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. True or false: Secular Israeli jurisprudence treats halakhah as a valid and valued source of precedent.
Question 2. What does a mezuzah contain?
A small parchment scroll
A chai charm
The text of the Jewish wedding contract
An Aramaic chant
Question 3. What Jewish practice is done immediately upon waking up in the morning?
Kissing the Mezuzah
Washing the hands
Brushing the teeth
Question 4. 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 5. 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 6. When walking into a room with a mezuzah on the door one should
Kiss the Mezuzah
Bow to the mezuzah
Stare at the mezuzah
Ignore the mezuzah
Question 7. It is customary to thank God for food
Both before and after eating
Question 8. 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 9. Around the year 200 CE, the earliest compendium of Jewish law was redacted. Which text is this?
The Assyrian Talmud
The Jerusalem Talmud
Question 10. True or false: In Judaism there is no explicit concept of rights--only responsibilities.