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”

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”

The”Hamilton” Performance That Made History: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

long before the hit broadway show “hamilton, the actual mr. alexander hamilton, as a child, gave performances that may have helped shape america. these performances influenced his values and morals. these performances perhaps assisted mr. hamilton’s understanding of how to both found and grow a country. mr. alexander hamilton was an american founding father. heContinue reading “The”Hamilton” Performance That Made History: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Choosing An Anti-Semitism Envoy Is a Historical Decision: A Ten Commandments’ Story

conversations concerning anti-semitism must be centered as to when jewish history begins. modern anti-semitism thought is political. a segment of society and intellects view the rise of adolph hitler and his genocidal program as the beginning of jewry. their bible is “the diary of anne frank.” the ending point of jewish history was supposed toContinue reading “Choosing An Anti-Semitism Envoy Is a Historical Decision: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

Olympic Gold for The Ten Commandments: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

This kid just had the swim of her life and I am so proud to be her teammate Lillia King i grew up in the middle of middle class in west los angeles. attending school on the westside, i had friends whose families had tremendous wealth. i spent time at their amazing houses and sawContinue reading “Olympic Gold for The Ten Commandments: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”