The “Hipness” In Wrestling: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

why would someone ever be named with a word implying “wrestling?” certainly, it is not flattering. wrestling has a broader context. on a daily basis, our lives are filled with wrestling. from getting up to going back to sleep, we must wrestle with others. we wrestle with our loved ones, with our families, and withContinue reading “The “Hipness” In Wrestling: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Dream of Fields: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

was it all just a dream? the torah impresses upon readers the complexities of morality. in the torah portion vayetze, jacob is trapped in a web of immorality. while god has destined jacob to be part of the abrahamic covenant, he ascent is tainted with moral dilemma and ambiguity. while god tasked jacob’s mother toContinue reading “A Dream of Fields: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Fall of Art? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“when you are divorced from morality, the arts can be used for anything” a wise man a wise man said, “when you are divorced from morality, the arts can be used for anything.” presently, a fashion house scandal exposed those in the art field being accused of actively promoting pedophilia and child abuse. the wiseContinue reading “The Fall of Art? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Of Mathematics & Morality: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

sometimes, things don’t add up. rather, they are multiplied. multiplication’s properties are quite different properties than either addition and subtraction. multiplication amplifies numbers. in mathematics, there are “negative” numbers. they are used in addition and multiplication. the results generated, however, are strikingly different. for instance, if i add “a million and one” to a “negativeContinue reading “Of Mathematics & Morality: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Most Troubling (And Common) Ethical Dilemma: A Ten Commandments Tale

you are a charitable organization or institution, and a big donor is…a crook. “effective altruism” as a concept was dealt a heavy blow with the recent dealings of ftx official mr. sam bankman-fried. he, if the allegations are true, is the bernie madoff of his generation. it is also reported that he generously donated money.Continue reading “A Most Troubling (And Common) Ethical Dilemma: A Ten Commandments Tale”

The Greatest Story Ever Told? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the cost for companionship is there a story that entertains, educates, tells the truth about human nature, and never gets old? the answer is yes. a story thousands of years old holds the title. the story being that of adam and eve and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. the tale of adamContinue reading “The Greatest Story Ever Told? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Life Without Consequences: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

my generation is in part responsible for moving society towards a life “without consequences.” the underlying concept is that people are free can do whatever they please with no repercussions. legalization and decriminalization of marijuana was on of the efforts. my generation needed their guilt free and consequence free marijuana. part of my generation apparentlyContinue reading “A Life Without Consequences: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Your Best Role Model, Yourself? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

If I am not for me, who will be for me? rabbi hillel role models aspire us. they can shape our lives, our careers, our ambitions, and our destiny. with birth, we encounter our first role models; our mother and father. siblings, as well, can be role models. with time, the role model universe expandsContinue reading “Your Best Role Model, Yourself? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Tragedy When A Comedy Becomes Reality: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the seinfeld television show’s greatness was that it took three characters with little redeeming value and made their petty antics comedy. the show, “about nothing,” featured disputes involving proprietors of frozen yogurt, roasted chicken, and chinese food. most famously, there was the “soup nazi” episode. in the fantasy world, seinfeld characters, jerry, george, elaine andContinue reading “The Tragedy When A Comedy Becomes Reality: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Latte Problems: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

rules exist for a reason ally carter progressive individuals and institutions embrace the belief that human beings are innately good. with innate goodness, who needs rules? starbucks coffee company decided to open their stores’ bathrooms to all comers. the results of such action were predictable for those who understand human nature. many humans take advantageContinue reading “A Latte Problems: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”