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. Which of these ritual items are likely to be found in a Jewish home?
Special plates for challah loaves
All of the above
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. 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 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. Which of these Jewish ritual items represents the home?
Question 6. 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 7. Other than a space for prayer, what might a synagogue house?
A study hall
A ritual bath
All of the above