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”

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”

Critical God Theory: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“sometimes i lay under the moon and thank god i’m breathin’then i pray, “don’t take me soon ’cause i am here for a reason.”” matisyahu, one day arguably, the torah’s most important exchange occurs when moses is tasked by god to free the hebrew slaves. at this point, moses expresses doubt he is up forContinue reading “Critical God Theory: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Ms. Ee Lee’s Life and Tragedy: Is Facebook a Social Network For Criminals?: Part V of the Series

is facebook a social network of asian haters, child pornographers, rapists, murders, and sadists? in the ee lee murder case, there have been suggestions that a video distributed via facebook messenger has content which includes all of the aforementioned activities. does facebook have a moral problem with its programming and applications? the criminal complain inContinue reading “Ms. Ee Lee’s Life and Tragedy: Is Facebook a Social Network For Criminals?: Part V 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”

Her People’s Return Set Her Free

when members of beta israel returned after thousands of years of exile to their homeland israel, struggles were anticipated. integrating a community which left much behind in due to expedited and dramatic immigration operations remains a challenge. in some of the immigration operations, records were set as to how many passengers could fit into aContinue reading “Her People’s Return Set Her Free”

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”

Ms. Ee Lee’s Life & Tragedy: If You Are a Lives’ Matter Supporter, Did Her Life Matter? Part IV of the Series

ms. ee lee was a vulnerable person in the united states. while she was 37 years old, she had the mental capacity of an 8-year-old. while she was asian, she was from a marginalized asian ethnicity, the hmong. the hmong, unlike other asian ethnicities, are a people without a country. u.s. societal movements have broughtContinue reading “Ms. Ee Lee’s Life & Tragedy: If You Are a Lives’ Matter Supporter, Did Her Life Matter? Part IV of the Series”

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?”

Ms. Ee Lee’s Life and Tragedy: A Crime Against An At Risk Individual: Part III of the Series

ms. ee lee, besides being asian, was a member of one of the most vulnerable classes in society. prior to her murder, ms. lee lived with a mental disability. part iii of this series address ms. lee’s mental condition and whether it played some role in her tragic death and demise. prior to her murder,Continue reading “Ms. Ee Lee’s Life and Tragedy: A Crime Against An At Risk Individual: Part III of the Series”