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: 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 2. True or false: Smoking is prohibited by Jewish law because cigarettes are not kosher.

True False

Qustion 3. What does the Hebrew word tz'ni'ut mean?

Modesty Cruelty Head covering Cleanliness

Qustion 4. What did the rabbis in the talmudic period believe about souls?

That they predate creation That they were created during the six days of creation That they come into existence the moment a person is born That they are a myth

Qustion 5. 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 6. Shatnez is the biblical prohibition of mixing which two fibers?

Wool and cotton Linen and silk Cotton and silk Wool and linen

Qustion 7. True or false: There is an explicit biblical commandment to exercise and eat a balanced diet.

True False

Qustion 8. 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 9. The rules of tz'ni'ut, or modesty, apply to which area of life?

Dress Behavior Speech All of these

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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