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. When did the custom of breaking a glass at a marriage ceremony originate?
In Germany in the Middle Ages
At marriages that took place in the Temple
In concentration camps, where Jews had to get married in secret
When the Israelites wandered in the desert after the Exodus
Question 2. 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 3. According to Jewish law, one must wait between eating
dairy and eggs
meat and dairy
meat and eggs
bread and meat
Question 4. 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 5. 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 6. What is the name of the halakhic code developed by Joseph Caro in the 16th century?
Question 7. According to Jewish tradition, how many mitzvot (commandments) are there?
Question 8. What Jewish practice is done immediately upon waking up in the morning?
Kissing the Mezuzah
Washing the hands
Brushing the teeth
Question 9. It is customary to thank God for food
Both before and after eating
Question 10. 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