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. What is the appropriate Hebrew phrase to say to a mourner?
Shema yisrael adonai eloheinu adonai ehad
Lakol zman v'et lekhol hefetz tahat hashamayim
Ha'makom yenahem etkhem betokh she'ar avelei tziyon vi'yerushalayim
Ad mea v'esrim
Question 2. According to the rabbis in the Talmud, who is the best role model for the character trait of standing by one's word?
Question 3. According to Maimonides, to whom is a Jew forbidden to sell weapons of war?
All of the above.
None of the above.
Question 4. According to the sage Hillel, which principle contains the entire Torah in it?
Thou shalt not kill
What is hateful to yourself do not do to your fellow-man
Always act beyond the letter of the law
Charity will prevent death
Question 5. 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
Question 6. What does marit ayin refer to?
Breaking a minor law
Giving the appearance of wrongdoing
Praying for great wealth
Stealing food that nobody will miss
Question 7. If you see your friend being rude to the barista at Starbucks, and then go and tell another friend about it, that constitutes:
Lashon ha-ra (talebearing)
None of the above