The Littlest Exodus? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“You are never given an obstacle you cannot overcome.” reb nachman ukraine was home to reb nachman. he was the founder of the breslov chasidic movement. the reb’s words about obstacles were relevant to mr. ben-harush’s daunting task. for two babies born in the middle of the ukranian -russian conflict, perhaps the reb’s words willContinue reading “The Littlest Exodus? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Sometimes The Man Isn’t The Clothes: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

about 35 years ago, a friend brought me to meet three ethiopians who were staying in los angeles. they were three brothers. one was a bookkeeper by trade and the two others were younger and may have been in school. the older brother is one of the most courageous persons i have met in myContinue reading “Sometimes The Man Isn’t The Clothes: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

One Tough Mother: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

honor your mother and father as the russian-ukrainian tensions mount, narratives emerge. one of ukraine’s is telling. asking mariana zhaglo’s children whether they should honor their mother is now a loaded question. the impending conflict has led this ukranian mother of three to acquire a sniper rifle. she is preparing to use if necessary. ms.Continue reading “One Tough Mother: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The True Magic of JK Rowling: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

jk rowling, the author of the harry potter books of wizardry, is proving that, in real life, she possesses magical skills. recently two detractors have become spellbound and dispatched. ms. rowling has drawn controversy for the sin of being an independent thinker. she has expressed views on issues of gender. she is entitled to herContinue reading “The True Magic of JK Rowling: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

An American and Moral Hero: Lindsey Rodriguez : A Ten Commandments’ Tale

ms. lindsey rodriguez embarrassed many people when she asked the following question: “what is this teaching our children? i don’t want my kids to see that kind of stuff when we are going shopping at 7 o’clock at night.” this question was prompted by witnessing blatant shoplifting which was being ignored by the major departmentContinue reading “An American and Moral Hero: Lindsey Rodriguez : A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

I Really Blew It: A New Year’s Tale

The sound of the shofar grew increasingly stronger exodus 19:19 i was about 15 years old and it was my time for cup of coffee in the big leagues for shofar blowing. years of jr. congregation blowing were about to pay off. i got the call to blow shofar for the adults’ rosh hashanah service.Continue reading “I Really Blew It: A New Year’s Tale”