Jewish World Today QuizJewish 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?
Question 4. True or false: According to a 2000 survey, 50% of American Jews believe "it is racist to oppose Jewish gentile marriages."
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?
Pope John Paul II
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?
Some of these
All of these