For the First Time: Over Six Million Jews in Israel

A Rosh Hashana census demonstrates the various ways in which Israel’s population has grown over the past year, passing the six-million mark for the first time.

An annual census published by Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority in honor of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, shows that during 2013 the Jewish population in Israel has passed the six million mark for the first time since the establishment of the State of Israel.

Israel’s total population stands at 8,904,373, a growth of almost 200,000 Israeli citizens since the previous census, which stood at 8,730,562 Israelis.

The census revealed further interesting details:

Israel absorbed 24,801 olim (new immigrants) over the past year, contributing to the population growth.

Over Six Million Jews in Israel

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