An Un-Bearable Injustice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

california wildlife authorities have been accused of crossing the line. a death sentence has been imposed upon a homeless state icon. the state icon is being punished in part due to property damage while homeless in los angeles california are remain essentially unpunished for causing significant property damage and structure fires. a death sentence isContinue reading “An Un-Bearable Injustice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Museums of (In)Tolerance: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

martin luther, who lived in the 15th and 16th centuries, took issue with the catholic church’s practice of indulgences. an indulgence was essentially a monetary penalty intended to absolve one of past sins: payoffs for bad conduct. this same martin luther, centuries before the ww ii holocaust, made history as a virulent anti-semite. this soContinue reading “Museums of (In)Tolerance: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

California Needs (Groucho) Marxism

politics is the garden of eden of incompetence groucho marx groucho marx was not only the best marx brother, he was the best marx period! you can bet your life that god had little clue what he created with groucho what he unleashed onto the planet. he provided generations of laughter for americans that wasContinue reading “California Needs (Groucho) Marxism”

Grandma Robbed of “Smart Phone” and “Credibility?” A Ten Commandments’ Tale

Come senators, congressmen Please heed the call……There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’ … For the times they are a-changin’ bob dylan-with my profound apologies former california senator boxer had quite a predicament. despite her political party essentially being the monopoly of her state’s government, she fell victim to being robbed in open daylightContinue reading “Grandma Robbed of “Smart Phone” and “Credibility?” A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Moore (Family) Justice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

you shall not pervert justice; you shall not show favoritism…. Justice, justice shall you pursue deuteronomy 16: 19-20 the moore family and their supporters scored one of the greatest victories in california criminal justice history. they took on the los angeles county sheriff’s department, the los angeles country district attorney, and the entire state ofContinue reading “Moore (Family) Justice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Homeland Security Thought I Was A WMD, Why Wasn’t He? 9-11 Happened Again In Boston: Just Ask Rabbi Shlomo Noginksi: A Ten Commandments’ Story

pre-covid, i flew up to san francisco for business. my companion and i went through los angeles international airport tsa screening with flying colors. in san francisco, as i entered the court reporter’s offices for a deposition, i took advantage of the hand sanitizer with aloe to lather my hands and elbows. life was good.Continue reading “Homeland Security Thought I Was A WMD, Why Wasn’t He? 9-11 Happened Again In Boston: Just Ask Rabbi Shlomo Noginksi: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

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”

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

rituals can define an ethnic group. this session with discuss the notion of ritual, the origins of rituals, and how a ritual can shape an ethnic community. per merriam webster, a ritual is defined by “the established form for a ceremony or an act.” the jewish people were founded upon ritual. the first central ritualContinue reading “The State of California’s Unofficial Jewish Ethnic Studies Program: Session II: A Ten Commandments’ Project”

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. his wife, sarah or sara, is the matriarch. abraham wasContinue reading “The State of California’s Unofficial Jewish Ethnic Studies Program: Session I: A Ten Commandments’ Project”