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. 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 2. 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 3. True or false: Many mitzvot cannot be fulfilled since to the destruction of the Temple.

True False

Qustion 4. Who in the Bible is described an ezer k'negdo, a "helper opposite him"?

Adam Eve Moses Tzipporah

Qustion 5. The Hebrew name for the practice of hospitality is

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

Qustion 6. 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 7. 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 8. Which of these mitzvot are still performed by Jews today?

Mitzvot related to organ donation Animal sacrifices Giving agricultural gifts to the priests All of these

Qustion 9. 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 10. True or false: According to the Shulhan Arukh, members of a particular community must follow that community's custom and not adopt the different customs of another community.

True False
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