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

Yes No

Qustion 2. 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 3. 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

Qustion 4. In "escstatic" mysticism, the Land of Israel is a metaphor for:

The Jewish people The human body The human soul Our ancestors

Qustion 5. In Kabbalistic literature, gilgul refers to what type of reincarnation?

When a guilt laden soul pursued by devils enters a human body in order to find rest and has to be exorcised Impregnation, in which a soul descends from heaven in order to assist another soul in the body When a deceased family member enters into the body of his next-born descendent Transmigration, in which a soul that had previously inhabited one body is sent back to earth to inhabit another body

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: The Torah prohibits men from wearing women's clothes, and vice versa.

True False

Qustion 8. What does the Hebrew word tz'ni'ut mean?

Modesty Cruelty Head covering Cleanliness

Qustion 9. 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 10. In the Book of Psalms, the Bible describes what substance as something that "gladdens the human heart?"

Wine Water Tobacco Chicken
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