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?

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Qustion 1. What finding in the 2001 American Jewish Identity Survey caused a major stir-up?

Over half of all American Jews intermarry Nearly half of American Jews do not belong to a synagogue 3/4 of American Jews do not believe in God All American Jews will be assimilated or Orthodox by 2050

Qustion 2. 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 3. What is the name of the Judeo-Spanish language?

Ashkenazic Esperanto Ladino Yiddish

Qustion 4. 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 5. 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 6. 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 7. Which of the following movements accepts patrilineal descent as an acceptable component toward establishing a person's Jewish status?

Ger Hasidism Reconstructionist Judaism Conservative Judaism Orthodox Judaism

Qustion 8. True or false: Before he was killed, the reporter Daniel Pearl affirmed his identity by proclaiming to his captors: "I am a Jew."

True False

Qustion 9. Which of these Jewish symbols is not specific to Ashkenazic culture?

Tefillin (phylacteries) Bagels Yiddish Black hats

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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