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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


Press articles about Belarus

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Belarus Jewish community holds memorial for Kirk Douglas, its most famous descendant Publication:Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Date:10 February 2020
Row erupts over burial of Jewish remains in Brest Publication:Jewish News
Date:9 May 2019
Holocaust rescuer Chinue Sugihara’s son helps honor his deeds in Belarus Publication:Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Date:3 May 2019
Ten Synagogues in Belarus: news site publishes a photo essay of a ruined landscape Publication:Jewish Heritage Europe
Date:18 April 2019
Remains of hundreds of bodies discovered at former Jewish ghetto of Brest, Belarus Publication:Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Date:21 February 2019
Young British volunteers contribute to Belarus revival Publication:The Jewish Chronicle
Date:20 August 2018
Saving the Great Synagogue in Ashmiany? Publication:Jewish Heritage Europe
Date:29 June 2018
Belarusians honoured by Yad Vashem for saving Jews during the Second World War Publication:European Jewish Congress
Date:29 November 2017
Marc Chagall’s Belarus hometown celebrates first synagogue opening in a century Publication:Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Date:3 November 2017
Belarus: Comprehensive survey of Jewish cemeteries announced Publication:Jewish Heritage Europe
Date:26 June 2017