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Jew, Croatian-speaking in Croatia



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
500 Croatian Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % No   

Jew, Croatian-speaking in Croatia

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Introduction / History
The Jewish community in Croatia dates back to the third century, but there is little information about them until the 10th and 15th centuries. Most of them were killed during Nazi occupation, and most of the survivors fled to Israel after the war, even though they had to renounce their old citizenship and leave almost all their belongings behind. The Jewish population in Croatia is still small to this day.

Where are they located?
Three quarters of Croatia's Jewish community lives in the capital of Zagreb, while others live in three smaller towns spread throughout the country.

What are their lives like?
Although intermarriage with non-Jewish people has been widespread, most of them have a strong Jewish identity. The community building in Zagreb contains a synagogue, an art gallery, a Jewish library, and a Holocaust research center.

Croatian Jewish people are concerned that their government supports ultra-nationalism and the local Croatian population, which views the Jewish community as "outsiders." Antisemitism has gradually been increasing, and many Croatian Jews are leaving the country out of fear.

What are their beliefs?
Though they are officially Jewish, the Croatian Jewish community is fairly secular. Judaism doesn't affect their lives very much. Judaism has more to do with identity than spirituality to most of them.

What are their needs?
Croatian Jews need a spiritual hunger that will drive them to seek and find spiritual answers. They need to find and embrace their messiah, Jeshua (Jesus).

Prayer Points
* Pray for God's protection for Croatia's Jewish population.
* Pray that believers in Croatia will be filled with God's wisdom, understanding, tact, and compassion so they can reach out to the Croatian Jewish people with His saving grace and love.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement to emerge among Croatian-speaking Jews.

References
https://www.timesofisrael.com/croatian-jews-to-snub-holocaust-day-commemoration/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Croatia
https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/news/1.766992
https://www.quora.com/Do-the-Croatian-people-hate-the-Jewish-people

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Country: Croatia
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Jew, Croatian-speaking
People Name General: Jew, Croatian-speaking
ROP3 Code: 117335
Joshua Project People ID: 20824
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 500
Population all Countries: 500
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Jews
People Cluster: Jews
People Name General: Jew, Croatian-speaking
Ethnic Code: CMT35
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Language
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Primary Language: Croatian (500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hrv    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions85.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious14.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant50.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic50.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1564-1992
New Testament:
1563-1983
Complete Bible: 1804-2007
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Portions
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Croatian
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Biblica's Croatian
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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