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Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

by Emet Sheva

Long Life in the Land of Life

For millennia the Jewish people have called Israel the Land of Life. Modern science has helped us see exactly why.

As of 2017, the average life expectancy in Israel is 84.2 for women and 80.7 for men. Women in Israel have the 9th longest life expectancy of the 190 countries on earth, and men have the 5th. But these figures take into account both Israeli Jews and Arabs. Israeli Arabs make up 20% of the population, but they have life expectancies 3.5 years shorter than Jews living in Israel.

The average life expectancy for any Jew man living in Israel is 83.9 years, the longest in the world! The life expectancy for a Jewish woman living in Israel is 86.6, the 2nd longest in the world. Combined, the average life expectancy for any Jew in Israel is 85.2 years young.

It's the longest lifespan on earth.

Over the past 35 years, the lifespan here has increased by 9 years, or over 10%. If you are 35 and living in Israel, by the time you reach 70, you can expect to live to 94. By the time you live to 94, you can expect to live to 100.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef lived to 93.
Shimon Peres lived to 93.
Yitzchak Shamir lived to 96.
Bentzion Netanyahu lived to 102.

Rabbi Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman, May Hashem Bless him, is alive and well at age 104.

Emet Shine is the author of 1,001 Reasons to Love Israel. Emet developed A Better Life in Israel for anyone considering a future in Israel. You get 20 videos of how to navigate the job market, what skills to start learning, and how to enjoy a meaningful and exciting life in the Jewish Nation.


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