Penury and Hunger in Israel

By Jenny Cohen-Khallas

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), May 2003

The author asserts that in Israel, one-sixth of the population is defined as impoverished. This is a shocking reality to those who thought Israelis lived in a comfortable, Western, middle-class milieu. The tremendous growth of welfare organizations indicates the enormous increase of families where material support systems have totally collapsed. The author emphasizes that the citizens of Israel cannot stand by and blame everybody else.

Topic: Socioeconomic Status, Communal Responsibility, Social Services, Unemployment, Poverty, Welfare, Social Issues, Public Policy

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.33/no.601

Page Number(s): 2-4

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Cohen-Khallas, Jenny. Penury and Hunger in Israel. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). May 2003: 2-4.


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