The Jewish Population
The number of Jews in the world today is estimated at about 15,000,000.
At the end of 2004, the breakdown of this population was:
North America 5,671,000
Europe 1, 161,000
The Former Soviet Union 520,000
South America 401,000
Asia (not including Israel) 19,000
The orthodox and ultra-orthodox population accounts for 28% of the overall Jewish population.