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Building a Jewish Home Quiz

A Jewish home has many unique features, and it is a key space for Jewish identity formation in families. How much do you know about Jewish home and family practices, rituals, and demographics?



Question 1. The number of Jews older than 65 is
 The same as it was in 1980
 Growing at an unprecedented rate
 On a decline because of increased lifespans
 Larger than the number of Muslims over 65

 

Question 2. True or false: The commandment to hang a mezuzah is biblical in origin.
 True
 False

 

Question 3. Other than a space for prayer, what might a synagogue house?
 A study hall
 A ritual bath
 A gym
 All of the above

 

Question 4. What is the first mitzvah in the Torah?
 Be fruitful and multiply
 Honor your father and mother
 Love your neighbor as yourself
 Turn the other cheek

 

Question 5. Why is nurturing a family considered of utmost importance in Jewish tradition?
 Because the first mitzvah in the Torah relates to having children
 Because creating a family has a lasting impact on the greater community
 Because having children and instilling Jewish values in them is seen as a counterbalance to the shrinking Jewish populace
 All of the above

 

Question 6. True or false: A higher percentage of Jewish men than Jewish women marry a non-Jewish partner.
 True
 False

 

Question 7. What is a ba'al teshuvah?
 An aging parent
 A person who regularly leads prayers in synagogue
 A person who becomes more Jewishly observant
 A convert to Judaism