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. 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 2. Why is nurturing a family considered of utmost importance in Jewish tradition?

Because the first mitzvah in the Torah relates to having children Because creating a family has a lasting impact on the greater community Because having children and instilling Jewish values in them is seen as a counterbalance to the shrinking Jewish populace All of the above

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. According to the 2000 National Jewish Population Study, what percentage of Jewish households have an adopted child?

50 30 10 5

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

True False

Qustion 6. 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 7. 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 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. What factors contribute to a Jewish population that is increasingly non-white?

Adoption Intermarriage Adult conversion All of the above

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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