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. Ba'al Teshuvah is roughly translated to mean what?
An assimilated Jew
A repentant sinner
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. 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 4. 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 5. What year did Menachem Mendel Schneerson--the last Chabad rebbe--die?
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. Of these four continents, which has the largest Jewish population?
Australia (and New Zealand)