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

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

Qustion 6. True or false: Jewish law stipulates the timing and regularity of intimacy within a Jewish marriage.

True False

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. What Jewish practice is done immediately upon waking up in the morning?

Kissing the Mezuzah Washing the hands Praying Shaharit Brushing the teeth

Qustion 9. True or false: Some Jewish thinkers argue that the only legitimate reason for the performance of mitzvot is in order to obey God's commandments.

True False

Qustion 10. 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
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