The Demography and the Reality of the Jewish People
The first findings were released last week from the National
Jewish Population Survey (NJPS) 2000-2001. Based on the
latest techniques, generously funded and richly detailed, it
is without a doubt the best picture available of American
Jewry as a whole. Unfortunately, because of the perspective
of those who are behind it, the community that it depicts is
not the Am Hashem, the people of which it is said that
they are one with Hashem and the Torah.
The Transmission of the Torah from Generation to
The building on Rechov Adoniyohu Hakohen in Yerushalayim
refused to reveal the events taking place inside it. We
knocked gently on the door and saw a modest home with an old
bookshelf, an old table, and simple chairs. We sensed that
serene tranquility that has always been the reserve of the
gedolim: Toras Hashem temimoh, meshivas nofesh.
An Interview with HaRav Zvi Markowitz
by Rav A. Chefetz
The Test of Lech Lecho:
Avrohom Ovinu was tested ten times. One of the tests was
"Lech Lecho," the test of leaving his home. This test
followed the test of not denying his faith in HaKodosh
Boruch Hu when he faced death by fire in Ur Kasdim.
Change and Growth
by HaRav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, shlita
Reward and Punishment
Recent years have brought more and more remonstrations
against punishment, remarks that have made their way into our
camp as well. The general idea is that punishment is
ineffective and not educational, and can even repress the
child and make him aggressive toward others, and so on.
by Chaim Walder
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