The Speaker Who Could Not Communicate: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

communicating to children requires understanding and training. as an educator for young children, you pick up the basics. i learned that effective communication to children can required getting down to their level to communicate. the child can see and understand you better. further, the child knows that the communication is directed towards them. as such,Continue reading “The Speaker Who Could Not Communicate: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Big Time Move: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

And the Lord said to Abram, “Go forth…” genesis 12:1 some people have a higher calling. abraham got a call leave his home and to become a great nation. moses got a call. he was told to free the hebrew slaves in egypt. mr. khari willis got a call. at 26, he is leaving theContinue reading “A Big Time Move: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

She Nailed It In 4 Words: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“For over 100 years, we have been taken for granted I will show you what real representation looks like. I will represent all people.” mayra flores newly elected texas congressperson mayra flores was interviewed. she brilliantly reduced her values’ message to four simple words: “god, family, our community.” foxnews.com when you think about it, thisContinue reading “She Nailed It In 4 Words: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Celebration of Rabbi Wolpe: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

The woman conceived and bore a son, and [when] she saw him that he was good, she hid him for three months exodus 2:2 the son referenced in the quote above is moses. the commentator rashi noted with respect to the use of the word “good, ” was that “when he was born, the entireContinue reading “A Celebration of Rabbi Wolpe: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The “Pelican Leak”? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in 1993, mr. denzel washington and ms. julia roberts starred in the movie, “the pelican brief.” this john grisham thriller explored the assassination of a supreme court justice as a means to change the outcome of a future supreme court case. in the movie, it was an energy sector environmental case which put tremendous financialContinue reading “The “Pelican Leak”? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Capacity to Grow To Greatness: A Ten Commandments’ and Shavuot Tale

shavuot, the holiday celebrating the children of israel’s receipt of the torah,  would likely be celebrated differently today if not for moses’ great act of leadership.  greatness often requires growth as an individual.  a person on the first day of their job is much different than the person ten years later.  an individual’s willingness andContinue reading “The Capacity to Grow To Greatness: A Ten Commandments’ and Shavuot Tale”

Sometimes Life Is What It Is Cracked Up To Be: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

while living in venice, california, i walked over to the abbot kinney memorial library located on south venice blvd. i was horrified to find a hypodermic needle on the grass on the north side of the building. this was an area trafficked by children, adults, and pets. another day, i was traveling back to veniceContinue reading “Sometimes Life Is What It Is Cracked Up To Be: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

“Not Sure” But “Damn Close”: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the mike judge’s 2006, movie idiocracy is far from being a great movie. it, however, is an important movie. a “must see” movie. it is perhaps the “1984” of movies. given a recent poll, idiocracy may have predicted who will win the 2024 united states presidential election. mr. mike judge, along with writer mr. etanContinue reading ““Not Sure” But “Damn Close”: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Oh, the Places You’ll Go: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

oh, the places you’ll go dr. seuss dr. seuss may have had individuals such as ms. pinina tamano-shata in mind when he penned these famous words. when ms. pinina tamano-shata historically took the position as israel’s minister of aliyah and integration as the first of ethiopian descent, her main focus was in part to completeContinue reading “Oh, the Places You’ll Go: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Rebbe’s Space Race Victory? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

menachem schneerson, before becoming a rabbi, pursued an engineering education. his initial vocational dreamed eventually ended and he ascending to leadership within the chabad movement. thanks to president john f kennedy’s peace corp speech, the rebbe had an epiphany. he as well would create his own sort of corp. his corp would be promote theContinue reading “The Rebbe’s Space Race Victory? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”