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. 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 2. When some married Jewish women complete a menstrual cycle they visit the
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. Who in the Bible is described an ezer k'negdo, a "helper opposite him"?
Question 5. True or false: Some Jewish thinkers argue that the only legitimate reason for the performance of mitzvot is in order to obey God's commandments.
Question 6. True or false: By the high Middle Ages, most Jewish communities recognized one rabbi as the arbiter of Jewish law in that community.
Question 7. Which is the tractate of the Mishnah that is most directly concerned with ethics?
Question 8. 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 9. According to Jewish tradition, how many mitzvot (commandments) are there?
Question 10. 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