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. True or false: Originally, the term minhag, meaning "custom," referred to a practice about which the law was very specific, but whose details were up for debate.
Question 2. When some married Jewish women complete a menstrual cycle they visit the
Question 3. According to Jewish law, one must wait between eating
dairy and eggs
meat and dairy
meat and eggs
bread and meat
Question 4. What is a herem?
A ban imposed on an individual to separate him/her from the other members of the community
A space set aside for women
A Jewish communal leader
An expression of religious tolerance and diversity
Question 5. The word tzitzit refers to
The fringes on the corners of garments
The instrument blown at houses of mourning
The modest garment that the dead are buried in
A special hat a boy receives on his bar mitzvah
Question 6. According to the Book of Leviticus, if the children of Israel do not observe God's commandments what could be the consequence?
They will not be allowed into the Land of Israel
The land will spew them out
The Babylonians will come and exile them
Question 7. Which of these were the two most important medieval Jewish legal codes?
The Mishneh Torah and the Shulhan Arukh
The Arukh HaShulhan and the Kitzur Shulhan Arukh
The Guide of the Perplexed and the Sheiltot
The Mishneh Torah and Rashi's commentary to the Babylonian Talmud
Question 8. Which is the tractate of the Mishnah that is most directly concerned with ethics?
Question 9. What is the name of the halakhic code developed by Joseph Caro in the 16th century?
Question 10. True or false: Secular Israeli jurisprudence treats halakhah as a valid and valued source of precedent.