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Jewish Cities Quiz

Name the world metro areas that have the highest Jewish population.
  • According to Wikipedia
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Jun 09, 2017
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# Jews
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3,214,800
2,028,200
708,000
687,000
662,450
535,000
381,900
# Jews
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291,800
285,950
283,000
276,445
261,100
244,000
228,000
# Jews
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200,000
199,000
172,000
100,000
89,000
88,765
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level 17
Jul 18, 2011
I got 15/20. I'm surprised about Buenos Aires. You learn something new everyday. :)
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level 67
Dec 16, 2015
There are barriers in front of all the temples in Buenos Aires to prevent terrorist bombers from driving up onto the sidewalk to blowup the temple. It's pretty nuts. There is a large enough Jewish population in Buenos Aires to warrant that.
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level 56
Dec 23, 2015
More like there is a large enough anti-Jewish population to warrant that.
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level 68
Jun 10, 2017
Also try the Top 20 Most Jewish Countries quiz.
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level 23
Jul 18, 2011
Wow, Buenos Aires?
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level 66
Nov 13, 2012
If you remember, there was a bomb planted at a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, possibly with the support of the Iranian regime. Which is a good sign (unfortunately) of a significant Jewish population. Add to that the anti-Semitic fixation of the junta that held power in the 1970s and that imprisoned Jewish journalists such as Jacobo Timerman. While it doesn'r require a sizeable Jewish population to support anti-semitism (see modern Poland as an example), it's a good marker.
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level 70
Jan 27, 2013
There is actually virulent hatred toward Jews growing all over the world today, and more often than not it seems to be growing in places where there are few to no Jews left as they have been killed or chased away. In Europe it's as bad it has ever been since the end of WW2, and the once robust Jewish communities there have never recovered since the Holocaust- most are completely gone; all over the Muslim world it's worse than it has ever been, and since 1948 open hostility toward Jews has convinced all but a handful to leave these places. Communities with roots stretching back hundreds or thousands of years were displaced.. they all ran to the US or Israel or Canada as seen here. But hatred of Jews continued to grow even after all the Jews left. Now you have people who typically have never met a Jewish person before in their life, convinced that all Jews are some monstrous caricature. I should know. I live in Saudi Arabia. No Jews here. Hateful things in the paper every day, though.
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level 22
Jul 18, 2013
Yeah, I think my world history teacher told me that they were planning on putting the 'Jewish Homeland' in Argentina rather than Israel in the 40s.
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level 70
Sep 21, 2013
In the 1840s? The state of Israel was founded in 1948. By that point they had stopped talking about creating a Jewish homeland anywhere else, though long before that in the 1800s mostly there were discussions and even a few attempts all over the place, including Texas, parts of Canada, Siberia, the Crimean, Cyprus, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, New Guinea, and even Uganda- briefly the frontrunner.
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level 70
Sep 21, 2013
though their homeland was always, truly, in Israel.
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level 40
Feb 25, 2015
He might have meant 1940s kalbahamut.
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level 70
May 11, 2015
If he meant the 1940s then, as I pointed out, he was wrong. By 1940 nobody was talking about a Jewish homeland anywhere other than Israel. In the late 19th and early 20th century they were, but not in the 1940s.
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level 70
May 11, 2015
Andinia Plan, and though many other similar proposals during this period were taken seriously, this one sounds like it might just be conspiracy theory.
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level 69
Jun 19, 2015
Just found it because I remembered about José Pekermann
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level 47
Oct 5, 2016
I was surprised about Buenos Aires, too
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level 14
Jul 18, 2011
12/20 but I did get Buenos Aires. Forgot about San Francisco and Washington...
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level 19
Jul 18, 2011
Surprised more Israeli cities aren't on the list. Ashdod for example, more than 200,000 in population and I would imagine mostly Jewish.
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level 70
Jan 12, 2013
about half the population of Israel is Muslim or other religions, though.
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level 26
Mar 17, 2014
Not accurate really it's closer to 30%. Although it is a common misconception that Israel is 90%+ jewish
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level 70
May 11, 2015
It depends on what you count as Israel. Throw in the West Bank and "about half" is accurate.
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level 69
Nov 4, 2015
Ashdod is almost exclusively Jewish though. It's included in the metro area of Tel Aviv, just like any other major cities in the general central area of Israel. That leaves few othe contenders.
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level 55
Jul 18, 2011
according to wiki 95% of the people in Ashdod are Jewish
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level 16
Jul 19, 2011
Got 9, I did get Buenos Aires (after all, I live there :P)
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level 28
Nov 8, 2011
Cool. I got 16. Never would have guessed Buenos Aires.
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level 22
Nov 21, 2011
I wonder how many poland would have had on here? if it weren't for you know
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level 40
Dec 25, 2012
I remember talking to this guy at the jewish cemetery in Warsaw. He was saying very few Jews live in Warsaw... or Poland overall.
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level 70
Jan 12, 2013
well, yeah, now.. the guy before you was making the point that there might be a lot there if they weren't all killed or chased away. There were huge Jewish communities in Germany, Poland, etc. prior to the Holocaust. Some Muslim cities like Tehran, Alexandria and a few others might have also make the list except for the huge displacement of Jews from Arab/Muslim lands following 1948. But then again we could play this game all day as Jews have been getting chased out of their homes pretty much for as long as there have been Jews.
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level 70
Sep 21, 2013
Throughout history various places have been centers of the Jewish diaspora. Now and in recent history it is/has been New York and Tel Aviv, but at other times it has been Iraq (Babylon), Spain, Russia, Syria, Yemen, and Poland. Poland was a huge center of Jewish culture up until WW2. Many of the Jews that became the first Israelis came from Poland.
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level 33
Feb 11, 2015
