Who is a Jew Quiz


There are many kinds of Jews, and many legal definitions of Jewishness. How much do you know about the spectrum of Jewish identity?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Which of these is not one of the steps of a traditional conversion?

Immersion in a ritual pool Brit milah (for men) Acceptance of all the mitzvot, including keeping Shabbat and kashrut The marriage ceremony

Qustion 2. True or false: The terms Converso, Marrano, New Christian, and Crypto-Jew are all intermittently applied to describe the same group of people.

True False

Qustion 3. What geographical region does the term "Ashkenazic" literally refer to?

Poland Russia Tunisia Germany

Qustion 4. In Reform synagogues, are non-Jews permitted to become members?

Yes No Yes, but only on a special designated "supporter" membership

Qustion 5. What is the historical definition of a Jew?

Anyone who swears fealty to the Jewish God Anyone born to a Jewish mother or who converts to Judaism Anyone who takes the religion of Judaism upon themselves Anyone who has eaten wine and challah on Shabbat

Qustion 6. What is giyur?

A convert A potential convert Conversion A descendant of one of the Seven Nations

Qustion 7. What is the name of the Judeo-Spanish language?

Ashkenazic Esperanto Ladino Yiddish

Qustion 8. Which of these is not a main reason that people visit Israel?

To see the site of the Holy Temple To visit the original location of Mt. Sinai To walk in Jesus’ footsteps To dip in the healing waters of the Red Sea

Qustion 9. Which of these is not a Sephardic holiday custom?

Whipping each other with scallions on Passover Eating rice and legumes on Passover Singing the "Had Gadya" song Eating a series of special foods as omens for a good new year

Qustion 10. Which of these factors complicate the "Who is a Jew?" conversation in Israel?

Patrilineal descent Different conversion standards in different Jewish denominations The fact that there is no separation of church and state in Israel All of these None of these
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