Women participating in a Rosh Chodesh worship service at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, May 10, 2013. (Brian Negin/Flickr)

Jewish Gender & Feminism Quiz

How much do you know about gender issues in the Jewish past and present?

Even as Jewish women have attained ritual and leadership opportunities formerly restricted to them, the history of female exclusion in Judaism continues to linger. How much do you know about gender issues in the Jewish past and present?

Question 1 of 10
True or false: The mystics conceive of the relationship between God and the Jewish people in sexual terms, with God as male and the Jewish people as female.
Question 2 of 10
Who advocates for "engendering" Judaism by making gender a fundamental criterion for understanding the Jewish past and envisioning the Jewish future?
Question 3 of 10
What was life like for Jewish women in the Middle Ages?
Question 4 of 10
True or false: Throughout Jewish history, only men had the obligation to say the Kaddish
Question 5 of 10
Which of these is not a para-rabbinic role assumed by women in the Modern Orthodox community?
Question 6 of 10
What are tekhines?
Question 7 of 10
Who said: "There is nothing more beautiful for a wife than sitting in the corner of her house"?
Question 8 of 10
What was Bella Abzug's profession before being elected to congress in 1971?
Question 9 of 10
Under Jewish law, an agunah, or "chained woman" whose husband deserts her, is missing, or refuses to grant a divorce, is:
Question 10 of 10
Who was the first female rabbi in America?