Our Bodies Quiz

In Judaism, spirituality and physicality are closely connected, and Judaism has lots to say about issues like modesty and healthy behaviors. How much do you know about Jewish attitudes toward the body?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. According to the Book of Exodus, if a slave wishes to remain with his/her owner, what does the owner do to the slave's body to make him/her a permanent slave?

He tattoos the slave's arm He pierces the slave's ear He cuts off the slave's hand Any of the above

Qustion 2. What is shucklen?

The Yiddish term for swaying during prayer The Yiddish term for laughing The Hebrew term for a clean body The Hebrew term for a clean soul

Qustion 3. In the bible, why did King Ahasuerus choose Queen Esther as his wife?

For her intelligence For her bright dress For her outward beauty For her disdain of personal hygiene

Qustion 4. True or false: The Torah prohibits men from wearing women's clothes, and vice versa.

True False

Qustion 5. What does the Hebrew word tz'ni'ut mean?

Modesty Cruelty Head covering Cleanliness

Qustion 6. The rules of tz'ni'ut, or modesty, apply to which area of life?

Dress Behavior Speech All of these

Qustion 7. What is the status of body piercing in Jewish law?

It is completely prohibited It is permitted, but can bring up issues of modesty It is permitted, but only for women It is permitted, but only for men

Qustion 8. What is the reasoning behind the prohibition against wearing garments made of wool and linen woven together?

Nobody knows Mixing an animal product with a plant product is like incest Wool is seen as holy, and linen is seen as unholy, and the two should never been mixed It's ritually forbidden to wear anything made of animals

Qustion 9. What is a sheitel?

A Yiddish word for a kippah (skullcap) Shoes worn on Shabbat A winter coat A wig

Qustion 10. The laws about clothing in the Torah include which of these requirements?

Wearing clothes that cover one’s elbows and knees Wearing hats or kippot Refraining from wearing clothes that contain wool and linen in the same garment Refraining from wearing costumes except on Purim
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