A Billion Hits for Tzedakah? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

it wasn’t a great song. it wasn’t a great video. despite that, the music video has over 1 billion views. yes. one billion! the video’s concept and production, however, were a hit. the video production provided real people and their reactions to what occurred. their reactions were priceless. the video’s concept was to take theContinue reading “A Billion Hits for Tzedakah? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Some People Act Like Grown Ups, He Did, He Made the Movie: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

adam sandler just had his greatest acting moment. sorry, happy gilmore bobby boucher in “waterboy” and billy madison can’t compare adam sandler’s award winning performance was in real life, being yourself. he was with his daughter and he, unlike other parents, acted like an adult. an adam sandler ihop restaurant appearance went viral. he wentContinue reading “Some People Act Like Grown Ups, He Did, He Made the Movie: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Ms. Ee Lee’s Life and Tragedy: A Mother of Biblical Proportion: Part VI of the Series

the torah’s brillance is that it presents the reader morally challenging stories for discussion and debate. for example, abraham’s binding of isaac always evokes strong opinions. was abraham right or wrong when he attempted to sacrifice his son at god’s request? in the end, we can become better people by engaging in these discussions. theContinue reading “Ms. Ee Lee’s Life and Tragedy: A Mother of Biblical Proportion: Part VI of the Series”

The State of California’s Unofficial Jewish Ethnic Studies Program: Session I: A Ten Commandments’ Project

ethnic groups may have origin stories. the jewish people’ origin story is written in an ancient text called the torah. the torah is also known as the five books of moses. the torah tells of a man, abraham or abram, who is consider judaism’s patriarch judaism. his wife, sarah or sara, is the matriarch. abrahamContinue reading “The State of California’s Unofficial Jewish Ethnic Studies Program: Session I: A Ten Commandments’ Project”

Rules For Some, Rules For None: A Rollerball Society: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“No, there aren’t. There aren’t any rules at all.” Jonathan E Rollerball (1975) while george orwell’s novels 1984 and animal farm describe the current world of politics and power. the 1975 movie “rollerball” offers an additional dimension. have governments, social activists and corporations worked in concert to create a societal vision? this question, in part,Continue reading “Rules For Some, Rules For None: A Rollerball Society: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Is There An Effort Gap?

we decry gaps. educational gaps, equity gaps, medical gaps, racial gaps, wealth gaps, trade gaps, etc. we rarely decry about the “effort gap.” effort gaps are often discussed in the sports’ world. scoreboards sometime evidence this diminished effort. individual’s personal worlds do not have scoreboard to judge effort. effort indicators such as school grades, testContinue reading “Is There An Effort Gap?”

Purple Reign, Purple Reign: Moses vs. David

michael jackson was the king of pop. michael jackson was a multi-talented showman. his hit album “thriller” was on the verge of being permanently number one on the pop chart. something happened. there was new royalty. a prince. with a “purple rain.” the album “purple rain” took down the king of pop. prince, while aContinue reading “Purple Reign, Purple Reign: Moses vs. David”

The Ultimate Parenting Challenge

in the book of genesis, the ultimate parenting challenge was tasked upon rebecca. her parenting challenge was of the highest level of complexity. it was both multigenerational, foundational to nations. and was a “mission from god.” rebecca’s husband isaac had issues. he was the subject of a conflict with his older half-brother, ishmael as toContinue reading “The Ultimate Parenting Challenge”

Den-Nation! Fox Cub Dominance. World Order Explained?

a researcher studied fox dens. fox cubs were observed from birth to the point they left the den to enter the world. this was documented in the paper “juvenile behavioural development and intra-litter hierarchy establishment in captive red fox cubs(vulpes vulpes.)” sandra alvarez-betancourt. “observations of captive foxes and infrared video of wild fox earths suggest thatContinue reading “Den-Nation! Fox Cub Dominance. World Order Explained?”

State Sponsored Murder of At Risk Youth

many individuals love to use marijuana for recreational purposes. many people, in their usage, want to have the consumption and possession of it legal. many government officials love marijuana. many government officials love the campaign contributions that marijuana advocacy can provide. many government officials love the tax revenues that marijuana can provide. in sum, governmentContinue reading “State Sponsored Murder of At Risk Youth”