Jewish Ethics Quiz

Judaism has a lot to say about ethics. How can we be responsible businesspeople? What constitutes talking about someone (and is it ever good to)? How can we be mentsches — and what is a mentsch, anyway?

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Qustion 1. Which of the following does Greco-Jewish philosopher Philo prohibit under "do not covet"?

Greed for money Hunger for honor Sexual lust Gluttony All of the above.

Qustion 2. Which of the following people does the Torah specifically instruct to protect and provide for?

Women and children Widows and orphans People with physical and mental disabilities The illiterate and the foolish

Qustion 3. Where does the term tikkun olam, repairing the world, first appear?

The works of Martin Buber The Mishnah Lurianic Kabbalah The Book of Exodus

Qustion 4. When are you obligated to rebuke someone?

When you hear that he or she is intending to steal When you hear that he or she has stolen something When you think he or she might steal something A and B A and C

Qustion 5. "Let not your Shabbat speech be like your daily speech." Where does this statement come from?

The Bible The Talmud Heschel's The Sabbath A practical guide to Shabbat observance from the 19th century

Qustion 6. According to the rabbis of the Talmud, lying to receive future benefits from another person is like what?

Investing money in a bank Planting a seed Idolatry Murder

Qustion 7. What does marit ayin refer to?

Breaking a minor law Giving the appearance of wrongdoing Praying for great wealth Stealing food that nobody will miss

Qustion 8. According to Jewish law, when can vows be nullified?

When they are broken On Purim at the end of the Fast of Esther On Passover at the seder On Yom Kippur at Kol Nidre

Qustion 9. Does the Torah provide laws about treating day laborers and physical workers fairly?

Yes No

Qustion 10. The mitzvah of tzedakah includes which of the following actions?

Giving money Providing shelter for those in need Providing food for the hungry All of the above.
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