It's heartbreaking to me to have listed so many European cities only to have them all bounce in favor of American cities. I tried them all and to ythink they don't have more than 100,000 citizens in these cities because they were killed or fled? To St. Louis, Portland, Seattle...not places you think of as Jewish--a huge adjustment when I moved to Oregon from Los Angeles, where almost all of my friends had been Jewish throughout my life. When Portland is more Jewish than any city in Germany? Don't try any of that denial crap on me!
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level 69
Nov 4, 2015
Who exactly was denying anything?Anyhow, I'm quite happy being a jew in Belgium at the moment I must say. We have a thriving community and the government is actually doing a lot for us. Antisemitism is really rare, except in some areas dominated by you know who. Anyhow, they're easy to avoid.
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level 21
Feb 8, 2012
I am a fail.
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level 27
May 31, 2012
Typing in Berlin cos you're M3NT4L.
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level 12
Oct 25, 2012
10/20....other than Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem..all others were calculated guesses for me.. interesting quiz though!
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level 62
Jan 30, 2013
I'd be curious to see where the quizmaster got this information from. Growing up in Johannesburg, South Africa - there is a very large Jewish community, so much so that there are a number of Jewish schools all over. Not saying the figures are wrong, I'd just be interested to see how large the Jewish population in Johannesburg is.
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level 42
May 19, 2014
My dad grew up in Johannesburg and describes as it as being a very large Jewish community. According to Wikipedia, the Jewish pop. in Johannesburg of today is 66,000. At its peak in the 70's it numbered over 100,000 Jews. Following the revolution in 1994 about half of South Africa's Jews left the country for Israel, America and Australia. So yes, if this were 40 years ago, Johannesburg would probably be included on the above list. But then again, so would many, many other cities.
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level 67
Mar 7, 2013
Take a look at this website - http://www.citypopulation.de/Israel.html Non-Jews are about 15-20% of the total population, but the overwhelming majority live in one of the 3 major urban areas (Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa) or in urban areas with minimal numbers of Jews (Nazareth, for instance).
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level 19
Jan 7, 2014
According to Wikipedia, via The Daily Beast, Atlanta, Georgia, has a Jewish population of 260,300.
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level 63
Apr 13, 2014
Here's an interesting Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_population_by_urban_areas It seems to say the metro area of Atlanta ranks 11th in terms of Jewish population, but the number is relatively small. Maybe the number on the Wiki page is the city population of Jews and that is what this quiz uses.
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level 56
Mar 17, 2015
Tel Aviv has a population of less than half a million...
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level 47
Jun 4, 2017
No actually.
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level 62
Sep 3, 2017
The quiz specifies metro population. With that caveat, the population of Tel Aviv is closer to 4 million.
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level 55
Apr 14, 2015
I'm guessing that Tel Aviv includes Rishon LeTzion, even though they are separate cities???
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level 69
Nov 4, 2015
And Ashdod and Petah Tikva and Netanya etc. It's very encompassing.
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level 66
Jun 2, 2015
as a muslim I have no problem with jews just because of their believes. anybody has the right to practice his/ her traditions. but Israel has done such savage thing that every human is ashamed of. Israel is not a state, but just a blood stain carved on the land of Palestine. a land which muslims, Christians and jews lived together a long time.
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level 57
Aug 24, 2015
hebron 1929 is all i can say. and that was before the state of israel existed. sure, muslims and jews lived together in peace, you go on believing that...
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level 69
Nov 4, 2015
Ah yes, islam, the religion of peace, as is proven every day. I'm a Jew, have no family in Israel, have never been to Israel and am not planning to ever go to Israel. How exactly is Israel my problem? Everything to justify anti-Semitism.
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level 47
Oct 5, 2016
Nobody said Israel is your problem. Israel is Israel's (and Palestine's and other foreign governments') problem. And by the way, Islam, just like Judaism and Christianity and every other religion, is founded on peace. Terrorist groups twist the teachings of Islam to accomplish their own ends, but nowhere in the Quran is violence or hatred against others ever promoted.
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level 59
Sep 5, 2017
No one has mistreated and murdered Muslims nearly as badly, in quantity or degree of depredation, as Arabs.No place in the Middle East is as solicitous of Muslims' rights and freedoms as Israel.
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level 40
Nov 11, 2015
I think the Miami one is way off!
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level 34
May 28, 2016
I all got all except Baltimore. Thought it was included in D.C.
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level 47
Oct 5, 2016
Baltimore and D.C. are often included in the same metropolitan area (though sometimes they aren't), but the quiz specifies that it's the city itself excluding metro area
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level 57
Jun 7, 2016
In 1939 Warsaw would have been 2nd on this list. In fact, many of the top cities would be in Poland, Ukraine, and the Baltic States. It should be remembered that it was not only the SS who played a role in changing this but also Nazi collaborators who organized pogroms against the Jews. Footage of this happening during Operation Barbarossa can still be found.
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level 63
Sep 25, 2016
Religion of any kind is the cancer of our civilization. It is religion that tells people what to believe, who to hate, who to follow, how to act. Human beings it seems have to have other human beings tell them how to behave and act in the world as if they know better. No person can be really free (that is free thinking and acting) while harnessed to a religion.
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level 47
Oct 5, 2016
While some people twist religion to accomplish their own goals, religion in a true form seems to be the very essence of freedom. No religion (well, no major religion at least) tells people to hate others - they are all founded on the principles of love and peace, and many people use religion to cope with the world. They use it to seek guidance, but they aren't slaves to it; they simply feel the need for comfort or help and turn to religion for that help. I have many very religious friends who have read whatever religious texts they follow and have interpreted those texts freely, and applied them in the ways they see fit. Religion is a guideline for how to be kind and be a good person, not a dictation of how you must lead your life.
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level 70
Mar 1, 2017
essence of freedom? Are you kidding? Islam literally means submission. They say "peace," but really, it means the peace one finds through submission to the will of god. Freedom from freedom. "the other thing," as Nick Fury put it at the beginning of The Avengers.

