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The Ten Commandments

The Death of Scalia as Biblical Morality Tale from a 1950s Movie

Andy Schmookler | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

When I was a kid, growing up in the 1950s, I loved the religious spectaculars one could see at the movie theaters--films like The Ten Commandments and...

The Most Revolutionary Part of the Ten Commandments

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 10.23.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

We tend to take them for granted. Even pastors or rabbis who teach and preach about them can forget how revolutionary they once were. We can begin to see them as a decorations in courtrooms rather than a sacred call to live by sacred values.

Know What You Want

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

Finding out what you want isn't easy, nothing good comes easy, at least nothing lasting. Figuring out what makes you tick is the first step. Here's three things you can do to find out what it is you really want.

What My Five Year Old Taught Me About Jesus on Passover

Lea Grover | Posted 06.03.2015 | Religion
Lea Grover

Probably 25 days of the month, I'm pretty much an atheist. I love my heritage and my traditions, but God? I'm not so sure about that most of the time. Not on Passover, though. On Passover, I can't help myself.

The 10 Commandments, Mom Style

Karen Blessing | Posted 05.30.2015 | Parents
Karen Blessing

I am your Mother. I went through hell to conceive you, used all the toilet paper in the land while carrying you and suffered a lengthy and excruciating ordeal to have you. You will accept me as your Mother or I will farm you out into bondage.

Ridley Scott's Exodus: Splitting the Sea for a Whole New Generation

Howard Barbanel | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
Howard Barbanel

Ridley Scott is no Cecil B. DeMille. That's not necessarily a bad thing. What it means is that Scott's new epic Exodus: Gods and Kings is as much a product of our high-tech new-millennium era as The Ten Commandments was of the Eisenhower gray-flannel suit period.

Don't Just Question the 10 Commandments; Question the Entire Bible

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.23.2015 | Science
Steve Siebold

Most people are familiar with the story of the Ten Commandments. The short version is that God called Moses to Mount Sinai where he gave him two tablets of stone that contained the Ten Commandments.

Selling Theory

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

Stephen Hawking said 'If we do discover a theory of everything... it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason -- for then we would truly know the mind of God.' While we are a long ways off from theorizing everything, the theory of selling is open to interpretation.

In a Free-Market Economy 'Income Inequality' Will Always Be a Fact of Life

Howard Barbanel | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

There has always been a top five percent and a top one percent in the U.S. In any free market capitalist society there are always going to be some folks who do exceedingly better than others.

Ten Commandments Scroll Goes On Display In A New York City Exhibit

Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service NEW YORK (RNS) It is an irony of history that the Ten Commandments that Moses brought down from Mount Sinai ...

Celebrate Mother's Day ... Biblically

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 07.07.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Our relationships with the Commandments, like our relationships with our parents, can become hollow routines. That's where the brilliance of Mother's Day comes in.

Parting The Red Sea With My Dad And My Atheist Daughter

Mira Sucharov | Posted 06.09.2011 | Religion
Mira Sucharov

With Passover around the corner, my thoughts turn to how to make the story of the Exodus come alive for my kids. But it's not so simple. My almost-7-year-old daughter is an atheist.

Big Brother 12: Tongue Digging

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

The producers of Big Brother, left with egg all over their faces by the spectacular fizzle-out of their Saboteur twist, are trying to resurrect it by asking America to vote for one of the houseguests to become the new saboteur.

Ten Secrets of The Ten Commandments

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bruce Feiler

I was offered exclusive access to DeMille's private papers and personal memorabilia collection. They portray a man obsessed with Communism and determined to turn the biblical prophet into an ardent Cold Warrior.

Seder Talking Points: Seven Secrets of Passover

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Feiler

You, too, can be a seder know-it-all. Herewith are selected seder talking points to help you steer your Passover conversation away from the same tired jokes about matzah and constipation.

Shavuot: Like Honey and Milk Under Your Tongue

Angela Himsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Angela Himsel

Unlike the other holidays, you wouldn't notice much external, physical evidence of Shavuot's presence in the stores or on the streets of New York City, unless you looked closely.