The Human Side of the Story

For the week ending 26 January 2008 / 19 Shevat 5768

Who Reads the Papers?

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll
Who ever said that many Orthodox Jews don't care about what's going on in the world?

Well, a recent survey shows that Orthodox Jews in Israel read the newspapers much more than their secular brothers.

In the survey conducted for the Mccan Erickson advertising group by Mutagim and Market Watch it emerged that Orthodox Jews spend an average of 20 minutes a day reading newspapers while secular Israelis spend only seven minutes.

One explanation for this gap is that secular Israelis rely more on TV and Internet for their news, sources generally shunned by part of the Orthodox public.

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