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  5/5/2014, Iyar 5, 5774

Report: Tel Aviv is the Largest Jewish Metro Area


Tel Aviv is the largest Jewish metropolitan area in the world, according to a Monday-morning report by the Yisrael Hayom daily. Research by demographer Sergio della Pergola for the Ministry of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs shows that Tel Aviv-Yafo (Jaffa) and the surrounding Gush Dan area of central Israel are home to 3,120,900 Jews.

The second largest Jewish metropolitan area is New York City with about 2.1 million Jews. The steady decline of the Jewish population in the United States has brought the American Jewish population to 5.425 million.