Reflection on Poverty and Ruin

When my great grandparents were living in Russia in the 1860s and walking around with bare feet on mud streets and defecating in holes in their back yard and praying to be left alone by Cossacks who ransacked their town and slaughtered Jews from time to time, and fighting disease and Russian ignorance and vulgarity…

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…