Jews & Non-Jews Quiz

Today, Jews are in dialogue and cooperation with other religions, even rethinking the definitions of Jewishness and chosenness. But what do you know about the history of the relationship between Jews and non-Jews?

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Qustion 1. Aside from Greek language, what other aspect of Greek life did Jews incorporate into their lives during the rise of Hellenism?

Jews began to use Greek methods of prayer Jews began to author their scriptures in dialogues, like Plato Jews began to think of their ancient heroes such as Moses and Abraham as divine men Jews began to worship Greek gods

Qustion 2. True or false: The biblical and rabbinic attitudes toward non-Jews reflect the presumption that non-Jews are idolaters, and that idolatry is associated with moral deviance.

True False

Qustion 3. In which period did mass amounts of non-Jews convert to Judaism?

Just after the Bar Kokhba Rebellion The Second Temple period The years following the Holocaust Just after the founding of the State of Israel

Qustion 4. Which Jewish movement currently approves of patrilineal descent?

Reform Reconstructionist Conservative Some of these All of these

Qustion 5. Which tractate of the Talmud specifically deals with the subject of non-Jewish worship practices?

Kiddushin Avodah Zarah Yoma Makkot

Qustion 6. What do the Bible and the Talmud have to say about idolatry?

The Bible repeatedly prohibits idolatry, and the rabbis of the Talmud drafted many additional laws to distance Jews from idolatry The Bible is not concerned with idolatry, but the rabbis in the Talmud prohibit idolatry, in order to create a "fence around the Torah" The Bible prohibits certain kinds of idolatry, and the Talmud finds loopholes to make these idolatrous practices permissable The Bible and the Talmud are precisely unanimous in their positions on idolatry

Qustion 7. When the Bible prohibits following in the ways of the Canaanites, what is the immediate context under discussion?

Food practices Sexual practices Murder and idolatry Prayer practices

Qustion 8. True or false: In the Middle Ages, the position solidified among Jewish scholars that Islam was not idolatry.

True False

Qustion 9. Which of the following are popular travel destinations for Israelis exploring other religions?

India and Thailand Italy and Spain Australia and New Zealand Mecca and Medina

Qustion 10. Who said "God does not hear the prayers of the Jews"?

Jesse Jackson, shortly before he began his campaign for President of the United States A guest on the Rush Limbaugh show; Limbaugh agreed and was later forced to apologize The head of the Southern Baptist Convention a number of years ago; many Baptists disagreed The head of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1963; it was later approved into an official SBC resolution
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