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Just Before Rosh Hassanah, Worldwide Jewish Population Increases To 15.2 Million

By 09/06/2021 1:00 PMNo Comments

According to statistics released by the Jewish Agency for Israel on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish new year 5782, the worldwide population of jews has increased to 15.2 million, with 45.3% living in Israel.

Leaping up from 15.1 million last year, the number of Jews residing in Israel also grew from 6.8 million to nearly 6.9 million. As it stands, the number of Jews living in the Diaspora is 8.3 million, of which 6 million are in the United States.

Source: Times of Israel (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

According to the detailed findings, France is home to 446,000 jews, Canada: 393,000, Great Britain: 292,000, Argentina: 175,000, Russia: 150,000, Germany: 118,000, Australia: 118,000, Brazil: 91,500, South Africa: 52,000, Ukraine: 43,000, Hungary: 47,000, Mexico: 40,000, The Netherlands: 30,000, Belgium: 29,000, Italy: 27,000, Switzerland: 18,500, Chile: 16,000, Uruguay: 16,000, Sweden: 15,000, Turkey: 14,500, Spain: 13,000, Austria: 10,000 and Panama: 10,000.

Meanwhile, an estimated 27,000 Jews live in Arab and Muslim states: 14,500 in Turkey, 9,500 in Iran, 2,000 in Morocco, and around 1,000 in Tunisia. And, 38 more countries around the globe have Jewish populations of 500 or fewer.

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