Super Star Loses Award And Its OK: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

You shall commit no injustice in judgment; you shall not favor a poor person or respect a great man; you shall judge your fellow with righteousness. leviticus 19:15 a superstar actor just lost an award.  the governing body rescinded it.   no, this is not about will smith. no, this is not “click bait.” thisContinue reading “Super Star Loses Award And Its OK: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Prescribe? Should Justice Principles Apply to Medicine? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

i used to suffer from annual sinus infections. the treatment was simple. one doctor appointment and a $5.00 prescription for erythromycin. one year, my doctor wrote a script for a “new” medication. he told me that it might make me feel better “a day” sooner. the pharmacy bill for the new drug was $70.00! thereContinue reading “Thou Shalt Prescribe? Should Justice Principles Apply to Medicine? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Was Gandhi Right On His View of “An Eye For An Eye”? Ask Fred Valdamar Ortiz: A Ten Commandments’ Story

“an eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind” mahatma gandhi mahatma gandhi’s wisdom concerning the biblical pronouncement of an “eye for an eye” missed the statement’s meaning. an incident in utah is proof. leviticus 24:19-20, states that “.. a man who inflicts an injury upon his fellow man just asContinue reading “Was Gandhi Right On His View of “An Eye For An Eye”? Ask Fred Valdamar Ortiz: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

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”