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. Does Jewish law recognize a distinction between male and female masturbation?
Question 2. What does the Sefer Hahinuch compare homosexuality to?
Sexual congress with animals.
Marrying a barren woman.
All of the above.
None of the above.
Question 3. What is a mamzer?
A non-Jewish man married to a Jewish woman.
A Jewish man who marries a non-Jewish woman.
The child of an adulterous or incestuous union.
A promiscuous person of either gender.
Question 4. 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 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. In 1977, which Jewish movement drafted a call to decriminalize homosexual sex and end all discrimination based on sexual orientation?
Question 7. What is Judaism's opinion on celibacy?
It is endorsed.
It is up to the individual.
Celibacy is only for rabbis.
It is prohibited.
Question 8. 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
Question 9. 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 10. In the Torah, what does the word yada or "to know," also designate?
Being married to someone
Having sexual relations with someone
Being betrothed to someone
Having raped someone