Currently, there are 14.6 million Jews in the world and though their numbers are spread out in various countries, there are some countries which constitute a large percentage of their global population. One can venture a guess and say that Israel and the United States would be at the top but would you know where else in the world in which there is a large Jewish population?
Della Pergola defined a country’s “core Jewish population” as anyone who identified themselves as Jews; anyone without a religion who was identified as Jewish by a respondent in the same household; or anyone with Jewish parentage who does not identify with a particular religion. If one were to use the broader definition of Israel’s Law of Return - anyone with a Jewish grandparent - the number would swell to 23.5 million.
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