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

A study hall A ritual bath A gym 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. 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 5. 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 6. What is the most famous biblical example of adoption?

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

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

Wedding Bar Mitzvah Divorce Ceremony Shiva

Qustion 8. Which of these Jewish legal issues is NOT relevant to home life?

Kashrut Marital relations Blessings over food None of the above

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. 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
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