Israel's Surprising Demographic Crisis: The Rise of the Haredim


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Ultra-Orthodox jews, rejecting modern values, are exploding in numbers and threatening to turn the country into a theocracy. The fertility for women in this sect is 6.2 babies per woman, compared to roughly 3 for the rest of the country. This birth rate is equivalent to a deeply impoverished country like Nigeria, but with virtually no child mortality. Recalling his own visits to Israel, Glenn Campbell describes the Haradim and why they pose a threat to the long-term survival of Israel.

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