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Jewish Cities Quiz

Name the world metro areas that have the highest Jewish population.
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Last updated: June 09, 2017
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# Jews
City
3,214,800
Tel Aviv
2,028,200
New York City
708,000
Haifa
687,000
Jerusalem
662,450
Los Angeles
535,000
Miami
381,900
Beersheba
# Jews
City
291,800
Chicago
285,950
Philadelphia
283,000
Paris
276,445
Washington D.C.
261,100
Boston
244,000
Buenos Aires
228,000
San Francisco
# Jews
City
200,000
Toronto
199,000
Atlanta
172,000
London
100,000
Moscow
89,000
San Diego
88,765
Montreal
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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 21
Feb 8, 2012
I am a fail.
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level 35
May 31, 2012
Typing in Berlin cos you're M3NT4L.
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level 65
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 70
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 60
Apr 14, 2015
I'm guessing that Tel Aviv includes Rishon LeTzion, even though they are separate cities???
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level 75
Nov 4, 2015
And Ashdod and Petah Tikva and Netanya etc. It's very encompassing.
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level 70
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 56
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 75
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 52
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 67
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 75
Apr 5, 2018
There are still Muslims, Christians and Jews living together in Israel today. This includes 1.6 million Arabic speaking Muslims and Christians. Those who live within the internationally accepted borders of the state and have Israeli citizenship enjoy all the rights of other citizens, which includes the right to worship freely and openly, the right to open and attend places of worship, the right to marry within their own community's laws and customs, the right to vote, the right to run for and hold public office, etc. No cities in Israel are off-limits to religious minorities (though many are off-limits to Jews. Sites with historical and religious significance are revered and safe guarded within Israel.

The same cannot accurately be said for any of Israeli's neighbors, where (to varying degrees) religious and ethnic minorities have been persecuted or chased out, where they do not enjoy freedom of worship, where they might not be eligible for citizenship.
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level 75
Apr 5, 2018
I spent several months in Israel and lived for some time in an "Arab" "Palestinian" village (Beit Hanina, right next to the separation wall). I met and spoke with many "Arab" Israelis. Some were not happy with the Israeli government or the police or the IDF, some did not much care for Jews, but all of them were happy to be living in Israel and not, for example, in Syria or Egypt or Saudi Arabia.
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level 67
Oct 4, 2018
Muslims stole the Holy Land from the Christians. You have no claim against Israel or the Jews
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level 75
Nov 13, 2018
Justice for Canaanites!
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level 45
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 52
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 61
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 67
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 52
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 75
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 75
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 49
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 67
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 75
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
Sep 25, 2017
How do you define good and evil without God?
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level 75
Apr 5, 2018
I think the interesting question is how does one define good and evil (without god is irrelevant, to me, as with god doesn't help in the definition at all).

I think all of us have within us an innate ability to figure out when something is good or not. Unless we are sociopaths. And actually religion does a lot to pervert this. Which is the point. Because while any man uncorrupted by religious ideas would probably see the murder of thousands of innocent people as something bad. But... if you tell a man that by doing this you are doing god's will, then that might be enough to convince him to fly a plane into a building and while he's doing it be convinced that he's doing something good. But I admit that this doesn't really satisfy my own desire for objectivity.

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level 75
Apr 5, 2018
Probably the best argument I've seen made for an objective secular morality is laid out by Sam Harris in his book The Moral Landscape. It's too long to get into detail here, but in essence, he submits that if we try to envision a world of perfect good- everyone in it is content, fulfilled, happy, peaceful, loved, etc. And if we try to envision a world of perfect evil- this is a world where all living creatures endure maximum suffering, excruciating intolerable pain 24/7.
Taking these two extremes as the basis for defining what is good and what is evil he then narrows his focus and says, okay, what things that we do lead more to outcomes closer to the first extreme, and less to outcomes closer to the last extreme. And we can objectively measure this. So... ok, take slavery, which the Bible and Quran both endorse and say is okay. We can look at societies that practice it and those who don't. Which society produces more contentment and fulfilment, and which produces more suffering?
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level 75
Apr 5, 2018
I'm not even sure I agree with Sam and the premise that good and evil can be objective but he makes the strongest case that I've ever heard. On the other hand I've listened to people like William Lane Craig lay out the argument that all morality comes from God and that just seems like complete and utter nonsense to me.
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level 77
Apr 8, 2018
I'd recommend Ravi Zacharias for a good explanation of the Christian belief in the moral lawgiver (his writings and speeches are excellent for any kind of Christian apologetics actually).

https://rzim.org/just-thinking/must-the-moral-law-have-a-lawgiver/
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level 52
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 43
Aug 30, 2017
I don't think this can be correct. Ashdod and Ashkelon should both be there.
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level 58
Sep 3, 2017
Would be interesting to pair this quiz with one asking about Jewish cities 100 years ago.
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level 64
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 40
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 64
Sep 3, 2017
"The Angels?"
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level 32
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 43
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 71
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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level 48
Oct 21, 2017
I'm surprised L.A. isn't 3rd, grew up there...
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