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Jewish World Today Quiz

Jewish 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-Muslim dialogue
 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?"
 Adam Sandler
 Seth Rogen
 Jackie Mason
 Sarah Silverman

 

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?
 Elie Wiesel
 Ariel Sharon
 Pope John Paul II
 Barack Obama

 

Question 5. In 2004, Mel Gibson was accused of anti-Semitism after he produced what film?
 Die Hard
 Passion of the Christ
 What Women Want
 Apocalypto

 

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.
 True
 False