Sunday, July 15, 2007

World Population Rises, Jewish Population Remains the Same...

According to this article from Artuz 7, while world population rises, the Jewish world population remains the same:

The number of Jews in the world has remained steady at about 13 million for a long time, but Jews today represent only two out of every 1,000 people in the world, compared to 3.5 out of every 1,000 in 1970, 4.7 out of 1,000 in 1945, and 7.5 out of 1,000 in 1938. Israel is home to 5.4 million Jews. Last year it became the world's largest Jewish community, passing the U.S. with its estimated 5.3 million Jews.
The Jewish Agency named intermarriage, affordable Jewish Education, and diluted Jewish Identity as the leading causes for what they call the decline, which I guess is what it is.

And remember, this is ALL Jews, not just practicing Orthodox Jews.

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