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 tractate of the Mishnah that is most directly concerned with ethics?
Question 2. Which of the following is true of the commandment to visit the sick?
It's forbidden if the sick person has a communicable disease
It's encouraged, even when it will make the person sicker
It is thought to have healing properties
It is preferable to visit as often as possible and stay as long as possible
Question 3. In traditional communities, when a Jewish woman gets married she begins covering her
Question 4. 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 5. What is the name of the halakhic code developed by Joseph Caro in the 16th century?
Question 6. According to the Talmud, which of the following is something children must not do, because it is a sign of irreverence for their parents?
Sit in their parents' seats
Oppose their parents in a dispute
Contradict their parents' words
All of the above
Question 7. 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 8. Who in the Bible is described an ezer k'negdo, a "helper opposite him"?
Question 9. Which of the following are situations in which the Talmud allows a child to disobey his or her parents?
When a parent asks a child to violate Shabbat
When a child wants to move to Israel and his parents forbid the move
When a child wants to stay up late to learn Torah, but her parents say she has to go to bed
A and C
A and B
Question 10. What does a mezuzah contain?
A small parchment scroll
A chai charm
The text of the Jewish wedding contract
An Aramaic chant