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Judaism Palestine 40,000 - - - 1845 Feldman, Egal. Dual Destinies: The Jewish Encounter with Protestant America; Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press (1990); pg. 94. "Missionaries estimated at this time that an increasing number of Jews had entered Palestine following the Egyptian occupation of Syria in 1832: about 40,000 Jews inhabited the Holy Land by 1845, and most lived in the four holy cities of Jerusalem, Hebron, Tiberias, and Sephat. "
Judaism Palestine 24,000 5.17% - - 1860 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 111. "By 1860 Jerusalem already had a Jewish majority, while throughout Palestine, the population was 24,000 Jes and 440,000 Arabs. "
Judaism Palestine 25,000 - - - 1882 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986); pg. 20. "Palestine at that time [1882] had a Jewish population of about 25,000, mostly descendants of refugees from the Spanish Inquisition and pious pilgrims who had come to the Holy Land to pray and die. "
Judaism Palestine 85,000 - - - 1910 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986); pg. 21. During World War I the Jewish population of Palestine dropped from 85,000 to 56,000. "
Judaism Palestine 85,000 - - - 1914 Cahill, Mary Jane. Israel (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 34. "By 1914, 85,000 Jews were living in Palestine. "
Judaism Palestine 90,000 - - - 1914 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 111. "By 1914 the Jewish population [in Palestine] had risen to more than 90,000. "
Judaism Palestine 56,000 - - - 1916 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986); pg. 21. During World War I the Jewish population of Palestine dropped from 85,000 to 56,000. "
Judaism Palestine 65,000 - - - 1917 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 841. "...the Jewish settlement in Palestine grew in a most remarkable way. In 1917 the Jewish population was considered to be approximately 65,000. In 1941 it was estimated that the Jews had increased to over 500,000. "
Judaism Palestine - 30.00% - - 1938 Cahill, Mary Jane. Israel (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 35. "Despite the quotas, by the late 1930s Jews made up 30% of Palestine's total population. "
Judaism Palestine 500,000 - - - 1941 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 841. "...the Jewish settlement in Palestine grew in a most remarkable way. In 1917 the Jewish population was considered to be approximately 65,000. In 1941 it was estimated that the Jews had increased to over 500,000. "
Judaism Palestine 564,000 - - - 1945 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986); pg. 21. "By the end of the war in 1945, the Jewish population of Palestine stood at 564,000. "
Judaism Panama 7,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
Judaism Panama: Panama City - - 1
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- 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 357. "In addition to churches and mosques, Panama City has a Jewish synagogue and Hindu and Baha'i temples. "
Judaism Paraguay 1,200 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
Judaism Pennsylvania - 3.40% - - 1983 *LINK* web page: "A REVIEW OF DATA ON JEWISH-AMERICANS " (1998) [Orig. source: Feldstein, Donald. The American Jewish Community in the 21st Century - A Projection. New York, NY: American Jewish Congress (March 1984)] "TABLE 1: STATES WITH JEWISH POPULATIONS OF ONE PERCENT OR GREATER, 1983 "
Judaism Pennsylvania 329,651 2.77% 257
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Jewish Estimate.']
Judaism Pennsylvania - 1.70% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Judaism Pennsylvania 346,000 - - - 1993 Krantz, Les & Jim McCormick. The Peoplepedia: The Ultimate Reference on the American People, Henry Holt and Company: New York (1996); pg. 188. Table: "Top 10 Jewish States "; "The table below shows where most religiously affiliated Jews... live, according to the... American Jewish Yearbook "; Pennsylvania: ranked #5 (ranked by sheer numbers).
Judaism Pennsylvania 330,000 2.70% - - 1995 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997). [Orig. source: American Jewish Year Book. New York, NY: American Jewish Committee (1995)]; pg. 70. Table: "No. 87: Christian Church Adherents, 1990, and Jewish Population, 1995 - States "; "The Jewish population includes Jews who define themselves as Jewish by religion as well as those who define themselves as Jewish in cultural terms. Data... based primarily on a compilation of individual estimates made by local Jewish federations. "
Judaism Pennsylvania - 1.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Jewish " [The study specifically asked follow up questions of self-identified Jews to separate non-religious ethnic-only Jews from religious Jews and Jews who self-identify with a religion other than Judaism. Statistic here refers to religious Jews only.]
Judaism Pennsylvania: Philadelphia 59,200 3.70% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Philadelphia pop: 1.6 million.
Judaism Pennsylvania: Philadelphia 250,000 - - - 1992 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 267. "The metropolitan areas with the largest Jewish populations were New York City (1.45 million), Los Angeles (490,000), Chicago (261,000), Philadelphia (250,000), Boston (228,000), an San Francisco Bay area (210,000), Miami (189,000), and Washington, D.C. (165,000). "
Judaism Pennsylvania: Philadelphia 254,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
Judaism Peru 10,000 - - - 1993 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 5/28/93 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Today anti-Semitism does not seem to be a problem for the 10,000 Jews out of a total population of 20 million in Peru.
