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 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 2. According to the Midrash, God modeled the mitzvah of bikur holim (visiting the sick) by visiting whom?
Question 3. 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 4. According to the Talmud, what is the punishment for slander?
None of the above
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 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 7. 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