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. What Jewish practice is done immediately upon waking up in the morning?
Kissing the Mezuzah
Washing the hands
Brushing the teeth
Question 2. 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 3. What does a mezuzah contain?
A small parchment scroll
A chai charm
The text of the Jewish wedding contract
An Aramaic chant
Question 4. According to Jewish law, during the week after someone's immediate family member dies, one should:
Not visit that person so they can grieve in private
Visit in order to express support
Visit in order to bring food, but leave immediately
Visit only if they are specifically asked to
Question 5. 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 6. What is a mohar?
In ancient marriages, it was the price paid by the father of the groom to the father of the bride
In ancient marriages it was the contract signed at the engagement
In the Talmud is it the word used for a devious or untrustworthy friend
In the Talmud it is the term for a divorcee
Question 7. 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 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, 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 10. According to Jewish law, one must wait between eating
dairy and eggs
meat and dairy
meat and eggs
bread and meat