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Prominent Jewish Women in History

How much do you know about these prominent women in Jewish history?



Question 1. What is the name of the poem by Emma Lazarus that is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty?
 "The New Colossus"
 "The Test"
 "The New Prophet"
 "Welcome to America"

 

Question 2. Which famous Jewish actress played a young Bette Midler in the 1988 film Beaches?
 Sarah Silverman
 Mayim Bialik
 Fanny Brice
 Cynthia Ozick

 

Question 3. What country did Hannah Senesh parachute into during WWII as a spy for the Palmach?
 Poland
 China
 Yugoslavia
 Italy

 

Question 4. Which 16th-century Jewish philanthropist helped hundreds of other Jews escape Spain and Portugal?
 Selena Gomez
 Dona Gracia Nasi
 Rachel Lopez
 Deena De Malchuta Deena

 

Question 5. Described in the Talmud as a scholar, Beruriah was married to which rabbi?
 Moses
 Meir
 Shmuel
 Shamai

 

Question 6. Who was the first woman to be ordained as a rabbi in Germany?
 Regina Jonas
 Alicia Jo Rabins
 Bess Myerson
 Bella Abzug

 

Question 7. Where did Sally Priesand, the first American woman to be ordained, receive rabbinic ordination?
 Jewish Theological Seminary
 Hebrew Union College
 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
 Yeshiva University