The “Woke” Ten Commandments? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

is there a moses of the “woke” world”? from the heights of cyberspace and in the land of the world wide web, did writer mr. dan cummings come down with two samsung galaxy tablets and present them to the children of wokeness? where the keyboarding of the “woke” gods brought to mr. cummings to clickContinue reading “The “Woke” Ten Commandments? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Stories That Shaped The Ten Commandments, Part #4: Genesis 39:6-20: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

joseph’s stories are perhaps the most memorable with respect to the ten commandments. the story of joseph and potiphar’s wife evidences that the “actual” children of israel, as opposed to the “children of israel” who were at mt. sinai, were conscious of some of the commandments prior to their issuance. in other words, the tenContinue reading “The Stories That Shaped The Ten Commandments, Part #4: Genesis 39:6-20: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Stories That Shaped The Ten Commandments, Part #2, Genesis 4:1-8: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

the ten commandments just did not just miraculously appear at the top of mt. sinai. as soon as humanity was expelled from the garden of eden, mankind’s faults became ever so apparent. an interaction of the world’s first brothers perhaps inspired two of the ten commandments. the story of cain and abel is among theContinue reading “The Stories That Shaped The Ten Commandments, Part #2, Genesis 4:1-8: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

How To Teach Your Children The Ten Commandments: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

for parents, teaching the ten commandments to their children is a two pronged. first, there is the learning of the ten commandments. second, there is the practical application. the first thing in teaching the ten commandments is not to begin with them. the ten commandments, for many, represent biblical history from the creation of theContinue reading “How To Teach Your Children The Ten Commandments: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Teach Your Children “Skills” Part I: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

He who does not teach his son a trade teaches him to steal. rabbi yehuda the term “3-d chess” became popular the star trek television series. the brightest and most logical, mr. spock was a game enthusiast. “three-dimensional chess” is used colloquially to describe complex, dynamic systems with many competing entities and interests, including politics,Continue reading “Thou Shalt Teach Your Children “Skills” Part I: 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”

The Old Testament’s Wellness Plan: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

Honor your father and your mother, in order that your days be lengthened on the land that the Lord, your God, is giving you exodus 20: 12 the master of the universe’s “wellness” plan is both explicit and complex. honoring one’s parents is the gateway for a long life. children often struggle with their parent-childContinue reading “The Old Testament’s Wellness Plan: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Literary Sophie’s Choice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in a dark moment in history, a literary “sophie’s choice” may have been made. “sophie’s choice” is essentially the impossible choice. the term sophie’s choice comes from the fiction book of the same name. in william styron’s 1979 novel a mother, in a nazi concentration camp, must decide between her children: which one will liveContinue reading “A Literary Sophie’s Choice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Have A Reference Point: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“the art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point.” perspective understanding, appreciating and living life requires perspective. perspective requires a reference point. how do individuals obtain their reference points?Continue reading “Thou Shalt Have A Reference Point: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”