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”

When You Are Orthodox, It’s Not Just A Game: A Ten Commandments’ Project

orthodox jews face tremendous challenges dealing with non-observant world. every friday evening and saturday, they are challenged by their sabbath observance. every time they eat, they are challenged to have kosher food. in the end, there are 613 commandments that have possible interactions or interference with the non-observant world. the non-observant world is not onlyContinue reading “When You Are Orthodox, It’s Not Just A Game: A Ten Commandments’ Project”

A Monkey’s Tale of Aggression: A Ten Commandments’ Story

animal’s social behaviors exposes humanity’s roots. a pet monkey socially dominated a family. this monkey’s social climb tells us much about personal interactions and our society. a family told their story on a youtube video. they brought a monkey into their house essentially consisting of the mother, a daughter and a son. the family wasContinue reading “A Monkey’s Tale of Aggression: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

Theft’s Impact On Children: A Ten Commandments’ Story

it was the late 70’s, and chuck mangione’s instrumental “feel so good” was on the radio. it was a special jazz song played with a unique instrument, the flugelhorn. as a high school jazz trumpet player, i dreamed of getting a flugelhorn just like mr. mangione’s. i was able buy a used horn. it wasContinue reading “Theft’s Impact On Children: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

Thou Shalt Not Use Statistics? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics benjamin disraeli statistics are often thrown around as if they are the truth. statistics, sadly, are actually a tool for lying and deceit. government agencies often use statistics to justify both policy and spending. for example, during the height of covid-19, a governmental agencyContinue reading “Thou Shalt Not Use Statistics? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Sometimes “The Office” is Not a Comedy: A Ten Commandments’ Story

” that’s the stupidest ***** idea I’ve ever heard’ bill gates adultery is supposedly a spousal matter. infidelity, however, plays itself into the world. family, friends, associates and co-workers become unwilling participants and conspirators in the adulterous act. allegations of bill gates’ infidelity illustrate these uncomfortable dynamics. the dailymail reports he allegedly pursued sexual affairsContinue reading “Sometimes “The Office” is Not a Comedy: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

An Amazing Moment In Jurisprudence: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“you shall choose out of the entire nation men of substance, god fearers, men of truth, who hate monetary gain, and you shall appoint over them.” jethro, exodus 18 moses’ father in law, jethro, succinctly defined the substance of the judiciary. a federal court judge, in 2009, reminded the legal community as to the court’sContinue reading “An Amazing Moment In Jurisprudence: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”