World Jewish Demography: An Overview

By Sergio DellaPergola

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), December 1997

Recent major demographic changes include the emergence of Israel as one of the most vibrant and largest centers of Jewish life in history, a concentration of Jews in major urban areas, and changing family patterns, most notably increased intermarriage and low levels of Jewish reproduction. These latter factors pose a significant challenge to Jewish continuity. These demographic trends should continue, with Israel possibly becoming the largest Jewish community during the first decades of the twenty first century. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.74 no.2, Winter 1997.

Topic: Jewish Identification, Community Development, Scholarship, Academic Research

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 74/No. 2

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Language: English

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DellaPergola, Sergio. World Jewish Demography: An Overview. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). December 1997:


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