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. What is the most famous biblical example of adoption?
Abraham adopts Isaac
Mordecai adopts Esther
Boaz adopts Ruth
Moses adopts Aaron
Question 2. 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 3. What does a mezuzah contain?
A small parchment scroll
A chai charm
The text of the Jewish wedding contract
An Aramaic chant
Question 4. Other than a space for prayer, what might a synagogue house?
A study hall
A ritual bath
All of the above
Question 5. What percentage of intermarried couples raise their children as Jews?
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. 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