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

Kashrut Marital relations Blessings over food None of the above

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. 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 5. What factors contribute to a Jewish population that is increasingly non-white?

Adoption Intermarriage Adult conversion All of the above

Qustion 6. What is the most prevalent symbol of a Jewish home?

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

Qustion 7. True or false: The commandment to hang a mezuzah is biblical in origin.

True False

Qustion 8. What does a mezuzah contain?

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

Qustion 9. What percentage of intermarried couples raise their children as Jews?

10 30 60 80

Qustion 10. 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
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