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The Ten Commandments




See below, Michael Alan Ross' thankful Words of Good Fortune
Lashon Hatzlacha!
considering the 2nd Commandment, Only One God!




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Ways to Self-Struggle with Classic Morals

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Boston Walks Publishers presents


The thankful Words of Good Fortune


Lashon Hatzlacha!


from the new


The Ten Commandments Guidebook


Spiritual and practical ways to self-struggle
with our Ten Commandments








Copyright Michael Alan Ross, 2007-2015.
All Rights Reserved.
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Can a post-denominational, American Jew elucidate both spiritual and practical
ways to self-struggle with our Ten Commandments?

In this book, Mr. Ross uses his creative poetry, prose, and lyrics to construct modern midrashim and piyyutim, prosaic and poetic commentaries, to meet such a challenge. Rabbi Ellen Pildis, a post-denominational rabbi, offers praise of his text on the book's back cover.


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 thankful Words of Good Fortune Lashon Hatzlacha!, which considers the 2nd Commandment in the following words:







Lashon Hatzlacha!

Michael Alan Ross 2007-2015. All rights reserved.



Please God, permit us to say thanks for the many contributions of Jews and Israel to our world.

May Jews and Israel find peace and security from those that would harm them.

So much of Jewish spirit and creativity pervades our lives, from the mundane to the eternal.

Some of the gifts of the Jews and of Israel which are part of our lives include:

  • shalom
  • Jaffa oranges
  • Sabra liquor
  • Itzhak Perlman
  • Noa the singer
  • Noah of the ark
  • The Bible, Old Testament, Tanach
  • falafel
  • bagels
  • cream cheese
  • lox
  • bialys
  • pomegranates
  • Elie Wiesel
  • Albert Einstein
  • Hebrew language
  • the Ten Commandments
  • Mount Sinai and revelation
  • Kings Solomon and David,
  • Jesus Christ
  • freedom from slavery and the exodus
  • Billy Crystal
  • VIACOM
  • Manischewitz
  • hava nagila,
  • Sabbath or Shabbat or day of rest
  • rabbi
  • cantor
  • synagogue or shul
  • bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah
  • the psalms
  • Irving Berlin and God Bless America
  • Ira Gershwin
  • Barbara Streisand
  • Brandeis
  • Cardozo
  • Frankfurter
  • Fortas
  • Netanyahu
  • Ted Koppel
  • Matisyahu
  • Technion
  • a land of milk and honey
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Holocaust or Shoah
  • Steven Spielberg and Schindler's List
  • Ed Asner
  • Henry Winkler
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • Jerusalem or city of peace
  • Tel Aviv or mount of spring
  • El Al airlines
  • kibbutz
  • Moshe Dayan
  • Yitzhak Rabin
  • Monica Lewinsky
  • Henry Kissinger
  • Joseph Lieberman
  • Alan Dershowitz
  • Philo
  • Maimonides
  • Talmud
  • Delancey Street and the Lower East Side
  • the Catzkills or the borsht belt
  • half sours or pickles
  • David Ben Gurion
  • Golda Meir
  • The International Ladies Garment Workers Union or ILGWU
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Filene's
  • Sears
  • Bloomingdales
  • Home Depot
  • Lowes
  • Nieman Marcus
  • Macy's
  • masada
  • western wall or kotel
  • matza
  • gefilta fish
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Gottex
  • cell phones
  • etc

    For all these gifts and many more, we say thank you, God. Baruch Hashem, bless the lord, for goodness, aspirations, creations, and wisdom of Jews and Israel. Please protect them from those who wish them harm.








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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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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to order now!
















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





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