The House That Desperately Needed The Ten Commandments: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

if there was any house in need of the ten commandments, it was the stackhouse residence. if only the ten commandments were plastered in every room and hallway. perhaps, tragedy could have been avoided. in a time when people decry the ten commandments as an archaic, dated and irrelevant document, news stories prove quite theContinue reading “The House That Desperately Needed The Ten Commandments: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The “One Day” When God Was Happy: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

god envisioned the impaired to play a big part of his plan. moses, who was speech impaired, was asked to be god’s spokesperson to free his people from bondage. moses, despite god’s assurances, was reluctant. to accommodate moses, god added his moses’ brother aaron to assist. moses’ fear held him back. perhaps, after moses, godContinue reading “The “One Day” When God Was Happy: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

An All Hands On Deck Moment In the Case of the Stolen Hand: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the unconscionable prosthetic hand theft may have changed the prospects for a one-armed baseball player. major league baseball has a history of one-armed players. there was peter gray of the st. louis browns, and the pitching great jim abbott of the california angels and the summer olympics. for parker hanson, big league dreams are aContinue reading “An All Hands On Deck Moment In the Case of the Stolen Hand: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

He Honored His Father With Perfection: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

john hinkle jr struck out to do something special to remember his departed father. he kept on striking and striking and striking and striking. in the end, he had bowled a perfect game. the whole time, his father’s ashes were knocking the pins down. mr. hinkle, jr., to honor his father, had had them speciallyContinue reading “He Honored His Father With Perfection: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Life and Tragedy of Ee Lee: Are Some Asian Lives More Equal Than Others? Welcome Back to the “Animal Farm”: Part VII of the Series

george orwell, in his classic novel “animal farm,” has the famous line “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” this statement has always troubling and true with respect to humanity. while we are all god’s creation, certain individuals, for certain reasons, are given more importance than others. as we seeContinue reading “The Life and Tragedy of Ee Lee: Are Some Asian Lives More Equal Than Others? Welcome Back to the “Animal Farm”: Part VII of the Series”

The People vs. Harry Potter: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in the united states, there is a trend to try decriminalize or legalize street drugs. advocates point to the fact that these individuals often commit crimes in order to obtain funds to purchase the drugs and, that if the drugs were legal, the costs would be more manageable. advocates also point to the fact thatContinue reading “The People vs. Harry Potter: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The State of California’s Unofficial Jewish Ethnic Studies Program: Session II: A Ten Commandments’ Project

rituals can define an ethnic group. this session with discuss the notion of ritual, the origins of rituals, and how a ritual can shape an ethnic community. per merriam webster, a ritual is defined by “the established form for a ceremony or an act.” the jewish people were founded upon ritual. the first central ritualContinue reading “The State of California’s Unofficial Jewish Ethnic Studies Program: Session II: A Ten Commandments’ Project”

Sorry Disney, There Is No Mickey Moses: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

often non-jewish people wish to share holiday greetings with jewish people. we appreciate it! likewise, i am more than happy to share holidays greetings for others as well. i enjoy wishing people “merry christmas” etc. these greetings and interactions, at times, can be humorous. for instance, pronouncing the holiday hannukah is often a challenge. justContinue reading “Sorry Disney, There Is No Mickey Moses: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The State of California’s Unofficial Jewish Ethnic Studies Program: Session I: A Ten Commandments’ Project

ethnic groups may have origin stories. the jewish people’ origin story is written in an ancient text called the torah. the torah is also known as the five books of moses. the torah tells of a man, abraham or abram, who is consider judaism’s patriarch judaism. his wife, sarah or sara, is the matriarch. abrahamContinue reading “The State of California’s Unofficial Jewish Ethnic Studies Program: Session I: A Ten Commandments’ Project”

Rules For Some, Rules For None: A Rollerball Society: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“No, there aren’t. There aren’t any rules at all.” Jonathan E Rollerball (1975) while george orwell’s novels 1984 and animal farm describe the current world of politics and power. the 1975 movie “rollerball” offers an additional dimension. have governments, social activists and corporations worked in concert to create a societal vision? this question, in part,Continue reading “Rules For Some, Rules For None: A Rollerball Society: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”