Chadrei Charedim reports that Rav Shteinman sent the Gross family a condolence letter. Click here to read in Hebrew.
JTA writes about Lifting the veil on the science of counting Jews.
It’s the first day of work on a new survey of Miami Jews, and operators are having a hard time finding cooperative respondents.
“To you personally, is being Jewish, 1, mainly a matter of religion; 2, mainly a matter of ancestry; or 3, mainly a matter of culture?” a surveyor asks.
Ira Sheskin, the go-to man for Jewish communities that want to count their Jews, is overseeing the work. A professor of geography at the University of Miami, Sheskin is now on his 43rd Jewish federation population study, and he’s got it down to a science.
Read more: http://www.jta.org/2014/01/29/life-religion/lifting-the-veil-on-the-science-of-counting-jews#ixzz2rpgzF1Py
In a few weeks time, we will be reading Parshat Ki Tisa, which discusses the counting of the Jewish people through the contribution of half a shekel.
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