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Judaism Romania 800,000 4.80% - - 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 Romania 800,000 - - - 1937 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 220. "Approximately 30,000 Jews still live in Romania, out of 800,000 before the war... "
Judaism Romania 350,000 - - - 1945 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 220. "Approximately 30,000 Jews still live in Romania, out of 800,000 before the war and 350,000 at its end. "
Judaism Romania 30,000 - - - 1990 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 220. "Approximately 30,000 Jews still live in Romania... "
Judaism Romania 14,000 - - - 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 Russia - - 1,000
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- 1917 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 218. "Of the approximately 1,000 synagogues [in Russia] in existence in 1917... "
Judaism Russia 1,300,000 - - - 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. "; [Central Russia: 900,000 Jews; White Russia: 400,000 Jews]
Judaism Russia 2,620,000 - - - 1983 Hopfe, Lews M. Religions of the World, Macmillan Publishing Co.: New York (1983) [3rd edition]; pg. 356. "Recent statistics estimate that there are 14,435,900 Jews in the world. Three million are in Israel; 2,620,000 are in Russia; and 5,870,000 are in the United States. "
Judaism Russia 500,000 - - - 1992 Geography Department (Mary M. Rodgers, series editor). Russia (series: Then and Now). Minneapolis, Minn.: Lerner Publications Co. (1992); pg. 26. "Russia's Jewish population numbers more than 500,000. "
Judaism Russia 375,000 - - - 1995 Breuilly, Elizabeth, et al. Religions of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Traditions & Festivals. Facts on File Inc.: New York, NY (1997); pg. 41. 1995 Chart and accompanying text: "The third largest Jewish population is in France (550,000), followed by Russia (375,000), Canada (360,000) and then by Great Britain (294,000). " Numbers represent self-identified religious Jews.
Judaism Russia - - - - 1995 Kort, Michael. Russia (series: Nations in Transition). New York: Facts on File, Inc. (1995); pg. 134. "The religious revival extends beyond Christianity. Although Russia's Jewish community has shrunk as hundreds of thousands of jews have emigrated, mainly to Israel, Jews who remain in Russia have been restoring their religious life. Many Jews, long denied the right to learn anything about their religion and history, are attending schools, summer camps, and worshipping in reopened synagogues... "
Judaism Russia 1,450,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997); pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Largest Jewish Populations in the World "; (Rank: 3)
Judaism Russia 460,266 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998); pg. 77. Table: "Top 10 Largest Jewish Populations in the World "; Rank: #4
Judaism Russia 550,000 - - - 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 Russia - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 153,646,000
Judaism Russia: Lodz 11 - - - 1793 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 971. "Lodz, the Russian Manchester, was a village with 11 Jews in 1793; a city with 98,677 Jews in 1897 and 166,628 in 1910. "
Judaism Russia: Lodz 98,677 - - - 1897 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 971. "Lodz, the Russian Manchester, was a village with 11 Jews in 1793; a city with 98,677 Jews in 1897 and 166,628 in 1910. "
Judaism Russia: Lodz 166,628 - - - 1910 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 971. "Lodz, the Russian Manchester, was a village with 11 Jews in 1793; a city with 98,677 Jews in 1897 and 166,628 in 1910. "
Judaism Russia: Moscow 285,000 - - - 1982 Charing, Douglas. The Jewish World. London, UK: Silver Burdett Co. (1983); pg. 14. Graphic "City population comparisons "; New York: 1,998,000; Los Angeles: 455,000; Paris: 380,000; Tel Aviv: 335,000; Jerusalem: 298,000; Moscow: 285,000; Buenos Aires: 250,000 "
Judaism Russia: Moscow 200,000 - - - 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 Russia: Riga 20,000 - 1
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- 1985 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 218. "Of the approximately 1,000 synagogues [in Russia] in existence in 1917, barely 60 survived into the 1980s--in Riga in 1989, there was only one for 28,000 Jews--and most of these had no rabbis. "
Judaism Russia: St. Petersburg 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 Saskatchewan 1,400 0.14% - - 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 Saskatchewan: Saskatoon - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: Saskatoon Free-Net:Religion (viewed 1998) citywide religion directory for Saskatoon & area
Judaism Singapore 300 - - - 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 Slovakia 6,000 - - - 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 South Africa 118,000 - - - 1948 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 214. "Since 1948, the Jewish population [in South Africa] has remained more or less static at 118,000. "
Judaism South Africa 120,000 - - - 1977 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977); pg. 242. "...the one hundred and twenty thousand Jews of South Africa... "
Judaism South Africa - 0.60% - - 1978 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD by P. J. Johnstone; STL Publications, P. O. Box 48, Bromley, Kent, England. Published in 1978.); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 26,100,000. Jews 0.6%.
