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?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. 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 2. At present, 90% of the Jews in Africa live in what country?

Zimbabwe Egypt Ethiopia South Africa

Qustion 3. 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 4. Which of these is NOT a demographic challenge facing the North American Jewish community?

Aging of the Jewish population Increased rates of intermarriage Declining rates of conversion A large percentage of children of mixed marriages identifying themselves as Jewish

Qustion 5. True or false: In 2002, President George W. Bush signed an executive order banning faith-based organizations from considering religion in their hiring processes.

True False

Qustion 6. Which Jewish movement currently approves of patrilineal descent?

Reform Reconstructionist Conservative Some of these All of these

Qustion 7. According to National Jewish Population Surveys, between 1990 and 2000 the American Jewish population decreased by how many people?

50,000 100,000 200,000 300,000

Qustion 8. Who founded the Jewish Renewal Movement?

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Leopold Zunz Abraham Joshua Heschel Arthur Green

Qustion 9. How many Jews are there in the world today?

Between 6 and 7 million Between 13 and 14 million Between 22 and 23 million There is no accurate data about this

Qustion 10. What is the largest Jewish denomination in the United States?

Reform Reconstructionist Conservative Orthodox
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