Report During High Holy Days shows Jewish Population at 15.2 Million Worldwide

As Jews gather together in the Holy Day season—Rosh Hashanah this week, Yom Kippur next week, then Sukkot after that—the Jewish Agency reports there are 15.2 million Jews worldwide—an increase of 100,000 from last year.

Almost half of the world’s Jewry calls Israel home—45.3 percent or 6.93 million people. The United Sta