Volume # 0

Fall 2004(5765)

In this issue
Hard Truths about Hard Liquor

Hard Truths about Hard Liquor

Drinking is very much a part of Orthodox Jewish life. At a shul kiddush, a wedding or a Bar Mitzvah, one is sure to find a host of alcoholic beverages including scotches, whiskeys and cordials.


Table of Contents

Fall 5765/2004            Vol. 65, No. 1 FEATURES The Orthodox Baby Boom                                                               Viva Hammer SYMPOSIUM: “YOU HAVE CHOSEN US FROM AMONG THE NATIONS” Jonathan Blass                                                Eitan Fiorino           Chaim Eisen                                                     Lawrence Kelemen Yaakov Feitman                                              Norman Lamm Mosheh Lichtenstein Kabbalah, Science and the Creation of the Universe                    Nathan Aviezer ISRAEL On and Off the Beaten Track […]

Science & Technology

Kabbalah, Science and the Creation of the Universe

By Nathan Aviezer In recent years, many religious scientists, I among them, have written at length about the emerging harmony between the discoveries of modern science and the Torah account of Creation.1 In particular, the big bang theory of cosmology provides a scientific explanation2,3 for every word and phrase that appears in the first five […]

Jewish Living

Jonathan Blass

HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook’s understanding of what makes Am Yisrael God’s Chosen People had practical as well as theoretical relevance for his generation and continues to be vitally important to this day.


Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

“When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” These words, placed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the mouth of his most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes, sum up the essence of Rabbi Shmuel Waldman’s book, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.

Jewish World

Blessed with Children

The most startling finding of the 2001 National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS) was not the intermarriage rate—which has remained stable in the last decade—but the very low Jewish birthrate. With Jewish women having 1.86 children on average, American Jews are reproducing at well below replacement level, considered to be 2.1 children. In dramatic contrast to these dire statistics are those of the Orthodox community.