Monday, September 22, 2014

Demographics and Good News as Israel & the Jewish People Head into the Jewish High Holidays

So here is the good news for the Jewish New Year 5775.

The population of Israel stands at 8,904, 373

The Jewish population is around 6,135,000

176, 230 babies were born since last Rosh Hashana

Some 24,801 people came to live in Israel

75,848 couples got married

The most popular boy's name was Yosef (probably in memory of Ovadya Yosef)

Next comes Daniel, Uri, Etai, and Omer

For girls the most popular name is Tamar, followed by Noa, Shira, and Edel

Wishing all my readers and Twitter followers a year of health, creativity, and peace.

א גוט געבענטשט יאָר

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