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 country has the fastest growing Jewish community in the world?
Question 3. How many Jews are there in the world today?
Between 6 and 7 million
Between 13 and 14 million
Between 22 and 23 million
There is no accurate data about this
Question 4. True or false: In 2002, President George W. Bush signed an executive order banning faith-based organizations from considering religion in their hiring processes.
Question 5. 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 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. What year did Menachem Mendel Schneerson--the last Chabad rebbe--die?