May 25, 2016 6:13 pm at 6:13 pm #617756Rabbi of CrawleyParticipant
Just would like to get an idea of what people think of poverty in the holy land, I find that the situation is very bad and the vast majority of people i have been in contact with seem to be be struggling to make ends meet. The vast majority of israeli born families and singles who are at least 2nd generation israeli are struggling, this includes the secular despite being more well off then the religious.
I also struggle.
I struggle to work out how israel seems to keep holding by a thin thread onto the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development )
The people that do make ends meet in israel , do so very well, this includes the judges, top doctors , government officials,CEOs ,chutznikim (especially from the US and children of chutznikim
How does israel seem to keep it’s name as a developed country?
The scientific discoveries and technological revoolution there is lovely, metsuyan. but that does not help the quality of life, a huge chunk of israeli infrastructure is funded by tom dick and harry and every yener there is from the conservative synagogue in wisconsin, miami and nebraska
The point i am stressing is that in reality , the quality of life in israel is not high enough for it to be called a developed country, until this issue is addressed clearly by the israeli gov’t, every Ariel, noam, moshe and dror will continue to struggle to support their familesMay 25, 2016 6:54 pm at 6:54 pm #1152975akupermaParticipant
Upper class Israel is a first world country. The rest of Israel (the Hareidim and the peripheral areas) are doing very well for a third world country. Israel has a very sharp class divisions, and will probably self-destruct over that if it doesn’t address the matter which would be hard to do as the secular upper class isn’t about to share the wealth.May 25, 2016 8:55 pm at 8:55 pm #1152976JosephParticipant
Israel has a very sharp class divisions, and will probably self-destruct over that if it doesn’t address the matter which would be hard to do as the secular upper class isn’t about to share the wealth.
akuperma: I don’t think the Chareidim will rebel against being in a lower economic bracket than the secular Israelis.May 26, 2016 3:40 am at 3:40 am #1152977newbeeMember
For many places in the US, the quality of life is not high enough to be called a developed country either.
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