Jewish Practices Quiz


Mitzvot–Judaism's commandments–guide Jewish practice. They have been interpreted and codified into a system called Halakhah–Jewish law. How much do you know about Jewish practices and the rules for Jewish daily life?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. The Babylonian Talmud is the source for much of Jewish law. Where was it compiled?

The Ottoman Empire The Persian Empire Jerusalem A shtetl in Eastern Europe

Qustion 2. The word tzitzit refers to

The fringes on the corners of garments The instrument blown at houses of mourning The modest garment that the dead are buried in A special hat a boy receives on his bar mitzvah

Qustion 3. True or false: By the high Middle Ages, most Jewish communities recognized one rabbi as the arbiter of Jewish law in that community.

True False

Qustion 4. What is a herem?

A ban imposed on an individual to separate him/her from the other members of the community A space set aside for women A Jewish communal leader An expression of religious tolerance and diversity

Qustion 5. Which is an example of a Jewish custom, or minhag?

Putting on tefillin during morning prayers Saying kaparot before Rosh Hashanah, while waving a rooster around one's head and saying "May this rooster, which is to be killed, be an atonement for my sins" Separating milk from meat when eating meals Putting a mezuzah on one's doorpost

Qustion 6. What is the name of the halakhic code developed by Joseph Caro in the 16th century?

Mishneh Torah Shulhan Arukh Teshuvot Talmud Yerushalmi

Qustion 7. In traditional communities, when a Jewish woman gets married she begins covering her

Ankles Hair Wrists Ears

Qustion 8. True or False: Upon graduating from college it is customary for a Jewish person to have their Hebrew name tattooed on their body.

True False

Qustion 9. It is customary to thank God for food

Before eating After eating During eating Both before and after eating

Qustion 10. True or false: Originally, the term minhag, meaning "custom," referred to a practice about which the law was very specific, but whose details were up for debate.

True False
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