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Total country population
Core Jewish population
Jews per total 1,000 in population
Population with a Jewish parent
Enlarged Jewish population
Law of Return Jewish population
As of 1 January 2016, the core Jewish population of Belarus was estimated to be 10,400 (0.11% of the wider population) and the enlarged Jewish population was estimated at 25,000.
An estimated 33,000 Belorussians qualify for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return.
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Recent English language press about Jewish issues in Belarus
Belarus Jewish community holds memorial for Kirk Douglas, its most famous descendant
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Feb 10, 2020)
Remains of over 1,000 Holocaust victims uncovered during construction work reburied in Belarus
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency, May 22, 2019)
In Belarus, Jews helped build a restaurant next to Stalin-era graves. Protests against it have turned anti-Semitic.
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency, May 21, 2019)
Row erupts over burial of Jewish remains in Brest
(Jewish News, May 09, 2019)
Holocaust rescuer Chinue Sugihara’s son helps honor his deeds in Belarus
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency, May 03, 2019)
Ten Synagogues in Belarus: news site publishes a photo essay of a ruined landscape
(Jewish Heritage Europe, Apr 18, 2019)
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Recent research about Jewish issues in Belarus
Overview of Immovable Property Restitution/Compensation Regime - Belarus (As of 13 December 2016)
European Shoah Legacy Institute (ESLI)
Holocaust and Memorial
Jewish Heritage and the New Belarusian National Identity Project
Culture and Heritage
Jewish Education and Its Outcomes: Knowledge and Interests among Jewish Summer Camp Participants in the Former Soviet Union
(החינוך היהודי ותפוקותיו: מה יודעים ובמה מתעניינים משתתפי מחנות הקיץ בברית המועצות לשעבר)
Epstein, Alek D.
Еврейский вопрос в современной Беларуси
(The Jewish question in modern Belarus)
The Jews of Moscow, Kiev and Minsk: Identity, Assimilation and Emigration
Brym, Robert J.
Identity and Community
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