Article Library / 2016

2016 Annual Assessment

1    Beside these Jews there are in the United States another million people who self-define themselves “partly Jewish”; as well as some 350,000 people in Israel of “no religion” who are immigrants and their descendants who met the criteria of the Law of Return but are not halachicali Jewish and, at the same time, are not affiliated with any other religion.
2      Notably, there are attempts to attract religious population to the Center (such as religious nuclei). At the same time, various estimates suggest that about one-third of the Jews in the West Bank are secular.
3     Sergio DellaPergola. 2009. “Actual, Intended, and Appropriate Family Size among Jews in Israel”. Contemporary Jewry 29: 127-152.