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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?

Question 1. 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


Question 2. What is the literal translation of the oft-debated word in the Book of Isaiah, which Christians believe predicts Jesus' birth?
 "Virgin" or "young woman"
 "Lord" or "master of the property"
 "King" or "messiah"
 None of these


Question 3. 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


Question 4. Which of the following is among the Noahide laws?
 Prohibiting murder
 Prohibiting idolatry
 Prohibiting robbery
 A and C only
 All of these


Question 5. In the United States, approximately how many people convert to Judaism each year?


Question 6. 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


Question 7. What was the name for the synthesis of Judaism with Greek ideas?
 Plato's Dialogues