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?

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

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

Qustion 5. Among the traditional blessings recited every morning is a blessing regarding:

The human body The human soul Both A & B None of the above

Qustion 6. 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 7. Where does the practice of wearing a skullcap come from?

A verse in the Torah A mishnah The Talmud It is a custom, or minhag

Qustion 8. What is Maimonides' explanation for the requirement for Jewish men to wear beards?

Moses had a beard so we honor him Pagan priests shaved God knew that European winters were cold The beard is a reminder of Esau, and we must keep him close to memory

Qustion 9. In "escstatic" mysticism, the Land of Israel is a metaphor for:

The Jewish people The human body The human soul Our ancestors

Qustion 10. Which early Christian said that circumcision was an irrelevant practice?

Paul John Luke Matthew
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