Quality of Jewish Life

Long Live (Jews in) Israel

elderly couple walking in a park,

Yet another reason American Jews might want to make Aliyah and move to Israel: they’ll live longer.

According to the Jerusalem Post, a more healthy lifestyle, along with better education, better healthcare, and a healthier economy, has help to raise Israeli life expectancy by 10.3 years, from 1970-2015, from 71.8 to 82.1 years.

How does that compare with the life expectancy of those in the USA? Well, in 2015, life expectancy Stateside was 78.74. That means that if American Jews up and move to Israel, they’ll have around four more years to complete any bucket list you can name.

Not too shabby.