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Jewish World Today Quiz

Jewish life today is buzzing with tradition and change. How much do you know about current Jewish communal phenomena and trends?



Question 1. Which of these is NOT a demographic challenge facing the North American Jewish community?
 Aging of the Jewish population
 Increased rates of intermarriage
 Declining rates of conversion
 A large percentage of children of mixed marriages identifying themselves as Jewish

 

Question 2. What is Birthright Israel?
 A volunteer Israeli Army program
 A two-week trip to Poland and Israel for high school students
 A 10-day free trip to Israel for Diaspora Jews
 A semester-long Israeli exchange program for college students

 

Question 3. What is the largest Jewish denomination in the United States?
 Reform
 Reconstructionist
 Conservative
 Orthodox

 

Question 4. True or false: According to a 2000 survey, 50% of American Jews believe "it is racist to oppose Jewish gentile marriages."
 True
 False

 

Question 5. "We wish to remember. But we wish to remember for a purpose, namely to ensure that never again will evil prevail, as it did for the millions of innocent victims of Nazism." Who said this?
 Elie Wiesel
 Ariel Sharon
 Pope John Paul II
 Barack Obama

 

Question 6. Who were Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev?
 Israeli gold medalists in the summer 2008 Olympics
 Israeli soldiers kidnapped by Hezbollah in 2006
 Israeli astronauts who traveled to the moon in 2005
 Israeli soldiers killed in the Gaza War in December 2008

 

Question 7. Which Jewish movement currently approves of patrilineal descent?
 Reform
 Reconstructionist
 Conservative
 Some of these
 All of these