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March 28, 2013 9:01 pm

Jewish Population of Israel Passes Symbolic 6 Million Mark

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Old City of Jerusalem. Photo: Hoy Asmeg.

International Business Times – During Passover, the Jewish population of Israel has passed the symbolic 6 million mark – the same number of Jews who were believed to have been killed during the Nazi Holocaust – while the country’s total population is now 8 million.

Israel now has the world’s largest community of Jews, replacing the U.S. (5.5 million, with 2 million in New York City alone), France (500,000, mostly in Paris) and Canada (380,000, primarily in Toronto).

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