Building a Jewish Home QuizA 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. Which of these Jewish legal issues is NOT relevant to home life?
Blessings over food
None of the above
Question 2. What percentage of intermarried couples raise their children as Jews?
Question 3. What is the purpose of hanging a mezuzah on one's doorpost?
It fulfills a biblical commandment
Every time you enter or leave the house, the mezuzah reminds you that you have a covenant with God
The mezuzah serves as a symbol to everyone else that this particular dwelling is constituted as a Jewish household
All of the above
Question 4. True or false: The commandment to hang a mezuzah is biblical in origin.
Question 5. True or false: Historically, the Jewish home--in contrast to the study hall and synagogue--has been primarily a female space.
Question 6. According to researchers Steven M. Cohen and Arnold M. Eisen, couples with different levels of Jewish observance
Have a higher divorce rate than the rest of the population
Almost always eat in non-kosher restaurants on vacation
Tend to become less observant when they have children
Often compromise on a level of kashrut that is mutually workable in the home, but observe Shabbat in different ways
Question 7. What is a herem?
A ban imposed on an individual to separate him/her from the other members of the community
A space set aside for women
A Jewish communal leader
An expression of religious tolerance and diversity