December 7, 2002
The world's Jewish population is declining, according to a survey carried out by an institute affiliated with the Jewish Agency for Israel. According to the institute, which convened a session in Jerusalem this week to address what it called the "demographic crisis," the number of American Jews dropped by 300,000 in the last decade, while other major Jewish communities around the world also declined. Only Israel's Jewish community is growing, the institute said.
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