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Jewish Ethics Quiz

Judaism 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. Which of the following does Greco-Jewish philosopher Philo prohibit under "do not covet"?
 Greed for money
 Hunger for honor
 Sexual lust
 All of the above.


Question 2. Which biblical character is said to have set the ideal example for hakhnasat orhim, welcoming guests?


Question 3. Does the Torah provide laws about treating day laborers and physical workers fairly?


Question 4. "Let not your Shabbat speech be like your daily speech." Where does this statement come from?
 The Bible
 The Talmud
 Heschel's The Sabbath
 A practical guide to Shabbat observance from the 19th century


Question 5. Which scholar is known for his seminal work on lashon ha-ra?
 Hafetz Hayim
 Rabbenu Nissim


Question 6. According to the Talmud, what is the punishment for slander?
 A fine
 None of the above


Question 7. The mitzvah of tzedakah includes which of the following actions?
 Giving money
 Providing shelter for those in need
 Providing food for the hungry
 All of the above.