Family Redemption From Unforgiveable Acts? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in minnesota, a successful palestinian family went into a crisis mode. their daughter’s once deleted tweets went public. as a 16 year old, their daughter posted vile tweets that were anti-black, anti-jewish and anti-gay. as a result, the community and social media upset ensued causing interruption to their business. the reported financial losses have beenContinue reading “Family Redemption From Unforgiveable Acts? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Humanity, Machines & Stupidity: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road,” deuteronomy 6:5 government officials often lack common sense. they are also easily corrupted. the proof of this is california’s e-scooter pandemic. e-scooter rentals, based upon my personal observation, is an exercise of bad government and bad business practices. they haveContinue reading “Humanity, Machines & Stupidity: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Bad Subway Sign: A Ten Commandments’ Story

subway franchisees may be praying to god more than ever. the subway company issued new store closure rules which are controversial. the nypost reported that “subway stores that close more than once a year without permission barring “an act of god” — a strict legal term that tends to include only the most severe ofContinue reading “A Bad Subway Sign: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

“Follow the Money”: An Old Testament Concept: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

human nature apparently never changes. bad or corrupt conduct has always existed and will continue. humanity’s challenge is to temper it. jethro, moses’ father in law, and midianite priest, offered some of the most valuable advice to moses and society. he is perhaps one of history’s wisest individuals. the torah document jethro’s instruction to mosesContinue reading ““Follow the Money”: An Old Testament Concept: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Wisdom From Africa, Using Ten Commandments’ Principles To Win Over Others: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

while it is a relatively young jewish community, it employs principles as if they were present at the base of mt. sinai when moses delivered the ten commandments. the abudaya jewish community in uganda was founded a little over 100 years ago by semei kakungulu, most recent leadership in the community is rabbi gershom sizomu.Continue reading “Wisdom From Africa, Using Ten Commandments’ Principles To Win Over Others: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Honoring Your Grandmother, the Queen: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

royal drama is great for the tabloids, conversation and of course, oprah. unfortunately, this drama gave me a new neighbor in my state, prince harry. since arriving to california, he and his wife apparently have decided to celebrate festivis, the seinfeld created holiday, on a year-round basis. we, the public, been subjected to the perpetualContinue reading “Honoring Your Grandmother, the Queen: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

How To Be Good When You Are Supposed To Be No Evil: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

google famously has a philosophy of “don’t be evil.” the philosophy is most interesting in the google acknowledges the fact that there is evil in this world. the philosophy begs the question: “who is to be good?” and “what is to be good?” judeo-christian values the golden rule. there are a variety of these formulations.Continue reading “How To Be Good When You Are Supposed To Be No Evil: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The “Not So” Smart Father Who Became a “Genius”: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

when i was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant i could hardly stand to have the old man around. but when i got to be twenty-one, i was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years mark twain a family that laughs together stays together. this is the story ofContinue reading “The “Not So” Smart Father Who Became a “Genius”: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

If Man Wrote the Torah, Should You Be More Impressed? A Ten Commandments’ Shavuout Tale

comedians, prior to performing their act, often go to clubs unannounced and work on the their routine. they take the time to perfect the act. they keep the jokes that work and dismiss the others. with the the ones that work, they perfect the words, the delivery, the timing and the inflection. many successful actsContinue reading “If Man Wrote the Torah, Should You Be More Impressed? A Ten Commandments’ Shavuout Tale”

He Honored His Parents By Not Speaking To Or Seeing His Father: An Only In America Story: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

i could only imagine what mrs. baldwin was thinking. she was the human version of switzerland. her husband and son would not talk face to face and they were staying away from each other while living in the same house. apparently, she was the intermediary. in the end, mr. patrick baldwin jr bestowed a greatContinue reading “He Honored His Parents By Not Speaking To Or Seeing His Father: An Only In America Story: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”