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. 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 2. Which is the longest of the three daily prayer services?

Shaharit, the morning prayers Mincha, the afternoon prayers Maariv, the evening prayers They are all the same length

Qustion 3. When did the custom of breaking a glass at a marriage ceremony originate?

In Germany in the Middle Ages At marriages that took place in the Temple In concentration camps, where Jews had to get married in secret When the Israelites wandered in the desert after the Exodus

Qustion 4. According to Jewish tradition, how many mitzvot (commandments) are there?

10 37 613 520

Qustion 5. 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 6. What does the Hebrew word mitzvah literally mean?

Good deed Charity Commandment Observance

Qustion 7. True or false: In Judaism there is no explicit concept of rights--only responsibilities.

True False

Qustion 8. True or False: Visiting the sick is a mitzvah.

True False

Qustion 9. Which of these is talmudic advice on how to discipline children?

Make the family a democracy, and allow the child's voice and opinion to be heard before overruling it Allow the child to do what he or she wants; children will learn from their mistakes. Push away with the weaker hand and reach out with the stronger hand so that reconciliation is always possible Punish quickly and harshly at the first offense so that children learn immediately what is unacceptable behavior

Qustion 10. 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
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