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World Jewish Population, 1986

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Publication Date: January 1988

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Uziel O. Schmelz; Sergio DellaPergola

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Ethnic and racial groups)

Keywords: World Jews; Demography

Type: Report


This article presents updates, as of 1986, of the Jewish population estimates for the various countries of the world. The figures for 1986 have been updated for those for 1984 in accordance with the known or estimated changes in the interval-vital events, identificational changes, and migrations. Some corrections have been introduced in the light of newly accrued information from Jewish sources.