The Great Amplifier: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

i prefer to turn lights on in people’s souls rebbe menachem schneerson “amplification” is a word now captured by media and social media. taking a voice and making it known to the greater part of society is now considered a tool and a weapon. this social awareness is shaping politics and our educational systems. manyContinue reading “The Great Amplifier: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

An Israeli Best: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in hebrew school in the united states, we were taught that some of israel’s best citizens are not jewish. the israeli druze community is an integral part of the fabric of the country. they are a non-jewish arab community within israel. they serve in the military with distinction. now, a druze has become israel’s best.Continue reading “An Israeli Best: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Lesson from Black History Past and Present: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

about 15 years ago, in search of entertainment, i came across a website that streamed radio stations from all over the world. it was fun listening to stations in different languages. when searching for one to listen to, i came across a polish rap music radio station. polish rap music? i was curious and clickedContinue reading “A Lesson from Black History Past and Present: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Last Defining Act of a Great Life? Ten Commandments’ Tale

a 99 year-old new yorker was struck and killed while crossing a street in his wheelchair. did this final event define this man’s life? the new york mayor tweeted that “we owe it to his memory to make our streets safe for all new yorkers.” really? this 99 year-old will be remembered for more importantContinue reading “The Last Defining Act of a Great Life? Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A “Maus”terpiece Move? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

jewish community leaders vary from the spiritual to the practical. the world jewish congress is a practical body which has a unique president, mr. ronald lauder. mr. lauder is a no nonsense billionaire who is not afraid to take use his checkbook to make a moral point. mr. lauder is becoming an “amazon book store”Continue reading “A “Maus”terpiece Move? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

He Checks and He Checks Off All Of The Boxes: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

with the winter olympics here, many people find athletes to root for based upon characteristics such as nationality, culture, race or religion. one athlete in this winter olympics not only checks off a lot of those boxes, he is out there checking for the team canadaa hockey team in their pursuit of gold. josh ho-sangContinue reading “He Checks and He Checks Off All Of The Boxes: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Old School Magnetism: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” dalai lama watching the legendary rebbe menachem mendel schneerson in action is a treat. regardless of whether you are religious or what religion you practice, he was a wonder to watch. the rebbe defined positivity. he was positive and he found it to always be positive. thisContinue reading “Old School Magnetism: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Master Of The Universe Placed Him Into The Game of Life For A Winning Play: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

just win, baby al davis, legendary raiders owner amateur and professional sporting events have recently plagued with downright ugliness. children and parents in youth sports have thrown blows; players and fans at collegiate games turned their arenas and stadiums into trash containers; professional sport attendees, even dressed up as santa claus, have engaged in physicalContinue reading “The Master Of The Universe Placed Him Into The Game of Life For A Winning Play: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Redemption Of A Generational Betrayal: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

emotional filled childhood events can become a life theme. in preparation for my bar mitzvah, i participated in the temple’s youth choir. the choir was solely dedicated towards the saturday morning service known as shacharit. in the adult service, a choir member would be the lead with the choir backing up. choir members led onContinue reading “The Redemption Of A Generational Betrayal: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Getting Over The Hump…Day: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

you deal with “manic” monday. you ate to your heart’s content on “taco” tuesday. now, you have reached wednesday, the dreaded “hump” day. where are you on this proverbial hump? are you climbing up to reach the top? are you on top looking down at the beginning and end of the week? are you onContinue reading “Getting Over The Hump…Day: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”