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

 

Question 2. According to the 2000 National Jewish Population Study, what percentage of Jewish households have an adopted child?
 50
 30
 10
 5

 

Question 3. Why is nurturing a family considered of utmost importance in Jewish tradition?
 Because the first mitzvah in the Torah relates to having children
 Because creating a family has a lasting impact on the greater community
 Because having children and instilling Jewish values in them is seen as a counterbalance to the shrinking Jewish populace
 All of the above

 

Question 4. True or false: The commandment to hang a mezuzah is biblical in origin.
 True
 False

 

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