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Question 1
The term "Israelite" comes from the name God gave Jacob after his struggle with an angel.

Question 2
In Orthodox Judaism, there are only ten commandments to be followed.

Question 3
Judaism's Sabbath is held from approximately sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday.

Question 4
Judaism is one of the largest (in numbers) of the world's religions.

Question 5
Religious practices are a relatively new (within the last 2000 years) human activity.

Question 6
Judaism forms the basis for Christianity & Islam.

Question 7
The historical development of all religions is easy to trace.

Question 8
Sacred texts of all the modern religions are "closed".

Question 9
Religions give us grounds or standards for social ethics & behavior.

Question 10
All religions set aside sacred space.

Question 11
All religions set aside sacred time.

Question 12
Judaism encompasses more than just a religion.

Question 13
Diaspora means "dispersion".

Question 14
Judaism is allowed to depict God in artwork.
Question 15
A sofer or scribe can take up to a year to produce a Torah scroll because it is handwritten.

Question 16
This celebration signifies that a man has become an adult. He reads from the Hebrew scriptures for the first time.

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Question 17
What is the name of the Jewish multi-volume text that was created between 200 B.C.E. and 500 C.E.?

Question 18
Which of the below designates a "sacred" person in religions?

Question 19
Which of the below is the "axis mundi" for Judaism?

Question 20
What are the three essential elements in Judaism?

Question 21
Which of the present Jewish movements is the most "liberal"?

Question 22
Which of the below can be an "icon" of Judaism?

Question 23
The original name of God in Judaism.

Question 24
Yom Kippur, one of the most important observances in Judaism, is also known as:

Question 25
The modern state of Israel was founded in.

Question 26
The first five books of the Jewish bible are collectively called _____.

Question 27
The developer of the "Law" in Judaism, credited as the founder of Judaism.


Question 28
Founded Zionism, the modern movement of Jews returning to Israel.

Question 29
Another name for Deuteronomy 6:4, which has become the central Jewish confession of faith.

Question 30
The special dietary laws in Judiasm.

Question 31
The Jewish word that means the same as the Greek word "Christos".

Question 32
Who first heard & listened to God and thus is considered the father of Judaism as well as Christianity & Islam?

Question 33
Please match the correct term with its definition.

A "teacher" in Judaism.
The movement to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
A narrative story that expresses an idea or explanation of a world view of a society.
Traditional Jewish observance celebrating the Angel of Death "by-passing" Jewish homes in Egypt.
A set of beliefs and practices shared by common group of people which center around their relationship with God or Ultimate Reality.
Symbolic sacred image or object representing a religious concept.
A specific ritual.
Ritual and ethical "commandment" in Judaism.
An animal or plant believed to have a special spiritual relationship to a particular tribe or sub-group.
The Jewish term for "anointed one"- an expected deliverer.

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Question 17
What is the name of the Jewish multi-volume text that was created between 200 B.C.E. and 500 C.E.? - Its is called Talmud. It includes a very detailed commentary of the Torah with opinions of different Jewish sages and rabbis (religious teachers).

Question 18
Which of the below designates a "sacred" person in religions?
Hard to answer without having the options, but the sacred (religious, referring to the divine) is opposed to the profane (worldly, routine). Therefore, some of the designations of a “sacred” person would be a distinction and a distance between such person, who is in contact with the divine, and the rest of “profane” people.

Question 19
Which of the below is the "axis mundi" for Judaism?
It is hard to give a definite answer without seeing the options, but it is likely Jerusalem, especially the Jerusalem Temple, or the land of Israel as a whole....

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