World Jewish Population, 2007

By Sergio DellaPergola

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 2007

Israel's Jewish population (not including more than 300,000 non-Jewish immigrants admitted in the framework of the Law of Return) approached 5.4 million in 2007, or 41% of world Jewry. This represented a watershed in Jewish population history: after critically reviewing all available evidence on Jewish demographic trends, it is plausible to claim that Israel has overtaken the United States in hosting the largest Jewish community worldwide. Dissenting opinions on this issue will be reviewed later in this article.


Topic: Jewish Identification, Demography, Study, Population Estimate

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Page Number(s): 551-600

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Genre: Report

Language: English

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DellaPergola, Sergio. World Jewish Population, 2007. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 2007: 551-600.


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