World Jewish Population in the 1980s: A Short Outline

By Uziel O. Schmelz

Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, 1989

This article suggests that it is of demographic significance whether Jews live in Israel or the Diaspora. Israel's Jews are not exposed to mixed marriages and losses due to assimilation, and immigrants to Israel from Europe and America have attained a fertility level that much surpasses that in the Diaspora. The author argues that in the demographic balance sheet of World Jewry, Israel's natural increase counteracts the diminution of the Diaspora. In World Jewish population: trends and policies, edited by Sergio DellaPergola and Leah Cohen. Jerusalem, Israel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Division of Jewish Demography and Statistics, 1992, pp.:37-52.

Topic: Jewish Identification, Demography, Fertility

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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