“Strange” International Facts About Hanukkah and Christmas
Author: Rich Robinson

Jews might be surprised to learn about some Hanukkah and Christmas customs that take place in countries other than their own. For example: In nineteenth-century Alsace (a region of France), two-tiered menorahs holding sixteen candles were used: one tier for the father, the other for his son. In Morocco, Algeria, and sometimes India, menorahs used…

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Holiday quiz
November 13, 2014
Author: Jews for Jesus

 

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Quick holiday quiz
May 16, 2014
Author: Jews for Jesus

Here’s a fun way to learn three facts about this month’s Jewish holiday . . . weed out what’s true from what’s obviously not

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Which Roman Emperor Was Creamy Caesar?
August 30, 2013
Author: Rich Robinson

Pop quiz: which name does not belong with the others? Julius Augustus Tiberius Creamy If you guessed "Creamy"  –  which I’m really hoping you did  –  then you’re right. But why? Well, the first three were renowned rulers of Rome who were considered to be divine. The last is, um, a salad dressing. From the…

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The Final Four Trivia Contest
March 18, 2013
Author: Matt Sieger

Nothing related to March Madness is trivial. But take your best shot:

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Complete The Rhyme
February 23, 2013
Author: Jews for Jesus

As David mentioned, Passover begins at sundown on March 25 and the Feast of Unleavened Bread lasts through April 2. For a twist on our quirky holiday quizzes, this time we thought we’d offer you a quirky “complete the rhyme.” A joyous time is Passover, as all of us should know, It marks the time…

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Bits from the Branches

Purim Quiz
January 26, 2013
Author: Jews for Jesus

Purim is early this year! This “minor” but very fun Jewish holiday begins at sundown on February 23.  Find out how much you know about Purim: Hegai, a less known character of the story, was: a person of strong philosophical leanings; his descendants eventually produced a guy who greatly influenced Karl Marx. a person of…

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Hanukkah Quiz
November 24, 2012
Author: Jews for Jesus

Why are there so many ways to spell this holiday (Chanukah, Hanukkah, Hannuka, and that’s just for starters)? When the Temple was destroyed, all the genealogical records were lost, so each tribe of Israel chose a way to spell the holiday; that way, generations later, the different tribes of Israel would be able to identify…

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Jewish Facts of Life
October 12, 2012
Author: Jews for Jesus

There are no Jewish holidays between now and the next RealTime, BUT in honor of the sports season, here is some Jewish sports trivia: Loading…

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The “Guaranteed*-to-Get-100%” Feast of Booths Quiz
September 27, 2012
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Feast of Booths (or Tabernacles) is the seventh biblical holiday that God instructed the children of Israel to observe. (see Leviticus 23.) The Hebrew name for this feast is Sukkot (rhymes with “blue coat”). This year it runs from September 30 through October 7. We hope you enjoy (and maybe learn something from) this…

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Jewish Proverbs in the New Testament?
October 1, 2009
Author: Jews for Jesus

Most biblical proverbs can be found in the book so named for its content.  However, many proverbs are sprinkled throughout the Scriptures, including the New Testament. The following is a collection of Proverbs found throughout the New Testament. Can you find at least one that was previously stated in the Hebrew Scriptures?1 Do you know…

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Behold Your God Israel Campaigners Enter Into Holiday Celebrations with Smiles and Gospel Tracts
May 1, 2008
Author: Jews for Jesus

The inspiration for the tract our Israeli staff wrote for Israel’s Independence Day is the International Bible Quiz. The quiz is held annually and takes place the morning after the big Independence Day celebrations. It includes winners of national Bible quiz contests from Jewish youth around the world as well as Israeli contestants. While the…

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Test Your Yiddishkeit* (*Jewishness)
December 1, 2007
Author: Jews for Jesus

What does the word Hanukkah” mean? Why are there so many ways to spell it? (Hannukah, Hanukkah, Chanuka, Chanukah, etc.) What are Maccabees? (rhymes with whack-the-knees) What are dreydels? (rhymes with grey-gulls) What are latkes? (rhymes with not-guss or got-keys, depending on how you were raised) Why does Hanukkah last for eight days? Where in…

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Passover Quiz
March 30, 2007
Author: Jews for Jesus

Pharaoh refused God’s command to:

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Test Your Yiddishkeit
March 1, 2007
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Festival of Purim is on March 4 this year. Let’s see how much you know about this Jewish holiday: The word “Purim” means

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Test Your Yiddishkeit*
September 1, 2005
Author: Jews for Jesus

(*Jewishness) Do you know the difference between: a. kibbutz b. kibbitz c. kibletz Kibbutz: (noun, rhymes with your foot’s—as in, Your foot’s in your mouth”) a cooperative in Israel, where people live and work in community Kibbitz: (verb, rhymes with tidbits) to chat or schmooze Kibletz: to our knowledge, this is not a word. Although…

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Test Your Yiddishkeit*
July 1, 2005
Author: Jews for Jesus

*Jewishness or Jewish culture A two-part riddle: You hate it in the subway, but pay to do it at a spa; it embarrasses you during a presentation or job interview, but you’re proud of it at the gym. OK, so that was pretty easy, but now, part two: do you know the Yiddish word for…

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Who Knew? (Jewish Trivia)
December 1, 2004
Author: Jews for Jesus

In 1800, South Carolina had a Jewish population of 10,000- twice as many as lived in New York City at the time. Bronco Billy, the first movie cowboy, was played by a Jewish actor, Max Aronson. The Confederate cabinet offices of Attorney General, Secretary of War and Secretary of State were each held by one…

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Test Your Yiddishkeit
July 1, 2002
Author: Jews for Jesus

True or False The Masoretic Text is the instruction guide for an Italian automobile. The more Orthodox a Jewish person is, the less likely he or she is to believe in Jesus. In the traditional Jewish version of the Old Testamant, the order is such that the last book is 2 Chronicles. Sixty thousand Jews…

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Thanksgiving Quiz
November 1, 2000
Author: Jews for Jesus

What well known Old Testament scholar (and beloved friend of Jews for Jesus), when celebrating his first Thanksgiving as a newlywed, would not say the table grace…until his bride removed the platter of cauliflower and cheese from the table? Ans: Dr. Walter Kaiser, President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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