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2016 Annual Assessment

2015-16 saw slight changes to the size and demographic trends of the Jewish people worldwide. We especially note the growth of the Jewish population in Israel (including those of “no religion” covered by the Law of Return) by 130,000 individuals, the growth of immigrants to Israel (a continuation of the trend we observed in the previous two years), and the stability of the high fertility rates of over three children per Jewish woman in Israel. Therefore, we decided to keep the Demography gauge unchanged from last year.