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: 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

Qustion 2. 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 3. When some married Jewish women complete a menstrual cycle they visit the

Mikveh Tikvah Halva Miklahat

Qustion 4. Which of the following is forbidden by the Torah?

Sexual relations with a girl before she has begun menstruating Sexual relations with a woman when she is pregnant Sexual relations with a woman who is post-menopause Sexual relations with a woman while she is menstruating

Qustion 5. According to Jewish law, one must wait between eating

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

Qustion 6. Who in the Bible is described an ezer k'negdo, a "helper opposite him"?

Adam Eve Moses Tzipporah

Qustion 7. Which of the following is true of the commandment to visit the sick?

It's forbidden if the sick person has a communicable disease It's encouraged, even when it will make the person sicker It is thought to have healing properties It is preferable to visit as often as possible and stay as long as possible

Qustion 8. True or false: Secular Israeli jurisprudence treats halakhah as a valid and valued source of precedent.

True False

Qustion 9. What is the name of the halakhic code developed by Joseph Caro in the 16th century?

Mishneh Torah Shulhan Arukh Teshuvot Talmud Yerushalmi

Qustion 10. Around the year 200 CE, the earliest compendium of Jewish law was redacted. Which text is this?

The Assyrian Talmud The Jerusalem Talmud The Gemara The Mishnah
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