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Jewry in 2006
Jewry in 2006

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Jews and Judaism Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Jewish population. ... Jewish population centers have shifted tremendously over time, due to the constant streams of Jewish refugees created by expulsions, persecution, and officially sanctioned killing of Jews in various places at various times. ... Jews by country Who is a Jew? Jewish ethnic divisions Ashkenazi Jews Sephardi Jews Black Jews Black Hebrew Israelites Y-chromosomal Aaron Jewish population Historical Jewish population comparisons List of religious populations Lists of Jews Crypto-Judaism Etymology of the word Jew Categories: | ... Jewish ethnic divisions refers to a number of distinct Jewish communities within the worlds ethnically Jewish population. ... Who is a Jew? (‎) addresses the question of Jewish identity. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 351 pixelsFull resolution (1425 × 625 pixel, file size: 57 KB, MIME type: image/png) This bubble map shows the global distribution of Jewry in 2006 as a percentage of the top nation (Israel - 5,313,800). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 351 pixelsFull resolution (1425 × 625 pixel, file size: 57 KB, MIME type: image/png) This bubble map shows the global distribution of Jewry in 2006 as a percentage of the top nation (Israel - 5,313,800). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

         

Who is a Jew? · Etymology · Culture Image File history File links Star_of_David. ... Image File history File links Menora. ... Who is a Jew? (‎) addresses the question of Jewish identity. ... Look up Jew in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Secular Jewish culture embraces several related phenomena; above all, it is the culture of secular communities of Jewish people, but it can also include the cultural contributions of individuals who identify as secular Jews, or even those of religious Jews working in cultural areas not generally considered to be connected...

Judaism · Core principles
God · Tanakh (Torah, Nevi'im, Ketuvim)
Mitzvot (613) · Talmud · Halakha
Holidays · Prayer · Tzedakah
Ethics · Kabbalah · Customs · Midrash This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... There are a number of basic Jewish principles of faith that were formulated by medieval rabbinic authorities. ... At the bottom of the hands, the two letters on each hand combine to form יהוה (YHVH), the name of God. ... Tanakh (‎) (also Tanach, IPA: or , or Tenak) is an acronym that identifies the Hebrew Bible. ... It has been suggested that Tawrat be merged into this article or section. ... Neviim [נביאים] (Heb: Prophets) is the second of the three major sections in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), following the Torah and preceding Ketuvim (writings). ... Ketuvim is the third and final section of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible). ... This article is about commandments in Judaism. ... Main article: Mitzvah 613 Mitzvot or 613 Commandments (Hebrew: ‎ transliterated as Taryag mitzvot; TaRYaG is the acronym for the numeric value of 613) are a list of commandments from God in the Torah. ... The first page of the Vilna Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Berachot, folio 2a. ... Halakha (Hebrew: הלכה; also transliterated as Halakhah, Halacha, Halakhot and Halachah with pronunciation emphasis on the third syllable, kha), is the collective corpus of Jewish religious law, including biblical law (the 613 mitzvot) and later talmudic and rabbinic law as well as customs and traditions. ... A Jewish holiday or Jewish Festival is a day or series of days observed by Jews as holy or secular commemorations of important events in Jewish history. ... Jewish services (Hebrew: תפלה, tefillah ; plural תפלות, tefillot ; Yinglish: davening) are the prayer recitations which form part of the observance of Judaism. ... Tzedakah (Hebrew: צדקה) in Judaism, is the Hebrew term most commonly translated as charity, though it is based on a root meaning justice .(צדק). Judaism is very tied to the concept of tzedakah, or charity, and the nature of Jewish giving has created a North American Jewish community that is very philanthropic. ... // Jewish ethics stands at the intersection of Judaism and the Western philosophical tradition of ethics. ... This article is about traditional Jewish Kabbalah. ... Minhag (Hebrew: מנהג Custom, pl. ... Midrash (Hebrew: מדרש; plural midrashim) is a Hebrew word referring to a method of exegesis of a Biblical text. ...

Jewish ethnic divisions
Ashkenazi · Sephardi · Mizrahi Jewish ethnic divisions refers to a number of distinct Jewish communities within the worlds ethnically Jewish population. ... Languages Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, English Religions Judaism Related ethnic groups Sephardi Jews, Mizrahi Jews, and other Jewish ethnic divisions Ashkenazi Jews, also known as Ashkenazic Jews or Ashkenazim (Standard Hebrew: sing. ... Languages Hebrew, Ladino, Judæo-Portuguese, Catalanic, Shuadit, local languages Religions Judaism Related ethnic groups Ashkenazi Jews, Mizrahi Jews, other Jewish ethnic divisions, Spaniards, Portuguese. ... Languages Hebrew, Dzhidi, Judæo-Arabic, Gruzinic, Bukhori, Judeo-Berber, Juhuri and Judæo-Aramaic Religions Judaism Related ethnic groups Ashkenazi Jews, Sephardi Jews, other Jewish ethnic divisions and Arabs. ...

