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. Which of the following is not a byproduct of excessive sexual activity, according to Maimonides in the Mishneh Torah?
A man's strength fails
A foul odor proceeds from his mouth and armpits
A man becomes prematurely aged
A man's teeth wither and corrode
Question 2. Which personality in the Christian Bible is famous for using religious terms to espouse a negative attitude toward sex?
Question 3. Maimonides compares the spilling of semen to….
killing a human being.
breaking all Ten Commandments.
All of the above.
None of the above.
Question 4. True or false: Some Orthodox rabbis call for new interpretations of Jewish law to allow for more widespread acceptance of gay Jews.
Question 5. 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 6. What is the literal translation for the Hebrew phrase that means "sexual offenses"?
The "uncovering of nakedness."
The "disclosing of truths."
The "openness of desires."
The "quenching of thirsts."
None of the above.
Question 7. Which Torah passage is read on the afternoon of Yom Kippur?
The story of Adam and Eve.
The passage forbidding homosexuality and various sexual sins.
Abraham circumcising Isaac.
The metaphorical "birth" of the Jewish people receiving the Ten Commandments.
Question 8. True or false: Married couples are especially encouraged to have sex on the night the woman returns from the mikveh, and on Friday nights.
Question 9. Does the Bible explicitly forbid homosexuality?
No, but it does forbid male homosexual sex
It never overtly references the subject
Question 10. What is the word for marriage in the Talmud?
Aliyah, or ascension
Musaf, or addition
Kiddushin, or holiness
Yair, or enlightenment