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. True or false: There is an explicit biblical commandment to exercise and eat a balanced diet.

True False

Qustion 2. Which of these statements about the Jewish laws of modesty is true?

The laws apply to men only The laws apply to women only There are laws about modesty for both men and women The laws are not particularly important

Qustion 3. Does Jewish law permit men to shave with an electric shaver?

Yes No

Qustion 4. The Torah provides extensive detail regarding the clothing of:

The patriarchs--Abraham, Isaac, Jacob The rabbis The Levites The High Priest

Qustion 5. Which of these words in the Tanakh does NOT describe the soul?

Neshamah Shalom Nefesh Ruah

Qustion 6. What did the sages of the talmudic era believe about the human body?

That it is a vessel for the soul That it is completely unimportant That it is a vessel for the mind That it is holier than God

Qustion 7. True or false: according to the principle of pikuach nefesh doheh Shabbat, Shabbat work prohibitions may be overridden if one's health is at risk.

True False

Qustion 8. When Jewish women cover their hair, what does this traditionally indicate?

That they are dating That they are married That they are engaged That they are pregnant

Qustion 9. What is the status of cosmetic surgery in Jewish law?

It is forbidden under any circumstances It is permitted only when there is a legitimate medical purpose It is permitted only in the case of tattoo removal It is always forbidden except in the case of burn victims

Qustion 10. 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
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