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A Quiz About Judaism

Can you name these facts about Judaism?
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First submittedJanuary 11, 2015
Last updatedSeptember 15, 2019
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Man who made a covenant with God
Abraham
Son of the above who God initially
demanded as a sacrifice
Isaac
Son of the above; Ancestor of all Jews
Jacob
Central religious text; Has five books
Torah
He led the Jews away from Egypt
Moses
Brother of the above; First high priest
Aaron
Term for a direct male-line descendent
of the above
Kohen
Food that one is allowed to eat
is called ...
Kosher
Singer who leads
the congregation in prayer
Cantor
Jewish way of saying "congratulations"
Mazel Tov
Container for the stone tablets;
Current location unknown
Ark of the
Covenant
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Day of atonement
Yom Kippur
The Jewish New Year
Rosh Hashanah
King who built the first temple
Solomon
Two main ethnic groups of Jews
Ashkenazi
Sephardi
Holiday to celebrate Jews being
spared the plagues of Egypt
Passover
Unleavened bread that is eaten
on that holiday
Matzo
Feast on that holiday
Seder
At that feast, a cup is reserved
for this prophet
Elijah
Language of Judaism
Hebrew
Coming of age ceremony
Bar Mitzvah
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level 77
Jan 11, 2015
It won't accept "bar mitzvah".
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level 82
Jan 12, 2015
I think it should accept Bat Mitzvah too (and have it as an alternative in the answer.)
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level ∞
Jan 12, 2015
Fixed. And Bat Mitzvah will work too of course.
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level 62
May 27, 2018
"Bat mizvah" no longer works. :\
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level ∞
May 27, 2018
It absolutely does.
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level 43
Mar 19, 2015
"Priest" should be accepted as a correct answer, since that is the meaning of the Hebrew word Kohen. But the clue should be changed, since not all direct descendants of Aaron are kohanim, only the patrilinear ones (sons of sons etc). Only have priestly status and were allowed to conduct sacrifices in the Jerusalem Temple.
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level 58
Sep 13, 2015
Thank you; I thought this as well (re: the line of priests).
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level 62
Mar 20, 2015
Good quiz. I would have sworn that Abraham was the first person circumcised.
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level 56
Apr 6, 2015
Cappa1 -- you are right and the quiz is incorrect. See Genesis 17, particular Genesis 17:9-14 and 17:23-27. Isaac has not even been born at this point, and Abraham is circumcised as is Ishmael and all the males in Abraham's household. Isaac was not the first to be circumcised. However, in Genesis 17:19, Isaac will be the one with whom G-d will establish the covenant. So perhaps the question could be tweaked slightly in line with that. But clearly these circumcisions took place before Isaac was even born.
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level ∞
Sep 15, 2019
Sorry about that. Finally fixed.
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level 56
Apr 30, 2015
isaac is the first person to be circumcised at 8 days old. Abraham was circumcised before.
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level 78
Jul 23, 2015
Mizrahi jews should be included as one of the main ethnic Jewish groups. It's a common misconception that all Middle Eastern Jews or those living in or from majority Muslim countries are Sephardic but this is not the case.
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level 60
Aug 30, 2016
second the addition of Mizrahi to this quiz!!!
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level 80
Sep 13, 2015
22/22. Thank god I'm a Jewish atheist.
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level 76
Sep 13, 2015
I'm confused by your comment; isn't that like saying you're a carnivorous vegetarian? I was raised Catholic but have long since been an atheist and I would NEVER call myself a Catholic atheist! What's the point of being an atheist if you still call yourself Jewish? Please enlighten me...
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level 77
Sep 13, 2015
Jewish is an ethnicity as well as a religion and has been for a very long time. There are many atheist or secular/non-practicing Jews.
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level 35
Dec 12, 2017
I'm Modern Orthodox Jewish. Yes, atheist Jews are still Jews. I know atheist Rabbis.
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level 49
Sep 13, 2015
Could you except Pesach/Pesakh for Passover? It's the Hebrew name. You also have Hebrew words for priest (kohen) and new year (rosh hashanah) in it.
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level 60
Aug 30, 2016
yea i tried pesach at first and i was like ????
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level 35
Dec 12, 2017
I also tried Pesach. I think it should also accept Matsoh and Bar Mitsvah as alternative spellings.
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level ∞
Sep 15, 2019
Pesach will work now.
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level 63
Sep 13, 2015
Should accept Eliyahu for Elijah...there are too many spelling possibilities for this quiz to be fun for the quiz maker!
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level ∞
Sep 15, 2019
Eliyahu will work now
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level 49
Sep 13, 2015
Some more spellings for Mazel Tov might be nice (Mazltov, mazul tov, etc.). Thanks!
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level 59
Sep 14, 2015
Very basic. Way too easy. Eliajh only gets a cup at the seder, not a chair.
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level 48
Sep 16, 2015
He does, however, get a chair at a brit milah.
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level 69
Dec 1, 2017
We don't give him a chair either, just the cup. :)
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level ∞
Sep 15, 2019
Changed chair to cup, thanks.
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level 32
Sep 15, 2015
13/22, which is impressive for a Christian who has never been to Israel and a synagogue once (for a school trip)
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level 60
Aug 30, 2016
there should really be more jewish languages added to this: yiddish, ladino, judeo-arabic, etc. are also languages unique to the jewish people... and technically other languages not unique to jews could be considered "languages of judaism", most n. american synagogues are in english and they guide the judaism of the synagogue members. if you mean the language of the torah you should say "language of the torah"... or just delete the question.
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level 72
Sep 29, 2019
It always seemed a stretch to call a Seder a feast unless they chow down on snacks in the living room afterwards.