Your Personal Diversity Coach, Part I: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

a drug problem? go to rehab; a drinking problem? go to alcoholics anonymous; a racial offense or micro aggression problem? go to a diversity coach? humanity has always required an “erasure” mechanism. individuals falling off of the contemporary “straight and narrow” path must have a means of getting back on it; a way to cleanseContinue reading “Your Personal Diversity Coach, Part I: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Timing Is Everything: A Yom Kippur Tale

Is this not the fast I will choose? To undo the fetters of wickedness, to untie the bands of perverseness, and to let out the oppressed free, and all perverseness you shall eliminate Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and moaning poor you shall bring home; when you see a nakedContinue reading “Timing Is Everything: A Yom Kippur Tale”

The Five Essential Books Not Available on Amazon: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

everyday i write the book elvis costello no matter how many times you beckon to “alexa,” you will never get these books on amazon. you never will. the five essential books are the book of good life, the book of redemption and deliverance, the book of livelihood and sustenance, the book of merits, and theContinue reading “The Five Essential Books Not Available on Amazon: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

When You Are Orthodox, It’s Not Just A Game: A Ten Commandments’ Project

orthodox jews face tremendous challenges dealing with non-observant world. every friday evening and saturday, they are challenged by their sabbath observance. every time they eat, they are challenged to have kosher food. in the end, there are 613 commandments that have possible interactions or interference with the non-observant world. the non-observant world is not onlyContinue reading “When You Are Orthodox, It’s Not Just A Game: A Ten Commandments’ Project”

God vs. Picard: Competing World Visions: The Torah vs. Star Trek

captain picard, in the television show, star trek the next generation, noted the development of society on earth with the statement that “we’ve eliminated hunger, want, the need for possessions — we’ve grown out of our infancy.” cite was picard right? this statement from the star trek series’ writers offers an insight of how theyContinue reading “God vs. Picard: Competing World Visions: The Torah vs. Star Trek”

Second Chances, Atonement: the Ten Commandments Back Story

the story of the ten commandments is almost as important as the ten commandments itself. it is a story of second chances and atonement. the ten commandments back story is that of a people who were freed from slavery and acclimated to a foreign culture and religion. despite miracles and being set free, they lackedContinue reading “Second Chances, Atonement: the Ten Commandments Back Story”