Friday, July 20, 2018

Leave the Car at Home

It’s hard to get around Israel without a car – especially when taking non-routine rides, such as on rainy days or on Shabbat when there’s not much public transportation. But can car owners manage their regular routine without using their car? Well, it turns out a lot of people are already doing that.

Friday, July 13, 2018

In the Material World

Omer Yaniv

Since Jerusalem is a relatively poor city in comparison to other large Israeli cities, one would anticipate that fewer households would possess durable goods, since the prices of some of them are quite high. Further, a considerable percentage of the city's residents are Haredim and Arabs, who either consider some of these products to be luxuries or for whom it isn't "religiously" acceptable to have them.  Thus we can understand why the rate of ownership in Jerusalem of certain durable goods is lower than it is in other cities. And yet, Jerusalem's character reveals surprising findings with respect to the ownership of several products.

Friday, July 6, 2018

We should only be healthy!

Dafna Shemer

The recently-released Central Bureau of Statistics Social Survey for 2017 includes questions about issues related to health. It is interesting to compare the results for the different populations in Israel and in Jerusalem. The topic of health is especially intriguing with respect to the Haredi population, since it is difficult to evaluate the scope of its members' utilization of health services, specifically preventive services.