Building a Jewish Home QuizA Jewish home has many unique features, and it is a key space for Jewish identity formation in families. How much do you know about Jewish home and family practices, rituals, and demographics?
Question 1. The number of Jews older than 65 is
The same as it was in 1980
Growing at an unprecedented rate
On a decline because of increased lifespans
Larger than the number of Muslims over 65
Question 2. What does a mezuzah contain?
A small parchment scroll
A chai charm
The text of the Jewish wedding contract
An Aramaic chant
Question 3. What is a reason that adoption is on the rise in the Jewish community?
Jewish babies in China are looking for Jewish homes in America
Jewish women do not want to be pregnant
Couples are waiting longer than in the past to get married and have children, increasing fertility problems
All of the above
Question 4. Which of these statements best describes the stance of the organized Jewish community vis-a-vis interfaith families?
Interfaith families are viewed with suspicion
Interfaith families are actively recruited for all aspects of Jewish communal affiliation
Some people/institutions embrace interfaith families in hopes the children will become active in the Jewish community; others are less welcoming
The organized Jewish community does not concern itself with interfaith families
Question 5. According to the National Jewish Population Survey of 1990, what was the most common Jewish American household?
One adult Jew living alone
Two adult Jews living with one child
Two adult Jews living with two or three children
One adult Jew living with one adult non-Jew
Question 6. Which of these Jewish ritual items represents the home?
Question 7. What is the purpose of hanging a mezuzah on one's doorpost?
It fulfills a biblical commandment
Every time you enter or leave the house, the mezuzah reminds you that you have a covenant with God
The mezuzah serves as a symbol to everyone else that this particular dwelling is constituted as a Jewish household
All of the above