posted on Oct, 13 2009 @ 11:17 AM
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…”
I was a little let down by this one. I thought the US would have been up in the top.
Some in Israel fear a moral decline and the need for youngsters to escape.
“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.”
Regardless of the cause, it would seem that such a small place has a pretty big problem on their hands with underage drinking.
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