siddhattha gotama’s life journey of discovery led him to a profound moment: a name was announced. moses’ life journey of discovery also led him to a moment in which a name was announced. for siddhattha gotama, the name was “buddha.” he took on and became the “buddha.” buddha, in translation, can mean the “enlightened one”Continue reading “Enlightenment vs. En[light]enment: Buddha vs. Moses”
martin luther king, jr.’s last speech is entitled i’ve been to the mountaintop.” for those seek the challenges of high altitude mountain climbing, many of them desire to climb ount everest. in order to do so, they most likely need the assistance of sherpas. sherpas, in the country of nepal, are legendary. their vocation ofContinue reading “To Get to a Mountaintop, Do You Need a Sherpa? Reflections on A. Philip Randolph on MLK Jr. Day”
there is a commentary on the torah, a midrash, which tells the story of a baby moses. it is as follows: “pharaoh’s daughter “loved” baby moses as if he were her own. because he was “so handsome” everyone liked to see him and could not turn away from him. pharaoh himself kissed and hugged moses,Continue reading “Baby Moses Monday: Reflections on a Commentary”
in the tale of the burning bush, moses is tasked by god to free the children of israel from bondage in egypt. during moses’ conversation with god, there is the following exchange: moses said to the lord, “i beseech you, o lord. i am not a man of words, neither from yesterday nor from theContinue reading “A History Making Performance By A Special Athlete: Was This Was Part of God’s Plan? Moses Knows, He Was Special Too”
a ten commandments based society is a “justice” based society. if a police officer is accused of murdering an individual, then the justice system should handle the matter. justice for the victim. justice for the accused. the facts of what transpired matter. there are those who do not wish to justice to even occur. allContinue reading “Why Are They Not Listening? A Plea From a Father Seeking Justice Ignored”
Is Governor Cuomo a Modern Day Pharoah. As the Torah says, Let me People Go!
according to the merriam-webster dictionary, occam’s razor is defined as “a scientific and philosophical rule that entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily which is interpreted as requiring that the simplest of competing theories be preferred to the more complex or that explanations of unknown phenomena be sought first in terms of known quantities” prior toContinue reading “Occam’s Razor, Moses’ First Encounter with God: an Alternative View of the Burning Bush”