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: Jewish law stipulates the timing and regularity of intimacy within a Jewish marriage.
Question 2. The Hebrew name for the practice of hospitality is
Kibud av v'em
Question 3. When some married Jewish women complete a menstrual cycle they visit the
Question 4. When walking into a room with a mezuzah on the door one should
Kiss the Mezuzah
Bow to the mezuzah
Stare at the mezuzah
Ignore the mezuzah
Question 5. Which is an example of a Jewish custom, or minhag?
Putting on tefillin during morning prayers
Saying kaparot before Rosh Hashanah, while waving a rooster around one's head and saying "May this rooster, which is to be killed, be an atonement for my sins"
Separating milk from meat when eating meals
Putting a mezuzah on one's doorpost
Question 6. 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 7. 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 8. True or False: Visiting the sick is a mitzvah.
Question 9. According to Maimonides and the Shulhan Arukh, when a Jewish child sees his or her parent committing a sin against the Torah, what should the child do?
Chastise the parent for sinning, and setting a bad example
Keep quiet, because to speak out would be a sign of disrespect
Look up the law with the parent to see what it says
Ask a rabbi to write a letter to the parent explaining what he or she is doing wrong
Question 10. According to Jewish law, which of these are requirements a father must fulfill for his son?
Teach the child to swim
Teach the child how to make a living
Teach Torah to the child
All of the above