Thank you, Prof. Ellis, for this so, so sad, yet very realistic assessment of the “continuing end.” We have so much to learn in this life, this world, and we fall far, far short. L’Chaim. Praise to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. But the prophets have called us to go FAR beyond praise. Let us sacrifice FOR each other–not sacrifice each other. Amen.