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Total country population 9,400,000
Core Jewish population 7,200
Jews per total 1,000 in population 0.77
Population with a Jewish parent 17,000
Enlarged Jewish population 25,000
Law of Return Jewish population 33,000



  • 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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