Gettin it on, more and more!Hurray! “Israeli Jewish Birthrates On the Rise,” reports Arutz Sheva, citing an Israel Ministry of Health report. There were 3.4% more babies born in Israel in 2003 then there were in 2002 – a fact that goes against previous demographic predictions. Along with this increased birthrate is a corresponding decrease in infant mortality rates.

More Israeli babies is great news because babies cost less than whiny olim. You don’t have to throw a big party and have the Prime Minister show up, you don’t have to bribe them with expensive incentives (usually a simple pacifier and some food does the trick) and they seem to develop a working knowledge of the language quickly without recourse to classes and ulpanim. Also, the more babies are born the less I feel bad about not making aliyah….

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.


  • Any time a new Jewish baby is born, it’s a big mazal tov for the entire family, as well as all of the “clan.” I suggest ck, that you try to control your cynicism when it comes to good news about the proliferation of Jews, especially “New Jews.” IMHO, your unique viewpoint can be better utilized for other, more worthy topics.

  • Cynical? Moi?? Trust me, I am all for more Jewish babies – the more the merrier. I thought my story was pretty pro-baby. None of what I said was sarcastic at all. Babies are great for Jews (continuity) and they are awesome for the Jewish state (great alternative to sketchy olim). So, again, for the record, ck is PRO JEWISH BABIES. I encourage everyone out there to get married and make as many as you can. Cuz, like, the children are our future…

    Teach them well and let them lead the way…

    Show them all the beauty they possess inside ….

    You get the point.

  • Are you actually trying to make a case for procreation using
    Whitney Houston lyrics? Well, I guess that song came out in her more innocent days before all the drugs and beatings…
    You know, back in the days when her and Bobby having babies
    seemed like a good idea.

  • whiny, sketchy olim? people like kill any desire within in me to support israel and it people.
    hate breeds hate….so go ahead, keep hating