Building a Jewish Home Quiz

A Jewish home has many unique features, and it is a key space for Jewish identity formation in families. How much do you know about Jewish home and family practices, rituals, and demographics?

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Qustion 1. What is the purpose of hanging a mezuzah on one's doorpost?

It fulfills a biblical commandment Every time you enter or leave the house, the mezuzah reminds you that you have a covenant with God The mezuzah serves as a symbol to everyone else that this particular dwelling is constituted as a Jewish household All of the above

Qustion 2. True or false: Historically, the Jewish home--in contrast to the study hall and synagogue--has been primarily a female space.

True False

Qustion 3. What is the most famous biblical example of adoption?

Abraham adopts Isaac Mordecai adopts Esther Boaz adopts Ruth Moses adopts Aaron

Qustion 4. What is a reason that adoption is on the rise in the Jewish community?

Jewish babies in China are looking for Jewish homes in America Jewish women do not want to be pregnant Couples are waiting longer than in the past to get married and have children, increasing fertility problems All of the above

Qustion 5. True or false: The commandment to hang a mezuzah is biblical in origin.

True False

Qustion 6. What does a mezuzah contain?

A small parchment scroll A chai charm The text of the Jewish wedding contract An Aramaic chant

Qustion 7. Which of these statements best describes the stance of the organized Jewish community vis-a-vis interfaith families?

Interfaith families are viewed with suspicion Interfaith families are actively recruited for all aspects of Jewish communal affiliation Some people/institutions embrace interfaith families in hopes the children will become active in the Jewish community; others are less welcoming The organized Jewish community does not concern itself with interfaith families

Qustion 8. According to researchers Steven M. Cohen and Arnold M. Eisen, couples with different levels of Jewish observance

Have a higher divorce rate than the rest of the population Almost always eat in non-kosher restaurants on vacation Tend to become less observant when they have children Often compromise on a level of kashrut that is mutually workable in the home, but observe Shabbat in different ways

Qustion 9. True or false: A higher percentage of Jewish men than Jewish women marry a non-Jewish partner.

True False

Qustion 10. Other than a space for prayer, what might a synagogue house?

A study hall A ritual bath A gym All of the above
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