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. The mitzvah of visiting the sick should be performed for what type of people?
Jews who are ill
Jews and children who are ill
All who are ill
Good people who are ill
Question 2. Which scholar is known for his seminal work on lashon ha-ra?
Question 3. 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 4. What is gneivat da'at?
Deceiving another person into thinking that you wish to do more for him than you intend to do
Lying in order to make an unpopular person feel better about herself
A white lie
Question 5. 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 6. 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 7. 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