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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: 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 2. What is "Oral Torah"?
 The Ten Commandments which God revealed orally on Mount Sinai
 The Mishnah, Talmud, and later works of law
 The Books of Genesis and Exodus
 Any piece of Jewish law that is memorized


Question 3. 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?


Question 4. What does the Hebrew word mitzvah literally mean?
 Good deed


Question 5. 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 6. 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 7. When some married Jewish women complete a menstrual cycle they visit the


Question 8. Which of the following is forbidden by the Torah?
 Sexual relations with a girl before she has begun menstruating
 Sexual relations with a woman when she is pregnant
 Sexual relations with a woman who is post-menopause
 Sexual relations with a woman while she is menstruating


Question 9. How many loaves of bread is it traditional to have on the table on Shabbat?


Question 10. True or False: Upon graduating from college it is customary for a Jewish person to have their Hebrew name tattooed on their body.