What does "most" mean? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • SK
    • 18.09.10 | 07:35 (IST)

    In this article, Haaretz states that "most Israelis are not religious". In another article on the front (web) page, Haaretz tells us that 60% of Israeli identify themselves as religious, traditional, or sabbath-observant. Of course, "most" is a somewhat vague word -- as is the word "religious". Depending on how you define each term, both statements could be true. However, the fact that no one caught this apparent discrepancy does make me suspect that the web team of Haaretz and particularly the front page editor are themselves Hiloni and either left for the beach early or have not yet come back from their European vacations. gmar tov l'kulam

    from the article: Israel comes to a halt for Yom Kippur fasting and atonement
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