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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. True or false: Secular Israeli jurisprudence treats halakhah as a valid and valued source of precedent.


Question 2. What does a mezuzah contain?
 A small parchment scroll
 A chai charm
 The text of the Jewish wedding contract
 An Aramaic chant


Question 3. What Jewish practice is done immediately upon waking up in the morning?
 Kissing the Mezuzah
 Washing the hands
 Praying Shaharit
 Brushing the teeth


Question 4. 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


Question 5. 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 6. 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 7. It is customary to thank God for food
 Before eating
 After eating
 During eating
 Both before and after eating


Question 8. 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 9. Around the year 200 CE, the earliest compendium of Jewish law was redacted. Which text is this?
 The Assyrian Talmud
 The Jerusalem Talmud
 The Gemara
 The Mishnah


Question 10. True or false: In Judaism there is no explicit concept of rights--only responsibilities.