Jewish World Today Quiz


Jewish life today is buzzing with tradition and change. How much do you know about current Jewish communal phenomena and trends?

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Qustion 1. What is Birthright Israel?

A volunteer Israeli Army program A two-week trip to Poland and Israel for high school students A 10-day free trip to Israel for Diaspora Jews A semester-long Israeli exchange program for college students

Qustion 2. Who founded the Jewish Renewal Movement?

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Leopold Zunz Abraham Joshua Heschel Arthur Green

Qustion 3. Ba'al Teshuvah is roughly translated to mean what?

An assimilated Jew A non-Zionist A bachelor A repentant sinner

Qustion 4. Who were Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev?

Israeli gold medalists in the summer 2008 Olympics Israeli soldiers kidnapped by Hezbollah in 2006 Israeli astronauts who traveled to the moon in 2005 Israeli soldiers killed in the Gaza War in December 2008

Qustion 5. What year did Menachem Mendel Schneerson--the last Chabad rebbe--die?

1985 1990 1994 1999

Qustion 6. "We wish to remember. But we wish to remember for a purpose, namely to ensure that never again will evil prevail, as it did for the millions of innocent victims of Nazism." Who said this?

Elie Wiesel Ariel Sharon Pope John Paul II Barack Obama

Qustion 7. What is the largest Jewish denomination in the United States?

Reform Reconstructionist Conservative Orthodox

Qustion 8. In 2004, Mel Gibson was accused of anti-Semitism after he produced what film?

Die Hard Passion of the Christ What Women Want Apocalypto

Qustion 9. Which of these is a contemporary question about Jewish outreach efforts?

Should Jewish outreach target non-Jews? Should Jewish outreach target intermarried Jews? Should Jewish outreach be limited to unaffiliated Jews? None of these questions are debated All of these questions are debated

Qustion 10. Members of which of these groups are often great supporters of the State of Israel?

Neturei Karta Hasidim Evangelical Christians Buddhist monks Secular atheists
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