A Cultural Spin: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

intermarriage and assimilation can change a people. open and accepting societies can draw people away from their orthodoxy. individual’s sharing much of a society’s values find lesser value holding onto their core and feel comfortable abandoning their culture. immigrants to new societies will search within them to find their values and interests. in the unitedContinue reading “A Cultural Spin: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

She Came Out On The Holiday, Can She Now Go Back? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

years ago, a long time friend came over. he was excited. he took my kitchen and announced, “he was gay.” he was shocked reaction. he queried as to “why was i not surprised?” i broke the news to him. over the years, i had been constantly asked by others whether he was gay. thus, hisContinue reading “She Came Out On The Holiday, Can She Now Go Back? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Chanukah, The American Holiday? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

many cultures celebrate the new years. the time is used for reflection, turning over a new leaf, and making resolutions. chanukah is similar to new years. the holiday, however, symbolizes re-dedication. this holiday is not about doing something new, but rather a holiday about getting back to one’s foundation. chanukah’s story is of the clashContinue reading “Chanukah, The American Holiday? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Underdogism, This Dreydel Is My Dreydel, This Dreydel Is Your Dreydel, and a Head Spinning Tale of Folk Musician Woody Guthrie, A Famous Communist Antifascist Hanukah Song Writer

a happy antifascist, communist hanukah to you! only in america could this story happen. i would like to thank mr. guthrie and his story as a vehicle for an important discussion with respect our present times. the late great woody guthrie, who penned and sang the famous folk song “this land is my land, thisContinue reading “Underdogism, This Dreydel Is My Dreydel, This Dreydel Is Your Dreydel, and a Head Spinning Tale of Folk Musician Woody Guthrie, A Famous Communist Antifascist Hanukah Song Writer”