hand[s] of the egyptians and to bring them up from that land, to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing withContinue reading “Bee Happy In The Land of Milk and Honey”

One of The Hardest Things To Do: Taking Advice From Others

we all have times when we struggle. we have family problems. we have relationship problems. we have work problems. sometimes, it is our conduct which is causing the struggle. we act in a way that contributes to the problem. we, however, cannot get out of our own way. we hold in our belief system thatContinue reading “One of The Hardest Things To Do: Taking Advice From Others”