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

True False

Qustion 2. What does a mezuzah contain?

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

Qustion 3. Other than a space for prayer, what might a synagogue house?

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

Qustion 4. 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 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. 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 7. 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 8. What is the most famous biblical example of adoption?

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

Qustion 9. What is a ba'al teshuvah?

An aging parent A person who regularly leads prayers in synagogue A person who becomes more Jewishly observant A convert to Judaism

Qustion 10. 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
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