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Audio: The Truth About the Israeli Birthrate

The truth about the Israeli birthrate, the Arab birthrate and what it means for the future.
1/8/2013, 2:18 PM

A7 Radio's "Open The Week With Jay Shapiro" with Jay Shapiro
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A drop in birthrate means a reduction of belief in the future. In Europe and the United States those without faith are having fewer children. Israelis, both religious and so-called secular are reproducing. That's an interesting comment on belief.

US birthrate. Red line indicates "baby boom". Credit: Saiarcot895 / Wiki Commons / Pubic domain

Jay Shapiro is the author of six books on Israeli politics, the Middle East, Judaism and aliyah. He is a columnist and frequently lectures in Israel and the United States. He was previously a physicist at a major Israeli firm and served as an aliyah shaliach for the Jewish Agency in America. His show has been on Israel National Radio since 1998. The Jay Shapiro Podcast airs every Sunday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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