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: 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 2. What is "Oral Torah"?
The Ten Commandments which God revealed orally on Mount Sinai
The Mishnah, Talmud, and later works of law
The Books of Genesis and Exodus
Any piece of Jewish law that is memorized
Question 3. 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?
Question 4. What does the Hebrew word mitzvah literally mean?
Question 5. 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 6. 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
Question 7. When some married Jewish women complete a menstrual cycle they visit the
Question 8. 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
Question 9. How many loaves of bread is it traditional to have on the table on Shabbat?
Question 10. True or False: Upon graduating from college it is customary for a Jewish person to have their Hebrew name tattooed on their body.