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 the Book of Leviticus, if the children of Israel do not observe God's commandments what could be the consequence?
They will not be allowed into the Land of Israel
The land will spew them out
The Babylonians will come and exile them
Question 2. What is the Hebrew word for holiness?
Question 3. 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
Question 4. The word tzitzit refers to
The fringes on the corners of garments
The instrument blown at houses of mourning
The modest garment that the dead are buried in
A special hat a boy receives on his bar mitzvah
Question 5. True or false: By the high Middle Ages, most Jewish communities recognized one rabbi as the arbiter of Jewish law in that community.
Question 6. 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 7. Around the year 200 CE, the earliest compendium of Jewish law was redacted. Which text is this?
The Assyrian Talmud
The Jerusalem Talmud
Question 8. What does the Hebrew word mitzvah literally mean?
Question 9. 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 10. 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