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 the rabbis of the Talmud, lying to receive future benefits from another person is like what?
Investing money in a bank
Planting a seed
Question 2. What is a mentsch?
A booklet used to say Birkat Hamazon, the grace after meals
A decent human being
A group of ten men
A gift given when visiting a person who is ill
Question 3. According to the Talmud, what is the punishment for slander?
None of the above
Question 4. How often is a retailer required to clean out his scale in order to keep it measuring fairly, according to the Mishnah?
Once per week
Twice per week
After every transaction
Question 5. When are you obligated to rebuke someone?
When you hear that he or she is intending to steal
When you hear that he or she has stolen something
When you think he or she might steal something
A and B
A and C
Question 6. 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 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