Dutch Jews in Israel


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

Jews represent the oldest monotheistic religion of modern times. Because of the uniqueness of their history and culture, all Jews have a strong sense of identity. Persecution of and discrimination against the Jews have been the historical reasons for their migrations and settlements around the world.

The Jews of Europe arrived on the continent at least 2,000 years ago during the early days of the Roman Empire. Since then, they have been a significant influence in the history and culture of Europe. Much of what is considered "Jewish" today finds its roots among the European Jews.

Western Europe now has the largest concentration of European Jewish residents. The Netherlands received a large influx of Sephardic Jews from Portugal in the late 1500s, and another contingent of Ashkenazic Jews after World War II. They have been very influential in the development of Dutch commerce.

Because of the Holocaust, many European Jews, including those from the Netherlands, emigrated to Israel. That Jewish homeland is also home to many Jews from the Netherlands.


Where Are they Located?

Most Dutch Jews live in the Netherlands, but many have gone to Israel, the Jewish homeland. There are also Dutch Jewish communities in Suriname.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Dutch Jews in Israel have been a blessing to their nation. They have been involved with many occupations. They have been involved with commerce, sports, the theater arts, music, politics, and civil service.


What Are Their Beliefs?

For religious Jews, God is the Supreme Being, the Creator of the universe, and the ultimate judge of human affairs. Beyond this, the religious beliefs of the Jewish communities vary greatly. Each Jewish denomination maintains synagogues and celebrates the traditional Jewish holiday calendar. While most European Jews are religiously affiliated, there is a significant minority which is not religious.


What Are Their Needs?

The Jews have a wonderful understanding of their connection with the Abrahamic covenant. However, they also have a history of rejecting Jesus Christ as Messiah, the one who has fulfilled that covenant. Pray that as the Gospel is shared, it will not be viewed as anti-Semitic, but rather as the fulfillment of what God promised through Abraham centuries ago.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Jew, Dutch in Israel.

* Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Dutch Jewish people in Israel.
* Pray for a movement of Dutch Jewish households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Dutch Jewish people in Israel to the arms of Jesus.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to these people.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11661/IS
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11661/NL
https://www.jhf.nl/about/our-history
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dutch_Israelis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_the_Netherlands
https://brill.com/view/title/7159


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Jew, Dutch
People Name in Country Jew, Dutch
Natural Name Dutch Jews
World Population 33,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 11661
ROP3 Code 102791
Country Israel
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Israel
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Dutch (2,400 speakers)
Language Code nld   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Dutch (2,400 speakers)
Language Code nld   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Dutch

Primary Language:  Dutch

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1477-2003)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1480-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1526-2018)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Dutch
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible: BasisBijbel
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Biblica Dutch
Text / Printed Matter Bible: NBG 1951 Translation
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Statenvertaling
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
98.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
1.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
20.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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