How Many Jews Are There In The World?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: In your opinion, how many Jews are there in the world?

Answer: According to some scientific estimates, there were about 100 million people in the world during the exodus from Egypt. Jews comprised 3% of the population, which means that now there should be 6.9 billion x 3% = 200 million. The number of Jews in the world, left of the two tribes is 14 million. One tribe is 7 million. As of today, all the tribes amount to 7 million x 12 tribes = 84 million.

Many were killed during the persecution of the Jews in the Middle Ages. But let’s take only the 6 million who where murdered in the Holocaust. Since 1940 the world population has grown three times, and so 6 million x 3 = 18 million. This means that there could have been 18 +14 = 32 million Jews, together with those murdered in the Holocaust. And one tribe is 16 million.

16 million x 12 = 192 million Jews in 12 tribes as of today. This means that the number of Jews is about 200 million: 3% of the world’s population.

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  1. if there are 6,000,000 jews in israel and about the same in the usa, where do the other 188,000,000 live?

  2. There are 14 million Jews worldwide.

  3. I have a hard time believing that there are only 14 million Jewish individuals in the world, considering how long they have been around. I understand that many Muslims came to belong to that religion owing to religious conversion, but the fact is there are still an estimated 1 billion Muslims world wide. And, if you look at the fact that there are 1.3 billion Chinese, mainly of the Han ethnicity, then you have to wonder how it is that a group that began 3,000 or so many years ago, they number no more than 14 million? Granted, I don’t believe they ever forced anyone to convert to Judaism under fear of death, like the Christians and Muslims did, but still the number seems too low to be credible.

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