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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. Which is the tractate of the Mishnah that is most directly concerned with ethics?
 Bava Kamma
 Avot
 Nazir
 Pe'ah

 

Question 2. 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 3. In traditional communities, when a Jewish woman gets married she begins covering her
 Ankles
 Hair
 Wrists
 Ears

 

Question 4. 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 5. What is the name of the halakhic code developed by Joseph Caro in the 16th century?
 Mishneh Torah
 Shulhan Arukh
 Teshuvot
 Talmud Yerushalmi

 

Question 6. 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 7. 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 8. Who in the Bible is described an ezer k'negdo, a "helper opposite him"?
 Adam
 Eve
 Moses
 Tzipporah

 

Question 9. Which of the following are situations in which the Talmud allows a child to disobey his or her parents?
 When a parent asks a child to violate Shabbat
 When a child wants to move to Israel and his parents forbid the move
 When a child wants to stay up late to learn Torah, but her parents say she has to go to bed
 A and C
 A and B

 

Question 10. What does a mezuzah contain?
 A small parchment scroll
 A chai charm
 The text of the Jewish wedding contract
 An Aramaic chant