Population (historical) · By country
Israel · Iran · Australia · USA
Russia/USSR · Poland · Canada
Germany · France · England · Scotland
India · Spain · Portugal · Latin America
Under Muslim rule · Turkey · Iraq · Lebanon · Syria
Lists of Jews · Crypto-Judaism Jewish population centers have shifted tremendously over time, due to the constant streams of Jewish refugees created by expulsions, persecution, and officially sanctioned killing of Jews in various places at various times. ... Jews by country Who is a Jew? Jewish ethnic divisions Ashkenazi Jews Sephardi Jews Black Jews Black Hebrew Israelites Y-chromosomal Aaron Jewish population Historical Jewish population comparisons List of religious populations Lists of Jews Crypto-Judaism Etymology of the word Jew Categories: | ... The vast territories of the Russian Empire at one time hosted the largest Jewish population in the world. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The earliest date at which Jews arrived in Scotland is not known. ... The history of the Jews in the Americas dates back to Christopher Columbus and his first cross-Atlantic voyage on August 3, 1492, when he left Spain and eventually discovered the New World. ... Excluding the region of Palestine, and omitting the accounts of Joseph and Moses as unverifiable, Jews have lived in what are now Arab and non-Arab Muslim (i. ... This page is a list of Jews. ... Crypto-Judaism is the secret adherence to Judaism while publicly professing to be of another faith; people who practice crypto-Judaism are referred to as crypto-Jews. The term crypto-Jew is also used to describe descendants of Jews who still (generally secretly) maintain some Jewish traditions, often while adhering...

Jewish denominations · Rabbis
Orthodox · Conservative · Reform
Reconstructionist · Liberal · Karaite
Humanistic · Renewal  · Alternative Several denominations have developed within Judaism, especially among Ashkenazi Jews living in anglophone countries. ... For the town in Italy, see Rabbi, Italy. ... Orthodox Judaism is the formulation of Judaism that adheres to a relatively strict interpretation and application of the laws and ethics first canonised in the Talmudic texts (Oral Torah) and as subsequently developed and applied by the later authorities known as the Gaonim, Rishonim, and Acharonim. ... Conservative Judaism, (also known as Masorti Judaism in Israel predominantly), is a modern stream of Judaism that arose out of intellectual currents in Germany in the mid-19th century and took institutional form in the United States in the early 1900s. ... Reform Judaism can refer to (1) the largest denomination of American Jews and its sibling movements in other countries, (2) a branch of Judaism in the United Kingdom, and (3) the historical predecessor of the American movement that originated in 19th-century Germany. ... Reconstructionist Judaism is a modern American-based Jewish movement, based on the ideas of the late Mordecai Kaplan, that views Judaism as a progressively evolving civilization. ... Liberal Judaism is a term used by some communities worldwide for what is otherwise also known as Reform Judaism or Progressive Judaism. ... Karaite Judaism or Karaism is a Jewish movement characterized by the sole reliance on the Tanakh as scripture, and the rejection of the Oral Law (the Mishnah and the Talmud) as halakha (Legally Binding, i. ... Humanistic Judaism is a movement within Judaism that emphasizes Jewish culture and history - rather than belief in God - as the sources of Jewish identity. ... Jewish Renewal is a new religious movement in Judaism which endeavors to reinvigorate modern Judaism with mystical, Hasidic, musical and meditative practices. ... Alternative Judaism refers to several varieties of modern Judaism which fall outside the common Orthodox/Non-Orthodox (Reform/Conservative/Reconstructionist) classification of the four major streams of todays Judaism. ...

Jewish languages
Hebrew · Yiddish · Judeo-Persian
Ladino · Judeo-Aramaic · Judeo-Arabic
The Jewish languages are a set of languages that developed in various Jewish communities, in Europe, southern and south-western Asia, and northern Africa. ... “Hebrew” redirects here. ... Yiddish (Yid. ... The Judæo-Persian languages include a number of related languages spoken throughout the formerly extensive realm of the Persian Empire, sometimes including all the Jewish Indo-Iranian languages: Dzhidi (Judæo-Persian) Bukhori (Judæo-Bukharic) Judæo-Golpaygani Judæo-Yazdi Judæo-Kermani Judæo-Shirazi Jud... Not to be confused with Ladin. ... Judæo-Aramaic is a collective term used to describe several Hebrew-influenced Aramaic and Neo-Aramaic languages. ... The Judeo-Arabic languages are a collection of Arabic dialects spoken by Jews living or formerly living in Arabic-speaking countries; the term also refers to more or less classical Arabic written in the Hebrew script, particularly in the Middle Ages. ...

