Honoring One’s Teacher: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

one of america’s greatest success story is that of a milk shake machine salesperson. he was someone who did not look down when he was doing his work. rather, he looked up. he looked up for business opportunities. on one of his routes, he noticed a particular restaurant was buying a a lot of hisContinue reading “Honoring One’s Teacher: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The extra ORDINARY: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

anyone who sustains one soul is credited as if they sustained an entire world sanhedrin 37a both main stream and social media find little value in acknowledging, promoting and amplifying acts of courage and heroism. rather controversy, clout, and clicks drive them towards their monetary desire. recently, two particular acts greatness have been largely ignored.Continue reading “The extra ORDINARY: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Four Words For the Fourth: A Ten Commandment’s Tale

those who can do the fourth of july is a celebration of independence and opportunity. are people taking advantage of it? what do people do with this precious independence? do they mindlessly sit and watch movies and television? do they spend countless hours playing video games? do destroy their lives with drugs and excessive drinking?Continue reading “Four Words For the Fourth: A Ten Commandment’s Tale”

The Great Amplifier: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

i prefer to turn lights on in people’s souls rebbe menachem schneerson “amplification” is a word now captured by media and social media. taking a voice and making it known to the greater part of society is now considered a tool and a weapon. this social awareness is shaping politics and our educational systems. manyContinue reading “The Great Amplifier: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Littlest Exodus? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“You are never given an obstacle you cannot overcome.” reb nachman ukraine was home to reb nachman. he was the founder of the breslov chasidic movement. the reb’s words about obstacles were relevant to mr. ben-harush’s daunting task. for two babies born in the middle of the ukranian -russian conflict, perhaps the reb’s words willContinue reading “The Littlest Exodus? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Righteous Loss Leads To A Moral Victory: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“This is bigger than basketball, these guys know that and staying disciplined in their faith, that’s the most important thing” Calvin Morton the oscar winning film “chariots of fire” celebrated eric lidell’s refusal to run on the lord’s day in the 1924 olympics. mr. lidell competed in the olympics when a colleague gave him hisContinue reading “A Righteous Loss Leads To A Moral Victory: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

An Israeli Best: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in hebrew school in the united states, we were taught that some of israel’s best citizens are not jewish. the israeli druze community is an integral part of the fabric of the country. they are a non-jewish arab community within israel. they serve in the military with distinction. now, a druze has become israel’s best.Continue reading “An Israeli Best: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Lesson from Black History Past and Present: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

about 15 years ago, in search of entertainment, i came across a website that streamed radio stations from all over the world. it was fun listening to stations in different languages. when searching for one to listen to, i came across a polish rap music radio station. polish rap music? i was curious and clickedContinue reading “A Lesson from Black History Past and Present: 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”

A “Maus”terpiece Move? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

jewish community leaders vary from the spiritual to the practical. the world jewish congress is a practical body which has a unique president, mr. ronald lauder. mr. lauder is a no nonsense billionaire who is not afraid to take use his checkbook to make a moral point. mr. lauder is becoming an “amazon book store”Continue reading “A “Maus”terpiece Move? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”