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 Hebrew name for the practice of hospitality is

Kibud av v'em Tzniut Matanot l’evyonim Hakhnasat orhim

Qustion 2. What is Levirate marriage?

The obligation of a surviving brother to marry the widow of his brother if he died without having fathered children The obligation of a Jewish woman to marry a Levite if there is one who desires her The custom of inviting a Levite to officiate at a Jewish wedding The name for a marriage that has not been consummated

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. How many loaves of bread is it traditional to have on the table on Shabbat?

1 2 4 7

Qustion 5. According to Jewish law how many times should a Jewish person pray every day? Tzedakah is often translated as charity, but it’s more closely related to the concept of what?

Justice Pity Wrath Anger

Qustion 6. Which of the Ten Commandments mandates having respect for one's parents?

The second commandment The third commandment The fifth commandment The tenth commandment

Qustion 7. What is "Oral Torah"?

The Ten Commandments which God revealed orally on Mount Sinai The Mishnah, Talmud, and later works of law The Books of Genesis and Exodus Any piece of Jewish law that is memorized

Qustion 8. True or false: Jewish law stipulates the timing and regularity of intimacy within a Jewish marriage.

True False

Qustion 9. Which of these were the two most important medieval Jewish legal codes?

The Mishneh Torah and the Shulhan Arukh The Arukh HaShulhan and the Kitzur Shulhan Arukh The Guide of the Perplexed and the Sheiltot The Mishneh Torah and Rashi's commentary to the Babylonian Talmud

Qustion 10. 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
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