A Señor Coffee Moment: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

You shall rise before a venerable person and you shall respect the elderly leviticus 19:32 growing old can be tough. in my 50s, every morning strands of the precious hair on my head would land in the sink drain. at the same time, my mirror sent me the message that my hair color was changingContinue reading “A Señor Coffee Moment: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Shut Up, Let’s Eat: A Ten Commandments’ Passover Tale

our family was like mafia. a jewish mafia. it was not about organized crime, rather organized religion. while the mafia had “the five families”, we had “the four families.” while the mafia had bosses, we had four matriarchal hebrew school teachers. like the mafia, we both had east coast and west coast connections. while noContinue reading “Shut Up, Let’s Eat: A Ten Commandments’ Passover Tale”

Why Everyone Should Love Chris: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

And he went ahead of them and prostrated himself to the ground seven times, until he came close to his brother. And Esau ran toward him and embraced him, and he fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. genesis 33:3-4 the bible addressed ugly confrontations, such as mr. will smith’s slapping presenterContinue reading “Why Everyone Should Love Chris: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

She Manned Up: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in liverpool england, a small act of kindness offered a better world vision: a trans woman graciously agreed to be counted for a good cause. counting to ten, in jewish ritual practice, is something that is obsessive compulsive. orthodox jewish law requires 10 men as a quorum in order to conduct formal religious services. whileContinue reading “She Manned Up: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Five Essential Books Not Available on Amazon: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

everyday i write the book elvis costello no matter how many times you beckon to “alexa,” you will never get these books on amazon. you never will. the five essential books are the book of good life, the book of redemption and deliverance, the book of livelihood and sustenance, the book of merits, and theContinue reading “The Five Essential Books Not Available on Amazon: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

He Quit to Become A Winner For All Of Us: The Gold Medal for Building Bridges: A Ten Commandments’ Story

judo silver medalist from mongolia, mr. saeid mollaei, had a long strange trip to the winner’s podium. mr. saeid molleaei’s journey began when ” left his native iran, revealing that his national team coaches had ordered him to lose in the semifinals of the 2019 world championships in tokyo to avoid facing israel’s sagi mukiContinue reading “He Quit to Become A Winner For All Of Us: The Gold Medal for Building Bridges: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

Olympic Gold for The Ten Commandments: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

This kid just had the swim of her life and I am so proud to be her teammate Lillia King i grew up in the middle of middle class in west los angeles. attending school on the westside, i had friends whose families had tremendous wealth. i spent time at their amazing houses and sawContinue reading “Olympic Gold for The Ten Commandments: 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”

The Asian “Massacre The Jews Game” Is Now Academic at the UCLA Department of Asian American Studies: A Ten Commandments’ Story

the guardian reported that “preparations for the opening ceremony of the tokyo olympics have been thrown into further turmoil after the show’s director was sacked over a joke about the holocaust he made in the late 1990s. kentaro kobayashi, a popular entertainer, was dismissed after a video clip resurfaced online of a skit in which he joked aboutContinue reading “The Asian “Massacre The Jews Game” Is Now Academic at the UCLA Department of Asian American Studies: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

Mankind’s Retelling of the Story of Cain and Abel Is Often Flawed, Why? The Most Important Life Advice You Will Ever Receive: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

And the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you annoyed, and why has your countenance fallen? Is it not so that if you improve, it will be forgiven you? If you do not improve, however, at the entrance, sin is lying, and to you is its longing, but you can rule over it.” ‘ genesis,Continue reading “Mankind’s Retelling of the Story of Cain and Abel Is Often Flawed, Why? The Most Important Life Advice You Will Ever Receive: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”