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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. What is the most prevalent symbol of a Jewish home?
 A Torah scroll
 A set of Talmud
 Kosher pots and pans
 A mezuzah

 

Question 2. What is the most famous biblical example of adoption?
 Abraham adopts Isaac
 Mordecai adopts Esther
 Boaz adopts Ruth
 Moses adopts Aaron

 

Question 3. Which of these lifecycle rituals takes place at home?
 Wedding
 Bar Mitzvah
 Divorce Ceremony
 Shiva

 

Question 4. According to the 2000 National Jewish Population Study, what percentage of Jewish households have an adopted child?
 50
 30
 10
 5

 

Question 5. Other than a space for prayer, what might a synagogue house?
 A study hall
 A ritual bath
 A gym
 All of the above

 

Question 6. True or false: The commandment to hang a mezuzah is biblical in origin.
 True
 False

 

Question 7. True or false: Historically, the Jewish home--in contrast to the study hall and synagogue--has been primarily a female space.
 True
 False