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. 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 2. Which of these Jewish ritual items represents the home?
Question 3. What percentage of intermarried couples raise their children as Jews?
Question 4. 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 5. According to researchers Steven M. Cohen and Arnold M. Eisen, couples with different levels of Jewish observance
Have a higher divorce rate than the rest of the population
Almost always eat in non-kosher restaurants on vacation
Tend to become less observant when they have children
Often compromise on a level of kashrut that is mutually workable in the home, but observe Shabbat in different ways
Question 6. What is the purpose of hanging a mezuzah on one's doorpost?
It fulfills a biblical commandment
Every time you enter or leave the house, the mezuzah reminds you that you have a covenant with God
The mezuzah serves as a symbol to everyone else that this particular dwelling is constituted as a Jewish household
All of the above
Question 7. 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