The world’s Jewish population is 15.2 million

The world's Jewish population is 15.2 million
The number of Jews in the world is currently about 15.2 million, according to data previously released by the Jewish Agency of Israel Beer Rosh Hashanah, as reported.

According to the data, about 6.93 million Jews live in Israel, they make up about 45% of the world’s Jewish population and about 79% of the population of Israel.

The majority of Jews live outside Israel and about six million of them live in the United States.

France’s Jewish population is 446,000, making it the third largest after the United States, based on: Jewish Agency data. It is followed by Canada with 393,500, the United Kingdom with 292,000, Argentina with 175,000, Russia with 150,000, and Germany with 118,000.

In the Islamic world, Turkey with a population of 14,500 is the country with the largest number of Jews, followed by Iran with 9,500, Morocco with 2,000, and Tunisia with 1,000.

Professor Sergio della Pergola at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

No, he said, the data collected by Professor Sergio della Pergola at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem includes only those who identify as Jews and have no other religious identity. If it included all persons eligible for the Israeli Law of Return, the number of Jews in the world would be 25.3 million.

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