Too Many Guns or Too Much Entitlement: A Pervading Selfishness

by Juda Engelmayer The carnage caused by 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on Sunday, killing 26 people is nothing short of unspeakable. With the exception of terrorism, what could cause someone to do something like this? We will hear about his marriage gone bad, his dishonorable discharge, a…

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Seatbelts, Cigarettes and Sexual Abuse – What our history should teach us

Juda Engelmayer for Respvblica There is something to be said about the different ideals from one generation to the next, and it is not a simple matter to readily dismiss.  The fight today over whether Christopher Columbus should be honored is just one example.  Before we knew what we now know, Columbus was the person responsible…

Who Should Repent and What They Should Repent For

Juda Engelmayer It would seem that the events in Las Vegas have stirred up political emotions once again, and some people are again taking aim at President Trump.  Just as Yom Kippur is in the rear-view mirror, the world begins again not having learned anything. While in synagogue, I had a chance to sit and…