Judaism South Africa 118,000 - - - 1981 Unterman, Alan. "Judaism " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984]; pg. 25. Map: "Figure 1.4: Main centres of Jewish population, 1981 "
Judaism South Africa 100,000 0.30% - - 1986 Stein, R. Conrad. South Africa (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1986); pg. 24, 32. Pg. 24: "estimated 1986 population of South Africa stood at 33,185,000. "; Pg. 32: "There is also a Jewish community that numbers more than 100,000 people. "
Judaism South Africa 118,000 - - - 1990 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 214. "Since 1948, the Jewish population [in South Africa] has remained more or less static at 118,000. "
Judaism South Africa 203,000 0.50% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Southern Africa (PCSA) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): South Africa: 40.6 million... Main religions: South Africa: Christianity (76.7%)... Jewish (0.5%). Hindu (2.1%). Muslim (1.3%)... "
Judaism South Africa 70,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Judaism South Africa 70,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997); pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Largest Jewish Populations in the World "; (Rank: 10)
Judaism South Africa 130,000 - - - 1997 Meisel, Jacqueline Drobis. South Africa: A Tapestry of Peoples and Traditions (series: Exploring Cultures of the World). New York: Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish (1997); pg. 25. "Today, there are about 130,000 Jewish people in South Africa. They contributed a great deal to South Africa's economic, educational, and cultural life. "
Judaism South Africa 106,000 - - - 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 South Africa - whites 120,000 5.00% - - 1977 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977); pg. 242. "Until a decade or two ago the one hundred and twenty thousand Jews of South Africa seemed secure in a golden land which was partly of their creation. Although they formed only about five percent of the white population they enjoyed an influence and prosperity which was out of all proportion to their number. Their wealth is still intact but they have been immobilized... South African Jews have never been noted for their religious zeal. They treat their membership of synagogues as an affirmation of Jewishness rather than of Judaism. Zionism is the better part of their religion. No community gives more generously to Israel, and none has sent such a high proportion of its members to live there... Johannesburg Jews, in particular are to South Africa what Viennese Jews were to Austro-Hungary... "
Judaism South Africa: Johannesburg - - - - 1981 Gibbs, Richard. Living in Johannesburg (series: "Living in Famous Cities "). East Sussex, England: Wayland Publishers (1981); pg. 39. "Johannesburg is a city rich in religion... There are a number of Jewish synagogues, a sprinkling of Greek Orthodox churches and even a small Russian Orthodox church. "
Judaism South America 595,800 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983). [Source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 433. Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "
Judaism South America 493,000 - - - 1982 Charing, Douglas. The Jewish World. London, UK: Silver Burdett Co. (1983); pg. 14. Graphic "World population of jews: "...1982. There are about 14.5 million Jews in the world now, which represents less than 1/2% of the world's population. " Pie chart: Israel 23%; North America: 41%; USSR: 14%; Europe: 10%; South America: 3.4%; Rest of world: 8.6% "
Judaism South America 585,800 0.23% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981 2nd edition; updated since 1977 1st ed.). [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982]; pg. 405. Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Judaism South America 89,600 - - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993); pg. 28-29. 0.7% of 12.8 million total world Jews.
