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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. What is the most prevalent symbol of a Jewish home?
 A Torah scroll
 A set of Talmud
 Kosher pots and pans
 A mezuzah


Question 2. What is the most famous biblical example of adoption?
 Abraham adopts Isaac
 Mordecai adopts Esther
 Boaz adopts Ruth
 Moses adopts Aaron


Question 3. 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 4. Other than a space for prayer, what might a synagogue house?
 A study hall
 A ritual bath
 A gym
 All of the above


Question 5. According to the National Jewish Population Survey of 1990, what was the most common Jewish American household?
 One adult Jew living alone
 Two adult Jews living with one child
 Two adult Jews living with two or three children
 One adult Jew living with one adult non-Jew


Question 6. True or false: The commandment to hang a mezuzah is biblical in origin.


Question 7. Which of these ritual items are likely to be found in a Jewish home?
 Candle sticks
 Kiddush cups
 Special plates for challah loaves
 All of the above