yichusdik, you wrote a few days ago: “Here are the realities to contend with. The Chareidi birthrate is dropping, even relative to the secular, which is growing.”
From today’s Arutz Sheva in a story entitled “Haredim to surpass Arab population by 2050”, with the subtitle of “More than 1/3 of Jewish population will be haredi by 2059, with more than 4 million haredim in Israel”:
Joseph, I don’t know what your point is. Look at what you quoted from me –
“The Chareidi birthrate is dropping, even relative to the secular, which is growing.”
Both of the contentions in that sentence are substantiated in the article that you quoted.
“The birthrate among traditional Jews has increased marginally over the past decade, rising from 2.2 in 2005 to 2.6 in 2014.
The study I referenced in an earlier thread, from the ICBS in 2015, didn’t distinguish between secular and traditional Jews. It indicated a rising birthrate among the non-religious-identifying that had caught up with the Arab birthrate.
So, if I erred in saying secular instead of non-chareidi or non religious, point to you. Otherwise this substantiates my point completely. Thank you.
The Chareidi percentage of the population is on track to continue increasing substantially. Both as a percentage of the Jewish population and as a percentage of the overall national population.
Yes, but what I said was that the birth rate was declining, which you substantiated with your post. Still not getting your point of contention.