The Gender Wage Gap Starts in Childhood 13.03.2017

A few weeks ago, my 3 year-old daughter told me that when she grows up, she wants to be a mom.  When I asked her what a mom does, she said, "She goes to work, flies on airplanes, and plays with her kids."  She then said that her brother, my…

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The potential in the 99%: the American Jewish community and Israel’s society and economy 21.12.2016

A recent Pew Research Center study compared the American and Israeli Jewish communities, and the report opened with a finding that immediately caught my attention. When asked to describe, in their own words, the biggest long-term problem facing Israel, the answers were vastly different. Israelis were split between security threats/violence/terrorism…

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The Top Ten Things You Should Know About Israel 31.12.2015

1. Your job might be replaced by a computer in two decades About 40% of employment in Israel is in high-risk professions, considered in great danger of becoming computerized over the next two decades. 2. Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel report better health than other groups in Israel Approximately 74% of Haredim…

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“La’briut” – To Health! 17.12.2014

What does it mean to actually have good health? A recent study by Prof. Dov Chernichovsky, Taub Center Health Policy Program Chair, and myself released in the annual Taub Center “State of the Nation Report, 2014” brings a new perspective to the discussion of health and healthcare in Israel. A…

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The Land of Milk and Money 02.10.2014

With the High Holidays upon us, we are yet again confronted with the sad stories of daily hardships and financial struggles of many Israeli families. Within Israeli society, there is an ongoing debate about whether or not there are Israelis who truly cannot afford to buy enough food. The big…

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