History · Timeline · Leaders
Ancient · Temple · Babylonian exile
Jerusalem (in Judaism · Timeline)
Hasmoneans · Sanhedrin · Schisms
Pharisees · Jewish-Roman wars
Relationship with Christianity; with Islam
Diaspora · Middle Ages · Sabbateans
Hasidism · Haskalah · Emancipation
Holocaust · Aliyah · Israel (History)
Arab conflict · Land of Israel This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This is a timeline of the development of Judaism and the Jewish people. ... Jewish leadership: Since 70 AD and the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem there has been no single body that has a leadership position over the entire Jewish community. ... For the pre-history of the region, see Pre-history of the Southern Levant. ... The Temple in Jerusalem or Holy Temple (Hebrew: בית המקדש, transliterated Bet HaMikdash and meaning literally The Holy House) was located on the Temple Mount (Har HaBayit) in the old city of Jerusalem. ... Babylonian captivity also refers to the permanence of the Avignon Papacy. ... For other uses, see Jerusalem (disambiguation). ... Main article: Religious significance of Jerusalem Jerusalem has been the holiest city in Judaism and the spiritual homeland of the Jewish people since the 10th century BCE.[1] Jerusalem has long been embedded into Jewish religious consciousness. ... 1800 BCE - The Jebusites build the wall Jebus (Jerusalem). ... The Hasmoneans (Hebrew: , Hashmonaiym, Audio) were the ruling dynasty of the Hasmonean Kingdom (140 BCE–37 BCE),[1] an autonomous Jewish state in ancient Israel. ... For the tractate in the Mishnah, see Sanhedrin (tractate). ... Schisms among the Jews are cultural as well as religious. ... The word Pharisees comes from the Hebrew פרושים prushim from פרוש parush, meaning separated , that is, one who is separated for a life of purity (Ernest Klein, Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Hebrew Language). ... Combatants Roman Empire Jews of Iudaea Province Commanders Vespasian, Titus Simon Bar-Giora, Yohanan mi-Gush Halav (John of Gischala), Eleazar ben Simon Strength 70,000? 1,100,000? Casualties Unknown 1,100,000? (majority Jewish civilian casualties) Jewish-Roman wars First War – Kitos War – Bar Kokhba revolt The first... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Jewish diaspora (Hebrew: Tefutzah, scattered, or Galut גלות, exile, Yiddish: tfutses) is the expulsion of the Jewish people out of the Roman province of Judea. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Not to be confused with Sabians followers of an ancient religion in Babylonia. ... This article is about the Hasidic movement originating in Poland and Russia. ... Haskalah (Hebrew: השכלה; enlightenment, intellect, from sekhel, common sense), the Jewish Enlightenment, was a movement among European Jews in the late 18th century that advocated adopting enlightenment values, pressing for better integration into European society, and increasing education in secular studies, Hebrew, and Jewish history. ... Dates of Jewish emancipation. ... “Shoah” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Combatants Arab nations Israel Arab-Israeli conflict series History of the Arab-Israeli conflict Views of the Arab-Israeli conflict International law and the Arab-Israeli conflict Arab-Israeli conflict facts, figures, and statistics Participants Israeli-Palestinian conflict · Israel-Lebanon conflict · Arab League · Soviet Union / Russia · Israel and the United... Kingdom of Israel: Early ancient historical Israel — land in pink is the approximate area under direct central royal administration during the United Monarchy. ...

Persecution · Antisemitism
History of antisemitism
New antisemitism This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Antisemitism (alternatively spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism) is discrimination, hostility or prejudice directed at Jews[1] as a religious, racial, or ethnic group. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... New antisemitism is the concept of a new 21st-century form of antisemitism emanating simultaneously from the left, the far right, and radical Islam, and tending to manifest itself as opposition to Zionism and the State of Israel. ...

Political movements · Zionism
Labor Zionism · Revisionist Zionism
Religious Zionism · General Zionism
The Bund · World Agudath Israel
Jewish feminism · Israeli politics Jewish political movements refer to the organized efforts of Jews to build their own political parties or otherwise represent their interest in politics outside of the Jewish community. ... Zionism is a political movement that supports a homeland for the Jewish people in the Land of Israel, where Jewish nationhood is thought to have evolved somewhere between 1200 BCE and late Second Temple times,[1][2] and where Jewish kingdoms existed up to the 2nd century CE. Zionism is... Labor Zionism (or Socialist Zionism, Labour Zionism) is the traditional left wing of the Zionist ideology and was historically oriented towards the Jewish workers movement. ... Palestine (comprising todays Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza strip) and Transjordan (todays Kingdom of Jordan) were all part of the British Mandate of Palestine. ... Religious Zionism, or the Religious Zionist Movement, a branch of which is also called Mizrachi, is an ideology that claims to combine Zionism and Judaism, to base Zionism on the principles of Jewish religion and heritage. ... General Zionists were centrists within the Zionist movement. ... A Bundist demonstration, 1917 The General Jewish Labour Union of Lithuania, Poland and Russia, in Yiddish the Algemeyner Yidisher Arbeter Bund in Lite, Poyln un Rusland (אַלגמײַנער ײדישער אַרבײטערסבונד אין ליטאַ, פוילין און רוסלאַנד), generally called The Bund (בונד) or the Jewish Labor Bund, was a Jewish political party operating in several European countries between the 1890s and the... World Agudath Israel (The World Israeli Union) was established in the early twentieth century as the political arm of Ashkenazi Torah Judaism. ... Jewish feminism is a movement that seeks to improve the religious, legal, and social status of women within Judaism and to open up new opportunities for religious experience and leadership for Jewish women. ... Politics of Israel takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Prime Minister of Israel is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ...

