In Honor of Yom Yerushalayim: The State of Jerusalem’s Labor Market 25.05.2017

On the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, the city has much to celebrate: a population of almost a million people, transportation projects that improve access to and from the city, the growth of new industrial zones, and the development of high-caliber jobs that recruit skilled workers to the…

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How does Israel take care of its Holocaust survivors? 24.04.2017

  There are currently more than 200,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel who are eligible to receive government benefits such as tax breaks and assistance in purchasing medicines and various other expenses. As of 2015, 20-30% of Holocaust survivors in Israel were living below the poverty line. The Holocaust Survivors’…

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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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