Jewish Ethics QuizJudaism has a lot to say about ethics. How can we be responsible businesspeople? What constitutes talking about someone (and is it ever good to)? How can we be mentsches -- and what is a mentsch, anyway?
Question 1. True or false: Jewish ethics demand that we be scrupulous in paying taxes.
Question 2. Which scholar is known for his seminal work on lashon ha-ra?
Question 3. According to the Midrash, God modeled the mitzvah of bikur holim (visiting the sick) by visiting whom?
Question 4. True or false: It is more important to tell the truth than to save a life.
Question 5. According to the Talmud, what is the punishment for slander?
None of the above
Question 6. What was the first step that rabbis took toward establishing a copyright law?
They forbade competitors from republishing books without the consent of the author and the publisher
They established the custom of introductions written by renowned rabbis
They created the first "hekhsher," a seal of approval from a rabbinical board
They instituted a directory of all works in print at the time
Question 7. What is a gemah?
A library of useful items that people may borrow and then return
The ransom one must pay for a captive Jew
A catch-all term for those who are needy
A parapet built around one's roof to prevent anyone from falling