A Portion of “Real” Justice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in modern times, the word “justice” has been replaced with the word “social justice.” are they the same? upon my frequent visits to my former law school, “social justice” is often referenced in speeches concerning the school’s goals and aspirations. “justice” for justice’s sake, is never mentioned. this week’s torah portion, shoftim, offers historic pronouncementsContinue reading “A Portion of “Real” Justice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The “Great Delegation”: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

organizations and business have structures. the master of the universe, after creating humanity, understood that a structure was required for it to prosper. many organizations have a pyramid structure. there are leaders on the top with it expanding out to members at the bottom. the leader passes directives onto others. this delegation allows for theContinue reading “The “Great Delegation”: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Author Who Doesn’t Understand What A Book Is? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

author mr. shalom auslander made news with his controversial new york times’ opinion piece. he proposed “in this time of war, i propose we give up god.” in the piece, he claims a religious upbringing and being taught by a rabbi. the ny times accompanies the piece with unflattering depictions of god in an actContinue reading “The Author Who Doesn’t Understand What A Book Is? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

An Amazing Forkless Life? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

When you come to a fork in the road, take it. yogi berra most lives present with forks in the road. aspirations, educational choices, and vocational goals don’t always transpire as initially conceived. “how did i get here?” made famous in the song “once in a lifetime” rings true when we awaken and look atContinue reading “An Amazing Forkless Life? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Great Author Could Have Taken A Page From The Greatest Author: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

Do not add to the word which I command you, nor diminish from it, to observe the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you Deuteronomy 4:2 the master of the universe’s brilliance should always be appreciated.  author theodore seuss geisel aka dr. seuss perhaps should have learned from the master creator.  mr.Continue reading “A Great Author Could Have Taken A Page From The Greatest Author: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Making A Small Difference Is Making a Big Difference: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“We are proud to do our small part in making the lives of those affected a little better during a difficult time” rabbi dovid zerkin bad things happen. for those who embrace this reality, preparedness is valued. a commitment to neighbor’s welfare requires an anticipation of needs. this mindset is not something that happens overnight.Continue reading “Making A Small Difference Is Making a Big Difference: 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”

Be Kind, Rewind: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

did the dvd contribute to civility’s demise? pre-dvd, vhs was the popular video format. the analog format consisted of cassette tapes. these vhs cassettes offered post-theater release movies to consumers for home viewing. due to the cassettes high prices, they became popular as rentals. video rental stores, such as blockbuster, popped up all over theContinue reading “Be Kind, Rewind: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Reason, Permanence & Housing: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

These people and their f**king tree houses andrew cumo long before he governed of the state of new york, was bestowed an emmy, obtained a big dollar book deal and inspired a unique sexual orientation, the infamous, then candidate for attorney general, andrew cuomo made a profound observation. his comment was in reference to aContinue reading “Reason, Permanence & Housing: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Moses Community: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

for some communities, it only takes 10 hours to make a miracle happen. this community has their own moses, a moshe margaretten. he is perhaps characterized as a trouble maker for the cause of goodness. he started something and then it took his whole community to act as one big moses. they staged their ownContinue reading “The Moses Community: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”