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(IsraelNN.com) A survey shows that Israeli sixth graders are tied for second place around the world in consumption of alcohol.
In the Ukraine, 21.9 percent of sixth graders are considered “drinkers,” while in Israel and Romania, the rate is 13 pecent. Israel is ahead of countries such as Bulgaria, Slovenia, Italy, Croatia, Russia and England, whose rates range from 7.7 percent to 11.2 percent. The survey was conducted in 40 countries by the World Health Organization...
Rabbi Zinni of Technion: Drink Has Replaced Values
Mathematics Professor Rabbi Eliyahu Zinni, head of the Ohr V’Yeshuah Yeshivat Hesder in Haifa and the Rabbi of the Technion, says, “The problem is not just alcohol, but something much more comprehensive."
Speaking with Arutz-7’s Hebrew newsmagazine on Monday evening, Rabbi Zinni said, “The youth’s escape to alcohol is an expression of the destruction of values in which we find ourselves. How can we ask them not to drink when we are unable to design a ladder of values and ideals for them?... The only thing that interests them today is how to make money…”
“We have to give our youths ideals to hold onto, and then they won’t want to try to forget reality via drugs and drink. It’s true that through the back door we allowed into our country all sorts of people who brought in drugs and drink, but a strong value-based society should be able to deal with that.”