Jews & Non-Jews QuizToday, 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. True or false: Some Christian denominations ordain women as priests.
Question 2. 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
Question 3. In the United States, approximately how many people convert to Judaism each year?
Question 4. Who said "All those words of Jesus of Nazareth and of this Ishmaelite [Muhammad] who arose after him are only to make straight the path for the messianic king and to prepare the whole world to serve the Lord together"?
Pope John Paul II
R. Shimon bar Yohai
Question 5. 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
Question 6. Which of these laws was originally meant to separate Jews from non-Jews?
Not drinking wine with non-Jews
Not eating food cooked by non-Jews
Not reading books written by non-Jews
A and B only
All of these
Question 7. True or false: Jewish tradition holds that a special covenant between God and Noah established moral precepts for non-Jews.