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. 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 2. In 2004, Mel Gibson was accused of anti-Semitism after he produced what film?
Passion of the Christ
What Women Want
Question 3. At present, 90% of the Jews in Africa live in what country?
Question 4. 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 5. 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 6. Ba'al Teshuvah is roughly translated to mean what?
An assimilated Jew
A repentant sinner
Question 7. Who founded the Jewish Renewal Movement?
Abraham Joshua Heschel