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?

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Qustion 1. 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 2. According to Jewish law, one must wait between eating

dairy and eggs meat and dairy meat and eggs bread and meat

Qustion 3. True or false: Secular Israeli jurisprudence treats halakhah as a valid and valued source of precedent.

True False

Qustion 4. According to the Talmud, which of the following is something children must not do, because it is a sign of irreverence for their parents?

Sit in their parents' seats Oppose their parents in a dispute Contradict their parents' words All of the above

Qustion 5. Which is the tractate of the Mishnah that is most directly concerned with ethics?

Bava Kamma Avot Nazir Pe'ah

Qustion 6. According to the Book of Leviticus, if the children of Israel do not observe God's commandments what could be the consequence?

They will not be allowed into the Land of Israel The land will spew them out The Babylonians will come and exile them Civil war

Qustion 7. According to Jewish law, how much charity should a person give every year?

5% of income 10% of income 20% of income 25% of income

Qustion 8. What is the name of the halakhic code developed by Joseph Caro in the 16th century?

Mishneh Torah Shulhan Arukh Teshuvot Talmud Yerushalmi

Qustion 9. 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 10. The Torah says that one who respects his or her parents will be rewarded in what way?

With great wealth With long life With great respect from the Jewish people With a guaranteed entrance into the World to Come
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