“Toxic Entitlement” Is Academic: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

a student has been arrested and taken away from her college class. dailymail.com her professor, who ironically is reported to be the co-chair of the school’s political science, history and social justice department, engaged in an argument with the student. it escalated to the point that the police were called to address the matters asContinue reading ““Toxic Entitlement” Is Academic: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Intentional & Unintentional Manufacturing of Conflict: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

our actions and others create conflict. much conflict is of one’s own, conscious or unconscious. the vayeishev torah portion for this week shows how prior event and actions create major conflict. vayeishev famously contains the tale of the “coat of many colors” and, for this post, joseph being subduing by his brothers and being takenContinue reading “The Intentional & Unintentional Manufacturing of Conflict: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Re-Domestication of Mankind: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the high holidays may have been one of the many first steps needed towards the re-domestication of mankind. with pandemic restrictions both removed and for the most part forgotten, the congregants interacted with their families, friends and newcomers. synagogues, churches and mosques can enjoy the opportunity to once again hosting the public. being present, oneContinue reading “The Re-Domestication of Mankind: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Of Monkeys, Dogs & God: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

our family has taken in a puppy. the dog is an ambassador of sorts. everywhere we go, all people of all sorts ethnicities, nationalities, age, orientations, and health have approached to take the puppy in. each individual approaching do so with happiness, kindness and good intention. the puppy, in return, is friendly to everybody. toContinue reading “Of Monkeys, Dogs & God: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Let Them Eat Steak! A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the business of america is business calvin coolidge recent protestors at a morton’s steak house concerning a supreme court justice raise the issue as to whether hospitality businesses and their customers should be subjected to harassment from those desiring to express their first amendment rights. before discussing the the morton’s case, i wish to shareContinue reading “Let Them Eat Steak! A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Cautionary Tales Are Cautionary: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

we all do stupid things. most of us are fortunate to not suffer severe consequences. avoidance of misfortune, however, is not a license to live life in a careless manner. ms. brittney griner, a wnba, star apparently made a stupid mistake. reportedly, she was in possession of cannabis oil while traveling through a russian airport.Continue reading “Cautionary Tales Are Cautionary: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Not Bully: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

about 50 years ago, we moved west los angeles and i was enrolled in a 3rd grade public school. shortly after attending, a classmate began harassing me. everyday, he would come up to me and threaten to kill me. as a seven-year-old and new to the school, i didn’t know how to address the problem.Continue reading “Thou Shalt Not Bully: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Big Celebrity Who Made a Little Fan: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the emmys, the met gala, and the obama birthday party revealed disturbing treatment of workers. staffers were forced to wear masks while the guests were are all maskless. the message was clear. there are the celebrities and the ruling class that are free in society and there are the others who are serve their needsContinue reading “The Big Celebrity Who Made a Little Fan: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Searching For Good: A Ten Commandments’ Story

there is nothing new under the sun ecclesiastes – Chapter 1:9 my old backyard was filled with matured fruit trees. they had been there years. persimmons, figs, tangerines, and avocados were aplenty. the word got out. the backyard became the unofficial salad bar for the neighborhood wildlife. during the day and night, they all tookContinue reading “Searching For Good: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

Thou Shall Not Say %#^@? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

foolish stories sometimes have important messages. humanity’s corruptive influence at a “wildlife park” is this story’s subject. it wasn’t a story of animal cruelty. arguably, it was something worse. in 2020, an english wildlife park became infested with f-bombs dropping from the sky. certain of the park’s winged residents were acting in a foul manner.Continue reading “Thou Shall Not Say %#^@? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”