Christianity meanwhile promotes total slavish devotion to a god man and the silly Iron Age morality he professed to follow, and like Islam promises as reward for this an eternity of life in a celestial North Korea as the late great Chris Hitchens described it.

Not a dictation of how to lead your life? Again, are you kidding? Your heretical hypocritical apostate friends might view it that way, but certainly they would have been put to death for proposing such a thing not long ago in the Christian world, or today in parts of the Muslim world. Whether it's shariah law, Mosaic law, the barbarism of Exodus and Leviticus, or the eight-fold path, religion is not exactly a choose your own adventure book.
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level 70
Mar 1, 2017
Good men will do good and evil men will do evil, but for a good man to do evil requires religion.
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level 47
Jun 4, 2017
I have to say I am relieved to see no backlash. Although, I can understand, nobody wants to challenge kalbahamut, especially not after that.
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level 59
Sep 5, 2017
And without religion, people would all get along? No one would try to control others, no one would fight, no one would look to others for what to think and how to act, no one would kill out of tribal identity, etc? All would be enlightened? Or do you that all those things would happen, for new reasons around new totems of identity and (secular) dogma, but that those things would then properly be terms religion in turn? More precisely, are you saying (a year ago, lol) that you believe theologically-tinged social structures are more dangerous than others, or that society/tribalism lead to social control/frictions?
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level 70
Sep 6, 2017
Tribalism is a huge problem facing society. Tribalism that supposedly is from and/or supported by an omniscient god is even more of a problem as it's harder to argue against with reason and it arouses greater passions in individuals than most other forms. So, yes, theologically-tinged social structures do pose a unique and especially potent danger to society. But getting rid of them, even if that were possible, will not extinguish all evil. Who said that it would? And this is all beside the point anyway as even a person who believe that religion is a force for good should be able to read BlankMind's comment above and see that it's nonsense.
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level 47
Oct 5, 2016
This quiz becomes a lot easier when you realize you can get half of the answers by guessing large American cities :)
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level 37
Aug 30, 2017
I don't think this can be correct. Ashdod and Ashkelon should both be there.
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level 57
Sep 3, 2017
Would be interesting to pair this quiz with one asking about Jewish cities 100 years ago.
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level 49
Sep 3, 2017
Hey Quizmaster! How do you put images in quizzes, like in KoljiVriVoda's Partial Flag Image quizzes? I would like to do some quizzes like those myself.
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level ∞
Sep 4, 2017
You can do it by using html tags. For example:

<img src="http://www.something.com/image.jpg">

However, we don't approve most image quizzes because of a variety of issues including

1) Copyright restrictions (the main one)
2) Images that are larger than necessary
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level 25
Sep 3, 2017
My score: 17/20. I've missed Montréal, Atlanta and Be'er Sheva, while I've guessed cities as San Diego and Buenos Aires.
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level 59
Sep 3, 2017
"The Angels?"
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level 27
Sep 3, 2017
I got 12/20 and thought that would be good, but I didn't beat many people. I am quite surprised about Moscow being there though
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level 33
Sep 5, 2017
I was just putting in stupid, big cities for no reason tryna find out the last few... Tokyo, no... Beijing, no... Buenos Aires, WHAT?!?!?!
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level 68
Sep 17, 2017
Beersheba is wrong. According to Wikipedia, the population of Beersheba includes 177,000 Jews. Beersheba "Metropolitan Area" - which is a massive area that stretches out across the desert to include the towns of Sderot, Arad and Dimona, has 212,000 Jews, still a lot less than the 381,900 figure shown in this quiz.
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