Is It Time To Judge Judges? A Ten Commandments’ Story

“but 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 [israel] leaders over thousands, leaders over hundreds, leaders over fifties, and leaders over tens. And they shall judge the people at all times, and it shall be thatContinue reading “Is It Time To Judge Judges? A Ten Commandments’ Story”

Family Redemption From Unforgiveable Acts? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in minnesota, a successful palestinian family went into a crisis mode. their daughter’s once deleted tweets went public. as a 16 year old, their daughter posted vile tweets that were anti-black, anti-jewish and anti-gay. as a result, the community and social media upset ensued causing interruption to their business. the reported financial losses have beenContinue reading “Family Redemption From Unforgiveable Acts? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Humanity, Machines & Stupidity: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road,” deuteronomy 6:5 government officials often lack common sense. they are also easily corrupted. the proof of this is california’s e-scooter pandemic. e-scooter rentals, based upon my personal observation, is an exercise of bad government and bad business practices. they haveContinue reading “Humanity, Machines & Stupidity: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Machines, Humanity, and a Canadian Tragedy: A Ten Commandments’ Story

“talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road,” deuteronomy 6:5 operating a motor vehicle is a privilege. improperly operated, they are instruments of death and destruction. this operational impropriety can range from inattentive negligence to sinister intent. the tianamen square incident, as discussed in a prior blog, representsContinue reading “Machines, Humanity, and a Canadian Tragedy: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

A Bad Subway Sign: A Ten Commandments’ Story

subway franchisees may be praying to god more than ever. the subway company issued new store closure rules which are controversial. the nypost reported that “subway stores that close more than once a year without permission barring “an act of god” — a strict legal term that tends to include only the most severe ofContinue reading “A Bad Subway Sign: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

Hey Internet, No Tanks For Censoring a Historical Moment: An All Around Bad Idea

and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift the sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. isaiah 2:4 the hebrew bible, despite its age, is popular today perhaps for one reason, “ugliness.” the bible freely describes the worst of humanity. even the revered,Continue reading “Hey Internet, No Tanks For Censoring a Historical Moment: An All Around Bad Idea”

A Nobel Encounter: A Moment in Time With Isaac B. Singer

many decades ago, i acted as a runner at a publication. occasionally, i would sneak into events with as a press member to secure interviews. my biggest catch, perhaps, was the nobel prize laureate, isaac b. singer. he came to the news recently with the publication of a prayer he had written in 1952. myContinue reading “A Nobel Encounter: A Moment in Time With Isaac B. Singer”

“Follow the Money”: An Old Testament Concept: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

human nature apparently never changes. bad or corrupt conduct has always existed and will continue. humanity’s challenge is to temper it. jethro, moses’ father in law, and midianite priest, offered some of the most valuable advice to moses and society. he is perhaps one of history’s wisest individuals. the torah document jethro’s instruction to mosesContinue reading ““Follow the Money”: An Old Testament Concept: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Wisdom From Africa, Using Ten Commandments’ Principles To Win Over Others: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

while it is a relatively young jewish community, it employs principles as if they were present at the base of mt. sinai when moses delivered the ten commandments. the abudaya jewish community in uganda was founded a little over 100 years ago by semei kakungulu, most recent leadership in the community is rabbi gershom sizomu.Continue reading “Wisdom From Africa, Using Ten Commandments’ Principles To Win Over Others: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The State of California’s Unofficial Jewish Ethnic Studies Program: Session III: A Ten Commandments’ Project

many ethnic groups have rites of passage into adulthood. the jewish people’s rite of passage is called a “bnei mitzvah.” a rough translation is child of the commandment or law. it is a called “bat mitzvah” for girls and “bar mitzvah” for boys. jewish children, at approximately 12-13 years of age, will undergo this riteContinue reading “The State of California’s Unofficial Jewish Ethnic Studies Program: Session III: A Ten Commandments’ Project”