A Cautionary Tale For Parents As Why THEY Must Teach Their Children The Ten Commandments Immediately: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

And you shall teach them to your sons and speak of them when you sit in your house,  deuteronomy 6:7 a recent story illustrates how modern parents will fail if they do not assert their moral obligation to teach their children. the torah, in deuteronomy, obligates parents as their children’s teacher. with this obligation, parentsContinue reading “A Cautionary Tale For Parents As Why THEY Must Teach Their Children The Ten Commandments Immediately: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Teach Your Children “Skills” Part II: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in the first blog post, there was a discussion of rabbi yehuda’s wisdom of advising parents to teach their children a trade so that they could be upstanding citizens. to not so, the rabbi opined would be tantamount to teaching them to steal. taking the rabbi’s advice to modern times, the term “skills” versus “trade”Continue reading “Thou Shalt Teach Your Children “Skills” Part II: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Teach Your Children “Skills” Part I: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

He who does not teach his son a trade teaches him to steal. rabbi yehuda the term “3-d chess” became popular the star trek television series. the brightest and most logical, mr. spock was a game enthusiast. “three-dimensional chess” is used colloquially to describe complex, dynamic systems with many competing entities and interests, including politics,Continue reading “Thou Shalt Teach Your Children “Skills” Part I: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

What To Do With “Timing”: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

two peoples fortunes dramatically shifted when elon musk purchased twitter: the creator of the libsoftiktok and former president donald trump. the libsoftiktok twitter account, without the musk acquisition, would likely have been suspended or frozen permanently.  the popular account which has garnished social clout and influence became a target for the left.  a washington postContinue reading “What To Do With “Timing”: 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”

The Old Testament’s Wellness Plan: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

Honor your father and your mother, in order that your days be lengthened on the land that the Lord, your God, is giving you exodus 20: 12 the master of the universe’s “wellness” plan is both explicit and complex. honoring one’s parents is the gateway for a long life. children often struggle with their parent-childContinue reading “The Old Testament’s Wellness Plan: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

There Is An Eleventh Commandment: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

And you shall teach them to your sons to speak with them deuteronomy 11:19 there is an eleventh commandment. there always was and there always will be and there is proof. a dennis prager’s fireside chat, #223, was an epiphany. ordinarily, i make it a point to avoid listening to commentators on a regular basisContinue reading “There Is An Eleventh Commandment: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Literary Sophie’s Choice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in a dark moment in history, a literary “sophie’s choice” may have been made. “sophie’s choice” is essentially the impossible choice. the term sophie’s choice comes from the fiction book of the same name. in william styron’s 1979 novel a mother, in a nazi concentration camp, must decide between her children: which one will liveContinue reading “A Literary Sophie’s Choice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Have A Reference Point: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“the art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point.” perspective understanding, appreciating and living life requires perspective. perspective requires a reference point. how do individuals obtain their reference points?Continue reading “Thou Shalt Have A Reference Point: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Unintended Sabbath Goth-Post-Punk-Pop Song? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

i’ve got a feeling shlomo halevi alkabetz, a sephardic kabbalist, in the 16th century, penned a love poem to the sabbath. the sabbath was a bride. his poem lecha dodi emerged to become liturgy for friday night shabbat services. to this day all over the world, every friday, lecha dodi is sung to welcome theContinue reading “The Unintended Sabbath Goth-Post-Punk-Pop Song? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”