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Metropolitan Tel Aviv, with 2.5 million Jews, is the world's largest Jewish city.
It is followed by New York, with 1.9 million, Haifa 655,000, Los Angeles 621,000, Jerusalem 570,000, and southeast Florida 514,000.
Even if we exclude Israel from these figures, it takes only eight countries to reach that figure. North American Anglo Jewry (The United States and Canada) comprises 71% of the Diaspora and 46.4% of total world Jewry.
The total Jewish Anglo-Saxon population comprises 76.8% of the Diaspora.
Some 150 Iraqi Jews have managed to leave the country in the past five years, leaving just 38 Jews in Baghdad, and a handful in the Kurdish-controlled northern areas of the country. Whereas Baghdad once had 53 active synagogues, only one remains open.
Amazingly, Saddam Hussein's regime has in recent years shown reasonable tolerance toward the Jewish community, even refurbishing the tombs of Yechezkiel Hanavi and Ezra Ha Sofer (also considered sacred by Muslims), as well as that of Yonah.
These sobering figures reflect how severely Jewish population growth has slowed down over the past 40 years.
Even a fertility increase of 0.4% will add millions of Jews over the next 50 years. As we know, the distribution of the Jewish population now is completely different from before WW II.
While in the 13 years following the Holocaust the Jewish population grew by one million, it took another 38 years for it to grow another million.Claims by Reform in Russia are widely exaggerated, with many of the Reform communities barely existing or not at all.Orthodox shuls are the majority in Germany too, though other streams of Judaism remain well represented.Cities that can be counted here include Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, Caracas, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Moscow, Saratov, Tula, Kiev, Budapest, Berlin and Manchester amongst others.In Russia and other former Soviet countries, Orthodoxy is the overwhelming presence.
By 2080, the data suggested, the Jewish community there would be virtually non-existent.