Monday, June 04, 2012

dor rev'i yashuvu

In David Klinghoffer's book TheL-ord will Gather Me In he quotes (p. 15) the following observation from TV critic Michael Medved:
...Accoring to Medved, himself a ba'al teshuvah, you rerely find more than four consecutive generations of secular or Reform J  s.  When a J  breaks with traditional Ju  ian, his children or grandchildren wither will intermarry and raise their own children as non-J or indiffernet Jws, so that the line of the family disappears from the people of Israel -- or they will return to the Ju  ism he thought he helped them escape.  
I now have a different perspective on the pasuk, "V'dor rev'i yashuvu heina..." (That is, if things go right.)


  1. Garnel Ironheart8:35 AM

    Well it also gets referenced into the 13 middos, right? God continues punishment until the 3rd and 4th generations of those that hate Him because by then most of them have left klal Yisrael.

  2. good point -- I didn't think of that.