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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. According to Jewish tradition, how many mitzvot (commandments) are there?
 10
 37
 613
 520

 

Question 2. Which of these mitzvot are still performed by Jews today?
 Mitzvot related to organ donation
 Animal sacrifices
 Giving agricultural gifts to the priests
 All of these

 

Question 3. What is the name of the headcovering worn by many Jewish men and some Jewish women?
 Kittel
 Kippah
 Tallit
 Norman

 

Question 4. True or false: Jewish law stipulates the timing and regularity of intimacy within a Jewish marriage.
 True
 False

 

Question 5. In traditional communities, when a Jewish woman gets married she begins covering her
 Ankles
 Hair
 Wrists
 Ears

 

Question 6. 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?
 Justice
 Pity
 Wrath
 Anger

 

Question 7. According to Jewish law, one must wait between eating
 dairy and eggs
 meat and dairy
 meat and eggs
 bread and meat

 

Question 8. What is a herem?
 A ban imposed on an individual to separate him/her from the other members of the community
 A space set aside for women
 A Jewish communal leader
 An expression of religious tolerance and diversity

 

Question 9. According to Jewish law, how much charity should a person give every year?
 5% of income
 10% of income
 20% of income
 25% of income

 

Question 10. Who in the Bible is described an ezer k'negdo, a "helper opposite him"?
 Adam
 Eve
 Moses
 Tzipporah