Who is a Jew QuizThere are many kinds of Jews, and many legal definitions of Jewishness. How much do you know about the spectrum of Jewish identity?
Question 1. What is a kohen?
A descendant of Aaron, the High Priest
Someone whose ancestor was Levi, the third son of Jacob
Someone who is permitted to recite the Priestly Benediction on festivals in synagogue
All of these
None of these
Question 2. What geographical region does the term "Ashkenazic" literally refer to?
Question 3. Who was the first person to identify the phenomenon of self-hating Jews?
Question 4. What is the first step to converting to Judaism in the Reform approach?
Immersion in a ritual bath
Taking a series of classes
Marrying a Jew
Saying a prayer solidifying a potential convert's commitment
Question 5. What finding in the 2001 American Jewish Identity Survey caused a major stir-up?
Over half of all American Jews intermarry
Nearly half of American Jews do not belong to a synagogue
3/4 of American Jews do not believe in God
All American Jews will be assimilated or Orthodox by 2050
Question 6. True or false: Before he was killed, the reporter Daniel Pearl affirmed his identity by proclaiming to his captors: "I am a Jew."
Question 7. Which of these Jewish symbols is not specific to Ashkenazic culture?