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Building a Jewish Home Quiz

A 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. True or false: Gay and lesbian couples are finding contemporary Jewish communities to be increasingly accepting of them, and they are adopting children and raising them within the Jewish community.
 True
 False

 

Question 2. Which of these lifecycle rituals takes place at home?
 Wedding
 Bar Mitzvah
 Divorce Ceremony
 Shiva

 

Question 3. Which of these Jewish ritual items represents the home?
 Shofar
 Huppah
 Seder plate
 Menorah

 

Question 4. Other than a space for prayer, what might a synagogue house?
 A study hall
 A ritual bath
 A gym
 All of the above

 

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. According to researchers Steven M. Cohen and Arnold M. Eisen, couples with different levels of Jewish observance
 Have a higher divorce rate than the rest of the population
 Almost always eat in non-kosher restaurants on vacation
 Tend to become less observant when they have children
 Often compromise on a level of kashrut that is mutually workable in the home, but observe Shabbat in different ways

 

Question 7. Which of these Jewish legal issues is NOT relevant to home life?
 Kashrut
 Marital relations
 Blessings over food
 None of the above