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Jewish Practices Quiz

Mitzvot--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. True or false: Many mitzvot cannot be fulfilled since to the destruction of the Temple.
 True
 False

 

Question 2. When some married Jewish women complete a menstrual cycle they visit the
 Mikveh
 Tikvah
 Halva
 Miklahat

 

Question 3. True or false: Secular Israeli jurisprudence treats halakhah as a valid and valued source of precedent.
 True
 False

 

Question 4. According to Jewish law how many times should a Jewish person pray every day? Tzedakah is often translated as charity, but itís more closely related to the concept of what?
 Justice
 Pity
 Wrath
 Anger

 

Question 5. According to Jewish law, one must wait between eating
 dairy and eggs
 meat and dairy
 meat and eggs
 bread and meat

 

Question 6. The Babylonian Talmud is the source for much of Jewish law. Where was it compiled?
 The Ottoman Empire
 The Persian Empire
 Jerusalem
 A shtetl in Eastern Europe

 

Question 7. What Jewish practice is done immediately upon waking up in the morning?
 Kissing the Mezuzah
 Washing the hands
 Praying Shaharit
 Brushing the teeth

 

Question 8. According to Jewish law, how much charity should a person give every year?
 5% of income
 10% of income
 20% of income
 25% of income

 

Question 9. What is the meaning of the root of the word halakhah--the Hebrew term for Jewish law?
 Go
 Walk
 Code
 A & B
 A & C

 

Question 10. 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