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TABLE OF CONTENTS BOSTON WALKS THE JEWISH FRIENDSHIP TRAIL




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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.



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Celebrating 355 Years


of Jews in America



See below, Michael Alan Ross' original acrostic poem,
Anti-Semite
a creative modern definition of an Anti-Semite
in light of the 6th Commandment, You shall not murder.





*The* Ten Commandments



Sing Sense to America


Are you ready to celebrate the '08 presidential election by singing some salivatingly satirical and serious song lyrics? If so, try these on your tongue:






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"West End House" circa 2004 - Begun by 35 Jewish boys in 1903!
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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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From



The
Ten Commandments
Guidebook



With its Lyrical, Poetic, and Prosaic
Spiritual and Practical Ways to Self-Struggle
with our Ten Commandments





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Anti-Semite



Presented by Boston Walks Publishers







Copyright Michael Alan Ross, 2004-2009.
All Rights Reserved.


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Telephone: 617-489-5020









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, acrostic poem, Anti-Semite, which offers a creative modern definition of an Anti-Semite
in light of the 6th Commandment's Do Not Murder, in the following verses







Anti-Semite

Copyright Michael Alan Ross 2004-2009. All rights reserved.


Allowing oil pricing to thwart Jewish self-defense, Allowing education which teaches Jew hatred, Allowing murderous bombers, Believing accusations that Jews instigate violence, Believing Jewish self-defense is offensive, Believing lies about Jews and Israel, Coddling people who fabricate and teach lies about Jews, Denying the reality of terrorism against Jews, Equating victimizer with victims, Forgetting that the UN condemns Israel quicker than other nations, Gesticulating for peace while denying Israel's right to enforce civil order, Honoring those who defame and vilify Jews, Ignoring the lessons of Holocaust history, Judging defense and offense equally, Killing Jews intentionally, Lamenting past atrocities while failing to prevent present ones, Mounting sympathy for those who condone murdering Jews, Nurturing venom, Obfuscating whom is fomenting Jew hatred, Perpetuating myths about Jews, Quashing context, Refusing to acknowledge Israel's existence, Selling arms to Israel haters, Torching synagogues, Undermining "Thou Shalt Not Murder," Valuing death more than life, Waffling on what's murder, eXcusing crimes against Jews, Yawning about another murderous bombing in Israel, denying Zionism's validity.









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 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

Print out this
Book Order Form
to ordernow!



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!

Print out this
Book Order Form
to order now!









"West End House" circa 2004
Begun by 35 Jewish boys in 1903!
Click here to connect with more of
Boston's Best!



























Chazak Ve-ematz
be strong and resolute

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







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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 it time to make unhealthy hospitals history?

Here's 10 ways to make our hospitals healthier!