Judaism South Carolina - - 2
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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 South Carolina 8,558 0.25% 20
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 South Carolina - 0.30% - - 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 South Carolina 9,000 0.20% - - 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 South Carolina - 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 South Dakota 135 0.02% 4
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 South Dakota - 0.20% - - 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 South Dakota - 0.10% - - 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. "; [Fewer than 500 Jews]
Judaism South Dakota - 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 Soviet Union 2,500,000 - - - 1938 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977); pg. 235. "In 1939-40 Russia annexed Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Eastern Galicia and Western Byelorussia, Bessarabia and part of Bukovina: the size of the Soviet Jewish population was doubled, to over five million. "
Judaism Soviet Union 5,000,000 - - - 1940 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977); pg. 235. "In 1939-40 Russia annexed Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Eastern Galicia and Western Byelorussia, Bessarabia and part of Bukovina: the size of the Soviet Jewish population was doubled, to over five million. "
Judaism Soviet Union 4,000,000 - - - 1946 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977); pg. 235. "In 1939-40 Russia annexed Lithuania, Latvia, [etc.]... Soviet Jewish population was doubled, to over five million. Nearly a million of them perished in the holocaust; and when the war ended the survivors found themselves facing new perils from the Soviet authorities themselves. "
Judaism Soviet Union 2,520,000 - - - 1970 Carmody, Denise Lardner & John Tully Carmody. Western Ways to the Center: An Introduction to Western Religions; Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Co. (1983). [Orig. source: Jacob A. Argus, "Judaism " in "Historical Atlas of the Religions of the World "; ed. I. al Faruqi. New York: Macmillan (1974), pg. 156.]; pg. 55. "As of 1970, about 44% of the world's 14 million Jews lived in the U.S. Only 24% lived in Israel... 18% resided in the Soviet Union... "
Judaism Soviet Union 2,000,000 - - - 1970 Time-Life Books. The Soviet Union (series: Library of Nations). Amsterdam: Time-Life Books (1984); pg. 79. "They responded by attempting to leave the U.S.S.R. but they were refused exit permits until the 1970s, when some 250,000 of the nation's nearly two million Jews were finally allowed to emigrate. "
Judaism Soviet Union 2,700,000 - - - 1975 Anderson, Norman (ed.). The World's Religions; Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (1989). [1st pub. in 1950. 4th ed., completely revised, pub. 1975.] (Article: "Judaism " by H. D. Leuner.); pg. 88. "Of the seventeen million Jews who lived in 1933, hardly eleven million survived the holocaust. Their numbers have since increased to 14.370 million, of whom some six million live in the USA and 2.7 million each in Israel and the USSR. "
Judaism Soviet Union 4,620,000 - - - 1977 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977); pg. 234. "Of the fourteen million Jews in the world today nearly a third are in the Soviet Union and although no one in Russia is entirely free Jews are somewhat less free than others. They are a troublesome minority and an enigma both to the Russiand and, indeed, totheir fellow Jews. Given their isolation from the rest of Jewry, the suppression of all Jewish schools and cultural institutions, the rigorous indoctrination of atheism, and the dedication of a large part of Russian Jewry to socialism and the revolution, they should by now have faded out of existence, yet, they are, on the contrary, showing every sign of resurgence. "
Judaism Soviet Union 3,000,000 - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 41. "One of the last remaining strongholds of anti-Semitism is the Soviet Union, whose three million Jews suffer discrimination and often persecution. "
Judaism Soviet Union 2,660,000 - - - 1981 Unterman, Alan. "Judaism " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984]; pg. 25. Map: "Figure 1.4: Main centres of Jewish population, 1981 "
Judaism Soviet Union 2,030,000 - - - 1982 Charing, Douglas. The Jewish World. London, UK: Silver Burdett Co. (1983); pg. 14. Graphic "World population of jews: "...1982. There are about 14.5 million Jews in the world now, which represents less than 1/2% of the world's population. " Pie chart: Israel 23%; North America: 41%; USSR: 14%; Europe: 10%; South America: 3.4%; Rest of world: 8.6% "
Judaism Soviet Union 1,575,000 - - - 1984 Palmer, Spencer J. & Roger R. Keller. Religions of the World: A Latter-day Saint View, Brigham Young University: Provo, Utah (1990). [Orig. source: American Jewish Yearbook, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1987]; pg. 148. Table: top seven countries of Jewish population in 1984 (USA, Israel, USSR, France, U.K., Canada, Argentina)
Judaism Soviet Union 3,000,000 - - - 1984 Unterman, Alan. "Judaism " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984]; pg. 21. "Today there are nearly 14 1/2 million Jews in the world. The biggest demographic concentration is in the U.S.A., with just over 6 million Jews, followed by the State of Israel (over 3 million), and then by the Soviet Union (just under 3 million). "
Judaism Soviet Union - - 60
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- 1985 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 218. "Of the approximately 1,000 synagogues [in Russia] in existence in 1917, barely 60 survived into the 1980s... and most of these had no rabbis. "


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