Moses The Seeker? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the torah is taught to children through story books. these stories often are not the word for word depictions of the torah. rather, they are an interpretation. they are edited with respect to adult topics, i.e. lot’s offering of his daughter to the city’s residents in lieu of the strangers, and include non-textual sources. storiesContinue reading “Moses The Seeker? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Last Defining Act of a Great Life? Ten Commandments’ Tale

a 99 year-old new yorker was struck and killed while crossing a street in his wheelchair. did this final event define this man’s life? the new york mayor tweeted that “we owe it to his memory to make our streets safe for all new yorkers.” really? this 99 year-old will be remembered for more importantContinue reading “The Last Defining Act of a Great Life? Ten Commandments’ Tale”

He Didn’t Need Mr. Miyagi For His A** Kicking Moment: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

I knew that through sports I could overcome what I went through assaf yassur mr. assaf yassur wasn’t part of the miyagi-do dojo; he never competed in the all valley tournament to defeat the cobra kai dojo; and he never met mr. miyagi to receive a motivational speech. mr. yassur, in fact, doesn’t even practiceContinue reading “He Didn’t Need Mr. Miyagi For His A** Kicking Moment: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Is Being Second Is Better? “First Person Syndrome:” A Ten Commandments’ Tale

And he (Noah) sent forth the raven, and it went out, back and forth until the waters dried up off the earth. genesis 8:7 noah’s number one was the raven. the noble corvid was first commissioned to scout the post-flood world. noah’s choice of the raven was not random. recent scientific study has found, ravens’Continue reading “Is Being Second Is Better? “First Person Syndrome:” A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Getting Over The Hump…Day: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

you deal with “manic” monday. you ate to your heart’s content on “taco” tuesday. now, you have reached wednesday, the dreaded “hump” day. where are you on this proverbial hump? are you climbing up to reach the top? are you on top looking down at the beginning and end of the week? are you onContinue reading “Getting Over The Hump…Day: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Breaking the Broken Record: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

recitals were commonplace when my children studied violin. with a digital recorder performances were captured. eventually, a cd was burned with many pieces. while driving, i frequently listened to the cd. my daughter’s performance on a difficult piece captivated me. she played extremely well for three quarters of it. then, it happened. she struck oneContinue reading “Breaking the Broken Record: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”