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Celebrating 361 Years


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Celebrating 361 Years


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*The* Ten Commandments



Click here for an original, creative, poetic vision of being satisfied with what one has,

SPIRITUALLY

by Michael Alan Ross




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The Jewish Friendship Trail Guidebook

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The Ten Commandments Guidebook

Ways to Self-Struggle with Classic Morals

In Song, Poetry, and Prose

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SPIRITUALLY



by Michael Alan Ross




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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 original, creative, poetic vision of being satisfied with what one has, SPIRITUALLY:






SPIRITUALLY

Copyright Michael Alan Ross 2007-2015. All rights reserved.


I caught a whiff of a raspberry, In my backyard, while making tracks in the snow. So I gently brushed off my raspberry bush, And found 3 black raspberries shivering below. Carefully picking each, I blessed them as fruit of the vine, Into my kitchen, I carried and bathed them where I would dine. You will be enough for my dinner tonight said I, I will taste you slowly, let your flavor make me high. At suppertime, once more, I blessed God’s hidden tether, Which permitted wondrous creations in cold weather. The 3 raspberries looked at me, for a moment content, As I arranged them artistically like gifts from heaven sent. My raspberries’ purple, squishy, moist, delicious weave, Was my dining enjoyment on this winter’s eve. One raspberry alone would have been enough to satisfy, Is it true for raspberries, also, companionship’s the meaning of why? From a raspberry bush, I rose to heavenly ecstasy, Thanking God, for my tasteful discovery. Bless God, tonight’s world is satisfactory, Yes, it’s true, I’m filled with raspberries.








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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The Ten Commandments Guidebook

Ways to Self-Struggle with Classic Morals

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Softcover 153 pages with practical suggestions pages!

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THIRTEEN PRINCIPLES FOR PROGRESSIVE JEWS

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