Honoring A Loss: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

long before the ten commandments, two brothers, filled with jealousy and conflict, created a legacy. for them, beyond their issues with each other, family relations and historical destiny separated them. in a time of loss, these two placed their personal grievances aside. for a moment, the space time continuum was filled with honor and peace.Continue reading “Honoring A Loss: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

“Man’s Search For Meaning” Began With Honoring His Parents: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in the 1992 preface for “man’s search for meaning,” the best selling author and psychiatrist, dr. viktor e. frankl, tells a story. he grew up in pre-world war ii austria. in the preface, he took to answer the question as to “why he did not try to escape and thereby avoid nazi oppression?” he explainedContinue reading ““Man’s Search For Meaning” Began With Honoring His Parents: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Life Without Consequences: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

my generation is in part responsible for moving society towards a life “without consequences.” the underlying concept is that people are free can do whatever they please with no repercussions. legalization and decriminalization of marijuana was on of the efforts. my generation needed their guilt free and consequence free marijuana. part of my generation apparentlyContinue reading “A Life Without Consequences: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Honoring One’s Teacher: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

one of america’s greatest success story is that of a milk shake machine salesperson. he was someone who did not look down when he was doing his work. rather, he looked up. he looked up for business opportunities. on one of his routes, he noticed a particular restaurant was buying a a lot of hisContinue reading “Honoring One’s Teacher: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Sometimes A Commandment Will Get In The Way: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

sunday there was no post. it was not because of a holiday. it was due to the need to fulfill a commandment. our 90 plus year old father with alzheimers was ill with a condition, left untreated, would be life threatening. on saturday, there were signs the treatment prescribed was not effective. this led toContinue reading “Sometimes A Commandment Will Get In The Way: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

He Called A Time-Out In the Game of Life: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

it was a bold and powerful mood, my father, in real life, called a “time out.” years ago, at the conclusion of the yom kippur holiday, extended family would get together at a house to “break the fast. ” those attending, having come from services, were dressed in formal attire. my father, all ready toContinue reading “He Called A Time-Out In the Game of Life: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Cautionary Tale For Parents As Why THEY Must Teach Their Children The Ten Commandments Immediately: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

And you shall teach them to your sons and speak of them when you sit in your house,  deuteronomy 6:7 a recent story illustrates how modern parents will fail if they do not assert their moral obligation to teach their children. the torah, in deuteronomy, obligates parents as their children’s teacher. with this obligation, parentsContinue reading “A Cautionary Tale For Parents As Why THEY Must Teach Their Children The Ten Commandments Immediately: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Honoring One’s Father By Singing The Most Emotionally Painful Song: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

before he was born, his father wrote a song about his child to be. the song is considered one of the greatest singer-songwriter songs of all-time. the father-son relationship, unfortunately, did not last long. a few years later, his father tragically died in a plane accident. the father, the great mr. jim croce, the son,Continue reading “Honoring One’s Father By Singing The Most Emotionally Painful Song: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Honor (Other’s) Mother and Father? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

And you shall teach them to your sons and speak of them when you sit in your house deuteronomy 6:7 parents have obligations to raise children. the torah ascribes a moral obligation. in modern society, parents have legal obligations toward their childrens’ health and welfare. the disney corporation does not have such an obligation towardContinue reading “Honor (Other’s) Mother and Father? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Honor Your Parents (By Taking Their Keys): A Ten Commandments’ Tale

with prolonged health comes prolonged aging. many parents live to past 80 years of age. extended life leads to deteriorating motor vehicle skills. sensory losses to both to vision and hearing combined with diminished reflexes can lead to poor reaction times. as a result, unsafe and deadly driving can occur. children after often stand inContinue reading “Thou Shalt Honor Your Parents (By Taking Their Keys): A Ten Commandments’ Tale”