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 a modern Jewish identity?

A Korean Reform Jewish woman rabbi A black Hasidic rapper A Jewish Buddhist An Orthodox feminist None of these

Qustion 2. 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 3. What does the word Mizrahi mean?

Eastern Ancient Not One of Us Sephardic

Qustion 4. When did cultural Jewish identity--which removed religion from the equation--begin to emerge?

In the Middle Ages, when heretics were excommunicated After the Holocaust, when Jews lost their faith During and after the Enlightenment, as Jews were exposed to new secular culture forms and religious affiliation became voluntary Never; cultural Judaism always has some aspect of religion in it

Qustion 5. What is giyur?

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

Qustion 6. 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 7. Who was the first person to identify the phenomenon of self-hating Jews?

Karl Marx Theodor Herzl Karl Straus Golda Meir

Qustion 8. 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 9. According to Commentary Magazine, about what percentage of the American Jewish population feels a strong or very strong emotional pull toward Israel?

0% 10% 50% 75% 100%

Qustion 10. 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
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