The “One Day” When God Was Happy: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

god envisioned the impaired to play a big part of his plan. moses, who was speech impaired, was asked to be god’s spokesperson to free his people from bondage. moses, despite god’s assurances, was reluctant. to accommodate moses, god added his moses’ brother aaron to assist. moses’ fear held him back. perhaps, after moses, godContinue reading “The “One Day” When God Was Happy: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Show Me a Sign: Ten Commandments’ School Posting Controversy and Discussion

I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes I saw the sign ace of base recently, the state of north dakota enacted a law providing for the ten commandments to be posted in classrooms. a letter to the editor responded to the law’s enactment at inform.com. ms. deborah seaberg, in her letter, indicatedContinue reading “Show Me a Sign: Ten Commandments’ School Posting Controversy and Discussion”

Instant Carma? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the caption is correct. it was carma, not karma. did the power of gravity exact justice in the universe? in california, a man was found dead crushed by a car. it was believed that he was trying to steal the vehicle’s catalytic converter. catalytic converter theft, in california, is plague-like. the thefts increased from 1,298Continue reading “Instant Carma? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Hear O’ Minor: “Listen”

in the torah. god makes a big point about people listening. one of torah’s most important sentences begins “hear o’ israel.” deuteronomy 6:4. it is the pronouncement of the one god and is known as the “shema.” through jewish religious services, it is repeated many times. perhaps, it is because god knows that humanity hasContinue reading “Hear O’ Minor: “Listen””

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”

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”

Parents, You Can See Things Coming From Miles Away: While You May Not Be Nostradamus, You Need to Trust Your Wisdom: A Ten Commandments’ Story

parents have years of experience and maturity on their children. good parenting must utilize this experience and maturity. parents must trust their instincts. they should never indulge in fantasies. there are times when an experienced parent can see an accident coming from a million miles away. this story was one of them. it was aContinue reading “Parents, You Can See Things Coming From Miles Away: While You May Not Be Nostradamus, You Need to Trust Your Wisdom: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

A True Story About Telling the Truth: Reflections on the Late Great Dan Fogelberg’s “Same Old Lang Syne”

being honest with oneself and life is one of the hardest things to do. life is full of pain, regret and missed opportunities. we are blessed that dan fogelberg had a chance encounter with his high school sweetheart. this encounter was turned into the song “same old lang syne.” pjstar.com the song captures how weContinue reading “A True Story About Telling the Truth: Reflections on the Late Great Dan Fogelberg’s “Same Old Lang Syne””