Jewish Gender & Feminism Quiz

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?

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Qustion 1. What are tekhines?

Yiddish petitionary prayers traditionally recited by women The Yiddish name for sweet pastries traditionally baked by women The Yiddish name for the heavy stockings that women in Eastern Europe wore in order to dress modestly All of these

Qustion 2. How does the Book of Genesis describe the creation of woman?

Man and woman are created together from the dust of the earth Man is created first, and woman is a secondary creation Woman is created first, and man is a secondary creation A & B only All of these

Qustion 3. Which holiday, according to legend, was a reward given to the women of Israel because they refused to surrender their jewelry for the creation of the Golden Calf?

Rosh Chodesh Rosh Hashanah Shavuot Tu Bishvat

Qustion 4. Who sparked Second Wave feminism with the 1963 publication of The Feminine Mystique?

Judy Chicago Betty Friedan Alix Kates Shulman Alice Wolfson

Qustion 5. Which of the following is a quote from Golda Meir?

"The State of Israel will maintain equal social and political rights for all citizens, irrespective of religion, race, or sex." "I will fight for the rights of my daughters, and my daughters' daughters." "The impact of gender on Judaism is not a women's issue; it is an issue for everyone who seeks to understand Judaism." "Women's liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that."

Qustion 6. Who said: "There is nothing more beautiful for a wife than sitting in the corner of her house"?

Moses Maimonides Abraham Joshua Heschel Mordecai Kaplan

Qustion 7. True or false: In medieval mystical theology, all of God's ten attributes are female.

True False

Qustion 8. 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.

True False

Qustion 9. Who was the first female rabbi in America?

Amy Eilberg Sandy Eisenberg Sasso Sally Priesand Aviva Cantor

Qustion 10. True or false: Throughout Jewish history, only men had the obligation to say the Kaddish

True False
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