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. Why did the rabbis forbid drinking wine prepared by Gentiles?

Because drunkenness is a vice Because gentiles in the Middle Ages used to poison wine that they gave to Jews Because gentiles might have used their wine in idolatrous libations All of the above

Qustion 2. 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 3. What was the name for the synthesis of Judaism with Greek ideas?

Dialectics Hellenism Evangelism Plato's Dialogues

Qustion 4. 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

Qustion 5. Which Jewish movement currently approves of patrilineal descent?

Reform Reconstructionist Conservative Some of these All of these

Qustion 6. 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 7. 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 8. Which tractate of the Talmud specifically deals with the subject of non-Jewish worship practices?

Kiddushin Avodah Zarah Yoma Makkot

Qustion 9. 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 10. Why did rabbis in the Talmud often temper restrictive laws that separated Jews from non-Jews?

Because they recognized that Jews could learn a lot from non-Jewish beliefs and practices Because the reality was that Jews and non-Jews were intermarrying, so they needed to make some concessions Because they began to redefine idolatry, and they stopped considering certain religions idolatrous Because they wanted to maintain positive relations with non-Jews, and avoid negative associations with Judaism
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