“Toxic Entitlement” Is Academic: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

a student has been arrested and taken away from her college class. dailymail.com her professor, who ironically is reported to be the co-chair of the school’s political science, history and social justice department, engaged in an argument with the student. it escalated to the point that the police were called to address the matters asContinue reading ““Toxic Entitlement” Is Academic: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Intentional & Unintentional Manufacturing of Conflict: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

our actions and others create conflict. much conflict is of one’s own, conscious or unconscious. the vayeishev torah portion for this week shows how prior event and actions create major conflict. vayeishev famously contains the tale of the “coat of many colors” and, for this post, joseph being subduing by his brothers and being takenContinue reading “The Intentional & Unintentional Manufacturing of Conflict: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Selfie World In Need of A Mirror: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

selfies are limiting. while they may capture a moment, at times thoughts, compassion, understanding and existentialism are absent. clout building shots with famous individuals or athletes, pictures with friends and family, and shots can turn into instant regret. provocative shots leave friends and families embarrassed. others extreme perfect shots result in fatality. selfies will soonContinue reading “A Selfie World In Need of A Mirror: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Employers Are Not Babysitters: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

a judge and i discussed the quality of this current generation’s workers. the assessment was poor. in that moment, i opined that “employers are the new babysitters of the world and employment has devolved to become a form of adult day care.” the judge judged my assessment and found my judgmental assessment had some ringContinue reading “Employers Are Not Babysitters: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

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 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”

Forgiveness On Hold: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in the oscar winning film, forrest gump, the man denied his destiny of dying on the battlefield confronts a great storm. angry at the world. after losing his legs on the battlefield, he then took to lose his soul in a bottle of alcohol. captain dan climbs to the top of the mast and goesContinue reading “Forgiveness On Hold: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

What Is In A Number? The 613th Post: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

613 is the torah’s big number. it is the number of commandments. besides the 10 commandments, there are an additional 603. this leads to the question, are numbers important? the torah has one particular recurring number. forty plays a large role throughout the torah. for noah, the flood rains came for 40 days; for moses,Continue reading “What Is In A Number? The 613th Post: 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”