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.

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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...