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The Jewish population is the number of Jews in the world, something that is difficult to calculate, given the constant debates over the definition of Jew. All demographic numbers given in this article are estimates from the sources noted. Who is a Jew? (‎) addresses the question of Jewish identity. ... A demographic or demographic profile is a term used in marketing and broadcasting, to describe a demographic grouping or a market segment. ...

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Total population

According to the World Jewish Population Survey of 2002[1], "The size of world Jewry at the beginning of 2002 is assessed at 13,296,100." According to a 2002 study by the Jewish Agency[2], "There are 12.9 million Jews in the world..." The Jewish Agency for Israel also known as The Jewish Agency (or sochnut in Hebrew), was previously called the Jewish Agency for Palestine (during the British Mandate of Palestine) is an Israeli organisation that advocates for Israel and is composed mainly, but not entirely, of Jewish people. ...


Estimates for 2006 usually place the world population of Jews around 14 million. Adherents.com cites sources stating that there are 14 million Jews in the world in 1970, 1977, 1983, 1992, 1995, and 1998. Additional sources cite the population at numbers ranging from 12.8 million to 18.2 million.[3] Adherents. ...


All of these estimates include approximately 4.5 million unaffiliated and secular Jews, as well as those who practice Judaism and belong to a congregation. Secular Jewish culture embraces several related phenomena; above all, it is the culture of secular communities of Jewish people, but it can also include the cultural contributions of individuals who identify as secular Jews, or even those of religious Jews working in cultural areas not generally considered to be connected... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Metropolitan areas with the largest Jewish populations: A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ...


1.) Tel Aviv - Israel - 2,560,000. 2.) New York - U.S. - 1,970,000. 3.) Haifa - Israel - 655,000. 4.) Los Angeles - U.S. - 621,000. 5.) Jerusalem - Israel - 570,000. 6.) Miami - U.S. - 514,000. 7.) Paris - France - 310,000. Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... “NY” redirects here. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... Hebrew חֵיפָה Arabic حَيْفَا Founded in 3rd century CE Government City District Haifa Population 267,000 1,039,000 (metropolitan area) Jurisdiction 63,666 dunams (63. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For other uses, see Jerusalem (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... It has been suggested that List of visitor attractions in Paris be merged into this article or section. ...


The Jewish Autonomous Oblast continues to be an autonomous oblast of the Russian state. [1] Governor Nikolay Mikhaylovich Volkov has stated that he intends to, "support every valuable initiative maintained by our local Jewish organizations." [2] The Birobidzhan Synagogue opened in 2004 on the 70th anniversary of the regions founding in 1934. [3] The Chief Rabbi of Birobidzhan, Mordechai Scheiner, says there are 4,000 Jews in the capital city. [4] , Capital Birobidzhan Area - total - % water Ranked 61st - 36,000 km² - no data Population - Total - Density Ranked 80th - est. ... An oblast (Russian, Ukrainian: о́бласть) is a name for the subnational entity of Russian Federation, Ukraine, and the former Soviet Union. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... Nikolai Volkov is a Russian politician. ... The Birobidzhan Synagogue was established in 2004. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Chief rabbi is a title given in several countries to the recognised religious leader of that countrys Jewish community. ... Birobidzhan (ru: Биробиджа́н, yi: ביראָבידזשאן) is the capital of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast in Russia; the name is sometimes also used to refer to the entire oblast. ... Mordechai Sheiner is Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast since 2002. ...


Largest Jewish populations by country

This table represents data from 2002.

