The Longest Exodus? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

waiting is the hardest part tom petty in 1984, across the united states, synagogue members were invited to an emergency meetings. i recall being at one. we were told of a unique opportunity to get the beta israel jews out of ethiopia and take them to israel. thus, donations were solicited and contributed to whatContinue reading “The Longest Exodus? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Author Who Doesn’t Understand What A Book Is? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

author mr. shalom auslander made news with his controversial new york times’ opinion piece. he proposed “in this time of war, i propose we give up god.” in the piece, he claims a religious upbringing and being taught by a rabbi. the ny times accompanies the piece with unflattering depictions of god in an actContinue reading “The Author Who Doesn’t Understand What A Book Is? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Afikomen Found on Mt. Ebal? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the passover meal aka seder has a moment in which a piece of matzah is hidden. this piece is called the afikomen. traditionally, the service’s leader hides the afikomen and the children present search for it. as the service cannot conclude with the eating of this special matzah, the wise child holds it for ransomContinue reading “Afikomen Found on Mt. Ebal? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

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”

A Full Court Press For Freedom: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

Moses and Aaron came and said to Pharaoh, “So said the Lord God of Israel, ‘Send out My people” exodus 5:1 professional basketball player enes kanter is a worthy foe. he now has upped his game as a pro-democracy advocate. his past human rights advocacy has placed him in the cross-hairs of government leaders andContinue reading “A Full Court Press For Freedom: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Religious Victory That Was Criminal: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

I have descended to rescue them from the hand[s] of the Egyptians and to bring them up from that land, to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey exodus 3:8 individuals’, religions’ and religious institutions’ first amendment rights have been subjected to unprecedented interference by government agencies. many aggrievedContinue reading “A Religious Victory That Was Criminal: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Moses Community: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

for some communities, it only takes 10 hours to make a miracle happen. this community has their own moses, a moshe margaretten. he is perhaps characterized as a trouble maker for the cause of goodness. he started something and then it took his whole community to act as one big moses. they staged their ownContinue reading “The Moses Community: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The OK Moses: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in our troubled times, it is the “little” people who are making the “big” difference. allyson reneau knew that she was one of the few concerned. thus, this oklahoma woman took it upon herself stage an “exodus” of her own. aided by a plane and passports, she led 11 members of the afghan all-girls roboticContinue reading “The OK Moses: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Great People Inspire: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

With a strong hand and with an outstretched arm, for His kindness is eternal psalm 136: 12 as in exodus, great things can be accomplished one a strong hand and arm. hansel emmanuel donato dominguez’ story is accomplishing great things with his strong hand and arm as a one-handed basketball player. “at age six, hanselContinue reading “Great People Inspire: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Courage to Not Be Courageous? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

olympic great simone biles, with her withdrawal from olympic competition, just joined the train of celebrities praised for showing the courage to not be courageous. ms. biles, along with the likes of prince harry, are in a unique position. unlike many who suffer mental health issues, they are celebrities positioned to monetize their mental healthContinue reading “Courage to Not Be Courageous? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”