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Time periods in Jewish history - 21st century

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Today (2010), Israel is a parliamentary democracy with a population of over 7.5 million people, of whom about 5.6 million are Jewish.

The largest Jewish communities are in Israel and the United States, with major communities in France, Argentina, Russia, England, and Canada.

For statistics related to modern Jewish demographics see the article Jewish population.

The Jewish Autonomous Oblast, created during the Soviet period, continues to be an autonomous oblast of the Russian state. The Chief Rabbi of Birobidzhan, Mordechai Scheiner, says there are 4,000 Jews in the capital city. Governor Nikolay Mikhaylovich Volkov has stated that he intends to, "support every valuable initiative maintained by our local Jewish organizations." The Birobidzhan Synagogue opened in 2004 on the 70th anniversary of the region's founding in 1934.