Slovak-speaking Jewish in Slovakia

The Slovak-speaking Jewish have only been reported in Slovakia
Main Language
Largest Religion
Ethnic Religions (Judaism)
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Jews have been living in Europe for more than 2,000 years. During the last few centuries, Eastern Europe had the largest Jewish population in the world. National attitudes toward the Jews were ambivalent, depending on the usefulness of the Jewish inhabitants to the nations' rulers.
They have resided in Slovakia since the 11th century. Throughout this time, persecution has been common and often extreme. Yet the Jews in this region have prospered. A small number of them remain in Slovakia though a high percentage have emigrated to either the United States or Israel.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Jewish emigration from Eastern Europe is cause for concern among the remaining aged Jewish population. As the older Jews die, the Jewish community dwindles. Many of the younger Jews are not familiar with their Jewish identity. They are non-observant or have assimilated into the Slovakian culture.
There are efforts to keep Jewish culture alive in Slovakia and other countries of Eastern Europe. They are opening Jewish schools, hospitals and retirement homes. Some are promoting Judaic studies in universities. Jewish community centers also promote cultural events such as the Israeli dance, theater, Yiddish and Hebrew lessons, and sports
The Jews in Slovakia are spread throughout the country. Many have become leaders in business and industry.

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. European Jews are extremely diverse in their religious practices.
There are a couple of Jewish denominations, and they greatly vary. Each Jewish denomination maintains synagogues and celebrates the traditional Jewish holiday calendar. Some are more conservative than others. The Orthodox and Conservative groups study the Torah and other parts of Scripture. Reformed Jews are more concerned with Jewish identity than Jewish spirituality. While most European Jews are religiously affiliated, there is a significant minority which is not religious.

What Are Their Needs?

The Jews understand their connection with the Abrahamic covenant. However, they have historically rejected Jesus Christ as Messiah, the one who has fulfilled that covenant.

Prayer Points

Ask the Lord of the harvest to send forth Messianic believers to work among the Jewish communities in Slovakia.
Ask the Holy Spirit to grant wisdom and favor to the mission agencies that are focusing on the European Jews.
Pray that the Jewish people will understand that Jesus is the long-awaited Messiah.
Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among the Slovak-speaking Jews in Slovakia.

Scripture Prayers for the Jewish, Slovak-speaking in Slovakia.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Jewish, Slovak-speaking
People Name in Country Jewish, Slovak-speaking
Natural Name Slovak-speaking Jewish
Pronunciation SLOW-vahk joo
Alternate Names
Population this Country 2,600
Population all Countries 2,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 20825
ROP3 Code 117336
ROP25 Code 303368
ROP25 Name Jewish
Country Slovakia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Slovakia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Map of Jewish, Slovak-speaking in Slovakia
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions (Judaism)
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
90.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
10.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Slovak (2,600 speakers)
Language Code slk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Slovak (2,600 speakers)
Language Code slk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Slovak

Primary Language:  Slovak

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1904-1995)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1913-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1829-2017)
FCBH NT ( Online
YouVersion NT ( Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Slovak Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Slovak YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Slovak YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway scripture Bible Gateway
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Josh Appel - Unsplash 
Map Source People Group location: World Jewish Congress, Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.

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