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. According to Jewish law, when can vows be nullified?
When they are broken
On Purim at the end of the Fast of Esther
On Passover at the seder
On Yom Kippur at Kol Nidre
Question 2. 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 3. 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 4. What is the Hebrew term that describes the sale of an item at an excessively high or low price?
Question 5. 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 6. In the Talmud, what is robbing a person of even a penny comparable to?
Claiming his or her food for Shabbat
Taking his or her life
Abducting his or her children
Eating out of his or her home pantry
Question 7. Which characters from the Bible are known to have lied?
Abraham and Sarah, to Pharaoh
Shifra and Puah, to Pharaoh
Samuel to Saul
A and B
All of the above