MembersIt’s Official: Israel Now the World’s Largest Jewish Community

It took a few decades, but this year Israel finally supplanted the US as home to the largest Jewish community in the world.

By Michael Selutin |
Jewish Community
Photo: Serge Attal/FLASH90

Following the Second World War, most of the world’s remaining Jews, about four million, sought shelter in the United States.

When the State of Israel was founded, only about 650,000 Jews lived in the Holy Land. This number has steadily increased. Meanwhile, the number of Jews in the United States has stagnated at 6 million, and has even shown signs of decline in recent years thanks to low birth rates and a growing number of mixed...

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