World Jewish Population on Eve of New Year – 14.7 Million

Jewish Agency figures reveal that 8,500 Jews live in Iran, 2,000 in Morocco and 1,000 in Tunisia; fewer than 500 in Syria, Egypt and Yemen

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On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the world Jewish population totals 14.7 million – hardly changed (an increase of 0.01 percent) from a year ago, according to figures published Sunday by the Jewish Agency.