Israelis really are now deeply polarized by secular or religious identity. Admitting that truth is the first step to fixing it.
America’s birthrate is declining rapidly. A distinguished social scientist joins us to discuss why that’s happening, whether it can be reversed, and, if it can’t, how America can cope with it.
There is no demographic time bomb.
It’s an enigma that’s vexed demographers for 40 years. The answer turns out not to be natural disasters or pandemics, or even economics, but something deeper: a decline in religion.
What a rational optimist writing in the 1980s thought the Jewish world could look like in the year 2200.
Now home to the majority of the world’s Jews, Israel has responsibilities for the future of the Jewish people as a whole.
The “Start-Up Nation” has become the Western world’s most “Jam-Packed Nation.” It needs to set a goal of zero population growth, and pursue it single-mindedly.
What if its rising Jewish birthrate—a wholly welcome but recent development—goes into decline?
Raising birthrates requires a commitment to values greater than individual self-interest.
Birthrates are falling across the world, especially in developed nations—except in one. How did mainstream, middle-class Israelis start having children again, and what does it mean?
Why do so many young, middle-class Iranians decline to reproduce? “When we go to bed,” says one, “we don’t even know what will happen when. . .