Sex & Sexuality QuizJudaism does not see sex as dirty or grossly physical, neither does it encourage sex outside committed relationships. How much do you know about Jewish perspectives on sex?
Question 1. What is the first reference to sex in the Torah?
"Be fertile and increase; fill the Earth and master it"
"And God said, let us make Man"
“While the Man slept, He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that spot. And the Lord God fashioned the rib that He had taken from the man into a woman."
"A man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, so that they become one flesh."
Question 2. True or false: Because it is a mitzvah to procreate, Jewish law never permits the use of birth control.
Question 3. When are sexual relations forbidden, according to traditional Judaism?
During a holiday such as Passover
While a man is tired, or has a headache
During the daylight hours
Question 4. In 2006, the Conservative law committee published a responsum which was used to allow homosexual students to study to become rabbis at the Jewish Theological Seminary. The central legal argument in this paper was based on
The principle that human dignity can over-ride a negative commandment in the Torah
The authors' painful personal experiences with reparative therapies
The realization that no matter what, Jewish law cannot change
The comparison of male homosexual sex to female homosexual sex
Question 5. Does the Bible explicitly forbid homosexuality?
No, but it does forbid male homosexual sex
It never overtly references the subject
Question 6. Which personality in the Christian Bible is famous for using religious terms to espouse a negative attitude toward sex?
Question 7. What does semen affect, according to Maimonides?
The entire body's strength.
The light of one's eyes.
Physical viability and decay.
All of the above.
None of the above.
Question 8. According to traditional Jewish law, when do women immerse in the mikveh (ritual bath)?
Immediately after they finish menstruating
Ashkenazic women immerse five days after their period begins, Sephardic women immerse four days after their period begins
Seven days after they finish menstruating
Seven days after they get their period
Question 9. True or false: It's possible to stop being a mamzer.
Question 10. What makes the biblical character Onan famous?
He refused to perform a levirate marriage with his sister-in-law after his brother's death
He slaughtered all the adult males of an entire city after one of them raped his sister
He was the first nazirite
He was a eunuch in the Holy Temple