Modern History QuizQuestions of national identity and Jewish identity were central to the experience of modernity for Jews everywhere. How much do you know about Jewish history since 1650?
Question 1. Who was the first Prime Minister of Israel?
David Ben Gurion
Question 2. What percentage of European Jewry perished in the Holocaust?
Question 3. True or false: Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism, was an Orthodox Jew.
Question 4. Who was the Baal Shem Tov?
The founder of Hasidism
An early modern Sephardic leader
A famous cheder teacher in Poland
The rabbi of Vilna, famous for creating a golem
Question 5. German Jews emigrated to America in the mid 19th century primarily because of
The failure of movements advocating revolution and reform
All of the above
Question 6. The first aliyah movement to Palestine started in what year?
Question 7. Who was the American President at the time of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty?
George H.W. Bush
Question 8. Who founded the Jewish Renewal Movement?
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Question 9. What year did Menachem Mendel Schneerson--the last Chabad rebbe--die?
Question 10. What is the largest Jewish denomination in the United States?