Judaism Peru 3,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
Judaism Philippines 250 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
Judaism Poland 500,000 - - - 1625 Feldman, Egal. Dual Destinies: The Jewish Encounter with Protestant America; Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press (1990); pg. 1. "One-half million [Jews] inhabited the Kingdom of Poland in the early seventeenth century. "
Judaism Poland 500,000 - - - 1647 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977); pg. 12. "Thus when, in 1648, the Ukrainians under Chmielnicki rose against Polish dominion the Jews were to bear the main brunt of their fury. Within eighteen months over one hundred thousand Jews--about a fifth of Polish Jewry--perished. It was the greatest calamity Jews were to experience until the rise of Hitler. "
Judaism Poland 3,000,000 - - - 1937 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 220. "In Poland, where 3 million Jews had resided before the war... "
Judaism Poland 3,275,000 10.50% - - 1937 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 161. Map: "European Jewry on the Eve of the Holocaust 1937-41 "; "Figures show Jewish populations in 1937 and percentage of total population. "
Judaism Poland 3,350,000 - - - 1938 Hopfe, Lews M. Religions of the World, Macmillan Publishing Co.: New York (1983) [3rd edition]; pg. 354. "The usual number [of Jews killed during the Nazi years] is six million. In Poland alone, prior to World War II the Jewish population was 3,350,000. In 1945 there remained only 50,000. "
Judaism Poland 3,000,000 - - - 1939 Burke, Patrick. Eastern Europe. Austin, Texas: Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers (1997); pg. 18. "More than 3 million Jews lived in Poland before World War II. Almost all were killed in the Holocaust. "
Judaism Poland 3,500,000 10.00% - - 1939 Otfinoski, Steven. Poland (series: Nations in Transition). New York: Facts on File, Inc. (1995); pg. 65. "Jews once made up 10 percent of the population of Poland, numbering 3.5 million. They included well-to-do peasants, artisans, and merchangs, who could be found in every Polish city and town. The vast majority of Poland's Jews were killed in the Holocaust. Many others emigrated to escape extermination in the death camps. "
Judaism Poland 3,000,000 - - - 1939 Pastva, Loretta. Great Religions of the World; Winona, Minnesota: Saint Mary's Press, Christian Brothers Publications (1995) [9th printing. 1st printing in 1986]; pg. 166. "The usual estimate of the number of Jews killed during the Nazi years is 6 million, that is, one-third of the entire Jewish population of the world. In Poland alone, only 50,000 Jews remained of a prewar population of over 3 million. "
Judaism Poland - 10.00% - - 1939 Pfeiffer, Christine. Poland: Land of Freedom Fighters. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Dillon Press, Inc. (1984); pg. 37. "Before World War II, nearly 10 percent of Poland's citizens were Jews. "
Judaism Poland - - - - 1943 Kelly, Eric P. (revised by Dragos D. Kostich). The Land and People of Poland (series: Portraits of the Nations). Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co. (1972, revised edition); pg. 112. "Over 50,000 Polish Jews had been herded by the Germans into the Warsaw ghetto, an old section of the city which was then surrounded by a wall. There they awaited transportation to the death camps. In April 1943, the people of the Warsaw ghetto rose in rebellion... "
Judaism Poland 50,000 - - - 1945 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 220. "In Poland, where 3 million Jews had resided before the war, only 50,000 survived the Holocaust... "
Judaism Poland 50,000 - - - 1945 Hopfe, Lews M. Religions of the World, Macmillan Publishing Co.: New York (1983) [3rd edition]; pg. 354. "The usual number [of Jews killed during the Nazi years] is six million. In Poland alone, prior to World War II the Jewish population was 3,350,000. In 1945 there remained only 50,000. "
Judaism Poland 50,000 - - - 1946 Pastva, Loretta. Great Religions of the World; Winona, Minnesota: Saint Mary's Press, Christian Brothers Publications (1995) [9th printing. 1st printing in 1986]; pg. 166. "The usual estimate of the number of Jews killed during the Nazi years is 6 million, that is, one-third of the entire Jewish population of the world. In Poland alone, only 50,000 Jews remained of a prewar population of over 3 million. "
Judaism Poland 6,000 - - - 1990 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 220. "In Poland... only 50,000 [Jews] survived the Holocaust, the majority of whom left after the post-war manifestations of anti-Semitism. Those who remained--fewer than 6,000--resumed their religious life... "
Judaism Poland 5,000 - - - 1995 Otfinoski, Steven. Poland (series: Nations in Transition). New York: Facts on File, Inc. (1995); pg. 65. "Today, there are only 5,000 Jews left in Poland. "
Judaism Poland 8,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
Judaism Poland: Warsaw 3,532 - - - 1781 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 971. "Warsaw's Jewish population numbered 3,532 in 1781; 219,141 in 1891. "
Judaism Poland: Warsaw 219,141 - - - 1891 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 971. "Warsaw's Jewish population numbered 3,532 in 1781; 219,141 in 1891. "
Judaism Portugal 100,000 - - - 1492 C.E. Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 28. "...the Porguguese Marranos, whose ancestors had been forced to convert to Christianity in 1497. The vast majority of the converts were recent arrivals from Spain, where Judaism had been outlawed five years before. At least one hundred thousand Jews fled to still-tolerant Portugal in 1492. Of those, sixty-eight thousand are said to have crossed the border at three northeastern stations leading directly into the mountainous region where the Marranos were discovered this century. "
