The Sabbath Queen & The Monarch King: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

with king charles iii’s coronation, a special event is preceeding it. the eternal sabbath queen is being honored. with the coronation on the sabbath, king charles had accommodated his nation’s rabbi stay with a stay at the royal house. this sleeping arrangement will allow chief rabbi ephraim mirvis to both observe the sabbath as wellContinue reading “The Sabbath Queen & The Monarch King: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The NBA’s Moses Was With The Brooklyn Nets: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

on the eighth day, god created irony. the brooklyn nets’ organization is currently in disarray. their current star player is at the center of controversy concerning controversial posts. the comedy of the controversy took to a new level when one of his representatives took at meeting with a jewish organization concerning the posts. this starContinue reading “The NBA’s Moses Was With The Brooklyn Nets: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

In The Beginning There Was The Fourth Commandment? A Ten Commandments Tale

with the new cycle of torah reading comes the beginning. with the beginning, and the end of creation, comes the sabbath. with two recitiations of the ten commandments, there are two interations of the sabbath commandment. one discusses god resting after six days of creation. the other addresses the exodus and freedom from slavery asContinue reading “In The Beginning There Was The Fourth Commandment? A Ten Commandments Tale”

Will The Trains Run On Sabbath? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

is there a cost to having a jewish state? is it the cost of celebrating the sabbath? in israel, a transportation minister, in the gush dan area, had declared that the trains will run on the sabbath in the year 2023. timesofisrael the debate is somewhat interesting. secular jews decry that they are coerced byContinue reading “Will The Trains Run On Sabbath? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Stories That Shaped The Ten Commandments, Part #1: Genesis 2:1-3: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the ten commandments just did not just miraculously appear at the top of mt. sinai. the commandments are testament the master of the universe’s creation and his role in the creation. they represent rules formulated by upon the experiences of mankind. they are the rules intended to transcend a small family into a nation principledContinue reading “The Stories That Shaped The Ten Commandments, Part #1: Genesis 2:1-3: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Guarding The Sabbath In Troubling Times: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

for committed orthodox jews, following the 613 commandments is insatiable goal, honoring the sabbath and keeping it holy is perhaps in the top ten. in the midst of the urkraine-russian conflict, a series of planes, trains, automobiles and embassies miraculously allowed borodkin family to celebrate a timely shabbat. the chabad sect couple worked in ukraineContinue reading “Guarding The Sabbath In Troubling Times: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Righteous Loss Leads To A Moral Victory: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“This is bigger than basketball, these guys know that and staying disciplined in their faith, that’s the most important thing” Calvin Morton the oscar winning film “chariots of fire” celebrated eric lidell’s refusal to run on the lord’s day in the 1924 olympics. mr. lidell competed in the olympics when a colleague gave him hisContinue reading “A Righteous Loss Leads To A Moral Victory: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Not Roll On The Sabbath: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

cult film classic fictional character walter sobchak, in “the big lebowski,” profanely ranted an explanation as to why he did not bowl on the sabbath. sans expletives, he stated that he was “shomer shabbas.” “shomer shabbas” translates to one who guards the sabbath. mr. sobeck’s exchange was as follows: “walter sobchak: i told those f***sContinue reading “Thou Shalt Not Roll On The Sabbath: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

An Experience In Gifting: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in the mail this week, i received the best gift i will receive all year. it was a “thank you” card. having not seen the newlyweds since their betrothal, i wondered whether they had got the present. i was so relieved to have received the card months after the event. the wedding and celebration wasContinue reading “An Experience In Gifting: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

When The EEOC Went to Mt. Sinai: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

Remember the Sabbath day to sanctify it. exodus 20:8 intelligence does not necessarily translate to a sense of fairness. intelligence does not necessarily translate into a sense of tolerance. unfairness and intolerance was on full display with the progressive faculty caucus at the city university of new york. perhaps to avoid alternative or dissenting ideasContinue reading “When The EEOC Went to Mt. Sinai: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”