Are you a single, thirty-something Jewish American man, in constant dread of your mother’s nagging quest to understand why you’re not married? Do you live in the shadow of her disappointment, feeling inferior and inadequate, and maybe starting to believe yourself that you’ll die alone?
Well, here’s a solution: Move to Tel Aviv, where 44 percent of the city’s women age 30 to 34 are single.
Earlier this week, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics released a collection of the country’s demographic data from 1990 to 2009, highlighting trends in marriage and birth rates. It seems Israelis are going forth and multiplying regularly. Twenty-six percent of Jewish Israelis are below the age of 14 and an Israeli mother will produce three kids on average, compared to 2.1 by an American woman.