A Billion Hits for Tzedakah? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

it wasn’t a great song. it wasn’t a great video. despite that, the music video has over 1 billion views. yes. one billion! the video’s concept and production, however, were a hit. the video production provided real people and their reactions to what occurred. their reactions were priceless. the video’s concept was to take theContinue reading “A Billion Hits for Tzedakah? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Instant Carma? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the caption is correct. it was carma, not karma. did the power of gravity exact justice in the universe? in california, a man was found dead crushed by a car. it was believed that he was trying to steal the vehicle’s catalytic converter. catalytic converter theft, in california, is plague-like. the thefts increased from 1,298Continue reading “Instant Carma? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Bullying: A Ten Commandments’ Issue That Was Addressed By The Master

in the book of leviticus, there is the torah portion kedoshim, chapter 19. kedoshim is, in part, a restatement of the ten commandments. kedoshim includes the commandments concerning one god, honoring your mother and father, honoring the sabbath, the lying, and using god’s name in vain. vayikra also expounds upon the commandments. bullying was anContinue reading “Bullying: A Ten Commandments’ Issue That Was Addressed By The Master”

Orange You Happy Now? Exacting Punishment, Lessons To Be Learned, and The Ten Commandments

leviticus 24:19, provides that “a man who inflicts an injury upon his fellow man just as he did, so shall be done to him [namely,] fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. just as he inflicted an injury upon a person, so shall it be inflicted upon him.” this has been interpreted thatContinue reading “Orange You Happy Now? Exacting Punishment, Lessons To Be Learned, and The Ten Commandments”

Honor Your Grandparents? A Ten Commandments Value? Tale of a Football Star Honoring His Grandfather and a Discussion As The Role of Grandparents in Our Changing Times

this blog is to discuss two distinct topics. first, to highlight an individual who is taking an opportunity to honor his hero grandfather. second, to discuss the present standing of grandparents within family structures. we first begin with football star, kyler murray, for the arizona cardinals. he announced “for this year’s @NFL #MyCauseMyCleats i teamedContinue reading “Honor Your Grandparents? A Ten Commandments Value? Tale of a Football Star Honoring His Grandfather and a Discussion As The Role of Grandparents in Our Changing Times”

God vs. Picard: Competing World Visions: The Torah vs. Star Trek

captain picard, in the television show, star trek the next generation, noted the development of society on earth with the statement that “we’ve eliminated hunger, want, the need for possessions — we’ve grown out of our infancy.” cite was picard right? this statement from the star trek series’ writers offers an insight of how theyContinue reading “God vs. Picard: Competing World Visions: The Torah vs. Star Trek”

Protestors, Looters and the Ten Commandments: The Racism/Wealth Excuse

when the ten commandments were provided to the children of israel at mt. sinai, it was arguably a cohesive group of people. if we were to define them by racial characteristics. they were mostly from the levantine region or canaan. the group that left egypt included other racial characteristics. the torah mandates that those whoContinue reading “Protestors, Looters and the Ten Commandments: The Racism/Wealth Excuse”

A Modern Day Pharaoh?: God vs. Gov. Cuomo: An Exodus Redux

the lord said to moses, “come to pharaoh and speak to him, ‘so said the lord, god of the hebrews, “send out my people so that they may serve me. exodus 8:1 right now, god is smiling. why? the governor of new york, governor cuomo has declared war against the jewish community of new york.Continue reading “A Modern Day Pharaoh?: God vs. Gov. Cuomo: An Exodus Redux”

Are Some Murders More Equal Than Others? Social Justice vs. Social Justice: God, George Orwell, and Biblical Justice

Are Some Murders More Equal Than Others? God, George Orwell, Justice and Social Justice