The Ultimate Recline? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

That in all other nightssome eat and drink sitting with others reclining,but on this night, we are all reclining? mah nishtanah a blogging challenge on a limited topic is relevant material. the blog’s goal of making ancient topics appreciated is to find contemporary events that elucidate them. thus, it took a man going into outerContinue reading “The Ultimate Recline? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Transformative Nature of Food? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

new york city’s latest accused subway shooter, mr. frank james, post attack, had the opportunity to take in the city and the culinary offerings. mr. james decided for breakfast, a chinatown restaurant “dimes” and katz’ deli for lunch. dailymail.com google describes dimes as “eclectic, health-conscious californian-style fare dished in a minimalist, white-&-blond-wood space.” katz’ hasContinue reading “The Transformative Nature of Food? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Afikomen Found on Mt. Ebal? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the passover meal aka seder has a moment in which a piece of matzah is hidden. this piece is called the afikomen. traditionally, the service’s leader hides the afikomen and the children present search for it. as the service cannot conclude with the eating of this special matzah, the wise child holds it for ransomContinue reading “Afikomen Found on Mt. Ebal? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

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 Passover for the Rest of Us? Remembrance of The World’s Pandemic Year: An Opportunity Lost?

passover celebration focuses in part on the remembrance of ten plagues. the focal plague was the tenth plague, the death of the first-born egyptians. the thousands of year old celebration of passover is to be held annually for all eternity. the celebration include the seder which is the retelling of the tale. as it isContinue reading “The Passover for the Rest of Us? Remembrance of The World’s Pandemic Year: An Opportunity Lost?”

A Great UCLA Alumni Who Helped Save the Modern State of Israel: He Also Had A Symbolic Impact: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

on 3/3/21, the ucla student government passed a resolution on alleging that the israeli government is committing “ethnic cleansing” against the palestinians. jewishjournal.com rather than discuss the current ucla student government’s actions, i would like to take the time to celebrate a late and great ucla alumni who helped found the state of israel. heContinue reading “A Great UCLA Alumni Who Helped Save the Modern State of Israel: He Also Had A Symbolic Impact: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Texas Exodus Outrage: A Ten Commandments’ Story

the nytimes reported “like millions of his constituents across texas, senator ted cruz had a frigid home without electricity this week amid the state’s power crisis. but unlike most, mr. cruz got out, fleeing houston and hopping a wednesday afternoon flight to cancún with his family for a respite at a luxury resort.” question: whyContinue reading “The Texas Exodus Outrage: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

A Goal Line Score for Goodness: A Special Person Who Was Able Teach Many One of Life’s Most Important Lessons

we start off life being are all about ourselves. some individuals can go through their entire life being all about themselves. it takes a maturity to be able to start seeing others in life and their needs. when we see others and their needs, our attitudes change. we realize that there is more going onContinue reading “A Goal Line Score for Goodness: A Special Person Who Was Able Teach Many One of Life’s Most Important Lessons”