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 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 2. True or false: The commandment to hang a mezuzah is biblical in origin.
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. According to the 2000 National Jewish Population Study, what percentage of Jewish households have an adopted child?
Question 5. What does a mezuzah contain?
A small parchment scroll
A chai charm
The text of the Jewish wedding contract
An Aramaic chant
Question 6. True or false: Historically, the Jewish home--in contrast to the study hall and synagogue--has been primarily a female space.
Question 7. 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