Top 50 countries by Jewish population
Rank Country Jews  % Jewish  % of all Jews
1 Israel 5,640,506 80% 38.62%
2 United States 5,214,682 2% 35.7%
3 Russia 717,101 0.5% 4.91%
4 France 606,561 1% 4.15%
5 Canada 393,660 1.2% 2.695%
6 United Kingdom 288,000 0.45% 1.97%
7 Germany 220,000 0.21% 1.51%
8 Argentina 195,000 0.52% 1.335%
9 Ukraine 142,276 0.3% 0.97%
10 Australia 120,000 0.55% 0.82%
11 South Africa 88,688 0.04% 0.61%
12 Brazil 87,000 0.2% 0.60%
13 Belarus 72,103 0.7% <0.5%
14 Hungary 60,041 0.6% <0.5%
15 Mexico 53,101 0.05% <0.5%
16 Belgium 51,821 0.5% <0.5%
17 Spain 48,409 0.12% <0.5%
18 Netherlands 32,814 0.2% <0.5%
19 Moldova 31,187 0.7% <0.5%
20 Uruguay 30,743 0.9% <0.5%
21 Italy 30,213 0.052% <0.5%
22 Chile 25,375 0.131% <0.5%
23 Poland 24,999 0.065% <0.5%
24 Venezuela 20,900 0.1% <0.5%
25 Iran 20,405 0.03% <0.5%
26 Ethiopia 20,000 0.027% <0.5%
27 Sweden 18,003 0.2% <0.5%
28 Uzbekistan 17,453 0.065% <0.5%
29 Turkey 17,415 0.025% <0.5%
30 India 15,405 0.005% <0.5%
31 Switzerland 14,649 0.2% <0.5%
32 Panama 10,029 0.33% <0.5%
33 Latvia 9,092 0.397% <0.5%
34 Austria 8,184 0.1% <0.5%
35 Georgia 7,951 0.17% <0.5%
36 Azerbaijan 7,911 0.1% <0.5%
37 Denmark 7,062 0.13% <0.5%
38 Romania 6,029 0.027% <0.5%
39 New Zealand 5,447 0.135% <0.5%
40 Greece 5,334 0.05% <0.5%
41 Morocco 5,236 0.016% <0.5%
42 Kazakhstan 4,100 0.027% <0.5%
43 Lithuania 3,596 0.1% <0.5%
44 Colombia 3,436 0.008% <0.5%
45 Czech Republic 3,072 0.03% <0.5%
46 Slovakia 3,041 0.056% <0.5%
47 Peru 2,792 0.01% <0.5%
48 Costa Rica 2,409 0.06% <0.5%
49 Bulgaria 2,300 0.031% <0.5%
50 Estonia 1,818 0.136% <0.5%

Current population estimates

According to the World Jewish Population Survey of 2002[4], "The size of world Jewry at the beginning of 2002 is assessed at 13,296,100. World Jewry constituted about 2.19 per 1,000 of the world’s total population. One in about 457 people in the world is a Jew. According to the revised figures, between 2001 and 2002 the Jewish population grew by an estimated 44,000 people, or about 0.3 percent."


According to a 2002 study[5] by the Jewish Agency, "the number of Jews in the world is declining at an average of 50,000 per year." Jewish Agency for Israel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


The major population centers of the Jewish community are (Table from the World Jewish Population Survey)

Jewish Population 2002
     
Region Population Percent b
World 13,296,100 100.0
     
Americas, Total 6,476,300 48.7
 North c 6,064,000 45.6
 Central 52,500 0.4
 South 359,800 2.7
     
Europe, Total 1,558,500 11.7
 European Union 1,034,400 7.8
 Other West 19,600 0.1
 Former USSR d 410,000 3.1
 Other East and Balkans d 94,500 0.7
     
Asia, Total 5,069,900 38.1
 Israel h 5,025,000 37.8
 Former USSR d 25,000 0.2
 Other 19,900 0.1
     
Africa, Total 87,200 0.7
 North e 7,400 0.1
 South f 79,800 0.6
     
Oceania g 104,200 0.8

a January 1.
b Minor discrepancies due to rounding.
c U.S. and Canada.
d Asian regions of Russia and Turkey included in Europe.
e Including Ethiopia.
f South Africa, Zimbabwe, and other sub-Saharan countries.
g Australia, New Zealand.
h Including about 370,000 Jewish Israeli citizens living in the West Bank and Golan Heights. World map showing the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere historically considered to consist of the continents of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current national boundaries: Russia (dark orange), other countries of the former USSR (medium orange),members of the Warsaw pact (light orange), and other former Communist regimes not aligned with Moscow (lightest orange). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, separated by the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Africa. ... A political map showing national divisions in relation to the ecological break (Sub-Saharan Africa in green) A geographical map of Africa, showing the ecological break that defines the sub-Saharan area Sub-Saharan Africa is the term used to describe the area of the African continent which lies south... World map exhibiting a common interpretation of Oceania; other interpretations may vary. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The Golan Heights (‎ Ramat HaGolan, Arabic: Habat al-Å«lān) or Golan is a mountainous area in northeastern Israel[1] on the border of Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. ...

Populations as a percentage

All estimates of population in this section are generated by taking the estimated percentage of Jews in each country, and multiplying it by the population of the country. Though figures given in the table may seem precise to many digits, they are often highly inaccurate, and can vary by significant margins from other published surveys. This data is intended to give rough estimates of the number of Jews in each country, more precise estimates for some countries are available above.


