Jewish World Today QuizJewish life today is buzzing with tradition and change. How much do you know about current Jewish communal phenomena and trends?
Question 1. 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 2. Which of these occured in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks?
Jewish religious schools added classes on Jewish-Muslim relations
Synagogue members in the New York area volunteered to walk members of local mosques to their cars
All of these
Question 3. What contemporary Jewish comedian made the video "The Great Schlep?"
Question 4. "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?
Pope John Paul II
Question 5. In 2004, Mel Gibson was accused of anti-Semitism after he produced what film?
Passion of the Christ
What Women Want
Question 6. Which of these is NOT a demographic challenge facing the North American Jewish community?
Aging of the Jewish population
Increased rates of intermarriage
Declining rates of conversion
A large percentage of children of mixed marriages identifying themselves as Jewish
Question 7. True or false: In 2002, President George W. Bush signed an executive order banning faith-based organizations from considering religion in their hiring processes.