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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. When did the custom of breaking a glass at a marriage ceremony originate?
 In Germany in the Middle Ages
 At marriages that took place in the Temple
 In concentration camps, where Jews had to get married in secret
 When the Israelites wandered in the desert after the Exodus


Question 2. The Torah says that one who respects his or her parents will be rewarded in what way?
 With great wealth
 With long life
 With great respect from the Jewish people
 With a guaranteed entrance into the World to Come


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. True or false: According to the Shulhan Arukh, members of a particular community must follow that community's custom and not adopt the different customs of another community.


Question 5. What is Levirate marriage?
 The obligation of a surviving brother to marry the widow of his brother if he died without having fathered children
 The obligation of a Jewish woman to marry a Levite if there is one who desires her
 The custom of inviting a Levite to officiate at a Jewish wedding
 The name for a marriage that has not been consummated


Question 6. What is the name of the halakhic code developed by Joseph Caro in the 16th century?
 Mishneh Torah
 Shulhan Arukh
 Talmud Yerushalmi


Question 7. According to Jewish tradition, how many mitzvot (commandments) are there?


Question 8. What Jewish practice is done immediately upon waking up in the morning?
 Kissing the Mezuzah
 Washing the hands
 Praying Shaharit
 Brushing the teeth


Question 9. It is customary to thank God for food
 Before eating
 After eating
 During eating
 Both before and after eating


Question 10. Which is the longest of the three daily prayer services?
 Shaharit, the morning prayers
 Mincha, the afternoon prayers
 Maariv, the evening prayers
 They are all the same length