My Jewish Learning

Who is a Jew Quiz

There are many kinds of Jews, and many legal definitions of Jewishness. How much do you know about the spectrum of Jewish identity?

Question 1. Which of these is not a modern Jewish identity?
 A Korean Reform Jewish woman rabbi
 A black Hasidic rapper
 A Jewish Buddhist
 An Orthodox feminist
 None of these


Question 2. In Reform synagogues, are non-Jews permitted to become members?
 Yes, but only on a special designated "supporter" membership


Question 3. True or false: All Conservative rabbis will agree to convert a Jew if the primary motivation for the conversion is marriage.


Question 4. What geographical region does the term "Ashkenazic" literally refer to?


Question 5. True or false: The terms Converso, Marrano, New Christian, and Crypto-Jew are all intermittently applied to describe the same group of people.


Question 6. What is the historical definition of a Jew?
 Anyone who swears fealty to the Jewish God
 Anyone born to a Jewish mother or who converts to Judaism
 Anyone who takes the religion of Judaism upon themselves
 Anyone who has eaten wine and challah on Shabbat


Question 7. According to Commentary Magazine, about what percentage of the American Jewish population feels a strong or very strong emotional pull toward Israel?