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BostonWalks and The Jewish Friendship Trail

Integrating the urban, modern Jewish American city experience with its historical sites and themes in such locales as Boston, MA, Portland, ME, East Bay and Providence, RI, and the Upper West Side of Manhattan, NYC.




Sing Sense to America


Remember the 21st century 1st decade presidential elections by singing some salivatingly satirical and serious song lyrics.
To do so, try these on your tongue:




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Celebrating 361 Years


of Jews in America



See below, Michael Alan Ross' original poem

Thanks


which considers the gratitude of coming home!




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The Jewish Friendship Trail Guidebook

6 Self-Guided Walking/Bicycling Jewish Boston History Tours

Covers Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge

Softcover 198 pages with maps & b/w photos

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Now available!


The Ten Commandments Guidebook

Ways to Self-Struggle with Classic Morals

In Song, Poetry, and Prose

Covers 10 Commandments Plus One Other!

Softcover 153 pages with practical suggestions pages!

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Boston Walks Publishers presents


The original poem


Thanks


which considers the gratitude of coming home!








Copyright Michael Alan Ross, 2014-2015.
All Rights Reserved.

Email: BostonWalks








Michael A. Ross, a post-denominational, American Jew, and author of the newly published, The Ten Commandments Guidebook elucidates both spiritual, practical, and fun ways to self-struggle with our Ten Commandments. Mr. Ross uses his creative poetry, prose, and lyrics to construct modern midrashim and piyyutim, prosaic and poetic commentaries. Rabbi Ellen Pildis, a post-denominational rabbi, offers praise of his text on the book's back cover. In re-Visiting The Ten Commandments , Mr. Ross finds meaningful and unusual ways to sing about, to wax poetic, to constructively criticize, and to praise in light of our Commandments. Mr. Ross also is author of BostonWalks' The Jewish Friendship Trail Guidebook - 6 Self-guided Jewish History Walk Tours of Downtown Boston. His writings are drawn from a lifetime of Jewish American experiences.
Here is an example of his poem, Thanks, which considers the gratitude of coming home in the following verses:





Thanks


Michael Alan Ross, 2014-2015. All rights reserved.


Walking home requires me
To remember and gain strength
From mom, dad, siblings, friends, wife, kids
Thanks

Encourages me to sing a song everyday
While walking, driving, at work or play
In my native language or one that says
Thanks

Remembering the shared melodies
Of days spent with each of my loved ones
Gives goosebumps to my strides
Thanks

Creating new words for melodies
Lets my feelings pour forward
Answering today's conundrum
Thanks

Walking and singing are symbiotic
Composite of prayer from my heart
Emitting my love of life
Thanks

Opening the doorway back home
Comforts in a manner evocative
Of succoring under Godly warmth
Thanks

My advice - Say Thanks walking home
Carry Thanks with you always
Express Thanks profusely
Thanks





Midrashim and Piyyutim!


Mr. Ross' poetry about the Ten Commandments, his prosaic warm memories of family life, and his lyrical voicing of social concerns can be called by the Hebrew words piyyutim and midrashim, poems and commentaries, which offer uplifting, spiritual and, sometimes, simply appreciative or challenging interpretations. In addition, Mr. Ross offers many suggestions for the reader to consider in struggling with the Ten Commandments, making this Guidebook a fine teaching tool, usable not only for its inspirational reading but also for its suggestions of good deeds.
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Links to Related Sites on the Web





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Click on these links to read on-line selections from Michael Alan Ross' new,
The Ten Commandments Guidebook:






Now available!


The Jewish Friendship Trail Guidebook

6 Self-Guided Walking/Bicycling Jewish Boston History Tours

Covers Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge

Softcover 198 pages with maps & b/w photos

Click here
Book Order Form
to order now!



Now available!


The Ten Commandments Guidebook

Ways to Self-Struggle with Classic Morals

In Song, Poetry, and Prose

Covers 10 Commandments Plus One Other!

Softcover 153 pages with practical suggestions pages!

Click here
Book Order Form
to order now!














"West End House" circa 2004
Begun by 35 Jewish boys in 1903!
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Boston's Best!






Yea, Team! The Boston Red Sox and The New England Patriots!


From the Charles River, a red, white, and blue political agenda flows!



Copyright Michael Alan Ross, 2014-2015. All Rights Reserved.

Email: BostonWalks



Chazak Ve-ematz
be strong and resolute

(Moses words to Joshua in Deut. 31:7)






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Boston Walks

The Jewish
Friendship Trail


How do you imagine the relationship between freedom and responsibility within a democracy?

Check out this poetic interpretation:


In Defense of Liberty and Democracy, Freedom and Responsibility


considering the parasha of the week, Yitro.




Isn't it time to Attract Middle Class Families Back into Our Cities?

Here's 10 Ways to bring middle-class families back into cities like NYC:


10 Ways to Bring Middle Class Families Back into New York City, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Atlanta, and other Cities


considering the best of the suburban paradigm for our large cities.




Are you curious about what are some of the ethical reasons for single-payer universal health care insurance?


10 Moral Reasons for One Payer Universal Health Care Insurance for America


in light of Hillel's If I'm only for myself, what am I?




When was the last time you really laughed?



We're featuring good Jewish jokes!
Check out this month's featured humor
by clicking here!

We know that there are other belly laughs our there.
Email us at bostonwalks@hotmail.com with your contribution!




Isn't time to make unhealthy hospitals history?

Here's 10 ways to make our hospitals healthier!







Click here for an original, creative, re-interpretation for progressive Jews of Maimonides classic Jewish prayer of affirmation of Jewish faith, "Ani Maamin,"

THIRTEEN PRINCIPLES FOR PROGRESSIVE JEWS

by Michael Alan Ross



Boston Walks

The Jewish
Friendship Trail


Click here for 10 reasons for more bike trails!



Should orthodox women have the same opportunities to participate in learning, davening, and minhagim as men?


Click here for an original, creative, poetic elaboration of such a question,

Sheaylot




To be satisfied with life

perhaps, one might consider this raspberry!





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