Judaism Portugal 3,000 0.02% - - 1937 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 161. Map: "European Jewry on the Eve of the Holocaust 1937-41 "; "Figures show Jewish populations in 1937 and percentage of total population. "
Judaism Portugal 900 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
Judaism Portugal: Lisbon 400 - - - 1900 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 30. "Foreign Jews began settling in Lisbon in the early 1800s. By the turn of this century the Portuguese capital had four hundred Jewish residents with their own school, a kosher restaurant, and plans for a grand synagogue which would be completed a few years later. "
Judaism Prince Edward Island - - - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. & Susan Bevan Gall (editors). Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces. Detroit: U.X.L. (1997), [Source: Canadian Census]; pg. 138. "The province also had less than 150 each of the following people of Eastern Orthodox faith, Sikhs, and Jews. "
Judaism Prince Edward Island 100 0.08% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "; Listed in table as "Jewish "
Judaism Prussia - - - - 1925 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977); pg. 128. "...by 1925 about fifteen per cent of all Prussia's dentists, eighteen per cent of its doctors and twenty-five per cent of its lawyers were Jews. "
Judaism Puerto Rico 3,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
Judaism Quebec 96,500 1.40% - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. & Susan Bevan Gall (editors). Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces. Detroit: U.X.L. (1997). [Orig. source: Canadian Census]; pg. 153-154. "Only 5.9% of the population, or about 406,900 people, was Protestant... Quebec also had about 96,500 Jews, 89,600 people of Eastern Orthodox faith... "
Judaism Quebec 97,700 1.43% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "; Listed in table as "Jewish "
Judaism Quebec: Montreal 100,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
Judaism Rhode Island - - 1
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- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 24. "Interestingly, although there were only five synagogues in the nation by 1776, Rhode Island, New York City, and Georgia had one each and two were in South Carolina. "
Judaism Rhode Island - 2.30% - - 1983 *LINK* web page: "A REVIEW OF DATA ON JEWISH-AMERICANS " (1998) [Orig. source: Feldstein, Donald. The American Jewish Community in the 21st Century - A Projection. New York, NY: American Jewish Congress (March 1984)] "TABLE 1: STATES WITH JEWISH POPULATIONS OF ONE PERCENT OR GREATER, 1983 "
Judaism Rhode Island 16,101 1.60% 24
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- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Jewish Estimate.']
Judaism Rhode Island - 1.60% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Judaism Rhode Island 16,000 1.60% - - 1995 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997). [Orig. source: American Jewish Year Book. New York, NY: American Jewish Committee (1995)]; pg. 70. Table: "No. 87: Christian Church Adherents, 1990, and Jewish Population, 1995 - States "; "The Jewish population includes Jews who define themselves as Jewish by religion as well as those who define themselves as Jewish in cultural terms. Data... based primarily on a compilation of individual estimates made by local Jewish federations. "
Judaism Rhode Island - 0.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Jewish " [The study specifically asked follow up questions of self-identified Jews to separate non-religious ethnic-only Jews from religious Jews and Jews who self-identify with a religion other than Judaism. Statistic here refers to religious Jews only.]; Actual % between 0 and 0.5%, so sell was left blank.
Judaism Roman Empire 8,000,000 10.00% - - 33 C.E. Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977); pg. 20. "Strife was not infrequent and a particularly vicious clash in 33 BC, which resulted in the destruction of property, desecration of synagogues and much loss of life, is sometimes referred to as the first pogrom... There were about eight million Jews in the Roman Empire out of a total population of about eighty million, and, though scattered, they were closely linked, so that action against any could mean trouble for all. "
Judaism Roman Empire - 10.00% - - 33 C.E. Frankforter, A. Daniel. A History of the Christian Movement; Chicago: Nelson-Hall (1978); pg. 49. "Some scholars estimate that, at the beginning of the Christian period, the Jews may have constituted between 7 and 10 percent of the population of the West, and they were by no means a weak or backward minority. "
Judaism Roman Empire - 10.00% - - 50 C.E. Rausch, David A. & Carl Hermann Voss. World Religions: Our Quest for Meaning; Trinity Press International: Valley Forge, PA (1993); pg. 158. "By... 200 C.E., Christianity could be found in all parts of the Roman Empire, and... constituted approximately 10% of the empire's population of 75 million. This is the same percentage the Jewish community had constituted a century and a half before. "
Judaism Romania - 4.50% - - 1925 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977); pg. 128. "...by 1925... In Romania, where Jews formed 4.5 per cent of the population, over a third of the doctors, dentists and vets were Jews. "


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