Jewish Practices QuizMitzvot--Judaism's commandments--guide Jewish practice. They have been interpreted and codified into a system called Halakhah--Jewish law. How much do you know about Jewish practices and the rules for Jewish daily life?
Question 1. What Jewish practice is done immediately upon waking up in the morning?
Kissing the Mezuzah
Washing the hands
Brushing the teeth
Question 2. What is the meaning of the root of the word halakhah--the Hebrew term for Jewish law?
A & B
A & C
Question 3. Which of the following is true of the commandment to visit the sick?
It's forbidden if the sick person has a communicable disease
It's encouraged, even when it will make the person sicker
It is thought to have healing properties
It is preferable to visit as often as possible and stay as long as possible
Question 4. What does the Hebrew word mitzvah literally mean?
Question 5. What is the name of the halakhic code developed by Joseph Caro in the 16th century?
Question 6. True or false: In Judaism there is no explicit concept of rights--only responsibilities.
Question 7. Which of these mitzvot are still performed by Jews today?
Mitzvot related to organ donation
Giving agricultural gifts to the priests
All of these
Question 8. True or false: By the high Middle Ages, most Jewish communities recognized one rabbi as the arbiter of Jewish law in that community.
Question 9. According to the Talmud, which of the following is something children must not do, because it is a sign of irreverence for their parents?
Sit in their parents' seats
Oppose their parents in a dispute
Contradict their parents' words
All of the above
Question 10. Which of the following is forbidden by the Torah?
Sexual relations with a girl before she has begun menstruating
Sexual relations with a woman when she is pregnant
Sexual relations with a woman who is post-menopause
Sexual relations with a woman while she is menstruating