Test # 2

Jews & Judaism Today

Most American Christians will flunk this test. 

However, if you have studied the information on the previous pages that should not apply to you.


Test # 2

How much don't you know about Jews & Judaism Today?


1.   T or F       The Jewish Talmud is considered "Holy Writ" in the Orthodox Jewish religion.

2.   T or F       The Bible calls Jews the "apple of God's eye."

3.   T or F       What is called Zionism, the move to create a Jewish State in Palestine, began in the late 1800's.

4.   T or F       In the Jewish Talmud, Jesus is considered to have been nothing more than a mere man who did a few good

                       works.

5.   T or F       The Star of David, which Israel used  as their symbol at the time of King David, is now the common symbol for

                       Judaism.

6.   T or F       Even though the modern science of DNA has confirmed that many Jews today are the descendants of ancient

                       Israelites, it still cannot identify the tribe to which the DNA originates.

7.   T or F       In the Jewish Talmud, Mary, the mother of Jesus, is identified as a harlot who had sex with carpenters.

8.   T or F       Until the year 2013, only two Christian evangelistic rallies (like Billy Graham crusades) had 
ever been allowed in

                       Israel.

9.   T or F       The Jewish Talmud is not a single book, but rather a volume of books similar to a small set of 

                      encyclopedias.

10.  T or F     In Israel, Christianity is considered a false religion, but open Christian proselytizing is still

                     allowed and tolerated, albeit reluctantly. 

11.  T or F     Orthodox Judaism considers Christianity as a deceived splinter branch of true Judaism and,

                      therefore, their  members seek to enlighten Christians and bring them back to the truth.

12.  T or F     As of 2010, only slightly over 10% of Jews can directly trace their ancestry back to
                      ancient Israel.

13.  T or F     The designation of "Judeo-Christian" is a modern term that has only been in the Church
                      vocabulary for less than 200 years.


14.  T or F     Israel was founded, in 1948, with a written Constitution establishing it as a Democratic State, and with a Bill of                             Rights for its citizens, similar to, and patterned after, the rights granted to United States citizens. 

15.  T or F     Orthodox Judaism is the official State Religion of Israel. 





Answers Below.


















Answers. 


1. T or F   The Jewish Talmud is considered "Holy Writ" in the Orthodox Jewish religion.

True


In Orthodox Judaism, the Talmud is not only "Holy" it is the most Holy, and supersedes the Bible in final authority.
(
See page 10 for more on the Talmud.)




2. T or F   The Bible calls Jews the "apple of God's eye."

False

The phrase the "apple of God's eye" can be found in the Bible in Zechariah 2:8.  However, God is not referring to Jews in this passage. The paragraph this verse is taken from begins at verse 6 and continues to verse 13. Therefore, when the entire paragraph is taken in context, it is obvious that what God is calling the "apple of His eye" are the future believers of the Messiah Jesus. (See  page 16 for more detail.)




3. T or F   What is called Zionism, the move to create a Jewish State in Palestine, began in the late 1800s.

True




4. T or F   In the Jewish Talmud Jesus is considered to have been nothing more than a mere man who did a few good works.

False

The Jewish Talmud does not teach anything good about Jesus, but teaches He was evil. There are many passages to confirm this.  One example can be found at Gettin 57a, wherein it is said that "Yashu’ [Jesus] is in Hell being boiled in hot excrement."



5. T or F   The Star of David, which Israel used  as their symbol at the time of King David, is now the common symbol for Judaism.

False

The six pointed star, commonly called "The Star of David,"  can be found throughout history and in various ways, including inside a circle.  However, it was not used as the symbol for Israel until the modern nation of Israel was founded in 1948.  Prior to that, in the 1800's, the six pointed star was adopted as a symbol of Zionism and eventually became a symbol for Jews. 



6. T or F   Even though the modern science of DNA has confirmed that many Jews today are the descendents of ancient Israelites, it still cannot identify the tribe to which the DNA originates.

False

The modern science of DNA has never confirmed anyone as a descendent of ancient Israel. Some people claim to be able to trace a Jewish ancestry through DNA.  However, since there is no accurate Jewish DNA available from 2,000 years ago, any such conclusion is, at best, foolish, or just plain speculation.



7. T or F   In the Jewish Talmud, Mary, the mother of Jesus, is identified as a harlot who had sex with carpenters.

True

The Talmud, in Sanhedrin 106a, states this about Mary: "She [Mary], who was the descendant of princes and governors played the harlot with carpenters."



8. T or F   Until the year 2013, only two Christian evangelistic rallies (like Billy Graham crusades) had ever been allowed within the borders of Israel.

False

Israel is hostile to Christianity.  Therefore, there has never at any time been a Christian evangelistic rally, or crusade, in the nation of Israel.  Moreover, open Christian proselytizing in Israel is illegal and can lead to violent attacks by religious Jews. (See page 11 of this site)



9. T or F   The Jewish Talmud is not a single book, but rather a volume of books similar to a small set of  encyclopedias.

True

The Talmud is a set of books, not a single book.  Moreover, what many people have in their library and call the Talmud, is a very brief single volume  book which contains only selective verses. The numerous vile, and blasphemous teachings of the Talmud are almost never published in these abbreviated books. (see page 10 for more on the Talmud) 



10. T or F   In Israel, Christianity is considered a false religion, but open Christian proselytizing is still allowed and tolerated, albeit reluctantly. 

False

Open Christian proselytizing in Israel can, and often does, lead to violent attacks by the religious Jews, and arrest by the authorities. Christianity, and therefore Jesus, is not welcome in Israel.



11. T or F   Orthodox Judaism considers Christianity as a deceived splinter branch of true Judaism and, therefore, their  members seek to enlighten Christians and bring them back to the truth.

False

Orthodox Judaism "spits" on the name of Jesus and, therefore, works to destroy Christianity, or to eliminate it as much as possible. This should not surprise any Bible believing Christian since Jesus told the world that those who reject him also reject the Father.  Judaism, by officially rejecting Jesus, rejects God the Father and, therefore, is a Godless, antichrist religion.



12. T or F  As of 2010, only slightly over 10% of Jews can directly trace their ancestry back to ancient Israel.

False

No person alive today can trace their ancestry back to ancient Israel.  (See page 7 & page 8 of this site for more on this subject)



13. T or F  The designation of "Judeo-Christian" is a modern term that has only been in the Church vocabulary for less than 200 years.

True

The name Judeo-Christian was first used in the 1800's. (See page 15)




14. T or F    Israel was founded, in 1948, with a written Constitution establishing it as a Democratic State, and with a Bill of         Rights for its citizens, similar to, and patterned after, the rights granted to United States citizens. 
 

False 


​Israel was not founded with a written Constitution and, as of 2015, still dose not have one. 




15. T or F  Orthodox Judaism is the official State Religion of Israel.

Both True & False

Some will argue that Israel does not have an official State Religion, therefore, Judaism cannot be Israel's State religion. However, Israel's actions show that it is. Orthodox Judaism is elevated above all other religions and some who practice it get special privileges, i.e. Orthodox Judaism students are exempt from military service. Therefore if by no other means Judaism is at least the de facto State religion of Israel. The antichrist (Christ-rejecting) religion of Judaism is also the only formal religion openly and truly accepted by the Government of Israel ..... Although, it needs to be noted that many religious Jews claim that secular Zionism is actually the state religion of Israel, not Judaism. However, since Zionism is not recognized as a world religion, Judaism is therefore Israel's only openly and truly accepted religion.    



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