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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. 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 2. What is the name of the halakhic code developed by Joseph Caro in the 16th century?
 Mishneh Torah
 Shulhan Arukh
 Talmud Yerushalmi


Question 3. 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 4. Which of these is talmudic advice on how to discipline children?
 Make the family a democracy, and allow the child's voice and opinion to be heard before overruling it
 Allow the child to do what he or she wants; children will learn from their mistakes.
 Push away with the weaker hand and reach out with the stronger hand so that reconciliation is always possible
 Punish quickly and harshly at the first offense so that children learn immediately what is unacceptable behavior


Question 5. According to Jewish law, one must wait between eating
 dairy and eggs
 meat and dairy
 meat and eggs
 bread and meat


Question 6. It is customary to thank God for food
 Before eating
 After eating
 During eating
 Both before and after eating


Question 7. 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 8. What is the Hebrew word for holiness?


Question 9. Which of the Ten Commandments mandates having respect for one's parents?
 The second commandment
 The third commandment
 The fifth commandment
 The tenth commandment


Question 10. 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