The Masterpiece: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

sometimes words are only appreciated with first-hand experience. painting started as a reverse psychology attempt to get my daughter to generate her portfolio for art school. my intent was to motivate her to prove that she could certainly be a better artist than her misguided father. it was her senior year in high school andContinue reading “The Masterpiece: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

From Moses to Moses to Moses? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

And there was no other prophet who arose in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, deuteronomy 34:10 while there has been no one like moses, over a thousand years passed and there emerged the great intellect of moses ben maimon. the saying “from moses to moses” was pronounced. maimonides’ contribution toContinue reading “From Moses to Moses to Moses? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Fall of Art? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“when you are divorced from morality, the arts can be used for anything” a wise man a wise man said, “when you are divorced from morality, the arts can be used for anything.” presently, a fashion house scandal exposed those in the art field being accused of actively promoting pedophilia and child abuse. the wiseContinue reading “The Fall of Art? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Lesson from Black History Past and Present: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

about 15 years ago, in search of entertainment, i came across a website that streamed radio stations from all over the world. it was fun listening to stations in different languages. when searching for one to listen to, i came across a polish rap music radio station. polish rap music? i was curious and clickedContinue reading “A Lesson from Black History Past and Present: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Honor Christmas: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

tradition, tradition tevye two members of the tribe have been put on the naughty list this holiday season… american jewish immigrants historically admire christmas. tradition, sharing, goodwill and time with family are all values embraced by jewish culture. for jews, seeing these value played out on a large scale of the pre-dominant christian society isContinue reading “Thou Shalt Honor Christmas: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Not Burn My Name In Vain? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God, in vain, for the Lord will not hold blameless anyone who takes His name in vain. exodus 20:7 was mr. abou an artist or arsonist when he burned god’s name? the term “artist” is a title with no qualification. no academic program bestows theContinue reading “Thou Shalt Not Burn My Name In Vain? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Creation, Creators and Humanity: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

creators are now in vogue. on the internet, there are groups of people who label themselves as “content creators.” we love creators. we have the ultimate creator, the master of the universe, who made a planet for our enjoyment. likewise, we have creators who bring us entertainment, understanding, and technology, that improve our lives. humanity’sContinue reading “Creation, Creators and Humanity: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”