Israel Is a Case Study in the Need for Humility in the Social Sciences

What if its rising Jewish birthrate—a wholly welcome but recent development—goes into decline?

Children play in a water fountain on a hot day in the Old City of Jerusalem on July 25, 2013. Gershon Elinson/FLASH90.

Children play in a water fountain on a hot day in the Old City of Jerusalem on July 25, 2013. Gershon Elinson/FLASH90.

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May 22 2018
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Haviv Rettig Gur is the senior analyst for the Times of Israel.


Two points stand out in Ofir Haivry’s Mosaic essay, “Israel’s Demographic Miracle.”

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