Five Surprising Locations Where Jews Live Today
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🔝 Today’s Featured Story
While Jews historically have been found all around the globe, Judaism is highly geographically concentrated today. More than four-fifths of all Jews live in just two countries: the United States (41%) and Israel (41%).
The largest remaining shares of the global Jewish population are in Canada (about 3%), France (2%), the United Kingdom (2%), Germany (2%), Russia (2%) and Argentina (between 1% and 2%).
Nevertheless, Jewish communities still exist today in places as far flung as Iquitos, Peru and Windhoek, Namibia to Gibraltar, Japan and Siberia. In other words, Jewish communities are still found today on every continent outside of Antarctica.
Each presenting a unique flavor of Judaism, these communities have continued to cling to their Jewish culture and keep their ancient traditions alive.
How did Jews reach these four corners of the globe?
And how strong is the Jewish presence in these areas today?