Tzedakah QuizTzedakah, or righteousness, is often interpreted as charity, because Judaism views giving as the ultimate act of righteousness. As in most areas of life, here too Jewish tradition makes practical demands and specifies expectations. How much do you know about Tzedakah?
Question 1. Tithing is known in Hebrew as
Question 2. True of false: According to rabbinic law, one should give tzedakah to one's own near relatives who are poor before giving to the rest of her city's poor.
Question 3. According to the Talmud, before giving money to an organization, what should you do?
Ask your friends if it really does good work
Find out if it serves the Jewish community
Find out if the person running the organization is trustworthy
Volunteer at the organization
Question 4. Who is required to give tzedakah?
Everyone, according to his or her means
Only the breadwinner from every family
Only families who never have to take tzedakah from others
All who are greedy
Question 5. According to the Torah, if a farmer or his workers missed a section of the field during harvesting
He cannot go back and pick it
He must go back and pick it
He must go back and pick it and then bring it to the poor
He must go back and pick it and store it up for the future
Question 6. The Talmud distinguishes between charity and benevolence in three ways. Which is not a way
Charity is in the form of money. Benevolence is in the form of time.
Charity is for the poor. Benevolence is for anyone.
Charity is given by adults. Benevolence is given by anyone.
Charity is given to the living. Benevolence can be given to the dead as well.
Question 7. What does the Hebrew word “tzedakah” mean literally?
Question 8. True or false: The halakhah (Jewish law) regarding interest-free loans apply to Jews and non-Jews.
Question 9. In the Bible, giving tzedakah mainly takes what form?
A financial donation
A business lesson
A heart-to-heart talk
An agrarian contribution
Question 10. The phrase "One who loves money is never satisfied with money," is from
Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah