Want To Know About Yourself? Your Opinion On The Story of Abraham & The Binding of Isaac Is Telling: A Ten Commandments’ Story

abraham’s attempted sacrifice of his son isaac at the god’s request is one of the most morally controversial stories in genesis. god instructs abraham to take and sacrifice his son isaac. this was the same son upon which god had already indicated would continue abraham’s legacy. the torah section, in hebrew is referred to theContinue reading “Want To Know About Yourself? Your Opinion On The Story of Abraham & The Binding of Isaac Is Telling: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

A Modern Take on Sodom & Gemorrah and Public School Education: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in each generation, stories are interpreted and re-interpreted to seek meaning. the tale of sodom and gemorrah has had past interpretations. this interpretation is one of present day. what does the tale of sodom and gemorrah have to do with the me too movement? perhaps everything. what does the tale of sodom and gemorrah haveContinue reading “A Modern Take on Sodom & Gemorrah and Public School Education: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Unintended Emotional Sacrifice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

task fixation can lead to unintended consequences and collateral damage. my personal opinion is that the master of the universe experienced a learning curve in dealing with his creation, humanity. his experience is analogous to raising children. children’s actions and behaviors often beyond our anticipation and imagination. with this concept in mind, we analyze god’sContinue reading “The Unintended Emotional Sacrifice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Unintended Sabbath Goth-Post-Punk-Pop Song? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

i’ve got a feeling shlomo halevi alkabetz, a sephardic kabbalist, in the 16th century, penned a love poem to the sabbath. the sabbath was a bride. his poem lecha dodi emerged to become liturgy for friday night shabbat services. to this day all over the world, every friday, lecha dodi is sung to welcome theContinue reading “The Unintended Sabbath Goth-Post-Punk-Pop Song? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Alex, I’ll Take Apologies For $200.00: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“Go now you are forgiven” dispatch recently anointed jeopardy host mike richards’ apology tour has just begun. he is taking time to seek forgiveness for past transgressions. when you are not the right type of person, societal forces such as the media and social media will come after you. in jeopardy’s case, even mr. richards’Continue reading “Alex, I’ll Take Apologies For $200.00: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Mankind’s Retelling of the Story of Cain and Abel Is Often Flawed, Why? The Most Important Life Advice You Will Ever Receive: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

And the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you annoyed, and why has your countenance fallen? Is it not so that if you improve, it will be forgiven you? If you do not improve, however, at the entrance, sin is lying, and to you is its longing, but you can rule over it.” ‘ genesis,Continue reading “Mankind’s Retelling of the Story of Cain and Abel Is Often Flawed, Why? The Most Important Life Advice You Will Ever Receive: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Show Me a Sign: Ten Commandments’ School Posting Controversy and Discussion

I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes I saw the sign ace of base recently, the state of north dakota enacted a law providing for the ten commandments to be posted in classrooms. a letter to the editor responded to the law’s enactment at inform.com. ms. deborah seaberg, in her letter, indicatedContinue reading “Show Me a Sign: Ten Commandments’ School Posting Controversy and Discussion”

The Most Important Passage In The Bible

this is my personal choice of the most important bible passage. genesis 3:17, “cursed be the ground for your sake; with toil shall you eat of it all the days of your life. and it will cause thorns and thistles to grow for you, and you shall eat the herbs of the field. with theContinue reading “The Most Important Passage In The Bible”

The Ultimate Parenting Challenge

in the book of genesis, the ultimate parenting challenge was tasked upon rebecca. her parenting challenge was of the highest level of complexity. it was both multigenerational, foundational to nations. and was a “mission from god.” rebecca’s husband isaac had issues. he was the subject of a conflict with his older half-brother, ishmael as toContinue reading “The Ultimate Parenting Challenge”

Can We Learn Morals and Values From Animals?

i have some animal neighbors. they are loud to the point of obnoxious. when you are driving your car and encounter them on the road, they may look at you and play “chicken.” in other words, you need to drive towards them to intimidate them to move. upon further observation, i found something remarkable. theseContinue reading “Can We Learn Morals and Values From Animals?”