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

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

Qustion 3. The number of Jews older than 65 is

The same as it was in 1980 Growing at an unprecedented rate On a decline because of increased lifespans Larger than the number of Muslims over 65

Qustion 4. Other than a space for prayer, what might a synagogue house?

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

Qustion 5. What does a mezuzah contain?

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

Qustion 6. According to the National Jewish Population Survey of 1990, what was the most common Jewish American household?

One adult Jew living alone Two adult Jews living with one child Two adult Jews living with two or three children One adult Jew living with one adult non-Jew

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

True False

Qustion 9. 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

Qustion 10. Which of these Jewish ritual items represents the home?

Shofar Huppah Seder plate Menorah
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