According to figures published by the Jewish Agency for Israel on Rosh Hashanah, the world Jewish population reached 15.7 million.
With 7.2 million Jews, Israel accounts for 46 percent of the world’s Jewish population. The number of Jews in the diaspora reached 8.5 million.
After Israel, the USA hosts the 2nd largest Jewish population with approximately 6.3 million. This is followed by France (440 thousand), Canada (398 thousand), England (312 thousand), Argentina (171 thousand), Russia (132 thousand), Germany (125 thousand), Australia (117 thousand) and Brazil (90 thousand).
According to the Jewish Agency, approximately 27,000 Jews live in Muslim-majority countries, including 14,200 in Turkey, 9,100 in Iran, 2,100 in Morocco, 1,000 in Tunisia and 500 in the United Arab Emirates.
Including those eligible for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return, which requires at least one Jewish grandparent, the number of Jews worldwide will reach 25.5 million, according to the Jewish Agency for Israel.