Did A Science Fiction Story [Sort Of] Capture a Non-Fiction Moment? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

after reading professor yonatan adler’s book, the origins of judaism‘s conclusion concerning when wide-spread torah based judaism began, i was reminded of the star trek original series episode the omega glory. in discussing this topic, dr. alder identifies the period of the jewish-greek rebellion as the point at which wide-spread judaism observance occurred. the rebellion’sContinue reading “Did A Science Fiction Story [Sort Of] Capture a Non-Fiction Moment? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Yonatan Adler’s “The Origins of Judaism” In Perspective: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

professor yonatan adler’s origins of judaism posits that on or about time of the maccabean revolt and the hasmonean dynasty the practice of modern day judaism emerged among the masses. in essence, torah law became widely practiced in part due to the establishment of the new government. the origins is an excellent read. it isContinue reading “Yonatan Adler’s “The Origins of Judaism” In Perspective: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Jewish Problem In Modern Germany? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

a jewish problem in modern germany? who would have thought? cantor avitall gerstetter did. she even wrote an article about it. before getting to her article, one must address the landscape. being a jew is multi-factorial. it can be considered a race, a religion, a nationality, a people. for those born jewish, the scrutiny overContinue reading “The Jewish Problem In Modern Germany? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Segundo Understanding: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“man does not live on bread alone” is a puzzling torah verse. “and he afflicted you and let you go hungry, and then fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your forefathers know, so that he would make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but rather by,Continue reading “A Segundo Understanding: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Brief’s Insight Into Judaism’s View On Abortion: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“amici,” a jewish organization, filed a brief in the united states supreme court abortion rights case. “amici are jewish religious leaders and organizations who agree that legal abortion in america is an egregious wrong that must be rectified.” this post will discuss their brief so that one can understand their position. at the supreme court,Continue reading “A Brief’s Insight Into Judaism’s View On Abortion: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Cultural Spin: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

intermarriage and assimilation can change a people. open and accepting societies can draw people away from their orthodoxy. individual’s sharing much of a society’s values find lesser value holding onto their core and feel comfortable abandoning their culture. immigrants to new societies will search within them to find their values and interests. in the unitedContinue reading “A Cultural Spin: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The”Hamilton” Performance That Made History: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

long before the hit broadway show “hamilton, the actual mr. alexander hamilton, as a child, gave performances that may have helped shape america. these performances influenced his values and morals. these performances perhaps assisted mr. hamilton’s understanding of how to both found and grow a country. mr. alexander hamilton was an american founding father. heContinue reading “The”Hamilton” Performance That Made History: 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”

Helping The Few To Help the Many? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

‘logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few… or the needs of the one’ Spock leonard nimoy lived in my neighborhood. walking to and from elementary school, i always have my eyes out for him as i passed by his residence. i was in “search for spock. ”Continue reading “Helping The Few To Help the Many? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

When You Are Orthodox, It’s Not Just A Game: A Ten Commandments’ Project

orthodox jews face tremendous challenges dealing with non-observant world. every friday evening and saturday, they are challenged by their sabbath observance. every time they eat, they are challenged to have kosher food. in the end, there are 613 commandments that have possible interactions or interference with the non-observant world. the non-observant world is not onlyContinue reading “When You Are Orthodox, It’s Not Just A Game: A Ten Commandments’ Project”