As an example, the tables below give the Jewish population of Argentina as 195,000 Jews in Argentina, but the best survey-based sources generally estimate the number of Jews in Argentina between 185,000 and 250,000[6]. All the numbers below are similarly estimates, so the figures in the table below should be considered in the light of these variations, and should not be viewed as exact counts.


The percentage of Jewish population of each country was taken from the US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report 2004[7], and, if not available on that site, from Jewish Population Tables[8]. The total population of each country was taken from census.gov [9] (2005 estimates).


These numbers are for Jews as an ethnicity; many, but not all, practice the religion of Judaism. This article or section should be merged with ethnic group Ethnicity is the cultural characteristics that connect a particular group or groups of people to each other. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


By country

Note: The total at the end shows the entire population of the world, not just the listed countries

Jews by country
Region Country Population (2005E)  % Jewish Estimated number of Jews
Central Asia Jews in Afghanistan 29,928,987 0.000003307 1
North Africa Jews in Algeria 32,531,853 0.0003% 100
South America Jews in Argentina 39,537,943 0.52% 195,000
Middle East Jews in Armenia 2,982,904 0.025% 750
Oceania Jews in Australia 20,090,437 0.45% 90,406
Central Europe Jews in Austria 8,184,691 0.1% 8,184
Middle East Jews in Azerbaijan 7,911,974 0.1% 7,911
Middle East Jews in Bahrain 750,000 0.05% 40
South Asia Jews in Bangladesh 147,000,000 0.00011% 175
Eastern Europe Jews in Belarus 10,300,483 0.7% 72,103
Western Europe Jews in Belgium 10,364,388 0.5% 51,821
South America Jews in Bolivia 8,857,870 0.006% 500
Balkans Jews in Bosnia and Herzegovina 4,025,476 0.025% 1,006
Southern Africa Jews in Botswana 1,640,115 0.006% 100
South America Jews in Brazil 186,112,794 0.04% 295,125
Balkans Jews in Bulgaria 7,450,349 0.031% 2,300
North America Jews in Canada 32,805,041 1.2% 393,660
South America Jews in Chile 15,980,912 0.131% 25,375
East Asia Jews in China 1,306,313,812 0.00008% 1,000
South America Jews in Colombia 42,954,279 0.008% 3,436
Central Africa Jews in Congo (Kinshasa) 60,085,004 0.0002% 120
Central America Jews in Costa Rica 4,016,173 0.06% 2,409
Balkans Jews in Croatia 4,495,904 0.4% 3000
North America Jews in Cuba 11,346,670 0.013% 1,500
Central Europe Jews in Czech Republic 10,241,138 0.03% 3,072
Western Europe Jews in Denmark 5,432,335 0.13% 7,062
Caribbean Jews in Dominican Republic 8,950,034 0.001% 100
South America Jews in Ecuador 13,363,593 0.007% 935
North Africa Jews in Egypt 77,505,756 0.0001% 100
Central America Jews in El Salvador 6,704,932 0.001% 100
East Africa Jews in Eritrea 4,401,000 0.00002% 1
Eastern Europe Jews in Estonia 1,332,893 0.136% 1,818
East Africa Jews in Ethiopia 73,053,286 0.027% 20,000
Western Europe Jews in Finland 5,223,442 0.021% 1,110
Western Europe Jews in France 60,656,178 1% 606,561
Middle East Jews in Georgia 4,677,401 0.17% 7,951
Western Europe Jews in Germany 82,431,390 0.13% 107,160
West Africa Jews in Ghana 18,412,247 0.0043% 800
Balkans Jews in Greece 10,668,354 0.05% 5,334
Central America Jews in Guatemala 14,655,189 0.008% 1,172
Central Europe Jews in Hungary 10,006,835 0.6% 60,041
Western Europe Jews in Iceland 300,000 0.003% 10
South Asia Jews in India 1,080,264,388 0.0005% 15,401
Middle East Jews in Iran 68,017,860 0.03% 20,405
Middle East Jews in Iraq 26,074,906 0.0004% 100
Western Europe Jews in Ireland 4,015,676 0.044% 1,790
Middle East Jews in Israel 6,276,883 80% 5,021,506
Western Europe Jews in Italy 58,103,033 0.052% 30,213
Caribbean Jews in Jamaica 2,731,832 0.011% 300
East Asia Jews in Japan 127,417,244 0.0008% 1,002
Central Asia Jews in Kazakhstan 15,185,844 0.027% 4,100
East Africa Jews in Kenya 33,829,590 0.001% 400
East Asia Jews in South Korea 48,422,644 0.0002% 100
Central Asia Jews in Kyrgyzstan 5,146,281 0.018% 926
Eastern Europe Jews in Latvia 2,290,765 0.42% 9,525
Middle East Jews in Lebanon 3,826,018 0.003% 100
Northern Africa Jews in Libya 3,826,018 0% 1
Eastern Europe Jews in Lithuania 3,596,617 0.1% 3,596
Western Europe Jews in Luxembourg 468,571 0.14% 655
Balkans Jews in Macedonia 2,045,262 0.0098% 200
North America Jews in Mexico 106,202,903 0.05% 53,101
Eastern Europe Jews in Moldova 4,455,421 0.7% 31,187
Balkans Jews in Montenegro 630,548 n.a. n.a.
North Africa Jews in Morocco 32,725,847 0.016% 5,236
Southern Africa Jews in Namibia 2,030,692 0.006% 115
Western Europe Jews in the Netherlands 16,507,491 0.2% 37,000
Central America Jews in Nicaragua 5,675,356 n.a. 50
Oceania Jews in New Zealand 4,035,461 0.135% 5,447
West Africa Jews in Nigeria 128,771,988 0.008% 10,000
Western Europe Jews in Norway 4,593,041 0.027% 1,240
South Asia Jews in Pakistan 165,803,560 0.000001% 200
Central America Jews in Panama 3,039,150 0.33% 10,029
South America Jews in Paraguay 6,347,884 0.016% 1,015
South America Jews in Peru 27,925,628 0.01% 2,792
Southeast Asia Jews in The Philippines 87,857,473 0.0001% 100
Central Europe Jews in Poland 38,635,144 0.065% 24,999
Western Europe Jews in Portugal 10,566,212 0.007% 739
Caribbean Jews in Puerto Rico 3,916,632 0.038% 1,488
Balkans Jews in Romania 22,329,977 0.027% 6,029
Eastern Europe Jews in Russia 143,420,309 0.5% 717,101
Balkans Jews in Serbia 9,778,991 0.022% 2,200
Southeast Asia Jews in Singapore 4,425,720 0.007% 300
Central Europe Jews in Slovakia 5,431,363 0.056% 3,041
Central Europe Jews in Slovenia 2,011,070 0.005% 100
Southern Africa Jews in South Africa 44,344,136 0.2% 88,688
Western Europe Jews in Spain 40,341,462 0.12% 48,409
South America Jews in Suriname 438,144 0.046% 200
Western Europe Jews in Sweden 9,001,774 0.2% 18,003
Western Europe Jews in Switzerland 7,489,370 0.2% 14,978
Middle East Jews in Syria 18,448,752 0.0005% 100
Central Asia Jews in Tajikistan 7,163,506 0.001% 100
Southeast Asia Jews in Thailand 65,444,371 0.0003% 199
Central America Jews in Trinidad and Tobago 1,088,644 0.1% 1,088
North Africa Jews in Tunisia 10,074,951 0.018% 1,813
Middle East Jews in Turkey 69,660,559 0.025% 17,415
Central Asia Jews in Turkmenistan 4,952,081 0.01% 495
East Africa Jews in Uganda 28,816,000 0.003% 750
Eastern Europe Jews in Ukraine 47,425,336 0.3% 142,276
Western Europe Jews in the United Kingdom 60,441,457 0.5% 302,207
North America Jews in the United States 300,400,000 2.1% 6,400,000
South America Jews in Uruguay 3,415,920 0.9% 30,743
Central Asia Jews in Uzbekistan 26,851,195 0.065% 17,453
South America Jews in Venezuela 25,375,281 0.1% 20,900
Middle East Jews in Yemen 20,727,063 0.01% 2,000
Southern Africa Jews in Zimbabwe 12,746,990 0.006% 764
Total 6,430,856,221 0.227% 14,596,217

