Ms. Ee Lee’s Life and Tragedy: A Mother of Biblical Proportion: Part VI of the Series

the torah’s brillance is that it presents the reader morally challenging stories for discussion and debate. for example, abraham’s binding of isaac always evokes strong opinions. was abraham right or wrong when he attempted to sacrifice his son at god’s request? in the end, we can become better people by engaging in these discussions. theContinue reading “Ms. Ee Lee’s Life and Tragedy: A Mother of Biblical Proportion: Part VI of the Series”

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”

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?”

Was He Such a Genius That He Thought There Were Only Nine Commandments? A Ten Commandments’ Tale of Adultery

“every bee that brings the honey needs a sting to be completeand we all must learn to taste the bitter with the sweet” naomi shemer many historical figures had collisions courses with the ten commandments. king david and albert einstein had trouble with a particular commandment. we are all human, we all make mistakes. weContinue reading “Was He Such a Genius That He Thought There Were Only Nine Commandments? A Ten Commandments’ Tale of Adultery”

Using God’s Name In Vain: A Dead Sea Scrolls Discovery: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the dead sea scrolls was one of the greatest discoveries for the jewish people. the dead sea scrolls contained some of the oldest versions of many jewish texts. this discovery validated the transmission of the torah’s contents to the beginning of the common era. they represent proof that the jewish people lived and practiced judaismContinue reading “Using God’s Name In Vain: A Dead Sea Scrolls Discovery: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Bullying: A Ten Commandments’ Issue That Was Addressed By The Master

in the book of leviticus, there is the torah portion kedoshim, chapter 19. kedoshim is, in part, a restatement of the ten commandments. kedoshim includes the commandments concerning one god, honoring your mother and father, honoring the sabbath, the lying, and using god’s name in vain. vayikra also expounds upon the commandments. bullying was anContinue reading “Bullying: A Ten Commandments’ Issue That Was Addressed By The Master”

A Vision Lesson Old Testament Style

people lose sight of things. they get emotionally charged. they ” their ability to see: to have vision. for the jewish new year, rosh hashonah, a torah story is read. the story is about abraham’s concubine, hagar, and her and abraham’s son, ishmael. in the story, abraham, at the request of his wife sarah, sendContinue reading “A Vision Lesson Old Testament Style”

Ms. Ee Lee’s Life and Tragedy: The Most Important Ten Commandments’ Story of 2021: Part 1

ms. ee lee’s story is by far the most important story of 2021. ms. ee lee’s story should have brought on profound outrage and soul searching to a city and the united states. thus, it will be discussed in detail. ms. lee’s story is so complex that one post is not sufficient. her life, herContinue reading “Ms. Ee Lee’s Life and Tragedy: The Most Important Ten Commandments’ Story of 2021: Part 1”

Does Size Matter When It Comes to Theft? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the ten commandments’ provision for thou shall not steal is clear. there is no provision that a little theft is permissible. in fact, little thefts have huge impacts on the most vulnerable in society. often, homeless people have their possessions stolen. such theft creates a greater hardship than a small theft occurring of a wealthyContinue reading “Does Size Matter When It Comes to Theft? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”