The Torah That Became A Political Football: A Ten Commandments’ Story

the physical torah is clumsy. it consists of two wooden scrolls and pages and pages of animal parchment text. the torah’s clumsiness is due to constant reading. every week, there is a torah reading cycle. with each new reading or portion, the scroll moves forward. thus, each wooden scroll either gains or loses weight. thus,Continue reading “The Torah That Became A Political Football: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

When You Are Orthodox, It’s Not Just A Game: A Ten Commandments’ Project

orthodox jews face tremendous challenges dealing with non-observant world. every friday evening and saturday, they are challenged by their sabbath observance. every time they eat, they are challenged to have kosher food. in the end, there are 613 commandments that have possible interactions or interference with the non-observant world. the non-observant world is not onlyContinue reading “When You Are Orthodox, It’s Not Just A Game: A Ten Commandments’ Project”

A Monkey’s Tale of Aggression: A Ten Commandments’ Story

animal’s social behaviors exposes humanity’s roots. a pet monkey socially dominated a family. this monkey’s social climb tells us much about personal interactions and our society. a family told their story on a youtube video. they brought a monkey into their house essentially consisting of the mother, a daughter and a son. the family wasContinue reading “A Monkey’s Tale of Aggression: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

Theft’s Impact On Children: A Ten Commandments’ Story

it was the late 70’s, and chuck mangione’s instrumental “feel so good” was on the radio. it was a special jazz song played with a unique instrument, the flugelhorn. as a high school jazz trumpet player, i dreamed of getting a flugelhorn just like mr. mangione’s. i was able buy a used horn. it wasContinue reading “Theft’s Impact On Children: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

Mankind’s Retelling of the Story of Cain and Abel Is Often Flawed, Why? The Most Important Life Advice You Will Ever Receive: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

And the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you annoyed, and why has your countenance fallen? Is it not so that if you improve, it will be forgiven you? If you do not improve, however, at the entrance, sin is lying, and to you is its longing, but you can rule over it.” ‘ genesis,Continue reading “Mankind’s Retelling of the Story of Cain and Abel Is Often Flawed, Why? The Most Important Life Advice You Will Ever Receive: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Not Use Statistics? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics benjamin disraeli statistics are often thrown around as if they are the truth. statistics, sadly, are actually a tool for lying and deceit. government agencies often use statistics to justify both policy and spending. for example, during the height of covid-19, a governmental agencyContinue reading “Thou Shalt Not Use Statistics? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Eating For the Perplexed? Reflections on Hot Dog Dominance: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

one of humanity’s greatest competitive eaters, joey chestnut, made history in the park dedicated to one of humanity’s greatest minds. this fourth of july, at the nathan’s hot dog eating contest, mr. chestnut nailed a patriotic 76 tally. a new record and a 14th title. mr. chestnut, perhaps the last remaining figure of american greatness,Continue reading “Eating For the Perplexed? Reflections on Hot Dog Dominance: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Sometimes “The Office” is Not a Comedy: A Ten Commandments’ Story

” that’s the stupidest ***** idea I’ve ever heard’ bill gates adultery is supposedly a spousal matter. infidelity, however, plays itself into the world. family, friends, associates and co-workers become unwilling participants and conspirators in the adulterous act. allegations of bill gates’ infidelity illustrate these uncomfortable dynamics. the dailymail reports he allegedly pursued sexual affairsContinue reading “Sometimes “The Office” is Not a Comedy: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

An Amazing Moment In Jurisprudence: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“you shall choose out of the entire nation men of substance, god fearers, men of truth, who hate monetary gain, and you shall appoint over them.” jethro, exodus 18 moses’ father in law, jethro, succinctly defined the substance of the judiciary. a federal court judge, in 2009, reminded the legal community as to the court’sContinue reading “An Amazing Moment In Jurisprudence: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Now, There is Only “ME” in Team: A Ten Commandments’ Story

a recent supreme court decision concerning amateur sports and ever growing social media enterprise have effectively destroyed the team concept. individuals, for money or fame, are seeking to position themselves as sport’s gods or idols. the world moving forward, however, may not be as bright as these budding idols believe. two stories addressing sports idolismContinue reading “Now, There is Only “ME” in Team: A Ten Commandments’ Story”