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The Sofia Synagogue, an imposing Neo-Moorish building of the Sephardic community, was constructed to the designs of Austrian architect Friedrich Grünanger and opened in 1909 The history of the Jews in Bulgaria dates to at least as early as the 2nd century AD. Since then, the Jews have... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Canada is home to the fifth largest Jewish population in the world. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... For a list of individuals of Jewish origin by country, please see List of Latin American Jews. ... East Asia Geographic East Asia. ... Jews in China have historically been divided into several populations of Chinese Jews. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... 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Central Europe The Alpine Countries and the Visegrád Group (Political map, 2004) Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... Before World War II, 135 000 Jews lived in Slovakia. ... Central Europe The Alpine Countries and the Visegrád Group (Political map, 2004) Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... The small Jewish community of Slovenia (Slovenian: ) is estimated at 400 to 600 members, with most living in the capital, Ljubljana. ... Categories: Africa geography stubs | Southern Africa ... The Jewish community in South Africa is the largest in Africa, and, although shrinking due to emigration, it remains one of the most Orthodox communities in the world. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with History of the Jews in Spain. ... 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Bukharan Jews got their name from the Uzbek city of Bukhara, which once had a large community. ...  Eastern Africa (UN subregion)  East African Community  Central African Federation (defunct)  geographic, including above East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easternmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. ... The Abayudaya (Abayudaya is Luganda for People of Judah[2][3], analogous to Children of Israel) are a Baganda community in eastern Uganda near the town of Mbale, who practice Judaism. ... 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By region

These percentages were calculated by using the above numbers. The first percentage, 4th column, is the percentage of population that is Jewish in a region (Jews in the region * 100/total population of the region). The last column shows the Jewish percentage compared to the total Jewish population of the world (Jews in the region * 100/total Jewish population of the world).


