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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. How many Jews are there in the world today?
 Between 6 and 7 million
 Between 13 and 14 million
 Between 22 and 23 million
 There is no accurate data about this

 

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. According to National Jewish Population Surveys, between 1990 and 2000 the American Jewish population decreased by how many people?
 50,000
 100,000
 200,000
 300,000

 

Question 4. Members of which of these groups are often great supporters of the State of Israel?
 Neturei Karta Hasidim
 Evangelical Christians
 Buddhist monks
 Secular atheists

 

Question 5. 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 6. Which of these countries has a Jewish population?
 The Philippines
 South Korea
 Singapore
 Some of these
 All of these

 

Question 7. "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