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. 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 2. What is the name of the halakhic code developed by Joseph Caro in the 16th century?
Question 3. 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 4. Which of these is talmudic advice on how to discipline children?
Make the family a democracy, and allow the child's voice and opinion to be heard before overruling it
Allow the child to do what he or she wants; children will learn from their mistakes.
Push away with the weaker hand and reach out with the stronger hand so that reconciliation is always possible
Punish quickly and harshly at the first offense so that children learn immediately what is unacceptable behavior
Question 5. According to Jewish law, one must wait between eating
dairy and eggs
meat and dairy
meat and eggs
bread and meat
Question 6. It is customary to thank God for food
Both before and after eating
Question 7. The Babylonian Talmud is the source for much of Jewish law. Where was it compiled?
The Ottoman Empire
The Persian Empire
A shtetl in Eastern Europe
Question 8. What is the Hebrew word for holiness?
Question 9. Which of the Ten Commandments mandates having respect for one's parents?
The second commandment
The third commandment
The fifth commandment
The tenth commandment
Question 10. 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