Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Year Census: Nearly 6 Million Jews in Israel

Babies born to recent immigrants from English speaking countries.
Israel has released the results of its annual census in advance of the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana) which begins on Sunday night. 5,978,600 Jews live in Israel, within close reach of the highly symbolic number of six million. Experts say that the six million mark will be passed by the end of 2012.
The total population of Israel is approximately 7,933,200 people with 1,636,600 Arabs and 318,000 from other populations including Christians. The rate of growth for the Jewish population in Israel this past year was 1.8% which is similar to the rate during the last eight years and throughout the 1980s. The rate was actually much higher during the 1990′s because of the massive immigration from the former Soviet Union.
Recent immigrants upon their arrival to serve in the Israel Defense Forces.
In terms of geography, approximately 50% of Israel’s Jews live in central Israel and Tel Aviv, while 40% of the Arab population lives in northern Israel. Just 4% of Israel’s population live in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Hebrew University demographics expert Professor Sergio Della Pergola reports that Jews in Israel make up 43% of world Jewry while 39% live in the United States (5.46 million) and 9.5% (1.43 million) in Europe.
Reported by DOV LIPMAN for United with Israel.


  1. it's 5773 now
    not much happening
    where's moshiach?
    to say he's in Jer. but keeping quiet doesn't help us much
    if he's 60 years old, he's been around all our lives too

    1. Actually, much is happening such as the winds of war blowing that will bring Moshiach ben Yosef -- to be introduced soon with Gog U Magog. The problem with Moshiach ben Dovid is that we are not waiting for him, he is waiting for us. If you think that we are doing what we need to in order to get him introduced, then you need to re-review the required actions on our part to bring him. It's getting close but not because of our efforts. It says in Parshas Eikev: Hashem is not giving us the land (as an example) because of our righteousness, but because of their wickedness. It says much about why, and possibly when, we will all experience Geula, Moshiach, return to Israel, etc, etc, etc. Keep doing teshuvah during these ten days of awe, the end is near. A very positive attitude is how we demonstrate our faith and trust in Hashem. Negativity causes delays.
      The one who will be anointed Moshiach may be around 100 years old, but not known until recent years. It is of little consequences how long he has been on Earth -- more importantly is what he has done to try to get as many Jews to follow the ways of Hashem. The more years that he has been around, the better for us which means he may be of advanced years. Thank you, Hashem.