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Sing Sense to America


Remember the 21st century 1st decade presidential elections by singing some salivatingly satirical and serious song lyrics.
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Celebrating 361 Years


of Jews in America



Have you clicked on these on-line selections from BostonWalks Publishers new,
The Ten Commandments Guidebook by Michael Alan Ross?






See below, Michael Alan Ross' original poem

Liberty and Democracy, Freedom and Responsibility


which considers the ethical responsibilities of all ethnic groups and individuals in a democracy!




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

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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


Liberty and Democracy, Freedom and Responsibility

which considers the ethical responsibilities of all ethnic groups and individuals in a democracy !








Copyright Michael Alan Ross, 2009-2015.
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, Liberty and Democracy, Freedom and Responsibility, which considers the ethical responsibilities of all ethnic groups and individuals in a democracy in the following verses:





Liberty and Democracy, Freedom and Responsibility


Michael Alan Ross, 2009-2015. All rights reserved.


Like Moses coming down The Mountain
With the Ten Phrases,
We are responsible.


Like Moses apportioning judges among the masses
To decide fairly,
We are responsible.


Like Moses declaiming to pharoah
Let my people go,
We are responsible.


Like Moses teaching the laws of Torah
To serve God and goodness,
We are responsible.


Like Moses listening to multiple voices
To hear Yitro, Miriam, and Aaron,
We are responsible.


If liberty is freedom of the body,
Then democracy is responsibility of the soul.

If liberty is freedom to speak,
Then democracy is responsibility to listen.

If liberty is freedom to choose life,
Then democracy is responsibility to respect another's.

If liberty is freedom to associate,
Then democracy is responsibility to do right.

If liberty is freedom to self-govern,
Then democracy is responsibility to vote.

If liberty is freedom to make peace,
Then democracy is responsibility to care.

If liberty is freedom to love and propagate,
Then democracy is responsibility to not teach hate.

If liberty is freedom to lead your people,
Then democracy is responsibility to not blame others.

If liberty is freedom to be a good example,
Then democracy is responsibility to bless.





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.
To print out a purchase order, click here: The Ten Commandments Guidebook.






BostonWalks, publishers, seeks to publish guidebooks
which advance the re-discovery of Brandeis' Boston
and the Jews' Ten Commandments!


Currently, BostonWalks has two such guidebooks available for purchase:




Connecting Links to a Friendly Boston, MA, USA




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 new popular political agenda flows!




Copyright Michael Alan Ross, 2009-2015. All Rights Reserved.

Email: BostonWalks



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





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Chazak Ve-ematz
be strong and resolute

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




Boston Walks

The Jewish
Friendship Trail


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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




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?




To be satisfied with life

perhaps, one might consider this raspberry!




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



Do you know how many Americans die yearly in car crashes?...
...How many?



When was the last time you really laughed?



We're featuring good Jewish jokes!
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We know that there are other belly laughs our there.
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Isn't time to make unhealthy hospitals history?

Here's 10 ways to make our hospitals healthier!







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