Results for - Judaism 101

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Judaism has been described as a religion, a race, a culture even a nation, all with some validity. The Jewish people are best described as an extended family, with some branches very religious (Orthodox) all the way to some agnostic or atheist. I don't pretend to be an expert of Judaism, in any way, but I do know that we all feel connected, and there isn't a Jewish person I know who didn't know (or at least felt pride upon learning) that Sandy Koufax declined to pitch in a World Series game that fell on Yom Kippur? Are you Jewish, either by birth or conversion?

1. Judaism has been described as a religion, a race, a culture even a nation, all with some validity. The Jewish people are best described as an extended family, with some branches very religious (Orthodox) all the way to some agnostic or atheist. I don't pretend to be an expert of Judaism, in any way, but I do know that we all feel connected, and there isn't a Jewish person I know who didn't know (or at least felt pride upon learning) that Sandy Koufax declined to pitch in a World Series game that fell on Yom Kippur? Are you Jewish, either by birth or conversion?

Jewish by birth
6%
92 votes
Jewish by conversion
3%
43 votes
Jewish by marriage (didn't convert, but "feel" Jewish)
2%
24 votes
No
87%
1,375 votes
No, but I wish I was!!
3%
55 votes
How many of these celebrities are you surprised to know were Jewish? Some did convert, but that counts!

2. How many of these celebrities are you surprised to know were Jewish? Some did convert, but that counts!

Jennifer Connelly
9%
143 votes
Marilyn Monroe (converted)
18%
288 votes
Sammy Davis Jr. (converted)
14%
222 votes
Elizabeth Taylor (converted)
15%
237 votes
Scarlett Johansson
15%
237 votes
Drake
13%
203 votes
Gwyneth Paltrow
16%
250 votes
Elizabeth Banks (converted)
6%
99 votes
Isla Fisher (converted)
5%
74 votes
Rashida Jones
7%
107 votes
Lenny Kravitz
12%
196 votes
Jake Gyllenhaal
11%
170 votes
Daniel Day-Lewis
8%
134 votes
James Franco
11%
182 votes
Kate Hudson
17%
274 votes
Jack Black
14%
218 votes
Daniel Radcliffe
14%
215 votes
Did not know any of them were Jewish
51%
809 votes
Here are some interesting trivia tidbits about Judaism. How many of these did you already know?

3. Here are some interesting trivia tidbits about Judaism. How many of these did you already know?

After Christianity, the largest region affiliation in the U.S. is Judaism
18%
282 votes
In Judaism, you don't have to be Jewish to get into the afterlife (heaven)
8%
135 votes
Speed dating was invented by a Rabbi in 1999
5%
80 votes
Medical marijuana is considered Kosher in some cases by Judaism
5%
79 votes
Jews were responsible for creating department stores
9%
144 votes
A Jewish sect, called Neturei Karta support Palestine and calls for the dismantling of the State of Israel
4%
58 votes
Locust is the only insect considered Kosher in Judaism
4%
60 votes
There's one Kosher butcher in Cuba
2%
36 votes
At least 400 descendants of Nazis have converted to Judaism and moved to Israel
3%
54 votes
Judaism arrived in India 2500 years ago, without one recorded incident of anti-Semitism
3%
51 votes
Jews have won the most Nobel prizes
11%
169 votes
Did not know any of these
65%
1,031 votes
It's a few hours before sundown on Friday, which marks the beginning of the Jewish Sabbath, or day of rest. Traditionally families gather to share a meal, and usher in the Sabbath. While the Sabbath meal can vary from home to home, it is generally a slow-cooked or stewed meal, because of the prohibition against cooking during Shabbat, and usually served with Challah, a sweet, eggy bread shaped in a braid. Here are some foods that you can thank the Jewish people for. How many of these foods do you enjoy eating?

4. It's a few hours before sundown on Friday, which marks the beginning of the Jewish Sabbath, or day of rest. Traditionally families gather to share a meal, and usher in the Sabbath. While the Sabbath meal can vary from home to home, it is generally a slow-cooked or stewed meal, because of the prohibition against cooking during Shabbat, and usually served with Challah, a sweet, eggy bread shaped in a braid. Here are some foods that you can thank the Jewish people for. How many of these foods do you enjoy eating?

Bagels
57%
903 votes
Pastrami
33%
530 votes
Jelly doughnut
42%
664 votes
Bundt cakes
38%
598 votes
Fish and chips (yes, believe it or not!)
46%
735 votes
None of these
25%
404 votes
08/28/2015 Religion 1589 41 By: Harriet56

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