(Note: Egypt, Sudan, and the Arab Maghreb countries are counted as part of North Africa, not Middle East). This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Jews in Africa
Region Total Population Jews  % Jewish  % of Jews total
Central Africa 83,121,055 1,000 0.0001% 0.0008%
East Africa 193,741,900 20,400 0.011% 0.14%
North Africa 202,151,323 7,249 0.004% 0.05%
Southern Africa 137,092,019 89,667 0.065% 0.614%
West Africa 268,997,245 42,000 0.00004% 0.0007%
Total 885,103,542 160,316 0.013% 0.805%
Jews in Asia
Region Total Population Jews  % Jewish  % of Jews total
Central Asia 92,019,166 23,074 0.025% 0.158%
East Asia 1,527,960,261 2,102 0.0001% 0.014%
Middle East 274,775,527 5,076,338 1.847% 34.779%
South Asia 1,437,326,682 15,401 0.0004% 0.037%
Southeast Asia 571,337,070 599 0.0001% 0.004%
Total 3,903,418,706 5,117,514 0.131% 34.993%
Jews in Europe
Region Total Population Jews  % Jewish  % of Jews total
Balkans 65,407,609 18,299 0.028% 0.125%
Central Europe 74,510,241 99,437 0.133% 0.681%
Eastern Europe 212,821,296 977,173 0.459% 6.695%
Western Europe 375,832,557 1,224,176 0.326% 8.387%
Total 728,571,703 2,319,085 0.318% 15.888%
Jews in The Americas
Region Total Population Jews  % Jewish  % of Jews total
Caribbean 23,809,622 1,888 0.008% 0.013%
Central America 42,223,849 52,500 0.035% 0.124%
North America 446,088,748 6,361,443 1.426% 43.1%
South America 371,075,531 359,800 0.09% 2.7%
Total 859,388,128 6,773,743 0.788% 45.9%
Jews in Oceania
Region Total Population Jews  % Jewish  % of Jews total
Oceania 30,564,520 95,853 0.314% 0.657%

Since Biblical times, the Jewish people have had close ties with Africa, going back to Abrahams sojourns in Egypt, and later the Israelite captivity under the Pharaohs. ...  Eastern Africa (UN subregion)  East African Community  Central African Federation (defunct)  geographic, including above East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easternmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, separated by the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Africa. ... Categories: Africa geography stubs | Southern Africa ...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb[1] West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... East Asia Geographic East Asia. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... History of the Jews in Europe. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Central Europe The Alpine Countries and the Visegrád Group (Political map, 2004) Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current national boundaries: Russia (dark orange), other countries of the former USSR (medium orange),members of the Warsaw pact (light orange), and other former Communist regimes not aligned with Moscow (lightest orange). ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... World map showing the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere historically considered to consist of the continents of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... “West Indian” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... World map exhibiting a common interpretation of Oceania; other interpretations may vary. ... World map exhibiting a common interpretation of Oceania; other interpretations may vary. ...

References

  1. ^ World Jewish Population Survey of 2002
  2. ^ Number of Jews dropping, Israeli agency warns 4 December 2002
  3. ^ Judaism, continued... citations at Adherents.com
  4. ^ World Jewish Population Survey of 2002
  5. ^ Number of Jews dropping, Israeli agency warns 4 December 2002
  6. ^ Jews In Argentina
  7. ^ US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report 2004'
  8. ^ Jewish Population Tables
  9. ^ census.gov

Adherents. ... The Jewish Encyclopedia was an encyclopedia originally published between 1901 and 1906 by Funk and Wagnalls. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge&#8212;writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others&#8212;in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...

See also

Jewish population centers have shifted tremendously over time, due to the constant streams of Jewish refugees created by expulsions, persecution, and officially sanctioned killing of Jews in various places at various times. ... Map of countries by population — China and India, the only two countries to have a population greater than one billion, together possess more than a third of the worlds population. ... Jews by country Who is a Jew? Jewish ethnic divisions Ashkenazi Jews Sephardi Jews Black Jews Black Hebrew Israelites Y-chromosomal Aaron Jewish population Historical Jewish population comparisons List of religious populations Lists of Jews Crypto-Judaism Etymology of the word Jew Categories: | ... Jewish ethnic divisions refers to a number of distinct Jewish communities within the worlds ethnically Jewish population. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Who is a Jew? (‎) addresses the question of Jewish identity. ...

External links

  • World Jewish Population in-depth
  • Orthodox Jewish population growth and political changes
  • Estimated Jewish Population of Europe (1949 and 1945) The Avalon Project

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