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 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

Qustion 2. 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 3. 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 4. The Law of Return

Grants Israeli citizenship to any Jewish person Grants Israeli citizenship to anyone with a single Jewish grandparent or a Jewish spouse Grants Israeli citizenship to some people whom Israel's rabbinate does not consider Jewish All of these None of these

Qustion 5. What is the first step to converting to Judaism in the Reform approach?

Immersion in a ritual bath Taking a series of classes Marrying a Jew Saying a prayer solidifying a potential convert's commitment

Qustion 6. Why is Philip Roth's novel Portnoy's Complaint sometimes seen as anti-Semitic?

It portrays Jewish men as sexually deviant It portrays Jewish men as inclined to prey on gentile women It portrays Jewish women as nagging and sexually uninterested All of these None of these

Qustion 7. 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 8. Which of the following is not one of the main religious groups of Jews?

Priests Levites Yisraelim Karaites Kohanim

Qustion 9. What is a kohen?

A descendant of Aaron, the High Priest Someone whose ancestor was Levi, the third son of Jacob Someone who is permitted to recite the Priestly Benediction on festivals in synagogue All of these None of these

Qustion 10. 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
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