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

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

Qustion 4. 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 5. 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 6. What is the most famous biblical example of adoption?

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

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. Which of these Jewish ritual items represents the home?

Shofar Huppah Seder plate Menorah

Qustion 9. What does a mezuzah contain?

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

Qustion 10. Which of these Jewish legal issues is NOT relevant to home life?

Kashrut Marital relations Blessings over food None of the above
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