Israeli Newspapers Saved By Shabbos Reading

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yediot-maariv-israeli-newspapersShabbos-observing Israelis are keeping Israeli newspapers alive, a study by several researchers at Ariel University said, as reported by Arutz Sheva.

The study, by Dr. Rafi Mann and Dr. Azi Lev-On, said that as Israelis have become more observant in recent years, fewer of them are watching television or listening to the radio on Shabbos – with an attendant increase in the circulation of the weekend editions of newspapers.

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, 21% of Israeli Jews say they are more observant now than they were in the past, compared to 14% who said they were less observant. The “observants” are making important gains, the study found, with important implications on the media, said the study, which examined various aspects of the media. One third of Israeli Jews do not turn on televisions or radios on Shabbos, a phenomenon among not only Religious Zionist and chareidi Jews, but also among Jews who call themselves “traditional.” Read more at Arutz Sheva.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

4 COMMENTS

  1. “According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, 21% of Israeli Jews say they are more observant now than they were in the past, compared to 14% who said they were less observant”

    That’s only a 6% increase.
    Ignoring the 600,000 Israelis who left Israel in the last decade to seek a totally secular lifestyle, either in the far east or Florida, LA or NY.

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