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?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Which of these Jewish legal issues is NOT relevant to home life?

Kashrut Marital relations Blessings over food None of the above

Qustion 2. True or false: A higher percentage of Jewish men than Jewish women marry a non-Jewish partner.

True False

Qustion 3. True or false: Historically, the Jewish home--in contrast to the study hall and synagogue--has been primarily a female space.

True False

Qustion 4. What percentage of intermarried couples raise their children as Jews?

10 30 60 80

Qustion 5. What is the most prevalent symbol of a Jewish home?

A Torah scroll A set of Talmud Kosher pots and pans A mezuzah

Qustion 6. 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 7. Which of these lifecycle rituals takes place at home?

Wedding Bar Mitzvah Divorce Ceremony Shiva

Qustion 8. Which of these ritual items are likely to be found in a Jewish home?

Candle sticks Kiddush cups Special plates for challah loaves All of the above

Qustion 9. True or false: Gay and lesbian couples are finding contemporary Jewish communities to be increasingly accepting of them, and they are adopting children and raising them within the Jewish community.

True False

Qustion 10. What is the most famous biblical example of adoption?

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