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. 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 2. True or false: Jewish ethics demand that we be scrupulous in paying taxes.

True False

Qustion 3. 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 4. 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 5. Which scholar is known for his seminal work on lashon ha-ra?

Hafetz Hayim Maimonides Gersonides Rabbenu Nissim

Qustion 6. Why is gossip, or rekhilut, prohibited?

Because it would look bad if Jews were caught gossiping Because it can hurt people emotionally and materially, even if it seems innocent Because it's not productive Because it can cause you to become a leper (metzorah)

Qustion 7. Which biblical character is said to have set the ideal example for hakhnasat orhim, welcoming guests?

Adam Noah Abraham Moses

Qustion 8. 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 9. Which of the following is a case where it is permissible to lie according to Jewish law?

Telling a bride she is beautiful, even if she is not Telling a host you had a good time, even if you did not Telling your dentist that you flossed every day Telling a child that the tooth fairy is real

Qustion 10. According to Maimonides, to whom is a Jew forbidden to sell weapons of war?

Women Heathens Non-Jews All of the above. None of the above.
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