Trading the Perks of Jerusalem for the Possibilities of Tel Aviv

Three decades ago, Jerusalem and its environs felt more accessible, more tolerant; today it feels oppressive. Jerusalem of Gold is losing its luster, especially for young people, secular and religious, yuppies and others.

I sigh as I turn right off Dizengoff onto my street, and begin to prowl. It’s Wednesday, 10:45 P.M. I slow down to a crawl, knowing the hunt for an elusive parking place near our pied-a-terre in Tel Aviv will again be seriously aggravating. For this I left a reserved spot outside my building in Jerusalem?