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. "Let not your Shabbat speech be like your daily speech." Where does this statement come from?
Heschel's The Sabbath
A practical guide to Shabbat observance from the 19th century
Question 2. The mitzvah of tzedakah includes which of the following actions?
Providing shelter for those in need
Providing food for the hungry
All of the above.
Question 3. According to the rabbis in the Talmud, who is the best role model for the character trait of standing by one's word?
Question 4. True or false: Jewish ethics demand that we be scrupulous in paying taxes.
Question 5. Which of these is a fundamental principle of Jewish business ethics?
"Let the buyer beware"
"The law of the land is the law"
"If you can't take the heat, keep out of the kitchen"
"You break it, you bought it"
Question 6. Where does the term tikkun olam, repairing the world, first appear?
The works of Martin Buber
The Book of Exodus
Question 7. According to Jewish law, is smoking marijuana allowed in the United States?
Yes, but only when medically necessary
Yes, but only when permitted by American law