Are there more than 15 million Jews in the world?

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Are there more than 15 million Jews in the world?

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Are there more than 15 million Jews in the world?

Post by Daniel » Wed May 08, 2019 5:48 pm

According to stats on the Jewish Virtual Library the worldwide Jewish population is 14,511,100, as of 2017.

But when you consider the tendency of many Jews to not admit their Jewishness, including on censuses, this must be an inaccurate number.

Barack Obama is a Jewish man with some black gentile blood. But his primary identity is clearly Jewish, and you'll agree if you dip into his past. There are countless other examples of people who identity as Jews who do not promote this identity in public.

I wouldn't be shocked if Jews number over 100 million.

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Re: Are there more than 15 million Jews in the world?

Post by Huntinger » Wed May 08, 2019 6:08 pm

Daniel wrote: ↑
Wed May 08, 2019 5:48 pm
According to stats on the Jewish Virtual Library the worldwide Jewish population is 14,511,100, as of 2017.

But when you consider the tendency of many Jews to not admit their Jewishness, including on censuses, this must be an inaccurate number.

Barack Obama is a Jewish man with some black gentile blood. But his primary identity is clearly Jewish, and you'll agree if you dip into his past. There are countless other examples of people who identity as Jews who do not promote this identity in public.

I wouldn't be shocked if Jews number over 100 million.
Indeed Daniel someone wrote an article here about it, regarding lost Jude in the diaspora. After the war, most Jude were assimilated into the Soviet Union. Russia goes through phases of antisemitism, with pogroms still going in various places. Many wise Jude indeed changed their name and religion which is why they do not appear as Jude in any census forms. This is where the missing Jude really went. Of course many died of war related issues such as starvation, cold and disease but many denounced their faith.
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