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How Many Jews Are in the World Today?
As they have for thousands of years, Jews keep moving from place-to-place, country-to-country. A map of the geographic distribution of world Jewry is a snapshot in time, and twenty years later may look different again. What will the Jewish map look like in 2025? Will Jews be on the move again, and where?
Scholars have only a rough idea about how many Jews there are in the world today. Current sources report between 13,000,000 and 15,500,000.(Downlaod the PDF of world Jewish populations.) The real number is probably much higher because scholars have only a rough estimate of the Jewish population in many countries. We are probably missing millions of Jews in our official counts.
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