All this arguing about whose Judaism is more authentic is giving me shpilkes. And not the good kind. In all the movements– Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and everywhere in between–there are people who are devoted and people who are just going through the motions, people who are educated and people who are not, people who are on a spiritual search and people who are apathetic. There are apikorsim and atheists and true believers (oh, my). And how do we identify with one movement when our personal beliefs and observances are so individual, even within the community we’ve chosen to affiliate with?
Thank you Beliefnet, for providing the solution. A comprehensive (22-question) quiz designed to evaluate what kind of Jews we really are using the great objective equalizer (multiple choice) and identifying types of Jews as types of Jewish foods. (Warning: The Sephardim among us will likely rail at the clear Ashkenazi bias in the selection of the foods designated as categories.)
So sharpen your virtual #2 pencils and take the quiz. Eyes on your own papers, please.