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. 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 2. What is a herem?
A ban imposed on an individual to separate him/her from the other members of the community
A space set aside for women
A Jewish communal leader
An expression of religious tolerance and diversity
Question 3. What is the most famous biblical example of adoption?
Abraham adopts Isaac
Mordecai adopts Esther
Boaz adopts Ruth
Moses adopts Aaron
Question 4. What is a ba'al teshuvah?
An aging parent
A person who regularly leads prayers in synagogue
A person who becomes more Jewishly observant
A convert to Judaism
Question 5. What is the first mitzvah in the Torah?
Be fruitful and multiply
Honor your father and mother
Love your neighbor as yourself
Turn the other cheek
Question 6. 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 7. 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.